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trends: goth night

Goth Night

Lately I’ve been experimenting with goth inspired makeup, and this has awakened a further interest and admiration for the gothic look. I’ve never held on to one single style of clothes, but I can tell you it has never been described as gothic. I now wish to mix things up further, by trying on this new style hat.

An other element to this blossoming obsession is the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy. I loved the books, the original films and I’m (not so) patiently waiting for the second film of the American trilogy. Lisbeth Salander’s character is excellent, a modern day super hero and my new idol. She shows us how despite everything one can choose to overcome the most impossible of challenges or attacks and come out swinging like a badass in every sense of the word.

Perhaps the final reason why ( you see I love to psychoanalyze myself ) I am being drawn to the dark side, is the over saturation of pre chewed, pre packaged commercial products. No I don’t consider these products ‘artists’. Don’t get my wrong I will get up and dance like a nobodies business if Barbie Girl comes on, but all these manufactured acts are less of a sugar rush and more cringe inducing. I have dealt with these one way frustrations by tuning to some old favorites from Epica to The Cure, Zola Jesus and more. This music oozes with emotion, whilst some of the top 40’s catchy as hell lyrics act are just plain sappy.

101 Problems and a B(itch) is one

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Who doesn’t love Cruella de Vil, well perhaps the 101 Dalmatians she tried to turn into a coat, but who’s keeping track. Regardless of her moral compass Cruella was no doubt a total fashionista.  Does anyone else remember her fancy phone and even cooler car? She might have been evil ,but the girl did have style.
I personally do not like fur purely on an ethical level, but there is no denying it is beautiful. However nowadays thanks to the ever growing fashion market we have a wide range of products available. Stella McCarthy, the obvious choice, is a vegan designer, and her creations are to die for; without the need for any actual death.
However these are just my opinions, nothing more. But below are two very Cruella coats from the vegan designer for you to drool over.  Who knows, maybe if Stella had been around back in Cruella’s time then she might have used her style for good instead of evil.
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Trends :Prep it up!

Prep it up
I remember my ten year old self admiring my older sister who was going through her tween days. Her crisp pink Lacoste polo looked so pristine, but then she elevated her look when she ‘popped the collar’. So taken my this preppy look I (unlike my friends) didn’t mind that the upcoming school year ,as a middle school freshman,  would have a strict polo dress code. All the kids complained while I was secretly giddy.
6th grade went by and I enjoyed some fashion hits but endured my fair share of misses. THEN our parents told my sisters and me that we were going to move back to Mexico City. I was shocked, however my mom then mentioned we were going to an all girls catholic school. The ultimate preppy dream! I couldn’t believe my luck, who needs friends when you can sport an awesome pleated skirt?
Prep the Sequel

7th grade too passed, but not before gifting me the holly grail… Gossip Girl. Then we moved back to Florida and my prep had clearly evolved, I wore those Blair inspired oversized bow headbands with my new short bob.  Eventually my prep wore down (thank god) but now I look at this trend with both fondness and caution, a bow easily goes from cute to … well not.

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Words of wisdom from the lady herself, 
 Here’s my advice. Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.” -Blair Waldorf

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Farewell Warm Season

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As summer becomes nothing more than warm memories, I am left counting the days until it comes back again. The free spirited nature of this precious season is infectious, as schools are out and it seems we have all the time in the world to unwind.  These pictures are a mixture of France, and of my class senior trip to Ayia Napa Cypress. This was an amazing time filled with bloody marys, cool beer, and even better friends.

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*On the plus side, winter does mean coats and who doesn’t love a great coat, and all the great accessories that come with this upcoming season!

I Dream in Pucci

I Dream in Pucci

Around five years ago I started really noticing the house of Emilio Pucci, and that appreciation has grown into near obsession as the years have progressed. Up until that point I never really paid much attention to Italian houses except for Dolce & Gabbana and Prada of course, but Pucci opened my eyes; and Milan fashion week suddenly  became one of my favorites! Now as I have grown up, I have taken some of the very Italian aspects of dressing into my own style; I admire how feminine and sexy women dress. Looking at some of these pieces they resemble flamboyant armor instead of  practical clothes, and that is what fashion is supposed to be, well at least this fashion. These clothes are not prudent but instead functional fuel for the spirit and soul.

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Girl with Attitude

Modern Girl

When I first read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  I was addicted to the series from the gecko, it is a fast pas novel filled with up’s and down’s, twists and turns you didn’t see coming; and in the heart of the story there is the young and independent  Lisbeth Salander. She is girl power at its core. I have seen the original Swedish film version and the only American film ( I really hope they make the rest), and I loved all of them! I find the films very stylish and sexy, even thought they are disturbing at times. This was specially true when Lisbeth throughs away all the fine clothes and accessories she bought for her different disguises, “please don’t do it! Keep them you’ll never now when you’ll want to wear them!” I said to my self when she heartlessly flushed her diamond bracelet down the drain; and that ladies and gentlemen is why she is the one and only Salander, the amazing  who hacked millions while the rest us would only keep buying more “disguises”.

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Salander’s style is fairly far from my own but I can appreciate it, and we can all water it down to fit us better.

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