Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lavender Love-in and Contest!

From the palest of purples to vibrant violets, lavenders are lovely for Spring 2009. Photos via style.com except where noted.
Also, CC presents her third Stockingirl.com Giveaway! See bottom of post for details!
The loveliest lavender, at left: Alexander Wang
Luella Bartley, via nymag.com
Basso & Brooke
Derercuny
Blumarine
Just Cavalli - CC neeeeeeds!
Marni
Gucci
Brioni
Louis Vuitton
Sonia Rykiel
Leonard
John Galliano
Vicente Villarin
Three As Four
Rodarte
Elie Saab Couture
Givenchy Couture
Christian Dior Couture

What to buy? Perhaps a lavender frock or a fabulous lilac pair of shoes?
At left: Fendi pleated silk gown.
This and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Roksanda Ilincic asymmetric dress
Luella bouclé jacket and frill skirt
Marc by Marc Jacobs Confetti dress, at chickdowntown.com.
Alexander Wang stretch crew dress, at shopbop.com.
Alexander Wang jersey off-the-shoulder top, at eLuxury.com.
Michael Kors tie-dye scarf. This and next four at net-a-porter.com.
Zimmerman Honey Rider bikini
Fendi patent belt
Mulberry Bayswater spazzalato bag
Sergio Rossi suede slingback sandals
Luella Bartley in collaboration with Georgina Goodman; this and next pictured via elle.com.
Calleen Cordero veggie-dyed bracelets.
Fendi lavender logo cuff, at net-a-porter.com.
Verdura ring, pictured via harpersbazaar.com.


L is also for Legwear, darlings!
CC’s Third Stockingirl Giveaway!
To enter, simply leave a (relevant) comment on this post! One entry per blogger, please. The winner, chosen at random tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, will receive a deluxe grab bag of THREE (3) fabulous pairs of Spring patterned leggings, like the ones pictured at left, from luxe lingerie purveyor Stockingirl.com! International residents welcome.
Good luck, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

103 comments:

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I am in love with lavender. I am in awe of the Vicente Villarin gown, which is absolutely stunning. The Derecuny pants are insane! I also love the Alexander Wang jersey off-the-shoulder top. I haven't seen as much lavender this season, especially in menswear, which sucks because it looks great on a lot of guys as well.

janettaylor said...

I love purple. Lavender is unique purple! :)

xoxo: Janet

Iole said...

I love lavander and all the shades of purple and pink...
xoxo

Blicious said...

loving the lavender!! <3

proudly says, said...

lavender is one of my fave colors. all the outfits are beautiful so i love them all!
... and i want to win in this contest and so i can wear a printed lavender leggings!

Gigi said...

I love that Rodarte dress with the fence net-ish leggings. Too hott! Thanks.

Allison said...

Oh, CC what a gorgeous post! I am absolutely obsessed with that Just Cavalli leopard print swimsuit. How fantastic! And that John Galliano dress is too beautiful for words, and I am 100% lusting after that Michael Kors tie-dye scarf! What fabulous picks :)

Belle said...

Such a fabulous post and gorgeous giveaway!
The tights are perfect for spring.

Lavender is the most beautiful colour. Such divine pieces you pick as usual :)
enjoy your day darling xx

the yellow elephant said...

oh, i love lavendel. it makes me think of lovely summer nights by the sea, or on the beach! Also, I do have some dryed lavendel in my wardrobe, and it makes my clothes smell fantastically!
xxx

Blair said...

Oh, I love lavender---especially the barley there shades on light flowing fabrics!

Alyssa Megan said...

Lavender is my favorite fragrance, a very delicate color as well. The John Galliano dress is lovely!

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

i love purple! i have quite a few dark shades but no lighter ones, must invest some for the coming summer!! :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

lavendar is such a beautiful color...i've recently fallen in love with my MAC beautiful iris e/s which is suchhh a pretty lavendar color

Lindley said...

i looove lavendar! it is so feminine and girly without being as obvious as pink :) i did a post not to long ago on those veggie dyed bracelets - i love them!

Kathy said...

I love John Galliano and Marni's designs, they are absolutely amazing!
woaa fabulous giveaway!
xx

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh CC, this is your best post ever! I adore lavender and all the purple variations! I especially love those leather pants, wow!
xoxo

Tiana Couture's Addict said...

Oh! I love contest! I hope i'll win one bag even I'm in France! u_u
so I hope that luck will be with me!!!^^
xoxo

Sasi said...

Mmm, the dress at Luella=love.

Stella said...

I ove that color!!! You can see it in my blog, lot of my clothes are in that color!!!

http://inlovewith-fashion.blogspot.com/

kuraikyo said...

thanks for your comment, dear!! lovely set of photos. this color is awesome n_n.

Savvy Mode SG said...

I tried on the Fendi cuff, it's cute but pricey. I like lavender but if the color is too light, I usually look washed out.

MizzJ said...

Great post! Lavender and purples in general are such great colors - in fact I'm wearing purple right now! That Mulberry bag is such a classic, and having it in lavender gives it a romantic twist.

Fashion Moment said...

Absolutely lovely post, dear Even I am not a huge fan of this color, those looks are divine! Especially Sergio Rossi sandals, Givenchy and Rykiel's dress, Three As Four look, and Blumarine blouse are divine!
Have a great day, darling!

FM~FP

labelleetlaitgirl said...

Lavender can be a beautiful colour, but in a wrong material and cut, it can look VERY tacky. I guess silky, grecian dresses are the best to wear this colour on..

Miss Yaya said...

i'm a fan.

that ring looks cute - plus the whole concept is great with the new mac lipglosses that came out

LoveMore said...

oh you are so lovely with your give a ways!!!! :) too kind indeed..love you for it!

and i MUST have this Sonia Rykiel on my body now please. haha i love love it!

xxx bel

Marian said...

adore how differently each designer has used this colour! it is such a chic but calm colour. adore how Wang fused into his otherwise grungy style.It is truely versatile.
muah x
marian

Cathy Voyage said...

Lavender always reminds me at the lavender we had in our old house. Every spring the smell was in the whole garden and I loved it! Of course I also like the colour, I am so impressed by the Dior Make up!

Nicole Marie said...

great finds! i'm so excited for summer and all the colors that go along with it!!

LFC said...

Love lavenders so in for this season. I adore the John Galliano dress. It is so gorgeous. Amazing post as usual.
XOXO
LFC

Pau said...

I love Lavander.
Mulberry, so lovely !!!
XXX wapa ;)

Hanako66 said...

I love that shade...the little Luella dress stole my heart!

captivateme said...

Lavender has ALWAYS been one of my favorite pastels to break out for spring--no matter what the season or trends...it's always such a girly and classic color!

Erika said...

I love the color. Fred Flare actually has a lavendar beret that I'm itching to get my hands on! :)

God Made Me fuNky said...

love the printed pants.Today I too am wearing something in the purple color family. Fabulous give away wouldnt want to pass up this chance at any cost. love the leggings.

Alyssa said...

I love purple colors... must find more!! I want one of those dresses, plus the scarf, the belt, the ring, and the off the shoulder top... I need more money.

I was thinking of wearing some of the stick on earrings at the corners of my eyes sometime... We'll have to see tho, cause most of them have princess faces on them. It'll depend on what kind of mood I'm in :)

Dooder City said...

Lavender is a great color and looks good on everyone.

lisa said...

I love how pretty lavender looks but don't love how it washes out my complexion. That Rodarte dress might work though, as it blends black and white into the design and the lavender isn't next to the face or skin. :-)

G said...

U can see from my page how much i love purple- just see my new babies... :) and yeah, they are velvet laces.

The Socialite said...

I think Lavender is such a beautiful color. Plus, it works so well for darker skinned girls like myself! ;)

Wanderlusting said...

Yay! Thanks for the tip, so glad they ship to Canada :)

I love that Basso look, the muted top and pants is fantastic! I love lavendar and lilac too, it can be a hard colour to find sometimes (along with seafoam green) but they look great with my colouring.

Oh and I would die to have that Mulberry bag. Seriously, there should be more pastel bags out there!

x0x0 Lusty :)

Too Many Tights said...

I'm leaving a relevant comment. I DO NOT deserve to win the giveaway because I have so much leg wear in my house it looks like a bomb site.

So there.

Film Upstart said...

First khaki now lavender I'm in heaven - that's two posts to bookmark!

Sweety P said...

Being an aquarius, I so are in love with any shade of purple. I love pale side of purple aka lavender! I have these cute purple earrings I wear to add a pop of color to my outfits.

TheGlamorousEccentric said...

love the lavender swimsuit

Alice X said...

i ADDDDOREEE the marc by marc dress.

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

i.d. said...

I really love Luella's unexpected pairing of lavender with orange. Sho shocking it works!

The giveaway sounds lovely! x

Toni Alexis said...

Wow! This is an amazing post with so much eye candy!!!! Oh I love the Luella Bartley everything and the Rodarte dress! Loves it all matter of fact!

xoxo

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

i love lavender....especially in that one luella collection :)

and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Flashes of Style said...

Okay I am in love with this entry! Purple is my favorite color ( along with gray and black). My fav here is the second dress.

Mervat said...

Thank you so much for organising this contest. As much as I love purple, I haven't worn lavender in a while, but after seeing the beauties you have put together, this will change I can assure you!
Mervat.
xxoo

Kelly said...

Oh MY! those Luella Bartley with Georgina Goodman shoes are gorgeous! oh i would love those!

and what a great giveaway, patterned tights are amazing! i especially love the ones on the left!

KB said...

Loving the Lavender looks, espesh the Luella and Rodarte, both very different looks. Such a versatile colour, i'll be on the hunt for something like this soon!

essence said...

El lavanda es tan chic! Me gusta mucho el look de Derercuny, tus selecciones siempre son impecables,

besos!

kingchic said...

Vuitton, Marni, Wang, and Rodarte are the designers who used lanvender beautifully for the spring season. It's such an optimistic colour. I really was a fan of Gucci S/S09, but that floor-length kaftan dress is just all wrong; colour was gorgeous though. I've actually been looking for a pastel blazer for the spring season; lavender is now on the list! Thanks CC for the heads up on the giveaway today!

[K]

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

I've neglected lilac for so long, in favour of bright or deep purple, but suddenly it looks like a no-brainer colour choice! I couldn't do a full outfit, probably just a top or something though.


Fashion Dreamer xx
http://www.fashiondaydreams.blogspot.com

ZombieLace said...

Ooooh, shiny lavender pants??? YES PLEASE! There is something so soft and sweet about this color, it looks weightless and I am loving it. I also think it might actually look good on my paleness instead of washing me out!

La Belette Rouge said...

Lavender always makes me think of old ladies, the smell of powder and Easter eggs. It is a pretty colour. I need to clear out my cache of association and give it another chance.

Emz said...

So in love with the color Lavender. I love all these choices! I need to find lavender nail polish asap =)

LJ said...

I have to say I'm kind of in love with the lavender/lilac color at the moment too. I recently purchases a vintage granny blazer.. It's lilac, with an off white color with pearls on them! very granny, will wear it tomorrow to see what it's like haha!
xx-LJ

Eri said...

I love those leather pants and also those Luella shoes are sooooo gorgeous!!!! I am dying to have a pair...

Amanda's Sunshine said...

Lavender is lovely.. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lea said...

oh wow, um I desperately need new stockings if this isn't random.
Anyway, I love this post. Great pictures I especially love the orange and lavender shoes.

STEFANIE said...

Lavender looks a bit blah on me, but I do love that first Luella dress!!

Lil Midget said...

this is a lovely colour! so cool and soothing to the eye. lovely in sheer or chiffon!

xxx

shopinchic said...

Lavender is such a lovely shade. I think that its fun yet tame, and let's be honest, who doesn't look good in lavender. It really is a universally flattering shade. Fab finds!

Meg said...

I love lavender so much. It's definately one of my favourite colours. Some of these looks are so great, I especially love the leopard print swim suit.

phamzy said...

i am a lavender sucker! lol.



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ebinbaby said...

Those lavender and orange shoes are adorable!! I would never have thought to pair the two colours but they are delicious!!!

K.Line said...

Lord I love lavender - the colour, the herb, the smell... And those shoes are awesome. Lavender and orange - yum!

La Couturier said...

Lavender is my favorite color =] It always has been, since I was a little girl. My room/bedding (that leopard print satin bedding of mine seen in various photos) is lavender! Excessive, perhaps, but oh well =]

Oo! Another legwear giveaway! It sounds quite fab, since I've never yet tried wearing patterned tights - I'm a bit hesitant to actually. Perhaps I will!

Bisous,
La C.

Cris Lazoru said...

Loooove the leopard swimsuit! Great choices

C.

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love lavender. It is one of those colors that looks good on everybody, every skin tone, and every age. I think that is why Michelle Obama wears it so much.

esther said...

these are gorrrgeous! i am just starting to love lilac/lavender again after about 6 years. I was crazy about it in highschool, and now I find myself wanting it again. My particular lust is for nailpolish in that shade....mm yes.

gilda said...

i loved the john galliano dress! except i was surprised it was his. it somehow seems so... girly :D lavender has been growing on me. i recently dyed a set of my bed sheets lavender and it made me very happy!

michelle said...

So pretty and calming! :)

freeTEYme said...

i'm loving purples and lavenders = those dresses are so pretty!

irene said...

hi carrie! i love all the pics in your blog! truly inspiring.... will definitely follow your blog, its a great and wide source of inspiration! x0x0- irene

Tiffany said...

i love lavender but don't own anything in that shade! it is such a lovely shade for all those gowns.

Amelia said...

I definitely fell in love with lavender with that Luella collection. Lavender and grey is possibly the most perfect combination.

Great giveaway! Enter me, for sure.

UberOriginal said...

Lavender is such a beautiful colour to wear. I especially love the Wang & Luella pieces you featured. xx

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-oh such a gorgeous shade and some divine picks!! I really do love the Fendi cuff!

TigerLily said...

I love this shade. Lavender is a softer shade than purple and it's great with romantic look (which is one of my fave style).
As always, Loved everything you picked CC. ^___^

Sara Li said...

I love this color!! And your blog!!

rossovelvet said...

I love lavender, or parme !

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh! Lavender was once my favourite colour! I had a lavender bed spread, frilly lampshade, side lamp, pierrot doll, haven't worn this shade in a while though, gorgeous pieces here! :)

Thx for your comment on my blog, love yours! Would you like to exchange links? I'd love to add you to my blogroll ;)
xx
CC

trendkat said...

Carrie! Girl, I agree! The leopard swim suit is fierce, and that Blumarine top and skirt is gorgeous. So easy to put together too! I'm looking forward to lavenders in Spring!

P.s. Great post, as always. :-)

coco said...

All these pale purples haven't really caught my eye until now. They are really pretty, very delicate.

Anika said...

Hubba hubba! Lets for a moment forget the fact that we're discussing a colour....can we focus instead on the leather pants by Derercuny? Whoa, ultimate lust!
And that Sonia Rykel dress > sex!!

p.s. CC, I don't want anything thanks...I'll try and secure the wrap tomorrow :) (I'll be in touch)

Kira Fashion said...

hi!

Its very romantic!
love love,

Kira

Eeli said...

Lavender is gorgeous and so are many of these dresses. Geez what i would give for that Luella Bartley creation! :)

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. I love lavender. These are all great. I find them very stunning. Not sure which is my favorite. Thanks for posting this. I hope you're doing well. Cheers!

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the lavender, it just screams spring! The pants, galliano, luella, & Wang are fab!!
xoxo

E said...

I really love all of these looks! they are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration post, cc.

E

emma said...

what a good color for spring!

Guapólogos said...

My absolute fav is the Galliano dress!! I would love to use it!

HoneyBunny said...

Gorgeous! I love his colour in its palest hues:)))

clareassiral said...

it's a shade of purple that never crossed my mind, but seeing all those images put together, it's time i rethink the color altogether!

The Seeker said...

Lavender is such a great shade of purple!!! Love it.
Oh and I missed the Giveaway!

xoxo

Cassiopeia said...

oh, luella, how i do love thee... all that purple. yum!

xxxc

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

That ring is LUSH! x

MissAmyShops said...

Thanks for the shout out! P.S. I love the J-suit!

You're Welcome said...

i love the marble cuffs.