jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

And laughing 'til our ribs get tough, but that'll never be enough

Last Saturday I hung out with my soul twin Inés to visit Stephen Shore's exhibition in Madrid, walk around the city, have a drink and talk about our lives.
Stephen Shore's exhibition was beautiful. I didn't know much about his photography until Saturday, to be honest, and I really liked it. He plays a lot wit colour, flash, positions and everyday's places and situations to create art. There was a wall in which most pictures seemed to have been taken with a disposable camera, it didn't seem like he had planned to take them, however, it was more like he felt happy or liked something and then took a picture of it. He photographed his family, friends, and people around: there weren't huge models on his pictures. Everything had an innocent, unprofessional charm that ended up looking like he had been thinking about aesthetics the whole time. Complete opposites, I know. Most of the colours were warm and routine was the main character: people walking around the street, his own meals, buildings, nature, shops, cars... 






Inés and I also felt a clear similiarity with today's young photographers, as, for example, Petra Collins: 


Stephen Shore


Sky by Petra Collins

(Pictures from here and here.)
The only negative thing about the exhibition is that we couldn't take pictures (yet we took some because we can, duh). And the woman who was looking after the exhibition kept following us to say 'GIRLS YOU CANNOT TAKE PICTURES' or 'EXCUSE ME YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR BACKPACK IN FRONT OF YOU'. Seriously, what a creep. I actually expect her to find this post and comment 'YOU COULDN'T TAKE PICTURES AT OUR EXHIBITION'.
 

Later we walked around the town and bought chocolate milkshakes which looked like actual beers. And we sat down and talked about things and projects and x factor auditions because that's how our minds work. We're actually brilliant.

 
Inés by me.
 
 

I wore black Dr Marten look-a-like shoes, a denim jacket from Zara with pins from Virgin Again, La Central, Brussels and Rokit; a black suspendered skirt from H&M, hat from H&M as well, a white shirt from Primark and my Peruvian bag.

 
All pictures of me were taken by Inés.
School has been consuming my time, which has led me not to be so active on here these last weeks. I'm not sure when I'll get back to blogging as frequently as before, probably by the second week of November. I also have exciting news which I hope I can talk about soon.
And for all those who have sent me emails  about collaborations with zines and other kind of blogs, I'm afraid I won't be able to send work until November, sorry about that.
 

 
Thanks for reading,
x Inés

jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014

News news news

As incredible as it might seem, I've been spaming the internet with news about my zine but I haven't published anything here about what's been going on, so this is what's up:

  • THE FIRST ISSUE OF HEARTBREAK NATION ZINE FINALLY CAME OUT (YASSSSSS) and I'm so happy with how it looks and I want to thank again every single person who submitted and helped me, or just read it and liked it and shared it, everything's really appreciated because there's a lot of hard work behind this issue.

  • THE ZINE'S NOW ON INSTAGRAM TOO! So you can follow us to keep up with zine news, inspiration, information about submissions, projects, etc. @HEARTBREAKNATION
Picture by me.

  • WE'RE LOOKING FOR NEW SUBMISSIONS! This issue's theme will be BELIEFS, so we're thinking of loyalty, relationships (love, family, friends), religion, faith, superstition, halloween, fear, bravery, overcoming your fears, growing up, maturity, winter, night time, sleepovers, something you truly believe in... You can read the submission guidelines @ www.heartbreaknationzine.tumblr.com/submissionguidelines

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2014

Three posts about fashion, what is this??? A miracle???

Lately, and due to the lack of exams this week (thanks God), I've spent a lot of time scrolling down Style.com seeing pictures from the endless catwalks. Fashion is a new thing for me. I've always said, and I'll probably keep on saying it, that I don't know much about fashion, but it's also true that I've never been as interested on it as I am now. Anyway, the point is I'm especially excited about two designers: Jacquemus, who I've inexplicably become a HUGE fan of in less than two days, and Jeremy Scott. However, my obsession with Scott is not new. I've been a bit crazy about him ever since the fast food collection (yay, that's how I call it) for Moschino and his Spring'14 collection for his own brand, which inspired me to DIY myself a tie-dye t-shirt with the quote 'EARTH SUCKS'.
His S'15 collection for his own brand had me thinking about becoming a teen in the late 60's, who's still flooded with childhood memories but tries to open herself a path on adolescence decorating her bedroom with Woodstock posters and lava lamps. Vibrant colours, flower power and rebellion define it.
 

 
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All pictures from Style.com
 
On the other hand, his S'15 collection for Moschino was a bubblegum pink explosion which brought to my mind a younger girl, and the visual definition of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
 
 
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Literally these should be available on size XXXXXXS for tiny girls with ponytails dreaming of Fairytopia Barbies.

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Crappy paint edit by me.
MOODBOARD: Thirfted embroidered waistcoat I borrowed from my sister, pink velvet scrunchie from the 1€ shop, DIYed crayon hair pin, another hair pin bought in Peru, colourful religious bracelet also from Peru, round sunglasses from a Street market, colourful necklace & bracelet which were a gift and a daisy patch from a sewing shop.
 
Thanks for reading,
hope you're all having an amazing week
xxx Inés

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2014

Fashion meets history

DOLCE & GABBANA SS15:
This season, the reference was particularly specific: the Spanish invasion of Sicily, which began in the 15th century. After a 200-year occupation, said Gabbana, "the Spanish left a lot of things: baroque, religion, colour, flowers". All were clearly visible in the collection, which merged a cheery, 1970s postcard vision of Spain with gloss, glamour and Sicilian religious motifs.
 
THE MANTILLA

 
PARALLELISM:
 
 
 
SUIT OF LIGHTS (the bullfighting costume)
 
 
PARALLELISM
 
 
 
FLAMENCO COSTUME
 
 
PARALLELISM
  
 
THE PRESENCE OF RELIGION
 
 
1,2,3,4,5,6 from Style.com / 7,8 Marifé de Triana (source) / 9. Juana Reina, source unknown / 10,11,12 unkown girls with Spanish mantilla (source) / 13,14,15,16,17,18,19 from Style.com / 20,21 bullfighters and their clothing (source) / 22. Manolete (source) / 23,24,25,26,27 from Style.com / 28,29 Manuela Vargas (source) / 30 Merche Esmeralda (source) / 31. girls in Seville (source) / 32. Made by me with pictures from Style.com
 
I was beyond glad to see that the Spanish culture inspired D&G to create a collection and decided to write a post decribing the parallelism. I hope you liked it.
 
Thanks for reading,
xx Inés