Saturday, December 11, 2010

Better Late Then Never, Right?

I have a good reason for not writing about out my night out with the some blogging beauties... Since 3:20 yesterday afternoon I've been on strike.  No mental power was to be exerted from this brain and writing isn't a skill that comes naturally to me.   Really I always have good reasons, Chris says I should write them all down because I could easily have a book in a few months. Some would say that's rude & be offended, me: I laugh because he is speaking the truth.

Dinner with Beautiful Bloggers

Lovely Em from Tinfoils Tiaras arranged dinner at the very trendy Avant Garde.   When Em arrived, she  brought a wonderful present.  A book, Elle Style - The 1980s, it's the very first giveaway I've won. Em, being the sweetie that she is, also threw in some adorable Vogue buttons.  Receiving the book in person just added to how special winning my first giveaway was.  Like her blog, Em is fashionable and entertaining... she's a person who could keep conversations going strong all night. 

{Alice in Wonderland t-shirt & stopwatch necklace c/o my sister from Urban Behavior, skirt - thrift}

My A.D.D., movies & Much Music is preventing me from giving the night justice, a summary: laughs, drinks, most embarrassing confessions, more laughs... so here's the shout outs to all the beauties:

The fashionable and sweet, ML from Twenty York Street was great.  As always, so stylish & classy.  She really got us to open up with a round table introductions.  It was nice to doing the "Hi, I'm Ashelle and work at.... and the reason I got into blogging/named my site is because..." in a lighthearted situation, usually those introductions are in tense workplace situations.  I can't wait for the next time we get together. 

I met Julia, The Fashion Keepr that night, she's a beauty from Russia who has style & intelligence.  A fun fact that I learned from her is that in Russia, caviar is super common and not a luxury like in the Western countries.  Cool.  If I ever go to Russia I'll make sure to get my fill if the salty treat. 

I'm uber jealous of the talent Justyna from Chichichic (pronounced she*she*chic) has for pairing great vintage items, she is always looking so beautiful & chic.  The best thing I learned about her is the love she has for Aqua.  The bar was playing music & videos by the 90s pop artists... it really made me want to dust off the old CD I have.  Recently Justyna posted an amazing Holiday 2010 Lookbook showcasing just a few of her amazing items from her online vintage shop, Chicshop.  I've already sent my mom a few links to my favorite items and hoping that they are waiting for me under the tree. 

Also, I got to apologize for freaking Justyna out... before leaving I told her of a dream I had that her store was located in a mall. Weird, but I usually have very vivid dreams and I like to talk about them since it's fun & silly... so this dream was walking about in a mall and saw a very boutique style store beside a major department store with a pink sign, white lettering saying "Chichichic Shop". As a kind person Justyna smiled but I think it was a nervous "you are freaky" kind of smile.  Sorry Hun!

Julie from Pop Champagne is hilarious!!!  Her blog always entertains me, but  in person I couldn't stop laughing at her jokes.  You'll also recognize her as the model in the Chichshop's Holiday 2010 Lookbook. Besides being incredibly witty, Julie has a natural talent for modeling.  Check out the Lookbook to see for yourself.  There's two favorite photographs of mine from that series: 1) the confetti and 2) the white dress.  All of them are beautiful.

It was great meeting Katarina from LoveK, now I'm her newest follower. She was a total doll and I regret not chatting it up with her more.

Another new blogger that I met was, Angie the head designer from Demu Label, she was incredibly nice!  Honestly, she has my dream job... to be able to design clothes (or anything to do with fashion) for a living would be just wonderful *sigh*.  She had a fashion show the next day in Quebec which I'm sad to say that I missed out on.  But now that I'm following her blog, hopefully I'll get to go to a different event. 

I regret leaving the party so early (maybe I would have had more stories) but any more cosmos & lack of sleep would have impacted me while writing the final exam.  Habits for blogging that I need to get into are: 1) taking more pictures!!!  ML was sweet enough to take the picture of me above and a few others... but I must take a page out of one of my best friend, Krista's book and be less camera shy... & 2) get informed consent from people to post pictures... I'm such a sucker for informed consent... 

Next get-together, Em was thinking about Karaoke which would be tons of fun!  Especially if we all glammed up for the night and just rocked out on stage.  But there's no way I will sing because that's not a good scene. I am the definition of tone-deaf. 

A nice ending to my week was coming home after the exam to full mailbox with not one bill. in it  The two items for me was an invitation to a wedding shower for my dear friends Krista & Brian and my order from Lime Crime.  Recently there was an huge sale at Lime Crime, so I had to buy the wonderful colours plus knowing that they are vegan makes me smile.  Then the vegan thought makes me wonder, what's in other makeup to not make it vegan?! Honestly, I don't think I want to know because if it's gross I'll toss out my makeup. 


Chelsea Lane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

how cool that you got to meet so many amazing ladies! what a fun giveaway gift too :) you look sssoo cute!


Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great write-up! Describes the event nicely and makes me jealous I couldn't attend. Thanks for sharing.

And that's so cool to see a box of LimeCrime products!

kileen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it looks like you had a wonderful meet up! and the wrapping on your giveaway gift is too cute!

Tinfoils Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love buying vegan cosmetics too- did you know that toothpaste is sometimes tested on animals- what do they do- brush their teeth?!?

I love the post- glad you liked my child-like wrapping and I hope you love the book!

I hope your Social Psychology exam went well- almost the holidays and then you get a much deserved break from schoolwork!

xo Emily

LoveK said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi A,
thanks so much for the shout-out and the lovely post...I too am sorry we did not get to talk very much during the evening, I do better one-on-one and tend to be shy in larger groups, so I apologize if I seemed a bit quiet
Perhaps we can do coffee or tea sometime soon.
Love K

20 York Street said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awww, thanks for the shout-out babe! That is so sweet of you and now I feel like a jerk because I didn't get to respond to your e-mail on time!

Last week wasn't so great at work so it was a bit more stressful for me but I wanted to say, yes, as I can't wait to see you wear that beautiful necklace (I thought it'll fit you perfectly!) and post photos here!

p.s. Please still expect E-mail from me!


Come say Bonjour at:


Jen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ok, let's talk about that gift wrap... LOVE it!!
And bloggy get togethers? Aren't they the best? Have you checked out who else lives in your area via Location Central? It's where you find who blogs by you!! The link is:

Esther said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

a really good give away idea! :D im excited! XXXX ♥

Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hey it was very nice to finally meet you in person as well! :)

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So glad you had a good night out, I knew you would, in fact I may be jealous of these lucky girls who got to be in your company. ;) Can't wait to see you again babe. It's going to be good.

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