Thursday, March 26, 2009

F is for Fad

Think neon, crazy patterns, exposed skin, shoulder pads, and pop culture references galore!
Photo at top right courtesy www.darkroastedblend.com. Runway pics courtesy style.com except where otherwise credited.
Nicole Miller pre-fall
Emilio Pucci, via nymag.com
Rachel Roy pre-fall
Giorgio Armani – the checkerboard pattern and the culotte – argh!
Marc Jacobs Resort
Just Cavalli, via style.it
Diane von Furstenberg pre-fall
Barbie
Kristin Cavallari at her 80s-themed Hyde Lounge b-day bash, via stylecritics.com.
Get the look on the cheap!
Neon Pop earrings at forever21.com.
Diamond Lego ring at shanalogic.com.
Vinyl record necklace at supermarkethq.com.
LaROK Spectrum skirt, at shopbop.com.
Quontom neon strappy back dress, at asos.com.
Alexander Wang sweatshirt crop top at shopbop.com.
Alexander McQueen neon flash shoe boots, at net-a-porter.com.
Nike Air Morgan mid, at urbanoutfitters.com.
Tory Burch Jelly Reva flats, at shopbop.com.
Marc Jacobs jeweled satin hat, pictured courtesy elle.com.
Katy sunglasses at fredflare.com.
Prada clutch pictured via harpersbazaar.com.
Scarf at doverstreetmarket.com.
Wide elastic belt at americanapparel.net.
Last look via topshop.com.
Don your Nikes and your Ray-Bans and get your freak on, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

60 comments:

Bradford said...

makes me want to play pac man!

WendyB said...

I've never gotten over my '80s love for neon.

janettaylor said...

I love jewellery hat from MJ and Emilio Pucci piece! Yummy!

xoxo: Janet

LJ said...

hehe three of my friends dressed as tetris bricks last halloween, and they fitted into eachother too! haha!

xx-LJ from SOS!

Blair said...

Qué selección tan bonita y con tanto color!!!Besos

Dooder City said...

I love color! I really also love those nike's. I don't know if I like that Cavallari girl but I like how you used her as an example.

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I think it really is a real testament to the talent a designer posseses when they can take a fad like neon or oversized sweaters and make them look modern and chic. The Alexander Wang sweatshirt is amazing. I love the Quontom strap back as well at the Armani look. The Pucci look is dazzling as well.

Dana said...

Wow, I love Kristin Cavallari's outfit! And those Nike shoes are pretty cool!

Great post!

Hanako66 said...

Fun, but not my fav style...I do, however love that MJ resort dress:)

Juliet said...

Those are all mad. So not me :D.

juliet xxx

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

such fabulous colours!

Meg said...

I love the cool cube necklace!

MizzJ said...

Yay for neon! I'm always a fan for color! That Asos dress is hot! When I first saw the Kristin Cavallieri shot I thought "Oh god, she's pulling a Lady Gaga" but then was relieved to learn it was for an actual 80s night and not just for everyday.

TML <3 said...

I liked the black and white body + the black and pink shoes! Cool ;-)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-fab post, I'll be posting my bright pink neon bag that I bought, trashy but fun, LOL!

rossovelvet said...

Awwww thank you, I'm so glad it was worthed !
Speaking '8o !!

I do agree with you, besides I couldn't live eighties so... it's kinda exciting for me... the only thing that bothers me it's that, especially in fall-winter, that's a little bit too much... like, it's becoming an obvious trend and I don't want that... I love too much that decade for that!

Amazing choices by the way, already have my eighties sunglasses, but the rubik-dress... fantastic !!!

freeTEYme said...

those nike's are too playful! i like 80's music but having second thoughts about wearing 80s clothes again after I look at my old pictures *lol* fun post CC!

proudly says, said...

very colorful outfits and accessories!
thanks for the update, CC.

kingchic said...

Cavallari looks a mess in that 80's workout outfit. I'm not a fan of her at all! But I am a DVF fan <3

P.S. LOVE FOR LABELS #4 Answers have been posted! You did great CC!
http://kingchic.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/love-for-labels-4-2/

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heartshapedmorning said...

what a fun post! i love when fashion doesn't take itself too seriously. hurray for absurdity and colors!
and thank you for your lovely comment.
xx
chloe

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love neon! Is that a good or bad thing! LOL!

MakeupByRenRen said...

love the bright colors of the 80s!

Fifi Flowers said...

I want one of those lego diamond rings... FUN!!!

captivateme said...

As predicted, I've fallen in love with all these colors...especially those gorgeous accessories!

Shin said...

Wow, they're all supercute! I love the crop gray shirt from shopbop! xxoo

amy b.s. said...

love that blazer/shorts look. great color. great jacket!

...love Maegan said...

ah ha! the leotards and tights ...in the 70's my mom worked in the Valley at what they used to call a "health club" {gym} and her uniform was leotards/tights/heels!!!!!! And she would run her errands after work in the same outfit!!! mind blowing!

fab post.. ..as usual ;)

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Loving Max Mara checkerboard outfit!
xoxo

Lady Thirty said...

like the lego inspired ring and the Prada clutch...

thank you for adding me to your
Fellow Fashionistas blogroll!

take care.

CG said...

Awesome post. I especially love the Nicole Miller, Emilio Pucci and Marc Jacobs. All so chic. Fantastic finds. And thank you so much for addig me to you list. Love your blog.
XOXO
LCF

lisa said...

Teehee the Lego ring makes me smile! Great post as always, CC. :-)

Ruta said...

i'm loving these bright colours. I especially adore the Forever 21 earrings. I wish they had rings. I would so buy one.

Julia mode said...

love your choise !! =)

xxx

Morena Doll said...

"Couture Carrie" is so catchy.
I love.
Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Sweety P said...

I LOVE 80s inspired fashion so I so love this post!

Frock Around the Clock said...

I love the sunglasses! This is such a fun post.. I wish everyone wore this sort of stuff.. people watching would be so much more fun! :) x

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x

Yuka said...

i like the geometric shapes! but im still kinda scared of the neon colors. i will try to experiment with it more though!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

colours are mood enhancing...why not! I saw DIY lego as headband- quite fab! CC, would you consider link L...I'm working on mine & you are definetely on, Thanks Dahhlin'...~Kisses*

Ginnifer said...

Thanks!
Your blog is so visually interesting. Very unique

Fashion Garden said...

so so so inspiring ! thank you !! :)
alice
xoxo

www.thefashiongarden.blogspot.com

Charmaine said...

ahhhh i'm in love with all of this, and especially that sheer black shirt!

Andrea said...

That MJ dress is further proof that he must be stopped before my head explodes!
And that Quontom dress... oh lord. Must have. Except I don't think you could wear a bra with it, which would be muy problematic for me.

HEK said...

I'm totally up for this trend. Love the 80's:)

Gigi said...

Loving you post. I was just commenting on how I don't get this big 80's comeback. Not my bag, baby! As Austin would say! :)

G said...

ohhh i love the shoes, the skirts, the dresses and the sunglasses!!! smells like summer :)

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La Couturier said...

Loove, the new header, CC!

Oh the 80s. A pop of neon here and there is fabulous!

Bisous,
La C.

Eden said...

just visited your blog for the first time--no wonder it comes highly recommended- its just great and quite comprehensive. and yes... i'd do anything to have lived and thrived in the 80s. boohoo. hope you could check out my site and add me to your blogroll!

xoxo

http://chicinthetropics.blogspot.com

K.Line said...

Oooh, love the lego ring!

Black Patent Stilettos said...

oh my, is it possible that I think some pieces look retro and avant garde at the same time?!

Allison said...

Anythinggg Ray Ban makes me smile :) I'm adoring the neon trend - I hope it sticks for a while!

F Blog said...

I love all the sharp shoulders, they are my fav fad right now!
X

Marcella said...

Wicked colourful straps on that bandage dress!

Juliet said...

Yes, the heels are Dior :D. You're good!

juliet xxx

Hemaly said...

Ugh, I have to hate those bosy suits. Reminds me of those old aerobics videos from the 80s. :/

Girl Japan said...

Oh my the Cube... seriously I was a neon mavin in Jr. High... faux leather pants, neon yellow top, matching earrings, shoes... Totally dig this post Carrie..

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

F is also for "Frankie"! A striking selection of pictures as always, CC x

ZombieLace said...

I never thought it would happen, but I think shoulder pads are about to be reborn. And I'm not as sorry about it as I thought I would be! I've noticed I've stopped ripping the shoulder pads out of thrifted garments, sometimes they make a great shape!

Aroha Silhouettes said...

Such an amazing collection of geometric brights!

Thank you so much for including my vinyl record imprison necklace!