Behind the Scenes: Fashion Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes: Fashion Photoshoot

Two weeks ago I teamed up with Pamela for a photoshoot. The photo shoot started out wonderfully, the sky was beautiful, the birds were chirping UNTIL the skies opened and down came a whole lot of rain!!! It was literally only 10 minutes into the shoot when the torrential downpour began. But honestly, two creatives, a camera, and rain…we made it work. The outcome: STUNNING photos. Check out some shots and a little #bts vide below. Enjoy!

xo, ang.

New Video Alert!! | March Favorites

I know we’re halfway through April but it’s never too late to share my favorites for the month before. For my March favorites, I share some pretty cool beauty products along with three fashion products. Catch the video below, and if you want to check any of the products out, I’ve linked everything below!

xo, ang

Drunk Elephant Sunscreen: https://seph.me/2ZcoxWs

Glossier Boy Brow: https://www.glossier.com/products/boy-brow

Glossier Lidstar: https://www.glossier.com/products/lidstar

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer: https://seph.me/2Xbx768

Native products use code 20_angf_ for 20%off: https://www.nativecos.com/

The Daily Edited handbags: http://bit.ly/2Gnbj1C

Nike Outburst OG: http://bit.ly/2Inj9dU

Blogger’s Brunch

Blogger’s Brunch

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to meet up with a group of bloggers. After our brunch, I felt so refreshed, inspired and motivated. We talked, laughed and shared ideas with each other; it was like I was with family.

If you’re ever looking for a nice, small and “instagammable” place to brunch at with a few friends, be sure to check out Blank Slate Tea on Madison Ave in Downtown NYC. I had their avocado toast topped with a poached egg and it was delicious! I never had matcha before and I was told I needed to try it out, so I ordered the Rose Matcha and it was so refreshing and tasty; I’m so glad I popped my matcha cherry. Check out below for the scrumptious food and drink photos!

xo, ang.

 

My February Favorites!!

My February Favorites!!

Yesterday I introduced a new series on my YouTube Channel; monthly favorites. Each month I will share with everyone what I’m obsessing over. For the month of February, I put together some beauty, fashion and lifestyle items and talked about them in my latest video. You can check it out below (every item is linked below for you)!

Be sure to drop a like and subscribe if you are new to my channel!

Xx, ang.

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe eyeshadow palette: http://bit.ly/2EZOsZd

350 Nature Glow Morphe eyeshadow palette: http://bit.ly/2TuJmgE

Ban.do planner: http://bit.ly/2HqXEYg

The Self-Love Experiment: https://amzn.to/2VOYv9c

Nike Zoom 2k: http://bit.ly/2ETctjB

Vans Authentic “Off The Sticker”: http://bit.ly/2XQL9LE

Jordan Retro 13: http://bit.ly/2HdyAog

Air Max Plus: http://bit.ly/2XRXJu7

New Video Alert!! | Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

New Video Alert!! | Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I know some people are procrastinators like yours truly and probably can’t find OR haven’t found the perfect outfit to wear for the day of love. I have put together a quick little video to help the ladies out in that department. In my latest video, I give you three options for outfits; starting with a super casual laid back look and finishing with a cute and classy dress decked out with my favorite faux fur coat. Check out the video below to help you put together your best fit for this Valentine’s Day. I have included all links to the items mentioned in the description box of the video.

Thanks for tuning in, love Ang.

 

Washington Heights x “Puro Platano” Converse

Washington Heights x “Puro Platano” Converse

Last month I received a pair of Chucks with a very special meaning behind them. A fellow Dominican creative, Ray Polanco Jr., customized a pair of the classic Converse and dubbed them “Puro Platano.” The sneakers were in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and were created as an ode to the Dominican Flag and a staple food, platanos. If you’re not familiar with what a platano is, it’s one of our most popular food items; we smash them to make mangu, we fry them to make tostones, we pretty much do anything and everything to them to enjoy with either Induveca salami, eggs, avocado etc. It’s only right that the “Puro Platano” chucks are an all over green with gold detailing on the eyelets and Converse branding. Red, white and blue details on the sole are the colors of our flag and lastly, my favorite part of the sneakers, is the camo brown design on the inside which represents the variety of skin complexions within our culture.

All that being said, my friend Maria and I, decided to go to the heart of Dominican culture here in NYC to showcase the beauty of the sneakers. We took a stroll in the Heights, took some pictures, talked about how amazing the local avocados looked and ended our day with some sancocho at Casa del Mofongo. Check out the pics below!

 

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Influencer Daiana Veron

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Influencer Daiana Veron

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 and during this time I wanted to shed light on some women that I personally admire who just so happen to be Latina. We have come a long way, breaking strides and creating our own paths. One young woman that has been doing just that is Daiana Veron, she is someone who I look up to, not only because her street style is A1 but because she doesn’t let anything OR anyone hold her back from making her dreams come true. Read all about this beautiful soul below…

Streetwear can often feel like it’s male-dominated; in your opinion, how are women paving their own lane in streetwear? 

Streetwear is still very male-dominated but I think for the first time ever, women are starting to get the recognition they deserve in street fashion. Personally, I feel that social media has made a huge impact for women who love streetwear, it has given us a platform where we can express our selves freely; making it impossible to ignore!

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In May, you posted a picture on IG that personally moved me. It’s a photo of you rocking Pharrell Williams adidas Human Race NMDEquality sneakers. The caption describes what equality means and how it specifically resonates in your life. Can you share what challenges, if any, have you had to overcome as a Latina?

Being a Latina in the US definitely has its challenges; it’s even harder when the immigration system isn’t built to help you grow to your fullest potential. I was born in Argentina and moved to the US at a young age, at the time I never realized the struggles I would go through as an adult. For starters, I was never able to attend college due to loans not being available to people without a social security number. With this came the struggle of finding a job that would hire me without a social security number, however, I’ve always been a hard worker so I taught my self how to do bookkeeping and started a small bookkeeping business. It wasn’t until Obama became president that I was able to get DACA and work for a company. I think the most important thing we need to remember as a Latina/o is that where there’s a will, there’s a way! My legal situation is completely “fixed” at the moment, but I’m making the most out of it and taking full advantage of any opportunity I get!

Anyone that follows you will be instantly inspired. Who or what inspires you?

My most current inspirations have to be Aleali May and Raven Varona; these two ladies are literally killing it and leaving their mark along the way. Aleali is a fashion icon who literally paved her way to being one of the most recognized streetwear fashionistas we have. Raven is an amazing photographer with some iconic captures, touring all over the world thanks to her amazing work. I can only pray that I get to tell a story like this someday!

What would you like to have accomplished by the end of this year?

So far this year has been full of surprises, some good and some challenging, but I am hoping to make a move to a bigger city and pursue my modeling career more seriously.

Finish the sentence…

The first pair of sneakers I fell in love with was…Adidas shelltoes and Air Force 1s

My comfort food is…milanesas and rice… have to have rice haha

What I’m most proud of myself is…for never giving up on the idea of a better me

The best advice I’ve been given was…to surround my self with people who appreciate my hard work and dedication