Here is a quick recap of my Miami Swim Week experience showcasing a few of my favorite designer shows.
On the first day of Swim Week I headed to the Design District for the Mavele Swim Wear event hosted by Kelly Saks. I was greeted by an amazing group of fashion bloggers and many other installations throughout the event. I was first drawn to the hair installation, of course. The amazing team from Sea Donaldson hair did some amazing waves on my hair. The installations included a customized jewelry station by Taudrey, facials by the Clean Lines and more!
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Great news, I am starting up my blog again and am very excited. Stay connected with me for some really exciting collaborations and event updates For my #relaunch post I would like to share with you the details on my latest event collab with Fashion Happy Hour + Henri Bendel.
For the cinco de mayo celebration we had live music from DJ Master Feathers while champagne and lite bites were served. Guests enjoyed 25% off Henri Bendel Merchandise AND a lucky winner got a beautiful cross-body bag with an embroidered floral print.
See photos below of our very fun in-store experience with the Henri Bendel Team from Aventura Mall!
I hope everyone was able to spend lots of time with loved ones and had a great Thanksgiving! As promised here are some pictures of a Friendsgiving affair shared with close friends. This was hosted by my good friend and yours truly. We had a blast making this super simple to make Sangria, inspired from this Pinterest post. I made the chocolate covered apples and you can find the link of how to make them here. The pumpkin pie bites were DELISH and a great buy from target. The chocolate bites with sprinkles were also a target buy. Lastly. I used a printable to make the “Be Thankful” banner, which was a nice finishing touch.
(Photography By: Daniel Botana)
As Thanksgiving is approaching here is some inspiration for a Holiday appropriate outfit. This darling full skirt can be worn more casual with a sweater like this dots one, or dressed up with a silk top. The Kate Spade accessories adds a festive statement to any outfit. The lace-up boots are perfect to be worn all day, for a day full of walking and visiting family. Hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!
1. Dots Sweater:Top Shop, 2.Yellow Skirt:Ruche, 3.Holiday Watches: Kate Spade, 4.Lace-up Boots: Steve Madden, 5. Shoulder Bag: Kate Spade
For more Holiday Inspiration visit my Pinterest board here.
Last week marked the Macys Fashion Rocks event in Aventura presented by Fashion Happy Hour. Fashion Rocks was a celebration for Fall Fashion that brought bloggers, designers, boutique owners and the most elite and fashionable in Miami together. The event mirrored the Macy’s two hour extravaganza “Fashion Rocks” theme that took place in New York and included a Fashion Show and performances by some of musics most innovative trendsetters.
(Blogger Kelly Saks and the Fashion Happy Hour Team)
The event was hosted Miami Fashion Blogger Kelly Saks and included special guests Angeles Alumna, Bianca, Afroza and Juliana. All the bloggers and the Fashion Happy Hour team put together a mini Fashion Show with participating Macys Brands which included Vince Camuto, Bar III, Calvin Klein, Jones New York and Guess. The event also included a presentation of by local Designer Luis Aponte which included his Fall collection. Other fun activities in the event included cupcakes by the bake bar, DJ Romi Lux, Lipstick reader by Estee Lauder, a tattoo Bar, Complimentary champagne and a fun Photo Booth!
(DAMA models looks styled in Vince Camuto by Fashion Happy Hour Team)
(DAMA model and Designer Luis Aponte)
(Bloggers Juliana, Bianca, Angeles, Kelly Saks and Afroza)
Photography by Valentina Leon
This September, Fashion Happy Hour had their very first “Bloggers Give Edition” at the LMNT. This was a very special event being that it was hosted by Daniela Ramirez from “Nanys Klozet”. In this event, Fashion Bloggers sold pieces from their wardrobe in order to donate to Style Saves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supplying less fortunate kids with clothing. I really enjoyed being a part of such an amazing event while supporting a great cause. The good energy and creativity just filled the room!
(Fashion Bloggers from Living in Color Print and The Fashionable ESQ)
The bloggers styled the looks for the fashion show featuring the lovely ladies of DAMA models wearing pieces from the each Bloggers’ wardrobe, of which, were sold that night. There was also a great line up of performances which included Miami’s up and coming artist, Monique Songbird. The venue was decorated with beautiful artwork from contributing artists including: Amauri Torezan, Christopher Ramos, Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez and Anna Kristina.
(Myself, Monique Songbird and Leyanis at Fashion Happy Hour)
(Photography by Daniel Botana)
As a Fashion Merchandising and Marketing alum, I am always looking for ways to meet and get involved with creative people in Miami’s Fashion Industry. This is why I am so happy to be a part of such an amazing monthly Fashion Networking event, Fashion Happy Hour. The event creates the perfect opportunity to mingle, shop, and enjoy a fashion show production with Miami’s Fashion Network. Every month, the Fashion Happy Hour Team and I put on a trendy event to help promote fashion-related businesses in Miami.
This Months Fashion Happy Hour was hosted at the LMNT. The host was the super stylish blogger Freshly Squeezed Fashionista. The fashion show included looks from Luxe Isle, Hang 2 Dry and Pure of Hearts modeled by the always professional and chic, DAMA models.
Freshly Squeezed Fashionista and DAMA Model
As usual the models styled by bloggers who are Fashion Happy Hour’s Special Guests for the Blogger Talk segment. The segment included: Poise Angelica, Lauren Ashley Patao, Mod Max Glam, The City Slicker Blog and Stephany G from I am not a Fashionista. The participating Stylists included Karin, Astrid
Taj, and Casey.
The City Slicker Blogger and DAMA Model
The candy buffet table, sponsored by Miami Candies, provided delicious treats. Plus the Fashion Happy Hour team received a sweet surprise at the end of the night – a giant chocolate gummy bear!
Melanie Patterson, Kristina Espina and Chris joined us for amazing live illustrations. The photo booth with Fun Click was also a HIT!
(Photography By Daniel Botana)
As cliche as it sounds, the first inspiration post is very back-to-basics. Here are a few ways to finds happiness and how you can achieve it as well.
- Start each day with a purpose- What direction are we going in if we don’t start every day with a purpose? This is why planning out your days (yes by the hour) can be very effective and bring you a sense of peace.
- Find your inner happiness– This can be found by doing what you LOVE, getting back to your faith, or just finding your way of relaxing.
- Follow a healthy lifestyle– If you live a healthy life and create good habits you will feel good about yourself.
- Be positive– Look at every obstacle in your way as a hidden opportunity.
Wishing everyone a great week! XOX
(Photography by Ashley Gonzalez)
This list was inspired by The seven ways to find new happiness
This week marks the launch of the luxury eyewear brand based in Miami, Razōn. I personally know the creators and have had the pleasure of seeing the brand grow from the very start and getting involved in the movement as well.
The brand was inspired by the emerging design culture in Miami. Not only is Razōn making a big impact in the fashion world, but they are giving back. For each eyewear purchase, Razōn will provide prescription eyewear for three people in the developing world. What makes these sunglasses exotic and unique is the wooden frames that are created from around the world. The even better news is that they are for both men and women. My friend Mari from Loud and Tasteless and I had the pleasure of working on the styling and creative direction for their first shoot. The collection includes their signature woods, Bamboo, Ebony, and Rosewood.
In case you missed it, the lively Razōn launch took place on March 26, at Lou La Vie Exotic Car Rental. The event consisted of live music, a pink carpet, pink drinks, and an introduction of the brand from the Founder, Sebastian Leguiza.
Learn more about the brand and reserve an exclusive pair on their website.