Feb. 18, 2017
A memorable day in the life of Trendy Trevi. I couldn't be more honored and humbled to be a part of this amazing experience, the first of many to come. I'd like to give a big round of applause to the lovely Katheryn Jean Palacios, Beauty Director for Dior Makeup at Dillard's, for organizing this entire event. Also, thank you to all those who came and supported us, listened to us, and applauded us for our milestones. Thank you to all of the makeup artists who started working on our looks at 10:00 am, Jeffrey Sanchez, you're a doll, and to the Manager of BCBG Maxazria, Glendy, for sponsoring our looks.
Being able to express how my blog has changed my life, molded my character, and distracted me from a dark place in high school, was like a dream come true. I started blogging September 2015, at first I didn't know what I was doing, I sometimes find myself feeling lost, but I knew I had a vision to create a positive world. A place where I could compile my thoughts, aspirations, inspirations, and role models into one little site. I'm grateful for creating Trendy Trevi because she helps me remind myself to never look back, to only strive for a better future, and to always focus on the good. We're all flawed human beings, we've gone down roads thinking they're meant for us, only to realize that they weren't. The important thing to do, is come to terms with what you've realized was right, and wrong, and make a change.
I realized that by internalizing everything, I was the root of my depression. I compartmentalized my life to avoid dealing with my feelings, which, in turn, was the worst thing I could've done. I would have panic attacks, I'd break out in acne caused by my stress, I wouldn't sleep, I was paranoid, I couldn't trust anyone, I was always looking over my shoulder. This wasn't a healthy way to live. When I'd lay on my bed all day, I'd watch movies, and be on Instagram. I loved stalking
They were my go-to girls for making me feel better throughout the day. Here, in the RGV, most people don't know what a blogger is, and don't really find a point to us, that's understandable. At first, I didn't either. I knew there weren't many bloggers in the RGV, so I thought, being the self-proclaimed trailblazer I am, I'd pave the way for others to start blogging, too. This past weekend, at the Blogger's Panel, I shared exactly this. If it weren't for Trendy Trevi, I would've never had the privilege of working with FRANCISCA SHOWROOM, The Style Union, Lani Accesorios, Dior Makeup, or being invited to By Maxwell's Opening, the Blogger's Brunch for RGVFW, or Mali Corpus' 5th Annual Fashion Fest. These events may seem insignificant to the haters, but as a wise Instagrammer once wrote,
I don't usually acknowledge the losers who hurt me in the past, but today I will. Thank you exponentially for making me feel worthless, if it weren't for your petty bullying, and constant harassment, I would've never pushed myself to my full potential.
"One doesn't want fashion to look ridiculous, silly, or out of step with the times - but you do want designers that make you think, that make you look at fashion differently. That's how fashion changes. If it doesn't change, it's not looking forward. And that's important to me."
One of my favorite quotes by Anna Wintour
I always look towards Pinterest and Marie Antoinette for inspiration. I find that the simplicity of Pinterest is a Paradox with Marie Antoinette's lavishness.
I've always found it so sexy how women of her era were draped in decadent fabrics, and still were seen as such seductive beings.
I like to project that similar allure in my style.
Notice how I'm very covered up. I did this intentionally because I wanted to make a point.
That which is, women do not have to be so exposed, so revealing in their clothing to feel and look sexy.
This is a playful, youthful, and flirty twist on a pant suit, and idea that came to me when I was watching the fashion documentary Dior & I.
Monsieur Dior was one of the first to revolutionize women's fashion by creating his signature Dior pant suit, the epitome of elegance and good taste. I first worked my way through the entire BCBG Maxzaria floor, waiting for one piece to catch my eye. I have a very articulate technique for picking my outfits. Like most women, we know every single inch of our bodies perfectly. I know exactly which parts I try to flaunt, and which I try to hide. I have a very prominent scar on my left fore arm, so I tend to pick pieces with really fun sleeves, or jackets and bombers that'll look very Trendy once layered. I finally let this pink feathered top steal my heart...and from there the outfit begins. I always try to stay with my signature colors, pink, black, and white. So, naturally, I started building from the ground up. I found this black pant, with a very clean white stripe running up and down the sides of both legs, and I thought it'd be a perfect paradox. I serious, sporty pant, with a fun and flirty top? Yeah, I can make it work. When I found the embellished blazer, I knew I had to through it on just to test how good it'd look.