Ole! The Little Red Dress of Flamenco at Tablao Cordobes Barcelona

Chanel established itself as the epitome of feminine chic with its little black dress and make owning one every woman’s dream. To me, a little red dress is as essential to female wardrobe as the Chanel little black dress.

I always believe the little red dress possess certain form of mysterious power. It’s almost like a kind of superpower that makes me feel I can bring out the other side of me (yes I’m a typical Gemini!)

It wasn’t until I came across a flamenco dancer at the first ever flamenco show I saw in Brisbane when I realized the power of the little red dress in full swing. The lady in red stepped up slowly, yet bursting with energy, to the centre of the stage in strong, rhythmic tunes from a flamenco guitar. She was bold, and her eyes were shimmering with an unstoppable flow of passion.

Apart from hunting for the fluffiest churros and the sweetest sangria, I sent myself to Spain on a mission – to see the deadliest little red dress and the finest Flamenco dance in action. A winter night spent at Tablao Cordobes at Las Ramblas Barcelona didn’t disappoint.


Lovely decor in a cave-like show room at Tablao Cordobes


A night of flamenco and sangria well spent at Tablao Cordobes!

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Sharing a few ‘pinspirations’ from flamenco style and my obsessions with the bold & beautiful red:

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Dolce and Gabbana collection from Milan Fashion Week 2013: inspirations from the medieval Spanish royal?


Dolce and Gabbana Milan Fashion Week 2013


Talking about red and the Spanish finest I just have to mention Loewered_lace_and ruffles

Penelope Cruz looking red hot!

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Now does everyone feel the fierceness of the little red dress?


  1. I love your selection of Little Red Dresses and these flamenco-inspired looks ! Thank you so much for following my blog ! Fashionable best wishes from Marseille, France !

    1. thanks for sending some love my way! my pleasure, love reading inspiring posts 🙂

  2. Melted when I looked at the Penelope’s dress!!!!! HOT

    1. Surely she’s smoking HOT HOT! I didn’t think Penelope Cruz was this hot until I saw her in red featured in the latest Campari campaign, check out the rest of the pics too!

  3. I love love all Spanish-inspired fashion. I am moving to Barca by the end of this- or the beginning of next year. Any tips?

    1. Hello Mariska! So excited for you for the move to Barca! I fell in love with everything Spainish after my first visit and wish I could stay longer. Barcelona is definitely a parasdise for the shopping queen like myself! The best buy from my trip is an accessories shop called Dayaday, which sells great quality Spanish designed leather bags and other goodies without the big price tag! Im sure I’ll need your expert advice on Barca for my next visit 🙂

  4. I have just come back from doing some travelling through Europe and your last few blog entries have brought back so many lovely memories. Thanks for dropping passed my blog too. I’m glad you like the post on Sydney Autumn. Hope to see you back there!


    1. Wow I’m thrilled that you enjoyed reading my post, thank you! Wish we live a bit closer to Europe so we could just fly over and spend a weekend there, wouldn’t it be nice? 🙂 Yes I’m smelling the aroma of autumn here in Brisbane too. Your beautiful writing made autumn days in Sydney sound very poetic.

  5. Hello from Barcelona. Thank you for visiting my city and for this wonderful post! I love Spanish traditional art… please visit bcn-antiqueandvintage (Spanish Traditional section), where you will find nice pieces. Thank you once again, and if you ever come back to Barcelona , I will be glad to recommend you some exciting places! (have you spent some time in Sitges?)

  6. Love the pics! Great way of combining fashion with culture!

    1. Glad to get people like you who share the same passion to stop by my way 🙂

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and I am glad I visited yours! Beautiful and soft Totally agree, the red dress is way better! 🙂

  8. I could not resist this Spanish theme: you have assembled some stunning images! Glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way. Phil.

    1. My pleasure Phil! Thanks for stopping by my way too. I’ve just fallen in love with Spanish culture, cuisine and fashion since my last visit. I’m going to share more of Spain through my lenses on my blog soon, stop by again if you have a sec 🙂

  9. Rebecca Madera · · Reply

    Love your Spanish theme. Would you happen to know the name of the Spanish-style bridal dress featured here? I know that the designer is Rosalynn Win, but I don’t know the name of the dress. Thank you.

    1. Lovely to have you stop by Rebecca! You’re right, it’s a simply gorgeous dress by Rosalynn Win, and it’s the Valencia gown from her Intrigue collection. Just saw this gown on her site too http://www.rosalynnwin.com/collections/intrigue-collection/ so I’m hoping the style is still available! Are you hunting for your dream wedding gown?

  10. Amazing selection of red dresses. Love the flamenco dancers. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Love the firey red colors of these dresses and also the cream lacey gown! Thanks, too, for visiting my blog.

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