Like a million bucks

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It recently came to my attention that I was published (for the 2nd time) on the certified Rich Kids of Instagram account (Cue in the flood of haters please, thank you).

But as 90’s pop culture queen Paris Hilton once said “There is no such thing as bad publicity”. With all that said, I must confess, being on the receiving end of such hatred does sting, and being compared to jobless trust fund babies is nothing to be proud of especially during such troubling times.

Growing up in a small town in Mexico, didn’t allow for unlimited creative expression, and so I fled to find my story away from many narrow-minded individuals. I wanted to succeed in the world of fashion but everything I did and everything I have has been earned through hard work and with a goal in mind. My parents granted me amazing opportunities and support but it was me alone who sought a fashion career that put me on the front rows of Fashion Week.

Going through the RKOI page all I could see was the offspring’s of the 1% displaying their opulent wealth. I truly wish that you don’t see me as a spoiled brat whose main job is to post instagrams of himself drinking champagne in private planes. If people took the time to read they would see that not everything I wear is designer. Yes, I like luxury, sue me! But who doesn’t aspire for the finest things in life?

Luxury is part of fashion but it is not everything. Fashion doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars to look like a million bucks.

Don’t believe me?

EXAMPLE: My favorite look for Milan Fashion Week

Recientemente me llamó la atención que me publicaron (por segunda vez) en la cuenta certificada Rich Kids of Instagram (Nótese los comentarios negativos de los seguidores de esa cuenta).

Pero como la reina de la cultura pop de los años 90, Paris Hilton, dijo una vez: “No hay tal cosa como mala publicidad”. Con todo lo dicho, debo confesar, estar en el extremo receptor de tal odio hace que me ponga de malas, y ser comparado con los hijos de los millonarios más poderos del mundo no es nada de lo que hay que estar orgulloso especialmente si ni trabajan y menos durante estos tiempos tan preocupantes.

Crecer en una pequeña ciudad en México, no me permitía una expresión creativa ilimitada, y por eso huí para encontrar mi historia lejos de muchas personas de mente cerrada. Quería tener éxito en el mundo de la moda, pero todo lo que hice y todo lo que tengo se ha ganado a través del trabajo duro y con una meta en mente. Mis padres me concedieron oportunidades asombrosas y el apoyo pero fui yo quien buscó una carrera en moda que me permitiera el acceso a ese mundo.

Pasando por la página de RKOI todo lo que pude ver fue la descendencia del 1% mostrando su riqueza opulenta. Realmente deseo que no me vean como un mocoso mimado cuyo principal trabajo es publicar en Instagram a sí mismo bebiendo champán en aviones privados. Si la gente se tomara el tiempo para leer, verían que no todo lo que llevo es de diseñador. Sí, me gusta el lujo, ¡demándenme! Pero, ¿quién no aspira a las mejores cosas de la vida?

El lujo es parte de la moda pero no lo es todo. La moda no significa que tienes que gastar miles de dólares para que parezca que vales un millón.

¿No me crees?

Aquí la prueba

 

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Vitage Jacket: $75

Topman Jeans: $60

Zara Turtleneck: $25

Chloe Sunnies: $150 (got them on SALE)

Sebago Chelsea Boots: $165 (Sponsored)

Chanel Laptop Case used as cluth: $750 (Borrowed)

Gucci Belt: $390 (Borrowed)

TOTAL COST OF MY LOOK: $1,615

WHAT I PAID: $310

 

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Saint Laurent Military Jacket: $1,500

Saint Laurent Leather Pants: $4,140

Dior Sunnies: $500

Shoes: Don’t really care

TOTAL COST OF HER LOOK = $6,140

WHAT SHE PAID FOR = $0

Fun Fact: Fashion editors get everything for free, even that fabulous jacket that looks a bit familiar.

See my point?

OTHER: BLOGGER, CELEBRITY, SAINT LAURENT SS15

 

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So please whoever is “researching” for rich kids do your homework and don’t leave me with the Trumps of the world I have style, class and imagination.

Love,

N

Así que por favor, quien esté “investigando” quienes son los niños ricos hagan bien su chamba y no me dejen con los Trump’s del mundo. Yo si tengo estilo, clase e imaginación.

Con amor,

N

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Jurassic Park Ave.

I know it’s been a while since the movie Jurassic World came out, but I must confess, I’ve always been a huge fan of the Jurassic movies. Therefore, this look was inspired by Chris Pratt’s character’s wardrobe. Today I am wearing Forever21 denim shorts, paired with a simple grey v-neck from Old Navy, and I am accessorizing them with a denim vest from ZARA, and my brown leather cowboy meets safari hat from Goorin Bros. In this outfit, I feel like I can run away from a Velociraptor, and still have my fashion game on point (lol). Besides, my Birkenstock sandals strap around the back of my heels, so I think I could handle it. Although, I would need a place to carry an essential survival kit, and what better way than to pack it all up in my Chanel graffiti backpack. Of course, I couldn’t bear to leave little Fendi #karlito behind. And since his pink punk hair meshes perfectly with my backpack, it’s like a match made in fashion heaven! So basically, the moral of the look is, no matter what situation you are in, I think it’s always a good idea to look the part for your next adventure. 
   
    
    
    
    
 

Welcome to New York

Hello kids Veneto is back in town and has a lot to make up for. This past month I’ve been totally MIA because of my holiday break. I had the chance to visit my family and hit pause on the workload but know that I am back I can assure you that this 2015 will be the year of Veneto.

Today I am keeping my butt warm (excuse my French) with a black wool coat from Sandro. Wearing all black to attract at least some rays of sun to help me in this terrible weather. My black ripped jeans from Saint Laurent weren’t exactly the best idea because the cold wind but if I would’ve worn black warmers underneath I think the look can be pulled off give it a try. To accessorize (keep warm) I used my Opening Ceremony black beanie and my black Alexander Wang x HM sunnies. Keeping everything in black and white tones I am wearing my white high-rise kicks from Sandro and my Chloé mini side bag to carry just the essentials. It is brutally cold outside New Yorkers but there is no need in looking terrible besides looking cold. Stay warm!

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Crop it up

So its official the #AlexanderwangxHM collection is sold out but I was lucky to snitch a couple of pieces that obviously amazed us all. Here I am wearing the black scuba neoprene crop top with a white Calvin Klein dress shirt underneath. Ripped black jeans (by me) from Joe Fresh where the perfect match making the look very grunge and relaxed. My high rise sneakers from Sandro made the perfect statement of making the whole outfit out of black and white pieces. To accessorize a black coat that came in handy if the weather of Manhattan decided to change on us again, a camel felt hat for The Hatter Company and a 3.1 Phillip Lim colorful fur clutch. Emphasizing on making the hat and clutch stand out from the achromatic color scheme of the outfit worked pretty good, balanced and gave a little pop to the look.

Así que es oficial: la colección de #AlexanderwangxHM esta totalmente vendida, y soy muy afortunado de tener un par de piezas que obviamente les van a encantar. En esta ocasión estoy usando un crop top de neopreno negro con una camisa blanca de Calvin Klein que sobresale debajo del crop top. Jeans negros rotos (hechos por mi) de Joe Fresh son el complemento perfecto que me hace ver grunge y relajado. Mis tenis de botín de Sandro son ideales para la idea de un outfit armado con piezas en blanco y negro. Para accesorizar el look, llevé un abrigo negro por si el clima de Manhattan decide cambiar de nuevo, un sombrero color camello de The Hatter Company y el colorido clutch 3.1. Phillip Lim. Enfatizando que el clutch y el sombrero se salen de la gama de color del outfit, lo cual arma perfecto, balanceando y dando un toque pop al look.

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Wild Wild East Coast

Getting prep for #MBFW is not an easy task, people have this misconception that one just wakes up in the morning and looks pretty. Well confession it’s completely the opposite and when it comes to put together your looks OMG chaotic. Luckily one day I was roaming around my neighborhood in the East Village and came across with this magnificent poncho from Rannoch Designs. Since I lay eyes on it I knew it would be a great statement for Fashion Week so I paired it up with a simple white tee from Zara and ripped jeans from TopMan. To accessorize I went for comfort with my Nike 2.0 runner shoes, on my head my Zadig & Voltaire black straw hat and my Chloé leather aviators giving the look a more street everyday wear to the poncho. To complement the outfit my Chanel boy bag was the perfect piece missing the contrast the mohair made with the chains was exquisite reminding me of Chanel’s last collection that had a touch of the Wild West.
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#VenetoMBFW

So #MBFW (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) started today at Lincoln Center and it was amazing. The adrenaline you get from attending one show and run to the other yet looking glamorous as possible is hard work, bet hey someone’s got a do it. This season I got the opportunity to collaborate with EFM (Engineered for Motion) and the name says it all. EFM is a durable and efficient piece of garment that not only looks good but performs your daily tasks very efficiently in a city as hazardous as New York. So what could be more hazardous than Fashion Week, people running from show to show, thinking what to wear for ten hours then change your mind last minute (Oh wait maybe that’s only me jajajaa..) the point is that today I was ready to take the fashion world by storm with this perfect teal and blue long sleeve and shorts assumable both from EFM. Since the weather is still pretty warm here in NYC there is no point in boiling yourself with a jacket only because you know its Fall. To accessorize I wore my Camper Together X Bernhard Willhelm multi colored sandal, with a transparent plastic clutch and my brown leather Chloé aviators making the perfect match for the first day at the tents.

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Photographer Theresa Balderas

Print Mixing

TGIS and today’s weather is perfect for a pair of linen pants. Summer is coming to an end so it’s time to use all your summer outfits one last time. For today’s post I am wearing a tribal print linen pants from Zara that I actually bought last summer. I am mixing prints by accessorizing with my camouflage strappy sandals from Aldo my loyal companions through summer and even though they seem to clash the sand tone of the pants go perfectly with the dark orange army print. To keep it casual and with no more prints a black deep v neck long sleeve tshirt from H&M is the perfect combination to form a summer outfit. My phantom Céline bag just in case you need to put all your summer junk in and my black Wayfarer aviators from Ray Ban giving a relax and fresh vibe to my look.

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