The mechanics of the heart

"It's impossible" said pride supported by fear.
"It's risky" said conscious encouraged by experience.
"It's pointless" screamed negativity from behind.
"Give it a try" whispered the heart. -RWPF
Have you ever payed attention or thought about how your heart really works?
Not on an emotional level, but on a purely visceral?
Close your eyes.
Clear your mind.
Enjoy the silence.
No, not silence...There never is.
1..2..3...  1..2..3...
Yes, brutal and disturbingly exhilarating pounding...
Now concentrate... Sense it.
The more you think about it, the stronger it becomes. 
You feel its warm echo inside your eardrums, its evenly rythm wobbling up and down your chest, its harsh and vital power rushing through every nerve and tissue in your body.
Then suddenly you remember something...
Start breathing in, breathing out, making the sanguine fluid flow even through the most hidden recesses in your veins.
You savagely open your eyes with dilated pupils as memories unleash highly reactive brain chemicals that trigger a violent bloodstream suddenly palpable by the burning color of your face and clenched fists.
Make a pause. 
Close your eyes.
Control your mind.
Now you are pale, calmed and pale.
Funny how much dominion the mind has over every inch of every cell in our body, which blindly obeys the whims of a mysterious dictator who, at the same time, meets resistence when having to comply its own set of rules proving how trully rebellious and untameable we are in our most primal thoughtless state.
Start breathing deeper, slowly in and out as you've decided to dig profoundly in other recollections.
Then you blush, giggle, pound synchronously with another soul hidden in the caves of another ribcage.
1,1...2,2...3,3...  1,1...2,2...3,3...
Pounds fiercely expanding the blue cavities of your plasma pipes carrying away life.
This bloody movement is nothing and has nothing to do with what you actually think it does.
Your heart is not responsable for the love or hate you feel, but simply works as an engine of life that makes it all possible.
Curious how you can really get physically hurt for what happens within your mind.
You can feel empty as if some dark claws had just taken a piece out of you, and feel as if ambition had leeft your soul, because that little contractile muscle is the only one who can refuse to obey reason, logic and experience.
The heart is as much an enemy of the mind as the mind itself,  but even though they might face the same monster, they will never be on the same side of the war.
The heart is the only one who can betray and show the darkest most protected thoughts with a simple contraction.
Your face, body language, attitude, even the words you speak may say something... But your heart, your blood flow, will always tell the truth.
It is as powerful as it is delicate and depends just as much on you as you depend on it to survive.
That's how it works...
It's not only blood that flows through your veins...
There's life, memories, rebellion and feeling as well... All created by the connection between a red engine and a soul.
Xoxo, RWPF


Imperial Jewels

I've always been fascinated by history, and one of the most exciting topics I've read about has been about the Romanov's, the Russian Tsars.
These dinasty changed the course of history and helped to shape Russia into one of the world’s most
powerful nations today.
They loved exquisite jewelry and Peter Carl Fabergé, better know as the master goldsmith, was often commissioned to make amazing pieces for Tsar Alexander, his wife, mother and daughters.
His well know Easter eggs were born that way.
The production of his famous pieces were highly labour-intensive. Many hours
of hand-buffing were required to give the enamel a velvety finish. Enamel itself had to be heated to over 1000 degrees, process which had to be repeated a few times to obtain the each desired colour. To get a smooth embossement, he used a difficult technique called the champlevé method which consisted of carving the surface and filling the troughs with enamel. A total of about 50 eggs were produced, though only 43 survive the russian revolution.
I was about 8 when I first read about Fabergé and rapidly became obsessed with their beautiful creations. My favourite Easter egg is named “The Lillies of the Valley”, which I always said I wanted to see in person.
So, when my daddy took me to New York, the first thing he bought me was a bracelet with to-scale reproductions of the most significant Easter eggs, made by hand by the successors of Monsieur Fabergé. It is certainly one of the most prized possessions in my jewelry box.
Since then, the only thing I was missing was a necklace to complete my collection. I was overjoyed when I received one of these precious hand-made golden eggs from Fabergé Jewelry Box, an international distributor of Fabergé-inspired goods hand-crafted by Russian artisans in Moscow, which makes each pendant a one-of-a-kind.
Don't you love them?
As I have always said, I like when things have a history and meaning... Add the work of handcrafting and it is like couture: a piece of art and your unique lucky charm... Something to hold on to when things are right and wrong.
I'm in love with these beauties. Check them out on  www.fabergejewelrybox.com



Inside le purse..

Weather it's bags or shoes we girls just can't have enough, right?
They say that the higher the heel the closer to heaven... but what about bags? the fuller the bag, the more prepared you are?


What to Wear on a Date..!

WELL, I'm no expert when it comes to dating or boys or anything.. quite frankly I'm at that phase where I have no clue what's up with that. (Let's pray for it to be a phase only)
Why people crave the cruel agony of love will always be a mistery; what goes through a boys head as well... However two things are clear.
One, a little Casablanca in my life wouldn't be that bad.
Two, I have some sort of clue when it comes to clothing that can make me feel safe anytime.
For that reason I would love to share some tips about what to wear when going out with someone.

The first time I went on a date, I was naive enough to think it wasn't. Nevertheless we went to the movies and people don't need a gown for that so I kept it simple with a pair of black jeans and a shirt.
The next time I like to think I had some sort of clue and luckily had the perfect excuse to wear nice clothes for it, so the night before I emptied my closet looking for a nice dress to look chic but not over dressed, but girly, but not like I was trying too much.... (Corny drama ha ha ha)  But but but.... Until I found my favourite pink A-shaped dress and decided to pair it with leather anckle strapp suede stilettos.
I could only hope to have achieved the perfect and most comfortable look for lunch, which according to my boy BFF I did (It's not mandatory but always nice to have a partial boy's opinion).
What happened next is another story, the important thing is that my outfit made me feel like at least I looked all put together.
The dress was perfect for lunch and a little stroll afterwards.
What I'm trying to say is that the place is key to know what to wear.

Nice, casual, the perfect place to talk, be a little goofy and get to know each other a little better.
Boys: Wear jeans, sneakers a shirt and a blazer it looks cool without being to formal.

Cinema, museum, coffee shop
Exchange opinions and laugh a little over a nice cup of coffee.
Boys: Denim, leather jacket, t-shirt, combatboots.

Fun plan to see which competitive side is stronger.
There you need something comfortable to be free to make your move.
Boys: Black denim, all stars, t-shirt, denim jacket.

Outdoors are always nice. Simple things are the one's that make you the happiest!
Boys: AS ALWAYS....Denim and I would probably wear a shirt with cuff sleeves and a sweater just to avoid wearing t-shirts as a uniform.
A much more formal and serious plan.. If you reach that point.. Spectacular!
Make your best impression.
Boys: Crisp black suit, white or black shirt and nice tie. Forget everyone who has ever told you an ALL BLACK look is out of style.... They certainly know nothing about style.
It doesn't matter if you are Fred Astaire or move like Jagger, the point is to have fun!
And believe me... If you laugh... You are half way there!
Boys: Denim, stripes shirt, nice shoes, leather jacket.
I hope you have fun where ever you are going and find your Rick Blaine or Ilsa Lund soon... (I need to watch Casablanca soon to stop with this crazy amount of references hahah post soon)


Runway Walk

So, I had a little debate with a friend the other day about his confussion and curiousity on women footwear.

It doesn't matter how long you explain a boy how heels elongate your legs, improve your posture, make you look thinner and feel powerful, because according to him and most men, heels are like a weapon of mass destruction to our bodies, nails beneath our soles that we foolishly worship.
According to them, it is or should be quite difficult to walk right, which might be true without the proper training. 

I find hilarious when girls don't really know how to walk in them on the street he he he in spanish we say that they walk like "pollos espinados" in translation they look like chickens who have just stepped on thorns. (Sounds a lot better in spanish tough)
I'm not trying to be mean or anything,  every woman has her chicken time and quite frankly it might sound a little cocky, but to get passed it, like everything in the fashion world, the heel walk is something to master.
Nobody is born knowing how to walk over 6 inches, it's unatural and sometimes uncomfortable, so it requires practice.... And once you got it... It's all worth it.

I remember a few moths before my elementary school graduation ( I was around 12 or 13) that my mom bought me my first pair of heels. It was a pair of beautiful 2inch black satin Steve Madden sandals with flowers on them.
I was ecstatic. Every girl craves her first pair of heels and the opportnity to wear them when we are little, however the moment I stepped on them I realized It was going to be challenging to dance "all night long".
That would be the story of how my mum started "heel bootcamp" around the house for the next months before the big day. 
I've never felt like a clacker more in my life (Devil wears Prada reference), I could bearly and with a great deal of concentration go gracefuly up and down the stairs... The whole thing was killing me! The first week was a nightmare. Not because I couldn't walk, because I could, I was rocking it... But because my feet were all swallowed and hurt. 
Starting to walk in heels it's like going to the gym, you are quite sored at the beginning but end up getting used to it.
The party was a success, the dancing was on cloud nine (practically, literally, but I wasn't in love hahaha)  light as a feather and then it all went downhill from there as wedges and pumps were sporadical becoming my weekend besties. I had my ups and NEARLY downs... Even lived those akward situations of wearing heels when the park we were going to was full of stones, because you know... The fashion.
But well, It's been four years since that.
2 with my blog... So, heels are becoming more and more a part of my life. One day I aspire to have a great job in fashion that allowes me to stack my closet with pumps and strappy sandals.

Fascinating isn't it?
How much this masochistic artifacts do and represent. 
I asked about this on the blog and everyone including boys said heels are a form of empowerement and complement to a women's personality. Nevertheless it will always remain a painful but a the same time absolutely beautiful mistery why we wear them.
I love to walk around my city 10cm taller, it makes you take things into perspective, however the wise thing to do is to carry a pair of flats in your bag. That's the untold fashion week secret.
The reason is and will probably remain uncertain, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few tips to learn how to walk the walk properly.
After all my jibber jabber please keep reading to see a list of the little details that turn your average platform stroll into THE (street-style-fashionweek-worthy) RUNWAY WALK.

1.- Tip, Tap, Toe
People normally think that walking on heels is nothing but a normal walk a few inches taller... Well, that's wrong you are not in your ballerinas anymore you need to give shorter steps and go from anckle to toe or do the exact opposite, I tend to give longer stronger strides to avoid loosing balance.

2.- Attitude
Attitude is a little thing that can make a great change. Always remember to keep your head up, never walk while looking to the floor. That will give you confidence and make you look put together.

3.- Rythm
Don't rush while in heels, pick a steady rythm and stick to it. People that go too slow or too fast tend to look akward.

4.- Pose
Lean slightely to the back.
When trying to rush in heels we start walking like giraffes to compensate the lack of speed.

5.- Blurred Lines
Walk on a straight line... Picture yourself and just follow it.

6.- Flop
Oh the flop, the magical flop... Girls don't just do it when giving a kiss, but to balance their weight when standing on heels.

7.- Cinderella Story
If the shoe fits... Buy it in every color... And walk along because a well fitted shoe is the key to a perfect walk.

Cover all this points and you'll be ready to walk to this beat ... (My friends and I used to practice this way :P)
Xoxo, RWPF

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