The best thing of fashion month is seeing all the inspiring street style. It shows so many ideas on how to wear the current (and also some upcoming) trends. If you follow me on Pinterest, you would see that I pin a lot of street style. I truly love it, as I use it not only as an inspiration for dressing but furthermore as a muse to draw.
Also if you are in the Miami area fellow blogger Dee Trillo from The Haute Frugalista, is hosting a Fashionista Friday at the Dream Hotel in Miami Beach, and I will be there drawing some fashion illustrations. So come on by and say hi! I may draw you. For more details and RSVP check here.
Today I am showing of a little bit of my personal space along with Kleenex Style Studio. When I think of tissues the first name that comes to my mind is Kleenex, this brand is so etched in my brain that I basically call all tissues Kleenex. I know I’m not the only one, as they where originally used as a facial tissue to remove makeup, it quickly became a famous household name.
The Kleenex brand is celebrating their 90th anniversary and for that they have launched the Kleenex Style Studio, which is a fun, inspiring way to discover the different styles and designs of tissue boxes, and I’m not talking of those that you may want to hide under a cover box. There are some really nice designs and shapes. (Yes shapes, tissue boxes are not square anymore).
Check out Kleenex Style Studio website and browse the many designs that can compliment your space and your style, and let me know what you think on a comment below.
Today is the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter in New York City. Along with friend, illustrator and blogger Kara Endres from Sprinkles and Springswe drew each one an illustration inspired by the week long events. Mine shows the usual suspects that you can find in any major shows front row. Can you guess who they are?
On Kara’s illustration she drew a a famous fashion week landmark. Check it out here.
Let us know what you think of this joint collaboration.
I have officially opened the doors to my online shop: The Architect of Style Shop. It took a while planning and as anything new I’m excited and nervous, but the time feels right and I had been getting many request to sell my artwork so now you can. Feel free to check it out and share with your friends.
Also stay tuned for Monday for an special Valentines day announcement.
Valentine ’s Day is around the corner and this is very apparent. In every store you see red hearts and cupids with arrows, it is a day to celebrate LOVE & FRIENDSHIP. Many of us start prepping for this day with much anticipation. From selecting the perfect gift, planning what to wear, and we even go as far as making sure that the shade on our nails is just right.
On today’s outfit post I wanted to show an idea on what to wear for this romantic rendezvous. I was going for a classic romance wearing a lace dress with a flair of mystery wearing the Jetsetter Floppy Hat from local South Florida designer MYCA Couture.
Furla is one of those brands that I have been following since I knew what fashion was. I was invited to the re-launch of their Village of Merrick Park store in Coral Gables, Florida to get dibs on the new design of the store, based on the villa headquarters from the brand in Bologna. The revamped store has a contemporary minimalistic look with warm tones given by the golden frames shelves and wood accent cabinets that display the accessories in a very chic way.
Also we got to preview the Spring/Summer 2014 collection which you can see it’s inspired on the colors of nature. Light blues that resemble the sky mixed with tan colored leather giving the illusion of a beach.
My favorite collection is the Candy Bags made out of colored PVC with the traditional classic shapes that has made Furla big in its bag game. I wanted to take home all of the mini ones preferably one in each color.
Let’s talk about “It” girls. I have been flipping thru so many magazines and looking over Pinterest for inspiration and I keep seeing them. When I say “It” I’m not talking of only A-list celebrities or socialites. I’m referring to that young woman that has that Je ne sais quoi, is not even about them wearing head to toe designer brands. It’s more about that chic look that happens to seem effortless, she always look perfect, well put together. This girl may wear trends but the same way they can pull off wearing any vintage find with such garb.
There are so many girls like these. We are surrounded by them, I have to say I’m pretty sure right now you have an “It” girl in your life. Look closely because she might even be you.
If you flip through magazines or scroll online for street style outside of the fashion shows in Milan, Paris etc. One element seems to repeat itself and that is the midi skirt either as a pencil skirt or as a full skirt, printed or a solid color, it’s out there. Bringing back memories of a 50’s world.
I had received this skirt from the people at ASOS and I decided to style it with a pair of colorful statement sandals, a moto jacket and leopard print clutch, so it wouldn’t look outdated. What do you think, did I make it work?
A few days ago Saks Fifth Avenue invited me to the ETRO Spring 2014 Fashion Show held at the Perez Art Museum of Miami. The outside terrace of the museum by architect Herzog & De Meuron served as the perfect venue for the runway. Local chic and fab ladies ventured the chilly 55 degree night wearing fur coats and knee high boots (yes in Miami).
ETRO is famous for its printed graphic silky fabrics, and to upheld their name this collection was all that. Flowy skirts and loose halter top dresses went down the runway. Metallic fabrics and accent details like fringes, trims and belts completed the bohemian chic look, which I think is perfect for our weather.
Inspiration can be easily shifted. I started this illustration thinking of paring together a black leather biker jacket with a full length lace skirt thinking of a somewhat grunge/feminine look. But as I was drawing I took a break and went through my emails and saw a newsletter (from Intermix) with a blush leather jacket from Barbara Bui that really caught my eye, and I decided to change this look to something more feminine still with an edge acquired from that leather texture.