Estrella Fashion Report

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

EFR's editor Farrah Estrella wins "Blogger of the Year" Award at FFFWeek 2016

By: Farrah Estrella


Hola Estrellitas!!

Last week, I was in New York for Full Figured Fashion Week 2016 and they gave me an award for "Blogger of The Year".



I was so happy and honored to receive this award, it really means a lot to me to be recognized by my peers. Hard work really pays off guys. I am little late in posting this but it has been a crazy week.

You guys have no idea how many times I wanted to quit blogging and then something amazing happens and I keep pushing. It has not been an easy 4 years. For those that think that blogging is glamorous, well it is to a point but it is also hard work. Lots of sleepless nights, doing research, pre-planning etc..it is not easy. I am not complaining because I love doing it. I have now come to terms with the fact that this is my passion and I am going to do it to the best of my ability (No more thinking of quitting lol..).

I want you thank you guys, my followers and readers because you guys are the ones that make all of this possible, I really appreciate you. I also want to thank Miss Gwen DeVoe and her FFFweek Team for being so supportive of me and my blog. My family of course, my friends, my husband, my clients and everyone that has supported my crazy ideas.

Last but not least, I want to thank Sydney's Closet for gifting me this beautiful dress to wear to collect my award. I felt like a princess in this dress, I love red and it fit amazingly. 




Thank you everyone for following my journey, the best is yet to come!!..until next time..
Live, Love & Inspire
Farrah
XOXO



My first trip to The Met in New York "Manus X Machina" Exhibit

By: Farrah Estrella
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Manus X Machina at The Met in NYC

Every year I take a trip to New York and every year I tell myself that I am going to visit The Met but I never do. This year on my annual trip to New York, I actually made it and it was so amazing and worth it.


The Met Museum in New York Photo credit Farrah Estrella

The place is huge and there is no way that you can appreciate the whole thing in one day, therefore, I made sure that I saw what I wanted to see, which was the "Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" exhibit. When you get there you can pay whatever you want to enter. They suggest a donation of $25 but if you don't have that, they are not going to say no, you give what you can afford, I love that!.



The exhibit was incredible, it taught me appreciation for the Art of making clothes (couture) and how technology has changed the fashion industry. The main piece of the exhibit is a hand beaded wedding dress couture gown by Chanel. It is just so beautiful to see it in person and you can see how much work was put into it. I loved how the beads just sparkle. It is an amazing piece and the pictures do not do it justice.





The exhibit was divided into different sections and we were able to see leatherwork, 3D printing, dresses and coats made out of feathers and unconventional materials such as straws. 





For a fashion lover like me this was an incredible experience and I will never forget it. I put together a little video with some of my favorite pictures that I took at the exhibit and I hope you can appreciate the beauty of it. 




If you are in New York or just visiting, take a quick trip to The Met to see it, it is worth your time, I guarantee it.



Thank you guys for following my journey, until next time..
Live, Love & Inspire
Farrah
XOXO



For more information about the The Met Museum, exhibits, times etc..visit their website at www.metmuseum.org.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy National Sunglasses Day!

By: Farrah Estrella

Hola Estrellitas!! It is National Sunglasses Day!! did you know that there was such a thing?. Well, I just found out too, don't feel bad!.

I guess because it is officially the begining of Summer and it totally makes sense to have a National Sunglasses Day. We should wear sunglasses everyday, not just today, they are just cool!!. I just realized how many of them I have but I always go to my favorite ones. I love the aviator sunglasses a lot, they are such a classic frame and the new cat eye frames are cute too. This Summer, I am really into colorful sunglasses, red, blue, green and even white. 

I picked out a few of my favorite sunglasses from awear. If you are not familiar with the brand, they are an eco-friendly eyewear collection designed with sustainability, style and comfort in mind.


awear sunglasses

All of their frames and sunglasses are made with:

1) Sustainable materials

2) CO2 emission reduction

3) Water conservation during production

4) Decreased energy consumption

5) Biodegradable demo lenses

6) Flexible temple design providing ergonomic, comfortable 
fit. 

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awear sunglasses

I also like that they are very lightweight and that even their frame cases and displays are made with recycled materials, it is all about saving the environment you guys and we have to do our part. I love brands like that are environmentally friendly.






Shop for these and other styles on their website at www.awearcharmant.com. 

Happy National Sunglasses Day everyone!!



Friday, June 24, 2016

The Perfect Nail Polish Colors for Summer

By: Farrah Estrella
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Hola Estrellitas!!

If you are a beauty addict like me, than you probably collect nail polishes or have tons of them everywhere. I have to confess , I have a few of them at my desk in my office, in the bedroom and even in the bathroom..lol..they are everywhere! I just can't get enough.

Every season, a new pretty shade comes along and I just have to buy it. Summer is also a time where we can have fun with our nails and try different colors that we wouldn't normally wear during Winter. Even though, I love red nail polish and lipstick, I have lots of different colors of nail polishes that I usually wear to match my outfits. 

If you are not sure what color to get, well..get them all!! but check out my faves in the pictures down below. Let me know in the comments what color you liked best and I hope that you are enjoying your Summer. Until next time..

Live, Love & Inspire
Farrah
XOXO



















Thursday, June 23, 2016

10 Perfect Tote Bags for Summer

By: Farrah Estrella


Now that Summer is here, it is time to get the perfect Summer tote bag to wear during the hot summer months. 

During Summer, I usually like to use a tote bag to carry around all of those extra things that we need such as: Sunglasses, bottle water, sunblock and lipgloss, just to name a few. Tote bags are easy to carry, they are spacious and great to take to the beach or to go shopping. 

I picked out 10 super cute and colorful tote bags that would be perfect to pair with a great Summer outfit this season.

Check out my picks below and click on the links to shop. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments.

Happy fun shopping!!
Farrah
XOXO





















Monday, June 20, 2016

Hannah Caroline Couture at Full Figured Fashion Week 2016

By: Farrah Estrella
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Hannah Caroline at Full Figured Fashion Week 2016
Photo Credit Estrella Fashion Report 

For the second year in row, Hannah Caroline Couture showcased her latest collection during Full Figured Fashion Week 2016, that was held this past weekend in New York City.

Hannah showed her latest Spring/Summer 2016 collection titled "Technicolor" which featured colorful, mixable separates, including crop tops, skirts, jackets and dresses. 

Not only did Hannah showcased her "Technicolor" collection, she also debuted her new Bridal Collection on the show as well. As one of the youngest designers on the show, Hannah can make custom garments to fit your unique needs from sizes XS to 5X.

Check out some pictures from the Hannah Caroline's showcase in the pictures down below and follow our coverage of Full Figured Fashion Week 2016 all week long right here on our blog, as well as on Instagram at @estrellafashionreport, on Twitter @estrellafreport and Facebook at Estrella Fashion Report. 

For more information on this great designer visit her website at www.shop.hccdesign.co.  

To be part of the #1 plus size fashion week in the world, Full Figured Fashion Week, visit their website at www.fffweek.com.