Left to right: Ria Michelle, Joanna Paige, Macarena, Me, Jana, Ginger and Simo
Cutest little pup, Shongy - the official Joanna Paige mascot
My final pick, Sam Edelman "Zavier" pumps

Nothing gets a girl out on a rainy day like shoes and macaroons, which is exactly what brought us all together on a rainy Friday morning last week. The lovely Joanna of Joanna Paige boutique, along with my blogger buddy Jana Rose, hosted a small group of us blogger gals at the lovely boutique in Mary Brickell Village while treating us to a wonderful morning soiree inclusive of macaroons, mimosas and a pair of shoes! Much to my surprise, Joanna Paige has been in business for well over 7 years in the very same spot and I had never visited the shop. The boutique carries a nice curation of trends and brands inclusive of: Superga, Jeffrey Campbell, Schutz, and Sam Edelman, among others. Accessories and bags are also available and I warn you, they are pretty irresistible with some of the cutest, must-have pieces.

Thank you so much for hosting us Joanna & Jana!


Full story on: Intermix blog
Photography by me, Karla Garcia
Art direction: Regina Arriola Cauff, @style_rac
Styling: Monique Miller
Hair and makeup: Nina Cortes Manavello

Shooting Intermix's photo content for the Miami portion of their blog is one of my favorite freelance jobs to date. Not only is the local blog team organically a wonderful mix, but the pieces we get to showcase are a fashion girl's dream. I must admit, these photos even make me want to go shopping and I shot them. The true beauty of capturing these visual blog stories is being able to give the clothes a purpose that transcends beyond the initial purchasing decision, but rather to inspire how to incorporate these pieces into your own wardrobe and day to day life in a real way. We love telling a story and always strive to make the pieces look their best while doing so.

Check out the official post on Intermix's "Beyond Best Dressed" blog with some the above images included alongside outfit details.


Streetstyle photography by me, Karla Garcia for Refinery29

Two weekends ago, Refinery29 came to Miami's Dadeland mall and hosted an exclusive shopping event partnered with Simon Malls dubbed "The Shopping Block". I was hired to shoot streetstyle of the fashionable mall & event attendees in a modified streetstyle edition of indoor photos. While not the traditional streetstyle way, the story turned out pretty neat with R29 featuring a lovely slideshow of my shots with a witty storyline titled "23 style lessons we learned from Miami". I definitely  enjoyed being able to shoot for R29 again, it had been about a year or so since I had done so after the site pulled out of their Miami edition. Above you'll find some of my shots but you should check out the entire gallery, link listed above in photo credit.


Today is officially the grand opening event for Intermix's Lincoln Road store and I couldn't be more excited. Once more, I joined forces with the talented Miami team to photograph a special editorial featuring five of Miami's Female Influencers, all beautiful career women with sartorial and social clout! Art director, Regi Arriola Cauff wanted to highlight the stylish and beautiful Miami Intermix girl with a story titled, "What I love about Miami", so naturally shooting in signature Miami locations was a must. Styling the girls to perfection in this season's best (available at Intermix) was curated by Monique Miller.

Check out the new store located on 1005 Lincoln Road, right next to Gap and if you're free hop on over for tonight's event:

Check out the entire story here.

Production Credits:

These are some of my favorite outtakes, I didn't want to include the selects on my post because I'm really hoping you'll hop on over to Intermix's blog and see the full story.

Alina De La Vega MacLean

Ashley Turchin

Lauren Gnazzo

Alicia Halegua

Tatiana Cartaya

An early morning call time shot of me shooting Tatiana (thanks for the BTS pic Regi!)