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the one hundredth!

12 January 2009

Hellooo, darlings! I do apologize for making you dearies wait so long for a new post – but can you imagine? It’s already the one hundredth post (and I’m thoroughly convinced that I arrived at the landmark “100” too early since I post whenever I feel inspiration coming, AKA, every other day or so). But no matter, since it’s the one hundredth post, it will be a chock full of goodies!

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heart5 I think I hyperventilated a bit, jumped around, and then was left gaping in awe when I received an email from the ever so talented, impeccable-collage-maker (I believe I just made up a new title), Jaime of Blog de Mode! He made the most b-e-a-utiful collage one could ever hope for. I’ve spent quite some time on his blog, looking at each and every piece of work he’s ever made, admiring this talent. And to think, I now have one for moi? Too good to be true. It’s simply perfection; the color scheme, Marie Antoinette, Lanvin, macaroons & sweets… merci beaucoup!! I must find a way to turn this into my new header (I’ve needed one for ages, now). But as for now, I will print this out on some good quality paper & hang it up in my room for all to see.


heart5 I received an award from the lovely Johanna of Shoebox – thank you so much darling! And so, I pass it on to seven other bloggers, as the rules state so. Hui & Rachel of Fashion is TensionCheyenne of Stilettoed Praline, Jaime of JaimeWearsBlack, Jaime of Blog de Mode, Petra B. of City of Petra, Anywhere I Lay My Head, & last but not least, Lunemoiselle! They are all so fabulous in their own way, and super sweet too!


heart5 I truly am being spoiled now. The ever so sweet Cheyenne of Stilettoed Praline awarded me this one, where I quote, “Who needs fashion magazines when you have [La C.] online!” I’m ridiculously and extremely flattered with not just this, but the many comments left saying I should compile a book of some sort (which I do hope to be able to do sometime…). So thank you darling, & have loads of fun on that trip of yours!

heart5 Miriam was kind enough to write a little blurb about my article, “being fabulous“. “Few days ago La Couturier wrote an excellent piece called being fabulous. If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely do it, it is indeed a great post that only she would have been able to write so perfectly. She is, from my point of view, one of the greatest fashion bloggers, not only she writes about fashion, but she does it as stylishly as it can be done. Check out her website, its worth it.” Thank you, love!

heart5 And now, for the ultimate surprise. Drumroll, please…

A few weeks ago, prior to the holiday chaos that ensued pre-New Year’s, the amazing Erika of Fashion Chalet emailed me with the most wonderful idea: we would both create a polyvore set and a story (a la my petite novellas!) with one common theme in mind. It was quite the exciting project to think of a particular theme, and to see what she & I would create; how the ensembles and stories would differ. 

the petite novellas: a runway model in her everyday life.

heart5 Lily Donaldson, by La C. (yours truly!)


Thank goodness Fashion Week was over. Lily did love it; after all, it was her life, her passion, her career, a job that always came with little surprises and goodies here and there. She loved walking the runways for entire days at a time; but she also missed just being by herself, where she could grab a bite to eat at a local cafe and thrift for vintage treasures no designer could ever give her. For weeks she had been planning for this day of, ironically, no plans. Lily had finally finished her photoshoots for Gucci and Burberry (where her good friend Christopher Bailey had gifted her the much wanted studded heels!); she could now relax and not worry one bit. Usually she would wake up at the crack of dawn, out of both habit and necessity from Fashion Week and go-sees and the likes, but today she allowed herself to finally sleep in. It was nice to wake up with the sun streaming through the windows in her apartment; Lily took her time to stretch and enjoy the luxury of being able to lie in bed without the pressure of time. After relishing in the Egyptian cotton sheets for a few more moments, she rolled out of bed to get dressed. She wouldn’t bother with checking her email or voicemail today – nope: today was her day off. 

Lily laughed to herself when she opened her closet. Editors and stylists and photographers had always duly noted that her wardrobe consisted only of black and gray (which was not true: she had the occasional brown or white in there). And they had deemed her the queen of leggings. She had no intention of proving them wrong; it was true – after all, she did get ridiculously excited when she finally bought these leggings with an exposed zipper. With her newly acquired Burberry shoes and her newly bought leggings, Lily turned to her uniform look: loose tee, leather jacket, and a knit scarf to provide some sort of warmth for when she would sip coffee at her favorite outdoor cafe. She grabbed her tote, also a gift courtesy of Christopher Bailey from the last shoot, turned on her ipod, and sauntered out with her music on shuffle. Her favorite song was playing. An indication that she would find the perfect mohair vintage coat on her little thrifting adventure.

Read Erika’s story on Natasha Poly here!

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I’d say the first week of 2009 started out about right.


La C.

66 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 January 2009 10:33 pm

    You know I loved yours. I adore the outfit you hand selected for Lily and can easily imagine her wearing it, too. 🙂


  2. 12 January 2009 10:45 pm

    I added you to my fav blogs! Hope you can add me too 🙂
    I’m loving all of your recent articles!

  3. 12 January 2009 11:46 pm

    Congrats on your blog-versary and all the awards!

    P.S. Tomorrow’s my 400th post. 🙂

  4. 12 January 2009 11:54 pm

    I love that tote! Congrats on all of your achievements.

  5. 12 January 2009 11:58 pm

    yay 100th post!!

    and love the novellas!

  6. 13 January 2009 12:53 am

    Happy 100th 🙂

  7. 13 January 2009 12:54 am

    Congrats. Having some Champaign then?

  8. 13 January 2009 1:41 am

    cheers and party!!! at your free try join me at goa

  9. 13 January 2009 1:50 am

    I adore the first, and last collage!
    This outfit would be really cute, as i love them.
    and hum “happy hundredth post” ?! haha 🙂


  10. 13 January 2009 2:26 am

    the collage is great! congrats on your award! 🙂

  11. 13 January 2009 2:52 am

    Congratulations on your 100th post!! 🙂 Stay strong!

  12. 13 January 2009 3:25 am

    Awesome and you’re always welcome, my dear!
    My daily dose of fashion and styling truly come from this blog site and keep it up darlin’! You deserve nothing but greatness and sweetness….
    =) btw, i heart this outfit.

  13. 13 January 2009 4:19 am

    Hi there-I love this set, my sort of style! Well done on the 100th post my dear!

  14. 13 January 2009 4:29 am

    OMg … Congrats!!!

  15. 13 January 2009 4:34 am

    Happy 100th! And congratulations on the awards 😀

    I loved your Lily Polyvore and little story – it makes me wish I was a foot taller so I could be a model too!

  16. 13 January 2009 4:57 am

    your story about lily donaldson is so great!
    i totally agree to the others… who needs fashion magazines when we all can read your wonderful, inspiring blog!

  17. 13 January 2009 5:09 am

    i love lily! she is queen of leggings for sure. great post love!you are so great!xo

  18. 13 January 2009 7:47 am

    Congrats. And I want to say that I love the leather jacket from the collage.

  19. 13 January 2009 9:22 am

    great post! and congrats on all your awards lovely xxxx LM

  20. 13 January 2009 9:52 am

    I love the outfit 🙂

  21. 13 January 2009 10:31 am

    I will comment more coherently later on but omg I saw those Lanvin sneakers on net-a-porter and almost cried I think. Satin? Check. Pale pink? Check. Grey? Check.

    I think I almost died. Lanvin is love! ♥
    And congratulations too dearie, on the 100th post!

    SEAH :p

  22. 13 January 2009 11:20 am

    Congratulations on your 100 posts and all that you have achieved.
    I simply adore your story idea that you and Erika have done, it’s amazing.

  23. 13 January 2009 12:25 pm

    lOVE IT!

  24. 13 January 2009 12:43 pm

    congrats on your 100th post!

  25. 13 January 2009 12:56 pm

    thank you very much honey 🙂
    congratulations on your 100th dear!
    and as always, fabulous post! congrats on all the awards and such!

  26. 13 January 2009 12:57 pm

    100!!! Congrats! 🙂

  27. 13 January 2009 1:00 pm

    Hey darling! Much congratulations on reaching 100 posts and for the awards!
    Thanks very much for your wonderful comment on my illustrations. I’m really glad you like them!
    Hope you had a lovely weekend dear. Take care 🙂

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  29. 13 January 2009 2:06 pm

    Congratulations, La C!

    I adore black-grey Burberry combo!

    xoxo: Janet

  30. 13 January 2009 2:14 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you have many more 100s of posts for us to read. I just love here. You deserve all those awards and I love the combination you posted also.

  31. 13 January 2009 2:28 pm

    oh i do just adore your blog!! happy 100th post to you 🙂

  32. 13 January 2009 3:58 pm

    congrat on the 100th post sweetie. looking forward to many more.

  33. 13 January 2009 4:32 pm

    Congratulations on your 100th post! It is your 100th fabulous post, to be sure. I plan on channeling Lily Donaldson and grabbing those heels– are they Balenciaga?

  34. 13 January 2009 4:51 pm

    I’m so honored to receive my first ever award from you, La Couturier 🙂 I can’t say how much I appreciate it! Congratulations on your 100th post, and may there be 1000 more to come. I always leave you blog with a new insight, feeling inspired and ready to shop 🙂

  35. 13 January 2009 4:53 pm

    thank you 😀
    oh, okay ^^ cool! then i can train on my english ;D i love speaking english! 🙂 but i can’t do it very often because my friends and family wants to talk swedish. of course, we are from sweden. so i can understand them :p

  36. 13 January 2009 7:24 pm

    Congrats! You deserve all your awards! You always have the best stuff on this little blog of gold. 😉

  37. 13 January 2009 7:58 pm

    What a wonderful post =]

  38. 13 January 2009 8:22 pm

    Congrats on the 100th post, dear! That collage is so sweet. I love Marie Antoinette!

    And WOW your novella with Erika is fabulous!!! What a brilliant concept, I can’t wait to hear more. 🙂

    Thanks also for your lovely words of encouragement. Deep down I know it’s going to be a great adventure, like Alice going through Wonderland. xx

  39. 13 January 2009 8:25 pm

    i.d.: if you like my petite novellas, you can read more here in the archives! here’s the link:

    La C.

  40. 13 January 2009 8:26 pm

    Congratssss!! The love and dedication you put in your blog is so noticeable, and cheerful. 😉

  41. 13 January 2009 8:51 pm

    congratulations on #100!! and on all the accolades…you def. deserve each and every one. i love your blog, too!

    and what a fun idea you and erika executed! you guys did an awesome job. look forward to more and your next 100 posts! 🙂

  42. 13 January 2009 10:13 pm

    Congrats to you! Happy 100 😀

    xo, mav

  43. 13 January 2009 10:58 pm

    congrats on your 100th post! ive got a long way to go! wow so many awards! well done 😀 x

  44. 14 January 2009 4:27 am

    Congratulations!!! For the onehundreth post, the blog awards, the gorgeous collage, and for being so completely AMAZING!

    Thank you so much as well for the award! You are so sweet, and have made my day so much happier 🙂

    You are increadible, you have such a bright, bright future. I’m so excited for you xx

  45. 14 January 2009 5:38 am

    My heart is swelling so much for you right now. Congratulations on your awards. The project with Erik looks like so much fun too!


  46. 14 January 2009 6:59 am

    congratulations on your 100th post!!!!!

    i love your story! so cute 🙂


  47. 14 January 2009 9:01 am

    GOD! I love this lily donaldson’s outfit! this skinny pants with the zips are awesome and also the shoes!


  48. 14 January 2009 10:34 am

    Happy birthday to your blog! think its fabulous so heres to another 100 posts ;o)!
    congrats on the feature on miriams blog and the award my sweet.
    big kiss,

  49. 14 January 2009 11:29 am

    CONGRATS on the 100th post! your blog always keeps things very interesting & i’m glad to see you’ve had such success!

  50. 14 January 2009 12:25 pm


  51. 14 January 2009 12:46 pm

    First of all, thank you so much for the award *blush* I’m so flattered<3

    I love petite novellas, the story about Lily Donaldson is amazing, I enjoyed very much to read about it ^^ Her day off seems perfect to me and although I’m no where near runway model I think I will try a day off like that too one day, doing absolutely nothing.

    And the collage is awesome, it’s so pretty! You so deserve it:DD

    Hugs & Kisses

  52. 14 January 2009 12:58 pm

    HAPPY 100th post!!!! love the polyvore, i can really see lily wearing that–its so comfy and chic!!!

  53. 14 January 2009 2:19 pm

    Congrats on 100! I’m happy you’re doing this blog, keep up the great work, you really are inspiring!

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  55. 14 January 2009 3:42 pm

    Congrats on your 100th post and award! Your blog is fab! Love the story and polyvore!


  56. 14 January 2009 4:01 pm

    Congrats!! Your blog is truely amazing!! Keep the fabulous posts coming!

  57. 14 January 2009 4:23 pm

    I love your blog! How old are you?

  58. 14 January 2009 4:35 pm

    ur blog is very inspiring ^^ i added you to my inspirations =D keep up the good work and uhh congratz on ur 101th post!

  59. 14 January 2009 4:45 pm

    I love your stories!

  60. 14 January 2009 5:48 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday!!

  61. 15 January 2009 6:34 am

    such a fun post! and you totally deserve all the amazing feedback you’ve been getting. i love the story about lily and the clothes you picked for her. you are very special, darling girl! now i want to read a story about what you do and wear on your day off!

  62. 19 January 2009 1:26 pm

    Now THAT’S a beautiful collage! I enjoyed your Lily story… And I have a very similar grey tank to the one you’ve featured!


  63. 20 January 2009 3:04 am

    Congrats congrats congrats! I hit 400 [30 some odd posts agao] and all I got were some blank stares. So you must be doing something right to get such fan mail! ❤

  64. 7 February 2009 2:03 pm

    Congratulations on the 100th, darling! I looove that Marie Antoinette collage. it is so fabulous. and so are you.

    ♥ R


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