Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Issue of VivaLaModa!  

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Hello everybody!
Merry Christmas (why am I always late on that one?) and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Again, job got in the way of blogging.... sorry! And now I need vacations so I am going to spend New Years in Edinburgh! YAY! I will tell you more about it when I come back but I have heard it is a great night there. (I hope to not die frozen there)

However, as some of you already know, I couldn't forget to edit the last issue of VivaLaModa!
Yes, the last issue was released a few weeks ago but I was too busy to properly introduce it to all of you =)

I really hope you like it, and remember, we are always looking for new hot topics, collaborators, ideas, comments, and advertisers!! So just contact me or post here if you want to collaborate, have a great idea or want to advertise in January issue.

This issue is super co
ol!! The Uniform Project, Designer Spotlight, Gift Guides (I know, a little too late now lol), and a long etcetera, as well as tons of fashion of course!


And to celebrate, I want to offer a half page ad again the the next issue of VivaLaModa!



Win a Half Page Ad in January issue of VivaLaModa !!!

Anyone who has a blog can participate! (Well, as far as you want to advertise something of course hehe) All you have to do is spread the word about VivaLaModa magazine! Write a blog post about it, that's it!
And I will make the ad for the winner if he wants! :)

Rules:

  1. Write in your blog (a blog entry and not just a link on the side) about VivaLaModa magazine (doesn't matter if the blog post is not in English). You can ask me for images if you need any screenshots, etc. If not, you can find images and banners here: http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/link.html
  2. Leave a comment in this post with a link to the blog post.
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.

This giveaway ends January 11th at midnight EST. Good luck and thanks a lot!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday Promotion!  

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Hello!

Yes, I have FREE WORLD WIDE SHIPPING on all the items in my shop from Nov 27th to 30th! =)
Also on any custom orders you place during those dates. Who doesn't like silk accessories? And silk jewelry?

http://gilbea.etsy.com



(Pssst I also have some scarves on sale, check the sale section!)

Yay!

And, if you want to find more items that have sales or free shipping, try searching for this words at etsy: etsyholidaysale and etsyfreeshipping

Also, here you can find a list of shops offering discounts, free shipping etc, love it!
Papernstitch Blog

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday giveaway - Scarf by birribe  

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Hello everybody!! Back from the dead (too much working and magazine editing can kill anyone hehe) with a great giveaway for you to enjoy:

This week: One of a kind Scarf by birribe


Wow! I love the colors of this scarf! I think it will look great with those black/grey/brown winter coats we all have ;)

This is a colorful and fresh looking spring/fall shawl in cotton.I have used a painting technique and let the ink flow a bit make it looks like watercolor.
This cambric cotton is thin and very soft. You can wear it in many different ways. Flat on your head as a bandana or around your neck. Make it crinkled, twist it when it is damply and leave it to dry. The colors are different warm nuances of purple,brown,dark brown,fuchsia,orange and moore nuances of these.
This shawl is a one of a kind.
The fabric in this shawl is made by me in my atelier using the silksqreen technique.

width 16,4"/41cm
height 37,2"/93cm

Rules to enter:
  1. Visit birribe's shop and pick a favourite item.

  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).

  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends November 24th at midnight EST. Good luck!





If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween is getting closer!  

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Yeah! We might not celebrate it much here in Spain, but I remember how much fun it was in the US.

So I have selected a few items that I think would be great as halloween costume, accessories or makeup! What do you think and what are you planning for this Halloween? What costume are you going to you wear?


halloween

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: bangbangcrash, darkponydesigns, CreepyDolls, ilickyou, pinkquartzminerals, warriormaiden1984, SistersOfTheMoon, CreaturesByChelsea, Glamtastik, PeachyCheek, juror2, TomBanwell, BROOMCHICK, dirtybirdyvintage, loverdoversclothing, pinkquartzminerals

On a side note, we now have a facebook fan page for VivaLaModa magazine, I will post videos, photos, and announcements there so don't miss it!






Also, you can buy advertisment spots in November issue of VivaLaModa till end of this week, so please hurry up! =) 5500 readers each issue and counting! More info on advertising: Advertise in VivaLaModa magazine.

And I have some news on that. I will be donating 10% of November issue advertisment income to a charity: Akanksha's School Project for their new schools in Mumbaiand Pune, so every child in India gets a chance to go to school. This will be donated through The Uniform Project, a very cool project you must check out (hint: it will be featured in November issue!)




Monday, September 28, 2009

New issue of VivaLaModa!  

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Hello everybody!

First of all, I am so sorry I have been out of the blogging world for so long! I went on vacations to the US in August and after that I found I had tons of work to do at my job.. so tons of overtime.. arghhh!!

But I am finally back! And I promise some fashion reviews, gift guides, etc from next week on, when I have some more free time :)

However, as some of you already know, I couldn't forget to edit the last issue of VivaLaModa!
Yes, September issue was released a couple weeks ago but I was too busy to properly introduce it to all of you =)

I really hope you like it, and remember, we are always looking for new hot topics, collaborators, ideas, comments, and advertisers!! So just contact me or post here if you want to collaborate, have a great idea or want to advertise in November issue.

In the meantime, I know I announced a giveaway for a half page ad for Sept issue and that it never happened and I never announced a winner. I was so bussy before going on vacations that I just couldn't finish the contest. I am terribly sorry for that and I deeply apologize.

However, I decided to do the contest again!!! Perfect for the Christmas season, yay!



Win a Half Page Ad in November issue of VivaLaModa !!!

Anyone who has a blog can participate! (Well, as far as you want to advertise something of course hehe) All you have to do is spread the word about VivaLaModa magazine! Write a blog post about it, that's it!
And I will make the ad for the winner if he wants! :)
For everybody who already participated in last giveaway, you do not have to participate again if you don't want to, I will count you too in this giveaway with your past blog post! And thanks so much for participating :)

Rules:

  1. Write in your blog (a blog entry and not just a link on the side) about VivaLaModa magazine (doesn't matter if the blog post is not in English). You can ask me for images if you need any screenshots, etc. If not, you can find images and banners here: http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/link.html
  2. Leave a comment in this post with a link to the blog post.
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.

This giveaway ends October 25th at midnight EST. Good luck and thanks a lot!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Half Page Advertising in VivaLaModa  

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This week: Half Page Ad in Sepember issue of VivaLaModa



Yes! I know it is not a real object, but some of you bloggers, sellers, webmasters, etc might like the opportunity of having a half page ad in the september issue for FREE!
This giveaway includes the graphic design of your ad if you need it! =)

Anyone who has a blog can participate! (Well, as far as you have something to advertise of course hehe) All you have to do is spread the word about the magazine!

Rules:

  1. Write in your blog (a blog entry and not just a link on the side) about VivaLaModa magazine (doesn't matter if the blog post is not in English). You can ask me for images if you need any screenshots, etc. If not, you can find images and banners here: http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/link.html
  2. Leave a comment in this post with a link to the blog post.
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends August 2nd at midnight EST. Good luck and thanks a lot!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Back to online life!  

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Yes, I know it has been a long time since I last posted. And that I disappeared without saying a word lol. I went on vacations! to GERMANY! And I was so busy trying to finish editing the VivaLaModa july issue before leaving that I totally forgot to update the blog. My apologies to all the fashion addicts out there ;)

However, be happy now! Not because I am back hahaha but because the 4th issue of VivaLaModa is online now! (totally FREE!)

I really hope you like it! Feel free to post comments, new ideas, suggestions, topics you would like to see, etc here or emailing me (You can see the email in the magazine website).




And this is a post full of announcements because my shop is in the galleria of PapernStitch until August 16th! Please visit it here:
http://www.papernstitch.com/

And my shop can be seen here: http://papernstitch.com/shop/gilbea
Please heart my papernstitch shop! I need hearts hearts hearts! (2 shops with most hearts win a prize!) =)

Thank youuu!

Also, relating the magazine, I am trying to get together some gift bags for the collaborators that have written most for the magazine. Since the zine doesn't make much money, I am trying to ask for freebies and samples from handmade/vintage sellers. If anyone wants to participate let me know! In exchange your items will be reviewed in November issue of VivaLaModa! =) yay!

And for the blog fans, let me say that I am not abandoning the blog at all and that more fashion is coming your way, starting with summer dresses trends! =)

Thanks for reading the blog!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Giveaway - Stunning Photography!  

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Yes yes I know!! It should me a Monday giveaway but internet doesn't like me this week lol.

This week: Photographic print of your choice by Tim Irving



He has all these super cool looking photos in his shop, and some of them are from Spain!!! Gotta love that ;) They have this... magical feeling.


Winner will choose 1 print from Tim's shop.


Rules to enter:

  1. Visit Tim Irving's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends June 22nd at midnight EST. Good luck!





If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

By the way, THANKS A LOT to everybody who wished me a happy Birthday! You are the best!! =)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's My Birthday!!!!!  

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Yes. I am 25 years old. ACK! Feels like an eternity and like the rest of my life will pass in a moment. I can't believe 25 years passed already... and I didn't even fully use them! Can I get a refund please??? =)
I haven't done anything interesting in my 24th year, so for me, this is a retake on the 24th one. I will kept telling people I'm 24 lol. Let's see if I can get to do something worthy with this next year!! (I do really hope so!)

So, because it is my bday and I want to, I am sharing with you some of my favs. You can buy me anything you see there heheheeee

bday

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: hierapparel, sparkyjones, PhotoGrunt, FILOMENAsHouse, 123smile, MyDearDarling, SkinJourney, Ureshii, krize, heirloom08, baileydoesntbark, crankbunny, melaniefavreau, ninu, talkproof, hopee

Enjoy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cobalt Blue - Just try it!  

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Cobalt Blue is a color all designers have used in different collections, and even though it looks more like a winter color, it is also used in many summer collections! Made famous in the 80s, it is now back!

Why? Well, in my opinion, cobalt blue is a color that looks good on ANYONE! Blondes, brunettes, redheads, etc!
Yup. Don't believe me? try it on! Start with a small touch like a brooch, a silk scarf on the neck, a headband. Then build up from there, combine a cobalt blue shirt with your clothes. Or maybe a coat, why not? It will brighten those fall and winter days.

But beware! It looks good on anyone, but not with any other color! Use black, grey, white, silver for a more sophisticated look. Other people recommend to combine with yellow or brights like red, pink and green. For me that is too much color, but it all depends on you :)

You can also range from electric cobalt blue to softer tones, but I rather do the medium tones or deeper ones.

And of course I have picked a small selection of cobalt blue clothes and accessories for you!

CobaltBlue

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: Ureshii, TailorMadeVintage, elysiumdesign, MarieCurious, VigilanteLabs, Harajuku, SkinnyandBernie, apocalypsevintage, zwzzy, avantanthologue, LolitaVintage, mitallo

What do you think? Will you dare with this blue? =)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Special Event earrings!  

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This week: Special Event pierced earrings by EarthsOpulence



Wow I love these earrings!!! =) Perfect for summer by the way.

Plump Black Onyx teardrop briolettes 11x8mm are wired on 12K gold-filled 24
gauge wire, with soft cranberry freshwater pearls and Swarovski 4mm bicones in
Light Smoked Topaz. The french earwires are 14K gold-filled.The earring dangles
measure about 1 1/2 inches; overall length about 2 1/8 inches.


Rules to enter:

  1. Visit EarthsOpulence's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends June 14th at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Friday, May 29, 2009

VivaLaModa issue #3!  

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One of the reasons I have been so busy is the editing of VivaLaModa! It was finally published online at beginning of May and so far got really great reviews! =)

So... the new issue of VivaLaModa (the handmade fashion online zine) is out!!!

You can read it here: http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/

This third issue has 104 pages full of goodies picked by 24 collaborators.
As always, it mainly focuses on handmade & vintage items, and anything related with them, this time with a special take on the wedding season with two big articles: A Vegas Wedding with vintage dresses, and Unique Wedding with custom made gowns.

I specially love the designer spotlight (this issue the designer interviewed is Kate Towers, also on the cover), Get Joan's look (the sexy secretary at Mad Men... who doesn't just adore that show?) and Top 10 fashion items (a collection of 10 items every woman should have in her wardrobe!).

I really hope you like it! Don't forget to check the amazing collaborators and advertisers that made this magazine idea a real thing.

If anyone wants to spread the word about the magazine, you can grab a banner at:
http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/link.html

And if anyone wants to advertise in the next issue, find information and rates here:
http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/advertise.html (ads starting at $25 and I make ads at no extra cost)

So, do you like it? Any topic ideas for next issue?

If you like it and want to know when the next one is out, subscribe!

See a smaller version of the magazine here. Please visit the website to see the full version.



Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Vintage velvet dress  

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Monday giveaway... well.. Tuesday Giveaway! lol

This week: Vintage velvet dress by peaceandloveck
Wow, I definitely adore this dress! Seriously! It is a relaxed-night-out-but-in-a-party-mood dress, what else could you ask for? And it fits S/M/L, yay! =)

This dress is the epitome of rocker-edgy vintage style. It has a front exposed zipper, a front v-neck, two 'hidden' pockets, a velvet exterior, and it is dark purple; need I say more? This dress would look great with a pair of ripped black tights and doc martens. I'm getting goosebumps already.

Info:
brand: EXP - jeans by express
size on tag: 7/8
est. size: small/medium/large(great both as slouchy look and fitted look)
fabric: 100% cotton
color: dark royal purple
condition: amazing vintage - perfect!


Rules to enter:

  1. Visit peaceandloveck's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends June 1st at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

WOW! Sorry!  

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Wow.... already a month I don't update the blog! I am so sorry!!! I am alive and back here so don't worry, you'll see many more of my posts =)

Work and extra projects took most of my free time and I just couldn't blog anymore, but here I am again!

Today I do not bring fashion, but photography that reminds me of Spring. Finally, the bad bad weather is going away and it is warm enough to sunbathe (yay!)..... Me = Happy =)

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom: ships, buckscountyframes, janeheller, ModernClassicPaper, BroomhillPictures, photosbykarina, zuppaartista, dakotafire, staceywinters

Hope you like the small selection! I promise fashion this week =)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Vintage gold and black belt  

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This week: Vintage sequinned belt by erstwhilestyle


This belt is fabulous! Disco style yay!

You can never have too many accessories. Add this sparkly gold and black sequinned, beaded belt to your collection. The belt is made in the style of a cumber bun.
label: none
size: M
fits like size: medium, large
material: rayon, sequins, beads
condition: mint
MEASUREMENTS (doubled where applicable)
length: 31.4"/79.7cm


Rules to enter:

  1. Visit erstwhilestyle's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 26th April at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I am back!  

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Portugal is FANTASTIC! I encourage everybody to go on vacation there =)
I only visited the north: Porto, Coimbra, etc, but next year I am going to Lisbon and south... can't wait!

And to celebrate my love for Portugal, it's food, landscapes, towns, super nice & friendly people, and everything in general, I have made a small selection of items from portuguese shops in Etsy.


portugal


Sellers, left to right, top to bottom are: eleanorrot, weareaddiction, SaudadeStudio, lookmamamadeit, sj81, Postalguarelas, TinyDelights, Sigmosaics, JessicaSimanowski, nanouke, JSartist, Traxa, riskodesign, independent5050, kjoo, joanacphotography


ADVERTISING on VivaLaModa May Issue

You can now advertise in the next issue of VivaLaModa that will be out the first week of May.
You can buy a half page, full page or double page ad, starting at $25, and if you can't make your own I will create the ad at no extra cost.
What are you waiting for?
Most of the readers are from US (70%), being the next most important countries UK, Canada and Australia.
The current issue has already 6000 views from 5000 visitors and it still has 2 more weeks on the front page!!
So what are you waiting for? Find more info and how to contact me at http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/advertise.html

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Easter  

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Hi Everybody!

I am going on unexpected vacation to Portugal so... =) Have a great Easter!

And here is a great necklace I found from a seller in Porto, Portugal!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Silk Hand fans!  

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I just got the new hand fans made with my hand painted silk and they are fabulous! Sorry for the promotional post but I wanted to show you the new pieces =)

One is already sold, but the rest will become available soon in my etsy shop. If someone wants one of them, just let me know and I will list it.





These will be the only fans this year, unless I sell them all in 1 week and order more lol!
So if you want one for yourself, as a gift (mothers day! *hehe*), etc... don't hesitate!

Thanks for looking ;)

Be ready for the next post on fashion accessories! =)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fashion Trends: Accessories III - Headbands  

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Ok... so headbands might not be in the sytlebook for this spring BUT! I just got a haircut and I can barely make a ponytail so... for the first time in my life (not including when I was a kid lol) I am going to wear a headband! Of course, I don't have any, so I turned my head to Etsy to see if I could find any I liked.
I am all for thin headbands that are not too obvious lol - no fascinators (at least not until I get used to wearing headbands).

Headbands and hair pins, the things I am gonna need most these days (and probably for a long time cause I love this new haircut lol)!

headbands


Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: branchaccessories, MGMart, dandyapple, TenThings, GaiaTroveChicago, adventuresofjr

So... any recommendations for me?
I might make my own headband of braided silk threads =)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fashion Trends: Accessories II - Gloves  

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Gloves!
But not any kind of gloves... fetiche gloves are, as usual, leather gloves. This time, the extra long version with short sleeved tops, the more classic ones and the casual look ones, all of them are fashionable this season!
I know Spring is here and the cold is leaving.. but until it is really gone, why not wear a pair of super soft and lovely leather gloves? =)

And here is a small selection that I found in Etsy:

Gloves

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: pafiberartist, CassiesAttic, BackThennishVintage, BackThennishVintage, sodear, riina6undesign

I hope you like them! I haven't worn gloves all this winter, only once or twice lol Not beacuse it wasn't cold, but because I kept forgetting them!!

Also, I have open dates for Giveaways from next week on if anyone is interested! If anyone wants to giveaway an item or gift certificate, please contact me (email at the bottom of left column)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Springtime Necklace!  

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This week: Springtime Necklace by 6Carmen6


I love to see out of the ordinary beaded jewelry! =) Love this design. Really fresh.

With this necklace you can feel like it's spring already. The pendant has all the beautiful colors of spring: mauve, turquoise, purple and light pink plus all the beads are in a flower shape. Very hippi-like, isn't it?

I used perfect bohemian firepolished beads and japanese seed beads. The pendant is on a silver plated chain which closes with a heart shaped toggle clasp.

Size:
Pendant: 1.2"
Chain: 18.5

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit 6Carmen6' shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 22nd March at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fashion Trends: Accessories I - Bracelets  

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I'm back with much more fashion for you guys! And I think you will love this one. Or at least I will =)
I have always loved to wear all kind of bracelets, specially cuffs. In fact, I have tons of them (ehem, and even more earrings!!) and love to wear them in spring & summer.
But don't worry, you can also wear them in fall & winter. Just wear them over the sleeves of your turtle neck shirts. Fantastic look!

So what is in this season for bracelets? Basically: Rocker Cuffs. Big leather bracelets/cuffs with buckles, and metal. They are cool because they can be worn anywhere and with almost any trend or look. (well, probably they wouldn't match too well with a formal suit lol)

See a few examples I found in Etsy:

cuffs

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom are: sewlutionsbyamo, ShiStudio, urbanheirlooms, hollyhawk, fosterweld, AnvilArtshop, LeatherFromtheAbyss, RADCOW, prairiejeweler

Do you wear this kind of cuffs? I do! Believe me, they can make any outfit stand out. I really recommend them for the jeans and tshirt girls out there. ;)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Winner's choice!  

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Hello!!!

I am back to blogging-life after an exhausting week and I bring you a new giveaway:

Winner's choice up to $20 from EarthsOpulence's shop


EarthsOpulence shop is full of fantstic earrings, necklaces and bracelets!
The winner will get an item of his choice up to $20 from EarthsOpulence's shop.

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit EarthsOpulence' shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 15th March at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Friday, March 6, 2009

VivaLaModa Issue #2!  

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The new issue of VivaLaModa (the handmade fashion online zine) is out!!!

You can read it here: http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc

This second issue has 88 pages full of goodies picked by 20 collaborators.
Again, it focuses on handmade/vintage fashion and includes articles like Get the look of, decoration ideas, fashion trends, kids trends, makeup, tutorials, recipes and much much more!!

I specially love the designer spotlight (this issue the designer interviewed is Bonzie, also on the cover), get chuck's look (Chuck from Pushing daisies) and Queen of Cards (photoshoot made by Isis for the magazine with items from european etsy sellers).

I really hope you like it! Don't forget to check the amazing collaborators and advertisers that made this magazine idea a real thing.

If anyone wants to spread the word about the magazine, you can grab a banner at:
http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/link.html

And if anyone wants to advertise in the next issue, find information and rates here:
http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/advertise.html

So, do you like it? Any topic ideas for next issue?

If you like it and want to know when the next one is out, subscribe!

See a smaller version of the magazine here. Please visit the website to see the full version.





I know I have really neglected the blog these last days! I feel really bad about it lol I was so busy with the magazine... But expect lots of fashion from now on, starting with: accessories! Oh, and there will be more giveaways ;)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Earrings!  

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This week: golden triangle earrings by streetnoodles


They look line honey! =) I'd love to have drops of honey on my ears (well... not REAL honey drops lol)

2 1/4" drop from apex of earwire
(5.7cm)

faceted amber color glass crystal drops w/ mini copper drops on antique copper finish rods.

a magical pair of earrings...feels old BUT young at the same time...i love the simplicity.

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit streetnoodles' shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 1st March at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscar's fashion  

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So, tonight is the Oscar's night!

Despite the crisis, the bad moments or any other bad things happening in our lives, we can always turn to a good movie to forget all that for a few hours. Isn't that great??
And tonight all the Hollywood celebrities get together in the Oscar's night to see who wins. However, even more important than the winners, are the women's dresses! Yup! For a few days after tonight we will hear a lot about what was worn on the red carpet.

This glamurous night deserves a small fashionable collection, so here it is! I put together fantastic gowns, jewelry, shoes, bags and accessories worth being worn to the celebration. Hope you like it!


Oscars


Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are (link to the item): ktjean, BiChen, TranscendentBird, XeniaDesign, liinok, portobello, bonzie, myblackdress, Catbooks1940s, sarahseven, KutuuJewellery, ArmoursansAnguish, rubypearl, kathiroussel, fussjewelry, BloomStudios

So, Who is going to win? Best Movie? Best Actor? Best Actress?
I haven't seen most of the movies nominated lol But I am really tempted to see Slumdog Millionaire. Btw, Penelope Cruz is nominated for her role in Vicky, Christina, Barcelona. Am I the only one to think that movie was BAD???

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Flower Earrings  

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This week: Little orange flowers earrings by ZsBcreations


Wow, they are so gorgeous! And I love orange =)

Little lovely dangling flowers, made with orange acrylic frosted flower beads, brass and oxidized copper findings.

The length is about 2 1/4" (5.5 cm)


Rules to enter:

  1. Visit ZsBcreations's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 22nd February at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's day!  

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Wether you are single or not, enjoy this day, either with your partner or your friends!
I'm going to have dinner tonight with the rest of my single friends lol sounds like we will gossip a lot!! =)

Anyways, happy valentine everybody!


Love Elixir by GollyBard - $32.50

Friday, February 13, 2009

Week of Love?  

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LOL, not for me! I have never been a big fan of Valentines day, even when having a boyfriend.
However, it is definitely the week of red, so today I bring you some red picks to make your heart sing ;)


Sellers: Lirola, mandyrose13, Experiment99, tippythai, Salts, creativeapples, cutpasteprint, 1AEON, LingGlass

Have a great love weekend!! =)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Necklace!  

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This week: Poppy Flower Necklace by Vadjutka


I adore this necklace!! =) Can I keep it, phleaseeee?


A gentle and modest poppy flower to brighten up you during the winter!
The necklace has a poppy flower made of turquoise colored silk. It hangs on a brass chain.

Length of necklace:
45 cm
17,7 inch

Diameter of flower:
5 cm
2 inch


Vadjutka also wants to mention this:

1 week, and it will be my Etsyversary; the first one. I am celebrating this with a little game and a surprise, so everyone is welcome to play: check out my bilingual blog between 15th February and 19th February. http://vadjutka.blogspot.com

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit Vadjutka's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 15th February at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Live Interview!  

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Hello everybody! The blgo has been very neglected this week, sorry! I was out of town most days to do job interviews (and no, still have no job lol)

Probably it is a little late to announce this for some of you, but just wanted to tell everybody that I will be interviewed today (live!) at The Jewelry Connection - An online radio talk show for and about independent jewelry artisans!
The show is today at 2 PM Texas Time (3 PM EST Time). That is 8 PM GMT Time, 9 PM Spain Time. And the host is Mona, a wonderful woman!
Everybody is invited to attend, just have to go to: www.nowlive.com/showid/63074

If you are interested in knowing more about me and how I make jewelry, come and visit! =) (Oh, and you'll see my face too lol)

A preview of what is to see in the show today:





Apart from that, I have been taking photos for my new collection for spring. Can't wait to show you the new line!

Enjoy the Sunday!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fashion friendly item of the week  

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This week it was super hard to choose, and since I haven't done this series in a while, decided to pick a few items that could work well together. I know some of the artists featured here have already been on this section, but I couldn't help it! They just make fantastic and out of the ordinary items =)

This week: Elastic Harness by iheartnorwegianwood


This thing couldn't be more fashionable!!! Seriously, it is what you need to make your outfit cool for an indie party. Out of the ordinary and fantastic! Will this become the new version of vests?

Why not combine this extenders with a great and super original skirt also by iheartnorwegianwood? And add a puffy nylon bag by alamodestuff (I love this bag!!). And for cold days, a pair wrist warmers by kraplap.






A Note about the last giveaway: Pink Quartz earrings by Obtp
Terri from Obtp is offering a 20% discount on their favourite item to everybody who participates (you still have until tonight to enter the giveaway) on it. So, if you like her jewelry, and entered the giveaway, don't hesitate! Buy a piece of her unique jewelry!! (a 20% discount!! YAY!). Just contact her on her shop before purchasing so she can apply the discount to your favourite piece.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Heart Pendant  

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Well, I know it is not Monday, but this week the giveaway starts on Saturday and ends on Friday... so be fast cause this is an amazing pendant!!!

This Week: Heart Pendant by TheSilverLakeStudio


This pendant is made of silver and handcrafted by TheSilverLakeStudio. It is an unique and original piece that screams LOVE! Perfect for Valentines Day, or any other romantic celebration ;)

Some details by the author:


It is about 1 3/4" wide and just under 2" tall. It is marked .925 The finish on it is what I call sparkle-brushed! I'll include a ribbon as well.
This is my own design and can't be copied.

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit TheSilverLakeStudio's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 6th February at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rent a Movie...  

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Lately I don't go to the cinema as much as I used to. Not so much because of money, but because in the past months I have been to so many movies that weren't worth paying so much money to see, that I am a little dissapointed now and just rent DVDs.

I know I never talk about movies, and that this blog is about fashion and handmade stuff, but this movie.... well, it is one of the greatest movies I have seen in a while! It is not a Hollywood super production, but the story is so fantastic, sweet and weird that it just makes the movie fantastic!!

Lars and the Real Girl


I am not the kind of girl who likes cheesy movies and this is not a cheesy movie. (Actually one of the only romantic movies that I loved was The Notebook, with the same actor!! LOL He is just brilliant in this one)
This movie is weird in a good way, encouraging, and will make you laugh when you shouldn't LOL I couldn't stop laughing! It has some really really bizarre moments.

It is about a really shy and weird guy who lives in a small town and lacks any social skills. So he gets a girlfriend online... ordering a female doll. LOL You'll have to see it to see all the villagers reaction, it is fantastic! The main actors do a great job too. Worth seeing, believe me.

And there is a fashion element in this movie too.. well... you have to see how all the people form that village dress. I have heard in some Minnesota and Canada lake towns people dress like that.. but being from a warm place like myself it is hard to believe.

Rent it, download it, borrow it, whatever you need to do to get it, watch it and tell me what you think!

Truly, an amazing movie.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Quartz Earrings!  

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This week: Pretty Pink Earrings by obtp


They are super cute!!! This reminds me I need new earrings =)


These sweet and dainty earrings are made of Berry Quartz, Crystal Quartz , Sterling Silver love knots and Sterling Silver ear wires. They dangle 1 inch from bottom of ear wire formed by me. These earrings are extremely light weight.

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit obtp's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 1st February at midnight EST. Good luck!

****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Terri from Obtp is offering a 20% discount on their favourite item to everybody who participates in this giveaway. So, if you like her jewelry, and entered the giveaway, don't hesitate! Buy a piece of her unique jewelry!! (a 20% discount!! YAY!). Just contact her on her shop before purchasing so she can apply the discount to your favourite piece.




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fall / Winter Trend - Peplum Waists  

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Yes, you heard right. One of the trends for this winter is going back to peplum wasists shapes. Now, I didn't have a clue what this 'waist' shape was before I saw this trend. But I realize now this is not a new trend at all.. it sounds... familiar! lol I just didn't know they were called "Peplum waists"



So, what can we do to achieve this look and still wear handmade? I found a few iems that would work well in this category:


PeplumWaist

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: NodtoModvintage, Kalivoda, thebeeskneesvintage, shopgoodgrace, iheartnorwegianwood, pinkpoodlevintage

So, what do you think? will you be wearing this trend? ;)

On a side note, I just finished my first silk obi belt! Made of my own hand painted silk, sewn by me! (lol I'm a total beginner at sewing so I am super happy with the outcome of this first attempt)
So, what do you think? I love the reddish/orangeish overall color, perfect to combine with a black/grey/brownish dress/shirt. I think it adds a super fashionable touch to the outfit hehe
It will be soon availabe inmy etsy shop for around $45. Do you think it is well priced?



Catwalk image from Fashion tribes

Friday, January 23, 2009

Too late?  

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Yes, I know. It is a little too late to talk about calendars. But, if you, like I did, forgot to get one before the start of 2009, and still are calendarless... here I have a solution for you! =)
It is a super cute calendar that you can make at home!! Each page is a month and you can place all of them on the table to show the different seasons lol Or you can print a month at a time. =) I really like the colors and overall design.

Visit Canon's website to download the calendar. Now the only thing you have to do is print at home and cut!

Enjoy!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Hair Pins!  

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This week: Raspberry Rose Bud Hair Pins by FriendlyBanter



Such lovely hair pins!!! =) Now I want ones too!

Artist's description of the pins:

Two petite rose buds on hair pins. Lovely to add to your hair. For a girl of any age!

Bright raspberry pink felt is formed into little buds with sweet bright green leaves. It is then sewn onto the pin. They measure 1.5 inches (4cm) across.

Everthing is meticulously hand sewn. I would never use glue.

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit FriendlyBanter's shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 25th January at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

NOOOOO!!!  

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Ok. Uninteresting topic right here. So when I published the VivaLaModa magazine, I got an email form someone who, if I remember properly, knew about it from this blog. SomeHOW, SOMEONE (and I'm evil looking at my father now) got into one of my mail accounts and CLEANED my mails (WHY on earth would he do that?) and now that email is GONE. Vanished! Please, whoever wrote me, I remember your ideas were great for next issue, email me AGAIN!!! I know I didn't reply ASAP, but now that I have time to do it, it is GONE! WHYY?? Email, please? =) whales get lonely when lost at sea (pack of 5 postcards) by starseeker59
This card describes my frustration for not finding the email LOL


And now, because I know the rest of the readers probably won't like to see these in their mailboxes (sorry!), I want to bring the topic of CPSIA. I know most of you know about it, and the ones that don't, it is a new US law that says all toys, clothing, etc for children will have to be lead-free (of course), but have to be tested. As you can guess, small indie business can't test their products to reassure you that they are lead-free, so they will be out of business in February if this law passes.
Vote to change it!! Thanks =) Your children will thank you.


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