Archive for December, 2009

New Year’s Resolution Number I: Organize!

I will try to be more organized! Havaianas will be stored in individual boxes with correct labels.

What is your new year’s resolution?


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For the boys….. Penelope…


Oh Yes! And that’s Cayetano Rivera’s bootiliciousness on display….

For me, Penelope Cruz is at her best in films by Pedro Aldomovar(if you haven’t seen any of Almodovar’s films- RUN don’t walk to your corner video store!!!)
Almodovar has a new film out” Broken Embraces” and I cant wait to see it!
Penelope was also outstanding in Woody Allen’s Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona….(I just loved the scenes where penelope and javier bardem ad lib in spanish! Could not stop laughing!)

She can act, she’s gorgeous and she designs for Mango!!

Viva Penelope!


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The Matador Mystique……..

Here’s another thing Spain is famous for…..bullfights!

Personally, I do not condone cruelty to animals at all but I support hot guys who prance around in pink hosiery and supertight, bejewelled capri pants.

Ay caramba! Get me a fan quick… I think I’m gonna swoon!

This is Francisco Rivera Ordonez.

Papa was a bullfighter (who sadly died in the ring), grandpapa was a bullfighter, great- grandpapa was a bullfighter ( and the inspiration for Hemingway’s “The Sun also Rises”) and numerous uncles are bullfighters, as well.

Basically, he comes from a long line of handsome men with a genetic predisposition for killing bulls and wearing bejewelled capri pants.

This is his papa, Francisco Rivera a.k.a. Paquirri

Ballet with Bulls…

What does it take to reel in this bull of a man? Well, Fran was once married to
María Eugenia Brianda Timotea Cecilia Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart also known as the Duchess of Montero. The only daughter of the Duchess of Alba (reputedly the most titled noblewoman in Europe!)

What I like best about Fran….. is his brother Cayetano….Occupation: bullfighter, of course…

and armani model….

You want a piece of me, Toro?!!

Oh shoot me now if that barbie pink cape doesnt bring out the green in his smoldering eyes……

Seriously, how many guys can look this macho in a hot pink poncho?!!

This post is completely gratuitous , of course.
Sometimes a girl needs a little eye-candy….right ladies?


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La Moda de Espana…..

Spain is the land that nurtured the likes of Cristobal Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, the house of Loewe, and of course the high street fashion houses like Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Bershka, Pull and Bear, Springfield, Cortefiel, etc. etc.

But, one of my favorites is Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. If Vivienne Westwood and Kate Spade had a love child, it would be her.

This is very “surrealist”- very Dali!

She also designs homeware and accessories…I am definitely stealing her idea for a christmas tree!

And you know, this exuberant joie-de-vivre is SO very Havaianas!


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Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Whatever you may be doing today, wherever you are, whoever you are with – may you feel the love, peace and joy that this season brings!

Thank you for reading my blog!

I am sending you well wishes all the way from Madrid via cyberspace!

Muchisimas Gracias!


(Image: Marie Claire)

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