Apr21

Creating the Total Look With Sassoon TORQUE

{Wearing: Lace Marta Set: Touch Dolls. Wedges: Steve Madden. Bracelet: Touch Dolls. Herba Earrings: c/o Tarbay. Hair: c/o Sassoon. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} People joke that living in Miami we live in the land of eternal summer, and for the most part, we do. But, there’s still that transition to spring, be it ever so slight, where the itch to wear white replaces the urge to wear over-the-kneee boots—even though it takes us forever to get to that point weather-wise. That little skip to spring is upon us now, the time when the weather in Miami is so good, you remember why you sit in traffic, wait in line, put up with tourists during all the “cold” months. And with it comes a deep-rooted need to revamp everything. Not just your clothes, not just your shoes, but your hair, your makeup, your nail polish. It’s like shedding the winter you—even though that only lasted…Read More

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Apr08

Why Isn’t There a Flamingo Emoji?

  {Wearing: Jeans: Blank NYC from Blush. Vest: DIY Vintage. Necklace: Vintage. Makeup: M.A.C. Flamingo Park by Joshua Manuel Ribadeo. Hair: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza.} First, why in the hell isn’t there a flamingo emoji? Seriously, why? For the love of God, I live in Florida and could use a rendering of that little pink bird like I use anti-humidity hairspray on this peninsula. But no. Instead we get Easter Island stone guy, which for the record I don’t plan on using like ever. In fact, as of today I just refuse to use it in protest. In lieu of the beloved single-foot-standing bird, M.A.C. gifts us Flamingo Park, a whole collection dedicated to pink. Every flipping shade of pink your little girl heart could dream up. And then some. After receiving the collection, which I’m convinced is named after the South Beach park just down the…Read More

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Apr06

Birthday Face

{Wearing: Dress: American Apparel. Bag: Kate Spade New York Outlet at c/o Sawgrass Mills. Earrings: Herba c/o Tarbay. Shoes: Steve Madden. Hair: c/o Sassoon. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza at Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Fact: 38 is closer to 40 than it is to 30—whether or not you feel it. That’s just the God’s honest truth. But just because you’re closer to one decade than another doesn’t mean you have to look it. I knew I was going to be shooting for my 38th birthday, so rather than stick a camera in my face and break out into a cold sweat wondering what age lines, marks, spots, dots, holes, cliffs and ravines the lens would pick up. I just wanted to take pics and feel good about them afterward. Not dissect all the flaws time gifts you along the way and curse myself for not remembering…Read More

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Mar10

Prelude to a Kiss

{Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin in Rosy Lips.} {Wearing: Vest: Market Miami. Jeans: American Eagle. Shoes: c/o T.J. Maxx.} I live in Miami so nothing every gets dried out. I mean, how can it? It’s rarely below 70 degrees and we have enough humidity to keep your hair in a state of perma-frizz until the end of Hillary’s second term (see what I did there?). False! Just because we Miamians don’t have winter doesn’t mean we don’t need to moisturize on the regular. That big ball up there in the sky that keeps us in a constant state of hot also dries us out. And I’m fairly certain chapped lips—the side effect of said ball—are just evil face hangnails. Chapped lips feel like sandpaper rubbing against sandpaper. No one wants to put lipstick on them. No one wants to kiss them. And they feel awful pressed together. So, when Vaseline recently…Read More

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Mar02

Rapunzel Returns

{Wearing: Crop top: c/o Susy Who. Black Zip Crop Jean: Shopblush.com. Shoes: Steve Madden Roebella Pumps. Bag: c/o Hayden-Harnett Pieced Out Dome Satchel. Hair: c/o Angels Luxury Hair. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} She’s baaaaaack. Rapunzel returns. I haven’t had hair extensions since last summer, which was the first and only time in my life I’ve had them. I’m OK with the length of my hair. In fact, it’s longer than it’s been in seven years. But there’s just something about having hair that’s longer than yours will ever grow that makes you feel like a human My Little Pony. And there’s no feeling better than whipping your weave. So, when Angels Luxury Hair came knocking, I ran like an Olympic athlete to answer. Now here’s where things get bananas. About a week ago I posted a video to Maria Tettamanti‘s Facebook page of this insanely genius extension situation that kind of just rests on…Read More

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Feb26

Red Carpet-Ready Hair

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Dolls Boutique. Hair: c/o Sassoon.} Sunday, as some of the most beautiful celebs on planet earth take to the red carpet in stunning gowns and jewels for the Academy Awards, I’ll be laid out on the couch in my favorite pajama pants guzzling a bag of Twizzlers. Hey, it’s a rough job, but someone’s got to do it. Watching the Oscars, however, is guaranteed to give me glam fomo, which is why I caught up with the experts at Sassoon in Miami Beach to get the scoop on red carpet-ready hair. Reality check for us non-Academy Award winning regular folk: The opportunity to rock glammed-out hair will occur far more often than the need to wear a Marchesa gown. Now that I have all this hair, I’m curious about what to do with it, especially when there’s a soiree on the agenda. Regional Salon Director Pascal Bodin…Read More

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Feb23

What’s in February’s Glossybox

{February Glossybox c/o Glossybox.} From time to time I talk about how much kiddo and I love getting stuff in the mail. It’s right up there with new shoes, blowouts and the cheese that oozes out of the top of a quesadilla and turns to a crispy, crunchy piece of perfection. February is a particularly mail-filled time of the year, too, thanks to Valentine’s Day, which was the inspiration for this month’s Glossybox. I let my mini in on the joy of opening up this month’s treasures (because sharing is caring) and together we unearthed GlamGlow Thirsty Cleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser (the brand is a personal fave of mine), Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer and WAIT, just watch the video below to see the other cool stuff I’ve been trying out this month. Then, find deets on getting your hands on your own Glossybox subscription here.

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Feb22

Chap Chat

There I am, front and center in the mirror. I reach for my tube of old faithful red lipstick, go in for the apply and Bam! Chapped lips from this wacky Florida weather (where one day I’m wearing a leather moto jacket and gloves and the next a bikini) leave me looking like I’m trying to put lipstick on asphalt. The lumps! The bumps! The ridges! I smack my head, reach for a cucumber wipey, smear the disaster off and swear I’m never going to bed without moisturizing my lips ever again. The downfall to being an avid red lipstick-wearer (and I mean like so avid I put it on every time I leave the house), is constantly battling chapped lips. There’s no room for error when red is your go-to. Just like that white tube dress, red shows where all the transgressions lie. In the same way Spanx are…Read More

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Feb09

Nailed It

  {Wearing: Bikini: c/o Ola Feroz Swimwear. Nails: Deco Miami Nail Lacquer in Slay. Hair: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed by Julianna Dahbura.} The other night I was in the same room as the Superbowl. I say that because I totally wasn’t watching it. I did, however, watch the halftime show, also not something I generally do. I am not a fan of Coldplay. I am not a fan of Bruno Mars. I am not a fan of (dear God, please don’t let a lightening bold come down from the heavens and smite me for saying this but) Beyonce. But I like music. And I love live music. And so there I sat watching three larger-than-life musicians do their thing. And you know what struck me (kind of like a lightening bold from the sky)? Coldplay’s whole theme. The flowers, the colors, the happiness. Bright pinks, bold yellows, lotus flowers dancing. I…Read More

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