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things i love thursday.

18 December 2008


heart5 That it’s Christmas in exactly one week! 🙂 I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that we will get a white Christmas! And I have yet to decorate my plain little tree…

heart5 I actually won a giveaway!! It’s a first – every time I enter one of those little contests and whatnot, my chances of winning or slim to none. I’m so incredibly excited since it’s a loot-full of nail polishes, and just in time for the holidays!

heart5 One of my articles will be published in Dujour‘s print magazine – be sure to order a copy once the holiday issue comes out!

heart5 I got an email about Chanel’s new nail lacquer collection, Paris Moscou. And i so desperately want all three – they are, no doubt, the perfect shades for the holiday season, as well as the fall & winter months. Perfectly shimmery, in deep jewel tones – a color palette exemplifying the rich and the glamorous. Yet when I did the math, I would end up having to whip out $90 for the three polishes. So I just might have to pass, in hopes that someone (Santa darling, I have been quite good this year!) will buy me one of them… ($30 each,


heart5 Holiday parties, Christmas get-togethers. Because this is the time when I can finally actually slow down, breathe a bit, and relax as I catch up with friends and family. And the perfect excuse to dress up in sparkles and sequins, all dolled up. If you have no idea what to wear, don’t fear – La C’s here (I apologize for the corniness). An article on what to wear will come rather soon, but if you have more specific questions, drop a comment or e-mail me!

heart5 Getting all these lovely awards/write-ups from such sweet people. And comments, of course! I really do appreciate them from the bottom of my heart; each and every one mean a lot of me, serving as a source of encouragement. Not to mention, they do, undoubtedly, make my day a little brighter!

heart5 Britney Spears. Say what you will, but I will always be a loyal fan. Of course I don’t approve of things she’s done in the past, particularly during her lowest point, but I blame the media for blowing things out of proportion and publicizing everything! We all have our low points; it was malicious of them to target her when she so vulnerable. But all that is only a thing of the past; after all, when you have lows, you can only have highs later on. Britney’s back. Take that.

heart5 I seriously am in love with Emporio Armani‘s new fragrance, Diamonds Intense. I honestly think this was the bottle & scent made for me (if only…). And why? Because 1) my birthstone is the diamond; 2) I’m in love with all things sparkly & faceted & reflective 3) the design is simple yet so elegant 4) the scent is to die for. Really. It’s near the top on my Christmas wish list, so if you really love me & want to buy me the perfect gift, this will do. Or a lovely bag, for that matter.

heart5 These photos of President-elect (yay!) Barack Obama. Taken during his college years in 1980, by friend Lisa Jack, they were never released/found until recently. They reveal the playfully charismatic side of him in a way words never can. 


La C.

35 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 December 2008 9:17 am

    Congrats for your pulished article!and I also love Chanel´s nails lacquer!

  2. 18 December 2008 11:05 am

    Hi there-I must try out this new Armani fragrance, I also really love Armani Code!

  3. 18 December 2008 1:06 pm

    i would love a white snow, how romantic! but that’s very unlikely in melbourne:(!

  4. Cristine permalink
    18 December 2008 1:14 pm

    OMG! I just found out about this site and fell in love with it….
    And I adore the nail polishes…

  5. milly permalink
    18 December 2008 1:18 pm

    i would like a white xmas too…we havent had one in awhile……those chanel nailpolish are perfect!!

  6. 18 December 2008 2:11 pm

    Britney is back ! LOVE IT!! Just hope she’s happy..she looked so sad in the doc on MTV.

    Also, if we(as in the valley of LA) got snow yesterday, there is hope for everyone else!

  7. 18 December 2008 2:59 pm

    Love the deep blue Chanel polish!

  8. 18 December 2008 3:52 pm

    Those Chanel polishes are too pretty. Especially the blue!

    I’m so glad Britney’s back too. I just saw her in LA a couple of weeks ago. I wish I could afford tix to her Circus tour!!

  9. 18 December 2008 5:19 pm

    Oh dear, this means another week has passed by. This world is just too fast for me:)
    Thanks for introducing the new Chanel collection, this could very well be the perfect gift for gf, I keep that in mind. For the meantime, I hope for a sale:)

  10. 18 December 2008 5:31 pm

    I love love love Britney too! And I don’t care what anyone says-I thought Blackout was her best album ever. It probably didn’t do as well because she didn’t tour for it, but it wore a hole in my IPod.

  11. thebaglady permalink
    18 December 2008 5:49 pm

    that nail polish is to die for. i seriously wish i had enough moolah in the wallet to buy all three and ship them over to you!!

    & i totally agree with mrs/m. blackout was amazing!

    • La Couturier permalink
      18 December 2008 5:52 pm

      cristine – thank you soooo much! reading lovely & such incredibly flattering comments like yours seriously make my day! 🙂

      mrs/m: agreed. blackout is the perfect soundtrack to dance to at a club! i have almost every remix of break the ice! the lyrics are also deep too – i a lot of them express what she had to go through during the past year or two.

      baglady – you are always such a sweetheart!

      La C.

  12. 18 December 2008 6:59 pm

    thanks so much for the comment. Really, you do not want the white christmas we are having..and inch or so of ice mixed with some snow on top of what we already have. Its definitely Siberia, already. Usually, that doesn’t happen til January. I don’t know when I’ll get the rest of my Christmas shopping done since my car may stay in the shop seems. I may have to make do with Wal-greens. I’ll just have to settle for JLo I guess..

    Thanks again.

  13. 18 December 2008 7:57 pm

    One week for xmas yaaaaaaaaaaay!
    I’m sooo happy!

  14. 18 December 2008 8:27 pm

    I already love the fact that the first thing I saw was Jessica Stam’s beautiful face. I absolutely adore her.

    Also, the Chanel nail polish is gorgeous! Especially the sort of deep turqoise-y one, if my eyes didn’t see it wrongly. Argh. Nail polish is love.

    Congrats on getting your article in print! I will find a way to get a copy of that magazine. 🙂

    Love love love,
    “Sylvia Eloise Hui” :p

  15. 18 December 2008 9:34 pm

    Thanks for your comment!:) ….And for introducing me to those luscious shades of Chanel!!! Love em. Congrats on being published too.

  16. 18 December 2008 9:38 pm

    yay for winning the giveaway!! i never win anything either!

    oh and christmas and holiday parties! my favorite! i love it because this time of year is when you really get to dress up…a lot!

  17. 18 December 2008 10:19 pm

    Wow those photos are amazing.. so candid. I wish I could justify splurging on Chanel Nail Laquer, their foundation: yes, Nail Laquer: not quite. xx

  18. 18 December 2008 11:17 pm

    uberoriginal – i totally agree! their foundation truly is godsent. i usually don’t wear makeup, but when i do, chanel’s teint d’innocence really works miracles, making my skin flawless with a lovely glow! the nail lacquer is a bit on the expensive side, i must admit. it truly is a pity, because i absolutely love that slightly purple-reddish shade!

    La C.

  19. 19 December 2008 12:20 am

    Ooo that fragrance is so pretty!

  20. 19 December 2008 1:39 am

    congrats on the article! and thx for the heads up on the chanel polishes. all those colors look yummy.

  21. 19 December 2008 3:37 am

    ahh i loved and enjoyed reading these! oh and congratulations on your article getting published!! ah you’re too sweet and fabulous 🙂

  22. 19 December 2008 7:00 am

    i knew it! you’re one heck of a writer, sweetheart!
    i love chanel’s new polishes, as well…as with the fragrance, i’m loving Max Mara and Hermés Kelly Caleche…just to add to the already loads of bottles that I have.
    Obama…with all due respect, isn’t he HOT??? [and those abs…]

  23. 19 December 2008 9:42 am

    i would so want to have those Chanel nail polishes, they have gotten really good reviews

  24. 19 December 2008 2:31 pm

    Congrats on your published article 🙂 i’ll definitely look for it because you’re totally hilarious and fab too. I’m hoping really hard that Ga gets a white X-mas too, although according to the weather forecast, the chances are slim to none 😦

  25. 19 December 2008 2:37 pm

    Yay, not long to go now till christmas!! Congratulations on the article! That’s so exciting!

    Ahh the nail varnish’s are amazing! I love the richness to them… I cannot wait till they come out over here 🙂

    Fingers crossed for a white christmas for you! xx

  26. 19 December 2008 4:31 pm

    congrats on the giveaway!
    and those chanel polishes look amazing!

  27. 19 December 2008 5:06 pm

    Yayyy for:
    -winning the giveaway (well done!)
    -relaxing at christmas with family
    -dressing in sparkleys!
    -christmas in 6 days!!!!
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that you have a white christmas!!

  28. 19 December 2008 5:45 pm

    You’re getting published?

    With the voice of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly: Darling, that’s wonderful!


    Now the only thing is, how can I get my own copy if I live in Norway? And a rather isolated area as well. *sigh* Hey, perhaps they sell it in Italy..? 😉

  29. 19 December 2008 9:05 pm

    fabu on the published article dear honey! Doll love that perfume bottle too!
    big kiss,

  30. 19 December 2008 9:09 pm

    I do hope you get a white christmas and have a safe and happy one 🙂

  31. 20 December 2008 2:47 pm

    I also want a white Chrsitmas!
    Great post!

  32. 21 December 2008 12:44 pm

    Oh, congratulations on being published 🙂

    What did you win, I am curious….?

    • 21 December 2008 1:03 pm

      thanks agnes! i’ll let you know what i won…i probably will do a little post on it! 🙂

      La C.

  33. 21 December 2008 4:16 pm

    $30 nail polish… That stuff had better not chip!! That red shimmery color looks awesome though. For now though, I’ll just stick to OPI.

    Oh yeah, I put Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 on my Netflix queue! 😛

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