Given her enviable looks and wardrobe, Miami lifestyle blogger Annie Vazquez, aka The Fashion Poet, could easily be intimidating. But spend time in her world — the one she documents for her nearly 80,000 Instagram followers — and it’s clear that her realness is what draws people in.
“My most-liked posts are the motivational ones where I’m open and vulnerable,” Vasquez said. “You can put on whatever outfit; nobody cares unless the story has a human element.”
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Here, The Fashion Poet tells INDULGE about six of her latest Miami finds and secret sources:
1. Namaste Then Rosé
“Leggings Lounge is a once-a-month women’s yoga class and happy hour, usually poolside at the W Miami or The Raleigh. Good vibes, cool pop-up shops – and free drinks!” leggingsloungemiami.com.
2. Better Than Sex
“I’ve tried a zillion mascaras, and Too Faced Better Than Sex is the best. It makes my lashes look really dark and thick. Plus, no animal testing, ever.” sephora.com.
3. Best Lipstick Ever
“I love bright lipstick; I hate getting it on my teeth. This beautiful cherry red – Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Fashion Legacy – is moisturizing and does not move.” maccosmetics.com.
4. Most Relaxing Massage
“The Singing Bowl Massage at Tierra Santa Healing House is so good. They massage you and then play the bowls, placing them on your back. It’s like double the massage.” faena.com.
5. Manicure Therapy
“I was raised to always dress up and have my nails done. Now it’s like therapy: If I ever get down, I head to Gloss Nail Bar. All the technicians are excellent.” glossnaturals.com.
6. Hair Color Specialist
“In the past two years, I’ve gone from blonde to red to platinum and back to my natural dark brunette. Janeth at Janeth’s Grotto is great at all of them and, miraculously, keeps my hair healthy.” 780 Northwest 42nd Avenue, Miami; 305-448-5328.