martes, 21 de agosto de 2012

Governor's Island Jazz Age Lawn Party 2012

Why wasn't I aware of this magnificent event before? Absolutely gorgeous.
Mental note: Start thinking about next year's outfit.

All pictures by moi. Thanks to all of the beautiful people that made this event unforgettable.

miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2012

The Olympics.....not really

A very dear friend of mine (whom I call DoDo) texted me a picture of herself wearing a bathing suit. Of course she looked adorable. I find all my dearest friends to be the prettiest girls on earth. She wanted me to give her an honest opinion of how her body looks five months after giving birth to her beautiful baby. It got me thinking about how much our bodies change during the course of our lives. Gravity takes over your boobs, stomach, and butt no matter how much exercise you try to squeeze into your daily routine. Those donuts that you used to burn so fast in your twenties are now noticeable within minutes of eating them and suddenly the thought of cosmetic surgery crosses your mind more regularly than before. 

But don't worry my dear warriors, I've come up with a solution to our bathing suit problems (at least the taking a picture in your bathing suit one). I've called it: the instant boob, stomach and butt lift. It's very simple, all you have to do is a hand stand (exhibit A) and then rotate your picture (exhibit B) and tadah! suddenly your boobs are at a decent height again. Ignore my "Olympic style tape" on my right knee. Along with the perks of reaching a certain age comes the torn ligament and the misplaced patella. It comes with the deluxe package. 

For the more adventurous of you I recommend the "running pose".
It doesn't hurt to have a bathing suit with a strategically placed ornament to cover that fluffy belly that not even 500 sit-ups will flatten.

If you cannot do the head stand don't worry! I also created the "laying on the floor" pose. This pose will spread your belly and boobs all over the floor giving you a "flat" stomach.
If you are brave enough just go ahead and stand up. Suck your belly in and do the "I'm looking at the empty floor and trying to look interesting look" (how many times can one say look in one sentence?) (Do you notice how the buttons that are holding the ornamental piece are at their maximum stress level?)

And with pictures of me wearing a bathing suit I say Good Night to you all. Dear DoDo and the rest of you with bathing suit issues, you are the prettiest! We are all unique in our own skin and that's the beauty of the human race. Love you all :)
Agua Bendita Bathing Suit
All pictures by Alcibiades

lunes, 13 de agosto de 2012

haPpy mOnday! are never fully dressed  until you wear a smile.
vintage blouse found on my uncle's basement (did I ever mention he used to work on the Fashion District in the 70's? bags full of vintage clothes are still to be discovered), French Connection headband, Easiest DIY of the month: the Black Tooth by Sharpie

miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2012

Serious Love Affair

Miu Miu's Fall/ Winter 2012 Campaign.
Tempted to replace Chloe Sevigny's face with mine.

lunes, 6 de agosto de 2012


Every so often, in a crammed sea of boring web pages comes the one that wakes up your butterflies, the one that raises up your sugar levels and makes you swing your tail (what? don't tell me you've got no tail!). This morning, while drinking my fruit smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, and almond milk) and eating my two boiled eggs, I came across these beauties. After some facebook investigation I found the intellectual and material author of this delicacy (if I could eat these I think they'll taste like red velvet cake); fellow Colombian Natalia Swarz. I emailed her, she responded almost immediately and my wagging tail couldn't stop moving. 
Hurray for this young talented girl, pure Guayaba talent at it's best!  

All illustrations by Natalia Swarz

domingo, 5 de agosto de 2012

The Genius I thought I was

I'm lucky enough to have an older brother. When we were little I inherited his clothing. Very often I was mistaken as his younger brother. I never felt upset for this gender confusion, but I developed a love for male clothing (as certain guayabagram suggested). My brother is super bright and smart. I just happen to have cute curly blonde hair. Curly blonde with crazy ideas, just keep reading....

Last Thursday during a pre-fall cleaning session of my husband's closet, I came across the nicest stripped shirts that he no longer considered good enough to share prime closet space with his other shirts. The fabric was just fantastic, a bit too big for moi, but something told me that I could give a better use to these beautiful body containers before making Salvation Army their next destination. So I did what any normal human being would do and I started using the shirt as a super hero cape, although it looked fantastic, I didn't think my office would approve of that look (remember this incident?), then I used it as a turban, look that I loved, but let's remember that we are in the middle of a very intense summer in NYC, maybe I'll try that look for fall. So, what else to do with a beautiful piece of material if it's not to wrap it around your waist and use it a s skirt? And that's exactly what I did. It was perfection. I pictured myself inventing the "shkirt" and selling it all around the world. Everything was beautiful until I went online and typed: "how to wear a men's shirt like a skirt" and suddenly my dreams broke into a million pieces. There are about fifty videos about what the hell to do with men's clothes! Who has the time to come up with this nonsense? My favorite however is this one, click click.

So just when I thought that I've discovered the ultimate fashion creation comes youtube and slaps me in the face. I was this close (fat and index finger almost touching) of proving to my brother and my entire family that there is more than blond fibers in mi skull. There is a video right before youtube came and threw cold water at me, a video that shows the genius I thought I was.

Ralph Lauren men's shirt, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony blouse, Miu Miu shoes, 
Vintage tie head piece. Dorky dance by myself.