Textile Charm

Spanish woven textiles are known for their soft texture, vibrant color combinations, and durability. They are folksy without being simple and it can really brighten up your life. In southern Spain, where people often keep the doors open during the day, heavy textile curtains serve as breathable privacy screens. The textiles are also traditionally used in shoe making.

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It is no secret that I have a real soft spot for the Catalonia-based brand Castañer. I like its signature bold shapes (they remind me of Picasso), the quality of

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Fashion works according to seasons. People in the fashion industry are always thinking ahead. Fall-Winter 2014-15 collections are currently in production and are going to start hitting the stores in

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Until recently, I have paid little attention to trends. Doing this blog changed that and made me understand that having an interest in trends does not mean that you have

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Ankle boots have become a must have. They really go with so many outfits, they can be dressed up or down, they are elegant, and they stand up to the

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It is almost the 12th day of Christmas and children across Spain and Latin America have put out their shoes on balconies, window sills, and under Christmas trees, waiting for

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As I’m writing this, these Amaya espadrilles by Castañer are sitting beside me on the desk in their pale yellow Castañer box. Their most beautiful feature is their color –

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The Sara wedge by Castañer can be described with one word: “polished”. Everything about it shines. The buckle-fastening upper is made of light yellow patent leather and the wedge is

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Thinking of Castañer has made me realize the actual meaning of the word “iconic”. If “to be an icon” means to represent the essence of something, then Castañer is an

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Castañer

Castañer, based in Girona, Catalonia, has a shoe-making resumé that goes all the way back to the 18th century. In 1927 Luis Castañer and his cousin Tomas Serra started making

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