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We aren’t sure if the phrase “Let them eat cake” ever left the great Marie Antoinette’s mouth. But, we’re positive that if Annette Vartanian was around she would have no qualms with the queen. After all, it’s her duty as a bride-to-be to indulge in sweet delicacies.  Find out what other things the blogger fancies below, hint: it’s related to her blog name. 

Your blog name is “I Heart Vintage Couture” do you have a favorite vintage item or places to find great pieces?

I have too many favorites! I love all of the pieces handed down from my Mom (one of my style icons). I’m also obsessed with a Givenchy black lace gown I purchased from Shareen Vintage. It’s so beautiful that I actually wear it around the house just to feel extra fabulous.  I also love a pair of Hollywood regency crystal lamps I purchased from a vintage store several years ago.  They add the right touch of glam to our mid century living room.   My favorite vintage stores are Shareen Vintage for fun and beautiful dresses and Sunbeam Vintage for the home.

You’re getting married! Are there any similarities to picking out a wedding dress/bridesmaid dress and styling a post?

Yes, most definitely!  When styling outfits for the blog, I stay true to my style and personality since the blog is an extension of me.  I focus on what I like and what works on my body type rather than what is most trendy.  Shopping for a bridal dress is very similar.  I wanted a bridal dress that had a vintage silhouette with modern touches and fortunately I found the perfect dress.  It’s very unique and screams Annette!

What’s your number one piece of advice for future brides?

Go to as many cake tastings as possible!

Any beauty secrets?

Get lots of sleep and drink lots of water.  To keep my hair healthy and shiny, I don’t color it and I only wash it once a week.

What are your favorite reads? (This can be a magazine, novel, poetry, etc?)

I was an English Lit major in college so I’m definitely a book nerd! I definitely prefer flipping through interior design magazines as I sip on a cocktail (naturally), or curl up with a good book after a long day at work.

Do you have a favorite quote?

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. by Epicurus. You can have all the material goods, but if you don’t enjoy life, the people around you, and everyday epiphanies, then you’ll never be happy. This is definitely my motto for enjoying a productive and meaningful life.

Where would one typically find you on the weekend?

I definitely love to sleep in as late as possible and then have a decadent brunch with my fiance, Alan.  We love to hobnob around town to check out new art galleries, visit our favorite vintage stores, and finish the night with a cocktail.

 

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Here’s a sneak peek of I Heart Vintage Couture’s most recent post styling ShoeDazzle.

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They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. But, we didn’t take heed to that advice when we saw Sazan Barzani. This Texas beauty looks angelic from the outside and actually has an immune system to prove it. Read on to get to know this muse in depth, and see why she’s the exception to the popular saying! 

Entering the Blogosphere: An obsession of sharing pictures of my new shopping purchases and outfits sparked my interest in blogging! I would take pictures of what I was wearing (shot with my cellphone) and inspirational fashion pics I found online and post it to my Facebook page, just for fun! More and more friends started to comment and suggest that I start my own online fashion blog to store all of it. I was always a fan of the fashion blogging world but I never thought I would become a part of it. Online fashion blogs are today’s go-to place for inspirational outfit ideas from everyday girls. And just like that- I become a fashion blogger.

Style Crushin': I have always had the biggest style crush on Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen. I feel like Ashley’s feminine style mixed with Mary-Kate’s edginess is the perfect combination that makes up my personal style. If I could raid pieces from their closet, I would grab all of their over-sized designer handbags and sunglasses…. totally chic to the max.

Music Therapy: Just like my personal style, my mood depicts the type of music genre I feel like listening to for that day. Right now on my Ipod, you’ll see me listening to a variety of artists from Rihanna and Justin Timberlake to Empire of the Sun, and even The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Love it all!

Epicurean: I moved to Los Angeles from Texas in January and I’ll tell ya, LA is no Texas when it comes to food BUT I’ve become more of a clean eater by living in this town! The Italian and sushi out here is also great! Some of my fav spots to chow down are Lemonade, Blu Jam Café, tex mex eating at Marix, and Cafe Med for Italian! Can’t lie- I love Chipotle too. The list goes on…

Secret Scent: Not a crazy perfume girl. Strong perfume scents make me dizzy! I can do soft scents but for the most part you’ll see lots of Victoria’s Secret body sprays in my bag that are perfect for on the go!

Beauty Ritual: The beauty questions I’m asked about the most on my blog pertain to my hair! It’s no secret that I love big hair (hello I’m from Texas ya’ll). If you’re someone who wants that natural voluminous look, get a good voluminous shampoo/conditioner, and style gel. Try not to use a flat iron at the top of your head (the crown area). Instead blow dry it straight and then tease the roots with a tease comb and flexible voluminous hair spray. After you tease, flip your hair upside down and brush lightly with a round brush. When you flip your hair back to normal, it will instantly look 80% fuller and thicker. To keep it full all day- you have to make sure you are teasing correcting (plenty of youtube videos on how to do this). Also using a separate hairspray to add extra hold if desired.

Weekend Destination: My jobs as a busy part time fashion blogger and entertainment host take up a lot of time during the week, so when I get a chance to relax, you’ll probably find me in doors on the weekends kicking back with my closest pals or attending fun blogger events in LA! I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to balance this industry’s work and also finding time to play. I think both are equally important for living a balanced and happy lifestyle!

Wise Words: My favorite quote is, ” Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius.

Currently Reading: Right now on my reading desk I’ve got handful of my fav magazines including (just to name a few) People StyleWatch, Elle, and Redbook! Book wise- I recently started reading “God’s Not Dead” by Rice Brooks and I’m hooked!

Life changing Story: In 2008, my little brother was diagnosed with Leukemia and I was his lucky bone marrow donor that helped save his life! Never in a million years do you think that you will be a vital role in helping save someone’s life. The process wasn’t painful, I was put to sleep for it. Him and I now have the same immune system and blood type. Sometimes we get colds at the same time…so funny.  Best gift I’ve ever given. :)

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Need another dose of Sazan? Check her out as she Dazzle’s in the Brona’s here and Sherrylin’s here.

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I don’t know about you all. But, when it comes to dating there’s definitely a height requirement for my heels. I never want to tower over my beau or be too short. So this adds a little bit of pressure when it comes to selecting shoes. If you have the same dilemma, I’ve put together a few options of tall and petite pumps to balance everything out.

 

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Meet Madeline Pendleton, the personal style blogger behind Jean Griege, whom we’ve affectionately given the nick name “Queen of Edge”. Check out her style as she rocks the Kinsley and gives us insight into her world!

Music Therapy: I love anything from the 1970’s! Summer for me always means ELO, T. Rex, and Television.

Quote to Live By: “Anything worth doing is worth doing right”.

Favorite Reads: Oyster, Mirage, and Purple.

Favorite Destination Around Town: Larchmont for brunch, Melrose for shopping, or downtown in the artist district for coffee.

Epicurean: Sage in Echo Park is by far my fav — all vegan with great raw and gluten free options, and it’s a small business owned by a cool chick, so you can’t go wrong!

Favorite weekend activity: Definitely the Melrose Trading Post flea market! It’s my favorite place to get jewelry and knick knacks for the house.

Aroma Therapy: Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

Beauty Ritual: Coconut oil for everything!

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Music Therapy: I listen to all kinds of music, but my replay list this week is Miss Out by Blush, Closer by Tegan and Sara, and Love It by Icona Pop.

Quote to Live By: “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction” -George Lorimer

Favorite reads: Style.com, Elle, and Lucky

Favorite Destination Around Town: I hang out in Downtown LA quite often. There’s a bunch of new restaurants that keep popping up.

Aroma Therapy : Jadore Dior

Beauty Ritual: I wash my face every morning and as soon as I get home at night! I always moisturize and do a vitamin face pack once a week and a peeling gel.

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