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December Must-Haves

December 13, 2015

So I’m running a bit behind on my wish list for December, but besides being Christmas it is also my Birthday month! I’m a Christmas baby! Like literally, My birthday is December 25th. I normally know by now what I want, but this year I keep changing my mind but here are some things that would make me really happy, wink wink! I’m obsess with Uggs right now, its so cold outside that I want every style possible, but I’ve eyeing this Ansley slippers for a while, they look so comfy and perfect for walking Valentino around. The Valentino ankle boots look amazing!! I love the style, looks so sexy and cool yet sophisticated, perfect to wear with pants or a skirt/dress and tights, Want!!! Everything is about the Christmas sweaters hahaha! But quite honestly I’m not too into that, but when I saw this one from Wildfox I loved it, the morning person Christmas sweater is my type of Christmas jumper, and has my birthday date so yes, sold!

I really want a Laptop case that I can use as a purse as well, so the Kate Spade stripe laptop bag looks super cute and perfect to take my laptop around with me. Gloves, My saviors! I’m always cold and I feel it more in my hands, but so annoying I can check my cell phone with im wearing them, so the Tory Burch Whipstitch gloves sound like exactly what I need, they have the possibility to open the glove on your thumb and initial finger to use your phone. Don’t ask me why I want that rebel lipstick from MAC, I’m a nude a pinky lipstick kinda girl, but there is something about Fall that makes me love dark Lippies, and I’m waiting for Miracle Eye Wand from Charlotte Tilbury like a kid waiting for Santa, I can’t never find my color available {hubby, I’m number 3, just saying :p} so I hope to get it somewhere this month or by January. Lastly, the pom pom charms… What can I say, I’m weak! I’m jumping in the trend but they are so cute!! Love this one the colors from this one Jocelyn and this Karl pom charm from Fendi is just so fabulous. let the festivities begin… Until next time!

Love,

Paola

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L’occitane Creme Perfectrice

November 22, 2015

As promised, Lets talk about the Creme Perfectrice de L’occitane, I got a 7 day deluxe sample a couple of weeks ago after signing up for it online { I personally feel its a great way to test a product, not that I expect a miracle within days but just to see how superficially it would feel on the skin}, and I have to say this moisturizer is being so lovely on my combination skin. With my move to London and its weather, my skin is all over the place sometimes I have dry patches, which is a first for my normally oily skin, then I would go back to oily and I could feel like it need it to be hydrated, after using the moisturizer for a week morning and night, my skin feels plump and bright no more dry patches, It really gives it a glow and it has help to improve the texture of it, I’m really loving it.

The moisturizer promises to leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and velvety and to reduce your pores, fine lines and imperfections, although I do think is too soon for me to say something about helping with fine lines and pore reduction, I do think is does the work with making your skin feeling soft and velvety.  The Creme Perfectrice does have a scent, I really like it but I do love rose and peony scents so if that’s a problem for you this might not be the one for you to try. In the morning I just wash my skin and then I put the moisturizer before my SPF and makeup and at night I use it every other nigh combining it with my Artemis oil by Sunday Riley {Another fave! read my review about it if you haven’t}.
I would definitely give it a shoot if you are looking for a new moisturizer, it’s really a fantastic formula! Until next time…

Love,

Paola

 

 

Fashion Travel

DV News: Chanel is going to Cuba…

October 24, 2015

CHANEL is going to Cuba!

Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of CHANEL picks this caribbean country to do his first fashion show in Latin America…According to PeopleEnEspañol.com, CHANEL Cruise 2016  collection will be presented in Havana, Cuba on May 3rd!

“The cultural richness and opening up of Cuba is a source of inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL” Reads the press release from the French company.

I’ll be honest I’m quite intrigued and really looking forward to see how those two worlds will blend.         Should be a fantastic show, and my expectations are pretty high since CHANEL is known for doing fantastic and super creative fashion shows… The combination of the Latin Flavor with Chanel savior-faire is something I’m quite excited too see!! So I had to share it with you guys, Happy Saturday! Until next time…

Love,

Paola

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Chanel va pa’ Cuba!

Karl Lagerfeld, el director creativo de CHANEL  escogió este país caribeño para su primer desfile de modas en America Latina. Desacuerdo con  PeopleEnEspañol.com,  La collection resort 2016  sera presentada en la Havana, Cuba en 3 de Mayo del año proximo. “La riqueza cultural y la apertura de Cuba al mundo hacen del país una fuente de inspiración para Karl Lagerfeld y Chanel”, expresó en un comunicado, la firma francesa.

Soy honesta y estoy super intrigada y de verdad esperando ver como van a integrar esos dos mundos, ese show seguro va a ser espectacular, porque sabiendo como son de creativos los desfiles de modas de CHANEL, mis expectativas son altas! La combinacion del sabor latino y el savior-faire de CHANEL es algo que estoy super emocionada por ver y tenia que compartirlo con ustedes! Hasta la próxima y Feliz Sabado!!

Love,

Paola

 

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#Mademoiselle Prive

October 21, 2015

Hi guys! Happy Wednesday! One of the amazing things about living in London is all the super cool events we get to go to all the time, so I will be sure to keep you guys on the loop about them! The past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the exhibition Mademoiselle Privé by Chanel at the Saatchi Gallery {open until November 1st 2015!}, and the exhibition is a beautiful journey through the beginnings of CHANEL’s creations without loosing sight of the personality of Mademoiselle Chanel and the fantastic Karl Lagerfeld.

The exhibition highlights different areas of the Maison, like Haute Couture, some re-editions of the high Jewelry collection “Bijoux de Diamants” created in 1932 and of course it can’t leave behind a whole room about the Perfume Chanel N.5. The whole exhibition is installed in the entire Saatchi Gallery, and It look us around an hour to do the whole tour {plus one hour just to do the line to get in!}, and its totally worth it! To be immerse in the enchanting world of the house of Chanel, whether is thru the history of Gabrielle Chanel, thru a beautiful garden installation or thru a really funny short film directed by Mr. Lagerfeld itself; It’s really a great opportunity to learn more about the CHANEL’s icons and symbols. Until next time…

Love,

Paola.

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Hola! Feliz Miércoles! Una de las grandes ventajas de vivir en Londres son todos los eventos que hay en la cuidad todo el tiempo, así que prometo tenerlos al tanto de todo! Este pasado fin de semana tube la oportunidad de ir a la exhibición Mademoiselle Prive de Chanel en la Galeria Saatchi de Londres {La exhibición termina el 1 de Noviembre!}, y de verdad que quede encantada con la exhibición, que es un viaje que comienza con los orígenes de la casa CHANEL y todas sus creaciones pero sin perder el enfoque sobre la personalidad de Mademoiselle Chanel y el fantástico Karl Lagerfeld, director creativo de la casa CHANEL.

La exhibición se enfoca en diferentes areas de la compañía, como la Alta Costura, tiene algunas reediciones de la colección de joyería fina “Bijoux de Diamants” que CHANEL creo en 1932 y por supuesto tiene un area dedicada exclusivamente al perfume Chanel N.5. Toda la exhibición esta instalada usando la galería por completo, nos tomo un poco mas de una hora en hacer todo el tour {sin contar otra hora para entrar a la galería!}, y vale la pena de verdad! El introducirse al mundo de la casa CHANEL, ya sea por medio de la historia de Gabrielle Chanel, de una instalación con plantas o por medio de una mini película dirigida por el Señor Lagerfeld, es de verdad una fantástica oportunidad para conocer mas sobre CHANEL, sobre todos sus iconos y símbolos. Hasta la próxima…

Love,

Paola

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My London. Life Update

September 21, 2015

Hi guys!! So I found a flat, and seriously we got lucky, because after looking tons of them and getting beat in a few bidding wars we got one and it’s an awesome one!!! In the lovely area of Kensington {Hello William and Kate!! 😉 } It’s being quite insane the last three weeks! And since I’ve been with the craziness of looking for flats and looking for new opportunities, and without wifi I was bother-line insanity but I’m working on it, and now getting back to normal, so get ready because I’m now in London and ready to rock it!  I have a few different projects and ideas coming so stay tuned for more!! Have a fabulous week… Oh and are you following me on Facebook?? It’s easy look for Dear Valentino and give a like to my page and on Instagram @dear_valentino… For all the links to my social media look on top of the blog 😉 until next time!

love,

Paola

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Hola chic@s!! Al fin conseguimos apartamento!! Woohoo esto si que ha sido la locura, vimos muchisimos flats y pusimos ofertas y hasta tuvimos una que Otra guerra de ofertas que ni funciono! Lol pero por fin encontramos el nuestro y super bendecidos porque nos encanta, en el area de Kensignton que es tan linda {Hola William y Kate!!} y con esta locura de buscar apartamentos y nuevas oportunidades, y sin Internet casi me vuelvo loca jajaja pero ya estamos volviendo a la normalidad Woohoo!! Tengo varias ideas y estoy trabajando en varios proyectos así que estén pendientes que en Londres Voy con muchas ganas! Que tengan una Linda semana, ah y ya me siguen en Facebook?? Es facil solo buscan el nombre de Dear Valentino y en Instagram @dear_valentino… Para todos mis links de redes sociales, Los links estan en la parte de arriba del blog 😉 Hasta la próxima!!

Love,

Paola