SOUTH BEACH MIAMI – ft. SLS South Beach hotel

BIENVENIDO A MIAMI! One of my favorite city’s in the world. The weather is always amazing, and the sun is always out. You know when you come here you are going to have a good time!

Celebrating my best friend Alexie’s birthday,  We stayed at the SLS South beach hotel in penthouse 2 (1202) and in penthouse 4 (1204) that are located on the 12th floor, these rooms interconnected into one massive room! I’ve heard the hotels here are amazing… But until recently, I never had a chance to experience them for myself. My parents own two properties in Florida (Miami and Naples) and I’ve only ever stayed there during my trips down to the south. I’m so glad i finally got to experience hotel life in Miami. The SLS was such a cool hotel. They had a reserved area on the beach for hotel attendees. (beach food and drinks!!) A house car that drops you off anywhere within a 2 mile distance free of charge & direct VIP access to the Hyde pool party!

We started the trip off at the beach followed by dinner at Villa of Gianni Versace, formerly the house of Gianni Versace. It was BREATHTAKING! I definitely recommend visiting and dining here while in Miami.  

Day 2 – Started off with breakfast at Bal Harbour shops, followed by some SHOPPING! Then an outfit change and dinner at NOBU (highly recommend the Salmon Nashi) & then celebrating at NICKI BEACH!

Day 3- We spent in recovery by the pool, Shopping on Lincoln Rd & Dinner at Mr. Chow inside the W hotel ! Mr.Chows was unlike anywhere I’ve ever been before…I highly recommend everyone go there at least once in your life for unreal Asian style cuisine!

It was such an incredible and unforgettable trip!

Until Next time Miami!

Getting #RedCarpetReady – ft. Giorgio Armani Beauty

Looking and feeling your best for a big event doesn’t always have to be stressful, and with events like PowerballXIX right around the corner, you never want to  “bump” into a frenemy looking a like a hot mess… Or worse, walk a red carpet looking like a hot mess!!!

EEKK! Don’t worry! I’ve got a fool proof method to avoid looking a disaster! I’ve teamed up with my friends at Giorgio Armani Beauty to give you the perfect 4 step routine to make you #REDCARPETREADY!

STEP I – PREP

You MUST have a consistent skincare routine! I cannot stress enough how important this is to do. Cleanse, tone and moisturize are the bare minimum. Do this regularly and you will see a difference. If you already have a consistent skin care routine and want to step it up, I recommend exfoliating and doing a sheet mask right before your big day. Your skin will glow to the god! Personally, I’ve been loving the ARMANI Prima Soft Peeling Lotion for a gentle exfoliation. It is gentle enough to use everyday both morning and night. (And it smells so good!)

STEP II – CORRECT

 

Once you’ve got your skincare routine down. Correct, tone and perfect! This is also a very important part to getting #REDCARPETREADY. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation is the best on the market if you are looking for a soft silky foundation with buildable coverage. Try mixing in a fluid foundation embellisher to add even more glow to you skin. I also recommend using Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer embellisher. You can also apply this before of after if you prefer not to mix it in.   

 

STEP III- MATIFY

Everyone wants glowing skin. Nobody wants greasy skin! If you are cursed with oily skin in the T-Zone like myself, you must powder your face before being photographed.  Doing this will also help set the rest of your face for the evening. Giorgio Armani Luminous silk compact powder is the perfect for finishing off your foundation, or to blot your face thoughout the night.

STEP III- FINISHING TOUCHES!

Before stepping out, don’t forget to sprits some of your favorite cologne or perfume. I’m currently obsessed with Aqua Di Gio pour Homme. This is also the perfect size to throw into your pocket or bag if you need a refresher during the evening. Just don’t forget your keys and drink responsibly! Check out Giorgio Armani beauty and tag me @tuxedosergio and #REDCARPETREADY in your next social post and I will be sure to like it!

Until Next time,

ZAC POSEN Atelier Tour and Resort 2017 sneak peak!

This week I got a overwhelming amount questions, comments and curiosity about my trip. No people! It’s was not fashion week in New York. No! I didn’t give my credit card a workout. (Well, maybe just a tad.) But an amazing opportunity did come my way: I got to collaborate with my favorite international New York designer, ZAC POSEN! This has been highly anticipated for me ever since discussions for this collaboration have been in the works.

I got to visit the NYC headquarters, received a private tour of the Zac Posen atelier AND got an exclusive sneak peek of the never before seen resort 2017 collection. Here I thought sitting front row at his last fashion show last season was memorable… This was unlike any fashion show I’ve ever attended! This was surreal for me. THIS! WAS! REAL! FASHION! We’re talking walls filled with luxury fabrics, silver hand irons and even those giant steel fabric cutting scissors that you see only see on TV. But this wasn’t TV, This was the real deal. I got to witness couture being made right in front of my eyes! I even got meet Michelle Obama…Well, sort of. I met her custom Judy mannequin. Judy’s dimensions match Michelle Obama’s, they use her to help in making bespoke dresses and gowns for the former first lady of the United States.

What made this experience that much more enjoyable for me was the fact that the large majority of fashion lovers that live and breath couture (like myself), will only ever see the final product of fashion in retail shops… But I got to witness all the production stages. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to document this as they were putting together the resort 2017 collection and this had to remain confidential. But thankfully, photos were permitted in the showroom, here I got an up-close look at all of the pieces from current and past runway collections.

Thank you so much Simon, Leigh and Zac for this amazing opportunity.

See you at NYFW!