Met Gala 2018 - "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."

One of the most exciting nights for fashion was last night. Fashion's biggest night out, The Met Gala. This year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."

This year's Met Gala was probably one of my favorite themes EVER. I also love when these icons take the time to respect the theme and slay it. I believe some celebrities and designers could of added more imagination to some of the couture. Some dresses were extremely detailed to the last button and other were more simple.

My top two favorite looks of the night:

Rihanna in custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

I mean how can anyone disagree, they looked amazing. This is what I want to see at the Met Gala.

Other looks that I loved in order.

Cardi B in Moschino
Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana
Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta
SZA in Versace
Anna Wintour in Chanel
Katy Perry in Versace
Lana del Rey in Gucci
Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier
Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Marjorie Harvey in Dolce & Gabbana
Tabitha Simmons in Dolce & Gabbana
Coco Brandolini in Dolce & Gabbana
Juliette Binoche in Balmain
Solange Knowles in Iris van Herpen
Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
Ariana Grande in Vera Wang
Bee Shaffer in Valentino
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
Anja Joy in Dolce & Gabbana
Jennifer Lopez in Balmain
Sofia Sanchez de Betak in Dolce & Gabbana
Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Ralph Lauren
Zendaya in Atelier Versace
Rita Ora in Prada
Anne Hathaway in Valentino
Jasmine Sanders in H&M
Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace
Eiza González in Prabal Gurung
Stella Maxwell in Moschino
Taylor Hill in Diane von Furstenberg
Bella Hadid in Prabal Gurung x Chrome Hearts Official
Keltie Knight in Paolo Sebastian
Irina Shanikya in Atelier Versace
Amber Heard in Carolina Herrera
Kim Kardashian West in Versace
Gisele Bündchen in Versace
Katie Lee in Danielle Frankel
Emily Ratajkowski in custom Marc Jacobs
Kate Upton in Zac Posen
Mary J. Blige in Versace

Here are details of the accessories and makeup looks that I very much enjoyed.

I also very much enjoyed what the men wore, here are two of my favorite mens looks.

Jared Leto in Gucci
Chadwick Boseman in Versace

Other of my favorite men's looks.

Nick Jonas in Dolce & Gabbana
Diddy & Christian Combs in Dolce & Gabbana
Darren Criss in Dolce & Gabbana
Migos in Versace
Troye Sivan in Valentino
Tom Brady in Versace
Phillip Picardi in Charles Jeffrey
Justin Theroux in Louis Vuitton
Travis Scott in Alexander Wang

Pretty in Pink Eye Look

Spring has arrived and a pink eye look worked perfectly with all of the beautiful flowers blossoming in New York City.


- Too Faced Hangover Primer
- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
- Airspun Translucent Pressed Powder (baking)
- Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Power
- Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter
- Sleek Highlighter Palette in Solstice

- Mac Cosmetics, lip liner in Whirl
- Blistex, lip balm
- Mac Cosmetics Dazzleglass lipgloss
   - Any super shiny lip gloss or oil works


- Mac Cosmetics, Brow Pencil
- Mac Cosmetics, Pro Longwear Brow Set
- Makeup forever eye shadow in Neon Pink 75
   - Apply all over lid and blend out.
- Illamasqua Powder Blusher
   - Blend with the neon pink eye shadow and add to inner corners.
- Mac Cosmetics eye shadow in Gesso
   - highest point of eyebrow arch

Trends x Spring/Summer 2018 #NYFW

After attending a few shows and fashion week events earlier during the year, New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 has been over but I want to share some of my favorite trends.

Bold Colors: 
Bright colors are very in. Make a statement. 

From corsets, bras, to harnesses.

Delicate Flower:
The Brock Collection is one of my favorites, I posted three pictures below because I absolutely love these dresses!

Broad Shoulders:
I love the wide shoulder look, it's super chic!

Hello 70's! Windbreakers are back!

A few other trends are sequins, plaid, and tracksuits.

Oscar After Party Dresses

So, none of the dresses at the Oscars really wowed me this time around so I thought I'd share my top 10 favorite Oscar After Party dresses.

Kendall Jenner - Redemption dress
Naomi Campbell & Diddy - Alexandre Vauthier suit
Lily Alridge - Versace dress
Janelle Monae - Christian Siriano suit
Elsa Hosk - Alberta Ferretti dress
Rosie Huntington Whitely - Ralph & Russo gown
Emily Ratajkowski - Zac Posen gown
Stella Maxwell - Julien Macdonald dress
Alessandra Ambrosio - Ralph & Russo gown
Jasmine Tookes - Jean-Louis Sabaji gown


#ManiaTravels - Las Vegas, Nevada

Decided to go to Sin City aka Las Vegas for a long weekend.

I've visited Vegas before and these are some of my favorite hotels that I have been too or have heard great things about.
Flamingo Las Vegas
Aria Resort and Casino
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Nobu LV - Always a great time.
Lobster ME - great for a quick bite or lunch.
Sushi Roku - Fun sushi special rolls and great cocktails.
Gordon Ramsey Burger - The Veggie Burger was delicious.

Nightlife and Things To Do:
The Shops at Crystals.
The Forum Shops at Caesars
Visit the Gold & Silver Pawn shop if you're a fan of the show.
Drai's After Hours - went around 4 am and left around 8am. A lot of fun.
Explore hotel casinos and lobby's many have different installations. Palazzo had the LOVE sign.
The Chandelier - One of my favorite bars ever. Try the Verbana cocktail on the 1.5 fl. You're welcome.


Top to Bottom
Long Black Midi Dress from Bershka
Blue Sandla's from Zara
Grey Set from Forever 21
Vinly Jacket from ASOS
Blue Sandal's from Zara

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day should be romantic. A nice dinner is always a good start with your significat other and then a nice gift is always a nice surprise.

"I don't want to live, I want to love first and live intentionally." -F. Scott Fitzgerald


From Right to Left
Prada Cahier Medium Calf Leather Crossbody Bag
L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Addie Wired Bodysuit
Sydney Evan Large 14k Yellow Gold & Diamond Love Necklace
Neiman Marcus Contrast-Trim Silk Short Robe
We Vibe 4 PLUS Wireless Silicone G-Spot USB Vibrator Sex Toy
Gucci Leather Belt with GG Buckle
slip Limited Edition Red Kisses Silk Eye Mask
LANA Flat Magic 14K Hoop Earrings
Guerlain Abeille Royale 2018 Oil Set
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Italy
TOM FORD Lip Color


Bally Chapmay Canvas Backpack
Jack Black The Triple Play Set
CHAMPION Reverse Weave Pullover Hoodie
CHANEL Bleu De Chanel Eau de Toilette Spray
Gucci 45mm Gucci Dive Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
Gucci Leather Belt with GG Buckle
Ray-Bans Men's Hexagonal Metal Sunglasses, Green/Gold
Prada Ribbed Knit Wool Beanie
Tom Ford Lizard Leather Card Case
Graphic Image Vesseta Luggage Tag, Personalized
Durex Fetherlite Condoms
Adidas NMD CS1 GoreTex® Knit Sneaker

Runway Show Makeup #1

My take on the Max Mara Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Runway show makeup. Clean and simple look with a rocking highlight!


- Too Faced Hangover Primer
- Clinique Superbalanced Foundation
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
- Essence Translucent Pressed Powder (baking)
- Benefit Hoola Bronzer
- Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter
- Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Rosy Glow
- theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

- Mac Cosmetics, Brow Pencil
- Mac Cosmetics, Pro Longwear Brow Set
- Too Faced, Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Rosy Glow
   - Apply all over lid, till brow bone.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills, Modern Renaissance eye-shadow palette
   - Burnt Orange shade all over lid and lower lash line
   - Raw Sienna shade in the crease
   - Primavera shade inner corner, brow bone, and a touch in the middle of the lid.

- Mac Cosmetics, lip liner in Whirl
- Blistex, lip balm


Paris Haute Couture

January 22 – 25, 2018
Some of my favorite collections during Paris Haute Couture.

Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2018 Couture
As you can see there are 80's retro vibes and small sunglasses are back in!

Valentino Spring 2018 Couture
Statement pieces.

Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture
Pearls and crystals were embelissed to many pieces and it was feminine and beautiful!

Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture
“I have a lot of respect for native cultures. Without them, we are not here. They left us an unlimited heritage of art and beauty,” - Zuhair Murad said before his spring show.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2018 Couture
Small waists are in.

Elia Saab Spring 2018 Couture
Art deco vibes with a glamorous champagne and silver color pallete. 

Armani Prive`Spring 2018 Couture
Blazers, watercolor prints, & shiny textures.

Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture
Structural gowns and suits. Classy AF.

Giambattista Valli Spring 2018 Couture
Inspired by flowers in British gardens + organza.

Guo Pei Spring 2018 Couture
Inspired by flora. Magical.

#ManiaTravels - South Beach, Miami

I had to get away from this NYC weather and my Miami trip coulden't get here any sooner! It was the most perfect long weekend getaway and I couldn't have asked for a better trip!

I was lucky to be staying with friends at the W South Beach while I was there. But I did check out a few hotels, so here are a few that I recommend.
W South Beach
Delano South Beach
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
1 Hotel & Homes South Beach
The Gates South Beach - A DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton

Habitat Miami Beach: The breakfast menu is amazing.
Villa Aura: Fun, Mediterranean restaurant, great place to start the night!
Agaveros Cantina: Chill vibes at this Mexican restaurant, great for lunch.

Wall: Lit interior with a great crowd.
Mokai Lounge: Club vibes with good music.
Mr. Jones: Dramatic nightclub with fun music.
E11even: Huge club/strip club, must check out!
Villa Aura: Great place to grab drinks at the bar.
Teds Hideaway: Sports Bar with great happy hour.
Hyde Lounge at the SLS South Beach: Chic indoor/outdoor hotel lounge.

Walk down Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive, tons of restuarants, bars, shops, etc.
Miami Beach is a great place to grab a towel and relax by the beach.

Outfit Details:
Blue Shirt/Dress: H&M
Lined Ruched Leggings: Forever 21
Gold Metal Mesh Top: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden

Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping during the holiday season can get a bit overwhelming. Here are a few gift idea's that I think have been trendy recently and are also classic gift ideas.
Happy Shopping!

The Mania Blog - Holiday Gift Guide

From Left to Right:
Victoria Secret cozy robe
Tiffany's Heart Tag Pendant
Saint Laurent Kate Tassle velvet shoulder bag
UGG Dalla Slipper
Roberi and Fraud Gold Doris Sunnies
ANNA by RabLabs Dual Bowl
Custom Photo Throw
Kiehl's Since 1851 Travel Essentials gift set
Jo Malone London Candle
Flyte Light Lyfe Levitating Pot
The M Jewelers The Gothic Choker Necklace
Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunnies
Ladurée Macaron Box

The Mania Blog - Holiday Gift Guide

From Left to Right:
Custom Photo Throw
BVLGARI Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc Eau de Cologne Spray
Salvatore Ferragamo Reversible Leather Gancini Belt Boxed Gift Set
Tom Ford Textured Dot Silk Tie, Black
Kinfolk, Kinfolk x Zespa Sneaker
Ray-Ban Men's Original Aviator Sunglasses - Gold
Raden A22 Carry Luggage
UGG Kalib Plaid Fleece-Lined Robe
The Art of Shaving Brush or Brushless Shaving Cream
Burberry Sandon Leather Card Case, Blue
Jo Malone London Candle
Whistlepig 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey
Flyte Light Buckminster Light

5 of my favorite Fall beauty trends

From so many beauty trends to pick from these are some of my favorite for the Fall.

1. At the Alexander Wang show and Chole show they rocked the black kohl rimmed eyes and wavy hair.

2. Clean and simple hair and makeup with a rocking highlight at Max Mara and Lanvin.

3. Pop of color with Versace and Jeremy Scott

4. Blair Waldorf anyone? Hair accessories were SEEN at the runway, Chanel, Altazurra, Tory Burch, Dior and Eli Saab.  

5. Vampy Lips were seen at La Perla and at Marc Jacobs. 

Trends x Fall/Winter 2017 #NYFW

My Top 5 Favorite Fall trends this season.

Red is in. I'm not only talking about a red shirt, I'm talking about head to toe in RED, and I absolutely love it. It's so chic! #REDEVERYTHING

2. FUR:
This season is back to basic vintage inspired furs unlike last season that were statement furs. I enjoy this trend because these basic vintage fur's are a classic look and they always add glamour.

Glitter, shimmer or rhinestone is in for any type of clothing, shoe, or accessory. #ExtraAF but I love it.

Suits are in. A classic but anything goes right now. Colorful, striped, plaid, broad shoulders, high waisted, low wasted, deconstructed, anything!

I absolutely love the whole jean look it's a great look for all year round.