Probably most of you know already, that´s what happens when one is so behind everything :), but this here picture is a spread from the premier issue of the brand new first online spanish magazine dedicated to all things crafty! We Love Crafts Magazine. The mag is only in spanish at the moment, but it pays to have a look because of the beautiful layout, courtesy of fantastic graphic designer Monica from Mikimono, what a great work! This is by far the most stylish indie online crafts magazine that i know off! But We Love Crafts is not only worth it because of its looks, also because of the contents, featuring great tutorials, ideas, works in progress... and interesting articles like, dare i say it, my own article about zakka style, entitled "Zakka name", acompanied by a tutorial on how to make this very zakkaish zippered pouch, which can be downloaded right here: Download tutorial. Congratulations to lovely Anabel from Fieltromania (the heart of WLCM), she should be so proud of how this project turned out :) Oh! And there´s also a blog for the magazine: here.
I´m back!! In fact, i came back earlier this week, but there was so much work to do around here that i just had to wait until the weekend to enjoy a little time for myself. I have already uploaded a set of pics from the fair at flickr: click here
And how was it? Very good!! It was so exciting to be in the same place with so many designers that i love: some of them become friends even! Highlights of the show were: to meet some lovely ladies like Natacha Matic, who came to help me on Thursday: she was so sweet and helpful and we (my boyfriend&I) fell in love with her french douceur. My only shame is that i don´t have any picture with her. Next time maybe, right? The next day i had Isabel from Otto et Moi at my booth, she is also very sweet and very cool, and she came brimming with projects: i bet she had such a great time in Paris! :)
And after four days of ten hours work, finally we had some time to stroll around Paris: in the morning we went to the rue Saint-Honoré, we visited Colette and stopped for some cafe au lait and macaroons at La Durée. In the afternoon we visited Le Marais, which i loved, with its mix of small boutiques ( my favorites: Servane Gaxotte´s at rue des Saint Pères and Baby Buddha in the same street) and overwhelming department stores, like Le Bon Marché, one of my favorite stores ever: all the brands that i like (Marc by Marc Jacobs, Paul&Joe and Sister, Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, Cacharel, Manoush, See by Chloé, Tara Jarmon...) plus an amazing, though very expensive haberdashery, La Droguerie, full of amazing beads, Clover products and Rowan wool, all under one roof! And to think that our equivalent in Spain would be El Corte Inglés! Ouch!
Ah! Paris, je t´aime ! I would go back there tomorrow if i could!
Some designers that were in The Box at Prêt-à-Porter with chicadecanela and that i particularly like: