Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Float Like a Butterfly

It’s undeniable, darlings: the butterfly motif has been flapping its wings on the runway for several seasons now.
At left, Cara Barer Photography.
Alexander McQueen blouse; runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Gucci Resort
Andrés Sardá, courtesy vogue.es
Marc Jacobs
Colette Dinnigan
Eley Kishimoto
Verrier, via nymag.com
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Baby Phat, via nymag.com
Alexander McQueen
Amaya Arzuaga, via Spanish Vogue
Christopher Kane
United Bamboo, via nymag.com.





















Heidi Klum in Lorraine Schwartz earrings at the 2008 Emmys, via instyle.com.
Dior Joallerie ring
Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, at shopbop.com.
Jessica Cushman cuff, at jessicacushman.com.

Wendy Katlen dress at shopgoldyn.com.
Icecream cutout top; this and next at asos.com.
Karen Millen appliqué vest
Paul & Joe Sister Bleut chiffon tunic, at net-a-porter.com.
Kiki De Montparnasse Grand Butterfly mask. Visit kikidm.com.
Comme de Garcons leather zipper pouch with embossed butterfly details, at shopbop.com.
Anushka hand-painted mini sling, at anushkaleather.com.
Leiber Persephone Mini Pillbox, at neimanmarcus.com.
Pepe Catalina printed tote, at asos.com.
Pedro Garcia Ailyn studded suede boots. Visit net-a-porter.com for this and next two.
Marc Jacobs butterfly shoe boots
Christian Louboutin T-Bar sandals
Francesca Mambreni metal butterfly flat, via elle.com.
Deal of the Day: pin, $6.80 at Forever 21.
Oliver Goldsmith shades courtesy PostVillage.com.
Crumpet cashmere blend scarf, at net-a-porter.com.
Lust: Fendi droplet earrings, at net-a-porter.com
Must: Butterfly cutout earrings, at forever21.com.
Robert Sabuda pop-up butterflies note cards, at momastore.org.
Read up on your favorite fluttering critters with this tome available at barneys.com.

Flap your wings, darlings!

xoxox,
CC

57 comments:

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

One of my favourite post on your blog!
My favourite print and jewellery mode is butterfly. i die for all of them... Colette Dinnigan, Kenneth Jay lane necklace, Paul & Joe shirt....J'adore! Very sexy, S/S style and happy shine fashionable! Halleluja BUTTERFLY! :D

big kisses: Janet

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm pulling out my black velvet mules with embroidered butterfly right now. Been so out of it I had no idea that butterflies were floating around everywhere.
Catherine

Nazarina A said...

This is truly a beautiful post. This butterfly inspired fashion is what should be synonymous to the feminine gender. Flowing, delicate, graceful and exquisite!I am truly drawn to the orange gown and can envision myself in it!

Fashion Moment said...

This summer will be interesting!
So butterfly(ous!), :)
Lorraine Schwartz earrings are very charming!

FM

Savvy Mode SG said...

wow this means i can bring out my colorful butterfly versace pants from back in the days now. heehee... : )

MakeupByRenRen said...

pretty! makes we wish it was spring already :)

Nemerae said...

I absolutely love butterflies!! *.* and I've always wanted a top like that one by Karen Millen...
xx

caroline said...

OMG! i looove everything! i definitely had a butterfly obsession when i was little- time to bring some back! ahhh, they are just so pretty- some much needed sunshine when its -20 here in canada! thanks!
xox

MISS GLITZY said...

You got me with the Louboutin's sandals!

WendyB said...

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The Seeker said...

Gorgeous stuff!!!
Thanks for calling my attention for this CC.

xoxo

essandde said...

That spring!
I love, i will,i dream and i need to gucci resort dress.
x

lisa said...

I can't decide which pair of shoes I like best in this post!

Lisa said...

i think those MJ butterflies are so pretty, it is not even funny!

imagine those with a floaty-white dress.

x

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful post! Butterflies are lovely, and you chose great pics. Besos!

Elena said...

Your posts always impress me so much!

Diane said...

i generally really like this trend. the problem with it is that it can either look really cute or really tacky.

She's Dressing Up said...

Wow I love the Karen Millen applique vest!!

Nay said...

amazing work! You did your research I would say! Again, I am loving the blog!

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Allison said...

I adore that Gucci dress, and the butterfly scarf!

I'm so, so glad butterflies have stuck around, it's such a wonderful trend :)

Miss Karen said...

The Anushka mini sling is absolutely GORGEOUS! To be honest, I've always thought that butterflies were a little tacky (probably thanks to Mariah Carey!) But the pieces you have featured here are truly stunning!

Lil Midget said...

Gorgeous!!

I love the butterfly belt (it's the best of the lot) and the top with the butterfly on the back. Pretty :)

xo

Camille said...

I will break out my butterfly ring this spring! Oh I'm so excited. And the United Bamboo dress is gorgeous.

Kaye said...

Hey CC!! I have to say I love the subtle butterfly motifs- not so much the actual butterfly but variations and inspirations of it!

Great post!

Hemaly said...

I usually don't liek butterflies because it looks a little too childish and kitsch, but that McQueen belt/corset is amazing!

La Belette Rouge said...

Butterflys always make me think of Neiman Marcus.

Sydney said...

love the butterfly necklace and that purple dress!

Kelly said...

i don't usually like stuff with butterflies on it that much...but some of that stuff is SO beautiful!

UberOriginal said...

Butterflies are such special little creatures, they have a bit of a spiritual meaning for me too.. fashion wise I have an amazing vintage sequin butterfly top I just adore! xx

Girl Japan said...

These are fabulous Carrie... will this be the Motif for fashion this summer? They are delicate, and beautiful, the bag reminds me of the 1960's!

it's Fashion Fever said...

oooo my BF loves butterflies, i gotta share this ur post with her!

i.d. said...

What a lovely extension of the garden theme. I like butterflies in small details - like dainty earrings or a belt buckle. Nice!

Songy said...

If I could wear that Gucci's blue dress I will be on holiday instantly.

Dooder City said...

I am one of those girls who likes butterflies but not the hippie butterfly stuff but when I it incorporated into great fashion pieces, I get really excited! Great post.

ana b. said...

Everything's so gorgeous I don't know where to look!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-yes, a beautiful trend and some lovely picks here! I love the ASOS top and the pin too! I'd love a dress with a lovely butterfly print on, great post!

Cathy Voyage said...

I'm quite happy about that phenomenom, cause I love butterflies!

yiqin; said...

Andrés Sardá one is stunning! I really really like it! Butterfly prints are so pretty..

rossovelvet said...

I love this, not in the liberty-mood but more abstract, like Christopher Kane for example... in Velvet few months ago there was a fantastic article about fashion & butterflies, and your article completes it perfectly !

Hugs !

LoveMore said...

PAUL AND JOE! i love! gosh cannot beleive i hadn't noticed this trend yet...great post. and i may even now be inspired to wear my own butterfly top to work tomorrow! xxx :) LM

Countrybelle said...

amazing post! my favorites are the sunglasses and those delicious purple shoes!
xx
countrybelle/heartshapedmorning

Midnight traveller said...

This is a wonderful selection of images. I love that first Gucci resort maxi dress the most. And Heidi's earings. I have been toying with the idea of getting a butterfly tattoo so you can just imagine how much I loved this post!
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Anika said...

Hello, Gucci resort and Christopher Kane, mind if I take you home with me? I'll buy you a drink beforehand, don't worry, I have manners...I'm a lady (yes, slight dementia brought on by your carefully selected and totally delectable choices...mmmm!)

Zoelissima said...

my housemate's obsessed with butterfly prints! and those beautiful mjs have been on my wishlist forever...

great blog, it's my first visit here!

xxx

AusAnna said...

is it wrong i know want to sit in a tree and fly away? love it great post as always :)x

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Ohhh, I'm all a-flutter! Those sunglasses are insanely amazing! Brilliant post as always, CC! x

Aliena said...

That Gucci resort dress is a dream!!!

Tiffany said...

i used to be obsessed with butterflies! great finds!

Fashionstyle said...

Butterfly...lovely inspiration and always so fashion.

Fastidious Babe said...

those are soo cute! i was a butterflies junkie in mm 98 was it? well around that time XD

trendkat said...

Wow! That's a lot of butterflies, but they are so creative and gorgeous! I LOVE that purple dress with the butterfly stitching as the belt!

Fifi Flowers said...

I MUST have this RING... Dior Joallerie ring... OMG... ADORE it! I'm sure it is TOTALLY NOT in my budget... sigh... where can I get a knock off... sssshhhh... did I say that aloud...

Sasi said...

That Gucci gown is to die for! And I love almost al the accessories!!!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

OH MY. sooooo lovely. i love the chiffon dresses. i'm a butterfly girl, too. erm...not in the mariah carey way, but i do enjoy them once in awhile.

Raquel said...

ohhh I love butterflies! that bag is amazing! I so want it!
xx

freshpinkstyle said...

Wow!

Cris said...

andaaaa ese bolso lo tengo!!! jiji!! me gusta el blog de mariposas. Un besote

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