Sunday, May 29, 2011

We got them wrong... All this time

An important event is coming up and I'm looking for THE perfect dress.  A perfect dress that looks more and more impossible to get. So many options let me drowning in a sea of possibilities and confusions.  After getting all kind of opinions from girlfriends, I decided and out of curiosity ask a male friend what he thought about the dresses I've chosen. Here how things went.

I showed him three options; three different styles I was trying to decide from.  His answers were short and precise.

"I like the second one"

"I don't like the third one, mainly because of the "detail" on the shoulder" (the detail he was talking about was actually a bow on the waist)

"The 4th dress I liked it.. a lot" (this was the one with the detail on the shoulder that he confused with the bow on the waist)

I couldn't believe it. The third dress and the style I like the best he didn't like it at all.

"What about the third one? The one with the black skirt and the pink strapless blouse?" 

Silence… "Wait… just let me see" more silence and then, he started talking in a specific way that took me by surprise.

"The second one, the centurian (I'm still trying to figure out what a centurian is) super cool!! Mainly if you have the body to carry it on. You shouldn't have any problem with that" 

"The third one is the one I don't like, and I meant to say, it was the "detail" on the hip, not on the shoulder I didn't like.."

After giving a second thought I just told him that #3 was my favorite and that I thought it was very elegant. To my surprise he replied:

"#3 is just too simple… it looks fake, like it's not there.. it goes unnoticeable…  and then finished me by saying: "it looks like there are millions of them out there". 

I didn't know what to think and fought back:  

"#3 is the most expensive out of the four dresses, and I saw Jennifer Aniston wearing it". 

"Big deal!" was his only answer.

At this point I still wanted to know more and I urged him to continue. I was really interested to know why he didn't like it and gave him the green light, he accepted it and full of confidence and fearless, continued. 

"I don't like it... the color... It's so simple that it looks like lingerie, that's how simple it's… with that skirt and that horrible bow on the waist; (now he specified the detail; the detail has a name) the bow is huge! and it takes away feminine… I don't know, but the big bow doesn't go with the simplicity of the blouse" he finalized.

I stayed quiet and this seems to give him the ok to continue into even more details with the rest of the dresses... with a confidence that surprised me.

"The forth one  is  a killer… feminine… it's for a women who proudly scream how confident she is… with that type of simplicity a woman can even looks lavish, striking

"The pink one?" are we now talking about the pink dress? did you like the pink one?" I asked.


I almost fainted… 

He had to leave and rush me to show him the last dress I wanted him to see.

"Tell me between this last dress and the pink one you liked so much, which one you like the best?"

"Depend, they are for different occasions aren't they?" - it was more a confirmation than a question.

"Nope, it's for the same party"

"Naaaahh, can't be they are different styles"
(I'm in shock! when did I create this monster?)

"It depends on the personality of the person who wears them" I replied with my lips almost closed. 

"I still like the pink one better, it's more elegant and there is always the option to get it in black…. and that last one, yeah it's a killer, but… uhm… a bit bitchy. 

To all my girlfriends out here; We are sending a message that it's perceived totally wrong. 

Please find below a list of comments I got from men on what I thought were the latest fashion trends.

"That purse is so big you can perfectly accommodate a dead body in there" - On my Cynthia Rowley bag.

"I never like when women wear rings on their toes… they remind me of a dwarf finger" - on toes rings.

"They look like you chopped Mickey Mouse head and took his ear to use them as sun glasses" - on my big shades. 

The three dresses showed in this post can be found @ 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Soledades - Mario Benedetti

Ellos tienen razón esa felicidad al menos con mayúscula no existe ah pero si existiera con minúscula seria semejante a nuestra breve presoledad. Después de la alegría viene la soledad después de la plenitud viene la soledad después del amor viene la soledad. Ya se que es una pobre deformación pero lo cierto es que en ese durable minuto uno se siente solo en el mundo. Sin asideros sin pretextos sin abrazos sin rencores sin las cosas que unen o separan y en es sola manera de estar solo ni siquiera uno se apiada de uno mismo. Los datos objetivos son como sigue. Hay diez centímetros de silencio entre tus manos y mis manos una frontera de palabras no dichas entre tus labios y mis labios y algo que brilla así de triste entre tus ojos y mis ojos claro que la soledad no viene sola. Si se mira por sobre el hombro mustio de nuestras soledades se vera un largo y compacto imposible un sencillo respeto por terceros o cuarto ese percance de ser buena gente. Después de la alegría después de la plenitud después del amor viene la soledad. Conforme pero que vendrá después de la soledad. A veces no me siento tan solo si imagino mejor dicho si se que mas allá de mi soledad y de la tuya otra vez estas vos aunque sea preguntándote a solas que vendrá después de la soledad.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A walk on my Mac

My room has been invaded by Lady Bugs...they come at night, they stay with me, walking around on my computer while I'm working. Before I go to sleep I place them on the window and cover them with a piece of cloth so the wind don't blow them....

Next day I pick them up on a sheet of paper and put them outside, usually on a flower so they can eat.... after been feed, they came inside of the house again and the same story is repeated...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Along comes New Year.
I will make this 2010 still; No resolutions, at least not from my end.
Thankful for family, friends, incidents and experience that by happening shaped today’s thoughts and feelings... here and now
And always wishing… Wishing for better;
The stronger be the strongest... no wind ever knock you down
For a mighty heart… stronger with each beat… so incredible that surprise science.
Great moments; sporadic or frequent, but full of laughs and enlightenment. Tolerance towards others… and more than anything spiritual well being…
be patience be still.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day

Because of difference in political beliefs or just plain ignorance, there's still people out there thinking that global warming is not happening. People clueless or maybe stupid enough to say that we are doing nothing to make earth a miserable place to live..... Today is the Blog Action Day and the topic to be covered is Global Warming. You could call it "Global Warming" or "Climate Change" I could care less about being "politically correct", but I won't stop trying to make conscience on how easy is to take action, make a difference and help protect our environment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How to put it together…

Elements: color, shape, form, line, dimension, texture…
Principles: repetition, variety, balance, emphasis …
Results: Perfect Design… or Just lamp…

Details of Lamp at the Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ