Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blogger event at the new 'Cacique Lifestyle' store at Newport Centre

By: Farrah Estrella

Cacique Lifestyle store in New Jersey
The new Lane Bryant’s “Cacique Lifestyle” store located in the New Port Centre Mall in Jersey City, New Jersey held a blogger event today to celebrate its grand opening.

The store opened a few weeks ago but this party was a way to formally introduce the store to the blogging community.

The new concept store is the first ever in the country and it features the Cacique brand of lingerie, as well as activewear, loungewear and intimate apparel (bras and panties). The store is also going to carry future Cacique & Lane Bryant designer collaborations and the new ready to wear, runway inspired collection 6th & Lane.

The store is bright and beautifully decorated; it is very feminine and elegant. It features spacious and comfortable fitting rooms with adjustable lighting and design elements such as nice sitting area with modern furniture as well as small details such as fresh flowers and a robe in every fitting room.

It is definitely an experience that every plus size woman should have. We had some snacks and got a chance to receive a personalized panty with our initials on them. It was great to catch up with my blogger friends that I don't get to see everyday.

Check out some pictures from the event below as well as pictures of the store. What do you guys think? Do you like what you see? Shop Cacique online at

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dominican Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

By: Farrah Estrella
Oscar de la Renta
Dominican fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away today in his home in Connecticut after a long battle with cancer. De la Renta, 82, was an icon in the fashion and art communities.

For over 50 years he has been dressing some of the most beautiful women in the world from first ladies such as Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush to socialites, celebrities and even Vogue editor Anna Wintour. 
He recently appointed British designer Peter Copping as creative director of the Oscar de La Renta brand, igniting rumors that he will be retiring soon.

Born in 1932 in the Dominican Republic, he went to Spain at the age of 18 to study painting but instead fell in love with fashion. He landed a job working for couturier Cristobal Balenciaga and then worked with Lanvin before moving to New York to work for Elizabeth Arden.

In 1965 he launched his Ready-to-Wear label and never looked back. His fashion house now includes shoes, jewelry, perfumes, bridal, a home collection and of course the fashion lines.

He was known for his ultra-feminine silhouettes, his design style could be described as elegant, romantic and glamorous but WWD described it best when they said that his signature style was “tastefully extravagant, Paris-influenced, with an undercurrent of Latin pizazz”. 
Oscar de La Renta is survived by his wife Annette de La Renta and his adopted son Moises de la Renta.

Oscar de la Renta

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Spotlight on: Caite and Kyla Seo by Caite, Inc

By: Farrah Estrella

Hola Estrellitas!!

I discovered a big treasure right on my backyard this week “Caite, Inc.”, they are a women’s apparel line and wholesaler that is headquartered right here in the Tampa Bay area. 

Caite Inc. produces two lines of products the “Caite” line and the “Kyla Seo by Caite” line. The Kyla Seo line is name after the company CEO and founder's daughter.
The company is known for their signature knit fabrics and their rayon Lycra fabrics that have a soft and buttery feel to them, add an embroidered touch to that and you got Caite. Although many people in Tampa Bay may not have heard of the brand, Caite’s products are being sold in over 1500 specialty stores nationwide including catalogs and websites such as Modcloth and Soft Surroundings.

Caite’s clothing is cleverly designed to make you feel fabulous and comfortable, without breaking the bank. The clothing is affordable and it makes you look feminine and luxurious.

The best part for me about the brand is that they catered to women of all sizes, from a size XXS to XXL and 1X to 3X, we can all look beautiful wearing Caite no matter what size you wear. That is very important to me as you guys know my motto is, fashion for all.

Check out a sneak peek of Caite Spring 2015 Collection

 Check out a sneak peek of Caite Fall 2015 Collection

Kyla Seo by Caite Spring 2015 Collection

Kyla Seo by Caite Fall 2014 Collection

One last thing, Caite is getting ready to have a huge warehouse/sample sale from November 17th to 21st, 2014. Their clothing usually retails from $64 to $168 dollars but at the warehouse/sample sale everything will be $15 dollars, what a great deal!. I will keep you posted fashionistas about of all the details about the sample sale coming soon.

For more information on Caite visit their Showroom and Warehouse at:
Caite, Inc.
PHONE: (813) 962-0900
FAX: (845) 531-4814
14502 N DALE MABRY HWY #120
TAMPA, FL. 33618

 You can also visit their website at WWW.CAITEONLINE.COM.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant 2014 Holiday Collection

By: Farrah Estrella
Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant Holdiay 2014 Collection
The new Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant Holiday 2014 Collection will hit stores soon, but I wanted to give you guys an exclusive sneak peek. 

As I am making my holiday wish list, almost every dress in the collection is in it, especially the red sequin dress featured above. It's simply Amazing!!.

Check out the rest of the lookbook below.

Visit to purchase.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Audrey Hepburn Jewelry Collection launches today on HSN

By: Farrah Estrella


The New Audrey Hepburn Collection will be launching live today on HSN at 3:00 PM ET by non-other than Audrey Hepburn’s son Sean Hepburn Ferrer.

The collection includes reproductions of the legendary actress personal jewelry collection as well as inspired pieces that she wore in some of her films. Hepburn is still one of the most admire women in the world and an icon of fashion.

Her personal style could be described as timeless, classic and elegant.  

The prices for the collection ranges from $17.99 to $99.95.

Tune in to HSN today at 3:00 PM ET to see Audrey’s son Sean Hepburn Ferrer promoting and unveiling the collection for the first time.

For more information visit



Oscar de la Renta names British designer Peter Copping creative director

By: Farrah Estrella

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta recently named British designer Peter Copping creative director of the Oscar de La Renta brand. Rumors have been swirling for a while that de la Renta, 82, will be retiring soon.  He is probably preparing to do so by creating first a smooth transition for the next designer to take over the house he built.

It is a smart move by de la Renta because he can coach Peter Copping by working side by side with him in his first collections for the brand. Any designer would love that kind of mentorship from a master like de la Renta who has been in the business of fashion for over 50 years.

Before going to the Oscar de la Renta brand, Copping was the creative director at Nina Ricci and he also worked under Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton.

Cooping debut collection will be the Fall 2015 Collection that will be shown during New York Fashion Week in February 2015.

Peter Copping 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Making a Difference during Pinktober

By: Farrah Estrella

Hola Estrellitas!!

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are numerous events promoting good health, breast cancer awareness and celebrating the life of the many women that had been affected by the disease.

I attended a "Making a Difference" event by Lane Bryant in West Palm Beach yesterday in which I had the opportunity to style 3 breast cancer survivors. This is only one of the many Breast Cancer Awareness events that I will be attending this month. 

Yesterday was so great because of hearing all of the women speak about everything that they have gone through, it really put things in perspective for me. So chicas…Love yourselves, be who you are but above all inspire others to feel good about themselves too.

Live, Love & Inspire


About the outfit: Lane Bryant head to toe