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7 June 2009

In celebration of my 200th post, I thought that perhaps you should meet my  P a r i s i a n  alter ego. You met her here, stamping her Blahnik-clad feet, whining in her soft French accent about how much she wanted that tee. Quite the first impression, non?

Her name is C o q u e t t e . A petite girl with dark locks cut in an edgy bob (much like Ashley Olsen’s longer version of the style), whose name is hardly misleading in telling a bit about herself. But petite is not synonymous to tiny – her curvy figure only adds to her coquettish-ness. She is never caught without sunnies, whether they be oversized Guccis or (her personal favorite) vintage Chanel rounds. That, and a new bag every week (this week happens to be a chocolate leather Hermès Birkin). Coquette’s wardrobe consists of plenty of Wolford tights, bandage minis and dresses, heels, boots, black, Yves Saint Laurent, and an enviable amount of denim. [You can’t tell I’m jealous, can you?] All of which compromise a great majority of her work-drobe as a fashion director in Vogue Paris. 


YSL Cage heels

At the moment, we are both quite head over heels (no pun intended) for Yves Saint Laurent Cage ankle booties. Patent black with silver heels, in size 35/35.5. Ah oui, I am quite lucky and unlucky; the former because Coquette has the same shoe size comme moi, and the latter because dearest Coquette is never willing to share. Le sigh. 

And if you happen to be interested, Coquette is currently wearing a sheer, loose-cut tank by T by Alexander Wang tucked into a studded, high-waisted Balmain skirt with patent flats. [Parisian at its best] To break up the black, she totes around a white Balenciaga around her arm, fingers well manicured in Chanel Madness (a gorgeous maroon) as they fly away on her Blackberry Curve checking her email. Of course she looks up occasionally, her coquettish self batting her lashes at any Frenchman worthy of her infamously pouty glances. Maintenant, she is headed to pick up a few garment bags of Dior gowns for Carine Roitfeld’s editorial in Vogue Paris.

CoquetteWe do share a love for all things black, embellished, knit bandage skirts, Balenciaga, and patent. And MAC Viva Glam lipsticks, black liner, and Chanel nail polish in dark colours. ‘Tis a pity Coquette acquisitive about her wardrobe. Le sign no. 2. Ah well, I do empathize; if I had such fabulous a wardrobe, I would indeed keep it to myself.


La C.

56 Comments leave one →
  1. 7 June 2009 3:01 am

    i swear, all i want is those cage booties- and i will never ask for another thing again. ❤


  2. 7 June 2009 3:32 am

    Congrats! I adore cage YSL!


  3. 7 June 2009 3:46 am

    gahh such awesome shoes! I also LOOVE the studded skirt!


  4. 7 June 2009 4:16 am

    I’m not a great fan Balenciaga’s le dix (I saw it too many times), but I definitively want the YSL shoes!!
    Lucy =)

  5. 7 June 2009 4:39 am

    Love the balenciaga bag and the vintage Chanel sunglasses. Her whole look sounds so perfect!

    Oh, and I do think you’re a bit jealous of Coquette. But never mind, every girl is. 🙂

  6. 7 June 2009 5:28 am

    The ysl’s shoes is so beautiful !

  7. 7 June 2009 7:18 am

    Congratulations dear!!!!! 😀

    And those pieces you picked are just great.


  8. 7 June 2009 9:00 am

    Love the look<3 I wish I could have a Vogue-life like that *sigh*:))

  9. 7 June 2009 9:29 am

    Congrats on 200!

  10. 7 June 2009 9:45 am

    congrats :> you’re not the only one who’s jealous at your alter ego. I want her outfit!!

  11. Hannah permalink
    7 June 2009 10:04 am

    Coquette is fabulous! Keep these posts coming – they’re great. 🙂

  12. 7 June 2009 10:23 am

    those cage YSLs, how I lust.

    Happy 200th post =)

  13. 7 June 2009 10:39 am

    Happy 2ooth!!!!
    Words are not enough for those YSL booties… I loved them from the first moment I saw them!

  14. 7 June 2009 11:14 am

    Coquette may just be my alter ego. Love this post, darling! That Balenciaga bag. The Chanel nail polish. The MAC liquid eyeliner. The Dolce & Gabbana Patent Ballerina Flats. Swoon…

  15. 7 June 2009 12:14 pm

    Mmmm, I adore Balmain and Balenciaga motorcycle bags! Fabulous – it does seem as though your alter Parisian ego has flawless style, my dear 🙂 And congrats on your 200 posts!

  16. 7 June 2009 1:41 pm

    congrats on the 200th post darling!
    we adore coquette 🙂

  17. Airam permalink
    7 June 2009 2:05 pm

    Congratulations, darling one! To get to post 200 is a big accomplishment 🙂 And Coquette is even more fun to read about than those mini-stories you used to do on various outfits (but I still miss them, by the way…). One day I’ll introduce her to Music-Airam – they do seem to have a lot in common!

  18. 7 June 2009 2:23 pm

    mm I love Coquette and her wardrobe choices as well.
    can you stop making me want things already. :\

  19. 7 June 2009 2:38 pm

    Congratulations! and want all these thing you posted!! 🙂

  20. 7 June 2009 3:19 pm

    Love Coquette, we could be bffs! 200 posts, thats insane, congrats!


  21. 7 June 2009 3:41 pm

    You know I love your stories, they are always fascinating! Brillant post for 200!
    And Coquette’s wardrobe, hmm, I’m sure I’d make a huge impact if I would buy them as gifts. Especially with the skirt (who wouldn’t love to wear a Balmain skirt?), the bag (Balenciaga is always welcome) and the heels (YSL is always there for the shoe-addicts).

  22. 7 June 2009 4:21 pm

    200 posts???

    Congratulations dear!!!

  23. 7 June 2009 4:34 pm

    i loveee the balmain skirt and those gorgeous gorgeous ysl shoes!!

  24. 7 June 2009 5:42 pm

    She indeed has a wardrobe any gal will envy. : )

  25. 7 June 2009 6:19 pm

    Congratulations!! Haha, definitely loving your alter ego 🙂 Those cage shoes are SO amazing, and that Balmain skirt has me swooooning! Hope you had a beautiful weekend 🙂

  26. 7 June 2009 6:21 pm

    cute outfit 🙂

  27. 7 June 2009 7:21 pm

    200 posts congrats!

    I really enjoyed this post and I could only sum it up as CHIC.


  28. 7 June 2009 7:27 pm

    congrats on post #200! i love your alter ego. i think mine’s probably very similar! your outfit picks are SO coquettish!

  29. 7 June 2009 9:26 pm

    Love your alter ego’s style! 🙂 Those YSL caged booties are so amazing. Congrats on your 200th post.. here’s to many, many more!

    xo, Becs

  30. 7 June 2009 11:17 pm

    Hello La C. Congrats on hitting your 200th post. That’s great news. I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Cheers!

  31. 7 June 2009 11:40 pm

    Those shoes are to die for. I just want to photograph them on an incredibly fabulous model. Yay for you 200th post! You haven’t heard from me in a while so i thought i’d come by and say hi. Also I’m actually starting up my photo blog again and it’s going to be a fusion of Crimson Cream and Death by Coffee, do take a look when you have the time! Oh and I like Coquette very much, she sounds utterly fabulous 😉

  32. 8 June 2009 1:11 am

    The shoes are epic. I love that Mac lipstick, it’s the perfect city pink.
    Your friend sounds cool.

  33. 8 June 2009 2:50 am

    Ha! I love those YSL cage too–Coquette has very good taste! Congrats on your 200th post!


  34. Alize Morand permalink
    8 June 2009 5:47 am

    Loving the story and Coquette’s style indeed, she is as fabulous as her creator! 🙂 I want the Balmain skirt and YSL shoes, what a perrfect combinaion Darling.. or should I say Coquette?
    Parisian love. Alizé x

  35. 8 June 2009 12:27 pm

    Yay for 200! And oh, I won’t lie, I want everything in this post… I love the Coquette inspiration!

  36. 8 June 2009 1:07 pm

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    So up for the next 200, darling!
    Glad to be "on board" 😉

    And – wow to your alter ego's styling – coquette is une enroyable mademoiselle 😉 sorry for poor french 😀

  37. 8 June 2009 1:43 pm

    I heart both of you ladies. Mademoiselle Coquette does seem to have a rather enviable wardrobe. Impeccably chic all the time, I presume. 🙂

    So do tell, where I can find her so that I may try and coax her to let me sneak a peek (and possibly borrow) some of her lovely clothing.

    But Id probably get chased out of her apartment by burly footmen. hehe.

    Missed your blog, La C! Havent been here in quite a while.



  38. 8 June 2009 5:00 pm

    oh la la! Tres adorable! Fantastic alter ego. Congrats my dear on the 2ooth post!
    PS YSL cage heels are my go to fashion porn. If I had them I think I’d never take my eyes off my feet ever again.

  39. 8 June 2009 5:06 pm

    she sounds fabulous!!!

  40. thebaglady permalink
    8 June 2009 5:08 pm

    I love your stories 🙂 I’ve missed your petite novellas! Bring them back please!!

    Coquette sounds fabulous. Perhaps she IS you? 😉

    Love the collages!

  41. 8 June 2009 5:39 pm

    That’s a nice black/rock & chic selection!

  42. 8 June 2009 8:42 pm

    those ysl cage shoes are OH-SO-AMAZING. none of the knock-offs compare at all!

  43. 8 June 2009 9:59 pm

    i love you<3
    this post is wonderful
    you really are a wonderful writer sweetie

  44. 8 June 2009 11:54 pm

    YSL Rocks! but those caged shoes, I wonder if they hurt? I’d still by them though, lol!

  45. rossovelvet permalink
    9 June 2009 6:00 am

    Aaaahaaaah, love the Carine-ispired post !
    Tooons of Wolford… >___> ❤

  46. Debz permalink
    9 June 2009 9:30 am

    OMG just found this blog don’t know if you know it already but i thought it was totally your type.. .. hope you enjoyed..

    • 9 June 2009 9:05 pm

      Debz: Thanks for the suggestion, darling 🙂 I’ll be sure to check it out!


  47. 9 June 2009 12:57 pm

    Love this post, I adore the Yves Saint Laurent Cage shoes they’re stunning!!!


  48. 9 June 2009 4:13 pm

    Oh, I adore your little stories about different fashionable women! I love the ysl cage shoes.

    Great post, and congratulations on your 200th post!

    – laur @ neonmango

  49. 9 June 2009 4:31 pm

    Love this! Who wouldnt want to be her?

  50. kristine permalink
    10 June 2009 10:48 pm

    200 already?!

    there better be more to come!

    & i love your stories 🙂 please bring them back!!!

  51. girljapan permalink
    11 June 2009 10:49 pm

    I am loving the heels and congrats on the post but I’ll need to go to heel walking school before I buy them = ) I am so sad…

  52. 30 June 2009 12:48 am

    I found very informative. The article is professionally written and I feel like the author knows the subject very well. keep it that way.

  53. Con Brio permalink
    13 July 2009 12:08 am

    I think I am completely and utterly jealous of Coquette.


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