Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lena Hoschek at MBFW Berlin Spring/Summer 2015

By: Farrah Estrella

Designer Lena Hoschek showcased her Spring/Summer 2015 collection at MBFW in Berlin.

The African inspired collection was tittled "Hot Mama Africa". She used african print fabrics with bold acessories. 

Check out some of my favorite looks from the collection below:

Four helpful tips for models to have a great photo shoot

By: Farrah Estrella

When doing a photo shoot it is very important for models to be well prepared.
Here are a few helpful tips that can make a huge difference when doing a photo shoot, whether you are working with a client or doing a photo shoot on your own.
-Nude or neutral color nails: Nude or neutral color nails are almost mandatory unless you are modeling nail polish or the client requests a specific color. Usually if they do, they will take care of it during the makeup and hair prep. Nude color nails go with every outfit and it won’t clash with any look.
-Clean hair: it is important for your hair to be clean and free of chemicals. This makes it easier for the hair stylist to work with it. No wet hair, ever!!, this can add extra time to the shoot and slow down production as well as increase production costs and time.
-Be on time: tardiness could cost a client thousands of dollars and it could ruined the shoot as well. For example, if the client is shooting at sunset or sunrise there is only a certain amount of time where he can do that, there is only a small window where the shoot can occurred and if you are late, the shoot could be cancelled or delayed, costing the client more money and time. Another thing to considered is rented space, the client may be renting the space or a prop to use on the shoot such as a car, a motorcycle etc. and needs to return it by a certain time.
Get a good night sleep: Get plenty of rest the night before the shoot that way you can look fresh and not feeling tired or sluggish. This is also going to help you avoid puffy eyes or dark circles. The last and final tip is to drink plenty of water to make your skin glow.

Revlon by Marchesa must have beauty tools of the season

By: Farrah Estrella
REVLON by Marchesa

Every fashionista needs to get their hands on the new Revlon by Marchesa must have beauty tools of the season.

Marchesa co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have teamed up with cosmetic giant Revlon to “bring a little piece of Marchesa to women all over the world” according to the designers.

The beauty tools collection designed by the duo exclusively for Revlon comes in 3 colors: Pink & Black, Black and White and Black and Beige. It was inspired by a black lace dress from their 2014 spring/summer collection and it includes: a Mirror compact, a set of tweezers, a manicure set and a brush kit.

“We wanted to bring an elegant femininity to this collection and ultimately decided that the designs should be inspired by a dress from our Spring/Summer 2014 runway show. We think the result is quite romantic” said the pair to

You can go to to purchase them. What do you guys think? Are you buying them?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

OOTD: Jumpsuit

By: Farrah Estrella

Hey Guys!!

It's been a while since I've done one of this OOTD post. I had an amazing weekend with my family in Orlando. We went to a Sweet 15th birthday aka Quinceañera party.

A sweet 15th or Quinceañera party is the Spanish version of a sweet 16th. We celebrate the 15th birthday not the 16th like they do in America. 

The theme of the party was Mardi Gras so I decided to wear a black and gold ensemble. I wore a jumpsuit that was super comfortable. You guys know I love comfort specially when I am taking pictures and standing for a long time I kind of have to.

Check out outfit details below and have a great week everyone!!..

Live, Love & Inspire


About the Outfit
Jumpsuit from Ross
Clutch from Lane Bryant
Shoes TJMaxx
Jewelry from Burlington

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Art on a plate: Food blogger Lauren Purnell

By: Farrah Estrella

I discovered this blog called "Culinary Canvas" via ElleDecor and I love it!!.

Lauren Purnell is the 21 year old woman from Vancouver that makes these gorgeous pieces of art. She makes them with food using a plate as her canvas. She is a Food and Art lover (just like me) and I just became a fan hers for sure, simply amazing!! 

When something is good I have to share it with you guys, I can't help it..=)

What do you guys think? Check out the pictures below.

Follow her on Instagram @Lopurnell and on her blog at

***Photo credits Lauren Purnell