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Monday, January 31, 2011

Nelly Furtado - Manos Al Aire

This is for my Latin Pop lovers, like myself. I know this is old, but I constantly go back to this song. It's beautiful, and I know many females can relate to the lyrics. What can I say, most of us are hopeless romantics that always put our hearts and emotions first, & thats why we end up feeling hurt so often. But we put our hands in the air and surrender to love when we know its REAL......



Sunday, January 30, 2011

Taraji P. Henson

So, the other night I'm watching one of my favorite late night shows, Chelsea Lately, and her guest for the night was Taraji P. Henson. On the show, they showed her recent ad with Peta for their campaign "I'd rather go naked, than wear Fur." For those who don't know about Peta, they are the largest animal rights organization in the world. They focus on protecting animals from Factory Farms, Clothing Trade, Laboratories and Entertainment among other issues. I remember while I was in school, they came and gave a presentation and showed us brutal videos of how animals are skinned, killed, and tortured for fashion. Now, I was never a Fur lover but, after that I absolutely knew that I would never own any real fur. Peta and the Fashion Industry have been on an ongoing battle because many designers use animal skins in their designs. Personally, I think Peta takes extreme measures to get their point across...which is why many people turn their heads away from them. They definitely make sure their being heard, especially with these ads. I enjoy looking at the ads from this campaign, because I think they do a good job shooting them, even if I don't always agree on the way they go about stopping the issues themselves. They have other campaigns that I can't stand to look at because they are so brutally explicit.

So, Taraji is their latest celebrity to join their campaign. She is 40 years old and looks amazing....and the ad is all over the internet. Many Celebs have done the ad before her and I have to give Peta credit for definitely grabbing our attention with this campaign. This isn't about me being for or against Peta, its more or less artistically enjoying the ads for this campaign, and sharing them with you if you haven't already seen them.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Get The Runway Look minus The Runway Price!

You don't need to break the bank to look amazingly put together. Styles shown on the runway are always available by other designers and at different prices...Just keep in mind a few things. First of all, BE ORIGINAL! Trends come and go each season but, STYLE is FOREVER. Once you learn how to dress for you: styles and silhouettes that flatter your body, how to mix classics with fashion trends, and personalizing it to your style ~ then your almost there. You don't have to follow every trend to be fashionable. Something that you cant buy in stores but completes your style is CONFIDENCE. When you walk down the street feeling confident about yourself, you can make a trash bag cinched at the waist with a belt look good. So Don't follow trends, but yet get inspired, and make them your own.

A few trends that were heavily influential for Fall/Winter were:

  • Faux Fur/Real Fur
  • Military Jackets
  • Boyfriend Blazers

So I wanna show you how some of these trends were shown on the runway....and how you can get them at a price that fits your budget.

Fur Trend
Dereck Lam

Forever21 $29.99

Jenny Han $159

Alberto Makali $275

Military Trend

Free People $49.95

Banana Republic $150

Leifsdottir $348

Boyfriend Blazer Trend

Louis Vuitton

ASOS $94.82

Club Monaco $199

Theory $325

Personally, I am a fan of all three trends, especially the boyfriend blazer. The military has been inspiring fashion for years now but I definitely think this year I saw a lot more of it in jackets, bags, shoes and accessories. I've never been a fur lover, but I did find a faux fur shaggy vest that I thought was subtle enough to add to my wardrobe and didn't make me feel like a polar bear. 

So these are some of my own pieces that I LOVE!!

Kensie Faux Fur Vest (Nordstrom)

Ambition Military Jacket (Nordstrom)

Halogen Boyfriend Blazer (Nordstrom)

Hope you Enjoyed! See you guys soon!

Love,  Belkis.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Who's Ready For Spring ?/!?

I can't say I am yet, but it sure was fun looking at what the designers were showing on the runway for Spring. My absolute favorite season is autumn. I love my boots, in every shape, height, color, style....You name it ~ I have it....and I love them! I mix & match them with my skirts, dresses, jeans, leggings, & even do a funky look with a pair of shorts and some fun tights. But anyway, back on Spring....Spring is always exciting because the colors are brighter & more fun, the fabrics are softer and flirty, and the prints are so much fun to play with. In one season, you can expect to see many different trends to be shown. Thats when you get the opportunity to play with trends and determine what works for you and what doesn't. But never be afraid to try something new, create your own style, and just go into it with an open mind. Why Not? Express yourself through your clothes. So lets get to it. I picked four different trends that I Love for this up coming Spring.

Enjoy ;)

A Splash of Color: For Spring, designers were showing bold and bright colors and they weren't afraid to mix them in ways that you'd never even dream of. You'll definitely be demanding attention in these beautiful spring hues. 

Burberry Prorsum
Haider Ackermann
Rachel Roy
Nina Ricci
Lace: Now what fabric is sexier and more feminine than lace? With different weights, patterns, and's the perfect feminine touch to your spring wardrobe.

Anna Sui
Francesco Scognamiglio
Isabel Marant
Zac Posen
Louis Vuitton

Prints: A print can be subtle or it can be bold. But for spring, it looks like most designers decided to take the risk.....Are You?

Chris Benz
Mary Katrantzou
Michael Angel
Pants: Ever since woman decided to free themselves from restricting clothing, we've been wearing pants. This season, trousers covered the runway. Tailored, Slouchy, high-waisted, low-waisted, 
wide-leg, asked for them, you got them!

Elie Tahari 
Jason Wu
Zac Posen
Michael Kors
These are only SOME of my favorite picks out of hundreds of looks shown for Spring. Hope you guys enjoyed them and are as excited to add some of these trends to your wardrobe as I am. For more looks, visit

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Way Love Works

"Short Reminder"

Three simple words describe my feelings towards you.
I love you and you know it's true.
I adore you and cherish you for everything you are.
Nothing can separate us,
Whether we're near or far.
God put us here to be together.
And here is where I wanna be forever.
Who else can love me the way you do?
Or take my heart away other than you?
You know we were meant for each other.
So remember, I need you.
You and no other.

Belkis Urena

The Funny thing is, I wrote this poem about 10 years ago, when I was just a teenager. And now at 24 years old, I read it again, and it's exactly how I feel 10 years later. Life has a way to knock you down and pick you back up. And one of the most complicated things about life, is Love. Everyone wants to find that one person that completes them. The one that makes the impossible, oh so very possible. When its real, it makes you feel safe in its arms.....& the thought of you loosing it, means you"ll also loose yourself. As my first post, I decided to share with you a very important part of me. Although every day will not be perfect, if you know that it's worth fighting for, Don't give up on Love.

Love Always,
Endless Inspiration <3