Monday, April 13, 2009

X Marks the Spot

Monique Lhuillier; this and other runway images via style.com except where noted.
Hervé Léger
Carolina Herrera; this and next via nymag.com
Jean Paul Gaultier
Gaultier
Matthew Williamson
VPL
Oscar de la Renta
Charlotte Ronson
Byblos
Reem Acra
Elie Saab Couture

Milla Jovovich wearing the trend; photo courtesy stylecritics.com.
Givenchy cut-out shoe boots; this and next 2 at net-a-porter.com.
Marni slingback sandals
Kara by Kara Ross gold plated cuff
Versace studded cami at eLuxury.com.
Alice McCall Stella & Stanley dress, at gargyle.com.
ASOS cross-front top. Visit asos.com.
Sass & Bide Love Me 2 Times vest, at bunnyhug.co.uk.
Bottega Veneta geometric wool jersey dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Hervé Legér bandage dress
Ports 1961 grosgrain trimmed sheath; this and next at shopbop.com.
VPL Breaker dress.
Marquito and Blowman cross-back yellow bubble dress, at asos.com.
Last look: Very Sexy twist-back halter bikini at victoriassecret.com.
Are you as x-static as CC is about this trend, darlings?
xoxox,
CC

70 comments:

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

that yellow criss cross dress is fantastically alluring!

janettaylor said...

Hey CC,

As always I love Ur post. I adore Matthew Williamson dress and Givenchy cut-out sandals.

Have a great day: Janet

Nemerae said...

Me encanta la forma X tanto en silueta (marcando la cintura) como en la prenda misma (las fotos que has puesto), y en zapatos con tiras!!
1beso

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I love the Bottega Veneta and Jean Paul Gaultiers dresses the best! Great picks my dear!

Eda said...

I'm really X-tatic about those sandals! They are gorgeous!

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

amazing shoes!! and that dress Milla was wearing is so gorgeous :)

Diego R. Wyatt said...

It is such an interesting idea to take X and make it as subtle or overt as possible in garments. I absolutely love the Monique Lhullier gown and the Elie Saab, both are stunningly glamorous. Of course, the Reem Acra is insane. I love the Matthew Williamson and the bandage dress from Hervé Legér as well.

Blair said...

Happy Monday miss CC! I love all the X's you found. That dress from Byblos is especially beautiful--just loving the colors.

Wishing you a fabulous Monday! x b

Juliet said...

Oh, you're smart! Hadn't realized this one yet.

juliet xxx

Savvy Mode SG said...

the herve leger x dress is super cute on, just breathing is another story.

Pop Champagne said...

The Givenchy sandals are great!! and Happy Easter Monday! :)

Flashes of Style said...

Oh I love criss crosses so much! These are so wonderful :)

Pau said...

Love Herve Leger designs, so sexy.
Givenchy sandals are simply perfect.
XXX Carrie ;)

freeTEYme said...

I'm feeling that Oscar dela Renta top and pants and those Givenchy shoes. Happy Monday CC!

Mona said...

Great post! Love it!

trendkat said...

I am a huge fa of x's on the back of dresses and belts. But I've never thought of them on bikini's! It's a new love for me. Thank CC!

XOXO!
Kat-

Anna said...

Love everything!!

Marian said...

Hello darling, as usual I LURRVE the post! loving each piece! Specially the yummy gowns and that amazing cuff!
Hope you had a good easter weekend.
muah x
Marian.

Morena Doll said...

Good for you for noticing that trend! Those dresses are just absolutely beautiful.

Elyse said...

The zippered belt would make a fantastic DIY project! I really like the swim suit too!

Dana said...

Hola linda!

Milla's dress is just gorgeous!!!

I loved the suits post bellow!

Have a great week dear CC.

J'Adore Fashion said...

criss cross, racer back--love anything with an X lol! love love Hervé Léger, ronson top, and givenchy shoes--fab post!!! xoxo

Hanako66 said...

This is such a cool post...you always notice the most amazing trends!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Oscar is the MAN CC darrrling!
Xtra gorgeousness for this post...
~XO*

La Belette Rouge said...

X's beat O's in the fashion game of tic-tac-toe.

shopinchic said...

I love the modern arsty inflence of these fantastic pieces!

Eri said...

Dresses with the X factor!

dapper kid said...

That Matthew Williamson dress is STUNNING!!! And I love that twisted cross in the Elie Saab Couture dress :) Hope you're having a wonderful Easter dear!

Penny said...

i love how you spy even the tiniest details

Irène said...

i love "x"s. :D

Berenice said...

i just loooove the victoria´s secret Bikini!!!It´s super sexy!... This is the first time i visit your blog =) and Me like it! ;) i have a blog too if you want to take a look www.tardeotemprano.net

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Oh yes... I love the Kara Ross bracelet!!!

♡♡♡ Stay Beauty♡♡♡

Kira Fashion said...

I love this Hervé Léger´s style! I am so happy bacause I could afford a cool bandage dress at Patricia Field's store..I can't wait to wear it next saturday night!

Kisses and kisses,

Kira

Erika said...

The Oscar de la Renta = love.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Cross my heart and hope to die! I love all of these x

lisa said...

Yes! X marks the fab fashion find. :D

issa said...

i'm loving this trend!

la petite fashionista said...

you're always so spot on with your trend spotting! i really like this look for something different!

captivateme said...

I've always loved these particular cuts--what I wouldn't give for that bikini especially...YUM!!!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Thanks for posting all these X-dresses - what a lovely post! My favorites are the details on the Elie Saab dress and I love Milla's gown. I've always adored Givenchy shoes, so it's no surprise I have a weakness for those shoes you posted...

Lisa said...

crushing over that bikini.

you need that cc!


perfect for summmmer.

Delmy said...

You always post great pieces.

Susie Bubble said...

Kris Kross'in goodness....

She's Dressing Up said...

Ooh I love it all!

The Clothes Horse said...

You are quite observant! I never would have connected all these pieces and they look so cool.

Tiffany said...

as always, love your finds. you have such a great eye for detail!

sarah said...

i love this post. and i've been loving that swimsuit for a while.

La Couturier said...

That first dress is in my inspiration folder - it's so gorgeous!

And you have family in Rumson? I have a a few friends that live there - it's a bit sad that it's an hour away!

Bisous,
La C.

Trixy said...

The Oscar de la Renta look was definitely my favorite! Every time I read your blog, I always end up wanting to go shopping! :) Fabulous.

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

the matthew williamson detail makes me tear up a bit :)

luving u cc!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

gorgeous elie saab and HOT bathing suit! i must have that...off to vickies i go!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

you are always dead on with trends

Dooder City said...

I love it! What great thinking to pick out an 'x'.

Trisch said...

Love the bikini at the bottom!

trisch xo

Gabbi said...

I love the Oscar de la Renta top dear CC, the neckline is gorgeous!

Little Bow Prep said...

I adore the first picture!

The Reem Acra and Elie Saab gowns are both quite fab!

I want that swimsuit!

kelse said...

i love this look, and what work you put into this blog, good work! xx

I Like Stuff said...

What a good eye for detail you have! And I think I'm going to have to buy that cross-back bikini. Like, now.

Amelia said...

Yeah, I've definitely noticed this trend. Its very interesting and doable.

Eeli said...

Eeee. Criss crosses lol. Reminds me of tic tac toe for some reason haha.


Thanks for your congratulations. It was very exciting for me :)


Eeli xx

Belle said...

These are gorgeous! The shoes are so stunning! And I adore the pics from the runway!
The x makes the clothes have such more diversity and are so much more interesting! love it
xxx

i.d. said...

How perfect...I'm obsessed with cut-out dresses right now! x

Adela said...

i love that first dress! these are all uber-chic!

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Secretista said...

X DOES mark the spot. Lovee this look.

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. I really like these. My favorite one is the first one on row three. Have a great day. Cheers!

Anika said...

CC, once again you've nailed another hot trend. I love everything X'd. Speaking of which, how fabulous was the Leger show? Mmmmm, strips of bodycon leather fabulousness how I do love thee....

Haha, also I tried my luck at another sheer shrug/cape at the op-shop, but they had none left. I did get a gorgeous oversize jewelled sweater dress, but not sure how you feel about vintage gear???

Have a great one :)

ZombieLace said...

Oooh, I really dig the subtle monochromatic ones. That silver gown is delicious. And that bikini!!!

LoveMore said...

CC sister I love you puns ALWAYS! :) hehe

and could you pleaaase plaster some of the Hervé Léger on my body?! Also loving the Sass and Bide number..have loved that design on the front for a while now!

hope all is well miss lovely xxxx bel

kingchic said...

Givenchy and Marni footwear make me tingle all over. The clothes at Givenchy had some X-factor built into some of the black cut-out criss cross tops.

[K]

Cassiopeia said...

that first dress is JUST AMAZING! :-D

xxxc

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