Colombian Mamas are always Haute..

Marcella. Winter Miami 2018.

Marcella is Colombian visiting family in Miami. I love her smile, her thigh tattoos, and her perfect eyebrows. I love that her son had to help both of us with our Spanish and English translations.

Yes, Miami is hot enough in winter to wear overall shorts and gladiator sandals.

Curves are always sexy –

Check out the tattoos…

More tattoos on the foot.. I could do that!

Mama/Son Love

Mara. NYC Drop-Off. Zara. Chanel. Cut-Off’s.


Mara. Upper East Side. New York City. September 2014.

Here I am, it’s a hot day in New York.  I’m showing a little belly and loving the proportions of my new Zara blazer.  Snake skin and animal print patterns, are usually not my thing.  Mostly, because my brothers tell me I look like my Nana, who had a thing for leopard print.

When wearing animal prints, you don’t have to look like a grandmother in Miami Beach – and by the way, I adore the “grandma in Miami Beach” look! But you can mix the print with something casual, and it combines so well.


Georgia On My Mind. Church is looking Haute.


Shaniqua. Cleveland, Georgia. August 2014.

This photo was taken in front of a Baptist Church in the North Georgia town of Cleveland, Georgia.  I spent most childhood summers at a sleep-a-way camp in the North Georgia Mountains.  It was at camp where I was adopted by incredible women who worked in the kitchen at camp – through this connection, that is like family, I learned about African-American Southern culture and was exposed to church, Baptist and Methodist.  I always loved the music and passion at the Baptist church..for a little girl to witness people clapping, yelling and singing on a Sunday morning was quite inspirational, even if I didn’t believe in most of what was being preached.  I did believe in being kind and accepting, and that’s what I witnessed as a child and now.

I brought my own kids into the churches and the warmth was felt immediately.  Little kids came over to my kids with lollipops – I ran into people who knew me when I was 7 years old…It was amazing.  The style of a southern church is exciting – hats, fans, bright colors..I adore all of it.  And the younger generation is dressed casually, which is completely accepted, because being there is more important.

Here is a young mom and her gorgeous little boy (who walked right up to my boys and held their hands).  White Jeans, Leopard Print Blouse, Gladiator sandals, Oval hoops – This mom looks great…. love it.

Haute Halter. Bohemian Hip in Fairfax.


Camille. Nurse. Mom. Fairfax, California. Summer 2014.

I love Camille’s leather fanny pack, it looks like a belt, but has the benefit of holding stuff – all while looking cool.  The soft cotton tie dye dress mixed with a boyish hat, leather studded gladiators and leather necklace, all sets the stage for a funky mix.