Back to ancient Rome

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I'm not a big fan of museums. I know: shame on me. But I don't like the feeling of being trapped on a building with tons of paintings and people who only look at the same spot of that thing in front of them. It's boring. And monotone.
On the other side, I prefer much more visiting open monumental spaces. Or buildings which are special per se. The ambient looks always different depending on the light, on the weather, if it's warm or freezing out there. And although they may be crowded as regular museums, it's quite easy to escape from the group for a moment and breathe. And discover little spots or locations by yourself. Or touch the stones with your fingers, seat and watch the people around. To be transferred to another time just by walking around.

That's what happened to me when visiting the monumental Theatre and Amphitheater at Mérida on the 1 week trip by road we took, which almost lead us to travel amongst all the country. The first thing I thought about these buildings was "I could shoot really nice fashion editorials around here!" because the scenery and the lights and shadows from the walls made of brick and stone are just delighting. Besides, is a place full of little details and a magical atmosphere. Totally worth it!

For the daily outfit in black and white, my flats and jacket were a total must, as it was totally freezing (I can say I needed another two or three extra layers). Always remember to carry enough clothes when packing and don't trust the weather guy!

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Spring is made of color

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Cherry trees blossoming everywhere. That is enough proof that Spring is already here, although the whole week trip has been full of dark clouds and some rainy moments.
Extremadura is the place for flowers and blossoming trees, amazing colors and countryside vibes. The whole area is full of that peaceful, inspiring atmosphere which leads you to experiment with colors, mix the basics and get some surprising outfits with unexpected pops of color and shapes.

It's quite amazing how the town of Mérida has managed to create that same mix I was talking to you about referred to clothing on their buildings and urbanism. It's incredible how one of the most important roman cities of the country on the ancient times has evolved into a city which mixes statues, brick and traditional architecture with modern concrete façades and some of the greenest streets I've ever seen.

Second day of the trip and we visited the Roman Art Museum at Mérida, I did some serious shopping (seriously, silver and precious metal craftsmanship pieces are to die for) and finally paid a visit to the tiny town were the relatives live. As I said, I'm such a city girl, that's why going to a town where everybody is related somehow, where you have to stop driving because a chicken is standing on your way or there is no need to visit the supermarket twice a week (because they're mostly auto-sufficient when it comes to meat and vegetables) is quite the experience for me.

Sometimes we are not conscious enough of our surroundings until we do a massive change on the scene!

Dear Merida

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We arrived Mérida almost at 8 in the evening last Monday. For those of you who follow me at my recently released Instagram account you might have noticed that I've been traveling around Spain this past week. Actually, kind of returning to the origins! I've literally crossed the country on a 7 hour car trip to know more about an area I had heard about too many times on my textbooks, which is also the place where my closest forefathers used to live before heading to Valencia some decades ago.

We started our trip at Mérida to see some of the monumental roman places and some modern architecture I knew about thanks to some teachers at College. I didn't realize how much of a city girl I am until I stepped out the car and realized how different is living on the largest city of the zone, where people is used to live, eat, dress on a total different way than the one we're used to on the coast. But even with that horrible weather around us the whole week, I've to say that Mérida is a nice place to be, much quiet and slow than Valencia. Not even imaging comparing it to Madrid or Barcelona!

As I usually do when I travel, my most comfortable shoes got packed to walk around the best and dressiest way possible. Being honest, wet stone street do not do well on me, but I managed to slide the less possible. Let's add that it was much cooler than I thought (thanks I picked some extra jackets and sweatshirts) so the first stop on our trip was really brief, as it was a bit late and we were exhausted. We managed to see the zone near our hotel and then go back to have some yummy supper! "Templo de Diana" is the place you're seeing on most of the pictures, which was really close Mérida Palace Hotel and which I totally fell in love with, as it mixes ancient with contemporary architecture and it's a really iconic meeting point in the city.


Have you ever visited Mérida? Or Spain? Are you more of a city person or do you prefer quieter places?

P.D: Have you noticed my haircut? :D

Creation VLC #DaisyParty

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Last Wednesday evening at DeWall Valencia. My best friend got invited to Creation VLC fashion magazine presentation of their 7th issue, so although I had some pending issues and homework to work on, I couldn't help but attend with Ana to their #DaisyParty to honor the beginning of this new season.

When it looked like it ended raining (at last! After a whole week suffering from wind and clouds anytime) it was totally freezing on the terrace where we were enjoying some drinks, nice music and companionship. Not a cozy evening to rock my white blouse and thin blazer, but it was a really pleasant cocktail party where we took pictures, shared our passion for style and design, and we were able to see Alejandro Resta fashion designer's last fashionfilm "Obsession". I was also really captivated by the eclectic vibes of the atmosphere at DeWall. I had never been there before, but it was a nice place where antique and new merged, the sensation of being in the middle of nowhere when you're actually downtown in Valencia was fantastic. A projection on the wall of the backyard featured some pictures and interviews on the last issue of the magazine. We took advantage of it and the mesmerizing lightning to shoot some rare pictures.

As it was a Spring, #Daisy theme party, it was the perfect time to shoot again with the daisy clay necklace I already wore here and mix some of the trendiest pieces coming this season (which are some of the most comfortable on my closet right now!) as my Zara side stripe pants or the black and white outfit with pops of color. It isn't as easy as it looks to use yellow eyeshadow, trust me!

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Inspiration: Spring

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SPRING IS ALREADY HERE! After this cold, cloudy, and crazy winter we've had at Valencia (specially last days of the season) just looking for a cup of hot chocolate and staying warm under tons of blankets, looks like the sunlight and nice weather are finally approaching us.

I'm a lucky girl for not having any allergies because of pollen and weather changes, so I find Spring a nice moment to start again with recovered batteries and give the best of you to the world! Sometimes I feel like a teddy bear who just got up from a long nap, but it's what Spring makes me feel. It's finally that time of the year to remove the dust from my bright lipstick colors, start wearing florals and getting rid of some of the lots of layers I wear everyday to finally use fresh and comfortable dresses and skirts.

Following the first inspiration post I did about two months ago which had an incredible reception (THANK YOU ALL!) I thought it may be that time of the year to share some brights, textures and flowers, flowers everywhere!!

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