Viviana Gabeiras & Barbara Palacios Inspiring Women Through Fashion

If you’ve seen webcitygirls’ own Lynn Ponder rocking it at events and working it on la alfombra roja, then you’ve probably seen her fabulously dressed in the colorful creations of renowned Latina fashion designer and adorada amiga Viviana Gabeiras.

The award winning Gabeiras has been impacting Miami’s fashion world for years through her contemporary designs, which have been featured in top publicaciones de moda such as Women’s Wear Daily. Recently, she teamed up with author, speaker, spokesperson, and Miss Universe Barbara Palacios for a new artistic dragonfly-inspired clothing collection that embodies the raw power of today’s women.

Chicas, did you know that the dragonfly experiences una transformación maravillosa from nymph to winged beauty, and not only maintains flawless balance while in flight, but also maintains perfect horizontal balance while at rest? This beautiful balance and profound metamorphosis, which Palacios couples to that of human beings in her book The Beauty of Knowing How to Live, has both intrigued her and propelled her career, beginning on that night in 1986 when she wore two dragonflies pinned to her gala dress during the Miss Universe pageant. The majestic flight of the dragonfly now finds its fashion translation in her stunning collection at the hands of Gabeiras, who combines vibrant colors like magenta, turquoise, tangerine yellow, white, and black in a beautiful print.

We love the story behind this line as well as the inner beauty that radiates from the two strong, successful women behind its creation. Palacios was recognized as one of the most powerful women of 2014, according to People magazine, and was also recognized by the U.S. Congress as one of the most influential and respected Latin women in the USA. She now helps guide others to live a more beautiful life through her personal development platform 9 Pasos and is currently working on her third book. As a woman and entrepreneur, Gabeiras supports movement #BeNumberless and is a fantastic role model, using her influence to help numerous charities and empower women. She has taught at Miami’s University of Art & Design, and continues to mentor young designers while creating a “Made in USA” brand.

The pair’s collection will launch at MODA fashion show at New York City’s Javits Center on September 18. Amigas, you can get these striking designs for yourself in Spring 2017, when they will be available in boutiques and at and A percentage of profits will go to benefit a foundation in Latin America through Palacios’ foundation, “Leaving Footprints.”

Contando los días para estar en New York presentando la Bellísima colección de la estupenda diseñadora @vivianagabeiras para Barbara Palacios, inspirada en mi Plataforma Inspiracional los #9Pasos, representada por la Libélula como elemento distintivo👏🏻 Está colección la estaremos presentando en la semana de la moda en New York el próximo 18 al 20 de este mes y continuaremos en los siguientes meses promoviéndola en otras ciudades de los USA y otros países. Estará disponible en más de 1200 tiendas a nivel de los USA e internacionalmente a partir de la Primavera 2017. Muy pronto podrán poner sus pedidos en mi nueva página web que está por salir. Esta colección la hemos realizado también, con la finalidad de contribuir con un porcentaje para beneficiar programas sociales de diferentes fundaciones en América Latina, a través de mi Organización Huellas 👏🏻 Dejar Huellas es mi objetivo para el empoderamiento de muchos, quienes a su vez Dejaran Huellas en su entorno!!! #colección #VivianaGabeiras #BarbaraPalacios #9Pasos #PlataformaDeInspiracion #Libélula #Dragonfly #OrganizacionHuellas #DejandoHuella #DejandoHuellas #DejaHuella #GraciasDios #ImpactandoVidas 🙏🏻😘🎉 #Repost @vivianagabeiras ・・・ So exciting to be launching my new collection for Former Miss Universe @BarbaraPalacios_Inspiracion #flydragongfly #spring2017 #modashow #newyorkcity @BJIfashiongroup #booth11101 @javitscenter a lifetime experience and so happy to be together with this amazing inspiring woman and share with her beautiful moments #behindthescenes #photoshoot📷 @HumbertoVidal #VivianaGabeiras #TheRealLifeOfVivianaG #PetitPoisbyVivianaG

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