Meet TAUDREY Jewelry – a sophisticated yet playful jewelry line specializing in personalized pieces inspired by the ever-stylish woman on-the-go. TAudrey, established in 2009, was founded by Miami native Tiffany Ortiz. What makes this line different, you ask? Taudrey’s jewelry is handmade and personalized. Here I am wearing my very own hand-stamped 14k gold fill @ojandcigs social media name plate. Drawing from Audrey Hepburn’s timeless elegance, the line’s chic, bold yet delicate pieces are a major fave amongst local style vixens.
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I’ve just returned from my trip home to Puerto Rico (which is currently an hour later than Eastern Standard Time). Things there run on “island time” and are pretty laid back, but thanks to my Brera Orologi timepiece, I have managed to stay pretty punctual both there, and now back here in Miami (back to reality!). Even if I was casually roaming the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan a couple of hours before my flight (as depicted here), I never missed a beat thanks to my Brera companion.
Brera Orologi watches make stunning statement pieces, with their bold dials and amazing craftsmanship. Here I am wearing one from their ISABELLA collection with a two-tone bracelet. You can dress them up, or dress them down. Either way, these watches are sure to turn heads.
“Originating in Milano, Italy, Brera Orologi is a brand born from and influenced by the rich heritage of Italian design, craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail. “
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Sunglasses: Target Style | Top + Harem Pants: Forever 21 | Sneakers: Nike “Thea” via Zappos | Purse: Topshop Dubai (old) | Watch c/o Brera Orologi | Necklace c/o TAudrey | Pinky Ring: Catbird
This look is all about Wynwood Miami street style, because it’s that time of the year: Miami Art Week / Art Basel. There’s this buzz in the air, it’s almost electric, and social media feeds along with inboxes are inundated with Basel parties, street style roundups and galleries galore. The streets of Miami Beach, Midtown and Wynwood are flooded with style vixens and nightlife impresarios. With that said, for this outfit I chose a simple color palette with bold hues which reflect the vibrancy of the beautiful city. I’m sure most of you have noticed I’m heavily inspired by Miami’s urban backdrop and counterculture, and so this mural was a perfect opportunity to fuse street style with amazing Wynwood art that has catapulted the city to the forefront of the art world. What are your plans for Miami Art Week?
PS – Thanks to Annie Vazquez The Fashion Poet, this look was featured in Société Perrier’s roundup of Miami Fashion Bloggers showcasing their “Ultimate Miami Look.” Tell me what you think >> http://societeperrier.com/us/articles/miami/13-miami-fashion-bloggers-show-us-their-ultimate-miami-look/
“Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way…” – Biggie Smalls.
From Brooklyn to Miami in a few pictures. These photos were unplanned and very spontaneous. I happened to be wearing this tee with the number 86 (the year I was born) and BROOKLYN spelled out on the back, which is a place I adore and where I lived right before moving to Miami. Upon driving past this Biggie mural, the photo-opp was just too good to pass up. We hopped out of the car and quietly snapped a few pictures…I say quietly because this was kind of a moment of introspection for me.
I left NYC October 31, 2011 and moved to Miami alone with 3 suitcases and 2 carry-ons. It was an interesting time in my life during which I craved change: new home, new job, new blog, new friends, and new relationship. And today I find this mural of The Notorious B.I.G. in the middle of Miami, staring at this girl in a Brooklyn shirt recently transplanted from NYC. I find myself looking back at the time I spent living in The Big Apple on my own, something I never thought I could do. And though that city never sleeps, it’s like Biggie said, “It was all a dream…”
PHOTOS GIL E MATOS
Hat c/o LACOSTE | Shirt: ZARA | Shorts: Thrifted | Shoes: Topshop (old) | Plaid Flannel: Forever 21
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“My muse is YOU…working mothers, city gals, creative women who want to “cruise” through life with a cosmopolitan chic style.” – Corinna Saias
“Now get this W(E)RK.” – Iggy Azalea
I was asked by Tart Collections to style this amazing neoprene body-con little black dress and the minute I put it on, I felt confident. It’s the perfect power dress – structured, feminine and form-fitting. With an item like this in your closet you can mix and match to your desire. There are no rules as long as you feel good while power-dressing it up. Plus neoprene is such a fun fabric. It’s really taken on a less functional and more fashionable role as it went from being used for scuba suits, to cool swimwear and flattering dresses.
I added these mesh black pumps by Schutz available at Joanna Paige, along with a light blazer from Zara. [Everyone has a love affair with Zara, right? I mean I go psychotic up in there.] This loose-fitting blazer in particular is light and slouchy, perfect for Miami’s crazy weather, and I have a weakness for mustardy colors so I went with it for a little Fall flare (similar style in black here). Some might find the silhouette difficult to style since it’s not structured, rather shapeless, but you can always throw it over your shoulders or scrunch up the sleeves. How do you like to style your favorite little black dress? I leave you with Iggy Azalea’s “Work” music video for inspiration.
NECKLACE c/o MADE | SHOES Schutz via Joanna Paige | DRESS c/o Tart Collections | BAG Botkier (old) }| BLAZER Zara (similar) | SUNGLASSES Tom Ford
I was feeling the retro vibes when these photos were taken. Picked up this vintage tee at Wasteland in San Francisco, and threw it on one fine Miami day with some acid wash shorts and comfortable boots to schlep around in. What’s funny about these boots is that they kind of jingle every time I take a step, so Gil calls me “Bojangles” – yeah, like the tap dancer. It’s either that, or I’m told I sound like a cowboy with spurs. Check out the video we made!
PHOTOS + VIDEO BY GIL E MATOS
Vintage Tee: Wasteland | Acid Wash Shorts: American Apparel | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell | Sunglasses: Illesteva
After the rain, came strawberry fields, flower crowns and rainbows…Went on a road trip to escape the hustle and bustle of Miami city life – as per usual – and drove right through a crazy torrential downpour only to find rainbows and blue skies on the other side. If you look closely, you’ll see the dampness from the wet fields on my suede boots! I was feeling the flower power with this fringe top, vintage hand-crafted leather bag and my Zhuzhi Crown. Needless to say, it turned out to be another beautiful Miami day…
PHOTOS BY GIL E MATOS
Top: Forever 21 (old) | Shorts & Vintage Bag: thrifted | Boots: Sam Edelman | Flower Crown c/o Zhuzhi Crowns
It’s official. I’m obsessed with the artist KESH, an England native working out of her own creative space in downtown LA, which she has dubbed “The Cave.” I’ve always been a sucker for loud pops of funky graphics, and this one takes the cake. American Apparel collaborated with the artist to produce this limited edition collection. A line of hats, dresses, swimwear, tank tops, tee-shirts, leggings and crop-tops bare KESH’s designs, which consist of bold lines and shapes to produce minimalist graphics that are instantly recognizable. This outfit is obviously pretty loud, which I like for making a statement, but what are your favorite graphic pieces in your closet, and how do you like to style them?
PHOTOS BY GIL E MATOS
Top & Leggings via American Apparel | Flatform Sneakers Jeffrey Campbell
Probably one of my fave posts to date, these photos were taken on a windy day in the Wynwood District – perfect for shooting another beautifully bold yet feminine two-piece set by EKINEYO. No one was around, which is kinda strange for this popular Arts District.
A white off-the-shoulder crop-top paired with a chartreuse flounce skirt had me feeling extra fun and flirty (even though I was fighting the wind to keep my skirt down haha). There was something so liberating about being in the middle of the street, in plain view, wind in my hair (and up my skirt) and not giving a damn. It was exciting to feel like I was the only one, not only because the streets were deserted, but also because my girly digs had me feeling quite glorious.
PHOTOS BY GIL E MATOS
Flounce Skirt 2-piece Set c/o EKINEYO | Shoes: ZARA | Handbag c/o RABEANCO