Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FashionGiver Style ID: Pharrell Williams | Happy, Fashion, and Music

Pharrell Williams Happy, Fashion, and Music
Pic: GQ . com / Graphic: Andy Escobar

Pharrell Williams is the hot topic right now. He not only has "HAPPY" as the #1 song on the Billboard charts in the US, but he also was very successful last year with his mega hit "Get Lucky" with Daft Punk. If you didn't hear that song, they you were living under a rock. 

Today I'd like to talk about Pharrell Williams' style, I describe it as chill-casual-preppy-cool (if that even makes any kind of sense), he has the ability to look good whether he's going sporty, formal, or whatever. That personal touch he gives to his outfits makes him different and very appealing to his younger audience.

He is a rebel, a wild spirit, and he is 40! So if he takes risks, why don't you? Here are some fierce examples of how good you can look taking fashions risks, Pharrell Williams is a lady's man, and even girls love his personal style.


Pharrell Williams Happy, Fashion, and Music
vogue .com

EN ESPAÑOL:

Pharrell Williams es el tema del momento. Él no solo tiene la canción #1 en Estados Unidos con "Happy", sino que su éxito fue increíble el año pasado con "Get lucky" acompañado de Daft Punk.

El estilo de Pharrell Williams es versátil y completo, toma riesgos, juega con texturas, siluetas, y tendencias. En pocas palabras, el rescata la frase que dice: La moda se compra pero el estilo se hace. No importa si va de corbata y pantalón, el siempre le da su toque rebelde, por ejemplo, con un par de tenis Converse y un sombrero imposible. O un suit formal de gala, pero con el pantalón tipo bermudas, ¡hasta las rodillas! Como lo usó en la entrega de los Oscars 2014.

Aquí te dejo varios ejemplos de sus looks para que te inspires, si él a los 40 años se atreve, ¿por qué no tú?

Pharrell Williams Happy, Fashion, and Music
gq. com

Pharrell Williams Happy, Fashion, and Music
gq . com

Pharrell Williams Happy, Fashion, and Music
gq . com

Monday, March 17, 2014

NATURA HOMEM: Men's After Shave line | HOMEM hombres natura línea de afeitado

Natura Homem Post-barba shave line
Pic: FashionGiver . com (Copyright)

I can't help but talk about this amazing shave and after-shave line from NATURA (HOMEM) that I got a couple of days ago. Not only the smell captivated me (mint), the consistency and even the packaging made it for me. I can safely say that this is the shave and after-shave line I was looking for, ¡and trust me, I have to shave everyday!

No puedo evitar hablar de esta maravillosa línea de afeitado y post-afeitado de NATURA (HOMEM) que recibí hace un par de días. No solo su aroma natural me cautivó (menta-mentol), sino la consistencia del producto e incluso el empaque. Puedo decir con seguridad que esta linea de afeitado y post-afeitado era lo que estaba buscando. ¡Y créanme que me tengo que afeitar a diario!

Let's take a look:


1. HOMEM (NH) Crema de barbear refrescante 
(Refreshing Creme post shave)


It has a very rich texture, it is thick and creamy but it doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy or sticky, the best part of it all is that it absorbs very fast leaving the shave area not only feeling softer but smelling so good. I recommend this product after shaving (even before the AQUAGEL).

Tiene una textura completa, suave, y acondicionadora. Es espesa y cremosa pero no deja la piel con sensación grasosa o pegajosa. La mejor parte es que se absorbe muy fácilmente en la zona de afeitado, dejando la piel suave y con un olor maravilloso (Recomiendo usar este producto justo después de la afeitada).

2. HOMEM (NH) AQUAGEL Post-Barba 
(Refreshing after shave thin Creme)


It's much more thin than the refreshing creme post shave (HOMEM), since the effect is stronger on irritated skin, if you ended up having red and irritated skin, I recommend to use this AGUAGEL 10 minutes after the refreshing creme post shave. It also absorbs fast and smells delicious. 

Es mucho más ligera en textura que la crema de barbear refrescante (HOMEM), ya que tiene un efecto mucho más fuerte sobre piel irritada o enrojecida. Recomiendo usar este producto 10 minutos después de la crema de barbear refrescante. También se absorbe muy rápido y tiene un delicioso olor a menta fresca.


3. HOMEM (NH) Gel espumante para barbear
(Shave gel-foam with Mint and Salvia)

This gotta be the star of the shave and after-shave line NATURAL (HOMEM). It's a gel that turns into foam in your face, and it's so refreshing that you don't ended up feeling the blade running down your mug, it has a "numb" effect, with powering mint and salvia scents to it. And the product lasts forever.

Este tiene que ser el protagonista de la línea de afeitado y post-afeitado de NATURA (HOMEM). Es un gel que se convierte en espuma una vez aplicado en el rostro, es refrescante y tiene un efecto "anestésico" en la piel (a veces no sientes el pasar de la maquina de afeitar). También tiene una fragancia a menta y savia, y lo mejor, el producto dura muchísimo. Basta solo un push para cubrir todo el rostro.

To learn where to get these products, please visit: www.natura.net 
(Para saber donde conseguir estos productos, visita: www.natura.net)


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to style white pants or designer jeans | Pantalones o jeans blancos

White pants Designer Jeans Pantalones Blancos
Pic: Vogue . it | Graphic: Andy Escobar

I love white pants or designer jeans, and even tho' I know this clothing piece is a little complicated to wear (specially if you're a little bit overweight) there are tons of option on how to pull it off. They come in all shapes and forms, from white baggy sweatpants that look like office pants but "cooler" to the classic skinny jeans. 

What I suggest: Wear white pants with dark colors on top (to pull a beautiful black and white look), if you are little bit more bold, wear white pants with bright colors on top. If you are a little bit overweight, don't use them very tight, avoid the skinny silhouette and choose baggy pants with a tight top to make a balance.

Don't forget that white clothing expands your silhouette giving you that extra size you often don't like to reflect, so it's always necessary to wear this piece in your right size, and with the right top and shoes. ¡Look how lovely they look with white heels in the picture above! Total white look.


White pants Designer Jeans Pantalones Blancos
Pic: Ragged. Cortesía.

EN ESPAÑOL:

¿Alguna vez te has preguntado como estilizar un pantalón o jean blanco? Las opciones son ricas y variadas, pero debes tener presente que es una prenda que tiende a aumentar el volumen del cuerpo (como toda pieza blanca), dando una apariencia visual de expansión. Por eso sugiero usar este tipo de prendas siempre a tu medida exacta, y si eres un poco robusta, usa la prenda un poco holgada y añade balance con una prenda oscura un poco más entallada.

A continuación te muestro algunas imágenes que puedes usar como referencia, en diferentes tipos de cuerpo, para que visualices unos pantalones blancos o jeans puestos en ti. Recomiendo especialmente los de RAGGED, cuya tela es de excelente calidad, y muy económicos. ¡Para que te antojes de tener tu primer par! (Mira los de la imagen superior, están a la venta justo ahora en los almacenes RAGGED de todo el país).


White pants Designer Jeans Pantalones Blancos

White pants Designer Jeans Pantalones Blancos

White pants Designer Jeans Pantalones Blancos

FashionGiver Jukebox ®: "Shake" by Little Boots

Graphic: Andy Escobar.

This week's song for the FashionGiver Jukebox is "SHAKE" by Little Boots. I didn't hear this song in a runway or anything like that but every time I hear this song, I actually think about a fashion show, a fierce fashion show with blonde sky-tall models.

This is my music fashion recommendation for this week.

EN ESPAÑOL:

Mi recomendación musical de la semana es "SHAKE" interpretada por la banda americana "Little Boots". Esta canción no la escuché en ninguna pasarela pero cada vez que la escucho, inmediatamente pienso en una. Con modelos altas y feroces. 


SONG: "SHAKE" - LITTLE BOOTS.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Men's espadrilles: Trendy male shoes to wear | Zapatos masculinos: alpargatas

Men's espadrilles: alpargatas masculinas
Pic: theurbagent . com | Graphic: Andy Escobar.

Men's espadrilles are not only comfy but also very cheap (and by cheap I don't mean bad quality, but good price in most of the brands). The other day I was shopping and I was passing by the Kenneth Cole store and I saw a couple of espadrilles (same ones I didn't end up buying because they were only carrying like size UK 9 or something) then I compared the price with other shoe lines from the store and the espadrilles were the cheaper. This is a great choice to get comfy shoes with great prices and quality. 

This is also an invitation to look forward for this kind of shoes (Men's espadrilles) when it comes to complement summer outfits other than chucks or even crocs, you know, crocs shouldn't be an option to start with.

Most men's espadrilles (and women's) are made with thin fabrics and burlap soles, some other with fabric and plastic soles, or they are made entirely with leather. I prefer the first option over the others. I feel is much more classic and has that ethnic feel I adore.  

Here are some ideas of how you can style your men's espadrilles, makes sure your outfit kinda matches the purpose of your outfit (like going to the beach, or taking a walk in the city on the weekends) I don't suggest them to go to the office, unless it's a free-for-all Friday.


Men's espadrilles: alpargatas masculinas
Pic: streetetiquette . com

EN ESPAÑOL:

Las alpargatas son un calzado cómodo y barato (y con barato no me refiero a mala calidad sino a su precio económico), es una opción maravillosa para complementar atuendos de verano, más allá de los Converse, tenis de gimnasio, o los abominables crocs.

La mayoría de las alpargatas vienen elaboradas en tela y suela de yute, pero hay algunas variaciones con cuero y otros materiales que las hacen más resistente a la humedad. Sin embargo, el modelo como tal sigue siendo el mismo. ¡Ya eliges tu cual te conviene más!

Aquí te dejo algunos ejemplo de lo bien que lucen las alpargatas y como puedes lucirlas con diferentes atuendos en clave de verano.


Men's espadrilles: alpargatas masculinas
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Men's espadrilles: alpargatas masculinas
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Men's espadrilles: alpargatas masculinas
Pic: Lookbook . nu

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lana del Rey Style ID: clothes, music, and born to die / Al estilo de: Lana del Rey

Lana del Rey style - Estilo Lana del Rey
Pic: ozbeautyexpert . com Graphic: Andy Escobar

I have a little obsession when it comes to Lana del Rey style. She's not only mysterious and melancholic, but she also has that vintage 70's and 80's vibe you can feel miles away ¡Clothing and spirit!

So, since I love both her music and personal style, I couldn't help but write about what she wears both in the streets and when she's performing in front of millions. It's refreshing to see that's she's interested in the fashion industry and that she loves that self-expression fashion allows her to have. Do you remember that she got a bag named after her in Mulberry? The list of achievements goes on, but what makes her special is that delicate sense of style, different, risky, vintage, and moody, that we all love and adore.

So without further ado, here are some pictures of her marvelous style, and look how she styles herself having a very womanly curvy body. 

Lana del Rey style - Estilo Lana del Rey
Pic: Vogue . uk

EN ESPAÑOL:

Tengo una obsesión por el estilo personal de Lana del Rey. Esa mezcla ecléctica entre estilo vintage y contemporáneo que siempre lleva en sus estilismos, la hacen única para mí. Otra de las cosas que me encanta de esta maravillosa cantante, es que sabe como sacarle provecho a su figura, selecciona prendas según su medida, y se siente orgullosa de sus curvas.

Para tener el estilo de Lana del Rey como referente, hay que tener sobre todo actitud y personalidad, pues desde ciertas perspectivas, puede parecer un estilo desaliñado y descuidado. Con Lana nada está escrito, puede aparecer en público como una súper estrella del cine de los años 50's, o puede salir a la calle con un par de converse, shorts, y una t-shirt desteñida. ¡Me encanta su versatilidad a la hora de vestir!

Este es el estilo de Lana del Rey. 

Lana del Rey style - Estilo Lana del Rey
Pic: Vogue . uk

Lana del Rey style - Estilo Lana del Rey
Pic: Vogue . uk

Lana del Rey style - Estilo Lana del Rey
Pic: Vogue . uk

Lana del Rey style - Estilo Lana del Rey
Pic: Vogue . uk

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Magcon Tour: Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, tickets, dates, cities, and fashion.

Magcon Tour logo Dates, vip, cities.
Pic: Magcontour . com / Logo.

Magcon Tour: Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, tickets, dates, cities, and fashion. This is the title of a post dedicated to talk about these boys' style and what does fashion mean for them. It's precise to talk about this since they become a teen sensation among girls both in the US and around the world and, are the boys, yes the boys, who are looking up to them, what they are wearing, how they act, so they can at imitate them to be as popular, around girls. Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas are two of the most popular guys in Magcon.

Little they know they have to start with Vine (6 second video social media) and if they are lucky enough to get fans there, then they have to open a YouTube account. Both Vine and Youtube are the formula to be the prototype of a "Magcon boy".

A couple of them sing, some of them act, some of them are just pretty, some of them just have a great body, or everything in between, little girls make no separation of any of these concepts, all they care about is to see their faces while they act silly. It's a whole new science. But it works. ¡And we love them!


Cameron Dallas.
Cameron Dallas

Can we please talk about their fashion sense or style? Let's start with Cameron Dallas, yes, he is the same teen we saw with that writing on the chest that reads "Vanity Teen". Maybe is that same vanity what sky rocketed him to the top, maybe not, maybe it´s all about his charisma and, then again, style.

His style is quite unique, he said himself he would love to have infinite clothes (on Twitter), and even tho' he dresses like your average american teen, he gives to his outfits a little twist, or even wears something that's trending in the stores like that tartan shirt he is wearing in the picture above. He looks nice with ray-ban glasses, uh girls?

Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier.
Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier

Is that a Harem short right? yes it is, while he compliments it with a regular hoodie in black and gray. Next to Cameron Dallas is his best friend Nash Grier, a Vine superstar, and now a youtuber with impressive numbers under his belt. I'm not going to talk about his piercing-out-of-this-world-blue-eyes (maybe are his eyes what hypnotize us all, maybe not) like I did with Cameron, I'm going to talk about his style.


Nash Grier.
Nash Grier

Nash's style is a little bit more conservative, yet is he has that style girls love. Polo shirts with shorts, shorts with expressive socks showing, Adidas sweatpants, Van's shoes, hoodies, and when the time comes, he says yes to formal shirts and drill pants. 

But both Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas have a sweet tooth for graphic shirts, naturally.


FashionGiver JukeBox ®: "SUGAR AND WHITEBREAD" by Glass Candy


Pic:FashionGiver Graphic: Andy Escobar.

Everyone that knows me describe me as a fashion lover and a music lover, and I'm definitely guilty of that. So I came out with this idea to mix the best of both worlds in FashionGiver. Music that has been used in fashion shows, soundtracks, and of course, TOP 40, and the hottests hits in the world of the moment.

I'm gonna be using Youtube videos with the songs within themselves (some of them actually music videos), I'm sorry if you're in a country where some of the videos are not available, yet I'm gonna write the song title for you to look for it on Spotify, itunes or whatever. I'm gonna be posting a new song every week.

This first song I recommend was used in the CHLOE Spring/Summer 2007 fashion show and ever since I heard it, it became pretty much a soundtrack of my life, I even remember it until today. ¡Let's jukebox it!


EN ESPAÑOL:


Hay nueva sección en el blog, semanalmente estaré subiendo una canción que haga parte del TOP 40 internacional, éxitos del momento, y por supuesto, canciones fabulosas utilizadas en algunas de las pasarelas más representativas de las semanas de moda del mundo.

Es una oportunidad para combinar en el blog lo mejor de los dos mundos: Música y Moda. Esta primera canción fue usada en el show de CHLOE Spring/Summer 2007 y desde entonces me encanta.¡Bienvenidos!


SONG: "SUGAR AND WHITEBREAD" by Glass Candy



And this is the fashion show where it was used




If you have any song recommendation, please let me know. XOXO. (Si tienes alguna recomendación de música, por favor házmelo saber)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscars 2014 fashion: Best dressed - Red Carpet | Alfombra Roja Oscars 2014




Oscars 2014 fashion: Best dressed: Awards season is my favorite. It not only gives me the chance to see worldwide celebrities all together, but the fashion, the glamour, the lifestyle of the rich and famous (a la Britney Spears in her song piece of me). But today let's talk about fashion, the best dressed ones, specially.

I couldn't talk about the Oscars 2014 fashion: Best dressed without talking about the designers who participate in this party: Prada dressing up Lupita Nyong'o, Calvin Klein working on Naomi Watts and Atelier Versace dressing up Lady Gaga, naturally.

So let's get started with my TOP 5 of this years Oscars 2014 fashion: Best dressed.


Amy Adams in Gucci

Charlize Theron in Dior

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein

Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab


And here's a little video where you can see them in motion: 



WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

FashionGiver's Monthly Favorites ®: February 2014 / Favoritos del mes - Febrero

Pic: FashionGiver.com 

It's finally that time where I get to chance to share with you my dear readers my favorite beauty and health care products of the month, Syoss Shampoo, clean and clear soap, and Lubriderm for men are a couple of them. ¡Everything highly suggested! 

So let's get started.

EN ESPAÑOL:

Por fin llegó ese momento en el mes en que tengo la oportunidad de compartir con ustedes mis queridos lectores mis productos favoritos del mes en el campo de la belleza, salud y cuidado personal. ¡Empecemos!


- RENE FURTERER FORTICEA SHAMPOO -
(Shampoo anti caída FORTICEA de Rene Furterer)

FORTICEA RENE FURTERER
Pic: FashionGiver.com

I got this shampoo a couple of weeks ago and since the first taste I fell in love with it, do you know those creamy shampoos that no only smell amazing but also gives you foam in like seconds? well, this is that kind of shampoo, and it's even more special since it rinse your hair with nutrients so you hair don't fall down easily. It's called "FORTICEA" (the name itself talks about strength for the hair) and it's by Rene Furterer Paris, since it's a huge brand, you can get this product at drug stores or specialized beauty and health stores. Oh! And if you like lemon fragrances, this is definitely for you, it's so fresh and the consistency is so rich.


Recibí este shampoo hace algunas semanas como cortesía de PERCOS S.A. para probar, y créanme que desde el primer uso se siente la diferencia, en cuanto a formulación y consistencia, en comparación con otros shampoos en el mercado, (y creanme que los he probado todos) muy en especial los que prometen fortalecer el cuero cabelludo para nutrir el pelo y evitar su caída. Soy un hombre que se preocupa por el tema de la alopecia y la caída del cabello y este shampoo (FORTICEA anticaída) cumple con mis expectativas. Los ingredientes son fabulosos pues contienen micro partículas naturales, la consistencia es cremosa en su aplicación, y el olor es fresco y duradero. Recomiendo este shampoo tanto para hombres como para mujeres. Pueden adquirir este producto a través de PERCOS S.A. AQUÍ


- LUBRIDERM MEN'S 3-IN-1 LOTION -
(Lubriderm loción 3-en-1)

Lubriderm for men
Pic: FashionGiver.com 

I've been a fan of Lubriderm products since the beginning, and when I saw this product in my favorite grooming store a few days ago , I couldn't resist but buying it, as you can see, the formulation if dedicated for men and has three attributes just in one product. After shave, and hydro cream for body and face. ¡It's perfect! The consistency is as good as the women's line, but this one has a neutral fragrance that stands out.

He sido fan de los productos de Lubriderm desde siempre, y cuando vi este producto dedicado para los hombres, no pude resistir comprarlo. Tiene tres momentos de uso que lo hacen un producto rico e imprescindible, es una crema para después de la afeitada, y es hidratante para cara y cuero. ¡Es perfecto! En especial para los hombres que buscan un hidratante completo con un olor agradable y masculino.


- SYOSS OLEO INTENSIVE SHAMPOO -
(Syoss shampoo oleo intensivo)


Syoss shampoo oleo intensivo
Pic: FashionGiver.com 


Dry hair? I raised my hand. If there's someone with dry lifeless hair that's gotta be me and I've been looking for ages for a treatment that really makes my hair a little bit softer and that reduces my hair volume (if possible), and even tho' I'm still testing this Syoss shampoo for dry hair, I gotta recommend it since now. It lasts forever because you only need a small amount to get foam, smells delicious, and has this oil-ish consistency that makes it perfect to dry hair.


Cabello seco? Presente. A pesar que aún estoy probando este shampoo, debo admitir que lo que llevo de uso me ha encantado, tiene una consistencia aceitosa que lo hace perfecto para cabello seco, pero seco de verdad, como el mío. Además tiene un olor delicioso y dura bastante pues solo necesitas un poco de producto para que genere espuma. Contiene keratina, lo que lo hace atractivo con el resto de productos de la competencia. 


- CLEAN & CLEAR DARK ZITS PREVENTION SOAP  -
(Cleand & Clear Jabón exfoliante)

Clean and clear jabon exfoliante
Pic: FashionGiver.com 

Even tho' I don't suffer of acne, I often get dark zits around the nose, not so much but still, and ever since I've been using this soap, I have zero zits on my nose. It's so soft and delicate with the skin that you feel you're using a dove soap or something, but you'll notice that the area where you have zits, appear a little bit more fresh and soft, I've been using this for over a month now and I love it.

A pesar que no sufro de acne, a menudo tengo puntos negros en la zona de la nariz, para eliminarlos, uso bandas contra de los puntos negros de BIORÉ, y complemento el tratamiento con este jabón que ya he venido usando durante un mes, me encanta su consistencia pues se siente que estuvieras usando un jabón con PH balanceado como los Dove (a pesar de que este es exfoliante y tiene micro partículas que lo hacen un poco más agresivo).