martes, 29 de julio de 2014

Ghost lover

We all have the people in our lives we don't like to think of, and even more, we think we are unable to talk of without being cut at the middle of a sentence by a knot in our throats; this happens for many reasons: sometimes people are connected to a certain either bitter or sad memory in our minds,  sometimes people hurt us or we hurt them, or sometimes people leave our lives suddenly and don't even explain why.
 
The people who leave my life too soon are the ones who leave the biggest holes in my heart, because I always happen to feel too much towards those people, either a strong admiration or a passionate love, always connected to the idea that I need that person in my life. 
 
A friend of mine, called A.Z., wrote on her recently published fanzine that meeting new people was the best thing in life, and I couldn't agree more. I'm usually shy, and it takes me a long time to get the guts to walk up to a person and say hi, so when I meet a person who I appreciate, I struggle my hardest to keep that person in my life. This is one of the things I have learned from moving from a country to another: to appreciate and take care of those I have in my life.
 
But sometimes it happens that I try to keep that person inside while she/he's running to get outside (this has happened too many times), and the matter is, as we can't help a person who's not willing to accept help, we can neither force a person to stay near us if she/he's not willing to. We can only be sure of what we want, we can only be sure of what we think, because everything else is out of our hands. When a person chooses to walk away, a huge silence is left inside of me, and it actually takes me a long time to be able to fill that space with new voices.
 
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On my last term of school this year, I've been battling with this feeling while I tried to be able to reach my goals in other aspects such as my grades, my relationship with other people and my artwork (visual and written). But yesterday I was hit by the great feeling that I was surrounding myself with the people who I actually like to have in my life. This is the actual definition of happiness.
 
 
Talking about meeting new people, she's Inés, sixteen and from the Netherlands, but living in Madrid. We recently met and went to the Thyssen Museum to visit an exhibition on pop art/icons, yesterday we hung out again to visit the botanical garden and take pictures, a lot of them will be on the first issue of my new zine, Heartbreak Nation. I highly recommend you to take a look at her blog and flickr because she's truly talented and a total cutie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can see these on my flickr too.
 

miércoles, 23 de julio de 2014

Heartbreak Nation Zine

After a long time of thinking whether I should create my own zine or not, I finally took the step forward and created Heartbreak Nation, a zine which will come out twice or three times a year, it will include visual and written work about different themes, focusing especially on the life of teenagers of different ages and countries.
I'd LOVE you guys to submit, so hey, feel free to do it! These months we are asking for submissions on the theme FANTASY, there's no deadline by now because I suck at planning things and dates, so you have plenty of time to submit. You'll find the instructions on how to submit on the tumblr of the zine: www.heartbreaknationzine.tumblr.com
 
 


sábado, 19 de julio de 2014

It's just you and I tonight, why don't you figure my heart out?

Sorry for the delay with this post, which is from last thursday, when I went shopping with my older sister.

 
When I took these pictures my hair was still wet so sorry because it actually looks horrible here.
 
 
Blouse: from a street market Shorts: from a Peruvian brand called D.A.G Shoes: from a Street market as well Earrings: Parfois Bag: from an Indian store in the center of the town.
 
These are the things I bought:
 
 
Jacket: Zara Shirt: thirfted T-shirt: Zara (1 Euro!! I'm so prouddddddd)

100.4 ºF AND MEMORIES

When I got back home I was feeling super summer-y, and I felt like looking at all the things which reminded me of summer and just feeling happy, excited and a bit nostalgic. I like to keep some things just because they remind me of certain moments, people or places. I made this moodboard to explain how I was feeling and the things that were going on inside of my mind.























1. Floral crown my sister got at some party and then gave me 2. Constellation Map my dad bought at some moment in the 90s 3. Thirfted sunglasses 4. Shell necklace bought at a Spanish village 5. Flute bought in Peru 6. Old botanical book 7. Summer Nostalgia playlist by me 6. Brazilian minerals 7. Virgin of Guadalupe 8. Gem necklaces 9. Mood ring from Greenwich 10. Candle from the 1$ shop 11. Gem bracelet my mother gave me 12. Colourful bracelet from a Peruvian store called Do It! 13. Shell necklace bought at the beach in Brazil.


Constellation Kaleidoscope and mood ring (I put it under water so you can see how the colour changes)




My mum's botanical book.

INSPIRATION











miércoles, 16 de julio de 2014

Tangerine, Living reflection from a dream

SUMMER MEMORIES (part two)


Part of a text I wrote at a sad moment called 'Sometimes we just want' and The 1975's Robbers lyrics with a picture of  Sao Paulo.


Tickets and pamphlets from the museum of archeology.


My friends love One Direction and at some moment this summer I ended up with a 1D tattoo. Not sure if I regret it.

  
Collage about summer.


'Sometimes we just want to yell at those who make us mute'

miércoles, 2 de julio de 2014

Happiness hit her like a train on a track

♡ Saturday: Rookie meet up 

Last Saturday we organised a Rookie meet up to have lunch in a picnic in the park, it was amazing to see the girls again since I haven't seen most of them since October, I guess?? I don't have proper pictures because I forgot to take a camera, so here are some pics from my friend's instagram and also mine.


Both pictures above are from Sara's instagram.

Rookie selfieeeeeeee


AZ from Tanto A Como Z brought copies of her zine (which is ULTRA cool) and signed them for us <33

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Shirt: Primark / Overall: H&M / Shoes: Doc Marten look-a-like (ahah) from a shoe shop in Fuencarral / Bag: bought in Peru.

♡ Sunday: Bowling 

The bowling alley is definitely one of my favourite places on earth. I suck at bowling so it's mainly about the aesthetics for me. I scored 8 points while my sister scored 54 and that says everything about my talent for this game, but it's about how I feel each time I go bowling, with the lights and everything, it makes me think I'm in a retro movie, and makes me wish I was wearing a baseball jacket and drinking milkshakes with boys with quiffs and girls with beehives *daydreaming*






♡ Other Updates 

I've finished watching Skins' second generation! Season four has probably been the most intense season of this series so far, and ughhh why do they have to kill every single character I like? I'm in a love-hate relationship with almost every character in this generation. Except JJ, that's only love. Also, the soundtrack is like the best thing ever? So, so, so good, actually.



This is my favourite 'soundtrack' scene.

Issue 4 of Cherry Mag is out, featuring my pictures on 'A Trip to Machu Picchu' on page 41, and on the cover! Click here to see the zine.



Thanks for reading,
xx
Inés