My Best “Looks”


Here are some of my picks from my blog.  Most made by local designers. Hope you enjoy them.

Meet My Collaborators: Annie Vaillant & Sofía Calbetó

Beauty, Family & Friends, Fashion


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Annnie Vaillant & Sofía Calbetó


You might wonder why I chose my two nieces as collaborators to my blog  and then you might not. They both have style,  they are bold beautiful young women.  What I cannot wear, they can.  I wanted to let the younger generation know what I consider elegant dressing when you are at an age when you can wear it all, never losing a sense of style.  I don’t exactly wear everything I like.  I wear what suits me best.  I know my body, my age and I know what to wear to hide my flaws and look sophisticated, yet modern.  I want to help you all out there to dress accordingly to your age and your body type.  Because that’s what elegance is all about.  So here is where they come in.  But mind you, they are no ordinary young women.  I want you to meet them and know both of their backgrounds. Quite amazing young ladies.



Annie Vaillant Ortiz


Annie Vaillant is my brother’s daughter.  She is a gynecologist.  She graduated from the University of Miami.  She has an undergrad bachelor degree in Science, major in Biology, minor in Chemistry.  She went to “Ponce School of Medicine” and graduated from Med School. She did her residency at the  “Hospital Municipal de San Juan- OB Gyn”. Actually works at the “Instituto Gineco-Oncológico HIMA, Caguas”, Puerto Rico.  Has a beautiful three-year-old called Ana Isabelle.  She also has an amazing sense of style.   Top local designers have chosen her to do photo shoots wearing their latest gowns.  She always looks amazing at parties.  I’m very proud of my niece Annie.


Ana Sofía Calbetó González

Ana Sofía Calbetó González is married to my nephew Eddie Calbetó, my sister’s son.  Ana Sofía studied at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.  Has a degree in Residential Design.  Also a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.  Worked for several years at a local kitchen and bathroom remodeling store where she designed kitchens and worked at redecorating client’s homes.  Has a magnificent sense of style.  Actually is a full-time Mom with two small boys, Eduardo who is 4 and Alvaro who is 2.  She designs most of the dresses she wears and also does her own makeup.  People actually stop her at parties to ask her what she’s wearing, who did her makeup etc.  I consider her my niece although she is actually my nephew’s wife.  We get along exceedingly well. I’m very proud of her.


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Vaillants Part 3

Beauty, Family & Friends, Fashion

Another photo shoot at the Mall of San Juan with two of my nieces, Ana Sofía and Annie.  Lovely and very colorful red dresses which are very becoming for the younger generation. I wore a long B&W tunic over skinny black pants. Thanks to Gustavo Arango for his outfits, Carlos Rubén Rodríguez for photos and styling and Claudia Soriano for my hairdo. IMG_1637


Ana Sofia’s lovely Versace earrings.



Bow belt.


Loved this zippered back and Versace shoes.



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A Day with the Girls

Family & Friends, Fashion

It was such a nice experience to be able to do a photo shoot at the Mall of San Juan with two of my nieces, Ana Sofía and Annie.  Lovely and very colorful fuschia dresses which are very becoming for the younger generation. I wore a long striped tunic over skinny black pants and top.

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Dresses: Gustavo Arango;  Shoes:  Versace

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Tunic: Gustavo Arango; Shoes:  Frívola

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Clutch:  Adriana Castro; Sunglasses:  Raen Optics

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Special thanks to Carlos Rubén Rodríguez for photos and styling.


The 3 Vaillants

Beauty, Family & Friends, Fashion

What could be better than one Vaillant talking about beauty and fashion? Three Vaillants. That’s why I am now including 2 of my nieces as collaborators on my blog. You wil be hearing more about fashion for the younger generation, what’s in and what’s out. Let’s greet Annie and Ana Sofía.


Si eres fan de esta página estarás de acuerdo conmigo que mejor que una Vaillant hablándote de moda y belleza, será ahora que se unieron como colaboradoras de esta página dos de mis sobrinas. Así que ahora somos 3 Vaillants. Escucharán sobre las tendencias de la moda juvenil, qué está “in” y que está “out”. Démosle la bienvendia a Annie y Ana Sofía.

Outfits:  G By Gustavo Arango; My shoes: Frívola;  Girls shoes & accessories:  Versace:   My makeup and hair: Claudia Soriano Salón; Stylist and photographer:  Carlos Rubén Rodríguez.

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Annie’s dress (left) Gustavo Arango’s pencil skirt and cropped top. I’m wearing a mesh yellow top also by Arango  and Versace necklace. Ana Sofía is wearing a black Arango’s bodysuit and pencil skirt.



My shoes:  Frívola; Girls shoes & Accessories:  Versace



Shoes:  Versace


Pencil skirt with zippered back by G from Gustavo Arango.



Purse: Bea Valdés; Necklace: Versace


Shoes:  Frívola



My shoes:  Frívola; My necklace: Versace; Girl’s accessories: Versace



Casual Flair

Fashion, Jewelry

Perfect dress for going out for lunch or afternoon activity.  Casual yet elegant and feminine.

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Dress: Gustavo Arango; Jewelry: Lido Jewelers; Shoes: Valentino; Hair & Make-up: Alfredo Monterola; Stylist: Carlos Rubén Rodríguez, Photos: Pablo Díaz.


Partners in Crime

Family & Friends, Fashion

God blessed me with three boys.  So I was very lucky when my oldest son married Cayleen.  She was the one who got me into blogging because she’s a model and has her own blog called “Cayleen Davies The Model Lifestyle” where she gives advice to  girls who want to become models.   She helped me organize my computer, my life, my finances ever since my husband passed away. So we have become partners in crime.  She is also expecting my second grandson.  A boy again, of course.  On this photo shoot, we were not only each others stylists, we also took each others photos and I believe we did a pretty good job at it. Hope you enjoy it.

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I paired this very romantic dress with an Italian necklace made by Giraldi Bijoux,  which I think is a beautiful fashion statement.

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Top is from “Pea in the Pod” jeans are “Pea in the Pod” shoes “Dolce Vita”

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Dress by Jenny for Essence Boutique. Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent

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