My first time exhibiting during Art Basel

In Miami, when December comes you know it’s time for Art Basel.For the first time ever I am, exhibiting my artwork as part of a collaboration with my friends from J.Crew at their Lincoln Road store. During that first week of the last month of the year, Miami turns into one of the meccas of art. Myself being an artist. I have attended several art fairs and parties the full on 15 years I have been living here.

You have been seeing all the work I have being doing with them for the past year, so it seem fitting that my art would be displayed at the J.Crew Miami Beach store. From December 1st to the 7th , you can see 30 pieces of my artwork being displayed in-store. Also, we are having an Art party where you can go and meet me. This Friday December 6th from 6-11pm. You can see the latest collection from J.Crew along  with my latest artwork series called “Through the Window: The Paris Collection”, and through out the store a display of my best most liked prints.

Also all of my artwork shown at the store is up for sale, if you are interested  you can contact me via email more info.

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Olay Retinol24 for smoother skin

This post is a sponsored #ad for Olay, all opinions are my own. #Olay #Retinol24

Smoother Skin with Olay Retinol24
A few weeks ago, I introduced to my night skin care routine Olay Retinol 24. If you know me, you know that I take really good care of my skin. I am always in the search for new products to try and add to my daily regimen. Olay sent me their new Olay Regenerist Retinol24 line, this included the night Moisturizer, the night Eye Cream and the night Serum. At first glance, I love that the products are fragrance-free and have a non-greasy feel. Olay Retinol24, delivers 24-hour hydration thru out your day and works with your skin to give you brighter and smoother skin, without the typical irritation that other retinols would.

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Totes #withatwist

#withatwist custom totes by Gissi Jimenez for J.Crew

Along with my friends from J.Crew. I will be in store customizing totes #withatwist illustrated like the ones above. I wanted to invite you to my next live drawing event, this Saturday October 19th at J.Crew at the Shops at Merrick Park from 2-4pm.  Join me and the lovely staff from J.Crew, in-store for an afternoon of cashmere shopping and art. Check out J.Crew cashmere 20 new custom colors and 14 silhouettes. Enjoy 20% off your purchase of $125 by RSVP’ing.

Plus, the custom painted and personalized tote bag with a purchase of 2+ Cashmere pieces!

Hope to see you there! See below for more info on the event.

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Pleated minimal lines

Minimal Lines Rings Au-rate

I love the minimal approach to things and that reflects on my outfit choices also. From the accessories I wear, like dainty and minimal rings, to the dresses I get. Dresses like this pleated one from Ann Taylor with a Geometric pattern. I like clean lines, you may say, somewhat architectural. Hence the name of this blog and my main career. It’s all a way of expressing myself from head to toe.

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J.Crew Summer Shopping

J.Crew Summer Shopping

I have been channeling long weekend vibes and getting ready for summer. For this post, I am partnering with J.Crew  to show you this casual summer look. And invite you to a J.Crew Summer Shopping Party with me! On Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 4 pm,  at J.Crew located at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables.

Come by for an afternoon of styling, shopping and refreshments. Get a first look at the new J.Crew arrivals for summer and also enjoy an additional 20% off your purchase of $125 or more by RSVP’ing. Stop by and shop along with me and the J.Crew team.  Let me show you my favorites pieces from their newest collection, and give you some suggestions on what to wear.

See below for more info on the event. Hope to see you there!

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Shopping with Ann Taylor

Shopping with Ann Taylor

It is time to continue with the shopping spring kick. This time is shopping with Ann Taylor. I went into the Coral Gables Ann Taylor at the Shops at Merrick Park a few days ago and picked up some really cute outfits with the help of their super nice team. One of my favorites is this floral pleated wrap dress, that is so feminine. I paired it with bright pink accessories. To complete the girly-ness, I wore a custom hand painted bag by me.
I also wanted to share with you. This week the Friends of Ann Event kicks off this Wednesday, March 6th, for Ann Taylor Cardholders and goes through Monday March 10th, where you can enjoy 40% off your purchase!*. For this, I will be having a special shopping event for my readers in store. This Saturday March 9th from 2-4pm at Ann Taylor at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Where you can get the chance to chat with me and I’ll show you my favorite pieces of the new collection. Also as an added bonus, if you mention this post you will receive an additional 10% off. (at the Coral Gables location only).
See more info on the event below and I hope to see you there!
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Spring with J.Crew

Spring with Jcrew

Spring is almost here, and with it time to update the closet. This means, it is time to go shopping. For this post, I have partnered with J.Crew to show you a transitional outfit for Spring. I opted for a black pleated skirt (that you can basically wear with everything) and a pullover striped light sweater from J.Crew. The pattern and scallop neckline of this top has me swooning, it is so girly and cute. I accessorized it with oversized pearl barrettes, which have been a perfect accessory for my short blunt bob hair. They basically dress up any outfit I’m wearing, it polishes the outfit and it works to make my hair look like just done. For shoes, I am wearing pink sneakers, to make it a more low key everyday look. Super comfortable to walk around and do errands thru out the day.

Also I would also like to invite you to come and shop with me and the J.Crew team, for a Spring Shopping event his week, at J.Crew at Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. This Saturday February 28th from 4-6pm. Let’s shop for the new spring collection and see a few of my favorites.  See below for more info on the event.

See you there!

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Drawing Saks Iconic handbags

Saks Iconic handbags

To celebrate the opening of the Saks Iconic handbags, on the new main floor of the New York Flagship store. I will be live drawing fashion illustrations at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dadeland Mall. Where they will be showing an exclusive collection of handbags that have made fashion history. All in a new and transformed way, with over a 100 exclusive handbags made by your favorite design houses just for Saks. Think Prada, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Valentino, to name a few.

I love designer handbags specially when they can be classics in essence. Because this means you can wear them now and in a few years it will still be iconic. So join me while we preview and shop for your new favorite bag, have some cocktails. And let me draw a fashion sketch of you with your new Saks Iconic handbag. This saturday february 9th, from 3 to 5pm, at Saks in Dadeland Mall in Miami.

Hope to see you there! Also I will let you know which are my favorites… (although the fashion illustration I made for this post, can give you a hint of which ones they are, lol!)

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Fall with J.Crew and a Styling Event

J.Crew Fall outfit
Finally it is time for fall, and although in Miami is not cold yet. I have started dressing with fall colors. For today’s post, I am partnering up with J.Crew to show you a perfect J.Crew fall outfit. And also to invite you to a Styling Event this week, with yours truly, at J.Crew in Lincoln Road. This Saturday October 20th from 4-6pm. Where you can get styled by me, have some sips and shop the new Fall collection. So come by and say hi and let’s shop! See below for more info on the event.

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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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