Monday, May 7, 2012

PARTY LIKE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY

It's my 19th birthday today! So crazy that this is my last year EVER as a teenager. You ever notice how the whole concept of "ever" is tragic? It's kind of been an existential downer on my birthday because I'm a sentimental drama queen who ascribes too much significance to "growing up" and adolescence. I always cite my obsession with the essence of being a teenager, the underage mystique, the vice and lust for and of lolita culture to the internet. And the fact that it was the internet that raised my persona. I'm a victim to its social conditioning... another tragedy. But I don't want to discuss the consequences of 'social media as agents of socialization' because HELLO I'M SUPPOSED TO BE CELEBRATING RIGHT NOW. Not thinking about boring academic essay topics and """"cultural phenomena.""" I mean, as sad as I am about being one year closer to the permanence of adulthood (curse you, internet, for suggesting that adults lack novelty and novelty is the only reason I was ever successful,) look at how smiley I am in all these pictures! What the?? Bebe Zeva has TEETH? Yes, yes I do. All the better to eat cake with!!!!!!!!!!!














FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Floppy hat - Zara, with Chanel detachable chain
Jeweled bib necklace - Oscar De La Renta
Blazer - Burberry
Silk playsuit - REECN
 Heels - Vince Camuto
Bag - Alexander McQueen

 My mom gave me the most incredible birthday presents yesterday (a day early, since she knows the weekend is a better time to celebrate than on Monday when everybody is going back to school and grumpy and Garfield and lasagna.) Of course, they're all clothes because I hardly care about anything else. "Hardly" isn't even a fair adjective. Look at all these wonderful GOODIES!



Topshop skinny jeans in a print that screams #BASED and Current/Elliott floral print pants!


Union Jack socks to appease my spirit animal (Baby Spice)


Trilby hat with a lace inset to hide the eyes... eat your heart out, Gaga.


Animal print body-con dress from Topshop (that I spontaneously decided to wear to dinner last night and somehow didn't expose how bloated I was after binge eating chocolate covered strawberries for dessert at my fave buffet.)


Eastern-inspired chartreuse, tangerine, fuchsia, and teal top. AKA all my favorite colors, all in one garment!


Ralph Lauren equestrian silk scarf... my mom knows me too well!


Pink and gold/green "curtain" blazer by Lafayette. To DIE for. I apologize in advance for how many outfit posts this jacket will creep its way into.


 Red orange Laundry fitted blazer!!!! The silhouette is perfect... I actually look like I have a waist while wearing it. A godsend.


Anyway, thanks for stopping by! For me, the very best birthday present is knowing that I can share my special day virtually with followers and friends. You give me purpose, inspire me, enlighten me, motivate me, complete me. I feel like for once in my life, I'm actually part of a community that understands me as well as I understand it. And all I can do is stay humble and say thanks -- we were fated to be.

Everything is infinite!!

Bebe Zeva

50 comments:

  1. Oh em gee. I remember when you were 17 and not pregnant. Happy bday to you. You have a good mother who showers you with gifts, as all mothers should. You're still the same Bebe I discovered on the net a couple of years ago, just with darker eyebrows.

    Sophia

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  2. Happy birthday, Bebe!!! I swear, your twenties ain't all bad. Once you get old enough, the novelty becomes retaining your personality, which is surprisingly easy to do!

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  3. The only thing scarier than the future is knowing what it's going to look like. Keep that in mind, and happy birthday. You look cute.

    / Avy
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  4. HAPPY B-DAY!!!!!!
    wooow! you look amazing when you smile!! :D

    Loved all your gifts! and yeah your mom knows you well :D

    wish you everything beautiful in the world and an amazing day! :D
    xoxo
    Lary

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  5. Amazing outfit! You look great. Happy Birthday! Have a great day! xx

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  6. Happy birthday!! Love your shoes and bangles
    Merrybellyland777.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy Birthday! i feel you about that 19 ever. im on that stage too...6 months left to 20 its so scary!!!!!! anyway i love ur outfit :)

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY!!! your outfit is sooo pretty, they are some nice clothing items there!! ;)
    xoxo

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  9. Happy birthday, you look gorgeous in the photos! and stunning birthday presents!!! :D cant wait to see the outfit posts!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy Birthday, Bebe!

    Bisous, bisous
    Little Anaelle

    http://little-anaelle.blogspot.com/

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  11. Happy birthday!!!! Love your outfit, as always, especially the necklace :) Aaaaand I have the same Topshop jeans as the ones you got hiding in the back of my closet, unworn, so I'm looking forwards to seeing you style them (if that's going to happen)!

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  12. You look as fabulous as ever! I can't wait for year 19 of your awesome shenanigans. <3

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  13. Happy birthday! Love your silk playsuit. :)
    I have those Topshop skinny jeans, I wear them all the time!
    I'm in love with that pink and gold blazer! I want it!
    xxx

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  14. B-day, b-day super darling! Smile is that fucking good to your face.
    I really wish you to feel comfortable in the place and with people you are (even though my english sounds incredibly stupid, pardon, I am a fucking french one)
    I love the way you think and justifiably criticize that world.
    Bonne continuation with your blog-work, good luck for Vegas-life and I am continuing following your blog.
    Stupid words, but still: I like you.

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  15. HBD! I look forward to the tapestry lafayette blazer being a staple!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  16. Happy Birthday!!! totally rocking this outfit and I wish you all kinds of success and happiness in life <3

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  17. Happy b'day!
    I really love your b'day outfit, beautiful accessories (:

    xx

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  18. Happy birthday! Have a lovely day, and make sure you make the most of the next year! You got some lovely pieces too- I'm in love with the blazer, oh my! xxx

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  19. You look gorgeous ! Happy birthday ! x

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  20. Happy 19th, beautiful girl! Loving all those pretty patterns.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  21. Awesome outfit and what great gifts! And no worries, being an adult really isn't that bad xD I am approaching my 22nd birthday this summer and I'm actually looking forward to it. Being creative and daring as an adult is even more fun than as a teenager because people don't expect it as much :)

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  22. Happy Birthday! Lovely stuff. <3

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  23. Happy Birthday! Wish you to be always as beutiful as now! :)

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  24. Gorgeous hair, love the oversized hat, bag and all of the black.


    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  25. Happy birthday! and love the whole twiggy inspired makeup and ofcourse your fabulous clothes.

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  26. Happy Birthday, lovely! Can't wait to see your upcoming outfit posts w/those amazing clothes.
    <3

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  27. Happy birthday! Your mom clearly has awesome taste.

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  28. Happy birthday, Bebe! I cannot wait to see how you will wear all of those fabulous clothes! And I love the neckalace in this outfit. Actually, I love the whole outfit! As always!

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  29. Happy birthday! I also just turned 19 yesterday, and it does feel strange to be a year closer to adulthood.. But anyways, you look great in these photos as usual, especially when you smile! :)

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  30. Dear god.. Those pants are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those socks are perfect too.. Just like your hair and playsuit.. SO MANY PERFECT THINGS IN THIS POST! Your mom has really good taste.. I can see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

    I love the third to last photo of you where you're laughing in the close up of the top part of your outfit -- looks like you're speaking to your waiter saying 'haaaa.. you're so silly Sébastien! now bring my friends and i some of your, eh, escargot.... yes?'

    You're so wonderful Bebe. Have an AMAZING 19th birthday, although you will forever be 17 to me because I don't want you to get older. You are the most intelligent TEENAGER I have never met. The way you think fascinates me and I can't help but agree with almost all your views on everything from college to plastic surgery and feminism. I get so lost and mesmerized by your writing when I read your Formspring answers on my phone. I fall more in love with ya everrrr day that goes by!

    Sincerely, your biggest fan ever to have ever lived ever ever ever
    - Larissa

    ever ever.

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  31. You have inspired me so much (and still are) to come out of my shell and channel my inner self. :-) I always look forward to hearing your opinions on Formspring and reading your posts on this here blog. Happy, happy birthday! anyway let's get rid of this grammar so i can express to you how i feel with a more stream-of-consciousness approach

    THAT GIFT IS WAY TOO GOOd my garment meter is way off the radar!!!!! breaking it probably!!!! Totally making an exception to my stay-away-from-superfluous-punctuation rule for myself because WOW!!!!

    reading your blog posts are such a treat and OBVIOUSLY so are seeing the new ensembles you've put together :-) it amazes me how vast your closet is and, more importantly, how vast your creativity is for being able to put so much amazing shit into dozens upon dozens of combinations of amazing shit

    you're seriously just amazing shit

    you never cease to inspire me and i hope you never cease to be inspired by all the world around you

    again HAPPY BIRTHDAY BBZV!!!

    -s.

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  32. Happy Birthday! You look amazing:D I love this black and gold look!

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  33. happy birthday.
    Your style is immpeciable and your gorgeous
    www.diamond-solitaires.blogspot.com

    shyla x

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  34. Happy 19th birthday! Have a great 19! You have a beautiful smile btw :D

    http://LOLitsMelda.blogspot.com

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  36. Wowie-wow-wow! Those gifts are stunning! Good taste must run in the family, eh? I'm eagerly looking forward to the many works of art you will bring into fashion with these treasures! Especially those Union Jack socks! Those are off "the hook", as some would say. Ahhh!!! I'm sooo excited! I have a thing for socks! Here's to toasty tootsies!

    Now I have to become all "sappy and sentimental". Bebe, you are a gift from the novelty Gods above.
    I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your daily blog posts (even if it means leaving my whimsical daydreams filled with flowers and singing animals to turn on the computer.) We all love you bebe, don't EVER change. Have a wonderfully happy birthday and 19th year!!! ♥ :-D


    Your secret stalker,
    Melinda.

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  37. happy birthday! love you always :)
    stay awesome <3
    xx

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  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    So jealous of all your gifts and beautiful post as always!

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  39. Happy Birthday to you! This was by far my favorite post ever...and I have been following your blog basically since it exists :D You are very beautiful when smiling (you should do so more often!), I love the entire outfit from top to bottom! and I am even more excited about all the upcoming outfit-pictures of you in your new clothes. They are to die for.
    Thank you for making my shitty day a bit less shitty !
    Anna

    agonyivory.blogspot.com

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  40. Happy freakin' birthday!! Love all the goodies and your outfit :D Hope you have a good one!

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  41. Happy B-dy love the presents

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  42. happy b'day! and that alexander mcqueen bag is just oh-my-god-so-adorable! http://www.goldielondon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/diy-chain-collar.html

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  43. happy birthday!
    your style is perfection. love it.

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  44. you are so beautiful - you look like you are from a different era! <3

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  45. Happy birthday sunshine! You're such an inspiration, and look great as usual!

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  46. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you got some amazing gifts. Your outfit is just simply gorgeous, I love it so much especially the McQueen bag :) xx

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