Knowledge is Power

In an effort to make a difference in this world, many people gathered last night at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for Room to Read's 10th anniversary. Local designers were invited to create wearable art t-shirts with the theme "Literacy and Gender Equality". Designers had two things in common: a plain white t-shirt and a desire of helping kids in developing countries. For my creation I used ordinary materials like pencils and alphabet blocks to create an outfit that reminds us of the royalty. My idea was to make people realize how powerful women can be if they have the same opportunities as men. At the end t-shirts were auctioned off and 100% of the money goes to Room to Read's programs of education in 3rd world countries. Such an honor to be part of this great cause!


I'm in love!

I'm in love! Yeah... in love with my latest creation: the Gingko Cuff! For those who are familiar with my work, you know about my fascination with flowers and leaves. The gingko motif is one of my favorites and it has been very popular among the ladies. They all want the ginkgo earrings and rings. So I decided to add another style to the collection, and this time instead of silver I used nugold! I can always make a thiner version if you think you can't pull off the thick one... But I wore this last night for the Pecha Kucha event and it looked wonderful over a black sweater! 


Coconut-herb Quinoa with sautéed Ginger Bok Choy and Sugar Plum Tomatoes

I have been debating on whether or not to post my culinary creations. So today, after making this dish and being amazed by all the different flavors that worked so well together, I decided to start sharing my chef qualities... hehehe! My goal in the kitchen is always to cook a quick, healthy meal! Here's how I prepared lunch:
Instead of water I cooked the quinoa in coconut milk with salt, ground cumin, laurel, oregano, basil, dill and rosemary. 
Then I sautéed bok choy and sugar plum tomatoes with olive oil, salt, garlic and chopped ginger, and.... voila! Bon appetit!


An evening of serious entertainment.
Synergy Art Foundation Fundraiser 

At House of the Future, where 3D movies were projected inside the pool, fire emerged from the hot tub and the bathroom had long haired plush walls, hundreds of people gathered for one cause: raise funds for Synergy Art Foundation.  The attire was "Over the top Lady Gaga, Anime or Artsy Cocktail", and some outfits did beat Lady Gaga's! While people listened to live music, watched performances and looked at site specific art and sculptures, I couldn't contain myself and took pictures of everything! Here are some of my fav shots: