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Wrap Me Up In Your Warm Light

04.11.17

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“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” – Horace Mann 

 

I learned about magic hour, or golden hour, in film school. It’s a phrase used to describe the fleeting moments shortly before sunset or immediately after sunrise, when the natural light is warm and yes, golden. These lighting conditions create beautiful shadow, texture, and depth in images, not to mention the overall feel is quite pleasant. If you scroll through the pics below you’ll notice Yesi and I happened to catch it in all its golden glory from the 1111 Lincoln Road building (architectural masterpiece by Herzog de Meuron). It was almost like the sky was on fire right before the sun fully set.

About the look, my day-to-day face is natural and dewy. I’ve been obsessed with glossy lids lately, and also this deep red lip in “Carnelian” by Aveda. Details on what I’m wearing are down below. Happy scrolling πŸ™‚

 

Photography Yesi Laver Flores 

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Photography Yesi Laver Flores | Top, Jeans, Shoes: ZARA | Hand Earrings: YoungFrankk | Lipstick c/o Aveda 

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 

Retro Futuristic Feels – And LED Light Up Shoes

11.18.16

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Photos Yesi Flores of Simply Lively | Sunglasses Karen Walker via Gilt | Vintage Thrifted Jumpsuit | Light Up Shoes c/o Shop Vase

Welcome to my tropicalia-inspired retro-yet-futuristic dream straight from my nonsensical mind…

Did I lose you? I can get carried away with descriptions, packing so much into my sentences (spoken and written) that I catch myself rambling. Does that ever happen to you? And then when I have several things running around in my head I find it hard to communicate or to choose the best words (especially when it comes to politically-charged passionate discussions about current affairs, but that’s a whole ‘nother story). Just think of me as the Mad Hatter, ADHD tendencies and all. Sometimes I say fuck it, let’s have fun and channel all this craziness into what I’m gonna wear today, hence this paradoxical retro-yet-futuristic look that I speak of.

You may have already noticed by now how my style changes on the DAILY, and on this particular day, I wanted to have fun like the bold, carefree, vivacious Miranda Makaroff. I threw together a few items I had in my closet: a colorful vintage jumpsuit, offset with futuristic sunglasses by Karen Walker (the queen-of-chic-meets-eccentric). Let me get to these light up shoes though, the true hero of this post…These “Hologram LED Light Sneakers” by Shop Vase are the life of any party. Everyone I walk past does a double-take…Must be the shoes. *Cue hip hop legends Lords Of The Underground’s line, “It’s the shoes. The SHOES?! It’s GOTTA be the shoes.” (Listen to the first 40 seconds of the song “Chief Rocka” here to see what i mean.)

So as I moon-walk my way past pastel-color buildings, Yesi and I come across this gem of a place, Flamingo Plaza, built in 1937 as the Flamingo Hotel. Today it’s a condo with eye-catching original fresco paintings that have been amazingly preserved & restored. Thanks to the friendly resident sitting outside who let us in, we were able to access this colorful haven. Although I read that it was build in the 1930s i can’t help but think of Brazil’s artistic movement of the 1960s, Tropicalia. Know what I mean? Anywho, scroll away and thanks for reading my ramblings today. Now let’s party! Don’t forget to say hi on Instagram <3

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Garden Goals And This Black Maxi Dress

03.04.16

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Photography Yesi Flores of Simply Lively | Black Maxi Dress c/o TOBI

Just a girl and her garden. Well, not really my garden. I was lurking in someone’s front yard because the greenery caught my attention. My living room is filled with succulents and cacti of every shape and size, including a 5-ft one which will be a pain to move if ever the time should come >.<

Back to the outfit at hand. This black maxi dress by Tobi is cool, comfortable and sexy – a step up from your ordinary frock. The nice thing about long dresses is that they can be styled different ways, with booties, sandals, denim jacket, or even tied at the hem with a knot (if it’s too long, but looks cool too). Yesi and I took these pics some time last year but I never had a chance to post, hence why the hair looks a bit different and I have less tattoos. Hope you like! Also, keep up with me on the Insta πŸ™‚

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