This year saw the return of ARCO Madrid, now in its 33rd edition.

ARCO Madrid is a trade fair for contemporary art professionals, amateurs and the general public.

The first two days, February 19th and 20th, were dedicated to collectors, curators, museum directors, biennials and art centers. The 21st to 23th of February was for lovers of contemporary art and general public.

From 23 countries, 164 galleries were included in the general portion and 55 programs were part of the curated set painting, sculpture, installations, photography, video, new media, drawing and printmaking.

This year ARCO brought together more than 250 collectors worldwide and 150 special guests.

From Friendly Madrid we have chosen a selection of works from an assortment of galleries:


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Maria Lafuente presents her new collection Kapok

The designer Maria Lafuente presents her Fall / Winter 14-15 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.


The fashion show took place at the Tropical Garden at Madrid Atocha train station, with the title Kapok, a tree native to Mesoamerica.


Another recurrent symbol is the butterfly, which is a part of María Lafuente logo.

The predominant colors are white, black and red.

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Accessories made from organic cane honey, handpainted socks and shoes.

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Hair and makeup done by L ‘Passage Vip. The hair was in an undone braid.

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 What do you think about this collection?



A coffee?

From Friendly Madrid we introduce you some of the newest and coolest cafés in Madrid.

We love Harina for brunch, a snack or even dinner.

The bakery has delicious bagels (a true find in Madrid), freshly baked bread, and natural juices.

Plaza de la Independencia, 10

Telephone number: 915 22 87 85


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The recently opened Cappuccino Grand Café has a Parisian style terrace to see and be seen, and is much more formal atmosphere than Harina. The Cappuccino Grand Café serves food and a selection of cocktails with prices around 12 euros per dish. Fabulous views on the Puerta de Alcalá.

 Plaza de la Independencia, 5

Telephone number: 91 765 21 21




Ganz Café & Bistrot is a very fashionable restaurant/café, especially for Sunday brunch. The brunch at 18 euros includes drinks, pastries and a main. We like the fashionable decor and cozy atmosphere.

C/ Almadén, 9  (esquina Calle San Pedro)

Telephone number: 911733937


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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid

The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid will take place from the 14th to 18th of February at IFEMA.

This is the program for the designer shows:


 Pasarela Mercedes-Benz  Pasarela Bertha Benz
Friday, 14 February 11:00 AA de Amaya Arzuaga14:00 Miguel Palacio17:00 Devota & Lomba

20:00 Aristocrazy

12:30 Roberto Verino15:30Etxeberría18:30 Duyos
Saturday, 15 February 11:00 M. Lamothe
María Barros14:00 Francis Montesinos17:00 Teresa Helbig

20:00 Roberto Torretta

12:30 Ailanto15:30 Angel Schlesser18:30 Juana Martín
Sunday, 16 February 11:00 Juan Vidal
Moises Nieto14:00 Ana Locking17:30 Ion Fiz
12:30 Andrés Sarda16:00 Victorio & Lucchino19:00 Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Monday, 17 February 12:30 Hannibal Laguna17:00 Carlos Díez
María Escoté
11:00 Davidelfin15:00 Juanjo Oliva19:00 Premio L’Oréal

19:15 Miguel Marinero
Jesús Lorenzo

Thuesday, 18 February
Samsung EGO
11:00 Leandro Cano
Samsung EGO Innovation Project

HOWL by María Glück

Miguel Alex

15:15 Lady Cacahuete
Rafael J. Cameselle

17:00 María Clé Leal

19:00 Premio MB Fashion Talent
Leyre Valiente
Petra Ptáčková
Diseñador Internacional
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent

Invitación directa del diseñador Friday, 14 February 21:15 Gori de Palma
23:00 Jose Matteos
Monday, 17 February 20:30 María Lafuente
21:30 Esther Noriega

There will be an area of ​​booths around the two rooms where the shows will take place. The space is called CIBELESPACIO and will have makeup and styling demonstrations, where it is possible to buy creations of young designers. The main fashion magazines will also be present.




Cézanne, site/non site

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From February 4th until May 18th at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, we have the chance to see the first solo exhibition in the last thirty years in Spain of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). One of the most significant French painters of the second half of the nineteenth century, Cézanne is considered “the father of modern art.”

He began studying law at Aix-en-Provence, but in 1861 moved to Paris to become a painter. In the French capital he studied at the Académie Suisse,  made numerous copies in the Louvre and became a friend of Camille Pissarro, with whom he began to paint the outdoors.

Cézanne considered inseparable form and color. His pictorial language is characterized by the use of flat areas of color, applied with geometric strokes that shape the surface of his paintings. His landscapes, still lifes and portraits break with the traditional concept of depth, defined by successive planes, and try to pictorially capture the internal structure of things.

The subtitle of the exhibition site / non-site evokes a pair of concepts forged by Smithson in his own creation, raising the dialectic between outdoor work and studying. And in turn reflects the relationship between landscape and still life. In the work of Cézanne, the landscape is the dominant theme, identified with painting in nature. Unlike the Impressionists, Cézanne also gave importance to the workshop as a genre with still life. Cézanne cultivated both pictorial genres introducing landscape elements in his still lifes and still life into landscape paintings.

General: 11 euros

Reduced price: 7 euros

Adress: Paseo del Prado, 8 Madrid

Telephone number: 902 76 05 11

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White Winter

 Often we associate colors to a season, black for winter, white for summer, like fluorine ringtones.


This winter more than ever, wearing white is the fashion, from coats, jackets, sweaters, dresses to skirts.

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Find similar items to these on sale:

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Leather biker Jacket 39,99 euros, ZARA

Basic jeans 12,00 euros ZARA

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Military style chiffon blouse 14,99 euros Mango

Biker style jacket 24,99 euros Mango

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Pants with zippers 9,99 euros Mango

Crepe pants suit 14,99 euros Mango

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Chanel bag

Mango new collection look book

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Chanel Sunglasses

Chanel bag

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Open back pullover 9,99 euros Blanco

Pullover 25,99 euros Pull &Bear

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Chanel belt

Feather flared coat 34,99 euros Blanco