Fashion Bff

March 11, 2010

First post of the year…took me a while, eh? I’ve actually been longing for an update as well…after all, this is my diary. I ended last year with two garage sales. These, of course, had somewhat of a cheesy “goodbye old life, hello new life” very “Uptown Girls” connotation. I had fun and the process wasn’t too painful since most of the stuff I sold HAD to go. Besides, I became friends with some clients/helpers that happened to be shorter than me! YAY!

garage-sale-clients Dress: vintage, fave thrifted find. 

As for my sewing shop, I’ve been spending a lot of time in it “training myself” as I like to say. Right now, I’m mostly fixing up an old sewing machine I got as a gift from a close family friend. Pacita, age 90, dressed most of the fashionable socialites of her time.Her own suits are INCREDIBLE but she hates getting her picture taken.


Geral comes over to help me out. I wrote about Geral on my old blog, but that old blog is pretty much dead *pause, TEARS* so I’ll introduce her again. I met her at church when we were kids. Tough girl who’s had a tough life… we’ve become really good friends and she either loves to listen to me rambling on about London Fashion Week, or she’s reeeally good at pretending.

geral-outfitShirt, shorts, and handbag: all thrifted.

I’m currently teaching her English, we’re learning sewing tricks together and (I’m afraid) her thrifting skills have succeeded mine.

geral-outfit-2Power shoulders, electric blue, cropped jacket: (prepare to DIEEE) only 20 lempiras=a dollar. Mhm.

We will definitely be inventing clothes together for a while. I like our little collab. Even though I predict future cat fights during our shopping dates. I kid, I kid.

2010 Sewing update:

I started to make this skirt the day before I found out McQueen had passed away. Therefore, in my head, it has a McQueeny vibe to it every time I wear it. I will miss Mr. McQueen’s work. I obviously don’t own anything of his but I have my skirt.


I wore it to an event where a friend of mine, Annette Kafati, was debuting as a designer. My pictures from the event are crazy lame, but here’s another site with better ones.


I layered the skirt over a see-through, peachy colored, vintage dress I slightly reinvented. Faux fur was the life saver of the night…I’m a coward for the cold.


Latest thrift finds:Velvet collar coat. Denim shorts. Studded handbag. All under 50 lempiras (About $2.50).


Here’s one resolution I’ve managed to slightly succeed at: eating healthier. I mean, I’ve changed the usual mini marshmallows and chips dinner to much better options. By better I mean healthier, not exactly better tasting. I love peaches, though.


I got in trouble for these photos, almost kicked out by security! I don’t really get into trouble often, so please forgive me if I share in such an exciting tone. Haha! And boy did I have a public…bunny ears don’t exactly go unnoticed ANYWHERE in the world, let alone in La Ceiba.

I have a new camera, so more posts to come. I’m in love with my sewing/workshop, so more homemade clothes to share with y’all.

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  • Be March 14, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Fabii!! me encanto!!ya se te extrañaba..

  • intimaralem85 March 14, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Good job, Fabi! Te felicito

  • Marjorie Erazo March 14, 2010 at 3:11 am

    I love the second picture, you look really beautiful! And I’m really excited about your sewing shop!!! 😉
    I myself cleared a small room in my house and will be moving my sewing and drawing activities there. 🙂

  • Ania March 14, 2010 at 11:51 am

    😀 I was just thinking about your blog, and bam – finally an update!
    that blue jacket was just made for your friend.
    + you look insanely pretty in that second photo… jealous ;))

    btw I imagine bunny ears must’ve caused quite a stir in la ceiba :)) I should know, when I come home to the village I usually get funny looks – love it though.


  • WendyB March 15, 2010 at 1:57 am

    You’re back!

  • Miss M March 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Ha! I was gonna say…the last time I tried to take a pic in a store in Honduras, I was almost thrown out, physically. The difference was, It wasn’t adrenaline pumping. I was actually a little annoyed that they couldn’t just say “No photos please”.

    Love it!!

  • Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Te felicito Fabiola, realmente sé que tenes talento, pero wow, sos como una isla virgen aun no descubierta, realmente tenes tanto potencial… que merece cruzas fronteras… estás muy adelante… felicitaciones!

    Atte. Joel Tábora

  • Anonymous March 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Hello. And Bye.

  • Ainhoa March 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    wow, you are really pretty!

  • Natasha March 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Great update, I’ve been a follower now for a while. Glad you’re blogging again. Love the outfits. xxx

  • Erin March 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    PLEASE post more often cause I absolutely adore all your photos etc… oh and have I mentioned how insanely jealous I am of your sewing skills? No matter how hard I try everything I make ends up looking like a chewed up bed sheet…! p.s I LOVE the peach slip

    Love love love,



  • Gabilu Mireles March 25, 2010 at 12:32 am

    You are a great designer and lo máximo por atraverte a usar esas orejas en el super!
    Yo soy de méxico e igual que tu una Bilingual Blogger!

    Fashion latinas stay together!!

    PS. Your blog is in my TOP 20 Fashion Blog! You´re pretty cool!!

    Gabilú escribe

  • Farhana Abdul Hadi March 26, 2010 at 2:16 am

    OMG!, love ur blog. sincere, creative and fab.

    im a first timer here. do keep on writing and matching and be fab!

  • Sarah @ Pandora's Box March 29, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I love that you were sporting bunny ears in the market.. amazing!

  • KathyBaker24 April 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I have an interior design site and I am interested in purchasing a link on your website. Your site looks great and I would love to be part of your blogroll. Or, if you prefer we could exchange links.

    If this is possible, could you let me know how much you would charge for a basic text link. My site is located at http://www.genuinestyle.net.

    Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing back from you.

  • dressed to please April 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    great photos!! nice blog HONEY! 😀 I LIKE IT!!!

    Follow my blog and I follow your blog:O)

    i`m happy if you follow me toooo with bloglovin 😉

    KISS ;*)

  • manam April 3, 2010 at 8:43 am

    the outfits are gorgeous!

  • Fashion By He April 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    great dress, you have awesome style

    come follow the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think


  • Erin April 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Another post? *hopefullness* tehe I want to see more of your fabulous thrift finds 🙂

    Love love love,



  • Sammie April 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I adore your thrifting finds, especially the peach vintage dress & you look stunning in the first photograph with the kids.

  • KIRAFASHION April 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    so beautiful photos and looks, it is so great to see you back!

    we all miss you!

  • Astrid Emia Ginting April 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    hello 😉 I’m really sorry to bother you, but I change my url and blog name hehe do you mind to change my name&url in your list? thank youuuu. I used to name my blog circus. x

  • Eleh May 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    awesome bunny years! and as always, im intrigued by your thrift finds!

  • chicadedios25 May 14, 2010 at 8:35 am

    The photo was worth the trouble. It is tooooo cute!

  • Aahna May 28, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Estabas en paiz? hahaha, que risa, me encanta!

    Me gusta tu estilo, amo tus faux furs y estas fotos del super estan super lindas. Saludos desde Guate!

    L A Z Y C A T S T Y L E

  • Anonymous September 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Hello Sweet Sixteen, glad we had that ¨discussion¨. You´re blog is pretty cool. Would like to give you a suggestion-do it in spanish as well. You will get more followers and maybe you can turn it into the next Facebook Fashion or something… Hope you do update this week like you said!