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London with French Connection.

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London is one of my favorite cities- the street style, the hustle & bustle, the proper way of speaking english, the double-decker buses, the bright red phone booths, fish & chips, I mean, how could it not be a favorite?

So I was excited to find out I would be traveling to London with one of my favorite brands, French Connection. I’ve always loved everything that they’ve carried from clothing, shoes to accessories and even house ware. I always end up finding the cutest pieces that are versatile yet fun, like this white sweater I got a couple of months ago.

I did a lot of sightseeing, tons of picture taking and grubbed on too much fish & chips but I felt very British by the time we had to close out our trip which was great. The most exciting part about my trip was getting to hang with the French Connection team, checking out their new fall collection and getting to attend their A/W ’14 Campaign press preview launch party! It was all sorts of fun; with the theme being magic, rabbits, and one of London’s biggest magicians, Troy Von Scheibner.

Here’s a small diary of what my trip looked with French Connection! Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed being there!

Special thank you to French Connection for having me! xo

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Room service was always enjoyable especially when the spread looks like that!

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Always a treat to go to the London eye!

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My head to toe French connection look wearing: skirt, sweater, heels + cross bodyfrenchconnection4.jpg_effected frenchconnection18 frenchconnection.jpg_effected

Loved this beautiful sequin French Connection skirt from my girl Kristi- it’ll be available soon! This sequin dress is cute too (on sale!)

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I love their boyfriend jeans!

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Me and my girl Kristi!

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London looks beautiful in the evening, doesn’t it?

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Can’t wait to start wearing fall pieces especially in this color palette: backpack, blouse, jeans and blouse.

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Love this floral print. Perfect for summer!

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My favorite shot for their A/W campaign!

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Got to hang with the beautiful Jourdan Dunn at the press event! She’s darling!

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So long London! You’re always a pleasure! Thanks French Connection for having me!

Some of my favorite FC pieces:

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Oaxaca Diary.

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Finally! My last share of photos from the beautiful state of Oaxaca.

Words can’t describe how much I love and adore my country- México, but most importantly how proud I am to be Mexican. States like Oaxaca definitely take my appreciation for my country, people, culture and history to another level. Oaxaca has definitely become one of my top destinations to travel to, get away and enjoy the richness of what they have to offer.

Take a peek at what I’m talking about… more than likely,  you’ll fall in love too. Enjoy!

Te quiero mi México lindo y querido!

ps- Also, check out the cool video from my good friend Fernando from one of my favorite Oaxacan restaurants in L.A, Guelaguetza, made of me during our first trip to oaxaca back in December… forgot to share the first time, so here it is (down below)!

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White Rose.

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One of my last and favorite looks from my short trip to Oaxaca. A little 501 denim won’t ever hurt anyone, right?

On our last full day, we tried to squeeze in as much as we could so we made sure to book a massage and cleanse ritual called, Temazcal- a must when you travel to certain parts of México. I was a bit hesitant at first, but after reading a little bit more about what Temazcal was, I caved in. In simpler terms, a Temazcal is a steam bath in which it’s supposed to help cleanse you from all impurities. (Read more about it here)

We crawled into a really small cave-like room, with a low ceiling, and a lodge burning on one corner. We sat for about 45 mins in the steamy room while we dripped in sweat… major dripping. The lady in the room with us hummed a song and did a prayer as we just closed our eyes and tried to focus on positive things. The 45 mins definitely felt like an eternity as we sat there taking in all the steam and heat. I struggled a few times and had to ask her to open the door so I can get fresh air to breathe.

Once the time was up, we crawled back outside, took off our bathings suits and laid in a comfy little thin bed on the floor. The steam bath was followed by an hour massage- the best massage I’ve had to date. It relaxed us for sure and I even knocked out for most of the massage. It was by far one of the most unique experiences I’ve had and I would love to experience it every time I get to go back.

I highly recommend booking one for yourself next time you go to Oaxaca or México- you will not be disappointed.

For the rest of the day, we just explored downtown, jumped from restaurants to bars and even a cool museum about vintage stamps. We wrapped up our night at one of the coolest restaurants and as we walked out into the plaza to head back to our B&B, we noticed a lovely mariachi band of 8 and immediately hired them to serenate my girl Amber and I with a few songs! It was the perfect moment to end such a wonderful day/trip!

Already missing Oaxaca! Going to try to wrap up a set of diary photos from Oaxaca- so stay tuned!

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ARITZIA rose blouse (sold out but similar here)
LEVI’S 501 vintage shorts
ANTIK BATIK embellished clutch (similar here + here)
ISABEL MARANT caroll
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