My First Tag: Get to know Me…

It is like 11:12pm East Coast time and all I have to say is that I should be getting ready for bed but I’m just to excited with all these ideas in my head. So since its so late, I will just jump right into this post. I had to edit this post now that I am actually posting this on a different day. I did a video this weekend to try and redeem myself from the first video I posted on Youtube. I feel like the first video was just awful, but ugh lets just move past that and look towards the future. Below are a list of questions that I answered and in response to a popular tag on YouTube So here we go:

  1. What Nationality are you?
    • Soy Mexicana. I was born in the U.S. but my family is Mexican
  2. If you could visit anywhere in the world where and why?
    • Thailand! I want to visit this place so bad and can’t wait for the day I can visit.
  3. Favorite place to shop for clothing?
  4. What shoe size are you?
    • depending on the shoe, I can be a 7 1/2 or 8
  5. How tall are you?
    • I am 5’4″
  6. What is your favorite color?
    • GREEN
  7. Do you have any siblings?
    • I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers
  8. Do you have any pets?
    • I have 2 turtles named Timmie and Jimmie (My son named them this)
  9. Do you have any children?
    • One amazing annoying son =) thats what I like to call him (lol)
  10. Favorite Make up Brand?
    • I don’t have one yet but I love mascara
  11. What do you like to do on your free time?
    • I like being on social media. I like being on the internet but most of all I like spending time with my family. (idk why I forgot to mention this on my video)
  12. What is your favorite movie:
    • Drama: Men of Honor
    • Romantic: The Notebook
    • Comedy: Meet the Parents
  13. Favorite Season
    • Summer and Fall
  14. Do you still live with your parents?
    • No way Jose! hahahaha
  15. Tents or Hotels?
    • I looooove absolutely love camping. I like being outdoors
  16. Favorite Youtube Channels
    • Dulce Candy and a lot others that I don’t really know the names of yet

This post was kind of long so I want to thank you for stopping by and reading my blog for a moment out of your day. I’ve added the video that I also created on my YouTube Channel

Sinceramente Jane

PS. I’ve decided to start adding a spanish word on every post.

Spanish word of the day: Especial

Especial means Special

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Is it too late for this…?

Well hello everybody… I hope you guys survived the snowzilla storm we had. I think we had like a record breaking snow storm here in NYC with something like 30 inches of snow. Well… I can say I was definitely not expecting that much snow. I am just glad it was during the weekend and not during the work week. It would have made it that much more miserable to have that much snow trying to catch the subway and all. So as you may or may not know, I started this blog a couple of months ago, with the intentions to learn more about digital marketing, better my writing skills and just for the pleasure of writing about beauty and fashion. Well so far, these past few months I have learned a lot and I didn’t expect that I would actually be learning this much so soon. I’ve also started a Youtube channel and as I start this whole social media life, I’ve learned the importance of having a vision or a statement or whatever you’d like to call it (oh and proofreading your writing before you post it hahaha). Anyways, I got the idea from a youtube channel called: byregina.com . She has a lot of cool videos that are very informative and talk about how to build your brand. By no means am I saying that I am looking to make this a full time job or anything like that buuuuuuuuuuuut, if it happens.. HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE? (LOL)

So the topic of conversation today will be the 3+3 Statements to define your blog:

Three things your blog will stand for this year?

  1. Beauty and Fashion- anything that has to do with this topic will be first
  2. Family & Friends- these people are part of my life so it just makes sense to include them
  3. No Judgement- I’m not perfect at this so I am learning as I go

Three promises your making to your blog community?

  1. I promise to have fun on this blog. I am not talking about serious matters here, we get enough of that to go around in the real world. This is where I want to have fun and talk about things that make me smile =)
  2. I promise to be honest on this platform. I will write about things that interest me or if any readers have any suggestions or topics for me to write about, I would be willing to do that as well.
  3. I promise to be diverse. I live in NYC, one of the most diverse cities in the world. I think we could all use a little more diversity in our lives.

So there we have it. I guess I could have written this post earlier this month to start the year off right. Well as I mentioned above, I am learning as I go. I also wanted to ask you guys for some suggestions. What do you guys want to hear about or learn about. My previous posts have been of famous ladies of our past and their fashion style. Any suggestions or topics that may interest you in learning?

-Sinceramente Jane

ps. For those of you that don’t know what Sinceramente means, it means Sincerely. =)

 

Youtube Channel

Hello everybody! I have been MIA for the past two weeks and neglecting my precious baby. I have been really busy focusing on trying to find an internship in Marketing and that has been taking over my time lately. So if anyone out there has something for me in the city of New York, I would be more than interested in the conversation. Ok anyways, enough of that… today in NYC as many of you have heard it is a Snow Day. We finally are having our first day of real snow coming down from the sky. I keep seeing it called Snowzilla 2016.  It is definitely snowing out there. So with that being said, I decided to finally work and upload my very first video on Youtube today. I really hope you guys enjoyed it. It is really short and really simple. I enjoyed making it and realized it was actually easier than I thought it would be. Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions on how to do something better. We can all use constructive criticism to become better.

 

-Sinceramente Jane

 

Hola muchachos! No se si an notado pero no eh podido escribir nada en un par de semanas. Eh estado buscando un internado en mercado y entonces todo eso me ah estado quitando todo el tiempo. Bueno pero dejemos de hablar sobre eso y deje les cuento de lo que esta pasando hoy. Seguramente an estado escuchando sobre la tormenta de nieve que nos llego aquí en Nueva York. Y si que nos llego una tormenta!! Bueno entonces lo que me dedique hacer hoy es subir mi primer video en Youtube. En realidad es muy simple y nada espectacular pero es algo. Espero y les guste. Por el momento el video es en ingles pero ojalá en un tiempo podré hacer unos videos en español. Si hay algún consejo que desean darme, por favor den me un consejito.

-Sinceramente Jane

Selena Quintanilla

So I had mentioned about a month ago that I wanted to write about Selena and her iconic fashion input into our world. I think that anyone growing up in Texas in the 90’s must have been in love with Selena. Her music, her personality and her amazing wardrobe outfits she would put on to give a show is what she is known for. I remember trying to sing like Selena with my younger sister when we were put to do chores around our house. Remember those big home theater players that looked like this:

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Audio/Video System

Yea I used to love that thing! (Lol) So in case you are looking to update your system, there you go. So back to Selena, I recently read an article that M.A.C. is going to be honoring Selena in 2016 by introducing a limited edition product line in her name. All of her fans would definitely be proud to see her still being remembered today, almost 20 years after her unfortunate death.

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#MACSELENA

Selena was most known for being Queen of Tejano Music. During her time as a famous singer, Selena was often criticized from everything to not being “Mexican” enough to be a part of the Mexican culture to being one to “sexy” for her choice of outfits on stage. She was known as the “Tejano Madonna”

Selena:

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Selena in a Bustier Top
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Selena’s final concert in Houston, Texas

Here are some really cool facts that I did not know about Selena until I researched on her a little:

Selena was a spokesperson for Coca-Cola from 1989 till the time of her death

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looooving the Texas hair

Selena was 5’6″ in height (She was taller than me…!!)

Selena designed all of her stage outfits herself (fashion designer in the making)

I honestly do not think I have met one person in my life that didn’t like Selena. She was just one of those people in life that you can’t dislike. Her music, beauty and style will continue to live in people’s hearts because she left this earth too soon. So I can’t wait until M.A.C. introduces her new line so that I can run and get some stuff! Until next post my readers. Don’t forget to follow my other social media accounts:

Instagram: @sinceramentejane

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sinceramentejane/ 

SinceramenteJane

Hola y buenas tardes a todos los que están aquí en mi pagina. Hace un mes, mencione que quiera escribir sobre la cantante Selena Quintanilla. Pienso que igual que yo, en el tiempo de los 90’s cualquier persona viviendo en Texas en es tiempo estaba fascinada con Selena. La música, su personalidad y su estilo de vestir en el escenario era lo que hacia uno reconocerla. Me acuerdo de chiquita cuando mi mama nos hacia limpiar en la casa, yo y mi hermana nos gustaba cantar con la música a todo volumen en esas maquinas de música. Se acuerdan… (lol)?

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Estéreo de los 90’s

Ahi como amaba esa maquina.. jajajajaja!  So si están buscando algo similar, ahi les puse el link por Amazon. Bueno.. continuemos con el tema de Selena. Lei recienmente un articulo que hablaba sobre la compañia M.A.C. estaría haciendo en el año 2016 una linia de maquillaje en memoria de Selena. Supongo que todas la fanáticas de Selena estarán orgullosas de que ella esta aun después de 20 años de fallecida, en la memoria de todos.

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#MACSELENA

Selena era conocida como la Reina de la Musica Tejana. Durante la época de Selena, ella fue criticada por cosas como no ser “Mexicana” para la comunidad Mexicana y otras cosas como su estilo de vestir por ser muy sexi. Su forma de vestir le puso el apodo de la “Madonna Tejana”

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Selena en el famoso Bustier Top
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Selena en ultimo concierto Houston, Texas

Aqui les van unos hechos de Selena que no aprendí has ver hecho un poco de investigación sobre ella:

Selena fue un portavoz de Coca -Cola desde 1989 hasta el momento de su muerte

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Les encanta el pelo Grande de Texas…

Selena era 5’6 “de altura (un poco mas alta que yo…!!)

Selena disegño toda su ropa del esenario

No puedo pensar en alguna persona que no quiera a Selena. Ella tenia una personalidad enamorosa. Selena siempre estara en los corazones por mucho tiempo por la persona maravillosa que era ella cuando estuvo aquí. Gracias por visitar mi pagina y espero les gusto el tema de hoy. Espero regresar pronto y ojalá subir algunas fotos mias y de mi vestir. Por favor siguan mis otras paginas sociales:

Instagram: @sinceramentejane

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SinceramenteJane

Holiday Time

So it is January 3rd, 2016 and this is officially my first blog post this year. I really didn’t have time to post anything due to a few things. I got lazy, I was busy and then I got sick. Being sick during the holidays has got to be the worst thing ever. Having to be around all the people and the food and you just sit there and slowly die. (Ok maybe that is just a bit much) During Christmas, the weather in NYC was far from being what the normal weather is like. Christmas Eve my wardrobe was a Christmas Tee from Areopostatle during the day which I found for like 7 dollars!  I wore some sparkly pants that I got from H&M with black silk shirt and paired them with black classic Louboutins.

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Aeropostale  

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Christian Louboutin     

One of the more exciting events I was able to attend was the Jacqueline De Ribes exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum. One of the fashion icons of the twentieth century was known as a muse to most couture fashion designers. If you are interested in seeing her exhibit and some fabulous designs, I would definitely recommend you stop by this exhibit before it ends. The Art of Style will be open to museum guests until February 21, 2016.

 

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Jacqueline De Ribes
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Evening Wear
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Evening Wear  
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The Masked Ball 
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Masked Ball  

Ok… I’m trying to sit here and think of what else my holidays consisted of…? Oh I know… the time we celebrated my boyfriend’s cousins birthday party! That was so much fun and it was absolutely fun to get dressed up for where we decided to go. Lets just say that I was able to put on my red lipstick and dance without a care in the world that night!

I wore my black basic tee underneath an amazing burgundy leather jacket I borrowed from my boyfriends aunt. (BTW, her closet is to die for!!) My scarf was basically a steal from H&M. My jeans that I didn’t get a good picture of were some 80’s style jeans. I love those jeans so I am sure you guys will get to see them in another post.

I ended my year spending time with my Aunt in Bowie, Maryland. She lives in the suburbs of Maryland and just about 30 minutes away from Washington D.C. By the time I got here, I was really sick and ready to end the year. I decided not to get dressed up this year and roll in the new year in my favorite silk pajamas.

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Well, I think this blog has lasted enough and I will see you guys soon. Hope you enjoyed my little adventure during the holidays with me and I look forward to having a successful blogging year.

Sinceramente Jane

I Love Lucy

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Today in New York City, the weather is about 45 degrees and I haven’t stepped foot outside of my apartment. The holidays have arrived and Christmas is next week. I can say that I am proud to be done with all of my holiday gift shopping AND wrapping is done. I would hate to be in the madness with the rest of the people who are doing their last minute shopping. So this whole week I kept thinking about my post for today. I chose to write about Lucille Ball because growing up, I would watch her show and was just in love with all of her wardrobe. I loved the flow of her classic housewife dresses. She would even wear the dresses that would have the pants underneath called: hostess gown dress

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Lucy in her famous hostess gown dress

 

The thing I loved the most about the I Love Lucy show besides the entertainment of making the audience laugh was her fashion statements. I almost feel like back in the “day” women who would stay at home would make it a point to still get dolled up and keep their looks on point. I can’t always say that I have the energy to get dressed up when its not for an occasion or for work but I would like the idea of doing it more often just because (leggings have ruined my life =) The way women dressed back in the 50’s was just so classy and modest and although I do enjoy my sexy outfits of my generation, sometimes women get too revealing in their choice of clothing and forget that how you present yourself is what you attract. The media and celebrities definitely are not on the modest side of fashion these days but that is a topic for another blog on another day. Let me show you guys some of my favorite Lucy outfits at her best:

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Lucy in high wasted pants
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Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Desi Arnez, Lucille Ball (look at her classic midi skirt)

I bought a midi skirt this year when I went to this amazing boutique that I adore on the Upper Eastside called Fox’s. It was like it had my name written all over it when I walked into the store that day.

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Sinceramente Jane

This was in the middle of summer and the weather was perfect for this outfit. I styled mine with a plain black mid top just to be a little sassy. The skirt itself was really colorful and bright that it really didn’t need anything else to take away from its sight.

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The midi skirt was also styled with some basic black open toed heels and some bangles with a simple clutch. Overall I enjoyed the outfit for the occasion (dinner). Lucille is definitely an icon in fashion classic style. I will always enjoy looking at her pictures and watching her shows. Enjoy the video below:

Until next time everyone. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog today.

Sinceramente Jane

Hola chicos y chicas,

Hoy, en la ciudad de Nueva York, el clima es de unos 45 grados y no he puesto un pie fuera de mi apartamento. Las vacaciones han llegado y la Navidad es la semana que viene. Puedo decir que me siento orgulloso de terminando mis compras de regalos navideños. No me gustaría estar en la locura con el resto de las personas que están haciendo sus compras de última hora.

Toda esta semana me quedé pensando en mi post de hoy. Elegí escribir sobre Lucille Ball. De chiquita, yo veía su programa y estaba enamorada con toda su guardarropa. Me encantaba su vestuario de vestidos de ama de casa clásicos. Ella incluso usaba los vestidos que tenían  los pantalones debajo llamados: vestido del vestido de la presentadora.

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Lucy en su vestido famosa de presentadora

La cosa que más amaba sobre el programa de Lucy, además de la hospitalidad de hacer reír al público fue sus declaraciones de la moda. Casi me siento coloque en los días de antes que se quedaban las mujeres  en casa, ellas haría un punto para todavía areglarse y mantener su apariencia en punto. No siempre puedo decir que tengo la energía para vestirme cuando no es para una ocasión o para el trabajo, pero me gustaría la idea de hacerlo más porque (leggings han arruinado mi vida =) La forma en la cual se vestia la mujer de los años 50 era tan elegante y modesto y aunque yo disfruto mi ropa sexy de mi generación, a veces las mujeres de esta época no se ponen mucha ropa y se olvidan de que como uno se presenta es lo que atrae. Los medios de comunicación y celebridades definitivamente no están en el lado modesta de moda en estos días, pero eso es un tema para otro blog en otro día. Les voy a  enseñar algunos de los  trajes favoritos de Lucy en sus mejores momentos:

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Lucy con el pantalon de moda cintura alta
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Vivian France, William Frawley, Desi Arnez, Lucille Ball (en su falda de moda)

Me compré una falda midi este año, cuando fui a este increíble encanto de tienda que adoro en el Upper Eastside llamado Fox’s. Era como que tenía mi nombre escrito por todas partes cuando entré en la tienda ese día.

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Sinceramente Jane

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La falda midi me la puse con unos tacones negros básicos abiertos con punta y algunos brazaletes con un embrague simple. En general me gustó el traje para la ocasión (cena). Lucille es sin duda un icono de la moda de estilo clásico. Siempre voy a disfrutar mirando sus fotos y ver sus espectáculos. Disfruta el vídeo a continuación:

Hasta la próxima vez todos. Gracias por parar cerca y leer mi blog hoy.

Sinceramente Jane

Frida Kahlo= FASHION

Hey guys,

Can I just stop and say how amazing this weather is today? Its 61 degrees in New York City today! I mean c’mon, we are basically in the middle of December and this is sweater weather we are in. I say we all take advantage of pulling out or chunky sweaters and small booties and enjoy the weekend. Ok so today I want to talk a little bit about a Mexican artist that I have been learning more about these past few weeks. There was recently an exhibit of Frida Kahlo that was held at the New York Botanical Gardens that I unfortunately did not get a chance to visit. (I highly regret this btw…) Frida was known for her self portraits, her relationship with fellow artist Diego Rivera and her kick ass attitude towards life. While reading and learning about Frida, I noticed a recurring theme in her wardrobe: bright colored dresses.

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Frida’s Tehuana Dresses

These dresses are called Tehuana dresses and come from Oaxaxa, Tehuantepec. All of Frida’s private belongings are located in”The Blue House” better known as La Casa Azul.

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La Casa Azul

Frida is someone that I can relate to when it comes to her passion to surviving her tragic past. As a little girl, she went through an accident that nearly left her dead. With the will to survive, this is where Frida comes to find the passion  that would make her a Mexican Artist known all over the world. One of the reasons why Frida is always seen in the similar wardrobe style of Tehuana dresses is because of the accident and also because  she wanted to embrace her culture and show it to the world.

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Frida in New York 1946

After Frida’s 140 countless paintings through out her career, Frida Kahlo died on her 47th year of birth. Frida like many women struggled with her emotions, marriage and reputation to make a name for herself in the world. She did in fact make a name for herself and proved to the world that she did belong in the elite world of famous artists. With all the fame and status, Frida Kahlo never stopped suffering from her pain internally. She just learned to cope with it and express it in the only way she knew how: painting. One of the final entries in her diary, Frida quotes ” I hope the exit is joyful- and I hope never to return!” I really enjoyed learning about Frida Kahlo and her life as an artist. I think that a lot of times people  struggle to find a way to express themselves. Frida is an example that no matter what you have been through or what pain you may be feeling, there is always a path to choose. When I visit the City of Mexico, the Frida Museum is definitely one that will be on my list to visit.

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Frida Kahlo 1907- 1947

Here is a video of the famous Frida Kahlo in some of her most memorable photographs:

Thank you for stopping  by the blog today and I look forward to posting more interesting posts about fashion!

SinceramenteJane

Hola chicos,
Puedo parar y decir lo increíble que esta el día de hoy? Estamos a 61 grados en la ciudad de Nueva York hoy! Osea, estamos básicamente en el medio de Diciembre y con esta temperatura estamos a moda de suéter. Yo digo que todos aprovechemos sacar el suéter gruesos y las pequeñas botines y disfrutar del fin de semana. Ok cambiando de tema,  hoy quiero hablar un poco acerca de una artista Mexicana que he estado aprendiendo más sobre estas últimas semanas. Recientemente hubo una exposición de Frida Kahlo que se celebró en el Jardín Botánico de Nueva York que por desgracia no tuve la oportunidad de visitar. (I altamente lamento por cierto …) Frida era conocida por sus autorretratos, su relación con el también artista Diego Rivera y su actitud de patear el culo hacia la vida. Mientras aprendia mas sobre Frida, me di cuenta de un tema recurrente en su armario: vestidos de colores brillantes.

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Vestidos Tehuana De Frida Kahlo

Estos vestidos son llamados vestidos de tehuana y provienen de Oaxaca, Tehuantepec. Todas las pertenencias privadas de Frida se encuentran en “La Casa Azul” mejor conocido como La Casa Azul.

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La Casa Azul

Frida es alguien que me identifico con lo que se refiere a su pasión para sobrevivir a su trágico pasado. Cuando era pequeña, ella pasó por un accidente que casi la dejó muerta. Con la voluntad de sobrevivir, aquí es donde Frida viene a encontrar la pasión que haría de ella una artista Mexicana conocida en todo el mundo. Una de las razones por las que Frida siempre se ve en el estilo de vestuario similar de vestidos de tehuana es a causa del accidente y también porque quería abrazarla cultura Mexicana y mostrárselo al mundo.

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Frida en Nueva York, 1946

Después de 140 innumerables pinturas de Frida a través de fuera de su carrera, Frida Kahlo murió en su 47o año de nacimiento. Frida como muchas mujeres luchó con su emociones, el matrimonio y la reputación de hacer un nombre por sí misma en el mundo. Ella, de hecho, hico un nombre por sí misma y le demostró al mundo que ella pertenecía en el mundo élite de artistas famosos. Con toda la fama y estatus, Frida Kahlo nunca dejó de padecer su dolor interno. Ella solamente aprendió a lidiar con él y lo expreso de la única manera que supo: la pintura. Una de las entradas finales en su diario, Frida cita “Espero que la salida sea feliz- y nunca esperamos volver!” Me gustó mucho el aprendizaje sobre Frida Kahlo y su vida como artista. Creo que un montón de veces las personas se esfuerzan por encontrar una manera de expresarse. Frida es un ejemplo de que no importa lo que haya pasado uno en su pasado porque siempre hay un camino para elegir. Cuando visito la Ciudad de México, el Museo Frida es definitivamente uno que estará en mi lista para visitar.

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Aquí hay un video de la famosa Frida Kahlo en algunas de sus fotografías más memorables:

Gracias por parar cerca el blog hoy y espero publicar más interesantes posts acerca de la moda!

Sinceramente Jane