With Art Basel pulling Miami in a million different directions, a girly retreat smack in the middle of the madness wasn’t just a great idea, it was a necessity. Thankfully, I found a reprieve at the SearsStyle Art of Fashion lounge at the Raleigh hotel. That’s me pretending my feet don’t hurt in those Steven Madeen heels, vintage leather skirt, H&M top and Danielle Nicole bag.
Girly goodness started with Sally Hanen mini manis.
And included makeup applications from NYX, because, hey, after a week’s worth of constant Baseling (hello bags under the eyes!), a professional makeup application isn’t such a bad idea.
Playing up the art angle of the event, everyone was encouraged to tag a canvas with their blog. Yeah, mine would be the oversized one smack in the middle. What can I say, I’m my own publicist.
Up next, a trip to the Bongo denim bar for a pair of jeans …
and off to the DIY table for studding, bedazzling, distressing and more.
I shredded a white V-neck tee and made it into a studded crop top. Will definitely be wearing that to yoga this week. Inspiration provided by Jenni’s book, I Spy DIY Style.
That’s Rosa Cordero seizing her Kodak moment.
And then, like clowns packed into a car, me and a crew took the booth down in a goofy shoot extravaganza with Maria Tettamanti, Sara Liss and Gino Campodonico. Such a blast.
Afterward, I slipped down to the Architectural Digest Oasis in the sand and scored a pair of Carrera glasses.
New sunnies that fold up into a virtual two-inch ball were the perfect addition to my Basel survival kit: Flats, my Nikon and cinnamon Altoids.