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Luna

Luna was walking with a friend by the streets of the Shida night market in Taipei when I met her.

She was wearing a long printed cardigan, a mustard sweater, a dark blue skirt with white print, black tights, and brown leather shoes. Luna’s complements were a necklace, and a brown leather bag that she bought in Internet and that you can see better at the second photo.

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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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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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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! πŸ™‚

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.

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Dots and stripes

Chrisey Chi was walking with her friend Juby (who also starred a post here) in the Shida night market when I met them.

She was wearing a jacket with black, grey and red vertical stripes and with 3/4 sleeves, over a mustard dress, dark blue leggings, and black platform sandals tied at the ankle (which you can see better at the second picture). Chrisey’s complements were a big blue handbag, and a long scarf combining white and red.