Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 here we come!!

Happy New Year! We want to wish you all the best love, sex, food, shopping, shoes, music, and all things that shine for the new year.

Here are a few New Years resolutions we hope to keep.

1: Go to the gym (typical)
2: Start painting again
3: I would like to take up an instrument
4: Finally learn how to drive

Let's see how it goes...


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Crazy Times with Rica!

We did a outrageous interview last year and thought it was time to share it with you. The show is Rew n Who? and it's a fun show that highlights artist, writers, musicians and all around entertainment. The show reminds me of the awesome New York underground shows of the 1980's and 90's. We also had our beautiful and amazing friend Isabel model for us and she really turned some heads in the studio that day. I hope you enjoy our interview.

Part two! The skeletons are running out of the closet!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Minute Christmas gifts.

So It's Wednesday and Christmas is on Saturday and we bet you're still shopping. I'll tell you the truth, we haven't bought a damn thing. All I know is that I've got to hit up Toys R Us for my nephews presents and I'm procrastinating that trip for obvious reasons (screaming kids and being pushed my moms).  Either

If you need any suggestions, here are some last minute ideas that are fun, still thoughtful and really affordable.

1: Since we love food, a gift of something thats delicious is always our favorite. Why not give the gift of cheese, bread, spreads,even an amazing olive oil?
2: A book. It's personal and nice. I have always loved receiving books. Here are some of our favorites. Essential Dali, Just Kids by Patti Smith, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, and I'm with the Band by Pamela Des Barres.
3: A music playlist- I love a personal playlist. I like to start off my playlist with Rock and Roll on to a little funk and then end it with some smooth sexy R&B. Just sayin.
4: A bottle of cheer!! Wine, champagne, or some new trendy liquor. Add a little recipe of the newest mix cocktail for a fun touch.
5: Love. Spending a little time with your friends, family, or a lover is a gift. Go for a night on the town or stay in and be extra cozy. Love to love you.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all from Rica!! Enjoy a little old school fun on us!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tis the Season!

This year christmas seems to be on Adderall. We do have the Christmas spirit, don't get us wrong but with all the hustle, bustle and stress everyone goes through it seems we get a little panicked (scared). Trust me, I love presents of any kind but this year I'm grateful for being healthy and having amazing people in my life. This year we are giving the gift of yummy treats. I'm making my holiday cookies that everyone loves (except for Brendan). Brendan is making his famous apple pie and I'm going to attempt to make Puerto Rican Coquito and Flan (aight).

Sharing is caring. Here is my recipe for my Holiday cookies for the christmas cookie monsters.

I think Christian Lacroix would love our cookies. Lacroix sweetie darling. 

Christmas Cookies

2 Sticks of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of powder sugar Sifted
Mix until Creamy ( you can use a spoon or hands)
Add TBS of Vanilla
2 Cups and 2 TBS of Flour Sifted
1/4 TSP of Salt
6oz roasted pecans chopped ( can use any nut you like)
Mix into cookie Mix
Roll each piece about the size of a table spoon
Place dough on Cookie sheet
oven is at 350
It only takes 8 mins ( it may take a little longer but be careful they burn quick)
When cooled sprinkle the powdered sugar over.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

London Town!!

Check out the Teddy Boy/Teddy Girl style!! The style is a 1950's revival of the old Edwardian era style but they made it all their own. It incorporated American Rock n' Roll and was originally a teenage movement. Here are some amazing images for you all to enjoy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sneak Preview....Rica Styles Jessica 6

I recently styled a music video for the amazing band Jessica 6. It's the video for their new single White Horse. This track will make you sweat it out on the dance floor. It was great fun putting the looks together and working with the talented (and really handsome)  Marco Ovando .  Here are a few sneak previews of the video. Can't wait to share the final cut with you!! 

Sexy in motion....

On Keys and Rhinestones- Morgan Wiley
Vocals and Beauty (and in Rica)- Nomi Ruiz
Bass and Face- Andrew Raposo 

"let me see you dance"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pretty Inspirited today.

We are gathering my inspiration for 2012. Yes 2012. Gag right?  Well so far it's starting out as pretty naughty but easing it's way to my favorite 1990's fashion photos that I adore. Let's see where this goes. I may have to refrain myself a little for the masses. Should I get in a more flowery mood? It's still early. xo

Work in progress...


Light lunches


My favorite photo

Hey Kate. 

Leather and Pearls are my best friends.

Monday, December 6, 2010

So cold. Warm thoughts.

I really wish I was hanging with these two. 

Photo by Helmet Newton

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World AIDS Day

In honor of those we have lost and those who are living with AIDS we want you to know you are not forgotten. We hear your voices are loud and clear. There is still no cure, there is still ignorance. and there is not even education for many. We have lost people we love to AIDS and we hope not to lose any more loved ones to this horrible disease.

Take care of yourselves and the ones you love.

We love you.



Monday, November 29, 2010

Rica is working on our fitness!!

It's the holiday season and of course we are all eating our face off. Every year since I can remember my I've had the typical new years resolution was to burn off everything I indulged the year before. Well the time has come. I signed up for a gym membership and it's on. Today is day two of cardio and weights and my body is killing me. However, I do feel a little better then I did on saturday. Now the trick to all this shit is to keep it up. And by doing this I may have to do something I have always dreaded. I may have to cut back on cocktails. I'm seriously tearing at the thought of not having a glass of wine with lunch, dinner and my feelings. Let's see how it goes.

Here are some of my favorite workout looks. Anyone know where I can get a hot leotard? 

Jane Fonda

Leg Warmers. Check!

Oh la la Jane Lee Curtis

Love the touch of the belt. 

Cindy Crawford 

I do love working out on the beach. Cindy made it hot!

Monday, November 15, 2010

We love Nick Cave's style and wanted to pay tribute to it. Also, Grinderman will be on the Rica 2012 playlist!! Enjoy his progression over the past 30 something years!!

Rock n' Roll genius!!

We saw Grinderman last night and we figured that we would share the joy!! They were amazing!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Watch this!!!

Watch this and tell us who bit off this guys style years later!! You win a bucket of lycra!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rica sexy pictures of the day!

We are loving some of these sexy photos of Paulina Porizkova from a 1980's GQ photo shoot.

Love and Love.

Loving the sexy sun.

Beach lovers

Should we get a hunky guy for our next shoot?

Do you wanna dance?

God Bless America!! and God Bless The Ramones!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween to my zombies, ghost and goblins!!

Rica participated in a pumpkin carving contest at Crest Hardware store. It's been a very long time since we carved a pumpkin. Either way we had a great time doing it and almost thought we had a slight chance in winning. Then we got there and realized there was some serious competition.  We had no chance in hell.

Tonight should be fun for us. We are going to see Karen Black for her halloween show and then head to  Nublu to check out our friends Jessica 6 perform.

Here is ours! Had a few to many.

We Tried :(

The Situation 

Andy Warhol


Jean- Michel Basquiat

This one came with lights

 Next year we have to step up our game!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The artist. Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo is beyond. The Mexican born artist is an icon for her very unique style and intense art.  I have always been attracted to her art but recently it's become more personal.  Her style is inspiring but her work and passion is something you really see in her colorful and graphic pieces. 

To read about her more click on the link. 

Rica xo

"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."

"I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling."

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nomi Ruiz wearing Rica Swim!!!

Our favorite muse, Nomi Ruiz is wearing Rica Swim in this footage shot from our 2011 look book photo shoot. Enjoy!!
This is also in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!! PUERTO RICOOOOOO!!

The incredible Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian born Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a treasure of the literary world."One Hundred Years of Solitude", and "Love in the time of Cholera" are two of his masterpieces that reached critical acclaim.

We want to salute the great works that he has gifted us with.

To read more about Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his amazing career

Please click the link below.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Viva la Latin Heritage Month!

As I'm writing this entry I have my cafe con leche on my right and my pan de queso to my left. We want  to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and share with you the people we admire and love. So for the remainder of this month Rica will give respect to those have inspired us creatively and opened our minds.

Here is the wonderful woman who made me the woman I am today. She's beyond.  My mom, Eva Sanjurjo.  Click to read about her and what she has done for the Hunts Point community.

 Mom and lil me roller skating. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Check. Check. 1234 Check Boobies

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and here at Rica want to remind you to check your breast, titis, bubble bees, rack, watermelons, chi chi's, tatas, fun bags and/or my personal favorite bosom.

My mom fought breast cancer 8 years ago and I know that catching it early saved her life. Be aware of your body and don't neglect your yearly visits. It's important.  We care about you and want to see your lovely twosomes at the beach.

xoxo (o) (o)


Here's how to check your own breast at home. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jerry Hall... Yes

I know blondes have more fun and If I was blonde I'd be the Jerry Hall kind. Her locks are her trademark and I would give up my favorite lipstick for that wave. Don't get me wrong being a love being a brunette but something about Jerry's hair makes be want to get a bucket of bleach and a crimper. I truly love her style and taste in men. Jerry is one my favorites model icons and her dedication to being sexy siren for decades is inspirational.

Ms. Hall has a autobiography coming out soon. That should be a scandalous read. Can't wait.

Here we go.....

Backseat lover

Jerry with Antonio Lopez

Sea Creature
Jerry Hall poses for Roxy Music album cover

Hello? Mick is that you?

Jerry and Andy