You've heard me talk about Zazu & Violet's Hats before on my blog..well, now you get an opportunity to own a piece!
The piece is a vintage-inspired rose toque, made of a wool and felt blend with a 100% polka-dotted cotton lining. It is a size medium, circumference being 22"-23" around. The color is a gorgeous charcoal grey with tones of deep eggplant. It's one of my favorites in the collection. Retail price: $155.
Here's how to enter:
1. Leave a comment describing why you'd like to be the proud owner of this toque
2. Leave your email address
3. Add me to your blogroll (bloglovin' or google connect) and let me know you have
AND YOUR ENTERED!
sorry U.S. candidates only.
Contest expires February 1st, 2010 at 11PM PST. So folks, you have a full week to enter so get started. I hope you all love the hat as much as I do. I have a beret from her last season's collection and I'm obsessed with it.
I'm obsessed with my boyfriend's wardrobe…purely because I've picked out mostly everything (specifically because I know I'll be able to wear it lol). But this pretty little piece was done on his own. I'm obsessed with it, 100%. I love the color and it's a thermal which matches this ridiculously cold weather. The bagginess is my favorite part, seriously. It slouches perfectly; unfortunately it wasn't long enough for me to wear as a dress but I made do.
This lovely place is gorgeous. I was so amazed by these trees and the light that came through them. There's also a little creek right next to it which makes for such a soothing sound. I even loved the graffiti which scared the hell out of my photographer (alexia) and I to death but hey, got to risk to get nice photos lol. I'm posting the giveaway tonight so stay tuned. I'm heading out to the city to meet up with Katie, who writes for a million and one publications included ones fashion-related so we have much to talk about so that's why it will be a bit later tonight when I get back.
Now, these lovely photos below…A lot of people think I take myself seriously…I promise you, I don't. As you can tell, I'm not wearing any make-up and I'm goofier than you might think. I love to laugh and be crazy and dance retarded just because I can. So, make what you will of me but this, below, is 100% me. :)
my personal favorite. (above)
see how big his thermal was! And he's skinnier than me. Go figure.
My bangs are finally back. It's been since October/November 2009 since I've had these babies around. My BFF, who just graduated from cosmo school back in December, cut me some fresh ones on Thursday. Whoo. Yet, my hair is still going continuing on with the bun. I tried keeping my hair down this day and it wasn't working for me…so the bun is staying put.
Let me just say that I can't wait for FUCKING Spring. My wardrobe is molding into Spring transitionals and I've already got my looks ready…now it's a waiting game to showcase them. Although I can't get enough of my furs, faux and real. They really seem to spruce up any look. As you can see, I'm obsessed with these lace bike shorts I DIY'ed way back this summer but it looks great peeking out from my dress. I love that it looks almost baggy. Obsessions with lace and high-class call girls will transfer into Spring..lol. Sorry though, about the non-inspirational outfits. I'm telling you, Spring is ready for me and I for him. So until then, I feel it's going to be what it has been: black, fur & grey…YESSS.
I'll be posting my first giveaway on Monday so stay tuned for it. I'm so excited for you guys to see it and enter in to win.
AND hey guys, don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' because that's the best way to stay up to date with all my ramblings.
BTW, sorry for my sporadic postings and my scatter-brained thoughts on screen. I'm all over the place these days; bigger responsibilities at work, taking on more with my blog, working my ass off, building my portfolio and networking. BUT, I swear, I will be taking more time to post and stay dedicated to you guys!
has always been a part of my life. I was born with the creative gene; always
concocting things with my bedazzler, scrapbooking, designing Barbie’s apparel
and her home. I got the creativity from my mom, of course. From then til’ now,
I found style a way to express my creativity. There was always new fabric
combinations I wanted to try, new color palettes to coordinate and new ways to
decorate my hair. Besides Barbies and the usual that spark most fashion lovers,
I began my quest for style through Shirley Temple movies. I wanted to own her
style badly, as a child, but made due with the dresses my grandmother made me.
Although I had never a desire to pattern-make or sew, I always had a passion to
style. Before wanting to be in the fashion industry, I wanted to be a cake
decorator. My family friend’s wife had made me a Barbie cake one year for my
birthday and I was entirely obsessed with the detailing on Barbie’s “outfit”. I
went over to their home one day and I helped her make another; obsessing over
what she wore. After realizing I couldn’t just make Barbie cakes, I turned to
event/wedding planning after watching the movie, The Wedding Planner. I had
been a party planner since I was 7, after arranging my first birthday
sleepover. I loved every aspect of it; designing the invitation, choosing
decorations, crafting up fun party games, choosing a “unique” cake (including
“mud” cups, Jell-O cake, etc.), and designing a theme along with it. I was
obsessed. I did one every year including a fashion-themed sleepover, complete
with a fashion show, “pin the clothes on the models” (editorial cut-outs), etc.
But down the road, into my teens, I started getting bored with event planning.
Although I still planned some amazing parties including my sweet sixteen,
fashion and style took over.
I got my first job at 15,
working at a coffee shop. After feeling what a paycheck was like, shopping took
over. I usually spent my entire paycheck, shopping at the only thing around;
the mall. Yet, I always found a way, on a limited paycheck, to create very
coordinated, diverse looks. From the beginning til’ now, I don’t and didn’t
repeat outfits. I always found things to be diverse in nature, creating looks
seamlessly. From there, I decided I should be a buyer. I loved the idea of
picking out trends and dictating what consumers will like. One day, my aunt, a
previous buyer, informed me it wasn’t like I thought. It was all about choosing
buttons and thread, not just picking out bundles of clothing. It definitely
deterred me from wanting to pursue that dream. Yet, to this day, I realize that
really isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s more enticing to know that everything
is selected by me.
After convincing my
parents that I was destined to be in fashion, I pursued FIDM, the Fashion
Institute for Design and Merchandising. After four years of working with my advisor,
Aileen, I gave up on that, realizing that most people I knew who graduated from
there, weren’t really doing anything with their degree. I decided after a few
years of CC, I would pursue my dream, degreeless. After all, my knowledge was
creativity, not science.
I moved to Los Angeles, became a
manager for a trendy major retailer boutique and learned all about styling. The
more I dabbled in it, the more I fell in love. Fashion was merely a background;
it was about style. It was all about how you portray yourself. Although that
company didn’t teach me my idea of styling; they taught me the importance of
wearing a complete outfit. It’s what sets you apart from the rest, giving you a
unique identity. How boring is jeans and a t-shirt? Why not add some vintage
jewelry, a slouchy beanie, combat boots and a structured clutch? It’s about
adding the key elements.
After leaving Los Angeles, I started my
search to find my purpose; personal styling. I wanted to keep it more personal
less commercial, like when I was styling for a major television show. I really
liked working one on one with the client, finding out her needs and helping her
build a better closet. While doing my wardrobe consulting, I also helped style an
amateur clothing & accessories line. I used my styling expertise on her
runway and fall lookbook. It helped me to work with another amateur, to see
things eye-to-eye. Fortunately for me, I found a different venue to express my
style. I started working for a French boutique as their store manager. It helps
me to stay in retail, keeping me up to speed on all the latest in the industry,
and learning more from a designers end since the owner is a designer herself.
It helps me to work for her because I’m learning what works and what doesn’t,
how to fit, how to alter, how to judge and how to be a real, true, retailer.
My style is
ever-changing, ever-evolving caused by my surroundings, my personality, and my
environment. The one thing that is ever-present in my style is my old-new
combination. I’m a huge spender when it comes to vintage, don’t like to drop
money at the usual places and find the best style in my closet, not in any
store on any mannequin.
one of my all-time favorite photos and it wasn't even edited. Jennie was taking a picture at the same exact time so captured her flash. Just love it.
(photos are a collective bunch from other bloggers including Aimee, Xtina & Jennie. The majority of them are mine)
I attended an amazing little birthday party celebrating Jennie's boyfriend, Shannon, Erin from CaliVintage & Liz from Late Afternoon's birthdays. It was a great celebration at the Owl Tree in San Francisco. We had to joy of entertaining one another on the 2nd level of this "dive bar" and it was a beautiful, rainy night in the city. I went with a darling friend of mine whom you've met before on this blog, Alexia. We enjoyed the company and had many a laugh or two in this bungalow of stylish bloggers.
I didn't get very good pictures of the outfit but I will do a re-do of that soon. My computer has been having serious issues. I can' believe that it's broken. I'm using Jennie's laptop, on loan, for now. THANK GOODESS FOR HER! Otherwise I wouldn't be in state of blogging now. Many posts coming soon, including a few giveaways so stay tuned and follow on BLOGLOVIN' to check me out.