Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rufous, a little bird

The Rufous Hornero is the national bird of Argentina.
The species is monogamous and will maintain the pair bond for many, many years, even for life. Kind of like dolphins!
What do you think of Rufous?

Photo by: Eurico Zimbres

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chanel Campaign in Argentina

Following up on a previous post, here's a photo of Karl Lagerfeld in Argentina, from the shoot of Chanel's Spring 2010 campaign, in San Telmo. If you look at this month's Vogue (US), you'll see more of the end result! so gorgeous...

Photo: NYmag

Monday, February 15, 2010

Local elements

Rapsodia's fall campaign reminded my of my journey to Argentina's North West.

Forget the Ralph Lauren copy paste from the middle girl (or don't, it's quite cute actually!) but what I like most about this collection is that it offers a glimpse into the traditions, creativity and craftsmanship of local artisans from Salta, Jujuy, Perú, etc. while maintaining their love of romance and rock & roll.

In Recoleta, Brazilian girl wears happy colors

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The art of Tigre

Tigre is not only about blissful boat rides, kayaking, river-side markets and island retreats, there's also MAT - The Tigre Art Museum (ex-Tigre Club, built in 1912 and reopened as a museum in 2006). Displayed are figurative paintings from Argentinian artists that date from the late 19th century through the 20th century... check out Pellegrini, Spilimbergo, Butler, Castagnino and Roux.

Stay tuned for new and exciting temporary exhibitions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

hi heels!

Saw these at Evangelina Bomparola, they are from the spring collection. There are other colors, and they're all amazing.

Monday, February 8, 2010

GOTA have water!

I've never been much of a water-drinker, unfortunately... I prefer Sprite, juices and coffee, but lately - perhaps cause it's so hot - I've been drinking a lot of water and I discovered Gota :

Gota comes from Argentina's Esteros del Ibera, the second biggest wetland of the world, after the Brazilian Pantanal. The name Iberá comes from a Guaraní word that means "brilliant water". The Guaraní Aquifer is estimated to contain about 37,000 km³ of water, arguably the largest single body of groundwater in the world, with a total recharge rate of about 166 km³/year from precipitation.

Faithful to its motto, “Be true. Feel Beautiful. Do Good”, Gota intends to raise consciousness and contribute to the vision of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. The brand allocates part of its revenues to finance programs that facilitate access and potabilization for those who need it most in Argentina and other parts of the world.

Gota's packaging respects premises of environmental care and recycling. All the packaging components are 100% recyclable and come from the pharmaceutical industry.

With the significant water reserves in Argentina, one has to wonder how there are 297.232 people in Argentina's cuenca Matanza-Riachuelo who do not have access to drinking water.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

El Secreto de Sus Ojos - Film

El Secreto de sus Ojos (The secret of your Eyes) from Argentina, goes to the Oscars!! nominated as best foreign film!

I am so excited that this film did so well. Honestly, when I saw it I was quite surprised. The film is brilliant! it evokes all sorts of emotions from start to end, you feel sadness, love, fear, excitement, and curiosity. It's brave and mysterious, It's romantic... touching subjects like friendship, alcoholism and obsessions, with care and sensibility. Plays with your expectations. Truly a work of art.

Once again, Campanella's has done an amazing job! this is his second nomination for the Oscars. In 2001 he competed for the prize with “El hijo de la novia”

Regarding Argentine cinema this is the seventh film that has been nominated. The first was La Tregua in 1974, and the only winner was La historia oficial in 1985.