Fashionista 514

Luxury Lust – Designer Inspiration Makeup Contest!

Posted in beauty, contest, designer, giveaway, luxury, makeup by fashionista514 on July 1, 2009
It’s just that time again folks… Another Makeup Contest courtesy of the 514!!!

Alright… so lets not waste any more time (I know you are all eyeing the Chanel yummies… don’t act like you aren’t!!! Soooooo BUSTED!)

My theme for this makeup contest is Luxury Lust – Designer Inspiration! We all drool over the goodies and delectable handbags, shoes, and insatiable clothing designers dish out every season right?!? Well I wanna see a makeup look inspired by the very fabulous fashion creators of the world!!! Having studied design myself… I just gotta give credit where credit is due…

I wanna feel the energy, the essence, the tradition of one brand/pic that you have selected as inspiration (k… trying not to sound too Mugatu… lol). Think to yourself… what does Gucci stand for? Well to me I think of black snakeskin, smokey eyes, sky-high sexy heels, red lips… Dolce & Gabbana brings to mind cheetah-print and red lips, satin bustiers and peep toe pumps… Chanel…. pearls, chains, quilted leather, pastels, black and white… etc…

Pick an inspiration photo… It can be a pic of a handbag, a pair of shoes, architecture, jewellery… even the logo of the brand – and makeup away! Make it clear which designer you take inspiration from and why (write a mini-blurb that I can feature with your pic). Dressing the part always helps with the overall theme – don’t be shy!

Don’t worry about listing the products you used – it’s really not necessary! This contest is open to international readers and to everyone (with or without a blog)!

Contest ends August 1st 2009!!! Get those entries in!!!

Submit your pics (makeup look, blurb and inspiration pic) to fashionista514@gmail.com!

Winner will be chosen by moi (and my judging panel of experts… lol)

A runner-up prize will be chosen at random for all those who twitter (1 entry) this contest and post it (1 entry) on their blogs (this is open to everyone, whether they submitted a makeup look or not)!

Please leave the links in the comment box below 🙂

Prizes exactly are not yet confirmed… however I am thinking of something really good… be it Designer makeup (YSL, Chanel, Givenchy, etc…), OR a Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch… winner chooses… 😉

Runner-up prize… Makeup!!! Designer of course… 😉

P.S. I am one of the insanely LUCKY girls to win the beautiful Ketmany’s Giveaway!!! Can you believe!?! I must have a horseshoe up my @ss!!! Watch her video announcing (and drawing) the winners!!!

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 😉

My Head is Hard as a Rock…

Posted in beauty, can you beleive?, fun, genius, hotness, jewels, luxury by fashionista514 on June 26, 2009
Ummm… when I die, please do this to my skeleton 😉

That is my official deathwish!

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). 🙂

Mondays at Work… Luxury apartments…

Posted in apartment, bubblebath, luxury, martinis by fashionista514 on January 27, 2009

You know, it’s 2pm and my eyelids still feel as if they are being weighed down with sandbags. Offices are such the antichrist of art and brain stimulation – I tell ya! So rigid and monochrome… beige this, brown that, paperclip this, stapler that… bleh! Get me out of here! I bring my Mighty Leaf green tea to work to at least inspire my taste buds throughout the long duration of an office workday. Phew!
I am currently working on renting out luxury apartment buildings for where I will be moving in March. It’s really pretty cool as I am fully in charge of choosing who I want as my neighbors ;). You see, my boyfriend is an engineer who works with his father who owns a construction company. Really his job description is a contractor who makes sure everyone is on the ball (key when managing construction workers). Soooo… the newest project they have been working on is this luxury apartment building that they re-built from scratch (with the exception of its shell). The result is a condo-inspired rental building with uber lush stainless steel appliances and kohler fixtures throughout. Mmmmmm… I’m personally dreaming of my sunken in bubble massager tub, dishwasher (oh how I hate doing the dishes), and fireplace. For a canadian, I must say fireplaces seem to melt the winter away just the slightest bit faster. So, I am anxiously awaiting March for the added luxury entering my life, and dreaming of it every time I see pictures of the beautiful renderings! We will be taking a 4 1/2 with two bedrooms (one to be converted into a beautiful open spaced closet and art room) ahhhh! I cant help but invision martini nights with my girls and just living like a queen in my palace! Best thing of all though – it’s free! No rent to pay as it is our building and we are the “renting office”. Amazing. Could life truly get any better for a start-up fashionista? I think not my friends, I think not. No rent means I as good as own that rose printed Stephen Sprouse speedy I’ve been swooning over (drool…). Hate me yet?