What to wear to Valentine's Day Soiree

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St. Valentine's Day. It's already this time of the year where love is (literally) in the air, everything is filled with pink, round hearts and red roses. I must say, I really miss a little hint of something beyond those fancy gifts and love serenades only to be seen around this holiday. Because for me, if there's something special about St. Valentine's Day is how it makes love visible and almost literally touchable. Is the fact that it makes us aware of the love we experience everyday, during the rest of the year. Not only romantic love, but also fraternal and friendship! That is what St. Valentine's Day means for me.

So, disclaimer done, today I will be talking about that perfect Valentine's Day plan and what to wear to it. Because if there's something to be always excited for is a dinner with your date at one of the most elegant and iconic buildings placed in San Francisco, California. Today I'm pairing with The Fairmont Hotel to show you what I'd wear to their St. Valentine's Day dinner at the hotel.
I must say, the building itself is not only imposing, but also legendary at the city's planning. The Fairmont has that combination of both the best of the 21st Century, and the heritage and charm of those romantic, vintage movies I used to watch with my grandma on Sunday evenings at home. Having the chance of assembling an outfit was a total challenge and a pleasure at the same time, because the atmosphere of the place itself inspires you to wear your classiest jewelry and the finest dress on your wardrobe. It's almost like you have to put together the soul of the building we were talking about before, and take it to the closest possible; turn those two opposite but complementary aspects of the place into a clothing assemble.

Really hard, but (finally) possible! I was really inspired by The Fairmont Hotel lobby's ambiance, with all those columns and roof moldings which made me think about ancient Greece and Rome. I chose my outfit based on this one-shoulder long dress, which is actually pretty simple but claims for attention thanks to its bright red color. I went back to ancient cultures not only with the dress, but also with my accessories, keeping it very simple with a minimal golden clutch, a crown-style headpiece and vintage earrings. A St. Valentine's Day soiree deserves it!

What about you and your St. Valentine's Day outfit? What are your plans for the holiday?

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"More with less" magazine - Valencia presentation event

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If there's something I love about studying Architecture is that having nothing to do at all is almost impossible. Not only talking about homework and projects to work (non-stop) at, but there's always an afternoon filled with interesting conferences or super inspiring talks, there's always a presentation or an exposition to keep an eye on.

After two crazy weeks filled with exams, essays to do (architects do write, too!) and all my afternoons out of home and not coming back there until pretty late at night, last Friday evening a couple of friends and I decided to go downtown Valencia to attend "More with less" online magazine presentation. An online issue based on the city, made by an interdisciplinary team of design professionals which aims to bring closer architecture projects, industrial design, prototypes and photography among others. All of this with the neatest and minimal of philosophies, with black and white as their only color palette and super sleek icons made out of pure lines. "More with less" was born in 2012, but was launched last Friday into a tiny but lovely space at the very heart of Valencia, only with the presence of explanatory panels and visual games hanging on the walls. An evening filled with beer and lots of friends too, of course.

It was a super nice and inspiring way to look for new ideas, meet people and discover new references for coming projects. I'm currently involved at the development of the Architecture School magazine and this year's culture Festival as well, so any ideas, any references and out of my comfort zone experiences are welcomed!

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Beauty update: Skincare products for sensitive skin

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Some time ago I shared with you some skincare tips I was following with my prone-to-acne, super sensitive skin and which were pretty effective on me. Today, and as I've been asked by some people lately on how do I take care of my skin, which redness has almost gone away forever, and where I do not have scars or acne signals anymore (and almost any pimple) I'd like to share with you and update on the skincare products I'm currently using. Because, my daily skincare routine is not the same as it was three years ago when that post was written, although it basically has evolved from that, let's call it "first stage". As I always say, if you have problematic skin, my opinion and daily skincare routine may work for you but, first go to your dermatologist for some advice!

Today, I still have a very high-maintenance skin, pretty thin, prone to peel off during winter (yes, like I was a petite, long-haired brunette lizard, which is not very fun), and prone to sensitive zones mixed with oily areas on my T-zone. I've kept the basics on my daily skincare routine, which is disciplined and strictly fulfilled: no cheat days! That doesn't mean I'm obsessed or touching my face every other minute: instead, I follow a three step routine twice a day (morning just after waking up or having breakfast, and evening before heading to bed) which is sometimes completed using a moisturizing lotion by mid-afternoon (only if I feel my skin too tight or dry) or a super specific anti-acne cream just in case there's a lingering zit bothering around.

My three-steps routine is pretty easy and keeps mostly the same morning and evening. First, I softly wash my face with Lush's "Angels on bare skin" cleanser with mild-warm water. There's no need to use a lot of the cleanser since it works well just using a little bit! (That's why I keep it on the fridge for almost three months!). Then, I spread "Tea Tree water" around my face (Lush's too. The amount of product on all the containers is pretty good for its price, they're sensitive-skin friendly and freshly handmade, so it's great!) and let it dry. After dressing and having my breakfast, before doing my makeup I would put on a little bit of Clinique's "Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion", since I've been using it for years, and it still keeps working well for me.

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One year more

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Today I turn 22. I can't believe how quick this past year has gone by, how many good (and bad, of course. Because there's always a dark side) moments I've had the chance to live during my 21's, and how great the 22 are already feeling. I think the most important thing I've learnt this year has been to finally find my true self and stay true to it. After suffering from a massive kind-of-breakup about a year ago, I think I'm already into the path of being happy and positive, no matter what or who. I've learnt that no-one is going to love me if I'm not loving me before. That I am unique (we all are in our own ways!), and that I don't have to carry the world's weight on my shoulders! Never allow toxic people to crash into your life like I did. That's my 21's lesson for life.

Now talking about fashion, I think I've also made some changes on my way from 21 to 22 this past months. I think I'm now a little bit more mature when it comes to my outfits than I was a year ago. Now I wear neutral tones more than I used to, I'm not sticking -not too much- with florals anymore or I finally found that accessorizing matters. Like, a lot. Or, that day I decided I would wear a metallic swimming suit no matter what happened or who looked weird at me. I've learnt to declutter my wardrobe (and bedroom) from time to time because of mental-health, too. As I'm writing this, I'm still fighting with some stuff to fit in its right place.

Also, this year is plenty of new and exciting projects! So are the incredible guys I've been teaming up at College to bring those projects into reality. Nothing to do with fashion-blogging (neither with Architecture, I guess. Well, sort of) but we're all very into it and we are 200% implied into our project to be reality soon. It's incredible how fast and easy the ideas flow when your workmates are not just workmates, but they eventually become friends you can hang out with. I encourage you to find a pair of best friends you know you can work well with, so you might achieve this kind of crazy things.

For the time being, there's nothing more on my mind than to start enjoying 22 (Taylor Swift sang it, right?) and keep learning from my surroundings, meeting new people (always!) and being involved on exciting activities and projects. The last thing I would like to do is to betray my younger self, as I promised her I would be a superwoman someday. Don't worry: I'm already into it!

Winter sportwear: Outdoors Vs. Indoors

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Winter is my laziest season to workout. I must admit that almost like every human, there's too much coziness on the sofa, enjoying a hot cocoa mug on my pajama's when cold air is striking outside. But, as an sportswoman for a big part of my life, sticking to a workout routine and accomplishing it is something I've got used to. Discipline is everything, and now that I don't follow a regular fencing training routine I must stay true to myself and set little goals so I can at least, get off the couch and move my body.

I was approached by Laryssa from Farfetch to share with you some workout style ideas I would love to wear on the cooler winter evenings, and pair some outfits with them. I must say that being a fencer during the last 6 years of my life has made me very sensitive to low temperatures, as fencing is an indoors sport where you're not really exposed to the weather. May it be freezing outside, raining or snowing, you still can stretch and play with swords. So, every time I got to the club, I remember wearing at least two different outfits out of one, consisting on tons of layers I would be peeling off like an onion, depending on our daily routine. Jacket and long, thick-fabric sweatpants were absolutely required if we had to warm up on the outside. That was my most hated part of the evening.
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