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December 22, 2009

More Pictures from the Crillon Ball

I can't believe that the Crillon Ball was a month ago today. I was just sent these pictures by Ophelie Renouard, thank you so much! Very fun to relive the experience.

These pictures were sent to me by Adlers-thank you so much!

Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays.

I've got a lot of celebrating ahead of me. Today is my boyfriends birthday, tomorrow is my birthday, Thursday is Christmas Eve, Friday is Christmas, and Saturday I'm going to Tulsa to visit my family. Phew!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Click below to read a translation of the article in Elle France that ran the of the ball..it's called 'A Day in The Life'

Thank you SO much to one of my favorite bloggers July Stars for translating the article for me!

Elle November 2009 Jane 300 dpi
 

The 17 year old blogger is an Internet star. She tells us her about her full-on passion for fashion.

I live with my mother and my sister about 30 minutes outside of Dallas, Texas. My father lives round the corner so that he can keep an eye on us. He is very protective! I love my small house. It has lots of seventies architectural details, like the weird ceiling portholes.

Although I’m not going to school full-time this year, I wake up at 7 am every day. I join mum in her room to talk about the day’s planning over a cup of English tea. My mom and I are inseparable.

What would our ideal day be? Driving to Dallas to find Alaia or Yves Saint Laurent pieces from our favourite vintage shop, Archive Vintage. Then we would eat lunch at Mi Cocina, the best Mexican in town, followed by a trip Barneys to find the latest Miu Miu or Gucci shoes. We would end the day with a photo shoot to record our purchases.  We take pictures of each other for both of our blogs. She also runs an online vintage store. Most of our days are not as carefree as the one I just described…we always have a lot of work to do.

We spend all our time discussing fashion, and a lot of time discussing our blog-duties. My sister, Carol, who is 14 years old, finds it tedious. She has considered starting a blog about cooking, but she is very academically focused right now. She loves to sing and act, and she’s extremely funny. Her style is much more classic than mine.

My classmates at school are very conservative. I’ve known them for years and year. People there think I am a little bizarre. It was way too conservative for me, very Texas. People always dress casual here. That’s why I dream of studying in New York. This year, I’ve decided to finish school from home. Four days a week I’m on the web to study for my exams. I don’t miss school at all and my three closest friends live very near to me.

With 75,000 daily hits, my blog has become a full-time job. I dedicate 5 to 6 hours a day to Sea of Shoes. I have to take the pictures, edit them, write the accompanying post and reply to between many emails and answer many interviews. I created it with mum two years ago. It started off as both of our project s, but I ended up taking over it completely. My mom has her own blog now.

I started having significantly higher readership numbers when Kanye West’s blog and “Teen Vogue” talked about Sea of Shoes. The amount of opportunities derived from this have been incredible. For the past two seasons I have been designing my own shoe collection for Urban Outfitters. But the biggest challenge at the moment is the Debutantes Ball in Paris! I was recommended some of the editors at US Vogue and Teen Vogue. I couldn’t believe it when I received the invitation! In fact, I wasn’t too sure what it was and my dad explained that it was like a ball for princesses. My mom came with me to Paris to be fitted for my Chanel dress. I was extremely anxious before entering the Rue Cambon boutique but my dress is to die for. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to bring my boyfriend. Amit and I don’t see each other very much because he is studying in Tennessee. We met in Tokyo last June when I was travelling with mum. It was a great trip. My mom lived there in the eighties when she was a model. She always told me that she really fell in love with fashion in Japan.  After Tokyo, Amit came to visit me here and I will see him again very soon.  In the meantime, we Skype each other very often.

In the evenings, mom, Carol and I love to watch old “Dynasty” episodes on the computer, in my sister’s bedroom. We don’t own a TV but we download everything! My sister often prepares dinner, she loves cooking. She’s amazing with pasta and hamburgers. I go out with my friends during the week. I can’t believe I still don’t have a driving license, I’m always relying on them to go to parties and gigs. My curfew is three am. I’m always home on time.

I edited a few things that were slightly misquoted...such a nice article, thank you so much to the sweet author Lauren Bastide!

xo Jane

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