Thursday, July 24, 2014

Miami Swim Week with TRESemmé: Recap Part 2 (July 19-20)

Here we go with part two of my Miami Swim Week Recap with TRESemmé which includes Saturday and Sunday!! :)

 1. By Friday night I started coming down with a cold so I ended up sleeping later to catch up and missed the Blogger Brunch which made me sad! But then around 4 pm TRESemmé hair stylist Tyler Laswell came over to do my final TRESemmé hair look. We decide to go with a dramatic half up-do using tons of TRES Two Extra Hold-hairspray (to keep this look holding all day in the Miami heat!), his magic fairy dust and bobby pins. fashion blog
2. Selfie time :) Feeling like a diva with this hair :) Wearing M.A.C Chatterbox lipstick.
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3. I wanted to get a shot with our hotel, since we really loved staying at the Sagamore. :)
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4. Mike and I head over to the L-Space show where I meet super sweet bloggers Mari and and Afroza. Aren't their names unique? They were so nice to let us cut in line with them too :)
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5. Just a full body shot of my look.
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6. L-Space models looked like mermaids. So beautiful! Photo Credit: Getty Images
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7. I ended up feeling even more sick by Saturday night so once again Sunday we barely made it up and out of our hotel before the last TRESemmé show of the week: Gottex! Can't forget that Tylenol.

Mike and I are having fun backstage in the hair and makeup section.
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8. Here I am backstage with amazing Amy, part of the TRESemmé team. 
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9. Right before the Gottex show we realize we can see the beach. This is actually the closest we got to the beach the whole trip! It's okay though, we will just have to come back :)
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10. The Profile and Blush Gottex show has begun and the models look perfect as usual. They have that beachy waves look going :)
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11. I find the TRESemmé cabana at the Raleigh Hotel and decide to cool off!
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12. Pandora jewelry wants a video interview! It is really fun to chat about the jewelry line and what I thought of MBFW Swim 2015.
fashion blog13. Gottex part two has begun and the models are sporting a TRESemmé slicked back wet hair look. Super sleek and still dramatic.

Photo courtesy of Christopher Peterson. You can find more of his MBFW2015 coverage here.
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14. As we get back to the hotel, we realize this is our last chance to play around with the giant swing in the Sagamore lobby :)
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15. Our first night really walking around Miami and we stop by Chalan on the Beach for a Peruvian dinner. It was delicious but I didn't want to eat the french fries because they were soggy! (Of course that is how it was supposed to be.)fashion blog
16. Peace out Miami!
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Hope you enjoyed my second recap! Thank you to TRESemmé for bringing me down to Miami SWIM 2015 to see the latest summer styles and hair trends. I had a blast!
It's great to be home but I'm off to LA for the Honda Fit Challenge next.
Happy Wednesday all!
xoxo 

This post was sponsored by TRESemmé, a product of Unilever. outfit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Miami Swim Week with TRESemmé: Recap Part 1 (July 17-18)

Warning!! This post is pic heavy!! :) And this is just a recap of my trip to Miami SWIM Fashion Week with TRESemmé from Thursday and Friday. I decided to save Saturday and Sunday (today) pics for Wednesday! Anyways I am really having so much fun. Basically here is how it has gone:

 1. Mike and I depart SF at 3 am. We arrive in Miami 3 Pm.
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2. We go straight to the Miami Swim Opening Night Launch party after (Tyler Laswell - TRESemmé stylist - does my hair with an edgy braided faux undercut style) where all the Mercedes Benz cars are out in designer prints. I picked Mara Hoffman's unknowingly because I love bright colors!
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3. We grab dinner at Fung Ku, which is across the street from the Sagamore Hotel. DELICIOUS!
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4. Friday morning: I'm getting my hair done by Tyler again and I love it! We decided to go for a voluminous bombshell curl look for my retro playsuit, 60's style.
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5. The finished product, which you saw in yesterday's post!
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6. Getting lunch at The Shore Club. Lemonade is so refreshing.
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7. Head over to Dolores Cortés backstage where TRESemmé stylist Marco Peña was leading. Their TRESemmé styled hair is awesome! Basically the very tall ponytail's are held up with lots of wire/hairspray and of course, the length is created with extensions. It went perfectly with the Dolores Cortés overall runway theme and was so unique! (I decide to change my outfit because quite frankly I brought a lot of outfits and I need to get good use out of them!)
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The steps to create this look involve: Apply TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Mousse through hair and blowdry with a brush. Spray TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray and make a ponytail. Wrap a wire through the center of the ponytail. Secure hair extensions around the ends of the ponytail. Gather the rest of the hair around the center wire and create a triple section ponytail. Use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum at the root to remove flyaways. Wrap the gold wire up to the first section. Finish with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Illuminating Shine Spray on ends.
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8. The show is about to begin.
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9. The one-piece's have the most intricate designs, I really love them!
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10. This bikini is super unique! I wonder what it is like to swim in?
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11. We head outside for a coffee between shows and this is what we see! The streets are flooded because a thunderstorm passed through during the show!
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12. Pose, pose, pose
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13. Head backstage for Beach Bunny featuring The Blonds - which was led by Tyler! Backstage: don't the models look tired? It is around 9 pm. This TRESemmé hairstyle was created using tons of hairspray, curlers and extensions since the inspiration was Barberella and the 60s. They wanted big, big hair!!

The steps to create this look involve: Prep hair with a generous amount of TRESemmé Thermal Creations Mousse and roughly blow dry with fingers. Use a Mason Pearson brush to smooth out the roots and create lift. Starting at the nape of the neck, take small sections of hair and create pin curls all over the head. After the pin curls have cooled, spray each curl with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Hair Spray at the roots and tease! After removing all the pin curls, lightly brush hair back from roots and finish with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Illuminating Shine Spray. 
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14 - 16 The Beach Bunny show ended up being so energized! The crowd was cheering, the models were fierce and the swimwear was jaw dropping. It was so fun :)
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Stay tuned for more! Hope you guys enjoy this post and can make it out to Miami Swim Week yourselves someday too! It is quite the experience!!
xoxo

This post was sponsored by TRESemmé, a product of Unilever. 
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Heat Wave

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I'm in Miami! And it is the hottest weather I have experienced since... ever. Okay I'm exaggerating but it's like wearing a humid heat blanket and I feel like I can barely function outside for just 10 minutes! I want to do a mini recap of my trip now that I've already been here with TRESemmé for a day and a half, but I'll save it for tomorrow! I really have been having so much fun seeing all the gorgeous models, running into friends and experiencing the Miami Swim Week life, VIP!

Everyday I am so lucky to have my hair styled by TRESemmé hair stylist Tyler Laswell! For this outfit he gave me a sort of retro bombshell 'do which totally polished off the 60's playsuit look I was going for! I really love how he moved my 'part' over a bit. It's a little thing that makes a big difference! And I know I usually go for straight, curled, messy bun or pony, but it's really amazing what an impact it can make on your overall image when you go for a more customized and unique hairstyle! So really I am so inspired to continue trying new hair styles when I get home.

Happy Saturday folks!
xoxo

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