RR: D&G Italian Tropic

Runway Report
Something about modern fashion, is that specific trends are not longer followed. Yes, there might be star accesories or pieces most people have, but in the end everyone tries to wear them in the most individual way possible to make a statement that refletcts their own personal style 
Dolce&Gabbana are a pair that year to year has brought nothing but beauty and femininity to women's dreams and closets. However their last few collections have become increasingly crazier, with the main objective to keep being relevant and feed this desire of individuality off all the fashion lovers out there. 
In an interview for Vogue by Suzy Menkes Steffano Gabbana said that
"The starting point is no longer the outfit itself, it's the desire to tell our story, reveal an emotion, a way of life. This way, people no longer purchase a piece of clothing but a memory, a love, a special moment, our DNA; constructed by the South and all the symbols that represent it: flowers, pasta, bread, good luck charms, shells, fish, religious symbols, music, ice cream, drinks, dolls, biscuits, forks, spoons, pizza and Mandolin. All of this is love, is the #DGFamily.”
Translation: “We have nothing much new to show you – but we want you to have a great time.”
And a great time we shall have! This colecction is the perfect match between high and low. So luxurious yet so effortlesly cool. I couldn't be more obsessed with the t-shirts... I mean the patchwork is flawless. But if there has to be a piece to be held as the star of the collection, it would be AMAZING!
Here are some of my favourite pieces:

My number one look of the collection for sure. Nothing says "casual" like oversized-ripped-jeans, pair it with a high fashion jacket and a front rower look is what your get. This appeals to me as one of those looks you throw in the last minute and turn up looking better than before.

From time to time girls need to go back to basics. This dress is beautiful.

 This look is probably my number 2 look and go to option for every occassion. Brunch with friends? After work cocktail? Fashion show? Fancy dinner ... Go back to the basics. Go back to an over-the-top jacket and everything in life wil be solved.

Jackets, jackets, jackets, jackets.. do I need to repeat myself?
With skirts, dresses, transpasrencies, pants, sequins, stones or pearls. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE JACKET.

The final strut




1.Una actitud mental fija o disposición que predetermina las respuestas de una persona a e interpretaciones de situaciones.
2. Una inclinación o un hábito.

Si hay algo que mis papas me han repetido hasta el cansancio a parte de que recoja mi cuarto y deje de comprar tantos zapatos (leer historias de una shopaholic aquí) es que lo único que te va a llevar lejos en esta vida es tu actitud.
Una y otra vez me han repetido que si tu actitud es buena, puedes lograr lo que quieras. Y terca como puedo llegar a ser, cegada por el típico "si aja mama" que todo adolescente torpe comete creyendo que sabe mas que sus padres, se me hizo costumbre darle la vuelta al comentario porque según yo, mientras tuviera claro todo lo que quisiera hacer y como hacerlo, con eso bastaba.
Pero entonces, ¿Por que hay gente talentosa que no triunfa?
Porque da por sentado que la inteligencia o el talento, simplemente ya están fijas en sus rasgos personales. 
Pasan el tiempo de su vida documentando su inteligencia, en lugar de desarrollarla. Y a los que creen que tienen talento, es posible que crean que este sobrevive sin esfuerzos. Pero están equivocados"
Pero ahora me doy cuenta de que no.
El mindset es la forma en la que ves la vida y va mucho mas allá de saber que hacer, se trata de tener las ganas y la motivación para hacerlo.
Un factor que parece tan simple, es el 80% de tu éxito e influye íntegramente en tu capacidad para realizar lo que te propones, tu estado de animo e incluso tu relación con los demás.
Por muchos años les he contado como sentía que no encajaba. Como mi ambición por querer trabajar y hacerme de un nombre desde que estaba muy chiquita, era mal visto entre mis compañeros que siempre tendían a encontrar fallas. "¿Pero como le vas a hacer? ¿Por qué trabajas? ¿Puedes con todo? ¿Esta difícil, no? YA habrá tiempo" Eran cosas que escuchaba todo el tiempo, no solo de mis compañero sino de maestros y otros adultos. Todo eso te baja la moral. Le pega a tu optimismo y poco a poco te empiezas a poner el pie tu sola y te llenas de dudas.
Pero ahora estoy rodeada de personas diferentes.
Ahora tengo la libertad de expresar una idea sin que me llamen loca y la descarten. En este momento la gente que me rodea esta dispuesta a aterrizar ideas o contribuir a desarrollarlas incluso me inspiran con las suyas.
Por primera vez siento que no hay imposibles. Siento que aún cuando hay incertidumbre, hay disposición para manejarla.
Así que ya entendí. Ya entendí que mis papas tenían razón, y que lo único que te lleva lejos en esta vida es eso.
Una persona puede tener el talento, las conexiones o el dinero, pero sin la mentalidad, todo eso es obsoleto.
Así que sueñen, sueñen mucho, digan que sí, tomen las oportunidades que se presentan aunque no sepan al 100% el "como", eso se puede ir descifrando en el camino.
Todo es cuestión de tener el Mindset correcto.
R. Woodworth

Who are you?

That's one of the few questions we make our entire lives and rarely get a satisfying answer.
Nevertheless altough the negative rate, I've been asking it a lot lately.
Who am I? Who have I been? Who am I becoming?

Transitioning to University has been in a way a lot easier then I had anticipated. 
So far, I've loved every second of it. 
I like my classes, my projects, the people around me and even campus. Somehow I thought that I would be missing those concrete walls that were my home for more than 16 years a lot more and the friends I made along the way, but it hasn't been the case. I haven't felt the nostalgia I feared so much. neither the so called "comfort" of everyone "knowing me" in fact being new, an having the chance to "reinvent" myself has been one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given. 

I had been labeled so many things for so long, that I had actually started believing everything people said about me. In a way I knew who I was and I knew that those were lies, but I even started changing my ways thinking ahead, that people wouldn't listen to me, help me or anything else because of me being me. 
However, now that I'm presenting myself to the world again, I'm discovering that I'm not even near to  who I thought I was.

I used to be the girl who wouldn't participate in hypocresy, I would speak my mind, with respect but truth and that was not something everyone aproved. I used to be the girl who had started working in magazines and had a blog for everyone to feel less about themselves, which is OBVIOUSLY not the case.The chance presented itself and I just took it, I did  it because It made ME happy and was an opportunity I would had been fool  to waste. 

 All of those things made me be a girl whose opinions were listened and appreciated under the water, cause agreeing with me would be just to controversial for the status quo. 
So I started seeing myself as a controversial, too direct, too real, too hard to love person... And it hurt.
I survived and managed to make some friends among the once who did not believe those things... But that didn't change the fact that I had started to do so.

So, I was terrifyed about University. I was terrifyed about confirming that I indeed was THAT girl, even tough a part of me clinged to the idea that I was not.

So the first day, to my surprise I had to prepare a presentation on who I was. I shared my work, and myself with people I'm still not yet fully acquiented with, and it turned out well.  They loved it. I was cheered, applauded, congratulated..... I got a complete opposite reaction to what I had been forced to endure for over the  last decade.

I was in shock at first, because I've never been used to such a positive vibe in general.
People want me to be a part of their team. They wave their hand at me across campus. They respect me, and engage in conversation because they want to, not because the have to.
I've made friends. Cool friends, with people with an open mindset, the ability to cope with other people's differences and be nice. 

So, I'm surprise and I feel comfortable. Safe, good, free to ask myself who am I without all the backround noise.
I like this new person who's meeting tons of people and getting along. I love that she's not judged for what she has worked so hard for, I love that she feels like she's finally were she belongs.
I love thas she's finally focussing on projects that make her get excited and happy to wake up at 4:30 am to go to College every day. 
I trully love that she's getting involved and that she's HAPPY. 
I talked about the best compliment people could ever give you once, remember? 
Which in my opinion is to tell you that you look happy... And now I am. 
Fully, trully happy. 

R. Woodworth

Beauty: Fresh Lemon Scrub

I made an extensive guide of the many uses of Coconut Oil and why we should all add it to our beauty routine. It makes your skin glow, flushes out toxins, removes death cells,  moisturizes skin, lips and hair, works as the perfect depilatory cream and it's 100% natural.
There nothing you can't love about it.
So, this long weekend feeling very creative and craving something fresh, I decided to make this delicious lemon body scrub.
It's really simple to make, lets you get creative with the scents and could be a very cute present to give away, maybe to your friends on Valentine's.
I chose the all natural way by adding the scent with half a lemon, but you can buy lavender, rose, peppermint or any other essence.

You are going to need:
- A glass jar (easier to leave in the bathroom)
- 12 tbspoons of sugar
- 1/2 Cup melted Coconut Oil
- Lemons or any scent you want.

Once you've melted the coconut oil, add the sugar together with the scent and stir in a bowl until the mixture is homogeneous.
 Once it is ready, pour the mix into the jar. I took some time to decorate mine with printed tape as you can see and well... It is ready to go.
Hope you like this little recipe to get the good stuff of coconut into your routine.

Xoxo, RWPF

New York Stories

Lessons I learned from the big apple…
It's really easy to get caught up in the fantasy (and myth) of the New York City that Sex & the City has sold us, but Carrie Bradshaw is not real and if she were she'd be crippled by debt (because everything is expensive AF) and would probably already be in a wheel chair with all her heel-running around by now, but it is true that New York has a certain charm one can’t really ignore, and here are just 10 things I learned in my last visit to THE CITY that never sleeps…

1.      You will walk more than you ever thought you would and you will get blisters, so DON’T WEAR HEALS, unless you are walking just one block or have a pair of flats hidden in your purse.

2.      Always carry bandaids. As I said before, you’ll be walking as if your life depended on it!

3.      Learn to move on the subway. It is much more convenient than Uber-ing your way through town or taking a cab, you don’t have to deal with traffic, and can save the extra bucks to enjoy the city.

4.      If you get lost, just ask for directions and people will sort you out. New Yorkers are actually very nice.

5.      Talk to strangers. The person standing next to you in the subway or the line at Starbucks might be just SUPER COOL! You can make friends in the most unexpected places.

6.      Say YES! Say yes to every invitation you get even if you are exhausted, don't know anyone or assume you aren't dressed appropriately. You will make tons of memories and it would be a crime to miss out in this city.

7.      Be alone. This is the greatest city in the world in which to be alone. You see it everywhere. People reading, running errands or just listening to music while walking down the street by themselves. We're all "alone together” Go to the museum by yourself. Go to breakfast, lunch and dinner by yourself. Sit in the park by yourself. Take a break. It is really easy to get caught in the fast rhythm of New York. Take a moment to embrace its beauty. Watch and listen to the chaos of the city that revolves around you. Get inspired.

8.      Stay away from big national chain restaurants and coffee shops in the hopes of finding those neighbourhood gems and spots with totally unique flavor and character, that way, you’ll find the magical New York everyone craves.

9.      Always bring your camera or cell phone, New York is filled with art in every corner.

10.   Remember to look up.
R. Woodworth