La Nouvelle MsErinsita is BACK. J’arrive!

Oh my gawd. It has been MORE than A YEAR since I last checked in with you. Here I am, back on my gorgeous website which is about to be rejuvenated momentarily by my amazing web developer Brad Cummins. Speaking of rejuvenation, that is exactly why I have been missing in action. Yours truly, homegirl, needed a break. It was time to beautify from the inside out. 2017 was pretty damn ...

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MsErinsita’s Top 10 Nouvelle reasons du: I J’adore Miami!

Off the ‘beach’ and path are where some of my favorite new discoveries lie, although some may not be so new. If you cross Miami Beach’s one of two causeways, here is my guide to la nouvelle discoveries, and truth be told, I hope you enjoy what I dug up. From consignment digs to Spanish cuisine inside of a wine shop to amazing tomato martini’s (so good, I swear) and some of ...

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Life is ALL about ART + Love…SO just in time for Valentines Day, Meet Jessy Nite at Shinola’s Wynwood Boutique. Oui. Merci.

Even though I am currently far removed from my birthplace of Miami, I am still MAJORLY involved and in the know, when it comes down to what is going on in the Magic City. Last nig​ht, the Shinola Wynwood boutique (which has a major buzz at the moment), held an intimate in-store Valentine's day shopping event with special hosts: my friend Rachael Russell and her amiga, Giordana Spadei.  As a part of Shinola’s ...

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LOEWE: My Story = Grandma to Madrid to the Design District to Mexico City, the Brand is SO on Top of its Game that for ONCE, I have NO WORDS

Way before the boutique opened in Miami's Design District + way before I went to the ARCO, the Art Fair in Madrid with my parents a few years back + way before my mom was rocking her Vintage Loewe bag from Switzerland that she bought from our friends Peter and Mario, I knew about the brand because when I grew up, it was one of the brands my Grandma Berenice ...

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My Journey Through Art Basel and Grateful That We Don’t Have to Hear Those Two Words Again…for A LONG time

Current status: It is Sunday and I am still recovering from Thursday evening plus experiencing a hangover from a visual overload of blue chip art. I sit on a plane experiencing major turbulence and I shall openly admit that I just inhaled two bags of Ruffles. Yeah, I swear, not so chic….but maybe the Hermes silk scarf covering my hair helps the attractive factor? I doubt it. So, the two past days ...

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Venezuelan – Parisian Designer Oscar Carvallo Opens Miami’s FIRST Haute Couture Boutique

Around two years ago, I briefly dated a remotely nice young man. A few weeks into getting to know one another, he invited me to Monaco for the Credit Suisse antique car rally (probably one of the coolest experiences of my life), followed by a trip to Paris for a few days. I thought I knew everything about Paris, I including the who’s who. I was wrong. I was introduced ...

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A Toast, A Personal Story and a Recap on How We Celebrated 50 Years of the Bal Harbour Shops

I flew home from Mexico City with a carry on containing my size 2 Roland Mouret dress, Jimmy Choo suede pumps and my laptop. There are not too many things that make me want to voluntarily leave my life in the DF, but when you are one of fifty invited to a 50th birthday party of the first all-luxury fashion center featuring high-end retailers in a tropical, open-air setting, anchored by ...

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Meet the Man Who All Celebs and Taste Makers are Falling Head Over Heels for: Mr. Fabrice Tardieu’

I met Fabrice Tardieu through my Haitian brother from another mother, Didier Theard. It was an instant friendship. Not only is he one of the most handsome exports from Haiti, his talent speaks for its self. Having just launched his own private label, Fabrice Tardieu, he took his passion of design and made it a reality, but the kind of reality that people dream of. Tardieu’s client roster include the ...

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How MsErinsita Became the Muse of a Formento + Formento n Ended Up in Vogue Italia

Life is all about people, places and things. For me, this has been the story of my life: I ended up in the right places, next to the right people and the right things have happened. Magic. So, last Art Basel, Lauren Gnazzo, Patrick McMullan and I somehow sandwich packed into my two-seater and headed to a dinner party, the only chic thing to do during Basel aside from salivating over ...

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My Free Gift to YOU = The Best Vintage y Consignment Shops in Mexico City

As you know, I am an absolute lover of vintage {and consignment} fashions. Being so global, the first thing I do when in a new city is my research, also known as a fashionista’s homework, and find out where to go get myself some old designer clothes that are guaranteed to wow, myself at the least. Somebody’s yucks are others treasures. J’adore. Having spent much time in Mexico City, I have ...

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My 48-Hour ‘Chic’ago Experience

When it comes to standing out: I am guilty. First, there is that recognizable laugh. Then, the tone-deaf voice, followed by this unique style. Lets just say, you know when I walk into a room. This past weekend, I jetted off to Chicago to visit one of my best friend’s. You may know her. She’s kind of cool. Julie Fogel is the newly appointed Marketing Director of RockitRanch, a well known ...

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Shady Chic: Christian Roth Eyewear (also known as my BEST FRIENDS) are Acquired by DITA Group!

I would like to open up this post by declaring that I am so excited, my knees are locked....WWD got the exclusive, but I got the 2nd....so, here you go! For those of you who know anything about me and/or have read my published works over the past five years, you know that I am the muse of legendary eyewear designers Christian Roth and Eric Domege. Not only am I their ...

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How to Travel Like MsErinsita, le Pro, Always On-The-Go!

J’arrive! SHE IS BACK! Look, I am a pro when it comes to travel. #oldnews. So, why not share some tips on how this 32-year ‘ol diva manages to look fierce while on the go? After all, I am a self-proclaimed expert considering I have been jetting over seas to France since I was two. This past summer, I realized there are some necessities that have made my existence more conveniently ...

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Salivating over this Fridays Style Saves Soiree feat. Louis Aguirre, DJ Mia Moretti all for Philanthropy

A 'lil background: A few years ago, I volunteered for Style Saves. It was before the school season, and I signed up to help because I was asked to. I didn't really know much about the org. I thought it was all about parties, however, I learned really quickly that in fact, this non profit changes peoples lives. I don't come from a world where people can not afford to ...

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Summer Style: Eres Paris and Consign of the Times’ Trunk Shows are Coming Soon to The Standard Hotel on Miami Beach

I dedicate this post to my summer wardrobe. I encourage you to take a moment, close your eyes and think like moi: lots of vintage, inspirations from the 1960's to modern day consignment that will subsequently parallel my upcoming worldly destinations... then I encourage you to mix it with an abundance of  Eres swimwear. Both, I have amassed over the years....yes, I have a point, and both of my passions have ...

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Fathers Day (Last Minute) Gifts/Regalos ala MOI

Fathers day is just around the corner….and I am not a kitchy holiday type of gift guide girl. However, most recently I purchased a few things for my gorgeous boyfriend, who also happens to be an incredible father. Every item I ever surprised him with, he appreciated, loved, wore, used and cherished beyond belief, which must mean I am a great gift giver & hence this post of me sharing ...

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It’s All About Knowing the Best Dealer

When I was fifteen, my first boyfriend was indeed, a marijuana dealer, so it’s funny when I reflect to that era and remember how he used to call me ‘dealer.’ That ‘situation’ thought that because my parents waterfront 10k sq. ft. home in Golden Beach was surrounded with camera’s that my father, you know, did the good ‘ol Colombian Drug Dealin’. False, but maybe I wish he was one. I ...

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Erica Pelosini jets to Miami in the name of Shoes: Capretto South Miami and Jimmy Choo = J’adore!

It is fascinating to understand the journey of a fashionable woman. As we know, they are far and few, so when you find one, sit her down and have a chat, 5 iced coffee’s later. This is what I took the opportunity to do just yesterday at the Edition Hotel on Miami Beach. I just happened to be invited to another luxe luncheon. The occasion:  by Jason Salstein and Lidia Pefaur ...

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Inside the Uber Exclusive Dinner with DSQUARED2 and as usual, MsErinsita was there!

The hot, flaming and hysterical brothers Dean and Dan Caten of the legendary fashion house DSQUARED2 were in Miami for the opening of their brand new boutique at the Bal Harbour Shops. Unable to attend the store opening because I had the glamorous birthday party of Susanne Birbragher, I was fortunate enough to be selected to join the real-deal soiree: a 30-person celebratory dinner at Mandolin Beach at the SoHO ...

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Inside the Life & Closet of Miami’s Femme Belle: Kristin M.K. Ducote

A year ago, I was invited to Wine, Women and Shoes by Roger Vivier. What a luncheon. While mingling in the crowd, I noticed a girl I had never seen before among the society circles, and her overall energy and personal style caught me off guard. This rarely happens. Over the past year, we have ended up at luncheons, dinners and gala’s alike. We most recently became friends. Kristin M.K. Ducote, ...

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Manzanillo, Mexico = A Bohemian Paradise

This past weekend I jetted over to Mexico, to a destination that I was told was a bohemian heaven. Boy was that the perfect descriptor. Manzanillo, Mexico, in the State of Colima, is located on the Pacific coast. I will tell you, Manzanillo is my new favorite, uber casual and easily accessible spot for INCREDIBLE food, a great tan, and a casual dress code, which for me, entailed a lot ...

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Reflections of a Fashion Guru

I credit my writing career to my Jacquelynn Powers Maurice, who reached out to me in 2011 upon launching a major game-changing magazine in Miami. With no professional journalism training under my belt, I learned I am allegedly interesting and was asked to share my stories, travel, and interpersonal experiences for the first two pages of the glossy Plum Miami. At that point, I was given access to two major ...

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The Beauty and Brains behind Baja East are Headed to At Ease on Sunset, Come Meet Them!

“I’ve been to at Ease on Sunset, and we love it. The store has the perfect vibe for our brand. It’s a great space with a beach mentality.” –Baja East Modern technology turns me on. How incredible is it to be able to conduct an interview via FaceTime, from Paris straight to Miami? So, why Paris-Miami? I have two words for you: Baja East. Scott Studenberg and John Targon are the designers - ...

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How I Gave Washington Some Flavor when Invited to The Blair House to Honor Kehinde Wiley

On Sunday, having just arrived from 10 days abroad, my mother presented a proposal that was hard to reject. She asked, ‘Erin, join me in Washington, D.C. at the Blair House with Julie and Bennett Roberts of Roberts & Tilton Gallery at an intimate event to watch my friend Kehinde Wiley receive a honor by John Kerry? Um, yes, I do accept. But what to wear? When I think of DC, ...

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In the Mood to Vintage Shop in Paris, France? MsErinsita’s Top 8 Shops Will Blow Your Mind

For those of you who know me, and those who don’t, I have been traveling to Paris since I was two years old. As an adult, I lived there as well, at the time, aimlessly walking around, lunching, socializing and being a part time journalist, etc. There is always a method to my madness, and now, those four long years of residing in Paris, has allowed me to share with ...

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Florence, Italy, for Under 24 Hours? Here’s Your Guide to the Perfect Quickie

While just in Florence, Italy, for a mere 12 hours, I decided to expose my inner equestrian. I have not actually mounted a horse in years, however, something deep inside made me want to look like I had just strutted down the Hermes runway show, 12 years ago. My mood was orange’s, reds….. and due to special circumstances, I had no choice to pair what I had with my black ...

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My ‘New’ Red Vintage YSL Pants Just Happened to Match the Theme of my Evening

I am obsessed with Vintage Yves Saint Laurent. This is not a new thing. I have been for years… to the point of nearly crying when I went into the museum in Paris. It’s that moment when my knees lock from pure excitement and when I am totally overcome with internal tingles. Feel me? Yves was truly one of the best gifts to the fashion world, and my closet….so after deciding ...

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Another Day, Another Struggle…that I Can’t Afford the $35m Calder Mobile

What a week….. I feel that I have physically hit a brick wall…. But one blue Nespresso tab deep, here is a recap of the past two days. So, Grandma and I went to the VIP preview of the main Art Basel fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The art was breathtaking. Truly. I wanted to move my mattress right underneath the $35m. Calder mobile at the entrance of Hall-D ...

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Where John Galliano and I Get Our Bespoke Groove on in London

Bespoke is SO 2014! It is chic, and if you have the means to jet over to London like I did to experience it, I suggest you give it a shot. Just last week, I ventured across the pond for some good ‘ol glam time, shopping, catching up with friends and a tad bit of debauchery included in the mix. Strategically located in Mayfair, one of the only neighborhoods I know in ...

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Want to Know What I Wore to Bed while Traveling Abroad? Only the BEST: HANRO of Switzerland

Since I was a child, my mother always taught me about the best things in life, including Swiss cottons. HANRO of Switzerland was a brand that I discovered at a very young age. High maintenance? Indeed! So, most recently, I took a great trip to London, where I stayed at one of the BEST HOTELS in the WORLD, the Connaught, and I managed to pack my: HANRO Pj’s. This brand new ...

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Why Orange Will Never Be The New Black…. at Least Not in New York City!

By: Michael H. Cohen I have never been pragmatic, but I have finally succumbed to the fact that living life based on practicality is indeed very important — at least when it comes to my closet. “Ugh,” my friend said, a visitor from Miami. “Your closet is so dreary. Everything is so 50 Shades of Black.” He was right. When I moved back to New York City and walked the streets in tattered ...

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My 35 Hour ‘Black Out’ in New York City…all for Fredric Dechnik

With a few days notice, I jumped on a plane to surprise my dear friend, Fredric Dechnik for his birthday. It was a no brainer, and entailed purchasing a ticket to New York City, and packing a carry on. A very simple, yet effortlessly chic task, because first thing first, I have my Louis Vuitton ‘wheelie,’ that has rolled all over global airports, always ready to go! I swear by ...

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Fashion for Men + Rain + Art Basel Exclusive Party = Photographed by Milan Vukmirovic at Starbucks

His life is simple. Kidding. Usually busy photographing Garrett Neff, or shooting Dwayne Wade for GQ, Milan Vukmirovic, whom is serving as creative director of Ports in Milan, his latest gig, spent this past Friday with moi, his ‘crazy’ bestie. Riding around in Miami, he was not photographing a super model or an A-lister. You may wonder what we were doing. Here was our plan: we were on the hunt for ...

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Who Do Pharrell and I Have in Common? MOYNAT’s Creative Director Ramesh Nair

I became friends with Ramesh Nair when I interviewed him for Fisher Island Magazine two years ago. Nair, the creative director of Moynat, does not like le camera. Perhaps he got it from Maison Martin Margiela when he worked under him during his tenure with the creative genius who has never been publicly photographed. At the time, I was living in Paris and when our dialogue began, we had an instant ...

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Who Made le Cut at the UBER VIP Faena Dinner at Casa Claridge?

Approximately four times tonight, I was told ‘you are like a younger version of Dori Cooperman.’ I’ll take it... You must be wondering where this compliment was thrown my way. Well, tonight I was invited to one of the most exclusive events in Miami. Surprised? I actually was. I received an invitation from Pablo De Ritis, addressed to Milan Vukmirovic and myself. It was a private dinner at Casa Claridge. I did ...

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How I Got my LGBTQ Look Down ‘Pat’

Only I could walk into the LGBTQ gala and know more gays then the gays who invited me. And if you are wondering, yes, there is now a Q for Queer…. I was educated on this by A.L. Steiner of Ridykeulous a year ago and didn’t get it, and I still don’t, but newsflash: it exists. As you know, this girl loves a great gala, so when invited, of course I ...

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It’s a Wrap…..Around Your Waist!

Once upon a time I was a public school kid, which FYI, only lasted till fourth grade…. There are a few things I remember, like the smell of the cafeteria, Krispy Kreme donuts, my mother chasing me with a hairbrush before school and the denim jacket I used to wear. Fast forward to today, they are the last men standing, and have survived every closet cleaning to date. I have ...

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Miami’s Cold Front of 80 degrees means it is CUSTOM LEATHER TIME!

When the weather drops from 92 degrees to 80 degrees, word spreads like wildfire, all over social media that we have a cold front! As a native Miami-an, considering we don’t get to experience cherry blossoms nor the changing colors of the season, the only real way we can express this HUGE -10 degree drop, is via dressing it. Last week, at upstairs at Casa Tua, I was introduced to JN Llovet ...

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Feel My Fur……

Last Art Basel, I was dining with Patrick McMullan, Milan Vukmirovic and Edison Lozada when I was introduced to a handsome lad named Alex Garcia. Garcia, based in Lima, Peru, was in town for the week. At the time, he was about to launch his collaboration of A Different Fur with fashion genius Vukmirovic for his amazing website. As a gift, Garcia shipped me a few items, and now I understand why ...

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Make It Rain Up In Here…

Miami has been raining bullets for the past few days, and today the man who photographed me, Mr. Rainer Hosch told me it was because this city was crying for my loss. I would like to open this post up, by letting you know that on Tuesday morning, my heart was broken, when my grandfather, my muse, my confidant, my Samuel Eli Steiner lost his battle to Mesothelioma, a Cancer ...

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Why Eres Paris Never Let Me Down……

Seven years ago, I went on a date with an older gentleman who asked me for a swim in his villa, literally. I replied “but I don’t have a swimsuit with me.” At the time, Tomas Maier had a boutique that was next door to our restaurant, but they were closed, so I proposed the Webster (always a great option when in a predicament as such!). We entered and I ...

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Lara Spencer and I Have Something in Common: Our Favorite Flea in Paris

Lara Spencer, co-anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, host of HGTV’s Flea Market Flip and NYT bestselling author of I Brake For Yard Sales, just released her second book Flea Market Fabulous. As you know, I love vintage. Clothing more than furniture, but regardless, my fascination of 'the hunt,' is always in full effect. Both Lara and I have something in common: our favorite flea! When I lived in Paris, Porte de Clignancourt was where a few ...

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A Lady In The Streets…And a Hipster in Wynwood?

I am comparable to my disorder in college: ADD. I am all over the place, literally and figuratively speaking. A woman with multiple talents and career’s, I am the Journalist, I am the Stylist, I am the Hostess, I am the Philanthropist. Last night, I played the role of hostess at Junior and Hatter in Wynwood for the launch of Skin by Caleb. Just last week, my stylist girlfriend Haley Mitchell ...

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Welcome to MsErinsita: The Fashionable U-‘Haul’ of My Life

Oh, the incredible journey of my life thus far….. Simply wondrous. After years of various people telling me ‘Erin, you need to launch your own blog,’ my dreams (and yours) have now become a reality. When I sat down and thought about what my first live post would be, I felt that my past weekend of riding in a U-Haul truck to move my best friend Julie Fogel’s piece of Peter ...

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