Aunque ya hace unos años que está en el mundillo, creo que Mindy Kaling aún es un personaje bastante anónimo. Los fans the The Office la conoceran por interpretar a Kelly Kapoor en la serie, en la que empezó siendo guionista con sólo 24 años pero, fuera de aquí, es poco conocida. Hace un par de años Mindy estrenó su propia serie, The Mindy Project, que probablemente no pasará a la historia ni estará entre las mejores pero que a mí me hace reír y pasar un buen rato, lo cual valoro bastante estos días. 
"One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three whom you struggle to find things to talk about".
Hace unos días empecé a leer su libro, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), el cual disfruté muchísimo y en el que descubrí que Mindy, al igual que Lena Dunham será para muchas, también es la voz de una generación. Una generación que no tiene nada que ver con la edad sinó con un sentimiento de identificación hacía sus palabras, vivencias, pensamientos. Para mí, Mindy es la voz de mi generación.
"As my mom has said, when one person in unhappy, it usually means two people are unhappy but that one has not come to terms with it yet."
El libro es una recopilación de "ensayos" sobre su vida y carrera. Un poco a lo Leandra Medine pero menos fashioneti y mucho más centrado en ella misma; sus inquietudes, aspiraciones, etc. Eso sí, igual de cómico y disfrutable que Seeking Love, Finding Overalls
"If someone called me chubby, it would no longer be something that kept me up late at night. Being called fat is not like being called stupid or unfunny, which is the worst thing you could ever say to me. Do I envy Jennifer Hudson for being able to lose all that weight and look smoking' hot? Of course, yes. Do I sometimes look at Gisele Bundchen and wonder how awesome life would be if I never had to wear Spanx? Duh, of course. That's kind of the point of Gisele Bundchen. I wish I could be like that, and maybe I will, once or twice, for a very short period of time. But on the list of things I want to do in my lifetime, that's not near the top. I mean, it's not near the bottom, either. I'd say it's right above "Learn to drive a Vespa," but several notches below "Film a chase scene for a movie."
Si lo leéis no esperéis una revelación ni un super libro (aunque si ha sido best seller en el NYTimes) sinó una herramienta que hace pasar un buen rato, que es muy fácil de leer y, además, divertida. Si aún no os habéis decidido, os pongo una lista de cosas que han hecho que Mindy Kaling sea la voz de mi generación:

- Está conforme con su imagen. En el libro dedica varios capítulos a hablar de su cuerpo pero el mejor, sin duda, es Chubby for life. 
- Persiguió su sueño de ser guionista en televisión y consiguió, con sólo 24 años, ser la única mujer en la sala de escritores de The Office
- Le gusta lo que a la mayoría de chicas: la ropa, el maquillaje, las comedias románticas y Beyoncé. Aunque suene un poco moñas, muchas no tenemos reparo en identificarnos.
- No es una diva. Sí que habla de que le gusta la fama y de que el dinero que gana le permite comprarse muchas cosas pero, ¿no es eso lo que a todas nos gustaría? ¿quién dice que no a un armario lleno de Chaneles y Vuittons? Ella lo expone de una forma muy divertida que te hace quererla mucho más. Si pensáis en Victoria Beckham o Rachel Zoe, ella es justo lo contrario. 
- Le gusta Nueva York. Cuando terminó la universidad se fue a vivir a Brooklyn con sus amigas y, aunque no tenía un duro, la ciudad le encantaba y se lo pasaban bomba. A alguien le viene a la cabeza Sexo en Nueva York? Pues algo así pero sin manolos.
- Anima a todas las chicas que son marginadas/calladas/tímidas que no se preocupen, que luchen por sus sueños y que trabajen duro para conseguirlo. El instituto es sólo una fase.
"I just want ambitious teenagers to know it's totally fine to be quite, observant kids. Besides being a delight to your parents, you will find you have plenty of time later to catch up."
- Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).


Fashion Month just came to the end and even though I love to see all the new collections and street style pictures, I'm glad my TL and IG are no longer full of blurred photos of runway looks. Don't editors notice they post the exact same photos as everyone else? Boring. But, leaving the clothes aside, what also interests me is the gossip; what happens backstage, on the streets, or the front row. What was like being stucked in an elevator with André Leon Talley or why Anna Wintour sat second row at Valentino. Here you have the juiciest things that happened this past weeks. Keep reading!

The Beckhams stole the front row spotlight again. If baby Harper was the star last season, she was now joined by her older brothers, Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn at mommy's fashion show. How drapper do they look? Romeo is such a cutie.

Diane von Furstenberg celebrates 40 years of the wrap dress. The designer's most iconic piece, which sold five million copies within its first two years, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a shower of golden confetti in her runway show, giving the dress a starring role. 
Fast food is in fashion. Like it or not, Jeremy Scott's debut at Moschino had a bunch of editors go crazy for his McDonald's-inspired clothes. Anna Dello Russo, known for her extravaganza, wore the whole look and seemed to really enjoy it.
André Leon Talley gets trapped in an elevator. The funny former editor of Vogue and ten other fashion editors were stucked in a lift for 50 minutes after the Oscar de la Renta show. Telegraph's Sophie de Rosee wrote about the whole experience and it's hilarious. You can read it here.
Mr. Armani lashes out at Anna Wintour for missing his show. Anna didn't attend Armani's show on the last day of MFW becasue she was already flying to Paris and sent her team instead. The italian designer wasn't so happy and here's what he had to say about that: "There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris. Why should I always be the moron [translating from an Italian expletive] to be penalized because of a person, who, for better or for worse, like or dislike it, is powerful? I feel penalized. She said she was sending her people. But if you go to see your dentist and he puts you in the hands of his assistant, what’s your reaction? They told me ‘She went to see the Privé in Paris; she has no time to see the ready-to-wear in Milan.’ She is influential and powerful. But, perhaps, I’m influential as well." Fashion fight on the way?
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Ayer Eva Chen (directora de la revista Lucky) desvelaba en su Instagram la portada de diciembre/enero de la revista que protagoniza una de las actrices del momento, Kerry Washington, fotografiada por Patrick Demarchelier con estilismo de Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele:
En los comentarios la gente se escandalizó por el horrible photoshop de la cara de la pobre Kerry, que da una grima que no véas. Dejando a un lado que le han medio cortado el cuello con ese pañuelo, no se por dónde empezar. En Fashionista no se han mojado y sólo hablan de su nuevo corte pero, como siempre, la opinión de los lectores va mucho más allá. Para empezar, le han alargado los ojos hasta que parecen de asiática (mujer de color con ojos de china? ejem!), segundo, parece que lleve capas de base de maquillaje, demasiado corrector y la iluminación del rostro es excesiva y, tercero, la boca! Me parece horrorosa y medio desfigurada. Además del vestido feo que le han puesto (pero eso es otro tema). La verdad es que comparto la opinión de muchos: Kerry está irreconocible.

Hace un par de meses la actriz puso en Instagram una foto con Carlyne de lo que supongo que fue el día que hicieron las fotos:


No está mucho más guapa?? Yo es que creo que de cara es preciosa, además que sus labios aquí se ven normales. Con la de portadas buenas que han hecho con ella (véase la de Vanity Fair del pasado agosto) no lo entiendo. Guapa, guapérrima está en VF.

Es una pena que Chen haya permitido esto básicamente porque la revista había dado un buen giro bajo su "mandado" y todo pintaba muy bien, incluso con el nuevo equipo que se contrató (Carlyne, por ejemplo). Así que me da pena que se sigan produciendo estas portadas de mierda, sobretodo cuando las personas que estan en ella podrían pasar si una gota de photoshop siquiera. No entiendo que a alguien le pueda parecer bonito algo así.

Por cierto, ayer en los premios Glamour Women of the Year Lady Gaga, al recoger su premio, también aprovechó para criticar el photoshop, especialmente el de la portada de diciembre que protagoniza para dicha revista diciendo que "Es justo escribir sobre el cambio en vuestras revistas, pero lo que yo quiero ver es el cambio en vuestras portadas... cuando las portadas cambian, cambia la cultura." Hay que tenerlos bien puestos para criticar a la revista que te está premiando, no? 

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After eight days of collections, street style photos and editors running around in heels, NYFW is finally over. There were some really good collections this season (Jason Wu, Altuzarra and ODLR among my favourites) but the shows were not the only highlight of the week. From Naomi Campbell closing DVF to Alia Wang (Alexander Wang's niece) being the new it girl, here are the things you can not forget about New York Fashion Week:

  • Harper Beckham stole the front row spotlight. The 2-year-old daughter of the Beckhams sat on daddy's lap for Victoria's show and anyone could resist her cuteness. Not even Anna Wintour.
  • Everyone loves Marc Jacobs. Some of the attendees showed up wearing the same outfit. The designer is truly a trendsetter!

  • Naomi Campbell still is a catwalk queen. If two season ago it was all about Kate Moss walking for Louis Vuitton, now it's all about Naomi. The gorgeous model closed the Diane von Furstenberg show looking as fierce as ever.


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McQueen and writer Susannah Frankel at his London studio.
While everyone out there is going crazy about fashion week, an article of a new book dedicated to Alexander McQueen caught my attention on UK Vogue. Photographer Nick Waplington was a lucky man when he was invited by the designer himself to get to know the making of McQueen's fall/winter 2009 collection, called Horn of Plenty; "I got a call saying 'Lee wants to see you' - we knew each other, and he knew my work - so I thought I'd go and see what he wanted," the photographer says.
The designer with Sarah Burton, current creative director of the brand.
Accompanied by writer Susannah Frankel, Waplington got the chance to learn about the McQueen house from the inside. Lee himself wanted to document that collection in particular because he saw it as the door that closed his first 15 years in fashion. "He saw it as his last collection as a young man." The studio was full of garbage, things that were used on previous collections; fabrics, jewelry, it was all about recycling. As an outsider, one of the things that surprised the photographer were the amount of hours needed to create a collection, as well as the dedication of the team to get something like that done.
"It was a wonder to watch him work, of course. He was an old-school craftman. You hear about other labels designing almost by committee, but he was the antithesis of that." - says Waplington.
Alexander McQueen: Working Process contains amazing photos and shows us a smiley and relaxed Alexander McQueen. Little did we know that a few months later the designer was going to commit suicide. I guess instead of closing the door of a working phase, he wanted to finish his life. It hasn't been until now, three years after the designer's death, that we get to see the birth of this book, which I'm sure is very special and touching. 


You can buy the book from Amazon here.


photos from vogueuk



Last night I was so bored and with no plans that I picked a random movie to watch before going to bed and it turned out to be one of the cutest films I've seen in a very long time. The First Time, starring Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson, is about two teenagers who meet at a party on a Friday night and somehow start this cheesy but super cute relationship. They start out just as friends becasue they both have things with other people but they kind of connect and start having feelings for each other, developing a sweet relationship over that weekend. It is a bit stereotyped with all those things that teenage relationships are supposed to have: finding your first love, losing your virginity, arguing about stupid things, etc but still, it's super lovable and made me go all "Aww" throughout the movie. As you can see, the title reveals pretty much everything but it's not like it has the most interesting plot, so it's ok. Also, it's not a movie you have to watch right away, not a must-watch, but it was so nice and I really enjoyed it. It made my Saturday night in a bit better. Anyway, here's the trailer, let me know your thoughts if you've watched it.



No matter how much time is passing by, nearly ten years after the show's ending, Sex and the City is still one of the best and most quotables tv series of all time. And no other tv show about the city, female friendship or fashion will be half as good as this one was. You know you are still not over Sex and the City because... 

Courtesy of Thought Catalog.


  • You still think of what character your are from time to time, and have come to terms with the fact that you may be Miranda, when all you want to be is (instert the name of your favourite character). I'd say Samantha but with Carrie's closet.
  • You wish you could go back to time and delete the awfulness that was Sex and the City 2, because that movie was like punching something you loved for years in the face. 
  • And even though you know the second movie was terrible from all different angles, you sometimes end up defending it because you just love the girls.
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