Tuesday , 24 April 2018


Giveaway: Win Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s AmaLuna in Miami!


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO MIAMI WITH AMALUNA I remember my first experience at a Cirque du Soleil, Saltimbanco. The best way to describe it was over-the-top. The acrobats, clowns, fantastic make up, glamorous costumes, rock-concert lighting and the gorgeous music left me breathless. It was a celebration of life! After the remarkable success of TOTEM in 2013, Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with one of its newest touring shows, Amaluna, which will premiere on December 11 under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at Sun Life Stadium. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil‘s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a …

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100 years of fashion in 100 seconds


I love this video capturing 100 years of fashion and dance! Created as a teaser for the opening of the mall is Stratford. I’m obsessed with all the clothes from the 40-50s and and off course disco! 100 years of East London style in 100 seconds. Which era is your favorite?

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Bootcamp Seminar for Entrepreneurs


Last week I had the honor to be the main speaker at a seven hour seminar for entrepreneurs. The seminar covered a range of different topics, all focused on helping the participants take their business to the next level. We covered everything from how to cultivate the right attitude for success, to new approaches on retailing and goal setting. There were helpful suggestions like having an “entrepreneur buddy”, as well as ideas on time management and how to stop procrastinating. Preparing for a seven hour presentation is not a small task, but what I love about doing this kind of …

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Fashion Scene Miami, a fashion runway experience


FASHION SCENE MIAMI A fashion runway experience benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Starlight Children’s Foundation is hosting Fashion Scene Miami, a fashion runway experience at LMNT Arts in the heart of Midtown Miami, benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation Florida, on October 17, 2013. Presented by Northwestern Mutual, Fashion Scene Miami will feature two runways featuring fashion designers Isabel Riera as well as Fabrizio de Castro. There will also be live entertainment, exotic cars on display a fashion collective of pop-up boutiques; succulent spirits and culinary delights from local restaurants; incredible photos, artwork and more. 100% of donations benefit …

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Opening of Salon 213, Delray Beach, Florida

Salon 213

This past Friday, it was my great pleasure to drop into the grand opening of Salon 213 – a fantastic new salon and beauty bar located in the Pineapple Grove district of Delray Beach, FL. It was a fabulous red-carpet event, and I had a blast spending time with some great friends, talented makeup artists and stylists, and people excited about the launch of a new business. Motives Beauty Consultant and makeup artist Chelitza Marie did the makeup for the fashion show, and will have a presence at the salon offering her brilliant talents as an MUA to the Salon’s …

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Miami’s Sexiest Artist

Miami's Sexiest

This past Saturday, June 22nd, at the Newport Beach-side Hotel and Resort in Miami, FL, I was nominated for the category  of “Miami’s Sexiest Artist” for the 2013 Miami’s Sexiest Awards. I’m so accustomed to working on my illustrations in my studio and not being concerned with looking or feeling “sexy.” So, naturally, I was puzzled when I got the nomination and, actually, won! Becoming a fashion illustrator is typically a result of an unbridled love of fashion and glamour; I just wanted to put those images on paper as an artist. Looking at a ballroom full of beautiful people and …

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Miami’s Sexiest Awards 2013 – June 22nd, 2013

I’m so honored to be nominated for Miami’s Sexiest Artist. Miami’s Sexiest Awards 2013 6/22/13 Miami’s Sexiest Awards 2013 Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM The Tiffany Ballroom inside Newport Beachside Hotel Newport Beachside Hotel 16701 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach, FL 6:00pm – Red Carpet Interviews 7:00pm – Seating / Awards Presentation 10:00pm – Meet & Mingle / Photo Opportunities   “SEXINESS, as we define, is not only in appearance but also in a person’s  INTELLECTUAL endeavors, how we individually and collectively influence and  shape Miami to upkeep its reputation as one of the SEXIEST …

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Drawn to Fashion

I was invited by Gallery 101 here in South Florida to have an exhibition of my work. Wondering how I could bring a Motives Cosmetics presence to the event, I came up with the idea of bringing my work to life. I partnered with Sira D’Pion, a fabulous designer from the Miami area who I had known since teaching at the Art Institute, and the results were amazing. Our event featured not only a gallery exhibition of my illustrations of D’Pion’s work, but we made it a fully interactive experience having live models showing the dresses in person – after …

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My team and I went to work identifying a great (and cute!) venue to host our Motives for La La Pop-Up Shop. One of my partners, Elyse Briefman, had been prospecting a beautiful boutique in Cooper City, Fla., called Beso Real. After explaining the concept to the owners, they were very excited to host and helped come up with some great ideas, like beautiful chocolates and candy bars, hors d’oeuvres, and an amazing selection of wines. The day of the event, my team did mini-makeovers on some of our guests, and everyone had a ball. Beso Real’s owners were so …

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