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jueves, 18 de marzo de 2010

X gone Y 3: Is a sunny day in the neighbourhood

I love this weather. One of the multiple good things about living in Valencia is that the good weather comes in March. Is almost spring, we're in holidays, Fallas. I'm having really nice holidays, resting, partying with moderation, which is a point in my New Year's Ressolutions' list; and also sewing and doing tons of projects.

Like I'm kinda driving you crazy with all the sewing I wanted to update an easy tutorial mostly because the guy I'm stealing internet of right now (ONO seems to be also on holidays) seems to start to figure out that he's sharing without knowing, so I need to be quick.

With the sun and party clima around we went to the market on Wednesday morning and we bought some pretty nice spring stuff that I'm already working on.

Tons of denim, for make hot pants for this summer, cause I love them and I love denim. In all of its kinds, acid, dark and dyed, bleached... The latter, is something you must do.

I suppose you had noticed the MUST, I don't want to sound imperative but you MUST do it. I mean, pay 20 bucks more for something just because someone had the brilliant idea to bleach them and make them look old SHOULD BE illegal.

So please, just do it yourself with some old jeans, is funny and an interesting exercise of patience.

I think everybody knows how to bleach something.

Use bleach.

Plain and simple. I remember once in Summer School doing some summer course of sewing when we made hippie style tees. With ropes and all the deal.

Well, I'm not actually going to teach you how to do that, I mean everybody knows how to do that.
Actually I think everybody knows how to fill a cube with water and a glass of bleach and put your jeans in... and wait until the color is gone the following day.

Ok, maybe this tutorial is kind of a lame excuse to show you how this old jacket i bought now looks like a complete different piece of cloth...You got me.

But I just think it looks awesome and that everybody can do it.
You just need bleach, water (Obvio) and sandpaper. I'm sure your dad or boyfriend has some at home if not buy it, is pretty cheap and would last you long. Well, take the sandpaper and pass it in the wrists, hem, neck, pockets. Wherever you feel like make a hole or give it a fray effect.

Just remember to do it when the cloth is dry. And also after you had bleached it wash the cloth alone a couple of times in the washing machine, just to evite you unconfortable situations with your mom wondering why the hell her favourite jeans have bleach stamps and you pretending it wasn't you but it was obvious it was you because your brand new pair of bleached jeans were in the same laundry basket (True story and also true long time grounded, good old days back in high school... sigh)

Be creative with the sandpaper. That's the trick. I also use it to break jeans. I mean I make a cut and then I pass it a little throw the cuts so some treads come out the fabric. Just don't exceed and don't make the cuts too nearby if you're not pretending them to naturally join after a while and become a really big hole in your tight/knee. (That's what happened to the jeans that spoiled my mom's fav jeans.)

Try the trick of the sandpaper, It would make your holes look great and natural.

Secondly, we speak about features. I was in the Fashionalistas page a couple of weeks ago and also in Autor de Toi. It was awesome, more with all the amazing comments people left in the page and even more when Fashionalistas chose me as the look of the month and appeared in Hello Valencia with some people I really admire, like Laia or my lovelly Jose.

Hello Valencia is a tourism magazine, my mom for example gets it in the bank, but you can buy it in any bookstore, which doesn't really has a point if you're not a tourist, cause we Valencians kinda have the AU (Agènda Urbana)

But again, it was an honor. So thank you, thank you very much to these different sites. I'm going to put them straight in the right of my blog just for maybe in 30 years come back to look at it and say to Jose, who would be totally working with me, or I would be calling him on the phone and telling him: Hey, we were in a magazine once... and then keep sewing whatever we're sewing for some Young Tirane at the same level of Cool Fashion designer with green hair and a tattoed body who would talk Catalanglish because that would be the trend then.

Until then, let's going to enjoy our 15 minutes of fame.

And finally but not least the Great Pilcuis of Oh my Dior nominated me for an award!!!!!
She's a really great girl, with great ideas, who updates tons of interesting stuff in her blog and also always, absolutelly always has good words for everyone.

I was never nominated so I'm just really going to follow the instructions in her blog and copy and paste them here so the nominees know what to do.

And also tell her thanks, tons of thanks for nominate me, that means some people actually reads me and also that actually they enjoy what I write here, which is a joy for me and the whole point of make a blog ;D.

Rules for this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog of within your post.

2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.

3. Link to the nominees within your post.

4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and the link to the person from whom you received this award.

The number 5 is done, so I'm going to do the 2 and 3 and I would try ASAP tell the nominees in their blogs that they had been nominated.

Mademoiselle Pitifu

Lovin' Trash (Trash is truth)

Marcos Batuecas

Jade Purple Brown

Nina's Vintage


15 comentarios:

Elena dijo...

salees en mi blog!;)
un besito preciosa!

lulila dijo...

Oh muchísimas gracias te iba a escribir ahora para decirte que tienes un meme en mi blog y me he encontrado con esta sorpresa!Muchas gracias guapa!Un bsazo!

lo dijo...

graciassss!!! pero que maja...
saludos y muchos besos

Anónimo dijo...

muchas gracias preciosaa!! todo un honor. te admiro! un bsoo

lo dijo...

of course you among my nominees, read my post today...

lo dijo...

por supuesto,tú estás entre mis nominadas... :)

Jade "Purple" Brown dijo...

Thanks so much for the award! it means alot that you enjoy reading my blog and its reader like you that make my day!


Laia dijo...

Catalanglish hahaha gracias por nominarme! A ver si lo pongo un día de estos! (L)

Por cierto, OMG no recuerdo en dónde me dejaste lo de la revista! Si por favor si puedes pillarmela aún me haría mucha ilusión tenerla! Ayss que de culo voy ultimamente, me harías un gran favor si aún está a la venta.... Que por cierto, sq no recuerdo para nada ni si te contesté, felicidades por salir! Estabas genial con ese conjunto, los leggins eran una pasada!

Un beso preciosa!

Elena dijo...

oii! muchisimas graciias ;)
un besitoo guapisima!

pimPATTpum dijo...


Acabo de conocer tu blog. Te ví en Fashionalistas y me ha hecho gracia encontrarte, qué casualidad!

Ví que estabas en la Semana de la Moda de Valencia, supongo que nos veríamos pues estuve trabajando allí. A ver si nos vemos en la próxima edición! ;)

Un besito y felicidades por tu blog!

Nina dijo...

Muchísimas gracias por tu premio!!
En cuanto pueda lo publico.

Los outfits de Lorena dijo...

ohhh que ilusion :)
muchas gracias de verdad!!
la cazadora me parece una chulada, me encnata asi desgastada

1 besazo guapa

patricia dijo...

Te sigo y te tengo en trendtation! me pareces genial :)! Pásate plis, soy nueva en esto!


Elena dijo...

aii muchas graciiias por tus hermosas palabras ;)
sabes, quiero hacerme mi vestido de fin de año?, y quiero que sea de palabra de honor y luego en la cintura muchos "pliegues" en plan abombado! como puedo hacer pliegues?, ensañe en uno de tus magnificos post porfii!;) cuando puedas no corre prisa!:)
un besazo preciosa!
tipo este :
hecho quiero plagairlo haha

FashionFreak dijo...

Me encantá cómo te quedó la cazadora vaquera, menudo cambiazo del antes al después! ¿Pero te puedes creer que yo nunca hice un DIY con lejía? Y mira que es algo fácil pero no sé, no me dio por ahí... voy a tener que probarlo después de leer tu post
Y enhorabuena por tu aparición en la revista, esas cosas siempre emocionan un montón... a mí una vez me sacaron en la revista Must como uno de los looks del mes de trendtation y casi me da algo al verlo, no me lo creía jaja
Si al final no hace falta medir 1,70 para poder llevar la ropa con estilo... somos bajitas pero nos hacemos ver jaja

1 beso!!