Monday, January 5, 2009

Texture Message

Pleats, plissé, folds, jewels, puff, frills, stitching, ruching, tiers and crinkles provide high relief and high drama!
Image at left courtesy Fellow Fashionista Miranda of Sparkle Dust Fantasy.
At right, a Vogue Italia editorial, courtesy Fellow Fashionista
Blonde Hair Blue Jeans.
Dolce & Gabbana; this and next 2 via nymag.com.
Akris
Vivienne Tam
Calvin Klein, via style.com
London street style, via elle.com

HANDBAGS with some relief
Runway inspiration: Versace
Jil Sander tube bead clutch, at barneys.com
Bottega Veneta woven box clutch, at net-a-porter.com.
Burberry Prorsum clutch, pictured via Japanese Vogue
Burberry Westcott shoulder bag, at net-a-porter.com.
Celine lambskin bag, pictured via elle.com.

TEXTURED ATTIRE
Juicy Couture hooded puffer, at net-a-porter.com.
Roberto Cavalli Trapunto stitched jacket, at vivre.com.
Gio Gio ruched bomber, at asos.com
Carmen Marc Valvo crinkled tiered gown, at Bergdorf Goodman
Burberry Prorsum silk organza dress, pictured via elle.com.
Miu Miu zip-front bustier dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com
Proenza Schouler ruffle-front dress
Pringle 1815 silk frill tiered dress
French Connection Ric Rac dress. Visit frenchconnection.com
Poltock & Walsj skirt, pictured via elle.uk.com.
Chris Benz pencil skirt, at shopbop.com.
Givenchy bootie; this and next at barneys.com
Miu Miu Plissé pump – CC adores!

49 comments:

Emily said...

this post played into all of my current favorite trends! love them all.

rossovelvet said...

Wooow, cool trend !
I love the minimalist intelligence of Calvin Klein and Kriemler for Akris... really good !

MakeupByRenRen said...

i would totally rock a textured purse, it's the perfect way for everyone to get away with this trend :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

i would totally rock a textured purse, it's the perfect way for everyone to get away with this trend :)

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

That first dress in the yellow background is insanely beautiful.
xx.

JW said...

Cool! just love the Roberto's stitched jacket!

janettaylor said...

Oh, what beautiful lot of things... Great post CC,

Have a great day!

xoxo: Janet

WendyB said...

I like the little green clutch.

Emerald Dandy said...

CC - I absolutely adore your blog. Keep it coming!

Camille said...

The Givenchy booties are so elegant but rough. I'd love to pair them with the beaded Versace clutch.

Crave said...

Wow! I cannot pick which piece is my fav! It's a toss up between the Bottega clutch and Celine bag. To die for!

Fifi Flowers said...

I have to laugh at myself... I was searching through your photos for TEXT... hmmmm... I thought this post was about text... then I scrolled back up... OOOOOOOH... TEXTURE... a blonde moment!
I would gladly where texture minus a few pounds!
ENJOY!
Fifi

lisa said...

Ooh this is a trend I love. It's hard to choose just one favourite among all the beautiful pieces you picked out, CC!

Meg said...

I love the textured dresses so much! They're beautiful!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I want the Bottega Veneta clutch in ALL the colors pleassse... my PA is going to pick them up before 5...hehe*

Bella said...

Hello darling... the new header is stunning, and as much as I'm feeling that top hat (just blogged about it actually), I'm loving the Burberry Prorsum silk organza dress.
So lovely.

xx

Myriam said...

Very yummy dresses indeed...

Myriam said...

Very yummy dresses indeed..

Lisa said...

cc LOVE these.

especially the calvin klein ( i've always been in love with his simplicity)

and that bottega veneta clutch.
it is SO expensive.
but whenever i see it, i get excited!!!

happy monday

x

The Seeker said...

Love textures!!
Great picks CC

xoxo

Frieda l'écuyère said...

This pencil skirt is crazy ! And so "Harlequin" too !

_Nia_ said...

Poltock & Walsj skirt<3

Kelly said...

I want SO many things in this post, but specifically the lime green clutch! I LOVE IT!

Make Do Style said...

Oh yes miu miu very adorable as is the givenchy and the white calvin klein dress...

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Ohhhh I love a good ruching!

Your blog is best, CC!

xxx

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

ah a trend after my very heart.the more texture the better in my eyes.so i love this post! i loved the prada collection with those textured ombre pieces.
CC i need the miumiu dress and the pringle silk fring dress in my life!
big kiss,
marian

Raquel said...

great inspiration! I adore textures.
xx

Fashion Addict said...

Love this trend! You are so good at making posts, you know?

Savvy Mode SG said...

lovely CC. can't wait to show my new texture black coat. it will be perfect with this post.

fashion herald said...

Man, those first three are stunning!

Thu said...

that red, blue, and purple skirt (the model is wearing white shoes) looks so fun to wear!

UberOriginal said...

So many pieces I love in this post... can't narrow my choices so I will just say I love them all! xx

Girl Japan said...

If I had to choose.. the right snap with the Grey ruffle dress, curlers in the hair... gee.. I love her style and yours btw!

Fashion Carnival said...

i so love the post. those images are beautiful! i so fall for those pencil skirts.. they are A-W-E-S-O-M-E aaw! all the trend s you post are the ones i love

Tiffany said...

your play on words is so great. love the title of this post.

I'm not much of a texture girl, the best I can do is some pleating. otherwise I think it overwhelms me. The texturing on accessories, however, I can do!

(melissa) life . style . dissected said...

ahhhh i love texture - it just makes the outfit or piece. and what a perfect collection of images!

gorgeous!

x
melissa

i.d. said...

I like the tactile trend; sometimes I find it's hard to achieve the look without excessive volume though!

Krissy said...

um... I love texture. I totally want to touch all these ladies' outfits!

Happy new year to you darling!

maggie said...

i love all these textures and ruffles. all these picks look great :D

kokostiletto said...

those skirts are to die for!!!! i love that lime green clutch!

Rice and Peace said...

I love pleating. Anything with that sort of detail makes me feel so fabulous when I am wearing it. I remember one night I was able to wear the most beautiful orange silk Lanvin skirt with pleating down the front for a night on the town. I felt beautiful and this sticks with me as the most wonderful piece of clothing I have ever worn (up to this point in my life).

Dooder City said...

lovely, just lovely!

LoveMore said...

hello my love,
i am LOVING the "Calvin Klein, via style.com" outfit..the dress. the jacket. the tights...= drool from my face. haha ew.
oh and jean pic's are up! woo.
xxxxx LM :)

chuckles said...

I love the 2nd dress. I saw the pic in a photography website.

Can you tell me where did you get it? I totally forgot the website.

michelle said...

Makes me want to feel the screen :P

Juliet said...

I love to wear this. though it's incredibly hard to draw.

juliet xxx

dapper kid said...

These are beautiful! I think the idea of tactile fabrics and textured clothing is so inherently sensual you can't help but be attracted to them.

caroline said...

yay for the pink puffer! it is sooo warm and luxurious! haha probably the nicest thing i own! i love me some texture!
xox

Little Bow Prep said...

The French Connection Ric Rac dress reminds me of the white dress Blair on GG wore to the white party.

I'm a fan of Textured purses.