The Diamond Dumbo.

Hello my fellow readers,

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I’m so happy to be writing again. These past few weeks have been chaotic, however, sometimes chaotic is better than calm.

Today’s post takes place in one of the most popular locations in Brooklyn: Dumbo. You may recognize this street from Gossip Girl, an American popular TV show that takes place in New York City and is based around the New York’s high society of the Upper East side. It has always been a dream of mine to come here, and I finally left my mark there this weekend.

During these past few weeks, I was able to receive an incredible opportunity. A jewelry company, known as Anjolee, had asked me if I would be able to write a review on one of their jewelry items. I was pleasantly surprised and beyond excited because I have discovered Anjolee’s products a while ago. When this splendid opportunity came along, I have decided to do it.

Now, if you have been following my blog, you know I only put my honest opinions on the Internet. My readers are my friends, and I would not want to recommend something bad to my friends. Anjolee had sent me these beautiful studs that are featured in this post. When I first saw this pair online, I was a bit skeptical because I’m very particular when it comes to studs. I always look for more delicate stud earrings because I generally tend to go for something more elegant and more gentle, something that will compliment any outfit of mine: from day to night, from jeans to ball gowns. Therefore, when I was discussing these earrings with one of the customer service representatives, I really wanted to know their true size. Fortunately, the customer service representative was very kind to provide me with the information that I was looking for. I must tell you, the customer service at Anjolee is probably one of the best that I have had a chance of experiencing.

When the earrings had arrived, and they had arrived pretty quickly-just in four days-I was full of excitement. Carefully wrapped in an envelope that came in a box, wrapped in another box, was a small, glossy, and what-appeared-to-be a wooden box, where the studs lay. The studs were intricately placed on a white mini-stand. They were beautiful.

My ears are very sensitive. I cannot wear jewelry for long, therefore, I have to always go back to my silver or gold earrings. So I have decided to wear the earrings for some time and see, if my ears would hurt or become more sensitive. Fortunately, my ears are more than fine because the earrings that I have chosen were silver, surrounded by diamonds. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, aren’t they? Besides, the stud earrings don’t just come in silver; you could also order them in white gold, platinum, or gold.

Anyway, I’m beyond honored to write a review on a product of a brand that I have a been a fan for a while. As I’ve said before, I would never share a dishonest opinion with my readers. The purpose of my blog is not just to express my style, but also, share my opinions and recommendations.

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Outfit Details: Pullover-Max&Co (Similar Here), Pants-Max&Co (Similar Here), Coat-Aeropostale (Similar Here), Boots-Aldo (Similar Here), Watch-Coach, Earrings-Anjolee

If you are interested in these earrings or in any other Anjolee product, you could click here for more information. In addition, you could use an anchor keyword, eternity band, to discover more of these beautiful diamond creations.

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great day!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

NYFW Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Street Style.

Hello my fellow readers,
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As fashion week came to a close, I have decided to share with you some of the most well-dressed, interesting, beautiful, handsome, and out-of-the-ordinary people that you can ever find.

Fashion Week was quite an experience. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get inside of all the shows, however, I was coming there to shoot street style. For me, street style is so much more than runways. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion shows and always have and will, but street style is a form of art that is expressed through someone’s outfit and attitude. It’s beyond just clothing; it’s a combination of photography, a sense of style, communication, and knowing how to pose in front of dozens of cameras. It truly is an art.

This was my first and definitely not the last time photographing street style, and I have decided to do it as often as I can and put it up on the blog to share it with you, my fellow readers. Okay, I’m not going to write anything more because this is a pretty vast photo gallery, so enjoy street style photos and become inspired.

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Thank you for reading, and have an amazing day.

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

Meet & Greet with Kristina Bazan.

Hello my fellow readers,

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Today, I’m very ecstatic to share with you a post that I was probably never thought would happen. If you have been following me on Instagram (@iamsophiao), you most likely know that I follow many photographers, fashion bloggers, friends of mine, and of course, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, one of the people that I have been dying to meet since I have begun following has been Kristina Bazan.

As many of you might know, Kristina Bazan is an owner of Kayture, a fashion blog that’s been around for four years. Kristina’s style has evolved as well as her pictures, and I must tell you, the quality of her content is wonderful. She is a very positive, witty, and clever individual, who you would like to receive your inspiration and optimism from. To me, she seemed to be such a dream to meet, and when I finally did, I was astonished.

Accompanied by another Kayture contributor, Fiona Zanetti, both stunning girls moved closer and closer to the middle of the Lincoln Center, which is where Fashion Week occurs, while slowly being surrounded by readers and followers just like me. As I’ve noticed them, I speed-walked to them, smiled, told Kristina how much she inspires me (because she truly does), and took pictures.

One of the first things I noticed about her was her makeup. Her eyeshadow, carefully blended among the vast variety of neutral tones and blended with a bold, dark eyeliner, has made her blue eyes stand out more than ever. Personally, the first thing that I always notice when I meet people is their eye color. “Eyes are the windows to your soul”  is something that I always keep in mind when I meet  somebody.

After I looked closely at her face, I was lost in the color of her hair, her outfit, and just her overall attitude toward the people she was meeting during her meet & greet. To my own surprise, there were not many readers who came out to meet her-most likely due to the insane cold in New York, yet, it was better than having a large group of people because the meet & greet was more personal and warm. To be honest, if you have seen her blog or have seen her Instagram and you’re thinking of meeting her, you really should because she gave out so much positive energy that it transformed my day into a much brighter, confident journey. Never be afraid to chase your dreams, or worry about them coming true no matter how crazy they might be because trust me, in the end, it’s worth it no matter what it might be (just keep your intentions positive, of course).

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Outfit Details: Faux Fur coat-Jones New York (Similar Here: Forever 21 Faux Fur Coat), Jeans-Zara (Similar Here: Zara Black Skinny Jeans), Satchel handbag-Accessorize (Similar Here: MICHAEL Michael Kors), Earrings-Forever 21, Bowler hat-SIX (Similar Here: Black Vintage Wool Bowler), Boots-DKNY.

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great day.

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

The IT Girl.

Hello my fellow readers,

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I’m so pumped about today’s post because it is straight coming from… drum roll… New York FASHION WEEK! I’m so happy that this year, the #NYFW has fallen on the same week as my February break from school, which means that I can go to the Lincoln Center and shoot street style! Street style is something that has always caught my eye because I grew up with my mother being obsessed with fashion magazines, and then she, as well as me, has developed a strong eternal love for Tommy Ton, Anna Dello Russo, Miroslava Duma, and Carine Roitfeld. Although only one of the people I have listed is a street style photographer, all of them still have had an input in my looks and what I like and wear.

The idea of fashion week has always excited me, however, I have never gotten a chance to experience it until 2013. I was a very lucky girl because my aunt worked as a Mercedes-Benz representative during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and I have asked her if I can, for one day and by any chance, witness what it is like: the inside of fashion week. To me, especially at the time, seemed so wild and crazy to be able to go and see what all of the buzz was about. I still remember how I was getting ready for that Sunday: planned my hair out a week in advance, planned my outfit two weeks in advance. It seemed to be a miracle, a dream that I couldn’t believe finally has come true. However, when I got inside of the fashion pavilion, I was astonished. I loved it, but I was still skeptical about it because it was crazy! So many different, amazing, stylish, and splendid individuals everywhere, yet, it was scary… At some point I thought why should I even think of working in fashion because if I don’t like fashion week, then why should I even think about going into fashion business?

Yet, it was just one of those moments when you experience confusion and astonishment all at the same time. One thing that I’ve just realized is that I have started this blog 5 months after I was able to witness all this fashion-craze, and I’m so glad I did. So, realizing that I have the ability to leave my apartment and take street style photos, I did! I usually get inspired by the street style, so for me the ability to shoot various people was beyond magnificent. Every time I see a Fashionista walk by, I feel a breath of fresh air because the inspiration flows from every corner of this wonderful atmosphere. Fortunately, fashion week is not finished, so I’ll try to go as often as I can, and by the end of this week, expect a STREET STYLE post!

As a tribute to those courageous individuals who dress to express, I have decided to be brave enough, go out there, and actually dress up myself. It might or might not be a surprise to you, but I’m fairly shy when it comes to dressing on the daily basis. With school, extracurriculars, and anything in-between, I tend to hide myself at times and make myself look more casual and ordinary. But the weekends and fashion weeks are those few chances where I actually wear what I want, love, and feel that expresses me the most. This is actually not the most unusual outfit, however, it is still chic, fashion-week, and freezing-cold appropriate.

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Outfit Details: Faux Fur coat-Jones New York (Similar Here: Jones New York Fur Coat), Jeans-Zara (Similar Here: Zara Black Skinny Jeans), Satchel handbag-Accessorize (Similar Here: MICHAEL Michael Kors), Earrings-Forever 21, Bowler hat-SIX (Similar Here: Black Vintage Wool Bowler), Boots-DKNY.

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great day.

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

Killer Heels.

Hello, my fellow readers!

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If you have been wondering, or maybe if you haven’t, to where have I gone this past weekend, I’ll tell you the story. This past weekend was incredible. Due to the fact that I’m located in New York City, thousands and thousands of exhibitions occur each year. Well, if you are one of my fellow readers, or even if you’re a new one (Welcome :)), I tend to visit a lot of exhibitions of various sorts. Especially, fashion exhibitions. Guess what’s the most interesting part? I post them all here, on my wonderful fashion-inspired creative outlet.

The exhibition that I was so ecstatic to visit this weekend was Killer Heels, presented at the Brooklyn Museum. Sponsored by Nordstrom and W Magazine, Killer Heels is a genuine success. The whole exhibit seems to be magical under dim lights, guided by glass cases which contain some of the most original, painful, and gorgeous heels, I have ever seen in my life, and all of this is contained in big rooms that are interconnected by small hallways.

To give you more of a visual representation, the exhibit seems to be gloomy at first because of the aforementioned lighting and atmosphere, however, as you walk into the first hall, you are shown a quite interesting, confusing, and in my opinion, not-a-very-shoe-related video. It’s just there to set the mood and most likely make the visitor wonder what’s awaiting ahead. As you pass by, you end up in a different hall, which is an open space to a room filled with the first collection of shoes that’s presented in the exhibit. You are shown a simple video by Lyall Coburn in which, a model, is attempting to put on the “scariest shoes” which are designed by Leanie van der Vyver. These heels actually do correspond to their name, and they look more than just painful. But as you leave the video, you fall into a room full of classic and contemporary, phenomenal designs. Christian Dior, Delman, United Nude, Miu Miu, and other iconic designers are on display in the first showroom.

As for the rest of the exhibition, most of it takes place in one grand space that incorporates Loubotin, Charlotte Olympia, Marabou Mules, Manolo Blahnik, Giuseppe Zanotti, and more wonderful creators. Yet, that is not all. Besides the contemporary and classic heels of the 20th and the 21st centuries, there are creations of the 17th-18th centuries, which seem to be unbelievable because those exact heels have served as an inspiration for many designers of our century. Just when I thought the exhibit was over, which I was very displeased about because I couldn’t believe it was so short, I have found another showroom where I got to witness more of the incredible creations for your feet. There were the shoes of the most extraordinary design, such as the heels created by Masaya Kushino, which are called “Sputniko!” Besides the fact that they look fascinating, they also have a valuable cause: Kushino has created shoes that will “heal” Fukushima after the tragedy of 2012. The shoes sow seeds into the ground with the every weighty step you might take. The seeds come out of the heel and plant deeper into the ground. Fantastic, isn’t it?

The closer to the end of the exhibit, the more you would like to explore. You have all of these emotions flowing through your mind, and I have gained inspiration just by visiting this exhibit. Yet, as you leave the exhibit, you have a chance to portray these feelings and emotions on a post-it! Many talented individuals have drawn something; unfortunately not me because guess who can’t draw? But if you ever get the chance to explore this wonderful exhibit, you should definitely do so because it will be interesting for all audiences (even my father liked it). I haven’t given you much detail in order to keep it interesting because what’s the point of spoiling something which can be seen differently through somebody else’s eyes even through pictures?

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P.S.: Some of the pictures do not contain captions in order to not ruin the picture, therefore, I’m going to list the designers and their designs in chronological order in the list below.

The list of the designers & their designs:

1) Charlotte Olympia, Mae West, Pre-Fall 2013

2) Viktor & Rolf, Mule, Spring/Summer 2012

3) Brian Atwood Sigrid, Spring/Summer 2013

4) Richard Braqo, Benedetta, 2012

5) Unknown

6) Prada, Sandal in Mango, Sabbia, and Palissandro Leather, Spring/Summer 2012

7) Maison Martin Margiela, Glass Slippers, Spring/Summer 2009

8) Zaha Hadid X United Nude, 2013.

Thank you so much for reading this lengthy post, and have a great day!

xoxo, Sophia from Fashion Caption.

The Classic Valentine.

Hello, my fellow readers!

Today’s post is another style set, certainly put together by yours truly. A watch is a classic, timeless piece that everybody should own or take into consideration of purchasing one. A watch is not just a useful accessory, but it is also the cherry-on-top to many outfits of yours. I used to be a watch-fanatic: I have always had a collection of four to five watches in my accessories collection.

My style has always, and still is evolving as I’m growing up due to the fact that I begin to explore more of the fashion journalism, blogging, and street style worlds. It’s pretty interesting how my style is developing: I’m paying attention to standing out more than I have ever paid before, and surely I’m not doing it in a crazy way but with more of a personalized approach. However, I have always had a watch for whatever occasion, and to find a great watch is sometimes a challenge. That is why I  have decided to collaborate on a style set with the website called Invaluable. Invaluable offers many various items that could be bought through live auctions: from furniture to watches. I personally fell in love with some of their women’s watches, yet one that stood out the most is a vintage Cartier piece. I’m a great sucker for vintage, especially something classic and ageless. Well this watch was exactly it. It is that one lasting piece that could be paired with any look for a feminine effect. I personally adore how the leather bracelet doesn’t look as if it would be harsh on a woman’s wrist; indeed, it would just add on to the gentleness of a wrist.

For this look, I have decided to pair the Cartier watch with a black jumpsuit, a statement pump, and a flirty clutch. In addition, because the Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I added more shades of pink to this outfit because why not? Pink might not be everybody’s favorite color, however, I have always used pink to add some feminine touches to the all-black ensembles. In addition to the outfit portion, I added a makeup and hair inspiration picture of Jessica Alba to the style set in case you might want to recreate this look. Besides, I added some visual splashes of color by using this Eiffel Tower painting. Very romantic, very French, and very Valentine’s day inspired.

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Thank You for reading, and have a wonderful week ahead!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

PS: All of these opinions are truly my own.

The Mashup.

Hello, my fellow readers!

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It has been a while since I have posted, however, I’m not going to make up excuses because there should be none. You know I’m a full-time student, and that says it all. For today’s post, I have decided to bring back the memories of the sunshine state of Florida. As you might know, I go to Florida almost every winter holiday, and this time around it happened again. This post took place on December 30th, 2014 in Miami. Why I’m telling you the setting? Well, because in New York City you will not be able to wear a short black dress with short sleeves without tights and a coat on December 30th. In addition, I find that Miami is one of the best cities in Florida, however, I’m probably thinking that because of Miami Beach. If you do not know what Miami Beach is, it is a region where all the crowd’s gatherings, parties, biggest movie scenes, hotels, restaurants and other social gatherings take place. Still, Miami is not New York City.

I do not know what it is, I do not know why, but the only thing I do know is New York City is my source of inspiration. No wonder why many individuals who are passionate about art, fashion, and acting are located in the Big Apple. All the opportunities lay here, and in my own opinion, there are many cities out there, but there is not one like New York.

As for today’s pictures, I have decided to make them more candid rather than fashion oriented. Of course I’m going to bring fashion into this blog post, yet, I’m putting pictures that are not of a fashion blog quality, but rather more casual pictures. In addition, I’m taking a new approach to my pictures.

As stated by the title, my blog is called Fashion Caption. Every time I meet somebody and we begin to talk, I usually would never bring up the existence of my blog unless I trust that person. I have no clue why, but my blog is my creative outlet, and I allow only specific people to see it. And usually when I tell somebody about my creative outlet, they begin to visit it.  I always ask people to critique because I must know what steps can I take to make sure the representation of me is at its best (sounds conceited, but my blog is my image). And once, one wise man told me that I have lost the caption for my fashion. As I have mentioned previously, I’m trying to change my blog in order to make it more unique, and bring something new to the fashion blog platform. However, thankfully to that man, I realized what I have lost: the part that makes my blog unique.

So, from now on, the majority of my new posts will have pictures, but some of them will include captions from the corresponding articles and sentences that summarize some points of the articles. Therefore, this post includes some pictures with captions from this article on them. Of course you will still be able to see my looks and outfit details, but some pictures will have a caption because what’s Fashion-Caption without the Caption?

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 Outfit Details: Dress-Asos (Similar Here: Asos Cap Sleeve), Belt-Marshalls, Bracelet-Nordstrom, Flats-Shoe Dazzle (Similar Here: Forever Bella Flats), Earrings-Forever 21.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and have a wonderful day!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.