School is out and the sun is shining but instead of indulging yourself with pool visits and multiple naps a day, you’ve decided to take on a summer internship or job. Yay you! Internships are a great way to explore career paths and sometimes even different cities.Read More
I’ve found myself caressing the paper of the book I am reading, inhaling the “new book” smell right off the inked pages. Maybe I am weird. Maybe there is a market for aromatized Kindles, but there is something about print that I do not get onlineRead More
I am just a mere mortal.
A mere mortal with galaxy-size dreams.
Some come true. Others keep me waiting.
Before nightfall, we were in Willis Tower at 412 meters above the ground enjoying how the sunset drew shadows on Lake Michigan.Read More
Who do you think women dress for? I have heard different answers to this question. If the woman wears clothes that accentuate her body, like bodycon dresses or low-cut tops; some quickly assume that she dresses for men. If she chooses colorful prints and A-line dresses (think Jess from New Girl), some claim she falls into a category of women who dress for other women; hoping to be recognized for their fashion sense.Read More
A celebrity is telling me about his life, his dogs, his first kiss. He vividly describes his home country. He confides in me the story of how his mother got shot. I’ve never met this celebrity before, but I have seen his YouTube videos and stand up comedies on Netflix.Read More
Is it the Leo in me wanting to be celebrated, or my sweet-tooth inner child craving cake and ice cream? Either way, I have always loved to celebrate my birthday. To this day I remember most of my birthday gifts, including the Dónde están los ladrones? Shakira CD.Read More
I imagined the building would look like their logo: blue and corporate. Executives wearing ties, glancing at their watches and rushing to the next meeting. Like many, I heard rumors of how wonderful companies like Facebook and Google are. But they were just rumors, and can not compare to actually being there.Read More
From throw pillows to dresses and wall décor, the representation of tropical plants such as Monstera and Euterpe (from the palm tree) has grown substantially in the past two years. Tropical motifs have been up and down runways world-wide and the trend is still going strong this summer.Read More
Dance is a liberating form of self-expression; it transforms intangible feelings into detectable movements. Dance brings me joy.Read More
Nothing like shorts that say “Hotter than hell” to make you feel proud. What a find! I mean, how often do you get a pair of shorts that tell you what the weather is like? ;) Not that you would need them; just trust your sweaty palms and forehead and assume the temperature is above 90 °F.Read More
The sun is finally out and temperatures have risen to my beloved beach-like levels. It’s time to bring out the shorts and bikinis, but it’s also time to look at the trends that will rule this fall. Inspired by the collections shown on Thursday and Friday during the last KCFW, these are the items we think you should be on the look-out for your fall wardrobe.Read More
It is that time of the year again! Colors of Costa Rica is attending Kansas City Fashion Week as part of the media team. During the events, we get to see what local and international designers have created for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 season and we are excited to share the trends with you. Here is our recap of the first show, the Wednesday night runway.Read More
Will doesn't like Valentine's. I secretly do. His argument makes sense; it is a profit-driven celebration, like most holidays or special dates are. I still think it is cute.Read More
It was December 31st, in the late 80's. As the clock struck midnight, my grandmother grabbed a suitcase and ran out to the street; I followed her. We ran to the corner, passing by a cemetery, and then back home. My grandmother told me she did it for good luck; it was supposed to attract trips to the new year. She has traveled to countless places, and was the one who stirred in me that urge to move, to cross at least the street, to explore, observe, smell and feel.Read More
On the first of January at midnight, the temperature in Columbia was -21°C; today we are at -8°C and I'm really glad that it’s “warmer”. However, it is still necessary to wear several layers of clothing and coats. One of the pieces that I have used the most this week is this Charlotte Russe cardigan that my sister gave me.Read More
Every year we come up with a series of resolutions to improve our lives, like eating healthier, getting in shape, reading more books or spending more time with family. For 2018, why not try some optimistic habits that will improve your life and have a positive impact on those around you? If you see attitudes that you don’t like in other people, then be different. As the saying goes, be the change you want to see in the world.Read More
It’s the time of the year when Santa Baby and I’ll Be Home For Christmas are playing in every store you walk in. Inside, the warm tunes and the cinnamon scented air compete with the bright lights and colorful decorations from outside. Which scenario is more beautiful? It’s hard to tell.Read More
These costumes are more than fabric and thread. Behind their seams and silhouettes, they hold priceless stories about American history and culture. Their home is close by, but most days, you wouldn’t even notice it is there. Among the classroom buildings and the green areas at Stephens College, the Historic Costume Gallery rests quietly trapped in the mezzanine, between the first and second floor of the Lela Raney Wood Hall.Read More
What are fashion shows all about? Is it the excitement that you feel when a model comes out wearing something fabulous, the anticipation for what will come out next, the desire to own those garments? I think it goes beyond deciding if what you are looking at is something that you would wear or not.Read More