Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shell Game

Marine iconography is haute, so come out of your shell, darlings!
First Image: Italian Vogue editorial, January 2008 by Tim Walker. Runway images via style.com.
Collette Dinnigan
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney dress; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Stella McCartney shell print dress.
Tibi asymmetric dress.
Bikini at victoriassecret.com.
Felix Rey for Target coral tote. Go to target.com.
Blush B-lush evening bag. This and next two at asos.com.
Felix Rey shell toggle mesh clutch. Also available in blue.
Enamelled shell drop earrings.
Helen Ficalora scallop shell charm. This and next two at shopbop.com.
Juicy Couture shell bracelet.
Kenneth Jay Lane shell ring.
Stella McCartney necklaces at net-a-porter.com.
ASOS long statement necklace. Visit asos.com.
CC saved the best for last: Necklaces by Fellow Fashionista Frankie of Swell Vintage.
Visit her here and play the shell game, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

71 comments:

Erika said...

That Stella McCartney Shell Print Dress is calling my name. Wonderful finds, darling; and love your new header! Do I spot Tinsley Mortimer and Darby Mercer?

LoveLipstickandLime said...

Everything on this page is stunning and I want it all. The jewelry is making me salivate! Thanks, I truly LOVE your blog. xxNadia

yiqin; said...

Wow, shells on clothes?!?! So sweet@

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Oh my god, I love you! Its such a huge honour to be featured on your blog! Its one of my favourites. Thank for being such a good friend and featuring my humble pieces next to these incredible ones! xxxx

janettaylor said...

Awesome!

I have starfish Prada sandals, but Ur selection...incredible!

X♥X♥

Fashion Moment said...

So chic, darling! I'm in love with that white evening bag, bikini, and wonderful Stella McCartney's dress! I miss a sea!

FM~FP

A World in a PAN said...

The shells (scallops shells that is) take me back to 1999 when I did part of the Santiago de Compostela pilgimage .. the symbol being a shell. The whole road is marked with shells that point to your destination. Beautiful inspiration for fashion too.

Vanessa said...

Great finds!

Kathy said...

Love this new trend!
xx

A little Princess said...

Oooh beachy! I adore all the prints! xoxo

...love Maegan said...

...I have a vintage shell necklace which I LOVE ...loving that cape too! ...actually, this entire post!

Eda said...

Wow...shells look amazing on clothes!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

I love your "Shell" post.
AWESOME SELECTION CC!!!!!

GORGEOUS HEADER!!!!

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!

Gabbi said...

I love the shell theme and the Blush evening bag! It's adorable...xo

Marian said...

loving this post! darling you have made me lust for another beach side holiday!everything in this post is lust inducing! love that victoria secrets shell bikini, the hue is so delightful. adoring that Tim walker editorial, he creates the fantastical images!
Stella's shell dress is effortlessly chic!
darling delish new header!
muah x
marian

Marian said...

p.s forgot to say I LOVE Frankies pearl in shell design!
xoxo
Marian.

La Fée said...

ooh I love all of this, especially the first image and the coral print bag!!

The Seeker said...

Again thank you for calling my atention for a trend that escaped me!!!
Lovely stuff.

xoxo

ZombieLace said...

Ravishing!!! I saw the most amazing purse shaped like a shell on etsy recently and I WANT IT. Now I can add all of these goodies to the list as well :~)

TheBeautyFile said...

The Felix Rey bag for Target is a definite "yes" with a !

I saw it in real life & love it...

Trixy said...

nautical and fun - perfect for summer!

Laura Trevey said...

wow! go Target!!

great finds...

EMB said...

I love all of that Stella McCartney especially the runway dress. So chic. Love the photos you found. Great post as usual.
-EMB

La Couturier said...

The Stella dress is unbelievable!

Bisous,
La C.

sarah said...

makes me want the beach :)

kiss me quick said...

everytime I see those kinda trends with shells I get reminded of the 80's for some crazy reason. ^^ ahah

http://kissmequick-kissmenow.blogspot.com/

freeTEYme said...

I like the stella and Tibi dresses!

Blair said...

Oh what a lovely post! I love that stella mccartney shell necklace! Hop eyou had a wonderful weekend cc!

Girl Japan said...

You know my love for the sea/ ocean on land, not a boat... I am totally digging these beauties.


Just so swell..

Miranda said...

loving these shell embellishments
makes me think of the beach :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh I love the Target bag, how fab!!

And great new header CC! XOXO, EM

Kristin said...

LOVING that Stella. Makes me want to go to the beach too. I think I'll have the hubs take me to dinner on the beach for our anniversary. Thanks for the inspiration. : )

WendyB said...

Shell necklaces always make me think of the gold shells sold by every little jewelry store in the Caribbean.

maggie said...

i love that stella mccartney top! i didn't know that shells could be so chic and gorgeous. haha. :D

Keith said...

They are all wonderful and stunning. I love them. I hope you had a nice weekend. Cheers!

Chessa! said...

I LOVE THESE! I adore this motif. those dresses, esp the Stella McCartney one, are fabulous.

the bella and the beat said...

This is such a great post. Perfect for summer! I especially want those shell earrings.

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

i love this entry! i didn't realize there were so many cool shell inspired things out there.

Jennifer said...

How fun! I wanna go to the beach now! :)

michelle said...

Love this, it's such a nice dose of summer!

The Socialite said...

Sea shells are so pretty it would only make sense to use them in fashion! Stella McCartney got it so right!

Lily said...

Wow that shell bag is fab! Great post :)

xoxo
Lily

http://mirth-thehouseof.blogspot.com

Terence Sambo said...

a lot of inspiration for design can be got from oyster shells. i love the snail shell pendant too :o0

Choo said...

I love the dresses!!

loft in soho said...

Your headers are always impressive, you have very good taste in choosing all the images,
and your whole selection perfect for summer!


kisses

Joelyne said...

thank you beautiful.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE SHELLS!

haha and just realised now how much! due to your lovely pics.

i used to collect them when i was little and steel my mums nailpolish and paint them ahhaha

OmnisLucis said...

oooh love that blush evening bag and the collette dinnigan dress. so stylish!

srta a said...

me gusta la camiseta vestido de Stella McCartney... y los detalles de conchas o corales también ;)

Besos!!

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Love Stella McCartney t-shit dress. And shell and coral details too ;)

XX!!

Yaya said...

My goal is to have that bikini body by July!

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

I have never noticed shells on clothes before and may I say they look great!

I am inspired. It's just so summery and easily reminds anyone of the beach.
x

thischicksgotstyle said...

The second dress is my new love!
And the shell shaped jewelry is also amazing, I've got to start a search for those!

x!

vorega badalamenti said...

soo stunning thingsss

want it want it!!!!=0

stylewithbenefits said...

Love that Stella dress and the gold clutch! Great selections as usual!

xo, Becs

HiFashion said...

I love shells. One of the greastest things on the planet. I'm personally in love with the Helen Ficalora scallop shell charm. Its so pretty. It'll be in my dreams tonight.

Raquel said...

oh this is gorgeous! I want summer so bad!
xx

Mo said...

so in love with the Stella on Jourdan Dunn, and that editorial. so haute!

Frock Around the Clock said...

I love the stella mccartney dresses! My mum used to have a versace blouse with starfish on the shoulders that I was reminded of by this post. Lovely! :) x

Savvy Mode SG said...

that dolce piece is divine.

Carlotta said...

the Stella McCartney dresses are simply gorgeous..I was going to make a post about shells too, love sea beach sand shells coral so perfect for summer!!

Amazing Style said...

the bag is very pretty

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

the shell necklaces are so so pretty!! :)

Fabi said...

that coral tote from target is AMAZING!

Hanako66 said...

Tim Walker is magic.

I adore all of your picks!

Little Bow Prep said...

I'm such a fan of nautical items.

Fab post!

The Lil Bee said...

I love that gold clutch and all those vintage necklaces!! And how have you been, my dear? :) xx

Sasi said...

Love that bikini! And all the jewelry and accessories are to die for!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

great finds! love that shell two piece!

wreckedstellar said...

Love the shell jewelry! When my sister and I were kids we used to go on the longest walks on the beach with my dad and find shells until our necks hurt from looking down the hours we we walked. We always brought home loads of shells from the Jersey shore and my mom was supposed to turn them into jewelry but that never happened! I'm sure they've since thrown out those shells!

http://www.wreckedstellar.wordpress.com

rossovelvet said...

Ooooh, that Tim Walker shoot... I love it so much !
The theme is also amazing, I love shells, they remember me my vacations on the see when I was little !

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the coral purse... ooooh and the shell ring... might needs these for summer!!!

Justin said...

Everything is sooo beautiful.!! I love the Felix Rey bag from Target.