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Willfredo Gerardo FW/16 for Art Hearts Fashion

It was a wonderful night in fashion especially for Latin American designers to be representing their community, but the highlight of the evening had to be the closing designer that captured the evening, Wilfredo Gerardo at the Angel Orensanz Foundation.

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Angel Orensanz Foundation. The gorgeous well lit venue, surrounded by art and dripping with detail. Same place Sarah Jessica Parker had her wedding!

I don’t write this because he’s my good friend and I’m more biased, or even because I’m a girl and I like dresses. But because his designs are what every girl wants to feel in a dress, expensive, and luxurious. Last Monday we got a sneek peak into what his collection has to offer and it’s stunning!

Willfredo Gerardo’s models backstage NYFW 2016 Fall Winter collection.

Most definitely the central theme revolved around darker and neutral hues, as well as beaded and shimmering sheers. Lot’s of depth to the pieces yet simple and elegant, high slits stole the evening and very dramatic cut outs.

These few were my favorites on the runway, and it was so spectacular. The last pic you see is the famous celebrity model Daphnie Joy wearing one of his pieces. The energy in the house was so tremendous. Even though the other designers had a few key pieces that were quite amazing, Willfredo’s pieces took the night. When the music took over, people were waiting with baited breath to see what Willfredo was showcasing and he did not disappoint. Especially when the nude with black overlay dress stepped out, you could hear a gasp throughout the house because that piece was simply gorgeous. Another highlight of the evening was having celebrity pop star Jason Derulo sitting in front of me. I wanted so bad to say something to him, but didn’t want to start geeking out all over.

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Willfredo Gerardo, Daphne Joy, & Jason Derulo posing for Art Hearts Fashion Latin Night NYFW FW/2016

I’m happy to report that the trend that’s up and coming is, and will be, nude or sheer juxtapositions. Willfredo was not the only designer showcasing that, some of which are Emilo de la Morena, and Alexander McQueen to name a couple. So ladies, it looks like these upcoming few months, (since we’ve had some mild winters) we’ll be making room for more sun, sheer, and sparkle.

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Stay Healthy,

 

-E

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

It’s snowing out there ladies & gents (or at least it will be snowing) and it’s time to bundle up. It’s officially the holiday season and before you go out there, make sure that you are well prepared with some style essentials. I’ve had the pleasure to test some of these out and let me tell you, they are warm, luxe, and worth every penny! So treat yo self!

We will start bottom to top, first up, boots!

I love the TOM’s Black Water Resistant Suede Booties. Not only are my puppies comfortable but they are also super cute on. I love wedges, they make me look feminine without killing my feet at the end of the day. I would sacrifice my baggage space for these, and now I want one in every color! So FYI if you love me and you’re getting me a present, buy these for me, 8 1/2 thanks!

 

LEGGINGS

I don’t know how long the legging trend is going to last but I effing hope it’s forever because these are so comfortable. I guess amongst all the 80’s stereotypes this one panned out to outlast the others. Nevertheless if you’re going to throw your money to the wind this winter, make sure you get these gut sucking slim fitting leggings by Old Navy. They have the right thickness to keep your thunders warm and after a helping of seconds at the dinner table, you’ll be thankful these keep your muffin top at bay.

H&M Boyfriend FLANNELS

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I hate to be so cliché, but to keep your tata’s from turning into permanent ice daggers, keep yourself insulated and invest in some flannel tops. I know I know, flannel screams winter. But IDGAF. As of right now, H&M has some pretty spiffy patterns. They’re also pretty reasonably priced. Boyfriend tops range anywhere from $25 and $39 for the more fitted designer flannels. I think I bought a good 7, one for every day of the week! YASSSSS.

CANADA GOOSE KENSINGTON PARKA

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 9.03.30 PMSo I pretty much would sell all my coats to buy this coat. How dare you Canada Goose make such a quality reliable product and slap it on Kate Upton’s bodacious body! I’m mean tbh, I had no idea that this brand existed until I saw their brand cradling across her tits. Boobie envy is a thing, and yes I have it. But after her Sports Illustrated spread, I’ve been desperately wanting one, even though I lived in Southern California. But now that I live in Detroit a purchase like this is 100% justifiable. So I’ll be passing my winter coats over to new homes and make room for this sweet baby.

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HEADGEAR: Love Your Melon

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Love Your Melon beanie modeled by the one and only @mrleozombie

 

A long time friend of mine and YouTube Star (@mrleozombie) posted something really awesome on Facebook that would be perfect this winter. If you’re looking to cover your noggin, throw on some threads like Love Your Melon. Not only do you buy a wicked ass beanie, but after your purchase they donate one to a child battling cancer. This would make a perfect stocking stuffer for all the kids, and it’s great to also buy something with a purpose of helping others in need! But I would hurry up if I were you, looks like they are selling out quick!

Hope you all get some shopping done since it’s almost Christmas! Make sure you place your orders in by today 12/16 so they arrive in time for the big day. I mean, it’s national shipping day! I may have heard that somewhere, so it may not be 100% true, but still get those orders in!

Stay Healthy,

 

-E

My 10 Minute Beauty Ritual

I don’t dooooooo make up. But knowing that I have to look my best everyday it’s been kinda hard to get myself to drag my butt out of bed and into my face. So as of recently I’ve been giving myself just the BARE minimum as to what would be quick and easy to use everyday but will not take me over 10 mins to do.

Hey now, I need the full look! So I came up with an easy 5 step solution to get this look without breaking the ‘Time Bank”. I call it “EEBBH”

E- Eyes

E- Eyelashes

B- Brows

B- Blush

H-Hair

Now this is MY beauty ritual, for me it’s best that I highlight these 5 items and for some of you out there that don’t need to spend the time on brows but would like to do lips, then please by all means do so. However unless you wake up and your hair is on fleeeeeeek you bess believe that you will keep hair on this docket!

Eyes

For me, eyes are simply just that…I put in my contacts. I actually need them to see so if you don’t suffer from blindness like me, then you can opt for moisturizer or a base for your face.

Eyelashes

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If you don’t dabble in the art of eyelashes, you should really start. I’ve been using Velour Lashes ($23) as of late. I love the way they just sit on your eyes and they last forever. I think I purchased 1 pair and I’ve already used them over 20 times! It’s a pretty good value!

image1xlAlso If you’re looking for an amazing lash, these were the ones I used on my wedding day in Paris. They last forever and they’re a bit more inexpensive as well! Eylure Definition Lashes – No. 123 ($9.85)

Brows

Dem Brows Doe. I probably couldn’t shape my brows as perfectly, and as easily without Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Pomade and Brow Powder. When applying, I always use the Duo Brush #12 and it makes it so much easier to use.

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If you don’t know how to get your brown on fleeeek right quick, then check out this video by Anastasia Beverly Hills:

Blush

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I guess you can say I’m a creature of habit. I’ve always used Bobbi Brown Blush ($28) every since my mom got it for me, so I’ve just stuck with it. But something about blush always makes me and my fair skin just feel a bit like I have some color without going overboard on the make up. Just a light touch of color and I’m ready to go! You can always sub this out for contouring, I do that too when I have an extra 5 mins but what I use is Anastasia Contouring Powder Kit ($40).

Hair

Now I read somewhere that “Your hair is your weapon“. No truer words to live by! So I make sure to sharpen that weapon everyday with at least something. Even if it’s a tiny pony tail, I’ll curl my bangs. But messy buns, or hair clips don’t count for me. When you have good hair, confidence will ooze out of you. So take 2 minutes, and make ’em heel!

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