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Cucu for Coco

C H A N E L.

A few words come to mind… Timeless. Iconic. Couture. Freedom. Equality. Fashion. Effortless. Classic. Forever.

Coco Chanel, the brains & beauty behind the signature label. A woman who evolved into a full fledged business woman with an eye for superior style. Her fashion sense created waves, influencing many designers over the decades.

Known for her exemplar esthetic, Chanel became famous for her paragon collections featuring sophisticated silhouettes in silk, tweed & jersey. Creating coveted visionary constructions was her modus operandi… A clever Coco knew too well what women wanted when it came to fashion and thus she delivered! Updating the closets of many was her standard, as she wanted women to look and feel fabulous in her designs, while also maintaining an element of comfort and ease– hence the little black dress, a piece she famously conceived. Clean lines and simple shapes with decadent fabrics, fancy embellishments, as well as adornments, made for a shining example of House ChanelRemembered as a fashion legend, Chanel was the beautiful mind behind the innovative– and now, often duplicated– use of stripes, jersey, pearls, hats, tweed, drop-waist dresses, pristine combinations of black & white, and the ever distinguished quilted handbag with gold chain-linked straps. In addition, Coco worked closely with exclusive French perfumeries to develop her own signature scent: Chanel N˚5. 

As a tribute to her imaginative fashion spirit, I have gone ahead and compiled a series of photographs featuring her designs as well as her look, both personal and commercial… View the pictures below for a taste of Chanel!

Enjoy! XO, SC

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Serpent Spectacular

Rebirth. Resurrection. Initiation. Wisdom. 

Just a few of the words associated with the powerful medicine bestowed to us by the mighty snake. With a contentious mythical reputation, the snake has always been a creature of paradox; seen as both a symbol of the higher or the lower, the good or the evil, the devil or the healer. No wonder this animal resonates with our humanity as we learn day in and day out the inner struggle of our own personal inconsistencies– as well as those of others and of our society.

Across cultures the snake has a variety of different meanings. In Native American art and lore the snake is a powerful and dramatic healer that brings about a transcendental transformation, enabling the individual to transmute all poisons within the body or otherwise. For Meso-American cultures the serpent is depicted as feathered and flying. Known as Quetzalcoatl, the Patron of the Toltecs, legend has it that his dominion is the heavens, the stars and all the motions of the universe. Grecian mythos states the snake signifies alchemy and healing, where wisdom is expressed via medicinal associations and prowess. Additionally, snakes or serpents represent sexuality and creative life; growing, ascending through various energy channels and developing new wisdom and capabilities.

Shedding and rebirth are other associations made when the snake appears both in mythology and lore cross-culturally. This characteristic is key in learning to develop from the past in order to outgrow the old and transform  i n t o  the new. 

Snakes have come up lately in my life, especially during the final months of Summer as we transitioned into fall. Undergoing personal changes, this often reproachable reptile appeared to me during a trip to the river… as I was going through a time of change and transition. Although scared by his appearance, instead of acting aghast I embraced my fear and found peace with my situation. A lesson soon to be lived and learned… According to Ted Andrews, author of Animal Speak, when snakes or serpents emerge in your life it is time to look into a rebirth of new powers of creativity and wisdom.

Below striking snake images, a few  from The Wild Unknown tarot deck featuring the wands- a family of snakes! Also, stunning jewels that remind me to harness and tap into the many charming snake traits of clairvoyance, compassion, cunning ferocity, creativity, transformation and healing!

Medicine! Love! Blessings! Magic!

xoxo, StonerChíc  

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Stoner Chíc Essence

Wanting to keep up with the theme from my earlier post on definitely MIXING navy & black, I made sure to wear an outfit styled in such a manner for last night’s outing.

My Hubby & I went to Bimbo’s 365 Club to see Junip play. They’re a Swedish band with a stellar, psychedelic, heavy sound featuring Jose Gonzalez’s soothingly dynamic vocals.

A few pics of the show & one of my ‘fit– in true Stoner Chíc style!

XO

 

ps. the name of this blog is based on the shenanigans of a wild & blurry night partying with friends… we took a gazillion pictures and by far our favorite shots where in which our heads had been severed and only our bodies in action, sporting fabulous fits, could be seen. we termed pictures of this nature  “stoner chíc” since they possessed an alluring and mystifying quality inspired by movement and good-looking clothing. 

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Pretty In Punk

Long Live Vivienne Westwood: Queen of Punk!

As a Punk & New Wave fashion innovator, Vivienne Westwood created an exquisite synthesis between clothing & music. 

Shaping her designs around this aforementioned union gave birth to the 1970’s PUNK FASHION SCENE. Collaborating with Malcolm McLaren of the Sex Pistols made this transformation possible as his influence directly correlated with Vivienne’s vision. Westwood was interested in “seeing if one could put a spoke in the system.” Thus creating styles that revered anarchy and chaos– as a means to express self identity without compromising to the attachments or obligations of the greater social schema… Political Fashion Indeed! 

Vivienne drew from various looks to construct her Punk Collection: BDSM Fashion; Bondage gear & attire; Safety pins; Razor blades; Bicycle chains on clothing; Spiked dog collars as jewelry; Crazy Hair (mow-hawks) & Heavy Makeup (thick eyeliner). Additionally, Westwood sought to make the traditional elements of style seem risqué, using fabrics such as tartan to add dimension, texture & further shock value.

Leading the pack as trend setter, and always maintaing the cutting edge, Vivienne Westwood’s creations have had transformative, metamorphic effects on fashion. A Sophisticated Rebel, Vivienne epitomizes the StonerChíc mentality … XoXo!

 

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NYFW Street Styles

New York Fashion Week, stylish from beginning to end…

Amazing looks found all over town as fashionistas make their way from runway to runway to view designer’s fabulous new works of art!

Below, a gallery of some of my favorite looks… from head to toe outfits, jewelry, shoes & handbags! All the goodies that make for an impeccable ensemble!

xxoo, StonerChíc

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Snap Shots

Instagram Whore: guilty as charged. I have taken over 1,000 pictures using my iPhone, many of which have been uploaded onto my Instagram account and I’d like to share them here, with you. Many of these pictures where taken in San Francisco or Marin County, with a few exceptions!

Don’t you fret, I’ll make sure to let you know where these images are set…

Happy Browsing! XoXo, Sc

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Lovely Layered Looks!

I am LOVING the layered jewels look. Its a fun, festive, flirty way to wear your accessories. Depending on your outfit and occasion you can add a little flair to any style with layering some beautiful necklaces… But why stop there?? In fact, you can take the layering seriously by stacking bangles or wearing rings on all fingers! Check out a few ideas below for some fashionable inspiration, xox

Spruce up a simple T-shirt look by adding flair with some fun accessories! Mix ‘n’ match… Have fun and be creative when layering various styles of jewels…

Keep it stylish and simple with a few favorite pieces. Add a couple statement items for a little BOOM POW!

Use dainty necklaces for layering too! It looks chic and elegant, yet fashion forward! You can mix themes and metals for a more eccentric flair!

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