Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My last ebay/etsy experience

I'm not a frequent eBay buyer. Actually I rarely do online shopping, period. First of all many stores don't ship to Israel and second, the shipping price which makes the whole thing really not worth it (most of the times).

My first experience with eBay was very positive. I took a chance and bought a pair of Chloe shoes, from a seller with zero feedback...that's how bad I wanted theses shoes. But gladly the seller was very nice and I received the shoes quickly and in excellent state.

But about a month ago I won a vintage dress...very pretty dress from an vintage eBay store. It said that the dress is in excellent vintage condition. I buy vintage very often and i do know how a vintage items in excellent condition should look like. The dress wasn't in that condition. It has a very weird smell and couple of very visible stains on it...the kind that you cannot get out of the fabric. I still love it very much, but I was a little bit disappointed.

Couple of days later I ordered a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes from Etsy seller. Now these shoes came in very good condition...only I'm not sure if these are real Ferragamo shoes or a cheap knock off. And I tend to think that t is a knock off because the quality is not what expected at all.

The good thing that both items cost me about 50 $ so it's not a big deal, but it's still dissapointing...

But I'm determined not to give up...I still will be looking for bargains...:)

Friday, October 24, 2008

What I was wearing

This is an outfit I wore yesterday to a friend's wedding...I wasn't too dressed up because I'm still sick and actually felt even worse when I got home...

The dress is from Cala, jacket and shoes: Zara

My dog, Tobi is quite a poser and every time there's a camera, he shines :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just to update

Well, I wasn't feeling well lately, and I'm really behind on my posts here, on my Hebrew website, and what's more important, I didn't even started writing my 30 pages paper that I'm supposed to submit on next Friday. And my boyfriend returning from a month long work trip from Brazil didn't help either. So I didn't really take pictures of myself. But I did go shopping...initially I went to Zara to buy their special edition boots, but was really disappointed to hear that they were sold out. So I picked a jacket and a dress "instead" (pics in the next post).

And then I went to "Stella", where I go each time I'm in Tel Aviv. I absolutely love the selection and also the owner, Ayelet is very very nice. (Most of the stuff I bought the last six months is from there) This time I went with a purpose: I want to do an article about her trip to New York for an event they had there for all things vintage...So I took some pics of the clothes she brought and this particular jacket had to be modeled because otherwise you can't see the gorgeous cut it has. It's by Ungaro...The only problem I had with it were the shoulder pads, although the shoulders are cut to look a bit big...what do you say, should I get it if it's still there?

Don't ask me why I'm wearing my sunglasses...I don't really know:)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I made it!

Well, just wanted to let you know that everything went very well at the photo shoot and I finally have the pics. Unfortunately I cannot post the photos here (I will put a link as soon as I publish it), but a couple of photos from making of:

starting the morning at the hair salon

worried about the time

me and a friend helping

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Boyfriend Jeans (or should I say brother's pants?)

I finally had the courage to wear such a popular trend outside...the reason for my fears? I live in a small city, and I was afraid that my outfit will receive too many comments for one person to handle...But when I saw my brother's checked pants just lying around, I couldn't resist...I paired them with white tank top and a black blazer to add a little bit more structure, although it looks great with just a cardigan too.

Since I work at men's clothing store, I was a little bit afraid of the reactions from guys, but I didn't get any comments or even weird looks...I guess I should appreciate my city more...:)
Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures. My "photographer" will be back this Saturday :)
Tank: Castro
Pants: Castro Men
Blazer: Zara
Shoes: Replay

Creative Crisis

Today I'm getting ready for my first photo shoot for the website (I take the role of the stylist)...It's very exiting, and although I have a little (very little) experience in styling , this time is somehow different. First of all, it will be public and second of all,I want it to be perfect. At first I thought about doing an editorial about fall trends....I went for Bohemian Chic and plaid and goth...but then I realized that the model and the setting aren't really working with the theme...

First attempt

So I came up with this "Urban Lolita/Starlet" concept, which will include lots of furs and sequins that I bought before. But I'm finding it so hard to stick to one subject...Somehow I always slip to the more "regal" look. I doubt each outfit I built, and even though I will pick some of the clothes tomorrow, I don't feel confident about it...I was really inspired by this editorial from Vogue UK:

Of course there will be more clothes and less underwear, and the color pallet is a little bit different...but this is more or less the character I was thinking about. I hope that eventually everything will work out...Wish me luck!

The photos are taken from

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Another shopping trip

Well, this blog is becoming "what I bought lately" blog...because I went shopping...again!!!
This time it was for a good cause: I'm planning a photo shoot for my Hebrew website next week, and I needed some props in case the clothes I'll bring from the stores aren't enough.

I'm also kind of scared to take too much clothes from the stores, since it's the first time I'm doing a photo shoot with PR clothing, and some stores ask for security check...I'll make sure to post the pictures...and hope it will turn out great...

Anyway, there is this outlet store in my city, and they have the craziest stuff there...every time I get there, I buy so many things that I don't need, because I simply can't resist. For example chiffon floor length gowns, or fake fur covers, or beaded clutches and too many evening dresses for one person to wear in a lifetime...So you get the picture.

This time, I went even further...Let's just say that I can be officially called a "Sequins Queen" from now on...because I bought almost every sequined piece they had in the store. The results were: two sequined jackets, one embodied dress, a velvet coat, a Victorian style black blouse (very Givenchy), and a skirt. But that's not all. I put aside (to come back and take it next week) three dresses: yellow, red and green (I didn't pick the colors on purpose), a wonderful skirt and another coat...90% of the things I bought are not for my wardrobe but mostly for the styling projects and photo shoots.

Here are some hints to what I bought. I will photograph each item next week, after the photo shoot...maybe my photographer (b/f, he doesn't know he's a photographer yet because he's too busy working and having fun in Brazil, but in two weeks he'll find out) will agree to take some pictures of me with the new outfits...ones that are actually wearable...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Like new

I color my hair for many many years. My natural hair color is honey blond, but I think I look much much better with chocolate brown, and most of the people agree with me.

Because of many reasons, my laziness being the main, I didn't color my hair for almost 3 months, which left me looking very frumpy and generally bad...

Today I finally went to the hair salon (my hairdresser is one of my childhood friends) and here are the results:

I wear this hairstyle for almost two years, and refuse to change it...although sometimes I'm thinking about going short...