Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Birthday with Roksanda Ilincic, Lanvin & Tom Binns

Birthday celebrations started early, the night before the actual date, when hubby asked me to pick a movie at the DVD store. On my return, the lights were off, but there were little candles on the kitchen table around the bouquet of Oriental Lillies I had received earlier in the day from my sister-in-law. Soft jazz was playing, a bottle of Bollinger chilling in the champagne bucket, and a big bright & shiny present waiting for me...It was such a beautiful start to the celebrations that were to follow...

Confit duck and lentil tortellini with persian fetta and radicchio, caramelised pear & hazelnut oil
I love sugar cubes!

Look at that gorgeous card with vintage Dior heels (contained a book voucher), the other present contained the below:

Kissi Stones (aka Soapstone) hearts - how cute are these?

Plenty of more champagne...

Black suede rose ring with freshwater pearls from Bauhaus


Birthday Outfit:

Roksanda Ilincic silk draped dress with Swarovski Crystals (I posted on this dress recently here)
Burberry black patent belt
Lanvin bicolour patent pumps with metal heel
Tom Binns Faux Real bracelet
Bauhaus suede rosette ring with freshwater pearls



It is hard to get the colour right for these shoes! The pink is gorgeous deep rasberry...Love the metal heel on these!

closeup from www.style.com

66 comments:

  1. I love those shoes! and your blog! i'd love you to check mine out and tell me what you think x

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  2. What a gorgeous, lush celebration! Happy Birthday, darling! Those Lanvin heels are exquisite, as is your dress!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. you look fantastic. Happy bday

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  4. Happy birthday dear Brigadeiro! You look lovely! and your dinner looks lovely as well! That dress is gorgeous, and i like that pearl ring!

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  5. happy happy birthday!

    awww what your husband did is sooo sweet. Really.

    that black dress is so you. Love it. Loving the drape.

    have a great day.

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  6. Your outfit is so pretty!!! I'm in love. The dress is so chic, and your accessories are keepers!!! So glad your birthday was wonderful. By the way, that first dish has me hungry!

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  7. beautiful dinner, beautiful shoes, lovely presents! hope you had a happy day!
    xox

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  8. Dress and dinner - great!
    Happy birthday :)

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  9. You look absolutely stunning.
    Glad you had a lovely time!

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  10. I love your blog and your 'about' profile section is hilarious! Brazil, America, UK, AND you're Chinese etc. Ha ha. You're a real Gypsy girl! And by the way, god, Persian feta is good. :P I'm half Persian.

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  11. Oh happy happy birthday! Love what you wore, and those food pictures make me gasp with delight! :)

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  12. Gorgeous outfit! You wear the dress so well. Happy Birthday. :-)

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  13. Beautiful presents and outfit & i LOVE DUCK!!!

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  14. Happy Birthday!!! :)

    I love your outfit! Thanks for putting the site I need to get a dress for my mate's wedding!
    visit me sometime!

    http://chebarcelonaidrees.blogspot.com

    xxxx

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  15. Happy Birthday!!!

    You look very pretty on beautiful outfit. Love it!

    Hanh,
    ps:I post the tag

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  16. Your meal sounds amazing. And your outfit--so chic!
    Happy birthday to you! And many more. :)

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  17. The Lanvin shoes are stunning!

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  18. Happy Birthday! Love your outfit, just the right amount effortless and dressy chic. And I've never seen those Lanvin heels in that colour combo before, they kick ass over the nude and black ones!

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  19. Hi Gorgeous! You look stunning in that black dress! Happy Birthday! Looks like you got some awesome presents too! I love the red shoes!! They're beautiful! xxoxoxo

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  20. U look so divine as always!

    XoXo

    Happy belated Bday again! Haha!

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  21. That's some food/shoe porn you've got there. happy birthday then?

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  22. happy birthday darling!
    you've just reminded me what I'm supposed to do this week with your comment on my blog!!!! thank you!
    x

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  23. happy birthday! sounds like you had an awesome time. you look beautiful (:

    be forewarned: twitter is so addictive it should be illegal. but it's a great way to keep up with what friends are doing and sort of works as a grapevine sometimes. haha. media law's pretty cool but so confusing. major respect for all lawyers out there!

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  24. what a gorgeous birthday outfit! i love so many things about the dress. the draping, the fact that it is bi-colored, the crystals, etc. and dont get me started on the shoes!

    happy birthday again! :)

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  25. is this your birthday? woow happy birthday dear =)

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  26. Happy Birthday Brigadeiro! Perfect birthday outfit! xo

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  27. Mesmo em Lisboa não moro. Moro perto, mas estudo lá e passo lá os dias. E sim, os pasteis de belém são aquela delicia! ^^ *

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  28. Your photos are so beautiful too. Ñiam!

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  29. I'm not gonna say anything about the outfit because you've probably read it before. I will however say that this post made me incredibly hungry. Lol.

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  30. fabulous fabulous dress!! fits you like a charm! HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

    have a great week ahead!

    iyam
    www.styleandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  31. Grongratualtions for your birthday! I absolutely adore those Lanvin heels! And what a gorgeous dress you have on!

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  32. the food looks so good. it's funny.. i love sugar cubes too!

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  33. Happy belated birthday wishes, you beautiful birthday girl ;)
    The dress looks simple amazing with your dark hair!
    Enjoyed to take a look at all your birthday pictures: the food, the vintage dior card, the wrappings, cappuccino with chocolate... mmmh... lecker ;)

    Have a beautiful day and enjoy all your birthday presents!!!

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  34. looked spectacular -- happy, happy birthday! your birthday outfit was perfect, especially the shoes + tom binns

    xo

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  35. Happy Birthday to you too!!!! Yay for Leo!

    You look amazing and fabulous on your birthday outfit! love everything form head to toe! and that food looks yummy specially the duck tortellinis! slurpp!

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  36. Happy belated birthday Brigadeiro!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

    You look amazing. I love love your silk drape dress and the Lanvin pumps is so fabulous!
    xoxo
    Nini

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  37. what a great birthday!
    those lanvins are amazing!

    love the dress too!
    and your blog is great
    exchange links?
    FRASSY LOVE XXX

    www.befrassy.com

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  38. Happy Late B-day! Tom Binns steals my heart! Beautiful blog as well!

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  39. aww glad you had a great time! :) Happy Birthday!!

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  40. All the food in this post looks sooo good haha, & I love your outfit! Happy belated birthday :)

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  41. I adore your birthday outfit and your gifts are delightful (:

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  42. (Martini sounding like Jay-Z) Go Brigadeiro, it's your birthday. we're gonna party like it's your birthday. we're gonna drink Bacardi like it's your birthday. and we don't...well, I'll stop now. love the shoes. the bracelet is also amazing.

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  43. That shoes on the last photo was so pretty! =D


    Summer
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    Brown Mestizo

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  44. I love the dress, and the heels are beyond gorge! And that coffee looks too good to be true!

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  45. Happy Birthday girl! I am now starving after seeing those pics... and that coffee looks delicious, mmmm...

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  46. hapy belated birthday! you lok gorgeous, with that dress and all =) perfect bday outfit ^^

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  47. Such lovely celebrations and love the ring from Bauhaus - which is my fave shop in your neck of the woods

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  48. Happy birthday :) You looks gorgeous!!

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  49. Happy Birthday, happy Birthday sweetie! Amazing lanvin shoes, wowwww, this is a fantastic gift, very nice blend of colors, muchas felicidades preciosa, siempre sabes disfrutar de una buena celebración y por muchos más, a muaaaaaaaaaa

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  50. Happy B•Day!!
    Those shoes are to die for!

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  51. Happy birthday! Wish you everything that you want to;) Dress is flawless. Just beautiful. After seeing those photos I'm hungry;D!

    http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

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  52. You look stunning - I love the Lanvins! xx

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  53. The thing I love about Roksanda's designs are the unexpected flashes of contrasting silks popping out from under a layer of dark fabric...and I love how that peachy champagne colour peeks out from the back of your dress almost like a little cape, it really is stunning and suits you so well! Do her dresses feel as good as they look?
    The shoes, the ring, and the Lanvin box all oooze gorgeousnessness-the sort of presents that I dream of! It sounds like you had a peach of a day :)
    Emily
    x

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  54. Thanks for dropping by my blog (:
    i love the cutting of your dress and the shoes are seriously delish, i love how the back is unpredicatable from the front.
    hope you had a great birthday!

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  55. uhhhh Tom Binns, dying, your entire birthday, double dying. Your husband must be an amazing man!!

    The back of the dress is unbelievable. You look amazing. Happy birthday! :)

    x.katie
    fauxasfck.blogspot.com

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  56. Thank you SO much for your lovely comments and birthday wishes everyone!

    Dakota Rico - LOVE Persian Fetta! Persian & Cypriate are my faves!

    Martini - haha, I now have Jay-Z's 'It's your bday' in my head, you're too funny/cute!

    Mariona & theesilkworm - Hehe, the Lanvin's weren't a birthday gift, I've had them for a few years, they're from AW06, I believe...

    Oh, and theesilkworm - yes, the Roksanda silk feels so delicious against the skin, and because of the flowy design, so comfy! :) I would think her other dresses would to, she (Roksanda herself) always looks so comfortable in her own dresses....

    xx to you all!
    CC

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  57. Wow gorgeous photos of the food and of you lady! Happy Birthday, it looks like a simply lovely evening.

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  58. The meal looks gorgeous and delicious.

    And for your outfit...there are no words...amazing...thats the word.

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  59. Happy Birthday for the other day , tiny bit late.. but better late then never ! Your outfit is stunning. I adore your Tom Binns bracelet. Its like the cherry on top !

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  60. Utterly glam birthday as it should be! Adoring you in that Roksanda I. dress, the draping is wonderful!
    xoxo
    Marian.

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  61. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment! I am glad to have discovered your blog! Killer outfits you have. Seriously. The Lanvin shoes are sick! Lanvin is one of my favorites. Just took of a pair of bowed flats from last season! Looking forward to going through your archives and for your future posts!!!

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