Friday, April 29, 2011

Obakki Fall/Winter Fashion Show

Last night, Jen ( Her Waise Choice) and I attended the Obakki Fall/Fashion show as the golden girls.  We coordinated our outfits so that we could both show off our newest golden vintage acquisitions. It definitely feels wonderful having a partner in crime who shares your love for decadence.

 I'm Wearing: Vintage skirt and clutch, Aldo shoes and necklace and H&M blazer.
Jen is Wearing: Vintage top, F21 dress (worn as skirt), Aldo wedges, and bag from local boutique ( Flok)

I've recently just learned to tweet ! I have Jen to thank for a new social media addiction !  You can follow me on Twitter if you are interested in my random ramblings at every hour of the day/night. 

outside the show tweeting!
runway pictures property of her waise choice

Obakki is a Vancouver based luxury fashion brand that has already graced the insides of Vogue, InStyle, WWD  and has gathered a large celebrity following including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Rumy Neely of Fashion Toast.

The collection was described as 
“Inspired by abandoned ivy-colored mansions with dusty chandeliers, and delicate details that become more beautiful as they disintegrate, we felt that it seemed fitting that the collection premiere in a setting evocative of an old European church. The collection embodies memories that capture an ethereal romance, a playful darkness and a sensual fragility.  Luxurious and haunted with subtle sexual tones this will be unlike anything Vancouver has ever seen before.” -obakki 

The show brought all the Vancouver fashionistas together and I had the pleasure of meeting so many of the city's favorite bloggers. All the girls were wonderful and I can not wait to meet them all again!

From left to right:

Laura Beth  from, Alicia from Alicia Fashionista, Monika from Doctor's Closet , Alexandra from To Vogue or Bust, Jen from Her Waise Choice, Lisa from Solo Lisa and yours truly Faboulista.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's talk politics

I've never been one to be interested in politics, still this coming election has sparked my curiosity a bit. I now spend several hours of my time on political forums readings other people's opinions yet out of fear I never really join the conversation.  And through my quest of trying to decide which way to vote, I found this extremely smart joke which applies not only to Canadians heading into the election but for any country who has before, now or soon going to hear political campaigns.
So I leave you reading and wondering along with my transitional outfit of spring and winter.

While walking down the street one day a "Member of Parliament" is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter.
'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'
'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.
'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'
'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the MP.
'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises....
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
'Now it's time to visit heaven.'
So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'
The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ' I don't understand,' stammers the MP.
'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.

What happened? '
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ' Yesterday we were campaigning.....
Today you voted.

  Sweater : Joe Fresh
Top: Miss Me
Skirt: H&M
Tights: H&M
Shoes: thrifted
Earrings: thrifted
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Bag: Aldo
Scarf: Tie Rack

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let's paint this Easter pink

As promised I return with my outfit from Granville Island. 
Although worn a week before Easter, the look is fitting for this weekend's  mood. Pastel colours, no matter the time of year always make me think of the Easter bunny and his basket full of eggs. 
This year I chose a pastel pink trench coat & headband to commemorate the Easter celebrations my way!

H&M trench coat
 Ray-Ban sunglasses
Vintage Chanel bag
Thrifted shoes
H&M tights
Thrifted earrings
Heart Young Collection headband

Friday, April 22, 2011

Vancouver Neighborhoods: Granville Island

Now that the sun is out, I can enjoy long beautiful walks through our lovely city every weekend. Last Sunday was spent exploring Granville Island.

We hopped on a ferry boat from the docks near the Aquatic Centre which took us across the water straight to busy Granville Island.

So what did we explore first? Well we went to the marina and took photos of my outfit which you will be able to see in my next post. Hint : peachy pink anyone?

Then we explored all the little shops filled with beautiful crafts from pottery to handwoven scarves and hand picked  jewelery from far away places. I picked up this beautiful silver elephant necklace.

A trip through the kid's market can't be missed if you find yourself on Granville Island. For sure visit the jokes shop on the second floor and pick up some joke or magic kits. We have a couple and they always prove entertaining at parties.

Next we stopped by the flower stands to look at the beautiful hydrangeas. Yes they are my favorite flowers if you haven't guessed by now. They are always sitting pretty on my entrance table in the spring time.

Lastly we shopped the public market for baguettes from the french boulangerie and some yummy truffle pate from Oyama Deli. If you have never tried their pates, you have truly missed heaven on earth.

We then hopped on the ferry boat which took us right back home where  we enjoyed a late night unhealthy but very delicious snack.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

[Heart] by Eugenia Enciu

Remember the [Heart]  shimmer skirt I received as a gift for the Holidays?
Well ,I just found its sister!!!

  Once again the [Heart] by Eugenia Enciu  collection has grabbed my heart with the leopard skirt. You know by now how I have a love affair with leopard prints but mix  in the flattering shape of the skirt, which yes it seems to be the same as its shimmer sister and you've got yourself a winner!
Now the only problem is that I can't get my hands on it till July when I will be heading back home to Bucharest and I will visit the Eugenia Enciu fashion studio.  I mean I could always get it shipped ( yes for you living outside Romania it means you can order it and have it shipped to your house), but the waiting will make the reward so much more enjoyable!

In the mean time  I can continue to Dream Leopard.

Photography by Alina Negoita

Now I'm out the door to go write my Human Resources Exam which I 'm almost clueless about. 
Spent my night on Twitter instead of studying and the morning dreaming leopard by the window and listening to the concert across the street. All I really want this moment is to put on some shorts and a flowy top and join the rowdy crowd!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Anne of Green Gables

I dream of living in a Victorian home, with a white picket fence and rose bushes awaiting me at the entrance. I would put my sun hat on,deck myself in floral prints, and enjoy a home-made lemonade on the grassy field overlooking the gazebo!
One day my dream will become a reality! I'm just awaiting for the right moment to make it happen!

I'm wearing:  H&M Garden Collection blazer, Skirt from Tokyo, Japan, Belt from Aldo, Ray-ban Sunglasses, Hat from a Mexican Vendor, Converse scarf, H&M tights, thrifted shoes.

To those of you that care I passed marketing! So I will be enjoying a free summer laying by the roof-top pool at my brother's apartment before embarking on my adventures to far-away places !

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Leopard Dreams

[She] pads on grassy banks behind a fence,
          with measured paces slow and tense. 
Beyond [her] cage, [her] thoughts are sharp and white;
                 [she] lives a compelled anchorite.
A solid ghost gone blind with all the green
                              [she] waits and waits to be unseen. 
Dress: Rodarte for Target
Hat: American Apparel
Tights: H&M
Jewelery: a medley of my mother's

Text: Paul Strong
Pictures: Diana Sadat