I am trying to recap on the blog some of the events and brand work, I have been doing lately. A few weeks back, I got the opportunity to be Live Drawing at Kendra Scott newest store at Brickell City Center. Typically I do a lot of events, where I am fashion illustrating and sketching, but you only see a little bit of it, if you follow me on my instagram (@GissiJ), but I never take enough pictures to post (because I get so concentrated drawing), so I am starting to change that and share a little more.
I think I haven’t seen a magic show since I was a kid. I like the idea of illusions and such, so I was delighted when I was invited to the Faena Theater to see Kevin & Caruso’s Magique. This is a show for all ages, and trust me I went in thinking this was going to be a few magic card tricks that I could figure out, but I have to say it was a very surprising night.
I’ve been having this thing for really big statement earrings. I specially love the Bon Bon beaded ball drop earrings from Rebecca De Ravenel’s. I love that you can wear this even been dressed down, just to add a little bit of drama. And being the crafty person that I am, I wanted to create a tier drop earring inspired on it. For my version, I used Acrylic pearl beads, but you can also use beaded ones, in different sizes.
I took a quick 24 hour trip to Portland, Maine, to see a little snow and eat some yummy lobsters. I love the idea of being in a place for just a day, because you have to quickly move around and see as much as possible and visit the right places to feel the sense of the town or city that I am traveling to.
Lately, I have been thru the ideas of how organizing and balancing my day. Splitting my time between my day job and fashion illustrating and adding to that fashion/lifestyle blogging. I work as an Architectural manager from 9 to 5 (which is more like from 7:30 to 7:30) which is a very demanding job, that I love. But with my passion project being fashion and lifestyle, I enjoy investing my remaining hours of the day to it.
International Women’s Day, is today March 8th, and for that I wanted to share with you an illustration inspired on all the strong and powerful women out there. Because “We should all be Feminist”, like the Dior t-shirt says, and support one another, cheer one another. And like that other Nike t-shirt says, “The Force is Female”, because we are brave, we are powerful women who are Bosses, and we make our own decisions, we create a life for ourselves and our future children.
I love watching awards ceremonies like last nights Oscars 2017 celebration, mostly to see the pre-show of the red carpet, and see all the fashion, and of course illustrating it and sharing it .
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.
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!
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.