I’m on a t-shirt in the Zara! 
I actually don’t know what to write but for me it was pretty amazing to see my own snout hanging in the Zara, I think maybe people expect me to act kind of “cool” and “unaffected” about it?
But the truth is that I grew up in a very small city in a very small country and when growing up in the middle of nowhere a lot of things seem impossible especially if you are not drop dead beautiful or drop dead smart but just normal? like getting a job in New York or getting interviewed for magazines and especially appear on a t-shirt in the Zara! 
When I saw myself in the Zara I imagined myself being 17 again, I would not have believed it! I think what I want to say is that often when I was 17 I could only dream about things and felt discouraged because all these dreams deemed impossible because of where I lived and because who I was. I just want to say that I was wrong.. If I can be on a t-shirt coming from the middle of nowhere everyone can be! I think your dreams, whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever they are can come true! Never feel discouraged! xoxo
Thank you Zara and Happy Punt!!

89 Comments on cocorosa t-shirt @ Zara

  1. Julia
    August 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm (9 years ago)

    This is a huge deal! Amazing and congratulations!

  2. Alice
    August 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm (9 years ago)

    Aaaw you inspire me!! I’m from Veldhoven in The Netherlands. VELDHOVEN, I mean like: seriously! and I want to live in NY so bad, I hope it will happen ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Maycie After Five
    August 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow! That’s amazing. Congratulations! Dreams do come true and plus…you are gorgeous and smart. Double trouble! Keep doing what you’re doing.

  4. Cรฉline K.G
    August 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm (9 years ago)

    Congratulation, you deserve it so much ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wish my turn will arrive…

    xoxo, Céline

  5. Andrea
    August 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm (9 years ago)

    So cool! Congratulations, you are so inspiring.

  6. mariasousa
    August 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm (9 years ago)

    wow congratulations (:

  7. Michelle Goldie
    August 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm (9 years ago)

    It’s amazing, congrats!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. ella^
    August 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm (9 years ago)

    I thank you for being so authentic,
    the shirt is superb, i’d like to have it ;P

  9. Anonymous
    August 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm (9 years ago)

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I work at zara! As we get this in the store i hade to smile, and i told myself: Cool “cocorosa” too :), we had last summer “hanneli” tshirts ๐Ÿ™‚ Im lucky you like it, its a good quality too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Visit my blog on Facebook: “Eva’s Girl Blog”.

  10. Plami
    August 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm (9 years ago)

    This is so exciting and cool! congratulations, girl!!!

    I know what you mean… I grew up in such a small time as well so I would be so thrilled if such a thing happens to me ๐Ÿ™‚



  11. Marloes
    August 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm (9 years ago)


  12. Anonymous
    August 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Did you work with them on this or did they take your image without your knowledge? I know bloggers have problems sometimes with their images being used on clothing without their consent.

  13. Nadja
    August 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm (9 years ago)

    i also wanna be on a tshirt! :O

  14. JULES
    August 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm (9 years ago)

    congrats gorgeous…this is breath taking..your a true inspiration.


    August 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm (9 years ago)

    woow Chantal, this is HUGE!
    congrats dear, you deserve the recognition ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Anonymous
    August 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm (9 years ago)

    it’s nice, but honestly… who’s going to buy a shirt with somebody’s name on it?

  17. style creature
    August 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm (9 years ago)

    and thanks for this absolutely motivating text…i live in a small city but i hope my dreams, to live in a big city and become a professional blogger like you, will come true! kisses <3


  18. Rosalie
    August 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm (9 years ago)

    nice one!

    i just started my blog up, take a looksie if you’d like to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Eve-r-green
    August 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm (9 years ago)


  20. style point
    August 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm (9 years ago)

    your tshirt rocks xxxxxxxxxxx

  21. Lubna
    August 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow, that’s incredible! I bet you’re absolutely psyched! You deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lubna | ELLE VOX

  22. Marloes.
    August 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm (9 years ago)

    Gefeliciteerd! Het zal er straks wel heel gaaf uit zien als er iemand voorbij loopt met dat shirt aan!

  23. Priz
    August 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm (9 years ago)

    I would totally buy this. Congratulations!
    You are an inspiration in so many ways!

    XOX, Priz

  24. Katherine
    August 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Woow! T-shirt with my favourite blogger? I think I need it in my closet ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Joel
    August 18, 2011 at 1:04 am (9 years ago)

    SO COOL! ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. LIGHโœSdrivemysoul
    August 18, 2011 at 4:44 am (9 years ago)

    wow, this post is amazing. Congratulations on the top, you look beautiful on it! Your words really touched and inspired me

    x Sea

  27. thehautepursuit
    August 18, 2011 at 6:09 am (9 years ago)

    congrats girl!!! i know how wonderfully humble and beautiful in and out you are so you absolutely deserve this! your inner 17 year old must be jumping up and down in glee! wweeeeehoooooo!


  28. fashiongamble
    August 18, 2011 at 8:06 am (9 years ago)

    Oh wow I’m so happy for you!

  29. Sarah
    August 18, 2011 at 10:48 am (9 years ago)

    Wow! Congratulations. That would be pretty cool to be on a T Shirt. You should be proud:)


  30. Sara C.
    August 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm (9 years ago)

    that’s amazing, but non just for the t-shirt but for the fulfilment of dreams. i propose a toast: to all those who dare and do not linger!
    A toast to you
    Sara C.

  31. lizchewy
    August 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm (9 years ago)

    This is so cool~~



  32. Olivia
    August 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm (9 years ago)

    You deserve it!! pretty cool tees!!

  33. Ashley
    August 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats! That is so cool! And there is nothing wrong with being excited about it – it’s totally amazing!

  34. YinGSaran
    August 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm (9 years ago)

    aww! love it
    so cool

  35. Jordana Lilly
    August 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm (9 years ago)

    You deserve it, thank you for this inspiring post! <3 PS following now! ;D

    xox Jordana

  36. be privรฉ
    August 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm (9 years ago)

    congrats! this is amazing! i wish i could do the same ๐Ÿ™‚
    greetings from paris!

  37. anne
    August 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm (9 years ago)

    I’ll buy it, wear it and send you the pic! (as a perfect fan ๐Ÿ˜› )

  38. Diya
    August 19, 2011 at 3:41 am (9 years ago)

    eeek so excited for you chantal!! I keep feeling super discouraged myself right now so your words really struck home with me…I’ll keep plodding on. ANYWAY, I’m going to have to find a way to get a ride to my nearest zara to check this out!!!

  39. martha
    August 19, 2011 at 9:46 am (9 years ago)

    congrats ! that is one gorgeous t-shirt ! I’d buy it ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Okka
    August 19, 2011 at 11:52 am (9 years ago)

    i love this shirt ! guess you’re really proud being on a shirt in the zara ๐Ÿ™‚ love from germany xxx

  41. fashionforwriters.com
    August 20, 2011 at 2:17 am (9 years ago)

    Oh! Congratulations Chantal! You’re really the sweetest, coolest, most stunning blogger in the fashion blogging world and I’m so happy for you when lovely things like this happen!

    xxxx Jenny

  42. Wedekind
    August 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Saw the shirt today at Zara. Awesome!

    Congrats AND Love

  43. andrea arnal
    August 21, 2011 at 9:35 am (8 years ago)

    I really liked your story.
    I think I´m in a small city like you when you was 17.
    How old are you right now?
    Where are you working?
    xxx, Andrea

  44. Jeanne
    August 21, 2011 at 11:09 am (8 years ago)

    Hello Cocorosa, I’m a french girl, I’m living near Paris and I’m just 16.
    I love your blog and I often come here to see your photos.
    Today your text is speaking to me (I don’t know if it is english … It’s a french expression : “ça me parle”) because I live in a little country too, I don’t know anybody in the world of fashion, but I would like live my passion and succeed by my own measures.
    So, I’m glad to see that it can exist !
    Thanks Cocorosa !

  45. Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar
    August 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Congrats, you deserve it. As a tiny town (in the mountains) girl (believe me small is too big to drescribe it) I understand your feelings about this. I wish one day, as you do, I’d can say that I reached NY & another dreams from the middle of nowhere.

  46. Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar
    August 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Congrats, you deserve it. As a tiny town (in the mountains) girl (believe me small is too big to drescribe it) I understand your feelings about this. I wish one day, as you do, I’d can say that I reached NY & another dreams from the middle of nowhere.

  47. So Urban So Chic
    August 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm (8 years ago)

    Congratulations!! of course you can feel high and overwhelmed!! Uauuh!! I am gonna look for it to buy it of course!!! really cool!!
    big big kiss

  48. xs
    August 22, 2011 at 4:32 am (8 years ago)

    that’s fucking amazing!!!! congrats!!!

  49. Carolina Sundell
    August 22, 2011 at 7:57 am (8 years ago)

    Wow, that’s extremely cool, congrats! This picture is really cool, love it!

  50. Josie
    August 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm (8 years ago)

    I saw this t-shirt on the online shop the other day and I was wondering who was the blogger? Well, I was following you the whole time!!
    Congrats and your text made me dream I could be who I want to be some day. Thanks

  51. Anonymous
    August 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm (8 years ago)

    Ik weet niet of je all je comments leest maar ik vond het encouraging om te lezen en voelde alsof je een piece of your heart in deze particular post hebt gegeven. Heel oprecht en hartverwarmend. ๐Ÿ˜‰ En ik ben blij voor je. Ookal ken ik je helemaal niet. Ik wens je het allerbeste. x sgn

  52. Victoria
    August 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m new to your blog and so far you seem like really lovely person down to earth so I’m really please for you :)xxx

  53. Victoria
    August 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m new to your blog and so far you seem like really lovely person down to earth so I’m really please for you :)xxx


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