This rare gem stands out from a sea of hyper trendies in a more demure ensemble. We found Ana Pucci on her way home from cooking the lunch rush at Artemisia, an organic vegetarian restaurant—which is also pretty rare in Buenos Aires. We were into her sweet Sanskrit skirt, which she bought near Plaza Serrano. All-natural, indeed. Keep reading »
Hardworking ladies need to have fun too! We found Christina Sunae Wiseman, 35, checking out the local music scene (in Buenos Aires) at the Konex Cultural Centre. This NYC transplant is quite the entrepreneur in BsAs—she owns this tour company and Cocina Sunae, a private restaurant (or puerto cerrada to the locals) where she serves up Korean, Thai and Filipino food. Kudos to this chica for keeping it all together while looking pretty major in a purple dress by Akiabara, black and white print scarf from Alexi Andriotti, Target sandals, and bag by Bolu. Keep reading »
Photographer Juana Lander, 25, was shooting an indie rock event at the Konex in Buenos Aires when she asked to take a picture of this Frisky photographer. She didn’t know that we were already eyeballing her punky combo: leather jacket by Rapsodia, DAM turquoise bustier dress and shoes from Converse. Sneakers and a hot dress totally work, especially for those of us who like a sensible shoe while we shoot. Keep reading »
How does one add a little naughty to the nice and timeless dress-belt-cardi-combo? With zebra print and thick leather belt of course! Sophie Josephine Bouillon, 22, amps up a classic and makes it look effortless. We spotted Sophie, a fashion student, breezing by on Avenida Cabildo in Buenos Aires, and asked her to share her style secrets. She’s wearing a dress from Akibara, belt from Zucca, cardigan from Zara and sandals from Havaianas. Well done. Keep reading »
I’ve just zipped a carry-on-sized suitcase that holds all the contents necessary for me to look presentable (maybe even good!) for nine days. Bow to me, gods of efficient packing, because my days of checking two huge bags for a one-week trip are dead and gone. Read on to learn how to pack like
an OCD organizer a pro for your next vacation.
- Choose pieces that complement one another both in color and in style. That means choose a color scheme and stick to it, but also choose a general look so that pretty much any and every piece can be mixed and matched. This should be easy for those of you who are more consistent in your dressing, but for those of us who are fans of dress-up days and odd outfits, it can be more of a challenge.
- You get one statement piece, so choose wisely. Something like a great skirt or jacket is better than a dress because it can be mixed in with a handful of the other pieces you’re bringing, in case you need to repeat.
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Deborah Oks, 20, mixes her eclectic sensibility with items she borrowed from her fam. Deborah, an architecture student, is wearing her sister’s tunic from Rapsodia, and, get this, her grandma’s tights. (“It’s true,” she exclaimed and showed us the waistband at her ribcage. “See how high!”) We also heart the red accents from the necklace (a present) and slides, which Deborah picked out while traveling in Cusco, Peru. Keep reading »
When Buenos Aires starts to feel like an outdoor sauna, smart porteñas like Gretel Morús manage to stay cool and pretty in pink. Busy lady Gretel, 32, is a freelance fashion designer who is also working on a line of hair accessories. This lady travels—her dress is from Portobello Road in London, her bag was 29 euros from Sara in Cyprus (“My best buy!” she exclaims), her shoes are handmade from Mandarine in Buenos Aires and her sunglasses are Ray-Ban. We also love her pink camo infinity headphones, and (you guessed it!) pink iPod Nano. Keep reading »
Spotted leaving Buenos Aires Fashion Week at La Rural: Carolina Hornos channeling “90210″ legend Brenda Walsh in her prime—healthy, slightly rebellious and the very best of early ’90s Americana all in one spunky little package. Vest from Rapsodia, belt from Tabatha, skirt by Complot, and boots by Ricky Sarkany. Like Brenda way back when, Carolina is also a student. She attends the Instituto French in Buenos Aires. Keep reading »
Let’s talk about friendship. Friends who go to Buenos Aires Fashion Week together, stay together. Or in this case, pray together. (Left to right) Mariana Choo, 27, Christina Hwang, 25, and Sophie Park, 27, met at church and are all originally from Korea. Guess which cutie is the fashion major (Christina, grey dress from Korea), med student (Mariana, Tommy Hilfiger striped sweater) and potter (Sophie vintage turquoise sweater, dress from Forever 21)? Enough with the games. More importantly, we applaud female bonding in the form of these three insisting on being photographed together! Keep reading »
We adore Belen Sozogni’s colorful and free-spirited style. A painter (of course!), she pulls together her pink cardigan, green pants (from an Indian clothing store at Plaza Italia) and patterned purple top (from a store in San Bernado La Costa) in a fresh new way. Hey, we think her idea of comfort — perfect for strolling through a Buenos Aires street market — is a visual treat for us. Keep reading »