Sunday, December 1, 2013

Photos by me

1 - Fidji // 2 - No brand

A total of 8€, two for the first pair and six for the second. Who said you have to spend lots of money on leather boots? Clearly that's a myth! 
As a huge fan of flea markets and second-hand shops, I've come to realize that you can find great quality products, from a time when resistance and durability really did matter. Sometimes I think people don't know what they're selling and the real value of the product; some prices are surreal, don't you think?

What's your opinion on this way of shopping? 

Monday, November 18, 2013

*Blogger is changing the colors of the photos* 

Photos by Catarina Reis
Edited by me

Biker Jacket - from a store in Camden (don't remember the name) // Dress - Next

Feeling like I'm going back to my 10th grade, when I bought this biker jacket in Camden and felt badass as f*ck. I remember wearing it everyday until it started breaking at the seams and I had to fix it. In the meantime my style suffered some alterations, therefore my once favorite jacket remained still in my wardrobe for a while. 
Two weeks ago I finally got the courage to pair it with one of my autumn must-haves: a black, tight dress. Turned out to be a huge success and appear in some photos for my friends' school project.
Sometimes recovering some of your old clothes can be even better and more refreshing than buying new ones!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photos by Rita Fernandes
Edited by Me

Coat - Zara // Bomber - Next // T-Shirt - Primark // Trousers - H&M // Chelsea Boots - Fidji (Thrifted)

First post since I've changed my header (yeah, I have been a really bad blogger, because my schedule is as tight as it can be and school work haunts me. Bah.) Meanwhile I've been running around in my new stuff, such as my super comfy boots for 2 euros, my super warm coat from Zara and last but not least, my silky, soft bomber. 
Now let me just do some advertisement for my recent account at Cargo Collective and, finally, wish you all a fantastic week! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Melitta Baumeister is a german fashion designer based in New York City, who presented her graduation collection at NYFW. Parsons just launched a future star, because unlike other fashion designers in the making, Melitta has the artistic sensitivity to merge different areas. Sculpture, architecture, objects, fashion and installation coexist in the same minimalistic atmosphere, where white is enough to transport us to the hellenic period. Nonetheless she applies and develops innovative techniques, maintaining her solid concept all the way through.

// Applying techniques from sculpture, architecture, and fine art, materiality becomes the conceptual core of my process. Casting a garment in one continuous layer of silicone questions conventional methods, which focuses on the development of the garment. This specific technique entails a shift of shape-defining factors. Shape is no longer determined through the interplay of fabric and pattern, but by the mold into which it is cast. The mold becomes the blueprint of a form and captures the essence of a garment without itself being the thing it emulates. The mold with its capability for endless repetition, then becomes a metaphor for the repetitiveness of the fashion industry itself. - M.B. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Photos by XanaDelGado

Visceral and intricate photographs fascinate me, the emotional depth and sickness we can bring to them is beyond real. Therefore, no one better than Xana to capture the density of one's soul and the desperation of one's body to express a secret suffering. Bones aching to rip my skin apart. My darkest hour and my relief. Black and white poetry in a language more universal than words. 

//To take photographs means to recognize-simultaneously and within a fraction of a second-both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Photos by Rita Fernandes
Edited by Me

Bomber Jacket - Ted Baker // Sweater - Thrifted // Pinstriped Trousers - Zara // Sneakers - Nike Free Run

Fall is finally here and I've already done some damage today, at our local Flea Market (more on that later). Meanwhile I'm wearing my same old uniform, spicing it up a bit by adding some pinstripes. 
Also, I must explain why I haven't been posting more often, simply because college has started, I moved to my grandparents and am now adapting to my new routine. Btw. my first work is to design two S/S outfits (men- or womenswear) and which better concept than sports/graphic? Lucky me!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Photos by XanaDelGado 
Edited by me

Backpack - Eastpak // Dress - Zara // Sneakers - Nike Free Run 5.0

We can say this outfit pays homage to the amazing work of Francisco Costa as creative director for Calvin Klein - 10 years of pure genius. Nevertheless this was the little white dress I wore to my disastrous prom and the one I would love to wear without being worried about getting it dirty. As for this time I paired it with some sneakers and a black backpack, creating a contrast of styles, casual yet sophisticated. No one said I couldn't wear my prom dress with some Nikes and an Eastpak, right? 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Photos by me

"Obsessing over Nike" would have been a great choice for the title as well. Since comfort is my number one priority, Nike sneakers always fulfill my needs dreams! After trying a few other brands and a pair of heavy, black Air Force I ended up choosing Pegasus. 
As and addict to my Nike Free Run, I had to find a robust and simultaneously light pair matching my black, white and grey wardrobe. Turns out the change wasn't as drastic as it seemed and I have some new favorites to take out for a few rides downtown.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Photos by Nuno V

Corrosão Bucólica // 250x60x30cm

I've been a bit afraid of posting my final high school work - a sculpture made of wool and a few synthetic yarns - mainly because I'm so proud of it I don't want to sound cocky, but here it goes. The detailing, as you can see, is enormous; needless to say it took me one month to finish it, working non-stop from beginning to end (I even spent the night in school and lost track of all the times I had dinner in the cafeteria). For my surprise it was more than worth it, ending with a diploma for my maximum score at it. As for the sculpture, everything was handmade by me, honoring Portugal's traditions and therefore criticizing its lost due to our extremely industrialized world. 

The reason why I'm posting this precious "little" thing today is because this blog started one year ago and has now reached 100 posts - not bad for a little hobby of mine. Hope you guys keep supporting what I do, like you have so far, and thank you for putting up with me for so long. More anniversaries to come! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Photos by my sis
Crop Top - Stradivarius // Skirt - Vintage // Shoes - Marques' Almeida

The first time I wore this skirt, a Vogue freelancer approached me downtown asking if she could take some pictures. I had bought the skirt 10 minutes before for 2€, because it was so hot I couldn't bear wearing trousers. So, as you can imagine, the combination was as weird as it gets; picture a pleated skirt with an oversized white T-Shirt tucked in it and some Nike Free Run. As for this time, stepping up a notch was mandatory and what better solution than paring it with my beloved Marques' Almeida shoes, right? 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Photos by my sis and me

Some of you who follow me on Facebook might have already seen my Tåka·Mau earpiece, which I got for my birthday. I'm not much of an accessories girl, it's rare to see me wearing rings, earrings, necklaces, etc, because it always feels too much! Exceptions made, this earpiece can be discrete or the high point of an outfit, it all depends on how you stylish your hair and clothes.
Since I've had this blog I feel the urge to divulge portuguese brands; we have so many talented and sometimes underrated designers and artists, it's a shame not to post about them. Moreover the brand is fresh, clean, contemporary and above all: innovative. Each piece can be adapted to the user, therefore each piece is personal and right off the runway. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Photos by my sis

Finally enjoying my moment of pure darkness: black hair, pale skin, red lips. As I said previously, black hair (or almost) had been on my wish list since last summer and now it's done. Although I didn't bleach it - because I want to maintain my natural color - , I bought some dark brown, almost black ink to give it a first try and the best thing about it is you return to your original color after washing it circa 8 times. Perfect if you're afraid it won't suit you. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tatiana Lёshkina is one of those photographers you find and never forget; I've known her work for more than a year now and it still feels fresh to me. Everything in her photographs seems so light and effortless, even though most of them defy gravity, placing bodies and objects in harmony as if they were born to be together. Sometimes the line between forced and natural is so thin, you are afraid that the next time she'll cross it, like many other photographers do. Not Tatiana, she is in full control of her aesthetics, standing out for not being afraid of taking risks
Pure, clean, balanced, structured and subtle; maybe that's the reason why it can get quite paradoxical with fragile positions sculpting a solid image. But at the end of the day, isn't that the feeling you want to get? Contrasting elements that disturb your ideal of beauty, becoming simultaneously fragile and powerful.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Photos by Rita Fernandes

T-Shirt - Primark // Pullover - Carolina Herrera (for only 5€, lucky me) // Trousers - H&M // Sneakers - Nike Free Run 5.0

Starting this post must have been one of the hardest things for me lately, meaning this especial hobby will suffer some changes. As you might remember I had (past tense) a boyfriend who was my photographer as well as my biggest motivation to keep updating. Now that it has ended, I'm trying to get my life back on track, staying as positive as I can (believe me, it's a struggle) and starting a fresh new chapter! You'll no longer see his photos, but the quality won't be compromised , as you can see. Rita was the first one to offer to help me and I'm so thankful for her patience, working with a perfectionist is a hard challenge. As for the blue-toned photos matching my pullover, they also accentuate this change of aesthetics, I'll now take more risks, wrap my pullover sideways, stand out for who I am and accept my flaws. 
Nonetheless my hair will also suffer an intervention, one I've been daring myself to make over the past year and a half, but never had the courage to. More on that later. And more on the new header I'm currently working on, too.
Although I know this might be a bit of a shock for you as it is for me, I hope you love the photos as much as I do and accept this change.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Photos from here.

Spending so much time navigating through Tumblr has its positive side to it. I had reblogged the second image while thinking how incredible it would be if I could find the source (unfortunately it gets lost or deleted quite often). A week, or so, later someone sent me a link to a website,, and to my surprise, there it was. Martin Niklas Wieser in full glory, forcing me to "envy" him and his abnormal talent. This kind of cohesive and fresh collections should be promoted by the press, instead of wasting so much time with brands that are already known for years. Saturated fashion makes me look for new and promising designers whose support might not be the greatest. We shall take our time to admire Martin's phenomenal work and attention to details, as well as the exquisite photos (such awkward and beautiful poses, don't you think?).

Friday, July 26, 2013

All photos here.

Designer // Elionai Campos
Model // Inês Junqueira
Photographer // Nuno Vieira
Photography Assistant // André Coelho
Production Assistant // Filipa Fonseca  
Hair and Makeup // Ânia Domingues and Daniela Nunes

T-Zion is the name of Elionai Campos' SS '13 collection and you might remember it from this post or maybe just because of my hysteria concerning it. The truth is, as soon as I saw the looks walking down the runway I knew I had to get my hands on them. So, Nuno and I decided it would be a great opportunity for both, and especially for him, to photograph the lookbook and the campaign for his final school project. And the answer, as you can see, was "yes!".  Needless to say it is always a pleasure to work with nice and talented people like Elionai. You'll be hearing a lot from her, that's for sure! 
Let's not forget about the photographer, right? And what a hell of a good one with a promising future ahead of him, since he keeps evolving and working hard to achieve his goals. As you can see, I have to work really hard if I want to be as talented as they are at such a young age! Keeping my fingers crossed. Maybe not, shall use them to sketch! 


Hi, my name is Filipa. I'm a 18 year old girl passionate about fashion and arts, therefore I'm anxious to share with you my style and taste.



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