The object(s) of my affection

I bet I am not the only girl in the world to have a wish list of cool, trendy objects that one would die for. Mine, of course, keep on growing, some I had luckily achieved and voila, ladies and gentleman my tiny, little vanities.

Why not a Toulouse Lautrec ion my living room wall, an original, not the ones you buy on gift shops for Tourists in Paris


Why not having my exclusive chef to cook for me and my beau little delices every day.;and please he should do the dishes afterwards


What about play “i don’t care”and after years away from dancing, go knock on Pina’s company and try an audition


….if it doesn’t work, I could be fine with a Guarneri (because i m not a Strad girl anyway) playing “twinkle, twinkle little star on the subway”


What if I could have all the colors on repetto’s urban flats (yeah Kate Moss, I’m coming and my collection will be bigger than yours)


A pair of Loubies, because it should be forbidden in this world not to have a pair of red soles

Louboutin 2

A mini cooper as I want to hunt bad guys just like Charlize did in Italian Job


Prada Baroque sunglasses, just to look cool in my mini


A Birkin bag to hide my gun inside and play an elegant woman to the bad guys I would hunt with my mini


Let’s say I got tired to hunt bad guys and I decided to take a rest in the famous red chair by the Campana’s brothers


An Eli Saab dress, as this guy understands the body of a woman as a sculpture


To set the scene why not a classical Chanel bag and Just un clou by Cartier (yeah yeah this bracelet is giving me nightmares as I know it will disappear and I won’t have the budget to have it :p Hellooo Cartier out there, you should offer one to this blogger here)



Now, let’s say i am all set to take a coffee in a cafe on Rue de Rivoli and while I am there a guy on a motorcycle comes and handle s me a letter saying “board a train to Venice, pick out a man, and make the police believe that this decoy is myself”.. Good, good, good, I’m all set and I pick the guy on the image bellow (who cares about Angelina?)


And to have my happy ending a black Amex so I would be able to afford all that above


….than I wake up with Michael Stipe singing repeatedly the chorus “that was just a dream, a dream..just a dream”


The most famous dress in the world or not

Why do some dresses are never forgotten? Does it have to do with design, tissue chosen, brand? I would be inclined to say that it’s a mix of all adding the personality of the person who is wearing it. Maybe you can have a different opinion from mine, and that’s great, but here is a small selection I picked for myself:

This is one of my favorites, and one of the most contradictory as well, the famous toutou from Carrie Bradshaw. It is said to be found in a vintage shop by Patricia Field the famous stylist in charge of Sex and the city:


If there is a dress who brings me childhood thoughts that’s the one, I can’t get tired of seeing the iconic movie and spend hours trying to figure if I love the story, the costumes or the actors. Designed by legendary costume designer Adrian, each dress was made out of cheap gingham and sewn roughly together on a trundle sewing machine, so that it looked like it could have been made by Dorothy’s Auntie:


The white pleated dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch back will never be forgotten. Created by costume designer William Travilla and it was sold for over $5.6 million at a 2011 auction:


Lovely Diana, how I dreamed of becoming her daughter in law when I was a kid (yeah, now I pass, he’s better with Katie). One of the images and the dress I could never forget was the black Victor Edelstein she wore when she danced with Travolta in the White House:


As we are talking about royalty, we cannot forget the dress who made up a story. The wedding dress of Queen Victoria, the first woman to get married wearing white, without realizing she created a last forever tradition:


The history’s most famous Little Black Dress, a Givenchy design featured on the 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s film posters worldwide. The dress is now one of many currently on display at the V&A’s Hollywood Costume exhibition.


Well, well, well JLo. Sorry Donatella, but I don’t like this dress, but it got famous and unforgettable, so I have to include in this list:


Imagine yourself being invited to the wedding of that cousin you hate, and you just don’t know what to do to pisses her off, well do like Bjork and go wild (literally):


And I will finish this list with the “youngest” of them all, but it will surely enter the history, as it was worn by someone who will be remembered. The famous Jason Wu worn by Michelle Obama, I would just steal her entire wardrobe:


It won’t be necessary to say a thing

According to Aristotle art is the realization in external form of a true idea. I love this concept as it amplifies the whole idea and it also gives me a base to consider the creation of a dress, a shirt or a pair of pants as art. We actually don’t have to be academic to come to terms with that, I won’t have to say much, just take a look at the pictures of Maison Dior in its open door’s day and you will understand what I mean.

Buying Chanel without having to sell your soul

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When we are in Europe, you can treat clothes as antiques. Just like you can bounce a beautiful Louis XV style chair in a flea market, you can go clothes hunting in some great spots in town. When we talk about Paris, everyone goes straight ahead to the Marais, as it is just the place to be, where all the fashion buzz happens, where you see Galliano drinking a few shots and saying whatever, or you can even cross Scott, the Sartorialist and be shot for his fabulous blog. Being so, I have never thought that downhill of Montmartre I would find my vintage shop!!Yeah, mine, because I have to go there once a week for some obvious reasons. First, I love the owner, she is a cool American with a great musical taste (as you can hear while you re shopping), and says whatever comes to her mind. I love people with this attitude. Second, you don’t feel the clothes came from the basement of a house in the country, it is just so clean, well taken care of, organized and most important of all: prices!

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For me the concept of a vintage shop is having fun without spending much, but I had lost all my hopes strolling in the Marais as honestly, you are charged the price of a new thing with the following excuse: it’s rare! Come on!!I saw this fabulous yellow Versace jacket in this shop, which unfortunately didn’t fit me, for 60 Euros. If you still think it’s expensive, what about a pair of Chanel black pants for 12 bucks. Really?? Let’s be honest, the owner is not paying me for writing this article. She doesn’t even know about it. I just felt like sharing, because it is indeed a great place to visit if you live or stop by Paris. And also, if you have cool stuff, she will buy from you and you can take cash or change. Thanks for the exchanging thing, I have a new fabulous Marc Jacobs LBD!!


The name of the shop is Chine Machine and its address: 100 rue des Martyrs (metro abesses).

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