#fashionTV talk: "El tiempo entre costuras"11:00 AM
''El tiempo entre costuras''. Translated as The Time in Between is the TV series adaptation of María Dueñas' book with the same name, and my favorite (and I think the most awesome) series related to fashion I've seen ever. With more than 5 million viewers in Spain, it has now reached United States ready to hit every TV on the country thanks to Sira Quiroga's adventures.
Finding a fashion-centric series is very difficult, and specially a Spanish one. This one caught my heart, not only because the setting is breathtaking, the music truly awesome and the costumes and atrezzo amazing. There's also a beautiful story behind it. A story in which a young, poor Spanish girl has to forge her own destiny thanks to her skilled hands and sewing techniques, a story about a passionate woman who becomes strong and brave believing in herself. The Time in Between is certainly an hymn about self-confidence and a series full of intrigue, romance and heart-touching moments.
Just for those of you who don't know the series (I think it's currently being adapted to other languages) or the book, here's a little synopsis:
''Suddenly left abandoned and penniless in Algiers by her lover, Sira Quiroga forges a new identity. Against all odds she becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers. But she is soon embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy as she passes information to the British Secret Service through a code stitched into the hems of her dresses.''
The book is actually really close to the series, but as some say: "an image is worth a thousand words". This is why I think the TV adaptation is the best way to see the heroine wearing those breathtaking dresses and outfits from mid twentieth century. In case you're still reticent to watch it, let's see how this story begins...
“My name is Sira Quiroga and I’m a seamstress. I never imagined that destiny would lead me to risk my life crossing a foreign city with an arsenal of pistols strapped to my body. But now I know that destiny is the sum of all the decisions we make in our lives. For me, it all began with something as simple as learning to thread a needle…”
I really encourage you to watch it and get to know Sira and her adventures. Hope you enjoy this intriguing, passionate and fashion series as much as I did!