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Blogger Q&A: Gabi

Gabi
Hungry for Fashion
Southern California, USA

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I’ve always been in awe of the fabulous Coco Chanel. She was the first to say FUCK what men what women to wear! She went for designs that were comfortable and classic. She was against the norm and stood up for real women out there. It’s incredible that her designs can be worn to this day. I believe plus, real, curvy (what ever you want to call us) women are at the point in time were we are standing up and saying screw what the industry thinks we should be wearing…we’ll wear what we want!

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

Aghhh…don’t throw stones but I cannot live without my black leggings! I love that I can pair them with anything in my closet and feel comfortable and chic.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

I would create a lipstick. I can see it being a bright shade of red with a hint of pink. I would call it “Beware: Curves Ahead!”

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

I would pack my fave leggings, over-sized tee, leather jacket, black pumps, mixed jewelry and head out to punk/rockabilly bar in L.A to dance the night away.

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

It’s not really a fashion quote but it can be applied to being yourself. “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”

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Shoe Fever: Wedges

When spring and summer hit, I can’t wait to pull out my wedge sandals. They go great with practically anything. I would take all of these above! Stupid budgeting. Read more

Summer Trends: The Maxi Dress

This summer trend will not only have you looking chic, but it will keep you comfy! I love that combo, don’t you? With its floor touching length, the maxi dress was made for me…and you. It’s so versatile too. You can dress it down with a pair of flip flops or dress it up a bit with a cute wedge or heel. If you wear it into the evening you can throw on your favorite cardigan or Pashmina wrap. Oh…if you were wondering I’m loving #9!

My golden rule: If the dress has a vibrant print, make sure to keep your jewelry simple.

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  1. Alloy Halter Maxi Dress
  2. Nordstrom JS Collections Border Print Chiffon Dress
  3. Evans Jersey Stud Maxi Dress
  4. Lane Bryant Twist Top Printed Maxi Dress
  5. Faith 21 Fiery Floral Maxi Dress
  6. Torrid Navy Festival Tube Maxi Dress
  7. Torrid Denim Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress
  8. Old Navy Double Ruffle Floral Print Maxi Dress
  9. ASOS Curve Exclusive Bow Front Bandeau Maxi
  10. Faith 21 Embroidered Maxi Dress
  11. IGIGI Ibiza Maxi Dress
  12. Old Navy Twisted Twine Maxi Dress

Swimsuit Hunting

Ok…it’s time to start looking for a swimsuit. Here are my requirements:

  • Classic
  • Tasteful
  • One piece
  • Reasonably priced
  • Great quality
  • Sturdy chest support (lol)
  • Comfortable

That’s not too much to ask for, right? I picked a few below, but some of them are pricey. I’ll keep looking.


Easter Weekend

I spent this past Easter weekend in Arizona with my family and let me tell you it was an exhausting one! It was a last minute trip, but it was nice to get out of town for a minute. I got back late last night and I am sooooooo happy to be back home. L.A. has my heart for sure!

I wore this outfit for Easter Sunday (with a black cardigan for church). Later, I switched out the heels for white gladiator sandals. It was a pretty comfy outfit, especially the pants. I love the buttons. I was battling with my hair…and I lost. Yuck. My mom was the photographer this time…she’s pretty good…a little blurry…but good. :)

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Thank You Giveaway!

Maria…you won the “Thank You Giveaway!” Yay!!

Thank you to everyone who entered.
And…
A gigantic L.A. hug to all of those who visit and comment my blog. It means the world to me.

You didn’t win?

Don’t worry…I have another giveaway in the works!

smooches!

What the…?

I have loved Madonna, ever since I can remember.

Here she is with her daughter Lourdes…OH! What is that she’s carrying in her right hand? A handbag? A Jimmy Choo handbag? The $30,000 Jimmy Choo “Blythe” handbag!!!!

Yes, you read that right. Well, according to JustJared.com, it is. And they’re pretty reliable.

I know she’s a millionaire and I know she can buy whatever crocodile handbag her little heart desires.

But, seriously? What the…? I am sitting here trying to convince myself that maybe it was given to her as a gift. But, after doing some research, I found out these handbags were a limited edition line and only 12 samples were available in the U.S.

Guess when you’re a worldwide pop star…price is not an issue!

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Blogger Q&A: Ulrika

Ulrika
Helsinki, Finland
The Red Rosette

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I like the usual, Chanel, Chloé, Stella McCartney. And some Scandinavian brands, Whyred, Acne, Minimarket. But I don´t really believe in paying that much money for designer stuff, so I have to say the designers behind Topshop.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

My leather biker jacket.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

The perfect pink blush, would probably call it something corny like morning rosebud, lol.

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

Would pack some killer black heels, a girly pink dress and my biker jacket, do my hair in a topknot and put on some red lipstick. The location would be London.

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

Don´t believe in dressing for your size, just believe in your own sense of style.

Visit Ulrika over at The Red Rosette!!

No Shopping?

Soooooo…the hubby told me last week that we need to start budgeting. You know what that means, right? No more shopping.

Yeah right! That just means super duper bargain shopping and thrifting!! Or I can wear the clothes I have in my closet. Either way, I am always up for a challenge! I will not let my shopping spirit be crushed! I will not be defeated! I promise.

P.S. I will be back on Twitter and FB in 3 days!!!!

P.P.S. I want to comment on your posts! But, if you have a blogger blog with the comment box embedded under the posts, for some reason it doesn’t work for me. :(

P.P.P.S For all the beautiful bloggers who have given me awards…THANK YOU! Makes me blush! But, I’m awful at giving them out. Sorry.

Tanktastic!

I’m not going to let the looming L.A. rain discourage me from dreaming of warmer days ahead.

Yes, I love the rain, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a clear warm day every-now-and-then!

Those are the days I love to throw on a tank top with a pair of jeans or a skirt.

Today’s tanks come from Delias. I know they are geared toward non-curvy teens…BUT…these come up to a 2X!

Loving this one (left)…it’s called firecracker!

Beauty Buzz: Benefit

Oh!! How I wish I was bold enough to wear eyeshadow colors like these from Benefit.

Man, it’s not fair! Why didn’t I get that daring make-up gene? Sometimes, I will by an eyeshadow in an amazing color…and it just sits there. Just waiting for me to try it. Poor little lonely eye-popping shadow…sigh.


velvet eyeshadow – like what you sea?

velvet eyeshadow – gimme some plum

lust duster loose powder – punk royalty

lust duster loose powder – moon doggie

show offs! loose eye powder – lola

show offs! loose eye powder – curtain call

FYI…enter this Benefit contest. I did!
Enter to win year-round California beauty & fashion from Benefit Cosmetics & Michael Stars. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 4.4.10.

SSSSSSSnakes…

There’s something about this slinky reptile that makes me want to crawl out of my skin! But, jewelry…I can do. Add a little edge to your outfit and accessorize with snakes. Don’t be afraid! These won’t bite!

The Red Carpet Issue

It’s definitely a Monday. So blah when I woke up…so uninspired…until I turned on my television.

If you have “On Demand” go over to the Sundance Channel and watch the documentary “The Red Carpet Issue.” It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the red carpet, fashion, designers, and celebrities come together to form this mega-money making business. It’s pretty interesting. It’ s broken down here in 4-part previews. Enjoy!