OJ AND CIGS - A Personal Style Blog By Jana Rose Carrero

Simply Irresistible

10.17.14

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Sunglasses: Tom Ford “Nikita” | Necklace: Jeannine Massiah via mvtrends

Forget the dropping temps for a minute, because I’m finally posting these sizzling shots we took a couple months ago in Puerto Rico. I tried hard (key word *tried*) to channel my inner femme fatale reminiscent of Robert Palmer’s 1988 music video “Simply Irresistible” so I’m curious to see what you think (insert blushing emoji here because I’m so not vixen-like). But all jokes aside, isn’t this neck-piece amazing? It’s by Venezuelan jewelry designer Jeannine Massiah and you can find her stunning statement necklaces here. Cheers!

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Freefallin’

09.23.14

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shot and edited by Yesica Laver Flores of Simply Lively

HAT & NECKLACE: Urban Outfitters (old)|VINTAGE BLAZER via Furor Moda|JUMPSUIT c/o Blush Boutique|SHOES: Zara (old)|RINGS c/o Just Vogue Jewels|CUFF: Aldo (old)

 

Here’s a little Fall fashion editorial inspired by the 1970s that I hope you all enjoy! It was so much fun teaming up with Yesica, talented photographer and blogger extraordinaire of Simply Lively. Her vision and aesthetic are pretty remarkable, so when I got the call to step in front of her lens, I was pretty stoked. I put together a couple of timeless pieces from local Miami spots Furor Moda and Blush Boutique to create a look reminiscent of an era when fashion was expressive and fun. Back then, both men and women wore funky hats, jumpsuits, wide-leg pants, blazers, and everything in between. And here we are today, bringing it all back. So here’s to the cyclical nature of fashion, and to seasons a-changing.

 

Technicolor Fashion – A Feast For The Eyes

08.19.14

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HAT: random score at tourist trap on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach | DRESS c/o Express | SANDALS: Zara (sold out) | JEWELRY: Filili by Luiny | SUNGLASSES: RayBan

Ah Technicolor fashion, my eyes can’t get enough of you…as a Motion Pictures college grad it is only natural that I am comforted by color most of the time. Some info: Technicolor is a groundbreaking color motion picture process created in the early 1900s and celebrated for its saturated levels of color, which is how famous films like Wizard of Oz, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Fantasia were made. Now combine this colorful goodness with fashion, and we’ve got all sorts of visual stimulation going on with a side of heart palpitations. No one does it better than the Technicolor queen: Solange Knowles. What do you think?

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Flower Showers

08.11.14

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Top, Pants, Shoes: French Connection

 

Flowers and flowers on top of flowers, because in Miami you can get away with floral prints all year round and the use of phrases such as “eternal summer” or “summer daze.” So let me introduce the freshest French Connection floral print two-piece set consisting of soft drawstring pants and a lace-trimmed cami, an outfit reminiscent of pajamas that’ll leave you in, yes, a daze. Throw in some accessories to dress it up and a pair of easy slip-ons and it’s an instant green light for wearing your nighties outdoors without looking like you just rolled out of bed, unless you want to. Then that’s cool too.

 

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Pretty In Pink Meets Sporty Chic in Wynwood

08.02.14

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DRESS: FRENCH CONNECTION | JEWELRY: FILILÍ BY LUINY | SNEAKERS: MAN REPELLER X SUPERGA VIA JOANNA PAIGE

 

Here you have it! One of my favorite Wynwood shoots to date, simply because we aimed to convey a harmonious blend of my favorite themes: girly meets grit in a sea of street art. No photo will ever do this French Connection dress justice though: it’s the most eye-catching, head-turning, flowy, vibrant item I own. And no matter how much I’ve told myself I wouldn’t be caught dead in a neon pink frock, here it is in all its girly glory – because this one is just too good. Since I’ve already made it this far, why not pair the dress with pink satin ballerina sneaks done right, by the queen of stylish contradictions – Leandra Medine aka The Man Repeller – who teamed up with Superga to make this collection of rad sneakers (available at Joanna Paige). I must say, I had fun tapping into my girly/sporty side for this shoot. What do you think? Would you give this feminine look a try, and are you daring enough to toughen it up?

 

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