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June 2009

The Vampire's Wife :)

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Don't you think that this would be the perfect dress for a vampire's wife? With the pointy neckline and the pointy shoes? How about a couple of large black wings?! Yay!! 

Dress: Norma Kamali

Shoes: Vintage

Cameo pin: Made by myself

Beaded bow on head: Vintage from Etsy (Penorus)


Green Fashion :)

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Here I am wearing my vegetarian top to celebrate good health :) I got this inspiration the other day while having a green salad for lunch. This top was carefully made using selected fresh lettuce leaves from our local farmer's market :O (I'm kidding!!!) But I am not kidding when I say that I went to Whole Foods wearing this top the other day and a funny young man who works there recommended oil and vinegar to complete my look. I said absolutely, but how about a large pair of red tomatoes earrings? ja ja ja He agreed!

Top: Love Stitch
Skirt: Jones NY
Shoes: Remix
Belt: Anthropologie
Tiny Gold earrings: I got them in NY so long ago!

A Picnic Outfit :)

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Here are the elements that should go with this outfit: a basket with little sandwiches and drinks, some embroidered napkins and a nice quilt to display on the grass. Imagine all these elements together. Next: take shoes off, relax and have a nice time with the family :)

Shirt: Jezebell
Skirt: J.Crew
Shoes: Anthropologie
Red flower clip on hair: From Etsy (rubyandmyrtle)
Belt: ? :o

Inspired by: The 50's

It all started with these charming cat eye sunglasses from the 50's. I love sunglasses and I wear them whenever I go out because my eyes are kind of sensitive to light. There are two possible explanations to this eye situation: 1. I think that it could be because I started wearing sunglasses in Cuba soooo many years ago. The sun over there is really strong and your eyes need lots of protection. Maybe my eyes just got used to them 2. The second possible explanation is that in my previous life I was a vampire. I hear that vampires are also pretty sensitive to light :o

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So, after I got the cat eye ones I decided to put this outfit together. The idea was to recreate that happy look from the 50's that I enjoy so much. This look has a lot to do with being happy and ready to go to the supermarket :) 

Now, If I could go back to the 50's for a day I would choose  March 2nd of 1959 because that's the day when Bill was born :) Yay!! I would love to see him as a little newborn, I need to bring a camera :)

Sunglasses: Vintage from Etsy (Archivia)
Purse: I got it in Vietnam when I went there with Bill 
Yellow headband: handmade by myself.

Inspired by: Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn inspired this look. I really hope that she doesn't get mad a me :o I will know tonight. When I was little I heard this all the time: if people that passed away get mad at you, they will pull your feet at night while you're sleeping. 
Dear Audrey: I had the best intentions when I put this look together inspired by you. Please, don't pull my feet tonight because I will get very scared! 

Love!
Elsita :)


Dress: Vintage from Etsy (Cheesecakevintage)
Purse: Vintage from the flea market
Bow on hair: Vintage pin from Etsy (Penorus)

Inspired by: Frida Kahlo

Here you can see myself in two different interpretations of Frida Kahlo

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Sad Frida. The one who had to deal with a lot of pain in her life. 

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Happy Frida. The one that celebrated beauty, regardless of her physical and emotional traumas.

Frida Kahlo has been such a great source of inspiration to me since the beginning. I discovered her art when I was about 15 years old. Later on, I read everything about her life and I was lucky enough to visit her house (La Casa azul) in Coyoacan, in 2000. Discovering Frida was one of the best things that happened to me in my adolescence. Today, that I am an adult, I appreciate her even more.

She has teached me not to take anything for granted (like my health, my children, my wonderful husband...) Wherever you are right now Frida, I just want to tell you that your life was important for the rest of us. You keep being an inspiration for so many women. 

Mil gracias por todo!

Paper Necklace: Handmade by myself
Blouse: Cecico
Skirt: J.Crew
Shoes: Vintage
Headband: Anthropologie
Bird scatter pins: Vintage from Etsy (6thStreet)


Small things can make a difference :)

Let's take a look at the pictures bellow and notice how a tiny pin can change the whole feeling of what we're wearing.  

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That's why I always say that little things can make a difference.

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And this applies to everything in life.

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One little change at a time, one little action at a time can take us to that place where we want to be.

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And as small as these changes may be, nobody else can make them for us. We need to make them ourselves with imagination and a positive state of mind :)

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Yay for little things! :)




My cupcake Top :)

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Bill says that this top looks like a cupcake! :)

It is from Anthropologie and I love it. The plastic flower pin and earrings are vintage. And my hair turning white is from something called getting old, but I prefer to call it getting wiser :) 

Yay!!!

Here is a cool quotation that I found:

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting out ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- - - - Samuel Ullman