Fashionista 514

Awesomely Successfull Shopping Afternoon!

Posted in Erno Laszlo, food, shopping by fashionista514 on March 27, 2009
Soooo… today after a busy and intense morning of work, I took my weekend (a.k.a. afternoon)! First and foremost, I went to my shopping mecca – Holts!!! I picked up some of my fave Laszlo skincare products – and am trying this new eye cream (OcuPhel Emollient)… it’s a super rich and concentrated eye cream for the evening to hydrate dry eye areas. It also doubles as a great day time moisturizer when you are out in the harshest of the elements (ski days, or hiking). It creates a barrier that protects the skin from harmful free radicals. Next, it was upstairs to dvf to see Audrey – a personal shopper of sorts (she picks out new stock in my size and style and sets it aside for me until I can come down to the store to try it all on). I found three new great summer dresses, all which I will eventually get around to taking pics of for you guys. I will be back next week during their promotion to pick my purchases up with a 25% discount. YAY!
After finishing up at Holts, I met up with a friend of mine and we went to visit my mother in law at the gorgeous jewellery store she manages – Kaufman de Suisse. True beauty, let me tell you!

So, we chatted, got a quick tutorial on diamond qualities, coloring and rarity while sipping perfectly foamed lattes amongst a sea of diamonds :). You know, just your typical afternoon…

Betsy Johnson was one of our last stops before we dropped and I found these stunning Marilyn Monroe – styled socks (I got the pink ones above). I looooove them, especially since I share boy socks normally with my babe… 😉

We refuelled at the NYC inspired deli Anton & James on Stanley Street, downtown off of St. Catherine and filled up on mushroom & cheese melts, Greek salad, and grilled chicken pasta salad. Mmmmm

Now I’m back at home, enjoying all my goodies and all washed and ready for bed curled up on the couch watching James Bond with pug and babe. Such a fairy tale ending to me!


Godiva Chocolate Hotel Room!!!

Posted in artwork, can you beleive?, celebrity, chocolate, contests, diva, dreams, eccentric, envy, favorite, inspiration, luxury, prize, travel by fashionista514 on March 26, 2009
Ladies, ladies, ladies… I don’t know if you’ve already heard about this, but let me tell you – it is music to my unknowing ears!!! Last year for Valentine’s Day, Godiva Chocolatier played Willy Wonka and hid a secret invitation in one of it’s special edition Valentines Day truffles assortments!
The company re-created a suite at the famous Bryant Park Hotel in New York City for a sinful getaway for two. Everything from the table, chandeliers, books (which opened up to truffles), as well as paintings (a chocolate rendition of Gustav Klimts “The Kiss”) were made entirely of chocolate. Mmmmmmm…. Can you say “overdose”?!?

Lucky Ali Larter got to experience it firsthand to promote it as their spokesperson… lucky girl!

Pretty irresistible stuff, huh Ali? 😉

A Brand New Toy from Babe…

Posted in babe, car, gift, vlad by fashionista514 on March 26, 2009
So I came home the other night to my boyfriend (better known as Babe) who had a surprise waiting for me (man do I love surprises)! You see, he is very into remote control cars – yeah, kinda dorky but hey – we all have our niches right?! So, he knows how much I adore the Mini Cooper (if I drove, that’s what I would have), and bought me a remote control version of it!!! I am in no way, shape or form much of a car girl but let me tell you – I am ecstatic!!! It is a gorgeous little red one like the pic, that he has been building and fixing for me so that I can bring it to the park and chase my pug around! Pug is already pretty afraid of it though and avoids it at all cost 😉 So, I’m lovin‘ the thought that went into this… When you try to give something you love so much and get so excited about to someone else to enjoy. Truly the sweetest gesture! Love my man 🙂

MAC VivaGlam Giveaway – Deadline Approaching!

Posted in contest, giveaway, makeup by fashionista514 on March 25, 2009
Just a friendly reminder to all of you who haven’t yet sent in your stories for this amazing MAC Viva Glam Giveaway!!! April 1st is soon approaching and a winner will be revealed! Win Fergie’s FULL look for the campaign!!! All proceeds go towards helping people living and affected by AIDS/HIV. For contest rules and full prize description, see below!

Join the beautiful ladies who endorse Viva Glam and shine while knowing you made a difference!

What makes you beautiful?
I wanna know!
Tell me when and why you feel your most beautiful with a complimentary pic and
you could win Fergie’s full Viva Glam Campaign look!
(to see exact photo, please look under my archives and pull up Mac Viva Glam Giveaway)
Winners photo and story will be published in my blog during the month of April!
Winner will receive:
Mylar, Saddle and Bamboo eyeshadows, Stubborn Brown eyeliner, Plushblack Mascara

Well Dressed Blush

Subculture Liner, Viva Glam VI lipstick, Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipglass
Just e-mail your name, picture, and what makes you feel the most beautiful to to enter the contest!
Once winner has been announced April 1st, I will head down to my closest MAC store, package it up all pretty and send it off to it’s new home! Address only necessary when winner has been chosen!
You can feel good about winning and looking great with all proceeds for the Viva Glam Products going to support people living with HIV/AIDS. Lets make a difference.

Wow!!! … is all I can say!

Posted in celebrity, dress, hotness by fashionista514 on March 25, 2009
Gemma Atherton (thanks for the correction) turns heads in this flowing number on the catwalk. I thought this dress, on this girl, was deserving of it’s very own post 🙂

My favorite "It Couple" of the Moment

Posted in celebrity, fashion, fashion show, funk by fashionista514 on March 25, 2009
How stylin’ are Kanye & Amber? Damn! I love the originality and how they are soo themselves!

You know what they say, huh… the couple that attends fashion shows together stays together!!!

Here’s wishing them a long, prosperous relationship. The unity of two artists completely in sync with each other!

Woman Steals Brand New Boobs!

Posted in can you beleive?, crazy, funny by fashionista514 on March 25, 2009
Wow, now when I heard this story I thought – how low can you go?!!? Yvonne Pampellonne, an Orange County California resident reportedly had both breast augmentation AND liposuction under a fraudulent credit card! She apparently opened these cards under someone elses name as far back as in September, got the surgeries and then never showed up for any of the follow-up appointments!

She is estimated to have stolen $12,000 worth of boob job and liposuction! She is currently being charged with grand theft, identity theft and commercial burglary. I’m sure the other in-mates in prison will appreciate her new figure 😉

Gossip Girl Beauties

Posted in entertainment, envy by fashionista514 on March 24, 2009
Ok, I am not ashamed to say that my boyfriend and I are completely ADDICTED to Gossip Girl! Firstly, how disturbingly hot is everyone on that show? Secondly, I love the drama drama drama! I know it’s mostly predictable, but damn! The fashion, the parties, the two-faced bitches! It all sets a completely new standard as to what defines the young elite and dangerous!

I eat it up!

Mmmm… Mmmmm…. Good! Product Review

Posted in favorite, online shopping, product review by fashionista514 on March 24, 2009
I have been using Kiehl’s Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish now for a good five months (this is how long a tube of this fabulous formula lasts with frequent use)! Not only does it smell like a mixture of coconut and cream, but the scrub itself is completely made up of natural loofah! That’s right! The natural sponge that we normally use as a scrubbing sponge performs as an amazing exfoliator where a little proves to go a long way. It is made for the body, but on several occasions I have used it as a facial scrub as well without any bad reactions to my uber sensitive skin. Literally a dime sized amount can exfoliate an entire leg, torso, arm, etc… The scrub feels great if you can get your significant other to massage it into your back – feels like a good back scratch! Also, when you are treating yourself to an at home pedicure it is a great prepper and sloughs off the dead skin cells – leaving you with radiant fresh skin! The mix is nice and creamy, so your skin is not stripped after. I’m bad about moisturizing after the bath and my skin does not get flaky or irritated from being overtly dry from this product!

A true beauty junkie favorite! I recommend this to everyone and anyone who likes the feeling of the spa in the comfort of their own home! Order some, you will not regret it! My all time favorite scrub!

$27.50 for a large tube here:

He’s Bringing Sexy Back

Posted in appreciate, artwork, crush, designer, diva, fashion, favorite, hotness, luxury, online shopping, shoe by fashionista514 on March 24, 2009
Gianmarco Lorenzi is one sexy guy. Hey, any guy who can create stilettos of this caliber is pretty damn sexy to me! When I saw these pairs, my jaw flat out dropped to the floor and I then proceeded to drooling for quite a long period of time. I saw flashes of them in my dreams and got that shopping anxiety you get when you want to buy something before it gets away… They are my Italian lovers from past lives reincarnated into shoes… (sigh)

In short, these heels take a walk on the wild side… right where we all want to be…

To score a pair of these puppies, check out ebay for some sick styles. His boots share the same risky energy as these beauties! All made in fashion land (Italy). 🙂