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20 January 2010

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Okay. So maybe not entirely scandalous. Juste un peu scandaleux, s’il vous plaît.

I shan’t lie; I’m quite tired of this. Italicized in reference to the ever-so-bland life of your average American high school student. If only the lives of Blair Waldorf and Serena Vanderwoodsen transpired into my own. Constance by day, the Palace’s bar (lounging casually whilst sipping martinis and nibbling on grilled cheese with truffle oil and fresh tomatoes) by noon, and clubbing by night in petite Hervé Léger numbers. All done with the Chanel or Valentino of the moment hung in the crook of their arm. Lives chock full of drama, sex, more drama, more sex, and fabulousness all in between.

But of course I’m not complaining; I’m simply acknowledging the vast differences between my life, and that of the upper east side-er’s. There so is a difference… Ah, dearest B., why don’t you let me have a pick from your vast collection of designer doodads, and share Chuck Bass with me? You get him on the week days, I get him over weekends. Fair enough?

Whilst all you lovely cocottes of mine go about your own glamorous lives, and I rotate between a daily schedule of: school, practice/rehearsal, basketball games (dance team performs at half time!), procrastination, homework, sleep,  r e p e a t , I’ve concocted a list of “Why Don’t You’s?” for both your and my own perusal. When I have free time, that is. So carpe diem, seize the day; pourquoi pas? There’s nothing to lose.

why don’t you…

vamp up your daily makeup routine? Forget au naturel (if you’re like me), or the usual neutral and/or winged liner and pink-mauve lips. Change it up for a day. Use the darkest, smoldering black liner to line your waterline and tightline. Smudge it, set it with matte or shimmery black shadow (Carbon or Black Tied by M·A·C), and blend it with a shimmery taupe (Satin Taupe, also by M·A·C) for a beautiful finish. Pile on the mascara, groom the brows, and lay on the nude lipstick. Be a vampish seductress for a day.

be Barbie for a day? Hot pink lipstick, faux lashes, loads of mascara, and black winged liner. Better yet, derive your inspiration from the original 1960’s Barbie. Wear a striped black and white body-conscious dress and platform heels. Oh là là.

plan a girl’s night out in the city? Pack your overnight goodies, favorite heels, freakum dress(es), etc., bring a few ladies, and rent a limo à la Gossip Girl. Pop champagne, pamper yourselves at a spa (mani and pedi, of course!) along the way, and drop your bags in a hotel room. Get ready together like you did in junior high and high school before school dances, and hit the clubs. Classy ones, of course. Drink a little “Sex on the Beach” and dance the night away.

flirt more? According to scientists who study the art of flirtation (I kid; I suppose they’re behaviorists of sorts), flirting may boost your white blood-cell count, thus boosting immunity and health. Psychologists have also said that flirting increases self-esteem! Be coquettish. It’s fun. And harmless, so long as you’re single.

embrace your sexiness? Present-day “pin-up” Megan Fox had said recently that “women are supposed to be beautiful, we’re supposed to be sexy” – I suppose in response to some journalists’ question and/or statement about women, sex, and the pros/cons of being provocative. Regardless, take heed to what she says! Megan Fox is, after all, the pinnacle of sexy, and is quite right: all women are sexy. We all have that provacteur or coquette within. Forget inhibitions, and embrace those curves. Work it, girl! And refer to the previous bullet-point heart.

read an issue of Cosmopolitan? That in itself is quite scandalous. My friends and I are amused by monthly issues filled with exotic things to do. Read it alone, with the girls for giggles, or perhaps with your other half? (;

throw a party? [Virgin] drinks, a club-worthy playlist, couches to lounge in, and open space to dance the night (or morning?) away is all that is necessary. Thrown on a slinky mini and invite as few or many friends you need to get the night going. Hire a photographer, professional or simply a friend interested in the hobby, to take photos throughout the night. Post them up, and everyone will wonder which fabulous club or party you’ve been a VIP at.


La C.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. 20 January 2010 8:36 pm

    If only we could all be so glamorous as Chuck and Blair! Gorgeous photos, by the way – I loved that photo shoot.

    I like your idea of channeling the original Barbie. Flirty, fabulous, and fun. 🙂

  2. 20 January 2010 9:36 pm

    Chuck and Blair look so hot in that first photo!

  3. 20 January 2010 9:55 pm

    i would love so much to be blair for one day and have her wardrobe for the rest!

  4. 20 January 2010 10:42 pm

    I’m watching Gossip Girl right now (rerun). I, too, long for a life not limited by an endless cycle of school, study, (barely) sleep{dream about style}, internship. Seriously. I do homework on the train to my internship. Cosmopolitan is very scandalous, indeed! But I love the body language pieces.
    xoxo Mo

  5. 20 January 2010 11:04 pm

    LOVED this shoot, Ed W looks hot! 🙂

  6. 20 January 2010 11:36 pm

    I absolutely adore this list, my dear! One of my favorite things to do with my girls (and J, from time to time) is grab a hotel room in Philly or NYC, go out to lounges or fun restaurants, grab drinks, try something new, and order tons of champagne from room service!
    And Cosmo – so fun (and always so scandalous…though quiteee helpful!).
    Mm, and now I’m craving a grilled cheese with truffle oil (the only way my mom makes it….though my kitchen is far less glam than hanging with Chuck and B!). And I think if I was doing a share with Chuck, I’d want him for the whole week… B could have him on a Sunday 😉

  7. 20 January 2010 11:47 pm

    Gawd he’s so hot, and I love her hair!!

  8. 21 January 2010 1:25 am

    you inspire me to dress up in theme!

    i await the day when my classes in the city start again and i’ll be able to get out of the house and make it worth it! :]

    miss you. xo

  9. 21 January 2010 7:07 am

    oh my these pictures are amazing!!

  10. 21 January 2010 1:54 pm

    Did some of these and I’m kind of happy that I did, even if sometimes I exaggerated with scandal… but you have to live your life, ain’t you ? ^^

  11. Tamara permalink
    21 January 2010 3:50 pm

    Your “why don’t you” options don’t sound bad at all! 😉 My times from high school weren’t like theirs either, no way. Do you know Heartbreak High? It was more like that, maybe.

  12. 21 January 2010 5:03 pm

    Oooh love this post! I love vamping it up.xx

  13. 22 January 2010 1:40 pm

    Lacy, you really have some winning ideas for beating the blahs & blues. It’s posts like this one that keep me coming back. xo d

  14. 24 January 2010 1:23 am

    YUM. The photo of those two is gorgeous. I’m not sure whether the black lipstick was a good choice though.

  15. 24 January 2010 6:23 am

    Hey there! Awesome read 😀 The life of the upper east siders are too melodramatic for my liking, but I love your “Why don’t you” list!

  16. 24 January 2010 8:46 am

    I love Ed Westwick & Leighton Meester! This is the ELLE photoshoot isn’t it?

  17. 24 January 2010 12:51 pm

    absolutely love chuck and blair ❤

  18. 24 January 2010 5:16 pm

    hot picture, hot people.
    totally agree with your “why don’t you…” things to do.
    I even wanna put some in the list too: why don’t al blogger fashionistas do a fashion capital trade? bloggers visit each other hometowns and be the shopping (and cultural) guide through their city. THAT would be amazing! 😉
    If you have time, read my “blogger of the month” issue
    x Laura

  19. 25 January 2010 9:08 pm

    omg ! this is so hot. i absolutely love this. chuck and blair are so good together

    xx lue

  20. 28 January 2010 11:28 pm

    Digging the radical change with her! Makes me think of changing things up!

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