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COUTURE SHOW-STOPPERS

Azzedine Alaia closed the Haute Couture show in Paris, and the collection exceeded my expectations! I've always been a huge fan of Alaia since my Mom was a model back in the day and was fortunate enough to sport his incredible clothes. Luckily for me, she has kept some of the clothes, and I must say that 80's Alaia is just as incredible as the looks that he shows today! I'm 5'11" and lanky with curves, so it isn't easy for me to find clothes that fit properly. Alaia's designs fit me like a glove, and I hope to be able to purchase some of my own pieces in the future since I have my Mom's hand-me-downs already.



Riccardo Tisci's couture debut for Givenchy is absolutely fantastic! I've always been a huge fan of Givency and don't think that I've ever found an item from the line that I didn't like.


This beautiful Elie Saab collection reminds me of a fairytale ball. Where's my Prince Charming?

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

It seems that Americans keep creating "holidays" for an excuse to pig out and party, and apparently today is "National Ice Cream Day". I don't want to be a fat ass, so I treated myself to a little bit of Lula's Sweet Apothecary since I haven't been there in a while. I love Lula's because the place has an adorable old-fashioned theme and they hand-mix natural ice cream daily made from cashew nut, coconut or soy milk (based on which flavor you get). There are plenty of gluten-free options available as well, and everything is delicious! I'm not a hard-core vegan by any means, while I avoid meat, dairy and eggs, I do eat fish. No matter how much I love meat and cheese, I had to make changes in my diet because I'm lactose-intolerant and my body started rejecting meat a year or so ago. I hate to be a high-maintenance dinner guest, so I'll occasionally force myself to take a few Lactaids so that I can eat a bit of cheese or dessert. Whether I take the medicine or not, I still feel sick and bloated afterwards, which is not sexy! Luckily, there are places like Lula's where the gluten and lactose-free can enjoy their occasional treat. I'm glad that I don't live in the East Village, otherwise I'd go there far too often! Everyone I've taken to Lula's - vegan or not, is blown away by how delicious it is, so if you are in New York, go to Lula's!




This sundae is just an example of one of their delicious concoctions that I found online, I don't deserve THAT big of a reward until I'm more satisfied with myself!

Lula's Sweet Apothecary
(646) 912-4549
516 E. 6th St (between Avenue A & Avenue B)
New York, NY 10009
Neighborhood: East Village