#GetWellMeechy

I met Meechy Monroe and her sister Vaughn while I was working at Whole Foods. They were so sweet and kind to me and I will never forgot their kindness!

Please find it in your heart to help her fund her medical cost due to brain cancer. You can donate at www.giveforward.com and you can share her story with #GetwellMeechy hashtag.

Thanks!

February in Review

February was an amazing month! I turned 25. I got the internship of my dreams. I got some awesome clothes from the Gabi Fresh Closet Sale. I went to a fabulous photo shoot. I finally got the Samsung Note 3. I ate a lot and laughed even more.

I know March is going to be even more fabulous, fun and productive. 

Here’s February in review:

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Hello 2014!

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Time really does fly when you are having fun! 2013 was an amazing fun year for me and I will cherish going to New York for the first time for Full Figure Fashion Week, going to The Mrs. Carter Show to see Beyonce, and networking with successful women I admire.

Next month I will be turning 25 years old. I’m ready to make some giant steps toward my dreams, so I can start living the life I’ve always dreamed of. My journey starts with my health. Last year I put so much focus on starting my career, that I neglected to take care of my health. After much thought I decided that I will become a vegetarian. Becoming a vegetarian is something I’ve always wanted to do, because I eat a lot of meat and not enough veggies. So I plan to transition as a pescatarian while I transition into a vegetarian. Which means I can still eat seafood.

This year my goal is to create a healthy curvy lifestyle. I want to have a balanced fun life. Being able to breathe and walk up a flight of stairs without gasping for air is what I’m looking forward to. Joining a dance or fitness class will help me be more social than just going to work and coming home. I’m looking to see if I can take a graduate course this spring, to see if I would like to go to grad school to get a master’s degree.

Last year I learn that making your dreams come true takes time. Everything won’t happen in the time you wish,  but if you stay determined and faithful to your dreams slowly but surely it will come to past.

Happy New Year’s!
Xoxox

Fashion Focus Chicago: Chicago Fashion Week 2013

This October was filled with fashion and I loved every moment of it! This was my first year attending Chicago’s Fashion Week and I attended three shows.

On Wednesday October 16th, I went to the Live Out Loud Down the Runway which was a charity show for suicide prevention hosted by V103’s radio personality Consuella also known as Connie. Designers showcased was Crystal B. Designs, Purpose Handmade Jewelry, GIDI, and Project Runway Season 12 contestant Kahindo Mateene of Modanik.  To view Modanik’s Spring collection click here.

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On Friday October 18th, I went to the Art of Fashion Show hosted by Style Chicago. Designer showcased was Borris Powell, Calvin Tran, Eva Pazola, Hector Javier-Monarrez, Liliy & Migs, Maria Pinto, Mark Roscoe, Michelle Tan, SHALINI, and Shernett Swaby.  To see my favorite collections click here.

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The final showcase was Curves. Couture. Chicago. presented by Thyck Troupe which was hosted by Windy City Live host Val Warner. Designers showcased were: The Steve Harvey Collection, Jack Cave, Blair Chic Boutique, Chocolate Sushi Couture, Soundchick Accessories, and Bonjour Madame of Niles. To view more fashion photos of the show click here.

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With Jessica of Blair Chic Boutique and Niehla O of Chocolate Sushi Couture

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Obe modeling The Steve Harvey Collection

Latino Fashion Week: Love Your Curves Luncheon

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I had the pleasure of attending the Love Your Curves Luncheon at Latino Fashion Week. Lornalitz and Rosie Mercado from Nuvo TV reality show Curvy Girls modeled in the show. The Blair Chic Boutique and the premiere of the Colombian designer Anastasia Casas were the only two showcases.

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The Blair Chic Boutique showcased its latest pieces for the fall. Both Lornalitz and Rosie Mercado are wearing Blair Chic Boutique in the photo above.

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I’m hoping next year Latino Fashion Week will have more plus designers and have its own night instead of a luncheon.

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Anastasia Casas premiere her plus collection at the luncheon. She designed the collection because her daughter is plus size and she didn’t have fashionable clothes.

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Latino Fashion Week: Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Last night I went to the Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month hosted by Nick Verreos from Project Runway at the State Street Macy’s here in Chicago.

The Latina superstar Thalia was the inspiration for the runway designs. Latino Fashion Week and Vanidades saluted her as the 2013 Icon of Style.

This was a fun evening! They had coconut mojitos, beauty make overs, and a cool photo shoot where they made you a little scene flip book hosted by the people from http://www.alittescene.com.

Here are the runway looks:

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Nick Verreos was a fabulous and hilarious host! The “in” pink is called Aruba Pink! I love it!

Tell me your favorite pieces!