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agosto 3, 2010

Venus To Bella

Filed under: My lookbook stuff, Out in the world, Uncategorized — Tags:, , , — Isabella Alliz @ 9:14 pm

Okay, guys…

A quick post just to say that I am exporting my blog to a new URL.

The reason is simply cause I dislike this URL, I realized it has nothing to do with me and this blog.

So, from now on, my official blog will be:

Venus To Bella

Reason for the title: my friend Lucy sugested me Earth To Bella cause it’s one of her favourite song of Incubus (band that we both love) and cause of my name Isabella. Unfortunatly that was not creative enough to be available. So I tried to think of something similar.. and it reminded me of the book title “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” and since I’m a girl.. Venus to Bella.


julho 27, 2010

Going Pink

Filed under: My lookbook stuff — Tags:, , , — Isabella Alliz @ 5:11 am

Unlike the previous post, I decided to dress up something more “myself” this time.

This is no doubt a suitable outfit for Recife’s never-changing weather. I got the sunset light on the shot but the brightness turned out over exposed. So I waited the sun to set completly to take a picture with a better lighting to post on my lookbook.

I don’t really have anything interesting to say… actually I’m just mumbling random words to fill this post.

Jeans Vest – Forever 21 (loose… but I still like it)
Baby Doll Top – Mom’s gift (a long long time ago)
Pink Tote – Handmade (bought on my favorite street market)
Purple & White Stripped Shorts – American Eagle (5 DOLARS!!!!)
Pink Gladiators – Schutz
Hat – Annual Art Fair

julho 23, 2010

This is so

Filed under: My lookbook stuff — Tags:, , , , — Isabella Alliz @ 2:42 am

Okay, to be very honest, this is not really my kind of look. I did it on purpose cause I thought it was very “” material and I wanted to see some people’s reaction (and it was totally as expected). Anyone who follows it might’ve noticed how one person’s obsession grows to everyone’s obsession there easily… until it spreads out of the internet. Isn’t it how trends are supposed to come up? Anyways… it is a bit late to mention sandals (or ankle boots, or peep toes) as a trend as it might be already fading… but I decided to give it a try. I don’t know how far this trends can get to me… I’m getting sick of some stuff. I don’t even feel motivaded to update my lookbook anymore. Seems like everyone is dressing the same way now (and yeah, the look on the picture is kinda an irony but done on purpose).

Anyways. On the look:

  • Silver Dress and Belt, Opção Jeans Wear (love it or hate it.. but who knows the brand gotta reckon that they have improved a lot)
  • Jacket, Limelight (great store, great prices, worst website I have ever seen)
  • Ankle Boots, Bottero (brand that you can find ANYWHERE in Brazil)
  • Necklaces, Vintage Gifts (the firefly one my grandma gave me. the long one has a creepy story)
  • julho 20, 2010

    Present Memories

    Filed under: Out in the world — Tags:, , , , — Isabella Alliz @ 4:59 am

    Me @ Fort Lauderdale

    Although some of this picture might show some solitude they picture some moments of the best time of my life (so far).

    I find myself reminding some moments with my roommates or coworker or even random friends from november ’09 to february this year… I wish that time would repeat over and over every single year. I know, I have mentioned it before. But it makes me feel good reminding these moments constantly.

    What those pictures might seem to look (although not real) may picture what I do feel at the present moment.

    Sounds confusing. But it’s just random mumbling of someone who runs this blog for random mumbling.

    In fact, I should change it’s URL. What I might do in a near future.. or not. Does the name BellaEpoque sounds nice? (don’t make me feel stupid by correcting the Bella to Belle. It really means to be my name as it’s actually spelled)

    Epcot Center

    Animal Kingdom's backstage

    Mini-Everest @ Mini-Asia

    Borrowed Glasses for a Perfect Sight

    Needless To Say that I love them in PJ (meant to rhyme. silly i know)

    (this picture totally breaks the solitude mood of the post)

    Obviously you can tell that they were my roommates. We were all in PJ except Mariana cause she had the worst work shift ever. As each of us had different shifts, the rare times we could all be together were precious.. like this one on the picture.

    I mean.. what could be better than spend some time together in comfy PJ with the best roommates ever drinking a cup of capuccino french vanilla and eating cookies during an endless girls talk during a cold morning in a warm room?

    Frozen Central Park

    Looking Like a Begger @ NYC's Subway Station

    julho 16, 2010

    Vista Way’s 1007 – Revival

    Filed under: Out in the world — Tags:, , , — Isabella Alliz @ 7:01 am

    From June’s 19th to the 25th, I had the chance to meet with my ex-roommates in Maceio and here in Recife.

    Unfortunatly, Mariana and Andrea couldn’t go. So it was me, Robe’r’a, Lu and Linoca.

    Not much to say about the meeting except that we could feel a taste of being in Vista Way’s 1007 once again.

    Besides reminding of all important and funny things that happened there.

    I wish we still lived all together.. in the same apartment. They were the best roommates I could ever have. ): I miss them so much.

    me, lu and linoca @ maceio's beach avenue

    me & linoca @ bera's apartment

    watching world cup @ bera's beach house

    linoca & me @ gunga's beach observatory

    bera & me @ gunga's beach

    spot me on the picture @ vila de nazare

    back to Recife

    junho 9, 2010


    Filed under: Uncategorized — Isabella Alliz @ 6:44 am

    Up do braids

    braids runway

    Romantic Braids

    Braids & Flowers

    Braids and Colors

    Fancy Braids

    My muse and her beautiful messy fishtail braid

    The last one is Julia Petit and her picture taken for her fishtail braid tutorial posted here. I just ADORE Julia Petit. She is gorgeous, funny and walks around on some to-die-for outfits. Her blog is a must check. Fikadika.

    I love braids. I always did. When I was a little kid my grandma used to do some beautiful braids on my hair before I went to school. It’s not only pretty and suitable for any situation but also it’s a great way to set up the hair to bear the always melting heat in Recife.


    Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags:, , , — Isabella Alliz @ 4:12 am

    Me, dad and fake mj cigarette

    So, for my dad’s 45 years old birthday he decided to celebrate it with a little theme party.

    He was all misterious about his costume and the decoration. He never fails on surprising me with his creativity.

    He was dressed as a popular samba charachter, the “malandro” from the 70’s (I guess?).

    Me, my friend and my cousin went dressed as hippies. My sister was 50’s style.

    Anyways.. the party was lot’s of fun and it had my favourite drinks.

    I am just upset that he used his vinyl discs on the decoration and this stupid kid grabbed some TO PLAY FRISBY WITH IT.

    Seriously, I really dislike kids. And I dislike this one more than any other. What a brat!

    He upset me, I made him cry (: it felt better then.

    He ruined the Grease OST disc. %@#$#!$%$¨%@#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >;Q

    And last, but not least, my favourite picture out of all. A moment captured by my friend Juju of my dad hugging my aunt. All the sibblings love. So beautiful. All the pain they went through this year, fighting to help their brothers and getting over his death in february has brought them together. She is my aunt and godmother.

    maio 4, 2010

    Oh, the summer days

    Filed under: Uncategorized — Isabella Alliz @ 1:09 pm


    I’ve invited my friends Naty and Lucy on the past holiday to my place. We decided to have a girls-only day (ignore the kid), enjoy the nice weather on the swimming pool, watch Bad Girls Club, eat some snacks, gosssip,  etc.

    The three of us went together to work for Disney on the vacations international college/university program. Naty was my co-worker and Lucy was a life guard in one of the resorts.

    They are classmates in medicine school. I get the feeling that Naty is more passionate about it but I believe Lucy will be…. a little more delicate as a doctor… at least that’s what I got from my food poisoning experience in Miami with Naty. ;p

    maio 3, 2010


    Filed under: Uncategorized — Isabella Alliz @ 5:46 pm

    This isn’t about the musical actually. I just thought it was an interesting way to start the post. It is literally about hair… but as I’m a huge fan of the musical, I couldn’t help it. I’m posting the brodway clipping cause besides being better than the movie version the new cast did an amazing job with the revival and I’m glad I’ve got the opportunity to watch it. It was quite hard to convince my friends not to watch The Phantom Of The Opera to watch Hair but it worthed.


    When I was a little kid my hair was really straight and I was proud of it. My mom said I looked like a native indian. As puberty came, my hair dried, curled and became a huge mass. It was my weakest point and ruined my self-steem. Sadly in that time, any straightening technique wasn’t good enough. I waited patiently… of course my hair would never be straight again but it could get a bit better. I’ve done so many stuff with it in the meantime. I’ve straightened, I’ve dyed many colours… and I finnally decided to pull off my natural hair and I’m so proud of it. Wavy, messy, black! That’s how I like it. I am SO into messy hairstyles. I just wish the weather here would help a bit more to let it not tied up in day time.

    I was looking for some nice hair pictures on tumblr and these are the ones I came up with.

    maio 2, 2010

    Renda Renascença

    Filed under: Uncategorized — Isabella Alliz @ 8:40 pm

    by Martha Medeiros

    I don’t feel like writting this post in English this time. It’s all about Brazil’s northeast’s culture and handmade fabrics. I’m gonna talk about two designers that I’m in love with. Martha Medeiros and Fatima Rendas. This type of lace is very typical from the northeast’ countryside of Brazil and one of those dresses can take up to 8 months to be done and cost up to 4.000 USD.  

    My linguistic skills are very limited to translate all the terms and words written on the following text I’m going to writte so that just won’t happen.  

    Gente, antes de tudo eu peco desculpas pela falta de acentos e cedilha no post a seguir. Meu Windows esta em ingles e meu teclado e desprovido de acentos. Envergonha-me escrever assim, por isso prefiro escrever apenas em ingles… mas como se trata de algo tipico de nossa cultura e contem termos que minha habilidades linguisticas nao estao aptas a traduzir, prefiro escrever em portugues. Enfim…

    Quando eu penso em regionalismo nordestino na moda, logo me vem a mente a renda renascenca.
    Tecnica que teve origem em Veneza, na Italia, introduzida no Brasil atraves de freiras europeias, foi difundido atraves das maos das rendeiras nordestinas e virou simbolo do artesanato da regiao.
    Inicialmente usado para bordar toalhas, lencois, colchas, etc, a renda renascenca ganhou destaque na moda nacional atraves da estilista responsavel pela grife pernambucana Fatima Rendas no Fashion Rio.
    Anualmente, em Recife, acontece a Mostra de Renda Renascenca na Casa da Cultura, que ja vai em seu 14 ano!
    A estilista alagoana Martha Medeiros tornou-se referencia no design de vestidos de noiva e ate ganhou o titulo de “queridinha dos famosos”. Ela tem como material prima fundamental a renda renascenca produzida no Vale do Sao Francisco, no sertao nordestino onde as rendeiras utilizam espinhos de mandacaru como alfinetes para guiar as tramas da renda.
    Um vestido casual/formal pode demorar ate 8 meses para ficar pronto e custa em torno de 5 a 7 mil reais. Mas gente, venhamos e convenhamos, e um preco justo a se pagar por algo tao complexo, neh? Um vestido atemporal e marcante. E como voce acha que uma rendeira se sustentaria durante 8 meses fazendo um mesmo vestido? Logico que seria plausivel uma ocasiao especial para um gasto tal exorbitante.
    Acho que ate vou pegar a toalha de renda renascenca de mesa da minha avo e costurar um vestido! ;D
    Acabo de me lembrar que tenho um coletinho de renda renascenca perdido ha anos no fundo do guarda-roupa que esta pronto para sair as ruas.  

    Fatima Rendas no Recife Fashion


    Martha Medeiros


    Martha Medeiros


    Martha Medeiros


    Martha Medeiros


    Vestidos de Noiva por Martha Medeiros


    Noiva por Martha Medeiros


    And I’m soooo marrying in a Martha Medeiros bridal gown…  

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