Friday, January 2, 2009

Not-So-Basic Black

The LBD is anything but basic!
Derek Lam gown, via nymag.com. Other runway pics courtesy style.com.
Basso & Brooke
Balenciaga
Victor & Rolf
Rodarte
Lanvin pre-fall 2008
Malandrino Resort 2009
Oscar de la Renta Resort 2009
Roland Mouret
Victoria Beckham Spring 2009
Alexander McQueen triple-tongue high-heeled booties, at right
Lovely ladies in black at the 2008 Emmys, via nytimes.com
Juan Carlos Obando in U.S. Vogue
French Connection Ric Rac dress
Zac Posen Reglissé dress, front and back views; this and next at Neiman Marcus.
Bamford feathered a-line dress
Aquascutum Endell Street dress; this and next 5 at net-a-porter.com.
Michael Kors beaded cashmere tank dress
Lela Rose disc hem dress
Mint Jodi Arnold Greta silk belted party frock
Oscar de la Renta embroidered taffeta dress
Alexander McQueen piped trim dress
Mischen asymmetric Ribbon Dress. Visit lagarconne.com.
Get back in black, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

60 comments:

Fabulously Broke said...

I LOVE that Basso & Brooke dress because it's not totally black but black enough to be an LBD

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

DIARIO DE UNA ESTILISTA said...

I try not to wear too much black...specially in winter. Other wise it would be my everyday color and im kind of tired of it. I love the lanvin one.

Gaya said...

Hola guapa!!! El color negro me pierde, es que estoy como medio obsesionada, casi toda mi ropa es de ese color. Qué ideales los vestidos!! Un beso

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

I adore black ankle boot! Oh, my! :)))

agnes said...

oh i have been wearing more black latel. I'm love that Malandrino Resort 2009. that would be lovely for my graduation dinner this June! :)

P.S thanks for your comments! I got those runway pics/backstage pics from a wide range of sources, like designer's site/backstage photographer/flickr.......

Aliena said...

Love them all!!!

Ondo Lady said...

Well there is nothing like a little black dress is there? I like the lace dress that you have featured on its own as well the lovely taffeta one that America Ferreira is wearing.

Frieda l'écuyère said...

During a few years, I was totally in black dressed, all the time. And now, black color stays for me irreplaceable, not so basic anytime !

Winnie said...

Love your selections. Adore the Victor and Rolf one.

LoveMore said...

BLACK is sooooo the new...um...BLACK!
love it...too many favs in this lot CC :)
on the sleep front...current time : 3:15am..haha oh well i am going shopping all day tomorrow..ill try to transfer the bags from under my eyes to bags filled with clothes..! hope you have better sleep patterns than me :) xx LM

Savvy Mode SG said...

great one CC. i love LBD but with a twist. i can't pick at all.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Ohhhhhh you can't beat an LBD! Brilliant choices, lovely x

rossovelvet said...

I love all your choices... Such posts must take you ages !
But you have such a wonderful blog, congrats !

Dooder City said...

Only McQueen would do a gorgeous boot like the one you posted! I love them.
I am also loving this post because I wear black so much!
xo,
d-

Trixy Tran said...

I wish I could buy everything you posted! Haha, I love your title too - it's quite fitting (:
I'd tell you which dress I love the most, but I love all of them so much!

lisa said...

Ooh I love the Lanvin and both Oscar de la Renta numbers you picked out!

Trendy Rock said...

I love the little black drees, are so lovely!! perfect choices!

Kira Fashion said...

fabulous!!

Happy New Year!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Who says BLACK is boring needs to see this post! So fab CC!! You have a lovely weekend dahhlin'

Puebla Chic said...

i always think goin all black is going to safe, but after seen some o this dresses maybe its always the right way!

THE BAT said...

i love the first dress. it's absolutely to die for. happy new years!

myra said...

That ankle boot :-O

Marlboro Martini said...

Totally loving the black but after Givenchy's influence I've been living in black FOR AGES, I'm kinda ready for colour... although that asymetric dress dress is amazing


Thanks so much for stopping by!

MM x

Molly said...

the zac posen is lovely
i must confess, i dont have an lbd, which is suprising as i wear so much black!
would you like to exchange links?
molly x

WendyB said...

If it's going to be black, it needs some detail that pops ...there are some good ones here.

Siljesfashion said...

Lovely picks! Love the oh not so basic LBD.

Sing-me-songs said...

LDBs : always safe and fashionnable although Diario de une estilista is right : black in winter can be a little depressing, that's why I usually mix an LBD with colourful tights ! xx

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Love those McQueen boots and Zac Posen dress, it's stunning!! I've been wearing black all season though and I'm slowly getting bored of it and awaiting the brighter Spring colours

...love Maegan said...

oh I just love it all! Cheers to the little black dress! how fab.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Slimming black! That's definitly what I need after all those holiday cookies! Thanks to you I will start the year on a fashionable note.
L,
Catherine

MISS GLITZY said...

Back to black... I never stop wearing black!

atelier said...

Balenciaga is definetely my fav.

[Tara] said...

I really don't think I could choose!! So many inspiring options!

miss vintage love said...

Ooh, I love that Lanvin dress! Happy New Year!

essandde said...

Thank you very much. I also i have added to my links.
I love the LBD!
x

♥ fashion chalet said...

That first dress on N. Poly- a stunner. I love the classic little black dress, but this is just fantastic. Well done again, my darling!

Thanks for the comment. :) I figured, new year, new look! x

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kokostiletto said...

omg i would give up starbucks forever to have every single dress in this post!! I LOVE IT!

Camille said...

I absolutely adore Lily Donaldson's blue and black feathered dress. What a stunner! I plan on wearing at least fifteen of these dresses in the future. Excellent post!

Allison said...

Oh, I love that Lanvin dress. Absolutely gorgeous.

I'm a huge fan of a fabulous LBD.

C.C., your picks are always fantastic and absolutely inspiring!
xo

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

darling im with you on LBD's being anything but basic!there is a black dress here for every woman whatever her style/taste etc.
muah x
marian

Girl Japan said...

I am loving the Lanvin-- esp the collar.. what is not to love about banded bottom bubble dresses.. they they are banded they do my shape good...

Meg said...

I love the Zac Posen with the crazy neckline.

Daphne said...

you are rigth...!! its no so basic

CarmenSinCity said...

You can never go wrong with Basic Black! Happy New Year to you Carrie!!!!

JW said...

Black! Just gorgeous! Together with white color, will be the main theme for spring 2009.

Great job! :)

xoxox

MakeupByRenRen said...

gorgeous, i find myself wearing more black over the years :)

giggleness said...

wow wow wow.
i love the Balenciaga dress.
i want more black dresses now :]
xx

Secretista said...

I can digg it!

Fashionstyle said...

Beautiful....

Happy new year !! Good vibes for 2009 !!

Terencesambowrites said...

wow i love the Lanvin, and victoria beckham dresses :o)...

hollyshambles.x said...

I love the Zac Posen one! Probably just because of Lily Donaldson, and I'll pretty much be in love with anything she models :D

Iole said...

Hi, I' Iole thanks to stopping by.
You're blog is great.
Ho pe to see you soon.
Lot's of love Iole

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

I want it all!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday.
xx.

Songy said...

Roland's dress will have to be the basic of all basics but that looks more powerful than anything I see here. Is that something to do with those shoes? Maybe my heart is really with the shoes not with the dress. I'm such a bad student.. not concentrating...err

The End said...

Always...ALWAYS like black!

ohwestartednothing said...

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Great dresses! x

Jillian said...

fantastic, black always is though!

<3

The Seeker said...

Gorgeous LBD (not so little :))

I agree with you they're all but basics.

xoxo

Audrey Leighton said...

happy 2009 lovely,
your blog is looking as wonderful as ever! keep it up!
how are you?
xxx