Thursday, September 4, 2008

Horsing Around

Equestrian chic has galloped onto the scene for autumn! From Carolina Herrera's runway to Equus on Broadway to Carla Bruni Sarkozy on the cover of Vanity Fair... It's all about stallions and jodhpurs.
“Caballito”, a lovely illustration by Fellow Fashionista and illustrator Sara Morante.
Gisele in Vanity Fair, January 2000
Vintage Hermés ad
For the very observant: What do the above images have in common (beside equines)?
Equine Neckwear

Brooks Brothers horse & carriage scarf
Gucci pendant necklace. Visit
Dancing Horses Necklace, at
Right: Comfort Station silver leaf horse pendant.
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Below: Winged horse necklace. Go to
Clothes Horse(s)

Lady Luck Rules Pony Club dress
We all love the Maison Martin Margiela stallion tops, but who can afford to spend hundreds on a tee?
There are some affordable options that are just as cute, like this Galactic Horses v-neck, at
Or Lauren Moshi’s long pocket tank.
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Longchamp Victoire wool duffle with ponyhair horse and rider, at
Fendi brown spalmati Selleria messenger bag.

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Ralph Lauren Blue Label horse head leather belt.
If equine iconography isn’t your bag, baby, no problem!
Get the equestrian chic look sans horses:
An autumn look from Ralph Lauren

Finally, "saddle bags" are not taboo!
Woodland flap bag, at
Gucci grey satin Hollywood horse bit peep toe pump,

Strutt Rider Pant, at
Smythe herringbone equestrian jacket.
CC’s fave – one of her top picks for autumn:
Derek Lam single breasted riding jacket in soft felt.
Visit the Designer Boutique.
A Horse of a Different Color!
Photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Diana
Pink Pony tennis balls
Cranes engraved noted - with riders on the envelope liners - how fabulous!!
Meissen handpainted china by L.V. Harkness & Co.
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I can be a cowgirl!
Above: Frye Billy pull-on Western boot, at
A riding boot need not be Western (though who doesn't want to channel Jessica Simpson every now and again??)
Right: Gucci leather knee high boot with tassel detail.
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Who else is is feeling unbridled passion for this equestrian chic trend?


Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i've always been way too scared to actually get on a horse, but i'll all about equestrian-inspired pieces for fall, especially capelets and riding boots.

leeselooks said...

i've always loved this look. mixed in with basics it's super chic.

the boots are oh so lovely.

gucci, yes please!

LucyinStLou said...

Oh've just reminded me how very, very much I want a pair of riding boots this season.

Anonymous said...

Holaaa a mi esto de los caballos me gusta más o menos pero la verdad es que de las primeras fotos, el último vestido es genial.

Un besote!

Missa said...

Oh, I'm totally loving the horsies! That galactic horse tee is really cool!

Sharon S said...

Hi there-I adore the Gucci silver necklace and the Gucci boots-oh yes please!!

Angela said...

Horseback riding is fun but can't say I am much good at it. I almost ordered a pair of custom made riding boots from hermes years ago but luckily I had enough good sense to stop me!

Rina said...

I loved that boots! and the pink horse.... amazing!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe how many times I just said "I want that", wow, what a fabulous collection. In particular I'll take the Smythe jacket, crane stationery and the pink horse (for starters).

Jadore-Fashion said...

lovely post always, always love the pictures, quite inspiring--love the smythe jacket and strutt rider pant.
Gosh! i have been eyeing those Gucci riding boots--wish it could just show up in my closet lol!

yay to gucci!

yiqin; said...

The amount of time you put into writing a blog post is amazing :) & I lvoe the horse print tube dresss!!

LEESH said...

honey, you really do your homework! your posts are SO informative, love it!
thanks for your sweet comment!

Pamcasso said...

:) love the gucci pendant, and the Smythe jacket. For another Margiela dupe, check out:

Go down the page, there's one called summoning the storm which certainly inspired MM- it's from I think 1998, by David Penfound.

Thanks for telling me about this post:)

caroline said...

funny how many clothes and accessories which are inspired by horses! i liked a lot of the outfits ( and i'm not even very fond of horses, they are a bit scary!), and especially the Gucci leather knee high boots! Love them! And i wouldn't say no to the saddle bag from Woodland!

Daniela Valdez said...

It's official... Giselle couldn't be hotter!! I love equestrian boots and cardigans.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Hi there!
I really LOVE all the great FASHION FINDS on your blog....we should link up.

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More'

Anonymous said...

You would never get me on a horse (scary!)but those boots are great! And I love the little illustration!

Unknown said...

in LOVE with the grey blazer and the gucci boots...oh, the love. great post, as usual :)

Da Fashionista said...

scarves are as horsey as a horse like me can get ;)

Hunters Glory said...

Love the beige buttoned pants and the last pic of the boot!


TINA said...

I love the equestrian look! I purchased a black equestrian hat last year and wore it with a blazer and riding boots for a complete look.
I've never ridden a horse before, though, although I would really really like to.

shopinchic said...

That Gucci necklace is very glamourous. My fave..

Nemerae said...

Wooo, I love horses, they're one of my fav animals indeed *.*
That Comfort Station silver leaf horse pendant is so awesome!! love it(L)
Thanks for your comment :)

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

Brilliant finds...this is really funny, I was mentally composing a horse post last night...

Anonymous said...

I wish I looked that great back when I used to practice horseback riding! :D

I especially love the boots. And I know this wasn't mentioned, but I adore cowboy hats - what's with me and the cowboy obsession?

Rock on!

Lissa said...

Ponies are the best, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

I love the Brooks Brothers scarf it's so chic and I must get my hands on a galactic stallion tee hehe it's so cool! I've never been a horse person, but I do love a bit of equestrian chic that's for sure!

Sydney said...

my stepmom has an hermes scarf tht looks like the brooks brothers' one!

Noormol said...

personally, my favorite equestrian-inspired piece is jodphurs.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! we should do a link exchange!

Elizabeth said...

I always appreciated riding clothes when I rode. I never wore the look outside the barn; it wasn't comfortable for me. It looks nice on the Gucci models, though.

Clara Sheller said...

Love the ecquestrian jacket!

Tricia said...

pink ponies, this is the best! I love the equestrian look, I think it's so sexy on women. The boots and the jodhpurs especially! And of course the whip and the hat!

Sienna said...

Equestrian is amazing. I love the boots, and I definitely want a pair of riding pants to match!

Seeker said...

Love horses, and wild horses, OMG they're so beautiful.
But I'm so afraid of them, they really scare me.
But the equestrian look is very cool.

Great work CC


WendyB said...

I'm salivating over a whole bunch of your finds here.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

That grey jacket is amazing!

steffie said...

like the urbanoutfitters shirt! x

Ellie Lee said...

LOVE the Hermes ad! It's so chic it hurts! Loved the netting and I simply adored that Lady Luck Rules dress! It's so cute!

Aliena said...

yes, yes, yes! I love horses and horseriding (can't afford to do it very often, though) and I had cowboy bootws at the top of my list this autumm!!! great!

Trendology said...

Ooo! I just did a piece about equestrian inspired clothes. Love it!

Sara Morante said...

Oh, CC.... I was getting so curious trying to figure out this post topic... Horsing! Amazing bunch of images and styles, a honor to be included! This post has brought me to Tippi Hedren, as Marnie. Absolutely chic and elegant look.
And those boots...........

Ella Gregory said...

Horses are beautiful. There is something very elegant about them so I can see why they're having a fashion moment. I love the post. Very original!

Trish Baluyot said...

OMG. I love all the pictures you post. I love that equestrian look. So classy and stylish. :)

Songy said...

I will have to seriously check out that woodland flap bag and the tailored jackets.

Fabulous posts as always.

Tara said...

i love this post! all the items you chose are so lovely.

Marian said...

I am loving this trend CC,okay I so need that Derek Lam felt jacket in my life! I used to ride as a kid but too scared to now as once I was thrown off badly! hehhe
The Vintage hermes ad is amazing.Darling the Gucci boots are fabulous,i'd wear them with jodpurs,a shift dress or even skinny jeans.
thanks for in the fab post dear. You always come with great pieces.
Have a lovely wknd ahead darling.

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

I'm loving the horse theme! If only I played golf...those pink golf balls are adorable!

S (formerly of Modern-Guilt) said...

wow, wow, wow. I have always been very much into this look but you have inspired me to get way into it again! GREAT job CC :)

Hanne said...

This post must have been made for me, I've always had a passion for horses! I actually have my own horse:) Horse-themes are such a classic, especially scarfes and jewelry. And I love riding-boots!

LuLu124 said...

YAAAY horses!!!! they're my favorite animal, and i just loove the hermes ads with the horse :))) goorgeous items!!! xoxo, lulu ♥

dee said...

Awesome post! Though I do hope there was a pair of underwear photoshopped out of that shot with Gisele. Tres unsanitary. Blech!

Trendy Gourmandise said...

im a little shy and the horses effrayed me

Carolina Lange said...

Oh Gucci!
Amazing post!

Little Bow Prep said...

The Gucci heels and the jackets are fantastic.

I love equestrian things.

Shay said...

love this post, equestrian style is so classic.