About me


Me llamo Alba Barrera, y nací en Madrid hace 20 años. Actualmente, estudio Periodismo en la UCM, y compagino las clases con prácticas en empresas. No se muy bien cuando empecé a interesarme por la moda y la fotografía, yo creo que ha sido algo que siempre ha estado ahí, pero ha sido hace relativamente poco cuando he descubierto que me encantaría dedicar mi vida ello.

Para mí, la moda es mucho más que ropa más bonita o más fea. De hecho, me atrevería a decir que no existe una sola prenda en el mundo que no resulte bonita para al menos una persona. Es la manera de llevarla, de comunicar, de expresar con ella nuestra personalidad, o simplemente nuestro estado de ánimo (¿o acaso vestimos igual un sábado que un lunes por la mañana?). Es instinto y es coherencia, es medir y es arriesgar. Es el acto reflejo de girarte para volver a ver a alguien con quien te has cruzado por la calle, sólo por que necesitas volver a ver. Da igual si es alto o bajo, gordo o delgado. El estilo va mucho más allá de lo que sólo se ve.


My name is Alba Barrera and I was born in Madrid (Spain) 20 years ago. Currently, I'm studying Journalism at UCM, and I combine my classes with internships in enterprises. I don’t know when I became interested in fashion and photography, I think I have always been into these things, but recently, I discovered that I would love to dedicate my life to it.

In my opinion, fashion is more than pretty or ugly clothes. In fact, I dare to say that there’s not any piece of clothing in the world that doesn’t seem wonderful for at least one person. What matters most is how you wear it, and how you express your personality or simply your mood with fashion (or do you wear the same clothes at Saturday night and at Monday morning?). Fashion is instinct and coherence, is to measure and to risk. Fashion is the instinctive reflex that we feel when we saw someone in the street and we have to turn and look at him or her again because he or she has “something special”. Regardless of if this person is tall or short, fat or slim. Style goes far beyond what meets the eye.


ABOUT MY BLOG

A palabras necias tacones altos es otro blog de moda, tan parecido y tan diferente a todos los demás (nunca hay demasiados blogs de moda). Me gusta pensar que es una pequeña parte de mi, algo que podré mirar dentro de años y sentirme orgullosa. Moda, compras, fotografía, viajes… este blog es un coctel de todo lo que a mi me apasiona. Espero que os guste ;)


 A palabras necias tacones altos is another fashion blog, similar and different at the same time to the other blogs (there are never too much fashion blogs). I think it’s a little part of me, something that I’ll can look in many years and I’ll feel proud. Fashion, shopping, photography, travels… This blog is a cocktail of all the things I love. I hope you like it ;)


SPECIAL CLARIFICATION FOR MY ENGLISH-SPEAKING READERS

And what about the name of this blog? “A palabras necias, tacones altos” is just a pun, a word game. I always liked this Spanish saying: “a palabras necias, oídos sordos”. This means something like that: “turn a deaf ear to foolish comments” or “take no notice of the stupid things people say”. So I changed the words “deaf ear” (“oídos sordos”) for “high heels” (“tacones altos”). I think that wearing high heels, or any kind of clothes and shoes that you want to wear, you must be confident, and take no notice of the stupid things people say about you.