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All About Coco

All About Coco

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After having experienced the effect of carrying a huge Chanel shopping bag through Antwerp (girls giving me looks ranging from suspicious to all shades of green - guys looks of pure fear after having glimpsed at their ladies), must admit have become a little addicted to the uplifting feeling of wearing the double caps logo.

Decided I need to integrate more Coco into my everyday life. Getting that trompe l'oeil tattoo (Chanel SS2010), or wearing nothing but No5 (I wonder what my colleagues would say, probably “How very Marilyn of you”...) seem reasonable options, considering that I’m broke all the time and the last bottle of hip (and affordable) seasonal nail polish is always snatched away by some fancy magazine's beauty editor.

*Sigh*. But then I saw BF's smile as he was taking today’s foto* and was reminded: The best things in life are free, only the second best are very, very expensive.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Chanel

*Won’t mention that BF was probably charmed by my strawberry cake which he knew he would be spoiled with after the shoot.... but hey: if that’s what it takes.....

P.S.: For all gal's who can't get enough Coco as well: Den Haag's Gemeentenmuseum is hosting the exhibition "Chanel the Legend" until February 2014

Happy Birthday moi!

Happy Birthday moi!

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Once a year that day comes around, highly anticipated until you hit 29, after that swept under the carpet and glimpsed at warily, mixed feelings and all. The Birthday. Since I never really grew up and numbers only matter to me when it comes to Sunday’s Lotto Draw, I will celebrate getting older no matter what though.

Nothing big you know, Gianni will come out of the closet (aka Versace aka my dress), Coco is a staple on the guestlist (in form of Chanel make-up), BF will bring over Guns and Roses (or maybe Metallica - depends on which T-shirt mood he’s in), and am pretty sure at least one of my girlfriends will sneak in Mr. YSL (in form of a clutch).

Well then, I guess it’s not pretentious at all to make a wish for my special day, hoping that Karl somehow may show up as well. In form of the hottest booties out there this fall. Hello? One person with white hair at my party is pretty much enough.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Fendi

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Eau de Toilet

Eau de Toilet

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Don't get me wrong ladies: Brad Pitt is hot. And considering the reactions of gals all over the world to the new Chanel commercial (deep sighs everywhere): he obviously sells as well. Am I the only one to not get it?

Whoever came up with the idea of rejuvenating the brand's (sophisticated) image by making the sexiest man alive look like some greasy (and very probably smelly) homeless person (yeah, makes sense to spritz some perfume here!): is just wrong! As it is to have Brad speak (we would have been happy to just LOOK at him, well - not in this outfit, but still...). To make matters worse, what he says is some weird stuff that basically only makes sense if you are eighteen and just ordered "Philosophy for Dummies". That's not inevitable, Brad, it's inevitably BAD! Worst of all: you keep your shirt on during the whole commercial!

I would have been happy with something more "Coco", classic if you like (yes, you may call me old-fashioned). A nice heel in the image maybe? Somewhere? Something which wants me to be the lady wearing Chanel No5, not some random chick staring out of windows and walking on rivers to the voice over of a grey man. Sorry, but can't help the idea that Eau de Toilet just got a little "Ewwww de Toilette".

xxx

Today's shoes are Bally

Forty and Fabulous

Forty and Fabulous

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The latest edition of fashion bible Vogue is a hymn to ageless style, featuring Rachel Weisz as it’s ambassador. “Why life begins at forty” the title reads, and - utterly intrigued - I find myself having read 196 pages cover to cover in no time.

Since I have started using Crème de la Mer and am more tempted than ever to rewrite the genius Coco’s “Fashion fades, only style remains” replacing “fashion” with “beauty” I am curious though.

What IS the the actual difference between now and being in my twenties?
Hmmm… (…staring at gorgeous Giambattista Valli heels while thinking).

Found genius example! In my twenties I would probably have thought Mr. Valli was an Italian intellectual. Or Pinocchio’s father.

Turning 30, I would have done my math and not mistake his mentor Capucci with Cappuccino anymore, lusting after GV’s work from afar, wondering where to get his adorable shoes (trip to Italy anyone?).

Fabulously forty, I simply know that Papa Giambattista is available at my trend-setting heel dealer and go there. Dear Rachel, you are totally right: No one can say this isn’t an utter improvement!

Next step, fifty and fantastic: am totally ready!

xxx

Today’s shoes are Giambattista Valli and on SALE at Paul Warmer