We are ecstatic to share with you all our latest interview with Vogue Spain’s very own, Flora González! She is one of the main writers behind vogue.es and we were honoured to have the opportunity to interview her and get some inside scoop on how she landed her position at Vogue.
Q: What career choice did you have in mind when you were younger?
A: Apart from being an astronaut (just kidding, but every kid want to at least once during their childhood), I have always wanted to be a journalist. I remember me playing with my neighbour recording our radio shows, I also used to wrote in the school newspaper and when I was 14, I went to the local radio and asked for a job, at first they laughed out loud but then they understood that I was completely serious and they taught me how a radio works. I was there for four more years every day after school and during the summer holidays. So I usually say that I was born as a journalist. No one in my family is dedicated to journalism but my mother is a seamstress and my father worked as model when he was young, so fashion has always been part of my life
Q: Did you always know you’d end up working in the fashion industry?
A: Not really, when I began at University (in Seville) I had a lot of options, I wanted to be a TV presenter, a travel reporter, investigator… When I finished my studies I worked in the communication department of a political party, but this wasn’t my true vocation, so I decided to focus into fashion.
Q: How did you get your foot in the industry – in terms of your previous employment at GQ and Yo Dona?
A: It was hard at first… I moved to Madrid to study a Degree in Fashion Communication. Because of that I had to work as an intern in a magazine as part of the practise program, this is how I arrived to Yo Dona. I learnt a lot there but I was truly intrigued about men’s fashion, so I made an appointment with the editor in chief of GQ and I convinced him to try my work, I was at GQ for 9 marvelous months. One day they called me because they needed a writer in Vogue, so my dream came true.
Q: In this fast paced, competitive industry it’s hard for individuals to get an internship or even a job at a company. How were you given the opportunity so fast?
A: Here in Spain things are really complicated because our weak economy situation, but I was so enthusiastic and I didn’t mind to work hard in order to give my best. This is the secret: being self-confident, constant and try to learn something new everyday, with the right attitude you will get wherever you want. We are a closed team, we try to be good partners and help each others as friends.
Q: In your experience, do you think it’s necessary to have a degree in journalism in order to pursue a career at VOGUE?
A: It’s very important to have a degree in journalism to purse a career at any social-media. When you have to talk or write and a lot of people attend your work you have to manage the best way to communicate the reality and you learn this at university.
Q: How did you find your way to becoming an editor at VOGUE Spain?
A: One day, the editor of GQ called me and said “brush your hair because Yolanda Sacristán (the editor of Vogue) wants to know you”, I was very nervous but she was charming, she told me that she was looking for an eclectic person to write in the specials of Vogue (jewels, kids, brides, collections, gourmet, beauty…), with total availability to travel and knowledge of languages, so I told her that I was her new girl (this weekend was the most intense in my life because I spent hours and hours reading as much as I could about these themes). In January this year I change my position and I was incorporated in Vogue.es (the website). It is even more faster, complete and dynamic than being a ‘paper editor’, you have to see the catwalks in streaming, you stay awake in special nights like the Oscar Awards… It is fashion in pure!
Definitely this is an intense way that includes lots of hours of magazines reading and studying fashion’s history, but every night researching, every day out of home, every stressful moment it’s worth-full when someone like you is interested about my little life (and when my mother shows my grandma proudly the magazine haha)
Q: And before we wrap up this interview, we just had to ask what are your must have key pieces for spring 2013?
A: Mmmmm this is a difficult one… haha. Let me think… I am in love with rings (http://www.vogue.es/articulos/manual-de-uso-anillos/17388).http://www.vogue.es/articulos/manual-de-uso-anillos/17388). I am also obsessed with high heels, my favourite one because it’s a classic it’s the Tribute sandal of YSL, I also have full my closet with kaleidoscopic-print pants and jackets, and I always wear my neon satchel bag and my parka. Now I am looking for a perfect jeweled-skirt and a jumper with ‘luxe broderie‘.
- Neha & Natasha
I have some great news to share with you all – I’ve become a contributor for the Huffington Post. I’ll be writing articles based on Fashion and Beauty. I am so excited to start writing for the Huffington Post. I’ve been reading their articles for a while now, so to be writing for the company feels really great. I look forward to the experience I’m going to gain through this opportunity!
My first article is already out, you guys can check it out here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/neha-lobana/beauty-regimen-change_b_2499489.html
It’s fashion week here in Toronto!
If any of you follow me on Twitter, you know that I recently said that Toronto fashion week just doesn’t meet up to the standards of New York, Milan, Paris, London and India fashion week. There’s a vast difference – you have the greatest designers show off their collections at the other fashion shows I just mentioned, and well Toronto just doesn’t bring too many designers that are well known. This year however, I take back whatever I’ve said. I started looking at the collections that have been seen on the runway these past two days, and I was impressed. The clothing that is being shown this year is way better than any of the fashion shows I’ve seen in Toronto before. It makes me so happy to finally see Toronto come up to par with all the other fashion shows.
I was actually asked yesterday to attend three shows on Thursday from 6 p.m to 8 p.m, but since I have school bright and early the next day and a presentation, I had to turn it down. At times like this, my school schedule really angers me. I just hope next semester my schedule will be more flexible so I can actually attend events and press parties.
Anywho, I wanted to share with you all a few pieces that stood out to me the most in Holt Renfrew’s collection.
Image courtesy: fashionmagazine.com
In the recent issue of Elle Canada, I received a small booklet of Twin-Set. The entire booklet shows off Simona Barbieri’s magnificent collection. If you’re looking for more information about Twin Set and Simona Barbieri, here is a little excerpt from her website.
“The brand’s owner and driving force is Simona Barbieri, who translates her exuberant creative vein into feminine romantic collections with a sparkling, colourful and almost eccentric twist. Since her debut, this young stylist has designer soft sexy body shapes with lightweight fabrics, sequin-rich embroidery, in this way outlining the fundamental features of TWIN-SET style”. - http://www.twin-set.it/
Check out some of her pieces below:
I can’t remember where, but Saniya Khan’s name popped up in an article I was reading. With curiosity, I googled her name and found out that she is a Toronto based fashion designer. I took a look at her Fall/Winter 2012 collection and was impressed. I’ll be quite honest, I’ve looked at many designers from Toronto fashion week and most of their designs are either too typical or look identical to other designs. It’s hard creating a piece that hasn’t been created before in the huge world of fashion. I like the pieces below from Saniya’s collection because those pieces in particular are a bit different. The unexpected pop of fur, range of colors in the sweater to the unusual accessories used in the black and white dress. It’s different – but your good kind of different! She didn’t go too crazy with the designs and knew when to stop, so kudos to Saniya for creating such great pieces.
Good morning lovelies! I’m on break right now at school so I thought, why not write up a quick post?
Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time at break browsing the internet and finding some cool places to shop at it. I came across She Inside this week and wanted to share with you all a few of my favourite pieces!
Dark Grey V-Neck Jumper
Absolutely perfect for Fall! I need more knitwear for my fall wardrobe – and She Inside has a wide collection of sweaters to pick from.
Green Round Neck Short Sleeve Asymmetrical Off the Shoulder Chiffon Shirt
I am in love with this ombre top! You can style this in so many different ways – depending on the weather you can wear it just like that with a pair of pants or top it off with a cute jacket.
Modern Red Dot Leggings
Leggings are most girls lazy day option. They’re easy to pair of with just about anything you have in your closet. Your basic colors are necessary however, it’s good to have different leggings that stand out. You can pair these with any basic coloured tee but you won’t look as boring because of the unique print of your leggings.
Solid Gold Punk RIvet Bracelet
Spikes are definitely in style and I don’t think they’ll be disappearing any time soon. This gold bracelet is a must have as you can pair it with most of your outfits!
JC Litas Look Alike!
For anyone (like moi) who has been looking for JC Lita look alikes, then voila! She Inside does have a pair of JC Lita look alikes but they only have the print above. Let’s hope they have more options available in the future because I would definitely purchase a pair in pale pink or black!
Well, that’s all for now – check out http://www.sheinside.com/ and tell me what you like!
By far, Lana Del Rey’s collection is one of the collaborations we were looking forward to the most. Her style is just amazing – so we’re not surprised to see so many great things in this collection. From the warm, cozy sweaters to the stylish intricate skirts, there’s just so much to offer in this collection!
As always, here are our top five favourites!:
Chiffon Skirt – $69.95
Necklace – $69.95
Purple Patterned Dress – $39.95
Burgundy Heels – $59.95
Mint Green Sweater – $19.95
H&M has launched their pants collection for the fall! Check out their website to see which pair you’d like to rock this season and while you’re at it, check out our top five from the collection!
Gold Trousers: $39.95
Tribal Jeans: $24.95
Mint Trousers: $29.95
Patterned Trousers: $29.95
Blue Leopard Print Super Skinny Low Jeans: $39.95
H&M’s Autumn collection has arrived! We loved how this collection had both dark and light colours. Without a doubt, most of the items in burgundy stood out to us the most rather then the usual dark and light denim, or simple black pants.
Here are our top 5 picks from their Autumn collection!
Burgundy shorts: $34.95
Mustard yellow blazer: $29.95
Black skirt: $29.95
Burgundy pants: $39.95
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I know, I know…I didn’t put up a manicure monday post this week and I apologize for that. I’m actually waiting on a set of nail art brushes that I ordered last week. I didn’t want to bore you guys with a simple design so I decided to put off my nail design posts until I have my official brush kit!
But speaking about manicure monday, guess whose tweet got retweeted by Seventeen magazine?! Exciting huh?
I knew that every monday a few lucky people get either a reply back or a retweet from the magazine if they like your manicure for manicure Monday. So I decided to give it a shot and tweet them my mani from last week – and luckily, they retweeted me!
It’s official! Haha.
What I found even crazier was how many of Seventeen magazines readers favourited and retweeted my tweet. I also received a lot of sweet replies from readers saying they liked my design!
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