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2011 in review – Thank you all! Have a fantastic year!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Hello fashionistas!

Hi everyone. My name’s Stephanie.

I am French and I have been in UK for a year. I have been working in fashion and cosmetics industry for a couple of years now, working for 2 very big names of the industry L’Oreal and LVMH (which stands for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy).

Personality wise, I am ambitious, funny (French funny), organised, and passionate about fragrances and fashion trend forecasting. I have a good knowledge of 20th Century Fashion History and excellent knowledge of fabrics, trims and garment.

I love travelling, learning about others cultures, good food, good wine, partying, dancing, music, opera, ballets, cinema, theatre and so on. But what I love above all is fashion and I am currently learning to sew my own clothes. But I also collect bottles of fragrances (I have about 150 bottles!!!)

My guilty pleasure is luxury goods. Don’t give me wrong, I hate ostensible luxury goods (goods with big logos or any other to-much-visible sign). I do believe that these kinds of brands are only considered luxury based on cost, marketing campaigns, especially envied by childish daddies’ daughters. I find it very vulgar especially in this economical atmosphere. I leave this kind of item for the “new rich” people who love to expose their wealth and money. I do admire discretion, trendiness, subtleness and elegance of brands like Hermes, Cartier, Jean Paul Gauthier or Antonio Berardi, Elie Saab to name a few. Their products are defined by quality, very big attention to the details and meticulousness workmanship.

However, it’s not because you’re rich that you look more chic and luxurious than anyone and one of my preferred quote (from Chanel) clearly demonstrate that: « Le luxe, ce n’est pas le contraire de la pauvreté mais celui de la vulgarité. » Translation: “Luxury, it is not the opposite of poverty but that of vulgarity” Coco Chanel