CAMPAIGN

[via socialite life]
As an extension of the COVERGIRL series, I would like to ADD some noteworthy and favorite Ad Campaigns that have significance far from just selling a product...most often they sell a lifestyle, a fantasy, and sometimes even a vicariously lived persona that draws consumers in farther then they may realize...


Certainly this is quite the case for Angelina Jolie, and the St. John campaign her celebrity status overshadowed...nonetheless, this one speaks to the masses...
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Despite her humble U.N. position and humanitarian work, she wears glamour well and some aspects of this campaign highlight the juxtaposition her public life is portrayed as, an intermingling of both...
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 Sophistication at the GRADUATE level, yet a more youthful Mrs. Robinson
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But be careful not to pigeonhole this actress into any role, she is truly a free spirit...even in someone else's portrayal...
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Her 'true self' always presents itself, and this is simply my opinion of her true self (above), that is what I admire about Angelina Jolie, she knows who she is and it's the one thing she won't compromise, that takes strength...
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no matter who you are...


"Never forget who you are"-a dear friend, 

-M. Gisele

CURRENTLY CRAVING

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As a graduate student in the midst of final examinations, I am eager to go out again and hit some of L.A.'s best spots, particularly my favorite sushi restaurant, KATSUYA

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Best known for their spicy tuna on crispy rice, and for excellent reason...I have tried many replicas around town, and there really is no comparison...

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The most well known Katsuya, located in the center of Hollywood, has a consistent influx of celebrity guests, as evidenced by the paparazzi waiting outside the glass doors...it's certainly the place to see and be seen...

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Thankfully, this Katsuya (above) is located just down the street from my apartment in Brentwood...how convenient! 

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The blood red lip art compliments a subtle white decor scheme...modern and sexy

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Temptation down the street, 


-M. Gisele

LUST WORTHY


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I have always fancied simple, well made, leather handbags and the miss sicily bag by Dolce and Gabbana is no exception...


[victoria beckham via cool spotters]
The quarter bar top on the sides are so unique and structured, I love it most in either orange, red, or black...
[miss sicily bag via 1 bp blog]

[ashley greene via 2 bp blog]
[image via front row view]
God I love edgy style with structure, 

-M. Gisele

CAPTURE

[evergreen by gregg otteson via ugallery]
The start of the holidays has always meant winter in Chicago, this looks like a dream right now, it will be nice to back back in the midwest for the holidays...

The artist of these photos, Gregg Otteson, a fellow midwesterner himself, captures color richly, depicting a highly saturated vision of nature...

[autumn letter by gregg otteson via ugallery]

-M. Gisele

SACRED INK

This is the time of year when most Americans can appreciate what they have, and I support any holiday which fosters that...luckily I have a permanent memo on my wrist for the same purpose...it reads...


which translates to "I will be forever grateful"from my favorite language, Italian...

Originally I was wary of tattoos, however, I found the sentiment in having some of your soul on your body, a permeant part of yourself...here are some GISELE CHIC worthy examples...

[angelina jolie via pinterest]
Angelina Jolie's tattoo looks stunning on her, I have quite a bit of respect for her, and this tattoo has wonderful value, seeing as her first son is from Cambodia, it means...

May your enemies run far away from you
If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always
Your beauty will be that of Apsara
Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides

And is a Buddhist Pali incantation in the Cambodian language, Khmer

[victoria beckham via vanishing tattoo]
Victoria Beckham's tattoos are a great testament to chic ink...this one down her back is written in Hebrew and translates too...

{I am my love's and my love is mine, who browses among the lilies}

She also has a wrist tattoo, quite similar to mine, with a date in roman numerals, the meaning behind the date is quite private, between her and her lovely husband...I love how mine looks with black nail polish and hers too!

[victoria beckham via a drop of ink blog]
[nicole richie via people]
I have always appreciated Nicole Richie's bohemian style, and her tattoo of a rosary on her ankle is unique and beautiful...just marvelous on her!

[chanel spring 2012 ready to wear via style]
"You can never go wrong with Chanel!"


Saremo Grati {Let's all be grateful},

-M. Gisele

CLUTCH SAVY

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Usually I use clutches for the evening however this one (pictured above) is a game changer...props for the color as well!

[charlotte olympia]
[asos]

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It's all about the flap! And this leather looks so smooth! Heaven in blue....

[bottega veneta]
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This is the perfect place for a sequin clutch... with a classic cut blazer, sophisticated watch, and a bold color...

[diane von furstenberg]
[asos]


RIP red ZARA clutch, 

-M. Gisele

UNDENIABLE

As mentioned in a previous postI was quite intrigued by the trailer for the indie film, Like Crazy, originally shown at this year's Sundance film festival...now playing everywhere


After seeing the film, I felt it's brutal honesty about young and seemingly innocent love was dead on; the reality is not always ideal but the experience is one every person deserves at least once in their life and is the one most people will always cherish forever




We all know that look, 


-M. Gisele


{images via ace showbizhollywood}