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DÔA Miami Beach

DÔA Miami Beach
DÔA Miami Beach, is the latest restaurant to open in Miami Beach from renowened restaurateur Arjun Waney. This is the guy behind Zuma and Coya (Two of my fave Miami restaurants). DÔA (pronounced dow-ah), serves a Latino/Asian (think Japanese meets peruvian) cuisine. It is a more casual and affordable version of his other restaurants and the food quality is up to par.

I had the chance to go do a media preview dinner of their menu. And try out South Florida native Chef Carlos Estarita’s food. He absolutely outdid himself and brought some of the flavors and ideas of his previous kitchen experience at Coya and Zuma, where he was a member of the opening team. 

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Macy’s Three Kings Day Live Drawing

Macy's Three Kings Day
I am finishing up the holidays and celebrating with Macy’s Three Kings Day, on January 6th, for an afternoon of shopping and fun for the whole family. I will be live drawing at Macy’s Westland Mall in Miami. Where I will be creating personalized and unique illustrations with the Three Kings. Also enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and more.

See more details below and I hope to get to see some of you this weekend!

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Be your own Home Chef

Home chef

I wanted to introduce you today to Home Chef . This is a Home food delivery service, that brings a box to your front door with pre-package meals. They include everything that you need to create a complete dish, sides and all. I love services like this one, because they simplify my life. I have a very busy lifestyle and I really don’t have that much time to dedicate to cook meals. More the less to go out shopping for groceries. The recipes are created by chefs and I can get a delicious gourmet home-cooked meal made from scratch.

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Live Drawing Holiday Greeting Cards with Macy’s

Live DrawingI love working on collaborations with Macy’s, this time around get ready to do your holiday shopping this weekend at Macy’s at Miami International Mall, where I will be live drawing in store creating some unique and personalized holidays greeting cards, for their Art of Gifting event. Join me tomorrow, December 10, from 2 to 7 pm. See more details below and I hope to get to see some of you this weekend!

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Pandora x The Architect of Style

the-architect-of-style-pandora-jewelry-box-illustration-2I’m super excited to share with you my latest collaboration with the jewelry brand Pandora. How cute is this personalized jewelry box, I created for them, it brings out the essence of that queen, that is inside of us. So check out this upcoming weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of November, I will be in-store at the Aventura Mall, personalizing and customizing these really cute light pink leather jewelry boxes.

These boxes will be one of a kind hand painted by me, so make sure to come over and get your own customized one, while you sip bubbly and shop some really nice jewelry and get to see me paint and sketch. See more details below and I hope to get to see some of you this weekend!

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Olay #Ageless Twitter Party

This post is sponsored by Olay and Conde Nast #Ageless #Ad

#AgelessFor me beauty and age are timeless. I’ve been taking care of my skin since I was a teenager, and today people tell me that I look 10 years younger than my real age and they think I am still in college. Olay offers an array of products to hydrate, exfoliate & renew the skin, from Anti-aging to Age repair. For this post, I am helping Olay spread the word on being Ageless, and invite you to join the Olay #Ageless Twitter party tomorrow November 4th at 2pm ET. To join just go on Twitter, and follow the #Ageless hashtag and participate to win OLAY products. Seven winners will receive an Olay eye product and One grand prize winner will receive the full Olay eye collection set. See you there!

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Leopardy red

taos-ootd-kohls-jlo-leopard-dress-backI’m really not a person that wears to many prints,  yet alone leopard, but while pulling looks for a client, I found this bright red leopard dress and I fell in love with it. Of course, I knew that for me to feel confident wearing it out, and not have people starting at me, New York was the place to do it. Because I was wearing this outfit during New York  fashion week, I decided to opt for sneakers, as I was going to be running around all day in between shows and you know me and comfort.

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Bloggers Against Breast Cancer

dmargherite_fashionforacause_2016-1009-1400x935It is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For a third year in a row,  I am collaborating with Bloomingdale’s and the movement created by Annie Vazquez from The Fashion Poet, along with 30 more Miami fashion bloggers. To come together and work on the Bloggers Against Breast Cancer campaign. This time around we are promoting the Stand up to Breast Cancer Sweatshirt, created by fashion illustrator artist Donald Robertson and Alternative, to raise funs and promote awareness for this great cause.  It is so amazing to see that as a community, we the Miami bloggers can come together and be part of such a fantastic campaign, all of us being so different, it is always cool to see how each blogger styles themselves.

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#TheArchitectOfStyleNYFW

taos-nyfw2016So, after such a long time of coveting to attend New York Fashion Week, I finally will! My blogger besties Annie Vazquez aka The Fashion Poet and Netty Del from The Fashionable ESQ, encouraged me to attend this season. So follow along my social, as I take on the Spring 2017 runways, backstages, all the experience and lifestyle of attending a few shows and presentations. NYFW runs from September 8th thru the 15th.

Follow me on snapchat GissiJ (see snapcode below), also on my instagram @GissiJ with the hashtag #TheArchitectOfStyleNYFW.

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Fall Transition

TAOS-Fall-Fashion-lbd-otk-bootsTransitioning to Fall Fashion in Miami is very tricky. We are in September and it is still very warm here in South Florida, but in the essence of wanting to wear boots and darker colors and looking like there is another season here, you have to resort to tweaks to your outfit. Here is one tip I follow, I opt for a light weight fabric.  Like this black ribbed cotton tank dress. The thin fabric helps for sure to transpire in this weather and it is great because its airy and comfy, also you still can’t wear anything lined yet without melting away. I wore it with over the knee high boots and a wide brim black fedora hat, that has been sitting for a few months in my closet looking for a chance to be worn. 

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