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~Smells Like Teen Spirit~ Kat Von D, Ombre Hair, Cheap make up edition

21 Apr

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.

21011_10200287568164591_1050132387_nYes, that’s me with the excitement of a 12 year old.

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-

GetAttachment-5.aspxI love it because she only dyed the ends, and I still have virgin undyed hair on the top of my head. Check out her instagram here

http://instagram.com/jeniluvsretro

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!!)

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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,

XOXO,

Michelle

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“I’ll Wear Your Grandma’s clothes, I’ll look incredible.”

4 Apr

 

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

http://instagram.com/lilajuliet1

So here’s last Monday

Leather Lady $47.00

Leather Lady $47.00

Plaid Shirt is from Forever 21 for $15, pleather skirt is from Forever 21

$20, Shoes are from Shoe Warehouse in Roosevelt Queens $15

Asian Inspired $36.50

Asian Inspired $36.50

Chinese Laundry heels $35.00, Vintage Blouse $1.50 at a Flea Market

The pants were a hand me down

Office Official$70

Office Official
$70

H&M blazer $20, Shirt is from Forever 21 $15,

Chinese laundry shoes $35, Raven Denim pants (gift :)

Buttercup Vintage$80

Buttercup Vintage
$80

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

The Stevie Nicks$223. I know, I know its expensive. The jeans did me in!

The Stevie Nicks
$223. I know, I know its expensive. The jeans did me in!

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?

Love,

Michelle

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

Rihanna’s Gorgeous Big Bow Headband Recreated!! by Lila Juliet

15 Mar

So I was skimming through the internet and saw Rihanna with this gorgeous headband and I had to have it.  This look is great with your hair pulled up in a messy bun. So check this out and let me know what you think. Lately Ive been seeing alot of the BOW craze and I love it. Im excited about all of this 80’s inspired fashion. I feel like Im in elementary school again but this time Im able to do it right by wearing whatever the hell I want. So Im walking out of my apartment in my red mini frilly polka dot skirt and with a  big red bow placed on the side. Ala Katy Perry.

PS-CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE THEM FULL SIZE

XOXO.

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

Rihannas big bow headband!

INKED and Inspired Kat Von D style by.Lila Juliet

23 Feb
My inspiration for this INKED headband is Kat Von D. Shes super talented, has amazing artistic skills, shes beautiful, cool and manages to stay sober in HOLLYWOOD! You have to love her.
After I made this headband my friend Debra who is a uber talented tattoo artist in Las Vegas requested I make her one. I love mixing tough images with feminity.
If you have something that inspires you and want it made into a headband, let me know in any of my sites and I’ll glady custom make it. Every single headband is custom made when ordered. Feel free to check out my stuff at
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This is the perfect accessory for a night out or any time you want to feel like the ultimate IT GIRL!

Its has elastic in the back to hold it into place. Its so girly. I love it.
Its 3 inches wide and fits most head sizes
Thanks,
LILA JULIET

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com

Sugar Flower

23 Feb
Sugar Flower

I love this ring that is on my website. If I find it and I love it I want everyone else to have it. I look long and hard to find the most unique in your face pieces.
Check it out at http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com!!
XOXO,
Michelle

Garden of Eden $14.99

23 Feb
Garden of Eden $14.99

I love this unique ring. Its made of Gold Tone Adjustable Ring With Genuine Austrian Rhinestone & Pearl / Snake / Size: 1.25″ x 0.75″ / Lead & Nickle Free / Free Size / Color: Gold Mixed. You can find it at http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com (via Lila Juliet Garden of Eden)

Fashion, Gossip Girl, California, NYC and Headbands!!

31 Oct

So its not a phase I love clothing, sewing and YES I still love Gossip Girl, where I sometimes get a litte inspiration. Lately, I’m loving Jenny and her new style. Who can forget that gorgeous green dress she designed for Elenors fashion show. 

 Ive lived in New York for all my 29 years and now Ive moved to the Mojave Desert in California. I was missing Chelsea in NYC, my friends, just everything. I was feeling down, until I took out my sewing machine and starting sewing again, Ive come up with new colors and styles for my vintage inspired headbands. I’ll be putting them up at my etsy site tonight!! You can see them in a feew hours at http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com. My favorite is called Champagne Bubbles. Its made out of a cream colored fabric and features a champagne colored pendant. I LOVE IT!!  I also found a little article about weddings on a budget that included one of my headbands http://www.budgetdreamweddings.com/2127/d-is-for-diamond/ . Finding that article and sewing totally brightened up my day.

I miss Vintage shopping in NYC so much!! If anyone knows of good vintage shopping in Southern California let me know:)

Let me know what you think of new headbands and Im open to suggestions. Visit me at http://lilajuliet.vpweb.com an

Love the new Jenny

Love the new Jenny

d leave comments:)

 

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