Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wine & Roses and TAG!

Today's post is in two parts, with a single theme: things that CC adores. Happiness can be as simple as sitting in repose, amidst the aroma of fresh-cut flowers, with a nice Super-Tuscan, enjoying the musings of our Fellow Fashionistas. After the fashion roundup, be sure to check out 7 of the myriad blogs that CC loves (it was so hard to choose, as there are many – visit CC’s blogrolls, too!)


At right:
Carlos Miele Spring 2009

Photo credits: At top of post: the lake at Chateau Vaux-Le-Vicomte scattered with rose petals for a private party, via nytimes.com. Runway pictures courtesy style.com except where noted.
Elie Saab voluminous flower-appliqué strapless gown
Giambattista Valli bubble hem dress and fiery fur shrug, via nymag.com
Loewe Resort 2009 belted shift
Merlot Makeup Trends:
Thakoon Spring 2009 wine-hued lips (and note the elegant rose-print top!)
Coco Rocha at Rodarte
Aurelio Costarella
At right: Dolce & Gabbana

In addition to a deep berry lipgloss or almost-black lipstick, what should we buy to achieve the pinot pin-up look?
First: a scrumptious and spacious
At right: L.A.M.B. ombré patent Manchester bag, at shopbop.com
Chloé Saskia Satchel; this and next at Nordstrom.com
Botkier Bryant hobo

At right: Valentino flower-top satchel, at Bergdorf Goodman
Left: Christian Louboutin braided burgundy patent clutch with silvertone hardware; this and next at Neiman Marcus
Right: Christian Louboutin pleated shoulder bag - a gorgeous take on the armadillo trend!
KORS Michael Kors Pierce ankle bootie, at shopbop.com
Yves Saint Laurent Tribute sandal - currently half off at Barneys.com!
Fendi bordeaux peep toe t-strap platforms, at neimanmarcus.com
Alexander McQueen brogue detail pump, at net-a-porter.com - CC is quite enamored of these!
Guess Chevonne color block spectator pump, at amazon.com
Christian Louboutin Orlan Glittart peep-toe, at saks.com.
And look: a reasonably low heel!
Far left: Alexander McQueen top and sequined leggings; photo via elle.com
Near left: Trina Turk Haase silk jersey dress with contrast banding at waist. Visit shopbop.com.
Oscar de la Renta embroidered strapless dress; this and next 4 at Neiman Marcus
Far left: Amsale chiffon strapless dress
Near left: Alexander McQueen draped neck dress
Roberto Cavalli one shoulder dress
Donna Karan Collection draped crossover gown
Bebe plaid ruffle 3/4 sleeve ruffled plaid shirt
Twenty8Twelve Edie jean, at shopbop.com

CC is delighted to receive this award from
Laura’s Paris Cooking Notebook !
As you know, CC loves haute couture and cuisine!! And Laura's blog provides endless tips for entertaining, recipes to drool over, and anecdotes from a stylish life filled with friends, passion and exquisite food!
CC passes this lovely honor on to 7 blogs that she adores, and she urges the named fashionistas to do the same!
My Super Sweet Fashion Diary
3) Forever in Fashion
4) Girl Meets NYC
5) I’m Not Antisocial, Just Short-Sighted
You may already have discovered these beauties, but if you haven’t – stop by for some stylish inspiration!!
Thanks to Laura and to all of CC's Fellow Fashionistas!
Last look: Robert Rodriguez Hyacinth top, at Neiman Marcus.


Laura in Paris said...

Vaux-le-Vicomte, what an exquisite place! I wonder why they have not done a fashion show there yet - at least none that I know of.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

great images! that first shot is unbelievable, so romantic :)

WendyB said...

I've been lusting after those McQueen sequined leggings. Great picks, all of them.

yiqin; said...

OMG the shoes are amazing!!!! If only I can walk well in heels. ahhh

miss vintage love said...

I love the red theme! Great photos!

Lisa said...

*sigh* Carlos Miele can do no wrong in my books.

LucyinStLou said...

Love those reds! I share your love of the Super Tuscan.

Susanna-Cole King said...

Oh my goodness this just might be one of my favorite entries of yours yet - those reds and maroons and redish-purple-cranberry like colors are just gooorrgeous! For some reason I tend to forget how much I love them, and frankly, I think I want to buy 90% of what was shown your entry!

Annnd of course, thank you SOOOO much for choosing me as one of your 7 favorite blogs!! :) I am so very flattered and honored that you should think so highly of my blog. And I didn't do it last time I recieved this award, but I think I will have to pass it on this time... the reason I hestiant is only because I love more than just 7 blogs! ;) And it will be so hard to pick, but it's so nice to recieve it, so I really should give it to others as well! :)


Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Couture Carrie Darling! Thx so much for your lovely comments and respect back to your own lovely blog. I am nearly crying looking at those gorgeous Fendi shoes - Kitty x

Fashion_Girl22 said...

I in a situatio ike this, I would say, "You made my day!". You've done alot more....
Thank You so much! That is the sweetest thig ever. I've been really busy lately, but I love lookig foward to your posts! Most blogs just cover only one season and thing at a time, so I love how you cover ever aspect. Keep up the Phenomenal Work!

I was just wondering, When I pass it on, can I still mention you?

Unknown said...

awe ...I love your blog too! great post, again :)

we wear things said...

ooh i do love the deep red color! love that first photo!


El Notable said...

amazing post, love all those shades of red.
I have been
taking streetstyle pics of Madrid Fashion Week and posting them at my blog if you want to take a look:

Anonymous said...

Uy me encantan las cosas que nos mostraste igual que el color.

Un besote

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

all those shades of red together are so pretty. i don't wear much red but this makes me think i really should start.

thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a nice comment! :)

Doriz Jeltzin said...

I need somehing red!!! Or at least I need some redish purple pumps! I don't have any!

leeselooks said...

ysl tribute... still love.

such a lovely post. truly celebrating what this is all about.


Annie Spandex said...

Romantic! Those shiny bags are gorgeous. and Congrats to the awarded bloggers!

Penny Lane said...

red has always been my favourite colour, i really love the dark shades of it in all of these images

Lissa said...

Congratulations! And I love that color of red.
By the way, I'm planning another vlog this week--sort of a question-answer type thing. Do you have any questions you would like to know about me?

Jadore-Fashion said...

great shot, love the first shot! love the shoes.

ps: thanks dear, those legs come with big feet--difficult finding amazing pairs esp if i don't get it immediately :)


Dana (MODAna) said...

I love the fact that unintentionally you have touched upon my love of rosettes
burgundy is not usually my color of choice but this has inspired me to whip out my homemade rosette bag... stay tuned lovely.

Mrs.French said...

beautiful post and thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou....You are a favorite of mine too dear Carrie!

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

I'm loving what you love. The blood red Alexander McQueen look is really making me swoon.

Unknown said...

amazing post! love all that red!

Seeker said...

That first picture is so amasing...

Love wine colour... thoses bags are great...

Like everything.


Anonymous said...

Awww thank you for the award!

I love the colour red and all the pieces you've posted are so covetable, I'm especially fond of the Trina Turk Haase dress.

Tricia said...

I loved the bits of red i saw for spring, but even more i love the wine red for now.

Hunters Glory said...

top red dress is my favorite of the post......way cool cc!

Miranda said...

yummy red<3
great pictures as always cc!<3

Anonymous said...

All the different shades of red! It's a beautiful collage! I'm beginning to really appreciate the color red. Red means "strength" ,"aggression", "passion", and "romance". It also has the ability to turn heads.

thanks for posting your comment on my blog ;)

Sienna said...

I love these colors, so romantic

Pamcasso said...

love all the wine and berry colors. Gorgeous post.

Fifi Flowers said...

Chateau Vaux-Le-Vicomte is GORGEOUS! I want to go to a party there... actually could I move in... it's big enough... I only need a room.
Stunning red gowns to wear while I walk the halls!
Love the post!

Elizabeth said...

That's such a cute award. Congratulations on receiving it.

I love all this red, I don't even know where to begin.

Anjeanette said...

I could DIE in that Ellie Saab dress!!!!

Songy said...

Love the colour but of course I'm totally into rosette accessories. my new acquisition is a rosette bracelet. :)

Congrats on the tag and yet another cool set of reading list. so off I go!

Cammila said...

This post makes me think of a line that I used to use whenever I was asked for a personal quote or brief bio: "I don't like wine, but I love the color."

It's still true!

Sharon S said...

Hi there-wine is such a gorgeous colour for autumn! Well done too on the award my dear!

tessa said...

The Elie Saab dress is just stunning! It's more than a dress, it's an art.

poeta fit, non nascitur said...

I just fell in love with the Oscar de la Renta embroidered dress.

Thanks for visiting my humble blog, btw.

Rich Hippie said...

wow beautifule ladies in red, great post

Mónica said...

congratulations for your award, and thanks for giving it to me too!! That Chateau is really impressive!

Nemerae said...

Wooo I love this colour!! *.* is more elegant than just red and I find it nicer. These dresses by Carlos Miele, Elie Saab and Assamble are fantastic!!(L)
In shoes it's also very awesome.
Great post ;)

Susanna-Cole King said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I've choosen you as one of my 7 blogs for the "I Love Your Blog" tag... I don't know if we're even allowed to tag the people who tagged us, however I really do love your blog, so forget any rules, I tagged you back anyway (though you have don't have to do the whole tag this time/again)! :D

It's the 2nd entry from the top (I did 2 today) and if you want you can read it cause I wrote why I chose each of the blogs I did! :)

Have a lovely day!


Siru said...

those red dresses are sooo pretty!

juliet xxx

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

Beautiful and inspirational post! I want plenty of the items in here and a glass of red wine now :)

agnes said...

i am soo inspired! Warm red looks soooo perfect for wall! i seriously need to plan my shopping trip :)

Siljesfashion said...

Such a rich and wonderful color! Tried to find the YSL but they website is all weird.

Anonymous said...

I like red.

La Belette Rouge said...

All of this red is heaven. Red is my favorite colour. Really beautiful post!

diana murphy said...

Good heavens. I'm reeling from the gorgeousness of it all. What a truly stunning post.

Anonymous said...

Aww I recognized that Ellie Saab dress immediatly (can't spell)! It's soooo perfect.

Congrats on your award, you deserved it :)

Rock on