Carnival Miami

Friday night, was all about tropical glam. The Kiwanis of Miami hosted their annual Carnival Miami Gala at the most fitting Jungle Island. Hazel, my girl friend, and I glammed up for an evening of Bacardi cocktails, live Cuban rhythms, and beautifully dressed people.

Dress: BCBGMAXZARIA, “Starr”






Photos By: Hazel Barboza & Event Staff

Inspiration / Celebs in Orange

Vanessa Hudgens – MTV Movie Awards

Lupita Nyong’o’s Givenchy dress

Blake Lively In Gucci




The Badgley Mischka collection was by far my absolute favorite 2014 fall /winter show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York .  It screams everything I am. Timeless, sexy, goddess, corporate, classic, chic, modern, glamorous, and sophisticated are some of the first words that came to mind as I watched the models come down the runway. The detail that was put into each skirt, gown, dress, blouse and pant is so rich. After watching the show via the Mercedes Benz Live stream from the warm Miami, I swear I just wanted to slip into a beautiful sleek maxi skirt/ long skirt and the perfect tee shirt and go somewhere, anywhere..really. You can turn many pieces from day to night, office to nice dinner or to an after hours business meeting.

This is that I have not even mentioned the evening gowns. To die for. Sleek and sexy. The fabric and prints were just fascinating. They seemed to be and feel like soft whimsical angels, Romantic goddesses and glamorous chic as the polished Victoria Beckham. she actually popped into mind a few times as I saw the show.

The collection and show was everything ! See it below !

I loved every piece but here are some of the times to watch out for during the show. These were my top top was hard to pick a few!

1:24, 1:58, 4:12, 5:34, 5:43, 6:13, 6:36, 7:06, 7:40, 9:17, 9:32, 10:12

Video by The Fashion Channel via YouTube.

Love, G









Back Zipper Crop Top Blouse,  Xmas gift ( See Similar ) ; White Jeans, Express (old pair) ( See Similar );

Belt with Heavy Hardware, Express ( See Similar ); Jewelry by Bar III From Macys – See similar ; Handbag by Olivia + Joy < looove their bags ! Affordable, beautiful and good quality!( See similar )

Pictures By: Ria Michelle

How lucky am I to have quality & designer shops, cafe’s, restaurants and art galleries near my new home? For that reason, this is where it’s at on social Saturday afternoons. Easy Breezy, the only other thing I could possibly ask for is an extra $20k to purchase a few items I’ve had my eyes on. Louis Vuitton, Marni, Celine, Emilio Pucci, Christian Louboutin, Versace Home & Cartier.. Just to mention a few of the spots in the  Design District scene where I like to indulge and begin masterminding budgeting strategies.

I felt completely comfortable and appropriate for the outing, Saturday strolls at Design District, Miami .

Recently, I have been totally obsessing over Royal Blue or how I prefer to call it, Power Blue. It may because I’m from the Magic City, Miami, or maybe because Jay-Z is my favorite rapper, maybe it’s because I’m Cuban, or quite possibly because blue  is simply my favorite color. Either way it’s the one of the colors that I’m currently into as we transition from Winter to Spring. I know most of the nation is still dealing with the polar vortex (sorry) but we are talking about Miami here!

I tend to gravitate towards accessories, handbags and shoes that carry metals, chains and  hardware on them. For me it has something to do with the way the heavy materials feel and look; they’re tough, rustic, edgy, not polished but polished, and hard. Feels of good quality. The perfect match to harden up and add a bit of bad girl edge to any outfit.

This outfit was truly inspired by how I was feeling that day. Hard and edgy but still sexy. Regardless of the turbulent start I had to the day, with a good attitude, I was able to end it fabulously.

Always remember attitude is everything, all the time.  Have a great weekend!




Our few days of cold weather have arrived and I’ve been taking total advantage of it. Today I was out with the lovely Ria Michelle, talking blogging. Can I just say eeek ! It was an amazing day at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The weather was absolute perfection. Sunny, clear skies with a cool air in the 60’s.  Ria was shooting today and I came out to chat with her and lend a pair of hands; she was so amazing and sweet!



Xhiliration faux leather jacket Kardashian Kollection womens faux leather leggings Michael Kors Handbag Boots: Lolashoetique




I didn’t get to ask about Ria Michelle’s dress but it was a beautiful, delicate layered hi-lo lace dress. The perfect match to the edgy black leather boyfriend jacket from Filthy Magic and Valentino Rockstud Slingback‘s she was wearing.