Thursday, October 28, 2010

Where Brooklyn at?

The love that I have for Hip Hop started ever since I was a young girl. There was a time in my life that I lived with African Americans and that's all that we would listen to, LOL! The funniest thing was that I didn't know English back then, so understanding the lyrics and their jokes was so hard at first, but once you get it, you are just stuck with it for life. Like they say: "Once you try Black, you never go back"
This quote, of course, can be translated to many things... sexually, musically, even with fashion, 'cause a LBD is a must!

I had the best times of my life when I would be eating oranges with pepper and vinegar and scream like crazy when my song was on the radio, I was happy without having anything but music and friends to dance to all those lyrics.

I can also understand that some people hate Hip Hop because it can get extremely offensive, tacky etc or whatever, but to me is so much more than that, is powerful! Nowadays, Hip Hop is sooo much more than that! I love being classy and listening to the old school songs, and discover new amazing artists.  Here is something funny: One day I read that Natalie Portman loved listening to dirty Hip Hop and I said to myself: OMG, I'm glad she is not stuck in just one world and that she is confident enough to have fun and admitting it.  I have a feeling that a lot of people have songs that they secretly love because they are so ashame to admit it!

Anyway, I love this picture of this chic apartment 'cause it has a huge "poster" of the most popular streets.  I totally "dig" this style, the combination of Black, Brown just empowers the room.

PS 1: I ♥ when Hovito (Jay-Z) says: WHERE BROOKLYN @! 
PS 2: I wish I could give credit to this pic!

Love this look from Halle

You can never go wrong with Halle Berry, I love the fact that she had a baby and she is still looks modern, cool and HOT; and most importantly that she didn't change the way she dresses. Why the heck women change everything about themselves when they have a baby?  This  is truly an inspiration, which makes me believe that anything can happen when you have determination and you love yourself. 
credits to:

Friday, October 22, 2010

For ever young

The H&M campaign shows that age is just a consequence of time.

Juventud divino tesoro! ♥

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Animal print = HOT!

The Kanye West effect

The Kanye west effect to me is to, is leaving everything behind that is holding you to follow your dream. Is being 100% convienced that you don't have anything to lose, that you are the best and that you have it in you. To some people he is an egocentric idiot, but to me he just another mother fucker just like you and me that had the guts to follow his dreams no matter what. He even dropped out of collage 'cause he knew he has something special, he didn't want to wait any longer. This is a good example of how convienced he was that he was going to make it, that to me is the KW effect.

How many times have we wanted to drop everything, become free and run towards our dreams?  I think we all know we have it in ourselves, no matter what it is, we know that when we are in front of that mirrow and nobody is there but us, we see that we are unique, and that we have something stong inside, something that we have to achieve just to say I did it! 

If you don't achieve your dreams, you'll be deprressed and I believe people can go crazy when they are fustrated, so ama go for it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The best fit

IMO, this is one of the best fit for a women's top when you want to look sexy, chic and also slim.  A high waisted skirt nails the look. I'm obsessed with high waisted skirts; I remember seeing my mom my mom wearing them when I was a little girl with her huge Stilettos , awww. I bought my first one about three years ago and trust me, this attracts testosterone more than anything! But what really caught my attention, was that little cut to show that model's tonned belly, that 's just so freakin' HOT! credits to the magnificent The Sartorialist


The Professional

I would never get tired of this movie. First of all you have two amazing actors, again the wonderful Natalie Portman, Jean Reno, who is sexy as hell, the crazy Gary Oldman,  who I think is as nuts as in that movie, and Danny Aiello, who I always picture eating meatballs spilling tomatoe sauce all over his Italian tablecloth.  

I just love every part of this movie, I how determined Mathilda was but was still sweet to win Leon's heart. I think that some point in our lives we've all felt like Mathilda, you've felt that you have to stand strong or you'll die.

I would never forget a quote when she was interviewed by James Lipton, and said that ever since she was a little girl she would walk around NY and would always say to herself: "I think today I'm gonna be discovered". 

How impressive is that? I think its as impressive as admitting it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The perfect curtain fabric!

As soon as I saw this picture in this magazine I said to myself: "Holy Cow, this is the same background that I have in my blog" Isn't this the best brown combination? awww, now I feel like having some chocolates...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The best bookends!

I love my metal bookends! There are silver and match so great with all the rest of my kitchen items.  Now I need to hit the bookstore and get more cooking books :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Perfect from head 2 toe

Rihanna - Hard ft. Jeezy

New York, I love you

I had some extra time so I decided to watch a movie, and I just (ten minutes ago) finished watching New York, I love you. I didn't know what was it about, but I'll watch any movie with Natalie Portman, and it gets better if Andy Garcia, Rachael Bilson and Eathan Hawke are in it. The two Asian actresses, Maggie Q and Qi Shu are hot, and nothing feels better for a women's ego than to feel as hot as that prostitute; to feel in control.

It was an nice movie, because I didn't expect anything, I wanted to watch someone else's life and I got exactly what I wanted. I gotta a little life out of every character which works great in a rainy day. I love how all the actors did their scene and that's it.

Watching people,  paying attention to all the details, is the coolest thing ever. I love doing that whenever I'm in a club, down the street, at work. Everyone has a story and we are all crazy and weird in some ways, some are just better actors but we all struggle to find happiness, love or ourselves, and some people just don't give a damn and are completely lost and we have all felt that way before. 

This scene was impressive, it shook my brain, it was sexy, deep, emotional, it was great.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My weekend healthy snack

So my hubby and I went to the movies to watch Inception, which was actually a fun movie because I've always been fascinated with dreams. I think dreaming is the most magical thing that can happen to a human being, is transportingg and connecting with your subconscious in such a deep and amazingly level. 

We had a really healthy lunch: Pumpkin soup and a spinach, mushroom, mozzarella cheese with onions omelet, and a strawberry lemonade; and since we didn't want to screw up all this wonderful lunch we decided to try this wonderful yogurt ice cream, estaba rico (Yummy). I usually don't go for dairies, I try to have one a week or something but this was a really good choice! This healthy snack tasted like heaven, so I didn't know if I was dreaming or if it was reality!


You gotta ♥ this hair-style!

You just gotta love this hair-style. It will match perfectly with a blue and gray stripped sweater I have! This rocks!

Monday, October 11, 2010

This works!

Since I started school again, I haven't been able to workout, so I bought this pilates core ball which I have tried at the gym before so I know it works; It works amazingly in your abs and butt, this is perfect for squats! Tomorrow is my first workout rutine, I'm really excited. Taking care of yourself rocks!

October's gifts

Hubby gave me this wonderful gift card and a Vogue magazine! awww. Eye shadow: Woodrose 33,  Brow pencil: Grey (which is actually brown).

Friday, October 8, 2010

A good karma click

In such a competitive world of fashion is so nice to find people that are still humble and sweet  and willing to share the love for their work, even if they are miles away, you can still feel everything that was going on in that precise moment when he did the "magic click". Kamel Lahmadi, is a cool and relaxed photographer that says things like: "The great secret of photogenic is GENEROSITY" Good quote huh?

Yesterday, he took pictures of Olivia Palermo, and dedicated a post to describe how sweet she was to a fan. FIRST time I read something sweet about her, which I think was really sweet of him so now I'm dedicating a post to him for good karma, lol.  This picture is from July, when he didn't even know who she was, but the updated pictures of yesterday's shoot are at:

I'm obsessed with orchids

Orchids seeds are expensive and I know that they are very hard to grow. Seeds, of course, are cheaper than if you buy a plant directly from a flower shop. My aunt got one for 75 bucks and it died, LOL! I really wanna buy some seeds and give it a try for real! My favorite are the classic white ones and this hot pink awesome orchid that match amazingly with brown furniture!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Round all around!

What a nice idea shown at CASA COR  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I never thought that having a round lamp and a round table could look so well, is a nice and simple idea.

My second travel goal

My first travel goal was to get lost in a jungle in the Caribbean and feeling free. I never felt so happy in my entire life, I had to be myself, I didn't have to pretend that I had anything but my smile to convince estranges that I was a good human being. This freedom and peace made me want to experience that feeling again and this is where I want to go:

Angkor Wat.  I'm obsessed with this place magical place that was found in Cambodia. I can look at all the details for hours, if you ever wanna travel to a mystical place, this is it!
Angkor is perfect, you'll find so much nature, friendly monks, and locals that  pick these beautiful flowers, respectfully from the ponds. The temples have so much detailed work, truly architectural master pieces. No wonder it took centuries to build all the temples, and one day a H. Mouhout found this hidden in the tropical forest! Imagine the look on his face!  Don't you love how nature takes over this mysterious place?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A mineralized glow

Okay let's put it this way: I didn't know what makeup was before I tried MAC. Of course I did know all the crap from drugstores, so I never understood how women looked so beautiful if they were wearing the same makeup that I was wearing LOL! So, I wanted to test, to confirm with my own eyes ,and so one day I decided to invest and  took an appointment with a MAC makeup artist and I sat in that little chair and bumped into a fascinating world with lots of tricks but mostly importantly with the right tools! 

The makeup is so good that I will never go back. Yes it is expensive, but in the other hand, it last a long time so is almost the same thing.  The brushes do all the work and the quality of every single thing is just perfect! 

I have tried a few stuff but this thing is just the best thing a woman can buy. Mineralize blushes give you that glow that you need specially when you are tired. I have Moon River, this product made a huge impact in my makeup kit.  Tip: I put the normal blush and then put this on top to give a fresh healthy looking glow. 

Regarding makeup, I've also tried Bobbi Brown which also works really well, but I haven't tried any other mineralize blush because I just love my Moon River!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The perfect Caribbean terrace

What a wonderful terrace in the Caribbean. I love how left corner seating space is floating in the air, just above the fresh water.

This should be a magnet on every women's fridge

I once found this image, and it made sence. 90% of women lose weight to wear their favorite jeans lol.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

While I'm still young

 What a perfect shot. I have to take a picture like this when I'm still young. I wonder how many shots they took before finding the perfect angle.

Pic: O.Palermo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Drinks and much more

Today hubby and I are gonna go for some drinks to my favorite restaurant "Zully" here is a pic of this magical place. The stairs always  have rose petals and candles, this simple touches make a perfect night! I really need a vodka, I'll guess I'll have to drink lots of green tea and water during the week, but who cares the memories will last for ever!!!

Bien dans sa peau

Feel good in your skin. Be comfortable with who you are, love yourself.  I believe that as soon as you feel good, see how you unique you are, and discover the magic of the human body, the universe responds and gives you something back. I started to practice this and putting any shyness aside, but something very important is to have a balance, so it has nothing to do with  arrogance is about being humble, leave your EGO where it belongs, and be grateful.

You don't need to be the prettiest, you just need to believe that you are the best that you can be  with what the universe has giving you, and everyone will get that picture, as simple as that. They will see you glow on your own. 

Some people are really good looking but if they don't know how to practice these skills nobody will notice them. Sometimes every guy on a club wants dance with one particular girl, she is not the prettiest but she has something that prettiest girls wish they had.

This is the best picture, in my opinion, of the one and only Marilyn Monroe. She was gorgeous but is more than that, she was confident, she knew the power she had and she worked it.