Sagamore Hotel Takeover

July 29th, 2015

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{Rachel Pally top & skirt, Chanel bag, Tory Burch shoes (on sale), Céline sunnies}

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{The Sagamore Hotel}

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{Hair by Rik Rak Salon}

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{Beauty goodies from May Coop, Oribe, R+Co, Supergoop, Too Faced and Smith & Cult}

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When The Sagamore Hotel on Miami Beach offers to host you in their over-the-top penthouse suite you say YES. And when they tell you your roommates will be fellow bloggers Ginger Harris, Daniela Ramirez, Kelly Saks and Erika Thomas, well, you say hell-to-yes!

Over Swim Week weekend, the girls and I holed up in the totally ballin’ three-bedroom suite and had a friggin’ blast. We kicked it back to the old school with face masks, chatting until 2 a.m., playing with makeup and dressing up — you know, just like you’re average 12 year old.

Enjoy these fashion, beauty and property pics from my stay. It was one for the books!

Photos by Gabriel Sanchez

 

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I Just Want To Cuddle and Talk About What We’re Going To Eat

July 26th, 2015

Miami Fashion Blogger Maria Tettamanti

{Dress, handbag, shoes, necklace, earringssunnies c/o Tory Burch}  

Soho Beach House

Tory Burch

Soho Beach House

Soho Beach House

Tory Burch

These pictures were taken at the Tory Burch presentation where the Tory team graciously dressed me for their Swim Week event. I’m totally feeling this look because it’s super Chic (with a capital C for emphasis), comfy and a welcome departure from the played-out ensembles I keep reaching for this summer.

Hmm… what else? The recent monsoon-like rains in Miami are killing my vibes. Not to mention my hair. I’ll blow dry it and then a drop of rain will make it expand like a sponge. And my tan — gasp! — it’s fading. I know, first world probs. I sound like a complete asshole BUT I HAVE CABIN FEVER.

You see, when it pours for days upon end as of late, all I want to do is light a scented Trapp candle, hit the couch hard and go into a Netflix coma. And do very bad things with carbs and eat enough food to feed a third-world family for a month like the fatty that I am.

Yesterday, we rented back-to-back movies and today is looking like the same leisurely agenda.Which begs the question…what should we rent next?

 Photos by Gabriel Sanchez

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Coastal Cardi Vibes & a Giveaway!

July 24th, 2015

Miami Fashion Blogger

{Cardigan (on sale!) c/o Rosie True, Jeans (on sale!) by Citizens of Humanity, Hat by Vince Camuto, Lucite wedges (old) by Stella McCartney}

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Things I’m currently obsessed with: E!’s Botched, Buff Bake’s cookie butter (I eat it in droves…it’s basically crack in a jar — only this form of crack sadly makes one gain weight instead of lose it damn it), InstaCart (haven’t been to the grocery store in eons, praise the Lord Jesus, our Mighty Savior), Uber (the app easily saved 4 lives this past Swim Week weekend) and gel nail polish (I know I’m late to this particular party but HOW AM I JUST DISCOVERING THIS GAME CHANGER NOW!?). 

I’m also feeling this gauzy knit cardigan  from the online boutique Rosie True — especially when layered over my fave distressed boyfriend jeans. I find that the pieces I keep wearing over and over again this summer are super simple (but never basic b*tch, obvi). 

And the good news for you, loyal readers? Rosie True would like to gift one lucky Wordy Girl reader a $100 gift card All you have to do is:

Leave a comment below as to why you should win.

 *Winner will be chosen by email on August 4th 

Photos by Courtney Ortiz

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Livin’ La Dolce Vita with Dolce & Gabbana

July 22nd, 2015

Dolce&Gabbana

Oof. Is there anything sexier than gorgeous models with come-hither looks which smells delectable to boot? I think not. I was recently given the blog exclusive to interview Dolce&Gabbana Brand Ambassadors David Gandy and Bianca Balti (pictured here) who were recently in Miami shooting the label’s Light Blue Sunset in Salina and Swimming in Lipari fragrance (sold at Nordstrom). Photographed by Victor Demarchelier, I chat up the toothsome twosome, David and Bianca, on living la dolce vita with Dolce&Gabbana below:

 DAVID’S 411:

How has your experience been working with Dolce&Gabbana?  It has been phenomenal and I would not be here without them. We have created what has become one of the most iconic fragrance shoots for men’s fashion with Dolce&Gabbana’s Light Blue. I have created a variety of things as a result of the fragrance. Now I have my own underwear line and brands and I am very grateful for the opportunities Dolce&Gabbana have given me.

What are your top Florida destinations? I have been coming to Florida for so many years and we have a house on the Gulf coast. I would always recommend people go over to Naples and Sarasota.

Walk us through your night prep: I don’t really have one as I am always so rushed. I usually get ready in 20 minutes

With natural looks like that…figures! Share one grooming tip with my readers: Use a good moisturizer.

BIANCA’S INPUT:

How do you get glam? After I have a shower, I will moisturize. Then I will add a little touch of foundation to my face as I try to make my skin look its best for an effortless finish. After that, I will dress up, spray my perfume and I’m ready. It’s very simple — like everything I do.

What is the best beauty tip you can give us? I would recommend drying your hair without a hairdryer, to give you a beachy, wavy finish.

When in doubt, what should women wear? Leopard print!

Photo by: Victor Demarchelier/ Hair for Bianca Balti by Steven Hoeppner / Hair for David Gandy by Paolo Orlando/ Styling by Nora Flaherty

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Miami Swim Week 2015 Recap

July 20th, 2015

Mara Hoffman Resort 16 Presentation

I survived yet another Swim Week, kids! Barely. This old bat can’t hang with the young kids any mo’. Yep, a saunter down Collins Avenue this past weekend bore a striking resemblance to the glossy pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Tanned and taut models scurried from fashion shows to standing presentations sprinkled throughout Miami Beach compliments of Swim Week where designers launch their Resort 2016 collections for buyers, stylists and press. Needless to say, I’ve never felt more obese in my entire life — these models are beyond. Their boobs are pillowy and bouncy and “cellulite” is an alien thing for them. I mean, how does one evade cellulite on their ass cheeks? I’m convinced their diets consist solely of air and dust particles.

And while IMG (formerly sponsored by Mercedes-Benz) opted out of the Swim Week picture this particular season, well, the annual event marched on — even if this notion sometimes meant waiting in ceaseless Disney World-esque lines while the heat and humidity reared its ugly head on us. My hair game was TRAGICAL (all caps for emphasis, obvi) which really messed my day up. 

But let’s focus on the trends we’ll spot on the beach in the months to come, shall we?

At the Mara Hoffman (my queen! my fave!) presentation (pictured above), which took place at the chi chi chi Casa Casuarina (formerly the Versace Mansion), guests were whisked away to exotic Morocco. “The inspiration for this collection is a trip to Marrakech over the holidays with a tie-in of the 1970s and the time Yves Saint Laurent spent at Le Jardin Majorelle,” Hoffman told me. Think swimsuits boasting banana leaf and peacock motifs, dramatic caftans and her signature graphic prints — particularly in black and white hues.

Colombian swimwear brand, Maaji, embarked on a groovy roadtrip. The catwalk was awash in a pastiche of colors such as lime green, blue sapphire, graphite grey, candy pink, neon pink, lilac, violet, citrus yellow, neon orange and peach.

At the Tory Burch presentation, fringed hems, tropical prints and solid-colored one-piece suits were omnipresent. The Caffé Swimwear fashion show, on the other hand, was fittingly influenced by the ocean where jellyfish, anemone and coral prints and a color palette of fresh underwater shades of blue, turquoise, green, yellow and pink splayed the runway. And I certainly noticed the return of the high-waisted bottom at Robb and Lulu.

Did I mention I attended 143 boozy brunches, lunches, dinners? Yep, I sure did. I was elated to be invited to a spate of soirees from brands such as Tory Burch (whom graciously dressed me — another post on that later), Tous, Glamour magazine, Melissa Shoes, VOGUE and more. Its a miracle I have a pulse, really. My suite at the Sagamore Hotel (which boasted the most insane swag bag everrrr — more on that later, too) was a game changer because I was able to catnap, shower and watch Bravo like a boss between events — priceless. 

So while the event did not receive a splashy start with the news of the loss of its major sponsor, Swim Week certainly delivered — even if it ran on notorious “Miami Time.”

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