Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A.D.D Wednesdays

Hello my name is Gaby and I'm a crier. Today, during my Public Relations class we got a little off topic and began talking about movies that make you cry. Some of the ones that were mentioned were The Notebook, Click, Marley & Me, Love & Other Drugs, and Ps I love you. It looks like my Halloween weekend will be one filled of rain so I most likely will be watching movies. So what are some movies that make you girls cry?

I have a strong infatuation with maxi dresses. They look so feminine and are so comfortable plus they look splendid on any body type.Lately I've had a new appreciation for garments with longer lengths. I had to play a lot with the lightning of these pictures since the sun was going down and I somehow managed to wear almost everything Forever 21. Usually I don't like doing that but I didn't even notice. Opps! 

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Forever 21
Hat: Pac Sun 
Clutch: Forever 21

Monday, October 24, 2011


I'm enjoying the last few days I have of just school before I officially start working. There's quite a few outfits that I haven't posted so let me get to it! Wore this a couple of days ago for school. It was the day Isabel & Ruben Toledo came to talk. I don't own too many jumpsuits I feel like most look odd on me and it's kind of a pain whenever I have to go to the bathroom but I fell in love with this one. The Miami humidity got the best of my hair that day. The blazer is one of those lucky thrifted finds. Can't understand why someone would give it away but hey it's mine now! Thank you kind stranger

Jumpsuit: Rachel Roy
 Blazer: Isaac Mizrahi for Target 
Flats: Siliva Tcherassi for Payless

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Isabel & Ruben Toledo Spring-Summer 2012

This Tuesday Isabel & Ruben Toledo came to talk to my school. For those of you who have not heard about this astonishing couple you must read and know about them. Isabel made Michelle Obama's inauguration dress and one of the reasons why she is not extremely well known is because they have never wanted to go corporate. Isabel & Ruben both came from Cuba when they were kids and met each other in Spanish class when they were 13. She  attended the  Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design where she took courses in painting & ceramics and was also an intern for Diane Vreeland at the MET for 5 years. Her babysitter taught her how to sew when she was 8. Ruben is an illustrator, painter, and sculptor. He has painted mural and illustrations for Louis Vuitton, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and his witty illustrations have appeared in all of the top fashion magazines and journals such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times, Paper, and many more.

They have been in the fashion industry for more than 25 years and are often described as the 2 for 1 couple. She is often known as the designer's designer. Hearing them talk was really inspiring they have come a long way and everything has occurred so organically that it's interesting to hear.Isabel does not sketch, "I think of it as fashion from the inside out," she has said. "I can describe an idea or even a feeling to Ruben, and he’ll sketch it." Isabel advised us to never throw away our work no matter how horrible we think it is because that is our personal foot print and DNA.They encourage students to follow what they love and to think outside the box and to not look into the past but to the future. "Learn the rules, so you can later break them" she said when talking about fashion. Their apartment is an artist's paradise which you can see here.

On Wednesday ,The FGI Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Isabel And Ruben Toledo presented by Vanidades followed by an amazing Fashion Show by Isabel Toledo. I got to work as a dresser for the show and it was a really fun experience. The collection showed feminine, flowing dresses in colors taken from the tropical scenery of her inspiration, the Caribbean, including the blue hues of ocean and sky. After the show was over and the press was gone I got to talk to them for a couple of minutes and they are so genuine and humble which made me love them even more. I've watched many of their interviews since then and Ruben said in one of them  that "Sincerity is always sucessful". That has really struck with me these past couple of days. 

Here are some pictures that Alejandro & I took while we had the chance. Although some models were a little rude I would have to say that our models were extremely nice. 

Note: I've been trying to change the font in the black paragraph to the purple so that it matches but I messed with the HTML codes and I keep getting an error. If anyone knows how to fix this please help!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I'm Mickey Mouse

Wednesdays are the longest day of the week for me. I've been wanting to wear these jeans for a while now and I barely have since I bought them a couple weeks ago or has it been months? Who cares. Anyways, my sister and I have always had a bit of a Disney obsession. Her is worse though she's gone a ridiculous amount of times these last couple of years. When we were little we used to go a lot and I think that's why we like it so much. We get to re-experience our childhood. Well, I felt like Mickey Mouse with the colors in my outfit today.

All I am missing is the yellow shoes! 

Top: Cha Cha Vente? I don't know what that is. It's old
Jeans: Thrifted
Shoes: Idore

Exhaustion and am not really sleeping just pretending. I don't look that nice when I sleep although maybe I should start sleeping with my heels on so my feet can get used to them. It makes perfect sense. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Alexander McQueen Look for less

I'm really enjoying all of my classes so far this quarter. You know your doing something you love when you actually want to go to school and you sit first row actually wanting to listen to your professor instead of texting or just simply daydreaming about flying unicorns. Anyways, Alejandro & I were looking at some shows yesterday and we realized that he could recreate one of the looks in the Alexander McQueen men's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Jacket: Thrifted 
Jeans: American Apparel
Shirt: American Apparel. 

I've never worn pink trousers before but I've been experimenting with different colors that I typically would not wear. 
Top: Zara
Blazer: Forever 21
Pants: Zara 
Shoes: Silvia Tcherassi for Payless 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Spring 2012 RTW Shows

It’s been raining nonstop in the Sunshine state for a couple of days. The irony of it all. Anyways, rainy days consist of a lot of ruminating, studying, and a ridiculous amount of hours spent on the internet. I’ve read way too many fashion sites, blogs, browsed through a lot of online stores dreaming of the day where money magically appears on my bank account and last but not least the newspaper. Yup, I actually like knowing what’s going on around me. I love fashion but I also believe that you need a balance in everything in life. Too much of anything is no bueno. Not good for those of you who don’t speak Spanish.

I browsed through a lot of shows. I’d like to share some pictures before I go to the gym. I have cabin fever and I’m going to turn delirious if I don’t get outside of my apartment soon. 

Alexander McQueen 


Emanuel Ungaro

Jean Charles de Castelbajac.. Uploaded especially for my sister since she has an anything related to Disney obsession. 

Louis Vuitton

Elie Saab 


Kanye West.. I was kind of skeptical when I saw that Kanye West had a collection because I believe that artists should stick to what they are best at. I was pleasantly suprised to see some nice garments in the collection. His music is obviously better than his design skills plus he received a lot of help from fashion gurus but overall it was pretty good.

Ronald Mouret

Nina Ricci

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Like a love song baby

I've had this Selena Gomez song stuck in my head all day long today. It's been a very long day I've been awake since 6am and have not stopped all day long. Classes were really fun today and the energy in this school is unreal. I could go on and on about each class but let's not bore you with every single detail of my day.

I came up with this outfit this morning while I was half a zombie. I like to call myself a zombie in the morning because honestly I'm not a morning person. I bought this skirt two years ago and today was the first time I wore it. Don't know why I didn't do it sooner! This mustard V neck was only $4.50 and you will be seeing it a lot! It's very fall.

Mustard V neck: Forever 21
Skirt: H&M
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Oxfords: Blake Scott

As promised I mentioned yesterday that I was going to start featuring other people in my blog. So everyone meet Alejandro. He is studying Fashion Merchandising with me and is also my neighbor. You will be seeing a lot of him now! We have become very good friends and I love his style. He is a risk taker when it comes to dressing up and I love and admire that about him. As long as you feel happy and confident with what you are wearing you shouldn't mind what others say. Check out his Chictopia for more outfits!

Button up shirt: American Apparel
Blazer: Forever 21
Jeans: Hot Topic
Shoes: Asos

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- Gaby

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

1st day of School

It's been a while since I did an outfit post! Since I moved to Miami I transfered to Miami International University of Art & Design! Today was my first day there and I'm already in love with this school. I love the energy there and am ready to do great in all my classes. Today felt like the beginning of a long journey which I will call my career and dream. It's not going to be easy and there will be some bumps in the road but am ready for the challenge. Not only do I want to share my experience with others bloggings let's me document it and honestly I can't rememeber what I had for lunch two days ago but I could tell you what I wore.

Let me stop babbling since I could go on forever and tell you what I wore. I bought these leather shorts the other day and they are oficially my new favorite shorts. They are so comfortable and go with absolutely everything!

Blouse: Forever 21
Leather Shorts: Lauren Condrad by Kohls
Shoes: Candies by Kohls
Brown bag: Thrifted

Thanks for reading!
- Gaby