Tag Archive | Chanel

Ev & The City – Charleston Edition

I am pretty much ready to run away to the South!
After a few days, I have fallen deeply in love with Charleston.

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The food (yes I tried grits, and no they are not for me!), the cute buildings running along cobblestone streets, the history, markets, horse drawn carriages…
Added to this, it was perfect warm weather every day.
Ohhh so dreamy – leaving me in a pastel frame of mind.

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DSC_0745Trying something new with my hair – I have finally purchased the hair donut (a few dollars from H&M – and they stock various sizes to suit everyone).
Result – AWESOME. It was super easy and took me no more than two minutes!!

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Shorts – Loft
Top – Calvin Klein
Bag – Gucci
Shoes – PeepToe
Glasses – Chanel
Nails – California Coral by Essie

Off to watch Gone With The Wind now with my favourite leading southern man, Rhett Butler… quickly grab the smelling salts…
|Ev xo

 

Hamptons Happy!

How can one not be happy in such a beautiful place?
The beautiful ocean, quaint buildings and generally gorgeous surrounds leave a big smile on your face.

And all this just a few hour out of the city – BLISS!!

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Dress: Ralph Lauren, Bag: Chanel, Bangle: similar here, shoes: Friis & Company

So now all I need to complete by Hamptons experience is a house similar to the one Victoria Grayson plots in…
|Ev xo

Little BLUE Jacket

I have been patiently (well mostly) waiting for the weather to be warm enough for me to rip the price tag off with glee and skip outside!!
Bewitched by this colour.
Infatuated with my new little blue jacket.

Casual lunch, shopping, work…it is just so versatile and fun.

My little blue jacket

My little blue jacket – Vince Camuto (Rough & Refined in Emperor Blue)

Black & Blue

Black BCBGMaxazria skirt.

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Black & Blue

The complete look!

The complete look!

Blue stockings - CRAZY!

Blue stockings – CRAZY!

Coloured fishnets don’t have to be goth or fancy dress – similar here.
Ralph Lauren ankle boots to complete the black & blue outfit.

Blue eye make up

Make up to finish the look.

Add a pop of colour to your make up also!
MAC Eye Shadow Frost (Deep Truth), Chanel Lip Gloss (Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (#02 Brilliance), Chanel Nail Colour in #561 Suspicious & #455 Lotus Rouge.

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Michael Kors – Large Hamilton Tote

Don’t stop at the jacket – add some blue to the eye’s too!
Here’s to being blue (well clothing-wise that is!!)

|Ev xo

A museum and a martini…

A perfect NYC day…
It started with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum to peruse their current exhibit, Picasso Black & White.
It culminated in a quaint UES bar with a delicious pear & cinnamon martini.

Drawing on the days planned adventure I used Picasso’s black and white theme as a basis for my outfit colour palette.

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Cardigan – Calvin Klein
Top – BCBGMaxazria
Jeans – DL1961
Shoes – Peep Toe
Bag – Chanel

While I have to admit not all Picasso works are created equal, I did want to share two of my favourite pieces from the exhibit with you.
From the very beautiful to the very disturbing, the collection displayed is incredible viewing.

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Now if only I was one of those fortunate enough to have a Picasso in my private collection…
|Ev xo

Cuckoo for Coco (Chanel that is)

SO – i feel like the world may have just spun off it’s axis….. not even joking.
I just encountered my first negative Chanel experience.

It’s ok ladies. Take a deep breath and have a calming Chamomile tea.
I can get through this.

Obsessed. The key word to describe my feelings for Chanel.
L-O-V-E the “double C” – i mean who doesn’t? No really – who? (furrowing brow in anger)

Then there is Karl, we’re on as first name basis… and don’t even get me started on the bags. I want each and every one.

My new Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara, delightful – the lip-gloss sample i received from the lovely lady at the counter, just gorgeous.
Everything they do is amazing. Elegant. Classic.

So you can see my conundrum when today the experience was devastating.
The mission was to find a BOLD lip color for this evening’s festivities – outfit was planned, this was the final piece of the evening puzzle.
After a robust conversation regarding bold pink versus bold oxblood tones, my friendly sales associate and I landed a striking  Levres Scintillantes in Myriad.
Great, happy shopper departed the store only to discover (an hour later when sharing my newly found love of daring lip-gloss with a friend) that what was placed into my goodie bag was in fact a nude colored gloss.  UMMM WHAT?
Racing back to the store (remember, this is an important piece to outfit completion for this evening) down a windy 7th Avenue – no coat – bumping into crowds.
I made it back to the counter, unable to find my original sales lady. After capturing the attention of another retail assistant I was informed they were sold out of that color.

SERIOUSLY??????????????????

So my outfit may now be ruined – and not sure I am  able to make it to dinner.
Does this stop me being cuckoo for Coco??
Let’s be honest, NO. The reason it was sold out is because their products ARE SO GOOD!!
I must continue on and find solace in a different lip color for the evening.

I will leave you with a few parting words from Coco herself.

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”
– Coco Chanel

Chanel love forever.
|Ev xo

Celebrating Columbus Day on 5th Avenue

When in Rome do as the Romans do – right?!?!
It would have been inexcusable not get amongst the spirit, and celebrate Columbus Day (I really had no excuse as it was a work free day for me).
So I did it in the best way I knew how – the all american way with the Columbus Day Parade on 5th Avenue! What is more American than a parade?

The outfit I selected for such an important day?
Zara faux fur vest (it was cold!!!!), 7 For All Man Kind jeans, black Ralph Lauren ankle boots and my cherished Chanel handbag.

It wasn’t just about the phenomenal shopping on this famous New York street – I am pleading the fifth and continue to maintain I went with ALL good intentions to simply watch the annual Columbus Day Parade and then accidentally tripped and fell into Saks, Banana Republic and Armani Exchange (just to name a few)….

    

I walked out of Saks a woman obsessed.
Obsessed and determined that (before the year is out) I will be the proud owner of the limited edition Chanel embellished logo cuff bracelet and some  Christian Louboutin Vampanodo Satin and Suede Bow platform sandals – EPIC!!!!!!!!

    

At $1,900 for the Chanel cuff and $1000 for the shoes, I don’t think my husband or my bank manager are going to be very impressed with a certain shopaholic.
Maybe Santa could be ever so kind????

The loot I ended up with? Well, let’s just say I did ok, but that is for another post.
For now, I’m off to dream of satin bows and intertwined C’s instead…
Goodnight to all.

|Ev xo