Fashionista 514

Could there possibly be anybody cooler in the world…

Posted in artist, diva, Fashionista, inspiration, music by fashionista514 on August 27, 2009
… than David Bowie??? NUH UH!!! not even close…

The owner of the Diamond Dogs, the mayor of Suffragette City, the original Starman, master of C-c-c-c-c-changes and the alter ego of Ziggy Stardust… David Bowie is a storytelling mastermind… Not to mention possible one of the coolest and avantgarde fashionista’s out there…
Okay… I have total Space Oddity lust and envy over this makeup… sensational!

My mother’s side of the family are all British (which may very well explain my addictions to tea, Elton John and Mini Coopers covered in Union Jacks…), so naturally we are ones to recognize our own. And god damn am I proud to be in any way associated to David Bowie (and all my other British loves)! It seems as though Bowie was always with me… my grandmother, mom and her sisters seemed predestined to be followers of his intellectual escapades in storytelling. I like to imagine my moms family growing up as uber hippie folk… art, music, literature, love, funk, color and rebellion. And what a better landmark of the times than a most perfect discography 🙂 Enter Bowie…


This man oozes a coolness whose source I fail to comprehend. How does he do it (and where do I sign up?!). He is so much himself that there is no room for anything else. Such a master of his craft. Such an artist. Representing his art form through layered forms of self expression… dance, instruments, singing, fashion, makeup, acting… is there anything this man can’t be a revolutionary at???

I still remember buying my first CD of his… Greatest Hits… it was at a GARAGE SALE (fool who considered that worthy of giving away), and I paid 50 cents for it with THE PLASTIC WRAP STILL ON!!! Obviously the poor soul had no clue as to what he was missing out on… you see… somethings are just MEANT to find you. The same CD still resides with me and continually rocks my little world day after day after day.

Labyrinth, Labyrinth, Labyrinth do you know how many times I’ve seen this movie? At least 50 (no joke). You see, as a child it was the only movie I would ever allow my mother to rent for me… so I have the whole thing memorized in my mind. This movie was when I fell in love with everything that this man is and represents. The true individual within all of us – in its purest form.

May we all worship that little shrine in each of our heads dedicated to Bowie… (don’t lie… I know it’s in there).

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RuPaul Role Model

Posted in celebrity, diva, inspiration by fashionista514 on April 23, 2009

Hey, if the fabulous RuPaul can look this damn good and feel this gorgeous – so can you! Be dramatic, feel special 😉

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? 😉

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). 🙂

Oh la Dita!

Posted in beauty, celebrity, diva, envy by fashionista514 on February 27, 2009
Born Heather Sweet, this sweetfaced blonde from West Branch Michigan transformed herself into the daringly sexy and provocative Dita Von Teese. Bringing back the style of old hollywood, she is always presented in public with utter elegance and pristine perfection. A true fashionista if I may say so – playing muse to a wide array of fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaulthier and Zac Posen. Attending events in numbers snatched off the runways presented merely days before.

Performing her classic martini glass burlesque show from London England to Los Angeles, this girl is the cats meow of the burlesque world! Known for her head to toe outfits encrusted with hundreds if not thousands of Swarovski crystals she is well known for her shows at hot designers events (Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Chopard and Roland Mouret). Also a spokesperson for MAC Viva Glam, she is a proud supporter of the HIV/AIDS cause.

Dita’s beautiful two-sided book “Burlesque – Art of the Teese” (both burlesque fashions and bondage) is available on-line on her website – SIGNED! Gorgeous color photos of Dita in many of her glamourous fashions and fetishistic getups… Makes a great gift and re-inspires the sex kitten in all of us!

http://www.ditasdomain.com/sweets/misc.php?sid=0&moreinfo=1&code=DITAO0018

Come back down to earth please…

Posted in disappointment, diva, fashion, life, SHUT UP ALREADY by fashionista514 on February 19, 2009

Alright, here comes a fashionista vent!!! As much as I love and adore all things beauty and fashion, I just can’t understand all those folks out there that are defined by it. How many times have we all met girls (and guys) out there that think that they are better than you cause their style is pimpin‘? Now I understand when you look good your confidence soars, but c’mon now, no need to be a bitch about it! Over my years working in fashion situations I can’t help but notice every time all them foul fashionista’s are in my presence! It really drives me mad! Their rudeness and cockiness is truly uncalled for. Please y’all – anyone can buy nice shoes and look good, but a sour personality isn’t as easily fixed.

Girls! Please be genuine and let fashion be your fantasy – not what makes you who you are! Anyways, a great pair of Manolo’s always look better when your wearing your signature smile with them 🙂

xox – Thanks!

Queens of the Scene

Posted in diva, fashion, fashion show by fashionista514 on January 29, 2009