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All I Want (But Will Never Be Able To Afford) For Christmas…

Oh Chanel! Beautiful, flawless, and oh so expensive!

Everyone has a weak point; something they would pretty much sell their own organs to attain. As far as material possessions go, in the designer stratosphere, my weakness is Chanel. It’s true, the iconic brand, first headed by Coco herself, and these days brought to life by the beyond-words-amazing Karl Lagerfeld is beyond compare.

That being said, how do I relate my love of Chanel to Christmas? Well, other than the fact that if it were possible to receive Chanel items, like jackets, and jewelry, and handbags, they would be the top of my list, Chanel had a surprisingly Christmas-y (to use the term a bit loosely) runway show for the fall/winter season of 2010/2011.

If you haven’t watched this show yet, I encourage you to. It’s great. From the makeup, to the clothes, to the giant glaciers they had flown in for the show (yes, that’s luxury at its finest), everything is perfect. Here’s a few excerpts in case you don’t want to watch the whole show.

(The red in the tweed qualifies as a Christmas color, and if you look at all the fur it’s kind of like polar bears… They’re synonymous with Christmas right?)

Hope you like the show… Oh, and I made it! It’s still Friday!

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Here Goes…

Well, it would seem that today is the day. Today is the day that I’m starting my strict blogging regime much like many have probably started their post Thanksgiving diets. I hope, though, that the comparison ends there because those types of things usually don’t last. Anyways, today is the first High Fashion Friday, and I have to say I had some trouble figuring out where to start. However, I had a revelation.

Something that has always fascinated me is the luxury of designer items. Everything is detailed and well thought out, and especially well made. That being said, I can’t really afford the things I want from designers most of the time.

However, this is the holiday season. This is the time of year where we let our wish lists grow long with items we know may never appear under our Christmas trees… But I mean, if Santa were real, it would be a great surprise to find all those things, right?

Therefore, I will tell you today about the slightly ridiculous, and way too expensive, designer item I will never cease to want.

Any guesses?

Okay, so ever since my eyes first met with a designer bicycle in the Fendi store in Caesar’s Palace, I could not help but obsess over every designer bike since. I especially wanted the Missoni for Target bike, but that sold out faster than one can blink. Before I bore you with why I love them so much (honestly I’m not really sure being that I’m not even an avid biker), I’ll just show you pictures so you can see for yourself.

And my personal favorite:

Chanel makes everything better, am I right?

Yes, these are all ridiculously expensive, but if I had that kind of money to burn I wouldn’t think twice. The top of my “it’s never going to happen” Christmas wishlist. Actually, it might be the second.

Now, here are the songs for you:

The Designer Bicycle Playlist

1. Bicycle Race – Queen

2. Bike – Pink Floyd

(This one has holiday resonance because it mentions gingerbread men.)

3. Handlebars – Flobot

(I had to. Sorry.)

4. ┬áBlack Hole – She & Him

5 1/4. Bicycle Song – Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Break The Rules…

I’m so excited to share these photos with you. Finally, someone else but me is in them! That person is my brother, and this is our photoshoot!

There’s no fashion rulebook.

We stand on tables in high heels.

We sit on bathroom counters.

We stare at ourselves far too long in mirrors.

We wear shoes without socks in winter.

And bright colors scream at the mundane weather

That we don’t care

Because

In the Kingdom of Fashion…

We all sweet-talk our way out of tickets.

(Hope you enjoyed.)

Photo Credits: Jessie Box and Naomi Box

Models: Jessie Box and Silas Box

On Silas:

Sweater: H&M

Belt: Cavalli

Pants: Dockers

Shoes: Vintage

Bag: Givenchy Nightingale

(I now own this bag, hooray! Also, the song of the day will be inspired by this bag’s name.)

On Jessie:

Hat: H&M

Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam II and Chanel Glossimer 297

Top: Forever 21

Belt: Banana Republic

Jeans: Guess

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Instant Red

Bag: Celine ‘Horizontal Gussas Cabas’

(I hope that is the correct name of this bag, I had to google it.)

Here’s the song:

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