Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ckparis and vera wang lavender

hey all.  how are you doing?

moi? handing out with some of my old and new favorites.
a non sequitor chauss-style list:

1. 'tude. i never want take myself too seriously.
2.  always remember to have a positive outlook.
your subconscious doesn't know the difference between reality and fantasy so put good thoughts out to the universe.
3.  basic smooshy soft items. you all know i love smooshy.
4.  new vera wang lavender black leather platform moto boots.
(wear what works for you and what makes you happy)

others will pick up on your aura's energy projections subconsciously.
5.  starbucks double espresso bone dry soy cap
( i am a true adrenaline junkie and like to be lit.)
6.  smile at a stranger today just because.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ckparis and paris xmas displays

what are you doing for the holidays?
well, after paris, shanghai is up next.
palais royale xmas windows at serge lutens
galeries lafayette xmas tree
have a FABULOUS week.
see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

ckparis at zadig & voltaire


top pix is the xmas window display at zadig & voltaire in paris.
the penquins do a little dance in the window.
bottom pix is moi on a quiet paris street in basic noir.

see you on the astral plane.

Friday, December 9, 2011

ckparis and an espresso in paris

hey all, what's going on?

having an espresso in paris.

essie le vernis in dive bar.
have a FABULOUS weekend.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, December 5, 2011

ckparis at chanel on rue cambon

balenciaga black leather moto jacket, again, this time in front of the house of chanel on rue cambon in paris.

my hotel was right next door to chanel and
my room was decorated in "coco style".
rumor has it that sometimes one can see karl lagerfeld working on the fourth floor from the window.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, November 28, 2011

ckparis and alber elbaz at lanvin on rue st honore

lanvin rue st honore xmas windows

just got back from paris.

on the wednesday night before thanksgiving , i was walking on the rue st honore around 10:00 pm.
hermes windows were not decorated yet and no activity on the outside.
not the same for lanvin...

alber elbaz was out on the street supervising the lanvin xmas window displays.
girl on girl for the women's store and
boy on boy for the men's store.

alber stopped to chat and take a pix avec moi before continuing the task at hand.
check at his gorgeous black velvet jacket.
moi? wearing my classic balenciaga moto black leather jacket.

many more paris pix coming.
so stay tuned.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, November 21, 2011

ckparis and alaia snow leopard platform boots

hey all, happy thanksgiving to you and your families.
doing the expat thing and going to paris.

wearing alaia snow leopard booties and basic black.

have a FABULOUS week.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, November 14, 2011

ckparis at artisanal bistro nyc

hey all, what's going on?
in front of artisanal fromagerie and bistro in nyc.
balenciaga astro girl boots, et al.

make it a FABULOUS monday.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ckparis and louboutin cactus boots

what's going on?
it's my birthday.
so, happy birthday all fellow scorpios.

the last year was full of major changes for me.
it's amazing what you can do when you are forced to change.
take me out of an uber conservative stuffy environment and let me do the same thing on my own terms.
and you know what?
it's a beautiful thing.

make it a FABULOUS day!

cactus boots by louboutin with metallic leather and 4 different shades of studs.
a true modern classic.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, November 7, 2011

ckparis, balmain khaki boots and alberta ferretti jacket

hey all. what's going on?
alberta ferretti zipped pink distressed leather jacket,
balmain khaki canvas boots,
and wolford.

make it a FABULOUS day.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, October 31, 2011

ckparis and gianni barbato boots

hey all, what's going on?

another chauss outfit with tank and smooshy long sleeve t shirt.
gianni barbato boots and
corter leather for japan bracelets.
i work much better when i can wear whatever i want.
know what i mean?

see you on the astral plane.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

ckparis, black tank and gavilane chain

hey all,
wearing my favorite distressed leather belt from the LA double R store, american apparel black tank, and gavilane tete de mort chain.

see you on the astral plane.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

ckparis at sunset plaza LA

bon matin.

hanging out at sunset plaza
avec marc jacobs black lace ups, black denim cut offs,
and balenciaga turquoise '05 chevre weekender in bottom 2 pix.

top pix is at beverly blvd with blue denim destroyed shorts and my
if six was nine black smooshy, flowy long cardigan.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

ckparis and monday mornings with albert and if you have ever lost a friend

below is an open letter to albert, a long time reader of this blog, and if you want to read a fashion post, stop here. 
but if you ever lost a friend, maybe this will help....

dear albert,
i miss you like crazy, but i told you that while you were still on the third.

i respect your decision to leave this dimension, but i am still going to miss our weekly monday morning chats about true blood, dark chocolate, the astral plane, spirit guides, hair treatments, hot shoes and our respective lovers and friends.

i remember you once told me you "googled" me with kristin, your spirtual teacher.
kristin told you that i was here to support you in your endeavors and you were here to support me in mine in this lifetime: the true definition of real friendship.

and you were my friend and will always be my friend.
in our final conversation last week before you left this earth,  i said to you, "i guess i will hear from you on the other side" and you enthusiastically said, "you know it."

when you are ready to chat again, i will be here bc i still have a lot of stuff to do on this dimension.

thank you for trusting me to share your confidences and for your friendship.
xo ck

Monday, October 10, 2011

ckparis with gray litas and gavilane chain

hey all, what's going on?

moi? paparazzi shot while i am reading my twitter.
are you following me?
would love to tweet with you. i am @ckparischauss on twitter.
wearing basics avec my aden gavilane tete de mort chain necklace and gray litas.

make it a FABULOUS day.
it's just as easy to be positive as it is to be negative.

see you on the astral plane.


Friday, September 30, 2011

ckparis, givenchy 'gale and basics

hey all, how is your week going?
very weird week for me. lots of news.

and shout out to jostein.
i think it's time to send me a new pix of you at paris fashion week, n'est pas?
xo chauss

see you on the astral plane.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ckparis and givenchy nightingale

hey all,
what are you buying for fall?

hanging out in stripes  my givenchy distressed black patent leather 'gale avec hermes collier de chien and the usual chauss-elets.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

ckparis and balenciaga bubblegum '05 pink weekender

hey all,
what's going on?

balenciaga bubblegum pink '05 weekender made with chevre leather.

make it a FABULOUS day!

see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ckparis and chicago favorite starbucks

hey all, how are you?

chicago pix in front of my favorite starbucks.
yeah, starbucks is on every block, and this is one of about 6 within a 3 minute walk to barneys, but not all baristas talk burberry and balmain like the ones here.
marc jacobs black lace up platform boots, james perse smooshy t
and prada sac a dos.
(you all know my penchant for smooshy ts by now)

see you on the astral plane


Thursday, September 8, 2011

ckparis, maxfield and balenciaga turquoise '05

salutations all.

moi? checking out the maxfield clothes minded black van
avec my balenciaga turq '05 weekender.
this was the best balenciaga color ever produced , along with magenta '05,
and the chevre leather. ahhhhh...

make it a FABULOUS day.

and did you catch true blood?

Friday, September 2, 2011

ckparis and ikram chicago

hey all, how are you doing?
do you know where i am?
well, it's the exact opposite of the entrance to blake.
and if you don't know blake, well....
that's for another chauss post.
anyway, i am at the new ikram store in chicago.
if you click on my pix, they get bigger and
you can see the naked mannequins in the window.
nope, they are getting dressed, that is the finished display.
note the mannequins on the side wearing nothing except alexander mcqueen scarves around their necks.

make it a FABULOUS weekend.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, August 29, 2011

ckparis, ghiradelli dark chocolate and starbucks


hey all, what's going on?
i have crossed over  to the ultimate dark side of chocolate.
ghiradelli 100 % cacao.
nothing else. nope. nada.
this is NOT recommended for beginners or even intermediates.
start with 60%. 70%, 75%, etc............. and work your way up.

add a rick owens black sweater, chanel mimosa vernis and a triple shot dry soy cappuccino and you will start to fly.
adrenaline junkie peut etre?
see you on the astral plane.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

ckparis and lauren moshi


hey all, what's going on?
way too hot to be seriously dressed in fall clothes.
cut offs and smooshy soft shirts are the way to survive the 'nana
this summer.
add a pair of sunglasses and a zillion watt smile
and some 'tude bien sur.

see you on the astral plane.

Monday, August 15, 2011

ckparis and hermes collier de chien

bon matin.

basic basics.
american apparel t shirt. destroyed denim mini. usual chauss-elets avec my
hermes black and gold collier de chien.

what are you all doing?
tell me...

hard to believe its already been 5 months since my kingdom came crashing down and left the inhabitants to pick up the pieces they could and create new places.

believe in yourself and your strength.
it is just as easy to be happy as it is to be miserable.
eat dark chocolate.

see you on the astral plane.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ckparis and rocket buster vintage cowboy boots

salutations. how are you all?

hanging out on a cool marble floor avec vintage rocket buster cowboy boots,
smooshy white oversized t shirt and celine sunglasses.

see you on the astral plane.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

ckparis avec catsuit and mitzi the persian cat

hey all, this post has a cat theme.
i have on an american apparel black catsuit.  i took the scisssors to the bottom and made it into a capri catsuit.
i also have on a brown 'gator belt and marc jacob black lace up boots.
if you look on the bed, you will see the requisite panama hat.
mine is by marc jacobs.
and do you all know where real panama hats are made?
hint:    not panama
hint 2: not china

meet  brandon's new law clerk, mitzi.
mitzi is a 12 year old persian with an old soul.
she is helping brandon with a probate matter in the top pix
and she is listening intently to brandon's venting in the bottom pix.
ahhhh, just another day in paradise.

could not resist posting these pix.

see you on the astral plane.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

ckparis and tarte for true blood lip stain and helmut lang

hey all. how are you?
for my long term readers, you know i am a major true blood hbo fan.
my cell phone rings the true blood theme song.
maybe it's my fascination with immortality or the show's drama, but whatever,
i love true blood hbo. when i saw jane's post on sea of shoes on tarte for true blood, i went over to sephora to pick up the lip stain appropriately called "glamour me".
it is a really versatile red stain.
jane looks great with true blood lip stain here 
and she has fair skin.
i have it on and have medium olive skin.
great for the person who wants to look made up
with minimal effort.

helmut lang t shirt, american apparel bra and gavilane necklace.

see you on the astral plane.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

ckparis and denim cut offs and alaias

hey all, how was your week?

wearing alaia black suede platforms, uber comfortable for 6 inches.
basic james perse long sleeve t shirt, cut offs and
givency cracked black patent nightingale.

have a FABULOUS weekend.

see you on the astral plane.