Coming from Panama, I knew nothing about thrifting. We don't even have this kind of stores there. The only knowledge I had at the time was due to movies showing up girls trying on "costume-like" outfits and making fun of the clothing. I moved to Toronto and started attending college for my Post-grad in Fashion … Continue reading Why did I start buying thrifted clothing?
Anyone wishing to read anything not #COVID-19 related? Welcome! I disappeard for the most part of March from the blog...
For the last Fashion Week season (on Fall 2019 where SS20 collections were presented) I worked on a special project with some friends. I had just graduated from my post grad program in Fashion Management and I had a final project where a jeans collection needed to be created from scratched.
I am not a fan of making a best dressed / worst dressed list. I believe it is a subjective opinion and in my personal opinion it's not nice to spread hate based on a bad styling decision but as I’ve explained before on this post, a red carpet event of a magnitude as The … Continue reading The hottest trends from The Oscars 2020 Red Carpet
Despite a gown is not an everyday piece, major celebrity events like The Oscars influence on trends for Spring/Summer every year. Designers get to show their latest collection to a broad audience (even those not interested in fashion) and it becomes a major opportunity to show their designs on celebrities (OG influencers). A way to give life to designs that basically have just been seen on a runway.
When I heard Shakira and JLo were going to split the Super Bowl’s half time show I found it odd. They are both latino queens but they have such different styles in every aspect, from their image to their music that I could not imagine how they were going to pull it off without the … Continue reading Reviewing the Pepsi Half Time Show from a fashion perspective
Have you ever put together an outfit and wonder, why doesn’t it look complete or why doesn’t it has the same charm as the pictures I see on my feed? For this week’s post I am bringing you some tips to make your outfits look EXTRA cute and premeditated. It seems my life revolves around … Continue reading How to spice up your outfit
Another day, another collaboration. It seems high fashion designers are trying harder than ever to reach the masses. I am not complaining, I know well that I am part of the masses and that by having an “expensive taste” I have to carefully choose the pieces I am investing my money in as my clothes … Continue reading Balmain X Puma
When winter hits, outfits get inevitable boring. The need to be warm, plus the reality that knitted garments are the coziest...
As I even wrote a post of how excited I was for this collaboration I am now sharing that I decided to return my dress (decision my IG followers help me take after a poll where 50% said return this dress please) At least I can say my tips and tricks post worked! I was … Continue reading Spilling the tea: I returned my Valli x H&M dress
The snowfall has made it official, our outfits must change to adapt to the frigid weather Canada is known for...
The dream of any broke millennial fashionista, a H&M collab with her favourite haute couture designer, has came true for me. But not so fast, I still don’t own any piece and the chances of getting one as soon as the collection is launched are very narrow. Maybe you've been on a midnight online royal … Continue reading GIAMBATTISTA VALLI X H&M
From a girl that has been in love with fashion since an early age but can't afford high fashion yet, Forever 21 was my go-to store for the latest trends to a price I could pay (or get my mom to pay). For people involved in any way in the fashion industry (manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, … Continue reading What happened to Forever 21?
an effortless chic look. For this post I have prepared 4 Fall Looks using the easiest piece to find: the button-down white shirt (C. Herrera knows best). Code of the House: The White Shirt from Carolina Herrera The white shirt is one of those pieces I recommend investing in as the fabric quality is important … Continue reading The white shirt:
There is always a colour we purchase season after season without knowing we have so much of it already. Mine is red! I have good news for you. For this season and the next one, a monochromatic outfit will be your best bet! The more you complete your outfit with pieces of the same colour, … Continue reading Monochromatics for Fall
Because we will be covering Fashion Weeks in Tropical Statement, I decided to sume up why is it so important for people in the fashion industry, including me. Despite it is a pretty famous term, many people, including fashion fanatics, don't know why is it a big deal. Fashion Week used to be extremely private … Continue reading What is Fashion Week anyway?
Now that we have discussed the importance of fashion week for people in the industry and fashion month is officially over, let's review together the trends that for me, will be huge in SS2020. I had to find the words to express how excited I got after seeing the runways (on Youtube) lol! The whole … Continue reading My Favorite Runway Trends from Fashion Week SS20
Currently working my ass off so my wishlist goes beyond that Pinterest board for once. But seriously though, accessories are the easiest way to be on trend without spending all your money on new clothes. Here are the trends on accessories, including the ones that are on my wishlist directly from the runways. For sure … Continue reading Accessories added to my wishlist after Fashion Month SS2O
If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't I will ask again WHY?, OK no pressure *Instagram @andreita.tropical just in case) you may have noticed that lately I have been posting my OOTD (outfit of the day)- this have been happening almost daily for the last couple of weeks now. Andrea, why suddenly do … Continue reading OOTD – MIRROR SELFIE 1 EDITION
As you know, moving abroad implied moving my closet. A bit difficult situation for someone who wants to take it all. My friends told me that I couldn’t take everything with me, all the blogs and vlogs about moving out said “you can’t take it all” but I always told myself, taking it all should … Continue reading SneakerHead? All about my collection