Exhibit at Vizcayne for DWNTWN Art Days!

Exhibiting for Downtown Miami Art Days!
The Architect of Style – Exhibiting for Downtown Miami Art Days!

This Friday September 19th, I will be exhibiting at The Viewing at Vizcayne in Downtown Miami in coordination with DWNTWN  Art Days. This will be the first time I showcase my artwork as The Architect of Style, along with other local artists.  Also there is a silent auction being conducted during the event, for which I have donated one of my original pieces and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the National Parkinson Foundation.

The event is open to the public and is free to attend. So come by and say hi, and enjoy some lite bites and wine!

  • When:             Friday September 19  5-8 pm
  • Where:           Vizcayne – 244 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Check out more  info on the events facebook page (here) and the flyer below!

The info!
The info!
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Shopping Alert: Altuzarra for Target

Altuzarra for Target
Altuzarra for Target

As you know I’m an avid shopper when it comes to anything that Target does with a designer. I have stand in line from very early in the morning many times and even given some dirty looks to ladies that took the last purse of the rack for Jason Wu.

This time Target has partnered up with Altuzarra to bring us another collaboration that in the lookbook it looks fab. Let’s see if it holds up in real life and probably I’ll  get to score a few pieces.

I have marked up my calendar and added an alarm to my phone, to wake up really early this Sunday September 14. I will be live Instagramming it starting at 7am @GissiJ.

In Miami they will have it available at:

  • Target Miami Central - 3401 N Miami Ave Ste 100 Miami, FL
  • Target Dadeland - 8350 S Dixie Hwy Miami, FL
  • Target Bird Road -7795 SW 40th St Miami, FL

Images via Target

Love the lookbook
Dresses, Velvet Burgundy pant suit and high slit skirts!
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Out in Nature

Out in Nature
Out in Nature

I feel that sometimes I need a little space, times where I need to leave the city and explore around in nature. I Breathe the air, see the magnificent textures of the trees, the sound of the wind and how the shadow perfectly casts thru to a man made boardwalk. I usually never post pictures of this outings, because I end up wearing comfy gym clothes, this instance I dressed up a bit more and wore some DIY cutoff shorts with a peplum top and boots, while walking over a trail surrounded by big cypresses.

Pictures by David Pulgar Photography

getting inspired
Getting inspired
and goofing around
and goofing around
Mia shoes boots
Mia shoes crusader boots (available here)
Big Cypress trees
Big Cypress trees


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Startup is the New Black at the Miami Fashion Film Festival

Startup is the New Black documentary
Startup is the New Black documentary

My fellow blogger and friend April Erhard from April GoLightly along with her husband Kevin  have produced an independent documentary film called “Startup is the New Black”. The film shows an inside look to the world of some South Florida fashion startup companies, like Furor Moda, Fitting Room Social, Fashom among others. The first screening will be held during the Miami Fashion Film Festival, see below the info on how to go see it:

When:                September 11, 2014, 9pm

Where:              Miami Beach Cinematheque  Miami Beach, FL

Get your tix:    www.StartupistheNewBlack.com  ($12 p/p)


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Feeling a little Parisian

A parisian style custom illustration
A Parisian style custom illustration

If you are a fashion girl (or not) I’m pretty sure you love Paris, either because we see to many Dior or Chanel ads of perfect looking girls living the Parisian way, or just because we love the romance that movies have embedded to us for this city of lights. Which ever way I had to get inspired for a custom illustration I had been working on, that needed to show that Parisian chicness.  I looked at countless pins to get inspired and got the perfect apartment with a view of the Eiffel tower and  worked in  some french pink accents like macaroons and some Rosé bubbly.

Check out my shop  for more info on how to get your own custom illustration!


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I call this Boho-Basic

A little boho-basic
A little Boho-basic

There is nothing more basic than wearing a racerback tank top. They are comfy and you can wear them for anything. Under a blazer, over shorts or with a skirt, it can be dressed down or up depending on the accessories. I went a few weeks ago to a cocktail party on the beach and wanted to wear something “easy” which seems to be my motto lately. Being on a hot beach at sunset I opted to wear a white silky racerback tank top with a silky maxi skirt. I call this style Boho-basic, flowy skirts with soft fabrics and basic shapes and colors.

Pictures by Kelly Stewart

And of course the bag that I'm wearing all the time from Gregory Sylvia
And of course the bag that I’m wearing all the time from c/o Gregory Sylvia Luxi
Love this silky maxi from MNG by Mango
Love this silky maxi from MNG by Mango



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Feeling good and getting some R&R

Breathe and just relax

The last few weeks I have been feeling very stressed out due to the mundane things of life, like work, dealing with relationships etc. I have been looking to get some me time and just chill and relax, everyone needs some me time where you get to enjoy yourself and do things that make you feel good and that don’t require too much thinking. A few of my favorite ways to get a much needed R&R:

The Quick Road Trip: Maybe not a real road trip per se, but taking a day to drive out a few hours, to a local remote park or beach to spend an afternoon away from the craziness of the city. Clears my mind and puts things in perspective.As an added tip take one of your besties and play a 90’s station and sing your heart out.

Spa time! : Aromatherapy Massages, Champagne glasses, Steam Baths, etc… is the best way to unwind… Especially good if you can take your bestie out with you for this in Miami we have Miami Spa Month that some of the nicest spa’s offer services for 99$…Another good option to get a deal is thru Groupon or Livingsocial, but check the reviews online first to see what to expect before choosing, I use Yelp for this.

A Mani / Pedi: If the spa day gets too pricey then I go ahead and get my nails done is one of my favorite things ever, I can’t go by a week without doing them. The mini hand/feet massages can work wonders. Seeing my nails all cute and pretty lifts up my mood instantly. Also as a plus the mani ladies will hear your entire life story and dish out how one of their friends or cousins is going thru something similar and they have an opinion about it.

The Blow out:  Getting out of the rut of wearing a pony tail or a messy bun and having a good blow dry makes me feel like a million bucks. The added motion of someone “playing” with my hair its super nice.

These are some of the things that I do, but drop me a line in the comments and let me know what do you do to get a quick pick me up?

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An LBD and Gladiators Summer

Another all black summer outfit
Another all black summer outfit

It seems that I keep wearing all black outfits this summer. Usually I would stay away from wearing dark colors when the sun is 90 degrees plus outside, specially because black fabrics tend to not reflect light and absorb all the heat. Still I keep wearing them. It was really hot outside on a yatch party during Swim Week, but the things that I do for fashion and to look good, that melting a little bit is nothing a few glasses of champagne couldn’t handle.

I liked the idea of wearing a draped wrap dress along with the gladiators sandals to give an update to such a classic look that seems to come from a roman mythology story but being all black is definitely not.

Pics taken by Kar Gar

Accent spike flower brooch by Angeles Almuna
Accent spike flower brooch by Angeles Almuna


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A museum stroll and sporting some beachy waves

Wearing H&M Mesh panel t-shirt, c/o Gregory Sylvia Luxi Bag in Pink (available here), Report Signature sandals.
Wearing H&M Mesh panel t-shirt, c/o Gregory Sylvia Luxi Bag in Pink (available here), H&M Silky shorts, Report Signature Owen sandals.

The summer days in Miami can not get hotter I keep wearing silky shorts and breezy shirts. Over the weekend I went to the PAMM museum with some friends and wore this all black outfit and gave it a summer look with some beachy waves hair and my new Luxi crossbody bag that the people from Gregory Sylvia sent me.

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I have loved this bag since I received it. For starters is hot pink (you can’t get more girly than that), the geometrical design of the flap and the metal accents give it an edge and the finish is a super nice textured saffiano leather. All this  makes it a perfect bag to walk around and stroll one afternoon at  the museum.

Also remember that I am hosting a giveaway for a Custom Illustration to celebrate The Architect of Style b-day! Here is how to enter.

All pictures by Angeles Almuna Photography

Italia Independent Sunnies
Italia Independent I-Gum Sunnies Miami Special Edition (similar  here)
PAMM Museum in Miami
PAMM Museum in Miami
Dressed all black with a pop of color
Dressed all black with a pop of color


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The Architect of Style is 2! & Giveaway!

Celebrating 2 years!
Celebrating 2 years!

The Architect of Style turns 2 today! It has been a fun year and I have to be grateful to my readers and fellow blogger friends that I have met along the way. To celebrate the occasion I am hosting a giveaway for a Custom fashion illustration made by me. See the details on how to enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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