Monday, November 2, 2015

The story behind "The Storm Inside the Castanet" ....

by Angeles

"I have cancer and I know that I am going to lose my hair"

Everyone knows that if you go through Chemotherapy when you have Cancer there is a 90% than you are going to lose the hair.
Well, I said to me , I am going to do something with this process and I want it to do in a  creative way , to show this part of my life with other eyes and tell to me and others that there is a new beginning, there is a story to tell even though it is not easy to accept. 

One night I was texting with my friend /filmmaker Carlos De Varona and I told to him about this crazy idea than I wanted to film the moment when I will cut my hair very short but I wanted to do in a very special way. He loved the idea and he gave me creative suggestions that I love it immediately. And I asked to him - "Are you "in" ? - and he said - " It is going to be a pleasure!".

So, we decided to do it one Saturday.... but a week before, at 4am in the morning, I woke up and I saw my hair on the mirror and I freaked out! My hair was falling a part as crazy! Emotionally and nervous , and crying of course,  I said to me - "I can not wait until Saturday, 
we need to do the film now!".
Next day I called Carlos and I said we need to do the film as soon as posible this week. So, Wednesday is the day. I invited  my closest friends to see the progress of this
film in a very private venue.
Everything was done and organized, but you know some drama always came in a funny way. 
I had this dance studio from a friend reserved from that Wednesday night. And she call me on Tuesday around 10:30pm that I can not use the studio. I literarily panic, Why??? Because J.Lo's boyfriend rented the studio, Casper. WOW!!! I said -"Fuck! I need to do this tomorrow. It is so painful, my scalp was suffering so much pain, I could not dealing more with the knoxts and my hair was everywhere" -  but I understood, when is business involve you can not do anything.
But I have good friends that they calmed me down. Carlos and Juan that night said to me -" It has been a very long day and very emotionally, tomorrow we can do it in any place, go to sleep and cut the drama" - of course I was dramatic, it was to much pain and suffered a lot and I wanted to do right.
Next day, my friend Danny call me -"Everything ok for tonight?" - I said no .... and I explained all to him. And he said - "don't worry Angeles you have my house, so call everyone and change the location!"- and VOILA! at 8am that day everything was resolved again , I had a fabulous space, with an amazing support of friends and Carlos behind the camera. And I knew that it is going to be perfect, and magic! and it was perfection!!!

So, here you have the result of that night.

Friends, this is just a moment in this crazy difficult time in my life. I tried to be real, emotionally vulnerable, may be, it was a personal private moment that now everyone can see it. And maybe I can help someone or it is an inspirational way to create awareness and be more brave 
about this fucking Cancer.

Thank you to Carlos de Varona for his amazing work and his creative eyes, my good friends Danny, Jhon, Dania, Juliana, Bianca, Kevin, Danny,  Michael and Rodrigo for being with 
me that special night. 
I am going to remember all of you forever in my life.

Also special thanks to Nathaly Charria and Grace Castro for all your support and work and did an amazing Premier at Libertine last week Thursday, October 29th.

And if you are in Miami this coming Wednesday, November 4th join us to see it in the big screen at
O Cinema, Wynwood at 6pm.
It is going to be amazing!
Get tickets HERE

Kisses, enjoy the film and the behind the scenes pictures by Dania Graibe!

Love is life!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

I'm making AWARENESS - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Angeles

Last night, after I spent some good time listening great music with friends, I went back to my place to finish part of this post.

Literary, I put the camera with a tripod and I took some photos of me without my turban.


Because this is me now and I want to make awareness about #myjourney with Cancer.
The whole process of this adventure is very difficult, painful and very very emotional. Some days you can not do anything. You don't have the energy and you feel really sucks. But, of course there is a but, because others days you feel like a hero. 
My journey is a very personal one but because I am a very modern and open person I prefer to share all my details in this process with you. And I say that because when I talk to my friends and family about this I feel much better. Communicate is a good tool to teach, to learn and maybe to touch someone in the most sensitive way.

Today in the morning I received this message from a good friend:

And of course my response was WOW! and of course I cried, this is a very special moment in my life and I am very sencitive right now.

That kind of messages making my days so incredible good. So, if you know me ( or you know someone who is battle with cancer ) and you want to do something good, just send a message, it is the best gift for me and it gives me strength to continue in this crazy battle.

Friends, thank you for being with me in my journey and please join me this month, the Breast Cancer Awareness to create a power light to fight this Big C.

I am going to have a couple events this month and I would love if you can be with me.

Join me this Sunday, October 4th at the Hyatt Centric South Beach, Miami Beach for a good cause!

You are all invited! 

More details HERE



Monday, September 21, 2015


by Angeles

Dear Friends and Family,

I hope you are all well!

As you know I am in a special journey #myjourney, "The Big C..." is part of my life know and I have to ask you for a BIG FAVOR and you are ALL invited. On Saturday, October 17 I will be part of the American Cancer Society the Making Strides West Palm Walk, they are going to honor and celebrating my current battle of Breast Cancer. I will be there giving my energy, my positivism and even a speech to all these women who haven been in this difficult moment. For me is an honor that they want me to be there in such special day and I ask YOU also to be PART with me in this walk!

Please JOIN my Team "TEAM ANGELES" and come to celebrate MY JOURNEY in this Walk. I need your LOVE and SUPPORT to continue this battle. I know it is not in Miami but it is on Saturday at 9am and you can come with your friends, family, dogs and children, think that it is for a good cause and also you can do something different in your weekend rutine.
You can register and donate ( if you want ) in the link below.

And again THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT, for me this is not easy but I am happy that I am part of this.



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I WISH............

by Angeles

I wish... I wish... I wish...

* I wish I am not here
* I wish I say thank you more often
* I wish I can see you again
* I wish I am more humble
* I wish I am stronger
* I wish I was with you
* I wish I have my hair
* I wish I am a better friend
* I wish this is all a nightmare
* I wish I am a better person
* I wish I am normal
* I wish I am not weird
* I wish the Big C is a big joke
* I wish I am more positive
* I wish I can be the same Angeles as before
* I wish I am not crying so much
* I wish I have my mom with me
* I wish I have my family
* I wish I am not suffering 
* I wish I am not feeling alone anymore
* I wish this is not happening....... 

Love Angeles

Monday, August 24, 2015

UNITE For The FIGHT with Angeles

by Angeles

Life is giving me so many opportunities to be better person, stronger than ever and do something in life that is really important to me and always for a good cause.
Couple weeks ago I received an email for a nice lady who wanted to be in contact with me to offer me a really nice opportunity.  My surprise was huge when I read the email than they wanted me to be the person to celebrate and honor at the Unite For The Fight Breast Cancer Walk Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale. What a fabulous HONOR! Because who I am? I'm Angeles , I have Cancer and I am not the only one but she wrote so beautiful words about me that I was overwhelming.

"We have been a fan of your fashion blog so we have been following with you on your journey, and feel you are are an empowering and inspiring women to recognize and celebrate" 

WOW! And of course I had to say YES!

Thank you to Katie Centorrino Masucci for contacted me and Traci Lynn Jewelry for this chance to be part in such wonderful event!

So, my dearest friend, family and readers you are invited to this special event Saturday, October 3 2015 in Fort Lauderdale. Wear something pink and be happy!
I need all of you if you can and  have the time and energy. Your support is giving me more strengths, power and energy to continue this journey and I know with your 
LOVE to me I will win this battle so soon!

Please register online:

Come to say HELLO and open your mind to know more about the BIG C and me!



I'm Angeles and I have Cancer



Friday, August 21, 2015


by Angeles

Picture by Dania Graibe

Tuesday, August 18th 2015 at 4am in the morning I could not sleep more and I went to the bathroom.  I was feeling strange, too much thinking, may be some pain in my body but I noticed that something was happening. I saw me in front of the mirror and I discovered that my hair, my magic hair  was falling a part. All of them! So fucking crazy to see how your hair is not alive anymore. I was in shocked of course. It is worst than in a movie, you know... all of those stereotypes that movies show when you are losing the hair for the side effects of chemothrapy. 

Well, this is my story, my own private story.... not too private because I prefer to share the experience with you, it is a good feeling at the end of the day to say how is this difficult process, how much 
affect the femininity of a woman.

In my case I want to have this process like a ritual, a new beginning, a new Angeles , a new Chica..... yes! Because it is something to remember and I need to live this experience second by second.
The day I cut my hair was magic. In a private special soiree with some closes friends, in silence, in a friend house, who generosity he gave me his own space to made a mess on  his living room. With all my hair, my tears and all my emotions we created a night full of creativity, 
so fucking real and so magic!
In a few days you will have the opportunity to see the whole magic process in  avery special film.

Now, talking about films, for a good surprise today I discovered that the talented Penelope Cruz is in a movie interpreting a woman who is diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Amazing moment to fight this Big C and even the world and the fashion world is fighting for this diseases and I am part of this.
Amazing moment in my life, for good or bad all of this is gong to give me more strength and valour to keep going in this battle.
Because I want to LIVE!

Penelope Cruz cover of Vogue Spain in a fabulous short hair.
My new me!

Thank you for being with me my dearest friends, it was a unique night that I am 
going to remember forever.

Thank to:
Carlos de Varona, Danny Santiago, Jhon Santos, Juliana Ramirez, Blanca Sanchez, Rodrigo Gaya, Kevin O, Michael S, Danni Leon, Dania Graibe, Cassey, Olatz, Claudia Mendoza and Juan Poggi. 
Thank you for being in my life!!!!



I am Angeles and I have Cancer



me ;)

me ;)
wearing my favorite black flower brooch