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Last Night in Miami: LANVIN Fashion Show!!

7 Nov

Last night, I had the honor of attending an evening of charity and fashion at the Fountainebleu hotel in Miami Beach. The event was sponsored by the shops at Bal Harbour & LANVIN to benefit Project Newborn. I got there in time to browse the silent auction goodies–there was so much up for auction! The crowd was bidding of luxurious things like fashion items from Bal Harbour Shops like Carolina Herrera and Yves Saint Laurent, and weekends at Miami Beach hotels like the FB and the Mandarin, just to name a few.

At around 9pm, IT HAPPENED. The FIRST EVER LANVIN RUNWAY SHOW IN THE USA. The clothes were UNBELIEVABLE. I was situated at the end of the runway by all the other press and photogs and the spotlight made getting pictures kinda tricky. With that said, please excuse some of my photos that look overexposed–I did the best I could! It was such an amazing experience and I am so grateful I got to attend.

Note, things got a little nippy in Miami this weekend, hence the faux fur vest. People here are so funny–it gets down to 60 degrees and people bust out the winter clothes. I love it. Silly Miami.

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Such a great experience! Hope you guys like my pictures though they really don’t do the collection justice…

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On me: Faux Fur vest, Capelli; Ann Taylor dress, Nine West heels, Walmart belt.

DIY: Golden Blossom Necklace

2 Nov

I saw this necklace on This is Glamorous and it reminded me so much of a piece I bought a few years ago that I haven’t ever worn. I figured…perhaps if I transformed it, I would work it into my wardrobe for once (or twice)…I also figured that I haven’t ever worn it so if it ends up looking shiteous I could just throw it out. So, I decided to give it a go…

The inspiration (retail $375)

Requirement: a trip to Michael’s to pick up some gold spray paint…

The necklace, before (purchased at Forever 21 for $5.80)

and after the 24k gold spraypaint ($6):

ta-da! A glam inspired piece for a fraction of the price. This picture was taken after one coat, I’m sure I’ll spray another when this dries. Please excuse my Chinese takeout menu 😉

South Florida, Mark Your Calendars!

1 Oct

Now that we are in October, its time to attend some National Breast Cancer Awareness Month events. Search online and you’ll see many events dedicated to Susan B. Komen For The Cure. To those of you who live in South Florida, I’ve saved you the time and found one for you.
Saturday, October 23rd head to Pangea Lounge + Gryphon Nightclub in the Hard Rock Casino from 6-10pm for the huge ShopSwagg shopping event!

This event will offer discounts on items from the trendiest and sexiest boutiques in the Ft Lauderdale/Miami area, PLUS free Swagg like food and beauty products from Everyday Minerals, Neostrata, and many more. Did I mention the free massages, product and service raffles and giveaways? Do not miss out! It will be hosted by 2011 Beach Bunny Super Model of the Year and former Miss Florida USA, Jessica Rafalowski.

After a long, hard evening of shopping, stick around as the venue goes from shopping extravaganza to nightclub. Coat check will be available to hang on to your new purchases as you dance the night away.

General admission is $20, general + 2 drinks is $30, and open bar VIP tickets are $50. Clearly we can see where the bargain is ;). Tickets will be $75 at the door. See you there!
For those unable to attend the event, you can log on to the ShopSwagg website and make a donation to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Proceeds of ticket sales to Susan G. Komen of South Florida and NFL’s OJ McDuffie’s Catch 81 Foundation for sick and underprivileged children.

i want!

8 Sep

I want, I need, I gotta have…..Christian Dior Fall 2010. And a place with actual seasons, so I can wear it without dying of heat exhaustion. I also really love the super teased hair………and those thigh high boots and socks!!!

engaged!

31 Jul

Well…here they are. The night it all went down, my last night in Colombia! 🙂

i love my outfit, even though i sort of look like an extra from Rent

immediately after the exchanging of the ring 🙂

at a martini bar prior….probably burning a hole in his pocket…

check out that cheeeeeese! SMILE!

stealing the olives from my 007 martini (no really, that’s what it was called)

at dinner: amazing champagne sauce halibut, seafood lasagna…vino y plenty of apps yummmm…a total five course meal in a beautiful restaurant overlooking Bogota

cheese

so brooding in the candlelight

moments before the proposal

taking a lookbook pic at the bar

and….TA DA! I’m a committed woman!

isnt it beautiful? and don’t my nails look fab? Perfect ending to a fabulous trip.

xo

On me: Dress from the Limited, scarf from WalMart, tights & socks from Target, boots from Target, hat from Forever 21, Jacket from Wet Seal

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