Category Archives: Miami

Play Time With DCOTA


Fashion designers often find inspiration in the works of interior designers, so I was more than thrilled when DCOTA (Design Center Of The Americas) Invited me  to be part of their fashion show and asked me to create two outfits inspired by an interior designer and his fabrics. They paired me with John Roselli & associates showroom and with the works of John Robshaw,who is famous for his woodblock printing techniques, his mix of fabrics and textures and his perfect use of color; Take a look at some of his ads below; I love them for being so quirky, fun and different! and of course, they remind me of India and that I really need to go there soon.

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To me this project is a lot of fun and although it is definitely out of my comfort zone because I rarely work with prints, I’m sure it will push me to create something outside of the box. It took me seconds to take inspiration from the fabrics (all hand printed in India) and pictures from John Robshaw’s blog and ads!

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John Robshaw

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John Robshaw

The fashion show will be in two weeks on January 30th, but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the finished sketches! Take a look and wish me luck, because crazy work weeks are coming up!

Carolina Benoit - John Robshaw Illustration

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I hope you find inspiration in John’s work as well, maybe to try a little woodblock printing, or design out of you comfort zone some amazing print clashing outfits!

♣Wish Me Luck♣

XOXO

Carolina

Daniella’s Picks


Daniella, our fabulous merchandiser, and a self-described “beauty-freak” picks her favorite items from Carolina Benoit’s store…  We’re all fighting over her picks!

Dani’s first outfit inspired by a Sunday stroll was to die for! All the team was crazy about her dress, which she bought at a vintage shop in Ibiza. This cute vintage dress was the perfect match for our Lola Bow belt! (and main inspiration for our Spring 2013 collection) And what about her prim and neat nude Miu miu pumps? All we’re saying is we wish for more Sundays when we can dress like this!

While changing and putting on makeup, Daniella pulled out our turban headband! She looked so natural with it! We had to make it part of the photo-shoot! We are thinking of re-making the turbans for the holidays! What do you think? Should we?

Her second outfit is perfect for Miami: electric blue top, white denim pants, and killer YSL’s, so simple and easily put together but still very sartorial! We specially loved the details at the neck of this blouse! Studs for the holidays are a must! (you can shop for the shirt HERE)


The silk chiffon slit dress was her choice to go to dinner, and you can’t really see it here, but she paired the dress which has a slit at the front, with a delicate french lace bra. We loved how she found the balance between sensual and classic without trying too hard; Isn’t that what we are all looking for? (Shop for the dress HERE)

Styling: Daniella Garcia, Assistant Photo-shoot: Slava Album, Photography: Jackie Segedin.

A special thank you to Jackie, our very talented and passionate photographer, you can follow her on Facebook HERE, and twitter: @Threebrooklyn, and her website: www.threebrooklyn.com

Thank you Sushi Siam Brickell for allowing us to take pictures.

Casual Walk


Today was an amazing  day!   I went for a walk on Brickell Bay, and got some gorgeous apricot roses from my husband for no special reason! They opened beautifully! I desperately needed the rest this weekend, because I’ll be working like crazy this week, and traveling next week to a secret destination, which I will be revealing soon, (I am having a giveaway around my trip so get exited!)

What did you do this weekend? How do you make an average weekend special?

Walking Among The Flowers


Beyond Miami’s gorgeous beaches and all the night life there are many places to find peace and culture. One of the most beautiful places in Miami is the Fairchild Botanical Garden… The photographs don’t do justice to this place.

Madagascar… Cactus.

The first time I saw a Baobab was at Fairchild, and it really touched my heart… Baobabs have a strong meaning in my life and looking at one and being amazed by its beauty and size is really something.

The Zen Lotus gardens are also breathtaking, and full of peace.

Nature’s Hearts

I took this opportunity to browse for inspiration for the coming collections… This dead leaf is perfect for color charts, and the leaves below are perfect to create silhouettes and textures

There is a small river that crosses the gardens. Cold clear water cools the hot Miami day.

Nature’s Colors.

This leaf was almost my size!

I wore: Banana Republic Skirt (This skirt is almost Vintage, I think is 5 years old or more), a J.crew Sweater, Tory Burch Belt, Street Spardilles, Dior Sunglasses, Kate Spade Bag. 

To visit Fairchild: www.fairchildgarden.org ***Recomendations***Don’t go on a hot summer day, drink plenty of water, wear comfortable clothes and a camera is a must!