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Dancing With Myself

03.14.17

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Even when I go a bit darker with my style (the city girl in me), I’ll find myself drawn back to color to mix things up every now and then (the island girl in me). We found this amazing little vacant building tucked away in a residential non-touristy area of South Beach to serve as the perfect backdrop for capturing movement in the warm golden light of the setting sun. It almost looks like we took a little road trip to the Keys, doesn’t it? As of late, I’ve had this thing for sparkly sheer shirts and love how this one shimmers in that 5pm natural glow. Nothing like closing your eyes and dancing with your shadow to put you in a good mood…and sure, maybe a few curious passersby shelling out words of praise/encouragement to make you feel a little less weird LOL.

PS – This look is pre-haircut. I’m a little backed up on content, so bear with me while I catch up! Meanwhile you can keep up with me on Instagram <3 

Photography by Yesi Flores of @simplylively | Scroll down for full outfit details

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Photography Yesi Flores @simplylively | Full look via ZARA | Lipstick c/o Aveda 

Grey Matter

01.18.15

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Photos by: Yesica Laver Flores of Simply Lively | Top: Addison NY | Vest: H&M | Pants: Express | Clear Backpack: American Apparel | Sneakers: Adidas “Gazelle” | Cuff Earring: Vanessa Mooney via Joanna Paige | Cuff Bracelet: Madewell

Strolled around sleepy downtown Miami one early Saturday morning, feeling like a million bucks, because not only was I in the hands of one of the coolest female photographers I know, I had a fresh head of silver grey hair and my 14 year old Adidas Gazelles on my feet. I had rescued them from the heaps of forgotten high-school era relics sitting in my old closet at Mom’s house in Puerto Rico. For those who don’t know, I had a collection of Adidas back in the day. All colors. How I wish I could find them all! They were the best for everyday kicks, plus I used to go to tons of ska/rocksteady (yep) shows, and they were the best to skank the night away in the pit (look it up, not to be confused with “moshing” or “being skanky” lol).

Anywho, these pics were taken just a couple days after my 29th trip around the sun (January 1st is my birthday) – and Yesi always manages to capture such beautiful detail shots and candids. Stay tuned for more and keep up with me and my silver hair antics on my Instagram!

Hustle Sauce – The Struggle Is Real

11.12.14

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“The struggle is real” – A (generally) ironic saying often used in place of the saying, “first world problems.” Denotes a situation where the user wishes to express that they are encountering some sort of undesirable difficulty, but dealing with it. With irony, it has a comical effect of dramatizing a non-critical, yet undesirable situation. (via Urban Dicitionary).

How many times do you use #thestruggle or #thestruggleisreal in conversation these days? Well, this shirt is for you! Thanks to Miami designer Steph Canto of Hustle Sauce, she’s bringing clever mottos and eye-catching typography to high quality apparel, perfect for a street-style edge.

This is the first part of the series, where boy did I make friends. Yesica Laver Flores of Simply Lively went behind the lens to capture these shots at the Domino Park on Calle Ocho, Miami. Such a mélange of Caribbean characters, from Dominican to Puerto Rican to Cuban, all convening for their favorite game! Needless to say, they were excited to have us shoot there. Stay tuned for the second part of the series, where I get to hang with my beautiful blogger pals Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet and D’ana Nuñez of Collections and Volumes!

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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Key West Road Trip Style Diaries

04.11.13

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Don’t you just love a good road trip on a bright and beautiful day? These are left-over photos from our road trip to Key West two weeks ago. I wore this for the entire car ride, windows down, but it was a little chilly, hence the cardigan. I had just seen the documentary on American photographer Bert Stern called “Bert Stern: The Original Mad Man.” He was the last to photograph the beautiful Marilyn Monroe before her untimely death. I was inspired by her to wear this bandeau top, reminiscent of the 1950s, and the flowy skirt seemed so comfortable and appropriate for this beachy road trip. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more awesome pics!

PHOTOS BY GIL E. MATOS

3D FLOWER MESH BANDEAU: AMERICAN APPAREL // SKIRT: PIXIE MARKET // SANDALS: ViX by Paula Hermanny


 

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