Thursday, February 27, 2014

FashionGiver + ModCloth: Rose Heart

Rose Heart



I got invited to make a fashion ensemble by San Francisco based company Modcloth, since I love collaborations with brands that I love, I couldn't help but say yes. If this ensemble is good enough, they will feature it on their official Polyvore page.

I was asked to use the beautiful "Lead by Example" dress in navy blue for inspiration, and since I love navy blue mixed with red, I couldn't resist to use as many red accessories as possible, with a very feminine touch to it.

Here's the entire description of my look that I called: ROSE HEART.

"I love romantic feminine girls who know the power of red combined with navy blue. This look has the girly touch of roses, flowers, and butterflies, but also has that sailor spirit that we all love and adore. 
This look goes for the girls who like the words: classy, sophisticated, and delicate"

Thanks Amy for the invitation to participate. XOXO Andy.

EN ESPAÑOL:

Fui invitado a colaborar con la marca norteamericana Modcloth creando un look inspirado en su vestido "Lean by Example" en azul náutico, y que decidí combinar con accesorios en acentos rojos. Un look femenino, sofisticado, y que de alguna forma lleva ese aire marinero que tanto me gusta.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Make Up Trend: Orange lips - lipstick / Labios naranja - labial

Make Up Trend: Orange lips - lipstick / Labios naranja - labial
Pic: notable.ca

Orange Lips - Lipstick is one of the main make up trends for spring 2014 and I'm obsessed. I just love that kind of make up that goes perfectly for pretty much all skin tones and orange lips is not the exception, it looks marvelous on black, latino, asian or white girls.

It has that effect that brightness the skin, making it look softer and cleaner. And it's perfect for summer because it looks so beautiful on tanned skin (like I said looks good on all skins anyway). We saw this orange lips trending on Rag & Bone in New York Fashion Week and Dqueared2 in Milan and now it's everywhere. It's your turn to try this lipstick out and see how it goes, maybe it ended up been your new favorite for all seasons. 

Here are some beautiful examples on how to mix your orange lips, I suggest natural make up in eyes and skin and let the lipstick steal the show. Wear both bright color clothing or neutrals such as gray or white. Maybe you'd like to combine your orange lips with a beautiful lips-print shirt like this I suggest in this post HERE. 

EN ESPAÑOL:

Labios Naranja (labial) es una tendencia de maquillaje perfecta para el verano del 2014. Lo vimos en las pasarelas de Rag & Bone en New York y en Dsquared 2 en Milan y hoy se propagó en todo el mundo. Sea que tengas una piel bronceada, negra, amarilla o blanca, este tono te vendrá maravilloso ¡Es tan versátil para todos los tonos de piel!

Tiene ese efecto maravilloso que ilumina el rostro, haciéndola ver más tersa y despejada, yo sugiero usar este labial con un maquillaje natural en ojos y piel para que los labios se roben todo el protagonismo. ¿Con qué ropa usarlo? Te sugiero una camisa con estampado de labios, mírala AQUÍ.

Mira estas imágenes que te servirán para inspirarte ¡Atrévete! 


Make Up Trend: Orange lips - lipstick / Labios naranja - labial

Make Up Trend: Orange lips - lipstick / Labios naranja - labial

  Make Up Trend: Orange lips - lipstick / Labios naranja - labial

Make Up Trend: Orange lips - lipstick / Labios naranja - labial


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vogue US March 2014 - Rihanna by David Sims


Vogue US March 2014 - Rihanna by David Sims
Vogue . com


Rihanna lands third US 'Vogue' cover in four years (this time for march 2014) and it's not surprise since she is a magnet for magazines sales both in the US and overseas. David Sims was the responsible for the main photoshoot, and even tho' the cover is not that much of a big deal, the whole editorial is much more juicy and interesting.

The concept of the photoshoot was named "The Rihanna Effect", focusing in the many ways of expressing her music and genres. She was featuring a pixie cut in the whole led but my favorite pictures are those were she has that short white wig, so high fashion, right? She couldn't pass for a model.

And also I love that shoot were she was wearing that huge shouldered jacket with lips print on it, I think it's from Saint Laurent. It's a huge trend and I already talked about it in an old post HERE.

EN ESPAÑOL:

Rihanna logró su tercera portada en la revista VOGUE de Estados Unidos para el mes de Marzo, es la tercera vez, en tan solo cuatro años, que logra la portada. No es sorpresa de alguna forma pues ella es un imán de ventas de revistas tanto en Estados Unidos como en el extranjero cuando está en la portada.

El responsable de esta editorial fue David Sims, y aunque la portada no me sorprende del todo, las fotos interiores, bajo el nombre de "The Rihanna effect" (el efecto Rihanna) son mucho más sorprendentes.

Me encanta la foto donde ella tiene una chaqueta - camisa con hombros oversized con estampados de labios. Es una tendencia fuerte de este año y ya había hablado de ella AQUÍ.


Vogue US March 2014 - Rihanna by David Sims

Vogue US March 2014 - Rihanna by David Sims

Vogue US March 2014 - Rihanna by David Sims

Vogue US March 2014 - Rihanna by David Sims

Friday, February 21, 2014

MOSCHINO Fall Winter 2014/2015 Full Fashion Show by Jeremy Scott | Milan



Moschino fall / Winter 2014 was fun and ridiculous, but I loved it. Even tho' I'm not exactly sure which is the consumer profile of this new Moschino make over, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a hit when it comes to sells, specially their accessory line and all that icons of consumerism paraphernalia. ¡I even liked those McDonalds ala Chanel handbags! 

Jeremy Scott was the head designer of this collection and it totally shows because his DNA as a designer was all over the place, so there is no surprise here since the entire collection was full of excess, kitsh aesthetic, lots of color, and bling-bling.

Like I said, it was fun, risky and tacky but it is necessary in the fashion world today, notice how everyone at the show was actually paying attention to the clothing instead of having their heads glued on their cellphones, and they even cheered at some of the ensembles. It pretty much sums up the whole fashion world look and feel of the 90's early 00's where you couldn't expect what was going down the runway, whether is a good or bad design, but the surprise factor or shocking value was always there. 

You can see the entire show in the video above.

And here are some of the images of the collection.

MOSCHINO Fall Winter 2014/2015 Full Fashion Show by by Jeremy Scott | Milan

MOSCHINO Fall Winter 2014/2015 Full Fashion Show by by Jeremy Scott | Milan

MOSCHINO Fall Winter 2014/2015 Full Fashion Show by by Jeremy Scott | Milan

MOSCHINO Fall Winter 2014/2015 Full Fashion Show by by Jeremy Scott | Milan

Pics: Style.com

HOW DOES THIS COLLECTION MAKES YOU FEEL?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Trend: Kisses - Lips print texture on clothes / Estampado de labios - besos 2014

Trend: Kisses - Lips print texture on clothes / Estampado de labios - besos 2014
Pic: Style . it Graphic: Andy Escobar

It's only february and I already know which are gonna be my favorites trends for 2014, one of them is, for sure, arty prints everything. Naturally my favorite art is pop art, and a symbol of that is of course lips, red lips, sexy lips, a la Andy Warhol.

And even tho' this particular print has been around since like forever, it is having an special momentum this year for the arty thing that's happening in most of the main designer collections out there, from Prada to Saint Laurent.  

It is fun, colorful, young, feminine and it's pop art, you can't go wrong wearing this. Here are some beautiful examples of how gorgeous lip prints can look in an outfit. Make sure that your "lip print" clothing piece is the main thing in your ensemble. You don't wanna end up looking like a bed sheet from the 80's.

EN ESPAÑOL:

Apenas estamos en febrero pero ya sé cual será una de mis tendencias favoritas del 2014. Se trata de los estampados Arty (como obras de arte sobre las telas y o pinceladas abstractas). En la categoría entra el estampado pop art de los labios rojos, y es mi favorito. Ah, y es tendencia hoy.

Aquí te muestro algunos ejemplos de lo fabulosa que puedes verte con atuendos Lip Print! Asegúrate que la prenda con este estampado sea la principal, que sea la que se robe todas las mirada en tu atuendo.


Trend: Kisses - Lips print texture on clothes / Estampado de labios - besos 2014
Pic: hoardoftrends . com

Trend: Kisses - Lips print texture on clothes / Estampado de labios - besos 2014
Pic: Style . it

Trend: Kisses - Lips print texture on clothes / Estampado de labios - besos 2014
Pic: wheretoget . it


Thursday, February 13, 2014

London Fashion Week Show Schedule Fall - Winter 2014 / Calendario de pasarelas.

London Fashion Week Show Schedule Fall - Winter 2014
Pic: Yorkblog . com / Graphic: Andy Escobar

London Fashion Week Fall - Winter 2014 starts tomorrow and I just can't wait to see what the UK designers have in stores, if there's interesting season in fashion, that has got to be the on in London. For example, I always look up to Burberry and Roksanda Ilincic when it comes to trends, and they never disappoint. 

Here's the entire schedule for the London Fashion Week Fall - Winter 2014:

Friday 14th February 

09:00 J. JS Lee BFC Courtyard Show Space FF LIVE
10:00 FELDER FELDER See Invitation
11:00 Jean-Pierre Braganza BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
12:00 Bora Aksu BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
13:00 Fyodor Golan See Invitation
13:30 - 15:30 Haizhen Wang BFC Presentation Space PN
14:00 Daks BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
15:00 Eudon Choi BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
15:30 - 17:30 Amanda Wakeley W1 PN
16:00 Mark Fast See Invitation
17:00 Christopher Raeburn BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
18:00 Nasir Mazhar BFC Courtyard Show Space FF LIVE
19:00 Todd Lynn See Invitation
19:30 - 20:30 PPQ See Invitation PN
20:00 Central Saint Martins MA BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE

Saturday 15th February 

09:00 Jasper Conran See Invitation
09:30 - 11:30 Orla Kiely See Invitation PN
10:00 Emilio de la Morena BFC Courtyard Show Space
10:30 - 11:00 Dominic Jones BFC Presentation Space PN
11:00 Holly Fulton BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
12:00 Emilia Wickstead See Invitation
13:00 John Rocha BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
13:30 - 15:30 Markus Lupfer See Invitation PN
14:00 Sibling BFC Courtyard Show Space LIVE
14:30 - 16:30 Antipodium See Invitation PN
15:00 1205 WC1 NG
16:00 J. W. Anderson (Women's)WC1
17:00 Lucas Nascimento BFC Courtyard Show Space NG
17:30 - 18:30 Joseph See Invitation PN
18:00 Hunter Original See Invitation
18:30 - 20:30 Belstaff See Invitation PN
19:00 House of Holland See Invitation
20:00 Julien Macdonald See Invitation

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What to Wear on Valentine's Day 2014: 4 Ways to Look Great / Qué me pongo para San Valentín

What to Wear on Valentine's Day 2014
Pic: Vogue . mx / Graphic:  Andy Escobar.

Valentine's day is one of those holidays that brings the best of people. We all want to spend quality time with our significant other, or even treat ourselves, because no matter how "single" we are, Valentine's a day for celebration on no matter what.

And for that special moment we want to look our best right? Here are 4 beautiful ideas I picked up from Polyvore (which is a website I'm obsessed with for like a couple of weeks now but I don't have an account yet, I know, crazy). Here are some other outfit ideas using a blazer  you might like.

EN ESPAÑOL:

San Valentin es de esas festividades que saca lo mejor de las personas. Todos queremos pasar tiempo de calidad con nuestro significativo otro, o simplemente darnos gusto a nosotros mismos, no importa que tan "solteros" estemos, San Valentín siempre será un momento de celebración.

Y para tal fecha queremos vernos de la mejor manera, ¿verdad? Aquí te enseño 4 hermosas maneras de usar atuendos para San Valentín que seleccioné de Polyvore (una web que me encanta aunque aún no tengo cuenta en ese sitio). Aquí hay otras ideas de looks usando blazer.


What to Wear on Valentine's Day 2014
Pic: Polyvore.

1. I know it's a cliché, but for Valentine's day there nothing more romantic than adding red details to your outfit, in this case, you can chose red heels and clutch, mixing them with a little black dress and golden accessories. ¡Perfect for a romantic dinner!

Es un tanto cliché, pero para San Valentín no hay nada más romántico que agrear toques de rojo a tu atuendo, en este caso, taconazos rojos y clutch, combinados con un pequeño vestido negro que nunca falla y accesorios dorados. ¡Perfecto para una cena romántica!


What to Wear on Valentine's Day 2014
Pic: Polyvore.

2. Are you gonna be in the office and you don't have time to change that much? Pack some high-top leather boots in your bag so you can switch at night, but other than shoes, you don't have to change anything with the look above. Pick up a cute red shirt, red bag and mix them with dark jeans and a blazer. 

Si vas a estar en la oficina hasta tarde y no te da tiempo de cambiarte en la noche, este look es para ti. Empaca unas botas de caña alta en el bolso y cámbiate los tacones de oficina por las botas al salir. Selecciona una linda blusa roja y bolso a juego, y combinalos con jeans oscuros y blazer.

What to Wear on Valentine's Day 2014
Pic: Polyvore.

3. This is other cute example of what you can wear if you're gonna be at the office and don't have much time to change (You can look cute at work and celebrate the holiday with your co-workers and celebrate after work with this look, you win both ways). Notice how the accessories are red but the clothes have neutral colors (black and white), at night, wear the coat and scarf to add a little bit more of that red touch we all love and adore.

Este es otro hermoso ejemplo de qué usar si estarás en la oficina y no tienes tiempo para cambiarte en la noche, nota como los accesorios son rojos pero las prendas estás en tonos neutros, dale mucho más color en la noche agregando la bufanda y el abrigo.

What to Wear on Valentine's Day 2014
Pic: Polyvore.

4. And this look is for you to go to high school or college and wear the same at night, it's young and fun and you can't go wrong wearing this. Add some red and pink touches to it, and say yes to your converse and favorite jeans. ¡This is also a moment to be comfortable! 

Y este look lo recomiendo si vas al colegio o la universidad, es un atuendo joven y divertido en el que no puedes fallar para trasmitir tu amor por este día. Confía en tus converse y en tu par de jeans favoritos. La comodidad ante todo, también, en este día.


¿WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE? Happy Valentine's day
¿Cuál es tu look favorito? Feliz día de San Valentín

¡Don't forget to share!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to take a selfie like a super model / Como tomar un selfie como una super modelo



HOW TO TAKE A GOOD SELFIE? Ok, so the #SELFIE sensation started last year because of instagram and ever since it became a social phenomenon, even people who were afraid of taking pictures of themselves started doing it, why? because us the ugly people got the chance to use filters, and we all know filters can save lives, and eyes. 

But it seems the selfie thing is much more serious than we all think since there are even rules to take a "good selfie": Catch the right light, put the camera a little higher, suck your cheeks, blow a kiss, play innocent, play nerdy, be a little goofy. You name it.

How to take a selfie like a supermodel? In the video above (made by W magazine US), they asked a couple of the most beautiful super models in the world, including Karlie Kloss and Candice S, how to take a good selfie. It's funny how they didn't even try and ended up looking fierce, like you know, the rest of the mortals, right?

Here are other super models selfies, incluiding male models, for you to take as an example of how to take a selfie like a super model.

How to take a selfie like a supermodel


EN ESPAÑOL:

¿Cómo tomar un selfie como una super modelo? La respuesta es difícil de averiguar porque sencillamente se tiene que ser, ustedes saben, un modelo. Pero si quieres hacer el intento, prueba con la luz apropiada, enfocando cuello y pómulos, lanzar un beso y tener una mirada expresiva, quizás haciendo eso y con el filtro apropiado, puedes lograr la apariencia de estos maniquís humanos.

En el video de arriba, la revista W les pregunta a varias modelos como toman sus selfies, es curioso como la mayoría de ellas ni siquiera hizo el esfuerzo y resultaron viéndose fabulosas. Claro, como todos nosotros cuando tomamos un selfie verdad?

Aquí un par de fotos "selfies" de algunos supermodelos y supermodelos que encontré en internet.

How to take a selfie like a supermodel
Pic: Fashin. / Graphic: Andy Escobar

How to take a selfie like a supermodel
Pic: Fashin. / Graphic: Andy Escobar

How to take a selfie like a supermodel
Pic: Fashin. / Graphic: Andy Escobar

How to take a selfie like a supermodel
Pic: Fashin. / Graphic: Andy Escobar

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pantone 2014 Fall - Winter Color Palette / Colores Pantone Otoño - Invierno 2014

Pantone 2014 Fall Winter Colors Otoño Invierno Pantone Colores
Pic: dexigner . com, Pantone . com / Graphic: Andy Escobar

The expectation is over, the 2014 Pantone Fall/Winter color palette is finally out and it's fuller, brighter and richer than expected. Which ones are my favorites? I gotta say:

1. Sangria

2. Aurora Red 

3. Royal Blue

This palette covers pretty much all areas of design, including industrial, interiors, graphic, and of course fashion. So if you wanna make something creative in your own area, keep in mind these beautiful tones for fall and winter, ¡There are much more trendy options to choose other than Radiant Orchid! So without further ado here's the 2014 Pantone Fall/Winter color palette.


Pantone 2014 Fall Winter Colors Otoño Invierno Pantone Colores
Pic: FashionGiver Original Graphic: Do not paste.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New outfit post on LookBook: OBAMA CARE


I'm wearing / Estoy usando:

1. Sweater: Pull & Bear.

2. Skinny Jeans: Chevignon.

3. Shoes: Bershka.

If you have a LookBook.nu account don't forget to follow me and hype this look.
(Si tienes cuenta en Loobook.nu no olvides seguirme y darle hype a este look).

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New York Fashion Week Fall - Winter 2014 Schedule / Calendario NYFW Fall 2014

Pic: nytimes. Graphic: Andy Escobar.

New York Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2014 is upon us starting on the February 6th and I can't wait. Believe it or not, NYFW is one of those fashion seasons I enjoy the most since most of the trends we see there go down quickly to retail in America and we can access to them easily and comfortably. Don't get me wrong, even tho' I love trends I'm really picky choosing them, adopting them into my style and recommending them. Then again, I can't wait to see what NYFW has in store.

The past few seasons of NYFW (as all we know) weren't the best ones, most collections we saw going down the runway were safe, predictable and even boring, I'm hoping from the bottom of my heart that this season improves, and most of all, surprises us all.

Can't wait to see Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez, Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Luca Luca, Vera Wang, Perry Ellis, BCBG and DKNY.

¿What are the shows you are more excited to see?


Thursday, February 6
9:00am Nicholas K
10:00am BCBGMAXAZRIA
11:00am Richard Chai
1:30pm Jay Godfrey
2:00pm Tadashi Shoji
2:00pm Creatures of Comfort
3:00pm Costello Tagliapietra
4:00-6:00pm Dannijo
5:00-6:00pm Timo Weiland
6:00-7:00pm Erin Fetherston
8:00pm Dion Lee

Friday, February 7
9:00am Zimmerman
10:00am Peter Som
11:00am-1:00pm Kate Spade New York
1:00pm Jason Wu
1:30-2:30pm Trina Turk
3:00pm Cushnie Et Ochs
3:00pm Rebecca Minkoff
5:00pm Rag & Bone
6:00pm Nicole Miller
6:30-8:00pm Charlotte Ronson
7:00pm Helmut Lang

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monthly Favorites: January 2014 / Favoritos de Enero

Pictures: Original content. Graphic: Andy Escobar.

It's finally that time of the month where I got the chance to talk to you about my favorite products of the past 30 days. Like I told you at some point, I try to test them at least for a month so I can sure about the quality of the products and recommend them. This is not the exception and I love it.

Make sure to purchase these products in specialized beauty and health care stores, both original or generic, don't put your health at risk by buying things in places you don't know for sure. Let's not forget that the one helping me testing these products is my mother <3 Without further ado here are my top 5 favorite products of the month.

EN ESPAÑOL:

Por fin estamos en ese momento del mes donde tengo la oportunidad de compartir con ustedes mis productos favoritos del mes. Como les había comentado en alguna ocasión, siempre me tomo como mínimo 30 días para probarlos todos y así recomendarlos con plena seguridad. ¡Y este mes tampoco es la excepción! Cabe recordar que quien me ayuda a probar algunos de estos productos es mi mamá <3

Asegúrate de comprar estos productos en tiendas especializadas, ya sean los productos que ves en este post o genéricos, no arriesgues tu salud comprando cosas en lugares de las cuales no tengas total confianza. Sin más preámbulo, aquí están mis productos favoritos del mes.


- VITAL CONDITIONER by Schwarzkopf -
(Acondicionador vital de Schwarzkopf)

IGORA VITAL Acondicionador vital Schwarzkopf
Pictures: Original content. Graphic: Andy Escobar.

This is a hair conditioner that comes with hair coloring products by Schwarzkopf, however, we noticed how some specialized beauty stores sell it individually. This conditioner has apricot oil and almond protein that are used for dyed hair after the product application. Both my mom and me tried it out and we loved it. If it is specialized for damaged hair, go figure how it works on healthy hair.

Este acondicionador, viene incluido muy puntualmente en los tintes para cabello de la marca Schwarzkopf, sin embargo, me di cuenta que en algunas tiendas especializadas venden este producto por separado. Se trata de un acondicionador con aceite de albaricoque y proteína de almendras que se utiliza para devolverle la vida al cabello después de un procedimiento químico. Mi mamá (y yo) lo probamos sin necesariamente tener tintes en el cabello y el resultado fue fabuloso, el resultado es un cabello manejable, brillante y con una fragancia maravillosa. El truco es que es un producto reparador para cabellos maltratados, imagina lo que puede hacer en cabellos sanos.


- AVON MASCARA SUPER SHOCK MAX -
(Pestañina / mascara Avon Super Shock Max)

AVON MASCARA SUPER SHOCK MAX
Pictures: Original content. Graphic: Andy Escobar.

Avon has got one of the best mascaras in the world and this Super Shock Max one really proves it. My mom used it for an entire week and told me that it's pretty much water resistant but its also easy to remove at the end of the day. The best part of this it's actually the brush, it's pointy and really precise, covering a lot of lashes in one single application. 

Avon es una marca conocida por tener algunas de las mascaras de mejor calidad en el mundo, y la Super Shock Max en verdad lo confirma. Mi mamá usó este producto durante una semana completa y me comentaba que no solo es resistente al agua sino que también es fácil de remover al final del día. La mejor parte de este producto es que tiene una brocha aguda y precisa que cubre gran cantidad de pestañas en una sola pasada. 


- NAPHAZOLINE DROPS -
(Gotas de Nafazolina)

NAPHAZOLINE DROPS
Pictures: Original content. Graphic: Andy Escobar.

Naphazoline is the main component of this product. They are actually drops for your eyes when you have them red or simply tired, they make your eyes appear brighter and whiter. I don't use this as often since it's not necessary for me, but when I do, it does wonders for my eyes. Even actors use this when they have to record in front of the camera. Go to your doctor and seek professional advise before using this. 

Nafazolina es el componente principal de este producto. Son gotas para los ojos y son especiales para cuando los tienes rojos o simplemente cansados, le devuelven a la mirada su brillo especial y cierta blancura. Incluso los actores usan estas gotas cuando van a grabar frente a las cámaras. Asegúrate de consultar a tu médico antes de usar este producto, a pesar de que estas gotas son de venta libre.


CLICK CLICK CLICK below to see the rest products of the month (Click abajo para seguir viendo los productos).....