For The Love of the LBD!

Right now, all us girls have one thing on our minds. "What the heck am I wearing for New Year's Eve???" I've been hearing and agreeing, the little black dress is a necessary weapon, in your fashion arsenal. With just the right dress, you can literally render someone SPEECHLESS! (In that good way! lol) So, I got to wonderin, when did the idea of the " little black dress" begin, cause it's kinda genius! I started googlin', an low and behold, the concept of the perfect little black dress started with Coco Chanel! Why am I not surprised! ha! In 1926, she gave us a pic of a short,simple black dress, inside American Vogue..an we've never been the same!

" A sort of uniform for all women of taste" - Vogue Magazine

In the 1950's, Dior made it the symbol of a women to be reckoned with! The femme fatales, of Hollywood's Golden Era, were often portrayed in black halter style dresses. If you're a classic movie nerd, like myself, you know these women were definitely not the weaker sex! Any man in the vicinity, turned to putty in their hands! Frankly, not a power I would find bothersome.

The 60's, introduced the "LBD" in new clean and simpler lines. Think Givenchy's design on Audrey Hepburn, in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" If you haven't seen that movie ,it's a definite fashion must see! So is, Sabrina...and funny face! ..but, I'm getting off topic :)

Here is where my personal style resides, the 90's LBD look. Fitted, short dress, button down or granpa sweater over, with beat up,worn boots! Aaaahhh! This is my uniform! I know, it's from the 90's, but that's the beauty of the perfect little black dress! It's never OUT of fashion! You personalize it, an make it your own with various accessories! It can take you virtually any and everywhere! Trust me, I trade the combat boots for heels, when I'm out with mom! lol

This sweet number above, is Petro Zillia's contribution to the history of the little black dress. I know what you're thinking, "How many places can I wear this to? It's kinda fancy". Well, I would throw this on, with a beanie,cardigan an boots, for a day out with my girlfriends! A blk beret,glasses,an flat boots with tights, for a study date at the library...with a blazer or wrap,and open-toe ankle booties for an event (I know,I have a boot problem :/ that's a whole 'nother blog! lol)

Remember, you're a Petro Zillian! You're fearless, and you define your personal style! Not the other way around. Definitely know, when we present you with an outfit, it's only a suggestion...or a kind of starter kit. Nothing would make us prouder, than to see you pair things with a pair of bright shoes, for no other reason, than it's your fave color! ...Wear fancy dangly earrings to the grocery store, cause where ever you are, is thee place to be!

" When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in it's place" - Duchess of Windsor,Wallis Warfield Simpson.


Friends Forever!

Kismet-n. fate; destiny. That's the only way to describe the relationship between long-time friends Nony (our fearless leader) and Yana Syrkin! I mean, when you meet someone who has pink hair(just like you), drives the same make,model, an color car as you, AND has the same birthday...well, that is the universe telling you something! An if I may give you a piece of advise, when the universe speaks, it's for a reason! LISTEN! They listened, and have enjoyed a friendship, spanning over 10yrs!

They also have in common, great boutiques,and a love of design, that is both colorful, fun,and full of personality! Yana's boutique, Fifi and Romeo, carries the absolute cutest designs for your 4-legged little one! Argyle sweaters for your preppy puppy, headbands for your princess,an pom pom hoodies that are perfect for a spring walk! I even saw a couple sweaters ,with anchors on them, that would be perfect for my 2 lil pirate pooches! Check out her facebook, for the store, an prepare to melt over the designs an ridiculously cute doggy models! http://www.facebook.com/fifiandromeo

Destiny- a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power.


Is There Such a Thing, as Too Much Fun???

This is the question, I've been pondering on this gorgeous saturday morning. I'm sitting at work, EXHAUSTED from our 3rd st Holiday Block Party! Did I mention, it was on thursday? Hahaha! Is there such a thing as too much fun? Is there a point when you should "tap out", so to speak? Not at all one of my strengths! I'm more a 'Ride it, till the wheels fall off', kinda girl. A Petro Zillia girl, if you will. Let me take you thru the evening, an you let me know if there was a window, where I coulda said enuffs ze nuff! lol

First of all, we started out making the cutest little holiday displays. Nony gives me a huge box of tulle and ribbon, in various bright colors an prints, an different shaped boxes (including the sweetest lil heart shaped ones! I die!) My objective, create bright, fun PZ vibe gift boxes! Now, let me explain something about myself. I'm an arts an crafts kid, at heart! You hand me some twigs, a couple strands of ribbon,an a pack of chewing gum...I'll hand you back a musical mobile,with birds floating on it! And I'm a Xmas geek! Love the holidays! Basically, I'm all over this task!

Then, THE FOOD TRUCKS ARRIVED!!!!!! I'm a foodie! I love to eat,an I never miss a meal! When we got cofirmations from The White Rabbit Truck, The Boba Truck, and the BarbiesQ truck, I immediately googled them to check out their menus! Planning is crucial, I need to taste everything! I started out with the beefsteak and garlic rice bowl from The White Rabbit Truck...I inhaled it! So good! Then, I tried my first boba drink ever! Now, I understand why eveyone loves them. It's like a liquid hug! Then, I rounded it out with the sampler from the BarbiesQ truck. The most crazy delicious barbq evs!!!! Don't even think about sayin, I coulda let the food truck fun slide! I'm not hearin it! Ha!

I couldn't have been in better company, with Nony( my amazing boss), Basil and Suggie( our rad interns). Even Nony's mom, one of my favorite people on the planet, was on board for good times! As the night progressed, the store filled with our awesome customers and friends, an we enjoyed a night filled with music, shopping, snacking on cupcakes from Sweet E's Bake Shop, an SANTA!!!! Yes,I gave you all that for Santa! You love Bieber, I love Santa! That dude can make Christmas happen all over the globe,in a night! I meeean!!! So you can fully grasp how fun the night was, we stayed open an extra 2 hrs! I wasn't gonna miss any of that action either!

So, all in all, it was 12hrs of back to back holiday fun-ness!!! I really don't see any moment, I could have done without! I'm exhausted, but my smile goes from ear to ear! My body is just gonna have to try an keep up with my spirit, that just wants to have all the fun, while there's fun to be had! It's the life of a Petro Zillia girl....


Look Who Went to the AMA's!!!!

The lovely host Michelle Marie, of VEVO, arrived at the AMA's to interview the music industry's elite! And guess who she brought along, as her plus 1! US!!! Well, our PZ Fairy Princess Dress.....close enough! lol She looked absolutely regal, in our royal purple confection, as she effortlessly interviewed the likes of Brad Paisley, Christina Milian, Jessica Alba, an Taio Cruz! I woulda been sweaty palms,and stutter city! Well done, Michelle! If you ever need a plus 1 for another star studded event, we're available! (no pressure lol)