NYFW: Lulu’s Style Studio and the Empire hotel!

It is New York fashion week and last friday I was invited to Lulu’s Style Studio event in Soho. I am realizing I love blogger events a little more than I love shows lol and I guess it is because it is more personal and I get to be inspired by people off the runway. I do like shows though, don’t get me wrong, I just love even more to be able to interact with people. I invited my aunt Alex to this event and we were in awe of the pretty decor Lulu created at this venue. There were flowers everywhere, faux grass on the ground, a water fountain, and tables full of pretty purple cupcakes and bottles courtesy of Hpnotiq. The place was flooded with fashion bloggers from all over the world mingling and networking whilst enjoying the great goodies that were being given away at makeup concessions. I actually bumped into a few people I already knew like my friends Danielle and Christina. I was so glad I got to see them as I haven’t had the chance to for a while. What made this event even more amazing is that we were given a ticket with a number and with it we were able to go into the Lulu boutique and take one item for free. There were clothes and bags everywhere and everyone was so excited once they got their turn to rummage through the goods. Danielle got a cute top and I think Christine got a purse. I managed to snag myself a really cool avant-garde red dress and my aunt found herself a cute jacket. We couldn’t have been more thankful for such a wonderful event. Lulu’s did such a great job bringing us bloggers together and made sure we all had a great time and left with wonderful goodies!

After Lulu’s I was going to go to Bloggers Night Out but took a detour to visit my friend Sheila at the Empire hotel for a small fashion show. That part of our night was kind of a buzz kill because the Empire hotel is bleh. If it wasn’t for my aunt and her fun personality, I would have went home right away. I enjoyed her company very much and realized how much I really miss my family. It was a really cool day. Check out more details inside!
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My favorite looks of 2011!

So the countdown begins as we slowly approach 2012, a new year I hope brings me as much joy as 2011. This year was definitely one for the books. I met so many wonderful people who have become a part of my circle. I feel fortunate that I have such a strong team of beautiful individuals in my life who love and support me unconditionally as I do for them. I have also been to amazing places and have attended many events I plan to make a habit out of like..Art Basel, Viva Las Vegas, the IFB conference, and others. This year, I feel like I have evolved consistently in regards to my style but most importantly, I have evolved immensely as a person. I have become a more positive, compassionate, and joyful person no matter what challenges I have faced or losses I have had to bury. The pictures shown on my blog this year is proof of that. It wasn’t just my confidence and realization of self-worth that brought me to this happy place in my life, It was the understanding that happiness is a state of mind, not a person, place, or thing. When you are content with your life and who you are, sure things can shake you, but they cannot break you. I am not perfect and do not have a perfect life but I am happy with it none the less and I never take it for granted. Being happy allows you to see things with a different perspective, you go from uninspired by anything and bored with everything to inspired by even the littlest things. I feel that with the change in my attitude and atmospheres I was able to have more fun with fashion and really broaden my horizons with new risks. In this post I want to reflect on my evolution as a whole…A happier, more free, more artistic, more fashionable me. These are my favorite looks and moments of 2011, which one is yours?

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