Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Quickie Quadrangles

Fall for this tag! Here’s a fun survey I recently received from Fellow Fashionista La Petite Fashionista...

4 Things I Did Today:

1. Ran in the crunchy fall leaves in the park near my house.

2. Made oatmeal with apples and cinnamon – like having pie for breakfast!

3. Listed a bunch of stuff on ebay and craigslist.

4. Polished all my black shoes.
4 Things On My To-Do List:

1. Rake leaves (CC took these tree pics in her neighborhood!)

2. Grill chicken for dinner or pork tenderloin if I’m feeling really motivated!

3. Write a letter to my artist friend Sara in Spain. (A series of her ink blot paintings are pictured at left - so gorgeous!)

4. Get teeth cleaned and whitened!
4 Guilty Pleasures:
1. Gossip Girl, Lipstick Jungle, Dirty Sexy Money, Desperate Housewives and other such TV nonsense! Photos of DSM via

2. Robust red wine and 70% cocoa dark chocolate, pref. together!

3. My bazillion fashion mag subscriptions, esp. Vogue, Bazaar, Elle & W!

4. Occasion celeb stalking on justjared, imnotobsessed and New York Post Page

4 Random Facts about Me:

1. I hardly ever wear makeup, but I always have my nails painted.

2. My parents met in Hong Kong at a tailor shop during the Vietnam War. This is a picture of my mom when she was a Donut Dolly for the Red Cross; yes, that is a gattling gun.
3. I love writing old-fashioned “snail mail” letters or communicating online, but I don’t relish gabbing on the phone (but isn’t that photo at left from M.A.C. Cosmetics alluring?).

4. I have four siblings, all younger, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. My sister Mindy and my bother Bryan are twins.

4 Bloggers that I'm Tagging:
Poeta Fit Non Nascitur
Lenore of Lenorenevermore
Lisa of Leeselooks
La Belette Rouge

Anyone else who wants a self-searching diversion, please consider yourself tagged as well, darling!


La Belette Rouge said...

Thanks, Sweets! You make even a meme beautiful and fashionable. Your oatmeal apple pie sounds amazing. You have made me hungry. And, I am so loving all those leaves. Gorgeous!! Would you mail me some. I am so craving autumn.

Lisa said...

hi beautiful cc!

love your facts ;)

you are the sweeetest.

thanks for the tag.
things are mucho hectic here- so i will definitely do the tag once my exams are over in a few weeks!

THANKS for always being such a joy.

have a beautiful day.


* that picture of your mom is priceless *

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC, i am with you on the red wine and chocolate (has to be dark).

poeta fit, non nascitur said...

Oh it must be so picturesque where you are. Autumn and the golden leaves and piles of dry leaves to rake! harhar!

Was your mom and dad's love story really as romantic as it seems?

Thanks for tagging me honey! I was about to sleep but it got me wide awake.

(I want the polka dot bra on your post before this!)


issa said...

aw yay!!! slowly learning a bit more about you is fantastic :)

atelier said...

lovely pictures! don't like red wine, but I adore chocolate

S of Modern-Guilt said...

Love your facts CC :)

Emily said...

so glad i got to read was so interesting! that last photograph is absolutely gorgeous...


That was an interesting to read! Such an amazing pic of your mum! She looks like a movie star :-)


The Modern Type said...

I love fall! My fave is stepping on leaves and hearing the crunch underneath my shoes. And I love the old pic of your Mom!


It's great to know these little things about you. I'm so with you about wine and chocolate altogether and find your parent's encounter so romantic.

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

cc, what a cute pic of your mom and a fun post!

i hear ya on the red wine and dark chocolate :) when i'm in the city or just really freaking out, i'll do the above mentioned, or tiramisu with white wine....yummy!

Anonymous said...

Ohh. fall leaves, how beautiful!!!! The phone with the dusted pink lips...stunning finds = ) Me either, I don't wear much makeup unless I am going for that flawless look or going out...

The Seeker said...

Oh dear I love the way you did this meme. So beautifuly with the pictures.
Red wine and 70% cocoa dark chocolate together is one thing I do love.
And now I know why you're so beautiful... your mother is also very beautiful.

Thank you so much dear for your support and words in my blog. I wish I was brave enough to wear somethings sometimes... but I'm getting better with all your help.
Thanks again.


MR style said...

i love those autums pictures !! so lovely

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh dear I'm with you on the red wine, but instead of chocolate I'll pick a nice provolone cheese :)

♥ fashion chalet said...

You so make me feel like running around in crunchy Fall leaves.. luckyy! :)

Thanks for the comment, sweetie. I don't know whether to part with the pirate pants, yet, or not? You're always such a dear! Thanks for taking the time to pop in.

xo/ fashion chalet

Trish said...

Wow, cool post CC! :)

K.Line said...

Very interesting you. How neat that you have so many siblings and that your brother and sister are twins.

Anonymous said...

Oh that MAC photo is so divine! And your mother looks stunning in that photo :)

WendyB said...

So thrilled with the picture of your mom!

Equipo Dash and Cash said...

Wow, darling! Lovely survey! I think we have the chocolate- wine guilty pleasure alike, ha ha ha.

By the way, your mom looks... ok, speechles!



Songy said...

Twins, eh. Interesting. How gorgeous is your mother! Now I know where you got your beauty from. That picture is a treasure.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love reading tags they are always sooo much fun .... awesome facts :)

P.S. Your mother is a beautiful woman :)... absolutely stunning

the Yellow Elephant said...

the photos of the autumn trees are beautiful, just sad that it now is snow here in norway...
your parents' history is amazing...

lola said...

Hello, thanks for commenting on my blog.
I love chocolate! and I am fan to Dirty Sexy Money.
Kind regards!

Annie said...

Ha, I just posted one like this too. :D

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-that photo of your mum is adorable, what a stunner!!


CC Dahhhling...

Thank you for thinking of-tagging me! I the last one to thank you here?
Sorry for the delay dear, was busy Rakin' the autumn leaves...those leaves are lovely indeed, raking them is another story though!
I have four siblings too...= 4 drama queens & 1 serious brother in the family!

Thanks again CC... You are the Couture'iest!

Doriz Jeltzin said...

Cute pictures.

MakeupByRenRen said...

ur mom is gorgeous! oh by the way, we should definitely do features on another, hit me up for details!

Fashion Moment said...

Your mom is so beautiful lady.
Gorgeous post!


lara said...

Oh I have to polish my black shoes today as well!


girl you have got me craving oatmeal! i always make it the boring way,Steve makes it like you with cinnamon and lots of fruit!
Those leaves are beautiful,just the inspiration i need to start painting again. If we had such a beautiful autumn/fall i'd be rolling in them constantly!
Girl your Mummy is beautiful!! Both you and your sister have her stunning features,I LOVE HOW YOUR MUM AND DAD met!That is definately a tale to tell the grandkids.
Honey you dont need makeup ;o),i barely wear it but it's because I hate having to take it off hehhe.Like you,I wear my nail polish.
Have a lovely day hon and thanks for sharing these yummy bits about CC!

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for all your amazing remarks, darlings . . . CC is always timid about sharing, but always glad when she does.
And CC's mom was totally honored and moved by the lovely compliments you left regarding her early 70s military pic - she reports that may be an AK-47, not a gattling gun ...
My parents' meeting and falling in love during the Vietnam War was exquisitely romantic, but like so many wartime tales, this one ended rather sadly. My parents divorced in 1986, and my father passed away in 2001.
My mom still speaks of her Vietnam experience with a mix of nostalgia and sadness. She gives slide presentations to local high school students about her time in Korea and Vietnam during the early 70s, which keeps the memory of my father and the trials of war alive.

Keep up the attentive and loving comments, darlings!


Sara Morante said...

Everyone here says that your mom is stuning, but for some reason I can't see that picture!!! Anyway, thanks so much for your nice comments, CC. Transferible letters is what i used, you can tell your brother. It's as old as the telephone. Even more! I love the leaves... so otoñal... LoL, sara.