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The end of a summer

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As I stared helplessly
at the reflection of my own face
in the large curved bowl

 at the end of a spoon,
 summer vacation
 drew fully to an end.The chorus of cicadas vibrating the screen door
suddenly picks up in intensity —
as if to transport me
back to the entrance to summer.
Party is over. Long days and happy nights, and this strange lonely summer are over. I go out for a walk taking advantage of these last sunny days. Blue sky blue on my shoulders, high-heeled sandals, and colored bracelets. The best is yet to come Azure Blue (Pantone PQ-17-4139TCX) A variation of blue that is often described as the color of the sky on a clear day. Azure is depicted as a pale cyan or white cyan. In an artistic context this color would be called azure mist.
Fin de fiesta. Se terminan una vez más los largos días y las felices noches de éste verano tan extraño. Salir a caminar aprovechando los ultimos días buenos. Con el azul del cielo en el pecho, sandalias de tacón, y pulseras de colores. Lo mejor siemp…

From the window

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In these rooms where I live out our days,
I wander round and round
trying to find the windows.
It will be a relief when a window opens.
But the windows aren't there to be found -
or at least I can't find them. And perhaps
it's better if I don't find them.
Perhaps the light will prove another tyranny.
Who knows what new things it will expose?
The windowsConstatino Cavafy (1863 – 1933)
Gorgeous afternoon, blue sky: we used to give these little pleasures for granted; taking a relaxed moment by the balcony before a night date.
The new normal.Flame cocktail dress, black heeled sandals and silk shawl, my favourite  rebozo; beautiful mexican black and white handmade piece and a vintage embroided clutch.
Ahora que vemos el mundo tras la ventana y pasamos horas en el balcón, pareciera que apreciamos más las pequeñas cosas; un cielo más que azul y una tarde espléndida. Me tomo entonces un momento para respirar, antes de salir y disfrutar una velada de las que antes dábamos por he…

Pumpkin spice sun

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Today the fields are rich in grass, 
And buttercups in thousands grow;
 I’ll show the world where I have been –
With gold-dust seen on either shoe.

W. H. Davies (1871-1940).
The sun is here, with some luck, all day long. Still, a bit chilly and windy so although my head is thinking about the upcoming summer, I have to be realistic and add a sweater and opaque tights to a pair of shorts. This sweater is made for Peruvian alpaca wool, nice and soft fabric. Don't complain and enjoy sunny days, the clean air, and the empty city.
El sol ya esta aquí, y algunas veces con suerte se queda todo el día. Aun hace algo de fresco y viento, así que aunque mi cabeza esta pensando en el próximo verano, tengo que ser realista y para usar  pantalones cortos hay que añadir medias tupidas y un sweater abrigado. Este por ejemplo esta hecho de lana de alpaca Peruana, un tejido suave y calentito apropiado para estos días. Así que no me quejo y disfruto el sol, el viento en la cara y la ciudad limpia y semi…

It feels like a year

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"...yellow as a hill of daffodils, yellow as dandelions by the highway, yellow as butter and egg yolks, yellow as a school bus stopping you, yellow as a slicker in a downpour."

Marge Piercy ("Colours passing through us")




It feels like a year has passed. It's been long and strange months, and we learned tolive in a different wayand to appreciate small things. A late spring finally arrives, and we walk trough it always keeping our distance. We enjoy blossoming trees and bright colors to spread some necessary optimism.

Primrose yellow (Pantone 13-0755)
Halfway between green lime and marigold orange, primrose yellow is a difficult color to pull. Nevertheless, it Is a happy hue, sometimes scary to wear and always fun.

Just a windy sunny Sunday

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A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period...

Emily Dickinson

The sunlight is here, and it feels so powerful. 
Perfect time for hats and I've always had a weakness for fedoras. I stole my grandfather's gray hat when I was a teenager and I still have it and wear it sometimes. This green fedora does not have much story to tell but still I like it a lot. I think details like colorful gloves or a hat, can really make a difference in a plain outfit.  De entre los muchos tipos de sombreros que me encantan, siempre he tenido debilidad por las fedoras, empecé usando de adolescente el sombrero de fieltro gris de mi abuelo que todavía conservo y me pongo algunas veces. Esta fedora verde encambio no tiene mucha historia que contar, pero igual me encanta. Creo que detalles como unos guantes coloridos o un sombrero, son capaces de hacer la diferencia en atuendo simple. Y la explosion de luz de la primavera casi obliga a ello...
B&W Pea coat: Boysens / black jeans: H…

Sky in grey

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We were surprised for the (lets hope) last snow this year. Nordic spring, still cold, dirty snow, streets covered in mud during the day and ice during the night. Also a few sunny days that make us believe the worst is over when a small night snow fall, bringing us back to march
I go out to the baranda with a cup of the, to enjoy the white landscape and I smile thinking in other latitudes where spring is already in.


Dumped wet and momentary on a dull ground
that’s been clear but clearly sleeping, for days. Last snow melts as it falls, piles up slush, runs in first light making a music in the streets we wish we could keep. Last snow. That’s what we’ll think for weeks to come.
Stubborn calendar of bone. Last snow. Now it must always be so.
H.E.Erdrich Nos sorprende la que esperamos sea la ultima nevada del año. Así es marzo, entre escarcha, nieve sucia y calles llenas de lodo que se convierte de nuevo en hielo durante la noche. Con unos pocos días soleados que nos hacen creer que lo peor y…

A touch of red

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I love the tweed fabric, so classy, warm and versatile. This dress is so wearable during the wintertime, and although can seem boring I like to combine it with colourful and fun complements like this red wool coat and a cashmere bucket hat. Perfect for this weather a bit unpredictable, with a bit of snow and a touch of sunlight.




"There is something about the winter's sun,
 That aspires hope after struggle
 The wait for tomorrow after
 long cold shivering nights;
 is the optimism attached
 to the winter's sun"
                                                   A. Naushad

Siempre ma ha gustado  el tweed, elegante, cálido y versátil. Este vestido es perfecto para el invierno, y aunque a primera vista puede parecer algo aburrido, luce diferente si se combina con complementos de color y divertidos, como este abrigo de lana roja y un sombrero cashmere negro. Perfecto para este momento  del inverno, siempre  impredecible, con un poco de nieve y un toque sol.




Wool tweed dress: …