Monday, June 17, 2013

Sexteto Mayor - La passion règne.




Did you have a nice weekend?


So this is what I went to see on Saturday at the ND theatre, here in Buenos Aires. It was a one-time show to celebrate the group's 40 years! the amazing thing is, that two of it's original members* are still part of the group. They both play the violin. It was a beautiful show, I feel so lucky to have seen them! After the show I wanted to learn more about this sextet (which left me speechless) and here is what I found:


The Sexteto Mayor is a tango music ensemble founded in April 23, 1973 by Luis Stazo and José Libertella.  Since it's early days, the sextet has conducted tours around the world. This has led them to become the most famous Argentinian tango sextet in the world. Sexteto Mayor has received numerous awards including the Latin American Grammy in 2003.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Botero


Here's a nice plan, if you like Botero.

The Fine Arts Museum has inaugurated the exhibition “Botero, drawings on canvas and paper”, a display of 50 drawings from his personal collection.

The exhibition is divided into five "chapters": the first is devoted to Latin American life, the source of inspiration for Botero. Botero portrays the life of the town and its characters, costumes, architecture, habits and rituals. The second "chapter" focuses on the theme of violence and bullfighting. The third "chapter" is dedicated to the circus. The fourth to large-scale works, with many still lives. And the fifth is devoted to music.

Enjoy! xo
M

National Museum of Fine Arts: Avenida del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires.
May 21 to June 30, 2013

Happy World Environment day!




This year's theme is think-eat-save.

The global food production occupies 25% of all habitable land and is responsible for 70% of fresh water consumption, 80% of deforestation, and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is the largest single driver of biodiversity loss and land-use change.

Making informed decision therefore means, for example, that you purposefully select foods that have less of an environmental impact, such as organic foods that do not use chemicals in the production process. Choosing to buy locally can also mean that foods are not flown halfway across the world and therefore limit emissions.  
 
So think before you eat and help save our environment!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Vacations in the dark




Hi! did you have a nice weekend?

So, if you're in town and have a minimum understanding of the Spanish language, here's a fun play to go watch at the theatre. It's about relationships. A couple that has been in one for a long time decides to take DANCING lessons to get out of the routine.

One of the first things that came to my mind after wathing the play is that relationships are complicated, of course, we all know THAT. But, with all the complications and hardships, misunderstandings and trivial (non-happening) things that uhhmm... happen in a SOLID relationship, it IS good to be in a relationship. Don't you think?

The play touches the subject of monogamy and one of the characters says something like "it can make people crazy" but, in my opinion it can make people crazier to NOT be in a monogomous relationship. For example, at one point, one of the characters says how much "we need space" when we are in a long-term relationship. This character is talking to another person who has never been in a serious, long-lasting relationship. This person (the one who has never been in a relationship)says "really?? you need space?? and continues... "all I've ever known in my life is SPACE. It must be cool to NEED SPACE". Although the play is mostly funny, it does have sad parts like that. It also talks about blindness (therefore, the name "vacations in the dark"). When we are blinded by love. How we sometimes CHOOSE to be blind. And perhaps, more importantly, WHY we sometimes "decide" to look the other way.
I don't intend to tell you the whole story, but, I do recommend you see the play, cause it does make you laugh and think.

Enjoy!
Love,
M

Where? Paseo La Plaza, Buenos Aires.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Uruguay




Some time ago, we had J. Crew shooting their summer campaign in Uruguay. Remember? Then it was H & M (2013) and recently, U.S. Vogue chose PDP, Uruguay as the location for the cover and lead editorial of the June 2013 issue, starring model Kate Upton. "The Kate Upton Effect" is the name of the shoot, which also features Argentinian model, Ivan de Pineda (third photo).

It's undeniable that Uruguay is a magical and beautiful place with stunning locations and so nice to see that international brands and magazines are increasingly embracing this little paradise. As Uruguyans like to say: "it's a small country with a big heart". I agree.

Photos by Mario Testino.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Queen Beatrix Abdicates in the Netherlands





King Willem - Alexander with his mother (first photo) and with his wife and daughters (second photo).

Cheers to the new, Argentinian-born Queen, Maxima!

xx


Photo Courtesy: The New York Times and La Nación.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Excuse me while I kiss the sky


I stopped my walk today to take this photo cause I could not believe how beautiful the sky was!  The most beautiful thing about fall, I think, is the light. I wish I would've had my camera and not my phone so that you could see the TRUE colors, which were amazing!! but well, I leave you with this and a smile. :-)

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bye, Fendi



Due to government import restrictions, the Italian house is closing its only boutique in Argentina, following the steps of fashion houses Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein, among others. 

xo

Monday, April 22, 2013

Horses




I was just on a trip to the US and I love flicking through magazines and stuff at airports. I discovered that many luxury brands are using horses in their campaigns.  Horses are cool, lovable and inspiring animals. I love horses. And dogs.
Do you like horses?

First photo: Chanel

Sunday, April 21, 2013

anything you want



"Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something. Unless you've lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case you failed by default.

 J.K. Rowling - Harvard Speech 2008

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Devil or Angel

Lou Doillon au Studio Ferber

Lyrics


I’ll never quite understand why we love to carry on walls, as we do
I haven’t yet opened the doors that your bullets are already flying through

And I wish you start claiming you surrender,
Lay down the gun if you do
You accuse me of standing guard
But wouldn’t you
Honey you are so quick to skip from praise to slander
Devil or angel I’m not one or the other
And I’m sorry if I, if I disappoint you, so

And I’ll never know where to stand
But now your hail break through
And I haven’t yet said a word that retaliation troups are on their way

And I wish you start claiming you surrender,
Lay down the gun if you do
You accuse me of standing guard
But wouldn’t you
Honey you are so quick to skip from praise to slander
Devil or angel I’m not one or the other
And I’m sorry if I, if I disappoint you, so

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Isol

Argentinian author and illustrator Isol, who I've had the pleasure of meeting, won the world's biggest prize for children's literature this week. The jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award praised her ability to expose the absurdities of the adult world to children.



The £500,000 prize is awarded annually by the Swedish government to an individual or organisation working "in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren" to "safeguard democratic values". Congrats Isol!!




Last photo: Isol.  

You can see her blog and more of her work here 


 Photos from Better World Books