Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Outfit Inspiraton

Christmas Outfit Inspiraton

Christmas Outfit Inspiraton by mucculunga featuring a stretch shirt

It is very difficult to feel really Christmasy with the hot weather in Argentina, which explains the lack of Christmas feeling you get from  my outfits. Nevertheless, I love every occasion to dress up, and Christmas is one of them. And I can't deny that I am pretty exited about the great food and gift-making with my family tonight, as well as the release of the Christmas episode of Doctor Who tomorrow. The eyeball necklace in the second outfit is really tacky, but that's exactly what I love about it. Since I don't own any of these items, this is more like a "This is what I would wear tonight - if I owed any of this stuff" post. I will try to take pictures of my real Christmas outfit tomorrow, specially because I haven't posted any outfit pictures for a very long time.
Happy Holidays to everyone!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Double Exposition, Tavi Gevinson, Meadham Kirchhoff & Beginners


Procrastination has been my middle name for the last couple of days, and instead of working on my personal portfolio, sending important e-mails I actually should be sending, or even socializing with the people around me, I have been wandering around the internet, searching for random stuff. Today I spend some time reading about double exposition. The pictures above are done with Photoshop (Yes, it feels like cheating), but I am planning on doing some real double exposition shots either tonight or in the next couple of days. I am also planning on trying out my old analog camera, and the pinhole camera  I did some time ago, and I also wanted to experiment with High Dynamic Range Photography... And sewing, and outfit pictures, and drawing and, and, and...

Anyways, today I got really excited because there was a new post on thestylerookie.com. I really recommend you to watch the video of a conference she did, it's posted on her blog. And if you didn't notice already, this post is mainly inspired by her.

Another thing I have been really excited about is the New Topshop and Meadham Kirchhoff collaboration. I am not sure if I would buy anything of it (to feminine, to many ribbons), but it is a pleasure looking at it anyways.



I also wanted to show you this illustrations from the movie Beginners I fell in love with. Normally I don't talk about movies in my blogposts, primarily because I am not an expert, and also because I try to focus on fashion, but I just kind of wanted to include this. There is a quote that made me fall in love with this film "Our good fortune allows us to feel a sadness our parents didn't have time for. And a happiness I never saw in them." 



And last but not least, and because I am trying to make this blogpost as  random as possible  (and also because I have to admit that I'm going through kind of a hipster phase right now), here is a live video of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.



Monday, December 2, 2013

Inspiration - Socks



I think my obsession with brightly colored socks started together with my obsession for (Doctor Who - eleventh Doctor) actor Matt Smith. Sounds a little weird, I know, but there is actually a Tumblr (link) dedicated to his brightly colored socks (and several to his clothing, he seems to be de ultimate hipster - and right now a big fashion inspiration for myself). I always really liked the way some socks  can level up your whole look, but I always thought of myself as someone who couldn't pull off that look, since my legs are just way to short. However, the last weeks changed my mind drastically, and I have been wearing every one of my outfits combined with socks, even when the hot weather here in Argentina has been screaming for sandals (I have to admit that my "sock-collection" is pretty poor right now, reducing itself only to black, white, cream and purple). So, here is some "sock-inspiration" for you (and for myself). And if someone knows where in Argentina I can find some mid-high, mustard colored socks, please tell me so, since I would be forever thankful. Mustard colored socks is everything I have been looking for in the last couple of weeks.

//Mi obsesión por medias raras y coloridas empezó con mi obsesión por el actor Matt Smith (Doctor Who - Eleventh Doctor). Suena raro, ya se, peno incluso hay un Tumblr (link) dedicado a sus medias (y también a sus outfits, ya que parece ser EL hipster, y una gran inspiración para mi en último tiempo, a lo que va su vestimenta bizarra). En realidad siempre me gusto mucho la manera que unas medias pueden cambiar y mejorar todo un look radicalmente, pero siempre estuve convencida de que a mi no me quedaban, ya que mis piernas son demasiado cortas para mi gusto. Sin embargo, en las últimas semanas cambie de opinión, y estuve usando casi todos los días un outfit combinado con medias, a pesar de que el clima llamaba mas a usar sandalias (bueno, mi "colección" de medias es media pobre todavía, se reduce nada mas al negro, blanco, crema y violeta). Así que acá un par de fotos que me inspiraron. Y si alguien tiene idea donde puedo conseguir un par de medias de color mostaza en Argentina, por favor diganme, realmente les estaría agradecida por siempre. Medias de color mostaza es todo lo que estuve buscando en último tiempo.

Photos from Tumblr










Saturday, November 30, 2013

My very first collection





I proudly present to you: My very first mini collection. This was my project for the end of the year at my university. The pictures were taken on the fashion show that took place last week in the CMD (Centro Metropolitano de Diseño). My inspirations were clear, geometrical, almost architectural lines, which contrast to the prints (inspired by A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess). I focused on the colors silver and white, and combined them with transparencies.
//Acá les presento: Mi primer mini colección. Este fue mi proyecto para el final del año en mi universidad (estoy estudiando diseño de indumentaria). Las fotos fueron sacadas en el desfile de la semana pasada, que se realizó en el CMD (Centro Metropolitano de Diseño). Mis inspiraciones fueron las lineas rectas y geométricas, casi arquitectónicas,  que están en contraste con los estampados, inspirados por la naranja mecánica de Anthony Burgess. Puse enfoque en el blanco y el plateado, y combine estos con transparencias.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Experiment: The Pinhole Camera

Last weekend I started a pretty interesting experiment: The Pinhole Camera.

You can create a Pinhole camera all by yourself, but I decided to try it out for the first time in a much easier way, just using my DSRL camera and replacing the objective by a pinhole. There are several links on the internet explaining you how to do this, and it is actually really easy and fast: All you need is a thick cardboard, some aluminum foil, black paint and something to make a hole into the cardboard (I used a nail).

Here are good links explaining how to do this: 
https://www.behindtheshutter.com/how-to-convert-your-dslr-to-a-pinhole-camera/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ueyQtu0ouk

They always tell you to use your body cap and make a hole into it, but I really didn't want to "destroy" my only body cap, so I just tried it out with a cardboard and surprisingly, it works.

The size of the pinhole I did was about 3mm, but I am planning to try different pinhole sizes in the future, since the only thing I am going to need is different cardboards. I took all the pictures on a very sunny day and when the sun was the highest, but I think it is also possible to take the pictures with less light if you experiment a little bit with the pinhole size, ISO and shutter speed. The pictures are all a little blurred and I am sure you can have much better results if you experiment a little bit more, so (hopefully) much better pictures are coming soon! 


P.D. Para los que vivan en Buenos Aires: Aviso medio a ultimo momento, pero mañana a las 19.00 hs es el desfile de muestra de mi Universidad en el Centro Metropolitano de Diseño (CMD). En el caso que haya alguien interesado en venir, pongan un comentario y podemos arreglar para que les mande la invitación! :)


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Simple Ring DIY


Siento que les debo una disculpa por estar tan desaparecida en último tiempo. Podría decir que estuve muy ocupada con el desfile de la facultad que se esta por venir, o lo que sea, pero la verdad es que si tuve tiempo libre como para ponerme a escribir un blogpost, simplemente me estuve dedicando a otras cosas. Pero ahora si, acá estoy con un DIY que la verdad que es tan simple que considere seriamente si postearlo o no, pero quizás a alguno le sirve como inspiración. Las piedras que estoy usando las compre en la feria de artesanías de la que hable en un post de hace un tiempo.

// I feel like I have to apologize, since I haven't posted something for so long. I could me telling you that I have been busy for the fashion show that is coming up, but to be honest I actually had time, but have been doing other stuff. But now here is a DIY for two simple Rings. It is so easy that I really didn't know if I should upload this, but maybe it serves as an inspiration. I bought the crystal stones in a flea market some time ago.


Este es el primer anillo. Simplemente pegue la piedra a un anillo de una mercería. Eso es todo.
// For this ring I just glued the stone to a ring. Yes, that simple.


Para el segundo anillo elegí una piedra que entraba justo adentro de una de esas argollas plateadas que se pueden conseguir en las mercerías. Metí la piedra adentro de la argolla y después pegue la argolla al anillo con la gotita. 

// For the second Ring, I used a stone that had the perfect size in order to fit into a little jump ring. I just placed the stone inside of the jump ring and then glued it to the ring with super glue. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Black & White










Este es el outfit post del video que subí hace un tiempito. Era para estrenar el nuevo objetivo de mi amiga, y era un día lindísimo. La idea es hacer mas videos similares a ese en el futuro, incluso estoy considerando hacer un video "hablado", pero primero voy a tener que juntar coraje para ponerme en frente de la cámara. También una pregunta: Prefieren que lo haga en castellano con subtítulos o en inglés? (el inglés no es mi lengua materna)

Estoy usando:
Creepers de Complot
Pollera de H&M
Sweater de H&M 
Sombrero de Gorras

// This is the outfit from the video a posted some time ago. It was a beautiful day and we wanted to try out the new camera lense my friend bought. We actually want to do more videos like this, and I also wanted to do a "spoken" video. Should I do it in spanish with subtitles or in english? (Note: I am not a native english speaker)

I am wearing:
Creepers from Complot
Skirt from H&M
Sweater from H&M
Bowler Hat from Gorras

Monday, October 14, 2013

Help


Disculpen la mala calidad de las imágenes, pero no tuve tiempo de hacer una gran producción para este blogpost. La cuestión es la siguiente: Mañana voy al recital de The XX (si, del que estuve hablando en básicamente todos mis posts en último tiempo), y no puedo decidir que ponerme.

Opción 1 (izquierda): Remera de Zara, Camisa Segunda mano, Pantalon Segunda mano, Cinturon segunda mano
Opción 2: Remera H&M, Camisa H&M, Collar DIY, jean tiro alto segunda mano, cinturón segunda mano
Opción 3: Remera DIY (si, la de mi ultimo post), jean tiro alto segunda mano, cinturón segunda mano

Los outfits son bastantes simples, pero quería estar cómoda antes que nada. Así que: Que les parece?

// I am sorry for the bad quality of these pictures, but I didn't have time for a big production for this post. Basically, tomorrow I am going to the concert of The XX, and I can't decide what to wear.

Option 1 (left): Crop top from Zara, Thrifted Shirt, Thrifted high waisted jean & belt
Option 2: H&M top, H&M shirt, DIY necklace, thrifted high waisted jeans & belt
Option 3: DIY t-shirt (yes, the one from my last post), thrifted high waisted jeans & belt

I know, they are very simple, but I want to be comfortable above all. So, what do you think?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Geometrical


Bueno, esto es una remera que hice hace un tiempito... Solo que nunca llegue a subir las fotos (incluso tenía el pelo rosado todavía - ahora estoy considerando teñírmelo de Lavanda, que les parece?). Tengo el tutorial de como hacer la remera también, así que en estos días seguramente lo vaya subiendo, pero primero quería subir el outfit. La "pollera" que estoy usando en realidad es un vestido que compre en una feria hace un tiempo.
Hoy fui a una feria también, en búsqueda de un outfit para el reci de The XX el martes que viene (y de paso me cruzé por casualidad con Bian de Mortem Blonde), y me termine comprando tres cosas, así que voy a aprovechar el finde largo para sacarles un par de fotos, y algún outfit también :)

// This is a t-shirt I did some time ago... My hair even was still pink (I kinda really want to dye it lilac now, what do you think?). I have also a DIY tutorial and will probably upload it in the next couple of days, but first of all I wanted to show you the outfit. The "skirt" I am wearing is actually a dress I bought in a Flea Market.
Today I also went to a Flea Market, looking for an outfit for the concert of The XX this Tuesday, and I ended buying three items. I think I will seize the long weekend to take some pictures of them, along with some new outfits. :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jesse Draxler






Quería compartir con ustedes los trabajos de un artista que me esta gustando mucho en ultimo tiempo,  Jesse Draxler. Hace mas que nada collages, y me encanta la estética de sus trabajos. No son necesariamente "bellos" - al menos no en el sentido típico - pero llaman la atención, hacen que te quedes mirando, analizando y pensando que es lo que puede llegar a significar, o que no. 
Me parece que justo de eso se trata el arte: Crear algo que nos despierte de la rutina, nos haga parar por un instante y apreciar y analizar lo que creó esa persona. Esos instantes nos pueden hacer sentir vivos. 
Es raro, porque soy súper discontinua con el tema del blog: Hay días en los que se me da por postear algo cada día y después tengo días en los que no posteo nada por como dos semanas o mas. Que se yo, será como funciona mi cerebro. O la inspiración. 
Así que nada, basta de análisis seudo-artístico, espero que estén teniendo una linda semana! 

// I just wanted to share with you the wok of an artist I have been really liking: Jesse Draxler. He makes mostly collages, and I love the way they look. They aren't necessary "beautiful" - at least not in a typical way - but they are really eye-catching. They make you stop for a while and just look at  them, analyze them even. I think this is partly what art is about: Creating something that wakes you up from your routine, that makes you stop for a second and appreciate what this other person created. These moments can make you feel really alive.
It is weird, because I am really discontinuous with my blog content: Sometimes I can post something for two days in a row, and other times I just don't post anything for weeks. But well, I guess this is just the way my brain works. Or inspiration.
Well, I should stop this pseudo-artistic analysis, I hope you are all having a great week! 

*Pictures taken from Jesse Draxlers official site (http://jessedraxler.com) and Tumblr (http://jessedraxler.tumblr.com)

*What I am listening to right now:





Monday, September 30, 2013

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Well, here I am again, after being absent for some time. It has just been a mix of being busy and lazy at the same time, and I spend a lot of my time with my family and friends, or just watching A LOT of movies.  I went to the Bon Jovi concert last Thursday which was just amazing.
This is just something random I did yesterday using Photoshop, which I wanted to share with you. Have a nice week! xx

Sunday, September 15, 2013

OOTD - Basic Topshop Dress




I have been very busy lately, so I didn't had the time to upload this outfit pictures I took some time ago with a friend of mine. I am working on my "first collection" for University right now, which is very exciting to do.
Sometimes it feels a little weird to post so many outfit pictures of myself, since it feels like a very narcissistic thing to do, but on the other hand it is the kind of posts I like to see the most on fashion blogs, since it can be a great inspiration for personal outfits.

I am wearing: Dress from Tophsop, Belt from H&M, Thrifted oversized shirt, Ankle Boots from H&M, Ruffled Socks from H&M, Necklace from a Flea Market, MAC Media Lipstick 

//Ando muy ocupada en ultimo tiempo, así que no tuve el tiempo para subir estas fotos de un outfit que saque hace un tiempo con una amiga. Estoy trabajando en mi "primera mini colección" para la facultad, lo que me tiene muy copada.
A veces se siente medio raro eso de subir fotos de una misma al internet, ya que siento que en cierto modo es bastante narcisista. Pero por el otro lado, a mi personalmente me encanta ver los outfits de otras personas en Blogs de moda, ya que es una gran fuente de inspiración. Y al fin y al cabo, es una manera de compartir algo un poco mas personal.

Estoy usando: Vestido de Topshop, Cinturón de H&M, Camisa Segunda mano, Botitas de H&M, Medias con volados de H&M, Collar de una feria, Mac Media Lipstick

Monday, September 2, 2013

DIY - Crystal Ring


1 - Cut a piece of some sort of wire // Corta un pedazo de alambre
2 - Make two loops using the help of a marker or pencil, on the back part the wire has to go to the opposite directions (like in the picture) // Forma dos círculos con la ayuda de un marcador (o cualquier otro objeto que tenga esa forma), del lado de atras las puntas del alambre tienen que doblarse para los costados (como en la imágen)
3 - If the stone is not secure enough, you can also use some instant glue to attach the stone to the wire on the back part // Si notas que la piedra no esta lo suficientemente agarrada al alambre, podes usar un poco de pegamento (la gotita) en la parte de atrás
4 - Form a bigger loop with the rest of the wire using a bigger marker // Forma un circulo mas grande con el resto del alambre con la ayuda de un marcador mas grande

La piedra es de la Feria de San Isidro (donde esta la catedral). la compre este sábado cuando fui a acompañar a una amiga a hacerse las rastas y aprovechar el lindo tiempo. También compre dos mas con las que hice otros dos anillos, en estos días también subo el tutorial para esos! :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Update, Flea Market & Crystal Castles


Lately I have been struggling with my blog content. I have a lot of DIY's, Outfits and Pictures, but I'm just not happy enough with the results in order to upload them. I have been blogging for some months now, and even if I don't have a big number of followers, I feel like I am starting to get some responses, comments and follows from other great bloggers, which is really amazing. However, this also brings me to think a lot more about what I am going to publish.
Are the pictures/tutorials/outfits really good enough in order to upload them? Is my content original and professional? In which direction do I want to go with my blog? Do I prefer to do a lot of content or very well made content?
A really good blogpost takes in a lot of effort and time, which is very difficult to do beside studying and my "normal" life. You have to create the content, write, take the pictures and be also an active member of all social networks, in order to have your blog noticed. How much time should I invest doing publicity for my blog and how much on the actual blog content?
Please don't get me wrong, I really enjoy working on my blog, otherwise I definitely wouldn't do it. But I think these are questions every bloggers starts to make themselves in one point of their blogger experience.
What was your experience with these kind of issues? 
One of the best things about blogging is the possibility to exchange experiences with other bloggers, and I really would love to read what you think.

Yesterday I was at a Flea Market in San Isidro and I bought these crystal stones and this lovely bracelet. I actually did some rings with the crystal stones, the tutorial is coming very soon!
Have a nice sunday guys! xx