Quote I Love – Carrie Bradshaw

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Here. Swear. Swear on Chanel. –  Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City.

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My new Charlie Brown Bag – Love!

I went shopping last night on a mission to find a handbag. I went to a few places but got sucked in at the Myer Sale with 30% off selected handbags. (awesome!)
I know, I already have my dream Chanel tote, but I want it to last at least 8 years. I originally justified the purchase of my Chanel bag by calculating the price I paid for my bag against how many times I would use it. So, in 8 years it will basically pay for itself. That adds up to about $1 a day. Who can’t afford that?
So I decided to look for another (but much cheaper) handbag to use for during the week. I found this gorgeous Charlie Brown bag. Originally A$129.95, down to A$90.30. Bargain! (Double awesome!)






What do you think?
What bags are you lusting over at the moment?

GHD… Great Hair Day!

I have finally bought a ghd IV styler!! In the past, the only time I let one of these babies near my hair was at the hairdressers. The reason being that I didn’t want to fall in love with it, because then I would have to have one. I thought it would be ok to use at the hairdressers because your hair always looks great after your hairdresser has been playing with it anyway. It wasn’t ok though and pretty soon I had to have one, in fact I needed one! Now that I have my ghd – I love it – it is amazing – I am obsessed – I would probably die without it.

No, I haven’t been slow with the program this time, it was just one of those things that I never thought I could have. When would I have a spare $300 to buy a hair straightener? I am the type of person that will spend their last $20 on a nail polish, so I resigned myself to the fact a long time ago that I am not a saver and I would probably never own a ghd. However, I did manage to scrimp away a few bucks every week to put towards my very own ghd. To avoid spending my money on useless but absolutely neccessary essentials, obviously, I handed over my hard-earned cash to my husband for safe keeping. He was ordered that under no circumstances was he to give it back to me, no matter what I said, until I had enough to purchase my ghd. Even if there was a sale at Mimco or Mecca or Wittner! (Damn, what was I thinking?). If Chanel ever had a sale though, that would be a totally different story! My lovely husband did help me out though (quite a lot actually, after I started saving) with my wonderful purchase – thanks! I told him that he can use it any time he likes! xo

I thought that my last hair straightener was pretty good – until I got my ghd. Did I mention I have a ghd? After using my… ghd… my hair has never been healthier. I don’t know how this fabulous creation does it but when I straighten my hair it actually makes it look and feel healthy and glossy from the roots to the ends. The ends don’t look damaged and my hair doesn’t look dead anymore, it has a gorgeous shine to it. I’m not just saying that either to justify my purchase, it really is that amazing.

The ghd IV Mini Styler A$279.00 – Ideal for short hair, men’s hair, tight curls, flicks and fringes.

The ghd IV Styler A$299.00 – This is the ultimate all-rounder. It is extremely versatile and perfect for straightening, curling, flicking, twisting, movement volume and styling any way you want. It is also great for any hair length.

The ghd IV Salon Styler A$299.00 –  Great for long and thick hair. Creates larger and softer curls.

All these stylers feature:
– New rounder barrel which makes it easier to create perfect curls, waves, flicks or perfectly straight hair.
– Safety Feature: Built in sleep mode that let’s you rest easy. It will turn off automatically if left unattended for 30 minutes.
– Universal voltage so you can travel anywhere with it.
– Digital technology controls the temperature more quickly.
– Advanced ceramic heaters and aluminium plates for smooth and static free shine.
– Heats up and is ready to go in seconds.
– 2 year warranty.

Ghd have a new limited edition colour collection in the ghd IV styler range. So you can make a statement not only with your hair but also with your styler. They are A$309.00. Expensive yes, but worth every dime.

Which colour are you? Are you Red Lust, Blue Serenity, Purple Indulgence or Green Envy?

My favourite colour is purple and I certainly like to indulge, obviously! So the purple indulgence ghd was a perfect match for me.
The limited edition ghd IV Styler in the colour of your choice also comes with a quilted heat-resistant styler pouch and a protective case.

Make sure you visit the ghd website to buy yourself one online or search the nearest salon to you. This is one thing I wouldn’t buy on eBay or at any other site apart from the ghd site. There are so many copies going around, I wouldn’t want to get ripped off.

http://www.ghdhair.com/au 

Fabulosity: Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons in one word is fabulous. She is over-the-top, luxurious, stunning and vivacious. She is a businesswoman, President and Creative director for Phat Fashions, author, philanthropist, producer, supermodel, television personality and a Tony Award winner. She is one of the most dynamic and influential businesswomen in the fashion and entertainment industry. Her over-the-top style and mesmerizing, upbeat, fun and charismatic personality makes her the queen of fabulosity leaving everyone around her wanting to be just as fabulous as she is.

Kimora was born as Kimora Lee Perkins in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4, 1975. She is of Asian and African-America decent. Growing up, Kimora was the victim of schoolyard bullying and teasing. This was mainly because of her height. She was 5 feet, 10 inches tall by the time she was ten years old!

Kimora’s mother enrolled her in modelling classes when she was eleven years old to boost her confidence. Kimora loved it and her unique exotic mix of Asian and African-American beauty caught the attention of Paris Agency Glamour during a model search in her hometown two years later.

She was immediately sent to Paris and was signed to an exclusive modelling contract with the House of Chanel just after her thirteenth birthday. Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld declared her his ‘muse’ and the ‘Face of the 21st Century. Kimora quickly gained the attention of the fashion world when Karl Lagerfeld closed his haute couture show with Kimora, who strutted down the runway decked out as a child bride. She graced the covers and pages of International fashion magazines including Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. She also modelled for Armani, Fendi and Yves St. Laurent among many others. By the time she was fourteen she had grown into a supermodel glamazon at the height of six feet.

Kimora met Russell Simmons at New York’s fashion week in November 1992. Russell Simmons is an entrepreneur, co-founder of hip-hop label Def Jam, creator of the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics and the big brother of Run DMC. They dated for six years and married in December 1998. They have two daughters, Ming Lee (born Jan 2000) and Aoki Lee (born Aug 2002). Both daughters model for the Baby Phat Kids Collection. Russell and Kimora officially separated in March 2006. They still continued to work together on Phat Farm and Baby Phat clothing lines.
In March 2007, Kimora started dating actor and model Djimon Hounsou. In March 2008, Kimora officially filed for divorce from Russell Simmons, and was finalized in January 2009. She gave birth to baby boy, Kenzo Lee Hounsou in May 2009.

Kimora has appeared almost everywhere. She was a judge on the first season of America’s Next Top Model with dear friend and former Paris roommate Tyra Banks. She has been in numerous small television and film roles including Beauty Shop. She has also appeared in music videos for Ginuwine and Usher.

In 2007, her reality TV show premiered on the Style Network. Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane focuses on her life as a mother and as the CEO of Phat Fashions. It shows her daily life and routine along with her two daughters Ming Lee and Aoki Lee Simmons.

Family is a top priority in the balance of Kimora’s life. Her gorgeous daughters Ming Lee and Aoki Lee Simmons and son Kenzo Lee Hounsou are Kimora’s proudest accomplishments. Like their mother her daughters are a natural in front of the camera as the faces of Baby Phat Girlz Clothing. Kimora’s baby son Kenzo, with her partner, Djimon Hounsou (three-time Academy Award nominated actor) is sure to continue to inspire her creativity and will continue to inspire her fabulosity.

Kimora Fact File:

  • In 2004 Russell Simmons sold Phat Farm to Kellwood Company for $140 million. Russell stepped down as CEO and made was for Kimora to be promoted to president and creative director or Phat Fashions, which includes: Baby Phat, Baby Phat Girlz, Phat Farm, Phat Premium and Phat Farm Boyz. She is the instrumental force behind the brands’ designs, ad campaign strategies, marketing concepts and overall global business strategies.
  • In 2006 Kimora’s self-help book called, Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It, was published. The book is a lifestyle manual on everything from spirituality and finances to fashion and beauty. The book empowers women to cultivate their inner goddess with independence, fearlessness, and confidence.
  • In 2008 Kimora’s Barbie doll was launched which she directed and created.
  • Kimora has launched four perfumes for women: Goddess, Golden Goddess, Seductive Goddess and most recently, Baby Phat Fabulosity.
  • Kimora established the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund at her high school in St. Louis to provide college tuition support for academically successful girls with financial needs and is an active member of youth advocacy organizations including Amfar, The G&P Foundation, Keep a Child Alive, Hetrick-Martin Institute and Rush Philanthropic where she is on the Board of Directors.
  • The mayor of St. Louis presented Kimora the key to the city and named March 18, 2008 “Kimora Day” in St. Louis.
  • You know you’ve made it when you have your very own E! True Hollywood Story: Kimora Lee Simmons which first aired in 2008.

Love Kirst xo

Adopt an Animal

Animal adoption is a fantastic way to help support Zoos in Victoria including Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Adopting an animal is a way you can contribute directly to the care, wellbeing, education and conservation programs of our wildlife.

You can choose to adopt from a list of animals including Elephants, Giraffes, Gorillas, Koalas or even Rhinoceros’. If you choose to go ahead with animal adoption you will receive a personalised adoption package valid for 12 months which includes an electronic image of your adopted animal, e-Fact sheet about your animal, email updates about your animal and the Zoos Victoria e-newsletter.

Zoos Victoria

Payment can be made annually (min.$75), monthly (min.$10) or even quarterly(min.$25) via direct deductions from your credit card. If you do not want to commit to a full year you can donate money to help these animals. All financial gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible.

I hope you show your support with this very special program by making a donation or adopting an animal. I am going to adopt a Meerkat and call it Coco (after Coco Chanel!) – they are so damn cute!

http://www.zoo.org.au/ZVF/Ways_to_Support_Your_Zoo

Love Kirst xx

Everybody loves Lauren ‘LC’ Conrad

Everybody loves Lauren ‘LC’ Conrad – including me! Ever since the reality TV show, ‘Laguna Beach’ aired on MTV I wanted to make friends with LC. This girl next door totally has it together.

We all know her from the beautiful ‘Laguna Beach’, to ‘The Hills’ in Hollywood, LA. Toting her Chanel handbags (Love!) and stylish wardrobe she landed herself on my list of style dolls. I was and am Team LC all the way – when she had drama with anyone I had her back.

Lauren 'LC' Conrad

She is the designer of clothing line, ‘The Lauren Conrad Collection’ and has partnered with Kohl’s for the, ‘LC Lauren Conrad Collection’. She is a best-selling author who has two books published – L.A. Candy and Sweet Little Lies. A third book in this series called, ‘Sugar and Spice’ will also be coming out. She is set to unveil her top style tips in her very own style book called, ‘Lauren Conrad Style’. ‘L.A. Candy could also be coming to the big screen! What can’t this girl do?

She has made it and seems to be really happy and I really couldn’t be happier for her.

Love Kirst xx