Layer Like A Pro!

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New York has been below zero temperatures for the past 2 weeks. Needless to say, New York Fashion Week was anything, but a breeze. After noticing -read stalking because of FOND, how cold it really was, I couldn’t help but feel a little glad I saw it from my 70 degree weather! This year, I had too may family commitments that would not allow me to travel on those dates, so I decided to share this outfit I didn’t post from last year where I layered like a pro! I wore a silk long sleeve shirt under a crop top – yes your read that right -, a skirt with wool lined leggings, a faux-fur Eskimo parka, and high-knee leather boots. The trick is to go for easy-going fabrics that will warm you up without making you look bulky, and to go for a color scheme that complements each other.


What made me sad, besides not spending my 30th bday with my best friends, was that I was not going to be able to close my MBFW chapter in a  proper way. As you might know already, New York Fashion Week will no longer be sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, or be held at the Lincoln Center. I have nothing, but fond memories, from the event formerly known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I met people who I totally adore, was able to interview amazing designers, see the most fabulous fashion shows, and learn so much more about this industry that I feel proud to be part of. Continue reading

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?…


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!


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