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things i love 2008.

31 December 2008

This year really has gone by abnormally fast; which is, of course, more the reason why we should take the time to simply sit down and reminisce by way of writing, listing, doodling, or just thinking. So here goes the final post of 2008! Cheers, darlings!


heart5 Starting up La Couturier, who originated on blogger then moved to wordpress (a decision I was iffy about but now have absolutely no regrets about!). Beginning with a number of, oh, zero visits daily, this blog really has opened up worlds for me, introducing me to a number of opportunities that really have allowed me to get one step closer to my dream. I’m done with all sentimentality.

heart5 Getting an internship at Dujour magazine, writing articles for their website covering all things involving fashion. And I’m pretty excited about getting an article published in the print magazine! Definitely a huge accomplishment for me, personally!

heart5 Random things like, say… Staying up until the wee hours of 2 a.m. texting the night away. Do try it! / Sipping hot chocolate while reading a good book/ Reading this article – it’s absolutely hilarious! / Finally getting a new pair of earbuds for my ipod / Getting e-mails / seeing Nubby Twiglet’s purse’s contents – not only does she have the most fabulous purses ever (gotta love Miu Miu!) but everything revolves around a color palette of black, red, and white! 


heart5 Trips to New York City, my absolute most favorite place in the world. Also where I hope to live one day. It’s also where I bought the bag of my dreams (well, one of them, of course): the Balenciaga motorcycle!

heart5 Receiving quite the number of fabulous packages in the mail, either expected or a surprise! For example: my babies (a.k.a. my favorite shoes in the world), free a la Solestruck! / a lovely loot of makeup from my aunt / orders from Barnes & Nobles / a giveaway loot of nail polish.

heart5 Finding incredible sites that I have been incorporated into my daily routine. iCiNG, by the adorable Gala Darling, JAK & JIL BLOG for the most amazing fashion images ever, & Blog de Mode serves as an inspiration with JustJr’s beautiful and impeccably made collages. 

heart5 Forever pining over what I can’t have. The Miu Miu Vitello Lux, the Miu Miu Harlequin bag in black, suede Louboutin booties, the Gucci tophandle in white with black embellishments (after seeing the Teen Voguettes, courtesy of J&J!), and the hot pink LV tote from the 2009 Resort Collection. And the Chanel 2.55, of course. Oh, I am one greedy girl. Would God smite me for committing one of the seven deadly sins?


heart5 Going to Paris & London at the end of March. A trip of my dreams, although I would want to back to actually experience the cities without the American tourist company marring its beauty and culture with, well, tourist-y things.

heart5 Waking up Monday mornings and feeling the sudden need to dress up nicely and not succumb do the dreadful morning blues. I think it was because I had watched an old episode of Gossip Girl the evening before and refused to let those girls, though on screen, show me up. It’s my way of letting the world (well, perhaps not the world, per say) know that I do have the potential for dressing up and going beyond the tee-shirt – jean combination. Now if only I had the money to buy the things I pine…

heart5 Rampaging through my mother’s closet for potential vintage scores – I’ve actually found quite a few. This is when I thank God for not giving me a sister. I’d rather not fight for the best piece or vintage Gucci bag. And while I’m expressing gratitude, thank you, mother, for not being selfish about your clothing and bags. 

heart5 The fact that there is a different cover for Elle magazine subscribers than the one put on stands. Now I can actually see the image in its true artistic beauty instead of being covered by the incessantly annoying headlines that serve no purpose except to advertise. 

heart5 Um, OBAMA WINNING. It’s almost unnecessary for me to express my joy & confidence in him; just the fact that I took the time to make his triumph colorful in the most patriotic manner, by the individual letter, thank you, says quite a lot. Need I mention that Michelle Obama is one of my idols? Intelligent, savvy, admirable, fashionable. The perfect First Lady that every single one of us can look up to for inspiration. Hello, change. Hello, hope. Goodbye Bush. P.S.: I’d definitely suggest reading his two books, particularly his first, since the second is geared a bit towards warming the world about his potential presidential candidacy. He truly is an amazing man; it’s not just his story that should be admired, but his way of mastering words. If only I could possess an ounce of that quality.

I think I’m ready for 2009.

Happy New Year’s Eve!


La C.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. 31 December 2008 7:01 pm

    fabulous post! adored reading through your list for 2008. Happy new year! 🙂

  2. 31 December 2008 7:17 pm

    sounds like you have a wonderful 2008. wishing you the best for 2009.

  3. The Seeker permalink
    31 December 2008 8:18 pm

    Great post and review
    Happy New Year, dear



  4. 31 December 2008 9:05 pm

    Thanks 🙂 Have a happy new year! x
    I hope you have on your perfect little party dress.

    I will show what I’m wearing tonight (Fri/Sat!) xx

    Love ya.

  5. thebaglady permalink
    31 December 2008 9:37 pm

    happy new year, La C.!

    sounds like you had an amazing 2008; i’m sure 2009 will be just as good, perhaps even better!

  6. 31 December 2008 10:43 pm

    The year really has just flown by, Happy New Year though 🙂

  7. 31 December 2008 10:53 pm

    Happy New Year!!!

    That Miu Miu purse is adorable! I seriously agee NY is amazing!

  8. 1 January 2009 1:04 am

    What lovely sentiments! This is a lovely post to start 2009 with. Looking forward to more fantastic posts, La C!

  9. 1 January 2009 1:37 am

    It sounds like you have had an amazing year! I hope 2009 is even better. xx

  10. 1 January 2009 1:58 am

    Wonder full… Wish You A New Year Elite..

  11. 1 January 2009 1:58 am

    awww…La C, Congrats on all your great accomplishments in 2008! May you have many more to come in 2009! 🙂


  12. 1 January 2009 2:19 am

    Well done for 2008 and look forward to more breakthrough in 2009. Happy New Year.

  13. 1 January 2009 4:14 am

    Hi there-what a lovely post and review of 2008, have a great 2009!

  14. 1 January 2009 8:30 am

    I see you love red too! 🙂 Happy New Year dear! *hugs

  15. 1 January 2009 9:22 am

    Well, it sounds like you’ve had a fulfilling, exciting and interesting 2008 – and I wish you all the same things for 2009.

    You’ve also inspired me to look back on last year myself. I tend to look ahead too often, forgetting to be grateful for what has already happened. Thanks for pointing that out!

  16. 1 January 2009 10:16 am

    What a great review! And congrats on getting your article published, that must feel great. 🙂
    All the best wishes for you in 2009!

  17. 1 January 2009 11:29 am

    Nice post! I didn’t know Elle had a different cover for magazine subscribers! That is so cool!

  18. 1 January 2009 11:29 am

    I love Nubby’s bag, I wished the contents of my bag looked like that as well xD Congrats on everything you did in 2008, it sounds really great, it must have been a wonderful year for you! I think I will make a list like this as well ^^ I’ll look forward to lots of amazing posts in 2009:D

  19. 1 January 2009 12:00 pm

    wonderful comment:)
    a great review!
    love the miu miu-bag in 2nd picture^^

  20. 1 January 2009 12:01 pm

    wonderful review.
    love the miu miu-bag in 2nd picture^^

  21. 1 January 2009 12:47 pm

    I can’t believe how fast 2008 went by.

    Happy New Year,
    all the best for the coming 12 months xxx

  22. 1 January 2009 12:51 pm

    Love love love the boots and your bag and its contents,2008 flew by way too fast!
    big kiss dear,

  23. 1 January 2009 1:02 pm

    It was fun to read what you liked about 2008! Here’s hoping 2009 will be just as much, if not more amazing! 😀

    Happy new year! ❤


  24. 1 January 2009 2:48 pm

    Have a happy new year!!!! lets hope it will be more awesome than 08!! XD

  25. 1 January 2009 3:12 pm

    sounds like you had an amazing year honey – I hope that 2009 is even better for you!

    and OMG, you have a balenciaga motorcycle?! sooo jealous!!

  26. 1 January 2009 3:41 pm

    Nice summary of the year, now I know a bit more about you:) I wish you a happy and successful year!

  27. 1 January 2009 3:51 pm

    happy 2009 darling! hope it’s full of blessings and much love! can’t wait for your always amazing updates!

  28. 1 January 2009 4:50 pm

    Every year goes faster.
    Looks like ur 2008 has been great. Hope 2009 is gonna be as good or even better!

  29. 11 January 2009 1:52 pm

    I just noticed the mention, merci! 😀
    Although I have to say that I do not miss 2008 a bit, as I’m preparing for a magnificent 2009, I wish you have one too!


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