Posts tagged #FirstFashionPosts
KCFW - Bubbly+Bowties

Will and I were pretty exited about attending the KCFW Bubbles and Bow Ties. It was the perfect occasion to get all dressed up and fancy. We headed to West Bottoms, Kansas City, where the venue, R24 Studios, is located. R24 is an artisan crafted luxury furniture store, and yes, we actually sat on art work (Marshall @ HIMYM). After being greeted at the door, we waited in line for the first set of pictures as the music played upstairs on the third floor. 

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Dolyn Bags & Architexture

In a time where fast fashion supplies the market with inexpensive, but pretty much disposable items; it is imperative that we show more support to designers like Ami Beck and Christina Becchetti Moncke. Last week, Will and I had the opportunity to meet both designers when we covered a shoot for Kansas City Fashion Collaboratives Magazine.

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Cold Days, Costa Rica

Choosing what to wear on a cold or windy day is always a challenge. I love pictures where clothes wave with the wind. On the other hand, if I am wearing a loose short dress or skirt, it may get very uncomfortable. On this throw back post of a trip to the Irazu volcano, I made sure I was warm by wearing booties and a sweater, and to add some movement I designed a long skirt.

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Valentine's Special

It’s Valentine’s Day! The one day a year you get a green light to be gooey and romantic, kiss in public, and go crazy with heart-shaped things (cards, pancakes, and hairdo’s). Well, I couldn’t let this opportunity go to waste. I am a newly-wed and very much in love. So here it goes. My Valentine’s special: wedding pictures and a true love story.

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Saturday Finale - KCFW

When a new year comes, we tend to focus on the future, on what’s to come; and that is probably the wise thing to do. However, there is a specific week from last year that keeps coming to my mind, Kansas City Fashion Week.

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Runway love-KCFW

Fashion is such an amazing thing. It is an art of individual expression; where everyone gets to be different and have her/his own style. It also tells the story of who we have been (think of the opulent dresses queens wore, the drama of punk, the simplicity of jeans) and of who we are today, together, as a community. Fashion differentiates us, but it also units us. Last Friday night at the Kansas City Fashion Week we were all united by fashion, surprise, and so much LOVE.

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Chiefs of the Runway - KCFW

Last Thursday night (10/13), the Kansas City Chiefs latest fan apparel was seen in a very different field. Far away from turf and bleachers, a collection of Chiefs’ inspired-wear was showcased at the Kansas City Fashion Week. The first styles shown were a glimpse of the cheerful outfits that would follow. 

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Garden Party-KCFW

Fashion week begins in Kansas City and although some might be surprised to hear this Midwest region is interested in apparel, this is nothing new. In the late 1940’s the Kansas City Garment District was a major clothing manufacturer, according to the KCFW website, at that time: “1 out of every 7 women in the United States purchased garments made in Kansas City”. 

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Lu in Blue

In this season of “Fashion weeks”, social media is flooded with updates regarding “new trends”, however as fashion connoisseurs have said in the past, what really prevails is style.  A simple search for #streetstyle on Pinterest will prove that point, when garments are combined in a smart way, we like what we see, without thinking to much about what pants style or which  colors are dominating the season’s runways.

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Lu by Lolita

Our first contact with Lu by Lolita was during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, where we were able to get a close view of the collection in backstage and confirmed its quality and style. We felt honored when the brand reached out to Colors of Costa Rica to invite us to their store and then pampered us with gifts! <3

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Freak Flops

Who leaves their country for another one? Who leaves a secure job for uncertainty? This is the story of Dani (Brazilian) and Mariano (Argentinian), who left their countries to venture into a smaller one, the one they wanted to explore together. Their desire to do something different, lead them to leave everything to move to Costa Rica.

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La Musa: Second Issue

Yuli, designer of her brand “La Musa”, contributed with bracelets and an absolutely gorgeous handcrafted necklace. The hand-painted pieces of balsa wood give added value and originality to the product. When using this type of “statement jewelry”, we should see the accessories as an important part of the outfit and consider the style and color palette we’re looking to achieve.

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La Musa: First Issue

I found “La Musa” on Facebook and was immediately captivated by the color and originality of the accessories. I would classify them as “statement jewelry”, where the most important part of the attire is the accessory itself, which is attention-grabbing from blocks away.

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Enjoying Casa Conde

As part of the prize we won through Expo Novia, Will and I had the opportunity to stay at the Casa Conde hotel at playa Panamá. The hotel is all inclusive, but during our stay they didn’t have the usual all-you-can-eat buffet. Maybe it was just because we visited during low season or perhaps they are searching to provide a more exclusive plan. Customers can order from the menu or ask for the “plat du jour”.

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The Interview Outfit

When it comes to job interviews I've always gone with the safe bet: a formal shirt and pants or a skirt. But today I had an interview for a fashion related job, where creativity is an important qualification. How to dress to impress? I chose a pair of really loose printed pants (which I never thought of like business attire) and decided to go for a risky but chic combination of stripes and prints. To give the look a formal spin, I added high heels, a black blazer and contrasting jewelry.

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