Fashion Week San Diego 2014

Another year, another Fashion Week San Diego runway show!

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San Diego saw another great set of runway shows during Fashion Week and fashionistas came from all around. This year was my third time attending FWSD and I’ve witnessed firsthand how much it keeps growing. The list of designers keeps getting longer and the designs get better and better. I wasn’t able to make it every night because mom life but I made it to the Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night runway shows.

This year there were 34 designers and the runway shows were spread out over 4 days. We had the pleasure of seeing everything from women’s wear to men’s clothing, a super chic children’s clothing line, to swimwear and accessories and even luggage. Because there were so many more designers, the variation of styles was greater and there was something for everyone, no matter their taste.

FWSD was held at the Broadway Pier again and it’s such a great venue. It’s spacious and your are surrounded by water. I arrived early all 3 days that I attended and was able to sit out at the end of pier and watch the sunset before the shows began, and we all know how gorgeous San Diego sunsets are. Such a treat! The Photo Box (photo booth) was there for us to take pictures and get silly with funky props and there were a few great options of food to buy from, 4 hours of runway watching makes a girl hungry. The Haute Dog runway show took center stage again this year with adorable (and very much adoptable) dogs from the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The dogs made their way down the runway and won over the hearts of everyone in the audience and they loved the attention. On Saturday night, we were treated to a presentation by Julia Koerner about 3D printing, a presentation that has only been seen otherwise by those who attended Paris Fashion Week!

It was a week full of fashion, dressing up, stylish people, and fun. I saw some familiar faces and met some new ones. As always, by my side were 2 of my favorites ladies, Cynthia y Lua. Lua and I have been enjoying FWSD for the past 3 years and at last year’s show we met Cynthia. Cynthia and I even celebrated our 1 year friend-iversary with a fun dinner on Saturday night joined by designer, Maralonzo.

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A trio of Latina flavor; Mexicana, Boriqua, and Brasileña!

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I don’t know that I can pick just one favorite designer because there were so many great outfits presented throughout the week. If I had to narrow it down, Maralonzo, Wish Now, J.L. Rocha, Jessica Faulkner, and S. Mckellar were my top 5. I’m already looking forward to FWSD 2015, I can;t wait to see what the next year brings to delight the hearts of us fashionistas. And although Fashion Week San Diego is over, it doesn’t mean the fun has ended. There are still more events to come so if you missed FWSD be sure to check out some of these upcoming events: Viva La Series featuring J.L. Rocha on November 6, Flaunt Fashion series featuring J.L. Rocha on November 20, and Viva La Series featuring B.JASH.I on November 20.

If you plan on making it out to any of those events, let me know, I might see you there!

 

Tuesday: The Art and Beauty behind Fashion:

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Wednesday: Woven Together Runway Show:

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Thursday: Socal Styles:

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Friday: Gentlemen and Ladies:

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Saturday: Finale runway show:

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Sunday: Trunk Show:

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Photo credit: CF Photography Studios and aDallo Photography

 

 

 

 

Tips for staying healthy

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The month of October is filled with all kinds of health awareness; breast cancer, aids, healthier babies, dental hygiene, lupus. It’s awesome that there is more and more awareness with each passing month. While these different awareness campaigns are a great way to learn about more serious ailments, we have to remember to take care of “smaller” issues and try to be as healthy as possible.

I’ve been a medical assistant for 6 years and have plans to return to school soon to become a nurse practicioner. I’m no doctor but I know my fair share about being healthy and working in a doctor’s office means I hear it all and I question it all.

 

One thing I never realized until I became a medical assistant is how many people don’t know how easy it is to stay healthy, especially our latino patients. Latinos are not the type to visit a doctor when they aren’t feeling well, our culture has taught us to rely on remedios y hierbas (herbs and homemade remedies). I have come across so many that simply do not know what steps to take to begin leading healthier lives. In light of all of the health awareness I wanted to share some simple, every day tips on how to stay healthy.

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  • Water: Drink, drink, drink! One of the main reasons people overeat, feel tired and sluggish, or get headaches is simply because they are dehydrated. It’s so easy to skip out on water because there are so, so many other drinks out there to fill us up but none of them provide what regular old water does. Try to get the recommended 64oz of water per day and see how much better you will feel almost instantly.
  • Healthy foods: The food pyramid is your friend, listen to it! 2-3 servings of whole wheat bread, pasta, rice. 3-5 servings of veggies. The greener the better. Yellow, orange, and red veggies are also your best friends. 2-4 servings a day of fruit. 2-3 servings of milk, yogurt, and cheese. Low fat choices are best. 2 servings (the size of a deck of cards) of meat a day, fish once a week. Eat very small amounts of fats and sweets and use healthier oils such as olive, canola, and peanut oils.
  • Healthy snacks: Even if you are cooking healthy meals, what you eat in between large meals needs to be healthy as well. Firstly, skip the middle aisles at the grocery store and stick to fruits and veggies. If you like to have a variety (and to please picky kids), buy snacks that are low in sodium and sugar and eat them in small portions and in moderation. Easy snack ideas include veggies with low fat (even better, homemade) ranch, pretzels, graham crackers, string cheese, rice cakes with a little bit of nutella. Apples with peanut butter, frozen grapes, fruit juice popsicles, frozen yogurt. The options are endless.
  • Fast food: Stay far away from it.

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Live well:

  • Move around: Find a workout routine that works for you. There are plenty of ways to get moving; gyms, yoga classes, running, hiking, DVDs so you can exercise in the comfort and privacy of your own home. If you have medical conditions, consult with your doctor first. Whether you do or don’t have any medical conditions, ease your way into a routine that works for you. Slowly but surely it’ll become easier and easier.
  • Sleep: It sounds funny to tell people to sleep after telling them they need to be more active but sleep is crucial to a healthy life. Making sure you get 6-8 hours of sleep will make such a difference. You’ll not only feel rested and relaxed but much less stressed. You body and brain need time to recharge. Skipping out on proper sleep will make you tired, sluggish, and cranky.
  • Avoid smoking: It causes bad breath, yellow teeth, stained nails and clothes, smelly hair, COPD, cancer, emphysema, need I say more?
  • Be happy: With the busy lifestyles we all lead now a days, it can be hard to find a moment for yourself but it’s important to find ways that will help you unwind and relax. A simple 15 minute walk around your neighborhood, a long hot bath, a drive, whatever makes you feel happy, do it. Like most other moms, I always put everyone else before myself and kids leave very little time and privacy but not getting time for yourself causes you to stress out and your children pick up on that. Be happy, it shows through and it will spread like wildfire.

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What are your tips for staying healthy?

 

 

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-The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. This is a sponsored post however all opinions are, and always be, my own. If I didn’t truly believe in what I am sharing, I would not have spent the time to write it.