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Let’s start May with great news!! Do you know the magazine NYLON JAPAN? If not, it is one of the top magazines in Japan about fashion and trends. Well, we collaborated together and in the May issue you can see some pictures that I took in Taipei, about how girls dress here. So hurry up, go to the nearest kiosk and get one before they are sold out! =)

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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! 🙂


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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New partnership!

Today, it is a pleasure for me to announce that I will collaborate as a writer with the Spanish online blog Yuanfang Magazine. Their idea is to introduce Taiwan to Spanish-speaking people through different sections: politics, economy, travel, business, trends, etc. Besides their blog, you can check their Facebook page and/or their Twitter.

My section is called: 時尚大師(The Vogue Guru) and I will talk about fashion, trends and style. As they use Spanish, I will translate my articles into English for my blog, as for example my first article introducing the new section. You can read the Spanish version here.

TODAY WE TALK ABOUT: 时尚 大师 (The Vogue Guru)

Today we introduce a new section: 时尚 大师 (The Vogue Guru), that each month will bring the fashion, trends and style that roam the streets of Taiwan.

My name is Gemma, I am Spanish and I have been in Taiwan for more than two years. In late 2011 I started a blog, Taipei Street Style, about how people dress in the street and, thanks to it, I held on my love for fashion, street or not.

Taipei, as capital and representative of Taiwan, is a city in constant motion. A large part of its population are young students and / or workers, from Taipei or other populations, and very good consumers. The Taiwanese people are current of fashion, new technologies, art and culture in general. They like to shop and follow trends mainly from Japan and the United States. They are open-minded and do not prejudge people by their appearance, so here it is very easy to feel free and dare to experiment with fashion and different styles.

In this new section that we present today, we will be talking about street fashion and new trends that are appearing, not only of clothes, but also of several other things, such as cosmetics. And to end, I would like to say that here, the “guru” it will not be just me, but you, the readers, can also participate by sending me your opinions and suggestions.Welcome!