Monday, September 22, 2014

SIUDY Between Worlds - A Review!





This past weekend, critically acclaimed flamenco dancer, Siudy Garrido stars in Pablo Croce's production of Siudy Between Worlds. An electric story told completely through dance incorporating raw emotive Flamenco with cross-cultural dance and percussion. Here is a little more info on the show:

The new 2014 edition of Between Worlds comes to both cities with an amazingly re-designed production, set and lighting.  The Miami shows will feature a special dance troupe that has not traveled or toured with the production previously, and will introduce a special guest appearance by the world renowned Flamenco legend from Seville, Antonio Canales, who will perform exclusively for the two Miami shows only.  Siudy Garrido was originally an understudy in Canales’ dance company, and Canales now makes a headline performance as Siudy’s father in the Flamenco World during the re-imagined Entre Mundos show.  The shows in both Miami and Orlando will also feature a new addition and special guest appearance by the acclaimed Broadway star of West Side Story, George Akram, who plays Siudy’s love interest.  Celebrated Flamenco guitarist, Jose Luis Rodriguez will provide his own unmistakable style of musical accompaniment.

The progressive and contemporary fusion of traditional Flamenco with multiple urban dance forms, features a lead performance by the show’s co-founder and talented choreographer, Siudy Garrido - a 2011 nominee for the Drama Desk Award in outstanding choreography.





A cast of more than 20 performers will take to the stage, manifesting the primeval and futuristic vision of Pablo Croce and the choreographic excellence of Siudy Garrido. The show brings to life an unforgettable love story, told through the universal language of percussion and dance that is set in a futuristic world. In the wake of a catastrophic and climatic apocalypse, humankind grasps desperately to its existence, forcing the survival of small, segregated tribes. In a world without rain - lakes, rivers and seas are evaporating and tensions rise between the remaining tribes that are on the brink of war, leading humanity into a desperate struggle for survival.  Confrontation prevails, with tribes competing for water - as the most important resource for life - in a world in which lawlessness is abundant. From the moment the curtains are raised, Siudy makes a dramatic entrance, commanding the stage with her presence in a perilous landscape that provides the perfect juxtaposition between the art of melodic Flamenco and an aggressive hybrid of urban dance. Each tribe represents a core artistic talent that is carefully revealed throughout the intensity of the storyline.  As a desperate world continues to unfold, the audience experiences the true extent of this spectacular, world-class performance, intricately weaved into an unforgettable and climactic ending.

SIUDY Between Worlds is a cross-discipline dance theater performance spectacle that integrates one-of-a-kind, progressive, Flamenco choreography using a sampling of live urban and afro percussion.  Traditional instruments from across the globe are organically weaved into street beats and beatboxing, among other musical influences.  Breakdance, hip-hop and funk dance troupes fuse their movements in a portrayal of a struggle for survival. Award-winning Flamenco composer, Sevillian Diego Franco, scores the original music for Siudy Between Worlds.




It stretches the limits of artistic and cultural boundaries in a post apocalyptic story that leads to one lasting thing: love. I was truly impressed with the show and all the performers. It truly kept me on my toes the whole time and made me want to get up and dance. Everyone was so amazing with their humor, talent and charm. Their skill was unprecedented and impeccable.

Here is a video with some highlights from the show:



The performance will also make its debut in Central Florida on Saturday, September 27th, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando.  Tickets are now available for all dates through Ticketmaster or the respective theater box offices.





***Photo Credits***
Pablo Croce Productions
 


This is a truly an amazing show and one I will definitely be recommending if they return to Miami. This will however, be debuting in Orlando this weekend and next month in Houston, Texas for Hispanic Heritage Month. If you are available, I highly suggest you check it out. I will keep you updated with more upoming cultural events happening around town my beauties! Xoxo




Monday, September 8, 2014

Urban Jungle From Igigi Review On The Elissa Maxi Dress In Ruby Deco








Hello my beautiful Fashionistas! I am so excited to share this post on one of the fabulous dresses from the new Igigi Urban Jungle collection for fall 2014. This dress was sent to me to review and share with you. As a Fashion & Beauty blogger I attend all kinds of events and it is always nice to have the perfect outfit for whatever the occasion may be. For this particular one, I got the Elissa Plus Size Maxi Dress in Ruby Deco and fell in love. Living in Miami, we really don't get too much of seasonal weather changes. It is basically warm, hot and to humid to live, so clothing that's stylish and appropriate is critical to looking put together. Igigi is always inspiring me to look outside the box and feel gorgeous. I love their Maxi dresses because they are so flattering and flowy that it fits any style I am going for. As for this particular dress, it has everything I was looking for: It was stylish, light and the pattern was perfect for the season. I have been working with a fabulous photographer here in Miami and we went for a few different looks for a shoot. Here are some other pics that we took to give you an idea of how the dress works:









I am so excited to share this with you because I am such an Igigi fan! I hope you like the pics and get an idea of the amazing style and quality you can get from them. They truly know how to cater to a girl's needs. For more information or to purchase, check out their site: www.igigi.com! Happy Fall my beauties and I look forward to the next time I can share a fabulous find. Xoxo

Friday, September 5, 2014

Paint The World Teal Today For The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund









On Friday, September 5 we encourage you to join the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) in celebrating Wear Teal Day. Help support ovarian cancer by wearing teal and spread awareness by tagging #LMOCF and #SpeakOutForHope. Below, please find four additional ways to fight this deadly disease throughout the month of September. 


FOUR WAYS TO JOIN LMOCF IN THE FIGHT
AGAINST OVARIAN CANCER THIS SEPTEMBER

 
  1. Know the Symptoms: Most women don't know the risk factors or symptoms (persistent bloating, abdominal or pelvic pain, feeling full quickly when eating, and changes in urination). If you have symptoms or a family history of the disease, talk to a doctor. Don't wait; the earlier ovarian cancer is diagnosed, the better the prognosis.

2.      Spread the Word: Talk to your friends and family members about what you've learned. You can join the Speak Out for Hope conversation online by following @LauraMercier on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Who has inspired you to become stronger? Tell us how her battle with ovarian cancer has impacted your perspective. Share Your Story with us and join the conversation: Use #LMOCF and #SpeakOutForHope to support this important cause.

  1. Donate: You can help LMOCF continue to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts by making a 100% tax-deductible donation at lmocf.org or via Crowdrise. All funds go to programs that help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.  

Shop for the Cause: Laura Mercier Cosmetics donates 100 percent of the profits from the sale of its fundraising products to LMOCF. The four products that fight back can be found at lmocf.org, ShopBAZAAR.com (the e-commerce store of Harper’s BAZAAR) and retailers.




Fundraising Product
Description
Cost & Donation
Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette
 
The ultra-sheer, blendable palette provides skin with a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed. The palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow. The Bonne Mine palette is available at lmocf.org, ShopBAZAAR.com and retailers. Priced at $48.
($48) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Peach Hope
An ultra-sheer, blendable palette that provides skin with a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed. a high-shine, perfectly pigmented gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. The Peach Hope gloss glides on for a peachy-pink shimmer. Available on lmocf.org, ShopBAZAAR.com and retailers.
($25) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
Laura Mercier Bracelet of Hope
An inspirational piece of jewelry to empower every woman with courage, strength and energy. The bracelet features hand-selected freshwater pearls and crystal quartz, and it is nickel and lead free. Laura Mercier partnered with talented jewelry designer, Viveca Karabatsos, to create the new LMOCF Bracelet of Hope, which is available on lmocf.org and ShopBAZAAR.com.
($35) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
Jenny Packham Teal Clutch
A teal bag in the identical silk satin and shape as the dress and matching clutch worn by Kate Middleton at the Our Greatest Team Rises Gala in London. The handmade clutch created by Jenny Packham, world-renowned fashion designer, is available on ShopBAZAAR.com
($300) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
glassybaby
It takes four Seattle artists, three layers of molten glass and two thousand degrees to make one glassybaby. Each 'strength' glassybaby is a beautiful, opaque shade of teal.
($44) 10% from the sale of each 'strength' glassybaby will be donated to LMOCF
 

For more information, go to the Laura Mercier site: www.lauramercier.com! Let's support this amazing cause my beauties! Xoxo

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MAC Celebrates The Rocky Horror Picture Show!




INTRODUCING:

M∙A∙C Rocky Horror Picture Show
Available online September 29, 2014
Available in store October 2, 2014 through October 30, 2014 (M∙A∙C STORES ONLY)
#MACROCKYHORROR 
 
 
 The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in wild style with an untamed M∙A∙C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a sex-swapping mad scientist, heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff, with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.
 
 





















 


 
 
I hope you are as excited about this collection as I am. For more information or to purchase, check out your local MAC store, counter or their site: www.maccosmetics.com! Happy Shopping my beauties.... Xoxo