California dreamin'

Be my fairy to the world,
Be my very own constellation,
A teenage bride with a baby inside
Getting high on information
And buy me a star on the boulevard
It's Californication

Happy holidays!
I know I said I would do a winter post but I just got back from a vacation in California so I thought I would just share a few tease photos.
My girlfriend is going to upload pictures from her camera tonight so I will do another post for you tomorrow!
So sorry I have been M.I.A. my loves.  What with my thesis, finishing school, and sneaking off for a vacation, I really have been neglecting my poor little blog.
The good news is that I did so much shopping in California that I was literally holding two pairs of shoes in my hand on the way home while wearing a pair that I bought because they just wouldn't fit in my shoes.
Got a D.K.N.Y. bag that is to die for and tons of other goodies!
Stay tuned!
For now just a few photos from my day trip to Los Angeles.  I want to live there!  I have my heart set on a fashion magazine internship but now I am going to take some time to explore my options abroad.  I love California!

Just a few phone photos!
Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, Palm Springs

Dress - Boutique 12$
Shoes - Aldo 20$
Bag - Guess
Necklace - Silver Locket
Sunglasses - Old

Happy Holidays to all!
Lots more updates soon.
I got my New Years dress!  Have you?!

XO Veronica


Love changes and best friends become strangers

Always been told that I've got too much pride
Too independent to have you by my side
But my heart said, all of you will see,
Just won't live for someone until they'll live for me...
Never thought I would find love so sweet
Never thought I would meet someone like you

People tend to think waitressing, serving, and bartending are easy. You bring them food and drinks.  Wrong.  Well, right.  But there’s a lot more.  Did you think about the effort it took to set up your table?  Clean everything in the restaurant?  Polish your cutlery?  Make sure the kitchen understood EVERY WORD OF YOUR INSANELY PICKY ORDER IN THE MIDDLE OF A GIGANTIC RUSH?   Then we take your dirty chicken wing bones, used cutlery, napkins and everything else and dispose of it and clean up the area again.  There is also a tip-out at basically every single place where the hostesses, expo, kitchen, buss boys, managers, owners, Freddy and his neighbour get a piece of your tips based on percentage of sales.

So at the club 4% of 2000$ is 80$ that I tip out.  At Earl’s if I sold 2000$ I would tip out 100$ of my hard earned, chicken wing bone cleaning endured money.  I add up what I have given away over time and it really does make me sad. 
We also entertain, listen to your stories, cater to your every whim, and bring you endless thirst quenching if we are good. 

I am venting because I had a walk out…I brought a table two bottles: Grey Goose and Veuve, and they ran out on their 425$ bill.  Sometimes I can be too trusting.  (Normally I am supposed to take payment upfront or a credit card.)  I am stuck with their bill now, and even at basic cost of bottles that comes up to over 100$. Fortunately we have their last name, e-mail and possible credit card information, I may not be out of pocket but it was still a stressful situation.

I am tired of working until the wee hours of the morning. I just want to style, write, and make beautiful things happen, I am tired of bartending, serving and dealing with intoxicated patrons. 

On the flip side, it can be a lot of fun, it is a social job that has helped me develop stellar communication skills.  Here are some photos from the last few weeks, sorry I have been M.I.A.!  Winter fashions coming soon ;) 

Veronica the Viking
Veronica the masked ballerina

How was your Halloween?
Best costume you saw?

XO Veronica


Fall-ing in love

Yellow diamonds in the light
And we're standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine
What it takes to come alive

It's the way I’m feeling I just can't deny
But I've gotta let it go

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place


Two jobs and school again, it must be fall!
Some of my friends have been celebrating their birthdays at my club and I always make sure they get special treatment and have a great time.  Here are a few photos from the birthday celebrations!
Last weekend was pink-themed; we hosted an event to support breast cancer research.

Always good times!
I love planning events but I hope to move out of the club industry soon.
I would love to participate in fashion shows behind the scenes!

The launch of Versace for H&M is on November 19th, this is an event that I will be waiting in line for here in Toronto.  Here is a small preview of what to expect...

Photo:  H&M
Photo:  Vogue Russia

I know I have not been updating much but I have been catching the spring shows and I have selected a few of my favourite designs to share with you.  There will be more soon, and I am craving an outdoor photo shoot with the leaves, they are such pretty colours right now.  Happy thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians this weekend!

Burberry hopped on the pattern-wagon this season and uses lots of ruched and feminine detailing for spring.  

Isabel Marant has perfectly embellished garments that are both practical and elegant with a touch of grunge.

Emilio Pucci uses lace and his signature textured patterns and rich colours.  This season, there is more of a digital psychedelic approach to his design showcase.

I love Chanel this spring, so simple and classic with whites & creams and an array of structured elegance.
Photos:  Style.com

Other trends for spring:
Mint, cotton candy pink, triangles, cropping and layering, longer skirts, sheer, shine & lace, gold & studs, embellishments

Stay warm my loves!
Any plans for Halloween?  ;)

XO Veronica


In search of sunrise

Oh, sometimes, I get a good feeling...
I get a feeling that I never, never, never
Never had before, no, no...
And I just wanna tell you right now
That I believe, I really do believe that
Something's got a hold on me...
Oh, it must be love

September is such a busy month for me!  On the go all the time.
I am still managing to have some fun on top of my work and school.  My girlfriends and I never run out of new exciting things to do!
Time to get busy writing my thesis.  It is about fashion though so anything I find interesting during my studies I will share with you.  Stay tuned for fashion week highlights too!

Went to a country bar for their normal music night...
Had to dress the part a little bit ;)

Scarf - Zara
Bag - BCBG
Jean skirt - Costa Blanca
Top - Jacob
Boots - UB $20

Missing summer...
At the beach with my girlfriend!  Until next year, sand and sun.

XO Veronica


Work hard, play harder

I'm going backwards through time at the speed of light 
I'm yours, you're mine 
Two satellites 
Not alone 
No, we're not alone 

A freeze-frame of your eye in the strobelight 
Sweat dripping down from your brow 
Hold tight 
Don't let go 
Don't you let me go 

And I never was smart with love 
I let the bad ones in and the good ones go 
But I'm gonna love you like I've never been hurt before 
I'm gonna love you like I'm indestructible 
Your love is ultra magnetic 
Not again it's taking over 
This is hardcore 
And I'm indestructible 

School has started again and getting to my two classes is an absolute disaster.  The school support staff is on strike and they are blocking the entrances to my school.
I am slowly transitioning from school to work.  I am almost finished and can not wait to start my career.  Here are some photos from the last week!  Work and school, work and school.
Is that not what the fall is all about?
Goodbye summer, fairwell.  See you soon <3 

Some friends visiting at work!  Gorgeous ladies.  The long weekend was slow but I am looking forward to this weekend where everyone is back at school and ready to party!
What I do during the week.  More blogging soon, I promise.  My life has been hectic lately, I've had to take my laptop, my phone, and now my car in for repair.

Heels - BCBG
Dress - Marciano
Necklace - Tiffany's


Candy land

Get up out of your seat
Come on up to the dance floor
I've got something so sweet
Come on up to the front door
I need plenty of heat

This weekend was a themed event at my work, Candy land!
I have so much fun while I'm working and in one week I will be going back to school to finish up.  I am also looking for an internship during this time.  There are going to be some positive changes in my life soon and I am so excited to start my career.
For now just some photos from the weekend, taken while we were setting up!

My girlfriend Kristen made her own tutu by taking a piece of ribbon and tying mesh pieces to it!  Her outfit was amazing.  I cut the length of my dress to make it shorter and then tied the extra material to my arm as a bracelet.  Two great DIY ideas!
Dress - Urban Behaviour
Necklace & earrings - Swarovski
Pumps - Walmart
Nailpolish - Revlon

Got my hair highlighted on Saturday!  Got bored while it was processing.
Dress - Random boutique
Shoes - BCBG

Polaroid fun...