LATINISTA™ Fashion Week started in 2011 with IMAN Cosmetics & Latina Magazine and it is now on its 4th year. The goal was to showcase high-end designers as well as to discover new Latino/Latina designers and give them a new platform during Fashion Week. And to connect to the Hispanic millennial generation. We have grown rapidly and it is now a successful fashion platform during New York Fashion Week, not just for Hispanics but for all fashion insiders as well. Celebrity Designer Cesar Galindo who joined the runway in 2013 caught the vision and has now joined forces and collaborated with LATINISTA™ to take it to new levels. LATINISTA™ Fashion Week featured Cesar Galindo archive of his work January 2015 at the Historic El Museo Del Barrio which was sponsord by Ralph Pucci and was the first designer to do an exhibit at the museum.
This year we are featuring a Times Square LIVE Shoot to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join our two day event!
Sweater weather is one of the best times of the year!
Grab those boyfriend jeans or leather leggings and pull the look together with a cool hat and big bulky sweater and voila, the perfect fall look. Fall is the perfect weather to get those layered looks and sweaters in without the need of a jacket.
Start off your day with a classic fair isle sweater in a warm alpaca wool blend. The pattern is screaming for compliments on the streets. This brown sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue is a classic fall essential.
Nights at the fireplace, day in the park, this sweater is calling my name. Its a quick easy throw on that will be your new best friend. Forget about the old simple shirt. Layer it with a cardigan on any outfit to complete the look.
Everyone knows some of falls colors are orange, brown, and cream. This sweater comes in all three colors and it is the definition of fall, it’s a must have! Great for keeping cozy both in and out of the office.
Grab your leather pants and booties; head out for a night out with this ruffle Sandro cardigan. Simple, easy, and always making you look put together without going all fancy. It is the simple things that make the outfit!
- Orange is the hot new color for Fall and we are adding this coveted color to our makeup must-haves. Shades of brown for contour, combined with a cream color makes for the perfect palette. Sephora is our favorite place to shop and create the perfect smoky eye look. Just ask anyone from their team to teach you how to get the look below. It will get you rock and roll ready for an evening out.
- Looking to save money yet get that high-end look? Now on Amazon is Revlon’s Colorstay LookBook Eyeshadow Palette, Maverick palette for $6.64. As one of Falls colors are red, this red and brown palette will definitely give you the fall feel.
- If you like it “haute’ try Chanel which is always the way to go when looking for makeup. Their palettes come in an array of fall colors and vibrant shimmers.
In need of a quick date night or girl’s night out?
We have a few recommendations that will help you unwind after work or on the weekends. Here are just a few.
The Press Lounge
As the breezy nights hit, and the beautiful leaves are falling off the tall green trees, what can be better than a skyline view of NYC?! The Press Lounge is a classy rooftop bar with both an indoor and an outdoor area for the cooler nights of fall.
Make sure to head down to West 39th street for a magnificent view along with some tasty food and drinks. If you ask me my favorite drink, 10 out of 10 it would be the prickly pear margarita. The sweet and tangy taste fills your mouth with a bunch of savory flavors. Head down for a great drink and a great view.
The Refinery Rooftop
“Now you’re in New York, These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you, Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York”. The best view you can get of the Empire State Building with a nice cocktail is all right here.
Upstairs NYC Rooftop and Lounge
For the most amazing views, come on Upstairs in Midtown for a view and a drink.
Zerzura is a rooftop with a heated pool all year round in the Meatpacking District. Plus a bonus to this hot spot is you are surrounded by the views of the Hudson River and the skyline of the big apple. If you have not been there yet, it is definitely a site to see.
The warm stickiness of the cinnamon apples dripping down your fingers is almost too good to be true. This dessert will become your family’s fall favorite the second you bake it. It’s simple, quick, and easy to make. To all the apple lovers … ENJOY ☺
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. orange juice
Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together chopped apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
In another large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, and orange juice and mix until just combined.
Add half batter to prepared loaf pan, then press in half the apple mixture. Top with remaining batter, then press remaining apples on top. Bake until loaf is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 5 minutes. Let cool completely.
Written with the assistance of Fadwa Bel Khattab
With September right around the corner, Fall styles are hitting the stores! There are a few styles that are MUST haves and that I have added to my list. . The first being “the suit”. Anything that is a suit is the talk of the runway, especially if you add a pleated midi skirt. Pleats are second up and are making a comeback. Up next is neon. Right now, bright colors are what’s lighting up the fashion runways this season. My favorite neons are hot pink mostly which you can pair up with your favorite boyfriend jeans. In addition, animal prints are still going strong. Lastly, and the most practical are pockets. While this may seem minuscule, it is definitely not. Men have pockets in every article of clothing, and women do not. That’s why we carry so many bags. The new trend is adding pockets to statement pieces, while making it stylish.
Next up-an aristocratic look with Patriot Blue, Cinder, Cayenne, and Maize. All colors that spice up any type of clothing. Along with designs that have become key staples for the fall season. Such as, chiffon belle sleeves, midi dresses, wool shorts, and different colored tights. Each of these “moods” have made up imperative styles and trends. Keep an eye out for these on the runway this Fall!
There’s nothing more adorable than a dog walking down the wedding aisle in a tuxedo to witness their human parents tie the knot. In today’s dog-loving culture, more and more pet owners want their pup a part of their magical day. This makes sense, especially if the couple has spent time raising their ‘fur-baby’ together.
According to a 2018 survey conducted by the online retailer Zulily, millennials today seem to believe that adopting a dog is a natural first step in a relationship. In fact, eighty-two percent of millennials are more likely to feel that getting a pet is a good start when preparing to have a family. For couples who are in love and want to share their wedding day with their dog by their side, it’s important to do a little prepping to ensure the day is paw-fection.
Get Ready Together. Bridesmaids and groomsmen get ready for the big day together, so your dog should partake in this exciting experience, too! It’s only normal to experience some wedding day jitters before walking down the aisle. Having your beloved pup close by could be great therapy since pets are known to help reduce anxiety. A simple hug or belly rub is calming for animal lovers. Plus, having your dog get ready with you is a reminder of the love both you and your partner share together.
If you’re planning on dressing your dog up, this would be the perfect time to do so. Bowties and tuxedos for boys, floral collars and tutus for girls. Make sure to have your photographer capture some photos of this priceless moment. Although four-legged attire is important, don’t forget about fresh breath. Loved ones attending the wedding will most certainly want to smooch your pooch. You can get rid of doggie breath with TEEF!; the latest innovation in dog dental care!
TEEF! is a water additive in powder form that makes the difficult task of daily dental care as easy as scoop, add, drink! This plant-derived prebiotic technology differs from current approaches that only mask the symptoms of dental disease or endanger the health of their users. TEEF! actually targets the root cause where they do the most damage, below the gum line. Easier than brushing, WAY better than chewing; TEEF! is a low-calorie, mess-free, hassle free, human-grade water additive that cleans your pet’s mouth and freshens their breath every time they drink. A must-have for the wedding day pooch smooches!
Hire a Doggie Professional. It’s important to remember that before the day begins, have your dog exercised so they are on their best behavior. A long walk or trip to the dog park will probably be too much for you to accomplish yourself. Instead, plan to hire someone to help. Pawlee is a new digital platform that is helping pet parents find professional and trustworthy pet service providers effortlessly. This sounds ideal after all of the chaotic wedding planning!
Pawlee goes above and beyond to handpick each service provider who registers to ensure candidates are reputable and all pets are in good hands. It’s easy to sign up. Simply create your pet’s unique virtual identity and attract followers (like a Facebook for pets), and then search for pet services providers in your area. In addition to finding a pet sitter, you may want to hire a groomer from Pawlee that can get your pet looking and smelling their absolute best. Having this extra help before and on your big day will be a huge relief!
Calm Wedding Jitters: As previously mentioned, day-of wedding jitters are expected for the soon-to-be newlyweds and those participating in the occasion. This is also true for most dogs. There’s a lot of strong energy surrounding the wedding day and your pet can sense that. In addition, large crowds and a change in routine can really throw them for a loop. Finding ways to calm your pup is very important so that they can enjoy this important day just as much as you!
Providing them with Cannabidiol (CBD) can help take their anxious edge off naturally. Created by pharmacists, buzzn uses organic farming practices that cultivate naturally developed genetic strains of industrial hemp, ensuring a safe and regulated hemp oil product with unsurpassed potency and consistency.
buzzn currently has two CBD infused products available for dogs, both of which are easy to administer and ideal for the wedding day. Puppy Potion and Chill Bites both contain no GMO’s, are farm bill compliant, and gluten free. buzzn’s products are true broad-spectrum extracts that contain zero THC and comes with third party lab tests, Certificate of Analysis (COA). Kick those wedding jitters to the curb with buzzn!
Whether your dog is an active part of the ceremony or just there to join in on the fun, these tips will help you to create memories that will last fur-ever. Cheers to that!
About The Pet Lady: Meet “The Pet Lady,” Dana Humphrey. She happily wears many collars in the pet industry, including operating the very successful Whitegate PR firm, staging pet fashion events and educating all of us pet lovers about the must-have pet products and pet trends. And, her home base is in New York City, but this is a gal who travels coast-to-coast and beyond to ensure pets everywhere lead enriching lives.
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I’ve had many loves in my life, however, none compares to the love I have for myself now. Something magical happens when you’re able to love yourself so much you no longer take people’s actions personally.
Lack of self love will have you fragile and taking everything personal. It takes a lot of alone time and having real talks with yourself. You ever find yourself saying things like “Well, you know that was really dumb but we did it anyway.” If you haven’t had a serious talk with yourself EVER… you’re crazy for real tho 🙂
Self talks = Self reflection
During the winter season, I contemplate on my life choices and what has transpired during the year. The changing season is a great time to start over, renew–just like nature does.
Often times, we don’t even know how we got here and the “HOW” is actually pointless. We need to focus on what we envision. Manifesting is truly possible with a little practice. Catch yourself if you have a negative thought and switch it to a positive. Try this…
Negative thought: “I hope they like me.”
Positive thought: “Like-minded souls always unite. I’m so excited to meet new people!”
Like the trees in the Fall…FALL in love with YOU! FALL in love with all of your blessings and watch the universe open up opportunities you’ve never dreamed of.
Till next time,