Sunday, December 30, 2012

ckparis in paris




hey all, chanel window on rue cambon and galleries lafayette xmas tree. many more chanel window pix to come!
original balenciaga leather winter jacket. (nicolas ghesquiere era, now a true classic.)

no place better than paris at christmas time.
vin chaud, chocolat chaud at angelina's, lanvin windows, hermes windows, alaia, givenchy, isabel marant, celine,  chaussures, chaussures, chaussures, xmas markets, ahhhhhh...
xoxo c.
see you on the astral plane.

Monday, December 24, 2012

ckparis and louboutin paris xmas window shoe tree

merry xmas! just got back form Paris. stay tuned to see my pix and short videos on future posts.
below is the xmas tree in the main area of Galleries Lafayette and
the xmas window display of Christian Louboutin on rue st honore in Paris  ( click on link below to see video)
to see the tree of red soles.
serious jet lag folks.
much more to come.
see you on the astral plane.








Friday, December 7, 2012

ckparis and celine matrix, burberry and chan luu

hey all, what's going on?
always have a sense of humor and
'tude.
celine matrix sunglasses, chan luu cashmere smooshy scarf, and
burberry shearling stilettos et al.
see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

ckparis and chan luu


hey all, what's going on?
some paparazzi shots of me in the garage.
return of burberry prorsum shearling stiletto ankle boots, givenchy 'gale and chan luu cashmere/silk scarf.
if you don't have a chan luu cashmere scarf, get one.
the scarves are large, lightweight yet warm and smooshy.
this one is a dusty rose/ash tie dye.
see you on the astral plane.

Monday, November 19, 2012

ckparis and chicks on brickell and robert is here

video
hey all, you all know that i call miami the banana republic of the southernmost portion of the united states, ("the 'nana").
(yes, people really did throw rotting bananas in front of city hall back during the elian gonzalez scandal) true.
this video was taken last week off  brickell ave which is the financial center of the area.
no problem, chickens and roosters run free in an urban environment . turn up the volume and hear the rooster crow on cue .
yeah, midtown has christian louboutin, marni, margiela, lous vuitton and soon 2b new hermes, but brickell has the chicks.
ahhh, just another day in paradise.

now, if you travel down south a bit further, you get to homestead, florida and Robert Is Here. truly a magical country farm to buy local produce, jams, preserves, smoothies. you can even walk in the planting fields. best way to recharge your energy .



 
a little diversion form the usual fashion posts.
have a fabulous thanksgiving.
see you on the astral plane.

Friday, November 9, 2012

ckparis and vera wang lavender boots

hey all, what's going on?
at the time i write this, the votes in florida for the presidential election are still not all counted.
(although obama won last tuesday).
yeah, and you wonder why i call south florida. the 'nana?
12 years after the historical "hanging chads", florida still has voting problems.
what do you all thin?
it is a very strange place...

this pix was taken of my reflection in the window of the new coral gables museum.
basic stuff  with a chan luu cashmere/silk scarf and vera wang lavender boots.
sunglasses by house of harlow.

god bless america (and florida).
make it a FABULOUS weekend.
my birthday is tomorrow. ;)
see you on the astral plane.

Monday, October 29, 2012

ckparis and isabel marant milwauke boots




hey all. my isabel marant milwauke boots have arrived.
black suede studded stiletto cowboy booys with a silver harness around the instep.
shades of electric cowboy.
see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ckparis and the return of balenciaga astrogirl boots


hey all, how are you?
sometimes the best stuff is lurking in your own closet...

the return of my balenciaga astrogirl boots.
the  same toe and heel shape is seen all over this season.
the black leather on these boots is amaazing.
make it a FABULOUS day.

p.s. anyone watching 666 park ave?
freaky stuff.
nightmares peut-etre?

see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ckparis and balmain suede fringe boots



hey all, what are you all doing?
moi? hanging out in a black on black mini cooper convertible.
wearing my balmain black suede lace up fringe stiletto boots
and hermes cdc.
see you on the astral plane.

Monday, October 1, 2012

ckparis and marc jacobs' window





 
 
 
hey all, how are you?
salutations from marc jacob's fall window display in bal harbour.
yeah, miami is one of those plastic surgery meccas, realhousewivesofmiami, peut etre?
anyway, the mannequins in the window decked out in scrubs and cashmere ski hats and gloves have chosen to operate on a bag.
needles, scalpels, whatever...
what do you think of the window display?
see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ckparis and louboutin platform ankle boots





 
hey all. sometimes the best finds are right in your own abyss of a closet. (sorry neat and organized closet people, you just don't know the joys of finding buried treasure right at home)
ankle boots are really popular this fall. however, they have been a main staple in my personal wardrobe for the last 5 years.
voila, my studded christian louboutin leather metallic pearlized gray leather platform ankle boots. circa ?
anyway, these boots always get my attention. i just recently noticed they have 4 different colors of studs.
make it a FABULOUS day.
see you on the astral plane.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ckparis and biscayne bay



hey all,  what are you doing?
fall is here.
sort of anyway.
i added black tights to my vera wang lavender boots and
motel rocks body con dress.
shades of black and gray with a gothic print.
add blue waters of biscayne bay and
we will call it a day.
have a FABULOUS wednesday.
see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ckparis and balenciaga turquoise '05



salutations. east coast chick escapes to west coast to avoid last week's bad weather.
what could be better than a vintage caddy with fins and
shopping at fred segal avec a balenciaga turquoise '05 chevre leather weekender?
wanna know what i bought?
see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ckparis,vintage lbd, panerai and cdc

 
 
 
 
hey all, hope you are safe and dry.
hurricane season. god bless new orleans.
vintage lbd, panerai, hermes cdc, et al.
see you on the astral plane.
 
 
 

Friday, August 17, 2012

ckparis and the evil castle chapter 2: the voluptuous yellow roses

                                                                       
duke doomandgloom was not the only one in the evil castle with disciples. duchess morella had her own. i was not part of the duchess' disciples, but she liked me and anything from hermes.  i think she knew i was not afraid of her and actually thought she might be able to tame my brash spirit.

the duchess received the most voluptuous yellow roses one day from an admirer. i commented that they were absolutely amazing and she pulled one of the dozen from its crystal vase and insisted that i put it in my own office in the castle.

i took the rose and put in a small vase on my desk. i came back to my office after lunch and found my desk covered with yellow petals. someone had intentionally pulled all the petals off the yellow rose and left them strewn across my desk. weird? yes.
i told the duchess and she just shrugged it off and gave me another one of her beautiful roses.

i placed the second one in the same container and did not
give too much thought to the fate of the first rose. the next day, i found the second rose's stem to be broken in half. the rose hung down on my desk like it had suffered an evil demise.
this time, the duchess took a bit more interest and handed me a third rose because now this was not just weird, it was creepy evil.

and if you haven't already guessed, the the third rose had the most dramatic death. someone had actually made a clean cut of the entire rose head and left behind only the green vine in the vase. the culprit took all the petals and the rose head which were never found.
the duchess reported the strange behavior to the duke and he actually took the matter rather seriously.

a possible suspect employed by the evil castle was summoned to take a lie detector test. she confessed to other sins committed in the evil castle, but swore she did not tamper with the voluptous yellow roses. she was immediately dismissed for her acts of treason unrelated to the roses.
however, the victim always know who is really responsible...

and you thought college/grad school and the fashion industry was competitive? welcome to the evil castle.

see you on the astral plane.

p.s. if you got this far, let me know if you want me to continue with the evil castle memoirs.

balmain khaki boots et al.


Friday, August 3, 2012

ckparis and vintage hermes clear kelly

hey all, standing by a newly vintage YSL sign for the new location of the YSL n/k/a Saint Laurent (sans yves) store in bal harbour.
i have my vintage hermes clear 40 kelly with "un voyage au pays merveilles" painted across the front. these bags were given as gifts those invited to the hermes 1997 exposition in japan.
japan is an enchanted country
to my new friend chiara , this post is for you.

hermes cdc in black leather with gold hardware, house of harlow chelsea sun glasses in tortoise with purple flecks avec a pink/lavender streak in my hair.
see you on the astral plane.

Friday, July 27, 2012

ckparis, ugo cacciatori scorpion and white laces


hey all, how was your week?
really so hard to get motivated in this heat.
i put white laces in my black leather litas for summer and
found my ugo cacciatori scorpion necklace in my abyss of a closet.
gotta say my closet is the best place to shop sometimes sans
credit card bills.
make it a FABULOUS day.
see you on the astral plane.

Friday, July 20, 2012

ckparis and pink laces


hey all,
i added pink neon laces to my gray leather litas and
a few white bobby pins to my hair.
smooshy soft oversized charcoal t and striped mini.
(color is more lilac irl)
gavilane tete de mort chain necklace by aden,
panerai watch with bespoke green croc band and
givenchy 'gale.

my chakras are happy now that i have introduced some occasional color to my wardrobe.
could it be a reflection of my happier personna now that i am free from the evil castle?
i adore black and wore it every single day, head to toe, at the evil castle. perfect vampire attire.
i recall wearing all white on halloween and the castle lords in the know told me what a great sense of humor i had.
most of the other castle inhabitants gave me blank stares and did not get it.(but they never understood the all black either)

always strive to raise your resonance.
when you vibrate at a higher level, the yucky stuff below does not have the same nasty effect.

take a minute today and do something out of your comfort zone,
you may like the results.
let me know if you want to read more about the evil castle.

see you on the astral plane.

Friday, July 13, 2012

ckparis, scorpio mood and LBD



hey all,
it's really hot down here in the 'nana and hard to get motivated.
i think these shots are reflective of my mood these days.
scorpios like to get lost in their own world sometimes...

i have on my new balmain boots and givenchy 'gale from the previous post.
hermes cdc with the usual chauss-elets and
nars lipstick in roman holiday.
what are your summer plans?

see you on the astral plane.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

ckparis and balmain boots

hey  all, what's going on?
i have new edition to my black leather ankle boot brigade.
above are pix of my new balmain black leather boots avec zippers, laces and stilettos from my favorite balmain 2010 spring/summer collection.
click on link below to see my balmain khaki buckle stilettos from the same season.
http://ckparis.blogspot.com/2010/04/ckparis-and-balmain-khaki-boots.html
i bought the khaki ones as soon as they were available and the above black ones were a great very recent find.
the top pix also has my givenchy  fall 2011 sheep leather nightingale with gunmetal hardware made just for that season. i got it from the rue st honore store in paris last november.
see you on the astral plane.

Friday, June 29, 2012

ckparis and bitch stole my look

hey all, what's going on?
this pix was taken in sephora. moi and a poster on the wall for
advertising hair extensions.
in the words of joan rivers and the fashion police,
bitch stole my look.
dead ringer hair.
hmmm....well, you all know who wore the blue streak first.

finally seeing some sun down here in the southern most portion of the continental united states a/k/a banana republic (the "nana").
i have been told on several occasions that people who live in this area once lived on the lost continent of atlantis in a past life.

make it a FABULOUS day (even if you have to dimension switch).
and new true blood this weekend.
see you on the astral plane.



Friday, June 22, 2012

ckparis, purple, pink and the petit prince



hey all, what's going on?
after years of being locked in the evil castle, i am having too much fun to return to another one.
some of the other former castle dwellers are still miserable.
not me. c'est la vie... 
my chauss zillion watt smile is back. (see prior post below re: ginger shot )

believe in yourself.
trust in your own power.

today it is pink and purple streaks in my hair.
the lighting in the top pix was by accident, but i think it captures a bit of my personality.
scorpios are serious about drama and
scorpios will take your secrets to the grave and beyond.

loving true blood. and you?
see you on the astral plane.

Friday, June 15, 2012

ckparis does a ginger shot


hey all, what's going on?
as i posted, i am still recovering from bruised ribs, going on week 3...
i am not really into western medicine which just wants to mask the symptoms and not treat the cause. thus, ginger shots.
a ginger shot is 1 oz of freshly pressed ginger juice from ginger root. not for the faint of heart.
serious russssh quality and intense buzzing/burning for about 5 minutes and lingers on about 20 minutes or so.
i am always looking for my next fix.

ginger is a natural anti inflamatory which is warming and
gets everything moving.
perfect to speed up the natural healing process.

oh, and the blue streak?  one of my stylists brought me back several colors from the big hair show in orlando so stay tuned for more colors.
i am totally having fun. can't you tell?
see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

ckparis and a red ferrari


welcome to summer.
moi?
hanging out in the garage with a red ferrari.
there is an enzo that parks down here too.
you do get to see my zillion watt smile and
some chauss 'tude.

what are you all doing?
make it a FABULOUS day.

i am still recovering from bruised ribs, but did discover ginger shots bc ginger is a good anti inflammatory.
absolutely love the ginger shots, but not for the faint of heart.
give it a try, and let me know what you think.

vera wang lavender black boots and american apparel dress.
see you on the astral plane.