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Nice one, Darwin.

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags on April 15, 2009 by couturecherie

“One great source of perplexity to me is an utter ignorance whether I note the right facts, and whether they are of sufficient importance to interest others.”

I’m thinking I need a career change…


Chocolatey annoyance.

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags on April 12, 2009 by couturecherie

First of all, HAPPY EASTER! 😀 (aka eat-as-much-chocolate-as-you-can day!). I’ve spent the day eating the remaning chocolate from my trip to Bruges. It’s the most relaxing city ever! Not to mention the food is ridiculously delish. I spent three days exploring the major Belgian food groups, which consis of  chocolate, frites, beer, more chocolate, mussels, and chocolate. I have no idea how Belgian women, much like the French, are model perfect! Anyway, digress a lot.

So I’m sitting here immersed in my world of chocolatey goodness, when I decide to do some reasearch for my design class. I figure I’m going to sit here for a while, so I might as well be useful. I asked myself “CC, what’s the easiest thing to find online that would relate to your research?”. Let’s see: fashion design images….PICTURES! And better yet 1950s pictures!  I headed for Google images immediately, typed in “1950s fashion photography” and got…nothing. How could this be?! I tried about 5 different variations, searching for 2 hours, and still got nothing I could use. Not a single thing. Absolutamente nada. I came to the conclusion that the world is out to get me, gave up, and resumed my chocolate eating.

And now I am annoyed. I try to do the right thing FOR ONCE, and I failed! Epically. To add insult to injury, I can’t even enjoy my chocolate anymore! Stupid summer outfit guilt…

And the winners are…

Posted in Jeudi à la mode, Miscellaneous, Ooh la la!, RSVP, Runway Rundown with tags on April 7, 2009 by couturecherie

Decisions, decisions! I previously mentioned I would create a few categories for the blog. It appears that labelling fashion-related things isn’t a particularly easy task, as I’m having quite a difficult time narrowing things down.

I asked myself “CC, why do people like fashion? What are people drawn to?”. This is a condensed list of what I came up with:

  • Celebrities. Who’s going where? With who? What are they wearing? Etc.
  • Style. Too difficut to explain in one sentence.
  • Trends. What’s “in”? What’s coming up? You get the idea.
  • “It” items. Gimme!
  • Events. Fashion shows, parties, launches, prom0tions.

It worked out pretty nicely, if I may say so myself. It is, however, extremely boring. Can you imagine? “Category 1: Celebrities”. Le yawn!  I’m not very fond of the ordinary, so this needs a little spiffing up.

Voilà! Les catégories!

  • Ooh la la!. The things that I’m loving.
  • Runway Rundown. Self explanatory, non?
  • RSVP. Events, I has them.
  • Jeudi à la mode. Thursday shall be known as “trend day”
  • Miscellaneous. Because I tend to be random.

I can’t wait to get (properly) started! Let’s hope I actually stick to these…

CC’s Ultimate List of Awesome

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags on April 4, 2009 by couturecherie

There are certain things that bother us to no end. Things that make us want to shoot a bunny rabbit in a blinding fit of rage, snap out of it, then stare in horror. Luckily, this evil world is balanced by the other fantastically amazing things that make us giggle like schoolgirls (or boys).  Everything varies from person to person, of course, so I’ve decided to share my Top 10 fantastically amazing things. Behold!

CC’s Ultimate List of Awesome:

1.    France. The fashion, the language, the food, THE MEN! For whatever reason, I’ve always been obsessed with the French.  There is something utterly seducing and chic about it. It’s my kryptonite.
2.    Fashion. I just love it. Always have, always will. I breathe it, feel it, and live it.
3.    Christian Dior (both old and new). Bar suit. Enough said.
4.    Chanel. If you can make a stuffy tweed blazer look gorgeous, you’re my BFF.
5.    1950s. the films, fashion, movies, and celebrities were so much more beautiful and awe-inspiring. Glamour at its finest.
6.    A good book. There are no words to explain the feeling a good book gives you.
7.    Fireplaces. Mmmm, the toasty delicious gorgeousness.
8.    Chocolate and Champagne. Yes, together. So sensuous!
9.    Laughter/ a good sense of humour. I love to laugh and make other laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine!
10.    Walks in the park. Especially during sunsets in the fall. *sigh* How romantic. Geez, I’m such a girl.

So there you have it. These are (some of) the things that give me a warm and fuzzy feeling and take me to cloud nine in a second.  Simple, and perhaps a bit silly, but it’s who I am. Now, who would like to share theirs? 😀

I’m not lazy, I swear

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags on April 2, 2009 by couturecherie

When I decided to participate in BEDA, I really didn’t think it would be too hard. After all, there are more than enough topics for me to cover. Trends, fashion shows, designers, shoes, “it” items, just to name a few. I could go on and on about any of these things without a problem. Still, I find myself sitting in front of my computer writing this at 11:30pm (talk about eleventh hour!). Then I realised the issue wasn’t the lack of topics, but the lack of time. Also known as my absolutely horrid time management skills.

For whatever reason, I never have enough time to do all the things I have/need to do in one day. I blame my tendency to bite off more than I can chew (Wonder Woman complex much?). So I’ve decided compartmentalisation is the way to go. This will extend to this blog because apart from being the worse time keeper ever, I suffer from terminal unorganisation. The solution is to come up with around 4 categories to blog under. I still haven’t made final decisions as I don’t want to limit myself too much. I am, however, very open to suggestions. After all, what’s the point of writing about things nobody wants to read about?

So I promise that by tomorrow this space will become much more interesting (and less random)! No more veering off topic! (I think…)

Now if only life would be as simple to solve…

BEDA? What?

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags on April 1, 2009 by couturecherie

This is one of the best ideas I’ve heard in while. Perfect for those who, like me, totally forget that their blog exists. So this….event? group? thingamabob? (What the heck is it?) provides us with an opportunity to redeem ourselves for the non-bloggage. Simply put:

B – Blog

E- Every

D- Day

A- April

Which means that you have to post a new blog every single day in the month of April. Great, no? God knows I have a lot to say about a lot of things. (Not that it’s obvious, judging by the state of my first post. Oops)

So yes, I am committing myself to this awesomeness. And you know what? You should too 😀

I look forward to sharing my wittiness (ha!) and fashion advice (you know you want it) to anyone who’s bored enough to read it. Who knows? Maybe it will become a permanent thing!

And so it begins….BEDA FTW!

First post….

Posted in Miscellaneous on March 29, 2009 by couturecherie

And I can’t think of anything to say. C’est la vie!

I’ll find something…eventually 😛