Runway Rundown: Coachella

Festival season is upon us! Coachella is finally here. And to be honest, I’m more interested in the clothing looks all the bloggers, fashionistas and celebrities will bring to the table, than the music (Kendrick Lamar aside, of course.) At the end of the day, Coachella has become exactly that: a street-style fashion runway disguised as a music festival.

I waited until the first Coachella weekend was over to have this rundown of my top five favorite looks of weekend one. Let’s begin!

5. Chloe Morello in Faithfull for Revolve

'Chella day 3 with @toofaced and @quayaustralia #toofacedxquay

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Chloe Morello is an Australian YouTuber, Blogger and Digital Influencer. With nearly one million followers on Instagram and over two million subscribers on her Youtube Channel, she has positioned herself as one of the most popular names in the Beauty industry.

She is my Top five look because of her laid-back vibe, without coming off as “too casual” or seeming like she didn’t try hard enough. The dress she chose is definitely something I would wear: it’s red, has a plunging neckline, a peek-a-boo leg and a bow at the waist. What else can I ask for?

She paired the dress with the most bad-ass looking black combat boots and a matching Chloé Bag. Body chain by Haati Chai and earrings by The Dark Horse Jewellery.

4. Negin Mirsalehi in Majorelle for Revolve

#revolvefestival day 2 in @majorelle_collection dress and @chloe bag. Getting ready for the last day. @revolve #ad

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Negin Mirsalehi is a Dutch blogger, who created her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog in 2012 and who holds an Instagram account with over 3.9 million followers.

She is seen wearing the gorgeous “Harvest” white crochet dress from Majorelle Collection, paired with two buckle belts at the waist. She added black combat boots and a black Chloé “Nile” bag to finish off the look.

The look overall is very feminine with touches of edginess, which is why it is one of my favorites.

3. Milena Karl in For Love and Lemons

🦄festival ready with @labiosthetiqueparis 💯 #lesoleil #labiosthetique #FlowerPower #PalmSprings 🌺⭐️

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Milena Karl is a German blogger and digital influencer. She is the founder of the blog “Milena Le Secret” and currently amasses over 460,000 followers on Instagram.

For the last day of the festival, Milena was seen wearing the For Love and Lemons Flamenco Strapless Dress. The pink mini dress features an all-over floral print, with a ruffled skirt and off-the-shoulder sleeves, a popular look this season. It also incorporates the choker trend, as a necktie is included in the same print as the dress.

Milena added more festival items, such as a metallic flower crown and glitter on the cheek. These elements added a more laid-back, free flair to the outfit, which made me love it even more.

2. Thássia Naves in John John Denim

De @johnjohndenim! 😍🎡🌴 #JohnJohnTrip #JohnJohnTrip #coachella 📸 @rhaiffe

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When I first saw this look, I knew I had to write about it. Thássia Naves was one of our previous featured bloggers in the “A Look Into” series, so she does not need much introduction.

The dress is the “Jacquard Dots Dress” in burgundy from John John Denim. She paired it with a buckle belt at the waist, and matching boots (only available in navy blue) from the Universe Collection from Brazilian designer, Luiza Barcelos.

Layered necklaces in silver tones embellish Thassia’s neckline, with matching rings on her hands. To tie everything in, a Chanel Chevron Backpack poses itself on Naves’ shoulder to give the look a more casual vibe.

What makes this look, in my opinion, is the wig Thassia’s hairstylist and friend, Dafne Evangelista, utilized. Coachella is a time to experiment with new looks and ideas. Being a natural brunette, Naves definitely challenged the norm and proudly showcased her new (but temporary) locks.

1. Camila Coelho in LPA for Revolve

Coachella by night🎡🎼✌🏼 #coachella Porque a noite é bem mais divertido!

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Of course Camila was my favorite out of all the looks I saw during this first weekend of Coachella. She was the first fashion and beauty blogger I followed and her fashion choices have never let me down ever since.

In typical Coachella fashion, the fringe is present in the look as it adorns the sleeves and sides of her cozy sweater. The LPA “Skirt 59”, is the perfect pairing to the sweater. I love everything about this piece. First and foremost, it’s black leather. It also has a silver zipper down the front and studs all along it, which I love. Finally, the floral embroidery makes it very adept to the recent trend in embroidery in clothing.

The boots, that are from Brazilian brand “Carrano,” and the hat give the look a more rocker vibe.

Overall, I’m obsessed with this boho-chic look.

There you go, those were my top five looks from weekend one of Coachella. I tried to link all items listed. Don’t be afraid to click them if you want to cop some of these items! 🙂

A look into: Danielle Bernstein

The definition of Girl Boss: Danielle Bernstein. Founder of blog “We Wore What,” the native New-Yorker writes about everything, from fashion to lifestyle to interior design.

Afternoons in camel and gingham 👩🏻‍🎨

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pop pop pop 💥

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With an Advertising and Marketing Communications degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Danielle began building up her empire by establishing her brands multiple collaborations and clothing brands. At the end of 2016, Berstein launched “Second Skin Overalls” a collection made up exclusively of every 90’s kid favorite: overalls. It started with “The Basics,” consisting of five styles of overalls in stretchy cashmere-like denim that hugs every curve of the body without losing comfort. The first batch of overalls made Danielle over $70,000 in three hours, according to this Elle article.

Since then, the materials have evolved into velvet and leather, giving the often simple look of an overall, a more edgy and feminine look, right up Danielle’s alley.

THEY'RE HERE! SHOP NOW!

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Collection Two drops next month!

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Bernstein has also created a collaboration with Strut This, to elaborate her perfect workout pieces.

In May 2015, Bernstein opened up about the amount of money “digital influencers” make from publishing sponsored posts on Instagram. The Harper’s Bazaar article gave Bernstein and her brand a lot of exposure and gave her a reputation of being “transparent” in the web, as she declared that she made approximately $15,000 from an sponsored Instagram post.

If this doesn’t make you want to become a Fashion blogger, then I don’t know what will!

A look into: Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni is an Italian fashion blogger with over 9.3 million followers on Instagram.

I'll always have my sunsets

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Sunday in LA #AmericanDays

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She is known worldwide for her blog “The Blonde Salad” (available in both English and Italian,) which she founded in 2009 along with Riccardo Pozzoli. The blog, as many of the ones we’ve talked about in previous posts, started as a fashion blog, but quickly evolved to offer insight into the travel and lifestyle realms.

In 2012, Ferragni launched her own brand of shoes “Chiara Ferragni Collection,” which started with her own collection of shoes and later branched out into clothing, tech cases and, my personal favorite, backpacks. All items in the collection transmit Chiara’s fun and laid-back personality, with lots of glitter, bold patterns and colors.

The star sandals, now in stores and online on chiaraferragnicollection.com 👸🏼 #ChiaraFerragniShoes #ChiaraFerragniCollection

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❤ #ChiaraFerragniShoes #ChiaraFerragniCollection

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@chiaraferragnicollection everything 🤗 #ChiaraFerragniShoes #ChiaraFerragniCollection

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Chiara was crowned with one of the spots in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in 2015, becoming the first fashion blogger to be a part of the prestigious list.

With an award like that, there’s no doubt that blogging is taking more and more force in the latest years.

A look into: Aimee Song

Perhaps the most multifaceted blogger out there, Aimee Song maintains a career in both Fashion and Interior design. Not only does she run, “Song of Style,” a blog, but she also maintains a YouTube Channel, with over 100,000 subscribers, where she creates videos that appeal to the beauty, fashion and even lifestyle masses.

Her blogging career began all the way back in 2008, while she studying Interior Architecture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Because of this, her content began with a focus on that realm. Although fashion was not Aimee’s desired career path at the beginning, her natural sense of style inevitable shaped her career, as her “OOTD” (Outfit of the Day) posts collected positive feedback from her readers.

With the perfect mix between edginess and girliness, Song constructs the most jaw-dropping looks that never fail to impress.

You guys voted for this black dress so I wore this to the @dior show by #MariaGraziaChiuri #dioraw17 #pfw

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She is a lover of black, just as I am, so naturally I’m a big fan of how she puts her looks together.

As if her resumé wasn’t impressive enough, Song is also a New York Times Best Selling Author with her book Capture Your Style,” in which she spills every tip and trick she’s learned over the years about how to capture life moments in the perfect Instagram image.

She is also part of the Forbes’ “30 under 30” list since 2016.

Nowadays, Aimee has over 4.6 million followers on Instagram and those numbers are amassing as the days pass by. Can’t wait to see what she does next!

A look into: Camila Coelho

What started as a simple hobby arising from a passion for makeup, turned into a full time fashion job.

Camila Coelho began her career over six years ago, with her YouTube channel “Makeup By Camila.” She focused on just that: makeup. Then, she began experimenting with hairstyles, fitness advice and slowly began getting into fashion, with shopping hauls and brand partnerships.


As years passed, she became more and more recognized among the fashion community. This recognition brought her closer to the most renowned events and designers. Gave her opportunities she could not even fathom of having when she started off.

Nowadays, she is the most famous blogger and digital influencer from Brazil, with over six million followers on Instagram and thousands of visits on her blog. Her YouTube channel remains intact as one of the most popular beauty and fashion channels, with nearly three million subscribers. Needless to say, hard work pays off.

A look into: Thássia Naves

With nearly three million followers on Instagram, Thássia Naves positions herself as one of the leading fashion bloggers of not only Brazil, but also the world.

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A “Minas Gerais” native, Naves stays true to her roots and often sports local designers, such as Patricia Bonaldi and famous Brazilian brands “John John“and “Skazi,” brand with which Naves did a collaboration in 2014.

Being her third fashion week, Naves continues to escalate positions in the fashion world, getting closer and closer to that desired “front row” in the most renowned shows, such as the Chanel and Giambattista Balli runways.

Next week, we will be keeping it at home and talking about Brazilian blogger Camila Coelho. Don’t miss out!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Paris Fashion Week

The time of the year I’m always looking forward is finally here: Paris Fashion Week.

Amazing collection by #MariaGraziaChiuri for @dior 😍 #TheBlondeSaladGoesToParis

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Fashion Bloggers, celebrities and icons of fashion gather together in the same place to show off their looks in the streets of Paris.

In this blog entry, I’m going to show you the best looks from my personal favorite bloggers the first leg of Fashion Week.

Starting off with my three favorite Brazilian Bloggers, Thassia Naves, Camila Coelho and Camila Coutinho.

Where to start with this look? First off, major props to Thassia’s loyal photographer and best friend, Rhaiffe, who always gets the best shots and who truly captures the movement of each piece of clothing. Red is one of my favorite colors to wear, so evidently I am captivated by this look. The sleek, nude, lace-up pumps add a little something to the look without overshadowing the protagonist of the look: the Fendi dress and jacket. The patterns along the skirt are different, but they harmonize so perfectly that they do not clash with each other. The jacket is made up of yet another pattern, but somehow it all blends together effortlessly.

I love seeing metallics on items of clothing, as I think they give any look a contemporary take. Camila paired the midi metallic skirt with a emerald green turtleneck to undertake Paris’ gloomy and cold weather. The tough-looking Louis Vuitton Boots give the look a “bad-ass” vibe, without making it too masculine.

On a more casual note, Camila Coutinho’s upstreet look is everything and more! The Chanel sporty jacket with their staple slingback pumps give the look a balanced contrast that only she could pull off. The cuffed jeans add on to the relaxed vibe of the look, making it one of my favorites.

In Chanel for Chanel 🤙🏻🍊 #pfw #discretinha ph: @moeeztali

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Só quer ser a Chanelzinha ela… 💁🏻ph: @moeeztali #pfw

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One of Camila Coelho’s best friends, Aimee Song, never misses a Fashion Week. She deserved a mention on this blog post as her looks always resonate with my feminine side. There’s only one word I can use to describe this look: flamboyant. Just as in Texas, everything is big: the sleeves of the shirt, the pattern on the shirt, the flair on the pants. I love it. All of it.

Versailles baby.

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Wearing @apmmonaco meteorites pieces at Versailles. ✨#apmmonaco

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Stay tuned to the next posts for some life background on all these gorgeous ladies!

Fashion Bits Introduction

Hey everyone!

This is the first post of my new writing adventure. In this blog, I’m going to be introducing my favorite fashion bloggers from all over the world and all their travels and events.

Since I was very young, I’ve always been attracted to fashion and the beauty world in general. I know this might seem superficial to many, but growing up in Venezuela, most girls are brought up with the idea that a woman must be lady-like and feminine. The importance of physical appearance is essential and it shows through pageants such as the Miss Venezuela.

Currently, Venezuela holds the most pageant titles combining Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss World crowns. They all add up to 22 titles for the South American country. Venezuela also holds the record of being the only country to have won the Miss Universe pageant “back-to-back.” In 2009, Dayana Mendoza, crowned her successor Stefania Fernandez, making Venezuela the only country that has two consecutive Miss Universe titles.

 

People were definitely happy about the back-to-back for Venezuela.

In my next post, I’ll be talking about my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week, which is coming up next week. Stay tuned!

My Montage Project

 

For my montage project video, I decided to focus a lot on the cities I’ve had the chance to live in, as they shaped much of what I am today as a person.

As some of you know I’m from Venezuela. This is why the city I was born in and spent most of my childhood in, Maracaibo, was placed at the very beginning of the video. We can see the “Maracaibo” sign, which is located in a public park called “Vereda del Lago,” where people can go and exercise, spend their leisure time at the waterpark built inside the Vereda or simply sit around and relax in nature. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá church is the next landmark in the video. I grew up Catholic and therefore very devout to the local Virgin. This place is very sacred to me and love to go whenever I visit the city. The next spot in the video is known as “The Plazoleta,” which is a square in the city, where another monument in honor of the Virgin is located.

After that, I give a little sneak peek of what Neuquén, a city in the south of Argentina and where I moved when I was 12, looks like. The overview is of a square in downtown Neuquén, where I used to pass everyday to get home from school. The next clip is a close up of the monument to General San Martín, located in the city center. San Martín was an Argentinian general who was a prime leader in the liberation of Chile, Argentina and Perú from the Spanish rule.

Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, comes next (secretly my favorite city in the whole entire world.) A variety of landscapes can be seen, from the beaches of Barra da Tijuca, to the Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ Redeemer. I feel incredibly inspired by this city, from its people and their wonderful energy to its breathtaking views.

Next is a collection of my favorite memories with my favorite people. We have my godson first, Juan Pablo, or as we call him JP, son of my uncle and aunt. Then my parents dancing during Christmas; a video with my grandma, whom I love infinitely; my puppy Mylo, my High School graduating class and more pictures from my family’s Christmas celebration. Following that is a video of my friend Manuel and I having brunch at Oxford Exchange, in Hyde Park, a video of my friends and I at a concert at Busch Gardens, and my mom and I having a bit of fun with Snapchat filters.

I felt like I hadn’t included my brother too much in this video, so I figured I’d add in that little clip of us in the car. He hates pictures but he let me keep that video. Mylo follows, again, being his crazy and playful self, along with a video of Jessica, Isabel and I at Hyde Park Cafe and another video of me and my friends at a party. I decided to close off the video with that funny clip of me because I considered it showed off a lot of my personality. A bit sassy, funny, girly and playful at times.

(For some reason WordPress is giving my video black bars on the sides. Please watch video on Youtube for no black bars. Enjoy!)

 

 

Product Advertisement – Juicy Couture + Saint Laurent

When I heard of this project, I was instantly excited about it. I was a part of the yearbook team for 3 consecutive years while in high school, in both Brazil and Venezuela, which made my interest in Photoshop increase. I could easily work for more than 9 hours straight on a design in Photoshop; and I say this because I have done it. I have grown a major passion for editing in general thanks to my experience, and hope to continue to increase my knowledge in this area as it is essential for my major. For this project, I have chosen to recreate the brands ‘Juicy Couture’ and ‘Saint Laurent’.Juicy Couture Ad 2

Juicy Couture is a clothing brand originated in California. Although their products include sunglasses, bags, and jewelry, their most famous item is the velour tracksuit. In general, Juicy advertisements involve many colors as the company aims to be represented as a girly, and contemporary brand. This is why I used renowned fashion blogger Chriselle Lim from ‘The Chriselle Factor’. In the picture I utilized, she can be seen wearing a Juicy Couture dress, and purse. The whole aesthetic of the picture reminded me of what a Juicy Couture ad looked like. Bright, and captivating colors invade the whole image, while she herself portrays what the typical Juicy girl is: happy, and independent. For the editing, I simply added the Juicy logo with a color that complemented the hues of the image, and also incorporated the brand’s website on the corner of the edited picture as they often do. In addition, I bordered the image with a white edge, which is a signature look they often portray in their advertisements. The ‘Los Angeles, California’ caption is regularly added to their ads as well, that is why I decided to capture that striking mark, and implement it in my recreation.

For the next ad, I decided to recreate the style of the brand ’Saint Laurent’. Contrary to Juicy Couture’s style, Saint Laurent portrays a duller, and gloomy style. Being a more ‘mature’ brand, the use of colors is mostly avoided. Their ads are generally more simplistic, and edgy. I attached two 8.5×11 inches spreads in order to replicate how a magazine looks. Saint Laurent ads are generally in higher end magazines such as Vogue, and Glamour, which are targeted for older, and wealthier audiences. On the first page on the left, the minimalistic look of their logo is reflected. For the picture on the right I decided to use Brazilian Fashion Blogger, Thassia Naves. She is seen wearing clothes that mirror the same flair that the Saint Laurent house designs. In addition, I made the picture black and white in order to correlate with their advertisement campaigns.

Saint Laurent Final