Magique & Pink


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. 

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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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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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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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Sheer White

There is a thing of wearing white, it looks so nice and delicate, and with the right fabrics it looks fancy. I found this sheer white dress, while bargain shopping at TJMaxx and loved the fabric, it has a mesh style finish with embroidered leaves, and a silky nude slip underneath. I styled it with bright red pumps to shy away of it looking to much like a sleepwear piece. Also I opted for a white crossbody bag with a few fringes, to complete the look. My hair was a mess, as the South Florida humidity got the best of me, so I decided to put it up, on a half knot do’. I just did a quick half ponytail and wrapped it into a bun, and pinned it securely. Which worked well to control somewhat the frizziness that my hair had gotten due to the extreme heat and the proximity to the beach.

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Summer Dressing

TAOS-Boater-Hat-Black-dressBecause it is scorching hot outside. I have to say, that this has been the hottest summer I have endure so far, while living in Miami. To make it work and not melt,  for the casual days, I have resorted to wear thin fabrics like silk or jersey for a perfect summer dressing. That is why I bought a bunch of slips and t-shirt dresses, that sometimes look more like a beach cover up (due to their skimpy skirt length), but they are comfy and breathable, just what I need.

I wore this outfit during Miami Fashion Swimweek as most of the events where outside. I love that this outfit is just simple and minimalistic and along with color blocked flat sandals and a color block straw boater hat, it makes this outfit complete.

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TAOS-Merimmeko-BCBG-PruneThirteen years ago, I came to this country, the land of dreams. I have been able to grow roots in this country and work on the career I studied and even explore new paths (blogging and fashion illustrations), these are things that I never thought I would have the opportunity to accomplish, but I was able to do that in the USA. And I am very grateful. So on America’s day I wanted to celebrate and wear it’s founding colors, Red, White and Blue. So here I am sharing the outfit that I wore to do the all american thing and went to a BBQ, had a burger and waited to see the fireworks by the bay. 

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New York City

New York City Look Outfit - James Perse
If you follow me on social media, you can tell that I visit New York City often. I can’t say it enough how much I love this city. At some point in my life, I thought of moving there, but I remain in South Florida where nothing beats the weather. Every time I go to New York, I have a few places I make it a point to visit. One of them is the MET museum to see their yearly CFDA fashion exhibit. This time around they have the Manus X Machina exhibit, showcasing the different manufacturing processes like embroidery, lace and some high end ones made from fiberglass.  Also while at the museum if it is spring or summer, I go up to the rooftop bar and order a glass of prosecco and from there enjoy the pretty views of Manhattan and Central Park.

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All White Outfit

All White outfit The Architect of Style
Wearing all white, it’s like the perfect staple for summer. An achromatic outfit, can be perfect to wear any hot summer day, specially here in Miami.  Personally, I find it challenging to wear all white. First of all, it is so easy to get dirty while wearing it, so try to keep those red wine glasses away!. Also white clothes tend to be transparent where worn, specially if the piece you are wearing is not lined, so make sure to pick the right undies for the job (unless intended). For styling, I will say to go for colorful accessories, maybe like a bright colored shoe or necklace. I would also play around with textures and shapes, so think of a A-line puff lace skirt with a bodysuit top or like how I did on this post, with a pair my skinny with a linen top with pleats.

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