International Fashion & Culture

Fashion from Madrid and other countries to follow..

Shoe Street Art

I have kept seeing this exhibition popping up all over Madrid. There are a total of 25 giant shoes placed around Madrid. It is an exhibition which started on the 27th May and will last untill 24th June. The name of the exhibition is very original - Shoe Street Art. It is what it is!

This exhibition aims to show a more casual, youthful and optimistic view of the spanish shoes, in alliance with urban art and shoe making in support of artistic expression.

The shoes are made of fiberglass and polyester and decorated mostly by artists from Elda (outside Alicante).

Keep an eye out for them if you are in Madrid, and let me know what you think. 

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El Mercado de San Miguel
The “Mercado de San Miguel” is one of the oldest covered markets in Madrid. You can buy fruits, cheese (more than 100 different varieties), tapas, meat, fish among others things… you can enjoy fresh oysters with a glass of wine whilst wandering around looking at the other food stands. The Market is almost one hundred years old.
It is a MUST if you visit Madrid. 
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El Mercado de San Miguel

The “Mercado de San Miguel” is one of the oldest covered markets in Madrid. You can buy fruits, cheese (more than 100 different varieties), tapas, meat, fish among others things… you can enjoy fresh oysters with a glass of wine whilst wandering around looking at the other food stands. The Market is almost one hundred years old.

It is a MUST if you visit Madrid. 

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Maxi skirts are at the height of fashion at the moment. Many high streets stores in Madrid such as, Mango, Zara and Pull & Bear are selling them. They are very light and comfortable to wear and are available in every colour. 
This girl has put the maxi with a bandeau top, giving her a very summery, beachy and chic look. 
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Maxi skirts are at the height of fashion at the moment. Many high streets stores in Madrid such as, Mango, Zara and Pull & Bear are selling them. They are very light and comfortable to wear and are available in every colour. 

This girl has put the maxi with a bandeau top, giving her a very summery, beachy and chic look. 

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All the components of this outfit is Zara’s SS12 collection. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - Zara is my favourite shop, plus its cheaper in Spain. GREAT! 
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All the components of this outfit is Zara’s SS12 collection. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - Zara is my favourite shop, plus its cheaper in Spain. GREAT! 

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I love this outfit that I put together. It is colourful, summery and perfect for a hot summers evening. One could wear this with heels or pumps depending on how smart you want to look.

Gold’s and bright colours are all in this Summer so start stocking up your wardrobes!!

Top - H&M 

Shorts - Zara 

Belt - Motel Rocks

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These are my new Spring/Summer accessories. All bought in Spain. (Apart from the leopard heels). The bag brightens up each outfit and looks fab with every colour, especially as its all about the colour blocking at the moment. The hat makes an outfit look very chic and fashionable. My favourite shoes at the moment are my gold studded flats from Zara. When I saw them, they immediately reminded me of the Christian Louboutin “Rollerball” studded flats. I HAD TO GET THEM!!!   

Bag - Zara (Madrid)

Hat - H&M (Madrid)

Lace up shoes - H&M (Madrid)

Gold Studded beige shoes - Zara (Madrid)

Leopard heels - Miss Selfridge (London)

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This neon yellow jacket from Zara, is new from their SS12 collection. It brightens up any outfit and can be made casual or smart. Matching shorts are also available to buy. 
It is great for colour blocking. 
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This neon yellow jacket from Zara, is new from their SS12 collection. It brightens up any outfit and can be made casual or smart. Matching shorts are also available to buy. 

It is great for colour blocking. 

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I love this Zara combination. 
It is all SS12. Get shopping!!
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I love this Zara combination. 

It is all SS12. Get shopping!!

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Ramses.Life

Ramses is an upmarket restaurant & bar. It is situated next to Puerta de Alcala. 

It serves delicious food and a variety of cocktails, as well as expensive champagnes. It is a great place to go for lunch, dinner or just a drink at any time of day. It is always busy, which makes for a better atmosphere. (Great place to people watch!!)

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One of my friends came to visit me this weekend. She has great style, and always follows the newest fashion trends. She loves internet shopping and Daily Mail online, (mainly to see what the celebs are wearing and read the gossip). She also, like myself, is a shopaholic.

Must have Spring Item : Her newest purchase are these “hidden heel” hightop trainer. I personally think are one of the best inventions ever. They look like a normal trainer as you can see, with the advantage they flatter your legs.

This is definitely a Spring ‘must-have’ item.

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ALFARO Madrid

Alfaro is a boutique along Calle de Serrano - the millionaire’s highstreet - one designer shop after another. 

Alfaro had fabulous window displays and a great floor layout. The owner of the shop buys all the stock personally as well as designing the layout and window displays, which grab your attention straight away, due to the bright colours and originality of the displays.

I spied English designer ‘Emma Hope’ shoes whilst looking around this boutique. 

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My style icon is Olivia Palermo. 

She is an American socialite, model and was a cast member of the reality TV show, The City. 

She is seen wearing a khaki jacket similar to the one I bought from Zara last weekend. It is similar to the jackets of the girls I photographed on the high street in Madrid the other day.

Her oversized brown handbag on the left is from Zara - they sell three different colours and are a great everyday/travelling bag - if you like big bags. 

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Bull fighting is a traditional Spanish sport. It has been banned in the Andorra and Pamplona regions. However, it is very popular in Madrid and Southern Spain.

This is a typical outfit that a Toreador would wear. The Spanish call the Toreador’s outfit “Traje de Luces”, meaning the “suit of lights”, because of the decorations and the sparkle on the costume,

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