VINTAGE VANDALIZM by Jasmin Rodriguez | Las Vegas Fashion Blogger
I believe fashion should be limitless and that self expression should be fun and this is why I started this fashion blog in 2008. After wearing many hats in the New York Fashion world, I now reside in Las Vegas working as a full-time influencer, however, my journey has just begun. Be a part of my adventure and follow this blog for my take on fashion, art, and life.
I treat corsets like I do evening gowns. In my opinion, they are so special, I only wear them on special occasions. However, I recently got my hands on a PVC corset from Orchard Corset that I just couldn’t wait to wear. I couldn’t wait for that special occasion. I didn’t even care that it was nearly 117 degrees outside (needless to say, I may have lost some weight around my waist haha). I wanted to channel my inner bad Bettie in it and I did just that.
Since I was going for a more casual look (my casual is a bit extreme for some haha), I decided to wear the corset with a matching patent leather pencil skirt and a t-shirt. I love being able to water down an outfit like this and still make it look fierce. This is also one of the most comfortable corsets I have ever worn. I am wondering if it’s because it just hits my waist and hips perfectly. Some corsets are either too long, or don’t follow my natural curvature.
I felt like a little vixen in this ensemble. I even wore my favorite Christian Louboutin fetish style pumps. Sometimes its nice to take a break from my usual styles to visit my darker side. I think I will be channeling this look a lot this Fall. And maybe with some more Orchard corsets? YES PLEASE.
Head to Orchard Corset to see their wonderful selection of corsets and other undergarments!
When I was a child, I loved greek mythology (Still do!). I started drawing creatures like centaurs, unicorns, medusa, and goddesses before I even knew what they were. My aunt Janette would take me to the Metropolitan Museum and I would marvel at all of the beautiful greek statues and beautifully woven tapestries (The Unicorn Tapestries was my favorite).
I was especially interested in all of the goddesses. Women of strength and power always inspired me greatly. Even when I played video games, I’d always gravitate towards/play strong female characters. I am sure it’s partially responsible for the kind of woman I am today.
One of my favorite goddesses was Athena. She was the Goddess of poetry, art, wisdom, and war strategy. I, like Athena, am poetic by nature, an artist at heart, have always been wise beyond my years (or so I think haha), and always have the best strategies when dealing with hardships. She is the goddess of greek mythology that I identify with the most and sometimes I channel these inspirations through my personal style.
On this day I wore the most gorgeous two piece set by The Pretty Dress Company and basically lived the dream of being my own kind of Goddess. How could I help myself? It has a detachable skirt that is open in the front so you can see that I am wearing a romper underneath (I LIVE for that drama!). For accessories, I paired the PDC set with some gold scrappy heels and went to my local Michael’s to create the perfect gold headband. I also wore a vintage handbag one of my lovely followers sent me from her grandmothers collection of gorgeous vintage accessories. It looked perfect and was everything I could want in an outfit. I’d say its one for the books!
Anyway, I am ready to be hired to play a goddess in a Greek Mythology film. So feel free to message me to be in your next film, k? haha!
Tatyana has been tugging on my heart-strings lately with their fun new designs and timeless classics so I jumped for joy when I got asked to model for them. This isn’t the first time I have modeled for this company but it’s always a great time when I do, so it always feels like the first time. It made it even better that we shot at the Oasis at the Goldspike, a new chic 50s/60s inspired hotel.
One of my favorite pieces I modeled was this cute Popsicle dress! It’s the perfect mini dress for the 4th Of July and looks so cute with the neck bow and a red belt. I also modeled one of my favorite classics, The Jazmin dress, named after me! Its a gorgeous wiggle dress with a chic back opening. I also love the denim romper with the matching skirt. It’s a versatile piece you can wear so many different ways! Check out all the other fabulous styles I modeled, inside!MID MOD POPSICLE DRESSGLAM PENCIL POLKA-DOT DRESSPATTY RED/WHITE STRIPE DRESSJAZMIN PENCIL DRESS
There is nothing more fun for me than transforming something that is supposed to be worn a certain way into something entirely different. I found this Zara outfit when shopping one of their end of season sales. The blouse is actually not supposed to be tied like a cropped wrap top, it’s supposed to be worn baggy and rest below the hip. Of course my imagination started going and I saw the potential it had in resembling a sexy 1940s look and BOOM, I made it come to life and look a whole lot better than how its supposed to look haha. Imagination is a powerful thing! It brings your creative vision to life!
Can we talk about the fit of these pants too? I love that Zara makes pants for tiny-waisted-big-booty girls like myself despite having size 0 models on their website. I have so many beautiful pairs of pants thanks to them.
This outfit is probably one of my favorite sets in my wardrobe and that’s saying a lot with all the clothing I have. I have already worn it 100x since
I bought it.
Anyway! I wore the top and pants with my new Misguided wrap sandals, sunnies from Buffalo Exchange, bamboo jewelry from Bow & Crossbones, and my favorite Spring/Summer staple…my purse from Rockin Bettie. What a LOOK. I felt like a modern-day Puerto Rican version of Marlene Dietrich or Hedy Lamar. Your clothes should always make you feel this good.
I’ve been really delayed on posts as of late because I have been really busy. I can’t complain though, so many doors have been opening for me and I am starting to see the rewards of the past 10+ years as an influencer. I like that more brands are starting to take notice of influencers who show a different perspective on how to wear their items. I really do look at fashion as an art form and I put my all into the looks I create each day. The best part? I wear what I want for ME. I don’t do it for likes or attention. I just genuinely like to look my best every day. I enjoy it.
One thing I stopped enjoying was posting on my blog. I had to step away from it a few times to fall in love again. I also blame my crazy work schedule. Now I am back with a fresh new mindset and ready to revamp this platform and get back to business!
With that said, today I am blogging an outfit I wore a few months ago (See how behind I am?) that I absolutely loveeeee. As many of you know, I am obsessed with Kate Spade. I am so sad to hear that she committed suicide (R.I.P <3) and will continue to wear the colorful pieces she has designed that make me happy every time I wear them. This entire outfit is by Kate Spade. The top and skirt were on my wish-list forever until I got my hands on them at the North Premium Outlets here in Las Vegas. I also found the shoes and the purse there too! My earrings are from Forever21 and my sunglasses are by Polaroid. I am so in love with this outfit and am glad I got my friend Daniel to take these awesome shots at the Paradise Palms Golf Course <3.
My awesome gal pal, Elizabeth Taylor (yes that’s her real name!), recently released Curvy Beach, an incredible plus size swimwear brand that became so popular, she now carries smaller sizes! Once I found out the news, I had to get my hands on her leopard set and mannnn it fits amazing! It’s so hard to find bottoms that are that classic 1980s high-waisted fit. That particular style fits so well on curvy girls like myself without being too scantily clad. I always had to search for vintage 1980s swimsuits and pray for the best as some of them just got swallowed up by my butt lololol. These bottoms fit just right and even have that cute little scrunchy thing a lot of those yoga pants have, so my booty looks RILL CUTE YA’LL. They even have cute ties on the sides just incase I need more room. As for the top, I wear mine criss-crossed because it adds a bit more sex appeal. Strange that something as simple as crossing the halter makes such a huge difference. This is definitely one of the sexiest bikini’s I have so I’ll be wearing it all Summer. I also don’t mind continuing to support a brand that promotes Body Positivity and is available in a variety of sizes so every woman gets a chance to look fierce!
Here we have a Vintage Vandalizm out in the wild, her natural habitat, wearing a two-piece vintage leopard set along with some vintage inspired sunnies and a vintage lancome purse. All of which she found at her beloved Buffalo Exchange. Her earrings are from Vixen by Micheline Pitt and her shoes are vintage (too bad you can’t really see them!). I am obsessed with leopard so I was so excited when I found this set at Buffalo Exchange a few months ago. It was thrashed so it was in the 50% off section and I just knew, without even trying it on, that it was a gem. I restored it to its original condition and boom, it was a dream! I have worn this set over a million times since I restored it because it’s so comfortable and am so happy I was able to document it whilst spending the day at the Springs Preserve. If any of you are coming to town for Viva Las Vegas, make sure you attend my event on the 18th at Buffalo Exchange (7-9pm) and you might be able to find some gems like this too! Info in previous post.
It’s all in the details so I wore this cute vintage spider brooch as well.
The other day I went to a cool Neiman Marcus event at Fashion Show Mall hosted by my favorite bloggazon, Christie Moeller. Christie knows how to bring all of us bloggers together by hosting great influencer events. I had a blast trying on all of the gorgeous Spring styles by designers like Alice & Olivia, playing with makeup by Tom Ford, eating all the cute light bites complimented by colorful cocktails, and making new friends with the influencers there. I love love love when Christie hosts the Neiman Marcus events because they are super informative about all of the new fashion and beauty products. We all get live demonstrations on how the products look and should be worn along with goody bags full of awesome merch we get to take home and try! I had such a great time and am glad I left the event with new connections and fabulous products I get to play around with! Give me all the colors! Obsessed with these macaroons. Deviled eggs! Colorful cocktails! Alice and Olivia amazingness! Tom Ford making me sparkle. This left my skin incredibly soft and shimmering and the scent was nice too. Look at this Tom Ford mascara color!Gorgeous Tom Ford eye shadows I’ll take all of them please.
SAVE THE DATE! With the success of my last after-hours event with Buffalo Exchange (@buffaloexchange) (my favorite thrift store!), I am hosting another! If you are going to be in town for Viva, come pregame-shop with me whilst listening to great tunes spun by the live dj! There will be a photo booth, light bites/delicious donuts from @donutbarlv, refreshments, and more! Lets not forget; there will also be an amazingly curated selection of vintage and vintage reproduction items that will be exclusively for sale that night (from Buffalo Exchange shops all over the country!). You won’t want to miss this incredible shopping event! Especially because there will be other shops like @rockinbettielv , @glam_factory , and @atomicstylelounge having awesome events as well within the area (follow @vintagevegasshophop)!
Come one, come all! April 18, 7-9pm.
Below is information on all the events happening that day!