Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Scenic View

For your summertime viewing (and wearing!) pleasure, CC offers a series of gorgeous printed tops and dresses.

What distinguishes these beauties from their patterned counterparts is that these have a landscape or scene rather than an allover print.

Unique, lovely and artistic. Enjoy!
On the runways, Balenciaga offered a series of wonderful scenic frocks, both long sleeve and sleeveless.
Pictures above and left courtesy nymag.com.
These whimsically printed dresses are sort of a cross between the artwork of Hieronymous Bosch and the anthropomorphic garb of Slim Goodbody (anyone remember him??).

Alexander McQueen graphic black and white asymmetrical peacock dress. Runway photo via style.com.
Maison Martin Margiela horse printed tube dress eLuxury.com.











See by Chloe landscape print dress (right), at Neiman Marcus.
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The scene is just as breathtaking in a darker print. See by Chloe shoulder pleat print silk dress (above), at shopbop.com.

Zimmerman Tainted Flamingo spaghetti strap trapeze dress (back view, above right). Visit shopbop.com.

McQ bird print boatneck dress with 3/4 sleeves. Visit Net-a-Porter.com.
Alberta Ferretti printed tank dress, also at net-a-porter.
This elegant, shimmery Brian Reyes Cami dress is currently 70% off at shopbop
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These last six flora-inspired looks are from Forever 21, and they're all under thirty dollars!

38 comments:

J e s s i c a said...

it's ashley olsen.
dosen't she look like a different person !?
Great post btw :)

Sharon Rose said...

My absolute faves are the See By Chloe dresses-these are gorgeous!!

enc said...

Thanks for collecting all these great examples for us! This is a pretty look I need to explore. My wardrobe is too full of solids!

Runaway Gallery said...

all great choices

Oriane said...

Thanks !!
Maybe you can help me, i search pictures of summer 2008's dresses, inspiration 50's, with arty flower print... I don't know if it's clear ! I have a wonderful 50's dress from my grandmother and i would like to show it on my blog with pics of dresses from 2008. I know i've seen the same dresses, but i don't know where !I'm sorry, it's difficult to explain in english... but if you have an idea... !I think you know everything about trends, your blog is amazing !

♥ Marta ♥ said...

the see by Choe is my favorite... so pretty :)

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

i liked Balenciaga the most!

Bombchell said...

the back of the chloe dress is so pretty!!! I'd love to wear it to some afternoon party.

& does boot/ leg warmer looking things are HOT! reminds me of The devil wears Prada, but will make walking easier =)

coco said...

I love the way you write about fashion.

Adore the Balenciaga!

Carolina Lange said...

I love printed dresses! The ones from See by Chloe are so cute! I also love the Alberta F.

Molly :] said...

I like the chloe :)

Oriane said...

Thank you ! i think it helps me, but my dress is more more more beautiful ! ;)

said...

thanks for the comment!~ <3

I love your header, that dress on 'Serena' is incredible! ♥

La Fille said...

love your blog! I've linked you!

Paris Tarts said...

I really love the Chloe dresses :)

Tart

ivoreece said...

flowers, flowers, flowers... Beautiful summer outfits!

Savvy Gal said...

I am really into prints recently. Have been figuring out ways to wear Hermes scarf as tops and skirts to avoid buying prints. save myself a few bucks.

Betsey said...

thanks for your comment! ive actually seen memento! i wrote a blog about it a little while ago- its such a great movie!

Tina :) said...

You're very much welcome - you have such wonderful posts, it shows that you spent a lot of time on them :)
Love all these prints, they're so beautiful and inspirational. I love the See by Chloe dresses - absolutely gorgeous.

Pamcasso said...

LOVE!! the balenciaga and mcqueen especially, and I also like that bottom shirt from F21. I noticed it on their website a couple days ago.

The Collector said...

I am in love with printed dresses. It's a very refined way of adding ordered colour into ones wardrobe - just add matching accessories and you are good to go!

I am also very happy to see that you have thrown in an Australian designer into the mix (Zimmermann).

Anonymous said...

i don't like this look/trend. i like scenery/nature as is and not on dresses or fabric or clothing. i think it makes it look a bit too contrived.

STYLE DU MONDE said...

These McQ dresses are adorable! Love your choices. They match your good taste.

xx

Christina said...

These are beautiful dresses I just get lost in them!

Christina said...

These are beautiful dresses I just get lost in them!

Mrs. C said...

my goodness, i covet everything on this post. i see the art-as-fashion has been carried over to this season, and i don't mind, i love it!

carrie, i'll put you on my blogroll alrighty?

http://pursuitingstyle.blogspot.com

AusAnna said...

argh i would kill for forever21 in aus. but itd be so expensive if it did get here.
i love the scenic thing, its so fresh.
alala.x

Samantha Smikle said...

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S.

Jill Sherman said...

reminds me of childhood vacations!

ryder said...

ui love balenciaga. but im kind of dispaoinetd with their ad campaign.

fashionpuppy said...

nice pics... i love the shopbopshirt..

Siljesfashion said...

Love the Forever21 dresses, such bargains!

Imelda Matt said...

I've been lucky enough to see the Balenciaga prints up close and the the detail is extraordinary!!!!

Cate said...

i agree with Sharon, i love the see by chloe dresses too! i always love to look at mcqueen runway pics - it's so scary! ^^

miss_B said...

Balenciaga ones are true art!

S said...

You put together wonderful posts!
I really, really love the Balenciaga, Chloe and Ferreti <3

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