All-nighters suck

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 6, 2009 by couturecherie

I always forget the extent of suckage that all-nighters posses until I have to pull one (yet again). This time it was probably my fault for procrastinating, so I’m hating myself a little. Having classes from 8:30am to 6:30pm doesn’t help much either. So forgive me for my lack of coherent blog…and thoughts. Oops. *snore*

Am I crossing over to the dark side?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 5, 2009 by couturecherie

You know when you swear you’re never going to do something, ever? You hate it because you just don’t understand why it exists or like me, you’re just not any good at it. That was the case with me and menswear. I’m not afraid to experiment with anything related to fashion. The crazier the better. Give me any frabric, any colour, and I’ll come up with pure awesomeness (No, I’m not bragging. I just know what I’m good at). I was perfectly capable of drooling over the latest Armani and Dsquared2 runway shows, but simply could not imagine myself dealing with any of it.

Then suddenly this term I was pushed face-first intothe menswear course. Not only was it one of the few classes that fit my schedule, but I need for my degree. Add this to the fact that it’s an 8:30am class, and it’s not difficult to see how much hatred I had accumulated for this course before it even started. I simply refused to believe that dressing sexy men in sexy outfits was something that I would enjoy (crazy talk, no?).

It’s now three weeks into the term, and I’m facing a little dilemma. I’M STARTING TO LIKE IT! For whatever reason, I’m loving the heck out of concocting the most insane/deadly gorgeous outfits for men. They gave the most ridiculous brief (Charles Darwin. I kid you not). Doing the research was very interesting and thought provoking. It yanked me out of my design comfort zone, giving me absolute creative freedom. It opened a new world of luscious fabrics and colour palettes that I wouldn’t have touched with a 30ft pole. I don’t know if it’s the idea of dressing the perfect man in the perfect outfit, or the thought of getting to see the hot male models (*fans self*) backstage, but suddenly I got the craziest idea: How awesome would it be to become the first female solely menswear designer?!

Thinking about it gives me the chills. Would I really be able to pull it off? Am I really capable of giving up on my precious haute couture? Am I really THAT crazy? Why does the dark side have delicious cookies?! Why?!

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 😛