Tag Archives: vintage

Ethinical spring

27 Jan

Hey all! I know it’s been a while since I’ve written something on the blog, but I have to admit that between the long hours at work and my new sewing hobby, I don’t really have much time left for writing :(( However, since I did work on my sewing skills lately, and I even took a course over a week-end at PeSeta (which, by the way, was really great!), I thought I showed you my latest “work of art”.

So, here’s the story… The other day I was browsing Pull & Bear ‘s web site  for the new season’s novelties and I fond these really cute ethnical inspired stuff that I really liked.5820330800_2_1_1 1655211002_2_1_1 5472310251_2_1_1

So I thought to myself… “why not making my own ethnic bag out of the super cool fabric I just bought at Los Tejidos de la Maja??” And so I did… here is the result: 20130127-203311.jpg

As you can see, my bag is more like a clutch really and it has a really cute vintage fabric for the inside part. I’m actually quite proud of myself because I did it really quick and made no huge mistakes… you can’t see any seams and the color combination works quite well. 20130127-203411.jpg

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20130127-205628.jpgI also did a cute apron with mittens and all, but that’s a story for my next post.

Thanks for reading!

HL1982

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Show me your closet

10 Jan

I know Amaya from the fashion school that we attended together last year and she always struck me as super chic, stylish and cool. That’s why it did not surprise me when she made her entrepreneurial debut with this really great project called Show Me Your Closet , that basically helps you find those really unique garments or accessories that will make you feel special and add a vintage touch to your every day ensembles. But not only that. If you have items that you don’t need anymore, they will help you sell them as well. Think of it as a really big closet that you will have at your disposal to browse and find the perfect item for you.

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The difference between this store and any other out there is that they provide a 100% personalized service, being able to meet you (if you live in Madrid) and personally check out the quality of the items you would like to sell, guaranteeing a high level of confidence for their customers. One of the reasons why I have never bought old stuff from the Internet (at places like Ebay and such) is basically due to the fact that I normally do not trust the products to be in good enough state. Show Me Your Closet makes sure that the items sold on their we site meet the highest standards so that you can feel stress free.

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Another feature that I really like about this store is the minimalistic design of their web page which, in my opinion, always works best. I think that it helps maximizing the lovely design of the cloths and reflects the spirit of the products presented in a very honest and straight forward way.

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And last, but not least, I absolutely love the stories behind the clothes… Every item has its unique story of how, when or where it was bought and I just find them fascinating!! Don’t know if I ever mentioned it but I am quite a romantic freak and I love to imagine a super soapy story behind all things vintage… Oh, and I also love romantic comedies. But that’s another story that maybe we’ll get to one of these days.

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So let me tell you the story of my new vintage bag purchased at Show me Your Closet (if you love this bag and want to buy it really bad but you see that it says “sold out” online, it’s because I have it!!! My treasure!!!). Amaya told me that she bought the bag last summer at a vintage flea market outside of Paris and that she found an unexpected treasure inside it… an old tie pin with the shape of a boat that must have belonged to its previous owner. The story would not be complete if I didn’t tell you that my friend has a thing for boats and even has a paper boat tattoo… So it seems that some things have a way of finding you even if you don’t really look for them. And that’s how my new bag found me!! I am thinking of so many ways of wearing it that I can’t wait to use it!!

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So remember, if you want to find a wonderful closet full of the most beautiful treasures, visit http://www.showmeyourcloset.bigcartel.com and you will definitely find something that is just right for you!

Hope you enjoy it!

HL1982

Butterflies are hot!!

3 Jan

Hi everyone!! So, as I am on holidays right now (thank G.O.D, I really needed a break!) I am catching up on my sewing skills and I am trying to get some projects done that I had pending. One of the things that I needed to do for my new sewing machine was a nice cover, as it didn’t come with one.

I must say that since starting with this hobby of mine, I am discovering a world of possibilities in terms of the things that one can do for oneself and I am especially enjoying the wonderful world of FABRICS!! I discovered some really cool and old-school shops right in the center of Madrid where they sell the most amazing, vintage fabrics! I am really excited and I wish I could spend the entire day just browsing in these stores and finding wonderful treasures. The cool thing is that they sell fabric patches as well, and those are really cheap, great for patchwork or for small DIYs.

So, as I was saying, I needed a new cover for my sewing mating and… here it is!!!

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Love this butterflies patterns and the texture is also really nice. Very natural and vintage…

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Here is the final product!!! I quite like it (taking into account that I’m just starting with this, it’s not that bad, don’t you think???)

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And, by the way, butterflies are quite cool – take a look at this personalized mannequin that a company called Manikiss is developing. I absolutely love them!!! The price is about 150 € and this is the only reason why I don’t have one already!! 383333_287405738026671_1032759208_n

Well, I hope you liked this post and I will keep you in the loop of the next projects (I really need to take advantage of the holidays!!!!).

Thanks for reading!

HL1982

Upcycling memories

1 Jan

Hi everyone! Sorry for not being very active lately but I promise that it is all going to change this year!! So here is my big news: Santa brought me a sewing machine this year!! A huge dream of mine since quite some time ago so I’m really excited to show it to you…

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One of the things that I was planning to use it for was my Grandma’s vintage dress. In a few days it is going to be 3 years since she died and I never got to wear her dress because it was too large for me, so I decided that my first DIY project was going to be dedicated to her.

I wasn’t sure wether to try to adapt the dress to my size or to totally transform it into something else, but finally I decided to use it for various things, so that I could be reminded of my Grandma with each garment I put on.

The first project has been a success, in my opinion… I took the collar of the dress and added it to a simple white blouse I bought from Massimo Dutti a few weeks ago. Here is the result:

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As you can see, I also added some elbow patches …

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Handmade is not perfect, but for me, that’s really the beauty of it. It is not mass made, it is unique in its imperfection, and it is truly heartfelt. I really love the result and I can’t wait to wear my new vintage blouse 🙂

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As the dress was quite big, I still have a lot of fabric left to use in other projects, so I’ll show you the new things that I make as I go along.

Thanks for reading and keep safe!

HL1982

MY STYLE

14 Nov

I’ve started the blog just a little over a week ago, and I thought it was time to share with you some of the things that I love, so that we can get to know each other better 🙂 So… drum roll please! … here is MY STYLE, the 10 things that I love, that inspire me and that I love to be surrounded by. I love…

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He empezado el blog hace poco más de una semana y he pensado compartir con vosotros algunas de las cosas que me encantan, para que lleguemos a conocernos mejor 🙂 Así que… aquí tenéis MI ESTILO, las 10 cosas que me gustan, que me inspiran y con las que me gusta rodearme. Me gusta…

1. Mistery (El misterio)

2. Cool Bakeries (Las pastelerías guays)

3. Cozy and laid back spaces (los espacios relajados y acojedores)

4. Handmade/ Eco -Friendly stuff (cosas hechas a mano/ ecológicas)

5. Gift Paper (el papel de regalo)

6. VINTAGE

7. Cupcakes (especially those made by my friend Rosalía/ especialmente los que están hechos por mi amiga Rosalía) – visit her cupcakes blog at azucarglassymas.wordpress.com

8. Coffee @ Starbucks

9. Modern design (Diseño de interiores modernista)

10. Clothes.Fashion.Shopping … too much i guess! (Ropa. Moda. Compras … a lo mejor demasiado!)

So, what things do YOU love? I’d love to hear from you :o) – ¿A vosotros que cosas os gustan? Me encantaría saber vestra opinión:o)

Enjoy!

HL1982

P.S. I have decided to translate the blog to Spanish at my friend Doina’s request, since otherwise she said she would n’t be able to read my blog… So here it is!!

P.D. He decidido traducir el blog al español a petición de mi amiga Doina que me ha dicho que si no, no lo va a poder leer… Así que, ¡aquí está! Doi, esto es para ti cariño 🙂 Espero que te guste lo que lees!!