Wednesday, March 9, 2011

GP Carnival

Unlike the fiery hot carnivals of New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro or the grand carnival in the big  Spanish cities like Madrid or Barcelona or the elaborate and eye-catching carnival of the Canary Islands and Tenerife, the carnival  in the city where I´m living right now is more GP ( General Patronage). Why? Because it involves young children and parents. Nevertheless, it´s still fun and colorful! :)

The parade usually starts with a colorful giant in stilts:

Then the others follow depending on the organization´s theme. The 1st ones where the orange witches:

then the clowns:

I think these ones are little green and purple dwarfs and they dance too!

a little bit of Arabic influence here in satin:

Tinkerbell will orange wings!

some Asian influence in hot pink and  sky blue kimonos,

and the others in gold and printed kimonos:

Flashback to the old age here with some Romans and draping for the girls:

To end, some ¨Grease Lightning¨ influence. ;)

If you´re looking for some color block inspirations, this is the post ( lol!)  and have you noticed that ORANGE is the predominant color? So trendy, no?

Here´s what I wore:

knitted cardigan/jacket- Bershka, plaid top- Pull&Bear

Oxfords (my first!) - New Yorker

I had a great time watching the parade. Actually it´s the only time of the year where most of the people can wear what they want and be funny at the same time. Maybe next year, I´ll be wearing a costume too. What it´s gonna be, I don´t know yet. ;)  The hubz wore his Russian hat  and two guys on the street mistook him for a Russian. Probably because he´s so white. lol! :)

Ciao and enjoy the photos! :)



BenchesandChandeliers said...

what a fun carnival! and your outfit is comfortable, yet chic. perfect for a day outdoors.

Reese Milania said...

Congrats on your first oxfords, I still don't have one. lol. said...

looks like great fun! we had a carnival here in paris but it was at night. i've followed you on google, follow me back if you like :) have a great day, sweetie!

love, M

Laura said...

All the colors in the Carnival are so inspiring!!! I really love the outfit your wearing with the rusty orange and the perfect pretty plaid!

Sherin said...

This looks like so much fun. I've always wanted to see a proper carnival. I love all the colours everywhere.

Sweet said...

I love the colors and funny costumes too...I think this is the time of the year were in colors are part of fashion to experiment with bright and neon pastels...


cherie said...

what a colorful affair, i love the first pic, the giant in stilts!

Parade of Dresses

..R May A.. said...

gorgeous outfits - it looks like so much fun :)

à la Modest said...

These look great! I love the colorful costumes! For some reason, the last photo with the girls in the pink wigs looks like a photo of Oompa Loompas!

I like your blazer!

Sharon @ Fun and Life said...

The carnival looks like so much fun! Love the kimonos :D. Loving all the bright colours too! There's always loads of carnivals/festivals going on in Spain throughout the year isn't there? At least that's what they told us when we visited on a school trip lol. Any excuse to have fun and celebrate :D Great shoes!

Louise said...

I love the clowns.. even though they kinda scare me lol. Love what you're wearing xx

L1L2 said...

OMG! do we have the same shoes? check check ha.. ha.. and the carnival looks fun!