#VenetoNYFW

Photographers on one side fashionitas on the other and street style are the pictures of choice when it comes to Fashion Week.

How can I start to explain how the most important week of the season for fashionitas all over the world works? Between backstage and front rows here are 10 rules every one should follow in order to keep and maintain your cool on the seasons most hectic yet glamorous week.

#1. Sunshine is a big spot on you. It shows all the mistakes. (AVOID at all coats cheap fabrics, ruined accessories, and dirty shoes)

#2. Don’t match clothes and its own function. Like rain and trenchcoat or snow and moonboot, FORGET IT leave the umbrella at home!

#3. Be careful with black. DON’T put together different tones of black; materials reflect the black in different ways.

#4. Wear just nightclothes in daytime. It is UNEXPECTED!

#5. DON’T carry big bags. (On the front row they hinder the passage)

#6. ALWAYS check the weather. Clothes live in the best context.

#7. SHAPE UP! You must choose outfits fierce and fully shaped.

#8. Pay attention de DETAIL. Even if you think people aren’t watching, a good ACCESSORY is worth a thousand words.

#9. EXPIREMENT! Fashion Week is the time of the season you can dress up and none of the others can say anything about it.

#10. CONFIDENCE and a SMILE are a MUST! No matter how tired you are or how crazy you’ve looked when fighting for your cab confidence and smiles are only here to enhance you wardrobe of choice.

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Sweatshirt: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Jeans: Hudson, Sunnies: Dior “reflected” Backpack: Chanel Shoes: Adidas Superstar

Hair by: Kim Garduño

Pics by: LUI VAL

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Overalls 101:

In case you didn’t get the memo, overalls are back, and they have been for a while. Not only is it this trend from the 80’s and 90’s insanely comfortable, but they are also practical and incredibly stylish. Bib overalls were, and still are the everyday apparel for some people. They were perceived as a uniform for the working masses, especially those in agriculture. And are perhaps the most versatile of transition items by allowing you to show others that you have something cool going on, whether it’s a layer underneath, or on top of them. Either way it’s pure genius.

Farmers, who really had it down before any of us, originally used them but the denim all-in-one really exploded when Princess Diana embraced it. Lately, luxury denim brands and designers are interpreting the overall in covetable iterations that will banish the words, “she could be a farmer in those clothes”, from any association with the look.

Now that overalls are popping up everywhere again, it seems like few people know how to wear them without looking like they just came from a farm. While sporting a denim onesie seems pretty foolproof (after all, everything matches with denim), figuring out the right shirt, shoes and accessories to pair with your overalls is an art form.

Here are 4 tips to help you look great in your favorite childhood trend:

  1. Leave the plaid at home: For real. This is one instance when wearing a flannel is not okay, unless you’ve been driving a tractor all day.
  1. Stripes, however, are an almost guaranteed home run: Channel your inner sailor with a blue-and-white striped shirt and you’ll look adorable, I promise.
  1. Fit is key: If you have a longer or shorter torso, try and find a pair of overalls with adjustable straps, so there is no gapping (or pulling) in the crotch area.
  1. Believe in yourself: No matter what trend you want to jump on as long as you wear it confident there is no look you cant rock and if you add a dazzling smile you’ve hit the ball out of the park!

Total look by Zara, shoes: Adidas x Pharrell Williams supercolor, Chanel graffiti backpack and Dior so real sunglasses

Pics by: LUI VAL

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The Maidstone

Take the Long Island Expressway and head east; Destination: Hamptons. The lonely winter streets of this getaway transforms in the summer to host a plethora of individuals trying to experience what New Yorkers call home for the summer. Think Park Avenue but with tennis whites and ban de soleil. The Hamptons has already established itself to be the vacation spot of the creme de la creme and the very expensive zip code hosts the summer houses of many celebrities and socialites. Let me take you to 207 Main street East Hampton, New York. A fabulous Scandinavian lifestyle hotel with a structure dating back to the 17th century. This hotel was first used as an Inn in the mid 20’s welcoming the powerful and elite making it a fashionable destination and THE summer spot.  It was bought in 2008 by a Swedish hotelier Mrs. Jenny Ljungberg, and shortly after the purchase it became an iconic must see.

I had the prestigious opportunity to rest my new york fatigued self for a short weekend and I can assure you of its marvel. It took you back to this great Gatsby era where luxury and socializing replaced daily calorie intake. The hotel promotes an atmosphere of comfortability with a dose of youth.  My assertion: the hotel oozes an ambience of champagne, tiaras and meditation. Their eco friendly environment makes up the fabric of this location with a Natura water filtration system that recycles and reuses the water intake. The fabulous  kitchen and housekeeping staff also utilize 100% organic cleaning products to minimize the harm done to our delicate eco system. They encourage the use of green forms of transport including their collection of Kronan red bicycles available to guests, free of charge.

To synchronize with the hotel and the summer Hampton’s vibe I decided to do a very preppy look. Here I’m  wearing my mint trousers from Ted Baker paired with a simple white button down white shirt from American Apparel. On top of the shirt giving a very Chuck Bass playing croquet kind of look my vest sweater from Burberry that actually has royal blue and mint strips on the v cut of the sweater. Matching perfectly with the tones were my 80’s inspired sunnies from Oliver Peoples to keep me from those hot summer rays out of my sight. Last but not least, the Louis Vuitton school clutch with a attention catcher chocolate color scheme and my brown leather Birkenstock was  a match made in Hamptons heaven.

All in all c/o The Maidestone is not a stop along the way; it’s a destination so if you ever go to the Hamptons don’t hesitate and take a sunbath in their fabulous garden with a glass of bellini or two ( or three definitely stop counting after two).

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Style the Stars and Stripes 

Are the fireworks over?

Hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s celebration. The 4th of July is not only about a hot dog or a beer so if you partied and had a great time with the fam or friends here you can learn 10 interesting facts about what we celebrated yesterday!!

#10 The Declaration of Independence was signed by 70 year old Benjamin Franklin.

#9 Harvard was the educator of 7 out of 8 signers.

#8 China produces about 87.5% (2.8 million) U.S. flags sold in the United States.

#7 China produces about 97% (190.7 million) of firework used in the U.S.

#6 About 150 million hot dogs are eaten on July 4th.

#5 The oldest 4th of July celebration is in Bristol Rhode Island; it began in 1785.

#4 July 4th 1801 was the White House first celebration party.

#3 English drinking song “To Anacreon in Heaven” is the founder of the National Anthem.

#2 The words “under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954.

#1 This year was the United States of America’s 239th bday. (Looking good America)


  
  
  
  

Style the Stars and Stripes Farfetch competition wearing:

TOPMAN shirt, TED BAKER shorts, BIRKENSTOCK sandals, HERMES scarf, YLIANA YEPEZ clutch, OLIVER PEOPLES sunnies

#VenetoinMexico

After spending most of my time in New York City I felt it was about time to explore the Mexican version of a cosmopolitan city. I recently (okay like a month ago) visited Mexico City a magical place that did remind me of NYC. I stayed at my cousin’s apartment in La Condesa, streets full of artists and models and shops and restaurants kind of reminded me of SoHo. The food was as always amazing I am sorry but Mexican cuisine is quite delicious and of course with no doubt Mexico City houses many of the best restaurants recognized worldwide. Did a little damage to my credit card and went shopping to Mazaryk and it kind of looks like a mini 5th Ave. Louis Vuitton in a corner Cartier in the other and of course where I ended up shopping was at Zara which was right next to Massimo Dutti (see it does look like 5th). Unfortunately there are almost no walking between districts due to the fact that Mexico isn’t an island, which kind of sucked because I am used to walking everywhere but on the bright side uber was way cheaper then Manhattan so I always had a ride. After all even though I am Mexican and it did felt good to be “home” New York has everything I’ve ever wanted so for as long as I can handle it I will continue to call New York my home.

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TOTAL LOOK: Zara SHOES: To boot New York SUNNIES: Chloé BELT: Salvatore Ferragamo ACCESSORIES: Cartier, Valentino, David Yurman, La Santa

Pics by: Eduardo Guijosa 

Oh my Dior!

The perfect summer suit can be a little tricky to find, but after a large extend of research (jajaja not really) I found mine at Zara. This royal blue suit is the perfect piece missing for all my summer looks; that blue goes perfectly with everything and I can wear it completely or mix and match the blazer and the pants. For this look I decided to take it down a nudge and actually made it very casual and a little sporty in some sense. Pairing the suit with an amazing t-shirt from a good old friend of mine HB designs was the perfect balance between elegance and a class clown making my outfit “best all around”. My “Oh my Dior!” white t couldn’t be complete with my pair of so real sunnies from Dior, they where like a match made in heaven. Keeping it cool and casual I wore my white super \star Adidas (confession I am obsessed with them and have like 3 pairs) the white kicks stand out amazingly from that royal blue and makes the whole outfit a perfect summer look.

Pics by: Lui Val

                  

Denim Day

Sorry for the silent treatment kiddies but I’ve been MIA for a lot of reasons. The most important is that I was finding new and exciting places for you. Those shenanigans will come on the blog soon but for now check us out.
Back in New York City and the weather is on point, sunny days with refreshing nights the perfect combo. So for todays post we are all wearing denim, the perfect fabric that transitions from warm to cool weather in no time. My complete look is made up by different shades of denim fabric. My denim shirt from Ted Baker went perfectly with my Hudson jeans and to transition from warm to cool my denim jacket from Hollister was the perfect match. This denim jacket has extra value for me because it was a gift from my aunt ages ago, recently I discovered it roaming around my closet and it was an instant love. Last but not least you know I am a huge fan for accessorizing so to continue with the denim fever my Chanel graffiti backpack was the perfect item missing. Adding a little pop to the denim ensemble my purple Adidas x Pharrell Williams were the right amount of color and on my eyes the classic Dior so real sunnies that blended perfectly with all that denim.

Check out my awesome friends Igee Okafor and McLavin Style for more looks!!

Pics by: Lui Val