"Bariloche is famous for its handmade chocolate. Did you know that in Italy we make this little gesture with our finger on the cheek 2 say 'It's gooooood!'? :-)"

Dulce de Leche, Dulce Argentina.

Hello world,

The closer your plane gets to Ezeiza airport, the more you realize that Buenos Aires is huge. You can’t see its borders, where it begins or where it ends. Absolutely breathtaking.

I knew it from the beginning: my +13H flight was really worth the trouble.

First of all, since half Argentineans (or more?! 🙂 ) have Italian ancestors, I felt like at home, like being in my Italia. And since they speak Spanish, -with a very funny and nice accent I have to add- I felt like being at my second home too, in Spain. My divided heart became one in Argentina ♥ 

"Portsaid Winter 2013 Campaign -  Isla Victoria, Patagonia."
Portsaid Winter 2013 Campaign - Isla Victoria, Patagonia.

The astonishing landscape of Patagonia was the location chosen for our shooting.  A domestic super-turbolenced (neologism?!) flight (PS. watching a tropical storm from above, with its lightning and shades is priceless) took us to destination: Pilar, Martin, Mariana, Veronica, Jauni, Faku, Martita, Nat and Giselle. A super team for a common mission: to shoot the new Portsaid fashion campaign.

"Shooting Portsaid Winter 2013 Campaign. From pictures..."
Shooting Portsaid Winter 2013 Campaign. From pictures...

It has been really a great experience and all the team made a great job. I can’t wait to see our pictures and our video online. The seasons on the other side of the world are opposite to ours. In December Summer begins there. But don’t deceive yourself –as I wrongly did- it was freezing in Patagonia, temperatures were around 1-3º in Bariloche! (Nothing compared to the +30º in Buenos Aires). Thank God we shot the new winter collection! 😉

"...to video ;-)"
...to video 🙂

I fell in love with the nature of Bariloche and Villa Langostura. Its forests and tall trees, its mountains, its silence…and its amazing handmade pastry and chocolates!! Just…Wow!!! Totally unfair to bring a model over there, they should prohibit it!! Hahahaha

"Bariloche is famous for its handmade chocolate. Did you know that in Italy we make this little gesture with our finger on the cheek 2 say 'It's gooooood!'?"
Bariloche is famous for its handmade chocolate. Did you know that in Italy we make this little gesture with our finger on the cheek 2 say 'It's gooooood!'?

It is amazing how space perception can change from one culture to another. I guess this is what impacted me the most about this great country. Some people told me they use to drive more than 1500km to reach a ‘near’ holiday destination for the weekend. I mean, for 3 days. I remember that when I was a child my father used to drive 450km to reach Tuscany and spend ALL our Summer holidays there. Another example: it took more than 1 hour to drive from one district of Buenos Aires to another one that, in our driver’s opinion, was very close from where we were. Totally impressed. Everything in Europe is so close. An hour flight is enough to change country, language and culture! Isn’t it funny?!

"Loving and enjoying the nature of Isla Victoria."
Loving and enjoying the nature of Isla Victoria.

I hope you like my making of pictures of my Patagonian experience. Thank you very much to Martin, Flor and all professional Portsaid team who gave me the opportunity to find out the extreme beauty of their fashion and their country.

"Feeling wilde shooting in the forest :-)"
Listening to Martin's precious advices while shooting in the forest

A special hug to all the goodhearted Argentineans who are reading my post of today. Great pleasure to meet you. I hope to be back again very soon.

Love,

Renata

"Was nice to meet you Argentina. I'll be back!"
Was nice to meet you Argentina. I'll be back!