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It is President’s Day and everything.

I didn’t plan to go all patriotic, I actually  was just going for a Western vibe in this series. But then we found flags. Awesome flags waving in the wind at sunset in front of a huge open field. I mean, duh.

I’ve been drawn to Western-vibey pieces all fall. Ever since I got those Isabel Marant inspired Zara boots on super sale, I’m like, take me to the desert. I can barely contain my excitement to just go full-on cowgirl this spring.  Is anyone with me?

1: sheer white and chambray button down, Forever21. true blue skinny jeans, JBrand. boots, Zara. vintage belt, my great-grandfathers.
2:  OYE Elizabeth swimsuit. I won this on a giveaway at FashionbyHe. I love it so much. The fit is everything. Thankyou!
3: cowboy hat, Zara. crop top, an old Urban Outfitters dress I cut. (It’s so good this way. Never wore it as a dress.). leather effect oxblood skirt, Zara. shoes, Schutz  (scored these lovelies at the DBA lounge during NYFW. Thanku!).
4: knitted sweater, American Apparel. suede shorts by One Teaspoon c/o Wasteland. Backflip boots c/o Stuart Weitzman.

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Ashley Sky x Nick Suarez

Starting to get back some of the work I did with Ashley Sky during NYFW. I’m so excited! I love getting photos back and seeing the final product. The actual photo shoot is my favorite part, but the photos I can enjoy forever. These are so pretty. Ashley is magical in front of a camera and dressing her is basically playing Barbie. Hm. I wonder how Ashley’s proportions compare to Barbie. I bet it’s damn close. I’m going to look into this….keep you posted.

For more photos check out Ashley Sky and Nick Suarez tumblr pages. They will seriously heat up your Monday morning. Both sites are SFW, but just barely! xx

Photography: Nick Suarez
Styling: Amanda Del Duca, aka me.

coat, Chaser Brand. t-shirt and tights, Ashley’s own.

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Freehand Miami

Here goes the final pics for my most recent photo shoot at Freehand in Miami. I feel in love with this spot after spending a Saturday afternoon poolside eating tacos with David and our friend Harry Beee. Freehand is in a great location and is such a fresh spot for Miami. I’m living for the pool area and David is kind of obsessed with the bar at The Broken Shaker, which is located inside Freehand.

We had a lovely morning shooting at this beautiful Miami hideaway. Thank-you, Freehand!

Don’t forget to peep the behind-the-scenes video in post below. xx

Photography: David Lundblad
Makeup Artist: Arlene Delgado

1. Reformation dungarees. Brandy Melville bandeau in bone. F21 platforms. Shay Accessories bracelet.
2. Mikoh yellow Xavier one piece c/o iShine365.  Marlins snapback.
3. Burberry blue sweater. Printed pants c/o Parker NY. Batman snapback. Zara court shoes.
4. F21 lipstick one-piece. Urban Outfitters silk bomber jacket. F21 earrings and necklaces.
5. Ivory Blazer c/o iShine365Shay Accessories bracelet. Leather skirt in taupe. F21 necklaces and glitter nail polish.

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What Would You Do…

… for a new Blackberry 10??

All my girl Deborah St. Pierre did was a bikini photo shoot. Bam! Yup, Debbie entered a contest on Crackberry.com to win a new Blackberry 10, and asked me to help her execute the photo shoot.

Debbie is a total babe and rocked this 2013 Mikoh bikini to the fullest. Check out the video and more photos on Crackberry! xx

Bikini available at iShine365. Poolside at FreeHand Miami.

 

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Believe in Paradise

That’s right it’s Resort Season in Miami. What better way to celebrate the weather than with new 2013 swimwear? I know, my thoughts exactly.

I partnered up again with the lovely ladies at iShine365.com on this look book for the new year. Living and working as a stylist in Miami has me working swimwear all year long. When the new collections come out, I am so ready for fresh styles. Swimwear this year has a much more toned down feel compared to last season’s mega trends – neon and fringe.

This years’ swimwear is all about prints. Lots of prints with emphasis on python, tribal/inca themes, animal skins, cut-outs on the tops and bottoms, and most of all – a super natural color scheme.  You got that? Don’t worry, Miami has been so warm this “winter,” I’ll be bikini shooting from here on out. By summer, CF will have a nice selection of inspiration for all your swimsuit shopping needs.

In this series, I was heavily inspired by two of last years’ obsessions that still resonate. First and foremost, the Diamonds Are Forever cruise 2013 Wildfox look book featuring Cintia Dicker by Mark Hunter. I can stare at those photos over and over, finding new things to love about them. Look books are just so dope.  I’ve worked on a few now and am itching to do more. The Diamonds are Forever look book is hands down my fave right now. It just works. Oh, and let’s give props the redheaded goddess Cintia Dicker. #Slays.

The second influence, and most obvious, Lana del Rey. Flower crowns are still my jam, and I’ll never get sick of them. Hm, scratch that. I won’t get sick of them until Coachella. You don’t have to be a stylist to predict that situation.

Now, lets talk about how badass this rose crown looks in an old pool without water. Cool, right? How we ended up shooting at this spot is completely random and totally awesome. We were supposed to shoot on a rooftop in North Miami,  but our location cancelled two hours before we were set to be there with our little CF crew. Not wanting to cancel the shoot because the weather was perfect and I had a flower crown with a limited lifespan, we reached out to good friends and local blogging dream time Vintage Mavens.

Jorge and Shareen run a sweet online vintage store and blog here in Miami. The two are always shooting in a great locations around the city, and we thought maybe they could help. After explaining the concept, Jorge suggested this house on on 126th Street. He immediately called the residents to check and see if we could come take photos around their home on a Saturday afternoon. Dudes, it worked! We got on location only an hour behind schedule and were blown away by how cinematic the property looked.

BIG thank-you to our new friends for lending us your home, and to Jorge and Shareen for your amazing willingness to share a great location.

Check out iShine365.com to shop the looks! Enjoy, xx.

 

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Minimale Animale

When it’s fall and I’m getting dressed, I want to be all about textures. Leather, chunky knits, over-the-top furs and, recently, all-mesh-everything.

The thing about Miami is that it’s still kinda hot outside. There are random days when we will experience a short-lived cold front; I live for these moments when I finally get the chance to wear that beanie I’ve been trying to make happen and not look completely temperature-delusional.  I know I probably shouldn’t complain, and to readers living up north this rant could border on obnoxious, but let’s be real; the grass is always greener…am I right?

I’m planning a trip to NYC soon and I’ll get to wear all kinds of layers…and also a cold bitch-slap to the face, I should presume.

Until then, it’s all ‘let’s go play cold weather on the beach!’

Speaking of the beach, I’ve been so anxious to share this bikini with you all. I hinted on Instagram that it was happening and here it is –  my new swimwear obssesion: Minimale Animale. I want all the swimwear. All the swimwear right now.

I’ll definitely be investing in more pieces to stock up for spring. The first order had to be the “Naomi” ….mesh, cut-outs, 90s supermodel inspired. Need. x

Bikini: The Naomi by Minimale Animale, via ShopMiamiStyle.com. Leather pants with zipper detail, via Paker NY (on sale now at Bloomingdales). Faux-fur coat, ASOS. Lips, MAC in Cyber.

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