Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Penguin Chic

The tuxedo is a tantalizing option for tomorrow night's festivities! Give your NYE ensemble a kicky touch with a cummerbund, a bow tie or a fitted tux jacket. Top hat and tails optional!
At right, Kate Moss photographed by Mert & Marcus for Vanity Fair.
At left, a menswear look courtesy nytimes.com.
Runway love, via style.com except where noted.
Antonio Berardi
Temperley London
Todd Lynn
Diesel Black Gold, via nymag.com
Chanel Resort
What to wear?
KG by Kurt Geiger shoe boots, at asos.com.
Alexander McQueen all-in-one tuxedo, at net-a-porter.com
Alice + Olivia cream blazer, at shopbluejeans.com.
Donna Karan gathered-front jacket, at net-a-porter.com.
Diane von Furstenberg Jerry Hall pant, at shopbop.com.
J. Crew tissue tuxedo front top, at jcrew.com.
Thomas Wylde Civilisation bib tunic top, at net-a-porter.com.
Martin & Osa silk twill ruffle cami, at martinandosa.com.
Vanessa Bruno wool flannel tuxedo skirt, at lagarconne.com.
Nili Lotan fine cord mini, on sale at shopbop.com.
Marc Jacobs crepe tuxedo dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Valentino bow detail dress, pictured at right and available at Neiman Marcus.
Notte by Marchesa gown, at Bergdorf Goodman.
Last look: RM by Roland Mouret Colbert silk gown, at net-a-porter.com.
So that’s the tux redux, darlings.
Tell CC- what will YOU be wearing to ring in the new year?


Fashion Addict said...

Great post! I love the tailored tuxedo look! It works on both men and women. Well, hope you have a wonderful new year!

Lisa said...

kate the great!

that first picture is INSANELY BEAUTIFUL.

fem + masculine.

amazing post cc!!!!


Shini said...

love the post, LOVE tailored tux jackets!!

Nemerae said...

Me encantan esos vestidos de Antonio Berardi y Requiem *.*

WendyB said...

I'm desperately awaiting the arrival of a little dress that has an untied bow tie look on it.

detour2mode said...

the title itself attracts me irresistibly here ..and wow!

jayne said...

I love tuxes, glad its a trend- its nice to have some pure class and sophistication

coco said...

I love to see a chic woman in a tux. Kate Moss works it well. Great post.

Fashion Moment said...

I've make a choice - green (gorgeous green!) backless, knee - drees, gold Louboutin pumps, and green huge scarf, sheave about the side, with huge golden brooche, and golden-green clutch.
But, from this post, I choose Alexander McQueen all-in-one tuxedo, but with diferent accessorise, or dress by Temperley London! Really great post!
Wish you gorgeous and magical New Year's Evening my dear!


Savvy Mode SG said...

i love the sharp contrast of black and white. i have not thought about new year eve outfit yet but i should uh.... happy new year.

ANDY said...

Great blog! I love it :)

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

I adore those Diane von Furstenberg pants! I quite a fan of fem + masculine clothing.
Hope you're having a wonderful holiday, darling! Happy, happy, happy new year!

dolcechic said...

I love the gray pants, white top and gold belt. It looks so put together!

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

Fantastic those shoes! Lovely post!


michelle said...

Love this! Not to mention that anything with a bow tie is sure to make me swoon x)

myra said...

Kate Moss sexifies everything. I especially love the black & white tux blazers!

Join the Gossip said...

I love everything black and white. It's definitely my weakness =)

lisa said...

Fantastic picks! I love the feminine interpretation of the tuxedo. Hmm your post may have inspired me to rock my own version of this look for tomorrow!

Happy new year!


I love the temperley option....Have a great 2009!!

drinkupthefashion said...

i love that alexander mcqueen all in one tuxedo suit. love it, love it. i don't know how it would look on me but it looks divine on the mannequin. that RM by roland mouret dress is genius as well.

CC you are such a sweetie! i'm flattered you even read my entries. have a safe new years eve. :)

The Seeker said...

I love the tuxedo look!
That Kate Moss' picture is so lovely remaids me Marlene Dietrich...

Gorgeous post.

Have a Happy New Year, beautiful lady.


Dooder City said...

that picture of kate is amazing.

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the whole men inspired esp the tuxedo jacket!!! xoxo
have a lovely new year!!

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

i dream of a ysl tuxedo. my dreams are haute :)

alas I will likely be in my pjs tomorrow night. no plans this year.

issa said...

i love these tailored looks!

Myriam said...

I want a tuxdress! Chic chic! Happy new year soon :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

i love the tux dresses, how chic would that be for new years! thanks for your suggestion for a best of makeup by renren recap...i'm going to put on my thinking cap for that one!

Nicole Linette said...

Ah, le smoking gone resort! That's too wonderful. I hope you have a happy New Year, CC!



I love tuxedo but it won't be the option for tomorrow's night. It doesn't really fit the countryside mood!

Girl next blog said...

The Requiem dress is stunning! I love love love it!

Your posts are always so great by the way.



All is different and great to be weared.

HAPPY 09 ^^

atelier said...

YSL is the best doing tuxedos. Kate is perfection!

Thanks for your comment on my template, and above all, happy new year!!

La Clocharde said...

Ethernal elegance...

This post made me think of Yves Saint Laurent, and how sad was that he passed away this year that now ends...

Hope you have a great night!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm staying home in my Penguin Chic pajamas on New Years! Have a blast ringing it in CC!
L -

Trixy Tran said...

I love the looks you picked!


Todd Lyn is so freaking rock and roll.love his tailoring.The mert and marcus shot of Kate moss is AMAZING.so beautiful.nothing like insance penguin chic as you rightly put it my dear.
happy 2009 my sweet CC. You are fabulous my dear,dont ever change.You are inspiring tons with your great posts,thank you for that.
big kiss

LoveMore said...

you never let us down! love this post! especially since I wore a black jacket myself yesterday...the pic of Kate is my fav of the lot...I have never seen that one!
Happy New Year!!! xxx LM

Fashion_Girl22 said...

I love penquin dressing! It's so classic and fresh. Not to mention oh so chic. That long black shirt towards the bottom is really something. I seriously love that.

Great Post! I remeber when I saw a tuxedo dresing trend page in EllE, it's what honestly inspired me to start doing my sunday trend o the oment posts. So, I really didn't ant to let go. Thanks for posting this!! <3

Miss Karen said...

This look is so chic - I love the Requiem dress and the MJ dress too!

I'll be wearing a mod scooter dress for NYE :D I hope you have a fantastic night too!

Wana said...

love the valentino sugah!
and as always, fabulous post boo!!

Meg said...

I agree! I love the look of sharp tailoring!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Wow, gorgeous and classic!

Happy soon-to-be New Year, lovely!


Frieda l'écuyère said...

It's eternal elegance of Marlene Dietrich !
Hope you have a great night too !

Siljesfashion said...

Love it! Happy New Year!


Love the KateMoss portrait! Penguin is second best dressed after the proud peacock!
Wishing you the sweetest 2009 CC dahhhlin' ~Happy New Year*

THE BAT said...

great post! happy new years!

Fashion Carnival said...

i so love the dress by Giambattista Valli

Terencesambowrites said...

i love the outfit on Chanel Iman
fab!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

Fashion Camille. said...

Amazing post. Keep going.

Ah, and Happy New Year!