Saturday, March 28, 2009

Strap Happy

Exquisite detailing and cleverly oriented straps bring a smile to CC’s face; how about you, my Fellow Fashionistas? Whether asymmetric or bejeweled, straps are taking center stage for Spring/Summer 2009!
At left: Claudia Schiffer; photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Myriam of My Miji. Runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Chanel
Christian Dior
Matthew Williamson beaded strap details – divine!
Colette Dinnigan
Hermés
Maybe it's just the arresting gaze of model Viktoriya Sasonkina, but CC thinks this strap is quite lovely, too!
Jenny Packham’s sorbet hues, via nymag.com
Versace
Louis Vuitton
Marchesa Resort
Rue du Mail
In the shops:
Ranna Gill jeweled halter dress, at intermixonline.com.
Marchesa one-shoulder dress; this and next 5 at net-a-porter.com.
Rachel Gilbert mini dress
Christain Lacroix linen embroidered sleeve dress
Catherine Malandrino beaded halter dress
Christian Lacroix puff dress
Day Birger et Mikkelsen silk bead-embellished tank dress
Elizabeth and James Heirloom jersey tee with detachable bead and rhinestone chain, at shopbop.com.
Marc Bouwer asymmetric dress, at Bergdorf Goodman
Rory Beca blouse at pinkmascara.com
Clements Ribeiro fringe cashmere tank, at net-a-porter.com.
Last look: Ted Baker beaded top, on sale at asos.com.
CC loves this trend, in part, because it’s so DIY-able!
So get creative, darlings, and you’re sure to be strap happy too!
xoxox,
CC

63 comments:

Miranda said...

love all the embellished straps and your new header is so pretty :)

janettaylor said...

So fantastic! :)

Have a great weekend, CC!
xoxo: Janet

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-just fabulous my dear, loving the Christian Lacroix!

Caroline @ absolutely unique said...

Totally LOVE these straps! The Ted Baker beaded top is absolutely gorgeous! I'll have to check it out right now!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend, darling!
xoxo

style crusader said...

I love a nice intricate detailed strap! These are beautiful picks!

Caroline @ absolutely unique said...

Oh, btw I'm a bit shy to ask... would you like to trade links, darling?
xoxo

Blair said...

me gustan casi todos pero el primer vestido me tiene enamorada!
Xoxo

Marian said...

so aptly titled honey!your post really proves straps are becoming more and more interesting. I love all the detailing,embellishment and decoration on straps. I so need to go all diy on a few strapped pieces.
This is such a yummy post CC. Thank you darling.
Happy weekend my sweet and hope you are well.
Muah x
Marian

Anonymous said...

They are all amazing finds. But I absolutely love the Chanel and the Mattew Williamson.
XOXO
LCF

Dana said...

I love one stripped dresses!!

Hey CC, I need your fashion advise!!! Help!

MISS GLITZY said...

Perfect dresses for a fashion goddess, love this idea:)

Dooder City said...

i am totally loving these straps on these shirts and dresses.

LML said...

love the LV straps!

Tiffany said...

love all the pretty details!

little fawn. said...

ohh matthew williamson ♥! lovely :D x

Fashion Moment said...

I love it! Lacroix and LV are great.
Have a fabulous weekend, dear!

FM~FP

Anonymous said...

CC, I am in love with all the detailing from Versace S/S! It's all about chic standouts for the spring season!

[K]

Meg said...

I love the jeweled and diagonal straps!

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for adding my blog to your roll, Carrie! You're so sweet!

j'mappelle shontel said...

Claudia Schiffer kinda looks like chelsea handler in that picture. ha

Fastidious Babe said...

loved the marchessa <3

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

wow these dresses are so beautiful! i'd be happy with any one of them!! :)

xx

Sara Li said...

Very, very nice!!

Anonymous said...

ooo i love asymmetrical straps

Anonymous said...

I love the Louboutins in the first photo - I saw them in photos from a Rodarte show a while back and thought they were just fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

I love the back straps. I would show my back, but I have to wait until it heats up a little bit more.

E said...

i must say, I love the straps!

E

Pixie July said...

Oh my word, your blog is such a glorious hodgepodge of deliciously pretty things to feast the eyes upon and dream of wearing! It must take so much time and effort finding these gorgeous clothes and posting about them, thank you so much - a treasure trove of style inspiration! xx P.S. My favourite dress of this post has to be the peach Marchesa Resort one! It's just divine!

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

Thanks again, darling! You're an angel.

Patagonia Gifts website is:
http://www.patagoniagifts.com

xoxo

Flashes of Style said...

I love the floral strap! So amazing <3

Julia mode said...

the first dress is so chic !! =)

xx

S.I.Q. said...

the dior is AMAZING!!!


-louboutin for barneys
-MARNI
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-Christian Lacroix
on
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G said...

Love that detailed pieces. put a simple top soo prety and different! kiss

Danz said...

Hey CC! Gorgeous post! I'm a huge fan of all things embellished, especially straps and necklines.
I recently bought a colourful, egyptian-style beaded collar that can dress up a simple top or dress like the beautiful examples you've shown here. Can't wait to wear it!
Hope you're having a great weekend. Take care :)

LJ said...

Chanel silver dress...nom nom..
xx-LJ from SOS!

Trish said...

Love the last two photos! It is soo me! Hihi. :)

TheGlamorousEccentric said...

love the marchesa!!

Raez said...

greta observation, and these are some great pieces!

and loving you blog, carrie! wanna swap links?

xx
Raez

Fashion Garden said...

nice post !! :)
xoxo
alice

www.thefashiongarden.blogspot.com

ana b. said...

They're all so bedazzled!

Ruta said...

that first dress is soooo hot. i'm in love.

J'Adore Fashion said...

love intricate straps! Really like the choices especially Chanel & williamson.
xoxo

F Blog said...

The Matthew Williamson is amazing!

Anonymous said...

That lilac dress is so beautiful! These are all gorgeous.

Savvy Mode SG said...

jewel neckline is trend du jour!

Too Many Tights said...

Claudia seems to be holding up VERY well after all these years.

Patterned tights = awesome.

Amazing Style said...

The Hermes green dress is my favourite!

totallymisslikey said...

Omg that pastel dress from Marchesa Resort..to die for!!
nice blog
moi loves
xoxo

Siljesfashion said...

Oh my, I am in love with that Marchesa resort dress. Just lovely!

Erika said...

Viktoriya Sasonkina is so gorgeous. I'm kind of in love with that Christian Lacroix Puff Dress. Fabulous finds - as always! :)

Bibbi-Jeanette said...

love it :)

young girl...louis vuitton said...

beautiful....i'm loving the orange piece the most! I'm thinking orange will be my new favorite color for spring!

Blair said...

Ok, I am obsessed with those jenny packham dresses. The details and the softness are just amazing! Happy Sunday Carrie. xx

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

What I love about these pictures is that they show straps don't have to be fussy - they can be striking and elegant. Great post as always, CC x

Tracy-Girl said...

I love reading your blog - and I love the one strap over the shoulder look. Its AMAZING!

ZombieLace said...

I really love the extremely bedazzled straps that are more like fancy jewelry than something to keep your clothing in place!! I actually saw Jenny Packham’s sorbet hues dress and drooled over the strap... thanks for letting me do it again.

Laura said...

Love the catherine malandrino dresses.
They look so elegant and detailled, but still young.
x Laura
http://stylecoaching.blogspot.com

LoveMore said...

CC! sorry i have been out of touch! im back!

love love the first one and i simply MUST have Marchesa one-shoulder dress...omg amazing? YES. love it!

hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

xxxx bel

Hanako66 said...

Oh wow, I love these!

Miss Yaya said...

i must must must have the ted baker top!!

Miss Yaya said...

p.s. the top is not to be seen and i am depressed.

i would say i will try to make it but i procrastinate too much and realistically will never do it. lol

Ediot said...

love these pics. so inspiring. thanks a lot for sharing

Anonymous said...

I really admire all the dresses but have my eye on the smokey eye look...when I do it.. looks like I ran into a wall..