Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dragon piece

This is a sneak-peek of a new piece just finished up part of the upcoming group artshow New-Moon 2010, a mixed media show revolving around the theme of the Chinese Zodiac taking place in February at My Plastic Heart gallery in NYC. I'm very glad to be part on this group of 25 handpicked artists from around the world.

My zodiac animal as you can maybe guess is the Dragon and is hand made paper-cut Ultrachrome varnished and mounted on panel.
Stay tuned to see the complete piece.

Friday, December 25, 2009

On Christmas Day...

I channeled my inner Christmas tree
and wore Diane Von Furstenberg!

Feliz Navidad!
(Happy Christmas!)

I got my boots! squeal!

Hope your day is all you wished for

extra bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

Thursday, December 24, 2009

On the 24th day of Christmas...

I wore Louis Vuitton!

I am so excited because not only is it Christmas Day tomorrow but because we are in Argentina we get to observe the Argentinian way of celebrating Christmas. Our family usually wait until the 25th for our festive treats but tonight, here in Buenos Aries, we will be having a traditional Noche Buena. First we start with a delicious feast under the stars of roast carrot with all the trimmings (thanks Frederico!) before an evening of dancing and fireworks. We have also been down to the market to buy our own "globos", colourful paper hot air balloons that take off into the sky when lit from inside. I can't wait to see ours join the others as they fly off into the night. Best of all we get to open half our pressies at midnight (we're saving the other half for our "English" Christmas tomorrow.) I have my paws tightly crossed for these Chloe boots, I know they're already practically last season but I must have them for my collection. The waiting list is as long as my ears and I am so far down I don't think I will ever get to the top!

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

p.s. One thing that isn't so great is that the hotel has been driving me mad with Christmas music. there is only so many times that you can hear Rudolf the bloomin red nosed reindeer. I'm like the Christmas music mugger and just pull the speaker plug out of the wall when no one is looking!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On the 23rd day of Christmas...

I wore Philip Lim!

Today I visited my first polo match, It was all very fast and exciting. I did a lot of cheering but had no idea for which side! I also fell in love with the players smart outfits, especially the boots so I insisted my guide Alessandro take me to the most exclusive polo store in the whole Of Buenos Aires so I could order a pair custom made just for moi. The camera on my iphone has gone on the blink but I had a search on the internet and this is the sort of thing they look like. Yummy aren't they and they'll match perfectly with my new super skinny VB jeans that I picked up at the airport.

Here's what I'm wearing this evening (Phil Lim again) we're going to a festive themed black tie event organised by some business partner of daddys so I will have to try and be on my best behavior and not sup to many of the famous Argentinian Ketango cocktails!

I can't believe it's only two more sleeps until Christmas day!
bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the 22nd day of Christmas...

I wore Bottega Venetta!

Yum I just had the perfect Croissant for breakfast, they have their own french pastry chef here at the hotel which is lucky as i do insist on only the finest when I am on my hols. Today is the first day of summer and its beautiful and sunny with a clear blue sky so I thought I would match myself in with this gorgeous ultramarine silk number from Bottega Veneta. I also have two more for later... for my afternoon in the great outdoors (well the park!) and red for watching the beautiful sunset from my balcony

This morning I also went to the famous Recoleta graveyard where Eva Peron is buried. It has a lot of skinny cats lounging around the place, Ruby would like it round here =;x) I laid a red rose on her tomb and had a good nose around. Some very impressive families have been buried there. I should mention us getting a spot to Daddy. Afterward we had afternoon tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel. It like the Ritz only better and more authentic. you know the sort of thing lots of glamorous old dears plus Americans with plastic surgery. I had scones with lemon curd and cream and chocolate cake and blue earl grey tea, twice.

I just had a pedicure in their gorgeous little spa and I now have bright red toenails! I'm wandering around the beautiful gardens writing this on my iphone. It really is stunning with fancy water features dotted around, old trees and the sound of birds tweetering away. The next door palace is derelict and looks spookily romantic. Apparently the old lady who owns it got jilted at the alter, left Argentina and refuses to sell. what a great novel that would make!

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

Monday, December 21, 2009

On the 21st Day of Christmas...

I wore Balenciaga!

and finally I've landed... in Argentina!! Buenos Aires to be exact. It's the first stop on my festive travels and I am so excited - and ever so slightly over heating which makes a nice change. I am staying at the Hyatt. When I arrived this morning they said there was no room in the old palace and I had to stay in the modern tower overlooking the palace. Absolutely not. So i had a little fifi strop and they gave me my room Thank God. As you know I'm a veggie so I had to have a word with the very handsome Argentinean head chef Federico who made a special menu for me. He knows how to work a carrot that's for sure! lunch has almost finished me off and I am having a little lie down on my giant bed. I've got the luxury of butler service as an early chrissie pressie from ma and pa so I might have to ring for a glass of champers. I need to celebrate I am one lucky bunny, perhaps it's the fact I have a total of 4 rabbit paws!

Here's the three other Balenciaga beauties I packed in my case

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

Sunday, December 20, 2009

On the 19th and 20th days of Christmas...

I wore Marc by Marc Jacobs...

hurrah . am on plane . wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs . chic but relaxed . half way there now . bunny kisses .

Fifi Lapin xxx

Friday, December 18, 2009

On the 18th Day of Christmas...

I wore Zac Posen!

I'm in a slight grump because I was meant to go off on my hols today but because of the snow in London my private flight has been postponed, grrrr! So anyway I'm going out to commiserate and what better to help cheer me up than a lovely pretty in pink Zac Posen dress featuring two huge bows, I feel a smile coming on.

oh by the way I clever old me finished my Christmas shopping, here's what I got for Stella...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On the 17th Day of Christmas...

I wore Oscar De La Renta!

...and partied the night away at the soiree to celebrate my book deal. The theme was moi of course so we had champagne carrot cocktails, lettuce blini's and teeny carrot cakes on huge gold platters carried by waiters in dicky bows and rabbit ears. The decor was a winter wonderland and was made to feel as if you were in a snow covered forest complete with twinkling stars. There was even a tiny stuffed owl that hooted randomly! Tree stumps covered with silky white fur (the finest faux of course) made perfect seating for when we could dance no more and to top it off at midnight it started snowing outside for real!

oh and I thought you might like to see these two outfits that I couldn't resist trying on when I was at the showroom, so cute!

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

a! Diseño Magazine

I was kindly invited to be featured with an interview and a case study for the Nov-Dec issue of Mexican magazine a! Diseño.
The editorial decided to use one of my illustrations for the article in the cover printed within a nice textured paper, I have my copy and it looks great! Si estás en México disponible ahora en cualquier "Sanborns" y ahí puedes checarla!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On the 16th day of Christmas...

I wore Chris Benz!

...and continuing yesterdays shopping fest, today it's Sonny's turn. In case you were wondering I've given Sonny and Ruby strict instructions not to read the blog for a few days. However, I just know Sonny will have a peek. He is so naughty he wouldn't be able to help himself. So hello dear, I hope you like your Christmas pressies!

clockwise from top left, Rob Ryan print, vintage sunnies, vintage magic 8 ball, wooden iphone case, cute rabbit couple figurine

I've also packed a couple more Chris Benz outfits into my new suitcase...

I'm kinda going for the Amy Winehouse on her hols look with the headscarf!

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

Monday, December 14, 2009

On the 15th day of Christmas...

I wore Chanel!

I've got to get everything wrapped up for Christmas before I leave for hotter climbs on Friday and even though I have the family sorted I still have pressies to get for Ruby, Sonny and of course not forgetting darling little Stella. Today I've been cosying up on the sofa in Chanel knits with my trusty mac and a never ending mug of cocoa choosing some bits and bobs from my fave craft site etsy. I decided that although I am a shopping freak I still want to do my bit for the planet so I took the handmade pledge this year. I decided to shop for Ruby first because she has such similar taste to me all I had to do was imagine I was buying for myself and voila! Maybe my shopping spree will inspire you with your gift choices this year.

let me know if you liked them!

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

On the 14th day of Christmas

...and started packing a winter getaway, squeal!

I'm off on Friday so I only have a few more days to work out what I am going to wear... and remember the party that Ruby and I were planning? Well that's on Thursday so yet another fashion fix, oh well life throws these challenges at us sometimes and we just have to run with them.

I already packed these two pretty dresses

now this suitcase is all very well for posing on but it's not quite big enough for what I had in mind. I'm off out to pick up one of these...

see you tomorrow

bunny kisses
Fifi Lapin

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Roaring Monsters (Wall decal set)

Yay! A new set of wall decals available through a UK based company called Chocovenyl. They have a great pool of artists and I'm very glad to be part of the group! I came up with these friendly, gentile and well dressed monsters gang who pretend to look scary, roaring all over your son's room but let's face it, who can be really scary using a bow tie?

The material is a self-adhesive, removable/repositionable fabric-paper and the graphic details on the product are amazing.

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