Monday, May 30, 2011

Shimmery Sparrows

Looking for the perfect place to spend Saturday evenings? Look no further than one of the great restaurants in Yaletown! Because that's what we sure did when we were invited to a birthday celebration that soon turned into a surprise marriage proposal! As I am in the same stage of my life as the newly engaged birthday girl, I was overwhelmed with joy for her.

I knew I wanted to wear some sparkle for this occasion and this skirt was just perfect thing.  I'm also in love with mixing prints and overall I was very pleased with this outfit! As to not overwhelm the whole look, I kept the accessories neutral!

Top: Zara
Necklace: Vintage
Bag: Loeffler Randall
Shoes: Stella McCartney

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lace & Leather

How can one wear a Victorian blouse without looking stuck in the past? How about wearing a leather mini without appearing skanky? The answer for me was obvious: Combine the two together! I've always enjoyed the juxtaposition between tough elements and delicate details. I believe it makes for a more unexpected look than a head-to-toe style!

Top: Vintage
Skirt: h&m
Bag: Loeffler Randall
Shoes: Stella McCartney
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Hair-style: inspired by Fashezine

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Bag Collection

When I was a 14 years old, I had a big affection for bags, usually the quirkier the better.  A green leather barbie doll head print was one of my favorites along with a felt poodle shaped one! With age my taste in bags has gotten a bit more classic! 10 years later, my favorites have changed! 

My favorite of the bunch is now my Mulberry Bayswater, probably because it is my newest worthy bag acquisition!
The London Fog bag is my travel bag! I purchased it with a matching luggage set for the ultimate jet set chic outfit! When I travel I carry a lot so a big bag is necessary but I also want it to retain its shape after a 20 h flight. This bag does exactly that!

The Loeffler Randall bag is the perfect spring/summer bag. For some unknown reason it never receives too much deserving love and attention!
The Vintage Chanel bag used to belong to my mom in the late 80's/early 90's! She received it the week I was born as a present from my grandparents from my father's side! I'm sure it must have been quite a bag for a girl in communist Romania! Growing up I used to mock the bag, but as soon as I turned 18 I realized its value and have loved it ever since! 

The Aldo Kelly look-alike is a favorite at the moment because of its colour and shape. It's the perfect substitute till I can afford the real deal!
The vintage burgundy bag is the oldest bag in my closet. I bought it when I was 17 from a local vintage store. Since then it has been lugged around everywhere and has sustained its fare share of spilled drinks after a night of too much celebrations!

Both clutches are vintage and I adore them to death! The brown one was a great score from a local flea market while the green one was purchased about 5 years ago from a vintage shop on Main Street!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time of the Season

 A new weekend approaches, one where I won't sit still at all. Renovations have began at casa de Faboulista.  In between painting my walls ( yes I'm finally doing it... no more white) and shopping for some new furniture ( an art deco blue chair awaits me), I'm hoping I will be able to squeeze in a little picnic with the family by the lake. 
If everything goes according to plan I might show the new house reveal on the blog! So stay tuned!

Top: Joe Fresh
Cardigan: No label
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: from Iran
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Belt: Vintage
Bag: Devi Kroell

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Art Girl

Going through these photos reminded me of the time I used to be in fashion school and I used to spend half of my time and money at Opus buying supplies for school and lugging around a portfolio similar in size to the frames I'm carrying. Although I will never go as far to say that I regret leaving half way through fashion school ( business school was the best decision of my life) , I somehow miss those days. Although I was frantic and tired all the time, I did get a bit of enjoyment being part of the artsier scene, where my imagination was explored to its fullest potential!

P.S. Check out the interview I did for Pret A Protester's Street Stalker Section! Sorry for my English readers; the interview is in Romanian although I'm sure you can spot some English words here and there!

Trench: Bebe
Top: H&M
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Vintage
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Friday, May 13, 2011

Banish the blues away with some pink!

When gloomy moods surround you, add a touch of pink ( or coral), some frills, and a nice hat. This is my recipe for banishing the blues away! Mind you, I've been very happy lately. With no school and so much free time, how could one be feeling anything less than over-ecstatic?

P.S. How about that in exactly one month time I will be flying away to Japan?

Blazer: La Chatterie
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: Ebay
Hat: Mexican Vendor

Monday, May 9, 2011

That's 70's glam

Who: Two Persian girls ( moi and Roshanak, remember her from this post here?)

Where: Prado Cafe on Commercial Drive. A New York style cafe situated in the heart of Vancouver's bohemian town.

When: a long time ago, when the weather still called for black tights and Roshanak was freezing bare legged. This is the last post you see me in tights till the cold weather arrives once again!

Why: Because an amazing vintage fringe jacket had to be showcased in the best possible light. Yes I am talking about Roshanak's jacket that inspired not only the rest of her outfit but also mine. A gem that once it no longer gets the love and attention from its current owner, will hopefully end up in my closet.

How: I grabbed my photographer and dragged him all the way to Commercial on a sunny afternoon by bribing him with a pitcher of sangria!

I'm wearing: Lady Dutch Cape, Corina Vladescu skirt, Zara bag, American Apparel hat, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, H&M rings.
Roshanak is wearing: Vintage jacket made in Mexico, SmartSet Skirt, Winner shoes, Bag from a boutique in LA.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Princess Shine

Earlier this week I came across this beautiful dress. It has everything my heart desires: a rich and decadent brocade in the softest colours. A dress perfect for a modern Marie Antoinette.

And then I  read that this marvelous creation belongs to a 17 years old from East Hampton still in high school and my mind was just boggling at the talent of today's youth. I remember at 17 I had just finished sewing my very first garment for my fashion school portfolio: a cotton sun dress made from a store bought pattern. I considered it amazing work at the time but now my poor cotton dress is starting to look like Cinderella's raggedy rag clothes in comparison to the lovely Princess Shine dress by Sarah Leora.

I'm most intrigued to see what this talented young designer will be coming up in the next few years!