Fashionista 514

514 Outfit Post – Fall Back in Black

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, black, fall fashion, Fashionista, makeup by fashionista514 on October 16, 2009
Damn it’s been cold here in the 514 lately… good excuse to break out my winter apparel 😉 Hope the weather is treatin’ you a little better wherever you may be!

What I’m Wearing

  • Rudsak Russian inspired military double breasted jacket
  • Calvin Klein dress shirt
  • Vince lycra dress pants
  • Nine West Boots
  • Marc by Marc bag
  • MAC Cream eyeshadow in Black (note the creasing!!!)
  • Thomas Sabo Charm necklace
  • Janet Miller tahitian pearl ring
  • Kaufman de suisse diamond earrings

Happy Thursday!


514 Outfit Post from Hawaii – Fashionista Beach Finds

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, fashionista finds, shopping, travel by fashionista514 on September 9, 2009
Life is a beach… and then you die… or at least I wish that is how that saying goes 😉

Nature Vs. Corporation

Our coconuts fit perfectly in these american sized cupholders…


Local fruit

Shave Ice!!! Last time I had this (and it was nowhere as good) was at Disney on Ice (Aladdin if you must know)! Hawaii has some great tropical flavors that can’t be beat though…

LOVE this bus!!! Knock knock… can I please LIVE HERE???

Natural beauty… shells and nuts make beeeaauuutiful tropical necklaces 😉
These are lamps… completely made of shells! Picked one up for the home 🙂

Fell in love with this hand embroidered jacket in a local beachside shop… bright colors, studs, embroidery and cool geometric patterns… perfect combo!

Please, PLEASE will you let me in to your hippy surfer scene Hawaii??? I need a VW bus soooo bad!

What I’m Wearing
  • Zara jumpsuit
  • Browns sandal flats
  • Thomas Sabo Necklace
  • Gucci Watch
  • John Hardy hoop earrings
  • Ray Ban Aviators

I’m Huuuuungry!!! Time for some Cheesecake Factory eats (yet again… Yuuuuuummmm….)

514 Outfit post from Hawaii – Enchanted Japanese Garden

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, beauty, Fashionista, fashionista finds, favorite, travel by fashionista514 on September 8, 2009
Take a good look… this is where zen lives.

Today was a day filled with endless, natural, complex beauty. Time took to reunite with a lost part of my soul. Time to reconnect with all things missed when you live and breathe your life in the city. Today was a real reminder that although I am a downtown girl at heart, I am equally a country bumpkin that wishes she could just be chillin‘ with animals all day…
We visited the beautiful Valley of the Temples Memorial in Oahu this afternoon and found this gorgeous slice of zen right here in paradise. A beautiful rendition of a traditional Japanese temple and it’s sacred grounds.
I can’t even begin to express how much all of these little critters helped to enlighten my mood. Morning hardships (waking up too early on vacation, stomach ache from Mc Donalds ODing, my phone being reset and losing all my contacts, etc…) turned to dust got carried away with the breeze…

The birds, the koi fish (man are they gorgeous – and huge!), the turtles, swans and even peacocks (although they were hiding) were astounding. Everything free to roam as it pleased… and in SUCH a stunning surrounding!

I felt like a little girl again…feeding the animals at a petting zoo… reading their personalities and appreciating all the little things that make them so important and special. Love shared between two mortal beings. Wanting to connect with another who’s perspective is a mystery. A common respect and caring… I guess a feeling of wanting to nurture and protect another living thing. Either this place set off my maternal clock or mother nature/Aphrodite instilled a feeling within me… I guess I’ll never know…

I absolutely adore the feeling of feeding and holding birds in my hand. They are such delicate animals symbolic of freedom in my eyes… Their physical ability to fly inspires my own life motto to always remain true to myself and be free. In spirit, in life and most importantly in my heart. I truly believe that where freedom starts, passion follows and love lasts.

Say hello to my little friend… this loosey goose/swan was a true buddy. Very chill to hang with… I can now say I made friends with the locals in Hawaii 😉

I have feather envy… what a beautiful shape… it’s like the curly hair of featherdom!

I also had the opportunity to go snorkeling today (first time ever!) Man o MAN did I fall in love. Hard. I spent the afternoon swimming with four sea turtles who were the COOLEST, most chill and relaxed guys I could have hoped to hang with. They gave me a personalized tour of the ocean coral reefs 😉 Shout out to my tourtels!!! I will be back to ride on your back demain…. hehehehehe… turtle HARASSMENT!!!

Goosey likes my new Coach bag… to eat???
What I’m Wearing
  • Armani Exchange black tee
  • Bebe chain and crochet vest
  • Abercrombie & Fitch denim shorts
  • Browns snake sandal flats
  • Coach purse
  • Thomas Sabo charm necklace
  • John Hardy bamboo hoop earrings
  • Ray Ban classic aviators

Happy Day to you all :)))))

514 Outfit Post from Hawaii – Smoking Madness!

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, louboutin, shopping by fashionista514 on September 7, 2009
I am exhausted… so for this post, I will let the pictures tell their own story… this was my dinner outfit… told you this dress was perfect for a date night (who is always right??? Say it! Saaaay iiiitttt!!!)
Snatched up some Coach goodies…
Oh… would you look at that… cigarillo and I strike again… this time coconut flavor…

What I’m Wearing
  • Bebe Lace oriental cut dress
  • Louboutin stilettos
  • Marc by Marc Bag
  • John Hardy hoop earrings
  • Gucci Watch
  • YSL Rouge Volupte Lippie in Extreme Coral

… and I got myself a lil something from the YSL Rive Gauche store… Mmmmm… Can you guess what is in the bag???

Happy Monday… hope everyone’s week gets off to a good start!

514 Outfit Post from Hawaii – Cigarillos and such…

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, designer, DVF, Fashionista, fun, louboutin, travel by fashionista514 on September 6, 2009
So as far as I’m concerned… any post starting off with manslave window displays is pretty much a winner in my books… why o why can’t I be that mannequin??? Lord knows I could use some buff manslaves on leashes to walk around town with 😉 Hmmm… maybe I just need to make a trip to Stereo back in the day on a Saturday night…

Now there are lots and lots of beautiful designer shops here on the Waikiki beach strip – It really reminds me a lot of NYC’s infamous 5th Avenue or Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive… so much eye candy all on one beautiful street! Who knew that a tropical oasis such as this could also cater to your every shopping desire/wildest dreams!?!?!

Today for the first time I really missed home. You know, it is always great to get away from the “big picture” to really realize how lucky we all are in our lives. I am so thankful for everything that I have – health, an amazing family, beautiful open and honest friends, enough money to indulge in my passions and good, GREAT food! I have so much love coming my way, and so much love I feel the need to give back. My heart is overflowing, and I never want it to stop!

Soooo… here is me being thankful, grateful and all that other good stuff… for I truly beleive that this may be as good as it gets and that I was one of the lucky ones who got dealt a great card 😉

… Oh… and thank the good lord for cigarillos! I have ALWAYS wanted to try smoking one but was always way too chicken shit to do something so seemingly “badass”… well… I bought myself two packs of Hula Girl cigarillos in both coconut and vanilla flavor…

… and I love them! Now… this is not something to indulge in too often, but I really enjoyed the taste of the flavored tabacco after a AMAZING lobster/shrimp genocide feast at Red Lobster 😉 Cigarillos make me feel sexy (screw you Hollywood for glamourizing smoking and it WORKING on me… bastards…)

I’ll just shut up now…

What I’m Wearing
  • DVF silk chiffon tunic dress
  • New Louboutins! Woot woot… finally a post with them included!
  • Marc by Marc bag
  • Thomas Sabo charm necklace (yeah, yeah… I know you’re all getting bored of seeing this one)
  • John Hardy Bamboo Hoop earrings (yeah… these too… I know, I know…)
  • Gucci Watch

As Bryan Boy would say… BABOOSH!

514 Outfit Post from Hawaii – Beach Bum Chic

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, blogger, Fashionista, travel by fashionista514 on September 5, 2009
Spent the whole day on the beach (when I wasn’t stalking down a Starbucks for a jug of Passion tea lemonade)… did some more surfing 🙂 Hope to be snorkelling with sea turtles tomorrow (can’t get the idea outta my head that they JUST may be total stoners like in Finding Nemo… which would be SO cool ;)…
Enjoying blogging in bed in these heavenly white sheets… they just make you feel uber relaxed… melt away the stress… wait a minute… what stress??? Hawaii has definately proven itself to be quite the paradise city! Here are a few shots of what I strolled down to the beach today in… enjoy!

What I’m Wearing

  • Abercrombie & Fitch jean shorts
  • Old bohemian style top from a clothing swap (thanks Leah!)
  • Paul Frank “Skully” string bikini
  • Nine west bootie sandals
  • Thomas Sabot charm necklace
  • Ray Ban Aviators
  • John Hardy bamboo hoop earrings

Have a beautiful weekend everybody!

514 Outfit Post – Aloha from Hawaii!

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, Fashionista, travel by fashionista514 on September 3, 2009
So… feels like forever, but I finally touched down in Honolulu Hawaii a mere two hours ago! Damn I was itching to get off the damn plane!!! It honestly has not even hit me yet that I am here… this whole last minute cheap ticket booking all resembles a bit of a kidnapping… everything all so hasty… BUT, I am glad to be here and finally living one of my long awaited dreams 😉
Our hotel is on the Waikiki beach strip… only a few blocks from a few of my favorite friends… Prada, Gucci, Dior, Coach, Bottega Venetta, Louis Vuitton, and oh so many more… damn… and I didn’t think ANYTHING could distract me from the beach side chillin‘… guess I was wrong…!
Please excuse my airport crack-head attire… this is keeps me comfy and warm on them highly air conditioned flights 😦 Boooo for overdoing the AC!!! Word to all airliners – Cool it yo (but not literally)!
What I’m Wearing
  • DVF Leather jacket
  • BCBG V-neck tee
  • Paige Premium Denim Boyfriend jeans
  • Michael Kors silver belt
  • Nine West Sandal booties
  • Marc by Marc bag
  • John Hardy Bamboo Hoop earrings
  • H&M Scarf
  • Thomas Sabo charm necklace
Haven’t gotten to check out the beach yet… too hungry right now to think of anything other than FOOD… but here is the volcanic view we have from our suite…

Stay tuned for some majorly pic heavy up and coming posts!!!

514 Outfit Post – Retro Shopping Saturday!

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, DVF, Fashionista, louboutin, shoe by fashionista514 on August 30, 2009
Oh man did I have a field day on this fine Saturday!!! Although it has been pretty cold and nasty (rainy) here lately in the 514, the weather had absolutely no effect on curbing my shopping enthusiasm today!!! I slapped on some MAC Russian Red lippy and went on my way…
Can you effing believe that it is ALREADY cold enough to be wearing boots?!? WTF?!?! Hey… not that I’m complaining… I LOVES me some boots 😉

What I’m Wearing

  • DVF Tunic dress
  • Nine West suede boots
  • DVF leather jacket
  • Marc by Marc bag
  • H&M scarf

Oh la Dita! The things you do to me! Is she not 100% sensational??? Today I flipped through my beloved Fetish/Burlesque and the art of the Teese picture book… maybe that is what inspired the retro turn in my little shopping spree… 😉

SoooI took inspiration from the fabulous Dita for my “white moon” manicure. I LOVE it! French manicures you can kiss my @$$!!! Red nails paired with lipstick to match has to be the ultimate duo in my books!

Oh yes you saw what you think you saw…

…A new addition to my Louboutin family! Finally I scored me some signature black and red stunners 😉

These babies are what they call Decoltissimo’sdecolte being the french term for cleavage/seductive neckline…
Well the cut on the side of these shoes does to feet what a beautiful bra does to your chest… makes it the exceptional version of yourself!

Rosenstein… THE place in the 514 to get your Louboutin fix… I quite possibly love this store more than my own home… yeah… I know… I’m obsessed with showing off my manicure… it is too DAMN COOL THOUGH!!!

Oh! And a little teaser for you all… I scored some DVF goodies as well today (thanks to the beautiful Audrey at Holt’s for helping me with my selections 😉

BUT… I will make you wait to see them both in outfit posts… heheheheheheheh… I am SO EVIL! BUT I LOVE IT!!! Hehehehehehehehehe….

Here’s hopin‘ all of your Saturday’s were as good as mine 😉

514 Outfit Post – Night Owl Escape

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, DVF, Fashionista, montreal, shoes by fashionista514 on August 28, 2009

What I’m Wearing
  • DVF Aztec wrap dress
  • DVF Leather jacket
  • Coach Booties
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs bag
  • Gucci Watch
  • John Hardy Bamboo hoop earrings
  • Thomas Sabo charm necklace
  • MAC lipstick in Rebel

On a Side Note…

It’s Friday Lovers! The week is almost done and I am super psyched for the weekend! I have been catching up on the second season of True Blood and am officially ADDICTED!!! They are coming out with a Tru Blood drink in Blood Orange!!! Pre-order here! Must. Get. Mine!!!

514 Outfit Post – Chillin’ with Tatoo’d Ladies

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, artwork, Fashionista, makeup, pug by fashionista514 on August 26, 2009
Angelique Houtkamp is a goddess in my world. The beautiful german tatoo artist designs and makes the most stunning permanent ladies. Pin-ups with a sadistic/flapper/twenties edge… just my style. Eat your heart out!

This one is me. I am Gemini… hear me ROAR!!!

This is what I want to be reincarnated into 🙂 Exactly this.

Pug’s must have item of the moment… the chicken squeaker ball!

What I’m Wearing
  • H&M kelly green sundress
  • Nine West peeptoe bootie wannabe sandals
  • OPI Nailpolish in “Koala Bear-y”
  • MAC lipstick in “Impassioned”
  • Chandellier earrings I scored for $2.00… yesssss!

How is everyone’s week goin’?

I’m feeling rather delusional and am heading to the liquor store to grab a few bottles of wine… feeling like losing my mind… 😉 WOOHA!