Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bright, Shiny Things!

Spring shimmers in the no-so-distant future, darlings!
Right: Aquilano e Rimondi
Left: Isaac Mizrahi, via Other runway pics courtesy except where noted.
Oscar de la Renta shimmering floor length gown
Derek Lam, via
Carmen Marc Valvo; this and next via
Hervé Léger
Kai Kuhne
Marios Schwab
Michael Kors
Reem Acra
Zac Posen
Verrier, via
Richard Chai
Stephen Burrows
Sophia Kokosalaki

Karl Lagerfeld
Jean Paul Gaultier
Prada, via
Elie Saab
3.1 Phillip Lim
Marc Jacobs
Alexander McQueen
In the shops:
Christian Louboutin Cotton Club Sigourney ankle boots, currently on sale at
Chunky knit gold scarf, at
Runway handbag inspiration: Christian Lacroix clutch
Get the high shine drama with this stunning Roberto Cavalli metallic bracelet bag, on sale at
If it is your believe that bigger is better, opt for this pink ASOS foil holdall – a shimmery gym bag may be just what Santa had in mind for you!
Superfine Liberty treated skinny jean, at Hot!
Charles Nolan metallic hoodie, at the Intermix, New York. Visit
Shimmery silk wool pencil skirt and boxy jacket. Visit
ISSA metallic jersey gown, at
Deal of the Day: metallic lame tube dress, $19.80 at!
Tory Burch Holland dress in silk ombré metallic plaid. Go to for this and next.
Tory Burch Ryanne dress
Alice + Olivia black sequined one-shoulder dress, at Neiman Marcus
Daibless betina sequin a-line dress, at
Charlotte Ronson Audrey dress in shimmer navy, pictured at right and available at
TIBI Electric Lamé dress; this and next 2 at
3.1 Phillip Lim silk Lurex animal print bubble dress
Last look: Melissa Obadash metallic bandeau swimsuit at – CC loves!


La Belette Rouge said...

This post is golden. I am really loving gold all of a sudden. I used to equate golden metallics with old ladies. I have changed my mind about this magnificent metal.

Cate said...

Those all are really great looks for Christmas and New Year's partying, don't you think?

dapper kid said...

Eeeeek haha I am such a magpie, LOVE this post!!!!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Love, love, love these shimmering things! My favs: Kai Kuhne, Zac Posen dresses, and I adore that metallic bandeau swimsuit! xoxo

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

wow, I want them all! x

Dana said...

Oh! I love metallics, but I only wear metallics on accesories!

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

I agree Dana. I only wear metallics on accesories too... ;)

kisses: Janet


The price of 24K gold should go up again after this post CC! I adore the shocking gold fm the Prada collection Dahhlin'...

Fashion Camille. said...

Really good post.

ps. Check uot my blog for my new look.

Myriam said...

Everyone should wear a dress shiny, golden like this on Christmas or New Years eve!

Juliet said...

Shine is up now, thoug it will slow down until next autumn.

juliet xxx

Winnie said...

Shimmery golds are a must, I will most definitely be looking for something in that shade, would love lovely grey tones too!

Boubou said...

omg this is my one of my favorite sexy so glam so feminine!!! can i use some photos for one my post ?

Bonne soirée!

chocandcinnamon said...

It is amazing, as always, great post.

lisa said...

Oh that last swimsuit is hot! It makes me wish I were flying somewhere warm, sunny, and beachy for the holidays just so I have an excuse to wear it right now.

Fashion_Girl22 said...

I love shiny peices. I don't really wear them, but the really do make a statement. <3

Charm said...

I love all things sparkly and shiny! Those Superfine Liberty jean are calling my name!

The Seeker said...

I love all shiny things, but interesting I'm a bit afraid of them.... me that has no fear of colour....

Great post, beauty


i.d. said...

Lol, I'm like a magpie too - anything shiny catches my eye! Great collection of pretty sparkly things. :)

Anonymous said...

I love shiny things and all these pieces are just perfect! I especially love the Diabless dress :D

Blan said...

the M.J. shoes are fantastic!

Miranda said...

i LOVE the shiny trend :)
sparklesparkleshineshine hahaha

la petite fashionista said...

love the futuristic looks & metallic fabrics! it's exactly what i pictured fashion of "the future" to look like:) Maegan said...

honestly, they are all so effing good, I would like one of each! please :)

shopinchic said...

I love how bright metallics are back in style. With so many dark
dresses out there, its so very
refreshing to see a little color.

deep_in_vogue said...

metallics are very specific, the quality of the fabric always shows through. It's either amazing or trashy, there is no middle ground.

AusAnna said...

i live on the coast, shiny bikinis are like who we are. hahaha

Countrybelle said...

oh yes yes. loving the little shiny dresses, especially that last one. so freaking cute!!!

WendyB said...

I would like some shiny jeans.


You know that I love shiny things... no-so-distant future... need to dream about it.

Beaut!fully Br()ken said...

Great ones !!! Love this post of yours !! It's awesome !!


the magpie in me loved all these shiny pieces!my fave? zac posen and the herve legern.stunning.
muah x

Anonymous said...

I SHOULD be tired of metallics by now, but there's something about them that makes me really, really happy. Especially when it comes to sequins. Yay.

Kat said...

amazing dresses!

Fifi Flowers said...

SPARKLE in the new year! Is it true that if you wear one of these shiny ensembles, you can NEVER be without a glass of shampoo!
Shampoo=champagne via a child not being able to say champagne... that was one I learned from my son... sooooo I find it hard not to call it shampoo.. adn oh how I ADORE my shampoo! Yes... you may use my word! LOL

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

oh thank you so much for visiting weddings fresh! i absolutely love your blog--and all these bright, shiny things are perfect for the season. i so wish i wasn't prego right now... :)

Trixy Tran said...

Shiny! I love this post.

Carolina Lange said...

Amazing dresses! All of them!