May 28, 2010

And I thought I was alone in my hotel room!

On Thursday night, after work, my mate Agus, a bunch of friends and I went to a new bar in Saladillo, the countryside. We stayed there until late chatting and just having fun. When I got to the hotel, I was worn out. Now I don’t know if it was the beer, my imagination or these girls were actually there but the next morning, when I woke up, they'd already left my room … weird!


May 25, 2010

Catch a Tuesday

Since it’s Tuesday, I thought I’d post this video today. It’s an advertising campaign by Oliver Peoples Eyewear, featuring Zooey Deschanel.

It’s not any random Tuesday here in Argentina; it's a public holiday, a pretty big one. On May 25th, 1810 Argentinian citizens expelled the Spanish viceroy Cisneros and established a provincial government for Argentina. It’s been 200 years, so there have been celebrations everywhere.

I was planning to go to the city and take part in some of them, but erm, as you can see, I just stayed home and did nothing =/.

Well, I actually did something. I talked to my aunt Sachiko and we had some tea together. She’s such a sweetheart! Ever since my mom passed away almost two years ago (wow! It’s been so long …), she’s been visiting my sister, my dad and me, and bringing supplies from the Japanese market. This time, she’s brought rice, ramen, cake, turnip, salmon sushi and she even cooked some pork soup for us! What an angel! =)

Melissa + Vivienne Westwood

It was bound to be a success! I mean, does Vivienne Westwood need any introduction? Hello! And Melissa, well, I think nowadays everybody knows this Brazilian brand which makes plastic shoes. I remember that back in the nineties, I saw Claudia Schiffer on this side of the world promoting Melissa. It was weird, because even though those models were not particularly beautiful, I felt there was something special about them; maybe because of the fact that they reminded me of when I was a little girl and had a couple of plastic sandals, which I loved. Melissa has come a long way since then; many well-known designers have collaborated to create unique designs for this brand. Vivienne Westwood is their latest and probably greatest collaborator.

Unfortunately, I still haven’t been able to find her designs here in Argentina, but I’m sure they’ll be launched here in no time. In the meantime, I’ll keep wearing my pairs of Melissa by Alexander Hercovich, one of my favorite Brazilian designers.

These are some of my favorite shoes by Vivienne. Go check Melissa's website, I'm sure you'll find something you like.

This is Melissa’s latest lookbook.

May 24, 2010

Shoes made in Argentina

I’m not sure if people bother to read or see what’s on my page, but I’m having fun posting things from my country so I’ll keep doing it.

This time I’ve chosen one of most girls’ favorite items: shoes! God knows how much I personally love them and how much money I’ve spent on them. But a girl can never have enough shoes, right?

These are the stores I always go to when planning to get myself some lovely footwear.

My goal, as with clothes, is always to get a pair that will be owned by the fewest people possible, that’s why Luz Principe is always my first choice. She doesn’t have stores you can see from the street; she receives people in her private showroom located on a 7th floor. She only makes a few pairs per size, so that guarantees that no more than, I don’t know, ten people will own that same design. You sure have to hurry when you see something you like, because you’re likely to no longer find it when you make it to the store. She makes the same shoes in different patterns, so it’s a good idea to go visit Luz from time to time to take a look at what she has at the moment.

She used to be a very well known model; I’m not sure whether she still rocks the runway, but has now become more popular as a shoe designer. As far as I know, she only owns one store located in Palermo, one of Buenos Aires' hot spots for shopping. Again, you can’t see her store from the street; you have to go up some old winding stairs, ring the bell and wait for someone to open the door for you.

Aren’t her boots just amazing?

This independent brand has become popular thanks to Facebook (that’s how I heard about it) and to Calatolgue magazine, which has advertised many of its designs. I still haven’t bought anything from Rios Benson, but I’m sure I will soon.