One of my Facebook friends posted her “dream list” and it inspired me to sit down and think about meaningful goals that I want to accomplish soon. This year went by really fast! It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating my 25th birthday (don’t worry this is not a crisis) all I’m saying is, writing down hopes, dreams and goals can really help you focus and materialize them! Do you have any meaningful or special goals you want to accomplish? Share them below and for inspiration here you have mine…
Goals and Dreams…
1. Be Etsy’s featured seller
2. Be a guest speaker for fashion somewhere
3. Pay off my student loans
4. Have at least 10 more wholesale accounts
5. Win a fashion contest
6. Marry My husband again
7. Make every product as beautiful as my Lola Belt
8. Have more balance
9. Go to Italy
10. Attend a fashion trade show (As a vendor)
11. Feel beautiful inside out
12. Finish decorating my house
13. Launch my leather goods line
14. Play the harmonica
15. Learn more Hebrew
16. Publish a fashion design book
17. Take Hen to India and Australia
19. Host 5 girls night outs and tea parties
20. Grow an edible garden
21. Contribute to the world through design
22. Wear my own designs and only my own designs.
23. Learn more fashion history
24. Read again
25. Learn more yoga
26. Keep taking care of my tiny and beautiful family.
Although WWDMAGIC, SOURCING, PROJECT and all the shows take most of my time, I can’t deny myself the tourist moments here in Las Vegas…
Las Vegas Blvd at 7am
Gelato from Cocolini at the Venetian Hotel
I Love the bright colors of these machines!
The pink polka elephant in the room at Marc Jacobs
Cesar’s Palace wearing a skirt from my Spring Collection (Etsy) The timeless J.crew denim shirt, and a Gap military jacket
Handpainted Venetian Masks
This trip has been an amazing learning experience for me! Attending WWDMAGIC completely changed my “fashion mind” and I can’t wait to post all the different shows, designers, and information so you feel like you are learning here with me!
In the meantime, on my brakes, I have taken pictures of the “romantic” side of Las Vegas… Enjoy them, and don’t forget to enter the Las Vegas giveaway!
♥ Trends (F/W13-14) ♥ Made IN America ♥ Up & Coming Designers ♥
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This week I will be traveling to Las Vegas, for WWD Magic and Sourcing at Magic. I am so exited to bring you all the trends and new designers who are waiting to be found, but even more exited to visit The fabulous Las Vegas. I have been so exited about my trip that I decided to create a nice giveaway around it…
1. Leave a Comment Below letting me know if you have been to Las Vegas, and if so, what was your favorite thing to do there.
2.You MUST Like me on Facebook and
(please read the below carefully)
3. Upload and POST a picture of yourself in an outfit on my FACEBOOK WALL and tell me why it represents Las Vegas!!! IT NEEDS TO BE THE FULL OUTFIT, not just of your upper half of your body.
Winners will be chosen by their outfit pictures and announced on August 31st.
More than 10 people have to participate in order for somebody to win, so invite your friends!
**Open to both US & International readers .
*** Your name on both your FB Page and when you leave me a comment has to match up (If they are different please note that on the comment or pix)
The winner will get a choice of ANY $50.00 item from my online store or Miami store or a giftcard of the same value
I love to dress up and blend into the city when I travel, that’s why I chose this KT JEAN dress to represent Las Vegas. The dress is sexy, sparkly and perfect for the night! I love the delicate glittery polka dots, and super soft tulle fabric… Like KT JEAN HERE she is one of my favorite up and coming designers!
Bonne Chance! and don’t forget to leave me Las Vegas Tips!!! ♥
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A month ago I was reached by Mollie Makes Magazine from the UK because they wanted to feature the geometric Merengue Shift Dress from my Spring/Summer 2012 collection. I had been feature in magazines and newspapers as a designer, but this is the first time that my work reaches the pages of a glossy magazine! I am beyond happy!
The magazine is not for sale until August 3 in the UK, but I was given a sneak-peek from the editors so you can take a look at it.
Mollie Makes curates the best craft around the world into a tactile, collectible and irresistible magazine (In other words, if you love to make things, and websites of handmade items such as Etsy or Copious, then you’ll love this magazine)
In their own words:
“We love to make – handmade is more than just a hobby for us, it’s in everything we do. We can’t resist hunting down treasures in thrift stores, then customizing, re-covering and embellishing our finds with our endless stash of ribbons, buttons, fabrics and felt.We’re forever on the lookout for new inspiration. Whatever we do, we’re living and loving handmade.”
♡ Making ♡ Thrifting ♡ Collecting ♡ Crafting
So where can you get a copy of the magazine?
To subscribe or get an individual copy: click here
To download the Ipad version: click here
To know more about them, blog: click here
I only made 4 of these dresses :). To get yours before it is too late click on the picture:
or click HERE
Thank you for reading me ❤
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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The collection will be yours! Stay tuned!
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This is me with our awesome intern who is a fashion design student. She is wearing my pleated silver mini skirt to show support! Isn’t she amazing?
The runway surrounded by many different chairs, no models yet…
I was lucky to be wearing a white dress and my neon messenger! The “blue room” helped me shine!
Messenger Bag Kate Spade, Shoes Cole Haan, Dress Sample, Sunglasses Ray Ban, Belt J.Crew
The Carolina Benoit design team, and WEAR&HOUSE were invited as VIP guests to Brickell Fashion week, which was actually held at the Design District (Don’t ask). Brickell fashion week is a new show which supports local fashion designers and design students, the event is very hip, young and has a NYC vibe.
Unfortunately I can’t attend the two runway shows this weekend, but this blog: www.thatscoolblog.com will be bringing the runway to you! Discover local new designers, photographers, and the Miami fashion scene.
Have a great Memorial day weekend and stay tuned next week for an exiting post!
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