Wednesday, October 26, 2011


If you follow my blog regularly, you know what a huge shoe addict I am. Well, I was lucky enough to team up with Pour La Victoire, one of my favorite shoe brands, for an amazing GIVEAWAY! This time you have a chance to win a pair of gorgeous Larkin Loafer Pumps!

THIS GIVEAWAY is open to everyone,

As always, the rules are simple:

1. LIKE this post on BlogLovin by CLICKING HERE

2. Follow POUR LA VICTOIRE on Twitter by CLICKING HERE, say VivaLuxury send you and leave your Twitter handle.


4. Follow VivaLuxury on BlogLovin by CLICKING HERE or via GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT

5. Please leave a comment here including your email address so I may contact you if you win

The GIVEAWAY will last for 7 days until Wednesday November 2, 2011. I wish everyone the best of luck!

(Pumps - Pour La Victoire Larkin Loafer Pumps, Leather Skirt - Free People, Smoking Gun Ring & Bracelet - brittneymirandajewelry, Blazer - Zara, Shirt - Elizabeth and James, Necklace -, Bag - Rebecca Minkoff Cheetah Haircalf Covet)

Monday, October 24, 2011


(Dress -, Cleobella clutch -, Belt & Necklace - Forever 21, Pumps - Steve Madden, Bracelets -

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to use this post as an opportunity to answer some of the email questions I received lately. 

1. I've been using the same hair products for the past 5 years, I don't use any styling products at all, just wash, condition and style. I use FRESH Milk & Rose shampoo and FRESH Pomegranate conditioner. 

2. Yes, Emil and I are married, we celebrated 4 years together this July. 

3. I was born in Riga, Latvia. Unfortunately I don't speak Latvian, I was small when my parents and I moved to Canada. I went back for a visit a few years ago and I can't wait to go back!

4. To stay in shape, I run at least 4 times a week for an hour or so. I started running about 6 years ago, at first I couldn't go beyond 5 minutes, but slowly I was able to build up my endurance. Now I can't image my life without it. 

5.  I love animals and I have a little Pomeranian puppy named Sable, who lives in Canada with my mom and brother. Sable was supposed to move to LA with me but my mom and brother are so attached to her it would be to cruel to take her away. And the thought of getting another dog feels like cheating, she is my one and only:)

6. The reason my mouth is always open in my pictures is quite simple. I fell off a bike when I was younger and busted my lip pretty badly. I still have the scar which makes my mouth a little crooked if I have my lips pressed together. If you look at the very last picture on this post you can see it:) I am pretty self-conscious about it, so smiling or opening my mouth slightly is like a second nature, I don't even notice doing it:) 

7. I got a few emails asking why I never post pictures of Emil. When I started this blog I gave away a certain degree of privacy and I am comfortable with this decision. He on the other hand is a very private person, but I haven't given up on trying to change his mind:) 

8. My biggest goal for this blog was to meet people from all over the world who share my interest in fashion. And I am very fortunate indeed, because of blogging, I've met wonderfully loving, creative and lively people and established what I now believe are life-long friendships. 

Happy Monday Everyone,

Friday, October 21, 2011


(Jeans - FREE People, Sweater - Zara, Boots - Asos, Bag - Cheetah Covet by Rebecca Minkoff, Necklace - Givenchy)

As of lately I've been pretty preoccupied with Robertson Boulevard, sure the shopping and dining is great but it's also one of the best places to simply go walking. So, today, after some pretty vocal protesting from Emil, I convinced him yet again, specifically third time this week, to go to Robertson. Not that Emil dislikes Robertson, but in our little family walking and shopping go hand in hand. So I can't really blame the poor guy for not wanting to see the same pair of shoes for the hundred's time or discuss the importance of snake print for this winter. But you know, I am not a monster (most of the time), we did go for a lovely lunch to his favorite cafe. Emil has the biggest sweet tooth in the world, so it's pretty easy to make him happy:) 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, 
Remember to indulge that sweet tooth once in a while, makes the world a better place:)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


(Blazer - Kitson LA, Top - Thrifted, Shorts -, Alexander Wang Booties, Bag -

I've been feeling a little blue lately, all this talk about changing of the seasons and leafs turning colors... Makes me a little home sick. Back in Canada, where I grew up, fall is the most wonderful time of the year, leaf colors ranging from magenta to scarlet to orange to brilliant yellow. I think I miss the smell of fall the most... What do you love about fall the most?
So, this Sunday, hoping to chase of the blues, Emil and I went to our favorite beach bar, the Moon Shadows. Situated right on the water front, it has cute little lounging couches, lovely music, great cocktails and appetizers. This place never fails to get my mood up. We took these pics right before, of course I got pretty cold an hour later, and had to borrow Emil sweater. Note to self, short shorts and oversized boyfriend sweaters are not a good mix. Imagine a muumuu and high heels, yes, I was a sight for a sore eyes:)

Keep on smiling,