Modeling for Cia Maritima on NBC is one of my fave flashback friday memories! I had a great time working on set with everyone and reuniting with old friends. And of course I fell in love with this look I modeled during the segment! I really like Cia's suits and cover ups because they are so cute and sexy yet comfy. Happy Friday! Xo
Sep 17, 2014
This week proved to me again that faith, persistence and hard work really do pay off. No one will ever understand the joy I get from doing what I love and no one but my close ones have seen the hard work I've been through to be here at this point in my career. It is a blessing to live out my dreams and to accomplish my goals. To model at MBFW was one of my ultimate goals in modeling for so long. Even though I have modeled at MBFW multiple times now, it will always be a dream come true to do it over! I am so proud of myself and happy to be doing it another season.
I hope that I can inspire others to follow their dreams and to never give up. I could have given up so long ago because so many people doubted me but thanks to my amazing parents and the little positive voices in my head I kept going. Don't ever let no one or anything stop you. So many people told me no in the past and didn't believe in me and now I am here!!! As long as you believe in yourself that's all that matters! Always fight for your dreams and no matter what don't give up!!! Prove those haters wrong while your at it.
I want to thank llaria, Erik, Trish, the Art Hearts Fashion team for believing in me and Shrekahnth for giving me the opportunity to work with them at fashion week. This meant so much to me and I will forever cherish this day!!!
Photo by Ken Alcazar
Thank you Frazer/Getty Images for this photo
Thank you Martina Kruer from Red Door Spa for my hair! You killed it!!
Backstage fierceness with these beauties!
Getting my hair done for the show! Thanks Martina!
So cool to get my hair braided for the show.. Loved the cornrows!
After the show with one of the beautiful models.
Check out the full video from the show on the MBFW site up now!
My Fashion Week Diary Part 2: Modeling at @ArtHeartsFashion- @MBFashionWeek S/S 2015 - @FTLModa & @STYLE360NYFW !!
There are so many more photos that I haven't posted yet from fashion week. These are some that I really wanted to share because they are special to me or meant something in that moment. I still can't believe all the wonderful things I've accomplished and did this past week. I miss the craziness and hectic schedule from fashion week. I also miss my Art Hearts Fashion and FTL Moda family/friends!! Thank you IIaria for always believing in me and giving me the opportunity also thanks to Trish, Adri, Erik for everything, you guys are the best and I had the most memorable time ever! It was great to see everyone again and work with people that I love and admire. It was also nice to meet so many new friends! Can't wait to reunite and see them all again!
Stay tuned for my next blog from the Shrekahnth show but for now enjoy these photos. xoxo
Day 1: Dinner at LAVO after a long day of work and shows. Loved these fried oreos.. They were delicious!!
At the Ricardo Seco fashion show at 7 World Trade Center! It was really cool to be at this show and see Ricardo's new spring/summer 2015 collection.
My beautiful Adri! Thank you for always being so sweet and spreading your contagious joy to others!
Loved my hair by Michele Carillo! She does hair for all the elite people of fashion and celebs so it was an honor for me to have her do mines.
Day 3: Modeling for Italian designer Leghila! This bag was exclusively designed for Serena Williams and was made with Swarovski
Day 9: On my last night in NY I was at club Avenue with these beauties and Victorias Secret angel/Supermodel Behati Prinsloo who is a total beauty and sweetheart!
Thank you Renato Zacchia for including me in this collage of your favorite models from fashion week! It's an honor and I am flattered.
Day 6: My dear friend Nab.. Love him, he is too fabulous !!
Day 1: Fittings and Polaroids for Shrekantha show!
Day 5: On my way to work... 6am call time for fashion show!
Makeup by Orlando from Mehron for Style 360 show!
Backstage before the show with these gorgeous models
Day 4: My new funny dominican friends and top models Emely and Ysaunny.
Last day: Backstage getting cornrows for the MBFW show
Red lips for the show!
Day 2: Working for italian handbag company Leghila!
Opening the show for Gianni Tolentino!
NYM Brands thanks for this look!
Day 7 after the Ricardo Seco show!
Not a bad view behind me.. I was getting my hair done by Michele for the Style 360 shows
After modeling at Style 360 in the lounge with Ryan from the band Braeves.
At Style 360 with actor Boris Kodjoe
It was pretty awesome to be on the Yahoo News section again!
Day 8: I got to share the runway and model with these top models who I admire and love! They are not only gorgeous inside/out but they have broken bondaries in the industry. - Jaslene Gonzalez, Shaun Ross and Monique Victoria.
Day 1: Missing these 6am runs in Central Park. Such a great way to start the day and helped me maintain a clear mind.
Testing these new headphones in the giveaway lounge before the show! I felt like a DJ!! Lol
Day 1: At Dream Hotel for a fashion week event.. This American flag was made out of beer cans which was so cool to see in person.
Day 8: Till next time my beautiful NYC! Thank you for being so great to me and always so fun!!
Sep 15, 2014
I still can't believe all the amazing things I have achieved this week. I don't even want to pinch myself in case I am just dreaming. I am so grateful and I thank God so much for all my blessings! Out of all my highlights from fashion week one of my fave was opening the show for Italian Gianni Tolentino at the FTL Moda showcase at NYFW Style 360. I want to thank Michele Carrillo and Orlando Santiago for doing my hair/makeup for the show. The looks I modeled for Gianni's show were so spectacular and very elegant. I am so proud of myself for this and can't wait to share more photos!