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La Valse d’Amélie

Bonjour mon petit poneys! I’m pretty sure that’s how you say “hello my little ponies” in French, but I could be wrong*. Over the weekend I was lucky enough to see the Amélie musical at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and it was all kinds of magical. It’s based on the 2001 French film of the same name which I adore completely. Amélie is definitely one of my Top 10 favorite movies and the soundtrack with Yann Tiersen’s score is the beeesssst. Amélie, both the movie and musical, is about a shy young woman with an overactive imagination living in Montmarte who begins a quest to anonymously bring joy to others by returning long lost treasures from childhood’s past or playing cupid to make their lives better, all the while struggling with her own insecurities.

So when I first heard that a musical was in the works I was both excited and skeptical. Excited because I love musicals and the movie, and skeptical because the music is one of the best parts of the movie, so how can they have a musical with original music that doesn’t involve Yann Tiersen?!

All doubt flew out the window though because, like I said, this musical was magical. MAGICAL I SAY! It still had the same spirit as the film, and I thought it translated well to the stage. Samantha Barks, who played Eponine in the film adaptation of Les Miserables, was perfection and Adam Chanler-Berat, who played Nino, had an impressive set of pipes. The whole cast was perfection, really. Berkeley Rep also showed American Idiot before it made its Broadway debut, so I’m really hoping that the Amélie musical follows in the same footsteps because it really deserves all the recognition. And I also really need the soundtrack ASAP. I’m not sure what the song was called, but it was when Nino is just right outside of Amélie’s apartment door asking if he can come in, and she’s basically saying no, but not to leave because she likes him where he is because she’s too scared to let him in — physically into her apartment and emotionally into her little bubble (there were a lot of moments that were too applicable to my own life). But uuuuggghhh… SO GOOD.

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You know me, I never miss an opportunity to dress in theme wherever I go! I noticed that on the artwork for the show, Amélie is wearing a flowing red skirt and black and white striped top. Those items just so happen to be sitting in my closet too, so I decided to wear it to the show! I also paired it with an amour-o-meter necklace I got at the Lodi Street Faire a few years ago. On one side of the necklace it has different levels of love in French, and on the other in English. I also wore my bunny earrings because in the movie, a young Amélie takes a photo of clouds shaped like a bunny (and there were also bunnies on the wallpaper of the stage at the show… coincidence?). The hair flower clip isn’t very French, but I thought the red and yellow and green color palette matched the film’s original poster.  A few people noticed I dressed like Amélie and complimented my outfit. After the show, Caitlin, myself, and her friend Megan walked over to the theatre’s bar and a woman said, “Great job tonight!” to us because she thought we were in the show. Haha! I’m assuming she had a seat on the upper level because none of us look like any of the actors in the cast, but it was still nice to be mistaken for the talent. 😀

Berkeley Rep has extended Amélie’s run until October 18, so if you find yourself anywhere near the Bay Area and you love Amélie, you MUST go! It’s totally worth it all the monies!

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tunic: Old Navy (buy here) | skirt: ModCloth (buy here)
bunny studs: ModCloth (n/a) | shoes: dexflex Comfort (buy here)
necklace: 2Dy4 (buy similar here) | belt: Xhileration
hair flower: from the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet

cheers

* I’m probably wrong.

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Geek Fashion Week Sale @ Le Fancy Geek Boutique

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The very first Geek Fashion Week just started yesterday! I’m pretty excited that I’ll be in Los Angeles this weekend to check out some of the events that will be taking place, including the fashion show! You can totally expect a recap of all that on Le Fancy Geek shortly after 😀

Geek Fashion Week isn’t just happening in LA, but online too! Be sure check out their site here to learn more about it.

To celebrate this awesome week, you can save 15% off your entire purchase at Le Fancy Geek Boutique from now until Monday, March 30! Just use code GEEKFASHIONWK15 during checkout. 😀

I hope to see some of you ponies there!

cheers

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Everyday Cosplay: Star-Lord

pullover: Uniqlo // boots: Carlos by Carlos Santana // studs: Studio Silver
jacket: Guess // necklace: Le Fancy Geek Boutique
belt: Forever 21 // tote: Forever Wars // pants: ModCloth

Right after I watched Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) back in August I immediately thought, “I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS TO COME OUT ON BLURAY!!!” <– ALL CAPS NECESSARY. And it finally came out on Tuesday and I couldn’t be happier to have my very own copy so I can watch it as much as I please! Shout out to my friend Caitlin for grabbing a copy of the special limited edition tin case that looks like a Walkman from Best Buy for me 😀

Obviously, I’m on a GOTG kick. I’ve also been lacking in creating Everyday Cosplay posts, so I figure it would be a good idea to start it up again with good ‘ol Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord. His outfit can easily be translated with a simple grey sweater, a burgundy leather jacket, blue skinny jeans, and some brown boots. However, some people, mainly Oncers (that’s what fans of Once Upon a Time are called in case you didn’t know), will think you’re channeling Emma Swan since she often sports the leather jacket/skinny jeans/boots combo.

I added a few accessories related to GOTG to make it clear that this is all inspired by Star-Lord such as a pair of gold star-shaped earrings, because STAR-Lord. Durr. Also, when I think of the word “galaxy” I immediately think of stars — I have a tendency to make literal references whenever I put geek inspired outfits together. I also came across this Awesome Mix Vol. 1 tote on Etsy that’s just absolute perfection! And of course, the outfit wouldn’t be complete without a Star-Lord necklace (made by yours truly). 🙂

Ugh. Now I wish actually did have this outfit so I can go outside and listen to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on my iPhone (because I don’t own a Walkman anymore (does anyone?)) so I can dance around to “Come and Get Your Love” and stomp in puddles.

If you haven’t seen the movie (OH MY GAWD, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!), you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. So please watch this:

Cheers,
Nina

PS: I can’t write a Guardians of the Galaxy post about Star-Lord without mentioning how fuggin’ hot Chris Pratt is! I thought he was adorable when he had chubs on Parks & Recreation, but in Guardians of the Galaxy? DAAAAMMMN. Okay, that is all.

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Le Fancy Geek Boutique Shop Update: New Guardians of the Galaxy Necklaces!

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Hey my little ponies! In case you’re still scrambling to get Christmas presents for your loved ones, I just wanted to let you all know that the necklaces in my Etsy store make perfect stocking stuffers for your geeky friends and family members. And I just added new Guardians of the Galaxy necklaces today!!

For US residents, be sure to place orders by Sunday to ensure that your order will come in time for Christmas 🙂

Cheers,
Nina

PS: Sorry to all Drax the Destroyer fans — I couldn’t quite find an image of Drax that I liked for a pendant, but I do want to eventually add him to the store!

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Pie Day + Sale!

pie dress/Pushing Daisies necklace/Bass oxfords/Kate Spade purse/cardigan

As you may know the square root of π = 3.14, making the 14th of March Pie Day! Or Pi Day. I prefer the former because it involves the kind of pie you can eat and not numbers.

I’m an English major. You do the math.

For some reason the square root of π is one of the only things I remember from my high school math class. The F.O.I.L. method? Couldn’t tell ya, I don’t remember what the hell that thing is. But pi? 3.14 is the square root and that’s all I know. Anyhow, I put together a little outfit that I thought would be super appropriate to celebrate the day in. I mean, can that dress by ModCloth be anymore perfect? Nope. It can’t. And I also added my Ned the Pie Maker necklace from my Etsy store, Le Fancy Geek Boutique, to the ensemble because… well, pie. Duh.

And speaking Le Fancy Geek Boutique, there’s a great sale going on right now!

From now until Sunday, you can save $3.14 on your order (see what I did there?)! Just use the code “PIEDAY14” when you checkout. 😀

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Thor has absolutely nothing to do with pies, but you can pick up this necklace along with Ned the Pie Maker and many other designs during the sale 😀

Hope you ponies have a spectacular Pie Day!

Cheers,
Nina

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New Merch & Sale on Le Fancy Geek Boutique!

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Hey my little ponies!

I just added seven new designs to Le Fancy Geek Boutique! Designs include Ned the Pie Maker from Pushing Daisies, Admiral Ackbar and Padme Amidala (Star Wars), Liz Lemon (30 Rock), Joan Holloway/Harris (Mad Men), Lady Mary (Downton Abbey), and Captain America.

And with Valentine’s Day around the corner I decided to throw in a little coupon code so you can all save 10% on your purchase. Just use type in “valentine14” during checkout!

Since the sale is kind of short notice (mah bad), the coupon will expire next Sunday on the 16th. 😀

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Indiana Jones and Harry Potter necklaces with oval pendants are also going to be added to the shop this week too along with a brand new Sherlock design on a bigger pendant! Be sure to follow me on Etsy and subscribe to Le Fancy Geek (see sidebar for different options) for shop updates 😀

And if you don’t see any of your favorite characters in my shop, just message me and we can work on a custom order.

Cheers,
Nina

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Open For Business!

It’s a bit late in the day (a little past 5pm here on the west coast), but Le Fancy Geek Boutique is finally up and running! As a thank you for your enthusiasm and patience, use the code FANCYFIVE to take $5 off your purchase (good until Dec. 7). Yaaay for saving $$$!!!

I hope you all find something you like 😀

Cheers,
Nina

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