Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wild Fox(es)

Teaming up is a wonderful, wonderful thing to do. Of course, I only mean wonderful when you want to team up with people; if it's something forced, then it's dreadful. However, every once in a while, you find a couple of souls that think like you and great things happen. 

This month's editorial features clothes from Wildfox (an amazing brand, if I must say so myself) and I shot it with a really talented fashion blogger, that you'll be seeing often here, called Ari Camacho. Her blog's called The Double Denim; on top of that, the amazing graphic designer Pablo from Fungi Express illustrated our photos. The results left me incredibly happy, but, you be the judge and let us know what you think!

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Love always,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Chelsea boots (times two)

Black Leather Chelsea Boots | How to Wear & What to Wear With & Where to Buy Here, I'm wearing:

1. Black cape, from H&M.
2. Striped shirt, from Asos.
3. Skinny jeans, from Zara.
4. Chelsea boots in black leather, from Pull & Bear.
And, on this one I'm wearing:

1. Denim vest in acid wash, from Forever 21.
2. Oversized polka dots t-shirt, from 8 Seconds Korea.
3. Super skinny jeans, from Asos.
4. Chelsea boots in black leather, from Pull & Bear.
5. Boot socks, from A Land Korea.
6. Black hat, from H&M.
As promised, here's not one but two different outfits featuring Chelsea boots! I went for two contrasting styles; the first is more classic and formal, something you might wear for school or to your job and; the second is a bit edgier, say, to wear at concerts or parties. I got my boots on sale at Pull & Bear and I've loved them since day one.

Like I said before, I prefer to pair my Chelsea boots with skinny jeans. Personally, I like how they look with the super skinny jeans better but I wanted to showcase diversity. Since these type of shoes don't have shoelaces or a contrasting tip, you can either match the color of your jeans with them (to elongate your legs) or clash it with a different hue to differentiate and give focus to both items.

On that same note, I added some boot socks to one look to break the matchy-matchy idea of black pants and black boots. But then again, each outfit serves a different purpose and has a different vibe. So, here's how I styled a pair of black Chelsea boots. Let me know if this gave you any ideas or if you style yours differently on a comment. Thanks very much!

Don't miss my guide on how to style your Chelsea boots, with useful tips and info by clicking here.

// Como prometí, aquí hay, no uno, ¡dos atuendos diferentes utilizando botas Chelsea! Fui por dos estilos distintos; el primero es más clásico y formal, algo que quizá sirve para la escuela o el trabajo y; el segundo tiene un poco más de onda, digamos, como para usar en conciertos o fiestas. Conseguí mis botas en una rebaja de Pull & Bear y las he amado desde el día uno.

Como dije antes, prefiero combinar mis botas Chelsea con jeans entubados. Personalmente, me gusta más cómo se ven con los jeans súper entubados pero quise mostrar diversidad. Como este tipo de zapatos no tiene agujetas o puntas que hagan contraste, pueden elegir combinar el color de sus jeans con ellas (para alargar las piernas) o irse por un tono diferente para enfocar atención en ambas piezas.

En esa misma nota, añadí calcetines para bota a un look para romper con la idea de negro sobre negro en pantalones y botas. Pero, de nuevo, cada atuendo sirve a un propósito distinto y tiene una vibra diferente. Así estilé yo un par de botas Chelsea; cuéntenme si esto les dio algunas ideas o si ustedes estilan las suyas diferente en un comentario. ¡Muchas gracias! 

No se pierdan la guía que hice, con tips e info, para ver cómo estilar sus botas Chelsea haciendo click aquí.
Love always,

Look number one was photographed by Sandra Z.

Look number two was shot by Arturo C.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

How to style your Chelsea Boots

Black Leather Chelsea Boots | How to Wear & What to Wear With & Where to Buy Everyone's who's anyone, from the Beatles to One Direction and so on, has been seen with a certain type of shoes called "Chelsea boots"; now, those are ankle-high and close fitting shoes that could be made out of leather, suede or a million different things; they don't, ever, require laces, so they're quite easy to put on and take off. 

Learning to love Chelsea boots took me some time. At first, I thought they looked dated, because I saw them with kind of like flare jeans and the boots were covered but; ever since I saw them with skinny jeans, I thought they were amazing. Funny how you can change your opinion just by looking at things from a different angle, huh?

A couple of fellas have asked me how to style their Chelsea boots. Apparently, they love the look of them but enter crisis mode after the purchase. The best piece of advice I can give is to  pair them with straight or skinny jeans (for me, the skinnier the fit, the better). From there, you can experiment: show your ankles, don't show your ankles, fold your jeans, tuck one leg in, be creative. Chelsea boots are a strong reference to the mod period in the 60s, remember that and use it to your advantage. Be a rockstar, have tons of fun.

// Todo aquél que es alguien, desde los Beatles hasta One Direction y ellos, ha sido visto con un cierto tipo de zapatos llamados "botas Chelsea"; son a la altura del tobillo, tienen que quedar ceñidas al cuerpo y pueden estar hechas de piel, gamuza o mil otras cosas; jamás llevan agujetas, así que son fáciles de poner y quitar.

Aprender a amar las botas Chelsea me llevó algún tiempo. Al principio, creí que lucían anticuadas, porque las vi con jeans amplios y de fuera, con la bota for dentro pero; desde que las vi con pantalones entubados, creí que eran asombrosas. Es chistoso cómo puede cambiar tu opinión sólo mirando las cosas desde un ángulo diferente, ¿no?

Un par de chavitos me ha preguntado cómo estilar sus botas Chelsea. Aparentemente, las aman cuando las ven pero entran en crisis después de comprarlas. El mejor consejo que les puedo dar es que las combinen con jeans rectos o entubados (para mí, mientras más entubados, mejor). De ahí, pueden experimentar: muestren los tobillos, no muestren los tobillos, doblen sus jeans, metan sólo una pierna del pantalón en la bota y la otra no, sean creativos Las botas Chelsea son una referencia fuerte al periodo mod de los 60's, recuerden eso y úsenlo a su favor. Sean estrellas del rock, diviértanse mucho.
Remember to check out a post featuring Chelsea boots tomorrow here!
Love always,