12.19.2012

Quote: Joan Rivers

"I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor" 

- Joan Rivers

Christmas Wish List: Part 2

Christmas vacation starts this Saturday and Christmas Day is in 7 days! I couldn't be more excited to see my family and to only wish I could afford most of these gifts but hey! a girl can only dream on her blog.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Louis Vuitton small handbag



BaubleBar bib


Gemma Redux

Auden Amelia II Earrings


Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Geometric-heeled Printed Silk-Covered Leather Pumps

ASOS look

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

12.10.2012

Personal Style: The Bow-Tie

I am not a personal fashion style blogger but every once and a while I like sharing my poorly edited personal style looks jajajajajjajaja. In this case, my new bow tie from the Forever 21 men's section and sheep sweater from Old Navy (tooooo cute!). The bow-tie is probably my favorite men's accessory and thanks to Masculin Feminin looks we girls are now pulling it off - the bow-tie has now crossed the border, become unisex and will not only be seen on Mr. Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, suave basketball players in shiny suits or delectable Chuck Bass (oooooooooooo0h Chuck!)

are you ready to cross-over?

Alber Elbaz | Lanvin | Creative Director
Chuck Bass | Gossip Girl
Darren Criss | Glee
photo via Street FSN blog
photo via lookbook.nu

photo via lookbook.nu

photo via lookbook.nu
photo via lookbook.nu

my look inspired by Holiday Style by Gayle ( J Crew Fashion Director )

black blouse with leather detail - Shantall Lacayo
gray sheep sweater - old navy
crystal statement necklace - J Crew
bow tie - forever 21 mens



Looks We Love | J Crew Holiday Style by Gayle


12.09.2012

Inspiring: J Crew Holiday 2012



Yes, I am subscribed to J Crew. Seriously who would have thought I'd fall so deeply in love with J Crew? Perhaps it was Jenna Lyons.
The mix and match of glitter, plaid, bow ties, bold bright jewelry, and jeans just does it for me.
Add some unique pumps, over the shoulders blazer and black framed glasses - you've been Jenna'd.
Not only I am looking at J Crew and Jenna for some holiday inspiration but everyday work and job interview inspirations. It's classy, comfortable and fun.





12.02.2012

Inspiring: Resort 2013

BCBG Max Azria | Resort 2013
 Azria's inspiration embodies the cultures India to Peru for the Tuscan jetsetter's of Hotel Il Pellicano through kimono-style dresses. A definite must have style for a true beach jetsetter.

BCBG Max Azria | Resort 2013

Balmain | Resort 2013
Balmain's Olivier Rousteing was inspired by Miami. Not only by the South Beach colors (yellow, peach, and mint) but by the Latin culture that makes Miami, "el pequeño latinoamerica".

"I'm mixed race, too," 

"so it was beautiful to see the connection between Cuba and the U.S. there."

"Fun, happiness, and hope"

Just Cavalli | Resort 2013
Cavalli was inspired by India, hip-hop culture and the Garden of Eden - accented with his signature animal prints.


Just Cavalli | Resort 2013

The following looks are just a few looks that are bound to inspire my holiday looks while out in Miami and the Caribbean. However, I am set to wear a black pantsuit/romper/overall look. I'm aiming towards a sleek chic look to ring in the the new year.

11.30.2012

Holiday Gift Guide: The Blogger


Shop 
> Karla Castillo (Ponte Vecchio Boutique, Nicaragua)
> Eugenia Kim (Net - A - Porter.com)
> Adriana Castro (Flechada.com)

tomorrow, my 22 day countdown starts - I can't wait to be in Miami and cruise around Grand Cayman and Jamaica for the holidays. all i need are some essential statement pieces for Miami and when you think Miami - you think Emilio Pucci. Although Peter Dundas, 2013 resort collection was a lot more urban you can't doubt his sexy caftans, v-necks, slick pencil skirts and printed romper in classic blue and white embroidered pieces for the true Miami girl. NOW, I obviously wouldn't wear my winter Eugenia Kim turban in Miami (that's my own little gift for my trip back home to NY) but I would definitely mix in these seawater statement crystal embellished pieces by Karla Castillo and Etro - and for the perfect red hot Miami color, this Adriana Castro sling handbag.

11.28.2012

Get To Know: Jorge Mejia Peralta


Conoci el señor Mejia hace unos años por mi mejor amiga (y su modelo / musa) Iva Grijalva. Poco a poco nos hemos ido conociendo por la farandula y en especial por la moda. El me pide consejos, me envia las fotos de sus sesiones, me pide que le modele (nose porque?) y yo le pido que vaya a cubrir mis eventos. Pero siempre nos buscamos para hablar francamente y con pura honestidad. ademas de ser una persona muy dulce, el es una persona muy honesta y un excelente critico - un critico quien ha sido criticado por fotografiar las modelos sin ropa de interior (a como deberia ser porque es horrible ver las modelos con 'nipple stickers' o un brassier blanco anticuado) - pero un critico con un punto de vista actualizado y al grano. por eso tengo el gran placer de presentarles, mi querido amigo y uno de los fotografos más respetadas en Nicaragua, Jorge Mejía Peralta.

Fotografo en el sector de Moda quien te inspira?
Nikola Borosov http://borissov.deviantart.com/ veo su trabajo en deviantart.com y me encanta. 
 
La ultima cancion que bajastes para el Ipod?
No tengo ipod, lo último que bajé fue algo de Jason Mraz y de Hugh Masekela, trompetista sudafricano
Si no fueras fotografo, serias?
Periodista, eso estudié, siempre quise ser redactor o editor de un periódico.
Cual fuerza de naturaleza te consideras: Agua, Fuego, Tierra o Aire?
Tierra. Me muevo poco, sirvo de apoyo a la gente, me encuentro donde sea. Hago germinar las cosas y sirvo para enterrar otras cosas
Tu favorito libro?
Tengo varios, me encanta leer. La Tregua, de Mario Benedetti, Cien Años de Soledad de Gabriel García Márquez, Los Tres Mosqueteros de Alejandro Dumas
Persona quien deseas fotografiar?
Arturo Pérez Reverte, escritor y periodista español o a Joaquín Sabina cantautor español

Que falta en Nicaragua para el desarollo de tu carrera? 
Una lista aceptada de precios, de tarifas. El trabajo del fotógrafo de moda se basa en el trueque, la amistad, los favores. Yo nunca he recibido un córdoba por unas fotos de una pasarela. Las portadas de revistas generalmente no se cobran. Las modelos no son capaces de pagar para hacerse un buen portafolio. Cuando se pague por fotografía de moda de calidad, ahí habrá un verdadero desarrollo. 

Shantall Lacayo
Asentamiento Ruben Dario
Los Mejias
Grethel Gurdian
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Visita el blog de Mejia >  http://mejiaperalta.wordpress.com/

11.19.2012

Words of Wisdom from Fashion Business Women


my constant pursuit is to find my dream fashion PR job in new york and thanks to my mother, best friends, pr mentor, and everyday reading - i know i am just a few steps closer to that dream. a class at INCAE called personal innovation took me to italy, a PR class at Polimoda brought me to NY and a few internships have taken me for quite a ride. i'm getting closer. i know it. but sometimes you just have bad days and that's when i open up my Kelly Cutrone books, watch Kell on Earth reruns, and read not just positive pinterest notes on life but life stories from the women who I want to be.

Yesterday, I bookmarked Marie Claire's Power of Presence luncheon article by Refinery 29  and found these words of wisdom:

"For me, personally, I don’t want to hire anyone that has to fit into any box," says Roy. "And if I sense that in an interview, I won’t hire them even if they are immensely talented because I want to work with people who come with new ideas, think outside the box, push boundaries." 

"Be persistent. If you’re scared, pretend that you’re not," advises Rebecca Minkoff,

Nina Garcia, who was just recently announced the new creative director of Marie Claire. "One thing we all took out of this is you got to stand your ground and you can’t compromise," 

The biggest hardship," she adds, "is when people are competitive, when people are not nice. Again, find your sense of dignity and power, and carry on and don't let that negativity get to you, because that can distract you, disturb you, and that’s not you." 

- - 
the industry is tough but i'm pretty tough as well. i was here for 9 months in 2010/11, went back home for another 9 months but came back and i've already been here for almost 9 months again. it's all about dedication, persistence, and love - i can't see myself doing anything else but pr. life isn't easy, nyc isn't easy and jobs don't fall from the sky but that's why you gotta keep your head up, ignore the negativity and keep going. i know i will be just like them one day and hope to pass the message along.

- - 
'work hard, play hard'
- - 

my other sources for words of wisdom or pr fun are.
every time i read their stories, i think 'True Story'.
 

- - 

misc.
this graph was also included in the refinery 29 story and i thought it was great. besides confidence, determination, and hardwork - appearance matters!





 


11.18.2012

T Magazine: Karlie Kloss in Nicaragua


Read the Issue: 

THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE
Edition: Winter Travel 2012
Cover: Model: Karlie Kloss wearing THE ROW
Place: Crater Santiago, Volcan Masaya, Nicaragua
Photography: Ryan McGinley

"The winter travel issue of T kicks off in Nicaragua, where the model Karlie Kloss explores the country's charms before the rest of the jet set arrives."
 

I am beyond happy that The New York Times chose Nicaragua as one of their jetsetting options - Nicaragua is well endowed with virgin beaches, luxe hotels, friendly locals and tourists, volcanoes, green farmlands, and breathtaking views from San Juan del Sur to Matagalpa to Corn Island. I only hope future Style magazines as great and opinionated as TNYT continue to promote not only style but rare scenes that have been overshadowed by politics and constant fear of Latin America's security - which by the way, Nicaragua continues to be #1 SAFEST Country in Central America.

PS.

Dear T Magazine,
 Nicaragua also offers a wide span of emerging design talent such as Shantall Lacayo, Vicente Castellon, Marynes Arguello, ... perhaps you'll us a call next time your in town and let us know if you need pieces for your next styling session.

Best,
AB

11.16.2012

Karlie Kloss in Nicaragua!

 In Lake Nicaragua, with the island of Ometepe in the distance. 
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière tunic
 

At a farm in Marsella. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière bra


High above the canopy at Maderas Village. Gucci dress


Marsella Beach. Salvatore Ferragamo top

In a farmer’s pasture near La Virgen. Gap shirt and Chloé skirt.

In Masaya Volcano National Park. Chloé top and shorts   

Photograph by Ryan McGinley.Fashion editor: Sara Moonves.Hair and makeup by Holli Smith for Wella Professionals at Total Management.
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