Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ESCAPE Miami II

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      It's summer here in Miami & to me that means fun in the sun! The beach is absolutely my favorite place (doesn't take much to keep this girl happy), so during summer that's where you'll find me. I love the sand in my toes, the sun on my skin and the wind in my hair.

A special thanks goes to Orchid Boutique for this Maaji bikini. You should visit there website here-  http://www.theorchidboutique.com/


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        I teamed up with 45 of Miami's top fashion bloggers for a photo exhibit called "Our Summer Stories" photographed by Alexander Tamargo at the National Hotel. The event will take place at the National Hotel Miami Beach on Saturday July 19 from 12PM to 5 PM. Escape Miami Style Lounge for Miami Swim Week 2014 will have a 3PM poolside fashion show, complimentary cocktails and bites, spa and beauty treatments, such as haircuts for the guys and mini manicures and beach waves for the gals. There's also plenty of games and activities, even a gentlemen's corner added this year where the guys can hang out, have a brew and play a game of poker or dominos while the ladies can shop the latest summer trends off the runway from various local and national brands.

The event is complimentary to attend. RSVP a must to ESCAPEMIAMI2.EVENTBRITE.COM Must be 21 or over to attend. Valet parking is available.

Hope to see you there!  

WHEN:    Saturday, July 19, 2014

                  Noon – 5PM

WHERE:  National Hotel Miami Beach
                  1677 Collins Avenue
                  Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.nationalhotel.com

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

H&M Opening at the Miami International Mall


The newest H&M store in South Florida is opening it's doors tomorrow (Thursday, May 29th) at the Miami International Mall in Doral. The doors open at noon, but be sure to get there early because H&M is gifting the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and an Access to Fashion Pass, the value ranging from $10-$300.

As an eco-friendly retailer H&M is placing a large focus on their global garment recycling program. In stores there is recycling containers that customers can donate unwanted pieces of clothing for a 15% off voucher per bag of donated clothing. In addition to this, on the opening day H&M will be offering the chance to win gift cards valued between $50 and $100.

Be sure not to miss it!

H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) at Miami International Mall is located 
at 1455 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172.




Thursday, May 8, 2014

I'm Back!!!

So I know I have been MIA recently... But I'm back to the wonderful world of blogging! The reason for the lack of activity on my blog was due to so many changes that have been going on lately. All of which I plan on blogging about in the near future and updating you all on what I have been up to.

As for this post, I want to talk about a shoot I did with Cecilia Gonzales jewelry. We shot at their studio in Coconut Grove. It was impressive to see Cecilia's workshop where she lets her creative juices flow. Cecilia hand makes all of the pieces! I watched in amazement as she carefully attached miniscule gold links to each other by vigilantly soldering them together. Her attention to detail caught my eye and stole my heart. Aja was our Photographer for the day and she was so much fun to work with! It was a collaborative effort and those are my favorite projects, when everyone has a voice and isn't afraid to speak up.

Here are some of their designs-


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 Happy to be back xoxo

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kettle One Event in Wynwood

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Art Basel 2013 is over, and now that the dust has settled I have had a moment to compose this blog post. Lately I have been consumed with work.  Anyhow, on this particular night we went to a party in Wynwood hosted by Kettle One vodka. The cocktails were amazing and it was a really chill environment. Loved catching up with some of my fellow bloggers here as well as the awesome photographer & friend Alex Sierra.

I must admit that I was already overly exhausted from the previous nights activities and having worked all day, but my friend Tham came for a visit from San Francisco so there was no stopping us.

Now if I could only catch up on my sleep...

Thanks Alex Sierra for the images. 



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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Art Basel 2013

Art Basel is here! Not only does that mean that awesome art from all over the globe is here in Miami for our pleasure, but it also means that there is a plethora of kick ass events going on. I know I'm excited to experience all of Art Basel's awesomeness this year and you should be as well!

Not sure what to do this Art Basel?  Check out Huffington Post where they break down their top 20 picks. Also, The Fashion Poet did a list of the most fashionable events to attend. Whatever you do have a great time and savor the moment.

What to wear for Art Basel? What not to wear is a better question because anything is game for this time of year. Art Basel is the time of year that embraces the unique because it's "artistic". So let your true colors shine and dress for you!
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 I'm wearing over the knee Guess boots, True Religion jeans, Chanel purse, Nirvana tank from H&M, and a bright yellow convertible blazer from Zara.
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 Thanks to Luis Quezada Photography for the images.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MPH Club's Lamborghini Gallardo

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What to wear while driving your Lambo? -Is a question I have never asked myself, but it was one I had to ponder when I collaborated with exotic car rental company MPH Club. They have a selection of high-end cars available for rent, all of which are white.  

Why white? Because it’s clean, minimalistic and oh so Miami. All white works in fashion as well! Throw out the window the whole no white after Labor Day rule especially in Miami (Ahem Kat- he he). So I’m sporting a white dress from Zara’s current collection, white D&G sunglasses & the shoes are Givenchy. I’m also really into the all white fingernail polish currently; I love Essie’s Pearly White.

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The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder has a V10 550-horspower engine underneath the hood with a single-clutch automated gearbox and features rear wheel drive. The engineering of this car allows for maximum maneuverability with minimal movement. Put in common terms, “It’s one smooth ride”.  The Gallardo is Lamborghinis most-produced model having made over 10,000 in the first seven years of production. Most Lambo’s include a V12 so the V10 sets the Gallardo apart from the other models.
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Did you know that when Lamborghini was founded in 1963, it manufactured tractors for several years? The owner drove a Ferrari at the time, but the car had a clutch problem so this led him to manufacture the 350GTV, which was the first Lamborghini.

Check out more details on this car and others at the MPH Club website.

Thanks to Justin from MPH for the images!
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Fashion for a Cause: Bloomingdale's & Bloggers

On Thursday night 20+ of Miami's fashion bloggers banded together to raise awareness for breast cancer at the Bloomingdale's & Bloggers event held at Bloomingdale's in Aventura. The Fashion for a Cause campaign was created by the ever fabulous Annie Vazque of The Fashion Poet. This was the second year for this campaign and this time around Peace Love World supplied us with super cute v-neck t-shirts that we got to style however we wanted.
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A couple of weeks ago we all convened at the Sagamore, Art Hotel in Miami Beach for a photo shoot with the photographer Alexander Tamargo. The images were used to create a video installation that was revealed at the runway event. The imagery will be visible throughout the rest of the month at Bloomingdale's located in the Aventura Mall as well as The Falls location.
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For the runway show I paired my shirt with a BCBG cropped ostrich feather jacket, a leather Maje skirt that included suspenders, & Givenchy shoes. 

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 Thanks goes out to SoBlo for styling my hair & to Illamasqua for the make up.
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BunnieCakes supplied the yummy snacks which included edible glitter! & Pinkberry was there hooking guests up with frozen yogurt.
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Perrier was their supporting the cause as well.
Photos: Alexander Tamargo / @ALTAimages
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