Weekend Fun & Links

The weekend has arrived! What are you up to? This week has been a busy one – with Fashion Week San Diego and I also went to the movie screening of Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck. We really liked the movie, it’s suspenseful and has a good story line! I am looking forward to going to a friend’s birthday party and to my nieces Quinceañera this weekend! Can’t believe she is 15, how time flies! Love this little girl, who is now a teenager, it has been a honor to see her grow up. I am looking forward to many more years of seeing her accomplishments, being her proud auntie, and simply spending time with her! We are getting glammed up for her big party! It will be nice to see my aunts, grandmother, uncles, cousins, and the entire family!! I’ll share pics on my Facebook and Instagram. Hope you have  wonderful weekend!! Here are a few links from the web: fashion, beauty, events, tips, and simply fun!



Have you or your children selected a Halloween costume yet? The top costumes for 2014.

Glad ombre hair is still in, it is less maintenance than doing my highlights often. Plus, my hair feels healthier!

Are you wearing pink this month? It’s breast cancer awareness month. Cute ideas on wearing more pink.

Want to dress up your pet like your baby? And, let your pet entertain the baby while wearing the costume? Watch this funny video.

Tips for looking refreshed, even if you don’t get a good night’s sleep.

Fashion Week San Diego continues until Sunday – you can still go, here are the details. I posted about the Runway Show here.

Like your daily cup of joe? Have you tried Cuban coffee? See how it’s made – video. I had it in Miami, it’s strong!

If you live in San Diego and like Dora and Friends, here’s an event you may want to attend – on Sunday, Oct 12.

He finally got married…..George Clooney. They looked so happy! Yay George & Amal!

Mana de San Diego is having their 2014 Latina Success Conference, Oct 11 – you can still register! I plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

The movie I saw this week: Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck! A suspenseful, good movie! The ending was unexpected! In theaters now.  I may suggest you see it with a girlfriend….see movie trailer and you may understand why, ha!

Westfield Plaza Bonita posted the Fiesta Mexicana pictures – they have events throughout the year, here’s a sample of how nice their events are! Most of the events are free (free admission)!

Fashion Week San Diego 2014: Part 1

Fashion Week San Diego is here! If you like fashion and beauty, this is the annual event to attend! The event is being held from September 29 – October 5. It includes five nights with runway shows, art, beauty, and on the sixth day there will be a Trunk Show and the Fashion Awards. The runway shows are being held September 30 – October 4, at the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. The Trunk Show and Fashion Awards will be held on October 5, at The Horton Grand Hotel & Theatre,  in the Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego.  The runway shows and Trunk Show/Awards are events open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the door.  Ticket prices,  event schedule, list of designers, and more information can be found on the Fashion Week San Diego website. You can still attend three more days of the event!

Lola joined me for two days of the runway shows. We enjoyed the event and seeing the latest trends. The designers are local and it is good to support local talent! It was nice to run into some familiar faces and designers I’ve met at past events! Here are pics from Day 2 – Part 1: Woven Together Runway Show (see link for list of designers). There were so many nice pieces that I took lots of pictures.  I will divide the posts for Day 2 & Day 3. There was also a Haute Dog Runway Show benefiting the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, the doggies are adorable & available for adoption!

Hope you like the pics!

Have you been to Fashion Week San Diego this year or in the past? Do you know or wear items from local designers?



In this post – Designers: Lisa B Collection, Jessica Lynn, CW Couture, & Haute Dog Runway Show 

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Fashion Week San Diego: Spring Showcase

Hi friends,

Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) held its first Spring Showcase at Harrah’s Resort Southern California and I attended with Lola. The Spring Showcase included multiple exhibitor booths, from designers, hair blowouts, mini makeovers, photos booths, artists, leather goods, and jewelry. It was nice to see designers I’ve met over the years and to meet new one’s as well. The highlight was the beautiful designs that were part of the runway fashion show! There was also a live performance from The Voice, third season star Aquile.

After the event, we walked around the casino and stopped by the gift shop to pick up a box of chocolates for my hubby.

Fashion Week San Diego has more events coming up this year, for details you can visit their website.

Here are some pictures from the event – hope you like them!

Have you been to a FWSD event? Have you been to a fashion showcase?


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Lola and I arriving at FWSD – Spring Showcase.

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Launch Live Art.

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Lola and I enjoyed visiting the exhibitor tables.

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It was nice to see designers I’ve met over the years and catch up with them – like Zoe, from I am Zoe.


And Aida from Dos Caras Swimwear.


And meet some new one’s. This designer is J.L. Rocha, from Mexico. We also noticed there were more designers for mens clothing and shoes at this event.


The Foto Box booth.

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Children participated as well.

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Aquiles performed.

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This was one of my favorites!

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Launch Live Art.


Allison Andrews, FWSD Founder, thanked the designers, sponsors, and attendees.

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The casino’s lobby.


The casino’s gift show where I bought the box of chocolates for my hubby!

FWSD: Flaunt Fashion Series

Hi friends,

Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) held their first of the Flaunt Fashion Series, featuring Designer MarAlonzo. Lola and I attended the event last week, at the W Hotel San Diego. There was a Catwalk Show, guests were greeted with a hosted signature cocktail, and there was music, mingling and networking. I took some pictures and share them below. You can also view more pictures on FWSD’s Facebook page.

FWSD’s next event is their First Annual Spring Showcase,  on Saturday, April 26, at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. More details regarding that event can be found at FWSD’s website.

Hope you like the pictures from the Flaunt Fashion Series!




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FWSD Day 3: Runway Show & Doggie Fashion Show


Fashion Week San Diego – Day 3, included a number runway shows & a doggie fashion show with pets that were adoptable from the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The fashion was amazing & inspiring! I originally wasn’t planning on attending Day 3 of FWSD, but due to some scheduling changes I was able to make it and enjoyed it! My friends Kim Rescate and Ana Pines also attended, so it was an added treat to spend time with them! This show included bathing suits, hats, and local designers, such as Diestra and Dos Caras Swimwear, it was wonderful! There was a dj playing music and it added to the lively mood. Since it was a Friday, people stayed and mingled after the show, and later headed to the after party. I didn’t attend the after party because I was scheduled to speak and participate at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event the next morning. I did have an opportunity to meet one of the designers from Diestra after the show, she recognized me from my television job and came over to say hi, it was nice to meet her! Have you been to FWSD or  runway show?



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FWSD 2013: The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion


Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) was held recently – I was looking forward to the fashion shows and events for a few weeks! The runway shows were held at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, a very appropriate venue for this event! I wasn’t able to attend all of the events due to other commitments, but did attend the first three days. The first day was titled The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion which featured beauty industry experts. The experts spoke about their experience in fashion as it relates to beauty, nails, hair, & makeup. There were also local artists doing live art demonstrations and a silent auction. My friend Lola went to the event with me and we had fun. It was interesting to learn about how the speakers got involved in the industry and about the beauty tips they shared, as well as the latest trends in beauty. Have you been to FWSD?



PS – My Love of Wrap Dresses and The Little Blue Dress.

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