Although we have never been to Spain, there is something about Spanish glamour that beckons to be explored in the middle of this dreary, California winter.
Perhaps Spain’s influence on the Bay Area is iginiting a craving for Flamenco dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine?
As we were contemplating all the glories of Spanish culture – from Penelope Cruz’s sex appeal to Pedro Almodóvar‘s eccentric art films to Basque fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra, we realized that Spain has some of the world’s richest contributions to art and culture. And we must mention the amazing array of artists that have inspired our painterly side – from El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, to Dalí. But most importantly, Spanish culture deeply embraces and celebrates the power of strong women. When you dress like a Spanish woman, you truly feel like a Queen – whether you are in denim or lace. You feel beautiful, confident and powerful in your own skin. And there’s no better feeling than this. No matter how strong we feel internally, fashion is always available to lend a helping hand in how we manifest our reality through a part of ourselves. With a hint of fire, hoop earrings and sexed up stilettos, we re-imagined ourselves as modern Spanish Queens under a lush setting of dancing Palm Trees shadows.
CAUSAL DENIM FLAIR
just bought the coziest pair of cool-girl Mom jeans from H&M
, and her challenge was to sensualize this piece of denim with Spanish attitude. Valentina suggests carving out an hourglass figure by tucking a blouse into the high-waist jean or wearing a simple crop top to add femininity. She topped off her look with delicate hoop earrings, which have an uncanny ability to draw the eye towards your face, with the circular shape creating extra drama to your jaw and cheekbones, defining your features with both the shape and shade they create. Valentina is also obsessed with her new handmade clutch by Kult by Artexco
– a brand of handmade accessories created by very talented women in Guatemala. With the addition of a bold red lip
and Kurt Gieger heels, Valentina is ready for meetings, grocery shopping and even date night with this effortlessly chic look.
Francesca’s obsession with European history (especially the royalty) encourages her daily hunt to embrace all opportunities to dress with a regal air. With a love of Spanish courtly dress, garments, and textiles from the 17th century in her heart, Francesca’s look pays homage to the elegance, sophistication, and supremacy which emanated from the Spanish Court’ fashion in the 16th nd 17th centuries. With a hint of the theatrical in mind, she paired an H&M lace bodysuit
with a sculptural white skirt and gold choker
. Paired with red hot heels
, Francesca is ready to hold court and dance from day to night!