A Blushed Ugly Duckling Turned Into A Swan!

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Once upon a time, I wore glasses, had braces, suffered from blonde unmanageable curly hair, and was as skinny as a toothpick! My personal transformation went beyond a physical change. It meant growing emotionally, professionally, and accepting my flaws while embracing my good qualities. Although I have blossom, I still don’t take myself too seriously, and compliments still manage to make giddy like a little girl. When I’m flattered, I get totally blushed! Can’t help but turn red like a tomato, feel hot like if I was on fire, and become somewhat claustrophobic. Needless to say, I don’t take compliments very well. Perhaps I have the Ugly Duckling Complex?…

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OOTD: PrettyODD Boutique Tulle Dress| Charlotte Russe Turquoise Stone Belt| Christian Louboutin Raffia Heels| Forever21 Necklace| Accessory Fanatic Bracelets

So, what better way to get over that trauma than by turning into a swan? For me, nothing makes me feel more like a princess than wearing some tulle, which it’s why I love this black and blush PrettyODD Boutique dress.
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Designer Spotlight: Thale Blanc by Deborah Sawaf

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The current style market has become over saturated with designers and labels. Even though the mass production of on-trend pieces has made fashion accessible to everyone, it has also taken the uniqueness factor out of the equation. The access to light-speed technology has made consumers more aggressive about the rapid acquisition of their desired goods, making craftiness take a back seat over shipping deadlines. That its one of the reasons why I felt so delighted and impressed when I walked into the Thale Blanc preview at the Trump International in New York. The view was breathtaking and it complemented perfectly the beautiful designs Deborah Sawaf, creator of Thale Blanc, had laid out across the suite.

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Covergirl & StyleCoalition Unite For a Haute Lounge!

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During my amazing trip to New York City, for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I had the incredible opportunity to play blogger-model for some brands including Covergirl and StyleCoalition. The invitation to attend their ultra VIP bloggers-only lounge came at a great time as the exhausting schedule of shows was draining my energy!

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Not only was the lounge located at the iconic Empire Hotel, home of Chuck Bass during Gossip Girl, which its 2 steps away from the Lincoln Center. The soiree was packed with beauty experts ready to do our hair, make-up and nails. I received the luxurious treatments while sipping on champagne, savoring delish plates, uploading photos on the new TouchSmart by Hewlett-Packard, getting my step and repeat pics taken, and watching the live streams of the MBFW shows. Continue reading

Spotted & Snapped at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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It has been an incredible week and I can’t wait to share all the amazing trends, runway shots, interviews, and of course, outfits! The street-style that I saw was unbelievable. From bold colors to ridiculously high heels, the trend-setters took Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York by storm (literally) and battled out the awful Nemo blizzard in style! I could not stay behind, and although I must admit the weather ruined some of my choice of footwear, I had a great time enjoying the shows and the ambience. Continue reading

Pop of Color at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

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It has been an intense week! Beautiful New York City received me with open arms and an immense amount of snow; however, that has not stopped this Haute Frugalista from attending the most amazing runway shows and fashion presentations inside and outside the Lincoln Center.

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Here is a short sneak peek of my fashion choices for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New york!! This photo was from the event with Cher Coulter, celebrity stylist and co-founder of Jewelmint, during the Scoop NYC and AG jeans Launch. If you have followed my Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Tumblr, you know I have been out and about! If not, then head over there so you don’t miss the fun! Continue reading