Saturday, January 2, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR

2009 was an amazing year for me - I started Live Glam or Die in February as a wardrobe diary to log my daily outfits and observe how my clothing choices and style constantly evolved and what influenced the changes. Since then, I have met so many beautiful people who continue to inspire me every day. Thank you so much for reading and let's continue this fun, fashionable journey into 2010!

Besides the excitement of a new blog, 2009 was filled with so many other exhilarating adventures. In June/July, Clay and I spent 3 ½ weeks in Europe visiting Greece and the Netherlands - the countries of our ancestors (I'm half Greek, Clay is Dutch):
Being my second time in Greece, this visit was even more exciting than the first. I love everything about this country - the people, the food, the music. I can't wait to go back!
Amsterdam was SO MUCH FUN - I could live there for sure! The people were amazing and not to mention the shopping! I came back with tons of fabulous finds and even better memories!

Possibly the most thrilling part of 2009 was when I was selected as one of the 25 finalists from across Canada for the 2009 Télio Design Competition. My earth-themed dress was featured in a show during Montréal Fashion Week (and even had a cameo on FashionTV)! The experience was so surreal and amazing, I could do this forever...
Other highlights of 2009 included turning 21 (finally!!!), seeing some of my favorite bands including Kings of Leon (front row!), White Lies (front row!), and Coldplay, completing another year of university , and countless beautiful memories made with my family, friends, and YOU!

2010 holds lots of amazing things for me - I graduate from university in May and then I'm not sure where life will take me but I'm sure it will be somewhere fabulous! Thank-you for reading and let's make the start of this new decade a year to remember!

xoxo Much love,
Antonia

35 comments:

  1. your blogs great congrats on it being sucessful.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats on all of the success! I love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  3. A great 2009 and I hope a great 2010, I will continue to visit your blog!

    KissooX

    http://etincelledemode.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. happy 2010!! and i love greece too!!! such an amazing country :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations on a wonderful year of blogging in 2009. I am so glad you loved Greece; I am going there in April and am soooooo excited. Keep up the fabulous posts.

    xx
    theotherchic.blogpsot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. cute photos, happy new year!

    xoxo

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. love the collages of pictures from 2009, Happy new year!

    lovelove,
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. awwww, nia, you are growing up before my eyes!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've seen your competition dress before, but not runway shots! SWEET! It looks extra amazing, so cool that we got someone to represent the U of M! Good stuff, lets hear it for more in the future!

    <3<3<3

    ReplyDelete
  10. Greece looks so beautiful. And I remember reading about you in the Free Press - congrats again! Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow, congrats on everything you've achieved this year! you've done well and your blog is amazing. your trip looks awesome!
    happy 2010, hope you have a great one =] xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. You're so gorgeous! I love your dresses

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a GREAT post darling, you definitely had an AMAZING year. We had some things in common: seeing White Lies and Coldplay! Amazing. Though I wasn't quite in the front row, but not far from it, luckily! It was probably the best night of my life. I LOVE Greece, it's one of my fav countries!

    I hope you have another amazing year, and if possible, one which is even more amazing than the last. Happy New Year darling!

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy New Year, I hope your 2010 will be as great as 2009!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your highlights from 09!! fabulous pics!! :)
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

    ReplyDelete
  16. it sounds like you had a amazing year, i hope 2010 is even more amazing and full of traveling.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. your year sounds so exciting... this one will be even better, im sure. all the best in 2010!

    ReplyDelete
  18. loved seeing the highlights of your blog! congrads on your awesome year of fashion and fun - 2010 will be the best yet!

    xo.
    princesspolitico

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy new year, seeing your highlights are lovely!
    I live in Holland, I glad you like our country!
    X, fashionnerdic

    ReplyDelete
  20. Aww, I loved reading this post and seeing all your pics from the past year. You certainly had a fabulous 2009! Def. want to go to Greece sometime soon.

    Here's to having an even better and more amazing new year!

    xo, Becs

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your pictures are stunning! What a fantastic year for you! Hope 2010 is just good

    xo

    www.shopahallic.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. happy new year. your blog is amazing, you are an amazing girl, and i hope you have much more excitement and adventures in the coming year.

    ReplyDelete
  23. happy new year! hope you had a good one :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. happy 2010 love! i'm sure this year will bring loads of good stuffs for you, amen to that ;)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love how you've reflected a little more in-depth on 2009, as opposed to simply talking about the future.
    Its always fun to see how far you've come, and I really admire you for achieving so much at such a young age.
    And your outfits never cease to amaze me, each time I visit I am more surprised and inspired by your eclectic wardrobe and individual style.
    I wish you all the best in 2010, you deserve it!
    x

    ReplyDelete
  26. The pictures from Greece and so vibrant and look amazing! Hope you had a good 2009 :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. love your blog. it's so amazing, and your style is killer!!!! following you!

    check out my blog sometime.

    http://unstoppablestyle.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  28. sounds like u had a fabulous year xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  29. i love your blog! really really... the best 2010 to you!! bst wishes!!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  30. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  31. you look great. I hope its not to late to wish u happy new year!!!!

    do visit my blog @ popsicle-dress.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Cheers to 2010!!

    Let me know if you'd like me to get the Target dresses for you. They're selling out quick!

    xx,
    Juley

    ReplyDelete
  33. Happy New Year! Great pictures, that little red dress you're wearing on your pics from Greece is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  34. looks like such a great trip! :) happy new year to you aswell! i love all of your looks!x

    ReplyDelete