Friday, July 31, 2009
No wonder she landed her 3rd cover on Nylon magazine, only 2 girls have made it to this.. her and Kirsten Dunst.
Sienna Miller did it again and there's an obvious reason to it.. She Rocks!
Not only she's a talented actress, she's fun, energetic, down to earth and of course a true fashionista. Her effortless look is inspirational to many girls around the world; she's a natural trendsetter and this month she rocks the August edition of Nylon magazine.
Be sure to check her out, the pictures are great. I already took a sneak peek into the digital edition and I'm loving it. Go buy it!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
3 o 4 months ago I saw this contest "Jovenes Creadores" (www.esne.es); it's from a Spanish School. The ones who entered had to send a minimum of 3 art pieces about the career you wanted to apply to.. architecture, interior design, graphic design and fashion design. Of course I applied to the last one, I worked really hard to develop my 4 art pieces, I sent them from Mexico to Spain, called them at 3 a.m. to see if everything arrived OK and just waited and waited and waited for the final decision.
Days went by.. Last Friday the winners were published on the web page... I was already up from 2.24 a.m... I knew it was like 11.00 a.m. on Spain so they must already picked the winners... I refreshed every half hour the web page until I saw it...
and so on... until Fashion Design winners were posted....
#1 - No winner (WHAT? O_o)
#2 - Bertha something
#3 - Ivette (GULP!) Mancilla................................................
are you effing kidding me!??
I couldn't believe it.. I won 3rd place... is this awesome or what?!
I really couldn't believe it.. I must have some sort of talent in this matter.. right?!
anyway... the 3rd place gets a 25% scholarship for the Fashion Design and Textiles career at the Spanish University.. Camilo Jose Cela in Madrid, Spain.
I knew I was going back to Spain! I always knew I'd be back!
All this incredible news, which could have been the happiest I've received in a very very long time were blown away in a second... why?... here are the reasons:
1. In November I was diagnosed with a ... very ugly... disease.. since then I've been fighting it and getting a really crappy treatment. I'm better now, but still on pills. I finish my treatment this month, BUT my parents don't want me to leave now, they think I could still be vulnerable.
2. Even though the scholarship's a great help, there's a lot of money involved and so little time to get it.. the expenses are not only from school but the trip to Spain, getting a place to live, food and public transportation once I'm there, a lot of paperwork in here that costs more than I thought, changing my insurance system into international mode which obviously costs more..etc... I guess you can say that reason number 2 is a financial matter.
3. TIME. School starts this October and I have to reserve my place by TOMORROW. I have no visa, no international insurance, no money, no plane ticket... not even my parents support.
4. My parents think "Fashion Design" is a waste of time and that I should stick to what I graduated from.. Marketing Administration. "Something serious", they say.
Is life a bitch or what?
Why did I win if I was never going to be able to go there?
I guess I shouldn't have entered...
it's not like I'll get the chance to win again... nobody wins the lottery 2 times...
I must be Destiny's private joke or something.
And all this comes just when I thought I was getting into a better phase in my life, finishing my treatment, looking for a Fashion School in San Diego, L.A. or Guadalajara; thinking my parents supported my passion for this "Fashion Stuff" as they call it. But it was all a lie, a dream, a glimpse of something I'll never get.
All my friends are telling me... "Everything happens for a reason"....
Well.. if you ever find that reason, please let me know.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
This zebra print cami was designed and made by me. It has some sequin details on the back.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Take a look and tell me what you think!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I envy those couples that elope together forever.
I envy the characters in movies that once they're 18, move out from their parents house into another city and start their own lives.
I envy those people that never stay in one place more than a year. Those people that go from Madrid to Paris, to Dublin, to Berlin, to London, to Florence, to Bangkok..... what a diverse life they must live; such experiences must be fantastic.
I don't know if I'll ever have the guts to do it; that's what I hate the most. Besides, where would I go?, where would I work?... maybe I'm thinking about it too much, maybe the point of all of it is just being spontaneous and just take off to never return. Independence is just around the corner and I've been afraid of leaving my own porch to even take a look at it.
But I know, deep down; that I will runaway some day... I'm just to sick of this, I will not be able to hold longer anymore. I just wish I figure out where I'm going before I make a wrong decision.
I can picture myself already doing so... I'm sure I'll pick a city with a beach, I just know it... what a wonderful change that would be...
Monday, July 13, 2009
Anyway... I decided to read all over again the Half-Blood Prince book; I want to remember every detail before watching the movie this Wednesday; and of course, I did miss a couple of things. I didn't remember Professor Slughorn, "Sectumsempra", the love filters at school, the horocruxes, among other things.
I just can't wait to see the movie!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
*I do not take credit for any of the images