Servitude is putting myself down, allowing myself to be dominated by others or a system of belief. Service is filling my own well and acting from this inner divine authority- Sera Beak, pg 148, Red,Hot and Holy.
Firstly, I’m posting this video as a public frieken service. I went to Kat Von D’s book signing and I sat next to a guy who must’ve been about 18. He was flipping through Kat Von D’s book “GO BIG OR GO HOME”, which is beautiful. It has some of the most gorgeous pictures. Anyway, he lands on a picture of Jeffree Star who has Elvis, Kurt Cobain and Audrey Hepburn tattooed on his chest. The kid says to me “I know Elvis and the lady from Breakfast at Tiffany’s but I don’t know who that guy is. I shockingly looked at him and said “Kurt Cobain, smells like teen spirit, he’s a legend.” He looked at me blankly an I totally felt my age. So here’s the video for all the youngins’.
Anyway I got to meet Kat Von D. I love her because she’s this fierce ball of creativity. She has a tattoo shop, an art gallery, a make up line, a clothing line and she has a CD coming out soon. She’s a CREATIVE MONSTER! I love being around people like that. Most of my close friends are a bunch of weirdos but are the most highly creative, interesting people I know.
Now, talking about insanely creative out of this world people my friend “Jenilovesretro” did my new ombre hair. I’ve known her since I was 17. I wanted a change badly. I was such a difficult client. I told “Do whatever you want to my hair, but don’t cut too much off and don’t damage it with hair dye.” Basically I was giving her full permission to give me a trim. But she is a genius and also rocks purple hair. This is what she did-
Lastly, I want to let you in on some of my new favorite beauty products. They’re super cheap
ALL UNDER $5 (EXCEPT FOR ONE, but it’s worth it!!)
1. TRADER JOE’S TEA TREE FACE WASH- Makes me feel super clean and tingly. Follow up with product #2
2. TRADER JOE’S Coconut oil and I dont use this for cooking. I have very dry cheeks. I use it as moisturizer and the best part is it doesnt leave a greasy mess as one may think. It pretty much absorbs into your skin naturally and it smells like HEAVEN.
3. CHARLOTTE RONSON fragrance roller ball oil $13 at Sephora. The smell is so DIVINE. It’s like the beach, sunscreen and summer all rolled into one fragrance. When work is stressing me out I just sniff my wrists and make-believe I’m in Fiji under a waterfall relaxing. Love this one!!!
4. MAYBELINE #978 AMETHYST ABLAZE. This is a purple lipstick and every time I wear it girls want to know where i bought it. Its Maybeline and its cheap. Less that $5.
5. REVELON #008 Candy Pink lipstick. It’s perfect for the office and for quick light touch ups.
6. NK #925 Dont know why its called POWER PLUM because it’s actually bright orange and it looks awesome if your feeling daring.(You find these at the DOLLAR STORES)
7. Physicians Formula lip plumper (Got it at Jacks for $2.99) It tingles and it works for about an hour. I wear this on the days Im feeling Hollywood.
Till next time,
I LOVE paying barely anything for my clothes. When a co worker tells me theres a sale at H&M, I ask “What kind of sale?” If they say items are about $20, I don’t consider that a sale. That’s not a sale for me. Call me cheap, I don’t care. Clothes shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. One of the reasons that I love vintage clothing is because its unique and has lasted for so long and is durable, plus you can find amazing deals for vintage at Goodwills and other shops. Believe me I indulge once in a while. I have a stupid expensive pair of True Religions but they’re the only jeans I actually like to wear. I also have a few pairs of Michael Kors shoes. It’s only natural that Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” is my self proclaimed theme song. My new thing is taking a picture of what I have on that day, breaking down the price and where I got it then instagraming it
So here’s last Monday
Plaid Shirt is from Forever 21 for $15, pleather skirt is from Forever 21
$20, Shoes are from Shoe Warehouse in Roosevelt Queens $15
Chinese Laundry heels $35.00, Vintage Blouse $1.50 at a Flea Market
The pants were a hand me down
H&M blazer $20, Shirt is from Forever 21 $15,
Chinese laundry shoes $35, Raven Denim pants (gift :)
Vintage Yellow lace dress from etsy.com $60 (Years ago and its my favorite dress in the world!)
Shoes $13, earrings are from the Burlington Coat Factory $5
True Religion Jeans $175, Vintage Shirt from Goodwill $8, Sunglasses from etsy.com $18,
Shoes from the Shoe Warehouse in Queens $12, Bag is $10 from Goodwill.
Where do you go to find thrifty threads?
If the rest of the year is as amazing as the month of March was I’m going to have the best year of my life! Firstly, March 1-3 I attended a Jivamukti Yoga retreat in Upstate New York. It was peaceful, enlightening and I saw the light and decided to become a vegetarian and any excess weight I was holding melted right off. As a result of changing my diet I felt better, lighter and my skin looks great. If your ever in New York, check out JIVAMUKTI in Union Square and take every class given by Jules Febre and Narayani. They are the best and bringing out the best in you! I wish I could retreat every month.
That was a fantastic start to the month. One of my closest friends Ava Lee Scott is an actor in the celebrated play Sleep No More
She decided to join forces with GIRL BE HEARD(http://girlbeheard.org) which is an organization that helps girls that have been sex trafficked and have been abused by giving them a voice in their theater company. The beautiful girls from GIRL BE HEARD performed songs, monologues and mini plays in the Sleep No More Space. I was lucky enough to be a sponsor and make the girls Lila Juliet headbands.
Me and my friends at Girl be heard. (I’m the one with the turban headband)
If you follow my blog you know I LOVE vintage everything. I’ve been buying vintage in order to sell it on http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com but I’ve been procrastinating. But not this month! My sweet, beautiful friend Sam offered to model for me and my friend Sima did her make up. If you’re in the New York area and you need your makeup done contact her
This was the beautiful result
I’m hoping April is even better. I’ll be on the look out for the cheapest finds in the city and writing about them weekly. Thanks for checking out my blog.
It is so hot in New York. My right arm was in the sun so long that it bubbled up and peeled. Eww. Maybe I shared to much. The Flea Market Pop up store was a little slow today at Danny Screams at 220 Leonard Street in Brooklyn nonetheless I still had fun. Summer in NY is awesome though. I feel like listening to dance music with this weather for some reason
I met cool artists like Wilfred who owns Art is vast-/www.artisvast.etsy.com
He makes amazing stuff like this
He also hand paints coffee mugs and makes an array of interesting things.
And I met Andy who makes the best cast iron and silver jewelry Ive ever seen!
Ill share more tomorrow. Im off to make a quick dinner for Lila Juliet and her friend who’s over right now!
I love a great cocktail ring. The bigger the better. Right now this is my favorite one. I have them available in sizes 7,8 and 9. Just send me a message when your checking out on paypal for the size you need. I also have them with gold faces instead of the blue and red faces. Take your pick!
Shia Labeouf being crazy, artsy, and unexplainably weird. I couldn’t link away.