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Hosting the Macy’s Fall Fashion Event


This past weekend, I hosted a Fall Fashion event at Macy’s in Memorial City Mall. I was representing the Houston Latina Bloggers, a great group of ladies “creating a nationwide awareness of Houston based Latina content creators, writers & digital influencers”. They have always supported me, so I am happy to do the same. (BTW, if you are a Latina in the Houston area and you do anything online you should check them out).

The in-store event in Macy’s highlighted trends for the Fall season, wardrobe must-haves, and the launch of two new brands. Dior had a beauty station set up on site, to help guests get ready for Fall with a fresh look. There were sales on clothing and cosmetics,  giveaways for the first 25 guests and special gifts for anyone who spent 50 bucks in the women’s department.

My favorite part was talking with shoppers about the new brands;  Kobi Halperin and Anna Sui X INC. i got to wear one of the Anna Sui looks. I picked a black and white dress with hearts, since they are my fave. The line features fringe, lots of rock and groovy throw-back style influences. I also talked about two of macy’s current style profiles: WESTERN VIBRATIONS – which features spiffed-up button downs, cowboy booties, stud embellishments and denim and MODERN MUSE – highlighting blouses with dramatic sleeves, statement jackets and leather hobo bags that go from work to weekend.

Be sure to look out for more from me, Houston Latina Bloggers and Macy’s in the future. I’ll be hosting an upcoming fashion show in San Antonio. Details coming soon.

My Experience Speaking at Lee College

I was such a pleasure to speak to students at Lee College in Baytown. The HSI – STEM Department staff invited me to speak as a part of the programming and activities scheduled for their Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. HSI, or Hispanic Serving Institutions – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is U.S. Department of Education grant. The goals of this grant are to increase the number of Hispanic and other low income students attaining degrees in fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics, through expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Hispanic students. I was honored to be invited and involved.

I grew up in Baytown, and I was sure to share that with the students I spoke to. I wanted them to see that someone from a small town like ours could dream big, do big and have a big impact. Now, obviously there are still things I want to achieve for myself but I shared as much as I could about the experiences I have had, my determination to go after my dreams and lessons I’ve learned along the way. That included my 10 steps to going after your passion, a few funny stories from my time living in New York City, answering some questions from the audience and closing by singing my original song.

I love connecting with audiences, especially when I can speak some positivity into someone’s life. I like to think that if I can inspire at least one person, then it was well worth the effort. And guess what, my speaking engagement made The Baytown Sun newspaper. I know it’s rude to toot your own horn – but this is the newspaper in my hometown. My grandmother got this paper delivered to her door well after most people had switched to simply reading online. It’s a sentimental milestone for me. And the cherry on top of a great day.

Special thanks to Victoria Marron, Daisy Aramburo and the HSI Initiatives Program Staff and Students

Latina on Periscope!! Follow Me: REALSTEFANIVARA

I have been messing around with Periscope for a couple of months now! I think I am now ready for some serious talk! LOL!

Follow me and join me on Monday 9/21 as I do a HUGE recap of New York Fashion Week!! I want to hear from you and I will be showing you all my goodies my my gifting suite! Stay Tuned!!!

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