NYFW Spring 2018 - That's a Wrap


New York Fashion Week - Spring 2018 has officially come to an end.

NYFW has changed a lot over the past few years, in fact this year a few major NYFW designers opted out of the official NYFW schedule, including Alexander Wang, Public School Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra and Thom Browne to name a few.

Budgets for NYFW have gotten smaller and smaller as have the crowds and celebrities attending.  I noticed that the events open to the public and promotion events declined this year. Designers appear to be taking a stance and changing their marketing approaches through:

  1. collaborations
  2. direct to consumer marketing
  3. digital media
  4. off-cycle shows 

I think these methods, will provide designers to reach their customers more effectively with more relevant/timely collections and brand ambassadors. Despite all of the changes, I still love getting glammed up and checking out all of the new designs and what everyone is wearing (on the runway and off)!

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend Sherri Hill's NYFW Fashion Show, where she showcased her new Spring 18 collection.  Needless to say, her collection was filled with pastels and SPARKLE!

Sherri Hill and I on the runway after her NYFW show!

Sherri Hill and I on the runway after her NYFW show!

As a pageant girl, you could imagine how much I loved being there and seeing all of the new designs and all of the models, including the reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters & Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach!

After the show, I head the pleasure of meeting Sherri Hill!  She was so sweet and genuine, which was very refreshing!

Can't wait until next time!

Fashion Illustration with Holly Nichols


As part of NYFW, Apple hosted "Live Art: Runway-Inspired Portraits with Holly Nichols" as part of their "Today with Apple" series at Apple Soho.

One of my favorite fashion illustration Artists Holly Nichols spoke to the audience on a range of topics from how to launch your business, social media and her favorite designers to draw.  After the Q&A, Holly walked us through a hands on step-by-step lesson on how she makes her gorgeous sketches using Apple's iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app.

Holly's workshop was very informative, I learned a lot about her techniques, how to effectively use the Procreate App - from the brushes, to layering and how to draw hair!  This was my first time trying out the new Apple Pencil, it was a pretty handy tool and great for drawing, painting & sketching my masterpiece with.

On a personal note, Holly is one of my favorite Fashion Illustrators. Her sketches are fashionable and stylish meets confident and bold. 

I am not the best artist, but I really enjoyed the workshop and would definitely recommend taking advantage of the workshops Apple offers if you have time.

Check out Holly's fantastic sketch below on the left and my attempt at a sketch on the right.


Not the best, but not bad for my first attempt at a fashion sketch and on digital media, nonetheless! Now if only I could sketch as well as Holly does!

National Wear Red Day


Today I wear red to support National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness of heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

To learn more about Wear Red Day, visit: https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday

First Photoshoot of 2018


Today I had the pleasure of shooting with Babs Photography and had my makeup done by Selma Makeup NYC!  

We shot in studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Things to know when shooting, always be ready for anything, and know there may be a long wait time in between shoots! 

Barbara and Selma were amazing, I can’t wait to shoot with them again! 


Dress: JCrew

Shoes: Marc Defang

 Jewelery: Swarovski