Monday, 27 June 2016

Cherry Blossom

The low temperatures are driving me crazy, and I can only dream about one thing, dress season again. I´m looking forward for sunny days in which you can wear colours again. Exactly like the day I shot this outfit. It was one of the first days of spring in NY and  I remember it had snowed the previous day so I wasn´t exception much, but the miracle happened. It was not precisely warm, but the few sun rays had an effect on me and I dare shot a mid-season outfit. 
I took two of the hottest trends of the season: off-the-shoulder tops and white sneakers. Don´t ask why, just go get a shoulderless top NOW. I would say that they are exclusively for the summer, but white sneaker work well with skinny jeans, suits and casual dresses. I will write more about the trends for the season soon. What I like the most about the outfit are the pastel colours and the details add by the boyfriend jeans. Just think how two pink flowers can make a pair of boyfriend jeans something totally different. I want to re-wear this again, but I have to accept that I still have 3 more months to go to say the least. 
Anyway, I do have the pictures and the memory. Oh, I do remember how out of nowhere flowers sprung. I´m not sure but I think this is called "cherry blossom" and are the cutest trees ever!
Thank you for reading and have a nice week!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Bill Cunningham

I am incredibly sad with the news about Bill Cunningham. He passed away yesterday, June 25 of 2016, at age 87. Bill was a legend and left an imprint on the fashion industry, the street style photography. He once said "The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been and always will be." And he was the turning point. The eyes turned to the streets, to those elegant people flashed by Bill will roaming around the city with his iconic blue jacket. I even dare say that today, at least half of fashion week interests are about street style. But don´t be fooled, Bill photographed it all, New York streets were his field, but you could also get a glimpse of him inside the shows and various events. Famous for photographing the famous and the unknown, the classic and the eccentric, the fashion and the parades. That was Bill, a true talent.

Back in 2015, when I was in New York, I decided to go take a look at the annual Saint Patrick´s parade which of course was fantastic, but it seemed that a very famous photographer was mixed in the crowd. I did a little shopping at Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Av. and when I came out I spotted him. Bill Cunningham was doing his thing. I kind of freak out and my mom wanted to take a picture. I felt really ashamed but I couldn´t stop her. I remember saying "you can´t take a candid of the man who popularized candids". Now, I have that phone taken picture and will never forget it. Approximately a year later, for the Easter Sunday Hats Parade, my eyes met the blue jacket again. Think about it, I am a person who visits New York and got the chance of seeing him doing his work, such an iconic work.

Even though I know I will never be photographed by Bill, his pictures will exist forever for me and for many others to learn.
R.I.P. Bill Cunningham.

Monday, 20 June 2016

OrneLGA Travels to LA

OrneLGA Travels to LA video is finally up! Believe it or not, its´s been six months since I went to Los Ageles, but I feel quite relief because I did post in the meantime. (Forgetting about the fact that I still have to work on videos from September).
LA is one the best places of the world. The pace of life is quite relaxed and there are plenty of things to do on open air spaces. It´s one of those city's you will find activities for your whole family and for you to do when you are alone. However, the best aspect is the weather. It´s always warm with very little rain. This explains why so many movies are filmed here.
To see more check out my previous articles:
-Santa Monica and Venice Beach
-3 Food Stops
-OrneLGA Travels to Disney CA
-Stars Near Hollywood (outfit)
-Hollywoodland? (outfit)
-Universal Citywalk (outfit)
-LACMA (outfit)
-Brixton Hat (outfit)
-Christmas in LA (outfit and tips for a Christmas trip)

Video on my You Tube channel Orne Galvez: HERE

I highly recommend you take a look at my video for a more complete view, but bellow I´ll list some of my favourite places.

LA here I come!

We stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel. It has the perfect location on Hollywood Bv. which means you will for sure have somewhere to go. And did you know that the first Oscars were held at this hotel? Besides, we got a room with a view to the mountains and to the city downtown. I might have taken way to many pictures of  the view...

Hollywood Bv. is the number one touristic attraction of the city. While it may not have anything of relevance, if your want to see the stars stars this is your place. I enjoy this area because there is always somebody walking on the streets which is a very rare image in the city. Some places you must see are the dolby theatre, and a nice open air shopping. You can also do some shopping and dine at Hard Rock cafe, but there is also (several) Starbucks and Subway. The restaurant at the Hotel called 25° was very good and we discovered a nice coffee shop called Tiago with very healthy options. 

On Fairfax and 3rd you will my favourite landmark of the place, The Grove. This is an open mall that has some kind warmth, I can´t exactly explain it, but I feel really comfortable here. The shops go from Barneys to Zara. It is located besides  Farmers Market and across from a Whole Foods. And the shopping has some bars and besides, on the parking lot there are more places to grab food. The burgers at the Veggie Grill are the best ones I´ve ever had.

A few blocks away you will come across LACMA, a must see place where you have to take a picture with those lights.

This wings by Colette Miller are very popular on instagram. You will find them on the 3rd Street and Orlando Av. across a cute Magnolia Bakery store.

Aproximately one block away from those wings you will find the Beverly Center where you can spend some time shopping at Macy´s or at some high end shops.

As well as 3rd, Melrose Avenue is a very popular street. You won´t find many people walking as locals are stuck to their car seats, but it´s interesting to have a stroll there. Make sure to make a stop at Alfred for the best coffee in town. 

Moving on to the posh Beverly Hills a cool option is to walk a bit on Rodeo Drive.

Up we go to snap a picture of the breathtaking skyline of the city from the middle of nowhere. Yes, LA has the best of nature and city. Afterwards, we must snap anothere photo of the sign that once read Hollywoodland... but I think I´ve told that story before.

If you are looking for a day full of fun, you can take the subway from Hollywood and Highline and get down only one stop later at Universal Studios theme park. You can also walk a bit outside on the city walk.

While Disney is located far far away, it´s also a full day activity. For more watch my Disney exclusive video here and read about it here

Full day activities include going to the coast, to Venice beach and Santa Monica. Personally I´d rather go to the second one, but I must admit Venice has a lot of history. For more on this places have a look at my previous article here.