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Collaborate with Save the Children

Give some colour to La Roca Village

Once again, La Roca Village is collaborating with Save the Children.

From 20 August to 10 September 2016, the Village will be raising funds to assist in eradicating child poverty in Catalonia.To make a donation, visit the Tourist Information Centre and in exchange you will receive a book and some colouring pencils to help decorate the Village.

Your donation will help the campaign that aims to break the cycle of the inter-generational transmission of poverty through education; an essential tool to guarantee real and sustainable changes in children´s lives.

Give some colour to La Roca Village and join the campaign with Save the Children!

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Summer of sport

It's time to get back on track. From bold hues to cutting-edge prints, energise and empower your workouts this summer with our hand-picked edit of stylish sportswear.

Visit La Roca Village to discover your new pieces!

Face the Back To Real Life with style

Working 9 to 5: Inside the office of three fashion creatives

We hate to break it to you, but come September you’re tousled hair and sandals just won’t cut it for the office. Time for our annual reinvention. From what to throw on when you’re running late to nailing that Pinterest-worthy desk, three fashion insiders share how they go ‘back-to-school’ in style. You might even make it in for 9am.

THE STUDENT: Lily Kate of www.jolihouse.com 

On her capsule working wardrobe

Currently coveting…Velvet.  I’ll be keeping my eye out for a well cut pair of high waisted jeans, and maybe a skirt or two.  It’s not overly dressy, but is just that bit different for when denim gets boring.  I’m loving the dusky pinks and purples trend too, so lots of plum and raspberry.

Barcelona Designers' Collective

Carol Peña selection

Carol Peña is the art director, photographer and traveller behind the exquisite images of @misshedwig that every day inspires more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. During her visit to La Roca Village, Carol Peña set her imagination free at the Barcelona Designers’ Collective pop-up boutique, where she was impressed by the talent and creativity from Hey Studio, Jordi Canuda, Las Coleccionistas, Maria Roch and PeBe Store, among others. All of her selected pieces can be found at the Barcelona Designers’ Collective boutique at La Roca Village until 16 August 2016.

Carol Peña selects: 

HEY STUDIO

Tropic Print poster: Giclée print on Decor Smooth Art paper. It is hand-sealed. Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm Price: €35Find out more about HEY STUDIO >

JORDI CANUDASDipping Light lamp in brass: Dipping Light is the result of a methodology that produces lamps that deepen the light directly into colour. Layer by layer, different colour intensities are added to the light, making unique patterns for each lamp. Dimensions: 10 x 15 x 25 cmPrice: €145Find out more about JORDI CANUDAS >

The bet for the emerging talent

Barcelona Designers' Collective in the press

Barcelona Designers' Collective online:

Elle.es 'El futuro del diseño'

Vanity Fair 'Ocho nuevos diseñadores a los que seguir la pista este verano'

La Vanguardia 'Un escaparate para el talento'

Els Matins de TV3'El bo i millor dels joves dissenyadors de Catalunya en una sola botiga'

Barcelona Designers' Collective

Silvia Bartabac selection

The fashion blogger, travel and lifestyle expert Silvia Bartabac, editor of the blog bartabacmode.net, finds inspiration in the Barcelona Designers’ Collective boutique with casual and cool garments from emerging fashion talents and unique decoration. All these items can be found in the Barcelona Designers’ Collective pop-up boutique at La Roca Village until 16 August 2016.

Silvia Bartabac selects:

1. BASEssential N5 mini flowerpot for little cactus and plants, it has an integrated plate to allow water retention.Dimensions: 12 x 7.5 cmPrice: €30Find out more about BAS >

2. IKALinen striped kimono, ideal for its versatility.Price: CPVFind out more about IKA >

3. ZAZO & BRULLLong natural silk shirt in light pink, with wide, three-quarter-length sleeves.Price: €56Find out more about ZAZO&BRULL >

Barcelona Designers' Collective

Cup of Couple selection

Mike Madrid and Gabriel García, editors of the blog cupofcouple.com, jump into the Barcelona Designers’ Collective pop-up boutique with their particular vision. Below are some of the designs that most stood out for this creative duo. You can find all of them in the Barcelona Designers’ Collective pop-up boutique at La Roca Village until 16 August 2016.

Cup of Couple selects:

1. CIERTO ESTUDIO

Totem 8 – Totems is a series of cement lamps considered sculptures. A simple set-up system that allows you to exchange pieces of the lamp with relative ease gives you freedom to personalise the piece.Dimensions: 38 x 12 x 12 cm Price: €220Find out more about CIERTO ESTUDIO>

2. KRIZIA ROBUSTELLAUFO Party denim long-sleeve shirt with printed patches by Amaia Arrazola. Price: €95Find out more about KRIZIA ROBUSTELLA >

Barcelona Designers' Collective

Paula Ordovás selection

Journalist, public relations expert and fashion blogger Paula Ordovás is passionate about fashion, however, during the launch of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective pop-up boutique, the blog editor of MyPeepToes.com could not stop admiring daily objects reconstructed into unique designs, thanks to the creativity and ability of the emerging talents Bas, Bussoga, Casa Atlântica, Quimana and Don Fisher. You will find all of them in the Barcelona Designers’ Collective at La Roca Village until 16 August 2016.

Paula Ordovás selects:

1. BASEssencial N2 flowerpot – it protects the plant from the direct sunlight and retains the light in interior spaces due to its concave shape.Dimensions: 20.5 x 28 cmPrice: €85Find out more about BAS >

2. BUSSOGAFour ceramic coasters with fish illustrations.Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 0.8 cm Price: €24.50

If you like this fish design, you will also love the ceramic board, a tile with adhesive back and whiteboard pen to write notes.Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 0.8 cmPrice: €18.15

Get ready

Holiday packing: fashion essentials for every getaway

From luxury city breaks to week-long retreats, a summer holiday can instil a sense of creative inspiration, providing the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style. This season, pack beautifully with statement pieces that combine bold design with delicate detail. Here are our top picks for your favourite destinations…

BEACH BREAKFor long days by the water, rich hues will lend a refined aesthetic when layered under free-flowing silhouettes. Think luxe separates with bold undertones for subtle summer vibrancy. 

CITY BREAKThe key to city packing is to curate a contemporary capsule that moves seamlessly from day to night. Covet a quirky mix of tailored shapes and transformative jewellery for effortless elegance.

COUNTRY BREAKFor a country escape, opt for bohemian prints in soft pastel shades for a romantic twist on summertime style. Keep the look beautifully balanced by pairing your statement pieces with neutral accessories. 

ACTIVE BREAKFrom rejuvenating yoga retreats to hiking in the sun, nothing boosts wellbeing like a fitness-focused break. Supercharge your holiday workouts with our collection of dynamic, design-driven activewear.

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Are you festival ready?

Festival season is just around the corner, and whilst you may start off with the perfect side braid and artfully applied make-up – crowds, camping and crazy weather can really throw your look off point.  So to get you ready for the most Instagrammed season of the year, we’ve asked three top bloggers to share their style, beauty and wellness secrets. Selfie sticks at the ready!

Sophia from theskinnyandthecurvyone.com

Style tribe:Edgy urban

Where she’s going:Chiemsee Summer Festival.

Discover some summer tips

Summer Beauty

When it comes to summer beauty, mastering that effortless post-beach glow isn’t always easy. Sun, salt and chlorine can all interfere, wreaking havoc on our hair and skincare regimes. From textured waves to beautifully bronzed skin, the perfect sun-kissed finish calls for a touch of beauty prep – so we’ve asked three top bloggers to share their rituals for the season ahead.

Monica of mesvoyagesaparis.com

Beauty muse:I adore a chic daytime vibe – Olivia Palermo and Chiara Ferragni are my make-up muses.

In the summer make-up bag:Lip balm, face cream, lip-gloss and bronzing pearls.

Invigorate, energise and restore yourself

Supercharge your workout

While dynamic workouts are a crucial component of that summer body reboot, the steps you take before, during and after exercise are integral for keeping your lifestyle goals on track. From mood-boosting superfoods to supplement-infused oils, energise your body and balance your mind with our top tips to training harder…

INVIGORATE

UPON WAKING: For your first glass of the day, try infusing freshly squeezed lemon and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper into your water. The vitamin C, antioxidants and electrolytes in the lemon stimulate the liver’s natural enzymes, helping to oxygenate and detoxify the body. Meanwhile the cayenne pepper helps to regulate blood sugar and kick-start the metabolism by raising body temperature.

MOOD-BOOSTING BREAKFAST: For a revitalising twist on your usual smoothie or protein shake, why not experiment with different natural boosters? Try aloe vera for troublesome digestion, echinacea for its flu-fighting properties or ginseng for natural stress reduction.

THE POWER OF SCENT: If you tend to lose your focus mid workout, pack a small bottle of scented oil into your gym bag and massage onto your skin before you begin. Energising scents such as orange, peppermint and eucalyptus have been shown to improve concentration and hand-eye coordination.

Discover Catalonia

Benvinguts a pagès

From 17 to 19 June 2016, farmers all around Catalonia will be holding open days at their farms, ready to show us their herds, market gardens, workshops, fields, etc. The best way to get to know, enjoy and buy the produce of our land! You can visit farms in all parts of Catalonia and spend a perfect weekend with the Benvinguts a Pagès menu and special packages for your stay.Find out more:benvingutsapages.cat

Get the new official collection

New official collection FC Barcelona Nike Vapor 2016/17

Do not miss the new official collection from FC Barcelona, the football team that inspires fans all over the world. Discover the new FC Barcelona Nike Vapor 2016/17 kit with Aeroswift technology, merchandising items and tickets for Camp Nou.

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Discover the Scalpers Summer Collection

Scalpers is a brand defined by urban and sports trends, designed for men who understand the importance of details.

Discover the newly arrived summer collection and embrace the Scalpers style!

Summer swimwear collection by Scalpers. (From left to right in the image above) Camouflage swimming trunks: RRP €65/La Roca Village price €43  Blue squares swimming trunks: RRP €65/La Roca Village price €43  Red print swimming trunks: RRP €65/La Roca Village price €43  Green print swimming trunks: RRP €65/La Roca Village price €43  Black swimming trunks: RRP €65/La Roca Village price €43  Blue print swimming trunks: RRP €65/La Roca Village price €43  Floral print swimming trunks: RRP €65/La Roca Village price €43  Yellow swimming trunks: RRP €55/La Roca Village price €36 Blue swimming trunks: RRP €55/La Roca Village price €36

23 April

Celebrate ‘Sant Jordi’ at La Roca Village

Enjoy this festivity with storytellers, face-painting and other surprises!

SOLIDARY ROSES
During your visit to the Village, receive a solidarity rose*. The roses are handmade by disabled women at the Vicente Ferrer Foundation’s workshops in India.

STORYTELLERS
If you want to know the legend of ‘Sant Jordi’ from beginning to end, come and listen to our storyteller in front of Burberry at the following times: 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00.

FACE PAINTERS
Let our face painters transform you into your favourite superhero. They will be located at the Mori Restaurant square from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00.

‘Sant Jordi’ is a unique celebration. We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 23 April 2016.

*1,400 units available.

Job Fair

Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity at La Roca Village?

Do you have an interest in fashion and retail? Are you looking for a challenging work environment? Are you a people person?

La Roca Village is looking for professionals with extensive experience in retail and who have superior customer service and hospitality skills. Candidates must be able to speak Mandarin, Arabic, Russian or French. There are a wide range of fashion retail positions available, with both part-time and full-time possibilities.

If you are interested and meet the requirements specified above, email your CV to JobFairLaRocaVillage@luxetalent.es no later than 9 May 2016.In collaboration with:Ajuntament La Roca del VallèsGeneralitat de Catalunya – SOC “Àrea d'empresa i ocupació”ESCODI – Escola Superior de Comerç i DistribucióCETT - Escuela de Turismo – Tourism & Hospitality Education / Research (Universitat de Barcelona)HenKuaiCasa AsiaEcole Hôtelière de Lausanne

Interview with

Fern Mallis

International ambassadress of the project Barcelona Designers' Collective, 2015 edition. Winning creator of the Fashion Week in New York City.Can you talk to us about your involvement with this year's Barcelona Designers’ Collective? This is my first experience, seeing and participating with the Barcelona Designers’ Collective. I’ve looked to all of the various products design in the retail store in here and I’m being very impressed with it. I’m here to help give it some more visibility and talk about it to the media. I look forward to meeting the designers, and if there’s advice that I can give them, I’m here to do that.

What initially attracted you to the project and why is it important to you?I’ve spent my entire career nurturing and sustaining emerging talent, and consulting many different fashion weeks around the country that focus on emergent talent. I’m a big supporter of that, so when I was invited by La Roca Village to participate, I thought this would be a lovely opportunity to further that mission of discovering and helping emerging talent.

The Barcelona Designers’ Collective will not only discover but also champion emerging design talent - what qualities do you think are essential to succeed in today's design and fashion industries?The first element is talent and creativity and creating something that has a point of view and that is not something you see anywhere else. What you need to be successful in this industry is that vision, passion and you need a partner, you need financing and you need to know how to run a business or have a partner who can run that business with you.

In your opinion, what a designer has to do to emerge?One of the things a designer can do is get their application and try to get into this Designer Collective of La Roca Village. This is a whole new world with internet and social media, so they need to cultivate and create a strong social media presence. There are a lot of young emerging designers that don’t even have to be in a breaking modern store anymore. They can really do business in this new area, but they need to have an identity and a point of view on something that is consistent.

Why should La Roca Village customers be excited about the Barcelona Designers’ Collective? It’s an exciting opportunity for all the international guests and all the shoppers that are coming through here who know what some of the brands are and what they are looking at in the village. But I think there’s a sense of discovery, of discovering something new, and all good shoppers like to find something that nobody else has, and the Barcelona Designers’ Collective really allows that sense of discovery.

2015 edition

Barcelona Designers' Collective

Until 8 November 2015La Roca Village supports up-and-coming talents in the pop-up boutique Barcelona Designers' Collective. This second edition has been created in collaboration with FAD (Fostering Arts & Design) and will showcase the creations from different design disciplines: fashion, graphic design and illustration, product design, crafts and contemporary jewellery.

#LaRocaVillage #BarcelonaDesignersCollectivePANEL OF EXPERTSA panel of experts, consisting of renowned professionals of international prestige associated with different areas of design, has supported the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by endorsing the project, the products and the participating talent. This panel of experts value the creative talent, imagina- tion, originality and commercial vocation of those selected.NANI MARQUINA – PRESIDENT OF THE ADVISORY PANEL. DESIGNER, ENTREPRENEUR AND FAD PRESIDENTFERN MALLIS – INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADRESS OF THE PROJECT. WINNING CREATOR OF THE FASHION WEEK IN NEW YORK CITYJULI CAPELLA – ARCHITECTURETONI SEGARRA – CREATIVITYJOSEP ABRIL – FASHIONPABLO ERROZ – FASHION, BARCELONA DESIGNERS COLLECTIVE 2014 PRIZECONRAD ROSET – ILLUSTRATIONJOAN OLIVERAS BAGUÉS – JEWELLERYMANUEL OUTOMURO – PHOTOGRAPHYCARLOS SANTANA – RETAIL DIRECTOR AT VALUE RETAIL SPAINEMERGING TALENTSA selection of emerging talents in various areas of design, art and crafts, the La Roca Village Barcelona Designers’ Collective will feature high-quality products from original makers who have created their own brand with a clear commercial vision. Those taking part are in the early stages of their career, with links to Barcelona and its surroundings and offering a fresh vision in their field through their creations.GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND CRAFTSFASHION

Blogger picks

Sartorial suiting

Elegantly cut, exquisitely crafted and timeless in form, picking the perfect suit is an art. We’ve asked some of Europe’s top menswear bloggers to help you reach those suiting goals. Here’s a sartorial snapshot of formalwear across the continent…

UK: Ronan of thewild-swans.comI’ve been passionate about fashion and style for as long as I can remember. My mother always encouraged me to express myself through clothes, but I think my interest fully blossomed when I started reading GQ at 14. I would study each and every page and just knew I had to be a part of that world. For autumn, a good strong fabric such as vichy wool or herringbone will not only protect you from the cold, but it will also add plenty of elegance to your outfit. There’s an amazing brand selection when it comes to tailoring and suits at Bicester Village. Burberry, Dunhill, Ermenegildo Zegna and Reiss offer the best of their price range. I love the twist that Burberry and Reiss give to their suits in particular, with plenty of fabrics, patterns and colours to choose from.

Follow Ronan’s style:Facebook: @RonanLouisSummersTwitter: @xmrbrightside89Instagram: @ronansummers

Shop for menswear at Bicester Village

IRELAND: Damien of damienbroderick.netI bought my first suit when I was 22 – a three-piece tweed ensemble, great for autumn. To achieve the perfect cut, I’ll fit the jacket to the chest and shoulders and then get the sleeves altered. Same goes with slacks, if you fit them to the waist you can alter the length as desired. Hackett is a favourite brand of mine, it’s very Savile Row. Not to mention Hugo Boss and Ted Baker – no corners are cut with their pieces and every detail is as important as the last. It's easier to look after these suits too, a trusted dry cleaner can keep them looking new and altering will not compromise the structure of the garment. In terms of autumn accessories, I’ll invest in a smart pair of Chelsea boots or brogues and a simple trench coat.

Feel Good this spring

Miriam Albero's selection and interview

Blogger, triathlete and all round aficionado of the healthy life.Let's be honest, it's been ages since I did any sport, and I'd even go so far as to say I don't really look after myself very well. Where do I start?Start by setting yourself small goals. It's best that they are weekly. Plan to exercise three or four times in the first week and make sure you actually do it.

When is the best time to start getting in shape for the summer? Now is always the best time to start. Whenever you're ready to do it. Everyone knows themselves and knows their work and family life... It's not about doing sport as some form of sacrifice, it's about incorporating it into your everyday life and making it an essential habit.

And you, how do you take care of yourself?With fruit. It is our main source of vitamins and antioxidants; fruit nourishes us and gives us energy. I think it's the best food for feeling good.

Aside from sport and maintaining a healthy life, what makes you feel good?Spending an afternoon with my girlfriends, walking and going shopping with my mum at La Roca Village – we always find something special.

Can you give us a tip for those who like to dress up? How do you combine functionality and fashion in your sportiest outfits?There's always lots of colour in sportswear, my tip is to know how to combine colours and not go over the top. It's fun, you can combine various things without looking like a mannequin and you can only do that with sports outfits.

New boutique

Ted Baker now open

Discover this global lifestyle brand, now open at La Roca Village. A 'no ordinary designer label', Ted Baker offers menswear, womenswear, accessories.MORE INFO +

Opening

New Tourist Information Centre

On Thursday 30 July 2015, La Roca Village opened its new Tourist Information Office, with a new virtual concept to promote the region. The creation of this space was the result of an agreement between La Roca Village, the Catalonia Tourism Agency (Agència Catalana de Turisme) and the Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona). The Minister for Industry and Employment for the Catalonian Regional Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), Felip Puig, along with the Barcelona Provincial Council MP, Ramon Riera; the mayor of La Roca del Vallès, Albert Gil; and Elena Foguet, Business Director of Value Retail, opened the new office.

HOSPITALITY THAT STANDS OUT FROM THE REST The Tourist Information Office offers visitors all of the services at La Roca Village, which are aimed at providing a unique shopping experience for anyone and everyone. Guests can enjoy services such as Hands-free Shopping, which collects their purchases as they shop; exclusive transport service via the Shopping Express® coach tour, with routes from Barcelona and the Costa Brava; free Wi-Fi; multifaith prayer room; Personal Shopper service; VIP parking; multilingual staff; a family area; and a wide range of restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes (Catalan and Spanish, Asian, Italian, American and continental cuisine).

La Roca Village has become the first private space to have this type of information point. The office features self-service point-of-information monitors, that allow guests to check details on Catalunya.com (Catalonia Tourism Agency) and “Barcelona és molt més” (Barcelona is much more) (Barcelona Provincial Council). It also provides information on products offered in the region, such as spa tourism, Montseny or modernist architecture in the del Vallès area. Visitors can also find information on hotels and tourist attractions in the region – for example, the Catalunya Motorsport Race Track (Circuit de Catalunya).

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