Fashionista 514

Fashionista Art Appreciation – Tara McPherson

Posted in artist, artwork, colorful, eccentric, fashionista finds by fashionista514 on September 15, 2009
There is just something about Tara McPherson’s art that I feel that I can relate to. As dark as some of her images may seem, they all bear a strong relation to emotions we all encounter and at one time or another experience.

Mixing in goth and eccentric notes makes for interesting and provoking cartoon like graphic art that cannot be surpassed. Her peices require your full attention to not miss the well defined and strategically placed detail.

Nuff said, now enjoy the scenery…

For more info on the artist, visit her website here


Tattoo Mania!

Posted in artwork, beauty, colorful, details, eccentric, tattoo by fashionista514 on July 1, 2009
Tattoos are EVERYWHERE these days… the beautiful expression of art etched into your skin… forever… Okay, I’m sorry – that was NOT supposed to sound as morbid as it did 😛

I absolutely ADORE tattoos and truly believe that the people who pull them off always look completely unattainably cool… however I don’t know if I could ever be one of those people…. it just seems like a bit of a stretch for me.

Besides… I practically have ADD when it comes to EVERYTHING (lose interest pretty damn quickly… although that IS something I am working hard at), so picking just one design that I need to stick with for all of eternity seems like a pretty bad idea…

I once went for a consultation with a tattoo artist because I was utterly convinced I was going to get a Polynesian style bird design on my foot (bird = robin = Robyn *my name*… symbolism crap… I thought it was pretty clever too…). I was all prepared and psyched until he started telling me about how tattoos normally age… details blur into each other, colors fade, etc… I started to freak. You see, I don’t mind eternally altering my body for art… however it must keep looking good eternally! So, I backed out and that was the end of that!

I have never been able to find a design I am completely in love with or that holds significant symbolic relevance to me. I do know the addiction associated to getting a tattoo… the feeling that one is no longer enough, and you want one here and there… until finally your body is doused in them! I have a belly button piercing and LOVE it, and still to this day consider piercing all sorts of places… however at the end of the day I look at myself in the mirror and laugh – cause I would look like a total white trash fool if I did that to myself… I’m just too preppy or something… I don’t have the cool factor needed to successfully pull it off 😦 Boooooo! Kudos to those who can! Rock on yo!

Beside all of my tattoo paranoia, I think they are absolutely SPECTACULAR! They are everything their image portrays… sexy, intricate, meaningful, spectacular, mysterious… and mostly – a beautiful piece of ART!

And I truly believe that a tattoo tells you a maddening amount about who the person on the inside is… external beauty that represents inner. An excuse to bond, to question and meet with others… and that is exactly what the world needs – forms of unity expressed in different ways.

So, anybody DO have a tattoo/tattoos?

If you do, I’d love to see a pic that I could later feature in a post 😉 e-mail me at or drop the link in the comment box 😉


514 Outfit Post – Green with Envy

Posted in adventure, celebrity, eccentric, friends, fun, makeup, montreal by fashionista514 on June 17, 2009

What I’m Wearing

  • American Apparel tie dress in emerald green (if you don’t already have one… what are you waiting for? You can wear it a ridiculous amount of ways, and ohhh so comfy!)
  • Patent nude Louboutin open toe pumps… my fave
  • Crocodile belt (I scored this in South Africa at a trade shop!!! It IS real, and cost me approx. $100 – AMAZING!!!)

P.S. Today I did a makeup tutorial for the punk/goth/metal/rock band Fattooth! I will have pics up soon of the guys doing their own extreme makeup and a vid of the photoshoot! They will be touring North America this summer (check out tour dates here) Fun fun fun! Tomorrow I hit up the theme park LaRonde here in the 514… more fun fun fun… 😉 I’m liking the direction this week is taking…

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? 😉


Posted in designer, eccentric, fashion, shoe by fashionista514 on March 4, 2009

Katrin Leblond

Posted in eccentric, katrin leblond, kitsch, st. laurent by fashionista514 on January 27, 2009

So all of you out there that love one of a kind fashion finds – you have to check out one of Montreal’s pride and joys of the trendy kitsch St. Laurent scene. Katrin Leblond is a designer I used to work for with whimsical designs and an eye for the signature Quebecois crafty style. Visit her boutique on St. Laurent near Mount Royal and discover a fairytale land of eccentricities and originality. With over thirty different designers from around Montreal collaborating with their own specialties, it is like walking into wonderland and getting lost down the rabbit hole. If you are so lucky to walk in on a day Erin is working, you will be greeted and invited to play dress up for her sheer amusement. Customers here are more like guests you would bring home to your grandma for those perfectly blended sugar cookies. An atmosphere of love, devotion, skill, discipline, and mesmerizing detail from every corner of the spectrum. Katrin also does custom orders to ensure you get your very own one of a kind peice ( Get ready for the compliments, as you are sure to get some serious feedback when rockin’ her signature party skirt!

For all you out of towners, check her out at! Winter sales are currently on, and spring/summer already proves to be delectable! Voila ta da!