Cee Elle is a dynamite of a gal, with an expensive taste for explosive colors and brands adorning her figure. Instagram addicts can’t resist gawing at her eye candy collections. She is popularly known as LeOrangeBliss, her IG handle. When asked how she feels about having 10,000+ followers (and growing by the day), the humble fashionista said, “Shocked! Really have no idea how this happened! I’m grateful I have met many wonderful and amazing people thru IG.”
Cee is a 30 something professional originally from the Philippines. Her family moved to New York City when she was 13 years old. She admits that NYC had undoubtedly influenced and shaped her fashion sense to this day. Cee said, “I don’t believe in fashion trends. I believe in dressing for your body shape, and wearing what you love and are comfortable in.” Let’s get to know more about this no ordinary fashionista.
W: What is your thought process when you select your outfit for the day?
C: Well first thing I have to consider is the weather – is it raining, hot, cold (can I wear a scarf, cashmere shawl, suede or satin shoes, do I need to wear patent?) Then I have to consider the type of event – is it dressy, casual, on the beach, do I need to do lots of walking (dictates the heel height of the shoes!)? For me, accessories always complete the look. It’s been my personal experience that you can wear the most basic outfit, let’s say a black dress and change the look completely with the shoes, bag, and jewelry. I almost exclusively wear dresses at this point in my life…
W: Who are your favorite fashion icons?
C: My fashion icons are Olivia Palermo, Miroslava Duma, Daphne Guinness, Nicole Richie and Blake Lively, and of course upcloseandstylish and fashionistaac on IG! I love how these ladies have developed their individual sense of style, are comfortable in their own bodies/skin to rock them, and look incredible doing so!
W: How do you like to wear your shawls or scarves?
C: I actually prefer cashmere shawls over the silk scarves and my absolute favorite way to wear it is the “cowboy style”.
W: Favorite Fashion Brands?
C: My favorite fashion brands are Alexander McQueen (cut is impeccable), Hermes (no explanation needed!) and for shoes, Christian Louboutin has been a long time favorite. New shoe brands I have recently ventured into and love are Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster. I also need a pair of Valentino Rockstuds in my life!
W:What will we find inside your closet?
C: Dresses, dresses and more dresses! Lately I am loving Clover Canyon and I always love shopping on www.asos.com. Of course shoes (Christian Louboutin has been my #1 for many years, but lately I have started venturing into Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster). And lastly, Hermes accessories like bracelets – CDCs and clic clacs, scarves and cashmere shawls, bags and clutches.
W: What is your advice to women who are still figuring out who they truly are in terms of expressing themselves thru fashion?
I would suggest looking through everyone’s pictures and taking pieces from different people who inspire you. Play around with it and see if the look works with your body shape and style and if you have the confidence to pull it off. And most importantly, I think it is really important to not copy an entire look from head to toe, but to maintain a sense of individuality, and add something that makes the look “your own.”
W: You have a lot of gorgeous bags and accessories, if you were to choose only one of each, which one would you choose and why?
C: Oh boy! I think this is near impossible!! If I HAD to choose:
Shoes – Christian Louboutin royal blue croc Alta Dama 140mm – the color, exotic skin and heel height/style which make it both an eye catching statement piece but classic and comfortable at the same time.
Bag – Hermes Ultraviolet Clemence PHW Birkin 30 cm because it was a birthday gift from my beloved husband.
Clutch – Hermes Argile Tadelakt Permabrass HW Medor 23 cm – classic and neutral color which goes with everything.
Jewelry – engagement and wedding rings, turtle pendant custom designed by my husband/MIL, Cartier Juste un Clou Rose Gold, Hermes silver Galop GM bracelet – all gifts from my beloved husband.
*Collier de Chien – bougainvillea gator GHW CDC – my first CDC and the color is just amazing and goes with a lot of my wardrobe colors.
*Clic Clac – Lagon GHW and Rose Pagoda white enamel – love these colors.
Cashmere shawl – Hermes Concours d’etriers CW02 Orange/Jaune/Bleu – something about the style, the colors and how it looks tied is just perfection to me.
Silk – Hermes Le Pegase CW04 Violet/Vert/Bleu – I love horses, mythical creatures (pegasus) and I love purple. This scarf was made for me!
W: Thank you Cee!
C: Thank you for this interview, what an honor!