The Architect of Style turns Six!

This week is The Architect of Style, Sixth year anniversary, I can’t believe so much time has passed by. Although, I am a part-time blogger (that feels more like it is full-time). I have been very fortunate to collaborate and work drawing for many big fashion and lifestyle brands like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Cynthia Rowley, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Mazda… so many that it would be impossible to list them all. 

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All Pink Outfit

All Pink Outfit illustrationI am the girliest of girls when it comes to cutesy and pink things. I just love everything pink, and when I saw that there was a pop-up Museum of Ice Cream in town, I knew I had to go. The Museum  is an instagram (millennial pink) dream. The popularity of this venue made it be sold out every time I would check to buy tickets. But finally a few weeks before it’s final round my sister was able to find tickets to attend. Although it is a little pricey to go, it is all worth it when you dive into the sprinkle pool and start taking pictures of basically everything. Now don’t expect this to be an educational museum, it is more of an interactive venue that you go thru exhibits, more like a gallery I would say. While you eat ice cream as you move thru the exhibits.

Obviously I had to dress up with an outfit that match the museum so I opted to wear all pink! I got these bright pink paper bag pants and wore it with the Pink as my Vibes t-shirt from the line of my friend Annie The Alchemist.

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The Everyday Look

The Everyday Look

I feel that in the past year, I have been dressing more casual. Using as an Everyday Look, basic pieces. It all comes about in my essence of simplifying my day to day. Typically I have really long work days. They start at the gym at 5am and then it goes into a packed day meetings and work. In the middle of all this, I go to fashion events or head on to draw fashion illustrations either for me of for a client.

It sounds like a lot, but this is what bloggers that have very demanding day jobs do. All because we really love sharing stories, and for me sharing my artwork and fashion ideas. So saving a few minutes, everyday. Specially while dressing up, comes as a precious earning. So I can expend less time thinking what to wear, and in that time do things that I love. It is just so much easier when outfits are put together using basic apparel. They look good and kinda pulled together.

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2018 Goals

2018 Goals
At the end of each year, I reflect on the last twelve months in preparation to get ready for the new one. I started thinking of my 2018 goals, as I had a good last year. Some of the goals I had  listed got accomplished, some others morphed and changed. I got to work with some really cool brands like MazdaTory Burch and Cynthia Rowley. And did breakout of my comfort zone working on new mediums. (Check out the painted Adidas I made with Famous Footwear).

Every “X” amount of years, I go thru a growing phase, and 2017 for sure was one of those years. The things I learned personal and in business, has for sure shaped the things to come on 2018. I have worked into some ideas that hopefully these year will all come up to fruition soon.

And thank you for all my followers for being there for me, here is to 2018 starting!

2018 Goals

Live drawing at Nudara’s Art Basel Pop-up

Nudara Art Basel The Architect of StyleIf you are in town for Art Basel. I wanted to invite you to the Nudara by mktub Pop-up, this Saturday December 9th, from 3 to 6pm. Where I will be Live Drawing custom personalized fashion illustrations. This event is open to attend but be sure to RSVP (here).  Be sure to pass by and say hi! And score one of my fashion illustrations while you shop Nudara sandals, have some drinks, chill and also get Henna and evil eye nail art. This will be a really cool event and I would love to see you!

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Live Drawing at Macy’s Star Rewards Event

Live Drawing at Macy's

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!

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Summer trends: The One Piece Swimsuit

One Piece SwimsuitLong live the One Piece swimsuit! This past week in Miami, was SWIM WEEK, and if you where following me on social, you got to see a sneak peek of the shows and all the madness. One of the major trends that I saw going on strong was the one piece bathing suit. For all of us that don’t have the perfect model  aka the Victoria’s Secret Angel body, we where happy with joy. As they can be so forgiving. 

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Bloomingdale’s Makeup Date & Live Drawing

Makeup DateI 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.

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Creating to #StepForward

TAOS-Famous-Footwear-Stepforward-Adidas-9For this post, I am teaming up with Famous Footwear and their new campaign challenging everyone to #stepforward by championing their confidence to be their best self. I stepforward, everyday by pushing myself to try and do new things.  In my artwork, you can see that I typically use paper as my canvas, it is what makes me feel more comfortable, but art can be expressed in different canvases. I just have to add some lines and brushstrokes on different mediums, like these Adidas Baseline Sneakers, and create an unique pair. 

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