29 Rooms of inspiration
September 13, 2017

Inspiration is something you can gain by using your five senses and causing you to apply or evaluate how you are or will leave a footprint on the world, your life or relationships. Creativity is visible ambition fueled by the inspiration of retelling HISTORY, bringing enlightenment to YOUR story or shedding knowledge on a relatable impactful topic!

I attended Refinery 29’s 2nd Annual 29 Rooms an interactive art experience. The remarkable event ran from September 8th until September 11th. My take on the experience of the many forms of art displayed was and still is days after in 3 words are: memorable, impactful and MOTIVATING! Why? Well, if you attended you would feel the same sentiments and then some if you did not attend one of two things. 29 rooms will be transporting their talents to L.A. December 7-10 visit http://www.refinery29.com/29rooms/ for more information.

The 29 rooms are curated to allow your inner child to explore, play and live in the moment. The theme of this year was “Turn It Into Art” which encompassed everything from sports, old school traditional spins, music, women’s rights and catharic experiences sprinkled with magic. Madame Gandhi and Jen Mussari created a women empowerment themed room that inspired you to put on inspiring boxing gloves painted with a strong message of ‘The Future is Female.’ As I took out some of my aggression on the boxing bags creating a symphony of sounds. I realized as a female we are making strides however, we still have a ways to go.

Jake Gyllenhaal created a room that allowed you to escape from yourself with deep thought. Stepping away from advanced technology (aside from posting; of course) and really taking it back to the basics. When asked to ‘put on paper whatever is weighing you down, then shred it and feel the power of letting go.’ It did not stop there you actually had the opportunity to shred it MANUALLY. How cool is that!

Juicy Couture added a winter wonderland landscape themed feel in the summer, summertime introducing the Glacé Getaway room. The room had an arctic artsy feel decorated with fake snow as you became a figure within a snowglobe. The Viva La Juicy Glacé fragance was light and floral. I appreciated the sample sized tube as I entered you gained a new customer Juicy; nice touch. 

Cadillac stood out to me not only because it allowed me to have a photoshoot with the open space lol let’s just say I “dared greatly” as the hashtag suggested. Cadillac saw an untapped opening as an established car brand and collaborated with Jason Wu to target an audience in an innovative way. It was a canvas that you added your style to as the display deconstructed the car and, dared you to utilize what existed and what you could not reach or touch.

Overall, it was a great experience that is Chanel Speedy Approved if you have the opportunity to travel for a day trip or you are a local do yourself a favor check it out. It is a super fun way to spend a day or days navigating through rooms of inspiration, motivation and parallel emotions you may have or expressed prior in multiple art forms. Special thanks to Nasdaq for featuring me on their Times Square tower as I was feeling empowered, ambitious and confident and turned it into art incorporating fashion.

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Chanel Speedy NYFW 2015 picks
February 20, 2015

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Top of the morning to all of my splashy readers!!! As the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week has come to a close; I must say kudos to the fashion designers, event organizers and models. It was a great display of what we are to expect in the avenue that fashion and style is heading. I have attended many fashion shows and events throughout the week and man was there a lot of running around in the name of fashion (whew). The two presentations that I admired the most were: Landeros New York and Lupe Gajardo collections. Both collections obtained unique pieces that would totally upstage any outfit you wear and add an extra BOOM, BOOM, POW effect.

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The Landeros New York Fall/Winter Presentation was held at the Scandinavia House and was it a sight to see on Monday. I adore the beige clutch as it is unisex and it really stood out for its detail, design and innovative craftmanship. Landeros New York is the love child of Andre Landeros Michel inspired by music and his love of Goth his trends can influence everyone’s sense of fashion with just one simple piece.

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At the age of 16 Michel used to make dresses out of garbage bags. Through dedication, perservance and hardwork he has made us all believers and consumers. Not giving up on your dreams although struggle and hardship maybe presented just know that something beautiful can become of it if you follow through.

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http://andrelanderosmichel.com

On Tuesday I attended the Lupe Gajardo Fall/Winter 2015 collection show at the Pavilion at Lincoln Center. The theme was “Birds and the homeless” as Gajardo used recycled denium, amazing pathwork, coffee stacks and pins to display New Yorkers daily life through the form of design.

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Feathers were a celebrated theme as elegant gowns, sweaters with drapery hints wowed the crowd.

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New York is known for it’s fast pace movement however, there is a level of comfort that each person expresses through their style of dress. Gajardo captures the feel of New Yorkers as well as the versatility.

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http://lupegajardo.com

Chanel Speedy is the definition of SPLASHERY!

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