Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Natural World... CC's Animal ABCs!

Sure, there are lots of animal prints out there, but how about an actual pachyderm or ursa in your wardrobe? Fauna iconography goes from cutesy to luxe with decadent jewels, sophisticated coats and dresses, and very grown-up accessories. CC explores the inherent dichotomy between the childlike and the luxurious with the following Animal ABCs:
A is for Alligator: Lacoste beanie, at top left. Visit shopapparel.lacoste.com to purchase.
B is for Bird: Billabong Birdsong wallet, pictured at right and available at lulus.com.
C is for Carp: Mackenzie Childs Felicitous Fish chair, at neimanmarcus.com
D is for Dragonfly: Roberto Cavalli stone necklace and Alex Monroe earrings; both at net-a-porter.com.
E is for Elephant: Loop Circus hinge wallet, $34 at urbanoutfitters.com.
Pachyderm sweater pictured courtesy Fellow Fashionista Yes Please Mademoiselle
F is for Feline:
Bernhard Willhelm runway, via nymag.com
G is for Goldfish: J. Crew School of Fish bandeau top, at jcrew.com!
H is for Horse: Blush Pegasus tote and Dialog recycled fabric coin purse, both at asos.com
I is for Insect: Jessica Kagan Cushman cuffs, via instyle.com.
J is for Jungle Cat: Leiber panther minaudiére, at Berdgorf Goodman
K is for Koala: Touch Luxe heart and koala print smock dress, at asos.com.
L is for Lady Bug: Christian Lacroix Resort trench, at Neiman Marcus.
M is for Monkey: Bronze bowl at william-wayne.com
N is for Noctilio: Giles & Brother Tiny Bat studs, at shopbop.com.
O is for Octopus: Dior Fine Jewelry necklace, pictured courtesy Fellow Fashionista Kate of Crave
P is for Parrot: A Di Alessi corkscrew, at conranusa.com.
Q is for Quills:
Hedgehog Cufflinks by Jeweler and Fellow Fashionista Wendy Brandes
R is for Reptile: Jan Leslie turtle cuff links, at Bergdorf Goodman New York.
S is for Snake: Roberto Cavalli serpent horn pendant necklace. Go to net-a-porter.com.
T is for Tiger: Amanda Uprichard dress, at singer22.com.
U is for Ursa: Disaya short suit with bear jacquard. Visit asos.com to buy.
V is for Vervet: Salvatore Ferragamo monkey print ties, at bergdorfgoodman.com.
W is for Wild:
Cheetah necklace at forever21.com.
X is for Xenopus: Nogoy patent leather Frog belt, at asos.com.
Y is for Yellow Lab: Marc by Marc Jacobs poppy leather Cats & Dogs shoulder bag, at bluefly.com
Z is for Zebra: Torn by Ronny Kobo Cora Foil kissing zebras top, at shopbop.com.



Get in touch with your inner child and/or your animal instinct, darlings!

55 comments:

Angela said...

OH my gosh, this post is stupendous!!

It looks like it took you a while to find all the items and post them here!!!

I absolutely love everything you have here! Especially the billabong wallet..I die!

Great site, lovely!

Lisa said...

cc i want that cavalli necklace!

x.

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC, i want the elephant sweater. how darling is that... : ) wonder if they make it for kids too??

Ida Kornelia said...

:-) I want it all!

WendyB said...

I want to hug that elephant sweater. Thanks for including my hogs!

Fashion_Girl22 said...

That elephant sweater is just bannas! It's so creative. I wonder what someone wold part that with. I love your ABC lists, I still remember when you wen throung different trends day by day. That was just a treat. <3

heidi said...

SO happy you commented on my blog, so that I could find yours!!! I love EVERYTHANG in this post.

iheartalice. said...

ahh love ot!
in every single way!
i really love animal prints or shapes or whatever XD

and this is so good!
really lov ethis cute elefantsweater so cute!

love it!

and than kyou for adding me to your fashionista links *-*

such an honor!!!!!!!
*thank youuu*

but my address changed :D
www.iheartalice.blogspot.com

:)

love, alice.!

lacouturiernyc said...

i seriously want that pink dress!!!

xoxo,
La C.

Kira Fashion said...

I love all your posts, you really do a great job here friend, congratulations!

About the animals´ style, I love it!

life . style . dissected said...

another incredibly inspired post!!
i really love the giles bat earrings and jessica cushman cuffs.

i'm adding you as we speak...

x
melissa

life . style . dissected said...

sweet CC,
so i think i just wrote the exact same thing to you that you wrote to me....yes, we are both so "incredibly inspired"!

fashion does that to us, right?

xxx
melissa

ash said...

I LOVE this post! So creative and i adore all of the items
:)

dapper kid said...

These are all so lovely! The elephant clutch is soooo cute! I sooo want an elephant sweater lol.

shoebox said...

So many beautiful things!
I loved the dragonfly earrings :)

http://myshoebox.se

the yellow elephant said...

I LOVE THE ELEPHANT! a shock?
and the Hedgehog Cufflinks are amazing. wish it was possible to get some of those as earrings...
your post is inspiring as always, deary
xxx

Miranda said...

i loveee the elephant sweater :)
so cute. i love this trend hahha

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN animal alphabet! Better than Campbell's Alphabet soup!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Thanks so much for your comment! :) Your last post is really creative, I like it!!

Nesli

Cindiddy said...

HOW CUTE! i love the theme of your post! =>


would you like to trade links?

Mariëlle said...

Thank you for the comment! I really like your blog as well, wanna exhange links?

E said...

That Touch Luxe dress, Ooo I wish I could have it.

Tina :) said...

I LOVED all the prints you have shown! And those hedgehog cuff links are too cute. :)

♥Tina

The Clothes Horse said...

Oh wow, this post is so great. Some of those pieces are just amazing (like the elephant sweater or the chair with the fish!). Utterly charming!

Annie said...

I love the unicorn bag and the beetle bangle. When I was a teen I was very much into dragonflies.

Dreams said...

Hola guapa de nuevo!!!
Me encanta todo!!!

Felicidades por tu blog
Besitos
Dreams

Styleseeking Zurich said...

thanks so much for your comment : ))

wow your blog is very inspirational!

Best,

Mi

CHARMAINE said...

i love the goldfish bikini.. so cute!! and the turtle cufflinks just adorable!

K.Line said...

That top, green wallet is beautiful - and unusual.

ambika said...

That fish chair is insane and I love those black & white bangles.

Nicole Linette said...

Ahh, CC, you and the ABC's are just meant to be :D! B, E, K, P, and Y were my favorite. Those hedgehog earrings of Q are sooo adorable!

peace&love
nicole.

Anüska said...

Thank you very mucH for your visit. I love all the items of the post¡¡¡
XOXO

Secretista said...

I love that elephant clutch. I love elephants period.

The Seeker said...

CC what a fantastic post, so creative.
Love it, beauty.

xoxo

Lil Midget said...

Bat earrings and frog belt!!

xo

Miss Karen said...

I love this post! The bird pieces are my absolute favourite :D

Gucci Girl said...

I am so in love with the Roberto Cavalli Dragonfly stone necklace! Divine!!!

Key said...

wow! impresive!
i want the tiger purseee! ;)

enc said...

I love all those cute animal things!

Join the Gossip said...

Oh how adorable! Love a lot of the items shown =)

lisa said...

I forgot how cute WendyB's hedgehog cufflinks were!!!

Poguis said...

Those bat earrings are so beautiful !, great post!

Stompface said...

oooh I am loving those insect cuffs!!

Countrybelle said...

these are so fun! and i'm not usually into animal prints, but these are so playful, rather than overly-uber sexy. just perfect.

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Sunniva said...

Fantastic post, dear!! There are so many things here that I love. That elephant sweater is just super cute, and I want that Cavalli necklace so bad xoxox

Fashion Moment said...

Apsolutely great post!
My favourite is that crazy chair, and both necklaces by Cavalli!
Thank you very much for your comment... :)

FM

Sara Morante said...

I definitely want that Billabong Wallet!!! So cool and exotic...
Great post, CC!

Songy said...

seriously I have to look for more french cuff'd shirts so that I can one day try wendyb's cufflinks

Aliena said...

absolutely LOVED this post!!!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

glorious! Wendy's hedgehog pieces are great!!! loved the cheetah necklace,the bat earrings are delightful and im really into animal jewellery! i have this dragon fly necklace that i heart!
muah
marian

coco said...

This is a great idea. I want most of it. I love the Roberto Cavalli snake necklace.

The Lil Bee said...

Oh, CC, those bats just killed me!! Love it.

chauss said...

fabuous post, and must add , it would not be complete without barry keiselstrin-cord's alligator belt... the ultimate animal classic accessory.........

Equipo Dash and Cash said...

Ha ha ha! I love your ABC's...

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

LOVE it. I need that leopard necklace...x