Saturday, May 23, 2009

Beach Blanket Bingo & 5 Questions

French Vogue, March 2009 by Patrick Demarchelier.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc tote, at net-a-porter.com.
Tory Burch Riad towel, at toryburch.com.
Diesel beach towel; this and next four at asos.com.
Emporio Armani beach towel.
O’Neill logo print towel.
Roxy mod beach towel.
Hugo Boss blue floral beach towel.
Louis Vuitton graffiti beach towel, at eLuxury.com.
Seaside beach towel. Visit llbean.com for this and next.
L.L. Bean starfish beach towel.
Tie dye beach towel; this and next five at landsend.com.
Butterfly beach towel.

Kaleidoscope print beach towel.
6-foot square beach blanket with stakes.
Kids sun & fun beach blanket.
Vertical rugby stripe beach towel.
Gucci pink stripe beach towel; this and next at bluefly.com.
Hermés beach towel.
Juicy Couture palm tree towel, at neimanmarcus.com.

Diane von Furstenberg Warhol towel, at shopbop.com.
Which towel is most tantalizing to you, darling?


Tagged by the wonderful Ana of Fashion Moment with 5 Questions:









1. Who and what are your inspirations?
Off-duty models and celebs; my Fellow Fashionistas; artists and architects; magazine editorials; runway shows; fashion advertising; illustration; interior design and furniture (above: British Vogue, 1993).


2. What about fashion makes you love it?
I adore how fashion is constantly reinventing itself. Each season, there is a fresh array of looks to covet… I really look forward to the runway shows. Trendspotting is my number one hobby, darlings! It is exquisite to see how brilliantly different designers channel trends. Noting the parallels among the shows is extremely rewarding for me. And of course I never tire of the fabulous clothes… seeing how magazine editorials interpret and display the looks brings an added dimension and depth to my fashion-worship. At left, Prada featured in Bazaar, 2008.
3. What motivated you to start a blog?
Blogging was a natural outcropping of my decades-long addiction to journaling and maintaining a fashion sketch & inspiration book. There are just so many fabulous images out there, and I really wanted to begin sharing my passion for fashion with like-minded people. Also, it’s really rewarding to be a part of a community, and I am so grateful to all my Fellow Fashionistas and Followers. I would like to pass along this lovely Friendship Award I received from Fellow Fashionista Lisa of Solo Lisa to all CC readers!

4. How would you describe your style?
My style is polished yet adventurous. In my twenties, I was actually quite a conservative dresser. But now, in my thirties, I find I am more experimental. I love to pair a trendy or sexy piece with something more demure. Sample CC outfit: bustier and skinny jeans + sky-high heels (at left, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label corseted top, etc., at net-a-porter.com). And I invest in staples like bags and shoes. The wonderful thing about accessories is that they always fit, and they last forever if you care for them properly!

5. What styles are you most excited for this summer?
I’m a bikini girl. These are just a few of the suits I own (from victoriassecret.com), and I am constantly adding to my collection. I am also really loving the jumpsuit trend. I have a few already, and I find them both comfortable and playful. And with the right bag and shoes, it’s a cinch to take a j-suit from day to night!
Stella McCartney backless silk jumpsuit, at net-a-porter.com.
T-Bags wide leg jumpsuit, at shopbop.com

Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend, darlings! If you have a minute, I’d love to see your answers to Ana’s 5 Qs!
xoxox,
CC

65 comments:

Ty Ty said...

i love the first photo with the chanel accessoreis! beauch blanket shopping! :) xoxo
Ty Ty

janettaylor said...

Great post, CC! I totally love that CC orange/pink bag! :)))

XoXo

Kathy said...

I love the LV beach towel!

Ash Fox said...

i wan that pink lepoard beach towel!
x
www.tittees.blogspot.com

leeselooks said...

ah. i wish we were headed into summer!


love all your answers- especially why you started blogging!
you are sweet sweet.

enjoy your weekend beauty.

mariarose said...

I want the beach blanket with the tie-dye spiral!
The chanel bikini is rather gorgeous too...

M said...

Sweetie Darling I am having Hot Flashes! Gonna live in my fridge next to my good friends Ben&Jerry's. Love your post, you Fashion tiger ;)
xoxo M

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-love the Q&As of yours, the Vivienne Westwood top is so covetable! Have a lovely weekend!

Little Bow Prep said...

Awesome post! I think it's one of my favorites :)

CeImbracAzi-Sonia said...

I love the jumpsuit and the CC ad!

Erika said...

This truly makes me want to go out and buy a new beach towel - with a matching swimsuit! J'adore that first picute. Oh how I covet a true Chanel bikini! :)

Fashion Moment said...

You're wonderful darling! Thank you! I love your answers! And, about first part of this post, I WANT Gucci, Tie dye beach towel, and this fantastic Louis Vuitton towel!

FM~FP

M said...

I love the Chanel bikini and Marc Jacobs acessories.
Xoxo
M

leticia-galsintheknow.com said...

loving the Chanel (of course) and the louis!!!
I love a great big cuddly towel!
~leticia
http://galsintheknow.blogspot.com
still a few more days for my first giveaway, check it out!

Sher said...

I only just bought a jumpsuit and hope to wear it soon :) Can't wait for beach weather. Maybe Monday...

Kristin said...

Fabulous post! Love the DVF towel! The Chanel bikini is so divine. I wish my huge baby hadn't eradicated my bikini days. Ah ha.

Brigadeiro said...

Loved reading your tag answers! That Stella McCartney jumpsuit's gorgeous!
:)
xx

PS. I also find myself 'toning down' my style in my 30's...

style crusader said...

I've never really a chic beach towel, but this post makes me want to look for one!

Carlotta said...

love the beach towels, the starfish and the hugo boss are my fav!!
Have a great we :))

rossovelvet said...

Sprouse towel !!!!!
O M G !!!!!!!!!!! Now I need it.
As a consolation my Benetton one is exactly the same green... I always can tag it, huh ? ^^

Jennifer said...

Fab blankets! I wanna go to the beach now!! LOL

Savvy Mode SG said...

love the butterfly towel... : )

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

a would do anything for the louis v sprous towel!! it is way cool!!

...love Maegan said...

I love the Warhol towel ....and I almost bought that bikini at VS last weekend but I was afraid the top would be flattering ..I LOVE the colors/pattern though ...love.

Happy Weekend!

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous towels, especially the Chanel!

Also really enjoyed reading your 5 Questions dear CC, your fashion and trend reports are truly helpful and inspiring.

Love the jumpsuit look.xo

HiFashion said...

Loved the answers to the questions. You sound like you have great style!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

CC, that Hermés towel/blanket is good enough to be framed for the wall! Enjoyed your answers very much...you definitely have a zest & passion for fashion darling! Have a nice weekend Bikini gal!!!
~XO*

Cathy Voyage said...

I'd really like to have some good looking towels!

knitkicks said...

Im loving the Diesel beach towel and the Hugo Boss one. I think you've started a new obession in my life now

Penny said...

ohh i wish i had a chanel beach towel and bikini!

...i just wish i had chanel everything!

WendyB said...

Who knew there were so many beautiful towels in the world?

The Seeker said...

Great new header, dear!!!

Hope you're having a nice weekend

xoxo

Blair said...

Me encanta el bikini de Chanel y el conjunto de Marc Jacobs.xoxo

A World in a PAN said...

I enjoyed reading your thoughts and comments!

Sophia said...

I seriously am in love with your header.
And I want the tiedye beach blanket!!

freeteyme said...

I enjoyed reading your answers and I love reading your blog!!! The chanel ensemble and the VS bikinis are gorgeous!

MissBliss said...

Love the starfish towel... and right next to the fish towel my hub would like!!! beautiful post!! enjoy the weekend!!!!

Rachel Follett said...

That blue and orange striped bikini is a must have. You have the best taste!

La Couturier said...

This just thoroughly convinced me that I need a fab beach towel.

I shall dream of the Stephen Sprouse for LV one... =]

Bisous,
La C.

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the chanel phot, and those cute jumpsuit!! happy weekend ;) xoxo

Delmy said...

i cant wait to go the beach

*Dith* said...

love the Empirio Armani and Chanel!!

flirting with the header i see?? This one's fab as well. :)

Zakuro said...

Colorful!!
You will enjoy summer with these a lot, won't you?

xZ

captivateme said...

oh my goodness...that chanel bikini--DELICIOUS!!!

pranksygang said...

wow !!! they are gr8 and colorful! i loved the one with pink stripes! superb collection

Anika said...

CC, I laughed out loud at the 'beach blanket bingo'. I have to admit that I have never thought of beach towels in the same vein as fashion. But I'm willing to amend, and so I admit that I love the DVF towel and that gorgeous tie dye one :)

Loved too your answers about your inate sense of style and love of bikinis (I'm with you all the way there :)

Hope you're having a nice, relaxing weekend bella

Amazing Style said...

my favourite is tje one with the butterflies on. i hate clothes that you can see the brand largely written

OmnisLucis said...

i never thought a towel post could be so gorgeous! love the roxy one (suitably) for windsurfing and the hugo boss for some glam-time sunbathing on a beach/boat.

Terence Sambo said...

love the tye die beach towel :o]

ChikitaRosemarie said...

gosh, i smell summer, really!!
i love the white jumpsuit, so cute!! it must be so great for summer wear..

neways, i love your new banner!! :D

vorega badalamenti said...

love the first photoooo.. =)
and the beach blanket there.. =)

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Oh just as I thought designer beach towels were totally OTT, I spy the LV grafitti one and fall in lust...

Dane said...

We have the same taste in bikinis.. I have the orange/navy/white pair and wanted the last pair with the sailboats but it was sold out. I was quite upset about that, haha.


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lisa said...

Thanks for the mention and for passing the award on! I always love your tag post answers.

You're Welcome said...

i have a weird obsession with beach towels.

Chessa! said...

I would buy one of those towels and frame them in a full glass frame - like a floating frame - and hang it on my wall in my living room. so fabulous. I could never lie on those on a beach or dry myself off with them...they are works of art!

zupu said...

I adore that pink striped Gucci towel!

I'm quite addicted to Missoni towels nowadays, the butterfly printed ones from them are so cute..

Hanako66 said...

this is such a fun post Carrie!

I always love hearing about you!

Marianne said...

Aaahhh Chanel...!!!

togga said...

This seems to be a great site for Portable Pools, Plastic Pools,Beach Towels, Water Footwear, Queen Airbed With Pump.I had been relying on http://www.togga.co.uk earlier and they too offered good stuff.

Chelston Direct said...

I also love the the tye die beach towel. Chelston.

freebooksddl.info said...

This blog so very cool great post, I've learn meaning about couture carrie

Jen
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Costume Jewellery said...

That Channel snap is amazing! love the accessories!

jyoti jain said...

The Tie dye towel are amazing , I like the colors and design, Really eye caching.http://www.lapeches.com/

Fashion For Bribal said...

I love this collection