Chiffon Top and Golden Print Skirt

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The Look that you see is from Spring/ Summer 2014 collection by Perinola. Let me tell you a bit about the beautiful points of the pieces I have put together. A see through chiffon top has some details which add an edgy accent to it. The basic developed inspiration on the current Perinola collection is The Pompones. In other word, the Main Dress of this collection that is so versatile has been powered by this smart decoration called “Pom pones” That I will write about it in the future post.

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The “Pompones bands” are on the chest on this top . I did get the advantage of it as a Body Jewelry. The same color of bands helped with creating a complex visionary beauty. Actually a wide waist of the skirt is an effective part of it. Gold color is one of those that goes with all skin colors and says the glamour story about the look. The result of the combined pieces is an absolute effortless view of the Body.

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Top and Skirt from Perinola Spring/ Summer Collection 2014

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Model: Shantal Kleiner

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She Wears Perinola

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This post published on my Fashion and Beauty Blog about two weeks ago. I am so happy to share that here with you. You can follow me on Instagram: @tobelikealady

 

 

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Helena Gil

 

I really like to write an intro for the interview but it is truly detailed. Her brand is called Perinola! The boutique is actually a very beautiful cozy house with an amazing garden. She says:  My name is Helena Gil, I was born the 24th February 1989 in Caracas, Venezuela. I studied in the Merici Academy, afterwards I went to Paris for 6 months to study French Civilization, and I came back to Caracas to study Liberal Arts in La Universidad Metropolitana. During my education I participated in the Model United Nations, in the college newspaper as a writer, and in other extracurricular activities. I have more questions and she is going to answer them:

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What made you to start the Perinolahg boutique?

I always say that my mother had to do a lot with my creativity. I started designing my cloth when I was 15, and continued doing that till I was 19 when I met one of the woman who works with me currently making the cloth. When I met her, I realized I can convert my hobby into a career.  So I started to create my own brand called Perinola. Perinola, refers to a traditional game. Our philosophy is to be authentic, play with your clothes, express yourself and be free.

Who does choose the patterns?

I do all the selecting stuff, and designing.  I have another friend who helps me with the sales, and another one who works exclusively with the sales in the other stores.

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Tell us about the producing process?

I work with a group of seamstresses who sew at their homes or at their own workshops.

What kind of equipment do you need?

I buy the Tie Dye Fabrics that we create our own and unique patterns. The artist who makes it for us is a specialist in Batik and Tie Dye technique with almost 40 years of experience. For all the process we need swing machines, irons, cutting tables, needles, etc.

Why do you think it is necessary to start your business in this age?

Right now we are dealing with one of the biggest crisis in Venezuela. Every day it gets more difficult to import, so anything which is made in Venezuela is more profitable. The challenge is to keep going, in such difficult country, where everything you want to accomplish is harder than anywhere else.

Which brand, you are inspired by?

I’m inspired by EPK, a Venezuelan chain store has kids clothing line. They produce a “high” quality, nice designed products with an affordable price.

Your favorite brands? Besides Perinola, underground, unknown brands. For example, I have this vintage, lace, nude dress I bought in a flea market, which I love.

Who is the most inspiring designer to you? CarolinaHerrera, because she knows how to keep her own and personal touch but she updates and renew her brand constantly.

Where do you see the Venezuelan Fashion industry in the future? It is difficult to say that right now, most of our talents immigrate to other countries, seeking for better opportunities and quality of life. But if we present our performance in the international fashion industry we will accomplish a lot. For instance, CarolinaHerrera, Ángel Sanchez. So I wish, in the future, we could have the talented designers here in Venezuela developing  their own land.

What are your future plans to expand your brand?

My future plans for Perinola is to have a representation in all states of the Venezuela and continue expanding the brand throughout the other countries. Right now we sell in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Miami and Venezuela.

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What do you do in a daily routine?

I do everything, the secret is to stay focused and organized. I design, I monitor the production, make sure it’s on time and well done, the PerinolaLovers come to the boutique, we call our clients,  doing the accounting and financial controls. I organize fashion the events, I do all the marketing and the publicity of the brand…

Which pieces are your favorites from the current collection? The Vestido de Pompones, because is multifaceted, and highlights the best part of your body, and the Tie Dye robe, because it is unique fresh, Boho and super original.

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Impression in La Colonia Tovar

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In case you are interested to see more about where we stayed during our weekend trip, these photos may satisfy you. It was like old European houses and was my second time in this hotel, but this experience was totally different. First, because their services have raised and I believe they are in a better situation of hosting knowledge than before.

Nevertheless, let me to clear something here, If I am so excited that much, the reason is that I have been to so many hotels in Venezuela. Generally, the tourism industry in this country is not the best one in the world and all the problems start by SERVICES, Hotels are the worst part of this industry. You have to prepare yourself to look for towels and tooth paste! You have to prepare yourself for the most horrible cocktails in the Hotels’ bars. So based on the this quick introduction, I have to say that everywhere was clean and neat, the staff are kind fast and really good at their duties. Rooms have a traditional decorations, hot water is available, clean towels are and your room will be cleaned every single day. The food and drinks are incredible as well. The rest of joy is the nature.

Just in case you have not read the previous part the trip, La colonia Tovar is a village near the Caracas. The hotel I am talking about is: Hotel Selva Negra.

Pool Area

Pool Area

The rooms

The rooms

Kids area

Kids area

Spa Salon

Spa Salon

 

 

Weekend Style

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 This post has published on http://www.tobelikealady.com, and I would like to share that with you here, as well.   

If you are wondering to know how the entire space does look in a tropical climate area, I have to confess that I’ve had the same question since I studied the Tropical Climate, regions and jungles in my books at school. My imagination was humid hot countries covered by sea and tropical trees and obviously, no Pine Tree, no Chiminea in the room, no cold foggy early morning! Long Story, Shorts. Everything has changed in my mind when I found out about a village two hours away from Caracas. The village is called Colonia Tovar.

It is basically has built by German passengers of a lost ship. When the people tried to survive, they reached this land and began to establish their own community. The architecture is exactly like what you see in cold region and every thing I mentioned as NO ones, come true by getting to Colonia Tovar. The beer and Sausage is so good and as you anticipate a German food industry fame. The last weekend we went there and stayed in Hotel Selva Negra, which is (I think) the second old Hotel of Venezuela. Dogs are allowed in this hotel that is so interesting because in Venezuela, it is a unique option. you can find it on Trip Advisor as well.

 

My view; How Do You Feel?

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Tropical trees

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What I see every morning

I really love sharing the view I see everyday. It is also an important part where I live in to me. There are an inner viewer who needs to smells outside and tells, yeah! today is a good day, because we can see beauties. I was scrolling my post and I noticed there are several post with my window view and thought why not to share the new one. If you visit my blog which is nice of you and I am grateful; please let me know how do you feel by looking at the photos? Do like to have the same view or there is a much better one by your window? ( I have used too much window and view on this post 🙂 )

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Trees and more trees

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Pure rainy weather

 

 

 

El Hatillo

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El Hatillo is a nice place about twenty minutes away from Caracas. It is historical village. You can see so many tourists or people who hang out there to have a calm nice sunny Sunday. Surprisingly, I felt more safety there than Caracas. What I saw was a bunch of nice handcrafts, a two hundred years old church and so many cozy Cafe and restaurant. We had lunch id “Gordo” which is the eldest restaurant there and honestly the most delicious traditional Venezuelan food I have tried so far.

The first place we saw was a local store, the owner was real kind lady that explained alot about the history behind the El hatillo and so many other details about the past.