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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Eva Fydrych | info@fashionstudiomagazine.com CONTRIBUTORS: Luke Douglas, Diana Smith PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ugo Camera, Elvis Deane, Eva Fydrych


Glowing Skin Guide Every Girl Should Know


ladies, are you ready to get your glow on? We all dream of that lush, velvety

smoothness, of that natural, lit-from-within kind of look to our skin, but do we know what is needed to accomplish it? A healthy-looking face seems like something only those pretty models in fashion magazines can have with the help of incredibly good genetics and even better airbrushing. They all look so poreless, so delicately soft and beautiful, that it just seems unfair – how’s a regular gal meant to look that good? Well, we can tell you. To help you look radiant and gorgeous, here are some skin tips that will help you bring that natural lustre out.

Beauty comes from the inside Junk food, sugar, too much coffee, and processed things won’t just make your hips wider, they will make your skin look old. Without proper nutrition, your face loses elasticity and becomes more prone to irritations, so eating well should be your first step. Sugar is to blame for a lot of inflammation in our bodies and should be the first thing you cut down on, especially if you struggle with acne. Eat a huge amount of veggies (seriously, you can never have too much), and eat a lot of fruits, nuts, and meat such as fish and chicken. Also, don’t forget to drink a lot of water. If you aren’t sure how much you need for your lifestyle and constitution, here’s a handy calculator that can help.



Let professionals pamper you Sometimes, we all need professional care to make our skin truly shine. If you want to get your glow on and look stunning, skin treatments are a great idea, especially if you’re dealing with issues such as acne, wrinkles, or overly-textured skin. Procedures such as microdermabrasion can be really transformative, so allow yourself to be pampered and cared for as professional beauticians can make your skin silky smooth.

Cover your skin in luxury Your skin is your greatest treasure. It needs to be cared for gently, and this means it needs hydration. Cleanse it twice a day and use quality moisturizing skincare to keep it soft and smooth. The products you use need to be appropriate for your skin type, especially if you have issues such a s d r y n e s s w h e r e i t ’s v e r y important that you stay consistent with your routine. Occasionally, you should steam your face with herbs (just put a few sprigs of rosemary and sage in a water-filled pan and bring it to boil). Lean over the pan, put a towel over the back of your head, and let your face steam for 10-15 minutes. This will open up your pores really well, and then you can exfoliate with a sugar scrub that will slough away all the dirt and sebum with ease to leave your skin perfectly cleansed and silky.

Homemade face masks The best thing to do right after you’ve exfoliated is apply a face mask. Sheet masks from the store are a good option, but you could also make some excellent DIY versions that are both really effective and budget-friendly. One such mask requires only three 3


ingredients: 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 tsp of honey, and 1 tsp of milk (you can use coconut milk if you prefer). Combine these in a bowl then apply to a cleansed face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Do this once or twice a week and you’ll be stunned by the glorious radiance of your skin!

Sunscreen is your best friend While soaking up the sun feels great, it’s actually pretty harmful for us without proper protection. Most of the signs of aging such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation are actually a consequence of sun damage, so wearing a high SPF on a daily basis is really important. Believe us, if you want to prevent wrinkles and sagging skin, religious use of sunscreen helps more than anything.

Take advice from the Sleeping Beauty How’s your face going to look fresh and glowy if you yourself are constantly exhausted? You gotta get your beauty sleep ladies, it’s absolutely essential to healthy skin. That dull, grey cast comes from weariness, so work on establishing a good sleeping schedule if you want to look good. Reduce the use of electronics before bed because they tend to keep us awake for longer, and try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Not only is good, healthy skin an excellent base for makeup, but it looks absolutely beautiful on its own. It’s all about consistency, so establish a good ritual and try not to skip days – it will pay off to always take your makeup off, to cleanse, to moisturize. Care for your face gently and you’ll look like a luminous goddess. BY LUKE DOUGLAS





Stylish Hotels Panama City, Panama



Casco Viejo! If



travelling to Panama City soon, don't miss one of the most interesting districts in the city and its super fashionable hotel / restaurant / rooftop


Tantalo. What's so special about it? Well, basically everything from the trendy interior design and sweeping views of the city to excellent breakfast options and best strawberry mojitos in the whole Casco Viejo. Tantalo Hotel is not just a place to sleep, but most of all a hip venue where – depending on the night and your mood as well  –  you can socialise, eat, drink, dance, listen to the music, watch a body painting show, or sample delicious cocktails with a group of friends. Its rooftop bar  features unique graffiti art and is always full of well-dressed people, both locals and tourists. 

"Tantalo Roofbar is the pulsating heart of Panama City’s social life. Open 7 days a week, featuring musical performances from around the globe, the bar is an inviting space to mingle with locals and guests alike. With the sparkling Panama City skyline as the backdrop and panoramic views over the Old Quarter’s architectural gems, you’ll soon see why this is THE place to be." - Tantalo



What makes Tantalo so popular is not only a broad range of amenities it offers, but most of all excellent customer service and friendly, unforgettable atmosphere they managed to create. Well done, guys!

Location, Location, Location The historic district of Panama City, Casco Viejo (also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe), is an up-and-coming neighbourhood and should definitely be on every traveller's 7


list. It is one of the most visited areas in Panama City by both tourists and Panamanians seeking an authentic atmosphere, unforgettable dining experiences, and historic buildings boasting a variety of architectural styles. Founded in 1673, Casco Viejo was built following the destruction of the original city, Panama Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a Wo r l d H e r i t a g e S i t e b y UNESCO in 1997. Casco Viejo location means unlimited dining, shopping, and


opportunities within the walking distance. Some of the nearby attractions include: Plaza Bolivar, Plaza de Francia, La Iglesia de San José, La Iglesia de Santo Domingo, El Teatro Nacional, The Panama Canal Museum, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Presidential Palace, Club de Clases y Tropas, and El Mercado del Marisco.

Interesting Facts Tantalo Hotel opened in 2012 as part of community revitalization in Casco Viejo. The property offers 12 conceptualized rooms, each an expression of local vibrancy and design innovation. Colourful guest rooms feature flat screen 40“LED HD TVs, Bluetooth speakers, trendy furniture (those red armchairs!), and unique custom artwork.

"Throughout the facility, local items have been upcycled into furniture, flooring and décor. Rooms are sound-insulated using material constructed with recycled newspapers and phone books that hold cool air in and keep pests away. Tantalo conserves energy by using key-card activated electricity in each room and toilets that dual flush. The staff recycles beer and beverage bottles and maintains the 827 modular recycled plastic


TRAVELLING IN STYLE receptacles of live plants on the green wall with reclaimed rainwater from the Lounge’s skylight." - The Tantalo Group

Recommended room: 12 - Be Color! by Argentinian artist Pabliu Lucero.

Why Panama? Vibrant Panama City has a bit of everything - from excellent restaurants to shopping, night life, art galleries, and historic sties. It is also one of the best places in Latin America to learn Spanish. Read about my experience here. Places like Bocas del Toro, San Blas Islands, Taboga Island or Isla Grande are the ultimate holiday destinations for people seeking picture-perfect beaches and lots of sunshine.



Explore the City •

Biomuseo - Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is his only work in Latin America and the tropics.

Fashionable Balboa Avenue and its surroundings - "The city’s newest park area is the Cinta Costera, which runs along the busy waterfront boulevard Avenida Balboa and is lined with palm trees and features views of the Bay of Panama and Casco Viejo. The park is a great walking and jogging route." -  liveandinvestoverseas.com

Panama Canal - "The Panama Canal only took ten years, $382 million and a near miracle to complete. From conception to construction, the project changed hands several times over the course of 400 years, resulting in a magnificent final product that over 13,000 ships conveniently pass through each year." - princess.com •

Albrook Mall -  The

largest shopping mall in Latin America with over 700 shops. •

M u l t i p l a z a P a c i fi c

Mall - An upscale downtown mall featuring over 300 shops including the most important brands from Europe and North America, restaurants and a cinema.  •



Contemporary Art (MAC)  "The Museum of Contemporary Art is much more than a Collection of Art; it is a place for everyone to enjoy, to learn and to investigate art in general and to investigate Panamanian art especially." - MAC



Weil Art Gallery - "This upscale gallery showcases a range of remarkable paintings and sculptures, as well as handicraft of local and international origin. It includes pieces crafted in the 21st century by the indigenous Wounaan, Embera and Guna tribes of Panama – a powerful statement on the confrontation between modernity and tradition." - theculturetrip.com

Casco Viejo (also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe) features beautiful Panamanian architecture: colourful buildings, picturesque cobblestone streets, and several religious landmarks. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997.



Fortaleza Tour -  "A tour around Casco revealing hidden stories about life in the historic district before before its urban resurgence & neighborhood revitalization, guided by ex-gang members. This out-of-the-box tour ends with local food and drink, fried fish and a tasty mojito." - tantalohotel.com

Metropolitan National Park -  The only protected area in Central America that is located in a city.  MNP is home to a rich biodiversity: there have been recorded about 284 species of trees, 45 species of mammals, 254 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Ancon Hill -  "Panama City’s highest point is a symbol of sovereignty for all Panamanians. A place with plenty of nature that invites for a nice hike or a drive, with a 360 view of the new city, the old town, the America’s Bridge, and the Canal locks." - tantalohotel.com

Stylish Address Located at Avenida Central, between 11 t h a n d 1 3 t h Streets in Casco Viejo, Caliope Restaurant & Bar, offers one of the most inventive gastronomical experiences in Panama. "The localvore restaurant offers a monthly rotating menu of international fusion cuisine. Head Chef Martino Pace, formerly of the Michelin-starred Le Calandre in Padua, Italy, prepares inventive dishes using 12


traditional Panamanian ingredients in a novel way, truly embodying 'Cusina sin limitadas' (Cuisine without Limits). Caliope is the first high-end restaurant in Panama City, offering elegant cuisine in a fun, high-energy, casual setting, boasting 84 seats with access to a breezy internal terrace, open kitchen, two-story green wall and a sophisticated NYC-caliber cocktail menu." - The Tantalo Group Tried & tested! The food is excellent and the unique location of the restaurant – in one of the oldest, still-functioning theaters in Casco Viejo – makes the whole experience simply unforgettable. Recommended dessert: La Sorpresa, an excellent mixture of flavours and textures (filled chocolate sphere, mascarpone cheese mousse, crumble and vanilla cream with cardamom).

Location Tantalo Hotel & Roofbar is located in the historic Casco Viejo district, Panama City’s cobblestone centre, brimming with colonial-era landmarks and bougainvillea-filled plazas lined with cafes and bars. Cathedral Square is just a 2 minute walk. Panama Canal is a 15 minute drive away. Tocumen International Airport is a 45 minute drive – with airport shuttle services available for an extra charge. Source: Tantalo

Tantalo Hotel Calle 8 Este con Avenida B Casco Viejo, Panama +507 262-4030 sleep@tantalohotel.com




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Urban Jungle Print trends for Spring/ Summer 2019

S pring/Summer 2019 edition of Lisboa Fashion Week took place from 11 - 14 October 2018 and featured collections from over 30 established and up-and-coming Portuguese designers. ModaLisboa Multiplex was a very strong edition, inspiring and thought-provoking, proving that Portuguese fashion is getting its own identity and is going in the right direction. The collections shown on the catwalk were very innovative and versatile. While some designers sticked to classic colour palette and more traditional shapes, others were happy to experiment with oversized silhouettes and unconventional details. What especially caught our attention this season was a wide range of stunning prints and patterns and bold colour combinations presented by designers such as Kolovrat, AWAYTOMARS, Gonรงalo Peixoto, Ricardo Preto, Alexandra Moura, and three finalists of Sangue Novo contest: Opiar, Rita Carvalho, and Federico Protto. Let's have a closer look at their designs! _______________________________________________________________________ 16



Model: Karina Garcia



Adrenaline Junky Travel Guide Best Adventure Destinations

Sure, basking at the beach is relaxing, but it can also be a bit boring. So, if you prefer a holiday that is filled with excitement and fun, opt for one of these destinations that will surely give you an adrenaline rush of your life! From scorching Australian sun to the freezing cold of Arctic, there’s something for every adventure traveler, so take a look.

Tanzania Africa has always been synonymous with adventure, so if you want to follow the steps of history’s greatest explorers, head down to Tanzania! This gorgeous country is the perfect place to hop in a 4x4, explore the endless plains and come face to face with Africa’s impressive wildlife. If you’re feeling extra brave, you can trek up Kilimanjaro! It’s one of the most demanding climbs in the world, but the one that will definitely reward you with unforgettable 23

memories. If the weather is just right, you will see miles and miles of African plains beneath you and even walk among the clouds!

Spain Spain might seem quite tame at first glance, but boy, are you wrong! Spain gave us some of the most extreme activities in the world. There’s running with the bulls in Pamplona, caving in Granada, bungee jumping in Sevilla and super-fun tomato fighting in Buñol! If you’re a lover of speed, you can even try your hand at racing. Visit an extreme racing track of Can Padró and see if you have what it takes to become a professional racing driver! Once you get tired of all the adventures, you can take a siesta like a local and relax with a glass of Sangria!



Norway If you prefer snow over African heat, head to northern Norway for a real Arctic adventure! The archipelago of Svalbard is covered with glaciers that are perfect for all sorts of winter ventures from trekking to snowmobiling. However, the most exciting thing you can try in Norway is probably dog sledding! This is the best way to explore the Nordic nature and see why Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Rushing past puffins, reindeer, arctic foxes and polar bears is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! And don’t go to bed early in Norway. If you stay up around midnight, expect to be mindblown by the gorgeous glow of Aurora.

Peru If you’re an adventurer AND a history buff, Peru is a destination made for you! You will get to follow the steps of ancient Inca warriors, explore the Amazon and take in all the amazing vistas that cross your way. One of the must-experience adventures in Peru is definitely a visit to Machu Picchu. Trek the Inca trail, explore the ancient ruins and uncover the secrets of civilizations gone by!

Australia Oz should be every adventurer’s dream destination! From diving with sharks to climbing the Harbor Bridge, there are so many different adrenaline-packed things you can do Down Under. However, if you love adventure and 23

the smell of gasoline, make sure to book a motocross trip through the Australian Outback! It’s wild, it’s vast, it’s desolate and it’s perfect for riding for hours and enjoying the freedom! Plus, there’s no better place to get into the sport. You can get all sorts of quality dirt bike accessories in Australia and turn your regular bike into a desert beast! No matter if you need engine parts, new tires or bike accessories—Aussies have it all! In short, Australia is heaven for bike-enthusiasts who prefer a dusty track over an open highway!


Grab your bicycle and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Cycling tours are more popular than ever and Vietnam is the place to be if you love to pedal. This magical country is full of fun cycling itineraries, especially those that take you through northeast Vietnam. Expect to push your bike through some rugged hill terrain, visit remote villages and explore the landscape that will take your breath away.


One of the highlights of Vietnam cycling tours is definitely Ha Giang, a UNESCO World Heritage site that features tall limestone towers that stand in perfect contrast with deep canyons!

India One of the most beautiful places on earth, India has so much to offer for all types of travelers. But, if you love water sports, India will simply blow your mind! Head to Rishikesh for one of the best rafting adventures in the world and enjoy everything from slow points perfect for beginners to advanced tracks that will definitely make your heart beat like an Indian drum! When you get tired of all that adrenaline, try something a bit more relaxing like kayaking or diving. The Arabian Sea will treat you to some of the best underwater views thanks to its azure water, colorful corals and playful marine life!

Every destination listed above will definitely satisfy your thirst for adrenaline. So, every time you start itching for an adventure, revisit this list and tick off one of the places! _______________________________________________________________________ 23


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