6/30/13

INTRODUCING FASHION FOR PETITES: GAMBITA



"Gambita literally means “little shrimp” in Spanish. Gambita’s founder got this nickname from her husband and loved it because it was original and she couldn’t help smile when she heard it. Gambita is someone who is 5’4” and under.
Gambita was created to revolutionize the way petite women shop. Fifty million women in the US are considered petite, which is defined as 5’4” and under; yet shopping for clothes that fit properly is a treasure hunt. 
Petite women are subjected to endless searches at different stores, expensive trips to the tailor, or even the occasional visit to the kid’s section (gasp!). This all takes the fun out of shopping and makes shorty’s feel like there is something wrong with their bodies. Until now…
Gambita is an online retailer created to sell clothes EXCLUSIVELY for petite women. Our vision is that Gambitas not only have an easier time shopping, but that they learn to own and love their smallness. After all, we know that good things have always come in small packages – now we are making sure they are dressed well."



- What else can you tell us about this project?
  
     Gambita is as much about creating an amazing shopping experience as it is about fostering a community of proud petites. We want to make it easier (and enjoyable!) for petite women to shop, but we also want to create a place for petites to come and get inspiration, advice and support from other women in their community.

There is also a social component to what we do: 1% of all our profits are donated to an organization called 10x10, which helps create access to education for girls in the developing world. We like to think that we are helping little women of a different kind by giving them the opportunity to become their best selves.

- Besides being petite, what else inspired Gambita?

   Besides being petite I would say three main things inspired Gambita:
1.     The idea of building something from scratch
2.  The ability to solve a real problem for millions of women
3. The opportunity to change the perception of how petite women see themselves


- How do you want women to feel when they wear Gambita?

   Sexy, pretty, confident, powerful, comfortable. Basically, like the best version of themselves.

- What is it different from Gambita to other boutiques?

   What differentiates us from other stores is our focus and commitment to the petite market. You will occasionally see petite offerings in other stores, but it tends to be a very limited selection compared to everything else they offer. Our sole focus on this market means we can cater and understand petite needs better than anyone else can – this isn’t an afterthought for us; it is our ONLY focus.


- Describe a little bit about a Gambita girl style.

  She is a fashion-forward woman who cares about looking chic and fabulous whether she’s at work or going out with her girlfriends. She also tends to like a little bit of edge and personality in her clothes – she’s not afraid of color or prints or taking a risk when it comes to putting an outfit together.


- Do you have any advices for petite girls in general?

  Since our legs are a little shorter and we have less to work with, it’s that much more important to make sure items fit right. And it’s not just about length – proportion is just as important! Also make sure that whatever you wear, you wear because you love it and it makes you feel good…not because you think you “should” be wearing it. 


ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Caroline Misan Alvo is a true Gambita. She is 4’9” and has never bought a pair of pants she didn’t have to tailor. Caroline always assumed that her shopping woes were due to the fact that she was exceptionally short, but after countless conversations with other petites, she found that all petite women face similar challenges. It dawned on Caroline that there must be a better way for Gambitas to shop, and thus Gambita was born.
Caroline’s background is in international development. Prior to starting Gambita, Caroline worked for VisionSpring, a non-profit dedicated to providing affordable eyeglasses in the developing world. She relished the challenge of setting up sustainable eyeglass programs in some of the world’s poorest communities from Latin America to India. Now as she embarks on this new adventure, she looks forward to using her background to help further social causes through Gambita. 
Caroline was born to Brazilian parents, split her upbringing between Mexico City and New York, and has had the good fortune of traveling to 25+ countries around the world. When not strategizing about how to improve shopping for petites, Caroline enjoys traveling to new places with her favorite camera in tow, passionately arguing that New York is the greatest city in the world, or just sitting at home with her beloved husband, Greg.

Thanks so much to Caroline for the interview, I'm personally in love with the colors and prints this boutique has to offer, I hope you guys like it and find some cute stuffs. Here are all the accounts where you can contact Gambita:
Twitter: @GambitaStyle 
Instagram: @GambitaStyle
Facebook: Gambita
Founder: @ChiefGambita

6/28/13

HIPSTER MOOD


I was urgently needing some glasses to wear when I use my computer, so I have been trying to get used to them by wearing them all day, they are like hipster glasses, I have always liked how they look on me so it was about time to get them. 
About the look, I wore this to go to work, I have to work all summer and then go back to class in July, so no vacations for me haha. What do you think?
xo
G

Necesitaba lentes urgente para usar mi computadora, así que he estado usando estos todo el día para acostumbrarme, tienen un estilo hipster, siempre me ha gustado este modelo para mi así que, ya era hora de comprarlos.
Acerca del look, lo use para trabajar, tengo que trabajar todo el verano y luego volver a clases en Julio y trabajar al mismo tiempo, así que, no hay vacaciones para mi jaja. Que opinan?
Besos,
G

F21 vest, necklace & bag
H&M tank
Furor Moda matte leggings
Vans shoes
Aldo knuckle rings





6/27/13

SHE INSIDE PICKS



Shopping online is one of my favorite things to do, and for that I like to pick the websites with awesome clothes and affordable prices, well sheinside.com is exactly that. They have beautiful clothes, prints, colors and I chose my favorites for this summer, you can check it out plus you can go to the link if you are interested in any of these products I loved from their website.
Have you shopped at sheinside.com?
xo
G

Comprar por internet es una de las cosas que mas me gusta, y por eso me gusta elegir sitios que tengan la mejor ropa y los mejores precios, bueno sheinside.com es exactamente eso. Tienen ropa hermosa, colores, estampados, etc y elegi mis piezas favoritas para este verano, pueden darle click al link si les interesa algunas de estas piezas que elegi del sitio.
Conocian a sheinside.com? Han comprado ahi?
Besos,
G



6/26/13

BACK TO MY CONVERSE


I have been trying to remember where I got these shorts but I can't haha, the only thing I know is that they are the comfiest I own, so It was perfect for how hot Miami has been, finally feels like summer, so I always try to be comfy but covering a lot, cause in Miami is very popular to not be covered at all haha. 
I wore this to go to Aventura Mall and Midtown, I took the pictures very quickly cause we were hurried and well, it was like 7.30 pm almost 8 pm and the sun was stronger than ever.
What do you think?
xo
G

He estado tratando de recordar donde compre estos shorts pero no puedo jaja, solo se que son los más cómodos que tengo, así que, son perfectos para lo caluroso que Miami ha estado, finalmente se siente el verano, así que, siempre trata de estar cómoda pero cubierta, Miami es famoso porque la gente no s cubre para nada jajaj
Use esto apra ir a Aventura y Midtown, tome las fotos rapidito porque estábamos apurados, y bueno, eran como las 7.30 casi 8 de la "noche" el sol estaba mas fuerte que a cualquier otra hora.
Que opinan?
Besos,
G

F21 blouse & necklace
H&M gold rings
Aldo sunglasses, watch & knuckle rings
Justfab.com Icon bag
Converse shoes





6/24/13

PASTEL PRINTS


This look was first wore by my mannequin lol haha I was thinking of combinations and mixes and these two were just a complement to each other, I loved how it turned out so I couldn't wait to wear it.
I wore it to go to Lincoln Rd on a VERY HOT day, with my family that were visiting, my brother took me a few pictures of the outfits I wore during the week, I tried to teach him what I wanted but he tried to learn haha, but well for me, the important thing are the outfits and this one is just so me. 
Do you like the combo?
xo
G

Este look lo uso primero mi maniquí jajaj, estaba mezclando y mezclando prendas y colores y estas dos piezas resultaron perfectas juntas, me encanto el resultado así que, no podía esperar para usarlo.
Use esto para ir a Lincoln Rd en un día MUY CALUROSO, mi familia estuvo de visita, así que, mi hermano me tomo fotos de algunos looks a lo largo de la semana, fue difícil que entendiera lo que quería con las fotos pero bueno, lo importante es que vea el outfit y este es demasiado yo.
Les gusta el combo?
Besos,
G

F21 blouse, shorts & glasses
H&M necklace, flats & rings






6/22/13

MAXI MINT

PICTURES BY: YUMI ORTIZ

It was a very hot and humid day in Miami, so I wanted to wear my always comfy piece: a maxi skirt. That day I had my last wednesday quiz, I worked a little and then I went to see the graduation of the students of my school, it was a looooong ceremony because there were all the majors mixed but it was very pretty and i was fun to see where I am going to be in a few years.
Do you like the look?
xo
G

El dia estaba super caluroso y húmedo en Miami, así que, use mi pieza que siempre es cómoda: una maxi falda. Ese día tuve mi ultimo quiz de la clase de los miércoles, trabaje un poco y luego fui a ver la graduación de los estudiantes de mi escuela, fue extremadamente larga porque todas las carreras estaban juntas y se pueden imaginar cuantos eran, pero fue divertido ver donde estaré en unos años.
Les gusto el ook?
Besos,
G

F21 blouse, maxi skirt & bow ring
H&M necklace & gold rings
JustFab.com Icon bag
Suite blanco loafers
Parfois glasses








6/20/13

PRINT LOVE

PICTURES BY: YUMI ORTIZ

Finally the white wall is left behind and from now on I will just be posting pictures with fun backgrounds, depending on where I go to take them haha, so I don't know how often I will be able to post but we will see.
Lately, I have been looking fro unique pieces to add to my closet, and these shorts are the definition of that word, I loved them since I saw them cause they have a double print and a very fun shape, like skirt/short shape plus, the colors are to die for, so my point was to make the shorts stand out. Also, I have been wearing this necklace non-stop so you are definitely going to see it A LOT hahaha. 
What do you think? Thank you for stopping by.
xo
G

Finalmente, la pared blanca ya quedo en los posts pasados y de ahora en adelante estaré actualizado con fondos divertidos, o dependiendo de donde me tome las fotos jaja, así que, por ahora no se que tan seguido actualizare el blog, pero ya veré.
Ultimamente, he estado buscando por piezas que me parezcan únicas, y estos shorts son la definición de la palabra, los amo desde que los vi, el estampado doble y la forma de falda/short que tiene me encanta, además de los colores, mi punto aquí fue hacer los shorts el centro de atención, También, he estado usando este collar sin parar así que, lo van a seguir viendo muchísimo jajaja
Que opinan? Gracias por pasarse.
Besos,
G

H&M blazer, gold rings & necklace
F21 blouse, shorts, sandals, blue ring and glasses
Zara bag







6/18/13

PRESENTATION OUTFIT


This outfit I wore it for my final presentation of History of Fashion, usually for presentations you have to dress up, I mean is a Fashion school lol I always go dress up but this time I wore heels, which I hate sometimes, specially when I'm badly sore from the gym the day before haha. Obviusly these pants you know how much I love them and they were my first choice and a blazer always goes a long way. What do you think?
xo
G

Use este look para mi presentación final de Historia de la moda, usualmente para exposiciones, presentaciones y así, hay que vestirse bien formal, o sea, es una escuela de moda, obviamente es una regla jajaj. Yo siempre quiero vestirme formal pero hay días que no se puede jaja esta vez uso tacones, que los odie demasiado, especialmente porque estaba adolorida del gimnasio el día anterior jaja. obviamente estos pantalones saben que los amo y un blazer siempre es una buena opción. Que opinan?
Besos,
G

H&M blazer, tank, gold rings & necklace
F21 pants, blue ring & glasses
Suite Blanco bag






6/17/13

BAG LOVE


You might have notices that i have been posting daily, well hopefully there are just a few more posts with this white wall as background. I knew this was going to be temporary, so I start asking people for help to get photographers and friends who can take me pictures everyday, I have been working hard on that to make the blog way better so hopefully that will happen.
This look I wore it for class and I just wanted to wear the bag haha which I got a few weeks ago, and I love it cause it seems like the Birkin by Hermes but no way in this world I spent $15000 hahaha.
Anyway, I hope you like the look and I will keep working hard to make this page that I love so much, way better!! Thanks for stopping by and everything!
xo
G

Habrán notado que he actualizado a diario, bueno, espero que estos post que vienen sean los últimos con la pared blanca de fondo. Sabia que seria algo temporal, así que, me ayudaron a mover gente para conseguir fotógrafos así como amigos que me ayuden también, he estado echándole muchas ganas para hacer el blog mejor, así que espero eso pase!
Acerca del look, lo use para ir a clase, y solo quería que la cartera fuese el centro de atención, la compre no hace poco y me encanta porque es similar a la Birkin de Hermes pero no me costo $15000 jajaja.
Espero les guste y seguiré trabajando duro para echarle ganas a esta pagina que tanto amo y hacerla mejor. Gracias por pasarse y por todo!
Besos,
G

Bershka knit sweater
H&M pants & flats
F21 necklace & glasses
Justfab.com Icon bag





6/16/13

TRIBAL & LACE


You guys know I LOVE this skirt, specially to be comfy, so I wore it to go work one day, and I added the necklace because I'm very obsessed since I saw it at the store.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by. What do you think?
xo
G

Ustedes saben que amo esta falda, especialmente para star cómoda, así que la use un día para trabajar, y añadí el collar que me tiene enamorada desde que lo vi en el atienda.
Gracias por pasarse, que opinan?
Besos,
G

F21 blouse, skirt & glasses
H&M necklace & flats
Zara bag