Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Heart Edinburgh!

We made it guys! Can't wait to share pics with you! In the meantime, here's a quick snap of me on the streets of Edinburgh wearing Zara's Balmain inspired jacket, Alexander Wang tee, DIY shredded jeans and Nine West biker booties.. 


Also, Maury and I would love to thank the beautiful, wordly and super stylish Hanh from Life and Travel who awarded us with the following awards:


 Maury and I would love to pass these awards to: Haute World, Heavy Metal Fashion, Loft in Soho, Antoine, Jhe'neall, Small Details, Kirafashion, All Things NYC, Cocktailoffashion,

And this is the tag: 

10 True Things About Gisela:

1. Worked on Wall Street before becoming a fashion stylist
2. Once shaved my hair off, think Jada Pinkett when she had short hair
3. Maury and I met on the internet
4. I'm 3 years older than my hubby
5. Before we married, I was my hubby's boss at a game co.
6. 8 months later, still can't believe I'm a mom
7. I was kidnapped when I was 5
8. I inspired a character in a published book written by a friend
9. I die for cheese
10.Can't function unless I have 9 or more hours of sleep

Now it's Maury's turn!

PS: Thank you all for the awesome comments! you guys rock!


10 true things about Maury

1. Got braces as an adult...just took them off like a year ago.

2. Had my own high end lingerie company called "Vagin Pouvoir" translates to "Vagina Power" and sold all over the world.

3. Lived in Florence, Italy to study architecture...amazing and enriching experience.

4. I am a hopeless romantic and believe in true love. Consider myself very passionate and loving. 

5. Growing up I used to be love running, rollerblading and breakdancing..maybe that is where I got my athletic legs from! Now, I love practicing boxing and love to watch football.

6. I used to be the biggest townboy and wait till my dad went to work so I can wear his size 38' pants when my waist was about 22'.

7. I have a very big big family. Before my dad married my mom he had 8 kids from 2 previous marriages then had 6 kids with my mom. I am the oldest from my mom side and the youngest is 12. My dad had 14 kids in total, talk about not watching

8. If I didn't pursue a career in fashion, I wanted to become a brain surgeon. 

9. I almost died when I was born and for my family to keep me alive, they had to sell a lot of their land in the Dominican Republic to pay for my hospital bills.

10. I am a workaholic and a perfectionist 


  1. Wow, it's great to hear more about you two and I'm so jealous you're in Scotland! I never got my butt over there when I lived in London and I still regret it :( Oh day!
    Gisela, I can't believe you were kidnapped! And Maury...#9 was so sad, but I'm so glad everything turned out ok.
    If you read my blog entry you know that I can't relate to #5, lol.
    Have a wonderful trip!! Looking forward to all of the fantastic shots.

  2. hi gisela and maury!
    i love reading about ''10 things about you''.
    huh! gisela, that was really a traumatic and bad experience of you
    being kidnapped!
    have fun in your trip.
    i'm excited to see more pics from edinburgh!
    maury, thank God you've survived and i knew your family they would do anything
    for you. wow! it's nice to hear you've your own lingerie company.
    do you design them?
    i hope you could share your creations here.
    have a great day!

  3. Good morning Maury and Gisela! Great morning here...and loved reading this post about your top 10. Very interesting and fabulous ladies!
    Gisela, wishing you a happy vacation in Edinburgh...and love that Zara blazer of yours!

  4. Get yourselves to Armstrongs in Grassmarket for some vintage shopping in Edinburgh! x

  5. wow thanks for the award Gisela and Maury. i will be sure to complete the tag soon.
    you're in edinborough! i went there when i was about five or six and it was so beautiful. you must blog about your finds. can't wait for more updates!
    you always mix high street and designer in the most creative and unique ways. i think when you see this mix you can tell that a person has true, genuine style.
    have a great relaxin trip!!

  6. Congrats on the awards and thanks so much for passing it on to me!
    Holy cow Gisela - you were kidnapped as a kid? Hope you're having a great time in Edinburgh and can't wait to see what you'll share with us! (just posted yet another Edinburgh store).
    Maury- loved the fact you studied in Florence. That must have been incredible - I'm going back there in Nov for a few days. Love the name of your lingerie label by the way ;-)
    Hope you guys are doing well!

  7. hello girls!!!
    i found it very nice to read personal and by times terrific stuff about you... the more im glad u both turned out to be 2 very strong and independent women(lemme hear you beyonce)...cause u look like ones to me!
    have fun in scottland.... i had a crush on everything schottish when i was 18 or so... just because a fantastic book i read....
    loads of love

  8. Woooow Thanks INFINITELY for this so enjoyable "cyber gift" Dears !!!!
    ps: Mmmh I can imagine Gisela's Muse status, her sexy/inspiring charisma . . . AND I really like the sulfurous vibrancy of Maury's brand of lingerie ("boiling hot Beads of sweat from a highly consenting prey about this luscious kind of Power") !!!
    re-ps: Maury's next to last One confession is very touching, AND strongly puts Everything in prospect .
    à Bientôt, Antoine

  9. Gisela-
    It's so nice to get to know you more. I hope I can meet you some day :-). Congrats on the blog award love.

  10. wow, quite some revelations there!
    I really love Scotland, I have visited every year of my life (some relatives live there). I prefer Glasgow to Edinburgh, it is so magnificent for shopping and beautiful architecture. So if you have time, you should go! Oh, and the Zara jacket looks great :)

  11. OMG I loveeeeee Edinburgh.... Especially downtown, it's like a fairy tale, with all the ancient castles! This makes me miss Scotland, I wanna go back! :)

  12. First girls...thanks so much for passing the award on to me - I appreciate that very much. I love reading your 10 things...thank you for sharing those intimate areas of your lives with us.
    Glad you made it safe Gisela, can't wait to read about your adventures!
    Have a great weekend girls :)

  13. Gisela and Maury -
    Thanks for the sweet comment :-) Hanh and I love to meet with you two. What show are you ladies going to? I think it would be fun if all of us hanging out together. Let us know !!

  14. Wow, I didn't know you guys just met online, I assumed all along that you're related! Lesson learned: never assume!
    Gisela - #5 is scary!
    Maury - wow, impressed with the #2, catchy name too! Power indeed to the vag.... (gosh even typing it makes me blush! =)

  15. I love learning this stuff about you guys. And it's so crazy that you met on the internet! I would have guessed you were friends since birth ;)

  16. You were kidnapped? GOSH!
    Glad you are okay now. You are an inspiration. You and Maury. :)

  17. Hi two gorgeous Maury and Gisela,
    I love to reading 10 things about you two. a scary experience!
    and thank God!! Maury, you're fine.
    hope you have a great weekend!!

  18. love your jacket, enjoy your trip!!

  19. Hi Maury & Gisela,
    Congrats on the award! Thank you so much for passing it on to me and the other lovely bloggers...very much appreciated from you two gorgeous girls :)
    God, kidnapped - Gisela that must have been a very traumatic experience! I can not even begin to imagine what you must have been through, but you are such a strong woman and it shows through all your posts!
    Maury - wow, i am very impressed with your no 2...that must have been such an amazing accomplishment! I also like the fact that you studied Architecture! It's one of my hobbies! :)
    I am so glad to know a bit more about you two!
    Wishing both of you a wonderful weekend! (and Gisela is having fun in Edinburgh :))

  20. im so happy that both you ladies are with us today after some of these experiences!!!!

  21. oh, thank you so much for the award! it means so much to me coming from fabulous fashionistas like you two!
    gisela, you look absolutely fierce in that picture of you in edinburgh!
    i loved reading both your 10 things. thank you for letting us know more about you!

  22. I've always wanted to go to Edinburgh. Looks amazing.

  23. Enjoy your stay there.. I like your jacket!


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