Here is the look I wore for the first day of San Juan Moda last Saturday. This colorful printed crop top and pant set is from Moni & Coli, which is a cool online boutique by a duo of Puerto Rican sisters with impeccable taste. I got the set for an amazing price too and that's just icing on the cake when I find a new place to shop. I wore the set with a blazer and purse from Forever 21, and cobalt shoes that matched perfectly. I was so excited to not be the only colorful blogger at the event, Andrea Devoto from Andrea's Devotion, Karla Mercado from The Trend Oven, and Charleen from The Broke Girls were there to enjoy all the fashion as well. The night was dedicated to swimwear designers such as Bernarda Morales, Juan Carlos Collazo, Tommy Hernández, Yanira Maldonado for Sol Azul, and Verónika Pagán. My favorite collection was definitely Sol Azul's with it's psychedelic and tribal prints with unexpected cutouts, fringe and braids. So that's the recap for night one of San Juan Moda, and on the next post I'll share my other night of fashion at this event. Enjoy and stay fashionably inspired.
Yesterday Stella Nolasco debuted at New York Fashion Week presenting a Spring/Summer 2015 collection that left many impressed. The Puerto Rican designer not only has a great fan base here in the Island, but now with designs in Neiman Marcus and this show she is getting a lot more recognition in the international fashion scene. The collection composed of evening gowns possessed an air of feminine sophistication and elegance with the use of sequins, beaded embellishments, lace, and silk in striking metallic hues. This is a very proud moment for Puerto Ricans and it means so much for the fashion industry here. If you want to see the show click here. Below are my favorite looks.
Last night the traditional cutting of the ribbon gave start to Puerto Rico's own fashion week, San Juan Moda. The week that will go on through September 6th to the 13th at the San Juan Hotel will present local and international designers for couture, ready to wear, and accessories in alliance with the Dominican Republic. This is the third edition of such event, and it is being dedicated to Grace Fontecha, the well renowned trainer of beauty queens, which I had a chance to meet when I participated in the competition Reina de San Patricio. She has definitely made great contributions to the modeling industry in Puerto Rico. This edition also includes Puerto Rico in the international calendar of fashion events, by having Spring/Summer presentations in September. Stay in touch with Sequin Vision by following the blog and social media to get all the details of this event.
Hello again fellow readers! Even though school is way underway, here is a summery kind of look (it pretty much is summer all year round here anyway) that I wore on a recent fun night out with my friend Marcia at Rio Piedras. I was wearing a spaghetti strap peplum top from Zara that I just fell in love with along with it's sale price. I paired it with a pair of studded high waisted shorts and a purse from Forever 21, and new printed slip ons from American Eagle Outfitters. I also accessorized a little more with a cool Mayan calendar necklace my mother got me a while back and my go-to mirrored aviators. The night out was great, and greatly needed after a few stresses from school and work. At least I was able to catch up with old high school friends and got to celebrate that although things aren't turning out as expected there are other plans that are going to come to life sooner since I'm graduating this May! There are a lot a fashion events soon to come not just because of New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks, but also because of Puerto Rico's very own shows. So September, bring it on!
Here is the night look, which was for the World of Spirits event in the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, also known as Artejangueo. This amazing sequined pencil skirt I wore is actually a buy from when I was in Albany, and I got it at Target for a steal. The top is also a steal, but a more recent one from Marshalls, and I have to say I thought it was a pretty risky piece since the fabric is so thin and there is no way to wear a bra with it and make it look good because of that low back with the cute bow so that is how I wore it and I think I pulled it off. To add some color to the outfit as I usually do I used my Kate Spade check print purse and matched it with the pair of cobalt sandals you see here. The event was as amazing as I felt in this outfit. I went with my friend Genesis and we were both given a passport to about 15 stations representing different parts of the world in liquors and food. My favorite was the Ketel One station where you got to hand pick the ingredients for your cocktail, mine was raspberries with a ginger and cinnamon mixer which just blew me away. The event also had a fashion show by Merodea.me which is a great shopping destination for Puerto Rican and International designer clothes. For photos of this you can check out their Facebook page here. I could not have asked for a better Saturday filled with friends, food, and of course fashion.
This is the day look I wore for what was an awesome day and night with friends. I wore this to have brunch with Ana and Vivian at La Mala Vida, a new and awesome looking place in Old San Juan where you can even have a limitless mimosa brunch (which is what caught my eye although I didn't have it this time). I did however have their Italian style eggs with potatoes, bacon, and toast along with a delicious dessert which was a Nutella and banana filled croissant. I tried their french toast too and that was so good as well. Well enough about food, now lets talk fashion. I was wearing a new pair of distressed boyfriend jeans from Old Navy with a new pineapple print top from Marshalls, Valija Gitana snake sandals, and a new purse from Forever 21. I think the jeans are definitely the statement piece here, but that's just me because I'm so obsessed about them (I've worn them almost every day since I got them). You could say I'm kind of obsessed about the pineapple print too, but living in a such a tropical place its hard not to. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this look and be sure to check out the other post which shows what I wore for the night out on this same day.
You have probably noticed by now that I'm a sucker for black and white outfits and also lately I can't stop creating looks with this amazing pair of high waisted jeans from Garage. For girls who are booties like me, which according to the Urban Dictionary means: A woman with an ass that is healthy and fleshy from a bit of jiggle to firm but always tasty, these types of bottoms are the best to flaunt our asset. I wore this a while a go to hang out with my friend Vivi at La Placita in Santurce, which is the go to place for those Thirsty Thursdays (although I miss the real thing back in Albany). I was wearing a tribal crop top I bought in Forever 21 at Albany (another memento) along with the lace bralette I showed you in my last look. The lace up heels that you have also seen in a bunch of my looks are from Charlotte Russe and the Hat is from American Eagle Outfitters, which I actually only used for the pictures since hanging out with it in this heat is not very practical. Well, enjoy this look and keep on shining Sequin Visioners!
Hello again dear readers! I'm so happy to show you an outfit I had been waiting to wear to an exciting night out. The main part of the look is this pair of printed shorts with lace details from Bad Fashion For Bad People, a boutique and online shop I heard about for a while and finally got to see for myself this summer. The same day I brought these shorts home I also purchased this bicycle from a garage sale, but don't worry I didn't get it just for show, I've actually taken it for a few spins around the beach and a great park I have near home. I wore the shorts with a silky tank top on top of a romantic bralette from Forever 21 and a pair of beige sandals from Valija Gitana. I took this look for a spin without the bike to a night out with my friend Natasha. We went to a very edgy place in Santurce called La Respuesta, where music, art, and fashionable people meet. After watching the live art and live band Natasha and I also enjoyed some traditional Puerto Rican fun, which means going to a chinchorro, having a beer, dancing a little salsa and playing some pool (by this time my legs were hurting and so was my confidence to play with her) so I just watched that part. I always worry about wasting a good outfit on a bad night, but that definitely did not happen and I'm so glad it didn't. I'm so grateful for having such a good friend.
Here's and oldie but a goodie. I wore this look while staying with my friends Ana and Viviana at El Conquistador Resort at the end of May (I can't believe it's already July) and I decided to finally post it because at first I didn't like the pictures, but I guess now I do. That's just the way I am and have been especially since I got back from studying abroad, a crazy mind changing machine. Up to recently the changes were only going on in my mind because I didn't have the courage to make them a reality, but as I mentioned in my last post I started focusing more on bettering myself through healthy decisions, not just for my body. One big decision I just made is to be alone (yes, that means I'm single). Of course it wasn't easy leaving such a big part of my life behind, but I felt I had to if a truly wanted to enjoy all that life has to offer me especially in my 20's. What I had was real love and nothing is going to change that or make me forget it, but the experiences I've had so far have made me realize I wasn't truly happy and I was not going to be able to love until I had a chance to get to know and love myself first. I know this might all sound "cursi" as we say in Spanish, but I can tell it's how many people my age must feel. So there you have a reflexive post for all you single girls and all of you who are afraid to be.
I'm alive! I know I've been M.I.A. from the blogosphere for too long and even though I had my reasons, I could not keep you all in the dark any longer. I have been back from my travels for almost a month now and everything I've been doing has been only for selfish me. I've been taking summer classes to catch up on my studies, I got a job as a waitress at a new restaurant in San Juan called Rosa Mexicano, I've been remodeling my room especially the closet (which I hope to share with you when I finish), and I've been working really hard to get back in shape as my experience abroad brought on quite a few pounds on me, which is honestly one of the reasons I haven't wanted to post pictures of myself here. I finally found the courage to show you this outfit I wore recently to have sushi with Texi. The top is actually from a pajama I bought at Forever 21 in Albany, the skort and blazer are from PacSun, the purse is from Wet Seal, and the shoes are Charlotte Russe. You can never go wrong with an all black and white look, and if it's too boring you can always mix some prints like I did here with the stripes and animal print, which went purrrfectly with the Gato theme. Enjoy fellow readers and I hope to see what you think.