miércoles, 22 de noviembre de 2017

Zodiac Trend

It's very well known that Christian Dior was a very superstitious person, he believed in astrology, in the destiny, and in the zodiac signs. I remember when I found out about this aspect of his personality I felt amazed because I also believe in this kind of things. 
There is something magical, powerful, mysterious and mystical about the zodiac signs, horoscopes, and astrology, whether you believe in them or not, we all want to know what is the character of our sun sing and how the planet transits are going to affect our energy. It's both interesting and entertaining and if we find a real prediction is very likely that we will start believing in it.
Anyway, not only Dior has launched some Zodiac inspired items during this year but I have also noticed some other brands have made clothing or jewelry pieces inspired in the stars constellations, the planets and all the symbology behind astrology.   

Images Credit: Dior website

I'm sure you all remember how much I love my astral t-shirt from Zara that I have featured in my last monthly favorites post because I think it looks very cool and interesting so I'm very happy that I have found this zodiac theme to be some kind of a trend lately in the fashion world. 
Apart from the Dior beautiful scarves I have found with every single Zodiac sign, which look so luxurious and I dream of one day having the Libra one (that's my sign). I have recently found a jewelry brand called Wanderlust + Co that has the most beautiful rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets within this theme. 

Leo and Gemini scarves. Image Credit: Dior website 

Cancer and Libra. Image Credit: Dior website

You can pick a ring or a pair of earrings with the constellation of your zodiac sign, a moon necklace or a bracelet that features every single moon phase, which I'm absolutely obsessed with.
I think having a piece of jewelry or clothing that represents something personal like your zodiac sign is a great way to add something very unique to any outfit. Also, it could be a great conversation starter or a way to attract more people that are interested in these topics;)

Images Credit: Wanderlust + Co Website

I hope you find this post interesting and I would love to know what do you think about this trend? Do you believe in astrology? If you do, I would love to know your zodiac sign so I can get to know you better! ;)

lunes, 20 de noviembre de 2017

Experience Italian Design with Zicasso

Fashion and travel are the two passions that inspire me the most and that I always try to share with you on this blog. To me, they go together hand in hand, because every time I'm traveling, I'm always looking at the local people style, how they dress? what accessories do they use the most? What is the most trending item in this specific society? It's like doing a market research but in a fun way!
I also enjoy discovering local brands and designers that can also provide me with more insight into their culture through fashion. 

Via Condotti in Rome. Image Credit: Wikimedia

In addition, there are some places that are strongly connected to the fashion world: New York, Paris, London, and Milan, being this last one a synonym of elegance and luxury. And when you visit any of these cities you feel like you can almost breathe fashion and get inspired so easily just by walking their streets and visiting their main fashion houses. It's impossible not to think about going to the first Chanel store in Paris, an experience any fashionista in the world wants to have.

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery in Milan. Image Credit: Shutterstock

But imagine if you could have exclusive access to more than that. If you could immerse yourself in the craftsmanship process of your favorite designer bag, or shoes. If you could be a part of the most exclusive fashion shows while still enjoying and discovering a new city.
Now Zicasso, luxury travel specialists, make this dream come true with their custom tailoring 10-day Italy in Vogue tour, a travel experience that "blends high fashion and exclusivity to showcase the best of luxury Italian style and offers exclusive access to Milan Fashion Week".

Il Duomo. Image Credit: Shutterstock

I'm normally not so into tours because I like to plan everything on my own but for this case, I think Zicasso adds a lot of value into this trip because they are going to take care of getting access to these events and organizing private visits to the most exclusive Italian boutiques. They will assure that you receive a VIP treatment at all times during the trip and that makes a total difference from a regular tour.
A very important aspect to take into account is that, even though the dates are completely customizable, if you would like to make the most of this experience and attend the Milan Fashion Week you need to plan your trip to coincide with the 2018 Milan Fashion Week, February for the Fall/Winter exhibition or September for the Spring/Summer exhibition.

Image Credit: Kris Atomic

Regardless of the time of the year, "this tour explores the fashion realms of Armani, Fendi, Ferragamo, Prada and the famed jeweler Bulgari in Milan, Florence, Tuscany, and Rome", so you can have a fashionable experience not just in Milan but in other very important and beautiful cities in Italy. 

Image Credit: Diriye Amey

Image Credit: Umesh Gopinath

If that already doesn't sound like the perfect trip, the highlights of this tour include: a private workshop in Bulgari, behind the scene access to luxury courtiers and boutiques with professional fashion shoppers, master class in perfumes where you can take home a bottle of your own personalized fragrance, a private VIP show at the Ferragamo Boutique in Florence, private tour of the Rolex laboratory and even an Opera night at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma along with many other amazing activities. 

Ferragamo Museum. Image Credit: Courtesy of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo 

Santa Maria Novella Perfumery in Florence. Image Credit: Graeme Churchard 

Armani Silos Exhibition. Image Credit: Davide Lovatti

I feel like Zicasso has done an amazing job in creating this dreamy travel experience for all the fashion lovers around the world, who enjoy the design and elegance of the Italian brands. What do you think about this Italy in Vogue tour? Let me know in the comments below ;)

jueves, 16 de noviembre de 2017

Gettting Summer Ready with Gamiss

With summer just around the corner here and with really high temperatures in the last few days, I thought it was a great idea to prepare a wishlist from Gamiss to feature my favorite summer essentials, all those items you really need to have for your everyday life and also for those fun trips to the beach.
I narrowed my summer essentials down to 7 pieces and I was able to find some very nice clothes and accessories in this store for each category. So let's review them!

1- A dress: 

This is a no-brainer, during the warm days there is nothing better and easier to wear a nice dress, to keep you cool but also looking stylish. I picked this gorgeous black off the shoulder dress because I think it's very easy to dress down or up, depending on the occasion you want to wear it for. 

2- Denim shorts:

I literally live on them during the summer months. They are a key piece to have in your wardrobe because they are easy to style with everything. In this case, I picked this distressed denim shorts because they are very trendy and they have an effortless vibe.

3- A Trendy Tank Top:

The cool, trendy tank top is going to be the best friend of your denim shorts. This is basically my summertime uniform because it's easy, effortless and chic! I love this black tank top because it has that detail on the neckline that looks like a choker so you don't even need to put any accessories!

4- A pair of sandals:

This is another basic without a doubt because they will help your feet feel comfortable on those hot days but also, sandals look very feminine and they go perfectly with anything, dresses, shorts, skirts, and pants. I chose this pair because of the pearl embellishments, they definitely add a special touch to a basic pair of sandals.

5- A swimsuit:

Another must-have for those summer trips or pool parties that are coming my way. I really love the tropical print in this swimsuit and I also love the ruffle detail, I think it makes it very special and different.

6- A Hat:

If you are like me and you like to protect your face from the sun, a hat is a must for summer! Plus, I think they help you elevate any basic outfit and they give you that French Riviera vibe that we all want to have during summer. This oversize straw hat is the perfect choice if you want to have a glamorous look and be extra covered from the sun.

7- A Cool Beach Throw Blanket

Another nice addition to your accessories for those trips to the beach. I'm loving this one with the mandala design because I think it looks very different and trendy.

I hope you like this summer wishlist and please let me know which item was your favorite! :)

lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017

New Video: Summer in Croatia

Ya sé que ya hice 3 videos sobre Croacia pero voy a decir en mi defensa que todos los lugares que muestro en este video no estaban en los anteriores así que es todo nuevo ;) En este video les muestro la playa de Zlatni Rat, una de las más populares de Croacia, la ciudad de Split, la bella Rovinj, la montaña Medvednica en Zagreb y, por último pero no menos importante, la ciudad de Rijeka.
También voy a decir en mi defensa que me encanta editar este tipo de video clips de mis viajes, siempre me divierto mucho pensando en qué canción elegir para el video y luego tratando de lograr que las imágenes concuerden con la musica. Espero que les guste el resultado tanto como a mí! Me gustaría saber que les parece así que espero sus comentarios! Tampoco se olviden de suscribirse a mi canal de Youtube! ;)

I know I have already done 3 travel videos about Croatia, but I'm going to say in my defense that all the places in this video were not featured in the previous ones, so everything is kind of new :P In this video, the places I'm showing you are Zlatni Rat Beach, one of the most popular in Croatia, Split, the beautiful Rovinj, Medvednica mountain in Zagreb and last but not the least Rijeka. 
I would also say in my defense that I really enjoy editing this kind of travel video clips, I always have so much fun thinking about which song I would use for the video and trying to match the images with the music. I hope you like the result as much as I did!! Let me know in the comments below. Also, don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel ;)

jueves, 9 de noviembre de 2017

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bol

This post is some sort of second part of my Day Trip to Zlatni Rat post because on that same day I visited Zlatni Rat beach and the lovely city of Bol, where the beach is actually located. So, instead of doing my traditional travel post in which I tell you about what I did in a certain city and which were my impressions about the place, for this case I thought about doing something different because I didn't have the chance to explore Bol as much as I would have liked to.
I have only spent an afternoon in Bol while I was waiting for the bus to take me back to the ferry terminal in Supetar but those hours were more than enough for me to realize the beauty and the potential of this city. So here they are my 3 reasons why you should include Bol in your itinerary if you travel to Croatia and spend there more than a couple of hours. ;)

1- It's very close to Split and it's very easy to get there

If you are planning a trip to Croatia it's very likely that you are going to include Split in your itinerary because it's one of the most popular cities in the country and a great summer destination. And it's also very likely that you would want to visit any of the beautiful islands there are around the area. So here is where my advice comes up, go and visit Bol! 
This town is located on an island called Brač which is just in front of Split and you can get there very easily by taking the ferry. The service has a very good frequency during the summer season so you can find the schedule that is better for you and in just one hour you will be on this beautiful island. Once there, you just need to catch a bus to take from Supetar, where the ferry terminal is, to Bol and that bus ride I can assure you has the most incredible views over the Adriatic Sea, so it's totally worth it.

2- You will be close to one of the most popular beaches in Croatia: Zlatni Rat

That's the reason why I went to Bol in the first place because I wanted to visit Zlatni Rat beach. I have already mentioned in my previous post why this beach is so incredible so imagine if you could spend a couple of days in this town just relaxing and going to this extremely beautiful beach every day, doesn't sound bad, right?

3- The architecture is very charming and the sunsets are amazing

Ok, these are two reasons in one but the afternoon I have spent in Bol allowed me to appreciate the beautiful and charming buildings it has. Like most of the other cities in Croatia, Bol has its cute old town part, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee and do some people watching while relaxing and breathing the fresh summer breeze. Also, seeing the sunset over the Adriatic is an experience that you will never forget and even though I have tried to capture its beauty with my camera I don't think the pictures do justice to what it really looks like. You have to see it for yourself ;)

That's it, these were my 3 reasons why you should include Bol in your route if you go to Croatia, I really liked this town, it has a more charming, traditional, relaxing vibe than some other popular cities like Split or Hvar so I really feel it's worth the visit. I hope you like the pictures and let me know what do you think of this town, if you have visited or if you would like to go there!