Last Thursday I attended my very first event exclusively held for local fashion bloggers: Fashion Bloggers Do It Better at Ricochet in Midtown. Since I'm pretty much new to this scene, I really didn't know what to expect from the ladies of my new community (mostly, because my pre-conceived notions of fashion-people are from the movie, The Devil Wears Prada. Hey, I said I was new!). Happily, my silly ideas were completely de-bunked by the all the fabulous people there: Kristine Sinclair, hair-stylist at Brickell's Toni & Guy Salon, make-up artist, & the Miami Ambassador for RAW:Natural Born Artists (she was totally amazing & took me under her wing; she literally spent the entire night introducing me to everyone she knows), the instantly likeable, Karla Garcia--photographer & blogger (in the covetable chevron wide-leg pants), and Lauren Nicole (who looked so freaking cool in black, with her statement-making elephant necklace), and my wonderful pal, Edyna Garcia (in a to die for blouse with a sparkly collar) to name a few:
The turn-out was incredible, but so many bodies made it kinda hard to take pictures of all of the fashionable people and pop-up shops for you guys. Here are some of the sartorial sensations that caught my eye (that I managed to snap):
Top row (from left), me with: Karla Garcia (Ohh Snap) & Kristine Sinclair (Stylist at Toni & Guy Brickell). Posing with Annie Vazquez (The Fashion Poet). And with Tiffany Barranco (POP! pr + Events) Brandon Lopez, & Edyna Garcia (fashion stylist & publicist).
Bottom row (from left), me with: Tatiana Torres (Furor Moda). Posing with the nice people at ISHINE365's pop-up boutique. With the beautiful Daniela Ramirez (Nany's Klozet)--loved that peplum skirt, girl! Jose A. Romero (WordinTown) & Karla Garcia (Ohh Snap). And with Stacey Galbut (GuyandGirl Boutique). Btw, Stacey, I loved your sexy-cool outfit!
Top row (from the left): A perfect-for-the-season over-sized raffia clutch. The lady with the lovely cheekbones showing us how glamorizing the basics is done: white T, luscious blush maxi skirt and BAM-BLING! gold statement necklace. The girls in the animal print: I'm all about those animal print wide leg pants & I love the detail in the deceivingly simple red-shorts outfit.
Bottom row (from the left): The super-talented Julieta of Alvarez Ramos Jewelry--did you see that TO DIE FOR mega-statement necklace with the black leather fringe?!?!? Last, but not least, a fellow-fashion lover who is not only uber-chic in her pearl cravat, but refreshingly nostalgic: the necklace was her mother's.
Furor Moda - Why I loved it this boutique: First of all, shop-owner Tatiana's eclectic style is allure enough; you'll want to shop wherever she does. But then you learn that the store is a combination of trendy, new pieces AND timeless vintage ones lovingly selected by a fellow collector, ALL at affordable prices, and then your brain almost explodes from the awesomeness.
Jewels by Dunn - Why I loved this boutique: I stopped for the gold spike and skull bangles--which I immediately pictured as an unexpectedly elegant way to inject some edge into an basic jeans and T outfit. But I fell for all the pretty colors! From the candy-hued buddha head and evil eye bracelets to the shop owner's work-of-art nails, Jewels by Dunn's designs are irresistibly fun!
Miriam Merenfeld Jewelry - Why I loved their necklaces: Though the ladies didn't have a pop-up store, the sheer genuis of such a simple, sentimental idea was completely captivating. Their necklaces are a wonderful gift idea to commemorate a special occassion, and are versatile enough to wear as everyday pieces.
Rocs Anonymous - Why I loved this boutique: Um, did you see the show-stopper of a necklace pictured above? Enough said.