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Festival Queen

2015-07-31 at 12-22-36 Montreal, Canada

Hello friends. Yes, friends that is what all you little chickens are to me. This past weekend was Osheaga and not only did I have a great time dressing for the festival (I mean I wore a crown), and listening to some exceptional music, but I had an even better time meeting some of you! Your enthusiasm was so touching and appreciated I was afraid I didn’t convey how grateful I truly am. So here I am, writing a little note to say a big thank you to all who are reading these words.

I have been having a hard time recently, choosing what steps to take with this little labour or love. It has been a year and a half since we re-launched the blog on this new site and, as fun as I have had with it, it has become a daily challenge and a lesson in humility, accepting to take some giant leaps forward that are followed by rejection and more then a few steps back. I am not a fan of giving up, but on some days throwing in the towel and letting CC go has crossed my mind. It has been tough to persevere, when all the time, effort, and love we put into this, doesn’t always result in the growth we’d hope to see. My optimistic ambition was always to turn this little engine that could into somewhat of a career, but the journey is never as simple as one imagines it. Hard work doesn’t always pay off, and sometimes admitting defeat is the best call one can make…Not for me.

To all who ever glanced at the site and thought it not worthy, to all who lost interest, and to those who personally rejected what we are trying to accomplish…I say fuck ’em! I do not wake up in the morning and write CC for them, I do that for you guys. All who have followed our adventures, and enjoyed the ride, all who have let one of my dumb jokes make you smile on a shitty day, all of you who took the time to come up to me and give a stranger a hug because it feels like you know me. Truth is you guys do know me, probably better then most, and I feel like I know you too if that makes any sense…But I want to know more, who you are, your story, what you love, what it was that drove you mad enough to spend time reading my rants, and what it is that you would like to see from our little blog. We are a work in progress, on a journey as I had mentioned, and now it’s time for you to tell us in what direction we should be heading. Just click that little Contact tab and write what your little heart desires, I want to hear it all! God knows you’ve read enough of what my crazy ass has to say…After all of that, imma leave you with a little cheesy wisdom.

Follow your dreams, be empowered, never take no for an answer, and most of all don’t let those who reject you define your worth, because if you do, how will those fuckers find out they were wrong…

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Wildfox x FAUXTALE basic tiara, vintage Gianfranco Ferré sunglasses, Nasty Gal necklace, For Love and Lemons dress and undies, Apple watch, David Yurman and Links of London bracelets, Chanel bag, and Aldo boots.

Life In the Dreamhouse

2015-02-26 at 13-21-05 Miami, Florida

First things first, happy belated birthday to the childhood icon that is Barbie! So as predicted…I went to Disney World. What can I say, I’m an addict…It was only three and a half hours away, my brother was there with his bambinos, and I had some free time. My little vacation with the fam got in the way of my posting routine, therefore I haven’t graced your computer screens in over a week. Sawy ’bout dat, but you know, distance makes the heart grow fonder and what not. Before I left on my amazing, magic filled trip, we spent the day shopping and eating (yes, a lot of eating) in Miami’s colourful Design District. I took this opportunity to sport some Wildfox, as well as my new favourite vintage bottoms, courtesy of Rialto Jeans Project.  They are a great brand creating one of a kind, hand painted, vintage jeans for a great cause, I strongly suggest you go check them out. Anywhoo, we shot this #OOTD in this cool little spot Ms.Barbara Millicent Roberts (ya, that’s Barbie’s full name you careless kids) wouldn’t be caught dead at, but with a colour scheme she definitely would have approved of. Not quite Dreamhouse pink, but close enough. 2015-02-26 at 13-19-06 2015-02-26 at 13-21-33 2015-02-26 at 13-22-18 2015-02-26 at 13-25-18 2015-02-26 at 13-17-51 2015-02-26 at 13-17-26 2015-02-26 at 13-23-08 2015-02-26 at 13-21-49 2015-02-26 at 13-21-10 2015-02-26 at 13-16-07 2015-02-26 at 13-19-10 “We Girls Can Do Anything”

Dior earrings, Wildfox tee, Chanel bag, watch, and espadrilles, David Yurman (similar) and Cartier (similar) bracelets, and Rialto Jean Project hand painted vintage denim.

It’s So Fluffy!

2015-02-16 at 16-22-02 Montreal, Canada

It is so cold in our city it hurts to breathe. Seriously, if “Beyond The Wall” and Narnia had a baby it would feel like Montreal right now. Approximately 30 minutes is what it would take me to die of hypothermia, were I to stay outside in anything less then a full arctic proof Canada Goose onesie. Good thing I own one of those I guess…Unfortunately a full snowsuit isn’t as practical as some may think, the whole pants attached to top situation is quite tricky. Thankfully I have this faux polar bear coat to keep me somewhat alive in Elsa’s frozen kingdom these days. This brings me to the reason why this #OOTD, which would usually be shot outside, wasn’t too hot, or too cold, but just right for our condo’s temperature! This Goldie Locks has got to stay cozy you know. I will be eating, sleeping, maybe even showering in this coat to stay warm until spring shows it’s face. That fashionably late season of a bitch better be punctual this year… 2015-02-16 at 16-17-16 2015-02-16 at 16-19-31 2015-02-16 at 16-26-11 2015-02-16 at 16-28-17 2015-02-16 at 16-18-15 2015-02-16 at 16-20-09 2015-02-16 at 16-25-09 2015-02-16 at 16-21-27 2015-02-16 at 16-18-43 2015-02-16 at 16-23-18 2015-02-16 at 16-26-28 Putting them Coca Cola bears to shame

Prada coat, Wildfox sweater (similar), David Yurman, Hermes, and Cartier bracelets and watch, Chanel Boy Bag, Diesel Jogg Jeans (similar), and Christian Louboutin “So Kate” pumps (similar).

Are you there Summer? It’s me, Claude.

2014-03-07 at 12-04-41 Miami

And here I am..blonde as ever! As mentioned in my previous post, this is version 2.0 of the lighter locks after a very unfortunate first try. This whole hair transformation all started when I viewed The Wildfox Lagoon lookbook shot by The Cobra Snake, and decided I wanted to be a Mermaid when I walked down the isle in a couple months time. So there it is, my first half fish moment…I think I may invest in a weave for full effect for the big day. We shall see my friends. Until then, enjoy me over accessorizing for our beach day in Miami. 2014-03-07 at 11-44-28 2014-03-07 at 11-40-03 2014-03-07 at 11-49-59 2014-03-07 at 11-42-29 2014-03-07 at 11-47-37 2014-03-28 at 10-22-16 2014-03-07 at 11-57-21 2014-03-07 at 11-57-35 2014-03-07 at 12-09-00 2014-03-07 at 12-07-03 2014-03-28 at 10-42-37 2014-03-28 at 10-44-10 2014-03-28 at 10-37-28 Bad to the Blonde

Monster Diamond Tears headphones, Nasty Gal frames, J. Crew necklace (similar), Anna Dello Russo for H&M cuff, Stella McCartney for Adidas sheer tracksuit (bottom), and Wildfox bathing suit.