I was looking through my old collections – I’m a fashion designer- and upon getting a (steady 9-5) job offer in New York, I was busy and on my way getting myself out there as a designer,

bc New York I was always hussling haha, dropping off clothing with stylists and photographers for magazine publications, doing styling gigs myself, I loved it but was also affraid to be honest, I was never a shark, was too shy, I’m still too shy actually… so when I got the job offer it was easy, I was in New York, had a steady job, no stress and was doing what I loved, and yes… I burried my big dreams a bit…..

Strangly enough, I never thought I would pick up on Designing again, I did think a lot about it, I mean… seeing my college friends planting jobs at Balmain!! boy, did I feel stupid for having not persuid the oppurtunities back then!! But I was shopping shoes non stop so no complaints there 🙂

And then, on a blue moon I made those embellished tights, for fun and myself, all of the sudden after 4 years I made something again, and I never expected those little basterds to make their little way to even Vogue.com

and actually designing again hahaSo here I am back home in Europe for a bit going through all my sketches, drawings and designs, I don’t think I will ever be a buisness person though, when I design I’m so busy making the “perfect” garments and concept that my mind is far from manufactoring and production let alone selling, but I love doing it…. 🙂

I’m wearing a hand dyed silk straped and draped top, a gray leather with swarovski embellished skirt (both designed by me) An Alexander Wang blazer ( tucked in the skirt ) Zara boots

x

UPDATE

I found these suede peep toe lace-up’s (Ann Demeulemeester knock off’s) at freepeople, you can find them HERE FOR $198

67 Comments on Reflections

  1. stylefyles
    September 12, 2009 at 12:06 am (10 years ago)

    congrats! go get it, girl!!!!

    Reply
  2. E
    September 12, 2009 at 12:37 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, that’s so exciting! I can’t wait to see some of your designs!!

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  3. Marcia B.
    September 12, 2009 at 1:14 am (10 years ago)

    waawwwwww you are a fab designer, seriously before even reading your blurb, i was staring at the pictures like whooa i want that freakin outfit and u made thatt??!!! Major props! Do your thang.

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  4. Red Lipstick Style
    September 12, 2009 at 1:31 am (10 years ago)

    I think you would be an incredible designer! You can always have your own business and keep your career job as well(i’m doing that right now! these days, one cannot have too many sources of income haha) Your style is amazing and unique. Keep designing 😉

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  5. Natalie
    September 12, 2009 at 1:33 am (10 years ago)

    You look so chic! i love all your ensembles, u r stunning! and i love ur smile 🙂

    xoxo

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  6. Sarah K.
    September 12, 2009 at 1:47 am (10 years ago)

    keep designing, you should never let that go, even if you don’t have a career in it! Like your embellished tights, you never know where it will take you!

    Reply
  7. WJ
    September 12, 2009 at 2:00 am (10 years ago)

    I thought this outfit looked really odd but couldn’t quite put my finger on it, then I realised, your blazer is tucked into your skirt! Wow…it looks completely strange but works so well.

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  8. Jessica
    September 12, 2009 at 2:45 am (10 years ago)

    You are inspiring! I love this post because it’s personal and you let readers know about your dreams to design and how they got sidetracked, but you are well on your way to returning on that path. I love the embellished skirt and top you’ve designed and I also enjoy the tucking in of the blazer!! <3

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  9. JINX
    September 12, 2009 at 2:45 am (10 years ago)

    you’ve been JINXED….
    and i hope you enjoy the feature on….

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  10. CMA
    September 12, 2009 at 2:55 am (10 years ago)

    flawless!
    simply flawless
    the skirt’s detail is perfection
    you look gorgeous darling!

    -cma
    check out my blog @
    cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

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  11. eli presentacion
    September 12, 2009 at 2:57 am (10 years ago)

    oh you should definitely get back to designing. a 9-5 can’t hold you for long 😉 i definitely see you doing your creative thing full time. someday a business minded person will come along and take care of that for you. just do what you love. wish i could see you while i was here but i’ll be thinking of you for sure xoxo

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  12. S.Elisabeth
    September 12, 2009 at 3:04 am (10 years ago)

    This is gorgeouss and good for you going back to designing. I love fashion and designing, but i don’t have the patience or talent to sew and draw properly!!

    Reply
  13. Raez
    September 12, 2009 at 3:08 am (10 years ago)

    wow, a designer, really? thats great! i really love what youre wearing, and if you designed it, then i’d love to see more! keep us posted, my dear:)

    have a great weekend,
    raez

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  14. Marina
    September 12, 2009 at 3:13 am (10 years ago)

    This is so pretty! I love the lighting, the top, the JACKET! and, as always black tights with black shoes are just gorgeous to me! 🙂
    beautiful!

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  15. June Paski
    September 12, 2009 at 3:36 am (10 years ago)

    loveee it!!

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  16. Davina
    September 12, 2009 at 4:08 am (10 years ago)

    I’m like you..I would get eaten alive in the fashion industry, which is why I’ve always been too afraid to get into it…I’d love to be a stylist though, but am bad at the business aspect of it..and sometimes it feels almost wrong to get paid doing what you love, but it is a blessing! : )

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  17. caylee
    September 12, 2009 at 4:46 am (10 years ago)

    had no idea you were a designer!
    i love the two pieces you’re wearing, so amazing.

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  18. alison
    September 12, 2009 at 5:02 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful designs & job on the skirt & top! I would love to see some other of your designs!

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  19. Jenny
    September 12, 2009 at 5:15 am (10 years ago)

    You have such amazing clothes, you must be a pretty amazing designer! You should put some of your sketches up!

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  20. Faire
    September 12, 2009 at 5:39 am (10 years ago)

    i know how you feel. i think it’s just important to do what you love…even if it means not making a business out of it. when you do that success will follow…I HOPE!

    Reply
  21. Dylana
    September 12, 2009 at 5:59 am (10 years ago)

    Amazing look! What a beautiful skirt and blouse! You are so talented!

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  22. Anonymous
    September 12, 2009 at 6:12 am (10 years ago)

    sounds just wonderful.

    Reply
  23. J.
    September 12, 2009 at 6:15 am (10 years ago)

    I love your outfit!

    Reply
  24. Key
    September 12, 2009 at 6:30 am (10 years ago)

    the way you open your thoughts for us…
    It’s a very special post for me.

    Reply
  25. Robine
    September 12, 2009 at 6:38 am (10 years ago)

    Moooi!!!!

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  26. Anna-Maria
    September 12, 2009 at 7:15 am (10 years ago)

    You are really talented and you should totally go for the fashion designer career! I would buy your garments hehe. Starting the whole design process again needs preparation and cash, so it’s a good thing you have a steady job to support all that. 🙂 I can’t wait to see more of your designs!

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  27. ami schaheera
    September 12, 2009 at 7:43 am (10 years ago)

    glad you’re getting in touch with your artistic self again 🙂

    if you don’t want to market your own line, well you can always pay someone to do so? teehee

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  28. Zepequeña
    September 12, 2009 at 9:26 am (10 years ago)

    Gorgeus!

    Zepequeña.

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  29. Nerdic..
    September 12, 2009 at 10:13 am (10 years ago)

    Love the ankleboots that you are wearing!
    X, fashion-nerdic

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  30. u-ung
    September 12, 2009 at 10:25 am (10 years ago)

    you’re a fashion designer,coco??wow..awesome..!!!no wonder because you have a great style and great sesnse of fashion..!! wanna see your collections…

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  31. assonnata
    September 12, 2009 at 11:28 am (10 years ago)

    good luck, hoping to see your collections soon:)

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  32. Original Sin
    September 12, 2009 at 12:12 pm (10 years ago)

    you are divine!

    i love your blog!

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  33. Jenny Cindy
    September 12, 2009 at 1:07 pm (10 years ago)

    You should take it up again, even if it’s just as hobby. I find that I’m much more creative when I don’t feel the pressure to perform.

    I seem to be such a happy and content person with such joy and full of life. You should do whatever feels right for you. I’d love to see your designs one day but even if you don’t make it big you could still do it for yourself and see where it might take you one day. Anyway, I’m so interested to see what the future’s got in store for you, talented and beautiful lady!!

    I love this outfit, so unique! The top is my favorite part, I love how it peeks out from under the blazer and then the lovely skirt – wow!

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  34. Sade
    September 12, 2009 at 4:10 pm (10 years ago)

    wow, I just can’t wait to see some of your designs. Lookin gorgeous!

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  35. Anonymous
    September 12, 2009 at 6:37 pm (10 years ago)

    wow, as I was looking at the pictures, I was actually wondering where can I get a top and skirt like that…and then I read you made them! Please put up some of your sketches!

    Reply
  36. Glamour Bbey
    September 12, 2009 at 7:23 pm (10 years ago)

    This outfit is perfection girl!

    Reply
  37. Coconuts & Coppertone
    September 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm (10 years ago)

    #1- go for designing again if it makes you happy… use your nike voice and just do it:)… life is too short not to!
    #2- outfit is delish… tres, tres jeal-y

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  38. oniomania
    September 13, 2009 at 5:09 am (10 years ago)

    your not just a designer… you are obviously an artist who is passionate about your creations. good luck. cant wait to see what you come up with.

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  39. Anika
    September 13, 2009 at 7:49 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations on getting back into designing. I love everything I’ve seen on the blog that you’ve created, so I have no doubt that you will be insanely successful. I mean, I crave those embellished tights you designed!

    Good luck.

    p.s. love that skirt…so gorgeous 🙂

    xx
    Anika

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  40. Little Bo Peeep
    September 13, 2009 at 8:32 am (10 years ago)

    Wow you dress so perfectly, i love this outfit and all your other ones too! Perfect!

    Waahh a fashion designer! May i ask where did you graduate? 😀

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  41. rossovelvet
    September 13, 2009 at 11:27 am (10 years ago)

    I’m so happy if you don’t waiste that creative vein of yours !! You’re amazing, your layering is perfect, your taste is as well, your vision, your eye…
    I wish to see more Coco’s designs !!!

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  42. Thecountess
    September 13, 2009 at 11:59 am (10 years ago)

    Another great outfit!! Love your skirt.

    I think you are an amazing designer and you will be even better if you really put your heart and soul into it. I remember you posted some pictures of your design a while ago and those dresses were freaking unbelievable. You are very talented!! so follow your dream!!

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  43. JadeRose
    September 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm (10 years ago)

    that skirt is epic, amazing in fact. I would happily buy one of your designs if these pics are any indication of what is to come :))

    Reply
  44. FashionJazz
    September 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats my darling!! U are going to be a freakin huge succes, soo proud of u babe!! Thanks so much for ur support on my blog! Luv ya xxx

    Reply
  45. Emilia
    September 13, 2009 at 6:15 pm (10 years ago)

    oh, your legs are so fantastic, I evie you 😀
    the outfit is wonderfull

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  46. Gabrielle.
    September 13, 2009 at 6:20 pm (10 years ago)

    smashing boots, love.

    xx.

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  47. Marla Singer
    September 13, 2009 at 6:37 pm (10 years ago)

    omg! this is so fresh and i love this outfit so much! you even made them!
    do what you want and what you love to do, Chantal =D
    you’re doing awesome <3

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  48. slaughter
    September 14, 2009 at 3:41 am (10 years ago)

    you know, you’ve had me looking at those shoes forever now?

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  49. beckyxoxo
    September 14, 2009 at 4:07 am (10 years ago)

    what a great outfit ! love the skirt and shoes ! perfect 😀

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  50. Helen
    September 14, 2009 at 4:29 am (10 years ago)

    you look great! the skirt is so gorgeous!

    excellent photos!

    Helen

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  52. gaia
    September 14, 2009 at 11:11 am (10 years ago)

    you’re just gorgeous … and creative, and fab.

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  53. Anonymous
    September 14, 2009 at 8:47 pm (10 years ago)

    i was going through another blog’s old entries and found one about you. i could not believe all the rude comments about how you look, wow, people can be so damn STUPID! let me tell you that you’re gorgeous and have FABULOUS style. another thing i noticed and always loved about your pictures is that you’re smiling almost all of the time! i truly wish you the best 🙂
    much love from argentina!

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  54. CG
    September 15, 2009 at 12:36 am (10 years ago)

    I love the skirt!!!

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  55. indie
    September 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm (10 years ago)

    This was such an inspiring post to read! Kinda struck to me…you’ve got to do what you love in life…so thank you 🙂

    Reply
  56. PUNKIE
    September 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm (10 years ago)

    what a great way to wear blazer!!! you’re a genius!

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  57. plastiqgurl
    September 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm (10 years ago)

    i LOVE you for the Ann Demeulemeester knock offs!

    Reply
  58. by char C
    September 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm (10 years ago)

    i love the way you tucked in your blazer, makes the whole outfit look like a dress! awesome!!

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  59. Cindy Cheng
    September 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Loving your blog and your style!

    I use to have aspirations to be a designer or to do something in fashion as well – it’s what I love to this day. However, I was always too scared to take that leap. So after see all these beautiful fashion blogs, I started one myself and its made me really happy to be connected to that world again.

    Check out my site if you have time – http://www.springsummer-fallwinter.blogspot.com/

    Reply

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