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12 years after she made the great migration from Miami to Manhattan, long time entertainment producer Kathy Buccio is back in her home city with a ripe new blog, Freshly Squeezed Fashionista, and a closet full of fun, affordable fashion finds.
Kathy packs in more punch to her blog than just personal style and her signature stacked bracelets. As she re-explores Miami, she takes us along for the ride as she interviews store owners, artists and chefs around town, giving us a more in depth glimpse of what's cool in the Magic City. When she's not blogging, this mom of a two-year-old is juggling freelance gigs for E! News and Extra, scoping out her next great tale, and trying to find the best shade of crimson or coral. Read on to find out more about this new local blogger, and how she's gone from Manhattanite to Miamian again, in just a blink of a full stash of lashes.
Freshly Squeezed Fashionista is more than just a personal style blog. What's the idea behind it, and when did you start?
I can't tell you how pumped I am about my blog. It's something I decided to really focus on when I moved to Miami from the city. Also, after booking so many fashion shoots in the past as a producer, I thought to myself, "I would love to do something like this on my own and share my two cents on all things fashion and style with more than just my friends." So voila! The blog was born and that's what I'm doing and I'm having a great time. Miami has allowed me a creative opportunity to mix two of my most cherished past times- writing and fashion, all while paying homage to NY which is where my style evolution began. This is more than just a blog. It's a passion project and a way to share how I define my personal style and giving my readers authentic tips and advice on trends I love and how to get a budget friendly look without squeezing your wallet dry.
Freshly Squeezed Fashionista is a blog for the girl that...
...loves the idea of being a fashion chameleon. Allowing your mood to dictate your style du jour and rocking that look like it's nobody's business. Style isn't about how much money you have or how many designer labels live in your closet. Not everyone has that luxury and that's okay. Style is all in how you pull something off and the attitude that comes with it.
You moved from New York to Miami. Has your style changed at all since you moved?
It's definitely getting infused with some of that Miami flavor! I love my New York black and that will be hard to give up but I have definitely been embracing more color and more tropical prints, so both will have to coexist! There will always be New York elements in my wardrobe because that's just part of my identity but now it'll be mixed with some Palm trees and hot pink!
When you're not blogging you are...
...running after my two year old, reading, drinking wine, and soaking up sun. Preferably all at once.
What's the one piece of fashion advice you're going to pass along to your own daughter?
I can't wait to see how Maya's personal style evolves with time and she goes through all those phases (the good and the bad) of figuring how what trends work for her and what was completely ridiculous, because we all have those cringe worthy fails. But I'll give her the same advice my mom gave me: Don't be like everyone else, be original. It's always better to be overdressed than underdressed and my favorite of all, which is the freshly squeezed fashionista motto, style comes from who you are and how you present yourself to the world. It's not about having money. It's first and foremost, about having confidence, your own sense of style, and a big fat smile to go with it.
In five years, where do you want to see Freshly Squeezed Fashionista?
I want to see the brand continue to grow and I want to see it become a network where women of all ages can be inspired. It's all about taking risks, but while letting things progress organically. The opportunities are endless and I have my sights set on BIG things.
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