Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fashion week

Fashion week was crazy, early call times and almost always a late finish but it was well worth it. I've worked for some fantastic designers both Mexican and international.
It was long days and we had to sit around waiting a lot whilst other girls got ready for different shows, most days we had several shows so we got ready for one, had a break and then go into make up and hair to change the look for the next show.
I also opened and closed for Spanish designer Pepa Salazar which was amazing.
Yesterday day me and my friend Madelene did the closing show and it was really something special. The designer was Julia Y Renata, the clothes were very classic,modern and elegant. The collection was inspired by the Armish so our make up and hair reflected that, we all had massive thick eyebrows, messy tussled hair put up in a messy bun and we were also wearing really cool hats.
As this was the closing show for the whole fashion week the choreography was pretty mad. I have posted the video of the whole show and I can tell you that the beginning bit was so difficult to do in 5inch heels!
When you watch the video you will notice that we are not really walking to music and that too was hard,it was difficult to keep the tempo up, but it was an amazing designer to walk for.
Anyway I will upload the videos later and let you guys watch for yourselfs, you will see what I mean
Today we had two hrs sleep and then we had to catch the bus to Alcopulco as we are doing another show there, but even thou I am absolutely shattered I had an amazing experience at Mexico fashion week and would definitely love to do it again!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rules, what rules?! Mexican style

I've noticed that they haven't got many rules and schedules here, even if they do its more like guidelines not something that everyone follows.
I will give you an example: if you want to take the bus, look up where the route is and just stand beside the road, anywhere and wave at the bus and it will stop. Also there are no schedules for when the bus will be turning up, the bus just arrives exactly when it feels like it.
There arent many bus stops so its pretty handy, its like hauling down a taxi and the bus will stop where you tell it to (within reason)
I've also heard that you can buy a drivers license, so that could explain the insane driving style here in Mexico. When I travelled to England the first time I was petrified as I was used to the Swedish way of driving, super slow, almost no cars on the road. This was mainly because I'm from the north of Sweden where during the winters the roads are covered by a thick layer of ice and when you take your test you will have to prove that you can control the car when the road is covered by ice. This is something I think they should include in the test in Britan as well since we are havin more and more snowy and ice winters, and the British have little experience of driving on ice covered roads, but even when its summer it seems like the Swedes apply the same way of driving as when the roads are icy, they drive very carefully and pretty slow.
The way of driving here seems to work although from a viewers perspective it looks like chaos. Cars just stop in the middle of the road sometimes because someone has decided to stop their car in the middle of a busy road because they want to pass their friend on another car their lunch(
I've actually seen this happen twice)
I have also seen lot of cars just ignoring the traffic lights, doing U turns where you shouldn't etc but during my time here I have only seen one car accident. So I assume they just play by their own traffic rules rather than by the actual traffic laws.
It's funny as I feel safer here than I ever did in Italy, Milan where they drive like maniacs. To the naked eye the Mexicans driving style seems just  completely and utterly chaotic!
Maybe this is the way forward?
Or maybe it only works because its Mexico.
They do it Mexico style!
This week I'm doing Mexico fashion week so I will update you guys on what's going on begind the scenes and of course get some pics uploaded!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Beauty for Nupcias magazine

Here are some of my images from the shoot I did for Nupcias here in Mexico


Fittings fittings fittings!

This week has mainly been for fittings fashion week, so for the next 5 days we will spend most of our time out in Santa Fe, which is where fashion week is held. It's about 1,5 hrs drive from where we live and its a really affluent area, very beautiful. I will get some pictures to show you guys! Fashion week goes on until Thursday and on Friday morning I am going to Acapulco for three days for a job. I always wanted to go there so I'm super pleased :-)
The pictures below are not mine but its just to show what it looks like in Acapulco, pretty nice I must say!
Today is my only day off until next Sunday probably but will be an exciting week with lots of shows and some stunning designer clothes!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pyramid adventure!

Last week, me and the girls went to see the pyramids here in Mexico. When we arrived we didn't realize how big the area was, it was huge! We spent most of our day there, walking around the sites and ultimately got pretty sunburned! I did not know much about the the pyramids and why they were built but they were not tombs but used as a sacrifice grounds.
Their "victims" were buierid alive! Arkeologists have found remains of birds of prey, and also other preditors, also buired alive.
There were two main Pyramides, the pyramid of the sun and the Pyramid of the moon. We only managed to climb the pyramid of the moon(the smallest one) mainly because the que to get up there was huge and also because we were all very tired, hot and also lazy hehe! Even thou we climbed the smallest Pyramid we were shattered when we got up there, steep stairs combined with 30 degree heat is a killer! When we got to the top we amused the other tourists by doing a crazy dance on top of the pyramid, we have it all on video so I will post the final edits later on :-)
Here are some pics from our little adventure.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Just some random craziness in the flat

Even thou we live 6 girls in the apartment there is always time for some random craziness.
Here is Maria aka the crazy Russian dancing on top of poor Cande who is trying to do some situps! Have to say I love these girls to bits, they always keep me entertained :-)

Monday, April 8, 2013

I've noticed that the first few pictures are super tiny

So I'm just re posting them now :-)

Shooting for Fernanda magazine

Today I'm shooting for Fernanda magazine.
The look is very Japanese inspired and the stylist has got some fantastic kimono dresses. The team was fantastic, everyone were so talented and super lovely so it was a great day shooting. The shoot was also really quick, only took us a few hours to shoot 5 looks, super team, super speed :-)
When I'm finish I have to rush of to a casting for Vouge and then its time for fittings for fashion week, which starts next week. No rest for the wicked :-)

The girls are loco!!!

On Saturday me and Madelene, another Swede, went to have some brunch in a beautiful cafe close to our agency. The weather wasn't the best, humid and pretty grey(with the sun peeking out now and then)
It was a really nice and relaxing day, just chilling and just having some girly chit chat.
But when we came home, the other girls, the crazy Argentinian and Russian presented us with something they bought at the market,
Fried spicy grasshoppers urrrrgh!!!
I've taken a picture of them, not nice, and people here eat them, so strange!! But the girls are saying we have to try them too, not sure my stomach can coop with that :-S
I will let you guys now if I do it and how disgusting it was!