Fashionista 514

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

… 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 – 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!!!

Summer Modes of Transport…

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, car, DVF, lipstick, pug, vlad by fashionista514 on August 4, 2009
Pug loves cruisin’ with me in her basket on my bike…

What I’m Wearing
  • Calvin Klein dress shirt
  • Abercrombie & Fitch jean shorts
  • Addidas slip on runners
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs bag
  • one hell of a freakin’ adorable pugger (I’m not wearing her though… calm down PETA…)

The most beautiful lipstick in ALL of the land…

What I’m Wearing
  • DVF tunic dress
  • Coach booties (ummmm… can you tell that I haven’t taken them off since I bought them?!?!?)
  • John Hardy bamboo hoop earrings (yet another favorite staple)
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs bag
  • YSL lippie… soooo creamy and the HOTTEST nude to ever exist
  • Janet Miller Tahitian Pearl ring

On a Side Note…

We finally got our Porsche from the States!!! Isn’t she beeeee-autiful???? I personally am seriously IN LOVE ๐Ÿ™‚ To own my favorite car and get to drive around in it every day is an absolute DREAM! Vlad and I will be going on a roadtrip soon enough with the top down and the petal to the metal… ๐Ÿ™‚

Love you guys… You make my dreams come true EVERY day ๐Ÿ™‚

514 Outfit Post… All around town in the sun…

Posted in 514 Outfit Post, accessory, designer, dress, DVF by fashionista514 on June 25, 2009

What I’m Wearing

  • DVF Tunic Dress
  • Nine West Wedges
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet & Boho Bag
  • Stephen Webster dagger earrings (gift from the babe – just got them in from England!!! Blogged about them before – click the pink)
  • Paul Frank “Skully” bikini
  • Classic Ray Ban Aviators
  • Janet Miller tahitian pearl ring
  • MAC Dazzleglass ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara

NOTES: Today was gorgeous… went to the poolside terasse downtown for some sangria with a view, guzzled some morning coffee (we went across the border early to pick up a convertible… :), chilled at the autoshop, had an awesome “homestyle” dinner with friends, saw Transformers 2 (I heart bumblebee), and picked up an adorable ferret downtown that instantaneously fell asleep on my lap! Day a definite success ๐Ÿ™‚

Be The Wonder Woman You Can Be!

Posted in artwork, designer, DVF, fashion, inspiration, wonder woman by fashionista514 on April 26, 2009
For those of you who drop by my blog on a regular basis, you’ve probably noticed by now that I can’t shut up about the intriguing Diane Von Furstenberg! A living role model to me as an entrepreneur, independent, strong and fierce woman – I love all things DVF and what they stand for.
Diane first came to America not knowing that she wanted to be a fashion designer, only knowing the type of woman she wanted to be in the world. Through determination, hard work and always staying positive she achieved a fashion empire whose beautifully cut designs reflect the women who wear them. Her iconic wrap dress is every woman’s best friend for any event. Work, dinner, drinks out with the girls – her designs take the modern independent woman everywhere she needs to go in a day. Which is why perhaps Diane turned to Wonder Woman as her very own role model when she came out with her own version of the comic “Be The Wonder Woman You Can Be”!

The inspiring comic book features three heroines who overcome obstacles in their everyday lives, be it at work or home. Diva, Viva and Fifa (DVF) end up kicking some serious reality ass!!! Diane wanted to spread the message that there is a Wonder Woman in all of us ladies and found a way to encourage women to be successful and happy and to never surrender to anything that prevents us from achieving everything we want. The story is written by Diane herself and illustrated by Konstantin Kakanias in the same old school style as the classic Wonder Woman comics. All of our beautiful heroines are of course decked out in DVF style ๐Ÿ˜‰ Every superhero has their iconic spandex get ups, so I’m pretty sure that wearing DVF while saving the world is a step in a better direction for all mankind…. hehehehehehe….

Here are some of Diane’s empowering thoughts listed in the comic to really lift you up ๐Ÿ˜‰
“Be the woman you want to be – be the Wonder Woman you can be!”
“Be your best friend”
“Fear is not an option”
“Realize your dreams”
“Generosity is the best investment”

Diane is a proud spokesperson for the organization Vital Voices – a group dedicated to empowering women from every corner of the world to find there inner strength and self confidence. All proceeds of comic and merchandise sales go towards helping women be the Wonder Woman they can be!

To order some of this kick-ass gear and help support Vital Voices, order online here

DVF also has a Blog!!! For updates in Diane’s world and to follow her via twitter and facebook, click here

70% off DVF Online!

Posted in DVF, fashion, online shopping, promos by fashionista514 on April 24, 2009
Today and tomorrow Select Diane Von Furstenberg styles 70% off!!! A great way to stock up on beautiful summer designer dresses!

You’re such a vibrant thang!

Posted in colorful, DVF, fashion, summer by fashionista514 on March 19, 2009
For those who know me, you know I have a certain fetishistic nature towards certain fashion lines. No, not because of the status associated, not because everybody has approved of them and considers them in-fashion. Because they repeatedly give you the perfect fit every time. Styles that compliment and expand your lifestyle and breathe life into your wardrobe.
Pieces that become iconic. Staples. Beyond just your black and white basics – clothing with personalities of their own! Clothing that becomes your best friend all year round, and most importantly for many years to come!

Diane Von Furstenberg is an all time favorite. When I am not in jeans (and believe me, that is the only exception), I am wearing her tunics, wrap dresses, gorgeous black pants, and tailor trim cut blazers. Each piece oozes charm, and as a result I am constantly complimented.

Original prints, fun styles (sometimes very retro, like this gorgeous two piece bathing suit), and vibrant colours make it impossible for anyone to bypass you when you are struttin‘ your stuff down the street.

The DVF line is available online at:

Memoirs of an NYC shopping spree!

Posted in DVF, fashion, louboutin, NYC, shoe, shopping by fashionista514 on February 27, 2009
Picking up a Hermes scarf for the mother in law… very classy lady…
Some gorgeous nude open toe patent Louboutin pumps for myself…

Ahhh… in NYC they have an actual Louboutin store – no messin‘ around!

The excitement of the shoe shop!

Strollin‘ the meatpacking district on my way to my absolute favorite – Diane Von Furstenburg!

The lush Bergdorf window… WoW!

If there was ever heaven on earth… it would most definitely be the shoe section in Saks… Believe it or not I actually had to take a time-out in the bathroom to recompose myself.

Nothing feels better after a day of hittin‘ the shops than these delicious martini’s – courtesy of the Oriental Mandarin Hotel bar… delish!