Welcome back! I’m so excited to introduce you to the new layout of the blog. I hope you love this new design as much as I do. If you’re a reader from the beginning, you will be able to identify some similarity from the first layout I ever designed. I’m also really excited to show you all the new things I have in mind, new projects, new platforms, new type of content!
So talking about new beginnings, about two months ago I sat with myself and realized how blessed I was, I started thanking God for allowing me to be able to pursue my passion and live where I’ve always wanted to. I decided what better way to celebrate my new website and welcome Fall than surrounded by my closest supporters on a sunset rooftop gathering hosted by me and my friends from Veuve Clicquot.
I simply love having bubbles around me when I celebrate, specially when toasting to success. I’m grateful for having such amazing friends and family that support me. It’s been a year since I finally moved to New York from Miami. I can remember how tough were the first few months. I found myself with no plans for Christmas, sleeping before midnight on New Years, and praying to attend those Fashion Week events in the winter.
Today, I look back and see how far I’ve become this year and how many doors have opened in terms of partnerships, brands that I dreamed to work with, and events that I never thought of attending.
Fall is my favorite season as it marks the anniversary of moving to this city and chasing my dreams, encountering new obstacles and learning how to overcome them. I’ve been heart-broken, I’ve laughed, made new friends, ended friendships, went through a great loss and the birth of a new family member. No matter what happened week by week, I tried to keep a positive mindset overall. Here I am celebrating all of this and preparing myself for the next big obstacles and achievements that are on their way. To be honest, there is always going to be something to be grateful for, so why not toast to that?
Thanks to Veuve Clicquot for being part of my vision and a dream to work with. These bubbles surely helped sparkle the night!
Much love, C.P.
Sunglasses (Thom Browne)
Shirt (Richard James)
Sneakers (Banana Republic Men’s)