Tuesday, March 29, 2016

One Afternoon (in collaboration with H&M)

One Afternoon in collaboration with HM
One Afternoon in collaboration with HM 3 I'm wearing:

1. All garments are from H&M.
2. All accessories are also from H&M.
3. Eddie sneakers in white leather, from Frank Wright.

One Afternoon in collaboration with HM 6 One Afternoon in collaboration with HM 7 This funny thing happened during my stay in Tokyo; once upon a time, and way before opening this blog, I had a Lookbook.nu account. If you're not familiar with that platform, it's very similar to Chictopia (where I'm still active): you upload photos of your daily outfits, tag the brands and receive hypes and comments from other users. Chiara Ferragni started there and she's one of the biggest bloggers in the world now, that's crazy.

And yes, I didn't become the next Chiara Ferragni but I did make a couple of friends thanks to that, we're talking about a time before Instagram, guys, it was a different world. Amongst the people I used to hype and get hypes and comments from was this guy called Kiko Cagayat. Well, a million years later, Kiko found me on Instagram and it was incredible, it made me feel quite nostalgic... Turns out, Kiko lives in Japan and, of course, we had to meet in real life!

He took me to a neighbourhood called Shimokitazawa, which is a low-key version of Harajuku, without the crepes but with tons of pretty cafés. And we did what bloggers do: we snapped photos of everything, talked about the good ol' Lookbook days and had lunch at a really cute place that you can see on my Instagram. In one afternoon, I managed to have a major throwback to a time when I wasn't a blogger and that made me realize how many cool things this blog has given to me. Plus, I made a new-old friend.

// Algo muy curioso pasó durante mi estancia en Tokyo; hace mucho tiempo, mucho antes de abrir este blog, yo tenía una cuenta de Lookbook.nu. Si no están familiarizados con esa plataforma, es muy similar a Chictopia (donde aún publico); subes fotos de tus atuendos diarios, etiquetas a las marcas y recibes hypes y comentarios de otros usuarios. Chiara Ferragni comenzó ahí y ahora es una de las bloggers más grandes del mundo, es una locura.

Y si bien yo no me convertí en la siguiente Chiara Ferragni, sí hice amigos gracias a eso, estamos hablando de una era antes de Instagram, amigos, era un mundo distinto. Entre la gente con la que solía interactuar estaba este chavito llamado Kiko Cagayat. Pues, un millón de años más tarde, Kiko me encontró en Instagram y fue increíble, me hizo sentir gran nostalgia... Resulta que Kiko vive en Japón y, por supuesto, ¡teníamos que conocernos en la vida real!

Me llevó a este barrio llamado Shimokitazawa, que es como una versión más tranquila de Harajuku, sin las crepas pero con muchos cafés bonitos. E hicimos lo que los bloggers hacen: tomamos un millón de fotos de todo, hablamos de los viejos tiempos en Lookbook y almorzamos en este lugar muy mono, que pueden ver en mi Instagram. En una tarde, tuve un retroceso al pasado donde no era blogger y eso me hizo reflexionar en todas las cosas padres que este blog me ha dado. Además, hice un nuevo-viejo amigo.
One Afternoon in collaboration with HM 4 One Afternoon in collaboration with HM 5 One Afternoon in collaboration with HM 2 Love always,
Henry.

Photographer: Kiko Cagayat.

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