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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: HOT LIPS


It’s the thrid post from our Xmas Gift Guide and today it’s all about fun and color. Need a gift for that sassy firnd of yours? For the lipstick lover? For the fuchsia junkie? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The hot lips chick is all about the brights, the colorful metallics, bubbly vibes and berry lips. I have put together two selections, the splurge and the steal, so you’ll find something for everyone here! Let’s start!

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  1. Jumper, Stella McCartney
  2. Scarf, DVF
  3. Sweatshirt, Stella McCartney
  4. Lilac loafers, Del Toro
  5. Party dress, RED Valentino
  6. Nail polish set, Tom Ford
  7. Glitter sunnies, Miu Miu
  8. Pink wallet, Mulberry
  9. PVC Pumps, Sophia Webster
  10. Lip Surgence Collector’s Set, Tarte
  11. LP No.9, Penhaligon’s
  12. Metallic clutch, Saint Laurent Paris

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  1. T-shirt, Markus Lupfer
  2. Lip tar set, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  3. Lips sweatshirt, Ajourlejour
  4. Mini lip trio, Sugar Kisses
  5. Color-block dress, Topshop
  6. Amber Mystique, Estee Lauder
  7. Hugs + Kisses journal, ASOS
  8. Stacy flats, Alice + Olivia
  9. Kisses iphone case, DVF
  10. Ankle strap pumps, Zara
  11. XOXO pillow, H&M Home
  12. Red sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Perspex lip clutch, Lulu Guinness

Need more gift ideas? There are still a lot of posts coming up in the next few days!

It feels like Christmas already…




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Santa Baby, coming soon…


November will end in exactly 8 days and it will be Holiday season all over again! December is all about Christmas, welcoming a new year, 2014, family time, giving thanks and yes, as shallow as it may sound, it’s also about shopping and presents! If you have been reading me for a while, you already know I love putting together gift guides and wish lists this time of the year. So yes, I am already preparing a bunch of present ideas and illustrations that hopefully will help you with your gift shopping for this Christmas. Keep checking back!

Coming soon: Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Guide, Third Edition


Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site


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SHALLOW SOPH: Do more of what makes you happy.

happy96 copyIf you have been following my FB Page, you already know that I am a “one quote a day” kind of gal. I’m pretty picky when it comes to the words (and images) I choose for inspiration. I always stay away from the sappy love phrases, the ones with the tacky plastic rose background, the “Keep calm” stuff, the cheesy, optimistic, cliché sayings and the ones with a bad font (Comic Sans and Lucida Handdwriting come to mind). But as picky as I usually am, I also like to look at the fun and cheery side of things (with that touch of sarcasm that always comes in handy). That’s how I came up with my new series of illustrations, Shallow Soph, a vain but funny way to twist someone else’s words with a very pink and pretty sketch.

“Do more of what makes you happy”.

I’m sure the author of this quote meant something like this: Laugh a lot! Be with the one who makes you smile. Love, live and breathe. Enjoy the little things. Sunsets, hugs and long walks. I could go on forever, but then I’d get bored. Ok, Sensitive Sophie would enjoy that, but Shallow Soph, she has a different idea. What makes Shallow Soph happy? A new wardrobe, Hermes and Chanel. Productive but guilt-free shopping trips. Cocktail dresses and sparkly shoes. A comfy bed in a pink room, a glass of Champagne (ok, the whole bottle) and some fudge (lots of fudge, Mr. Stanley’s Luxury All Butter fudge).

Love, live and breathe? More like shop, eat and drink!

Sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: Hola México


No, this is not the “embrace the sarape and sombrero” kind of post, nor the “dos cervezas por favor” one. There’s much more to México than those things, there’s a lot of heritage, a lot of traditions and yes, we are a damn colorful culture (and we love it). From the meticulous embroideries, to the ethnic patterns and spot on craftsmanship, we really, really have  lot to offer.  And this season, when it comes to beachwear, aztec prints and folk florals are killing it! House of Holland adopted the sarape stripes last season, it was about time the rest of the world followed. So here’s a very colorful and very Mexican beachwear post, far, far away from the usual clichés.

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Folk florals: You might be wondering what the heck are these, what’s the difference between them and the normal floral print. The answer? They usually are more colorful, they have a boho vibe and sometimes, mixed-in patterns. Pair your eye-catching bottoms with  a strapless, tie-front top, the brighter the better!

  • John Lewis
  • Zimmermann
  • John Lewis
  • Camilla

Aztec prints: Aztec, I really, really don’t need to say more.

  • Mara Hoffman
  • NewLook
  • Emamó
  • Mara Hoffman

Cute crochet: Same as the Boho Babe style, crochet gives the Mexican trends that rural touch. I like mixing it up with prints, but you can go with the set if you like that better.

  • Lisa Maree
  • Lisa Maree
  • Lisa Maree
  • Emamó

Embroidery: One of the things us Mexicans really feel proud of is embroidery. If you go to small cities or towns, you can find incredible work, made by hand, and at prices you never would’ve imagined. Swimwear with embroidered details is always prettier than any print, pattern or color you could ever wear.

  • Margherita Mazzei
  • H&M
  • Bababjan Tamara
  • Tara Matthews

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Wanna complement your Mexican style bikini? Here are some ideas!

  • Emboridered kaftan, Melissa Odabash
  • Gladiator sandals, Zara
  • Tortoise shell sunnies, ASOS
  • Ruched bikini top, River Island
  • Pattern bikini bottom, John Lewis
  • Laser-cut bikini top, River Island
  • Floral bikini bottoms, John Lewis
  • Cannabis Santal scent, Fresh
  • Cream dress, Topshop
  • Embroidered cropped top, Topshop
  • Stripe shorts, Topshop
  • Tan wedges, Ralph Lauren
  • Dj, play that song collection, Essie
  • Embroidered beach tote, Anya Hindmarch

That’s it for the day! If you missed any of the Resort 2014 runways, we will have a recap on the next post! Check back and have a great day!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara, Topshop, J.Crew

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site



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