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

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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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. 
   
    
    
    
    
 

#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 

Viva Baja

The reason why I’ve been so MIA on the blog the past month was due to a fun little trip I took. I had the privilege to visit Ensenada, Baja California Mexico. Everything was delightful from the food to the beach, the ocean the best things the city offers. My trip wouldn’t have been the same with out my lovely friends Andrea Maria from Dear Milano and Cassandra De La Vega from Gypsy Wings. We had an amazing time under the sun and enjoying the welcoming resort Estero Beach. Our adventures didn’t stop there we also had the amazing opportunity to visit La Ruta del Vino at El Valle De Guadalupe, which consists on a tour were you go wine tasting the different grapes and visiting the different wine production houses and actually see how the wine is being made. Of course after days enjoying the resort and city we wanted to extend our stay, Ensenada has a lot to offer. One day you can go the beach and get a great tan but by dinner you can go to El Valle De Guadalupe (1:00 hour drive from the city) and enjoy the best cousin accompanied with an exquisite wine.

Cheers.

Don’t forget to check us out at Elite Magazine were we talked and laughed about how we meet (my friends) each other.

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1st look: Pullover ZARA, swim shorts VINTAGE, sandals CAMPER, hat PANAMA, sunnies DIOR

2nd look: Shirt H&M, shorts JUICY COUTURE, sunnies CHLOE, backpack CHANEL

Pics by Elite Magazine 

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

                  

Hunter Season

After yesterday’s snowy afternoon the streets of Manhattan woke up to a beautiful white day. The sun is up but the snow is all over the place so for today’s outfit I planned to use my black Hunter rain boots to help avoid or in my case jump on puddles of snow. The weather is nice so my reaped jeans from TopMan do the trick, on top I layered with my H&M denim shirt that matched perfectly with the jeans. Layering once more with a cream Lacoste V-neck sweater that blended perfectly with the amazing chocolate brown cape from Zara. To accessorize and complete the look for a fun snowy day my dark brown Ralph Lauren leather gloves went perfect with the ensemble. My brown leather aviators from Chloé gave the perfect touch to the whole look, besides with all that white snow working as reflectors I needed something to cover my eyes. On my arm candy I am wearing the amazing Breda watch with a brown strap but a gold and blue face matching perfectly with my gold Love de Cartier bracelet. Last but not least you guys know I am a sucker for hats so my camel brown fedora from Zadig & Voltaire was the perfect option for this denim/cream/brown look to take on the snowy streets of New York. 





















    

All Black Sunday

Despite Manhattans´ weather mood swings today was a very pleasant day. The sun was shining but a cool breeze moved my locks out of place (jajaaj) for today’s look I went all black, wearing my Zara black t shirt paired with black trousers from Helmut Lang. To accessorize and give it a more relax vibe to an all black look I paired it up with my white Keds and a furry clutch from 3.1 Phillip Lim. What to make the look more formal? Change the shoes for black dress shoes and either add a blazer or a leather jacket and voila!!

You can change the whole look of you outfit just by accessorizing the right way.

Aunque el clima de Manhattan todavía no se define, hoy fue un día súper agradable. El sol irradiaba pero se sentía una brisa fresca, lo que me llevo a lograr la idea de un look fuera de lugar (jaja) para mi outfit de hoy fui en total black, usando mi playera Zara junto con mis pantalones negros Helmut Lang. Para accesorios le di un toque relajado y complementar el tono negro, me puse mis Keds blancos y un clutch con conejo de 3.1. Phillip Lim. Para logar un look mas formal, solo cambia los zapatos por unos negros casuales y agrega un blazer o chamarra de piel y voila!!
Puedes modificar totalmente el look solo cambiando los complementos de manera adecuada.

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UWS

It’s officially autumn and like the leaves it’s time to change. New Yorkers are putting away all the summer clothes, dusting their coats but I refuse to let go of summer. For these look I am wear my H&M mustard (hey it’s a fall color) short shorts paired up with my Zara flower detailed shirt over a white Alexander Wang blazer giving the perfect look. Since mustard is a warm color it blends perfectly well with the white assembling a fall or summer look depending on the accessories. Not giving up on summer I whore my Nordstrom mirrored aviators to go with the sunny vibe, I am not ready for the winter and in New York winter seems eternal. Holding tight to summer, I might even end up on the East coast.

Oficialmente llegó el otoño, y como las hojas, es tiempo de cambiar. Los New Yorkers ya están guardaron sus prendas de verano y están desempolvando sus abrigos, pero yo me rehuso a dejarlo ir… Para este look decidí usar mis shorts H&M color mostaza ( hey es un tono otoñal) que van perfecto con mi camisa de flores de Zara y mi blazer blanco Alexander Wang, logrando un look perfecto. Ya que el color mostaza es un tono cálido va excelente como look de otoño o de verano, dependiendo de los accesorios con los que lo combines. Sin rendirme aún con esta cálida estación, usé mis Nordstrom aviador tornasol para seguir con la onda veraniega, definitivamente no estoy listo para el invierno y aquí en New York el frío parece eterno…

Aferrado al verano, probablemente termine en la Costa Este.

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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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