V-Day Ready with Yael Sonia

February 12, 2017

Blazer- Jeffrey Rudes | T-shirt – Rag & Bone | Jeans- UniqloPyramid Prism Double Knot Bracelet, Large Pyramid Prism Necklace – Yael Sonia

Love is in the air. Planning the perfect date takes a lot of effort, time and dedication. Now picture that and times that by 100, that’s how much work should go into your V-day date. It’s not like any other date to the movies or fancy restaurant, you need to think out of the box and use every card in the book in order to impress your date. After spending days and days into what will be a three or four hour night, you will need a look that will compliment your evening.

My first suggestion is to go with something simple, like an all-black ensemble with just the right amount of details. So, I accessorized my subdued look with a few bold and modern pieces from Yael Sonia, a Brazilian-inspired jewelry line, like the pyramid prism double knot bracelet and necklace. Yael’s entire design and production process is anchored by her commitment to outstanding craftsmanship and innovation. Her men’s collection is inspired by modern architecture and movement, and is made out of hand-selected geometrically cut gemstones.

Now accepting Valentine’s applications. Please email a headshot and resume to 2017@MotiNeedsAValentine.com

Amfar New York

February 10, 2017

Photo credit: James Creel

Suit- Theory | Watch- OMEGA | Shoes- Christian Louboutin

This past wednesday I got suited up for the Amfar New York Gala which took place in Cipriani Downtown. The night honored Scarlett Johansson and Donatella  Versace and raised funds to find the cure for HIV Aids. There were some really cool artwork that were being auctioned off, and a custom Moet Chandon vending machine which had 336 mini bottles (that went for $85K) (I’ll take two please). Plus, Ellie Goulding slayed it and performed some of her biggest hits. [L0-lo-love me like you do.] This was my third Amfar Gala, and by far the most fun.

Sundance with Canada Goose

February 2, 2017

Jacket- Canada Goose | Scarf- Coach | Watch- OMEGA | Jeans- Uniqlo | Boots- Bally

Jacket- Canada Goose | Sweater- Givenchy | Jeans- Uniqlo | Boots- Timberland | SunglassesRay-Ban

Sweater- Alexander Wang | Pants, Hat- Canada Goose | Watch- OMEGA | Sunglasses- Emporio Armani

Jacket- Canada Goose | Sweater- Diesel Black Gold | Jeans- Uniqlo | Boots- Timberland

This trip was a lot of firsts for me! It was my first time going to Sundance Film Festival where I saw some movies like Al Gore’s sequel documentary called ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,’ and Jenny Slate’s “Landline” among a few others.

Park City, Utah is one of the most beautiful cities in the states, I mean it’s the definition of winter wonderland and makes a great backdrop to capture the best photos. But be prepared because it’s cold AF, for the frigid weather I wore a few of my favorite Canada Goose Jackets (as seen above) depending on what I was doing that day. If anyone knows me they know how much I hate the cold, despite the fact that I was born and raised in New York. I kept warm with my chateau  parka by Canada Goose. For the weekend at Sundance I decided to go fur-free.

Another first for me was going skiing! I was petrified. I started out at the bunny slopes learning how to ski for the first three hours, and then I joined my friends to go down the real mountain, because I didn’t fly all the way to Park City Utah to go down the baby slopes.

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