Live Drawing at Bloomingdale’s Aventura this Saturday

Live drawing once again at Bloomingdales in Aventura
Live drawing once again at Bloomingdales in Aventura

Once again Bloomingdale’s will be hosting me at the Aventura Mall store, this saturday during the Brazilian Carnival in-store event. I will be live drawing complimentary fashion sketches of the attendees with a carnival theme.

This event is open to the public and no RSVP is needed.

So come by and say hi, and ask me to draw you! See the deets below:

  • When:         Saturday, February 21  
  • Time:           3:00-6:00 PM
  • Where:        Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall
    19555 Biscayne Boulevard
    Aventura Mall, Aventura, FL
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Some valentine’s love illustrations

The MIA Shoes Closet Illustration by Gissi Jimenez
The MIA Shoes Closet Illustration by Gissi Jimenez

Lately I’ve been a little busy working on some custom Valentine’s Illustrations, but I wanted to take a moment and share the ones I did for MIA shoes as they went live on their site this week. I created them as part of the Valentine’s Day campaign, so the MIA followers can go to their site and send one of these illustrations as a V-card for your special shoe lover in your life.

Check out how you can send them, via their website:  www.miashoes.com

The MIA Shoes Besties Illustration by Gissi Jimenez
The MIA Shoes Besties Illustration by Gissi Jimenez
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A different kind of Valentine’s

Valentines Day outfit
Valentines Day outfit (see below on how to shop the look)

As a single girl, when you hear Valentine’s day, you may think of: “Oh! that’s  a day  for couples to celebrate”. I see it a bit different,  being single or dating, I see this “holiday” as a day of love in a greater scale, in the sense that not only a significant other would fill the role of buying flowers or getting chocolates. It’s more like the love that I, as a being, offer into the universe. These means all the love and care that I feel for my family and my friends, and the true value that those relationships are is what true love is.

Whatever way that I end up celebrating this day, I will still go get my hair done and dress-up with dashing red lace dress (a bit cliche but that’s ok), some leatherette leggings  and feel fantastic about myself, because a life with love and a positive attitude is good.

Hair by SoBlo Coral Gables  (Check out my previous post for more info on the salon here)

Pics by Cindy Jimenez

Amazing updo provided by SoBlo Coral Gables
Amazing updo provided by SoBlo Coral Gables
Wearing leopard print belt from Target, INC pearl bracelet, J.Crew bracelet, Forever 21 Love Bracelet and Ann Taylor  Clutch
Wearing leopard print belt (similar here), INC pearl bracelet, J.Crew  Metal Bloom bracelet, Forever 21 Love Bracelet (similar here) and Ann Taylor Jeweled Clutch
Red lace and leatherette leggings
Red lace and leatherette leggings
The Back side
The Back side
My beautiful hair do
My beautiful hair do

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SoBlo opens in Coral Gables!

A SoBlo Blowout!
A SoBlo Blowout!

I’m so happy that SoBlo opened their newest salon in Coral Gables, especially as it is a few blocks away from my home. SoBlo is an only blowout service salon, they wash and blow dry and also do hair styling for only $35.00, no cuts or color just the perfect blowdry. Other services that they offer include up-do’s, deep treatment hair masks and hair glossing.

On my visit I got to experience the courteousness of the staff, they offered me a glass of wine (complimentary with service) and proceeded to wash my hair with their home line of products (which smelled so good), and blow dry it. My hair ended up looking shiny, bouncy and a million bucks. After the blowout we proceeded to do an hair up-do (see pics below).

My stylist was Jarley, whom I  loved and would recommend to everyone, but also for my dominican girls they have on staff three dominican stylists (you know they know how to tame that caribbean hair).

SoBlo Coral Gables is located at 2309 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Tel. 786-536-5672 and its open also on Sundays. You can book an appointment online at www.SoBlo.com and they also accept walk-ins, which is usually the way I have been going lately.

Beauty Tip: Monday and Tuesdays they are running a special for $25.00 dollar blowouts from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. Perfect to get your hair done before getting to work.

Pictures by Cindy Jimenez

*Hair services for this visit sponsored by SoBlo Coral Gables but reviews are my own.

SoBlo Coral Gables now open
SoBlo Coral Gables now open
Love their stylist specially Jarley who did my hair this day!
Love their stylist specially Jarley who did my hair this day!
Bouncy sexy hair!
Bouncy sexy hair!
SoBlo product line
SoBlo product line
They also do updo's
They also do updo’s
Updo
Updo
Check out how the Updo ended up looking. Chec out my next post to see what I wore with this hair
Check out how the Updo ended up looking. Look for my next post to see what I wore with this hair.
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Store Opening Chloé at Bal Harbour Shops

My outfit for the night
My outfit for the night (Pic by The Fashionable ESQ)

This week, the “new” (as in revamped with a new layout and design) Chloé store at Bal Harbour shops had its grand opening event for a few local VIP’s. The event planned by The  Patton Group PR, included a fun night that started with signing in and receiving a golden Chloé key to start a treasure hunt to open several trunks filled with goodies and treats, while sipping on some champagne and mingling.

I snapped some pics of a few of my favorites of the spring collection, and I have to say lately I’m all about light pinks and whites (as you can see on the outfit I was wearing) so when I saw the Drew bag in light beige, light pink and light gray, its needless to say that I am in love with them, and I’m adding to my coveted list.  Another favorite was also the crinkled floral fabric jackets (like this one).  Scroll down for some pics of the store.

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The New Chloe Store
The New Chloe Store
Unlocking treasures
Unlocking treasures
Scavenger hunting the goodies
Scavenger hunting the goodies
Chloe Drew Bag
Chloe Drew Bag
Beautiful patterns
Beautiful patterns
Unlocking treasures with Chloe
Unlocking treasures with Chloe
Chloe Striped Wedges
Chloe Striped Wedges

 

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The Architect of Style at west elm Pop-Up Shop

One of my custom illustrations mounted on a West Elm Gold Frame
One of my custom illustrations mounted on a west elm Gallery Gold Frame and west elm Faceted terrarium

Whats better than my fashion illustrations?…. My fashion illustrations all dec’d up in one of the glam west elm Gallery frames (pictured above).

Next Saturday January 10th,  I will be at the west elm store in Dadeland, Miami with a Pop-up shop. Where I will be selling my illustrations and you can also get one of their Gallery frames for 20% off when you buy any of my items. So come by and see me, I’ll give out some tips on how to make the perfect Gallery Wall using west elm Gallery frames and my The Architect of Style Illustrations.

What:               Local Pop-up shop

When:              Saturday, January 10th from 1pm – 4pm

Where:            west elm Miami – 8805 Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL 33156

More info:      On west elm  Miami- Dadeland Facebook page here

The flyer for the event
The flyer for the event

 

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My only New Year resolution

Wearing H&M dress, JS booties and BCBGMAXAZRIA envelope clutch
Wearing H&M dress, DV booties and BCBGMAXAZRIA envelope clutch (see below to shop the look)

The holidays are over and with it the New Year starting. Every year I do a list of resolutions which for the most part only half of them I keep, 2014 had great opportunities and  moments for my blog and my career and I am grateful for that. I also had some not so good times in other aspects of my life, but I tend to not dwell on the past.

For 2015 I have decided to only following one resolution and that is to do things that make me happy, so you’ll see more drawings not only for artwork/decor but for some other things as this blog is one of those things that keeps me smiling.

Pics by Netty from The Fashionable ESQ

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Holiday gifting and some illustrations

Gift Girl for the Holidays!
Shopping for the Holidays!

Check out The Architect of Style Illustrations shop for some of these holiday inspired prints and many more. All print orders made by Thursday December 18th at 4pm (EST) will be delivered by Christmas day on December 25th. For custom orders the cutoff date is Wednesday December 17th.

Also use the promo code HOLIDAY for an extra 15% off all orders.

YSL Red love print
YSL Red love print
Shop-a-holic Print
Shop-a-holic Print
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My love for furniture

And for Art Basel I wore a Faux Fur vest (scroll all to the end to shop the look)
And for Art Basel I wore a Faux Fur vest (scroll all to the end to shop the look)

One of my favorite fairs during Art Basel is Design Miami. I typically attend the Vernissage on opening night, and I love to see what the new galleries that exhibit will bring.  As this fair is industrial design oriented, meaning lots of furniture and for me getting ideas for what is trending that I could use on my future projects.

A little fact about me, is that I love furniture design and it was on my list of careers to choose, but opted for architecture. At some point I had a job designing wood furniture pieces, and also I collect mini-scale designer chairs which mostly I do not display.

I wanted to dress up for the occasion and opted for a navy blue skater dress with a black faux fur vest from Skaist Taylor, black tights and pumps and some oversized pearls bubbles.

I snapped so many pictures of the furniture pieces and installations and here are a few of my favorites and the galleries that had them:

Mid Century vintage vibes with a Jeff Zimmerman lamp from R & Company
Mid Century vintage vibes with a Jeff Zimmerman lamp from R & Company
Using the Jousse Gallery furniture as a background
Using the Jousse Gallery furniture as a background
Chairs galore
Chairs galore
and the Swarovski installation was just perfect for my outfit
and the Swarovski installation was just perfect for my outfit
Wearing Zara pearl bubbles set
Wearing Zara pearl bubbles set

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The Swarovski Thinning Ice installation by Architect Jeanne Gang and James Balog
The Swarovski Thinning Ice installation by Architect Jeanne Gang and James Balog 
Close ups of the Swarovski installation
Close ups of the Swarovski installation 
and more mid century
and more mid century 
I called him moose... and I would've loved to take him home - Mini Beast by The Haas Brothers at the R & Company booth
I called him moose… and I would’ve loved to take him home – Mini Beast by The Haas Brothers at the R & Company booth 
along with this two.. Mini Beasts by The Haas Brothers at the R & Company booth
along with this two.. Mini Beasts by The Haas Brothers at the R & Company booth 
Selected Works from Studio Job
Selected Works from Studio Job

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On the first day of Art Basel: Gucci presents Smell the Magic

On the first night of Basel Week...
On the first night of Art Basel Week…

It’s that time again where Art Basel hits Miami and with it all the private and invite only parties. On the first day I attended a private preview and pop-up exhibit of artist Kris Knight’ Smell the Magic, presented by Gucci and Spinello Projects. In a cozy gallery at Miami’s Design District the large mystical and ambiguous portraits paintings that inspired Frida Giannini, Creative director of Gucci for the Fall-Winter  2014 collection, laid on the walls.

I  had an exquisite time looking at the pastel tones artwork, and I  particularly liked the play with patterns and the uniqueness of each character.

I didn’t get a chance to talk the artist or meet Frida but I guess I’ll save that for next time.

Outfit pictures by Netty del from The Fashionable ESQ - Event pictures by Joe Schildhorn / Billy Farrell Agency

Kris Knight, Smell the Magic exhibit presented by Gucci- Pic by Joe Schildhorn / Billy Farrell Agency
Kris Knight, Smell the Magic exhibit presented by Gucci- Pic by Joe Schildhorn / Billy Farrell Agency
Gucci's Creative Director Frida Giannini and the artist Kris Knight - Pic by Joe Schildhorn / Billy Farrell Agency
Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini and the artist Kris Knight – Pic by Joe Schildhorn / Billy Farrell Agency
Wearing Bar iii blazer and bebe jumpsuit,  Mia Shoes MLE pumps and Gregory Silvya crossbody bag
Wearing Bar iii blazer and bebe c/o jumpsuit (similar here) , Mia Shoes MLE Jolie pumps and Gregory Silvya Luxi crossbody bag
In love with this long necklace from Plum Flower Creations and of course my nameplate necklace c/o from Taudrey, Spiral Ring from Aldo
In love with this long necklace from Plum Flower Creations and of course my social media nameplate necklace c/o from TAudrey, Spiral Ring from Aldo
Wicked Shade painting - Pic by Joe Schildhorn / Billy Farrell Agency
Wicked Shade painting – Pic by Joe Schildhorn / Billy Farrell Agency
and another one
and another one
Something that we are missing painting at the Smell the Magic exhibit by Kris Knight
Something that we are missing painting at the Smell the Magic exhibit by Kris Knight

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