Friday, 27 July 2012

Rocker Chic...


1. Boyfriend blazer, $71 CAD -
2. AX Paris top, $28 CAD -
3. House of Harlow 1960 ring
4. Christian louboutin boots, $1,420 CAD -
5.   Jane Norman floral leather shorts, $13 CAD -
6. Yves saint laurent handbag, $740 CAD -
7. House of Harlow 1960 gold drop earrings. $42 CAD -

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


...It always happens that I get too lazy to take pics of something cool and the I regret it. So I made a point of whipping out the camera here because this outfit was so boho.
- & you don't have to make fun of me, I can make fun of myself :p I know I look somewhat like a crucified bird in the second picture :S

Lucky Brand top, Banana Republic Jean Shorts, Sam Edleman sandals

Sunday, 22 July 2012

1 Pant 2 looks, a Playlist & a Recipe...

... My girl Gwen & her band No Doubt are back in business!! ...and so is Garbage, Alanis, Fiona Apple & The Killers!! So here is a challenge for you: Whoever writes me first and lets me know what song is totally vintage from this playlist gets a gift from me :) Just email me your response and your address :D

** Coolness!! Listen Now**


So I bought these awesome pants at Lucky Brand. I honestly wanted to wear them everywhere...
So here is a good example of how to recycle your pants...

** for a formal dinner party**
Banana Republic silk tee, Benetton Blazer, Casa de Oro Jewels

** casual Saturday afternoon**
(This looked soo much cooler when I took off this hat & put on my RayBans)... H&M hat,  Banana Republic Tee...

** Fitness Tip of the Day**

Ever since I started my "get hot" program, I have had to measure my food daily, & I have learned that it is so much easier to eat balanced meals & snacks throughout the day (i.e. be "zone") than to blow all your carbs at breakfast (i.e. have cereal or oatmeal) - or any other meal -  and have to eat protein and fat for the remainder of your day. 
I guess most people that are serious about fitness and health go through this transition, and throughout my journey I have had come up with a few "perfectly balanced" meals that have a perfect 33:33:33 (carbs:protein:fat) ratio... I mean it does get pretty boring to eat egg whites, olive oil an turkey breast all day right?!

Here is my latest creation:

** Perfectly Balanced Spicy Strawberry & GoatCheese Salad**

2 cups baby spinach
half a jalapeno pepper
1/4 a red bell pepper (or 2 oz)
4 large strawberries (or 3 oz)
20 grams of herbed goat cheese
4 ounces of lean chicken breast
4 TBS of raspberry salad dressing

**383 Calories**
** enjoy**

**NewCoolness Playlist**
1. Settle Down - No Doubt
2. Blow me (one last kiss) - P!nk
3. Blood for Poppies - Garbage
4. Titanium - David Guetta & Sia
5. Guardian - Alanis Morissette
6. Werewolf - Fiona Apple
7. Runaways - The Killers
8. Hold On When You Get Love & Let Go When You Give It - Stars
9. Charlie Don't Surf - The Clash
10. Anything We Want - Fiona Apple

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Boys in metallics and blues...

Banana Republic shirt, Club Monaco skirt, Zara sandals, Louis Vuitton purse

So because I remembered River Viiperi existed I really got into mens fashion these past two days.  Gucci is sooo the Blogger Boyfriend! I am sure he won't have a problem wearing bright blue pants, after I made him wear red ones...  :D

... & some of the trends are metallics and blues :)

Burberry Prorsum SS 2013

Gucci SS 2013

Versace SS2013

Roberto Cavalli SS 2013

... had to sneak this in here:

Desigual Ready to Wear ss 2013
River Viiperi

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

His & Hers...

Ralph Lauren boat shoes

H&M shirt and pants

Madewell everything


Monday, 16 July 2012

Baptiste Giabiconi or River Viiperi?

I vote for River, but you can feast your eyes on both...

River has his own blog and besides being super cute he also seems like a very cool dude - read the blog you'll see what I mean. Also, I might call my child River, how cool and boho is that name?! 

Baptise is the highest paid male model in the world and supposedly Katy Perry's new boyfriend. He was made the face of Chanel a few years back by Uncle Karl  who he supposedly dated as well...

Thursday, 12 July 2012

That fitness post part II...

This is an extremely personal post for me. By no means is it easy for me to post these pictures of myself up.  Mind you I am EXTREMELY insecure about my body even though I work so hard at it.  Like I mentioned in my previous fitness post, for me fitness is a way of life. I do not really like to talk about it, because I go off and never stop, I am really preachy, annoying, and I cannot stand people who have "fat people attitude" and make excuses for not looking their very best. Like I read on Whitney's Facebook page: "I do not have the time, is the grown up version of my dog ate my homework".

I have always been thin (except for when I gained the freshmen 700, but you can ask my best friend Anna,  I did something about that ASAP). Point is I have always been serious about this fitness business. Ever since I can remember I have exercised heavy and been an XS size 0 (at 5'2"). One thing I have learned is that being tiny does not equal being "hot" by any means.  

The reason for this post is mainly to create awareness, and to pass on what I have learned in recent months. Also, because if I hear "P90X will turn you into a man" or "Don't lift heavy because you will get bulky" one more time, I will kick you in the face. So this is my proof that you will not turn into a man by lifting heavy stuff, in fact "gasp!" you will actually look hotter and maybe even (if you are disciplined enough) achieve that body you see in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated.

 I really wanted to look "EXTREMELY HOT" and decided I should do some personal training because even though I am pretty knowledgeable about this stuff there is always someone who knows more than you do.  So I started training with my strength Coach Taylor Simon and he made me a program...

I told him my goal was to look "extremely hot, not manly, more like a bikini model and not compromise how far I have come in terms of lifting and conditioning". At first I thought he would roll his eyes at me because I was not athlete who asked him to make me jump higher or run faster,  I was surprised when he said EVERYONE wants to look hot and that my goal was a good one.  So with that being said he took my pictures and told me what to do:  1) Eat 400 calories more than I was currently eating - of clean food (for a total of 1600 calories of day) and mail him my food diary daily, 2) measure my intakes to 33%protein, 33%carbs, 33% fat 3. LIFT HEAVY (my program was mainly olympic lifting with a bit of cardio & I will not lie, I was skeptical). 

After 6 weeks, of trying hard not to cheat (I learned how to incorporate my wine in my diet instead if chugging the bottle because I was working so hard I did not want to throw away my effort) and hitting the gym 4-6 times a week ( I really did, and still do...) this is what the results were:

1. I did not turn into a man (my thighs are looking a bit bulky, but I used to do gymnastics and this has always been an issue,  I will have to work around this somehow). As Taylor says, we are just getting started...

2. I lost a few inches! Having a 26 inch waist, it pretty hard to lose anything at this point, but I did, and I did it in a healthy way and I do not look anorexic.

3. I gained weight! Notice, how I am leaner, yet weigh more... 

4. I have gotten SOO strong... for about 6 reps I can deadlift and squat 145 pounds (in reality a bit more - when Taylor is watching over me and nagging I have no choice). 

5. I have a hard time eating so much! Who knew, eat more, get thinner!

So what is the morale of the story? Lifting heavy will make you hotter! Weighing less does not mean you are thinner! Eating more of the right thing will actually help you get leaner...

The proof is in the pudding:

6 weeks program:

Picture 1:  my hips got smaller, my abs look more defined
Picture 2: my abs got "tighter" and slimmer, my butt was "lifted" (this is from all the squats and dead-lifts)
Picture 3: my butt is "bigger" - in a good way and my back is defined, also notice my waist, it diminished and tightened.

** Once again, this was all achieved by lifting weights "like a man"...

** It is not easy to achieve fitness goals, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. You body builders out there, I commend you. Now more than ever I KNOW how hard you work (even though I do just a fraction of what you do)!

     @108 pounds                       @114 pounds                                                                         

If you live in the Kingston area, you are at a real advantage.  People THIS GOOD are not to be found all over the place.  Take advantage of their knowledge and enthusiasm and click here.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sucker for frenzies & long sleeve mini-dresses...

I realize I am a terrible critic because I give everything a thumbs up.. But it's not true FYI. I just, don't bother telling you what NOT to watch, read or listen to...

Once again I have fallen victim to one of these Frenzies. This time: The Hunger Games. I have to tell you, it is so well written. I read the whole thing in 3 days, when I had no time to read.  Also (for those of you who suffered in the Twilight phenomenon you must know this next feeling I am about to describe), I had to make sure I had part II of the Trilogy next to me when I finished the first book, so I would not suffer from Katniss Everdeen withdrawal symptoms.

So I have started "Cathching Fire" now and although I have no idea how it could possibly be better then the first book, Suzanne Collins IS a very talented writer because even though I was falling alseep I  read 89 pages in one night... 

And just so I can redeem my Bad Critic Reputation: Do Not watch "Wanderlust" unless there is nothing more entertaining to do. I mean it wasn't that bad... but it wasn't that good either...

** Dinner Outfit **
(I should have take a close up of my face, I was pretty proud of how my cat-eye turned out for once)

FCUK crochet mini dress,  as Kanye West would say: "Baby Louis Vuitton under my underarm", Ninewest heels, and you can't see my Onyx Tous Bear earrings and ring...

Friday, 6 July 2012

A lot of inspiration...

8 tracks annoys me because it won't let me put two songs by the same artist on one list. So I promise to make you an awesome list in a few weeks when I discover more songs :D

This has been a fantastic week in terms of music for me because even though I was anxiously waiting for these albums, life happened and I forgot about them. The cool thing is I got them all at once and have been listening to them for the past 2 days.  I am stuck in the late 1990's in terms of music. It was just cool & the angry-kick ass women made my day. The only cool chick that can compare these days is Florence (if you don't know which Florence, then dude... you suck).

So here they are, this is what you need to purchase. 


I have been trying to embed the video of "Blood for Poppies" from this album since yesterday. I hate youtube because it makes my life hard like this. I listened to this song at least 99 times since I got it, so check it out :)Shirley Manson. I love you.



This single is SUPER Alanisy! It's really cute, but mind you her entire album comes out sometime in August...

** this is my version of Chanel + Marie Antoinette **

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Karl Lagerfeld & Marie Antoinette...

I have been wondering why royalty, from any country really, do not wear colored nail polish. Have you guys noticed? I can see how it could be considered "vulgar" and "scandalous" but I have not yet found an explanation for this what-seems-to-to-be-protocol. Seriously, I have never even seen Kate (who is modern) wearing any colored nail polish... Why is this?!

Anywho, I came across this wonderful Chanel collection. It is so rocker-chic meets Marie Antoinette. Oh, and notice the denim, denim denim! I will have to pull out the ruffles & the denim this weekend fo' sho'. LOVES!


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Stepford Wife & my latest acquisition...

... I do not know why this outfit reminded me of that movie. Well, Stepford with a twist of me. :p

Banana Republic striped Tee, Madewell see through shirt, Express Belt, Banana Republic Skirt, NineWest heels

Yey!! I finally got this in! I bought this a while back from the super talented Isabella Ortez in Honduras. My parents only just brought for us and we had to get it re-stretched.. So this just went up on our wall yesterday.. still need to hang it.. but I lovees! Thank you Bela!
** You can check out Bela's facebook page for her art here.**