Saturday, June 30, 2012

Greyhound heels

Not that it would in any way relate to my week in Corsica, but how brilliant are these greyhound heels that I photographed during fashion week? The shoes are created by Alain Quilici for David Koma.

In Bastia

Hi again, this time from Bastia! We decided to migrate to a more lively part of the island for our last two days in Corsica. So here we are in a charming old city with every corner so beautiful that I’m gladly adopting the role of an exciting tourist who wants to photograph everything.

Even a little bit of shopping has happened... New leo pants from a brand called Bel Air and beautiful Miu Miu’s!

Western Miu Mius

Oh la la, it's sale season!! I arrived to London yesterday and had to run down to Selfrigdes to join in on the fun.. so say hello to my awesome new western mules by Miu Miu, I wanted thease for the whole season, ah finally mine!

A Make-up post

Okay so a little post that I’ve been meaning to make forever... May I stress that I’m not an expert on this field, but under the years I’ve grown quite fond of few products, which majority happen to be Mac (see a little earlier post here). In real life I’m quite the make-up hoarder, but I just updated my stash and polished my palettes so here we go..

Foundation. L'Oreal's True Match is a miracle cream, covers everything and stays on all day. The foundation is created to match your skin tone perfectly, I usually have a selection of two or three shades handy, depending on the season (read: where I am that week). I also use different shades around my face. I vary between the warm (W) and neutral (N) shades.

Another great foundation is Giorgio Armani’s Face Fabric. A bit little less covering than the previously mentioned, but leaves the perfect matt finish. My mother uses this one as well, so simply worth the money. I use shade 3.

Concealer. Also from L'Oreal's True Match range, perfect for under eyes and small imperfections.

Powder. As well True Match by L'Oreal, choose a light shade as it adjusts to your skin tone.

Bronzer. I use Mac’s Matte Bronze and Bare Mineral’s Warmth for a bit more shine.

Blush. Mac again, I always go for a more brownish one, now using Pinch Me.

Highlighter. I found an amazing one by Shiseido in Sweden. Gives a silverish shine, good for cheekbones and lips, I use S3 - the tube will last you forever.

Brushes. I love The Body Shop’s range. They are artificial but I find them better than real hair, weirdly enough.

Eye shadows. Although being a quite new discovery for me, I love the Naked palette by Urban Decay. I also use a wide range of Mac’s shadows, favorites include: Cut To Fit, Swiss Chocolate, Red Brick, Tete-a-tint and much more.

Mascara. In my teens my friend introduced me to Maxfactor’s range of waterproof mascaras, almost 10 years later I’m not even thinking about changing. Waterproof because that way you can be assured the lashes will stay looking fresh all day. I vary between the different Maxfactor ones, faves are Masterpiece and the 2000 Calories one. I think all Maxfactor waterproof mascaras are very similar in consistence, just varies in types of brushes.

Eyelash curler. I could not live without this little thing, makes in my opinion a huge difference. Shu Uemura and Mac has the best one’s I’ve tried.

Kohls. Mac again for the pencils, L'Oreal's Super Liner for liquid.

Eyebrows. I use a brown colored gel, best ones are by Anastasia and Mac.

Lips. Hands down Mac all the way. For lipsticks I love: Creme D’nude, Snob and Saint Germain. In lip glosses I use Japanese Spring (by Daphne Guinness for Mac), Fashion Whim and Wildy Lush - which ps. smells and tastes like cake. I eat like one a week.

Other little faves... I’m addicted to The Body Shop’s coconut body butter, I would go as far as saying that everyone who smells it - will buy it. You are really going to want to eat it too, but don't - it's a disappointment. The hemp cream is amazing as well, I always carry it with me. When my lips aren’t covered in nude lipsticks or delicious cake lip glosses I use Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm.

Tapped and packed

HM shirt
RAYBAN sunnies

Hello from Finland, right now we are celebrating mid-summer night! The sun is shining, and it should be up all night, so basically absolutely nothing to complain about. Before I left London I took my new Bora Aksu for Bracher Emden tote out for a walk, this perfect sized beauty will be available in Harrods new designers accessory room from August, but more about that later.

So off I go, celebrating the prettiest day of the year. However having an iced americano and some banana bread isn't too shabby of a workday either so for now I’m ok being either in London or Finland.

The chilled life

I’ve been spending most of my days barefoot and in these jeans that I managed to find in a shop in Corsica. It was more of a ‘I didn't find them - they found me' sort of thing with the jeans that originally sold out too quickly for me to understand that I had to have them. My dad though I needed new jeans after he saw these.. Oh if he only new the floordrobe situation I have going on back home in London. Anyway I switched to heels and this brilliant Yasmin Kianfar tee just before we left to Helsinki where I’m spending my next week catching up on design work.

Hope all fellow Finns and Skandis had a beautiful mid-summer!

OK Then

COS shirt

Okay to the god damn wedge sneakers that I once hated. Fine, I take back my words. Or at least to some extent because I have to say I think a pair of hidden high-tops go quite well with a button-down shirt and a blazer and if there is going to be sneakers on 5 inch and up, they better come with heels. These ones are by River Island and simply the best ones I’ve come across.

To be all honest with you, I have been using these for a few months now and also got them in white. 100% worth the purchase though as there is people popping up everywhere asking me where they are from.. all my other designer heels are really jealous.

Yasmin Kianfar

YASMIN KIANFAR shirt and skirt
MANGO heels

A designer that definitely deserves a mention is the young Yasmin Kianfar. Better known for her cut-out pieces, this lady is one of those to watch. I could have used a steam iron for the subtle chiffon but had to trust the sea breeze to do it’s trick while we photographed these on a very special little island in Barösund.

Ketekasko ataca de Nuevo

La marca de figuras Fariboles esta fabricando una nueva figura de los Pitufos, anunciada para Agosto de 2012.

Marca : Fariboles
Referencia : FARCRA
Autor : Peyo
Heroes : Los Pitufos
Tirada : Serie limitada a 500 ejemplares
Altura : +/- 15 cms
Caracteristicas: Entrega con certificado 
Fecha prevista de las primeras entregas: agosto 2012
Peso: 2,000 Kilos aproximadamente
Precio: 300,00 €

diferentes portadas del comic donde salio el Ketekasko

Noticia e imágenes de Barrufeta

Sunday, June 24, 2012

La Aldea Pitufa, El Foro Pitufo en Español

Siempre se dicen que las prisas no son buenas, así que espero que nos perdonéis... Ya que no podíamos dejar escapar un día como hoy, un 25 de Junio, el aniversario de PEYO.

Era una fecha tan señalada que hemos decidido hacer un parto prematuro del Foro Pitufo en Español, todavía le quedan cosas, pero es funcional, ademas así todo aquel que se apunte tendrá la posibilidad de colaborar y de ver en primera persona la evolución del foro desde el primer día.

Así que os pedimos paciencia a los primeros Pitufos en llegar al Foro, al cual le hemos llamado "La Aldea Pitufa" creo que es un nombre acertado, ya que sera un lugar de reunión entre aficionados.

También quiero dar las gracias al grupo que se ha ido formando al rededor de este blog:

Jon (el Presi)
 Joaquin  aka JJR
 Isabel aka Barrufeta
 Joan aka Barrufet
 Marta (la incógnita)
 Roser (la otra barufeta)
 Toni Garcia (el humorista con un pitufo en la camiseta)
 Damià aka Pitufo Demonio
 Altaceris aka Chery

Sin olvidarme de dar las gracias a Azeguiñe y Jorge por su apoyo y generosidad, sin la cual no habría foro, a Suriñe porque estoy seguro que fue la que desde dentro echo una manita, a Dani por su respaldo y consejos (kilométricos) y no me puedo olvidar del genio incomprendido de Pedro, sin el cual. no se hubiera materializado.

Y claro esta, las gracias a todos nuestros lectores que sabemos que estáis ahí, y eso también nos ha animado a lanzarnos a esta aventura del foro, para que nos conozcamos todos y lo disfrutemos juntos.

El enlace al foro lo tenéis aquí

Noticias de la Pitufo estatua

La estatua será de color blanco. Está hecha con una resina especial que imita el aspecto de la piedra (granito claro). En el estudio Peyo no querían que fuera de colores para que no pareciera un muñeco de parque de atracciones. 

Maryline Garbe ha realizado la estatua a partir de un modelo informático en 3D que se le facilitó desde el estudio Peyo. Al parecer, ella tiene una máquina que reproduce el modelo en varias partes. Desde el estudio Peyo han controlado todas las etapas de la realización de la estatua y han sido muy exigentes para que se parezca a los Pitufos clásicos del cómic y no a los de la película. Peyo se merecía este homenaje y este esfuerzo. 

En homenaje a Peyo, el próximo día 25 de junio, el día en que el creador de los Pitufos habría cumplido 84 años, se inaugurará en Bruselas una estatua de cinco metros de altura representando a un Pitufo encima de una seta. Ya comentamos hace unos meses la noticia en el hilo dedicado a los blogs de los dibujantes de los Pitufos, puesto que la idea y el diseño de la estatua son de Miguel Díaz Vizoso

La estatua, realizada por la artista Maryline Garbe, se situará delante de la entrada de la galería Horta, que abrirá al mismo tiempo una tienda dedicada al universo de los Pitufos. 

La noticia contada más extensamente en francés aquí 

Artículo del Señor Ogro y proporcionado por Barrufet

Sunday, June 17, 2012

En Portugal las salchichas son de lo mas pituferas

Nos hacemos eco de una simpática noticia que hemos visto en el blog portugués My Best Toys (os lo recomiendo) relacionada claro esta con nuestros queridos Pitufos.

La marca Isidoro ha lanzado unos envases decorados con nuestros amigos. Os dejamos unas fotos de las salchichas de Frankfurt tanto de sus envases de cristal, lata y las propias salchichas que tiene las siluetas de los pitufos…

Si alguien se anima a comprarlas ya nos dirá si le han gustado o se ha quedado azul…