Taking a Summer Break From Work

Taking a summer break from freelance work

The heat is oppressive… Your appetite wains. You’re dreaming of autumn or an upcoming holiday escape. How much longer can this go on? No energy to do anything, let alone work. After non-stop activity, it’s finally time to take a break.

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Tips to Survive Summer as a Freelance in Barcelona

survive summer as a freelance in barcelona

 Non-stop activity during the year? Don’t go crazy in summer.

It seems like we spend all year waiting for summer. But I have to admit that I find it highly overrated, especially in Barcelona. Every year I completely forget how much summer gets on my nerves. I know I’m not the only one! Let’s discuss some ideas to avoid losing your cool in the hottest months of the year.

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Creative Project Manager for Ainhoa Herrera

Creative Project Manager - Vera Ciria - Barcelona

Photo by Anna Morago

As the winter months slowly crept by and spring began to make an appearance, it was time to start tackling the work to be done for Ainhoa Herrera’s Spring / Summer Collection 2016. Comprising four leather bags, this small selection, entirely handmade in Barcelona, is filled with colour and texture.

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Creative Project Management for Ainhoa Herrera

Creative project management - Vera Ciria

“Silence invades the room and I sink into an almost meditative state as the knitting needles quietly click, adding rows and rows of stitches. I found solace in knitting after a rough period in life and have never looked back.” This is how Ainhoa Herrera’s story begins and is the text I wrote as the intro to her About.

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Prop Styling Photo Shoot for L’He Fet

prop styling photo shoot - Vera Ciria

Olga first contacted me to carry out the production of her spring / summer 2015 prop styling photo shoot. After the success of the photos, Olga contacted me once again to prepare the photo shoot and prop styling for her autumn / winter 2015-16 collection of L’He Fet hats.

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Food Styling for Albion Food and Events

food styling for albion food and events

I have personally been a fan of Claire’s heavenly cooking for quite some time now, (she created not one but two cakes for my wedding that disappeared so fast I didn’t even get a chance to taste both!) It was a great honour to help Claire with the food styling for her Albion Food & Events web, previously brainstorming the themes and perusing her menus to better understand the type of props that would be necessary. I was in charge of sourcing the different items, and once Claire had plated each dish, I swooped in to add the necessary details and arrangements. Nacho Martínez was the photographer in charge of capturing each image and he did a great job.

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Freelance Magazine Writer – Articles for Superyacht

As a freelance magazine writer, I create articles for several clients in Barcelona and abroad, which is always great fun. One of my clients is SuperYacht Magazine belonging to the new marina in La Barceloneta. The publication is an upscale lifestyle magazine about life in Barcelona. The articles necessitate a very personalised approach, which I love. It is an incredible experience to meet the people that make this city so special, spend some time with them to discover their passion and knowledge.

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Ponchos and Capes

I was contacted by the lovely Laura Sangrà a few weeks ago. She was preparing an article for the Catalan newspaper ARA regarding the ponchos and capes trend for a/w 2014-2015. I shared my opinion and a bit of history on this enigmatic item. And here is the final result!

ponchos and capes - El poncho esta de moda - ARA

ponchos and capes - vera ciria in diari ara

Miu Miu Barcelona – A Concise Fashion Review

Miu Miu Barcelona

Although the store has been open for a few weeks now, I thought it was about time that I shared my November column with you. If you have a moment, stop by the new Miu Miu store on Paseo de Gracia. Or better yet, wait until the 30th of November and have a stroll during The Shopping Night Barcelona.


Autumn Trends – Fashion Column for Barcelona Metropolitan

Autumn Trends - Fashion Column - Writer Vera Ciria

As temperatures start to drop at night, it’s time to start thinking about your upcoming winter wardrobe. For my October fashion column in Barcelona Metropolitan, I cover three of the most important options of autumn trends for this new season. Whether you opt for 1940s elegance, the hip chic of the 1960s or just wish to fend off the cold with a lovely coat, make sure you check out some of the great options in store. Just click on the photo to see a bigger version and enjoy the read!