Sunday, December 30, 2012

Stylish dudes: Matthias Cornilleau


For the last couple of months I've been interviewing some cool guys and sharing their thoughts here for a new sub-section within Stylish Dudes. Last month, the interviewee was the 16 year old, amazing, German blogger Leon David from Round Metal. This month, I interviewed Parisian (really sophisticated) blogger Matthias Cornilleau, from Styl(NOX)e to close the year on a high note.

// En los últimos meses he entrevistado a varios chavitos buena onda y compartido sus respuestas aquí para una nueva sub-sección de Stylish Dudes. El mes pasado, el entrevistado fue el blogger alemán, bien padre, Leon David de Round Metal. Este mes, la última entrevista del año fue con el súper sofisticado blogger parisino Matthias Cornilleau, de Styl(NOX)e

La entrevista no tiene traducción porque no me gustaría modificar las palabras de los entrevistados; así que deberán sacar su traductor interno una vez más. 

Tell me a little bit about yourself:

I'm Matthias Cornilleau and I'm studying communication in Sciences-Po (Paris). I prefer being outside spending time with my friends. I'm also fond of drawing & buying new clothes or accessories. Paris is very nice but I enjoy traveling since it's possible: I hate the idea of being fixed somewhere. 

Describe an average day of your life:

Wake up at 9am, a cup of tea, some classes before going to walk in Paris and have some coffee with my friends. And, if I've enough time & money, a little shopping in thrift or luxury stores. In the end, I like reading or listening to music with a glass of white wine in my place. 

What are you really passionate about?

Drawing and traveling. 

How do you feel about blogging?


Blogging is a good way to share an opinion without feeling the fashion professionals' pressure: you can express yourself (fashion, lifestyle, etc.) as you want to. 

When did you become invested in fashion, how was that process?

I fell in love with haute-couture when I was 14, I think. The I focused on men's fashion and vintage causes. 

Who would you consider a stylish dude from this time and why?

In my mind, the characters interpreted by Johnny Depp are always stylish... My favorite band is Archive and I like their black style. 

Your looks are always amazing and very editorial. How do you feel about wearing that kind of clothes? What's the fashion scene like for guys under 21 in Paris?

Sorry but I don't now... Maybe cause I don't take part of it hahaha. About my clothes, sometimes I say to myself: "maybe it's not appropriate to the streets!"



I really like the titles for your looks on social media, especially the Greek mythology references, why do you use them?

Thanks! I'm fond of mythology. To me, it's really close to fashion, or my inspiration at least (colors, legends...).

Where do you see yourself in five years? What will you be doing?

I would like to be in a plane to Tokyo, or just traveling all the time; meeting new people, discovering each culture. 


When you're feeling pressured or overwhelmed, what activity helps you re-find your center?

I plan a trip abroad, or go to the country to breath fresh air. 

What are some your favourite books, TV series, musicians and other artists?

As I've said, I'm a fan of Archive, I'm always listening to it. Series? Twin Peaks by David Lynch.

What would you say to someone seeking general fashion advice?

Be yourself, dare to wear what you want and don't care about trends.


Thank you Matthias! If you wanna know more about this incredible guy, be sure to catch him at his blog: Styl(NOX)e; like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter and see his looks at LookBook.nu and Chictopia

Happy New Year to everyone! Hen.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cynical

I'm wearing:

1. Striped sleeveless t-shirt, from River Island. 
2. Beige vest, from Pull & Bear. 
3. Black super skinny jeans, from Asos. 
4. Denim sneakers, from Converse.
5. Blue hat, from Pull & Bear. 
6. Crystal necklace, from Asos. 
7. Golden ring, from Forever 21. 


Remember when I talked about a photo shoot I had with some friends? Well, I already presented the first part of it and this is the second outfit. The later two parts are group photos and they'll be posted soon.  

For this outfit I really wanted to bring some summer vibes to the chilly winter weather, that's why I called this "cynical". I actually love winter and I don't mind wearing outfits like this out in the cold; maybe that's why I always get sick at this time of the year. Hehe. 

I think the accessories on this one really make it special. It just wouldn't be the same without them. The crystal necklace from Asos is pretty cool, the ring from Forever 21 is kinda fancy and the hat allows me to try a different hairstyle (which is always appreciated). 

// ¿Recuerdan que hace poco hablé de una sesión de fotos que tuve con amigos? Ya les presenté la primera parte y esto que ven acá es el segundo atuendo. Las últimas dos partes son fotos grupales y serán posteadas muy pronto. 

Para este atuendo busqué traer vibras de verano al frío clima de invierno, por eso lo llamo "cínico". Siendo honestos, me encanta el invierno y no me importa usar cosas así en el frío; tal vez por eso siempre me enfermo en esta época del año. Jeje. 

Creo que los accesorios en esto lo hacen especial. No sería lo mismo sin ellos. El collar de cristal, que viene de Asos, está bastante buena onda, el anillo de Forever 21 es medio fancy (jaja) y el sombrero permite que me haga un peinado diferente (cosa que siempre apreciaré). 

Clavicles are my favourite bones. They're just so cool.
Let's see what New Year's Eve brings to us, Hen.

Photographer: Sand

Currently watching: Entourage (season 1)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Been an awful good guy (Frank Wright Shoes Collab)

 I'm wearing:

1. Striped sweater, from Pull & Bear. 
2. Simple black t-shirt, from Asos. 
3. Super skinny jeans with contrast panel, from H&M.
5. Pocket watch necklace, from Asos.

Christmas is three days away, I'm so excited though this might be my last post before the 24th. I have a feeling that this year's Christmas is going to be awesome. And, overall, December has been amazing. I've been hanging out a lot with friends and taking photos, going to events and planning future photoshoots. End of the world? BAH!

I also got a pair of boots from Frank Wright and they're the coolest I've ever had. I must tell, growing up I didn't wear anything but sneakers. Recently I opened up to oxford shoes and desert boots. What I love the most of these Frank Wrights is that they're the perfect balance between boots and sneakers. The sole is amazing, they're super strong (I can actually stand on my toes and the boots are always unharmed), I just truly love them. They're my favourite Christmas gift so far. 

// Navidad sucederá en tres días, estoy emocionado aunque éste podría ser el último post antes del 24 de diciembre. Tengo un buen presentimiento sobre esta Navidad, creo que estará bien padre. En general, Diciembre ha sido un gran mes, he podido ver a muchos amigos, tomar fotos, ir a eventos y planear sesiones de fotos para el futuro. ¿Fin del mundo? ¡BAH!

También conseguií un par de botas de Frank Wright y son las más buena onda que he tenido. Debo decir que cuando era más pequeño no usaba otra cosa que no fueran tennis. Recientemente abrí mi panorama hacia los zapatos oxfords y las botas de desierto. Lo que más me gusta de las Frank Wright es que son el balance perfecto entre botas y tennis. La suela está bien padre, son súper fuertes (puedo pararme en punta y las botas no tienen daño alguno), las amo mucho. Son mi regalo favorito hasta ahora. 


As for the brand, Frank Wright is quite amazing on their variety of shoes for men. They have desert boots, oxfords, boots like mine, brogues, bags and right now almost every item on their site has a 50% discount. They do international delivery too! I mean, what's not to love about them? If you like what you see here, check out their website, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. You won't regret it.

// En cuanto a marca se refiere, Frank Wright es increíble en su variedad de zapatos para hombre. Tienen botas de desierto, oxfords, botas como las mías, brogues, mochilas y justo ahora casi todo en su página tiene un 50% de descuento. Y lo mejor de lo mejor, tienen envío internacional. Digo, ¿qué no se puede amar en ellos? Si les gusta lo que ven aquí, chequen su página en internet, denles 'like' en Facebook o síganlos en Twitter. No se arrepentirán.

Merry Christmas, Hen.

Photographer: Sand.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dream Traveler

Dream Traveler
Dream Traveler 4
I'm wearing:

1. Blazer with zipper in blue, from Asos.
2. Baroque print t-shirt, from Zara. 
3. Super slim jeans in acid wash, from Zara. 
4. Burgundy sneakers, from Vans.
5. Fingerless gloves, from Asos. 
6. Rings, from Asos.
Dream Traveler 3
My friends and I did a photoshoot with 4 different outfits. Two of them are regular "Lookbook" shots and the other two are more like a clothing store campaign. I'll be posting them in the future. In other news, Christmas is right around the corner and so is the first year anniversary of this blog. I can't believe the overwhelmingly good response I've had from you guys. I'm truly grateful and happy.

Winter is my favourite season and Christmas my favourite holiday. I don't know why but I really love it: the food, being on vacation, the cold weather, the carols, gifts, Santa Claus, everything is joy and happiness and that's amazing. 

On the fashion aspect, for this outfit I wanted to mix the formality of the blazer with the hobo-ness of the gloves. I really like gloves and adding a couple rings to the mix looked very cool. The balloons incorporate an idea of freedom and fantasy. 

// Mis amigos y yo hicimos una sesión de fotos con cuatro atuendos diferentes. Dos son para fotos normales tipo "Lookbook" y los otros dos sirvieron más como una especie de campaña para tienda de ropa. Las postearé en el futuro. En otras noticias, Navidad está muy cerca y también el primer aniversario de este blog. No puedo creer la reacción tan positiva que he tenido de ustedes, mis lectores. Estoy muy agradecido y feliz. 

Invierno es mi estación favorita y Navidad mi fiesta preferida. No sé por qué pero en serio la amo: la comida, estar de vacaciones, el clima frío, los villancicos, regalos, Santa Claus, TODO es felicidad y buena onda y me encanta. 

Hablando de moda, para este atuendo quería mezclar la formalidad del saco con la idea indigente de los guantes. En serio me gustan los guantes y añadirles un par de anillos se ve bien padre. Los globos incorporan una idea de libertad y fantasía. 
Dream Traveler 6 Dream Traveler 7 Dream Traveler 2 Dream Traveler 5
 A dream traveler flies from dream to dream on a never ending voyage. 
Let's fly together sometime, 
Hen.

Photographer: Sand.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

H&M Spring '13 showroom


Once again, the lovely H&M PR team invited me to their collection showroom (that so happens to be incredibly near of my office). This time the items showcased belong to the Spring collection that includes not only clothing but the launch of their home line (available on March 2013) which is pretty amazing if I say so myself!

Nuevamente, el equipo de Relaciones Públicas de H&M me invitó a su sala de exhibiciones (que está tan cerca de mi trabajo). Esta vez, las cosas mostradas pertenecen a la colección de primavera que incluye no sólo ropa, sino también el lanzamiento de su línea para hogar (disponible en marzo de 2013) que está súper padre, si me permiten decirlo.


Their home line is kinda adorable. I love the idea of mixing the animal and the human world (wild creatures and geometric patterns) in a living room or a bedroom. They've got some great items that, I'm pretty sure, will cover tons of houses once they arrive in March. 

Moving onto the women's collection, I'm a huge fan of all the embroidery pieces, the jeans are really cool, the jackets are incredible and I do love the fact that they're turning romantic wallpapers into prints (maybe they should do it for guys too? HINT HINT)

I also really loved the men's collection (I loved everything, really) and the idea of an intelligent gentleman came to mind since I felt it was the goal. There are suits, sweaters, t-shirts, jeans, army pants... It seems to me that they went back to basics and the purpose is to make different combos with these pieces. The shoes are so dapper (I want them, seriously), and the accessories (like glasses and hats) are really versatile. 

// La línea de hogar es ¿me atrevo a decirlo? Adorable. Me encanta la idea de conjuntar el mundo animal y el humano (criaturas salvajes y patrones geométricos) en una sala o recámara. Tienen grandes piezas que, estoy seguro, cubrirán cientos de casas una vez que estén disponibles en marzo. 

Siguiendo con la colección para mujer, estoy muy entusiasmado con las piezas que tienen adornos y pedrería, los jeans están buena onda, las chamarras y sudaderas son increíbles y amo la idea de convertir tapices románticos en estampados (¿quizá deberían hacerlo para hombre también? GUIÑO, GUIÑO). 

Y también amé la colección de hombre (amé todo, en general) y la idea de un caballero inteligente me vino a la cabeza porque siento que ése es el propósito. Hay trajes, sweaters, playeras, jeans, pantalones... Me parece que volvieron a los básicos y el objetivo es hacer distintos combos con estas piezas. Los zapatos tienen mucha onda (en serio, los deseo) y los accesorios como los lentes y los sombreros son muy versátiles. 


Pictured above are my favourite pieces of the menswear collection. I loved that sweater, the oversized hat and the knitted collar shirt. I wasn't really sure about the pink blazer at first but someone on the showroom insisted that it looked great and I believed him; so kind person if you're reading this: THANK YOU!

// Arriba están retratadas mis piezas favoritas de la colección de hombre. Me encantó ese sweater, el sombrero gigante y la camisa con el cuello tejido. No estaba muy seguro del saco rosa pero alguien que estaba ahí insistió en que se me veía bien padre y le creí; así que, amigo amable, si estás leyendo esto: ¡GRACIAS!

Hope you enjoyed this exclusive sneak peek, Hen.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Infatuation

I'm wearing:

1. Blue quilted varsity jacket, from Asos. 
2. Srriped knotted t-shirt, from Zara. 
3. Black super skinny jeans, from Asos.
4. Black leather lace up boots, from Asos.
5. Enlarged watchframe necklace, from Maison Martin Margiela for H&M.
6. Cross ring pack, from Asos.
Here they are, the photos I talked about on my last post. After we danced and danced and danced to surf music, did graffiti, took fun pictures at a pop-up studio, we hanged out on the quiet side of the Converse party and Sand had the idea of shooting me in front of a mirror. I'll admit, I was quite skeptical about it, but I'm super pleased with the results.

Later on, I decided to do a dissonant effect on the photos by fusing them and thus create different reflections. The half chair looks amazing, I didn't do that, it was already there. Overall, it was a great picture idea, so thanks Sand's brain! (:

There were three important things for me about this look and they're all on my middle area:

1. The knot on the t-shirt. It's my latest obsession, just think it looks incredibly cool and edgy.
2. The Maison Martin Margiela for H&M watchframe necklace. It's such an awesome piece and I wanted to give it the spotlight.
3. The Asos cross rings. It's a 9 ring pack and that allows me to group them differently on each hand (again, dissonance).

//  Acá están las fotos de las que hablé en mi post pasado. Después de bailar y bailar y bailar música surf, grafittear y tomar fotos en un estudio improvisado, convivimos en la parte tranquila de la fiesta Converse y a Sand se le ocurrió fotografiarme frente al espejo gigante. Debo admitir que estaba un poquito escéptico con la idea pero estoy muy complacido con los resultados.

Después, decidí ir por un efecto disonante en las fotos al fusionarlas y, por tanto, crear reflejos diferentes. La media silla se ve increíble, eso no lo hice yo, ya estaba ahí. En conjunto, la idea estuvo bien padre, así que gracias cerebro de Sand (:

Hubo tres cosas importantes sobre este atuendo y todas están en mi área media:

1. El nudo en la playera. Mi más reciente obsesión, siento que tiene mucha onda y se ve padre.
2. El collar de carátula de reloj de Maison Martin Margiela para H&M. Es una pieza increíble y quería que destacara mucho.
3. Los anillos de cruces de Asos. Es un paquete de nueve anillos y eso me permite agruparlos de diferente forma en cada mano (de nuevo disonancia).
What do you think about this look?
Hen.

Photographer: Sand.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Converse Spring 2013 preview


Life is made of contrasts. There's always good and bad, truths and lies, fun and boring. Converse knows this and they played with the idea of it on a super cool showcase of their Spring 2013 collection. The event had lots of cool things; there was a sneakers exhibition of course, but there also were sculptures, a graffiti wall, an amazing photo studio, a surf music concert (and food, AND drinks, hehe). It was really, really great. 

// La vida está hecha de contrastes. Siempre hay bueno y malo, verdad y mentira, divertido y aburrido. Converse sabe esto y jugó con esa idea en una exhibición súper buena onda de su colección de primavera 2013. El evento tuvo muchas cosas padres; estaba la exhibición de tennis, por supuesto, pero también había esculturas, una pared de graffiti, un estudio de fotos divertidas y un concierto de música surf (y comida, Y bebidas, jaja). Estuvo bien, bien padre. 


The new collection of Converse has a total rebellious attitude. And let's not think rebellious as studded jackets and motorcycles, no no. Let's see it as a re-invention of their designs. For the girls, this is reflected in platform neon sneakers, trojan flip flops with rubber sole and subtle pink details on the inside of the sneaker. 

The guys can wear a re-thought version of the classic Converse, this time in different textures and fabrics with tweeks here and there (like the reduced tips and more seams); and, my favourite part: boat shoes. Boat shoes that work like sneakers and are, honestly, amazing.  

// La nueva colección de Converse tiene una actitud completamente rebelde. Y no hay que pensar en rebelde como estoperoles y motocicletas, no no. Hay que pensarlo como una re-invención de sus diseños. Para las niñas, esto se refleja en tennis de plataforma en colores neón, sandalias troyanas con suela de goma y detalles sutiles dentro del tennis. 

Los hombres pueden usar una versión re-imaginada de los Converse clásicos, esta vez en texturas y telas distintas con un par de modificaciones por aquí y por allá (como puntas reducidas y mayor número de costuras); y, mi parte favorita: boat shoes. Zapatos marineros que funcionan como tennis y son lo máximo. 


It was a pretty cool event. I took some outfit photos and I'll be uploading them soon. Overall, it was super fun and I'm glad I had the chance to take a +1 with me, it wouldn't have been the same without you Sand (:

// Fue un evento bien padre. Tomé unas fotos de atuendo que subiré pronto. En general, me divertí mucho y estoy feliz porque pude llevar a un acompañante conmigo. No hubiera sido lo mismo sin ti, Sand (:


What do you think about this re-imagined collection from Converse? 
Hen.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

On Top Of The World

On Top Of The World
On Top Of The World 2
 I'm wearing:

1. Knit snood in beige, from River Island.
2. Denim jacket in light blue, from Pull & Bear. 
3. Paneled t-shirt, from Zara. 
4. Super skinny jeans in black, from Asos. 
5. Rene sneakers in beige and white, from Lacoste. 
6. Oversized club masters, from Ray Ban.
On Top Of The World 4 Believe it or not, I'm in a mall and it's a really cool one. It's on the outskirts of the city and and my friend Sand and I went because the only Forever 21 store in Mexico is there. It's the first one ever in the country and, quite honestly, a really shitty one because it doesn't have a guys section... Yup, only girls. Shitty. Good for Sand, bad for me. 

What I really like about these photos is the feeling of being on top of the world, you can see the city in the background and just forget about everything. There has been some bad school news for me and I'm really bummed about it so it's nice to think about floating above the world and not having troubles. 

About the outfit, I got this paneled t-shirt about a year ago and this was the first time I wore it. Forgot how much I like it. The River Island snood is my favourite scarf ever, not too warm and super soft. The jacket matched well with the other pieces and, since lately the weather has been crazy, I put on sunglasses to keep my eyes safe from the "cold sun". 

// Créanlo o no, estoy en un centro comercial y uno muy buena onda. Está en las afueras de la ciudad, mi amiga Sand y yo fuimos porque ahí está el único Forever 21. Es el primero en México y es una porquería porque no tiene una sección de hombre, así es, sólo para niñas. Porquería. Bueno para Sand, malo para mí. 

Lo que me gusta mucho de estas fotos es ese sentimiento de estar en la cima del mundo, puedes ver la ciudad desde lejos y olvidarte de todo. Ha habido malas noticias de la escuela para mí y estoy muy triste al respecto, así que es bonito pensar en flotar sobre el mundo y no tener problemas. 

Acerca del atuendo, compré la playera con paneles hace como un año y esta fue la primera vez que la usé. Había olvidado cuánto me gusta. La bufanda de River Island es como la mejor del mundo, no acalora y es muy suave. La chamarra combina bien con las otras piezas y, con el clima del diablo que hemos tenido últimamente, me puse lentes para proteger mis ojos del "sol frío". 
On Top Of The World 3 On Top Of The World 5 On Top Of The World 6 On Top Of The World 7
And, of course, I made Sandi take some photos too. Being on top of the world gets kinda lonely.

// Y, por supuesto, hice que Sandi se tomara fotos también. La cima se vuelve algo solitaria a veces.  

Love always,
 Hen.

Photographer: Sand

Currently watching: Saving Hope (the season finale!)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Get dressed like you mean it: Dockers Spring/Summer 2013

Gotta admit, my whole life I thought Dockers was a brand for dads and boring twenty-something guys. I stand corrected. When I was invited to their spring-summer '13 collection showcase, I was promised a youthful, fun, still all-American line. That's what I saw. Tons of color, textures, slim fits. It was amazing. 

The event happened on a hotel's roofgarden. The idea was "Get dressed like you mean it", which alludes to the art of choosing an outfit for every occasion and really putting your mind into it. At first, a cool video showed the everyday routine of men while getting ready to go out. Choosing a shirt, jeans, shaving, all that. At the end of the video, the guys left the room and, SHAZAM! They were on the hotel, behind the glass walls. It was a pretty cool trick. 

// Debo admitir, toda mi vida pensé que Dockers era una marca para papás y veinteañeros aburridos. Hoy puedo decir que me han probado lo contrario. Cuando me invitaron a la presentación de su colección primavera/verano 2013, me prometieron una línea buena onda, joven con todo el estilo estadounidense de comfort. Y eso fue lo que vi. Muchos colores, texturas, entalles. Estuvo bien padre. 

El evento sucedió en el jardín de techo en un hotel. La idea era "Get dressed like you mean it" algo así como "Vístete con toda la intención y ganas", esto alude al arte de elegir un atuendo para cada ocasión y, en serio, poner toda la concentración en la tarea. Al principio mostraron un video padre que contenía la rutina de todo hombre al alistarse: bañarse, elegir la ropa, rasurarse, todo eso. Al final del video, los chavitos salían de la habitación y ¡BAM! Estaban en el hotel, tras las paredes de vidrio. Fue un truco bastante buena onda. 


After that, and between mandarin mojitos, the models walked and posed in a stage that was in front of everybody. The clothes looked great. It was mainly menswear, that made me really happy. And yeah, I loved several pieces, like the salmon chinos, the denim shirts,  the one with the blue panel and the bow ties. Man, I love bow ties. And for the girls, the dotted jeans were amazing. 

Overall, Dockers surprised me in a pleasant way. This event definitely changed the way I see the brand and I find super cool that they're taking risks with colors and fits (without losing their "all American man" seal) proving that their target market has expanded. Way to go Dockers!

// Después de eso, y entre mojitos de mandarina, los modelos caminaron y posaron en un escenario que estaba frente a todos. La ropa lució súper bien. Era casi todo para hombre, eso me hizo muy feliz. Y sí, me gustaron muchas cosas, como los chinos color salmón, las camisas de mezclilla, la que tiene un panel azul y los corbatines. AMO los corbatines. Y para mujer, los jeans moteados estaban increíbles. 

En conjunto, Dockers me dio una sorpresa agradable. El evento cambió definitivamente la percepción que tengo de la marca y se me hace muy bueno que estén tomando riesgos con colores y cortes (sin perder su esencia estadounidense), probando así que su nicho de mercado está expandiéndose. ¡Bien por Dockers!

 What do you think about Dockers? Hen.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stylish dudes: Leon David

So, here's the deal. I launched a new sub-section for Stylish dudes. I've been interviewing some cool guys and sharing their thoughts here. Last month, the interviewee was Aussie blogger, always dapper, Ben Galbraith. This month's is 16 year old, super cool, Leon David from Germany.

// Creé una nueva subsección de Stylish dudes. He entrevistado a chavitos buena onda y compartido sus respuestas aquí. El entrevistado del mes pasado fue el bloggero australiano, siempre bien vestido, Ben Galbraith. Este mes es el súper buena onda, de 16 años, Leon David, de Alemania.

La entrevista no tiene traducción porque no me gustaría modificar las palabras de los entrevistados. Así que saquen el traductor interno que tienen, ja.

Tell me a little bit about yourself:

I'm a 16 year old, photography obsessed, student from Germany. I also love fahsion (who'd have thought it?), riding my motorcycle and watching movies. Living in Germany, respectively the little town I'm from, is okay. I mean, it's not really bad but also not very good.

Describe an average day of your life:

Uhm, on a school day, I have to get up very early (about 6 am), getting ready, driving to school, doing homework/study, meeting friends and/or take a few photos (mostly for Lookbook.nu) and watching an episode of O.C. California or some such.

What are you really passionate about?

Photography. And fashion.


How do you feel about blogging?

I'm very new with this blog-thing, so I'm never sure in which style I should write or, above all, about what, haha. But I hope to get better and inspire people with my blog.

When did you become invested in fashion; how was that process?

I really don't know. I became invested in fashion about a year ago but I have no idea why. Maybe, becasue I spent more time on websites like Tumblr or Lookbook.nu.

Who would you consider as a stylish dude from this time and why?

I know, that sounds so stereotyped and shitty, but it would be a guy who doesn't care about what people think and tries to find his own style. And he would definitely wear skinny jeans, in my opinion one of the biggest trends of the past decade. 

You're really young and have pretty cool style. How's the fashion scene in Germany for guys under 21?

I don't think there is a fashion scene for guys under 21. There's a general fashion scene but I'm not really into it. The only thing I can tell you is that in the past few weeks I had many great conversations, which simply developed via Facebook/Lookbook with boys my age all over Europe. 


I really like your photo diaries. What's your main motivation for doing them?

Thank you very much. The answer is, again, my love for photography. I just love trying to capture a city or country I visit with my photography so people get a pure impression of it. 

When you're feeling pressured or overwhelmed, what activity helps you re-find your center?

Mostly sleeping, haha, or motorcycling. 

What are some of your favourite books, TV series, musicians and artists?

Musicians: Left Boy, The XX, The Kooks, AC/DC, Eminem, Modest Mouse.

Books: The catcher in the Rye; The boy in the striped pajamas. 

TV Series: O.C. California, 90210, Gossip Girl, The Big Bang Theory.

Artists: Elliot Erwitt (photographer), Sebastiao Ribeiro Salgado (photographer), Cristoph Schaller (photographer and fashion blogger). 

What would you say to someone seeking general fashion advice?

Spend some time on it. Get inspiration on the internet, on the streets, in the stores, in order to find your style

Thank you very much Leon! Be sure to catch him on his blog: Round Metal; or hype/fan him at his Lookbook.nu page. I'm pretty sure he's going to be someone big, real soon!

Hen.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mexico's Next Top Model: The finale


You know I'm not the biggest fan of Mexico's Next Top Model right? Well, I couldn't refuse an invitation to see the last episode and meet the winner. The event was held at a local newspaper headquarters and it was really cool. First, the episode was broadcast and then, Mr. Antonio González de Cosio a.k.a. my new favourite person of the Mexican fashion industry organized a fashion show with only national brands and designers. Pretty amazing.

After that, I went backstage and met some of the contestants and the eventual winner and Mexico's Next Top Model: Sahily Cordova. She's so pretty and was incredibly sweet (I think I got a crush on her, hehe). Seeing that the winner is a genuine and nice girl makes me happy.

And with her victory, another cycle of MxNTM closes and hopefully it will bring tons of success for Sahily and also for the judges. Just because the show itself isn't good (on my personal opinion) doesn't mean that the people working in it aren't incredibly talented. They truly are. Thanks again, Antonio, for inviting me, you're the best!

// Como saben, no soy el mayor aficionado de Mexico's Next Top Model. Aún así, no pude rechazar una invitación a ver el último episodio y conocer a la ganadora. El evento sucedió en los cuarteles generales del periódico Reforma y estuvo buena onda. Primero pasaron el capítulo y luego, el Sr. Antonio González de Cosío, a.k.a. mi nueva persona favorita en la industria de la moda mexicana, organizó un desfile de moda con sólo marcas y diseñadores mexicanos. Muy muy padre.

Después de eso, fui tras bastidores y conocí a algunas de las concursantes y a la eventual ganadora y México's Next Top Model: Sahily Córdova. Es súper bonita y fue increíblemente amable (creo que tengo un crush con ella, jeje). Ver que la ganadora es una chavita genuina y buena persona me hace feliz.

Y, con su victoria, otro ciclo de MxNTM se cierra y, esperemos, le traiga mucho éxito a Sahily y, también, a los jueces. Que el programa en sí no me parezca bueno no significa que la gente que trabaja en él no posea gran talento. Realmente son buenos en lo que hacen. Gracias otra vez, Antonio, por inivtarme. ¡Eres lo máximo!

I look really weird on the photo on the right, don't I?

X, Hen.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I got a CRUSH on you

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I'm wearing:

1. Denim jacket in light blue, from Pull & Bear.
2.  'Free love with vanilla cookies' t-shirt, from Pull & Bear. 
3. Green shorts, from Sfera. 
4. Gray suede desert boots, from Pull & Bear.
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Once upon a time, I was a little kid who only ate burgers if they came with an Orange Crush. My dad was the biggest fan of orange sodas and, let's face it, Orange Crush is the best out there (I don't care if people tell me I'm drinking colorant), I love it. Guess I appreciate it even more since it reminds me of the happier days of my childhood.

I was at the supermarket recently and saw this imported OC bottle, it's so pretty and cool and not expensive at all. It was a no brainer, I had to have it; and that inspired me to create a look based around it. When I was a kid, I always dressed in matching t-shirts and shorts with little boot sneakers. This look is loosely based on that, I don't dress like that anymore (or do I? Hmm...).

Anyhow, it's a way to say that I embrace my inner kid everyday and, also, pay tribute to the little Henry I was back in the day since he is a huge part of who I am today. Please, readers, take a little time to think about what were you like a few years ago and compare it to who you are right now, it's a cool mental exercise. 

// Hace mucho, mucho tiempo, yo era un niño que sólo comía hamburguesas si estaban acompañadas por un Orange Crush. Mi papá era el aficionado más grande de los refrescos de naranja y, seamos honestos, Orange Crush es el mejor que hay (no me importa si la gente dice que estoy tomando colorante), lo amo. Supongo que lo aprecio mucho más porque me recuerda los días felices de mi infancia. 

Recientemente estuve en el supermercado y vi esta botella importada de OC, tan bonita y buena onda y nada cara. No pude resistirme, tenía que tenerla. Eso me inspiró a crear un atuendo basado a su alrededor. Cuando era niño, siempre me vestía en conjuntitos de short y playera con tennis de bota. Este look está ligeramente basado en eso, ya no me visto así (¿o lo hago? Mmm...).

En fin, es una forma de decir que abrazo a mi niño interno todos los días y, también, le rindo tributo al pequeño Henry que existió allá en el día, porque él es gran parte de quien soy ahora. Por favor, lectores, tomen un poquito de su tiempo para pensar en cómo eran hace un par de años y comparen eso con quiénes son ahora, es un ejercicio mental buena onda.
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Love always,
Hen.

Photographer: Sandi.