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Wearing boots

I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂

WEARING BOOTS

The UGG boots are unisex boots made of sheepskin double-sided with fleece inside, tanning outside and usually synthetic sole. The origin of this type of boot goes back to Australia or New Zealand long before the existence of the brand registered with this name, even if they were who made ​​them known. And by known I mean that it has been more than ten years ago that they are popular and a basic in the styles of many celebrities.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of this type of boot. I speak only from a subjective point of view, since I’ve never tried it, but certainly I’m not a passionate of their design and some stylistic combinations (such as worn with summer dress), that I do not think they are very stylistic at all.

This introduction is because UGG boots, as other items that are trend, were soon, and continue to be, imitated and forged.

Many Taiwanese girls like this kind of boot, but not everyone wants or can afford to buy a real UGG, whose price is usually from $135. Thus, although there is an official store and several shopping centers where you can buy them in Taipei, imitations are also a star product in shoe stores and night markets.

In Taiwan, the fakes are not allowed, but the imitations yes. This makes that the designs or the prints of the imitations sometimes are totally different from the real ones. From boots in other colors to boots with stars, rhinestones and studs. Here you have some examples seen in the streets and markets of Taipei:

To know more:
– UGG official website: http://www.uggaustralia.com/

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Whole tights that seem half tights

I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂

WHOLE TIGHTS THAT SEEM HALF TIGHTS

Today I come to talk about tights, because when you think that in the world of tights everything is seen and invented, always can appear another element that surprises you.

In Taiwan, many girls like to show off legs, even when it starts to get cold. Tights become an indispensable complement either with shorts or skirt. It’s easy to find shops specializing in tights, socks and others, both in malls and night markets, and with very affordable prices and various offers.

One of the latest trends seen on the street is a type of tight that simulates the effect of wearing knee socks, a typical image of schoolgirls. But there is not only the “normal” black and transparent model, but an infinite variety to choose from. From whole prints (stars, skeleton) to detail only in the part where the black and the transparent bind: the most common are cats, bears and hearts, but we can also find skulls, angry birds and even iconic buildings in the world.




What do you think? I’ve been looking at sites of Spanish stores to see if they offer this type of tights, but I think it is still not very common. But don’t worry, I’m sure that this trend will arrive soon.

Meanwhile there are videos on Youtube about how to make your own using old socks, such as this one.

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Taipei In Style fashion fair

I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂

TAIPEI IN STYLE FASHION FAIR

Since 1997 TITAS (Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show) trade show is celebrated, dedicated primarily to the industrial textile industry: machinery, technological advances, new fabrics and techniques, etc.

Almost ten years later, in 2006, and within this same fair, TIS (Taipei IN Style) was created as a small extension as a fashion event.

But this extension has been growing year after year and has become a benchmark in the world of fashion in Taiwan and to which numerous designers, professionals, brands and businesses across Asia attend.

This year it was held from October 15th to 17th and, thanks to the blog, I could attend with “Press” badge included. Within all the shows, seminars and activities that took place, one of the most enjoyed was the Taiwan Fashion Designer Award 2013 Finale, the final of a competition for young designers from all over Taiwan.

There were a total of 16 participants (Yu Ting Fan, Chiung Fang Chang, Zi Yuan Wei, Cha Chuan Lee, Pei Yin Yeh, Yi He, Min Jiang Xie Chao Min Juan, I Hung Lee, Wen Ting Chen, Ana Yuniati, Shan Huang Liao, Chen Chiao Shin, Jung Yen Chen, and Lien Ying Lin Pei Chun Jung) and if there was something I could confirm, was the creativity and talent of this new generation. Variety of designs, innovative techniques and combinations of fabrics occurred in these collections. Inspired by one color or by all at once, in samurai warriors or Roman gladiators, in nature or in big cities, even in things as diverse as a unicorn or a Gothic cathedral, here you can see a selection with some of the designs that participated:

What do you think? You can see with more detail what happened the other days and shows at:

– Day 1: http://www.taipeistreetstyle.com/2013/10/taipei-in-style-1st-day.html

– Day 2: http://www.taipeistreetstyle.com/2013/10/taipei-in-style-2nd-day.html

– Day 3: http://www.taipeistreetstyle.com/2013/10/taipei-in-style-3rd-day.html

And you have more information about the two trade shows:

– TITAS: http://www.titas.tw/2013/index.html

– TIS: http://www.taipeiinstyle.com/2013/home/main_cht.asp

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Different and diverse, but shorts

I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂

DIFFERENT AND DIVERSE, BUT SHORTS

It’s not a secret that in Taiwan the weather is hot from mid-April to mid-October. And in summer, the word “hot” does not do justice to the temperatures at which we get here. On 8 August, we reached the record temperature of 39.3 ° C, but because of the humidity, the feeling was almost ten degrees more.

One of the most common tools to beat the heat is to wear short jeans and let your legs breathe. It’s that simple!

But a basic garment can have many details and styles that make it different in every girl and creates several trends, sometimes coinciding several of them in the same pants. Here I show you the most common lately:

1. Boyfriend style: pants for girl but shaped as boy pants; as its name indicates: “as if they had caught borrowed from your boyfriend”. They are usually fitted with a belt so they are not too baggy.



2. Bleached: wholly or partly, these pants have been treated with bleaching products, either by staining or doing a gradient.



3. Studded / ripped / with the pockets sticking out below: these details give a more “rebel” touch to the set.


4. High waist: very fashionable also in the long pants, they reach the waist.


5. Tight to the waist: similar to the high waist pants, but these are fitted to the silhouette thanks to the shape of the cut. They usually have several buttons.



6. Basic: no, no kidding. This kind of jeans are always trendy because they enhance other items in the set and are more versatile. And believe me, sometimes it is not easy to find jeans that do not have “anything”.



Another advantage of short jeans, whether is their trend, is that you can use even when the weather starts to be cool, you just have to wear tights underneath and ready! And I do not start talking about colors and patterns because they are infinite!

And if you do not want to buy ones, on Youtube there are thousands of tutorials about how to reuse old pants adapting them to any of the existing trends. Like for example this one of this girl, full of energy, and this, more professional.

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For the rain…

I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂

FOR THE RAIN…

Because of its subtropical climate, Taipei is a city where it rains throughout the year. But the city is ready for it and does not stop at any time. Most streets have porticoes, and umbrellas and raincoats are sold in all convenience stores that are scattered throughout the city.

Its inhabitants are also prepared and do not change their day to day because of the rain. In my case, I’m not afraid to cringe, but when it rains I would rather like to stay home and watch the rain comfortably from my couch through the windows.

As this is not always possible and you have to go outside yes or yes, I noticed that many Taiwanese girls and women wear flip flops when it rains. As they have told me when I asked them, they use flip flops because it is a very clear way to not spoil the shoes with the water.

Usually the flip flops that they wear are plastic and with wedge, although there are also flat, shiny or not, with different patterns, colors, etc.. Here high-heeled shoes or sneakers with wedge, such a trend in recent months, are very common, so why the flip flops would not have height too?

For who does not like wet feet, especially with the puddles, the other majority choice for rainy days are the rain boots. Its use is increasing and it is easy to find wellies in night markets and shops. They are practical and have also become a new and trendy complement. They are in all colors, prints and prices, with or without wedge, etc., to suit all styles and budgets.

Of course, the best known brand of this type of footwear and with more presence here is Hunter. The British brand has several shops and distribution points in the city, and the fact that a few years ago did a collaboration with Jimmy Choo or that it is the favorite of the celebrities, only increases its popularity among girls eager to follow the fashion and that enjoy watching and commenting on the style of the celebrities who wear them.