• Sophisticated, Curated, Cool: POOL LabShow

    Sophisticated, curated, cool. Three words that come to my mind as we walk through the doors of POOL LabShow. A luxury multi-brand fashion store, located in the heart of Coral Gables, that opened its doors in 2016 showcasing only European and contemporary fashion labels. Beatriz Carrillo, co-founder and creative director of POOL LabShow, moved to Miami from Madrid and spotted the need for innovative, exclusive and polished styles in the local fashion market. 
     Thanks to Carrillo’s vision we can now find in Miami some of our favorite European labels like: Muuñ, Nanushka, Forte Forte, La Condesa, Maria La Rosa, and many more. The carefully curated selection consists of lines that take pride in the usage of the finest fabrics, sustainable resources and production, and hand-made and artisanal details. 

    This is one of Paula Collarte’s, our fashion expert and stylist, favorite stores and a true hidden gem. “The designs are pure, essential, filled with emotions, and an investment piece to compliment your wardrobe” says Collarte. End of summer shopping spree with Paula? Yes and Yes! Follow @paulaco_style for more fashion finds. xx
    Paula wearing Nanushka.
    Posted by Giordana Spadei
  • Conscious and Curated Fashion: Antidote

    Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, and one of the largest consumers of water. And boy, we know water is scarce these days—in fact over a billion people in the world don’t have access to safe water. The fashion industry is the second largest consumer and polluter of water because manufacturing clothing consumes extreme amounts of H2O. Crazy, right?  
    Don’t feel guilty yet, my fellow fashionistas, the fashion gods have come to the rescue with bad ass sustainable fashion. You may have heard the term “sustainable” before. But, do you know what it really means? Well, sustainability aims to minimize the negative footprint of a product’s life cycle by creating it in a way that is considerate of humanity and the environment. It involves responsible use of natural resources, renewable energy sources, and getting creative when it comes to reuse, repair, and recycling of products.

    Antidote in Wynwood: Conscious, Curated and High End Fashion.
    Sophie Zembra, born and raised in France, has brought her passion of sustainable fashion to Miami. Her flagship store, Antidote, lis the manifestation of her interest in both sustainability and fashion. The store located in Wynwood carefully curates a collection of high fashion and eco-conscious clothing brands which confirm that both worlds coexist in the most beautiful way. 
    We took a shopping trip to Antidote with fashion expert and stylist Paula Collarte. Très chic what we found! 

    Some our favorite brands:  Edun, re/done, Where Mountains Meet, Maggie Marilyn, Lemlem.  

    Paula wears Maggie Marilyn track pants and Where Mountains Meet blouse. The perfect day-to-night outfit.  

    Posted by Giordana Spadei
  • Style and Fashion Expert: Meet Paula Collarte

    Fashion expert, stylist, street style star and founder of PAULACOSTYLE, Paula Collarte, has put it on herself to change the way Miami locals are buying clothes—thank GOD! With a long background in high-end retail and armed with a keen sense of style, Paula, emphasizes in "bringing the store to the client” by curating a selection of clothes and accessories that fit her clients specific needs. Talk about a great business model! Plus, going to the stores is so 2005. 
    A “smart shopper” herself, Collarte, will give you a bang for your buck. She’s developed long-lasting relationships with local retailers, which allow her to handpick the best of the best and mix and match to create an effortless, chic, and on-budget outfits. All this, in the comfort of your own home AND on consignment—which means you play dress-up first and pull the money plug second. If you need assistance in the dressing yourself area: Paula Collarte is your girl. She is also our #delaheart fashion expert so she will taking us shopping around town and sharing her stylish tips with us. Enjoy!
    xx, 
    Gigi
    Posted by Giordana Spadei
  • Girl Of The Month: Meet Miriam Ghandour.

    Before I introduce this month’s girl of the month, I wanted to use this space to say: THANK YOU! Thank you for your continued support, and for loving what we’re doing here at delaheart. I often get questions like: Who’s the next girl of the month or can I be next? I LOVE it, and I am so grateful for it all!
    I know you all love the “girl of the month” feature, so let me get to it. With this new gig I get to meet plenty of like-minded people, who, I want to connect to everyone else! This is the case with Miriam “Mimi” Ghandour, who I met at my yoga studio and connected instantly. We not only share the passion for yoga, but for great fashion and unique style.
    Mimi was born in Paris and raised in Saudi Arabia by Lebanese parents—hence the fabulous and eclectic style. Her mother, Farah, was a fashion stylist and the owner of a high-end clothing boutique in the Middle East. While working with her mom, Mimi, was able to tap into her passion for fashion and style.
    Later she moved to Miami, where Miriam founded @mimiliciousofficial—a blog where she shares her passion for fashion and well-being, as well as her journey with her daughter Hala, who suffers from Hypotonia. If you’re looking for fashion inspo and positive vibes—this is your girl!

    Occupation: Yoga Instructor and founder of Mimilicious.

    What’s a day in Mimi’s life like?
    As a mother of two, my kids are the center of my universe. My life revolves around them. I take them to school, then I’m off to practice or teach yoga. After that, I go home and cook lunch, then I pick up my kids and take my daughter to therapy. Once we are done, we return home and have an early dinner and get ready for bed.

    How did you get started with your fashion/blogger career?
    My fashionable outfits and yoga-style gained the admiration of many in my yoga classes. One day, a classmate came up to me and asked: “Are you a fashion blogger?” I humbly said: No, I’m not…” to which the classmate responded: “Well you should be a fashion blogger, because I love your style and how you put things together. Please consider it.”

    That same day, before I went to bed, I started my blog via Instagram. I thought 
of several names at first, then a light switch came on as I recalled a term my friends use to describe things that I would wear or enjoy “Mimilicious”. As such, I decided to make the name of my blog “Mimilicious”.
    In my blog, I share my passion for fashion and yoga, but also my travel adventures and the journey through the difficulties I face daily with my daughter, Hala, who suffers from Hypotonia.

    How do you find time to do it all—family, work, fun, etc?
    As is the case with many of us, time management is very difficult. Because my days are quite busy, I’m usually in bed by 7pm. However, I try to push myself to complete as many tasks as I can each day.

    HOME LIFE
    Can’t leave the house without?
    Lipgloss
    Favorite coffee shop in Miami.
    Chocolate fashion
    Favorite season.
    Spring
    Best way to decompress at home.
    Cook and spend time with my kids
    Last thing you cooked.
    Lentil salad
    On your reading list.
    I know this much is true -Wally lamb

    WELLNESS
    What’s your go-to fitness routine or regimen?
    I practice yoga every single day.
    Where do you work out and why do you go there?
    I practice the traditional Ashtanga practice called “mysore”. Ahana Yoga, has a great program so I go there.
    What is your approach to nutrition?
    Eat clean and healthy most of the time but allow myself to indulge in delicious treats from time to time.
    What are your lifestyle “must-do’s”?
    Call my parents, best friend, and drink coffee everyday.
    What’s the cheat treat you can’t resist?
    Doughnuts

    BEAUTY
    What’s your “passed down from Mom” beauty secret?
    Positive thinking!
    Most creams are the same. Don’t fall for the expensive ones!
    Your “can’t live without” beauty product.
    Ole henrikson truth serum
    Beauty secret.
    I sometimes use preparation H under my eyes to reduce the puffiness. Lol
    Best beauty tip.
    Hydrate your skin, lips and body. Drink lots of water.
    Favorite place to get beautified in Miami.
    Logan skin care clinic

    TECH
    Favorite app.
    Facetime
    Last person you texted.
    My best friend
    Person you text the most.
    My best friend that lives in Paris
    Favorite social-media platform.
    Instagram
    Last google search.
    Benefits of Prayanama breathing.
    App your most embarrassed to have on your phone.
    None.

    FASHION & TRAVEL
    Ideal “date night” outfit.
    Jumpsuit by Alexis.
    Favorite outfit.
    Dolce and Gabbana cocktail dresses.
    Place you want to travel next.
    India.
    Words to live by.
    Love all. Trust few. Everything’s real but not everyone is true.
    What career would you choose in your next life.
    Beautician/hair dresser

    For more on Mimi, follow her on instragram @mimiliciousofficial and visit her blog www.mimilicious.net. 

    Posted by Giordana Spadei
  • Girl of the Month: Alessandra Meyer Woelden

    I always look forward to the girl of the month feature. My intention is to show how unique, raw, and real these girls are. It’s something that always touches me in other women. I love creating content around what it means to be successful for a woman, which I believe looks different for everybody. Alessandra “Sandy” Meyer Woelden defines success on her own terms. This German beauty is a model, TV host, jewelry designer, digital influencer, and a mom of 5—yes, you read it right, FIVE! Talk about a woman who does it all.
    We talked to Sandy about love, health, beauty, sex, and we will be sharing it with you all month long! Enjoy!!
     
    Please tell us what you do for a living. 
    I have worked in the entertainment industry in Germany for the last 10 years, mostly in front of the camera. I have also been modeling since I was 16 years old and last but not least own my own brand lovechild.

    How did you get started with your career?
    I always was intrigued by the entertainment industry so I decided that I wanted to work on television. Once I put that in my mind I decided to study broadcasting at the University of Miami.

    How’s a day in Sandy’s life?
    Suuuper hectic as being the CEO of a family of 7 is not always easy, but thankfully rewarding. 🙂

    What’s the one thing you can’t leave your house without?
    Besides my cell phone, living in Miami I would have to say Sunscreen, SPF 50 as I am paranoid about being overexposed to the sun.

    How do you find time to do it all—family, work, fun, etc?
    I guess being German I was taught to have a solid structure and to be well organized. We have a daily routine that rarely changes and everything is organized around that. I basically have the whole family on a schedule.

    What’s your go-to fitness routine or regimen?
    I try to work out 5 times a week. I like to change things up as I get bored repeating the same fitness routine over and over. I like to do different workouts on different days, combining things such as Dance with Power Pilates on a weekly basis.

    Where do you work out and why do you go there?
    I like to work out at DBC Fitness in the Design District. There is a lot of top athletes training there, so I find the setting to be extremely professional and of course motivating.

    What is your approach to nutrition?
    Being a mother of 5 children, living a healthy lifestyle is key and that starts with nutrition. You are what you eat and that is what I teach my children everyday!!!!!

    What are your lifestyle “must-do’s” and your absolute “no ways”? 
    I don’t believe in dieting! I believe the key is being consistent about living a healthy and balanced lifestyle, in order to avoid a roller coaster ride. 

    What’s the cheat treat you can’t resist?
    Bags and shoes hahahahaha. Let’s consider that a cheat treat...they last longer than any dessert! 😋

    What is the one beauty product you can’t live without?
    I am crazy about removing all my makeup before going to sleep. So I’ve been obsessed with the Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover for many years!

    What’s your beauty secret?
    Keeping my face hydrated with hyaluronic acid serum on a daily basis!

    What’s your favorite “date night” restaurant in Miami?
    Cipriani downtown! 

    What’s the perfect “first date” outfit.
    Not too risky, but still sexy! 

    Describe your ideal Valentine’s day date. 
    I’m a die hard romantic, so in my ideal world the date would last all day...start with breakfast in bed, continue with a romantic couples spa day and end with a beautiful candlelit dinner for 2!

    What are 3 gifts a girl could give their guy for Valentine’s day?
    I thought it was only the guys giving the girls? Lol! .... 😂

    If you had to give one piece of advise for single girls out there looking for “the one”, what would it be?
    Stop stressing about it....all you need is 1 good one...and he is out there!!!!!
    Posted by Giordana Spadei