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I’m living on such sweet nothing

30 Mar

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.

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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

UnknownShe 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.

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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

https://www.facebook.com/Simsimanyc

This was the beautiful result

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Edie Vintage-Mod Mini Blue and Green Grecian Pattern Dress S/M


Edie Vintage-Mod Mini Blue and Green Grecian Pattern Dress S/M

Katy Vintage Red and black Polka Dot Last Friday Night 80's Skirt

Katy Vintage Red and black Polka Dot Last Friday Night 80’s Skirt

Scarlet Red Spring Maxi

Scarlet Red Spring Maxi

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.

Love,

Michelle

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

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~Beauty and the Freak~

15 Apr

Im getting exposed to new things everyday.  I went to an art show a few weeks ago. I really thought I’d be bored to death staring blankly at portraits. I also never wanted to try yoga because I assumed it wouldn’t be my style, now The Jivamukti yoga studio is my haven. The art show was actually beautiful.  The show was in Chelsea and the artist was Kris Kuski.  I really don’t know how this artist creates these pieces.  They look painstaking. He must be the most patient person there is. Theres a million teeny tiny soldiers all strategically placed everywhere.  There’s a lot of nakedness and the theme is war. Take a look-

Isn’t this amazing?

Also- I saw some cool pieces on Hi-Fructose

http://www.hifructose.com

By Natalie Shau

By Leopold Rabus

This one kind of looks like Blair Waldorf

By Kris Knight

By Shohei

Try an do things that you you wouldn’t usually go for (as long its legal and moral), you just never know what you might like.

Have a lovely night,

Michelle

~~Nicole Richies Boho headbands and the Walking Dead~~The highlight of my week!

20 Mar

I really don’t watch Fashion Star but I did a double take when I saw Nicole Richie in this gorgeous headband.

I absolutely love this look paired with her multiple bracelets.  She just always seems glamorous but totally comfortable.  Her look is easy and affordable to pull off to.  You can easily find vintage dresses from the 1970’s at your local thrift store or  flowing dresses in Forever 21.

Heres another one of her headpieces I love

Her House of Harlow line is great.  I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.  You can check out similar looks at

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

Moving on to the WALKING DEAD

Now Holy hell what the Walking Dead finale was AMAZING!!

Rick killed Shane and I couldn’t be happier but now it seems he’s losing it and becoming Shane-like.

Shane as a zombie

 It’s no longer a democracy.  I feel his frustration.  He’s been trying to do the right thing to just be kicked in the butt over and over again.  I also hope Lori gets bitten soon.  I don’t understand what the writers are doing to her character.

We also finally find out everyones infected.  You can die a natural death and you will become a zombie!

 For me the epic part of the whole finale was literally the last few minutes when Andrea is stranded in the woods and she’s fighting for her life about to be a zombies midnight snack when a hooded figure with two chained zombies comes to her rescue.

Yeah, that image was imprinted in my head for about a day.  I can’t wait to see what these writers come up with next.

Im going to buy the comic book because I just can’t wait until October!

I know this is mostly a fashion blog but every once and while you’ll see a horror posting.  Its my favorite genre!

XOXO,

Lila Juliet and Michelle Andres

How far can you push yourself, can You Handle the 40 Day Workout commitment?

27 Apr

Since I moved from NY to California I havent really made any besties here, so I still love and depend on my bf Jennifer C. I usually call her 4 times a week 9-10 am Pacific time. I will usually hear her adorable little son Kingston babbling and running around in the background. When I call it’s usually to release and to tell her about something I’m unhappy about and she usually smacks me with some grounded advice.  I’m kind of depressed right now because my “Normal, feel good weight is 115 lbs.” I’m 5 feet tall. I’ve been 115 for about 2 years. But I don’t know what happened or where I went wrong but I’m now 123 lbs.  I’ve lost my motivation. I don’t fit into any of my pants except strechies. I HATE THIS SO MUCH.

I need Jillian Michael’s from the Biggest Loser to yell at me daily.

I’ve always had concern about my weight, I’ve never felt right about it. When I called Jenifer this morning she said to me “Why don’t you commit to working out about 30 minutes a day, whether it be a video, walking or yoga.” She said “That when she commits to something for 40 days and she follows through the feeling is great.  We decided to take charge of our health, attitudes and bodies for the next 40 days. We will be keeping each other motivated daily.

Jennifer is a married mother of 3 children and a makeup artist and as you can imagine she barely has a minute to herself.  Heres her facebook page titled the Life and Times of Jenn where she dishes about life.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1530790&op=2&o=global&view=global&subj=1015218568&id=654642448&fbid=65901832448#!/group.php?gid=385915591014&ref=ts

But this is my point, we all need to give ourselves a little time to ourselves.

Just today I went to drop off a resume at a yoga studio in Berkley and the front desk girl said I’m able to have one month of free classes. There are lots of yoga studios that will give you one or two-week  introductory classes on the cheap. Also, I usually HATE TV or DVD workouts but I found one I like. You can watch it free on hulu. They last 35 minutes. I just did the butt one and I did sweat. I recommend it if you cant get out to a gym.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/137689/envy-girls-abs-of-envy

I’m also watching my calorie intake. I had a pretty filling 3 egg white, spinach and jalapeno omelet that came out to 160 calories. SWEET !

The challenge will be done by June 5. If anyone out there wants to join in on it. Please do so, leave a comment on your weight and your target within 40 days. Be reasonable. I plan to be back to 115 by the end of the challenge. I need 8 llbs off of me. If the gang on the Biggest Loser can do it, so can you!

Go Team Koli/Sam!

Commit to yourself! Workout, eat better and take responsibility for your life.  Take it day by day! This is going to be awesome. I cant wait to see the results.

XOXO,

Michelle

 

Old Hollywood Glamour is New Again! The Hottest Hairstyles are back!

20 Apr

As the old saying goes what is old is new again, and this so true in the world of fashion. Fashion isn’t just clothes. Fashion is your hairstyle, your attitude, your smile. You can look fashionable in a raggedy t shirt  and red lipstick if you have the right attitude.  Today, I saw a pic of Demi Lovatos new hair and I LOVE IT! Its reminiscent of Bridget Bardots. That got me thinking about some old school hairstyles that are pretty relevant today. This is what I came up with.

Disney's Demi Lovato's lovely hair do

Gorgeous Bridget Bardot

Marilyn Monroe

Miley Cyrus at the Oscars

Elizabeth Taylor

I absolutely adore Nip Tuck’s Kelly Carlsons hair which is so similar to Marilyn Monroes. It does seem like a lot of up keep so I dont think I’d be the right candidate for that style but she looks gorgeous.

Happy Hairstyling,

XOXO,

http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com

MOD Vintage look of the Day from the 1960’s-Inspired by Sophia Loren

20 Apr

My favorite actress of all time is Sophia Loren. Im just in love with the 1960’s old Hollywood look. Hair was always perfectly curled and clothing was so feminine. Girls got dressed up just to go the supermarket. My friends make fun of me for taking 30 minutes getting ready when all we are doing is going to Trader Joes. I dont care because I want to feel good when Im out and Im sure Sophia Loren would approve of me looking my best.

I hope these pics inspired some fashionistas out there. I was looking around on etsy and found some great mod looks.

Calliopegirl

Planetclairevintage

LipStickWhiskey

Have fun with fashion and Enjoy your Day!

XOXO,

http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com

Bargain Look of the Day. How I love FOREVER 21.xoxowww.lilajulietheadbands.com

18 Apr

I was just looking around in FOREVER 21’s website. I love the website because at times they offer more than the actual store does. I have not gone shopping in FOREVER, so to satisfy my craving for clothes, I put this affordable look together. I hope you like it!

$24.80

Multi Colored Bangles $5.80

The coolest shoes on their site right now $30.80

Vintagy looking sunglasses $5.80(they have dozens of styles)

That whole outfit comes to a grand total of 67.20 and chances are you already own a pair of ravishing shoes and sunglasses.

http://www.forever21.com is amazing.

Enjoy your Sunday

XOXO,

http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com

(2 for $10 sale until May 1!!)

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