The designer Diana Vázquez debuted her most extensive collection "Noa" this edition of San Juan Moda with 25 beautifully crafted feminine pieces. Being inspired by the work of art by Berndnaunt Smilde called Nimbus II, the collection reflected the daintiness of floating clouds using a palette of white, gray, blue and black, a must for fall. Di's designs are known for the girly details like tulle, lace, and sequins, which she applied once again here. I have to admit, this was my favorite collection of the ones I witnessed at San Juan Moda because of how wearable and relatable to my style it was. The whole thing was like walking on a fashion cloud. I hope you enjoy the pictures I took and my look for it all. Stay tuned for one more post about the event!
On the second night of San Juan Moda I had the opportunity to see Eclíptica's collection "Vasilisa". The presentation inspired by the Russian fairy tale character who often rises in status from a peasant girl to a princess basically told that story by starting with bohemian styles that used embroidered details, evolving to royal esque gowns in luxurious French lace and lustrous details. The most prominent colors were black, white, forest green, mustard, wine , and baby blue (which was one of my favorites). For the event I went with a very Spring appropriate color combination of bright pink and orange by pairing an Express midi skirt, a sheer orange top from Express too,with the coolest clear orange heels from Charlotte Russe, matching perfectly with the clear orange clutch from Zara. Hope you enjoy the pictures of my favorite pieces from the collection and of my look as well!
Last week Puerto Rico's biggest fashion event, San Juan Moda Fall-Winter 2015 started with Luis Antonio's collection "Evenfall". As the models walked one by one wearing the forest inspired garments we saw precisely that, the change from evening to night. The colors got darker until there was only black and white, and from printed pieces it became about laced up looks and sheer dresses covered only by gleaming branches. It was a spectacle I was truly proud to cover. For the event I kept it simple with a little black dress from Ann Taylor, Nasty Gal heels, and Kate Spade purse, which you can see in the pictures below. The rest are the pictures of my favorite Luis Antonio looks. If you want to see them all I recommend going to the event's official Facebook page. Enjoy and stay updated for more of the amazing designs San Juan Moda offered during this edition.
As promised, here is another Spring look, actually more like Spring Break look since it is basically a cover up for the beach. The cover up is a dress from Marshall's and I paired it with furry Birkenstock sandals from there as well. The beautiful view you see here is in Playa Sucia in Cabo Rojo , one of my favorite beaches in the whole island, and one I definitely recommend you see if you are touring Puerto Rico. I spent the day there with Texi and a couple of his friends soaking up the sun, walking up to the light house, and just enjoying the breathtaking scenery. I hope you enjoy it too someday, for now just enjoy the pictures!
Hello again, and hello Spring! I know there's barely a difference here in Puerto Rico, so for the rest of you out there I hope it actually is Spring or that you're at least getting a glimpse of it. Anyway here I have a look that I wanted to show you, not just because of the clothing, but also because of the beautiful scene I was able to wear them in. The place is a natural reserve called Las Lunas, better known as Casa Hambleton because of the artist Toni Hambleton who donated the home to the organization "Para la Naturaleza". I was there with Texi for an event the organization had a few weeks ago . We had drinks, enjoyed the scenery and even got a tour of the house, which is to die for (I never thought I would say that about a house, but yes). It was truly a home for a nature loving artist. Now to the look: I was wearing 100% silk Cynthia Rowley jogger pants (a trend I never thought I would wear until I found it in this luxurious fabric) with a spaghetti strap top from Marshall's that is actually reversible, my Kate Spade purse, and the matchy-est cobalt heels, which were actually not that great of an idea for a tour around a natural reserve. Enjoy the beautiful views of both the fashion and the nature, and expect more Spring Style to come on the blog!
I know I said the holiday dress season was finished, but who am I kidding? If I could only live with one type of clothing for the rest of my life it would be dresses, especially timeless ones like this one I wore for Valentine's Day. I found this chocolate colored piece of chic in my mother's closet just waiting to see the light of a romantic date again. I thought the color was even more appropriate than red or pink actually, since it resembled the sweet side of that day. I completed the look with Isabel Marant inspired heels from Forever 21, an intriguing addition to my regular accessories which was a piece of tile on a ring (as my boyfriend describes it) from Plum Boutique, and brown smokey eyes . We shared a not so romantic but delicious dinner at Ode to the Elephants (we had a communal table with a whole other family) and later had wine and strawberries with Nutella while watching Netflix. It was still an ideal great date for me and I'm so happy we were able to be together again for this. I hope you all enjoyed your valentines or enjoyed yourselves that day, because that's what its all about. Thanks for stopping by my blog !
Life imitates art
To finish off what I called the holiday dress season series of posts I give you dress #4, which I wore on Christmas day. It was a white slip on from Nasty Gal and I paired with a red plaid shirt from Marshall's (you know, to keep the Christmas spirit going) along with my favorite boots of the moment from Aéropostale and a purse from Forever 21. The star shaped sunglasses were not originally part of the look but after finding them and goofing around with them I ended up liking the picture above, in which I tried to pose like the art on the walls, hence the name for the post. That night was definitely as fun as the pictures and the outfit looked. Never forget you can stay fashionable and have fun with it always ;)
Take me to Church
This is dress #3: a vintage beauty from Ouna's Closet. Everything about it is so unexpected for me, the high low skirt, the tropical floral print in being a bleak gray instead of a colorful mess, and the embroidered bib like collar. To finish the look I wore my latest obsession from Aldo: a gray pair of pumps that look as if they are wrapped around your feet. This look was for Christmas Eve (yea I know, loooong ago) but, as most of the looks I like, its not bound to that season. At least in the eternal warm weather of Puerto Rico its not, I'm sorry if I make any of you up north jealous. I know how you feel after my time in Albany. Anyway, I hope you like this look and it inspires you to go vintage shopping. I definitely have a craving to get me some retro looks. Enjoy!
Here is dress #2 : a little black dress with a a few twists like a Wednesday Adams looking collar and a scalloped hem. I wore this to Texi's office Christmas party, originally with black pumps, but for the day I spent with my cousins in Old San Juan taking these pictures I decided to change it up in a comfy way wearing it with my Nike Free sneakers. As you can see below we had a lot fun pouting and posing with attitude, which I have to admit my cousins are pretty good at too. Sometimes people forget to have fun with fashion and its probably because they are not being themselves and worrying too much about what others think. I believe no one can ever express personal style that way and I hope this post helps others realize that. As always, I'm thankful for my photographers/friends/cousins and for all the readers out there. Enjoy!
The first look of the holiday dress season was this: a grey sweatshirt dress with rhinestone details from Ann Taylor Loft with a pair of sequined old navy flats. To match the color of the rhinestones on the dress and make the look more vampy I used my Urban Decay lipstick called Shame. I wore this to an "encendido" which is a party to welcome the holiday season where we help decorate the Christmas tree and, of course, eat like all true Puerto Ricans do. The pictures you see here were actually taken much, much later with the help of my cousins Mercedes and Rose. We dedicated a whole day of hanging out in Old San Juan and have a photo shoot of the dresses I wore in all the holiday parties, and I really appreciate all they did to make these turn out so awesome. These were specifically taken at La Factoria, a really trendy bar where the cocktails are prepared by bearded and tattooed hipsters and the atmosphere is that of a worn down speakeasy, perfect for the look too right? I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I have and expect more to come.