Nov11

It’s My Blog-iversary

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Lilac and Lilies Boutique. Bracelets: c/o Yvonne Rose Jewelry Watch: c/o Timex. Shoes: T.J. Maxx. Hair: c/o Contesta Rock Hair. Makeup: c/o Hippy Glow. Photographed by KarGar Ohh Snap at Espanola Way.} Put on this fancy dress from Lilac and Lilies Boutique and I’m ready to shake things up. Why? Because today, 11/11, marks the sixth anniversary of Electric Blogarella. Holy shit, I’ve been blogging for six years now. That’s six trips around the sun. That’s 2,190 days. That’s a lot—and I mean a lot—of blog posts. Enough, I’m fairly sure to make me an OG Miami blogger. It’s also a lot of change. Since my first post back on 11/11/11, where I got the opportunity to go one-on-one with Diane Von Furstenberg, this world has grown and morphed, died off, been reborn and exploded. For instance, Instagram was barely a thing way back then. Now, Instagram it’s the thing. Until the…Read More

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Nov01

It’s Wynwood Fashion Night Out

{Wearing: Emma Dress: c/o NomadTribe from the PlayNomad Collection (where 100 percent of proceeds go toward helping young musicians. Sneakers: Vans.} Remember how much fun Fashion Night Out was back in the day? Well, you don’t have to remember any more. You can relive it. Tonight, actually. Wynwood is reviving the night where fashion, art and culture collide at Wynwood Fashion Night Out. Stores like NomadTribe, whose sustainable dress I’m wearing above, will offer discounts on their wares. It’s a great way for you to put money back into our community after the mess Irma left here. Then, the event will conclude with a fashion show at Mana Wynwood at 9 p.m. The event will also kick off a month-long donation drive at Lotus House, which helps homeless women and children. So if you need to make space for all the new you’re bringing in from the deals at Fashion…Read More

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Nov01

Oliver Peoples Turns 30: Time to Party

They say your 30s are some of your best years. Well, Oliver Peoples is about to find out. The eyewear brand is turning the big 3-0 and, to celebrate, Edward Beiner Fine Eyewear, which had carried the iconic brand since its beginnings, is throwing a bash to celebrate. The party kicks off at The Shops at Mary Brickell Village on November 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the luxury boutique. If you want to go and say, try on sunnies all night and take selfies while doing so, I highly suggest RSVPing to rsvp@levypublicrelations.com.  They’re will be plenty to try on from the anniversary collection, like the MP-3s Larry David wears, and M-4s, one of the brand’s original styles from 1989. So retro fun. And since all the holidays are about to descend, well, it’s never to early to get shopping.    

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Nov01

The Big 2017 Halloween Reveal

{Meet the crazy cat lady and her 48 cats} This year, Milly knocked it out of the park with her costume idea. And she came up with it all on her own. “I want to be the crazy cat lady, and you can be my black cat.” Done and done. The two of us have been trying to talk Jorge into letting us have a pet cat for about an eternity now. Maybe this would drive the point home. Milly came up with her look herself. She informed me she would need a robe, rollers, slippers, a string for her glasses and un-matching socks. And once she put it on I swear she looked exactly like one of my great grandmothers, who also had a thing for cats. It was Jorge, however, who came up with our cat cart concept. And I managed to lock down 48 cats on the…Read More

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Oct20

Here’s How You Can Win Free Tickets to Vizcaya’s 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner

It’s no secret I LOVE HALLOWEEN. For me, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The picking a costume, the going to the craft store to make it, the putting it together, the hair, the makeup, and then the BIG REVEAL. I LOVE ALL OF IT (maybe a little too much.) So, this year when Vizcaya asked me judge its 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner I said absolutely. The party takes place on Saturday, October 28 at 8 p.m. to midnight, with the contest running from 8-10 p.m. The winner will be announced at 10:30 p.m. Categories include: Best Male, Best Female, Best Couple and Best Group. There will be music, cocktails flowing and enough costumes to fill your Instagram story for hours and hours. Plus, it’s all outside in the stunning historic gardens beneath the moon. This year, the theme is Mystery, Myth and Fantasy, so dress to impress. No,…Read More

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Sep22

Changing Seasons

{Wearing: Dress: Ramona LaRue. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} Today marks the first day of fall. And yet, here in Miami, it’s like June never left. Hotter even, now that Irma has ravaged all of our shady green trees. All of our leaves have lost their trees, but this, this is not fall. These pictures, however are my last trip to Colorado, where it did, in fact, feel like fall. So while our northern sisters plan which over-the-knee boots will go with what outfit, we’ll be down here taking our third shower of the day because we walked from our front door to our car before sunset. Or stood outside from more than 3 minutes. Or tried to wear jeans. While we won’t be able to don fall fashions for months to come now or even one at a time come those few months from now, I’m happy…Read More

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Sep18

Getting Back to N-IRMA-L

{Wearing: Lucy Shorts and Calvin Top: Ramona LaRue.} It’s amazing how much can change in a week in a half. Here I am during the carefree pre-Irma days at my faithful lifeguard stand photo backdrop. Little did I know here that weeks later, this lifeguard stand, along with the rest of South Florida, would take a nasty beating. As news of hurricane Irma loomed, Miami being its direct target, I packed up my family, a few photos and mementos and headed as far north as the traffic would let me. I’m not one to stick around for hurricanes. Nine hours (instead of 3.5) to Orlando later, we sat back and wondered what would happen as Irma wobbled around threatening every single part of the state. This being the first real storm South Florida has had in the social media age, we watched as our neighborhoods, our favorite spots and even…Read More

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Sep06

Irma Talk About Hurricanes Now …

{Wearing: One-piece: Gooseberry Seaside So Chic Long Island. Sunnies: Shopblush.com. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} That’s me, riding alongside the black walls of  storms running me out of Bimini exactly 24 hours after I arrived. Those are the same storms created by Harvey. As in the Harvey that pillaged Texas. Back then it was just a tropical storm. A tropical storm that died and somehow came back to life … with a vengeance. A White Walker storm, if you will. Now here I am just weeks later looking at this thing called Irma headed straight for Florida. And here’s what I have to say about that … Well, we’ve pissed off Mother Nature. Oh, climate change isn’t real, they said. Global warming doesn’t exist, they said. And then they duct taped the mouths of organizations that monitor such things. As they say, hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. So, here…Read More

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Aug03

It’s Time To Go Back-To-School Shopping at Sawgrass Mills: A Guest Post By Milly Jane Harris

It’s almost time to go back to school. My favorite thing about back-to-school shopping is all the cool new stuff I get to pick out to wear for the year. And this year, when my mom said she was taking me and the boys (that’s Julien and Jorgie. They’re part of our big Brandy Bunch family), to Sawgrass Mills, I knew we would find really fun stuff. First, we stopped for lunch at Mojito Bar and Plates by Douglas Rodriguez because we knew it was going to be a long day and we needed to get all fueled up for all that shopping. We had arepas, mahi  mahi, croquetas, salads and Cuban sandwiches. It was really yummy, and the giant lemonades were me and mommy’s favorite part. Then it is was off to get all the things we needed to be cool for back to school. We got shoes, clothes…Read More

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