Thursday, July 2, 2015

July: Free

There are moments when we feel trapped, stuck...

Hey everyone! I wanted to give this month a super special awesome theme. I recently watched a series called Free! and, ignoring all the fan-ships and everything that happens on Tumblr about it, it has an amazing message regarding freedom. We all feel trapped or stuck at some moments in our lives, it's not uncommon, but it's really important to remember that we do what we do to become free. Whether that freedom comes in the shape of a trip, fulfilling a goal or in any other scenario, we work towards that.

It may sound obvious but I feel like it's relevant to say that I aim to be free, I only "do free", you know? All I want is to feel that. With my skin, my eyes, my soul... To never doubt what it makes me feel, to believe in myself and the things I can achieve. Every now and then I have some periods of fogginess but I've realized that there's always something that makes me want to get out of there and that's the idea of being free.

During July, I'll expand more on this topic, the posts will be all about that. Outfit photos, a cool editorial, life journals (those will be extremely important), one or two fashion events that were amazing, the book club... All of the above will be here again and, along the way, I'm sure something else will pop up too. I'm free to make that choice. The playlist, once again, reflects the way I feel about tackling this subject and (trying something new here) you can listen to it by clicking on this link. I hope you like it!

Swim with me towards free ideas, will you?
With love, 
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Hay momentos donde nos sentimos atrapados, estancados... 

¡Hola todos! Le quise dar un tema súper especial a este mes. Recientemente vi una serie que se llama Free! y, si ignoramos a toda la gente que dice cosas raras en Tumblr, tienen un mensaje bien padre sobre la libertad. Todos nos sentimos atrapados y estancados en algún momento de nuestras vidas, no es raro, pero es muy importante recordar que hacemos lo que hacemos para ser libres. Sea que esa libertad venga en la forma de un viaje, cumplir una meta o cualquier otro escenario, trabajamos para llegar a eso.

Quizá suene un poquito obvio pero siento que es importante decir que yo busco ser libre, sólo "hago lo libre", ¿saben? Todo lo que quiero es sentir eso. Con mi piel, mis ojos, mi alma... Nunca dudar lo que me hace sentir, creer en mí y en las cosas que puedo lograr. De vez en cuando tengo ciertos periodos de niebla, esos me entristecen, pero me he dado cuenta que siempre hay algo que me motiva a salir adelante y eso es la idea de ser libre.

Durante julio, expandiré más sobre este tema, los posts serán sobre eso. Fotos de atuendo, un editorial padre, diarios de vida (que serán extremadamente importantes), uno o dos eventos de moda buena onda, el club del libro... Todo lo de arriba estará aquí otra vez y, en el camino, estoy seguro que más cosas saldrán a la luz. Soy libre de hacer esa decisión. La lista de canciones, de nuevo, refleja la manera en que me siento al abordar este tema y (probando algo nuevo) pueden escucharla haciendo click en este link. ¡Espero les guste!

Naden conmigo hacia ideas libres, ¿sí?
Con amor, 
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Past & Present

I've always felt that it's important to trace your steps, to ignore the idea of never looking back and to always find a way to incorporate your past into the present. Those moments shaped you and made you who you are and, every now and then, a small tribute to those days is needed.

This month, with the theme of coolness, I thought about several moments that shaped me and made me the man I am today. I wanted to recreate some of the photoshoots I've done in the past, even wearing the same clothes, to prove that I honor the past and that those moments are still with me everywhere I go.

Hope you guys like this as much as I do.

Past & Present a Past & Present d Past & Present c Past & Present b Past & Present e Love always,
Henry.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I Know We're Cool

I know we're cool
I know we're cool 7 I'm wearing:

1. Biker jacket in denim and leather, from Pull & Bear.
2. V-neck t-shirt in beige, from Zara.
3. Super skinny jeans in acid wash, from Pull & Bear.
4. Sneakers in beige and white, from Lacoste.
5. Oversized clubmasters, from RayBan.
6. Rings, from H&M.
I know we're cool 4 Hey pals! Lately I've been thinking a lot about what I'm doing and where I'm going with my life; a lot of significant changes are happening with my family and that kind of threw me off balance but, at the same time, made me realize that new opportunities are appearing before my eyes. I've never been too good with surprises, I like to plan and schedule a lot of things and I'm not really a super spontaneous guy, I'm learning to be cool with that. 

Actually, a big part of the concept of coolness that I've been incorporating to my life involves being cool with things that are outside my reach. It's really tough. For example, I've been closing cycles with people that I no longer speak to, it's something like: "Look, I know we're cool but we're not in the same page anymore, so, this is where us ends" and stuff like that. I've been purifying and cleansing my life... It feels really good.

For the first time in a very long time, I feel calmer and not so worried about everything. I'm achieving coolness by eliminating parts of my life that are no longer needed. Think about it, we're exposed to a toxic environment everyday, toxic people are always around us but sometimes it's hard to spot them; well, they're those who hurt you more than heal you, those who make you suffer immeasurably without even trying. Once you start getting rid of those, your life becomes clearer and you start to feel better about the choices you make and the paths you take.

// ¡Hey amigos! Últimamente he estado pensando mucho en lo que estoy haciendo y hacia dónde voy con mi vida; muchos cambios importantes están sucediendo con mi familia y eso me sacó un poco de equilibrio pero, al mismo tiempo, me hizo dar cuenta que nuevas oportunidades están apareciendo frente a mis ojos. Nunca he sido muy bueno con las sorpresas, me gusta planear y organizar muchas cosas y no soy un chavito súper espontáneo, estoy aprendiendo a estar bien con eso.

De hecho, una gran parte del concepto de coolness que he estado incorporando a mi vida incluye estar cool con las cosas que están fuera de mi alcance. Es muy difícil. Por ejemplo, he estado cerrando ciclos con gente con la que ya no hablo, es algo como: "Mira, sé que estamos bien pero ya no estamos en la misma sintonía, así que aquí es donde nosotros termina" y cosas así. He estado purificándome y limpiando mi vida... Se siente muy bien.

Por primera vez en mucho tiempo, me siento más tranquilo y no tan preocupado por todo. Estoy alcanzando coolness eliminando partes de mi vida que ya no son necesarias. Piénsenlo un poco, estamos expuestos a un ambiente tóxico todos los días, gente tóxica siempre está alrededor pero a veces es difícil identificarlos; pues, son aquéllos que te lastimas más de lo que te sanan, aquéllos que te hacen sufrir inmensurablemente sin esforzarse. Una vez que empiezas a deshacerte de ellos, tu vida se vuelve más clara y comienzas a sentirte mejor sobre las decisiones y caminos que tomas.
I know we're cool 5 I know we're cool 3 I know we're cool 6 I know we're cool 2 Love always,
Hen.

Photographer: Lilia Cortés.

Currently listening: Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl.