My editorial for HOLA! magazine‘s October/November 2017 issue is officially here…and 4 pages eeek! Gracias HOLA! team for the incredible feature. I’m so proud to be Latina…to represent such an amazing and lively culture. We’re fire-y…we literally love our spices and we can spend all night on the dance floor. There’s still so much of my family history that I’m just being more in tune with. There are still so many places I need to visit. Speaking of culture, now is such an important time to embrace our diversity. To accept everyone as they are, to travel, to get to taste different parts of the world. That’s what I love about my job…I get to meet amazing people from all over, like here on set. Which reminds me, time to really brush up on my español. For this specific feature, we focused on 4 amazing fall trends. Most of the items featured here are pulled from my own closet. Upholestery. Metallics. Textures. Monochromatics. See more and shop!
photographed by Hugo Arturi. Written by Claudia Torres-Rondon.
Vogue Japan had me put together an interesting “sheer” look for their latest February issue. I immediately nixed out your typical sheer maxi skirt, or sheered silk blouse. Boring. Instead, I pulled out this super oversized DKNY bomber jacket from my DKNY campaign shoot with the brand about 2 years ago (boy does time fly). This is one piece I got to keep from the set of our photoshoot. DKNY always masters cool, downtown urban attire. So I took this piece from the back of my closet and completely reinvented it. Leave it to me to throw a sheer oversize bomber over a silver dress, fishnets, and a good pair of Valentinos. Topped off with a printed scarf by Etro. It’s funny how many times I can style one piece in my closet in so many different ways. I’m a total minimalist in that way. Less is more when it comes to everything in my life. Home decor. My wardrobe. The products I use on my skin and body. But my outfits a complete mash up of craziness that somehow ends up working. What do you think will be a comeback trend this NYFW? I know for a fact I will be hiding under a giant statement coat bouncing from show to show with a pack of Emergen-C to go. Can’t be too safe in the front row.
// DKNY sheer bomber, TOPSHOP dress, DKNY tights, Valentino shoes, PINKO handbag (similar), Marc Jacobs stacked watches, Etro scarf + Etro sunglasses //
It’s a pretty awesome feeling to be featured in W Magazine‘s September ’16 issue modeling one of my favorite Japanese designers, ISSEY MIYAKE, at home in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It really is about eclectic shapes and color palettes this fall. And you know the wackier the design, the more I love it. This twin set reminds me of water. The dramatic ripple in the skirt along with the blue, green, and purple stripes. ISSEY MIYAKE is just what I want to wearing this upcoming NYFW. Bold, beautiful, with lots of character.
// ISSEY MIYAKE top and skirt, VEDA leather jacket, BALLY handbag, Maison Margiela boots //