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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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% offwhen 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
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.
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 codeHOLIDAY for an extra 15% off all orders.
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:
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