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Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Etiquette

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Pinky up (unless you’re a feline)! Elbows off the table! Sit up straight! These are all rules for proper etiquette taught to the most elite of femmes and gentlemen. Without them, humans are lowered to mere animals. *Note: Felines are not included in the un-poised animal category.

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Fragrances


According to Daddy Karl Lagerfeld, “life isn’t a beauty contest” but I beg to differ. How you present yourself is the foundation for how you are perceived.

Choupette’s Diary: Mastering the Art of the VIP

Choupette Cartoon

Photo By PA, Original Source: Vogue UK

You may have gotten bumped to the front row because of a celebrity no-show, but that doesn’t mean you have Kate Moss on speed dial. Mastering the art of

Choupette’s Diary: A Chic Guide to Dressing

In the city of lights and the mecca of fashion, there is one rule that trumps all: quality over quantity. Unlike “Americans” (yes, I use quotations to emphasize my detest for their clothing choices), Parisians are willing to spend an extra franc on a Chanel bag rather than take a rat-infested subway to Canal Street.

When women think of French fashion, they often allude to Mommy Coco Chanel and while she perfected the LBD, we must pay tribute to other Parisian women who have perfected the Je Ne Sais Coiffe:


Anna Karina – Originally named Hanne Karin Bayer (très faute) but thanks to

#ThrowbackSunday 16 NYFW Highlights

I know, I know it’s supposed to be #ThrowbackThursday, but considering by then we’ll be back in New York Fashion Week again, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight the top 16 moments that went down during the Spring/Summer 2013 shows from this past September.

1. Miss Piggy making her grand appearance at Fashion Week

Miss Piggy fashion week

2. Delta Rae and Theophilus London performaning at the Socialyte Gala


3. Hanging out at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Week Lounge and in walks Kelly Osbourne (how amazing is those sunnies?)IMG_9277

4. Schutz shoes opened it’s first flagship store in NYC and Tiffany and I got to meet

Get the Look: Anne Hathaway at the 70th Annual Golden Globes


Les Miserables actress and nominee Anne Hathaway looked stunning in this strapless Chanel number at the 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards. Hathaway, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, worked with Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel to create a romantic hair style to match her ensemble. And since I usually focus on big updo’s when it comes to hair, I thought a versatile casual to glam look for all my short

All I Want For Christmas…

Dear Santa,

Here’s my list!

1. Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring in Coral – $195
2. Vespa Vehicle Cover
3. ThinkGeek Personal Soundtrack Shirt
– $39.99 (on sale for $29.99)
4. Alexander McQueen White Freshwater Pearl Skull Necklace/Gold
5. Alfred Kenney Movement. Long Banana. Necklace
– $185 
6. Kate Spade Doodles Pen Necklace
– $45
7. STIGA Table Tennis Racket
8. Knock Out (KO) Nail Polish in Concrete
– $14
9. Chanel Large Flap Bag
10. Tocca Large Candles
– $36
11. Sultra The Bombsell 1″ Curling Iron
– $130
12. Jac Vanek – Arrow Burnout T-Shirt
($34), Believe in Something T-Shirt ($24), You Fit Here T-shirts (from her exclusive collection with Bloomindale’s) and Keep Calm and Party On Zip Hood Sweatshirt ($48)
13. Natori Topkapi Duvet Cover + Bed Set
14. Nicole Miller
Pleated Knit Tube Dress With Asymmetric Strap, CDC &GGT Combo Top in Ivory ($265), City Stretch Jersey Pant ($330)
15. The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
by Tilar J. Mazzeo [Hardcover] – $25.99
16. How to Beat Up Anybody
by Judah Friedlander – $17.99

Anything from this list would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays!


Fashion’s Night Out – NYC

On September 10th, Anna Wintour’s plan to save the fashion industry came to life when NYC gathered for Fashion’s Night Out.  Every retailer from all five boroughs was encouraged to join in the celebration.  Anna Wintour affirmed  her commitment to the boroughs involvement by pledging to kick off the evening at Macy’s in Queens, alongside Michael Kors.  With over 700 retailers participating in the festivities, I had a whole lot of invitations with no idea what to expect or how to pace the night.