valid vanity.

"Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does."

I have really been into shopping at boutiques lately. I love shopping at vintage and thrift stores because the clothes are unique. That's also why I love shopping at smaller boutiques. It's still original pieces that you don't see everyone else wearing. I'd have to say my most favored website that has different boutique items is I love how they help smaller independent fashion boutiques. They are having a video contest that you guys can win a $1000 gift card! I'll post all the details below! Good luck lovers!

·Contestants must be legal residents of the United States only
·All contestants must be 21 years of age or older as of date of entry.

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Deadline: Submit videos no later than March 12, 2012

Winning criteria and notification:
·The video that gets the maximum votes wins the contest
·Check back on our Facebook page on March 12, 2012 for results

american apparel chiffon blouse, vintage pants, vintage peep toe heels


riding a dream.

"Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives" -Tony Robbins

This is what I wore on my first day of fashion week while I attended the Tadashi Shoji show. I have more pictures coming of this outfit soon, but I loved these shots of me taken by Alessia Campostrini. Most of you know I have an obsession with hats. When I bought this vintage 50's saucer hat, I knew instantly I wanted to do some sort of color blocking. Two days before I left to NY for fashion week, I ran to a different store and found this purple vintage dress also with layering in the front and a belt for a cinched waist. I knew it would be perfect for the hat. I love coming up with outfits that are sort of costume-y but not really. I was also in Gotham Magazine for this outfit. Check it out HERE and just click over until you see my photo!


define your legacy.

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach" -Tony Robbins

I've been living up north for about a month now and it hasn't even hit me yet. I still feel like I'm on vacation. The quote above pretty much sums up my life right now. My main goal for this move up north was to focus on fashion. I know I'll have to take different approaches until I get where I want to be. On another note, this was one of my fashion week outfits. I love this 80's vintage dress with the high slit. For fashion week, I decided to do a lot of black and gold, and also a lot of color blocking. More fashion week outfits will come up later this week.


every aspect.

"Style is a way of showing someone who you are without having to speak" -Rachel Zoe

Fashion week has been pretty packed for me. I have a few pictures of me and my outfits during this week, but I'm holding off for a little bit until I get them all together from different photographers who were up at Lincoln Center snapping shots. Give it a few days and my outfits will be up! Today I attended the Naeem Khan Fall 2012 fashion show. Seriously such a wide variety that it's hard to explain everything in his line. Asymetrical dresses with huge bows rested on the shoulders, jewels, a little bit of feathers, gold, silver, black, white, just all over the place! I snapped a few shots below of some of my favorite pieces. My all time favorite is the low cut gold gown. I wouldn't want to be doing anything else on Valentine's day then what I really love most; fashion. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LOVELIES!


down to the details.

"I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody” -Bill Cosby

Today was my first fashion show ever! It was pretty amazing. I went to the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012 show. The models, the dresses, the details, the colors. Everything was gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of details. How the fabric flowed, to the sequin on the floral lace, to the layering of the tulle and chiffon. The warm colors were everything I imagined for Fall 2012. I had to take a few shots of my favorite pieces and share them with you guys! If anyone is going to blogger night out, I'll be there also!


shine in your own way.

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" -Neale Donald Walsch

Here are some more pictures of me from my shoot back in January with American Apparel in Los Angeles. So as you all know, Fashion Week starts tomorrow!! I'm so excited. Many of you are asking me what's my schedule like, so I'll keep you updated on what I'm attending and will be blogging on! Also, I'll be spending most of my time at Lincoln Center, so if any of my followers want to come and meet me there, I'm always willing to see your faces! Just let me know!



“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit” -Conrad Hilton

I have been dying to do a blog post for such a long time now. I usually never take this much time to do one but this move to New York has been keeping me busy and finding time to take pictures has become difficult. I never realized how much winter clothes I don't have until I came here. Usually when I pack for my trips to NY, I have enough winter clothes because I'd only be staying for a few weeks. Now that I'm here for good, I finally realized I need more clothes that don't consist of me half naked. In this post, I somehow manage to still be showing my midriff in 30 degree weather. I'm terribly cold in these pictures but I just can't help being half naked sometimes haha. Fashion week is coming up and I am ECSTATIC! I can't wait until you guys see my different outfits!