Friday, October 31, 2008

Skeletons in My Closet

Today: fun fossilized fashions and other Halloween horrors/ joys! CC thinks you will love this post even if you don't celebrate the pagan holiday...
Runway images via except where noted.
At right: Alexander McQueen
Bernhard Willhelm, via
Christian Lacroix necklace and cuff (CC loves these fun fossils!)
Japanese designers Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi, photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Kira of Kira Fashion.
ASOS pearl wristband with skull cameo - scary pretty, right darlings?
Alexander McQueen chiffon scarf, at
At right: Jan Leslie cuff links, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Jade Jagger pendant necklace, currently half off at
Juana Peekaboo Skull Ring by Fellow Fashionista Wendy Brandes.
Menswear? Boooootiful~
Willliam Rast Spring 2009 cuffed jean
Cardigan (right) and Peckham Rye silk tie, both at
At right: E. vil Crystal Skull burnout tee, at
Religion skull-print inset spaghetti strap dress, at
Subtly spooky: Tara Matthews skull print top, a mere $96 at
CC’s fave of the skeletal lot: Thomas Wylde Warrior skull buckle boots, also at

CC's pumpkin patch pics and CC & sister Mindy's pumpkins, which we carved last night :)
All Hallow's Eve Link Love:

  • Fellow Fashionista Nothing Elegant has a fabulous Halloween-y post: click here.
  • Also, Fellow Fashionista Little Miss Dress Up has a really fun contest going on right now, so if you aren’t getting costumed for Halloween (or even if you are!), go here and maybe you can win a fab handbag just for emulating one of our fellow fashionistas.
  • Lastly, you simply must check out this fashion-costume post by Fellow Fashionista Poeta Fit.

Scrumptious Halloween goodies...
Creepy Comestibles!
Sure, a bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will do the trick, but CC also loves sugar cookies
and Halloween moonpies.
A devilish doormat for the witchy woman. This and previous at
Scary Wearables
Giles and Brother bat studs, at
Tophat, an image from Valerie Steele’s Gothic Dark Glamour, via
Perhaps you could be a Referee by wearing the Loeffler Randall Epaulet top pictured below? Available at

These are the costumes that CC’s Fellow Fashionistas report they’ll be wearing this year:
The White Stripes
Karl Lagerfeld
Sarah Palin
Coco Chanel
Princess Leia
Sexy Schoolgirl
Hula girl
Big Bird
Greek Goddess
Batman (the new one)
Chiquita Banana
Galadriel from Lord of the Rings
Little Girl
Did I forget anyone? Hope you all have a super-fashionable and not-too-spooky Halloween!

Did CC mention that she got these admittedly Halloween-y Oh Deer! shoes from They are fab and guess what? Now through Nov 4th, election day (please don't forget to vote!), Solestruck is offering CC readers a special discount. Use the discount code VOTENOV4 to receive 20% off your order (including sale items!) now through Nov 4th.

Now that's a treat!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Leaf It To Me!

Yesterday: nature’s autumn leaves. Today: fashion’s fab foliage! Darlings, leaf prints are a TREEt! They feel more modern than florals right now (though, not to worry – lawn prints are hot for Spring 2009). The runway inspirations are nearly infinite, and utterly divine, as "natural" art inspirations aspire to be, but rarely achieve. At left, Gucci gets bodaciously botanical, with both maple leaves in typical fall shades (far left) and palm fronds in alluring aquamarine (near left).

At right, Vera Wang gives new meaning to the phrase "Splendor in the Grass".
Photos via except where noted.
Carolina Herrera Andrew Gn

Dries van Noten

Left: Elio Berhanyer, via
Right: Gucci Resort.
This was one of CC's favorite collections in recent memory - every piece, exquisite!
Badgley Mischka Oscar de la Renta Elie Saab
Ossie Clark
Agnes B., via
IN THE NURSERY (for small trees, not tiny kids)
At left: Tsumori Chisato meets the leaf blower!
This and next via
Kenzo (CC's fave part of the ensem? Those booties!)
Emilio Pucci

Sari Gueron
A.F. Vandevorst
Left: Tuleh - CC loves!
Right: Vera Wang, via

Vivienne Tam
Stella McCartney
Even accessories are getting flora-fied!
Runway inspiration: Valentino
In the stores:
Right: Citrine by the Stones gunmetal earrings, at

Left: Kenneth Jay Lane gold-plated long leaf earrings. Visit to buy.
Right: Giles & Brother large leaf earrings. Go to

You can eat your Leafy Greens, or you can wear them!
Matthew Williamson’s printed maxi is now 25% off; this and next 4 at
Oscar de la Renta gold leaf embroidered black floor-length spaghetti strap gown.
CC is absolutely smitten with the demurely printed peachy Pringle 1815 frock pictured at right!
Deal of the Day: T-Bags magenta abstract leaf print v-neck jersey dress, on sale for $102. CC needs!
Day Birger et Mikkelsen embroidered permiwinkle kaftan dress, at right.
Hollywould Sylvie shift. Visit
Ali Ro dress, at
This lovely Badgley Mischka lime leaf-print silk dress is currently 40 percent off at
The ChloĆ© knockoffs have arrived at, and they’re just $48! Also in red…
Now make like a tree and get outta here! (Name that movie, darlings!).