Saturday, December 27, 2008

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Talk about a fashionable ride! Many thanks to Fellow Fashionista and Artist Fifi Flowers, who recently sent CC the following prize – a set of lovely note card prints of eight Fifi Originals, complete with CC’s fave, a gorgeously rendered bicycle in front of a clothing shoppe (see top left). Yay for winning fabulous artwork with a transportation/fashion theme! Be sure to visit Fifi Flowers Design Decor here.
A curious combo or a match made in heaven? Fashion advertising is heavily dependent these days on transportation, it seems. From the Jet Set glam of Michael Kors to Jil Sander’s Subway Chic, fashion is in motion!
Bicycles even made their way onto the runway at Agnes B. (right, via nymag.com)
At left, vintage Calvin Klein ad courtesy Fellow Fashionista Wendy Brandes
Crash test dummies join models in this DSquared2 ad
Subway and tube provide a surprisingly glamorous backdrop (Jil Sander, left and Topshop, below).


Kors isn’t the only one cashing in on the glitzy lifestyle: Jimmy Choo ad via photobucket.com.
Editorials have taken to using cars and motorcycles as props, as in this "Love/Hate" spread in W, featuring Alexander McQueen.

Vena Cava in U.S. Vogue
One can almost hear a train in the distance upon seeing this photo, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Key of La Bruja del Cuento.
Miansai Biplane necklace at baseworld.com
Last Look: a UK Bazaar editorial courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.

This seems an excellent opportunity also to pass on an award CC recently received from the lovely Miranda of Sparkle Dust Fantasy. The Fabulosity Award goes to the aforementioned blogger Ana, whose blog, Fashion Moment, is one of the most exquisite (and undervisited) in the couture world – visit here asap!
xoxox,
CC

49 comments:

葛瑞塔.greta said...

yeah, i love it!
i love your blog,link you!

merry chrismas & happy new year!

Girl next blog said...

The last pic is so glamorous. And the idea of bikes in the runways is great.

xx

atelier said...

the drawings look very cool

Sing-me-songs said...

OMG how do you put the pictures this way ? it looks really nice ! and also where do you get all those runway pictures ? love your blog ! x

sing-me-songs.blogspot.com

Penny said...

ohh i love that topshop shoot on the old bus and train. i wish they still had that cool orange pattern on the seats of london buses!

Songy said...

Oh how lovely CC.
Fifi is talented.. so are you!

Fashion Moment said...

Thank you, my darling! ;)
Big hug for you!

FM

Countrybelle said...

another super gorgeous, super fun post. always such a pleasure to read. love the focus on theme rather than style.
xx
countrybelle/heartshapedmorning

jayne said...

oo you're so right! you have such a wonderful eye for spotting trends! love that airplane necklace too

Fabulously Broke said...

Those dummy models (the ones that look like crash dummies) make me queasy for some reason.

I do like that shot of that girl looking angry and frustrated in black hair and a silver sequined dress coming out.. Fabulous.

Fabulously Broke in the City
Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver...

janettaylor said...

Oh, what lovely pics!

Thanks CC!

xoxo: Janet

葛瑞塔.greta said...

thank you so much,you said you like my blog, that i'm very deeply honored .

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Brilliant. Nice to see Topshop models from my home land there! x

Cate said...

I love the picture of the bike in front of the clothes shop too! What a wonderful card! Some pictures of people riding bikes look so glamourous, so retro, somehow. That's weird, bikes on the runway! I haven't seen that before! But it's really useful, this way you can see what the clothes look like when you're actually doing something that you do everyday, not just what they look like when you're walking up and down in a straight line!
xoxox,
Cate

The Seeker said...

You always find so great pictures!!!
Another super post!

xoxo

Valentine said...

I love these transportation inspired ads too-- Topshop is one of my faves but Jil Sander totally wins-- Glamorous dresses juxtaposed with the more urban feel of the tube.. I love it!

Happy Holidays, CC!

Rose Valentine said...

Ohh very nice!

hollyshambles.x said...

wow! i love that Miansai Biplane necklace - sooo cute! (: x

Trixy Tran said...

I love travelling!
Travel + Fashion = Complete heaven!

WendyB said...

I just loved Carre Otis in those rock-chick ads.

STYLE AND THE CITY . COM - PARIS said...

thank you so much for your constant kind words for me

the best I can wish you is happiness, love and health for you and people you cherish.

keep on being a delight for your readers

cheers from Paris

Kamel

yolandalabella said...

oye me encantan tus fotos, sobre todo la de calvin klein muy buena eh???

Sing-me-songs said...

Thanks for your comment ! am going to try that !! really helped !
have a good new years !

Miss Karen said...

I always love shots of girls on motorcycles the contrast between the tough and feminine is so beautiful. Replace the bike with a scooter and I just swoon!

SOS! said...

the motorbike b&w one is HOT.
xx-LJ from SOS!

Blan said...

fabulous photographs,

xx

Lapau said...

me encantan!!!! felices fiestas!!

kisses!

Savvy Mode SG said...

congrat on your wins. i love those pictures.

bridechic said...

Love it!

Song of Style said...

that CK ad is super amazing.
LOVE the motorcycle, the jacket and the super hot edgy model

Girl Japan said...

Love the title Carrie and LOVED the movie.. who was in that.. Steve Martin?

As always you find the best of the best.. = )

lisa said...

So glamourous! You've just reminded me of Catch Me If You Can--I love the part when Leonardo DiCaprio walks through the airport with all those flight attendants and pilots and dressed-up jetsetters.

caroline said...

thanks for your comment! i have seen your blog before and i loove it! i'm putting it in my faves!
this post makes me want to dress all pretty and get a cute bicycle!
xo

Lisa said...

i am crushin for a cruiser!

i have yet to try biking in a skirt.

love the sporty vibe.

x.

Fifi Flowers said...

I ADORE how you fit me into your fashionable transportation post! GREAT collection as always! FUN FUN FUN!

Thu said...

that airplane necklace looks so cool! i would totally wear that.

Eelie said...

That Dsquared2 editorial is so inventive and wonderful! It almost makes me want to straddle one myself lol

Amelia said...

You're getting good at the alliterative comments.

I love fashion pictures with bikes. They remind me of Copenhagen.

Fashionista* said...

lovely pictures

_Nia_ said...

Great post! :)

My Castle in Spain said...

Fabulous choice of pics as always...
i wish i were as stylish waiting for the train !

have a wonderful holiday!

MISS GLITZY said...

Thanks for this post, so inspiring and for the link to Fahion Moment. Love to discover new blogs!

dapper kid said...

I love the calvin klein shot on the motorcycle and those images in the train carriage are wonderful!

allaboutattitude said...

wow! great idea for a cat walk! riding in!

Nemerae said...

I love the last two pics! amazing shoots!!
Besos :)

RASPBERRY said...

I loved this post! So unique.

Congratulations on the award, too!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and be sure to have a Happy New Year, CC!

La Clocharde said...

Great post!
I love the plane necklace...I would like to have it for my strange necklaces collection.

Cheers

Fashion_Girl22 said...

So eye opening. I've seen some of those pictures already, but I would've neer liked them togethor. Great Eye!
Who would have thought trains and cars would be a place for inspiration.
I adore the picture of Linda Evangalista and the motorcycle, but for other reasons of course.

Tiffany said...

how do you do it? you always find the most amazing pictures and put them together so well. love this post. have put it as one of my favorites!