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September 29, 2014

Cover Preview: Pitbull on the cover of Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine

PHOTO CREDIT: RANDALL SLAVIN.
Mr. 305 takes his rightful place on the cover of Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine for the glossy’s annual Men’s Issue. In his candid cover story, Pitbull provides a rare glimpse into his life as a father of six, growing up in some of the roughest neighborhoods of Miami, ‘beating the system’ by receiving his high school diploma in a very unconventional way, what he has to say to his haters and much more...

Check out quotes by Mr 305

On where he gets his business savvy


Growing up, I saw a lot of people make something out of nothing; it may have not been in a legal fashion, but it was always interesting to see how people could flip things.

On being shown the door of Miami’s Coral Park Senior High School a year early, because the principal didn’t want him back for another year

Being young, you’re just thinking, Wow, I beat the system. But in actual­ity, the system beat me. But hey, I ran into the university of life, and man, since I was a kid I’ve been living the School of Hard Knocks. Once you put the two together, you can develop someone either very dangerous or someone, I would say, very sharp—and dangerous when he wants to be.

On living on his own at 16 and dealing drugs in some of the roughest neighborhoods in Miami during the hey-day of the ‘90s coke trade, following in his now deceased father’s footsteps.

I don’t like to go into specifics too much, because I don’t want to glamorize it at all.

On the inspiration behind his tight, tailored Italian suits
The inspiration for the sharp suits comes from the guys I used to look up to. Being 5 years old and seeing the guys that would come around, they were always in sharp suits. Gentlemen, but you could tell that they were noth­ing to mess with, and very dangerous.

On whether he’s mended the fences with Lindsay Lohan, who had sued him over the line, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan”

We had no reason to make up, because I never disrespected her. Where I’m from, that’s a compliment! We say, ‘We got this locked up,’ like, we got this.

On his critics

Haters gonna hate—let them hate. It’s when people stop talking about you that you have a problem.

On hanging out with his six kids, ages 1 to 11

My kids mean the world to me; what makes them so special to me is that that’s where I get the genuine love from. To them, I’m not Pitbull, not Armando, not Chris, not Mr. Worldwide or Mr. 305—no, I’m Papi! And one thing I never want them to do is live in my shadow. I want them to be able to do what they want with their life, without having to use me as that connection, and to have that, as we say in Spanish, agalla, which is backbone. Any chance I get to have them all together and enjoy them all is priceless.

On his relationship status

C’mon man, you know my slogan is ‘single, bilin­gual, and ready to mingle’!

On his upcoming New Year’s special, Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution

What’s better than being Miami-born and raised, Dade County, 305, and putting together a New Year’s Eve revolution and show­ing the world what it is to enjoy New Year’s Eve here, bringing in 2015 on a positive note?

The ball won’t be going down, the bar will be going up. We’re going to un-mute New Year’s Eve, because when everybody watches New Year’s Eve, what do they do? They wait—10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1—and boom: They mute it again, then they’re off to the party. We want to make sure that when people are watching this, they are enjoying themselves and having the time of their lives bringing in the New Year.

September 24, 2014

Miami Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Russian-American Pianist Lola Astanova

Miami Symphony Orchestra: Gran Season Opening Featuring Russian-American Pianist Lola Astanova
Image: Nancy Ellison.
The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet announced the launch of its 2014/2015 season honoring the artistry of the keyboard and its foundation in orchestral repertoire, with unique and rarely performed works seldom witnessed live in the concert hall.

A spectacular season of eight programs commences with the "Grand Season Opening" on October 5 conducted by Maestro Marturet, and featuring the dynamic Russian-American pianist Lola Astanova. Born in the former Soviet Union, Lola’s journey in music began at the age of six when her natural gift for music was instantly obvious, appearing as a performer and achieving her first international note before she turned twelve. Her effortless power, speed and precision, combined with emotional depth and lyricism earned Lola quick acclaim, but her promising young career had little chance to evolve in the aftermath of the Soviet collapse, so she made a decision to move to America and start everything anew. Using YouTube and other new media tools to communicate with her millions of fans, Astanova has singlehandedly defined what it means to be a modern-day virtuoso.

Her passion for performing, reminiscent of the Romantic age virtuosi, remains Lola's greatest love, and with a direct pianistic lineage back to Liszt, the dazzling young pianist has perfected a riveting style that hearkens back to the old masters. Considered by some to be among the most watched virtuoso performers in the world, Astanova brings an unforgettable evening of expressive and technically challenging works to the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

Sponsored by Park Foundation, Astanova's riveting and deeply emotional style embodies Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in a program that also features Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage as well as Brahms' masterful First Symphony, declared "the greatest symphony since Beethoven's Ninth." Tickets range from $34-119, and for more information please visit www.themiso.org or call (305) 275-5666.

September 23, 2014

My 305 Style: Fifty Shades of Gold

Image: Frank E Diaz.
By Lissette Rondon.

As we get older, words start to have new meanings.

A few years ago new phrases came out to the beauty market such as: “Women over 40,” “Over 40 & Fabulous,” “Fab over 40,” among others. After our first lady turned fifty this year, the beauty market started gathering towards another age: FIFTY. “Fifty and fabulous” kicked the “Over 40 & Fabulous” campaign’s butt just like that, ever since ABC posted its interview with Mrs. Obama reveling her anti-aging secrets.

Who remember the Golden age? 
My 305 Style: Fifty Shades of Gold According to Wikipedia, the term Golden Age (Greek: Χρυσόν Γένος Chryson Genos) comes from Greek mythology and refers to the first in a sequence of four or five ages of Man, in which the Golden Age is first followed in sequence by the Silver, Bronze, Heroic, and then the present (Iron), which is a period of decline.

But is FIFTY the real start of decline period in these times?

I still remember the sitcom with Betty White, “Golden Girls” about three woman in their 50’s with an old lady sharing their lives based in their friendship, they had fun, they loved, and they lived!

Let’s compare with our modern group, “Hot in Cleveland” and it’s almost the same pattern, three women in there 50’s with an old lady (Betty White is back and funnier than ever).

The difference between one sitcom and the other is the way they look. Our modern “women over 50” look younger, even their style and fashion clothing has changed, making them look better, more alive!

The message in both sitcoms remains the same, they age with grace, they have fun, and they live!

Women and the meaning of life...
Golden age is not the same anymore. The meaning of life doesn’t have to change because women age. Age is a privilege that we should embrace. It brings us wisdom, experience, knowledge and if you take care of yourself, exercise, and eat healthy, you can have it all for so many years to come!
My 305 Style: Fifty Shades of Gold
I like to believe women of these days found the way to upgrade themselves to look better and live their lives with more passion, I believe we found the way to live more.

I speak for myself, I am 47 years old (I never felt better) and my fiancé is in his 50’s, and what a fifty! We feel young, so in love and we enjoy the privilege of aging together. After 7 years of living together, we are planning our wedding with all our love and dedication like it was our first time! For us everything is possible!

Talking about gold, I would like to recommend this gorgeous gold dress design by CARMEN MARC VALVO (Marc Valvo is a designer who specializes in high-end cocktail dresses)-- I recently wore this dress for Cavali’s Golden Days of Summer Party and I got a lot of complements.

Remember life is great! And to all my single golden girls, it’s never too late to live happily ever after!


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September 20, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Angel Sanchez’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Angel Sanchez’s Spring 2015 Collection


Venezuelan designer, Angel Sanchez presented his Spring 22015 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on September 8th, 2014.

The collection featured a palette of color with yellows, pinks, blues, black & white along with floral prints-- in fabrics such as embroidered organza, chiffon and silk crepe.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Angel Sanchez’s Spring 2015 Collection

Celebrity guests that attended the show included Miss Universes, Gabriela Isler 2013, Stefania Fernandez 2009 and Dayana Mendoza 2008, among others.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Angel Sanchez’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Angel Sanchez’s Spring 2015 Collection


Designer’s profile:

Angel Sanchez began his career as a designer in the early 90’s in Caracas, Venezuela. While his first love was architecture, his mother’s work as a designer inspired him to go into fashion himself.

His exquisite taste is what led his fashion house to rise so quickly in Latin America and eventually led him to expand internationally, when he opened the company’s headquarters in New York City. Today, Angel Sanchez is a proud member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA.) His celebrity clientele includes everyone from Taylor Swift, to Eva Longoria to Sandra Bullock who had her wedding gown designed by Sanchez.

Although Sanchez has been based in New York since 1997, he has remained loyal to his Latin-American roots throughout his career. This is why he has been working as a judge for Project-Runway Mexico since 2010. He also presents his collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico.

Angel Sanchez collections are available at luxury retailers worldwide; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States, Frattina in Mexico City, Al Ostoura in Kuwait, Bellisima & Novarese in Japan, and Novia in Korea, amongst others.

Images by Humberto Vidal.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection
Image by Humberto Vidal.
Carolina Herrera Presented her Spring 2015 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on September, 8th, 2014.

Herrera presented a collection inspired by the color code of a flower, digitized into a special palette of color from vibrant pinks, iris, blues, majestic purples to gray tones and soft yellows.

The collection with floral motifs were also pixelated in graphic prints with chiffon overlays and appliques on techno crepe and techno pique fabrics--the treatment of this material were paired with linen and silk that created sharp lines and soft folds.
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue at Carolina Herrera's show in New York City.
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue at Carolina Herrera's show in New York City.
Image by Humberto Vidal.
Where to find Carolina Herrera’s collections in Miami?

- 342 San Lorenzo Ave
Coral Gables, FL 
(305) 448-3333

- 9700 Collins Ave #200
Bal Harbour, FL 
(305) 864-0888

More information, please visit: www.carolinaherrera.com

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 Collection

Images by Humberto Vidal.


Following Athina K: Summary of the Year of the Horse

Following Athina K: Summary of the Year of the Horse
Image; Courtesy of AK.
By Athina Klioumi Marturet

Chinese culture, like the Greece culture, has many known ancient oracles today. All ancient cultures have at least an ancient oracular system based on the stars, the sun, and the moon. Two methods that are very popular are, the I Ching (Book of Changes) and the Chinese horoscope that is based on the lunar calendar. 

Kings, nobles, and high-ranking slaves followed it for strategy and planning. It was a very important part in the history of China, in times of binding the Empire and throughout the millennium. Those who were in power as well as the nobles consulted their charts for all their important issues such as political issues, personality, marriage, projects, health, and luck. It was considered a privilege to know all the details of a birth, karma, marriage prospect, and the whole circle of life.

Chinese astrology changes every year as a different animal. This year corresponds to the wooden horse. Chinese New Year began Feb. 31 and ends on February 18, 2015. We came from the sign of the snake and went into the wooden horse, and next year we will enter into the year of the goat! I'll let you know!

It seems that we are having a difficult horse gallop this year!

On the other hand this year predicts changes of all kinds: self-invented and refined is in the air, like innovation, progress, and awakening. The horse is freedom. The hero who ensures justice, he hates to submit to injustice. Watching events in Venezuela, Ukraine, and elsewhere we can understand the symbolism even more!

It’s a year of struggle and transformation. Much movement and where people will feel more courageous than ever, but also more angry. The imbalance can be impulsiveness. We know how crazy it can get a horse when he is irritated, nobody can stop him and he runs against whatever he finds.

It is a year of great expansion, new ideas and customs, new spaces and new real energy to achieve them. It is the spirit of rebellion of truth, to be spontaneous again. Speaking of rebellion, is it coincidence that Gandhi undertook the "Salt March" (1930) in order to achieve independence for India from the British Empire in the year of the horse?

Let’s remember Homer's Odyssey: the Trojan War; when they were strong and defended bravely for more than 10 years of the Greeks, they received in apparent peace, a huge wood horse. They took it as a symbol of peace and brought this giant horse inside the walls of the city, unaware that their enemy soldiers were hiding inside.

At night, they came out, opened the doors and led the Greek army in beating the Trojans! The symbolism is important: A present that looks good, turns out to have serious consequences and a destructive cheating! So, let’s be aware of scams! We have to be very awake!

What brings us the Trojan horse in 2014?

Soldiers, revolution, and war or does the year of the horse bring us success and progress? As experts say, the energies for progress were widely dispersed in the previous years of the dragon and snake. Now they will focus and give us a strong awakening in every way. Lies in the electronic world are almost impossible. Everything is known and we increasingly have more people fighting for the truth. The mysteries have been revealed more and more. It is interesting to see how formerly religious secret issues are becoming public now and accessible to everyone.

The horse is here to encourage and it seems his energy is fairly balanced this time, it means that will help us to gallop pleasantly, a great progress! Can we avoid the tragedy of the Trojan horse and reach a breakthrough in the world? May the gods hear us! Reinvent yourself and take charge of your future in your hands!

The horse and work!

This year is a lot of work. Hard work with flexibility and open-mindedness, if not, you stay behind and wiped off the map. Adaptation to everything new is important. Many opportunities but they appear quick so you must get out of the comfort zone to achieve progress at all.

Taking responsibility is important and all efforts will bear fruit.

Change, change, and change at all levels!

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September 15, 2014

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'


Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Images by Mariana Tonarely.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) celebrated the grand opening of Fleeting Imaginaries as this year’s Grants & Commissions Program exhibition. As it is customary, the winners are part of the annual exhibition dedicated to the program at the CIFO Art Space. This year’s exhibition will be open until November 2, 2014.

The twelfth edition of CIFO’s Grants & Commissions Program features works by emerging artists: Pablo Accinelli (Argentina), Nayarí Castillo (Venezuela), Marcellvs L. (Brazil), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Mateo Pizarro (Colombia) and Adrian Regnier (Mexico) and mid-career artists: Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia), Rosângela Rennó (Brazil). Also for the first time since the inception of the program, two artists were simultaneously chosen for the prestigious Achievement Award: Teresa Burga (Peru) and Antonieta Sosa (Venezuela) have earned the prestige and admiration of the contemporary art world. Their work will also be part of Fleeting Imaginaries.

The title of the exhibition refers to the development of that which is imagined and the symbolic production of shared images. Although we are accustomed to identifying images that correspond with one specific culture or identity as if they were each clearly differentiated, in reality, imaginaries in themselves are uncertain entities: that which "we do not know or are about to know." A fleeting imaginary points out a redundancy because the imagined cannot be fixed; it is something which is in permanent displacement. Although they may be as divergent as they are coincidental, the proposals for CIFO’s 2014 Grants & Commissions Program exhibition have been gathered under the redundancy of this title to highlight this aspect that is a common ground among them: the idea of ​​continuous displacement that transpires in different ways.

“Our commitment to investing and supporting contemporary artists in Latin America remains unwavered,” said CIFO Founder Ella Fontanals-Cisneros. “In the twelfth edition of the Grants & Commissions Program, we have increased our financial support and are very proud to honor this year’s award recipients. This group of artists has created innovative, thought-provoking pieces that challenge and push art concepts and boundaries.”

The CIFO Grants & Commissions Program offers emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists from Latin America the opportunity to develop and present new work to both local and international audiences in Miami. Each year, the artists are nominated by CIFO’s Honorary Advisory Committee of leading art professionals, curators and artists from around the world. The program has been known to springboard artists into the next level by allowing them the opportunity to work in ideal conditions. The awards recognize outstanding projects by emerging artists and honors the trajectory of mid-career artists.

The programs rewards unpublished works from the emerging and mid-career artists. This year, the Foundation presented two Achievement Awards, recognizing the contributions of established artists who will benefit from significant international exposure and recognition.

Also returning this year is CIFO’s partnership with Cannonball, an Artist Residency based in Downtown Miami, to award one of the artists in the Grants & Commissions Program with a two month residency. CIFO’s Board of Directors selected Carlos Martiel, from Cuba for the residency where he will spend the months leading up to the exhibition focusing on creating his project.

For more information about CIFO and the Grants & Commissions program, visit www.cifo.org

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Peruvian artist and 
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Teres Burga.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'

Mexican artist Adrian Reigner.
 Emerging Artists Award C Multiple Interpretation of the Stellar Order. 
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Cuban artist Carlos Martiel –
 Emerging Artists Award 
– Condecoración Martiel, Carlos. 
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
World renowned curator Gerardo Mosquera and
 CIFO Founder Ella Fontanals – Cisneros.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Mariela Cisneros, Susana Fontanals and 
Marianne Hernandez.
Image: Mariana Tonarely 

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
– Raquel Gorny and Jean Louis Balaguer.
Image: Mariana Tonarely 

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Rafael Millar and Elizabeth Cerejido.
Image: Mariana Tonarely


Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Mariela Cisneros, Susana Fontanals and 
Marianne Hernandez.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Venezuelan artist Nayari Castillo.
 Emerging Artists Award – Postcards from the Post Revolution:
 Notations from a PTSD Mapping. 
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opened 'Fleeting Imaginaries'
Guillermo Portieles, Marianela Santiesteban, Kelvis Ochoa, 
Rene Francisco, Nestor Arena and Denis Matos.
Image: Mariana Tonarely

Miami International Mall in Partnership With City of Doral Hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration‏

Miami International Mall, in partnership with City of Doral, hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration‏
Image: Courtesy of Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations.
Hispanic Culture and fall fashion come alive at Miami International Mall with the Tenth Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 28 from 1 – 7 p.m., created in partnership with the City of Doral. The community will experience the diverse cultures and uniqueness of more than 20 Latin countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean through show-stopping musical and cultural performances, fashion presentations, country exhibits and culinary treats provided by local restaurants and caterers. Amidst the colorful, energetic fashion presentations and interactive entertainment, local leaders will be recognized during the Hispanic Star Awards.

“Miami International Mall is proud to present this popular event to our community,” said Alein Cadalso, mall manager, Miami International Mall. “This year’s theme,‘Discovery,’ celebrates the variety of cultures within the Hispanic community.”

On Sunday, September 28, Miami International Mall will kick off this free, dynamic celebration of style, spotlighting must-have trends for fall from fashionable Miami International Mall retailers including, Cache, Tarbay, Agaci, Macy’s, Perry Ellis, Cubavera and Pandora.

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration, presented by Miami Dade Community College and sponsored by the Doral Family Journal, Jackson Health System, Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, also provides the opportunity to showcase authentic Hispanic arts and crafts exhibits, followed by exciting product giveaways. Performances include: Cuban Artist Daniel Martin, Puerto Rican Artist Raquel Sophia, Conjunto Aires Panameños Kids, and Dominican Actor/Singer Aneudi Lara, Ex- Menudo Daniel Rene and more.

Guests wishing to taste the delicious bites and beverages throughout the mall are encouraged to purchase a $15 ticket, which will grant unlimited samplings, or a $20 ticket, which will grant access to the VIP Area. All proceeds from the purchased tickets will benefit local charities and the Simon Youth Foundation (SYF).

Each Hispanic Star Award nominee will be recognized for their selfless contributions to their communities. The honorees will be recognized in front of local dignitaries, community leaders, prominent media, family and friends through a spectacular runway fashion show. Additionally, guests are invited to sample tasty delights and refreshments from Coca Cola, Chili’s, Divieto’s Ristorante, Carolina Ale House, La Nueva San Salvador Restaurant, El Divino Ceviche, The Knife Restaurant, San Ignacio College, Sabor Venezolano, Gran Pollo, The Original Spanish Paella Co., Le Café Limoge, Los Ranchos, Starbucks, AVS Connection, Kal South Miami Distributors and more.

The Hispanic Star Award will consist of six categories:

1) Hispanic Educator

2) Hispanic Health Professional

3) Hispanic Philanthropist

4) Junior Hispanic Community Leader between the ages of 16 –19

5) Hispanic Small Business Leader

6) Hispanic Artist

September 13, 2014

My 305 Style: When Art Becomes Fashion

My 305 Style: When Art Becomes Fashion
Image: Frank Diaz
By Lissette Rondon.
I will begin my column this week talking about art. Art is defined as any activity or product that the human being does with an esthetic or communicative purpose, expressing ideas, emotions; their worldview.

Although I am not an art expert, the arts always call my attention and I love to go to museums. I manage to go to the museums in each country that I visit. They allow you to learn so much about the culture of these places; it’s something that I find fascinating.

In my work as a publicist, I have the opportunity to represent the Venezuelan fashion designer, Lisu Vega. In 2012, it was an experience like no other, because Vega is an artist who designs her own fabrics with her art, and with them she designs her fashion collections.

At that time she had just launched her collection "NINA" which I found interesting, putting my attention only on the lines of the collection and not on the prints. Interviewing with her later for planning the promotion of her collection, I noticed that the prints of the fabrics were butterflies and looking more closely, I found a silhouette of a woman who was through many transformations. 


My 305 Style: When Art Becomes Fashion
Image by Frank Diaz.
At that point she blew my mind with this design; I realized that I was facing a real artist, who reminded me of the "Hallucinogenic Toreador" (one of the most popular artworks of Salvador Dali). From that moment I began to follow her fashion collections. As a "fashionista” I love originality, which I found in the designs of Vega.

Time passed, my work with her was over but we continue to maintain relationships, culminating in a good friendship. I've seen her launching collections as, "Contemplation" (inspired by the oxidation of pieces found in the street, in an area of ​​Miami), "Magnolia," and "Tropic." All of them, without exception, have been spectacular. A dress by Lisu Vega is a piece of art on our bodies. I can say that our designer-friend has found her own style, the type of style that identifies a designer without seeing the label.

When people are persistent and have talent, success follows. Vega has recently won the Easter Air Lines Uniforms Competition at Miami Fashion Week and then she was invited to launch her new collection in New York Fashion Week, which was a great success. She came out with her collection "THE BEAST" inspired by the train used by migrants between United States and Mexico, costing lives.

For Vega it has not stopped raining yet. In the meantime our designer remains true to herself, keeping her originality, which is what brought her here and definitely is what will take her far! 

My recommendation this time is the long casual dress (on the photo) from her collection called "Contemplation," the perfect choice for a dinner outing on one of our beautiful full moon nights. Remember to pay attention to the prints of the dress, they spark imagination, something unique that many people will appreciate.

See you next week!

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September 12, 2014

Ednita Nazario and Jon Secada pay tribute to Gloria Estefan at La Musa Awards‏

Ednita Nazario and Jon Secada pay tribute to Gloria Estefan at La Musa Awards‏
Image: courtesy of AR Entertainment.
One of the most successful crossover artists in Latin music history, Gloria Estefan, will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame this year at the LA MUSA AWARDS.

During her legendary career, the singer, songwriter, actress and Cuban entrepreneur has achieved worldwide sales of over 100 million records, and 38 #1 hits on the Billboard charts. From her 2011 album, Miss Little Havana, the song "Hotel Nacional" gave Gloria the honor of being the first female artist to debut a song at #1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart.

Estefan's innumerable awards and accolades include being a seven-time Grammy award winner.

Singers Ednita Nazario and Jon Secada will perform some of Estefan's signature hits as a tribute to the award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children's books, philanthropist, and humanitarian.
Ednita Nazario & Jon Secada.
Image: Courtesy of AR Entertainment.


Ednita Nazario is one of the most versatile and renowned Latin American singers. During an illustrious career, spanning over 30 years, she has received numerous awards, such as the Latin Billboard award, multiple Grammy nominations, and even a Drama Desk Award nomination for best actress in The Capeman, a Broadway musical written by Paul Simon, as well as the unswerving loyalty of her devoted fans.

Jon Secada is one of the most iconic voices in Latin music and one of the most successful crossover recording stars of the last two decades. He has sold over 20 million albums and received numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards.Secada is also an eminent composer who has written hits for Gloria Estefan,Ricky Martin, and Jennifer López, among others. And he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra.

This year, along with Gloria Estefan, three other stars of Latin music's most influential and internationally acclaimed performing songwriters, lyricists, and composers will also be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (El Pabellón de la Fama de los Compositores Latinos, LSHOF).

Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2014 Inductees:

Gloria Estefan (Cuba) * Omar Alfanno (Panama)

Lolita De La Colina (Mexico) * Rafael Pérez Botija (Spain)

The October gala will honor these musical legends and their unforgettable songs written in Spanish and Portuguese as well as feature moving tributes and musical performances by some of the industry's most important talents. Additional special honorees and presenters will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

September 10, 2014

Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week

Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week
Images: Courtesy of Lisu Vega's Team.
Miami’s own designer, Lisu Vega, launched “The Beast” SS/2015 Collection during New York Fashion Week.

After Vega won the Eastern Air lines Flight Attendant Competition at Miami Fashion Week, she was selected for "The Fashionista" and "Before The Label" to show part of her most recent ready-to-wear collection.

The contemporary designer presented her latest collection inspired by transportation (the freight train that passes through Mexico)--this infamous train, also known as “The Death Train”, is used by U.S. bound Central American migrants trying to quickly traverse the length of Mexico. 

Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week
Lisu Vega Launches 'The Beast' at New York Fashion Week
The collection was comprised by 20 pieces including handmade headpieces. The music of her fashion presentation was by Elodie Milo along with accessories by Tarbay (another talented Venezuelan designer) and Melissa shoes.

Vega has dedicated herself to create her own particular pattern and design, based on multiple inspirations, such as: music, art and life. These themes have formed the development of the patterns of her designs.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria presented its Spring-Summer 2015 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on September 4, 2014.

This year, the collection was inspired by Japan’s onna-bugeisha (women warriors who fight alongside Samurai) featuring  a palette of color such as: light blue, orange, white, red, pink and grey--highlighting black.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal
This renowned brand is celebrated for capturing the allure of the modern woman with the iconic “bandage dress," but this year, the designer made a little change incorporating Kimono Style tops to the collection.

The brand continues to pay tribute to a modern femininity while maintaining the house’s heritage with designs that make an unforgettable statement.



Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Image: Humberto Vidal.
Where to buy Hervé Léger by Max Azria in Miami?

- HERVE LEGER 
Bloomingdale's - Aventura
19555 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

- RUNWAY South Beach.
744 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139




September 9, 2014

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong
ConColor Imports swimwear runway show was a success at the Colombia Trade Expo 2014 in Miami. 

Designer Isabel Osorio debuted 22 pieces of her 2015 Botanica Collection to an audience of more than 600 people. 

All eyes were focused on this colorful and attractive swimsuit collection --the Playboy Playmate, Lara Cole was one of the models of honor. 

The full runway show can be viewed at here: Botanica.
More information, please visit: www.shopconcolor.com


ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong

ConColor Swimsuits Stand Out at the Colombia Trade Expo
Image: Simon Soong