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moxsie, je l’adore.

3 May 2009

Oui, oui. Je l’adore!  

You may think that I throw around the word  l o v e  (and its other variations/synonyms) much too often for my own good. I shall admit it. I use the word excessively – but of course, I only blog about what I truly love (and want). Surely you can delve into the depths and psychological reasons for this condition of mine, but I only think it to be a reflection of who I am. Blame it on the stars – Aries are quite the passionate people. But instead of hate, I love, love, love. But I digress. The original point of this particular post was to declare my love for Moxsie. A little portion of my heart, près de the section devoted to the YSL patent Muse & the Tribute sandals. And no, not because their name is ridiculously adorable, or because Julia, Director of Marketing, was kind enough send over a care package. No, no. My reasons are far beyond that.

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I love and admire what Moxsie stands for (no, the letters of their name do not spell out some secret acronym). It is what makes them stand out from, literally, a sea we call the Internet, of millions of shops. It is what makes them unique, and what draws customers in time and time again. Of course with the rise of all things indie and independent along with this new-found passion magazines and bloggers alike have for them, it is hardly a surprise that I begin introducing Moxsie as exactly that. But they are for more than just another boutique that dedicates themselves wholly to showcasing handpicked goods from their team of style scouts, or one that thrives on supporting designers from across the world. Moxsie is all that, and more,  presenting “a treasure trove” of passionate designers and pieces that tell a unique story. Their missions is  t h r e e f o l d . Providing the best of services to their customers, supporting independent designers, and giving back.

Part one of their missions statement is: “To provide world class service to out customers”. Of which I can vouch for. 150%, I am that definite about their customer service. Yes, every company has the ability to ship out orders almost immediately so that the customer receives the order within a few days wait. Yes, half the companies out there take the time to package each product with much care (individually wrapped in brown tissue paper makes things quite chic). But few – a rare handful out of millions – establish a  c o n n e c t i o n with their consumers. Obviously customers will not receiving a personal letter, but it’s simply just this vibe I get when browsing their site, when speaking to their staff members. It’s something you feel really. Probably a personal opinion of mine, but I simply needed to get it out. I shall put out there (please do not read this as any sort of bragging; it is simply a comparison) that I have been contacted/talked to quite a few services similar to Moxsie. And out of them all, Moxsie has been the most personable.

Most importantly, and uniquely, Moxsie donates a portion of their proceeds, committing themselves to give back to the world. They call it conscientious shopping – which it is, precisely. And nothing feels better than investing in quality pieces whilst doing some good for this desolate world of ours. During the checkout process, you are empowered to choose whichever charity you wish to have proceeds go to from their list. An ingenious idea. Two thumbs up, most definitely.

Ah. So my babbling and useless rambling comes to an close – almost. But moving on to the exciting part – ze goodies!

So of course you curious little readers would want to know my favorite out of the batch. It was the letter from Julia! Okay. So I have a penchant for letters sent via snail mail (cards & letters are my favorite part of gifts!). It was immensely sweet, and was a huge factor in securing this faith I had in their customer service. It is unbelievable how she put so much effort, consideration, and thought into choosing each goodie – that, in itself, won me over. Without further a-due, ze goodies. Accompanied by my own commentaries & excerpts from the letter.

The Cupstone Ring.

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“The cupstone ring [$130, available in blue, smokey, & clear] is one of our most popular pieces from Potluck Paris, & when you put it on, you can see why – it’s eye catching! I know your fingers are small, so I hope the elastic band fits properly. The designer of this ring, Phillippe Audiber trained at the Beaux Art and presents at Paris Fashion Week. I thought it would tickle a fellow Francophile.”

As a Francophile, oh gosh, I am beyond tickled indeed by the fact that (a) it’s Parisian! (b) the level of consideration in taking into account my ridiculously small fingers (they fit like a charm!) (c) it is one of the most obnoxiously brilliant rings I am proud to add to my ever-growing cocktail ring collection. It is  p e r f e c t i o n . The size, the Swarovski stones, the unique design, the amazing sparkles under the light… I  d i e 

Deep V-Neck Tee.

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size 1! usually a size 3-4-5 (depending) but it fit like a charm!

“… I’ve enclosed a simple deep v neck tee for you from Choose Spun, a line of  o r g a n i c  bases. I think the body skimming fit & cut is probably something a dancer would like. Perfect with a high waisted skirt or over leggings!”

Yet again tickled by Julia’s deep perception and knowledge of understanding what I love and will use! Already this tee has become a daily basic and favorite of mine. I already have this unhealthy penchant for basic tees with v-necks. This deep neckline is cut to perfection! Proof that basic is sexy. The material is amazing – thick, comfortable – with the addition of an impeccable fit. Love, love, love.

Feather Necklace.

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“[This] piece is a feather necklace by Miss KK. This can dress up a simple tank or sundress. Miss KK worked for Zandra Rhodes in the past.”

This is the one piece where, I must admit, I had to give a second thought. At first I found it overwhelming – a bit too ostentatious a piece for my liking, but would be so  b r e a t h t a k i n g  for editorial work – the black crystals and nine black ostrich plumes on a gold chain. Of course if you’re the braver type it would look fascinating over a simple tee. After playing around with it a bit, I fell head over heels for it when I paired it with a simple, fitted & strapless LBD. Simply incroyable. Please invite me to some fabulous evening party soon just so I can wear this. 

 

For those who don’t have enough time to read such a drawn out post, I apologize. In short, j’adore Moxsie!!

Bisous,

La C.

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59 Comments leave one →
  1. 3 May 2009 3:55 pm

    gorgeous stuff..love the ring!
    xo k
    http://www.whiteblankpage.wordpress.com

  2. 3 May 2009 4:00 pm

    that’s quite a care package, my dear! enjoy those goodies!

    of course, anything with the la c. stamp of approval merits immediate attention from me. i’m already seriously contemplating purchasing something from the site – but only after i’ve made it through the stress of finals!

    i also use the word ‘love’ far too often, as well as ‘fantastic,’ ‘lovely,’ and a whole slew of other words. i could make a list of them and vow to expand my vocabulary, but i’d feel so handicapped..

    • 3 May 2009 4:06 pm

      roxanne: Haha, I love that! The “La C. Stamp of Approval”. ;] Best of luck with all those finals! And do buy something from Moxsie! They’re amazing!

      Bisous,
      La C.

  3. 3 May 2009 4:09 pm

    I never heard that Moxsie, but I love that ring! WOW! Great find! And that white T is really classy! I have got some black and white V-necks!

    XoXo

  4. 3 May 2009 4:41 pm

    The ring and feather necklace are divine, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

  5. thebaglady permalink
    3 May 2009 5:17 pm

    You write so well & with such conviction. I think I’ll stop by today – I really love that ring! I’m considering purchasing it.

    You are sooooo lucky. There’s a reason why so many companies want you to write about them. Because you have a way with words that makes us all want to whip out the credit card!!

    • 3 May 2009 5:27 pm

      thebaglady: You always find time to leave the sweetest comments that do make me blush! Thank you so much! =]

  6. 3 May 2009 5:26 pm

    OMG! feather necklace is amazing!

    xxx

  7. didi permalink
    3 May 2009 6:13 pm

    I do love the feather necklace – fab & so much more useful than the dresses & t-shirts you see now with feather & sparkly trim – how are you supposed to wash them? Very versatile.xxd

  8. 3 May 2009 6:20 pm

    Those excerpts from the letter are so sweet and personal! I will definitely be checking out ze goodies at Moxsie!
    btw: The outfit you described via comment sounds pretty fab! 🙂

  9. 3 May 2009 6:27 pm

    Love the ring. The necklace is fun. Very nice blog!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and welcome back anytime.
    Hanh,
    http://www.life-in-travel.blogspot.com

  10. 3 May 2009 6:33 pm

    oh, i love the ring;D
    xoxo

  11. 3 May 2009 7:27 pm

    ACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! i love that cupstone ring and want it REAL BAD. dammit.

  12. anonymous permalink
    3 May 2009 7:34 pm

    you are soooo lucky! but i guess moxsie is even luckier cus they have u writing about them.

    wow i luv everything u got!!

  13. kristine permalink
    3 May 2009 7:49 pm

    wooow!! i LOVE everything you got!! that ring is so amazing & so you!!

  14. sunshowersandthunderstorms permalink
    3 May 2009 8:30 pm

    gasp! I hadn’t heard of Moxsie. But wow, i will definitely be buying in the near future!
    and how lovely and thoughtful was the package.

    xx

  15. 3 May 2009 9:45 pm

    This is great! I’m so glad you posted this because i always enjoy checking out sites with new and interesting designers!

  16. 3 May 2009 9:48 pm

    I am terribly attracted to the feather necklace. It’s so beautiful! The volume is just nice. Not too overpowering and the way the feather curves over the collar area… I love it. There’s a sort of, movement to it. Must be a dancer thing, which I’m sure you can relate to. (: I’m sure you can work it without it looking ostentatious. You are after all, our fabulous La C! In my mind, you can’t do wrong really. ❤

    Blogtwin love,
    SEAH!ui

  17. 3 May 2009 9:56 pm

    I just checked out their store and fell in love with everything! I gotta get that white tee! That feather necklace is beyond amazing! I’m glad I discover this store thanks to you! xxoxoxxoo

  18. 3 May 2009 11:18 pm

    Hello La C. That’s some really fantastic stuff. Great post. I always enjoy your posts, whether they are short or long. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Enjoy the week. Cheers!

  19. 4 May 2009 12:19 am

    I. Want. It. All. Especially the ring!

  20. 4 May 2009 1:00 am

    How fantastic! The thoughtfulness of these choices really shows–each item fits you to a tee!

  21. 4 May 2009 1:57 am

    I used to have four of those deep v tee’s, now I only have two, because I wear them to death.
    The nail color in the cup ring photo is fab!
    Come take the awards off of my page is you want them. kiss, kiss xo

  22. 4 May 2009 3:14 am

    oh wow, moxsie and a cupstone ring in the same post!

  23. 4 May 2009 3:28 am

    What a stunning necklace! Wow very striking

  24. 4 May 2009 5:26 am

    Hi there-the feathered necklace is divine with the LBD, simply gorgeous my dear!

  25. 4 May 2009 7:12 am

    I love that ring!!

  26. 4 May 2009 7:35 am

    omg me want feather necklace!!

  27. 4 May 2009 8:13 am

    i print all of my new tees on deep v organics. pricey but worth it.

    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

  28. 4 May 2009 8:26 am

    that necklace is so so fabulous!!!

  29. 4 May 2009 9:33 am

    Is that u the one of the photos? I’m sure we’d all like to see you. 🙂
    Moxsie sounds so amazing, I’ll have to check it out.
    Btw, I loved the what to wear when you are petite, as I’m one of those kind and your advice is always fabulous. Keep doing those kind of posts ’cause I’ve become addicted to them! LoL
    xx

  30. 4 May 2009 10:41 am

    thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 great blog you have here!

  31. 4 May 2009 10:46 am

    Wow, what great items you received. I’ve heard of Moxsie before, but didn’t have a chance to check them out yet. I’ll definitely give it a go now that I’ve seen your pictures! That ring is superb. I agree the feather necklace might seem overwhelming, but I think if you paired it with a very simple dress, it would look stunning. Congrats on your gifts!

  32. 4 May 2009 11:17 am

    That ring is incredible! Off to check out Moxsie. Gorgeous finds!

  33. 4 May 2009 11:54 am

    what a beautiful ring!

  34. 4 May 2009 12:35 pm

    It is all gorgeous…I can’t wait to check it out!

  35. 4 May 2009 1:23 pm

    DAMN! That cocktail ring and feather necklace as the hotness! Whenever you feel like purging let me know!

  36. 4 May 2009 2:44 pm

    very nice ..
    feather neckless!..love…

    P.M*
    ps thnx for the words of wisdom…

  37. 4 May 2009 3:18 pm

    Ah that feather necklace is amazingggg! I’ll have to check it out!
    Great post!
    x

  38. 4 May 2009 3:52 pm

    Bonjour! Thank you so much for including SPUN in your post about Moxsie. We have been very fortunate to be among other fab indie lines on Moxsie. I’m glad that you are enjoying your SPUN deep v-neck tee and hope that you will give our other organic pieces a try. SPUN is a way for me to bring wearable everyday pieces to women at an affordable price. So even if you don’t already own organic cotton clothing, you can still easily incorporate any of our styles into your daily wardrobe and feel good about it! Choose healthy, choose US made, choose SPUN! ❤ Sara

  39. 4 May 2009 6:26 pm

    that was so sweet of moxsie.
    i hope one day i will be as fortunate to receive a care package 🙂

  40. 4 May 2009 6:53 pm

    I so admit I’d never even heard of Moxsie, but I know quite a bit now.

    I was trying to explain the customer service bit to someone who has worked a long time for the practice I am consulting with. She sounds mean. THAT is really bad for business. She said: That is just the way I sound. People get used to it.

    Sigh…~Mary

  41. 4 May 2009 11:08 pm

    I just bought a v neck aswell from the h&m mens department (I can’t say no to a staff discount). Lovin’ ze goodies! I’ll have to check out moxsie 🙂

    Trisch xo

  42. 4 May 2009 11:27 pm

    That ring is awesome! 🙂

  43. 4 May 2009 11:38 pm

    I love those V neck t-shirts! They are so comfy 🙂

  44. Michelle permalink
    5 May 2009 1:08 am

    amazing.
    having a credit card is very dangerous indeed.

    i’m going to have to have you blog about my things one day! and of course you wear everything so well.

    lovelove.

  45. 5 May 2009 1:51 am

    I want it all! How amazing are all of these lovely items, lucky lucky gal!

    xo

  46. Tamara permalink
    5 May 2009 2:40 am

    Love the nail polish colour! Gorgeous!

  47. 5 May 2009 9:10 am

    That necklace is awesome! Love it!

  48. 5 May 2009 1:43 pm

    I agree with you, it’s a very nice web-place to shop!

    I’m adding a link to your blog on mine! =)
    My blog is http://thefashionsetter.blogspot.om

  49. 5 May 2009 1:55 pm

    Love the jewelry !
    I saw a necklace like that in light pink and beige, but I couldn’t afford it ;( It’s so beautiful ❤
    xoxo L.

  50. 5 May 2009 6:14 pm

    wow the feather necklace is amazing!

  51. 5 May 2009 7:33 pm

    That ring is goregous !!!
    i didnt know that was a necklace at first!!

    thank you for the comment visit anytime

    XX
    Vi from Cali

  52. 5 May 2009 9:17 pm

    Everything you’ve shown is fabulous! I really like the feather necklace(and I’m certainly not too daring either). Thanks for the info and link~

  53. rossovelvet permalink
    6 May 2009 7:04 am

    Cool stuff !
    But what I adore the most is the nail polish x)

    • 6 May 2009 10:33 pm

      rossovelvet: Haha! Thank you =] My nail polish is quite the obnoxious shade though; it’s Milani’s Electric Pink. Incredibly neon, it has potential to be blinding =] Which is why I love it!

      Bisous,
      La C.

  54. 7 May 2009 12:52 am

    oh the shirt! i want it i want it! i’m so into the sexy basic white shirts these days. haha, come to think of it i’m wearing one right now.

  55. 7 May 2009 2:20 am

    wow, that necklace is amazing! it really takes the outfit up another notch.

  56. 2 June 2009 12:56 am

    ммм )) симпотичный блог =)
    не хотел случайно сменить тему? Поставить ещё тройку плагинови будет гораздо безопаснее..ну это вот это будет симпотно действительно 🙂
    Кстати , ты какой Хост используешь? =)

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