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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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).


Tag – I’m It!

Posted in colorful, fashion, moi, music by fashionista514 on April 20, 2009
I was tagged by Saimese (thanks girlie) for this little quiz… here goes… ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Saim is a gorgeous girl with a beautiful heart and some sick talent when it comes to the art of make up! I picked Saim as my winner for my MAC giveaway for her awesome story on what makes her beautiful (check it out under my previous posts). Even though I only know her in blogger land, I can tell shes awesome in person in real life land. I love stalking her page for new makeup look ideas!

Fashion pet peeve?
Hmmmm…. high heels that hurt, too short miniskirts on the wrong people, faded out orange haircolor with dark roots showing… ugh…

Describe your personal style.
My style is a comfortable but tailored mix of neutrals and bright kick-your-ass colors. I love gem tones, skinny jeans, skyscraper heels (you will rarely find me without them on), and warm pashmina-like scarves. I have been wearing hoop earrings nonstop since I started high school, and never leave the house without my perfectly applied face on.

What is your favourite piece of clothing you own?
Right now I’m totally loving my boyfriend jeans – what an amazing trend… so very chic and comfy… but I can’t really choose favorites cause my dresses will get jealous…

Which colour dominates your wardrobe?
Blacks in every texture (matte, shiny, sequined, leather), also I’ve got a lot of coral orange… so fresh!

Favourite designer?
I actually turn into a junkie when shopping at Diane Von Furstenberg. She’s got me wrapped around her little finger.

What is your dream job?
Eventually I plan to be a successful fashion designer and somewhere along the way I would love to work for a fashion magazine! Love the makeup, styling and most of all the articles. Fashion history is my absolute fave.

Who do you want to meet in person?
Hmmmm… that’s a toughie! Probably Paul Simon – I’ve had a huuuuge crush on him since I first saw him at age seven watching the Muppet Show!

Whatโ€™s your favourite type of music?
I love so many types! R&B/Soul/Funk mixes are always amazing, but sometimes rocking out to some Metallica can do wonders for the soul ๐Ÿ˜‰

What are you listening to right now?
A lot of Billy Joel… I am especially rocking out to “We didn’t start the Fire”…. soooo good!

What would make today special?
Minimal work time at the office and getting another lease signed!

What is your all time favourite perfume?
Probably “Le Classic” by Jean Paul Gaulthier

What is your favourite makeup brand?
I generally use MAC because I have a discount there and they have some amazing products, but also love YSL and Chanel.

Any favourite models?
All the ones who look undefinably cool and like they can kick your ass. Agyness Deyn has that effect… Karolina Kourkova has sexy down to a T.

What are you wearing today?
I am currently still in my pj’s – a turquoise longsleeve cotton shirt and blue rhinestoned undies to match.

Do you admire anyoneโ€™s style?
Definately! How could you not? Montreal girls have got it going on! I check out the ladies every day when I’m walkin’ down the street for inspiration. They’ve got that “too cool” look to them mixed in with a kick of effortless sexiness.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
Honestly, nothing! I’ve done a pretty good job of spoiling myself rotten and have no fashion cravings – just the travel bug… so a plane ticket!

What’s your favorite comfort food?
When I truly feel horrible, I only want to eat healthy things. It makes me feel like somehow everything will be alright. Vine leaves are a favorite, and sometimes when I am really upset or nervous I can’t eat anything at all.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Montreal has its own version of Ben & Jerry’s called Billboquet. They make homemade ice cream and only have two shops in town. My flavor is chocolate with white chocolate chunks, pecans and brownie pieces. For any ice cream conaisseur it is a delicacy!

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Hmmmm… that’s a tough one! I can’t say where, but definately somewhere tropical on the beach where I could pick fresh fruit off a tree and bicycle all day.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Brazil! I would just hang on the beach with a pina colada and try some surfing!

What is your favourite weather?
I like it when it is unbearably hot and muggy – the best weather to hang out by the pool and have some fresh lemonade ๐Ÿ™‚

What would you like to learn to do?
I would love to be a stunt double and learn how to pull all of the crazy biker/fight scenes off… sooo cool!

Which language do you want to learn?
Probably Romanian – my boyfriend and his family are always speaking it and I get lost pretty quickly. Russian would be cool too!

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Hmmmm… filling up these new luxury apartments for July! There are 34 units in total… Oh, and saving my money ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

If you had ยฃ100 now what would you spend it on?
I think I would go out for a nice dinner with a great friend who has never let me down and celebrate it!

What do you look for in a friend?
Honesty, loyalty, and a killer personality that dosn’t take things too seriously. Someone who I can look out for and vice versa.

What is your current obsession?
Honestly, I would have to say blogging! I am quite addicted to posting every thought on my page!

What is your weirdest obsession?
My total love for all animals with squished in faces (maybe thats why I have a pug!!). When I see one, my heart truly melts ๐Ÿ™‚

So Here are the almighty rules…

Respond: answer the questions on your blog.
Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Tag eight other people.

The 8 people that I tag are:

Sonya, Noir, Sarahahaha!!, Dollface, Insomniac Lolita, The Rambler, Sarah & Lauren!

Have Fun Folks!

Elton John & Billy Joel!

Posted in concert, genius, legends, music by fashionista514 on April 8, 2009
I am insanely psyched for June 3rd… When Elton John and Billy Joel come to town!!!! I have dreamed about this day – you see I grew up with these story tellers (Elton John, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Chris deBurgh, Supertramp, etc…), and never thought both would make their way across the pond – let alone TOGETHER!!!

So, understandably I have been going completely apeshit since I scored four tickets on the floor to the concert here in Montreal at the Bell Center! AHHHHH! I seriously sickly enough consider Elton John to be a friggin’ god – and you know it just dosn’t get much better than Billy Joel!!!

Some of the amazing Elton hits I am looking forward to: Rocketman, Bennie and the Jets, Crocodile Rock, Tiny Dancer, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Daniel, Honky Cat, Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting, Don’t Let the Sun go Down on Me, Someone saved my Life, etc…

Some Rock n Roll Joel Classics: Piano Man, Don’t Ask Me Why, We Didn’t Start the Fire, Uptown Girl, Tell her About it, You May Be Right, It’s Still Rock n’ Roll to Me, Only the Good Die Young, She Always a Woman, Just the Way You Are, and Oh so many more…

My head is spinning with anticipation! What a Pair! I’ll probably faint when I’m there cause I’ll be so starstruck!

“You May Be Right” live with Elton John & Billy Joel: