October 11, 2016


Hello Fashionistas, I overdid my summer "blogging break", but i'm finally back with a number of new posts. Starting with my trip to Las Vegas in August, it was so hot in Vegas, as soon as I stepped out the airport, I felt like I walked into a huge oven. There are so many things to see in the city of sin, I had no clue where to start with my blog post...

Las Vegas is like a huge playground for adults...gamble, win some and loose some and than you fall into the vicious cycle of playing continuously to get that Fendi purse you saw in the display right next to the slot machines. I was close but no cigar! But next time, I will conquer lol.

After our delayed flight and finally arriving, we headed to Tao for our first dinner date in Vegas.

And soon after a long day of delays, I had to retire my heels for my bejeweled flip flops lol

So, we decided to do a road trip to the Nevada desert to see the Seven Magic Mountains display by Swiss Artist, Ugo Rondinone and that turned out to be cool, I've always wanted to do a road trip into the desert and it was well worth it, even in the scorching 116 degrees Fahrenheit.

In preparation for my 5 day trip to Las Vegas, I had the help of two lovely Vegas bloggers Eurochique and Hungry in Las Vegas who suggested some great restaurants and places to check out while there. As per their recommendations, I went for brunch to "Eat" and that was so good, honestly the best pancakes and deviled eggs. After brunch, literally 10 steps away you will find the downtown container park.

Downtown Container park is an outdoor shopping center with boutiques and restaurants operating out of shipping containers, it's definitely something to do if you want to get away from the Las Vegas strip and do something different. 

Sidenote, I'm obsessed with these shoes from Ardène, they are so comfy and I could not help to get them in a few colors for those casual summer outfits. They are perfect to pack for travel, I could spend hours sightseeing in these shoes.

So here's the "tea" on downtown Fremont, I went to see a fortune teller and the reading gave me goosebumps, Mrs Laurie mentioned life details that were very significant and precise. You can find this lady in an eclectic wagon on Fremont, you can't miss it. 

My favorite experience in Vegas was dining at Rose Rabbit Lie while watching live entertainment among the trendy crowd and enjoying over the top desserts like the chocolate terrarium we ordered. 

I got my make-up done by Beauty Vlogger, Brittbeauty before heading out to Rose Rabbit Lie, yes I went all out!

Watch this performer live on my instagram feed at @marciabcreative

Giada De Laurentiis is one of my fave chefs, so I decided to make reservations at Giada Vegas for another brunch date with the boyfriend. Word on yelp was that you can be lucky and meet Giada but of course the week I was there, she was in Italy.  

This is part of our penthouse at the Wynn, I would not pick any other place to stay in Vegas. This luxury hotel offers exceptional service and it is so pretty. I loved the AYCE brunch at "The Buffet", it is way more satisfying than the Bacchanal brunch at the Caesars Palace in terms of food options and decor/atmosphere. They also have red velvet pancakes!

Honestly, since we spent 5 days in Nevada, there are many places we visited so I am blogging the most memorable ones, if you plan on going to Las Vegas and need suggestions, message me, I have tons of ideas...

Sambalatte Las Vegas 

The Flamingo Hotel

Checking out "Swim" at the Wynn Las Vegas

Enjoying top cocktails in Vegas at the Downtown Cocktail Room

Going out for  a "sweet date" at  #SweetsRaku, where every dessert has a cool feature.


Lookout for my next post, "Glamping in Wakefield, Quebec"!

March 14, 2016


 After visiting the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, I was completely inspired to blog about the clothing worn during the world wars. After some reading, I thought it would be intriguing to demonstrate how these garments trickled down through history to now become what we call in today's society a fashion trend.

As we know, during war times, uniforms were a weapon for survival. Soldiers needed to protect themselves in order to maximize their performance out on the battlefield. Therefore, uniforms had to be resilient to weather, battle and also had to be perfect for camouflaging purposes. 

Let's start with the combat boot, which has gone through a lot of editing during the world wars. Every style of combat boot varies by country because of different weather conditions. Before the combat boot, soldiers were wearing service shoes with canvas leggings which provided no ankle support, this was a huge problem that led to many injuries.

A major issue was water getting into the soldiers' shoes which caused Trench Foot. This is a painful condition of the feet caused by long immersion in cold water or mud and marked by blackening and death of surface tissue. Walking became difficult and could lead to gangrene which would result in amputation in most cases.

The combat boot was modified many times during the wars, they varied in length to prevent water from going inside. Other modifications were made to provide better ankle support.

Along with the evolution of the world, the combat boot became a trend, especially with the goth, punk and grunge movement. The Doc Martens brand would be the primary example of this look utilized as a fashion expression, you can find a wide variety of "Docs" available in so many colors and prints. It's amazing! 

There are so many stylish combat boots out there, adorned with buckles or studs, also available at your desired height of heel and in your choice of color. See below as an example:

This is the evolved flight suit which is now a fashion trend known as a jumpsuit.

This military inspired jumpsuit look dates back to world war flight suits worn in the cockpit. These uniforms were padded, made of leather and fur since planes were not heated and temperatures in altitude were known to be deadly. 

Some of these suits were even electrically heated to keep bomber crews and pilots warm. With the advance of technology, less padding and bulkiness was needed, therefore the jumpsuit became very thin in fabrication.

Here is an example of a flight suit worn at the beginning of the world war era, it is bulky and heavy to keep pilots warm in high altitude.

The quilted cotton winter field dress worn by the Korean military was warm and lighter than the bulky US winter uniforms. Their advantage was an increased life expectancy out on the war zone which was very crucial.

For military purpose, the winter field dress is padded and easier to move around in, it is also least likely to snag on things. Today, this is worn as a spring or winter jacket. Fashion is still functional, however the garment is now seen from a marketable fashion perspective.

We must commemorate the makers behind war time garments, those were the true "hero designers", women designed to protect the soldiers that served and protected our country. This post is a reminder to the truthful backstory and sacrifice behind fashion in today's society. Luckily, we can now wear these "looks" because we want to and not because we have to.


Photos: Source Unknown

March 10, 2016


Spring is right around the corner and it's time to shop! After going to the Winners & Marshalls press previews in January, I have been eager to stuff my closet with new fab finds. While I wait for the snow to melt away, here are my top 5 picks for the upcoming season: 

Neoprene Crop Top, 59.99$

Structured Zip-Up Skirt, 29.99$

Printed neoprene dress, 59.99$

Choker with Jewel Detail, 29.99$

Suede Strappy Sandal, 129.99$

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