Friday, November 25, 2011

Autumn in the Air

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving! I went to Staten Island where my sister and brother-in-law hosted one of the best Thanksgiving holiday celebrations I have experienced in a long time.  The weather in NYC is mild, especially for this time of year, not complaining about that!

My Thanksgiving outfit was dressy, casual, and chic and I got to kiss a frog. Unfortunately he didn't turn into a prince lol but I am thankful for the amazing day with my family.

To breakdown my outfit:

Sweater: Qi
Leggings: Uniqlo

Special thanks to my guest photographer, Ptah Hotep of Tehuti Images who portrait and fine out photographer.

How was everyone's Thanksgiving? I am thankful to all of you as always!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Star Style: Joan Smalls

Hi guys!

Sorry for the lack of blog posts! I was battling a crazy mosquito bite on my lip (yes my lip, it wasn't pretty) and playing catch up at work.

I saw a mini preview of the Victoria's Secret fashion show and was happy to see my girl Joan Smalls walk the runway:

Joan is so different from models like Tyra Banks & Naomi Campbell: SHE ISN'T A DIVA and she isn't throwing phones at maids lol. There is something extremely cool when she walks the runway or when she is featured in ad campaign. It's refreshing!

Isabel Marant Runway
Her campaign photos have so much attitude and not doing the typical "fierce" look
Joan's style reflects her attitude (similar to mine): relaxed, easy and not contrived. She has a tomboyish spirit with a mix of femininity that is rare to see in African American/Latino Models. Here are a few of my favorite looks!

So effortless and chic: mixing denim, lingerie, a pair of combat boots, finishing with a pop of color
At CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Outside Lincoln Center wearing Rag & Bone's feather legging. I got my own pair this past weekend! Outfit post coming soon!

Who are your favorite models of the moment? Please share!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Psyched for Synderela Spring 2012!

Hey guys!

NYC just started to get a dose of real fall weather but I can't wait to rock the styles Synderela 2012  lookbook!! Synderela is a new dress collection that has a mix of charm and sass (like me!).  

The designer behind Synderela is my dear friend Yalenis Cepeda. I met Yalenis 6 years ago when she hired me as an intern at LaROK. Yalenis' design background also includes Elizabeth & James and Charley 5.0. 

What I love most about the collection is the versatility. I think that is missing in clothing collections today.  All the styles are unique and don't compete with each other. Here are a few of my favorite looks:

Photography by Johan Salvador

It is already a great perk working in the fashion industry and seeing collections a season before it debuts but it is also an added bonus when the designer is a dear friend. Yalenis I am very proud of you!

Follow Synderela's facebook page to get updates! The collection will be sold in speciality stores nationwide.