Fashionista 514

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 :)))))

Babes New Car… R-R-R-R-Roadtrip!!!

Posted in adventure, babe, can you beleive?, car, dreams, excitement, favorite, fun, luxury, my man, online shopping, travel, vlad by fashionista514 on June 27, 2009
So… amazingly enough, this IS NOT a joke and Vlad just bought this insanely sexy, fast and GORGEOUS Porsche 911 CONVERTIBLE!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Alright, now before you think we are millionaires or something… lets get a few things clear… 😉
He found this on eBay for the insanely low price (for a Porsche anyways) of $26,000… ummmm… my friends new Chevy Cavalier cost her four grand more than our Porsche, so I’m thinking its a pretty sick deal…

It is currently in Pensylvania just waiting for the movers to come and pick it up 😉 With any luck, we will be cruisin’ around town by mid next week (with some pics of us IN it – so that you guys actually believe me 😉

Ahhhh… silver with navy blue leather interior… mmmmmm…


So here is the question I have for all of y’alls…

Vlad and I have about three weeks of vacation coming up… and we are definately going on a roadtrip convertible Bonnie & Clyde style to California to see some friends and family. We will be stopping around the U.S. along the way and want to know where we should go and what we should see, eat, experience… anything you can think of!

Dare us to try something? Know about fun and daring activities in the U.S. where we can stop (keep in mind our route from Montreal to Cali – must be along the way)?

Let me know 😉

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? 😉

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:

http://www.kiehls.com/

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). 🙂

Pastel Perfection

Posted in accessory, favorite by fashionista514 on March 22, 2009
Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum…

Okay, it is official. The classic Ray Ban Wayfarers have caught up with me.

I HAVE A CRUSH!

These shades are pristine perfection in beautiful pastel hues – too bad I feel like a total dumbass when I try them on in the stores ;(. Ah well… to all those peeps out there that can pull these off –
I HATE YOU!!!!

Things I agree with…

Posted in adventure, crazy, entertainment, favorite, food, fun, health, moi, online shopping, shoe by fashionista514 on March 13, 2009

  • Eating whenever you are hungry – none of this “nothing after eight bullshit” (oh, and satisfying attack cravings).
  • Buying incredibly high, insanely gorgeous, ridiculously expensive high heels.
  • Doing something every once and a while that scares you, or puts you out of your comfort zone. Right now, that happens to be taking salsa classes with my boyfriend…
  • Shop, shop, shopping!!! My style is my creative expression – I love learning how to mix and match different things to play up my best qualities!
  • Going to bed early and sleeping ten hours a night (if you can).
  • Drinking lots and lots of water.
  • Overdosing on bubble baths.
  • Loving the person you are with and leaving the past behind.
  • Considering your pets your children.
  • Living each and every day to its fullest.
  • Watching tons and tons of movies!!! With popcorn!!!
  • Singing and dancing in your underwear.
  • Old fashioned romance.
  • Not being ashamed to still admit you love Kraft dinner and Ramen noodles
  • Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds 😉
  • Opening your mind to all the crazy people out there – and finding inspiration from how liberated they are.
  • Not cooking or cleaning sometimes when you don’t feel like it.
  • Sharing a balcony picnic watching the sunset from your high rise apartment building.
  • Long steamy makeout sessions with your lover that don’t have to lead to anything else…

…Stay tuned for more acceptable behaviour…

The Brits do it best – Agent Provocateur!

Posted in designer, fashion, favorite, hotness, online shopping by fashionista514 on February 12, 2009
Make Valentines day unforgettable for your special someone this year. If you haven’t heard of or experienced the Agent Provocateur way of life yet, I strongly suggest you catch up for lost time! The ultimate in seductive power-play lingerie and accessories from across the pond. Whatever your fetish, be it corsets, high heels, delicate french lace, strappy bodysuits to nipple pasties they’ve got it all! I myself am a proud owner of several of their bustiers which double as great going out tops with jeans. This line will transform you and bring out your inner sex goddess – do not doubt it!
To release your inner kink with the utmost class order the swarovski encrusted whip or the black and pink leather wristlet gloves. Believe me, your man won’t be going anywhere when he sees you in these getups! Use their lingerie’s powerful forces when you want to get your way during the year… hockey game? What hockey game ;). If you aren’t feeling like splurging for a new outfit indulge in their erotic fiction, perfume, candles or sexy games! Provocateur creates some genuine black magic… don’t let it go to waste!

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Italian Toothpaste

Posted in favorite, product review by fashionista514 on February 6, 2009

Marvis. Have you heard? Italian designer toothpaste as I’d like to call it. Could you think of a cooler idea than this? Upon my search for the perfect thought – provoking toothpaste (yes, I just said thought-provoking toothpaste), I stumbled upon the delectable and fresh flavours of Marvis Mint. Mmmmm… there seems to be something so demurely couture about their blends. Just the right amount of adventure matched to mint.

For the traditionalists there is the Classic Strong and Aquatic Mint. For the lovely ladies, Jasmin Mint. Finally, for the adventuresses out there, Paradise Fruit and Ginger Mint!

All flavours leave your mouth squeaky clean and wanting to smile. Go out and get ya some!

Erno Laszlo Skin Miracle!

Posted in Erno Laszlo, favorite, product review, skin by fashionista514 on February 6, 2009

I have been using Erno Laszlo products now for almost a year, and I can’t even begin to tell you how it has completely transformed my skin.

I have very acne prone skin and would always cover it up with massive amounts of makeup. Pretty yuck. Anyway, one day I was meandering around Holts and remembered a friend of mine had suggested I use a cleanser or mask with Alpha Hydroxy Acid to help deep clean away my blemishes. So, I asked a saleswoman at one of the counters if any of the cosmetics brands in the store carried that ingredient in any of their lines. Before I knew it, she had addressed my skin problem and was recommending a completely new regime. The Erno Laszlo splashing regime. I was skeptical. How many times have we all been sold a line of cosmetics or skin care that just does not deliver? At this point I had tried Proactiv, dermatologist prescribed antibiotics and topical serums, creams and peels. Every recommendation I had tried and was seriously beginning to consider Accutane. Now I know this is quite a leap, but I work and have my future in fashion and makeup. Really there is no place in my life (or time) for me to be worrying about what will appear on my face and cripple my confidence.

Somehow I trusted Tina the saleswoman. She wrote down my new regime (which was quite hard to get used to at first), and sent me on my way. The infamous Erno Laszlo splashing technique basically consists of filling your sink with hot water and splashing your soaped up and oiled face exactly twenty times with the same water. This technique treats your skin by treating it every time you splash. Then to finish up, splash ten more times with fresh hot water. The soap is made up of dead sea mud with mild exfoliants and lathers into a rich mask-like cleanser. Mixed with the oil (to take off makeup and coat your skin in essential oils), this combo proved to be unbeatable.

Within two weeks, my acne had altogether stopped. It honestly felt like a miracle! I thought it would control it, but cure it? Crazy! So now, I am a super loyal Erno Enthusiast who adores slowly trying the whole line cause everything truly delivers.

Dr. Laszlo was the original dermatologist skin doctor to develop a product line from popular demand after treating celebrity clients such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O, and Greta Garbo. Hey, if it’s good enough for them I’m on board!

If you do happen to be a montrealer, you must go and see Tina herself at Holt Renfrew on the corner of Sherbrooke and De la Montagne. Not only has she worked for Laszlo for years, she is an amazing esthetician who gives very coveted facials! Make an appointment for a personalized skin care practice with her at 514-842-5111 and watch all your wildest beauty dreams come true!

Here are some of my absolute die-hard faves:

  • Sea mud Soap

http://www.ernolaszlo.com/more-ways-to-shop-best-sellers/c4_29/p5/sea-mud-soap/product_info.html

  • Total Blemish Treatment (a serum anyone can add to their regime that treats acne and prevents it – god sent)

http://www.ernolaszlo.com/p66/total-blemish-treatment/product_info.html

  • C-Peel scrub (not only does it smell like oranges, but it gives the most effictive deep clean my skin has ever experienced)

http://www.ernolaszlo.com/p20/c-peel/product_info.html

  • Sea mud mask (use this after the c-peel for best results)

http://www.ernolaszlo.com/p57/sea-mud-exfoliating-mask/product_info.html

  • Antioxidant Complex for Eyes (Oh. My. Depuffs in the morning, regenerates at night, can be used as a mask for the undereyes. My eyes have never been happier!)

http://www.ernolaszlo.com/p87/antioxidant-complex-for-eyes/product_info.html

  • Hydra Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment (a new fave – great for giving back your skin the moisture you stole from it… via martini’s 😉 ).

http://www.ernolaszlo.com/p25/hydra-therapy-skin-vitality-treatment/product_info.html


You must try this line, whatever your dilemma – there is a solution! Check out:

www.ernolaszlo.com

Impossible to regret!