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Karina's LookBook, Local Stuff

Classy Camo

  Hello boys and girls! I hope you all had a fab weekend and are all ready for an amazing week :) I want to start out my week on the blog featuring the lovely Garish Gal boutique. I've talked about them last week and here's another cool pair of pants I love and came straight from their beautiful shop! [caption id="attachment_4225" align="aligncenter" width="683"] COMMANDO FLAUGE BLANK NYC PLEATHER DETAIL PANTS[/caption]   Stella and Dot Bracelets Think soft and cool at the same time, it's what these pants feel like! E verything from Garish Gal has the same cool and effortless vibe. What made me so attracted to the idea of  partnering with Maggie Talbert (the founder of Garish Gal) is the fact that she has a heart for young girls around the world…

Fashion Buzz, Karina's LookBook, Local Stuff

MidWest Fashion Week – Fall 2014

You've heard it right girlfriends, the Official MidWest Fashion Week makes a come back stronger than ever. After a few not so impressive shows in the past I must say I was pretty wowed with this year's quality of designers, venues, production and the whole shebang. I was only able to attend Friday's show at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, but heard great things about the other shows. My story with the MWFW dates back to 2007 when I was in Fashion Design school, it was their first edition and I volunteered to work backstage as a dresser. On that same year my dress won third place for the Humane Society cruelty free design competition and got featured on the Seventeen Magazine for a school ad along with walking the Runway for MidWest Fashion Week's first edition.…

Fashion Buzz, Local Stuff

Studio NTK @ the Pattern Store

Busy week so far and about to get busier, gosh how many more activities can we fit in in a family life, between kids, work, time together and extra curricular activities little time is left to socialize but I was lucky enough to be able to make it to my friend Nataliya's reveal of her collection at the Patten Store this past Wednesday. It was a small intimate get together and I was happy to see some of the familiar beautiful faces and meet new ones! Here's a short story in pictures of our eve at the Pattern Store at Mass Ave.   Quick sneak peek from backstage. Nataliya chose four pieces to be highlighted on the runway. What called my attention at first was the texture of the fabric and the hardware she…

Karina's LookBook, Local Stuff

Double-Duty Jumpsuit @ Eagle’s Nest

Hey gals the jumpsuit is a piece of clothing that eases the transition from summer to fall, in a lightweight fabric can be worn all throughout summer and still looks great and tasteful when the weather starts to cool off. Save the heavier fabric ones for fall for sure. Changing subject, last Friday we had the pleasure to go to the Eagle's Nest restaurant which is located at the top of the Hyatt hotel in Downtown Indy and has a 360 degree panoramic view of our fair city's skyline, Eagle's Nest was named one of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America by OpenTable for 2013. And it was indeed romantic! The rooftop takes one hour to do a complete turn so plan on staying at least that long! The Indians were playing that…

Featured Bloggers, Karina's LookBook, Local Stuff

Making a Splash Pin Up Style + Giveaway!

Going through Fashion school I had a friend name Danisha, think of a bubbly little lady who giggled pretty much all throughout class and was always jamming to a popular song. That's Danisha, no wonder why I was automatically drawn to seat by her and obviously had endless belly laughs and more often than not it was hard to concentrate in some of the classes we had together. Long story short  Danisha partnered up with another classmate Krista and founded Poppy Seeds - fashions that pop! Danisha is the Owner and Head Designer and Krista was the Assistant Designer and Patternmaker for a while, as of now Danisha runs the company by herself. What I love about her bathing suit brand is the retro style, I feel like the market is saturated with either…

Karina's LookBook, Local Stuff

Sweet Yellow Wild Purple!

I promise I didn't have a plan, it just so happened like that as most of my looks end up! As you may know yellow and purple are opposites on the color wheel which translates to complimentary colors, the ones that go perfectly together. When my new hair went with my dress I knew this would be one happy post! So I finally went to see my hair guy Kiem, I wanted something different (every now and then I get that itch) and had the thought of a pastel purple, lilac-y color. Boom, he was game (as he always is) and we did a few lighter highlights and a few purple ones. As I wash my hair the intensity of the purple will wash off too, which will be more of what I wanted…

Karina's LookBook, Local Stuff, Photoshoots

No Doubt Photo Shoot: Collab with The Art Institute of Indianapolis

Hey guys, we're finally ready to release the No Doubt photo shoot photos! The lookbook is ready and the party will happen at the school on Thursday, needless to say I'm so excited!!! Ok, here's what this whole thing is about in case you don't know: I was invited by my former teacher Gary Stephens to star as Gwen Stefani for a No Doubt theme photoshoot for a Portfolio class he teaches. The students are supposed to learn about the behind the scenes of a photo shoot, from planning the scenario, outfits, makeup, to designing the logos and putting together the photos for the lookbook. It's truly a lot of work and I'm so flattered to have been a part of this! Cheers to Aii :) Note: The photos were not Photoshopped (I must…

Fashion Buzz, Local Stuff

It’s an Outfit Extravaganza!

And they are all for sale at the Indy Fashionista Etsy shop girlfriends!!!! A lot of girls share the same love for dressing up and being cute but only a handful are true to a style aesthetic, meaning they identify with it and follow that path no matter what. In Eutemia's case she found herself in the sexy kitten little numbers, and when I say little i mean it! This collection of styles reflect what Eutemia herself wears which ranges from teeny tiny dresses, to longer but body-con pencil dresses and boho pieces. I wore a few of them and we had a ball taking each others pictures in the mini photo-sesh we had here at home. Boho printed dress $45 Strapless bow jumpsuit $40 Bathing suit cover up $40 this guy have been…

Causes I Believe in, Fashion Buzz

Born Free & ShopBop!

Today's the day SHOPBOP, VOGUE and 22 top designers join forces with Born Free on a mission to end Mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth. This more than cool collab is finally available for us to shop! HERE for the full collection Besides being a great cause to help, you'll go crazy to know some of the hottest names that are participating...think PRADA, Isabel Marant, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Tory Burch, amongst others for a fraction of their runway labels! Another adorable part of this collection is the momma and baby girl styles. Here are some of my picks: [caption id="attachment_3651" align="aligncenter" width="316"] Born Free - Chloè[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3657" align="aligncenter" width="325"] Born Free - Chloè for Baby girl 2T-4T and 6S[/caption] Shop for a good cause at ShopBop.com Beijos,

Fashion Buzz, Karina's LookBook, Local Stuff

Macy’s Spring Fashion Show

Hello guys, I hope lots of you are checking this post out today. On Saturday, I hosted Macy's Spring Fashion Show and needless to say I was a bit nervous (just a bit...hahahaha! Lying.) but I managed to pull it off and it was an amazing experience. Hopefully the first of lots more to come. I loved meeting some of you at the event, and thanks for all the nice messages of those who couldn't make it there! Here's a collective of all the great looks styled by Danielle Smith, the CEO of Fresh Fettle Fashion Events and Creative Consulting.  Also the trend setting On-Air Fashion Contributor for Fox 59 Morning News in Indianapolis. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="3572,3570,3571,3569,3574,3568,3575,3573,3577,3576,3581,3583,3582,3579,3580,3584,3578"] Meet the Models: [caption id="attachment_3564" align="aligncenter" width="600"] September in a Jessica Simpson Floral Dress[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3563" align="aligncenter"…