March 8, 2012

From Me to You--- A Giveaway As We Turn One!

© Patrick Demarchelier; DIOR COUTURE, Rizzoli New York, 2011

In the midst of a very busy week, which included a spring breakfast in honor of Aesop’s Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream with Sunscreen (the brands first facial moisturizer with SPF), heart palpitations from an intense project and a few wonderful invitations to Paris Fashion Week shows, it escaped me that my blog turned one. Seeing the honor of your presence requested, at Paris Fashion Week would make any girl ecstatic. At the urging of a handful of people who knew I was writing; I began blogging publicly on March 1, 2011, a challenge for someone who is fiercely private. I never dreamt that this blog would become what it has and I cannot thank you enough.

Thank you for the continued support. I’m so fortunate to have a place to share my passions. When I started blogging, I never thought I would be turning down advertisers (I like my independence), entertaining collaboration ideas, giving designers feedback or most importantly, that there would be this- intimate place to share ideas. I’m grateful for every reader, comment, email, and tweet of encouragement. I look forward to another year of inspiring conversations.

Since this blog is about the subtleties and little things that I love, it’s only fitting that we celebrate tuning one with a giveaway. As a small token of my appreciation, I’m giving away a copy of Dior Couture to one lucky reader. As you all know, I enjoy peeking into designers’ ateliers and working out how things are constructed. I consider a studio visit the utmost luxury. I’m very inspired by silhouettes and who does silhouettes or femininity in a more compelling way than Dior? I hope that Patrick Demarchelier’s gorgeous photographs sweep someone away…

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below. For those of you that like to comment anonymously, you'll have to include your email address as well. If you're inclined you can follow me on Bloglovin' and Twitter.

The giveaway is open to readers WORLDWIDE and the winner will be drawn at random. All entries must be posted by 11:59 EST on March 15, 2012.

44 comments:

  1. Congrats so much! I can't believe it's a year since your first post. I really appreciate your thoughtful and always well-written fashion musings. I can't wait to follow your blog for, hopefully, many years to come.

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    1. Fleurette- Thank you! It's pretty crazy. It stills feels like yesterday that we were hashing all this out over the Christmas holiday, I was getting sick and trying to proofread college admissions essays for the students I tutor. I'm so grateful for all of your help. I honestly couldn't have done it without you.

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  2. Happy birthday! What a great idea for a giveaway - would love to be considered. Here's to another year of thoughtful, generous conversation!

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    1. Ammu- Thank you!

      I love the idea of sharing books. It's really the best gift.

      Thank you for all of your support. I really treasure the friendships made through this blog.

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  3. Thank you for having one of the most enjoyable blogs here on the internet - it really is an outstanding one!
    Also, I will be crossing my fingers, since I've been meaning to get to book but now I think I'll wait just a little while longer. ;-)

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    1. C.- Thank you for the warm words. That's far too kind of you. I'm beaming;)

      That's too funny that it was on your list of books. I love that.

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  4. Happy one year anniversary Lindsay! How wonderful! I would love to enter your giveaway, that books looks absolutely amazing :)

    Here's hoping for many more years of quality blog posts at at Un Petit Bijou <3

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    1. Maja H- Thank you! You're definitely one of my earliest readers and I always appreciate your insights and encouragement.

      It's hard to believe it's been a year. The photos are so gorgeous. I wish I had more than one book to share.

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  5. Happy one year's birthday!!

    I look forward to seeing more post from (and perhaps more frequently?)...

    Cecilia Teh (Ceciliateh@hotmail.com)

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    1. Cecilia Teh- Thank you.

      Yes, hopefully there will be many more posts. I would love to post more frequently, time is the only issue. I work a lot/have a lot going on and I never want to sacrifice quality for quanity. It's very similar to how I view wardrobe building.

      I think it takes time to write concisely, flush out ideas, edit. When I see blogs with posts going up 5 days a week I usually find glaring gramatically errors, which really bothers me. I think it's worth it to slow down and have fewer mistakes.

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  6. Happy blog anniversary! I'm sure we're all very glad you decided to start blogging, as the result is really lovely :) Please enter me into your giveaway, too – I'm a Dior girl through and through, so that book is pretty much perfection.

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    1. Maria- Thank you. You're too kind.

      Oh I love that you're a Dior girl. I always feel like you have those wonderful references, knowledge and how tos that make for such an interesting read.

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  7. Happy anniversary! Thank you for your beautiful and thoughtful posts! And thank you for inspiring me to be more considerate and aware of my readers.

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    1. Ginta- Thank you, thank you!

      I hope you're on the mend:)

      I'm always so amazed that readers keep coming back. We're all so busy and there are so many things we could all be doing. I think it's so important to let readers know that you appreciate them.

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  8. Happy anniversary! I've been reading you from the start and love your blog. Congrats on making it a year; I myself had a hard time keeping the momentum going. Spending time blogging at home made me feel like I'd never left the office. I love it when good blogs keep it up.

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    1. LuxeBytes- Thank you! You sure have been reading from the start and I so... appreciate it. I know a year must seem like nothing for bloggers who have been blogging for a long time, but it feels like a long time to me. It's hard to keep the momentum up. I know exactly what you mean about blogging feeling like you never left the office. After a long day at work, sometimes you just don't want to be tethered to the desk.

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  9. Happy anniversary to 'Un Petit Bijou'! Although I'd read the entire archive of posts, I didn't realise it's been only a year, by the quality of the content and the pictures I'd think you've been writing much longer!

    I'm going to take this opportunity to show some reader appreciation: I actually just started reading fashion blogs because I felt my style needed to grow up and become more ladylike. In fact, I am completely ignorant when it comes to fashion, however I can honestly say that I have learned a great deal from you. You're so classy, you manner of dressing is so elegant and feminine and it has that sort of common sense that not many other blogs have. I hope I'll be drawing inspiration from you for many more years to come!

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    1. Florina- Thank you. Your compliments really made my day. The quality of the content really means a lot to me, so I'm glad to hear that you appreciate it.

      Being able to learn from each other is the greatest thing- I love that. It's very interesting to see where we get our inspiration from. Blogs certainly can provide a lot of good food for thought, but you're right there still needs to be that common sense approach to style. Oh and who doesn't love being classy and elegant. I really feel that both of those qualities are underappreciated these days.

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  10. Happy Bloganniversary!!! <3
    Amazing giveaway, I'd love to be entered :)
    peniamm@gmail.com

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  11. Happy Birthday! My mornings wouldn't be complete without seeing what you're up to!

    The Dior book would Rock my world! My littlest girl lives Dior ha ha! She has a Dior Jr. Pea coat and rocks it every day at her little French American Preschool. Gotta start sometime, right? Fingers crossed xo.speck

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    1. Speck- Thank you! That's so nice to hear.

      Oh I love that you're a Dior girl! I'm a big fan of Baby Dior. They have the most adorable things. I'm also a fan of French American Preschools. Cultural immersion at a young age is so good!

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  12. Happy 1st Birthday! Your blog is a window into a more beautiful world.

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    1. Sylvester- Thank you. I think it's important to have moments of escape.

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  13. Happy One Year! You Go Girl!

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    1. Tricia- Thank you. I always appreciate your support:)

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  14. Congrats on turning one! Your blog is a splendid read, and I always look forward to updates.
    lucy.r.pike@gmail.com

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    1. Lucy- Thank you. Hearing that the blog is a good read and that you enjoy the updates really makes my day.

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  15. Hi, congratulations ! Read your entire blog twice already and still coming back for more inspirations !

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    1. Ms P- Thank you. Oh my, you've read through twice. I'm speechless. I love that you continually feel inspired.

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    1. Kaÿte- Thank you! I adore your illustrations. I can't wait to spend more time on your site.

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  17. Congratulations on all the new changes and developments in your blog! Looking forward to more to come....

    minima/maxima, a blog about minimalist style

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    1. petrichore- Thank you. Yes, it's a lot of change/development in a year, but all good things. Hopefully, they'll be much more good to come;)

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  18. Congratulations, Lindsay! Has it been a year already? As Fleurette has put it so well, I look forward to read more of your beautifully written posts. I've learned and appreciate more about fashion more than I've ever done before, thanks to you.

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    1. Chocolate, Cookies &amp; Candies- I know. It hardly seems like it, but it's been a year.

      Thank you for your sweet words. To hear that that you appreciate fashion more because of this blog is the best feeling. It really warms my heart.

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  19. 1 year!
    Jules
    besamejolie@gmail.com

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  20. Congratulations on year number one! I am excited to see what the future holds.

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    1. CamisaBlanca- Thank you! Me too! I'm always wondering what's next.

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  21. Congratulations on your first year! I have really enjoyed reading through your blog and look forward to reading more.
    Evie
    evie.nev@gmail.com

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    1. Evie- Thank you. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed reading through the blog.

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