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Apr 12, 2012 / 17 notes

Old fashioned Paris

Hello! hope you’re all fine!

As you all know I’m just not good with cold weather clothes, and well this past weekend, the weather was gloomy and that didn’t let me get on my spring fashion mood. This led me to try at least a bit and I ended up wanting to make a sort of “themed” shoot. 

My inspiration was “Paris in the 50s” more specifically Richard Avedon's photography and this is the result… I hope you like it!

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ESPAÑOL: El fin de semana pasado Flo y yo decidimos hacer una sesión de fotos un poco diferentes. Tomé la inspiración de la fotografía en París de los años 50. En especifico fotografías de Richard Avedon (uno de mis fotógrafos favoritos)

Y este fue el resultado!

All photos by Flo and I.

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Jan 1, 2012 / 1 note

Anonymous said: Hi Ylenia! Happy new year! A question for you : did you wait until you get the French school's acceptance and student visa before you moved to France? or did you move and then applied to the school? I'm thinking of applying for next september but it's still too early for the applications and I've been told the results will come out only in may or even July, it just seems too far away :( How were you able to apply so early? thanks xx

Thank you! Happy new year to you too! As the answer the your question, yes I did wait until I had my visa to move to France.

I understand how you’d like to have everything ready already and not have to wait until july, but it seems like the best way to do it. I would recommend you to investigate all the procedures and paperwork you need to do in order to apply for a student visa, and already start making a file with all that you need, then when the whole school applications come, you just need to add this and you can go straight and get your visa :)

I’m just gonna begin my postgraduate next week but the reason that I’ve been living in Paris since last year, is because I’ve been studying french. So what I did, was apply to a french language school got my acceptance letter and with this requested a visa; recently I had to renew it, since that visa was for my language studies only and now I’ll be doing different studies… in order to get the renewal I had to prove that I’m enrolled in an education institution and do some paperwork.

Hope this helps! If you have any other doubt, you can send me an email 

Good luck!

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
As we reach the end of this year 2011, I almost apprach the 1 year anniversary of this blog and my life in Paris. It has been hard and amazing at the same time… and something that has certainly helped me through the rough patches is this blog, which motivates me to express myself and enjoy what the two things that I love most: fashion and photography.
In a week I finally start my studies in fashion, and I couldn’t be any more thrilled and mortified… but I know that finally entering fashion school is gonna give a nice twist to this blog….
And therefore, as my resolutions for this year {apart from other more personal and actually more spiritual ones} is TO BECOME MORE STYLISH, since I love fashion but I’m not as stylish as I’d like to be…
Though there’s the obvious money limitation SO another resolution is TO GET A JOB… how? I still don’t know, but to begin with the right foot I already have one as photographer for Courtney and DD’s wedding on february… hopefully there will be more work to come :)
And I only have left to wish you all an amazing end of the year and a beautiful 2012… in which hopefully I will get to know you all more :)

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Dec 30, 2011 / 4 notes

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

As we reach the end of this year 2011, I almost apprach the 1 year anniversary of this blog and my life in Paris. It has been hard and amazing at the same time… and something that has certainly helped me through the rough patches is this blog, which motivates me to express myself and enjoy what the two things that I love most: fashion and photography.

In a week I finally start my studies in fashion, and I couldn’t be any more thrilled and mortified… but I know that finally entering fashion school is gonna give a nice twist to this blog….

And therefore, as my resolutions for this year {apart from other more personal and actually more spiritual ones} is TO BECOME MORE STYLISH, since I love fashion but I’m not as stylish as I’d like to be…

Though there’s the obvious money limitation SO another resolution is TO GET A JOB… how? I still don’t know, but to begin with the right foot I already have one as photographer for Courtney and DD’s wedding on february… hopefully there will be more work to come :)

And I only have left to wish you all an amazing end of the year and a beautiful 2012… in which hopefully I will get to know you all more :)

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Dec 22, 2011 / 4 notes

On top of the world

A few pictures from the day I took my mom to the obliged visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower; Flo and his sister Noun joined us.

Right now I’m off in Bordeaux for the holidays, so there’s a big chance I won’t get to update much.

What are your plans for the holidays, how are you gonna celebrate?

Bisous

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Nov 29, 2011 / 2 notes

Anonymous said: looking very fierce! with or without a smile, you're always beautiful :) Where will you study next semester? is it a fashion school like ESMOD? is it very expensive to study masters degree for foreigners in Paris? can't wait to hear about your experience! wish you the best of luck ~~

Aw thank you so much! Yes it is, and well I guess it all depends on the person. To me it is indeed very expensive, though not that unattainable since I was able to get a credit from the bank; which means I’m hooked for the next 2 years {I hate debts BUT I really wanted to do this}

And well when one decides to study a degree in Paris, one has to consider not only the tuition fees, but pretty much every expense that comes along {lodging, services, transport, food, clothes, entertainment, etc} so it’s a whole package, but nothing one can’t do with a little determination.

I can’t wait to share with you this whole experience too! Since right now I’m on holidays and I enter next month… I’m pretty bored/boring. So at the same time I’m thrilled and nervous for january to come and finally focus a 100% on fashion studies and hopefully after get a job in a fashion firm. 

I need all the positive vibes possible {I’m so nervous!!!}

Thanks for passing by!

Ylenia

Nov 22, 2011 / 6 notes

themostinterestingcolors said: Love your blog! I lived in Paris frequently as a child (my father is French) and am moving back there in the spring! If you ever need a model for any of your pictures, I am always looking to work for print and increase my portfolio! (I'm also a circus performer, I work primarily with fire and LED hula hoops, yay colors!).Your fashion sense is also killer, I'm dying to get some tips from you!

Aw thank you!!! How cool is it that you’re a circus performer!? That sounds so interesting! I would love that, though I have to warn you that I ain’t no professional, but I guess we could have some fun snapping around :D

Nov 22, 2011 / 11 notes

B-day Dilemma

My mom left 2 days ago, and therefore I had no head to think about anything else but the fact that this will be my first Christmas ever far from my family which for me {a person extremely attached to her fam} is something really hard to deal with.

So when Flo asked me about what I wanted to do for my bday, I was kinda caught off guard since I had completely forgotten that it’s in less than 10 days and by these dates I usually have pretty clear what I want to do to celebrate.

It’s the first time I’ll spend my bday in Paris {and next to Flo}, and even though my homesick-ness is getting a bit on the way; I want to want to celebrate, but sincerely I need a little push.

So I was wondering if anyone could have any idea of a nice {if possible original/different} way to celebrate a bday in Paris… and also maybe one that could include beautiful pictures {so I can share with you}

Please?

Hope someone can help :)

Merci et gros bisous!

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Oct 19, 2011

uneamericaine said: Hi! Just had to say I am beyond jealous of your PFW photos! In a good way of course :) They're absolutely gorgeous - you really could sell some of those. The one of Patricia and Frida is amazing (I loved Frida's outfit). How on earth were you able to get such clear shots without hundreds of other people in the way??? I must get some photography tips from you soon. Hope all is well!! Xoxo

Aw you’re sweet! I know what you mean, people get all crazy but I sort of got in their vibe and started running and going searching for a good spot, it was so much fun! With all that people looking perfect I don’t know I just wanted to take a picture of all of them {I didn’t succeed lol} and at the same time I felt a little bit embarrassed ^^ it was like a guilty pleasure cause I loved it but I felt like a paparazzi at the same time.

I’ll let you know when my mom leaves, right now I’m letting myself be pampered and just chat all day long :D

We’ll have to get together one day to just stroll around Paris and snap pictures all over :)

Oct 12, 2011 / 1 note

Anonymous said: hi Yle! Do you like cooking? Are the dishes you cook very different from back in Mexico? xx

Hey there! Well, I’m not a person who’s passionate about cooking but I don’t hate it either, and I even enjoy it sometimes.
It’s funny that you ask that, because I’ve found myself cooking almost all the food I used to eat back home (with the obvious limitations) so I think it’s actually Flo who’s eating as if he were not in France instead of me eating as if I were not in México ^^
There’s a sort of mixture between french and mexican in what we eat… and I try to add a little “spicy-ness” [sorry for the invented word] to everything I cook.

Hope this answered your question, thanks for passing by!!
xo :)

Oct 8, 2011

bloomingcolors said: J'espère que tu passes une belle semaine avec ta mère! ça me manque de voir les photos que tu prends lors de tes petites aventures à Paris :D

ah merci, tu es très gentille! oui je sais, ca me manque de faire des petits postes aussi… j’ai beaucoup de photos pour partager!! :) j’espère que tout va bien pour toi, gros bisous!!