french perfume 2013

French Perfume 2013
1. J’adore de DIOR
2. N°5 de Chanel
3. La Petite Robe Noire de Guerlain
4. Angel de Thierry Mugler
5. Coco Mademoiselle de Chanel
6. Shalimar de Guerlain
7. Miss Dior de DIOR
8. Flower de Kenzo
9. Lady Million de Paco Rabanne
10. La Vie est Belle de Lancôme
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I am perpetually on the hunt for a new perfume, it seems. Because perfume is so attached to memory, I can only wear one for so long before it becomes associated with a certain time period, or boyfriend. For example, I had a love affair with Coco Mademoiselle for two years, but when I ceased ties with the boy who loved it, I had to cease ties with my favorite perfume. That is the beauty of perfume–in a moment it can take you back to the time period when you were wearing it, whether good or bad (in my case, bad.)
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Now that I have made a major move to Los Angeles, and am preparing to move to Paris, I felt the time was right for a new perfume. After trying to research what the top-selling perfumes were in France for what seemed like ages, I was hitting a dead end… no website had quite the information I was looking for. Then I decided to try the search terms in French, and it worked! While I’ve already had love affairs with Coco Mademoiselle, Miss Dior Cherie, and Alien, I think I might try my hand at Guerlain‘s La Petite  Robe Noire next…. any favorites out of this group? Let me know if you have any other favorites I should try out.
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XX Kat
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golden globes gowns, 2012

I loved the choices of gowns the celebrities chose for the 2012 Golden Globes. Plenty of pale pinks, champagne golds, and royal purples to suit my ladylike inclinations… and there was no small shortage of Marchesa and Christian Dior gowns. The one qualm I have lies in deciding if my favorite is Charlize Theron’s Christian Dior gown or Elle MacPherson’s Zac Posen gown. Decisions, decisions…. What were your favorites?

XX Kathryn

christian dior spring 2012

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After what seems like years of either androgynous or bohemian-inspired looks ruling la monde du mode, it seems as though ladylike elegance is packing a strong punch for Spring 2012. This is particularly exemplified in Christian Dior’s Spring 2012 RTW Collection, which seemed to go back to its classic origins (doubtless in part due to the Galliano controversy earlier this year.) Regardless, I have always been a huge fan of Dior’s ability to create classy and timeless pieces that incorporate modern elements in shape and construction (cases in point: the leather skirts, and sheer blouses.) And it certainly doesn’t hurt that wearing Christian Dior feels like stepping closer to channelling Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco…. Enjoy!

XX Kathryn