Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pedro del Hierro inscribes words of encouragment on Vicente del Bosque´s jacket!


Pedro del Hierro, official partner of the Royal Spanish Football Federation and the brand chosen to dress the reigning World Cup champions, has selected the best of a very large bunch of fan’s motivational messages to be sewn into the lining of the official suit jacket which the National Coach, Vicente del Bosque, will take with him to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014.
Shared with more than a million followers through social networks, the brand’s initiative has prompted a huge response with thousands of messages wishing the team the best for a second World Cup victory. “Reach for our second Star”, “If you close your eyes, you will hear all of Spain cheering for you’, “Remember that our dream is your glory” are among the 23 messages chosen to accompany the National Coach of this world-beating team to all the World Cup games.
On presenting the suit to Vicente del Bosque in the Rozas Football City, Ignacio Sierra, Grupo Cortefiel’s Corporate Director General, turned to the National Coach and said: “Thanks to the love of the fans and to Pedro Del Hierro, you will be able to look inside this jacket when you are in the midst of the challenge, and feel your country’s encouragement as you carry Spain in your heart - and in your lining”. He added: “We are honoured to dress the best team in the world and to represent a sector which Spain can also lead”.
The official suit includes a new tie in signature red, in tribute to the national team, and the new coat of arms embroidered in gold.

Pedro del Hierro, part of Grupo Cortefiel since 1992, was founded in Madrid in 1880 and is a leading European fashion retailer. The Group has a network of 1964 points of sale and is present in more than 70 countries through its four brands: Cortefiel, Pedro del Hierro, Springfield and Women’secret.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Jozami Collection at the Lazaro Galdiano Museum

Exhibition: BETWEEN TIMES...


Curator: Diana B. Wechsler

OPENING: February 13, 2014

Venue: Lazaro Galdiano Museum
Serrano 122 Madrid

February 13 through May 12, 2014

The Lazaro Galdiano museum on Serrano is one of Madrid´s best kept secrets.

Once the private home of José Lázaro Galdiano (1862-1947) Spanish financier, journalist, publisher and art collector, who at the time of his death owned one of the largest and most significant art collections in Spain. Described in 1940 as "one of the greatest patrons of culture in nineteenth century Spain".

The building itself or palace is one of the few left in the Barrio Salamanca in Madrid, many of which have been torn down to make way for high rises. The corner of Serrano and Maria de Molina is where you can still find these original "palace homes". The Lazaro Galiano museum maintains its structure both inside and out. Across the street, the IE Business school, have kept most of the outside structure, but the insides have been butchered.


The Jozami Collection consists in a vast selection of works of modern and contemporary art by artists from Argentina, other Latin American countries, and other places around the world. Initiated more than 35 years ago by Aníbal Yazbeck Jozami, it has grown in recent years with additional contributions by his wife Marlise Ilhesca. It is a collection that has taken shape through desire and passion and it is consolidated with every new acquisition as a markedly international aggregate of global aspirations coexisting with local tensions. Centering on diversity, it represents the perspectives of a contemporary humanism.

Between Times... is an exhibition produced of a selection of works of the Jozami Collection that comprises two main sections: Presences of the Jozami Collection at the MLG and Figuration and its Limits.

In Presences... each piece correlates-by adhesion or dissent-to the conditions of production and interpretation of its time. However, it is also interpreted from the present and with the interpretive conditions that this entails. With these considerations in mind, the pieces of the Jozami Collection, chosen for their pertinence to each one of the narrative themes in the halls of the Lazaro Galdiano Collection, are presented with an aim to activate the senses and convert the show into a thought-provoking space.

Intervention, convergence, analogy, quotation and parody are among the situations sought/provoked/evoked from this international contemporary art show featuring the Jozami Collection. It is an invitation to revisit the Lazaro Galdiano Museum with attention to the signals, interferences, and short, the presence of the pieces of the collection of this South American couple within the historical-artistic narrative of the showrooms in this Spanish museum.

Figuration and its Limits, the other section of Between Times... arises from the assumption that the arts offer other means of accessing the real and that we can progress with regard to some of the forms that these realities take on. This selection of works of the Jozami Collection offers an overview of the modern and contemporary figurations in the works from a series of artists from the Southern Cone, brought together through different micro-stories: that of the critical figurations (Lacámera, Vigo, Berni, Muniz, Schvarz, Espina, Sacco) and their metaphysical and surreal drifts (Batlle Planas, Forner, Xul Solar, Ducmelic, Aizenberg), that of the representations of space and landscape as marks of belonging (Sívori, Malharro, Figari, Quinquela Martín, Noé, Kuitca, Liliana Porter) and that of modern-style figurations on the frontiers of abstraction (Torres García, Gurvich, Pailós, Seoane, Hlito).

In Spanish, but will help you see the exhibition


Pedro del Hierro Madrid returned to New York City to present their Fall/Winter
14/15 fashion collection, with Carmen March, Creative
e Director for the brand.

“More than anything,” says Carmen March, “it was a feeling of hope that inspired
me”. While she was designing this Fall/Winter
collection, March was also re-reading, Spanish authoress, Carmen Laforet’s classic 1940s novel,
"Nada" which has inspired this new collection.

The Pedro del Hierro brand belongs to the Grupo Cortefiel which also includes women´secret, Cortefiel and Springfield.

Friday, November 8, 2013

women´secret presents their latest lingerie and swimwear at 20th anniversary fashion show


Sara Carbonero, ambassador for Women’secret’s 20th anniversary, attended the event alongside other famous faces including Bimba Bosé, Malena Costa, Clara Alonso, Paloma Lago, Aída Folch and Ana Fernández among others, to see what’s in store for the leading woman’s underwear, sleepwear and swimwear brand.

Translation Sara Carbonero: Sara Carbonero:
There is a kimono with a very happy, floral pattern in blues and whites that I really love. I think it is really fun because it looks just like a pyjama top for staying at home. But it has been adapted to be outerwear and is really ‘wearable’, especially with jeans and a basic white t-shirt. It is really uplifting.
All of the lingerie dresses - the black ones with lace, those with low necklines and backs - are very sexy. They have very feminine silhouettes.
I am very comfortable with this project and this brand; it has all been very natural from the start. I feel a real affinity with the clothes.
I am wearing a dress from the collection. It is the most special one for me. I loved it because of the fabric. It is like very fine velvet, not heavy at all. They have altered it to fit my current condition and body right now.

women’secret thrilled guests who attended the commemorative 20th anniversary fashion show held last night at the Royal Botanic Garden in Madrid, where the category leading brand unveiled their corsetry, lingerie and swimwear collections.

Before the show kicked off, Jaume Miquel, Director General of Women’secret, thanked everyone there for coming on such a special day for the brand: “Thank you for joining us over the last 20 years…today we would like to give you the best of Women’secret, our fashion vision and upcoming trends for next Spring/Summer”.

Among the many familiar faces, Sara Carbonero’s stood out, as ambassador for Women’secret’s 20th anniversary. She dazzled in a flattering long, blue velvet dress from the Night Suits collection and commented that “for me, it is the most special piece and they have adapted it to fit me in my current state. There is also a short version but the long one is ideal for celebratory occasions like today”. She has really enjoyed her experience as an ambassador for Women’secret: “I have felt very comfortable throughout our collaboration over the past few months, and I have been able to really identify with the brand and enjoy the new pyjama collection which also works as outerwear”. Highlights of the “Night Suits” collection for her include the patterned kimono: “It’s a really fun item to wear both at home and also out and about, perfect with a white t-shirt”.

Sara admitted to a passion for fashion and claimed that “I have my own style. You can follow trends but it’s best to adapt them to your own style”.

On the catwalk, Spanish models including Clara Alonso and Malena Costa as well as the Czech Ester Satorova, partner of tennis player Tomas Berdych, wore spectacular outfits designed to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary.

Black, white and other dusty tones united a show brimming with elegance and sensuality. The show included looks from current collections, an advance of Spring/Summer 2014 and the special Night Suits collection, which included lingerie-style looks perfect for outerwear. This season Women’secret embraces sexy corsetry, for your wedding day and night, as well as lingerie that plays with sheerness and opacity among other trends. To close the show, the sophisticated and sensual swimwear collection was unveiled, showcasing innovative garments with different textures and patterns, even including neoprene. A high heeled mule in black and white silk completed the looks, courtesy of the Lodi brand.

The commemorative fashion show wraps up a year filled with initiatives to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary. Highlights include the launch of the Special Post-Surgery Bras with Dexeus Women’s Health collection.

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Women’secret has 568 stores and concessions in 47 countries and is the leading underwear, sleepwear and swimwear brand for today’s woman. It is a global brand which stands out due to its creativity, efficiency and sensitivity. Created by and for women, the objective of Women’secret is to be the preferred underwear, sleepwear and swimwear brand of 25-45 year old women who want to feel beautiful, comfortable and sensual all day, every day.

#Free multimedia on this event at

PressRelease, Blog


Monday, November 4, 2013

Peter Pan, at the Teatros del Canal over Christmas

Peter Pan for the whole family at the Teatros del Canal over the Christmas holidays!
tickets on sale now:

The Ananda Dance group, winner of the 2006 Nation Dance Company award offers Peter Pan from December 12, 2013 until January 5, 2014. 

The classic fairy tale created by J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan, about the boy who wouldn´t grow performed as a ballet is an excellent Christmas holiday outing in Madrid for parents and kids.  Peter Pan and Wendy bring their magical adventures alive with the help of fairies, mermaids, Redskins and of course, Captain Hook ...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cruz de Alba 2011, best tempranillo wine


Cruz de Alba is a red wine is grown under “biodynamic viticulture”,  with a  respect for nature and ecological agriculture.  

From the Cruz de Alba bodegas, www.cruzdealba.esCruz de Alba 2011 - not yet on the market- received the highest score and was the overall winner at the eighth edition of the itinerant "Tempranillos the World", held in Toledo, coinciding with the International Summit Wine of Castilla -La Mancha, held this week.  Five hundred different samples from 7 different countries and 35 tasters from all over the world were asked to select the best wine from the tempranillo grape.

The tempranillo grape is the traditional grape from Spain. The Cruz de Alba bodegas are located in Peñafiel in Castilla La Mancha.

Price : 15,95 euros

Sunday, October 27, 2013

women'secret and Women's Health Dexeus launch the Special Post-Surgery Bras collection

Women’s Health Dexeus and Spain´s top lingerie brand, women'secret, have teamed up to create the first collection of lingerie for women who have suffered a mastectomy due to breast cancer.

Science and fashion come together to bring the Special Post Surgery Bras intended to offer an affordable collection of modern and sexy underwear tailored to their needs.

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Pedro del Hierro goes to New York


Spain´s luxury fashion brand Pedro del Hierro presented the "Pedro del Hierro Madrid" by Carmen March at the Canoe Studios in New York during the New York Fashion week.

This is the second collection by the designer and Pedro del Hierro Creative Director. March´s first collection is now in the stores.

Based on the Spanish artist, Mariano Fortuny, a visionary creative force that changed the course and modern concept of fashion. In Carmen March´s own words, "Fortuny and his laid back orientalism aesthetics set the basis for the new Spring/Summer collection for 2014".

Carmen March

Pedro del Hierro, part of the Cortefiel group since 1992, has stores in 33 different countries, with 400 points of sale in individual stores and within Cortefiel premises.

Grupo Cortefiel, which was founded in Madrid, Spain, in 1880, is a leading company in European fashion, with a sales network of over 1,900 stores. The group is present in over 70 different countries through four chains: Cortefiel, Pedro del Hierro, Springfield and Women'secret.

Pedro del Hierro shop on line:


Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer in Madrid 2013 "Veranos de la Villa".

Every year, Madrid organizes extensive cultural events in the city and in surrounding towns and villages.

Kick off date this year is Saturday the 6th of July LOS JARDINES DE SABATINI  on Saturday the 6th of July with the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid (ORCAM).

Summer in #Madrid? #VeranosdelaVilla Here is the official link for the summer events in #summerMadrid

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Madrid creates "Legacy Cities" for the promotion and protection of El Escorial, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares

Madrid boosts tourism of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares consolidating the promotion and protection of these historical sites

The Community of Madrid has created the brand "Legacy Cities" to promote the three Unesco heritage sites of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares

A “passport” will be offered to visitors allowing for  a reduction in the entry fee to monuments, discounts in shops and travel

The passport 'Legacy Cities'

The “Cities Legacy passport” will allow for special prices at museums and monuments, as well as at 157 commercial establishments, restaurants and hotels adhered to the program in the three municipalities with discounts from 5 to 10%. Renfe and the Madrid travel Consortium have also joined the initiative.

The “passport” will be sold both at the three Heritage site cities and at the office of Tourism of the City of Madrid, located in the Plaza Mayor.

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial became Unesco World Heritage in 1984. The city of Alcalá de Henares was declared a World Heritage site in 1998 and is home to Cervantes. Aranjuez Cultural was declared a World Heritage Unesco in 2001 whose Royal Palace and historical gardens are

All information on this program 'Legacy Cities' can be found on / tourism, as well the websites of the various entities that are part of agreement.

Friday, May 10, 2013

BOTIN Centre in Santander is looking for an Artistic Director

MUF is publisihing this information as we have received it...

Artistic Director, Botín Centre

€ Competitive Salary package

Location: Santander, Spain

Artistic Director, Botín Centre

€ Competitive Salary package

Location: Santander, Spain

The Botín Centre, a major new art centre in Santander, designed for the Botín Foundation by the world-renowned architect, Renzo Piano, is seeking to appoint an internationally recognised contemporary art curator as its first Artistic Director. The new Centre which will open to the public in summer 2014, builds on the cultural and educational work of the Foundation over many years, aims to become a world leader in the potential of art and culture to boost creativity and bring economic and social development to the region of Cantabria.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working with the Art Advisory Committee, chaired by Vicente Todoli, former Director, Tate Modern, the Artistic Director will develop and deliver an exciting and enlarged visual arts programme which will bring to Santander a programme of international quality, in keeping with the mission and purpose of the Botín Foundation.

In meeting the requirements of the role, the Artistic Director will have:

A track record of producing excellent exhibitions and programmes
Experience of working as a senior curator in one or more internationally renowned museums
A good academic record
Written and oral fluency in Spanish and English.

They will be team players, excited to work with the Executive Director, the Art Operations Director and the rest of the team in the delivery of an arts programme to inspire and delight audiences in Santander and beyond.

For more information or to receive an application pack, please contact:
Liz Amos or Mary Deegan of Liz Amos Associates
+44 (0)20 7884 9201

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 27th May 2013 (close of business)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Strawberry Train between Madrid and Aranjuez

The Strawberry Train “Tren de la Fresa” between Madrid and Aranjuez season begins

 As of May 11 until June 30, the Strawberry train will be running every Saturday and Sunday between Madrid and Aranjuez. And then again from September 7 to October 27.

The train departs from the Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid at Paseo de Delicias 61 at 10 am, arriving 50 minutes later and the return journey departs from Aranjuez at 6:25 in the evening. The ticket includes a guided visit to Aranjuez's gardens and Royal Palace, and the passengers are invited to enjoy the world famous Aranjuez strawberries en route.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I LOVE RETRO- the most important Retro Furniture Fair in Spain May 9-12

NEXT I LOVE RETRO FAIR IS 21 al 24 de noviembre 2013

I LOVE RETRO Fair at the Chamartín Train Station is underway. The vintage furniture fair celebrated twice a year in Madrid is fast becoming the vintage fair of reference in Spain.

From 11 am on, May 9 to 12 at the Attic of the Chamartin Train Station you will find over 100 national and international exhibitors, experts, decorators, furniture and home accessories from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

On May 11 there will be an auction organized by Duran Subastas with proceeds going to the International Cancer Association.  The furniture and decorative objects auction starts at 18:30 this time for a colon cancer research project.

This year the event has unveiled a stand of old Vespas for sale with collectibles, such as the Vespa Primavera model.  It will also be the legendary Ducati Mini Marcellino.

Dogs are allowed and every day there will be special events to make the visit more enjoyable. You may even be able to find a pet as the fair is collaborating with an animal shelter.

Important Facts:Hours: 10-21 hours continuously - (Thursday, 9-domingo12)Location: Chamartín Station. Street Agustin de Foxa s / n, Madrid.Metro / train / bus station: Chamartin.Entrance: 5 euros. Children and unemployed free, pet-free. Valid for 4 days.

multimedia free download (text in Spanish) 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Madrid celebrates 400 years of the 'Exemplary Novels' of Cervantes

The Cervantes Museum in Alcalá de Henares "Casa Natal de Cervantes" is hosting an exhibition on 12 short stories Miguel de Cervantes wrote in 1613

The exhibition is part of the program of activities "Night of the Books" to be celebrated on Abril 23.

400 years of exemplary novels can be seen at the Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes (C / Mayor, 48. Alcalá de Henares) from tomorrow, April 23, to October from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

The exhibition brings together for the first time the complete Cervantes collections in the Community of Madrid´s libraries, as well as other
collections kept in Madrid.

Alcalá de Henares can be reached via train from Atocha Station.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

“MADE IN SPAIN" Spanish Contemporary Realism

“MADE IN SPAIN" Spanish Contemporary Realism at the Galería Santiago Echeberria in Madrid.

Owned and run by Santiago Echeberria, the gallery of the same name Castelló Street in the Salamanca district of Madrid is showing an exciting collection of Spanish contemporary realism.

Santiago Echeberria at the entrance of his gallery

"Made in Spain" is showing the Spanish painters Amalia Avia, Maria Moreno, Javier Banegas, Pedro Campos, Jose Luis Corella, Golucho, Alejandro Marco, Edgar Mendoza, Eloy Morales, Miguel Angel Moya, Guillermo Oyaguez, Alejandro Quincoces, Francisco Roa, Pedro del Toro are the artists included in the exhibition.

Angel Moya "Estación de Francia"

Maria Moreno "Casas"

Javier Banegas "Tres Tonos"

Spanish painters have always shown special ability to bring realism and vitality to the actual life around them. Superior draughtsmanship, a mastery of realist technique and an innate culture of centuries of imagery on canvas make this exhibition an excellent opportunity to enjoy a small yet excellent collection of what is actually developing in Spain in the realm of contemporary realism.

Jose Luis Corella "Lady in Plastic"
José Luis Corella "Waverley Restaurant"

Pedro del Toro "Caballero de Gracia"

Francisco Roa "Lago en La Granja"

Golucho "Alicia"

Golucho "Vaso con flor de Membrillo"


Galería Santiago Echeberria

Castelló 120
28006 Madrid. España

Tel: 91 564 48 06
Fax: 91 564 47 26
Open from 11 to 2 p.m and from 5 to 9 p.m.
Closed on Saturday afternoon and in August