Chanel-wise, I’m a late bloomer.
I’ve always been fascinated by Coco Chanel, but wasn’t able to afford it until about four years ago.
I’m serious! I was never into the classic flap bag, but this particular bag spoke to me at that time.
It said, “Buy me!” in 2009.
Prior to that, this was my first Chanel bag—swag from a runway show, which I was lucky enough to score on eBay.
This carry-on was my favorite for years.
Come to think of it, I haven’t bought anything Chanel for a while.
Even though I don’t consider myself a Chanel girl, I do embrace what Coco Chanel stands for.
She is a huge influence in my life. I can thank her for making it OK for women to wear trousers, and for making the striped long-sleeve tee chic.
Something I’ve known since I was a teenager: Typical is boring.
After 16 years, my husband has never complained of a dull moment.
Coco Chanel basically went against all odds and did what she wanted, no matter what other people said.
She fell in love and lost her love in a tragic way, but she built an empire that remains relevant decades after her death.
This Thursday, learn more about Coco Chanel as Inside CHANEL tells the story of a young orphan who became a legend.
Her legacy is continued by Karl Lagerfeld, who shares his vision of Coco and the style of Chanel in five online films that will be shown beginning September 12, 2013.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Torsten Van Dullemen as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Manila.
Mr. Van Dullemen first joined the Mandarin Group in 2004 as Resident Manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.
For two years he was Hotel Manager of the award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Now he joins Mandarin Oriental, Manila from his most recent position as General Manager of the Group’s Chiang Mai hotel.
Commenting on the appointment, Richard Baker, Executive Vice President, Operations Director—Asia said, “Torsten has excellent experience with the Group and is a natural leader and motivator. We are delighted to welcome him to his new position as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Manila, and wish him continued success.”
While waiting for Season 3 of Scandal on October 3, 2013, I can’t help but think: with all of Janet Lim Napoles’ billions, she could actually hire Olivia Pope to get her out of this mess.
But since Olivia Pope is only fictional, she hired Lorna Kapunan instead.
Which leads me to ask:
1) Did she really pay 20 million for Kapunan to take her case?
2) Who are the gladiators behind Kapunan?
Who are the Huck, Quinn, Abby and Harrison of the firm?
3) Is there a special “friendship” between Kapunan and the President? 🙂 (just kidding)
4) What are the secrets and coverups Malacañan is hiding from us?
5) What advice would Olivia Pope give Napoles?
6) Since Olivia Pope was based on real-life crisis manager Judy Smith, why not hire Smith instead?
7) Will there be further arrests?
8) And God forbid: will a whistle blower die?
Can’t wait to see how everything unfolds. I am really hoping some people will go to jail and to a hospital.
Meanwhile, we await the continuation of Scandal, Season 3.