About Vera

Although I was born in Barcelona, Spain, I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I came back to Barcelona to study journalism, fashion design and fashion styling. I love writing and reading, especially when it concerns fashion! I'm terribly obsessive with the little details in life and spend probably too much time stressing! Luckily I share my life with a really great kitty called Penelope who grounds me when I get too crazy.

Latest stories by Vera

Jun 6

Beauty in the Unusual

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Over the course of human history, the concept of beauty has transformed, adapting to the times. The human body has always been a source of curiosity and inspiration. Just step inside practically any museum and get a good look at the first nudes in paintings. The women reclining languidly are usually surrounded by food and sumptuous fabrics and would be considered positively overweight by today’s extreme standards. Yet these paintings are beautiful. Who decides what is beautiful? History has thrown some very strange features into the spotlight, making women go wild to attain these ridiculous ideals.

Feb 21

Stellar Models for 2011

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As 2010 slowly fades from our collective thoughts, it is time to firmly stare into the eyes of the future and see all that 2011 offers. Smack in the middle of that twice-yearly whirlwind that is known as Fashion Week, it is time to take a breather. Let’s stop for a moment and consider the freshest batch of models storming down runways all over the world these days, showcasing the a/w 2011-12 collections.

Jan 4

Deathly Obsessions

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When do obsessions go too far? When people get sick? When they injure themselves? When they end up in a wooden box? Where are the limits and how is modern life pushing women and men towards more and more unattainable, unrealistic and unhealthy goals?

Dec 13

1 Million Differences

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As the Christmas season barrels unrelentingly upon us, the amount of perfume advertisements seems to grow exponentially. On television, in magazines and around our cities, the push to smell divine becomes more of a shove. Buying a slice of the designer lifestyle seems to attract and assuage our deepest needs. In our rush to conceal our true bodily smells and be recognized as a hip member of the fashion smell tribe, do we ever stop to think about what exactly is being sold to us?

Oct 6

Twisting Fashion and Beauty Clichés – Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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Name your favourite fashion campaign and it’s quite possible that the stellar photographic duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, are the ones responsible for the beautiful images. Blurring the boundaries between fashion photography and art, the pair seem to know how to twist and turn, deconstruct and turn our fashion clichés inside out. On the cusp of the 25th year in their professional fashion and art trajectory, the Dutch duo recently performed the monumental task of curating a retrospective of their work at the Photograph Museum of Amsterdam: FOAM.

Sep 28

Megan Fox for Armani Jeans

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What do you get when you mix a perfect, sculpted body, a luxury hotel, a chic black and white palette and the cutest room service waiter ever? Why the new Armani Jeans Fall / Winter 2010 campaign video, The Tip, starring Megan Fox…

Aug 25

Fashion Controversy? Take a Minute to Look Closer – Part 2

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Steven Meisel has that special ability to script and tailor his fashion editorials so that each can reference and reflect current social trends, situations and events. We should be extremely thankful for the fact that Italian Vogue is willing to go the extra mile and give this talented photographer carte blanche when putting together his shoots.

Aug 17

Fashion Controversy? Take a Minute to Look Closer – Part 1

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Whether opening a newspaper, watching television, scanning a magazine or clicking online, we are constantly under a barrage of high-impact, controversial, violent, provocative images and information. With up-to-the-minute data just a finger-click away, now more than ever is the time to be more aware and open-minded. Yet considering all that is available, fashion seems to continually receive the hard rap when it comes to so-called “controversial” images.

Aug 2

Does Makeup Really Make the Model?

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Over the course of human history, the female genre has dealt with being labelled gossip mongers and slanderers. The recent release, either intentional or a slip-up, of the model casting photos for Louis Vuitton’s F/W 2010 catwalk show is a case in study of how men are possibly even more eager to be judgmental and downright nasty.

Jul 1

A Little Bit of Kat Marks Goes a Long Way

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Blurring the lines between art, fashion and film, this young Canadian based in London is causing more than a passing sensation. Kat Marks, with only 24 years of life under her arm, is already showing a maturity, depth and complexity far beyond her age.

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Jun 6

Beauty in the Unusual

By

Over the course of human history, the concept of beauty has transformed, adapting to the times. The human body has always been a source of curiosity and inspiration. Just step inside practically any museum and get a good look at the first nudes in paintings. The women reclining languidly are usually surrounded by food and sumptuous fabrics and would be considered positively overweight by today’s extreme standards. Yet these paintings are beautiful. Who decides what is beautiful? History has thrown some very strange features into the spotlight, making women go wild to attain these ridiculous ideals.

Feb 21

Stellar Models for 2011

By

As 2010 slowly fades from our collective thoughts, it is time to firmly stare into the eyes of the future and see all that 2011 offers. Smack in the middle of that twice-yearly whirlwind that is known as Fashion Week, it is time to take a breather. Let’s stop for a moment and consider the freshest batch of models storming down runways all over the world these days, showcasing the a/w 2011-12 collections.

Jan 4

Deathly Obsessions

By

When do obsessions go too far? When people get sick? When they injure themselves? When they end up in a wooden box? Where are the limits and how is modern life pushing women and men towards more and more unattainable, unrealistic and unhealthy goals?

Dec 13

1 Million Differences

By

As the Christmas season barrels unrelentingly upon us, the amount of perfume advertisements seems to grow exponentially. On television, in magazines and around our cities, the push to smell divine becomes more of a shove. Buying a slice of the designer lifestyle seems to attract and assuage our deepest needs. In our rush to conceal our true bodily smells and be recognized as a hip member of the fashion smell tribe, do we ever stop to think about what exactly is being sold to us?

Oct 6

Twisting Fashion and Beauty Clichés – Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

By

Name your favourite fashion campaign and it’s quite possible that the stellar photographic duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, are the ones responsible for the beautiful images. Blurring the boundaries between fashion photography and art, the pair seem to know how to twist and turn, deconstruct and turn our fashion clichés inside out. On the cusp of the 25th year in their professional fashion and art trajectory, the Dutch duo recently performed the monumental task of curating a retrospective of their work at the Photograph Museum of Amsterdam: FOAM.

Sep 28

Megan Fox for Armani Jeans

By

What do you get when you mix a perfect, sculpted body, a luxury hotel, a chic black and white palette and the cutest room service waiter ever? Why the new Armani Jeans Fall / Winter 2010 campaign video, The Tip, starring Megan Fox…

Aug 25

Fashion Controversy? Take a Minute to Look Closer – Part 2

By

Steven Meisel has that special ability to script and tailor his fashion editorials so that each can reference and reflect current social trends, situations and events. We should be extremely thankful for the fact that Italian Vogue is willing to go the extra mile and give this talented photographer carte blanche when putting together his shoots.

Aug 17

Fashion Controversy? Take a Minute to Look Closer – Part 1

By

Whether opening a newspaper, watching television, scanning a magazine or clicking online, we are constantly under a barrage of high-impact, controversial, violent, provocative images and information. With up-to-the-minute data just a finger-click away, now more than ever is the time to be more aware and open-minded. Yet considering all that is available, fashion seems to continually receive the hard rap when it comes to so-called “controversial” images.

Aug 2

Does Makeup Really Make the Model?

By

Over the course of human history, the female genre has dealt with being labelled gossip mongers and slanderers. The recent release, either intentional or a slip-up, of the model casting photos for Louis Vuitton’s F/W 2010 catwalk show is a case in study of how men are possibly even more eager to be judgmental and downright nasty.

Jul 1

A Little Bit of Kat Marks Goes a Long Way

By

Blurring the lines between art, fashion and film, this young Canadian based in London is causing more than a passing sensation. Kat Marks, with only 24 years of life under her arm, is already showing a maturity, depth and complexity far beyond her age.

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