Friday, April 7, 2017

Finds of the Week

1. Damlaatmaca
A mini-embroidery artist I found on instagram a few days ago, I felt particularly in love with her white thread on black fabric embroideries ♥

2. Rainbowholic
I've been following Kaila for a few months now for her "Hobonichi with me!" series (I'm an addict) but I don't know how I missed the fact that she has a blog (!!!) until yesterday when I saw on twitter that she had a new entry, a 101 on adulting so of course I clicked right away because I don't know how to be an adult to be honest -_-' 
Her blog is positive and kawaii and thru her experience she blogs about how to follow your dreams and be happy. A must.

3. Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
More than a find this is a thing I've been waiting for the whole week and Oh my! it was worth the wait, it made me forget I'm dying with the flu for 5:41 minutes, magnificent art work ♥

4. MexicanoMx
Another instagram account, I know, I have a problem but I am in love with this mexican photographer's work, he takes such ethereal/magical portraits of mexican people, it's an instant follow.

You can click on any of the images to go to the proper webpage. ;)

Lots of love!
- Florencia

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

You and all that glitters.

I was pondering to talk about the importance of being viral on the Internet but first I'm gonna try and talk about authenticity, lately I feel like every trend I see comes from Instagram or videos on facebook, gonna take as an example the love for glitter, my room has been filled with glitter since I have a memory, I can still hear my mom saying "you have something in your face, oh! it's just glitter" back when I was a teenager, she stills do from time to time but now I usually use glitter eyeliner almost every day so it isn't weird to find it sitting in my face at the end of the day; my point being (without thinking it's wrong) how to follow a trend that seems to be everywhere without losing your authenticity?

Don't get me wrong but sometimes when you see something you like being viral it starts to feel like that meme of "oh! so you're a fan, can you name a song?" and that meme it's actually mocking what I'm trying to rant about right now, not that I think that everyone that uses glitter is just following a trend and it's not "authentically" a fan of glitter but we're so surrounded by this trends that as any other  it's just easy to follow it and become one of the many that spends it's time and effort to be "in". I know some might perceive that globalization and the liberty to express ourselves in the Internet makes us be who we truly are and some might even say that trends don't even exist now, that everyone in 2017 chooses what they want to be and how to express themselves but that's a lie; as social beings it's practically impossible that what we like came to our minds just by some sort of magic, we're so culturaly designed that our choices are never truly our choices but the choices our society wants us to have even if we don't want to.

Back to where we started, to be bombarded in my social networks with content that I do like is nice but to see the thousands likes and shares makes me feel less authentic and I can be a hater sometimes (I also kind of enjoy it sometimes) but what I've tried to do it's to be grateful that since what I like happens to be in I can easily find things I adore in a variety of shapes and sizes, most importantly a wide range of prices and it's not only glittery stuff but also unicorns and kawaii stuff that I've been collecting more now that I'm twenty-four than when i was a kid.

When we realize there are others who like the same stuff we do and we think they do it with not the same passion as we think we do is important to not hold grudges and never stop us from enjoying something we love, whether it was twenty years ago or today, I believe it's hard to feel authentic or more so to be unique but instead of trying to find a way to differentiate us from the others that surround us we should embrace what can bring us together, even when it's just a devote passion for glitter we can contribute to a whole. We are always going to be weirdos in the eyes of a stranger whether we represent mainstream media or an underground clique.

Lots of love!
- Florencia

Thursday, June 30, 2016

#CPMX7 Essentials

I've been mentally preparing myself for the Campus Party Mx for at least a month and come to realize it serves nothing if you don't know what you're going to do there. I went yesterday to live the first day and had so much trouble with things a lot of people seemed to already master, hoping I'm not the only lost puppy there I created this list of Campus Party Mx Essentials so you can survive the next days like a pro, or at least seem like one.

1. Jacket.
For some reason the conditioned air inside the CPMX7 is trying to reminds us how we spent our winter trembling in our beds, this is the first essential because you're really going to need a jacket. (A light one works, depending on your cold resistance)

2. Laptop.
I really thought I could live carrying my iPad and phone around but it just doesn't work, somehow your laptop can become another arm in your body, the atmosphere that surrounds the CPMX7 makes you need it for everything, even for just checking facebook.

3. Plastic bottle.
You just never know when is someone going to give you something to drink and there are no glasses around. Take it filled with water so you can keep on walking in the CPMX7 without feeling you may dehydrate.

4. Planner.
Stalk CPMX differents social networks, download their app, visit their website. The important thing is knowing what is happening because it is filled with amazing conferences and you don't want to get to sunday and realize what you missed. Create a plan for your day and a backup plan in case you realize the conference title was misleading.

5. Camera.
A tip I can give to you is to you is to record everything you thinks is important and everything you don't too so you can fill your social networks with little updates of what everyone else is missing.

6. Smile.
Have fun, meet people (everyone is really nice), share and expose yourself. You go to CPMX7 to learn, think of you as a n0ob and fill the room with questions, someone might have the answer you're looking for.

Me he estado preparando mentalmente para la Campus Party Mx por lo menos durante un mes y me di cuenta que no sirve de nada si no tienes idea de lo que iras a hacer. Fui ayer para vivir el primer día y tuve muchos problemas con cosas que otras personas parecían dominar, en espera de no ser el único perrito perdido ahí cree esta lista de "Esenciales" de la Campus Party Mx para que puedan sobrevivir los siguientes día como si ya la dominaran, o al menos parecer que si.

1. Chamarra.
Por alguna razón el aire acondicionado dentro de la CPMX7 intenta recordarnos la manera en la que pasamos el invierno temblando en nuestras camas, este es el primer esencial solo porque realmente vas a necesitarla. (Una chamarra ligera sirve, dependiendo de tu resistencia al frío.)

2. Laptop.
Realmente creí que podría sobrevivir cargando solo mi iPad y mi teléfono pero simplemente no funciona, de alguna manera tu laptop se convierte en una nueva extensión de tu cuerpo, la atmósfera de la CPMX7 te hace necesitarla para todo, incluso para solo revisar facebook.

3. Una botella de plástico.
Simplemente nunca saber cuando alguien te compartirá algo de tomar y no habrá vasos a la vista. Llévala llena de agua para que puedas seguir caminando en la CPMX7 sin sentir que podrías deshidratarte.

4. Agenda.
Acosa las redes sociales del CPMX7, baja su app, visita su sitio web. Lo importante es saber qué esta ocurriendo pues esta llena de asombrosas conferencias y no quieres llegar al domingo y darte cuenta de todo lo que te perdiste. Crea un plan y un plan B en caso de que el titulo de la conferencia fuera engañoso.

5. Cámara.
Un consejo que puedo darte es que registres todo lo que creas importante y todo lo que no también para que puedas llenar tus redes sociales con pequeñas actualizaciones de lo que los demás se están perdiendo.

6. Sonríe.
Diviértete, conoce gente (todo son muy buena onda), comparte y muéstrate. Vas a la CPMX7 a aprender, piensa en ti como un novato y llena el lugar de preguntas, tal vez alguien tiene la respuesta que estas buscando.

Lots of love!
- Florencia
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