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Art + Fashion = <3

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As it comes to a close, it’s safe to say this weekend was a great one. Delicious dinners, BBQ at the park, Art Walk, Deco Art Festival and concluded it all with a fantastic facial! One of the highlights was my Saturday evening at the monthly Wynwood Art Walk. While browsing the galleries and munching on truck food delicacies, we went into this art meets fashion boutique called Haus Fashion (2527 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127). I was drooling over their new vintage corner filled with some beeeautiful vintage pieces stocked by none other than one of the Sex and the City stylists. I live for discovering local vintage gems like these!

On my outfit: I purchased this cropped pea coat at Anthropologie for a crazy discount (paid $40, original cost was $200) and have been wearing it like crazy this Miami winter. I love to dress it up with my lovely vintage fur collar. The pants I wore are one of my 2011-steals-of-the-year. They’re Alexander McQueen wool trousers purchased at none other than TJ Maxx (I paid $90, original price $800+)!

Top: French Connection | Jacket: Anthropologie | Pants: Alexander McQueen | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Purse: Vintage Coach

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Basel Love

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It’s been wonderful to see all the attention that Miami has been getting throughout the Art Basel week! I get proud and excited to see so many articles on Miami Art Basel all over Style.com, Elle.com, WWD.com and just about any other big fashion magazine site. I sometimes find myself having to stick up for my city; with all the talk of the shallow, plastic, materialistic Miamians. But I KNOW that Miami has a lot to offer culturally and otherwise and I love that others have the opportunity to see this as well through Art Basel Miami! Here are some shots from the weekend.

1) Top: Custo Barcelona sweater top (thrifted) Skirt: Italian Shows: Jeffrey Campbell
2) Top: Forever 21 Jacket: Tibi New York Pants: DVF Shoes: Studio Andre

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Yay for ‘Ye

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I went to the Jay-Z/ Kanye West “Watch the Throne” concert last week and found myself curious about what and who Kanye was wearing. Along with most other people I know, Kanye West gets on my nerves with his self-centered. self- important self, but what other rapper has a website named after them called : dresslikekanyewest.com ? Never ceasing to surprise, Kanye wore leather pants and a leather kilt throughout the concert changing his over sized t-shirts a couple of times (designed specifically for the tour by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy). Being someone that thinks fashion isn’t just about following trends and trying to look like your favorite celebrity, I like that he went out on a limb and did something unexpected that felt right to him. Isn’t that what fashion is all about?! Especially coming from the macho-dominated rap scene, I say ‘yay’ to ‘Ye for his kilt-wearing fashion fearlessness!

 

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Extra! Extra!

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Yesterday one of my all-time favorite design icons, Valentino Garavani and his partner in crime Giancarlo Giammetti announced the ‘Grand Opening’ of a virtual museum to come December 5th. It’s basically like touring a Valentino museum from the comfort of your own couch. It’s an interesting juxtaposition of ideas, really: the history of one of the fathers of fashion on a desktop application. Check out the preview:

(source: fashionmagazine.com)

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