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Alter Ego

Upon my move back to Miami from Madrid, I not only experienced external changes around me, but also very incredible internal ones. My days were spent reflecting upon everything life has to offer; upon the endless possibilities and how vast this world really is. In this reflection, I realized how dynamic we as human beings are, and how we have the power to change our destiny. 

Alter Ego, is a piece unique from everything I created. It was inspired by a graffiti painting I made in Madrid, but with more layers, textures, depth, and personality. It is less sweet and more edgy. It reflects a side of me rarely demonstrated to the public: my affinity for rock n roll, passion for adventure, quench for wilderness, and beautiful nonconformity. This painting was created with an "unfinished" black acrylic background, webbed-textured spray paint, white splatters, and a rose-gold bull with metallic drips. Alter Ego is my pursuit for breaking the right  rules with ultimate style and sophistication.

Midweek Muse: Gonzalo Fuenmayor

A few weeks ago I was browsing through my daily dose of interior inspirations when I suddenly became fixated on one image. This particular living room was infiltrated with an abundance of exhilirating artifacts, accessories, and art. With a variance in color palettes, and array of contrasting elements, I felt compelled to dissect what piece was achieving harmony. The one piece that tied it all together was the focal point itself: a large art piece by Columbian artist, Gonzalo Fuenmayor. 

The scale, depth, subject matter, and overall composition was not only the focal point in the photograph, but the main point in the entirety of the living room. The vast black background of the piece draws the eyes in and accentuates the details and beauty of the banana-crowned chandelier. Crystals, tropical fruits, and glimmering lights add the right amount of glamour and mystery to this trendy space. 

I then began my research on Gonzalo Fuenmayor and fell more in love with his work. To me, it creates this magical nostalgia of latin glamour and luxury in the tropics. As a hispanic myself and being raised in Miami and Dominican Republic respectively, I was captivated with the imagery of banana trees, crisp night skies, and an inevitable sense of entertainment. There is also this sublime eeriness that gives a dream-like quality to the images, and truly reels you in. Below are a variety of my favorite Fuenmayor pieces, both charcoal drawings and photographs. His perfection in depicting reality with charcoal pencil will leave you guessing which ones are photographs and which ones are not. Visit the official website to learn more about Gonzalo. 

 

La Peccata Minuta | Nudist Song Illustration

Nudist Song: La Respuesta al Zapato Perfecto

Above is the illustration I created for La Peccata Minuta of the Nudist Sandal by Stuart Weitzman. Maria Conchita Arcala, author and creator of La Peccata Minuta, held a discussion with her audience wether they prefer to invest in a statement piece, such as a Charlotte Olympia style, or something more simple, such as the Nudist by Stuart Weitzman. The majority explained that they rather spend the mullah on a simple, versatile, and more comfortable piece. 

The article, Nudist Song: La Respuesta al Zapato Perfecto (The Answer to the Perfect Heel) goes into detail on the factors that make a pair such as the Nudist Song so desirable amongst celebrities and its fans. Apart from its clean lines and assortment of available materials, the Nudist heel is indeed comfortable for long wear and flattering on all types of feet. In conclusion, this simple pair checks off all the boxes and is well worth the investment. 

Click here to read the full Nudist Song Article

The Doughnut Factory

There is nothing more alluring than the pairing of high fashion and sweets. Due to this craving, I created a pair of doughnuts with a sweetness you can almost taste, and a look fit for the runway. The first batch of The Doughnut Factory series, are inspired by two of my all-time favorite brands, Dolce & Gabbana and Stella McCartney. 

First recipe replaces sprinkles with luxe red lipstick, golden leaves, lacquered roses, and pearls from Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2015 Lipstick Mary-Jane pumps. 

Second recipe showcases my favorite Stella McCartney collection, as seen at Fashion Week around the world, featuring an assortment of embroidered lips, studded hearts, and embellished matches amongst a velvety pink icing. It is the perfect combination of romance, fun, and a little fire. 

Both illustrations have been added to the Latin for Glory Society 6 shop where you can find prints, home decor, phone accessories, and apparel. 

Latin for Glory x WeWoreWhat

Bull No. 6 in collaboration with Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat is now complete. 

Together, we worked on designing a bull that reflected Danielle's edgy fashion style along with our shared love for plants, specifically cacti and succulents. The bull sits on a bed of vivid plants, none two alike. As a way to incorporate our passion for interior design, the bull skull was rendered as white marble with jute ropes adorning the horns.

 I documented the entire process and shared it through Instagram and Facebook, demonstrating how a garden slowly comes to life. Each plant was crafted with immense attention to detail and thorough color studies.  

The original piece will be on display in Danielle's 'rock n roll chic' New York City apartment. Prints will be available on my website soon! If you would like to be notified first, please subscribe on my webpage below. 

Here are just a few snap shots of the work in progress: