Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Wet Look

It began for CC with Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2008 show, where both the models and their attire appeared drenched! Recall the seemingly sopping runway, pictured at right.
Whether achieved with leather, plastic, silk, polyurethane, patent, sequins, or polyester, fabrics were made to look, well . . . moist!
Balenciaga's coats for fall are SLICK!





The slippery silver bodice of this Balmain drop waist dress could douse the flames of its fiery pleated skirt!





Versace strapless dress






Alberta Ferretti shiny tank dress
Thakoon puffed cap sleeve frock and gloves

Givenchy jacket
Ruffian belted coat



Temperley London leather pants
It is perhaps most appropriate to channel the wet look via raingear!
How cute is this Maria Lizaso mod raincoat with Peter Pan collar?
Visit lolaymaria.com to purchase.
CC also highly recommends a fabulously shiny pair of Loeffler Randall Matilde flat wedge patent boots (below left).

Anlo's Willa straight leg jean is treated with polyure-thane for a slick, leather-like appear-ance. Both at shopbop.com.
Miguelina silver Caprice dress with black lace underlay, at shopbluegenes.com
Sunner Florent ruffle dress, shopbop.com



Silk jumpsuit, forever21.com

Glovedup shiny black puff sleeved gloves . . . how fierce are these??
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Would you wear the wet look?
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Fashion credits: Runway images in this post courtesy nymag.com.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey CC!
I don't know about wearing, but there is something sexy about the wet look. ^^

Cheyenne said...

Very cool. I count on blogs like yours to keep me on top of runway trends!

Lauren said...

thanks for commenting on my blog! your blog is great!

The Spicers said...

Love the shiny shiny stuff! Great picks!

Seeker said...

I also think it's very cool, and that I might wear some pieces of this wet look.
Thank you for sharing all this information.

xoxo

Angela said...

Not really all that excited about the wet look but there is something cool about it. Gucci crystal CC has this similar wet look as well.

KIRAFASHION said...

epfantastic!

a kiss

MISS GLITZY said...

Love Gaultier and his collection was great. And I definitely could wear the Loeffler Randall boots.

Patri Jorge said...

Lovely blog, puedo añadirte a links?

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks, darlings!

Y Patri, por supuesto! Yo hago lo mismo.

chauss said...

hi, you have such an interesting ed bio...and a fun read blog. stop by mine anytime.

Anonymous said...

No sé como llegaste a mi blog, peor ha sido divertido entrar al tuyo, sobre todo9 porque no me entero de nada y me dejé llevar por la pasarela y cambiar un poco la temática que siempre persigo... ¡ si es que en la diversidad esta el gusto!!!

me gustan esas botas...mucho.
saludos!!!

Bang Bang Starz said...

mmm the wet look is hot, but something i would never be able to pull off..lol.

chauss said...

right back atcha link!

Christina said...

Great post!!!

K. said...

I say everything is possible in moderation!

Anonymous said...

i'm not a fan of the wet look. X( especially the hair! blah! haha.

Elizabeth said...

All that shiny stuff looks great to me!

Moadiario said...

First, I´m really lovely many things: boots, bags (almost all), etc..
And after that, I´m so glad for your visit in my blog... I´d like see you again... Thanks a lot
Kisses

Sharon S said...

Hi Couture Carrie-the Jean Paul Gaultier top I bought has trimmings in the black patent wet look-I think a touch of it is a great way to get into the trend!!

Pinton said...

I really do not like Balenciaga's clothes at all! Nice blog by the way:)

Ness said...

the balianciaga dress seems like made with chocolate, that's really fun. Anyway, i love the first one, it's so amazing!

erin de la cruz said...

The return of the minis. I love the Balmain.

Syed said...

Love the fabrics plus they look super onn the catwalk...not sure how'd they look on most people though!

Winnie said...

I like the wet look, maybe I should get a wet look dress...

Miss White said...

I really like the Balenciaga material, it's incredible but I really don't think I'd wear it!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

So sexy ... but I'm not sure if I would be able to wear it myself. I loved Gaultier's mermaids so beautiful :)

The Collector said...

I have definite issues when I wear the wet look. I have a wet look top and as explained on my blog, it makes me feel like I'm wearing a garbage bag when I wear it. Regardless of these issues I recently bought a wool pencil skirt that has wet look panels on the sides of the hips - v. cool and can't wait to wear it. So I've decided to embrace the look afterall (depending the garment).

Richel said...

I luvvv the piled on necklaces. so metal, and yet so chic.

Wuthering said...

great taste in fashion!! i'm adding you to my blog roll!