Sunday, June 28, 2009

ckparis, super futures and polka dots

hello everyone, how was your weekend? tell me...

i spent yesterday doing 138 flights of high rise stairs to most of mj's thriller album.
and then spent the rest of the day mesmerized by vh1's mj music videos.
damn that man could dance.
if you haven't yet, put on michael jackson's music and prance around.
instant 'tude adjuster.
promise. :)
( p.s. and if that doesn't do it for you, true blood is on tonight!!!)

moi today? decked out in a pair of distressed denim shorts avec super future shades
and an american apparel black polka dot bra.
i wore it with a white t shirt on top.
i like to wear contrasting color bras under white t shirts, and today i just needed
something a little bit fun, a little bit flirty,
a little bit p.y.t...

i am so on the fourth today so come on over...
and wear your favorite dancing shoes.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ckparis and a tribute to michael jackson

michael jackson bad click here
a true musical genius and fashion icon.

hey, even this past season's famous embellished balmain jacket was compared to michael jackson.

play some of mj's music and maybe break into a dance.
celebrate his life.
thank you michael jackson for the many wonderful gifts you have left to this
ca-raazy world.

see you on the astral plane.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ckparis on the fourth dimension in krelwear

hey all, what's new with you? tell me...

if you never experienced the summer tropical humidity of the 'nana, well.... consider yourself lucky. it's like being in a steam room.

moi? wearing my favorite black leather marc jacob booties avec a krelwear strapless black knit distressed top with a krel black knit mini skirt.

i think i need to change locations in the third in the not too distant future...

and you all know by now, it's just as easy to be positive as it is to be negative.
so change your outlook, NOW.
red light, green light, change...
ok, do something out of your personal comfort zone tomorrow and
see where it gets you...
you might be suprised.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, June 22, 2009

ckparis and a trip to fangtasia

true blood.
what a drug.
withdrawal is over. :)

see you on the astral plane.

p.s. sookie's floral dress could be part of the erin wasson spring line for rvca.

p.p.s. if you are totally lost, you've just met eric, pam, sookie and bill.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

ckparis, barbato boots and aa pink cropped t

hey all, how are you? is it hot enough for you?
the 'nana is in regular 90 degree days with matching humidity.

i just got this pink (pink!) new crop top from american apparel.
great smooshy soft feel and the color speaks for itself.
i also have on my gianni barbato boots with butterfly embroidery.

i am in lounge lizard mode today.
no hard core stair climbing today.
i'll think about it tomorrow as scarlet o'hara would say...
margerita pizza and power salad from pieducks.

pizza porn for you foodies in cyberspace.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

ckparis and vintage chanel pareo

bon soir, ca va?

moi? hiding behind my vintage chanel scarf/pareo.
you can click on the pix to see more details.

it is so easy for me to get lost in the fourth...
today was a french cure lunch.
you all remember my chauss french cure story?
bullet point version: champagne at lunch
at my favorite french cafe this side of the pond...

see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ckparis and marlon brando

hey all, did you watch true blood? tell me...

moi? hanging out with marlon brando in krel distressed black knit sweater avec krel custom headband.

brickell ave?
thunder storms daily.
also sunny daily.

make it a FABULOUS wednesday.

see you on the astral plane.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

ckparis and true blood

can you stand the wait?
tomorrow night.
hbo. 9 pm.
be there....

mayk, are you ready?

any other true blood fans, leave a comment.
see you at merlotte's. :)
laissez les bons temps rouler.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

ckparis and cappuccino at segafredo

hey all, how is your week going?

moi? hanging out at segafedo avec my smiley face cappuccino.
and the smiley face is made with chocolate sauce.
what more could a girl want?

i am actually wearing another piece by krelwear. this black knit top was part of the spring ready to wear collection. it was also featured on the cover of january 2009 ocean drive in gold.
pour moi? noir.
big suprise.

the top is kinda cool because it is crop tank with short sleeves that you can wear up, or down , or somewhere in between. i have on another black tank underneath in the pix.

i have nine pieces of krelwear and they are all black.
hey, wear what works for YOU.
if you wear something that YOU feel good in, you WILL look good.
the power of your aura and positive energy...
trust your instincts.

see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ckparis et krel noir

hey there, what are you all doing?
i am somewhere between the third and fourth today.
yeah. c'est la vie.
i need a MAJOR caffeine hook up.
i am thinking starbucks iced coffee with an extra shot of espresso and a splash of soy milk.
what do you drink to get a jump start?

pix is moi avec my krelwear black knit quickie couture mini skirt, krel black hand knit shredded sweater and krel custom black headband. i also have on my favorite marc jacob black leather booties.

make it a FABULOUS tuesday.

see you on the astral plane.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

ckparis, marc jacob booties and krel

good morning. what are your weekend plans?

moi? getting motivated to run/walk lots and lots of stairs.
i am hanging out on the balcony in my marc jacob black leather booties, american apparel and krelwear black knit mini skirt.

more later.
xxoo chauss

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ckparis as page six girl

hello all, how is your week going? tell me...

moi? i am featured in the june/july 2009 edition of style sample magazine as a fresh face in the blogging world and one of the "blogs to watch". thanks, tamia.
check it out, i am on page six of the online style sample magazine.

i am wearing balmain black suede booties, rick owens leather moto jacket and vintage stuff in one of the page six pix. i am wearing louboutin black suede thigh high boots in the other page six pix in style sample magazine.

btw, for those of you who are still confused, i do not live in california. (small faux pas in the magazine)
i blog from the the banana republic of the southern most portion of the united states.
miami, yeah.

and for the record, people actually dumped crates of ripe bananas in front of city hall during the elian gonzalez cuban controversy.

and those in certain circles say if you live in miami or wish you did, you probably lived on the lost continent of atantis.
i am fascinated by the concept of mermaids...

make it a FABULOUS thursday, ok?

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, June 1, 2009

ckparis and the KRELwear interview

there is something magical about krelwear.
deliciously knit fabrics are coupled with a laissez-faire attitude about how you ultimately wear the pieces. a simple tube of knitted cotton/lurex can be worn as skirt, a top, or even a belt.

the designer and performance artist behind the concept is karelle levy. i met karelle at a "quickie couture" party at oxygene in miami.
karelle goes on tour around the world with a small entourage creating hand knit pieces for women, men and even kids right on the spot. voila, KREL-2-GO.

next stop for KREL-2-G0... art basel! the scope art show in basel, switzerland. krelwear will be performing its magic there from june 8, 2009 to june 14, 2009.
if any of you are going to art basel, make sure you email me so i can pass your info to krelwear.

anyway, i took home an adorable krelwear black knit mini skirt which was hand quickie coutured by karelle at the oxygene party and an invite to visit the krelwear studio.

here's the 411 on my interview with karelle:

chauss: what is the significance of the logo of krelwear?

karelle: The logo is an actual image. It was photographed in 1998 and used
ever since then as the logo. I made the dress and graduated in it in 1997 at
Rhode Island School of Design. So it's really the beginning of the beginning.

(i had the pleasure of seeing the actual logo dress hanging in the krelwear studio.)

chauss: what type of material do you use to create your designs?

karelle: I'm Miami's knitter. I love to combine yarns to create interesting
textures that wouldn't be typical in knitwear. I make a lot of really
sexy classy pieces that are versatile. So going from day to night is
really easy with pieces from my collection.

chauss: ok, it's monday night, where are you?

karelle: Monday nights I host Stitchin Boozin Bitches, a night at the
Standard Hotel Miami Beach. Its the best relaxed, creative, and
productive evening event in Miami. 8- midnight. We knit, crochet, and
booze and bitch... but mainly we stitch. There are games for those
who don't want to knit.... and you can always bitch about something...
so its something for everyone at a reasonable hour and in a great

chauss: who or what is your inspiration?

karelle: My mom is my inspiration. I lost her when I was 16 and she was a
fashionista and textile artist. I believe I'm completely a
combination of the two done in my own way.
Then of course there are those designers I love to watch... Alexander
McQueen, Issey Miyake, Missoni, Preen, John Galliano, and Karl Lagerfeld.
I'm really into theatrical shows. McQueen and Galliano are the tops.

chauss: fall 09?

karelle: here are some photos to preview the upcoming fall 09 collection...and
first time MEN's collection!
(see pix above of both upcoming krelwear's men's and women's fall 09 collections)

top pix is me with krelwear custom couture black knit mini skirt avec a krelwear custom couture distressed black sweater with a hint of beautiful ruby red knit running through it.

second pix from top is me in black knit skirt made pour moi by karelle levy at the KREL-2-GO event at oxygene. i paired it with krelwear black knit custom couture headband. a perfect example of krelwear "quickie couture". n'est pas?

third pix from the top are krelwear fall 09 women's and men's collections.

fourth pix from the top is THE krelwear logo inspired by the original krelwear dress.

the bottom pix is the lovely and talented karelle levy.
can't you feel her creative energy and attitude?

you have gotta catch the next KREL-2-GO tour coming to a city near you...