SCHOOL UNIFORMS ON TV

Como estudiante de un colegio público, siempre me ha fascinado eso de tener uniforme, sobre todo por la influencia de la televisión. Puede que en la realidad fuesen horrendos y sosos, pero en el mundo audiovisual los uniformes son el outfit más chic con el que puedes pisar el instituto. Ahora que es momento de la vuelta al cole, creo que es interesante repasar algunos de ellos.

As a public school student, I am fascinated by uniforms, and that’s because of TV. Perhaps in real life they are plain and awful, however, in fiction, they represent the stylish outfit you need to attending classes. Check it out these “too cool for school” uniforms.

REBELDE (2004 – 2006)

Esta serie se desarollaba en el interior de un internado muy elitista de México, por lo que, obviamente, los estudiantes debían ir en uniforme. El más mítico y recordado es el que combinaba blazers rojas con minifaldas vaqueras y botas altas de tacón de aguja.

Por si no fuera lo suficientemente sexy, llevaban las camisas desabrochadas y anudadas a la cintura. También les gustaba llevar los cuellos estirados, las corbatas flojas y los puños doblados.

The action of this TV show was setting in a prestigious and fancy Mexican boarding school. So that, students had to wear uniforms, obviously! The most iconic was the one with red blazers, denim mini skirts and stiletto heels boots.

As if this weren’t sexy enough, girls wore unbuttoned shirts and tied up at their waist. Also, they were fond of outstretched collars, loose ties and rolled-up cuffs.

Pero este no fue el único uniforme que llevaron durante el transcurso de la serie. También existía una versión un poco más formal del anterior outfit que consistía en un traje de dos piezas en color negro, camisa azul y corbata roja.

This wasn’t the only uniform they wore throughout the series. There was, also, a formal version of the previously outfit. In this case, it was a black suit with pale blue shirt and plain red tie.

Ya hacia el final de la serie pudimos ver a los protagonistas del Elite Way School con un nuevo conjunto. Esta vez, un poco más clásico, con la tradicional falda con estampado escocés, blazer negra, corbata granate, tirantes, boina y calcetines por la rodilla con zapatos de tacón estilo «Mary Jane».

At the end of the TV show, we could see the students of the Elite Way School wearing a third uniform. This time, a little more classic with traditional plaid skirt, black blazer, maroon tie, suspenders, beret and high socks with heeled “Mary Jane” shoes.

El príncipe de Bel-Air /

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 – 1996)

En esta mítica serie de los 90, cuando Will Smith se muda a Los Ángeles empieza a asistir a un colegio privado, la Academia Bel-Air. Los tonos grises y apagados del uniforme no concuerdan con la personalidad de Will, que opta por darle la vuelta a su sosa americana azul marino para conseguir un look mucho más colorido y original. Desafortunadamente, no todas las chaquetas tienen un forro tan guay.

In the popular 90s show, when Will Smith moved to LA, he begin his studies at a private school, the Bel-Air Academy. Seemed like grey and dull colors didn’t match Fresh Prince personality because he turned over his navy blue blazer in order to achieve an original and colorful look. Unfortunately, not all jackets have a lining so cool.

ÉLITE (2018)

Otro caso de serie ambientada en un colegio «pijo», donde la ropa obligatoria es de color azul, rojo y gris, nada estravagante. No obstante, lo que más me gusta es cómo cada personaje le da su propia personalidad adaptando el uniforme base.

Élite is also set in a posh high school, where the mandatory outfit is navy blue, grey and red, nothing outrageous. Nevertheless, I really like how every character express their personality customizing the uniform.

Por ejemplo, Valerio va con la camisa y la corbata completamente desabrochadas, dejando al descubierto una camiseta interior. Completa el look con un montón de anillos, pulseras y cadenas.

For example, Valerio wears unbuttoned shirt and untied tie, showing his undershirt. He accessorize properly with rings, bracelets and chain necklaces.

Las alumnas de Las Encinas apuestan por broches, cinturones, lazos o camisas ornamentadas para destacar.

School girls from Las Encinas opt for brooches, belts, bows and decorated blouses in order to standing out.

¿Usas uniforme en tu colegio? ¿Cómo es? ¿Cuál de estos es tu favorito? ¡Responde en comentarios!

Do you wear uniform at school? How is it? Which one of these is your favourite? Let me know below!

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GET THE LOOK: MICHAEL JACKSON

Un día como hoy, hace 62 años, nacía Michael Jackson, una de las figuras musicales más importantes de todos los tiempos. Además de su talento artístico, también destacó por su increíble sentido de la moda, único e inconfundible. Si quieres inspirarte en su forma de vestir te propongo 3 looks sencillos de conseguir:

On this day, 62 years ago, Michael Jackson was born, a music star like no other. Besides his artistic talent, he was distinguished by his unique and personal sense of fashion. Here you have three easy looks inspired by him:

❤️ BASIC MJJ OUTFIT

Con unos pantalones negros, una camiseta blanca y una camisa puedes recrear prácticamente cualquier outfit básico del Rey del Pop. No olvides añadir algunos detalles inconfundibles como unos calcetines blancos o un brazalete para que sea 100 % Michael.

To copy almost every MJJ’s looks you only need a pair of black trousers, a white t-shirt and a shirt of your favourite colour. Don’t forget some trademark details like white socks or an armband to be 100 % Michael.

❤️ LEAVE ME ALONE INSPIRED OUTFIT

❤️ THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT US INSPIRED OUTFIT

Hasta pronto / See you soon

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PIECES OF HISTORY: THE REVENGE DRESS

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Igual no te has dado cuenta, pero mediante la ropa expresamos muchas cosas, como nuestra personalidad o nuestro estado de ánimo. Sí, cada vez que nos vestimos estamos comunicando algún tipo de mensaje. Por eso, se trata de una poderosa herramienta que no debemos pasar por alto, sino aprender a usarla para nuestro propio beneficio.

Para ilustrar mejor este concepto, en el artículo de hoy me gustaría hablar del conocido como «Revenge Dress», un vestido que Lady Di usó para mandar un mensaje bastante claro. Algo así como: “¡Mira lo que te estás perdiendo!” o “¡Qué te den, Charles!”.

Maybe you didn’t notice, but our mood and personality are expressed through the clothes. Yes! We convey messages every time we dress up. This is a powerful tool, and we must know how to use it wisely.

To illustrate this concept, in this post I would like to talk about “The Revenge Dress”. Princess Diana used this particular garment to send a very clear message. Something like: “Look what you are missing out!” or “Fuck you, Charles!”.

EL CONTEXTO HISTÓRICO / HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

El 29 de junio de 1994 tuvieron lugar dos acontecimientos clave. Por un lado, se emitía un documental en la BBC sobre el Príncipe Carlos. Por otro lado, la gala benéfica anual de Vanity Fair, organizada en la Serpentine Gallery y a la que, por supuesto, Diana estaba invitada.

El programa pretendía lavar la imagen del heredero al trono, el cual no despertaba mucha simpatía popular tras la separación de Diana dos años antes. Pero se convirtió en todo un fracaso cuando el Príncipe Carlos reconoció públicamente que le había sido infiel, a su todavía esposa, con Camilla Parker Bowles.

Como consecuencia de la humillación pública que suponía reconocer las infidelidades de su matrimono, Diana no tenía intención de asistir a la gala benéfica. Sin embargo, cambió de opinión y fue al evento llevando el famoso «vestido de la venganza».

The 29th of june of 1994 two different events took place. On the one hand, a documentary on BBC about Prince Charles. On the other hand, the Vanity Fair’s fundraising gala, to which, of course, Diana was invited to.

The programme was an excuse to clean up Prince Charles image, who wasn’t very popular at that moment due to the separation what occurred two years before it. However, Charles messed up everything when he confessed that he had been unfaithful to his wife with Camilla Parker Bowles.

Of course, Diana felt so humiliated and ashamed by his public statements that she refused to attend the gala. However, she changed her mind and made her appearance wearing the legendary “Revenge Dress”.

EL VESTIDO / THE DRESS

La creación de Christina Stambolian, que lució Lady Di en la gala de Vanity Fair, consistía en un Little Black Dress en crepé de seda, con escote Bardot en forma de corazón y cola lateral.

It was a Christina Stambolian’s design and consisted of a little black dress made of silk crepe, with a heart shape Bardot neckline and a side tail.

Diana completó el conjunto con una ostentosa gargantilla de perlas con un medallón en medio, pendientes, una pulsera, un anillo, medias negras, un par de stilettos y un bolso de mano del mismo color.

Además de que Diana lucía espectacular, llevar este vestido suponía un golpe en la mesa, ya que, siendo todavía Princesa de Gales, estaba rompiendo el protocolo al ir así vestida. En primer lugar, por el color del vestido, puesto que el negro está reservado para el luto oficial. Y, en segundo lugar, por dejar al descubierto los hombros y las piernas por encima de las rodillas, algo que iba en contra de la etiqueta impuesta por la Casa Real británica.

Diana matched the dress with a fancy pearl necklace, earrings, bracelet, ring, black tights, high heels and a purse in black.

Besides her impressive looking, this outfit was a statement, because she was breaking the protocol rules wearing that dress. First, black color is reserved for official mourning, and second, exposing shoulders and legs over the knee was against the protocol of the British Royal Family.

INSPIRACIÓN / INSPIRATION

Podemos encontrar algunas referencias en películas como Desayuno con Diamanes (1961) donde Audrey Hepburn aparece en escena con el mítico LBD de Givenchy acompañado de una elegante gargantilla de perlas al igual que Diana. También, al final de Grease (1978), Olivia Newton-John hace una aparición impresionante utilizando un top con cuello Bardot, que también recuerda mucho al vestido de Lady Di.

This look have some similarities with iconic outfits in films history. For example, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Audrey Hepburn opens the film with the well-known Givenchy’s LBD and a lavish pearl necklace just as Diana. Also, at the end in Grease (1978), Olivia Newton-John makes an impressive appearance wearing a Bardot neckline top with close resemblance to the «Revenge Dress».

LBD

CONSIGUE EL LOOK / GET THE LOOK

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DRESS/ NECKLACE/ SHOES/ BAG

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NEWCHIC 6th ANNIVERSARY SALE

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Do you need a distraction from the summer heat? If so, I have great news for you. Newchic, our favourite online shop, celebrates its 6th anniversary. As you can imagine, its birthday party is full of great opportunities to boost your wardrobe. Do you want to refresh yourself with juicy deals? Just keep reading!

WHEN THE ANNIVERSARY SALE WILL BE?

The sale time will be structured in three parts. Keep in mind the next dates:

  • ⚡ Pre-sale: Aug 17th – 24th
  • 🛍️ Start: Aug 25th – 28th
  • 💕 Thank and Reward: Aug 29th – Sep 7th

ADVANTAGES YOU SHOULD NOT MISS

As always, Newchic offers big deals to help you to save money while you’re shopping. What kind of advantages you can expect this time?

  • 💸 Grab free $20 ✓
  • ✈️ Free shipping ✓
  • 🛒 $0.99 flash sale ✓

HOT FLASH DEALS PRODUCTS

Finally, my favourite part! Have you considered to try a new style? This anniversary sale gives you a great opportunity to experiment with new trends, colours, textures and materials. It sounds cool, right?

How about a comfy, fresh and bohemian beachy style? You can easily achieve that kind of look with these hot sale products. Check it out!

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Having a relaxed bohemian look is a piece of cake with the correct patchwork midi dress. Everybody wants to dress comfy, especially in summer, when the heat and sweat stands in the way. Loose dresses are perfect to fight high temperatures and continue looking fabulous. Patchwork patterns are very original and, in this case, very cheerful thanks to its vibrant colours.

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Shirts are also a great ally in summer. This linen casual shirt is a must in your wardrobe. Linen is a great material when it comes keeping you fresh. It is the iconic piece of clothing you need to level up the most casual outfits. Also, its colourful print matches with a plenty of different garments.

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Someone said shoes? Who cares about everything else when your feet are dressed with these retro florals pumps! It is not necessary to have a reason in order to purchase shoes. These are so cute, with all the flowers and decorations, that it is okay if you buy them just for looking at them.

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This beach straw handbag is everything you could ask for. I assure you that you won’t have problems carrying your things everywhere. Besides its phenomenal size, the design is simply outstanding. It has a beautiful round shape and Santorini-inspired colours, also straw is one of the top trending materials of the season. Therefore, nothing says more summer than this eye-catching bag.

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Don’t forget to accessorize properly your look! No outfit is really complete without the correct accessories. Besides bags and shoes, go for the jewellery to improve your look. A pair of water drop earrings can make the difference. You will look a 100 % more stylish and cool.

Do you want more? Don’t forget to check the entire catalogue on Newchic’s website. It will surprise you!

That’s all for now, enjoy Newchic’s 6th anniversary sale time!

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NEWCHIC SUMMER SALE 2020

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Yay, summertime is finally here! And, of course, one of the best things to do is updating our closets with new summer trends. If you want to take advantage of Newchic discounts and best picks, don’t forget to read till the end!

SHOES

Say yes to new shoes. Nothing better than a pair of lace up gladiator sandals to welcome the summer.

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Summer shoes need to be comfortable, breathable, versatile and cute, of course. May it seems something impossible to achieve, but nowadays it is quite easy to find online the perfect pair of shoes.

COOL SHIRTS

Shirts are a classic in this season. Maybe the reason is that they are really fresh and go well with everything. Personally, I prefer wear mens floral t shirts, I think the shape suits better my body and also the patterns are truly cool.

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I really love wear floral shirts in total black looks to break the monochromy. Easy, simple and cool. What more could we ask for!

NEW HAIRSTYLE

Sometimes you just need a change, which means (99% of the times) a change in your hairstyle. However, we all know that it is a risky decision to take. The solution? A hair cosplay party wig like this.

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Wigs are the best accessory for summer, especially for music festivals and other events. It is really easy to improve a look just with the correct wig. Also, there are plenty of options to choose.

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Bella Thorne at Coachella (2016)

ACCESSORIES

The funny thing about creating summer looks is playing with accessories. Besides the wigs already mentioned, there are a huge number of items we can add to our outfits.

Jewelry is always a must. Adding these little things, our outfits will be completed and more defined. Of course, it is not necessary to wear all at the same time, but picking the right piece for every occasion.

In my opinion, drop earrings work very well to level up a look without much effort. Nevertheless, every person is different and perhaps you prefer an ethnic bracelet or a set of golden rings as your favourite accessory for summer. It’s up to you.

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Last but not least, a great accessory for summer is the EDC bag. Having all the items, you carry with you in your pockets, well organized is very useful. Moreover, it is other strategic piece in your looks.

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Have you fallen in love with any of these trends? I recommend you to check up Newchic and save money taking advantage of its deals and discounts. What are the great advantages of this summer sale activity?

  • Free Shipping Coupons ✓
  • US$ 0.99 Flash Deals ✓
  • US$ 9.99 Free Shipping Seckill ✓
  • Flash Deals Up to 90% Off ✓

Also, you must keep in mind the summer sale time:

  • Pre-sale: 6th July – 13th July
  • Crazy Shopping: 13th July – 18th July
  • Thank and Reward: 20th July – 27th July

That’s all for now. Hope you enjoy these deals and others that you can easily find on Newchic website.

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