Vicky Martín Berrocal sobre su cambio físico: «Sigo siendo una hembra»

La diseñadora se define como «una mujer con curvas»

Vicky Martín Berrocal está que no cabe en sí de felicidad, empachada de nuevos proyectos y, encima, estrenando figurín. La diseñadora se ha enfrentado este jueves a los profesionales gráficos en un photocall luciendo una silueta mucho más estilizada de la que tenía tan solo unos meses atrás y, tal y como ha podido confirmar Vanitatis, la exmujer de Manuel Díaz, el Cordobés, ha perdido cerca de 10 kilos en un proceso de puesta a punto ideado para afrontar sus nuevos proyectos y mostrar su mejor imagen al público.
Vicky Martín Berrocal en una imagen publicitaria de sus zapatos.

Vicky Martín Berrocal en una imagen publicitaria de sus zapatos.
Así ha hecho al menos este jueves en la presentación de su primera colección de zapatos -salón, sandalias y mule- diseñada para la firma Unisa para continuar pisando con fuerza en el mundo de la moda, el cual la ha recibido con los brazos abiertos y situándola como un referente del sector tanto dentro de nuestras fronteras como fuera, dado que son cada vez más las celebrities que confían en sus diseños para sus puestas de largo. También estrena programa en Ten, una magacín en el que repasa la actualidad con invitados de excepción, como así ha sido con Mar Flores, amiga y ahora madrina de su estreno como presentadora.

TEN ficha a Vicky Martín Berrocal para un magacín clásico de sobremesa
El programa, de título ‘Tendencias’, contará en su equipo con el subdirector de ‘Hable con ellas’ y la subdirectora de ‘El programa de Ana Rosa’
Tanto trajín es normal que haya pasado factura a su aspecto físico, ¡bendita factura! Y es que Vicky no solo ha logrado quitarse de encima esos 10 kilitos que ya le pesaban, sino también rejuvenecer durante el proceso. Analizando con tiento su rostro, no parece que haya confiado en el bisturí para su transformación física, de hecho, ella siempre ha renegado de la cirugía como medio para resistirse a los inevitables estragos que provoca en cualquiera el paso del tiempo. Al menos eso dice ella, aunque no seremos nosotros quienes pongamos en duda su palabra.
Sea como fuere, ella no pierde el sentido del humor:

Wild Thoughts With Ivy Ross

“Good design is not just subjective. Nor is beauty. Some people think it’s arbitrary, but it’s not,” says Ivy Ross, the Head of Design for Google Hardware. It’s a Friday afternoon and Ross is working from her home, a modernist house with an almighty view of Mount Tam in Marin County. Lily Lin, a Google communications director, peers at us through a laptop camera positioned on the coffee table while Ross and I sit on an architectural sofa by Antonio Citterio. Lin’s video-link presence might feel Big Brotherish if she weren’t so good-humored and sisterly.

Ross is a “Greygler” as they call Google employees who are over forty, but she pulls off Current Elliott coated jeans and Converse Allstars customized with black studs as if she were a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (her alma mater). An enthusiastic interviewee, Ross is quick to draw on all aspects of her unusual curriculum vitae. Initially an award-winning jeweler, she went on to work in fashion companies like Calvin Klein, Coach and Gap as well as toy companies such as Disney and Mattel. From a deep understanding of product design in a range of materials (metal, textiles, plastics), she moved on to senior responsibilities in global brand marketing. She also spearheaded many initiatives to foster the productive use of intuition and imagination among her companies’ employees. As her current boss Rick Osterloh, Google’s SVP Hardware, explains, “Dorothy Parker once said, ‘Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.’ That, in a nutshell, is Ivy.”

The mandate of design in the tech sector has changed dramatically. A little over a decade ago, it meant black boxes and gray gadgets. Now industrial design is only part of a puzzle in which “user experience design” takes precedence. Why? Tech is not much use if people can’t figure out how to use it. Ross oversees a team of approximately 100 people, who focus on the industrial and user-experience design for phones (their new Pixel), voice-activated assistants (Google Home), tablets, virtual reality products, and all sorts of top-secret special projects. They also deal with research and packaging. “We are excited to develop a complete design language,” says Ross. “The simplest things are the hardest to design because you don’t have a lot of places to hide.” As Head of Design, Ross’s gift for obtaining a sense of the big picture and the microscopic details is essential. “Ivy is a magical blend of broad experiences,” says Tony Fadell, a highflying entrepreneur who had the pleasure of “creating the future” with Ivy when he ran Google Glass. “She can deftly speak about fabrics, fashion trends, electronics, user interaction, marketing, sales, even ethnography. She’s a businessperson’s designer and a designer’s businessperson.”

When I ask about Google Glass, Ross turns to her laptop screen and raises her voice, “Yeah. So. Miss Lily?” Her communications director replies, “The project still exists, but we’re not announcing anything new at this point.” I press for a comment. “Glass was ahead of its time. To have a computer that small is incredible,” says Ross. “It was brave of us to put out a prototype. It was an honest entry—maybe served up innocently in a way that didn’t quite serve its purpose. Your average consumer doesn’t understand the concept of a prototype.” Google Glass is currently part of Google’s wearables division, which embraces products focused on virtual, augmented and annotated reality.

First Look at Josh Brolin as Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’ Revealed

Deadpool

He’s no Keira Knightley, but Josh Brolin does look plenty proud as Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2.

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool marketing machine extraordinaire, posted two first looks at a heavily scarred and cybernetically enhanced Josh Brolin as Cable on his Twitter. And true to form, he threw in a “premium Cable” joke too.

Just like Reynolds’ previous posts of Zazie Beetz as Domino last week, the Deadpool actor dropped a whopping two photos of Brolin’s Cable: one close-up of Brolin holding a finger up to his mouth and shushing the audience as his cyborg eye glows yellow, the second a full body shot where we can see Cable’s machine arm and machine gun, as well as a beat up teddy bear he carries on his person.

“We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future,” Reynolds wrote in the caption for the close-up shot.

Brolin has been beefing up for the role of Cable in 2018’s Deadpool 2, the sequel to 2016’s surprise hit Deadpool, which starred Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a foul-mouthed, self-aware superhero. In the closing credits of Deadpool, Wade promised that Deadpool’s infamous buddy Cable would appear in the sequel and be played by Keira Knightley, in a riff off on the after-credits bumper in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Knightley was busy I guess, and Brolin got cast in the part instead. Since then, he has expressed excitement for the role, posting several pictures of himself working out for the part — and promoting active wear. Hey, he can multitask!

In the comics, Cable is a fellow mercenary descended from Scott Summers and a Jean Grey clone, but his backstory may change for the film. Brolin’s Cable is a time traveling soldier described as being “in many ways the opposite of Deadpool.” In other words, he could be the stoic foil Reynolds’ wisecracking superhero demands.

Cable is an adversary-turned-buddy to Deadpool, first crossing paths with the Merc with a Mouth when Deadpool was tasked with assassinating him. Cable and Deadpool were soon paired together in an extremely popular comic book series and eventually became members of the X-Force, a strike team of mutants with a harsher edge than the regular X-Men.

Reynolds has promised that Deadpool 2 will lay the groundwork for an X-Force movie, and with essential members like Cable and Domino already a part of the Deadpool sequel, it seems like we’re not long for it.

Kelela’s Philosophy of Love

hen I sit down to talk with Kelela in July, there’s 6,000 miles between us—she’s in balmy Los Angeles, I’m in wintery Argentina—so we speak through our screens. In this case, though, breaking bread across the chasm-like gulf of physical distance by way of Skype feels fitting. Kelela’s sensuous electronic music is all about the interplay between soulfulness and technology, as her wistful, siren-like vocals float over surreally digitized soundscapes.

The singer’s forthcoming debut album, Take Me Apart, is a musical treatise on how passion sometimes gets in the way of life, with spacious tracks that illuminate the way we grow into, and around, the people we choose to love, like vines. The difficult work we have to do in leaving a relationship, or in making one work, is to disentangle ourselves and deconstruct the good and bad choices we’ve made along the way—we essentially have to take ourselves apart.

The record may be the 34-year-old’s first full-length, but it’s been a long time coming. A second-generation Ethiopian-American, Kelela was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the suburbs of Gaithersburg, Maryland. She grew up on a diverse musical diet that included jazz icon Sarah Vaughan, Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke, and TLC. After aborted educational stints at Montgomery College and American University, where she studied sociology with interest in sustainable development in Africa, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2010.

In L.A., she flirted with jazz and prog metal before settling into a more idiosyncratic lane, teaming up with alternative club label Fade to Mind to release her startling 2013 mixtape, Cut 4 Me, which garnered co-signs from the likes of Björk and the Knowles sisters. She migrated to Warp Records for her 2015 EP follow-up, Hallucinogen, and continued to pair up with intrepid soundscapers like Arca and Clams Casino. More recently, she has popped up on albums by Gorillaz, Danny Brown, and Solange, while her winning, no-fucks stage persona has made her a perennial music festival favorite.

Kelela leans heavily on the “black girl pop” universe that Janet Jackson, working with producers Jam and Lewis, galvanized in the mid 1980s. Janet, in turn, paved a lane for lithe ’90s vocalists including Aaliyah and Kelis, who paired with adventurous Pro Tools wizards like Timbaland, the Neptunes, and Missy Elliott in order to redefine soulful pop as whimsical headphone psychedelia inspired as much by Jodeci’s mechanized R&B as UK trip-hop acts like Massive Attack and Portishead. It’s this weird world of breathy, compressed soprano vocals, turbulent beats, and warped synthesizers that remains Kelela’s happy place.

The Brainstorming and Planning Phase

Brainstorming and Planning might seem like obviously steps to take when going from idea to launch. Unfortunately, many people skip over these steps because:

  • They’re too anxious and have to start
  • They feel like they’re behind schedule
  • They don’t want to face the fact that they have no idea how they’re going to turn their idea into reality

The reasons why people skip over these steps should clearly reveal just how important they are.

Being anxious or feeling like you’re behind schedule is only going to result in sub-par work.

And not wanting to face the fact that you have no idea how you’re going to turn your idea into reality is simply insane: at this phase, you’re not supposed to know!

That’s exactly why this phase exists: so you can write out the steps you need to take and the milestones you need to hit in order to accomplish your goal.

3 Steps to getting your plan started

There are 3 steps to successfully completing the Brainstorming portion of this phase, and those are:

  1. Writing out what you already know
  2. Doing research
  3. Asking others who have already done what you want to do

 

Once you’ve completed your Brainstorming, it’s time to take the information you’ve gathered and put it into a plan. This means specific steps – in order – with due dates in place.

Be sure to tune into this episode to get details on each of these steps, along with other critical tips for successfully completing the Brainstorming and Planning phase of your journey from idea to launch!