Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DAISY DREAM


The new Marc Jacobs perfume is here! DAISY DREAM. "For the Daisy girl who dares to dream." I am in love with this light and airy scent. And how beautiful is this bottle?! It's a completely new design, giving the daisy embroidery a lace-like look. So ethereal, and beautiful. Whenever I wear this scent, I think of myself in all white. My most innocent little white lace dress. That, barefoot, my favorite accessories, and sitting in the white sand. It's a youthful and free look I want to keep forever and ever. The new fragrance captivates delectable top notes of blackberry, fresh grapefruit, and succulent pear. The heart of the scent derives from jasmine, lychee, and blue wisteria. The base is my favorite part. We're talking white woods, musk, and coconut water. This new bottle is the perfect addition to the rest of my Daisy collection. It's a more romantic and feminine take on the classic Daisy, and I'm in love.

The fragrance is available in all MJ/ MBMJ boutiques. 


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Somedays Lovin Fall '14 CAMPAIGN


The SOMEDAYS LOVIN Fall '14 ad campaign has officially launched! Dylana and I modeled in this campaign together, and you know it's going to be a good time when the Suarez SISTAS get together. Shot in our hometown of Los Angeles, we played in a gritty yard full of airstreamers, old run-down cars, cactus, and twinkling night lights. The perfect quirky setup to compliment this TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL collection. We're talking rock tees, fuzzy sweater dresses, turtlenecks, and soft cozy plaids. That pink coat is on my "must have" list come fall. I've always been a huge fan of this Aussie label, and to work with them has been a dream! Some of the coolest things really do come from down under.

It's true. SOMEDAYS YOU JUST DON'T GIVE A                       .



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Monday, July 21, 2014

SHOPSTYLE Travel Hub // BALI


One of my ULTIMATE summer destinations is BALI, Indonesia. And it's exciting to share my ltitle inside scoop with ShopStyle's TRAVEL HUB amongst other tastemakers and designers.

When I travel, I love playing the explorer, and I LOVE to wear tons of print in these hot and humid exotic locations. Bali is just perfect for that. The city has an energy that just makes you feel more calm, more peaceful. It's the perfect faraway destination. The volcanos, the ancient temples…there's so much exciting beauty everywhere you turn. Though I stayed in the luxurious town of Nusa Dua...I loved to visit the LOCALS. Ubud, being one of the best places to be. The art, the food, the rice patty fields! 

 WHAT TO WEAR PADDLEBOARDING IN BALI:

The oceans in Bali are serene. The water so blue, and the beaches so calm. I love to paint the beach loads of color by mixing and matching psychedelic prints! I like to go for a super cool rash guard, on top of cheeky bikini bottom. Ecclectic and cool. Then, I pile on the jewelry. The heavy beaded cuffs, the turquoise rings. A bandana headband to keep the hair off my face. And cat eye sunglasses. Who said you can't be chic in the ocean?


WHAT TO WEAR ON A BIKE RIDE THROUGH UBUD:

I'm a total biking girl, and so I wear just about anything when I'm traveling in exotic cities. It could be a plaid midi dress, a cropped lace blouse, or classic vintage Levi's. But I always, always play up the shoes. For hot Summer mornings, I go for a platform espadrille sandal . . . for nights, I slip into a classic black chelsea boot. It's all about the accessories — the chain belt looped through your shorts or hung low on the hips of your dress and the chic oversize sun hat. And a backpack is a must. 


SHOP SHOP my entire Bali SHOPSTYLE Travel Hub (and follow me on ShopStyle), and find your own boheme Bali bungalow on Tablet. 

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

@OurTrueRoots are #TIGERNUTS! Organic Gemini

Okay, so I've found a new ON THE GO, OFF DUTY drink that I love. It's the @OurTrueRoots Organic Gemini #TigerNutHorchata. MMmm, my favorite. I discovered this badboy in the fridge at Whole Foods, and became obsessed. I grew up with horchata, but this one is 100x more healthy. And completely vegan (perfect for anyone). My personal favorite is the CHAI Tigernut Horchata, because I love a little spice. But first, WHAT IS A TIGERNUT? I honestly had no idea before either. I just saw horchata, and went for it!! But then, I met the founder at their Brooklyn facility, and he told me all about it and their super special ingrediants.

TIGERNUTS are actually not a nut, but a vegetable. A root! It's one of the first nutrient-rich crops since humans existed...over 2 million years ago! Somehow, we forgot our true roots...which are Tiger Nuts, and now, Organic Gemini is bringing our original source of food back in a big way. Tigernuts are the #1 food source for a type of fiber called Resistance Starch (it's a PREbiotic). Tigernuts fuel our probiotics and give us a strong immune system and prevent against disease. AKA, it's supperrr good for you.

Next to the drinks which I love, I also stock up on the Tigernut flour, and actual raw organic Tigernuts for cooking. 

Here, I made some ultra delicious Banana Tigernut Cinnamon COOKIES


What you need:

1 bag of Tigernut Flour 
1 bag of  raw organic Tigernuts
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 bananas (mashed)
Dash of vanilla extract
1 cup of Agave Nectar 


1. Mash up your bananas and add in the Tigernut FLOUR. Mix it up!


2. Sprinke on your cinnamon and give it a whirl! 


3. Add in your raw organic Tigernuts! I prefer to leave them whole. They have the texture of coconut bits...or you can blend them into little chips. 


4. Throw everything into a larger bowl. Put in 1 cup of Agave Nectar for purely natural sweetness! And also a teaspoon of Sea Salt.


5. Grease your pan with a tiny bit of coconut oil, spread out your cookies, and BAKE for 15-20 minutes!


Enjoy my newest obsession @OurTrueRoots #TigerNuts here at Organic Gemini.


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Friday, July 18, 2014

SUNDOWN WITH BAR III


This is the ultimate white mini to take from the late night party into the next day. A FIT N' FLARE. The most flattering shape known to mankind. I just wore this little number to the Macy's bar III party this week but with a widebrimmed hat, and some prim little shoes and socks. This time? I took it for a spin down in my neighborhood of the East Village. Complete with my boyfriend's baseball cap and my own ponyhair sneakers. Did I mention Macy's bar III just launched SHOES?! I'm still awaiting my heeled bootie I just ordered and picked from the launch event that I attended this week. I'm in love with this brand of theirs in particular. It's sophisticated but immediately down-to-earth any which way you style it. 

bar III dress

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

H&M // Introducing THE STYLE ADVISOR SERVICE

I just spent the other night scouring the brand new H&M 5th Avenue Flagship store at 48th street before anyone else! Celebating with Mr. Jeff Koons himself at the pre-opening party, I found myself on the 5th floor...overlooking all of the craziness. It is by far, my favorite, and one of the most incredible Flagships I've seen in a long time. Talk about a wild shopping experience.

It's about time I introduce you to the new H&M Style Advisor Service that has just launched at this H&M Flagship location here in NYC! The service gives customers a tailored, personal shopping experience! You can call in, or email to make an appointment! H&M will chat with you on what need! It could be a color, a silhouette, your likes and dislikes on fit and style. From there, the H&M personal stylists will pre-select items from the store, take them to the Personal Shop Lounge, and have them ready and set for you in the designated fitting room. Once you arrive, the stylist will work with you until your needs are met! We're talkin' a good 30 minute to 2 hour fitting! (Bring a group of friends...for longer hours!)  It's just what I need when I'm in a hurry before an event. Call in the polka-dot dress, and super cute KOONS x H&M handbags please!! Because the store is so large, it's almost a necessity. I love a good helping hand. In the Personal Shop Lounge, they will assist in your item's fit, and assist you in minor tailoring you need in your garments. 

The H&M Style Advisor Service will keep tabs on what you like, and will curate a collection on what you like, giving you a head to toe look that's truly your own. 

Now, I can't wait for my next H&M flagship store visit.

Call in to make your appointment at: 646-336-3108  or email them directly at: StyleAdvisorUS@hm.com


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