Lifestyle Archive

Wednesday

6

May 2015

52

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My Loft Tour

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Hello everyone,

As most of you know I am Moldovan/Russian so inviting someone into your home is like saying “Hey I really like you, welcome into my life”. Today I’m inviting you into my home and hope this can help you get to know a little bit more about me and how I like to do things.

I moved into my new loft downtown LA almost a year ago and now I can finally proudly say that it’s completely finished. My vision for decorating and furnishing was to create a clean vibrant space where I can section the open floorplan into a work and living area. I implented neon lights and geometric details throughought the loft keeping the color palette to metallics and royal blue to complement the rough concrete floors.
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For the living room area the predominant theme is scatered geometric shapes and metalics creating an industrial oasis. I’m particularly fond of my little hanging terrarium mixed in with wire cubes that I attached to the celining with black chains and a metallic tube. I somehow managed to accomlish that without killing myself or dropping glass into my face- YAY! The glass balls are filled with green moss that stays green for up to 5 months. Maybe I’ll replace it with some fun jade jewels next time; possibilities are endless.
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I live in a very old building so getting my kitchen renovated was a huge plus. I just love the abundance of hearty home cooked meals I can produce in it *sarcasm*. I really do wish I had more time to grocery shop, I love cooking at home!
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I spent so much time at Home Depot trying to find the perfect dark navy and what seemed like perfect in the store turned out to be a very bright and vibrant royal blue. I was too lazy to repaint it so I just let it be. Sometimes you just can’t have it all *sigh*. That corner doesn’t get much sunlight which makes it perfect for Sunday morning hybernation. I’ve had the worst of luck with buying beds, they always seem to break bend and be the wrong size. This one I didn’t screw the bed frame properly which resulted in it bending and breaking. In turn, I had to remove the frame and just nail the headboard into the wall. So far hasn’t killed me in my sleep so that’s fantastic!
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Now I present to you the area of my loft where I spend countless hours a day- the office. My vision was to create a simple clean space utilizing lots of glass and minimal metallics. I love my inspirational prints which I got matted and framed at Michaels. Yes it cost a small fortune if you must ask, but I’m super proud of how it turned out! I like to have my desk facing the window so I don’t get glare on my computer and also spy on people while I work :p

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I hope you guys had fun touring my home and that it brings a little inspiration for those of you who love decorating!

Typography Prints: SEALOE, Blue sofa: ZGallerie, Chair: Immitation Phillip Stark, Shelves: PB2, Geomtric Acessories: PB2, Silver Coffee Table: Z Gallerie, Silver Sofa: ZGallerie, Bed: Target.com,

Photography: http://www.jonathanyacoub.com

xoxo,
Evelina

Wednesday

22

April 2015

15

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Coffee Break With Racquel

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Hello everyone,

Today’s blog post is a little collaboraiton we shot with my dear friend Racquel who I met at EDCLV last summer. Between the craziness of no phone reception and massive crowds I somehow managed to spot her backstage as we’ve been chatting to meetup on twitter for a while. I love that feeling when you meet a new friend and you just know that you’re going to hit it off. We thought why not to get together and shoot something for the blog while sipping on delicious coffee and exploring the streets of Hollywood.

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I’ve been LIVING in this leather jacket and wanted to keep my outfit simple by wearing a long distressed minimal tee and add a pop of color with a cross-body bag.

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I hope you enjoyed this little post and beautiful photography by Jonathan Yacoub. Make sure to also drop by Racquel’s blog to read Part 2 of our adventure and leave her some love:) Let me know if you’d like to see more collaborations like these in the future!

Outfit Credit: Jacket: Bodaskins, Hat: Supertrash, Bag: Celine Nano, Heels: Keepsake Lillian, Tee: Laundry Room

xoxo,
Evelina

Thursday

2

April 2015

8

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Building Wells For the People

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Hey guys!

Today’s blog post is a little different. Just wanted to check in and say a quick hello and also let you know about this cool venture that I’m going to be taking part in this month. I often wondered what could be something cool that I can do to utilize my voice online that can make a real difference. Me along a few of my best friends are taking a trip to Haiti to film a video documenting the difference in villages that have clean water and those that do not. Along with that I am personally contributing to building a well in Haiti and I thought would be awesome to create a campaign for people to get involved as well! How cool if we can build a well and call it the Unicorn well!:) It’s crazy to me that up to this day we still live in a world with 748 million of people with no access to clean water which is a dirrect cause for disease, famine, education crisis to name a few.

You can watch my video and also find out how to get involved directly on my Generosity page.

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P.S. I am not affiliated or sponsored in any way by the organization, this is something I’ve always wanted to do:)

xoxox,
Evelina

Monday

26

January 2015

57

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Living Downtown

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Hey guys,

Today I wanted to give you a little glimpse into my life. As some of you know, a few months back I made the decission to move downtown Los Angeles and in all honesty it has been quite the experience. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know my obession with big cities and old architecture so moving here was a no brainer. To most people in LA downtown is like the plague they want to avoid at all costs, but to me it’s still an undiscovered gem that’s going to be huge in a few years. Since I moved here I see new restaurants and unique street style shops opening up every week. Best part about living here, is having a ton of my friends live in the same building as me. Sophia came over one day and she loved it so much that she moved into my complex a week later. It’s just such an amazing feeling waking up and taking the elevator to your best friend’s place wearing pajamas. On our free time we love exploring downtown and finding new restaurants or just taking photos of the architecture. If you’re in LA or you come visit you HAVE to check out the Ace Hotel, Standard and Perch- 3 of my favorite spots with stunning rooftop views.
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This outfit is a bit out of my comfort zone as you won’t see me rocking a maxi dress very often. I love pairing it with some thick heel booties, a spanish hat which I thrifted and of course a strappy crop top to avoid any weird bra straps. Comment below where you are reading from and what do you love about the city/neighborhood you live in?

Dress: Dailylook, Booties: Forever21{sold Out}, Hat: Vintage Thrifted, Bralette: Dailylook, Bag: Moschino.

xoxo,
Evelina

 

Wednesday

12

November 2014

19

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Lord & Taylor Beauty Book Cover & NYC Meetup

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Hi everyone!

A few months back I went to NYC for a secret project that I’m excited to be able to finally announce! The renowned store Lord & Taylor, extended an invitation to me to be on the cover of their Holiday 2014 Beauty Book!

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And, today, the book is officially launching (check it out Here) in conjunction with a beauty “get the look” tutorial I created and that is live on my channel in the #partypretty thematic, which I’m in love with and think will be so useful to you all this holiday season for all the festivities you are planning to attend. It’s a very classic, elegant, but still intriguing look that I hope you enjoy wearing. I’ve also listed all the products, the core product being my go-to NARS I used in the video later in this post.

I have another special announcement for all my east coast subscribers - I’m doing a meet up in NYC on 11/19/14 at Lord & Taylor! You can RSVP and get more details HERE. There will be a bunch of fun events planned for the evening at different beauty stations in the store. I’d love to see your beautiful Unicorn faces there, but please make sure to RSVP so the store can be ready for your amazing presence!
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Products Used to achieve the #partypretty NARS PINK look:
ESTEE LAUDER Daywear Advanced Multi Protection Anti Oxidant Creme SPF 15 1oz 
YVES SAINT LAURENT Le Teint Touche Éclat
NARS Laser Cut Limited Edition Palette
BOBBI BROWN Old Hollywood Ink Liner
LAURA MERCIER Long Lash Mascara
NARS Limited Edition Algorithm Laguna Bronzing Powder Palette
NARS Lipstick -

xoxo,

Evelina

Tuesday

28

October 2014

14

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Roller Derby & Pastel Highlights by Garnier

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Hello everyone,

A few weeks back I had the oportunity to work on probably one of the coolest project I’ve a chance to do since I started blogging. Garnier invited me to try Roller Derby with a professional team in Brooklyn and try out their new Color Styler Washout Color. You guys know how I feel about my unicorn hair, so I was more than excited to try out something that woudln’t be damaging to my hair and still achieve vibrant results. I loved how the hair turned out and it went perfectly with my crazy Hot Pink Roller Derby outfit. If you guys haven’t tried it, you definitely should, it’s a crazy leg workout!

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Here is the video we shot that day, hair tutorial included!

Now it’s your chance to join in on the fun! Garnier Color Styler Presents “The Funnest Girl In The World”! Every 3 days, Garnier Color Styler will choose a real girl to become the Color Styler spokesmodel for 72 hours (the same amount of time the color lasts), and earn the Title of “The Funnest Girl In The World.” This girl will be featured on the Color Styler website and across social media for the 3 days of her reign. To enter, all you have to do is snap a selfie, tell us why you deserve the title in the caption and then post it to Instagram and tag it with #FunnestGirl for your chance to be Garnier’s next Funnest Girl In The World.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you are all having a fantastic day!

Disclaimer: The post was sponsored by Garnier and Style Coalition

xox,
Evelina

Monday

21

July 2014

30

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Mirrored Vibes & Summer Must-Haves

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Hello everyone,

There is nothing like a relaxing walk at sunset overlooking beautiful lake views and downtown Los Angeles. Sometimes I forget how blessed I am to live in Southern California and to have all this beauty chilling in my backyard.

I like mixing relaxed textures like a soft sweatshirt with a structured skirt. I think it’s saying ” Hey I’m put together, but I didn’t try too hard”. Even though the pieces couldn’t be more different the mirrored print on the skirt complements the mesh cutout on the sweatshirt- all thought out!
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I thought since we’re well into summer I’d share a fun summer must haves list that I found on eBay’s Designer Collective. Hope it inspires you to hunt for your to go pieces for the beautiful sunny days and don’t forget to comment letting me know your favorites!

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My Summer Essentials:: 1. Nicole Miller Dress; 2. Cynthia Rowley Wetsuit; 3. House of Harlow Shell Necklace; 4. House Of Harlow Studs; 5. Nicole Miller Dress; 6. Kenneth Jay Lane Cuff; 7. Eli Tahari Flip Flop; 8. Cynthia Rowley T-Shirt Dress; 9. Cynthia Rowley Pineapple T; 10. House Of Harlow Sunnies.

xoxo,
Evelina

Sunday

9

February 2014

35

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Amsterdam:: Striped Knits & Floppy Hat

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Hello there,

I thought it was the weirdest thing that trams often run right through the streets between shopping alleys and just generally populated areas. We had to be super careful and fast shooting photos to avoid getting hit by one because they’re very fast and come out of nowhere. Oh Amsterdam!:)

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During my stay I got the opportunity to visit the famous Dutch fashion label Supertrash. Fashionchick.com and Supertrash were kind enough to let us explore the store and pick out a full outfit. I love how precisely tailored their pieces are along with the incredible decor inside the store, which featured an open tea and coffee bar.

I’ve never worn a floppy hat before, I always thought that it was a pretty brave piece only certain people can pull off. As soon as I tried on this hat in the store I just knew I had to get it, it made my look complete.

Thank you for reading and have an amazing week ahead!

Outfit Credit: Striped Dress: Torn by Ronny Kobo (Similar Here and Here), Coat: Romwe, Boots: H&M, Bag: Romwe, Hat: Supertrash (Similar Here and Here).

Saturday

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November 2013

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Leather & Lace

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Hey everyone,

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Little Market and Citizens of Humanity luncheon. I love drawing inspiration from decor and architectural details and I was stunned by the beautiful display of books, artwork and inspirational collages at the Citizens of Humanity showroom.

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As most of you may already know I recently died my hair lavender just to add a little color in my life. Now I can fully embrace wearing B&W without feeling boring.

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I played with the juxtaposition of structured leather and feminine lace. It created the perfect balance of an edgy city girl that is confident in her style. The scalloped detail in the skirt is a very flattering look for your legs, so if you ladies see anything like this around- snag it!  Also did I mention that I got to meet Lauren Conrad at the event? She was a total sweetheart and complimented my hair (I just about died inside).

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Outfit Credit: Jacket: Zara, Skirt: Stylesaint, Belt: Zara, Shirt: Dailylook (Old), Bag: Phillip Lim for Target, Shoes: Louboutin Pigalle.

xoxo,
Evelina

 

Tuesday

15

October 2013

30

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Hosting My 1st Event

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Hey everyone,

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. One of my most recent endeavors was hosting a private event for AMIclubwear in Hollywood. It was one of the coolest events I’ve ever attended. They had a shoe bar where you could pick out any shoes you wanted to take home, cake pops and you could get your makeup done right on the spot.
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I left home with a bag full of shoes, boots and of course cute Halloween stuff. I’m really excited about this Sailor costume. It’s very classy yet highlights my figure and is really well-made for a costume. Thank you AMIClubwear for solving my dilemma as to what to wear for Halloween. Definitely recommend looking through the selection they have on the site. It’s a lot cheaper than regular costume stores and it saves you the hassle of trying to find something right before the party.
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I am also flying out to New York tomorrow morning, so I’m really excited to do some blog posts while I’m there. Meanwhile you can keep up with all my updates on Instagram.

Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit Credit: Top: Guess, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Steve Madden.