From Points to Heels

I have been trying to relax but it has been an impossible mission… The weather was not very helpful either, it was raining all day and I almost forgot we are supposed to be in summer! It is very depressing.

As those of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram already know, today I will write about something I have been doing ever since I learnt how to walk. Dance.

My mother says I was a slow learner when it came to learn how to walk. However, I was much faster when it came to speak! It took me a while to be on two feet and she thought that dancing would help me be more lady-like. I want to believe she was right…

I like dancing very much, it is easy for me and I always receive very good critics. I practice every day, even when I am with exams at school or with the flu! You can only achieve perfection when you work hard and practice very much.

The bad consequences of all this dancing, however, include very ugly feet… Some students left the lessons because they did not want to have them! On the bright side, I can walk on 14.5 cm heels without hesitation. No matter how high the heels are, they will always be much more confortable than points!

I dream about becoming a famous ballerina someday and to own my own academy… Dreams, dreams, dreams…

cristina / 22/07/2015 / Ballet, Fashion, shoes / 0 Comments

cristina / 17/03/2015 / Fashion, Looks, shoes / 0 Comments

Circumstances

Sometimes I think about life and all that comes to my mind is how different it is for each one of us. No matter that we are all living on the same planet at the same time. We are all enduring (or enjoying) different circumstances.

I used to think that every person chooses its own path and you cannot complain about where it has taken you. However, a few days ago I read in one of those inspirational painting that are being sold on etsy that we must be nice to others as they are all fighting a war we know nothing about.

Isn’t It true? You may be the best student in class and do everything in your hand to become a great doctor and find the cure to cancer but maybe what is in your hand is not enough and your circumstances will force you to become something else.

Life should be easy. We only have one that we know of.

It should be like dancing over the sand in a Carolina Herrera evening gown at sunset…

Oh, god! I love the beach!!!

cristina / 18/02/2015 / Ballet / 0 Comments

When in doubt wear RED

This post is not about Taylor Swift’ song (although I Loooove it and cannot help but relate the post to it all the time). This post is about a dress; one of my favorite dresses ever. It is from Mango and I love it!

I would wear this dress to every wedding I ever get invited to (and, trust me, I go to a ton of weddings) because it is light and super comfortable. I love the shape and how good it looks on pictures. It is the perfect shade of red.

Some pieces of clothing in red color can be a little bit problematic, especially for very pale people (like The Baker) because they tend to pronounce the paleness (and you end up looking like a vampire). The perfect shade of red is this one, Ferrari red, or a classic Pantone 186C.

This color is good for blondes, redheads and brunettes; pale and tanned; blue-eyed, brown-eyed, caramel-eyed, green-eyed or black-eyed. It is a color approved by wedding rules to most ceremonies and it has an amazing plus:

You will feel like a million dollars if ‘Lady in red is on the playlist!

These pictures were taken at Barcelona’s beach, at night. I could go barefoot with this dress but the other best option was this Iconic pair of Jimmy Choo Lance sandals in Bronze that I mixed with a Multicolor Glitter Clutch, also from Jimmy Choo.

I wore no jewelry except for my gold earrings. Again, almost no makeup except for tons of mascara.

cristina / 04/10/2014 / Looks / 0 Comments

My Love from the Star

I am not going to talk about ‘my’ love today, do not get confused. I am going to talk about the Korean TV series of the moment: ‘My Love From the Star’ and its funny impact in the fashion industry. I cannot stop being surprised by the way tv can affect people. Not only their behavior but also their hopes, their dreams… the way of perceiving life in general. A pair of stilettos from Jimmy Choo was lying on a shelf for months, when some producer decides to put it on a Korean TV soap opera and everything changes…. The shoes are sold out all over the world in a matter of days, the internet gets drowned of counterfeits and the company orders a massive production again. In 4 months the stores are bleeding shoes and the craze does not seem to stop.

You know how passionate I am about Jimmy Choo already so, when I read THIS article in the Wall Street Journal I thought I had to share it with you. It is surprising and even a little bit scary how other’s perception can change our own. I kind of admire that there are people capable of manipulating our minds like that, without even knowing that they are doing it (apparently, Jimmy Choo did not pay for the product placement). I bet that a paid collaboration would not have had the same effect…

I love Jimmy, always have and probably always will. All this fuss around the shoes has had a reverse impact on me… I want to watch ‘My Love from the Star’!!! Because, if they have people able of perceiving the beauty of a pair of Jimmy Choos that were not that popular… they must be visionaries, or something like that…

I have checked and the shoes are currently available HERE .  They are a beauty, aren’t they? Maybe I will copy them too…

cristina / 24/05/2014 / Beauty, Fashion, Looks