Saturday, May 29, 2010

ckparis and ysl original tributes

hey all. how are you?
tell me...

moi? hanging out in ysl black patent leather 6 inch tributes.
gotta love a messy closet.
you never know what black item you may stumble over. :)

i also have on my favorite enza costa smooshy oversized shirt.
i liked it so much that i bought it in gray and black also.

and you all can get a glimpse of my givenchy original maxi 'gale in distressed black leather.

have a FABULOUS weekend.

see you on the astral plane.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ckparis, selphyl the vampire filler and dr. julio gallo interview

back in 1513, ponce de leon was busy searching for the fountain of youth in st. augustine, florida.
since then, people have been researching how to reverse aging without having to drink a magic elixir.

ok, now enter the willing suspension of disbelief...
there is lots of literature and media about how
vampires do not age and how they "survive" on blood.
what if you could use your own blood to correct damage caused to the skin by aging and/or acne?
what if you could inject your own platelet rich plasma into your skin and have it create new collagen?

welcome to 2010, you can do just that.
selphyl. the real true blood cure.

fillers of various artificial substances have been around for years to treat wrinkles, scarring and the general effects caused by aging skin.

the concept of injecting the body with one's own blood platelets has been done for years to promote healing in the case of injuries.

what if there was a way you could "trick" your own body into creating new collagen
as a way to eliminate the effects of aging on the skin?
there is...

selphyl is a natural alternative to fillers like juvederm, restylane, perlane, radiesse, hydrelle or the latest synthentic filler du jour.

i love reading the european fashion magazines in english and french because europe gets stuff so much quicker than the U.S.
when i first read about selphyl, i immediately asked dr. gallo if there was any truth to your own blood platelets being used in place of synthetic fillers.
i quickly found out that dr. gallo was one of the very few doctors in the U.S. who was doing the procedure.

dr. julio gallo, md, facs, is the medical director of the miami institute located in the four seasons building on brickell avenue in miami. is one of the very first doctors in the U.S. to administer selphyl.

The following is my interview with Dr. Julio Gallo, MD FACS about Selphyl

CKPARIS: Dr. Gallo, what is Selphyl?

JG MD/FACS: Selphyl is a process by which we can harvest and concentrate platelets from your own blood. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into areas of concern in the face. Selphyl is more of a tissue regenerator rather than a filler such as the hyaluronic acids.

CKPARIS: Who is the best candidate for Selphyl?

JG MD/FACS: The best candidate for Selphyl is the 30-60 year old person with wrinkles, folds, volume deficits, perhaps scars and traumatic injuries.

CKPARIS: Is there any down time?

JG MD/FACS: The needle used to inject the Selphyl (platelet rich plasma or "PRP") is very small, but it is still a needle so if it goes through a little vein there can be a bruise. Otherwise, there is no preparation or post procedure care- maybe a little ice/cold compresses the evening of the procedure.

CKPARIS: So, would an out of town patient be able to come see you for a Selphyl treatment during a visit to Miami and still be able to enjoy south florida afterwards?

JG MD/FACS: As long as there is no bruising. If there is bruising, then the patient has to stay out of the sun until it resolves.

CKPARIS: How long lasting are the results?

JG MD/FACS: Still early in the use of PRP for aesthetic reasons, but probably about a year or more.

CKPARIS: Thank you, Dr. Gallo. I will be following up with you in the future. If this stuff really works... wow.

If any of you are serious about Selphyl, call Dr. Gallo and tell him CKPARIS sent you.
Below is the YouTube link to Dr. Gallo's CBS Selphyl presentation.

see you on the astral plane.


Monday, May 24, 2010

ckparis and louboutin miami design district window displays

hey all, how was your weekend?

i was at michael's genuine on sunday and saw these shoes in the christian louboutin shop window.
i didn't have my real camera with me, but you can see the styles and textures.
btw, louboutin is closed on sundays...
comme c'est dommage.

roz, if you know the style names of the louboutins above, please educate my readers in the comments below. merci.

see you on the astral plane.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

ckparis, barbato boots and blackberry bold

hey all, how is your weekend?

moi? low pixel paparazzi pix of me avec my blackberry bold.
i was sent it via email with the caption "typical conversation with CK".

off to run/ walk 138 flights of highrise stairs.
and for those who have emailed me, yes, i wear nikes when i do the stairs,
not heels. :))))
although i gotta say,
if you can walk a mile in stilettos, you will have pretty legs.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

ckparis and givenchy spring 2010 bondage ankle strap wedges

hey people, as promised, better pix of my
givenchy spring 2010 bondage ankle strap wedges.
soft ruched black leather with 3 straps around the ankle and
2 straps across the instep.

not for those with vertigo.
however, i did wear them out for 8 hours the first time.
must be years of ice skating, roller blading and
running high rise stairs.
yes, they are challenging.
c'est la vie,

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, May 17, 2010

ckparis and givenchy bondage wedges

hey all, what are you all doing?

moi? trying to adjust to the 'nana's full scale steam room humidity levels.
running high rise stairs was really tough this weekend, even for a seasoned pro.
it takes me a few weeks to really feel ok after full scale summer humidity hits.
chauss magic green juice needs to be amplified...

here is a couple of paparazzi shots when i am somewhere lost between the third and fouth dimensions.
sunglasses are great to shift dimensions without anyone else really catching on.

givenchy black distressed leather 'gale. basic black and white and
givenchy back leather 6 and a half inch platforms.
(not for those with vertigo)

see you on the astral plane.

Friday, May 14, 2010

ckparis and kieselstein-cord 'gator belt

hey all, how was your week?
tell me...

moi? hanging out in a raquel allegra smooshy soft destroyed t shirt and my favorite
kieselstein-cord belt.

see you on the astral plane.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ckparis and american apparel

hello people.

i got a new color lace bra at american apparel
sort of a dusty lavender.
(and if you missed out on the alexander wang v bra, don't be too upset.
i sent mine back. the material was bulky and didn't fit me too well.)
american apparel consistently gets it right with their bra tops.

sofia vintage rhinestone choker, essie mesmerize nail polish and
basic white v t shirt.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, May 10, 2010

ckparis and sofia on oak street, chicago

hey all,
how are you?
bottom pix below are for Cruz,
turtles avec koi at bal harbour.
i forgot the camera, so low pixel cell phone pix but you can get the drift.

i was walking on oak street one night in chicago last week and saw this double level store at 72 east oak street called sofia.
i told d. it was a must for a look see the next day.

sofia is a fabulous mix of new and vintage finds.
it turns out the store had just opened the day before.
i got an adorable vintage rhinestone choker that fit me perfectly.
it is definitely a fun place to check out if you find yourself in chicago.
tell erin, the store manager, that ckparis sent you.

have a FABULOUS week.

see you on the astral plane.

Friday, May 7, 2010

ckparis, chicago and ysl tribute toos

hey all, how was your week?
tell me...

vintage purple fedora avec
ysl tribute too black patent mary janes
with yellow soles.

have a FABULOUS weekend.

see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ckparis and balmain black suede fringe boots

hey all, what does one do when it is raining on and off (chicago)
and too windy to use an umbrella?(chicago)
try a hat. :)

what does one do when the weather changes by 10 or 20 degrees in an hour or so?
try layers, chauss style.
ie. arm warmers. :)
the ones i have on are from
great selection of fun accessories at threddies.

i also have on h and m tights :)
we don't have h & m down in the 'nana so
going to a city with one (chicago) is always fun since
you can't shop h & m by email. :(

basic white smooshy t, black mini skirt, and black suede balmain boots with
black cap complete the look.

a couple of things not showing in pix:
vintage rhinestone choker from the new sofia store on oak st and
poppy king black lipstick which isn't really black,
but when worn on a naked lip looks like you just ate juicy blueberries.
really fun when worn this way for low maintence make up chicks.
very true blood -esque.
(is it june 13 yet?)

see you on the astral plane.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

ckparis and miu miu platforms

vert d'eau balenciaga WE and
miu miu black satin sling back platforms.

see you on the astral plane.