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Running with Tinsel

Yes, we're merrymakers in masks and sparkly frocks...


Thoughts of Christmas scribble the page like a creative resurrection, but with all this metaphoric graffiti spattering the paper, I still found time to bathe in that ever-prevailing yuletide euphoria. Cookie-cutter homes stood vanguard, bejeweled with twinkling lights and shimmering snowmen… obviously Saint Nick’s navigational route to every fireside in suburbia. And while the December wind and holiday spirit seemed to blow past us, through us, and all around, we hoisted the anchor of expectancy.

Celebrating the entrance of yet another year, the artificial Christmas tree now appears a depressing carcass of orphaned tinsel and prehistoric ornaments. But my mind marvels a series of Machiavellian tactics, as contractual obligations of our disheveled shopping bags lends reminder to the rest of the afternoon’s binge retail-activity. This is of course, a fleeting sterilization for those painstaking holiday blue periods.

Recap of Momentous Events:
The Santa surge shaped a wealth of wish list goodliness, Turkey Battlestar Galactica, jollity galore, hot chocolate by the quart, two French films, a retched crescendo otherwise known as amateur caroling, 3 wrapping paper blunders (thanks to my bolshie Chihuahuas), sexy mistletoe kissing, a topsy-turvy Christmas tree, a rather undisciplined old-school dance-off, Grey Goose, and a partridge in a shoe tree.


Special thanks go out to Nature Grafitti and Dream and fantasy for surprising me with such lovely Christmas cards…. and BIG cyber-hugs to Learn How To Fly (for the Rose Award), LE FLASSH, STELLAWANTSTODIE, This Organized Chaos, and releasing the tension for so thoughtfully tagging me. xxx

(Vintage dress. Tripp studded belt. Gojane heels)

Comments

jaime said…
ahh so festive! i love these set of photos, gorgeous gorgeous :) you always look so hot in those masks of yours :)
wow!!! lucky girl! all these gifts for u!!!
hahaha

have you been a good girl this year!!
Santa has been good with me too, lot of gifts!!

next stop: new years eve, are u ready!!??
Epic Christmas. =D
TheMinx said…
I love these photos, the mask is genius. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday!! I've given you a little award, you probably already have it haha. It's on my page if you want to see... :)
Mode Junkie said…
merry xmas sweetie! those are alot of gifts! share? lol
your mask looks amazing on you. :)
Mimi said…
Really cool photos.Love your shoes and the studded belt.The color of the dress makes a perfect contrast to your dark hair.
Ashleigh said…
these are great shots and make me miss Christmas :s....I love all the perfectly wrapped gifts and the beautiful tree....it all went by too quickly
Krystal said…
YOU my dear are a glamor queen--I have officially said so :)

amazing! you never disappoint, at all! x
Shini said…
goooorgeous, what a chic Christmas you had!! those presents in the background too, so yummy :D Amazing mask, seriously...
lauren said…
I can't believe how awesome these pictures are Bella! You and everything else looks soooo gorgeous.

Hope ypu had the best christmas and that the new year brings everything you want.

kisses
Anonymous said…
Turkey Battlestar Galactica made me LOL! Hysterical!! I'm crazy for your vintage dress and heels.
The Seeker said…
Fabulous!!!
Love the conception of the pictures, the mask and the gloves.

Hmmm... lucky girl you must have been mighty nice for all those gifts of Santa :p LOL

Have a great and gorgeous New Year

xoxo
Demi said…
thank you for your lovely comment honey!
beautiful outfit and photos!

happy new year :D
xx
Couture Carrie said…
You rock, Bella! Your tree is almost as lovely as you are :)

Love the mask!

Hope you are having a splendid holiday season!

xoxox,
CC
Demi said…
I gave you an award honey!
xx
Nemerae said…
Hi!
Thankss :)
Wow, that mask is stunning!! I love feathers.. and also your dress and shoes, amazing ones!
Enjoy the rest of this year and have a great 2009!! ^^
Byee
xx
Festive and decadent! Would not expect anything less from you Bella! Enjoy:)
Linnéa said…
Awesome photos!!!
atelier said…
I adore the shoes! you have a very party look, it's great! Happy New Year;)
Demi said…
thank you so much for your lovely comment!
and you totally deserve it honey!
xx
Ariella said…
That's a lot of presents! I hope you got everything you wanted :) Nonetheless, the huge pile of colourful presents next to you make a pretty picture.

Your mask is fabulous!
saray said…
stuning photos!
Ah so beautiful! Looks like a magic Christmas :)
Voodoo Child said…
What an amazing Christmas outfit! Turkey Battlestar Gallactica? Sounds intense.
Butterfly Vixen.

I mean, Bella. :) You loook gorgeous!! I love the mask, the heels, the dress. You are a vision of perfection in vintage and feathers. :)

Marching into the new year just right, you'll make 20O9 grand, I'm just so sure of it. :) Sweety says "hi" by the way.

Muah! x
lacouturiernyc said…
i love your mask & dress! & lucky you, receiving all those fabulous gifts!

xoxo,
La C.
UberOriginal said…
Happy holidays hun!
Faith said…
so fun! the colors are amazing and i love your mask and your shoes!!!
Anonymous said…
It's incredible the inspiration you bring, Bella.
I LOVE your blog so much!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxox
lucky girl !!!!!


crazy shoes !!!!
Mel Carrey said…
I love christmas recaps <3 gorgeous photos and beautiful Blog!! I love your mask! ox
melina said…
Wow, how many gifts !!! Beautiful dress!!!
copperoranges said…
your special rendition of the twelve days of christmas made me giggle. esp the grey goose part! ;)
Clau! said…
I love that mask, so nice :)
leflassh. said…
wow so pretty!!
love that mask
CHARMAINE said…
AHHHHH im so jealous of all your presents.. i never get presents.. LOl even when i was like 4 i never got presents.. my parents obviously hate me.. bhahhahahah omgsh your shoes are sooo killllllahhh. so hot.

love your mask :)
cleo said…
love love love that mask....:)and you look amazing in that dress with killing shoes:)
happy new year dear...
xoxoxo
Angela said…
These pictures are absolutely fantastic!!

I love how you worded everything!

xoxo

Hope you have an amazing new year, Bella!
Shannon said…
your blog is totally awesome.
love it. =)
Eelie said…
I come onto your blog and i cannot get over how fricken gorgeous you and your outfits are. It seriously makes me feel like i have no right to be here *sigh* :D Coupled with your genuine comments its just really too much. You are beautiful hun.

How frightening is this? 08's nearly over and i feel like its just started!

Truly kickin face-mask you're wearing. Goes well with Ms Vintage dress you've got on ;)

xx
Frou Flu said…
i love that you wore a studded belt with the vintage dress:) nice outfit:)
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J.Yo said…
awww, such festive! i adore your dress, too!
such a pretty mask!
vicen said…
Congratulations on so many gifts, you're lucky you want a lot. Congratulations
ahhhh the mask is amazing! linking you beautiful!
there is a lot of gifts!!! ilove your style with the mask ;) And your shoes... i want them!!!
xx
Sina said…
Thanks..i wish you a happy new Year too:)
melmo said…
your mask is amazing! wow love it
and you heels! amazing ;)

melmo
Hot Bot said…
Yeah, I officially need those gojane heels.
Stephanie said…
these pics make me miss Christmas so bad! dressing up, the decorated tree, presents all wrapped underneath. You said it right about the tree now looking like a carcass! Ours seems much sadder now that the presents that once made it richer, have been unwrapped.

You look fabulous! Can't wait to hear about your nye!
DaisyChain said…
I love your mask, and those heels...so fierce.
Cati said…
OMFG you look awesome! I really love your style and I really love your writing.


I know I sound cheesy but o'well, I just do, Bella.

<3<3
Nature Grafitti said…
love these photos :)
and i ADORE the shoes!! they remind me of these L.A.M.B. heels that i have been hankering after for the longest time...
you are amazing :-)

StarDust and SeQuins
Cruella ★ said…
happy christmas and happy new year gorgeous! love ur mask :)
jujusheart2 said…
I am In Love with your mask. I hope you had A wonderful Christmas.
Savvy Mode SG said…
oohhhh all those gifts.... happy new year!
Anonymous said…
You look like a fantasy!!!!!!!!
ANDY said…
So many presents!!!! I was going to ask, how xmas was, but that says it all :P
Hope you have a great new year tomorrow night!!!
xoxoxoxo
Ms M said…
Ooh someone clearly got in good with mr christmas!! and i sense the masks are going to be dynaaaamite in 2009 ;)

they totally tickle my pickle
Molly said…
your christmas sounds like so much fun!
mine was mainly filled with hoards of relatives and small children all talking at once around a very small table...
marissa said…
Really like the comment above. You DO look like a fantasy witha all those presents around you and the first image reminds me of a pixie!
Yay 2009!

kiss
Merily said…
So many beautfully wrapped presents :)
Allison said…
Your Christmas sounds fantastic - I'm glad you made out so well :)

Your mask is absolutely terrific :) And your outfit is once again, flawless. I am absolutely loving your shoes...they are so fantastic!

I hope your New Years is amazing - I can't WAIT to see what you wore!!
xo.
Big fan of your blog.

Would love it if you could add my fashion blog to your blog list.

Check out www.t-shirtandtails.blogspot.com!

xxx
michelle said…
I think I'm in love with you, your blog and style are so inspiring! xD And that mask is amazing!
Leni said…
<3
Stiina said…
this look is great, and i simply love your pictures. and happy new year , Bella !
Krystal said…
ps--i just read your boi, and it seems we have tons in common...writing x
chocandcinnamon said…
Wow, this dress is incredible. Love the pictures!
Bella, love. Yes for having the same heels. I need to wear mine (have been too afraid due to the rains!) :(

I would killll to do NYE with you. Maybe next year?? gets giddy with excitement over the idea of it all!

I will scoop up and hug Sweety for ya (she's also a kisser) too sweet. I have a late dinner and fireworks show as far as NYE plans go. I hope the rain doesn't show til after the fireworks.. argh!

LOVE YOU, your blog and your comments that cause me to endlessly S-M-I-L-E! xx
Girl next blog said…
Thank you!

Happy New Year!

PS. I seriously love your mask. I'm trying to find one, but it's way more difficult that what I thought.
Dooder City said…
I love the mask, so amazing
jacquieshambles said…
These are some of my fave pics of you.

Hope all those presents were yours!!!

Hapyp new years, pretty girl.


jshambles
cätu . said…
oh these pictures are as gorgeous as your picture always are !
Anonymous said…
I'm trying to find the words but I just can't stop staring!! I love these pics of you.

Rock the new year!
cätu . said…
i hope u'll have the best year 2009 too .
nikkimoose. said…
love the mask x
darling,you looked fabu,what a lovely post.wishing you a terrific new year my sweet,
muah
marian
And yes, Bella. That jacket is COVERED in sequins! =D
Mel said…
omg you lucky girl. this is amazing!! and you look fantastic beauty!! happy belated christmas to you :) and whoo to the new year! NYE tonight, you ready? ;) xx all the best for 09!
Jack Daniel said…
You spoilt brat.

I wished Santa gave me that amount of presents!
happy ny to you also! <3
Eleh said…
would you look at that mask! such beauty!
PAM said…
ooh happy holidays sweetie! ur looking like a dream! :) xoxo
Jenny H. said…
that dress is fantastic.
love the mask.
HAPPY NEW YEARRR.
OMG THAT MASK IS FREAKIN AMAZING

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Trish said…
Wow, cooool, so many gifts! Happy 2009, dear! Great outfit, btw! More power to your blog! :D
tis serendipity said…
WOW that's a fantastic pile of presents! XD haha must've been a great celebration! those heels of yours are just incredible. My feet twitch in terror even as I look at them... I know i'd never be able to handle such heels for more than an hour of walking or so...

thanks for your sweet comment! =) btw, you really remind me a bit of Cher, maybe because of your straight long black hair (heh it's meant to be a compliment really!)

Here's wishing you a very happy new year! =)
Siljesfashion said…
You write so beautifully, no wonder that you are a writer. Love the vintage dress, a fantastic color! I wish you all the best for the new year!
escritora said…
you have beautiful hair!
Wana said…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE MASK! no shoes???
oddgirldiaries said…
hello! you look gorgeous as ever. enough said. i love your shoes!!!
nuheila said…
I love your mask!!!
Hui said…
The mask is brilliant and beautiful. You totally rock the look! :)
stilettostetico said…
Your mask frankly makes blow a (sulfurous) wind of "Sparkling Decadence" . . .
ps: Happy New Year to you too !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine
Happy New Year and all the love in the world!
ennui said…
what a badass mask... love the look xx
Caroline said…
OH MY GOD i need that mask. hahah!
May Kasahara said…
you look sooooooooooooo goddamn gorgeous. absolutely LOVE the mask. I hope you had a most beautiful christmas ♥
LENORENEVERMORE said…
such fabulous Christmas Photos!~Wishing you the sweetest 2009 too...Cheers* darrrling!
María said…
¡¡qué guapa!!
Un besote y feliz año nuevo!!
issa said…
gorgeous christmas photos!!! i absolutely adore that feather mask you're wearing...

oh and hope you have a HAPPY NEW YEARS gorgeous!!
How ridiculously fabulous are you!!! Seriously, seriously, I cannot imagine a better outfit.
And I love this piece of writing as well, excellent work :)
Hope you have an AHHHMAZING NYE!
xo
S

P.S. I'll be back with a new blog in 09!
C.B. said…
Love your mask!! ^^ How many presenntttss!!! :O

Happy New Year!!!
you could be in RUSSH :)

StarDust and SeQuins
J'Adore Fashion said…
oh, i love the background, so many gift--ship some my way ;-)
love the dress--great color! happy new year dear!!!xoxox
yiqin; said…
The mask looks amazing! I love your shoes too!! Happy New Year :)
Cas Ruffin said…
Happy New Year V-pops!
Wow, you have a stash of presents lucky you!! Happy New Year :)
sarah said…
that mask photos awesome x
hay!happy 2009!love the mask
Happy New year :o)
Hippiegirl said…
awesome pictures!
i love your heels!!
DaisyChain said…
Happy New Year beautiful
Fashion Addict said…
Love the dress you're wearing and the mask is way too chic! Hope you have a great new year!
Fashion_Girl22 said…
So fierce! I would have never thought of whereing blue on x-mas. And know your giving me ideas. Such a trendsetter!
Candice said…
what a pretty party dress! and that is seriously like a mountain of gifts behind you
I have enjoyed your blog so much in '08 !!!!!

viva '09!

happy new year !!!!
I have enjoyed your blog so much in '08 !!!!!

viva '09!

happy new year !!!!
Great, I've just added you to my blog roll.

Hope you had a fabulous New Year xxx
Amazing mask!
SOS! said…
nice gifts!!
and i like that birdy venician mask of urs!
happy new year..
xx-LJ from SOS!
This is amazing/epic/brilliant. You are one the most wicked chic girls I've e-met this year. I'm so happy I discovered your blog baby. You're always so full of inspirations. I LOVE (I can not stress enough) your mask! Happy New Year sweety.

♥, China L.
i love love your dress!!!

xoxo
littlemissdressup.com
Gaya said…
wow!!! What a incredible look!!! Wish you a Happy New Year Bella!! Kisses
blogandbeauty said…
REALLY CUTE! BEAUTIFUL SHOES... LOVE THE MASK, BY THE WAY!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BRASIL!!!

SIL SARAIVA - BLOG & BEAUTY
http://blogandbeauty.wordpress.com
Dream Weaver said…
Ugh... I'm sick over those boots "Victims of Chase"

What a beautiful X-Mas you had...
you are beyond fabulous!!! Even your presents are wrapped gorgeously. I love the feather mask and traditional soldier and tree.
Jenna said…
happy new year, sweetheart!
Annie said…
Crazy awesome dress!
lilustyle said…
ahh so festive! i love these photos:) you look so hot in this masks:):))))))))))
Kirke said…
Gorgeous, i love that mask!
J'Adore Fashion said…
i was wonder where the comment part for the colin studded boot--i also got my last week--that shoe is too fab--great price too :) xo
u know girl? it,s crazy . i love each outfit. you look so stunning and fashionable!

i'm your big fan!

happy new year :)
Bella said…
oh thank you for your comment . your blog is great too ...

bye bye . greets

PS:would you like to exchange links with me ?
Jasnaaa said…
Happy xmas, Bella!
Love ur blog!

xoxo- Jasnaaa
why oh why didn't I buy those Colin Stuarts up above when I had the chance??? still kicking myself over it, too. :(

Thanks for the praise, my love, you are the only rock and roll glamor chick I know! xx

Can't wait for what you have in store. :)
mangopeachapple said…
amazing! I loveee your mask.
Nadine said…
Awesome!
Andy said…
this is festive!
gorgeous photos :)
we share the same heels hihi
i'm finally back!
check out my new post :)

-A.
stephanie said…
the colors are so fabulous
i.d. said…
I love the mask! Sounds like your Christmas was a success - can't wait to hear about NYE! x
Dru!!! said…
Thanks for the comment on wewearthings! That looks like an awesome Christmas!
Sweet Things said…
i would die for a dress like that, love it
Fashionista* said…
you look amazing
love the dress
hey dear!!
you´re really an addict woman of boots!!! hehehe...
my new years eve was at bed, I had flu...it was a pity!!!,,, but now, Im "healthy " again, I hope yours was better...

happy new year!!!

xxx
Stompface said…
oohh and now I am very jealous of your mask!!

x
Scheharazade said…
OOOh You have a beautiful Nutcracker ! I envy you !^^

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