Black & Denim

Hi everyone! Last week the ASEDAI (the Spanish Association of Image Consultants) received the award ‘El Dedal de Oro‘ considered the Goya of the fashion world. An award given to personalities such as designers, publicists, and specialized journalists. During 2015, I have helped ASEDAI as their head of communication, and I am very pleased about this prize as a recognition of our work together. 

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And now for the look of the day, an outfit for the daytime that combines a black blouse and a jean skirt. 

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The blouse is from ZARA (new) and although it is long sleeved, the fabric is not thick. 

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The light blue jean skirt, with black leather on both sides, is from MANGO (vintage).

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Gladiator sandals, very popular this summer, from ZARA from last year.

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Glasses from PARFOIS, bracelet from UNO DE 50 and beach style bag you can find in stores that sell beach baskets.

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Paisley pants look

Hi there!! Sunday is almost over, how quickly passes the weekend. How are your holidays? I am enjoying with my family these days before moving to Cape Town.
The principal of today´s look are this paisley pants that reminds me a lot of  ETRO style, are from the brand Wonders of the World. I bought them a few months ago in a popup store in Madrid. The truth is they are very comfortable and casual so you can use it for a day look or for going to the beach with flip flops and a tank top.

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The blouse is from ZARA and you can find it on sales as you see in the photo has details on cuffs and back with ethnic designs.

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BALENCIAGA black leather bag with gold studs is a bag that I love because it is easy to match with any outfit.

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As Accessories, VOGUE EYEWEAR SUNGLASSES, vintage black necklace and earrings from ARISTOCRAZY.

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I hope you like today´s look, happy Sunday everyone !!

Long Dress Look

Hello!! How’s your summer going? I imagine that many of you have started your holidays, at the beach, in the mountains or just around the city enjoying a few days off. Next weekend we go to the south of Spain for a few days, and I will post from there including some recommendations about places to visit.

Today’s look is very summer, as I said in a previous post, at this time of year I love wearing super comfortable jumpsuits and long dresses for their boho style, ideal for summer.

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I rescued this dress from two seasons ago, bought at ZARA and every year different stores sell similar dresses, being a basic in every wardrobe. On this beige color dress it’s easy to match with any sandals or wedges.

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Added accessories are a brown leather belt and a vintage ethnic bag, also recovered from long ago.

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Coral and beige CASTAÑER wedges.

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For makeup I used these two new palettes, MAKE UP REVOLUTION with different shades for contouring blush and eye shadows.

I hope you like the outfit. HAPPY SUMMER!!

Kisses,

Victoria

Clarins new beauty products

Since a couple of days ago I am using these three new Clarins products and they have become my beauty essentials for this summer. Mission Perfection is a serum that brightens your face and helps to combat the effects of the sun. Regard Multi-Zone Intensif is for the area around the eyes, I love the texture without greasiness, perfect for use before makeup. For the body I’m using Masvelt cream for rebellious areas.
Here are some details of each product:

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Mission Perfection Serum

After years parts of our face becomes darkened. Clarins has created this serum to combat pigment disorders and bring light to the skin.

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The combination of plants (acerola extract) and science (hexylresorcinol) helps to reduce spotting. The result is more luminous skin, unblemished and uniform.

Recommended price: 73 euros

 Concentré Zone Regard Multi- Intensif

To eliminate the signs of aging around the eyes, puffiness, dark circles, frown lines, and wrinkles. Clarins created  Concentré Zone Regard Multi- Intensif, a concentrate that combats all these problems.

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The Harungana Bio offers a redensifying aging action. The Albizia prevents glycation and stops the installation of dark circles. Guarana effectively reduces bags around the eyes. D-panthenol and vitamin B5 visibly reduce wrinkles.

Clarins application method: Apply the amount equivalent to a grain of rice through pressure to avoid stretching the delicate zone around the eyes. The pressure creates drainage to reactive microcirculation, and clarify the area.

All the area around the eyes is smoothed through a lifting effect.

Recommended price: 71 euros

Masvelt

In 1974, Clarins created the first Masvelt cream intended to reduce excess fat around the waist, hips, arms and knees.

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Clarins today renews Masvelt formula, containing extract of Poppy, and acts to limit the storage of fat and stimulate its elimination.

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Clarins today renews Masvelt formula, containing extract of Poppy, and acts to limit the storage of fat and stimulate its elimination.

The texture is creamy with a nice woody floral fragance that cannot be sticky so you can dress immediately.

Recommended price: 56 euros

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Have you tried any of these Clarins products? What do you think?

I hope you are having a great weekend!!

Kisses,

Victoria

Total white look

Hi! How’s your week so far?
I’m getting things organized for my trip to South Africa. In August we’re moving to Cape Town for five months. I’ve never been there but people tell me it’s a fantastic city. I am sure that the experience of living there will be unforgettable. Traveling and discovering new places are some of the best life offers, being exposed to different cultures and meeting new people. Through this website and in social networks @FriendlyMadrid I’ll tell you about my adventures, and my day to day and show you the famous city up close.

Meanwhile, I leave you with the look of the day.

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In Summer we love to dress in white, in fact it is one of my favorite colors. The truth is that when you are tanned, white favors you (not me, I’m still in the process; p).

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I am wearing a ZARA t-shirt (NEW), white skirt with wooden buttons STRADIVARIUS (NEW), CASTAÑER sandals (last year), clutch STELLA RITTWAGEN (NEW) and neckless LUXENTER (NEW).

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What do you think about the look? If you have been in Cape Town all recommendations are welcome!

Thanks for reading and for sharing your comments.


Kisses,
Victoria

Tropical Jumpsuit

Hi!! Here is a very comfortable look for today. With the hot summer weather I usually wear a jumpsuit, one piece and forget about complications of having to combine.

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This jumpsuit with a tropical print is by Women’s Secret (NEW). I bought it before the sales for my trip to Mexico but maybe you can still find it at any WS store.

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I recently saw Eva Gonzalez wearing this versatile jumpsuit for a presentation. Wear it to the pool with flip-flops or at night with high-heel sandals, a clutch and a jacket.

For a daytime look combine it with a crochet bag in beige and white, Ibiza style perfect for the summer months.

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ZARA sandals (NEW) in beige, with small square heel and stone details on the front strip, very easy to wear.

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To complete this outfit, a simple Playmobil LAF (NEW). Check out the collection. Very fun and different, with bracelets, pendants, earrings, keychains and recently presented ‘Morelia Rosa’ a new limited edition piece representing the snake of Playmobil ‘Treasure Island’ available exclusively at Isolée Madrid.

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Côte d’Azur trip

Hi!! How was your week?
Today a summary of our trip through the South of France, the Côte d’Azur. We spent five days visiting beautiful towns, beaches and mountains. We started the trip by plane from Madrid to Marseille where we rented a car and continued to the region of St. Tropez.

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Picture of Old Port of Marseille from the plane.
Marseille, the second largest city in France, is the most important commercial port of Provence, France and the Mediterranean, and is the third largest port in Europe.
The route starts in Ramatuelle with its many stunning vineyards such as Domaine La Rouillère.

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We also came across this windmill near Ramatuelle from the eighteenth century.

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Pampelonne  beach

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View from the mountain down to the sea.

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The next day we went to the small village of Port Grimaud, the Venice of the French Riviera.

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St.Tropez, one of the most famous resorts of the French Riviera.

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The old port of St. Tropez, great for a walk at night and to have an aperitif in one of the cafés located in front of the yachts, a classic being Senequier.

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Luxury in abundance but also traditional places where you dine well at a reasonable price. We peeked into the kitchen of this Italian restaurant that makes all their pastas by hand.

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The streets are charming around the square near to the port and there is a famous market on Sunday morning on La Place des Lices where they sell food and clothing items.

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After visiting the market stop by Le Cafe for lunch.

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Sanary “Ville fleurie”

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Cassis owes its name to a mulberry-like plant that produces a distinctive liquor, used in the classic Kir.

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And if you do not have vertigo you must drive from Cassis along the legendary corniches that span in both directions along the coast. The views are spectacular.

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A highly recommended trip, five days is enough time to visit the highlights of this beautiful region.
Have you been there? Contact us for more tips or recommendations.