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Giveaway: Handmade Pochette

cluch, pochette, vintage fabric, handmade

Hello my Dears! As some of you have been following me since my early blogging days while other just joined the party, I thought it would be nice to thank you all with a little present! A giveaway!

A while ago, while hunting for some treasure finds in the Milanese vintage shop Cavalli & Nastri, I found this beautiful embroidered organza ribbon piece. It was so delicate and and yet in perfect condition that I had to have it, no matter its price! While I don’t always go crazy for vintage clothing, I do love to use vintage trims, fabrics and decorations such as buttons and borders in my designs. It must be the feeling of bringing something back to life in my own way… Plus the idea that the piece I am making will be truly unique and thus rare, make it even more special!

On the other side, every time I was passing my my local haberdashery store in Brussels, Veritas, I was drown to their cute pompom trim and especially their fuchsia one. Oh yes… Girls will always be girls! I purchased a pack for another project but as I arrived home, this organza fabric (which in the meantime was safely stored in my “for later” box) came immediately to my mind as it was of course the perfect match!

vintage-pochette-by-valentine-avoh-chanel-vernis5Another thing I wanted to do, as my work mainly consists in making personalized wedding dresses, was to customized this pochette for you! How? Well, the lucky winner will have the opportunity to have their name in the lining (Handmade by Valentine Avoh for …).

vintage-pochette-by-valentine-avoh-chanel-vernis7vintage-pochette-by-valentine-avoh-chanel-vernis6As I use my pochette as a make up pouch, I thought that if you had to do the same, you would definitely need an exclusive item to go in your exclusive pouch! Right? And that’s where I teamed up with Chanel to offer you this dark pink nail polish! Infidèle is it’s name which means unfaithful in french… I hope you like it as it is one of my favorite from their range. It goes as well on the hands that it does on the feet.

vernis chanel nailpolishvintage-pochette-by-valentine-avoh-chanel-vernis2[HOW TO ENTER]

1. Tell me in the comment below, which is the make up item you couldn’t live without, and why?
2. Like my blog on Facebook and subscribe to my newsletter here.
3. Be sure to leave a valid email address to be notified if you win.
4. Mention clearly the name you want to see appear in the lining, yours or a friend (family member etc..)

Applications will end next week, on Thursday 6th of March. The winner will be selected at random and the name will be added below on the 7th March and contacted by mail. This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide!

The giveaway is now closed!

The winner* is Katy !

Thank you all for participating in this giveaway. I really enjoyed reading all your comments!

And thanks to everyone who complimented my work, it means a lot to me ;-)

*Selected using Random.org


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  • Beauty Follower
    27 February 2014 at 10:36

    Wonderful clutch!
    I reallylik ethe mascara.

    e-mail: aisthitikisakolouthos@gmail.com

  • Zadou
    27 February 2014 at 12:43

    Gorgeous! I really really like it !! And I want it :-) My make up item I couldn’t live without is the Ultra-light skin perfection make up by Chanel (Vitalumière Aqua SPF 15). Just perfect to have a peachy skin :-) KISSSSSS

  • Zadou
    27 February 2014 at 12:48

    Oh, and the name I want to see appear on the pochette is Zadou, obviously !! Xxxxxxx

  • Anne-Sophie
    27 February 2014 at 18:17

    Pochette and nail polish are both amazing ! I couldn’t live without my Chanel nail polish named Paparazzi … and i would be so happy to collect another one … Plus, i love the color of the Infidèle – pink and girly as i like !

    Thanks ! :)


  • em
    27 February 2014 at 18:22

    This pouch is gorgeous! I’m in!
    My name is Emilie – i’m already liking your page and reading your newsletter :)
    and the piece of make-up i could not live without: my lipstick! the Retro Mac color for winter (a beautiful copper colour), and a reddish pink for the summer that i will look for soon!

    thanks for this giveaway!

  • Caitlin G-H
    27 February 2014 at 20:20

    This pouch is absolutely gorgeous, as is the nail polish. The one beauty product I cannot live without is Rebel lipstick by MAC. It’s the perfect lipstick for me. If I won, I would put the name Riley Rose on the bag (for my sister). Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Valentine
    28 February 2014 at 09:55

    Hello o,
    I just LOoOoOoOoOve this pochette. I already like your blog on FB and receive the newsletter.
    I could not leave without my terracota de Guerlain to always have une bonne mine especially with the latest rainy days in Milano ;-(
    The name will be mine: V A L E N T I N E

    Thanks for this GREAT concours.


  • Valina
    28 February 2014 at 23:40

    Hi Valentine! I follow you on Instagram too! Love your pics and your style! My favourite make up item is the nailpolish, especially Chanel and Dior. I like the sparkling effect that they leave on my pale hand. That makes me happy!

  • Nicole O.
    1 March 2014 at 22:21

    ––––––––– One makeup item I can’t live without is lipstick ! If I had to choose one , it’d be MAC’s “Heroine” .

    ––––––––– I just liked you on FB under: Nicole Ordonez & signed up for the newsletter under: saucy.baby21 [at] gmail [dot] [com]

    ––––––––– I’d love to gift the pochette to my sister , Joanna , please .

    Thank you so much for the chance ! :)

  • Thais Magalhães
    2 March 2014 at 20:02

    I can’t live without my L’oreal bb cream! Omg I loooooooove this giveaway! Thanks dear!

  • trenda t
    4 March 2014 at 00:49

    I couldn’t live without my Bare Minerals Foundation!
    My name is Trenda
    liked on facebook~Trenda Tillson

  • Carla Bosch
    4 March 2014 at 00:56

    I couldn’t live without concealer! Since I have really dark under eye circles and I have the habit of going to bed late (way past midnight) and have to get up early in the morning to go to university, concealer is definitely my best friend! Although I’m still to find the perfect one…
    Thank you for the giveaway, it’s beautiful! :)

    • Carla Bosch
      4 March 2014 at 00:58

      Email: carlabosch1@hotmail.com
      I’d like my sister’s name: Alba, please. So if I can win I can fill it with make up to give it to her on her birthday :)

  • Katy
    4 March 2014 at 00:56

    Wow! I am in love with your perfectly pretty pouch! You chose the perfect project for the embroidery!

    I just had a baby girl, and I’d love her name on the pouch: Madeline. :)

    My must-have makeup item is Seche Vite top coat- because I’m a nail junkie and it keeps my nails shiny and chip free!

    I like you on FB as Katy M and signed up for your newsletter. I’m so glad I found your blog!

  • Ariana
    4 March 2014 at 01:01

    Black liquid eyeliner! No name on the lining please!

  • Ruth
    4 March 2014 at 01:16

    The pochette is absolutely gorgeous! If I won I would love to have it for myself: Ruth.

    There are a lot of makeup items that I love but the one I couldn’t live without is my Nars blush in Desire.

    I’m following you on FB as Ruth Gistelinck & subscribed to your newsletter.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway xx

  • Monica Sengupta
    4 March 2014 at 02:12

    Beautiful blog! I came across it through Lace and Lacquers’ giveaway page! I love Chanel and takes up most of my make-up collection!

    If I had to choose one make-up product I could not live with out it would be the Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner. It is the perfect black, wet so extremely easy to use and the brush is very sturdy! I would love the pouch to say MONICA.

    Can’t wait to continue following your blog!

  • Vicki Shaw
    4 March 2014 at 11:57

    I can’t live without my clear mascara to set my brows so I won’t have to worry about them all day.

    If possible, I’d like nothing n the lining.

    My email is: vmshaw320@hotmail.com

    I liked your page on Facebook, my name is Vicki.Shaw.89 and I followed your blog by newsletter.

  • Bianca Rogoveanu
    4 March 2014 at 15:02

    Missha perfect cover BB cream, because it’s amazing, it’s all you need for a perfect, flawless skin! Thanks for the chance !

  • Cristina Popescu
    4 March 2014 at 15:49

    Super giveaway, thanks!
    Cristina Popescu
    My muist-have makeup is mascara!

  • Filipa
    4 March 2014 at 15:53

    Lipstick and blush, I’m really pale so a red lipstick and a pink blush can give me a sparkle of life and fun. Also, I love essie polishes and, as I have some weak nails, it always protects them and make them shine!



    Facebook Filipa Tavares

  • silviabia
    4 March 2014 at 17:36

    I can’t live without liquid eyeliner because I always use it on a make-up :)
    The name that I want to see appearing is silviabia
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    4 March 2014 at 18:33

    wow, thanks!
    Fb/bloglovin: Cogito Ergosum
    Pinterest: cogitoergosum71
    Gfc: Isa Val
    Twitter: @luvalz
    mail cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it
    the name that i want to see apparing is Lù!
    I love cipria and eyeliner

  • Florinda
    4 March 2014 at 20:19

    Entered! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    e-mail: floryfrancy(at)inwind(dot)it

    Finger crossed! ;)

    I couldn’t live without kajal! *_*
    The name that I want to see apparing is Florinda

  • Tina
    4 March 2014 at 20:20

    Facebok: Tina Ivanisevic
    I can’t live without Max Factor Creme puff
    Name: Tina

  • Alice Beerland
    4 March 2014 at 23:40

    I don’t live home without my lip balm!!

    The name I would like to put is Kela!!

    facebook: Alice Beerland
    email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Francesca
    4 March 2014 at 23:53

    Great giveaway! *_*
    I can’t live without eyeliner ;)
    FB: Francesca

    The name that I want to see apparing is Francesca

    Email: redicoppe@inwind.it

  • paty
    5 March 2014 at 04:01

    i cant live without mascara my fave is benefit theyre real(: fb jordanka patricia pulido the name i would like would be jordanka

  • paty
    5 March 2014 at 04:03

    my email is kali_chik_20@hotmail.com

  • HilLesha
    5 March 2014 at 04:20

    I can’t live without black liquid eyeliner. :)

    I like your page on Facebook (Lesha O’Nan). I’m also a subscriber.

  • Farin
    5 March 2014 at 04:31

    I could not live without my mascara. I am currently loving Benefits They’re Real. I love the way mascara can add a little something even if you are not wearing any other make-up.
    Email: farinrochelle(at)gmail(dot)com
    Name for pouch: Celine


  • Piroska
    5 March 2014 at 05:14

    I can’t do without mascara.
    The pochette is simply beautiful!
    I follow you on FB and subscribed to your newsletter.
    If I won, I’d want is Nikki

  • Shea Caithaml
    5 March 2014 at 14:19

    I cannot live with out lipgloss. I always have to have my lips colored and soft.

    • Shea Caithaml
      5 March 2014 at 14:24

      I would like my name on the beautiful clutch

  • teresakoedyker
    5 March 2014 at 20:59

    I can’t live with out mascara.
    E-mail clinique4me36@aol.com

    The name I would want on it is Teresa. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Sonya Parks
    5 March 2014 at 22:17

    My email is… sparks4166@gmail.com
    My beauty product would be…. lotion!!
    The name for on it would be me :) Sonya Parks

  • marissa
    6 March 2014 at 04:54

    My must have is black eyeliner
    email: melusina13@gmail.com
    Name i would like to have on the lining: Marissa
    i liked on facebook as Marissa Mariel Aizprua and i also subscribed via e mail

  • Rachel Beltz
    6 March 2014 at 04:59

    I couldn’t live without black liquid eyeliner, because it’s just my go-to signiture look!
    Appear in lining, Rachel

  • Marissa Lynette (@imahappymess)
    6 March 2014 at 07:44


  • Ashley Spaustat
    7 March 2014 at 00:35

    Id love to win! xoxo Ashley S.