I am so tired of the typical complaint, ¨my phone died¨…¨I have no battery…¨ It´s practically the story of my life and of many others, now that smart phones are common. It happens constantly whether you have an Iphone, a blackberry, or in my case a Samsung Galaxy SIII. Especially if you are on the go ALLLL the time like I am.
My lovely friend Rachel alerted me to this fabulous new discovery that I honestly feel is life changing. It´s called Everpurse, and it´s basically a small purse that charges your phone. No cables needed-you simply slip the phone into the purse (more of a clutch sized bag, pretty small) and it automtically connects to a charging dock at the bottom of the purse. Later, you put your purse onto a charging pad to juice it up. The bag has the capacity to charge your phone from dying to full battery TWO times until the purse itself has to be recharged.
This purse works with the following phones: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or Samsung Galaxy SIII. (sorry blackberry gals!)
The bag comes with a crossbody strap or you can use is as a clutch. It´s also small enough that you slip it into a larger bag as well. However this invention does not come cheap. The bags start at 189 USD. Eek! Pricey…but for some, it could be worth it! To purchase, check out the Everpurse website.
Emerald Croc Pattern Leather 319 USD
Ruby Red Fabric 189 USD
Sapphire Leather 249 USD
Dear lovely followers,
I am taking a well needed rest for a couple of weeks to go to the South of Portugal. I am not sure how ¨fashionable¨it will be but it will surely provide me with the rest and relaxation I need to continue being my sassy self starting up again at the beginning of April.
Spring 2013 will bring a lot of exciting new things for Life and Style Madrid so stay tuned! See you all in April!
Simay Bulbul has a very quirky, fun collection that features only black and white. I am a huge fan of the ¨winter white¨, so I loved her white looks with sheer material. Are they more spring than winter? Maybe. Do I love them just the same? Yes!
Istanbul is one of those cities that is suddenly trending throughout the world for different reasons. It´s the new party destination, the new tourism capital and now it´s the hot spot for fashion. I like that it´s new and not overexposed yet…it leaves space for new talent and designers to emerge. And they are emerging. MBFW Istanbul was smoking hot this year and I loved several designers looks.
Mehtap Elaidi has been designing since 2000 and has previously showed in Paris. She has two stores in Turkey and also sells in various shops throughout Lebanon, Morocco, France, USA, Dubai, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
Her designs are streamlined and the orange adds a touch of fun to the otherwise grey, black and white color scheme.
Federica & Co. is a new type of project here in Madrid. It consists of several shops and items smattered about a little courtyard. They call it a concept store, I call it fabulous.
The space is a beautiful courtyard which seems worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. You stroll in and start to see flowers and gardening objects, wine and picnic baskets. There are many shops in the space, one of them being Federica & and Co. and the others being Mimoki, Yellow & Stone, Charlotte and Ma., Ana Corsini, Sister Jane, The Flying Cow, and Brumalis and the occasional pop up shop. Until next week the pop up shop is Stella Rittwagen.
Delicious Chilean Wine from Federica & Co.
Pop Up Shop Stella Rittwagen makes some amazing bags!
Federica and Co. offers cooking classes Mon-Thurs from 8:30-12:30. The occasional wine tastings are offered as well. Within the shops you can purchase wine, kitchen and cooking items, flowers, gardening items, clothes, accessories, childrens clothes and more.
Wine tasting, sign me UP
This special space is unlike any other. I suggest stopping in for a visit as soon as possible.
Federica & Co.
Hermosilla 26 · 28001 Madrid
Tel. 91 431 94 77
The Chloé collection was the best I´ve seen from them in several seasons. Fall 2013 RTW marks the 4th season Clare Waight Keller is creative director for the fashion house and I love where she´s gone with the line.
The inspiration is a school girl finally breaking out of her uniform and wearing what she wants. I love the polka dots and sheer material. It´s feminine but also tough, and I love the giant leather bag.
This year Fitting Room returns to Madrid for it´s 9th edition on March 9th. As always, it will be at the Petit Palace on Calle Jorge Juan 17 in Barrio Salamanca. I am pretty bummed I won´t be able to attend as I have for the last 2 years, because I will be in Miami. I guess I can´t complain!
Like past year, each room will feature a different designer showcasing their items which you can photograph, purchase, etc.
This year here are some of the participating vendors/designers are coming from as far as Mexico, Columbia, Singapore and Ukraine. See list below:
Hunna, elSuso, Alilovesyou, L’imperatrice, Lamauri, Les Tulipes, Lolita Butterfly, Lupe Giraldo, Mamenchica, Manuel & Ariana, Pecadille, Selected Homme, Vila Clothes, Chic ’n’ Bossa, Clavenié, Ksenia Schnaider, Bikini by Theresa Benavides, Proyectokwarzo, L’entoilage.
For more information visit the Fitting Room Website.
Lanvin is always a favorite of mine, and they never seem to disappoint me with their amazing dress silhouettes and shapes. This season I adored the fabric choice for several of the looks ( beautiful silks) as well as the necklaces saying pretty little things like, ” Happy ” and ” Love” . The whole show just put me in a good mood. I hope these few pics do the same for you!
´Tis the season of fashion weeks and here were are at Milan, and Paris is just starting up. I loved the D&G collection at Milan Fashion Week, above it it was just very ¨Italian¨-the makeup, the hair, the fabrics, the colors, just the total ¨look¨in general. It got me very excited for my Milan trip in May and of course my August to come in Sardinia!
Hope you enjoy the looks! I absolutely adore the red dress. Would love to sport it for my birthday this year, conveniently located in Fall 2013…teehee.