One of my favorite things is cooking. I say that if I would ever leave architecture (and illustrating) I would become a chef. I consider myself a foodie and truly love making new dishes. Last week my friends from South Florida Bloggers invited me to attend a cooking class with Parmigiano Reggiano at the Biltmore Culinary Academy. Obviously having the chance of pretending to be a world class chef and cook in a real chef’s kitchen, I gladly attended.
This Sunday from 6 to 9pm, October 15th. I will be once again, Live Drawing at Macy’s International Mall in Miami. For the Exclusive Star Rewards Shopping Event. This is an exclusive event for Macy’s Cardholders to celebrate the new and improved Star Rewards program. Enjoy exclusive shopping hours to take advantage of the new benefits. Have some pop-up in-store fun. Sips and sweets will be served while you shop. Also get your own Fashion illustration with a Silver or Gold Star by me. Be sure to pass by and say hi!
I wanted to share and invite you to a Makeup Date event this Saturday May 20th from 2 to 5pm, at the Bloomingdale’s at The Falls in Miami. And of course I will be there live drawing fashion illustration and also customizing one of a kind make-up bags for a second year, specially for you. Last year, I did some really cool cosmetic bags personalized.
Join us for an exclusive runway show hosted by Deco Drive co-host Chris Van Vliet and discover the season’s best new beauty trends, and indulge in a one-on-one session with an expert makeup artist! You’ll receive a limited edition 2-piece cosmetic bag set with your purchase of 125.00 or more and take home an exclusive tote bag—just for attending.
My newest collaboration for this week, is with Spanish jewelry brand UNOde50. The brand is known for its creativity and unique handcrafted styles for men and women. Their designs are bold and incorporate crystals and leather with silver and gold plated metals for a boho-chic feel. I love that most of their pieces have shapes that are hammered and contoured, giving them a sense of uniqueness, with statement necklaces, and chunky bracelets and oversized rings.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, I will be at UNOde50 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach on Saturday May 13th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm to live draw, sketch fashion illustrations, and create cute cards for your mom! Stop by for last minute Mother’s Day shopping and get a complimentary card to take home!
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 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 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!
I’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!
Today’s post is a little different, I wanted to show the outfit I wore to a influencer event with the Miami Children’s Health Foundation, last week, that my blogger girl Kelly Saks and the MCHF hosted. But I decided not to talk so much about the clothes I was wearing, but more about the Miami Children’s Health Foundation and how the foundation raises funds to benefit the children cared at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and how you can show support for them, just by sharing in social media.
The dinner was held at the River Yacht Club and thru out the night we got to hear a little more about the foundation and how it has help so many children and their medical needs. Yesterday May 16th, the foundation launched a special social media campaign called #2gether4thechildren, that lets you add a heart shaped design filter to your facebook profile picture, designed by Romero Britto.