martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010


When was the first time you realised you were in love?

Sometimes, I wonder weird things. That one above wasn't one of them. In fact, that's a pretty regular question, it seems like it's been taken from a twee romantic movie. But that simple question leads me to the word smile. Because nothing is more authentic than the smile we put when we're madly in love. Does that mean that smiling is a good thing? Sure...right?

BTW, this thing up here is not taken from any movie. That was Spanish love in another place. A pretty good reason to smile.

Then, why aren't we always smiling? Why smiles aren't our innate state? Why are we always with that serious expression on our faces? Everyone's prettier when they smile, and we insist on looking uglier. Smiles and laughters are infectious, and we're aware of it. Why do we keep them inside, then? Well, maybe we're scared of not having a response. And we're probably right about that. Who smiles when they see someone smiling?

Well, I do. But that only happens to me when it's him.

After all, that's what remains. Smiles. Laughter. Kisses. Hugs. Feelings. It's so ethereal...but in the end, it's what matters. It makes your heart beat. Nothing else will make you happy. Nothing else will make your world turn upside down. When everything fails, those little smiles are what make you go on. However, if you have love...then lucky you! Nothing can go wrong if you're in love.

Go spread it! Both love and smiles can be infectious.

jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010

Glam up!

Women are so envious in general.

That's the smartest thing I've ever read. It wasn't long ago. In fact, it was yesterday, and although C. Bushnell is not my favourite writer, sometimes she just blows my mind.

Before I start, I have to say I've found a beauty icon, and she was totally unknown to me until yesterday:

Pretty, right? She's Jean Seberg. Well, in fact, sadly, she was. She wasn't even alive when the eighties arrived (although that's for sure a good thing regarding fashion in the nineties), but she had this beautiful anachronistic smile. That hazardous haircut deserves being showed, because she looks totally gorgeous even with that incredibly short hair.

Anyway, back to glamming up. What's a fashion icon? I think it's very controversial. Even I could be a fashion icon if I wore those extremely weird clothes. Anyhow, you have to believe in what you're wearing, and that way, anything can be pretty. And stylish. But the thing is, sometimes, even those big fashion icons make mistakes.

In other words, Carrie Bradshaw on screen. It can also be Sarah Jessica Parker, but this time I've only seen what she's wearing during filming SATC.
In fact, Carrie is a fashion icon most of the times, like these times:

Yeah, sure you nailed it. But, Carrie, I'm sorry to tell you that you're not always that lucky:

This one on the left makes me cringe. When I first saw the outfit in the specific chapter, I wondered if it was a kind of joke.
(BTW: that one on the right is not two-heads-Carrie, it's just the fabulous Samantha Jones popping in. Ah, Sam, another icon, but not really a fashion one).

And kind of a similar thing occurs with make up. This time, like most of the times, less is more.

However, maybe she just looks prettier smiling.
I visited Patricia Field's blog recently and it's not that bad, I like most of the outfits, but the most hideous ones in the series were designed by her.
I have to say I mostly think of SJP as a fashion icon, though. She totally glams it up. And, the most important thing, she's nice, smiley, really likeable. I wish Carrie was the same way.