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Mademoiselle M
Mexico
Art and fashion journalist from Mexico.
Interests: Style, books, art, mysteries, traveling, foreign cultures, languages, design, metal illnesses, stupid things, crafts.
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That Photoshop Elements possibility makes me really, really happy!
Better late than never (I just finished the book yesterday)... 1.) I think Jules changed a lot since the first time she went to camp. I think the fact of being accepted by the cool kids made her become obsessed with them. She wanted to be like Ash and be liked by Goodman, and that's also where she started to become unsatisfied with her poor, not-pretty-and-talented-enough self and started feeling a never ending jealousy. 2.) One big theme from the book is the idea of classism, or at least feeling like you identify with one class in society and not others. What are your thoughts on this? I think the way Meg Wolitzer explores relationships between classes and the jealousy toward the higher class is amazing. I'm not very rich but I went to private schools and university with the wealthiest kids in my country, so I really could see myself in Jules, envying other people's lives. 3.) Jules' jealousy. Although that jealousy made me think she was pathetic –her life revolving around Ethan an Ash as opposed to herself– , but at the same time I think it's absolutely normal. I mean, who wouldn't want to be talented, beautiful, lucky, and rich? 4.) Art. Most of the main characters in this book consider themselves creative and most of them pursue artistic careers. What do you think about that? I like the realistic outlook on art: no matter how passionate you are about it, sometimes you just don't have what it takes, like Jules. Or perhaps you make it, but not because of your true talent, but for the people you are associated with, like Ash, who was more talented that Jules but not as much as Ethan. I feel bad for Jules, though... it would have been nice to see her succeed artistically... especially because she never seemed to get what she wanted in any aspect of her life. 5.) Goodman Wolf. He's a jerk and I kind of find him interesting because of that. He's rude and cynical, which makes him stand out from the rest of the characters. It made me sad to see how stupid he was, though. With his parents' support he could have gotten his act straight and make things work for himself. Instead, he just used his money to drink and do drugs, and end up being a pathetic old man with a golden tooth. So sad. What I found really interesting was how the story developed in a long period of time. It makes you think about how people change through adulthood. How you can start with nothing and end up being a legend of your generation, like Ethan, or just keep waiting for better times that never seem to come, like Jules, who didn't achieve any of her dreams. She just survived. It was harsh but comforting at the same time, you know? Realizing that if you don't live the dream you're most probably not the only one. Or that, one day, no matter how unlikely you might think it is, you can achieve your biggest dreams.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2014 on The Interestings at A Beautiful Mess
I loved the photograph idea! Thanks, Rubyellen!
I'm completely in love with Emma's dress!
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2013 on Friendsgiving 2013 at A Beautiful Mess
OMG!!!!!!!!! I'd really, really love to have this box! In my country it's really hard to find washi tape so this is really exciting!
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As some of you might already know, I've been in bed with a terrible cold for some days. And as probably no one knows, I have a thing for making kits. Everyday survival kits, travel kits, makeup kits... so in my hours of sickness and suffering I HAD to come... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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I just returned from the Aloft hotel opening in Cancún (pics coming soon) with great memories, new friends, and of course, a terrible cold. And when you're in bed and sick as hell, there's only one thing left to do: online window shopping. Acabo de regresar de la inauguración del... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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As a music addict and a frequent video editor, earphones and headphones are very important things in my life. That's why I went completely crazy when I discovered East Village Love today while trend hunting for one of my sections at Chilango.com. EVL is a brand that sells Apple and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Some days are just meant for comfort and simplicity. Algunos días están hechos para la comodidad y la simplicidad. 1/2/3/4/5 Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Today's outfit Jeans: American Eagle Shirt: Forever 21 Bag: Louis Vuitton Flats: Andrea Ring: Tiffany & Co. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
Jeans: American Eagle Camisa: Forever 21 Flats: Andrea Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Cuando trabajas en moda, el mundo entero piensa que por alguna extraña razón te levantas todos diario a arreglarte como si fuera el MBFW. Yo, que llevo dedicándome un buen rato a ir a Fashion Weeks, desfiles especiales y aperturas de tiendas, puedo decirles que ese es un gran mito:... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Días de té helado con buenas amigas. Regalitos. Felicitaciones inesperadas. Bodas de viejos amigos. Una semana entera trabajando en Zona Maco. En condiciones muy extrañas. Los que pasaron por la "redacción en vivo" de Chilango saben a qué me refiero. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Hoy no tengo mucho que decirles, así que sólo siéntense y disfruten estos neceseres de Oysho. ¡Los quiero todos! Creo que son la compra perfecta para las vacaciones de verano... suponiendo que, unlike me, tienen vacaciones. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Amo la fotografía. No soy la mejor, ni soy una profesional, pero mi cámara ya es casi una extensión de mi mano. Sin embargo, hay una razón por la que odio cargar con ella: la tengo en una bolsa horrenda. Es muy buena y le cabe casi todo lo que... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Hay algo que tengo que confesar y seguro atenta contra las reglas de ser mujer: casi siempre me da flojera salir con bolsa. Me gustan, tengo muchas... pero a veces cargar con una para ir al banco, a resolver algunos pendientes y esa clase de cosas no se me da.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
Hola, queridos. La verdad, hoy no planeaba escribirles nada... pero aquí estoy. Sólo porque estoy teniendo un día horrible quiero compartir con ustedes la colección de videos que siempre me hacen feliz. Se darán cuenta de que tengo un humor muy tonto la mayor parte del tiempo, pero hoy estoy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Vestido del mercado chino, flats de Bershka, lentes de Ray Ban y collar/diadema vintage. En la foto de abajo los zapatos son de Steve Madden y la bolsa de Zara. Unas cuantas personas me han pedido que comparta mis looks. A fin de cuentas, ya casi toda la gente que... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Hola, soy Mafer y soy una compradora compulsiva. Pero a pesar de lo que muchos podrían pensar, no lo digo con orgullo. Ser una shopaholic se ha convertido en una enfermedad glamurosa, un vicio aspiracional. El cine y la televisión nos han enseñado que explotar al máximo las tarjetas de... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Algo que detesto de mí es que no puedo resistirme a las compras infantiles, ridículas y cursis... como estas pantuflas. Acaban de llegar a Oysho y sé que este fin de semana su destino final será mi cuarto. A veces pienso que ya debería dejar de comprar tonerías como éstas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Nunca he sido fan de los diseños de Jean Paul Gaultier. No niego su talento... simplemente no es mi estilo. Sin embargo, llevo unos días fantaseando con el styling de su úlitmo desfile, inspirado en India. Tal vez nunca en la vida me voy a poder maquillar así, a menos... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Mademoiselle M
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Jan 23, 2013
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Uno de los peores errores que puedes cometer en la vida es asumir que aguantas pasar las vacaciones enteras en tacones... y no empacar ni un par de zapatos cómodos por si llegara el muy remota posibilidad de que vivir en las alturas te deshaga los pies. Eso fue lo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Mademoiselle M