Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CC Loves & Contest Winner!

Darlings, can you believe it? This is the 500th CC post! In celebration, CC is delighted to announce the winner of the monthly CC StockinGirl Giveaway and the proud owner of these incredibly chic scrunch-bottom leggings in her choice of Espresso or Black: the lovely La Petite Fashionista! Congrats, darling!
Couture Carrie has really been a joy for me to maintain these past few years, and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all my readers, Fellow Fashionistas, and Followers. So thank you, darlings! And now, just a smattering of things that CC loves:
Bustiers worn over shirts, as at Emanuel Ungaro (via style.com).
These Brian Atwood Marielle satin pumps, at net-a-porter.com.
These Christian Dior two-tone strappy booties, at bergdorfgoodman.com.
These Tibi feathered pumps, at chickdowntown.com.
Fashion Illustrations like this one by Peter Breese.
This Elizabeth and James silk chiffon shrug, at net-a-porter.com.
Patsy Stone.
Photos of models backstage. Christian Dior via nymag.com.
Rooftop terraces like this bar at 230 Fifth Avenue, NYC. CC can attest that it’s even better at night, packed with fabulously tanned New Yorkers sipping martinis!
This Russian Vogue editorial courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
This Tolani scarf at chickdowntown.com.
This V magazine spread aptly titled “Lady Lust.”
This Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Lily gown, at net-a-porter.com. No, CC is not getting married, but still…
Dress forms. Numero editorial, October 2006 by Lucia Val and Franco Musso.
These True Religion Gwen skinny jeans with ankle zippers, at shopbop.com.
These Rockstar biker jeans, at shopplanetblue.com.
These David Lerner leggings, at shopbop.com.
This Bliss Lau harness at 80spurple.com.
The architecture of Antoni Gaudí.
Super deals like this Purple Label tux dress, $36 at 80spurple.com.
These J. Crew horizon-stripe shorts. Is CC too old (33) to be wearing shorts?
This Alexander Wang Baggy Boaters dress, at shopbop.com.
This Marchesa dress at Bergdorf Goodman.
Tell CC, darlings: What are you loving right now?
P.S. Fellow Fashionista Diane of Snapshot Fashion and several others are hosting a Fashion Party for bloggers on Saturday June 13th at Heathers (506 E. 13th Street between Ave. A & Ave. B) in NYC. The gathering starts at 4pm. Drinks are 2-for-1; since it is being held in a bar you must be 21 years old to attend. CC hopes to attend and would love to see all of you there! For more information, contact Diane at snapshotfashion@gmail.com. It’s going to be a fabulous event with giveaways and lots more!


Diane said...

three things:
1) CONGRATS on your 500th post!!! :)
2) the makeup on those models is absolutely amazing
3) thank-you so much for posting info about my event! xoxoxo

janettaylor said...

Hi Honey,

Congratulations on Ur 500th post! I love Ur blog as U know. :)

Brian A. sandals are amazing!

Have a lovely day,darling!


Ash Fox said...

those feather shoes are amazing!!!

la petite fashionista said...

wow 500 posts.. Congrats Carrie!

& thank you so much again, i'm super excited for my leggings!


Carol said...

500th post! woohoo! That Vivienne Westwood dress is so amazing!

Megan said...

Holy moly, 500 posts! Congratulations!

WendyB said...

Ha! The photo of "Patsy" made me smile. Congrats on the 500th post. Only 1000 more and then you'll be caught up to me :-P

XAVS said...

Congrats on the 500, wow!!! That's a lot to say darling!! I love your patsy pic...just awesome!

Blair said...

Wow! Congrats on the 500th post! That is so exciting. I cannot tell you how much I adore those shorts. Actually working on a blue and white stripe post just to include them:) Hope your week is going well! xx blair

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow 500 posts! congratulations CC! I love bustiers worn over shirts too!

Alya said...

Congratulations! Here's to 5000 more!

I'm also into bustiers worn over t-shirts. Haven't tried it - dont know if I will - but I like the idea.

K.Line said...

Oh, the scarf! Me want it.

K.Line said...

Oh, and congrats on the 500th, natch!

Savvy Mode SG said...

congrat on your post. and those j crew shorts are cute.

Fashion Moment said...

I am so happy for you! This post is wonderful, and Thank you for every post you've published! FM and FP wishes you many, many more fabulous posts in the future! And, it's my honor to be a part of CC's blog and this post, too!

Love for CC,


J'Adore Fashion said...

wow, 500th!!! CONGRATS CC! nice photos, love the wash jeans. Could tell me where it is from?? thanks
oh! amazing snadls too!!

mariarose said...

beautiful :) xxx

Kristin said...

Congrats!! It's a daily addiction to see what lovely images you'll be posting! Loving the Marchesa of course and those Brian Atwood pumps are delicious!

Funms-the rebirth said...

Congratulations on ur 500th post.........wow!!!
i wanna have a gorgeous style like u when i grow up....:)

Cammila said...

You are officially prolific! Congratulations! :)

And I'm totally feeling the dramatic makeup and tippy-tall hair. If I had enough of it, I'd make a bouffant like Patsy's, and hide a vodka bottle inside. You know, just to make it authentic.

Couture Carrie said...

Thank you for all your well wishes, darlings!

J'Adore ~ those jeans can be found here:


MICHELE3 said...

Congrats to you on your 500!! That is Fabulous..Your blog is wonderful and you are an inspiration to all of us..keep it up girl..and p.s. your not to old to wear shorts!!!..lol..xoxoMish

Sr Q said...

Todavía me sorprende la capacidad que tienes para recopilar fotos que ilustren un largo post sobre una misma idea. En serio, tu blog está muy trabajado y lo haces muy bien. Un saludo ;)

retroliving said...

That Vivienne Westwood dress is so amazing!

Great post as always!



this wheel's on fire said...

Patsy Stone is my god! ;)

Erika said...

I need that Purple Label Tux Dress. The color. The cut. It's absolutely perfect!

Congratulations on reaching your 500th post. Your next 500 will be just as spectacular, I'm sure.

And congratulations to La Petite Fashionista. I'm a huge fan of Lauren's blog; she's going to have such fun with those leggings! :)

Pau said...

Love Gaudi, the dreamer of Barcelona.
XXX wapa

Pau said...

Happy 500 th post !!!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

who doesn't love patsy stone. Congrats on the 500th post! big honor.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

congratulations, my dear!

btw, i LOVE your newest blog header!!!

issa said...

HAPPY 500th post!!! i adore your blog and i adore you!!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your blogging milestone. :)
And seeing that VW gown made me smile. I fell in love with it a few months ago. I'm not ready to get married but I wouldn't mind pretending just to wear it. Hehe.
And those ripped leggings are so hot. I want a pair!

Chessa! said...

what a milestone...happy 500!! these photos are divine...esp the one of the models backstage...or at the park after the show! :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Congrats on your 500th! I think the best thing about your blog is that you put your heart and soul, and so much thought into each post. :)

I'm loving Brian Atwood right now! And gosh another reason I wish I was in NYC again, that get together sounds fab! Have fun! XOXO, EM

Hanako66 said...

congratulations on 500 posts!!!

I love everthing that you love!

Deine kleine Schwester said...

And now - up for the next 500!!!

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I'm lucky to be "on board" :)

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Fashion Moment said...

You have an Greetings on FM, '24-Hour Couture'! My Photoshop doesn't work, so I can't writte anything for you!


La Belette Rouge said...

500!!! Wow!!! There should be champagne. I am almost at 400 and I am not sure if I can make it another 100 and something more. I can say that every post of yours is a winner!!!!Congratulations!

Brigadeiro said...

OOh! Love what you love! :) Casa Battlo! LOVE Gaudi!!! Congrats on your 500th post, and thank you so much for your vote ;)

The Seeker said...

Oh dear, congratulations on your 500th post!!!!!!!!!
Here's to many more with the quality and care you always put on them!!!!!

Congrats to the winner! And I so wish I could go to that event :(


E said...

Lucky duck! *sigh* I love those David Lerner leggings!

Anonymous said...

me too, me too!! I'm definitely craving those atwood shoes. He can do no wrong in my opinion :-)

Congrats on your 500th post, darling!!!


Congrats Darling!!!
You are not a baby blogger no more...hee* Luv those J. Crew horizon-stripe pair...I can see them with basic tee in neon!

Diego R. Wyatt said...

CONGRATS CC! I am so happy for you and even more happy to be a part of this amazing feat! Those Brian Atwood and Tibi feathered pumps are absolutely ferocious! I love the VMan spread as well as the David Lerner leggings.

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Congrats! That's amazing. Your blog is amazing.

Great post.

A World in a PAN said...

Well, congratulations on your 500th post! And many more to come.
As for Pilates, I'm just a beginner ... I do it because it's good for my posture and my health .. but I follow the instructions given by the trainer ... period!

Gabbi said...

•::♥Happy 500th dearest CC!♥::•

I ♥ your Lo♥es, especially those Tibi feathered pumps and the Peter Breese illustration. I definitely don't think 33 is too old for shorts... especially if you're a fabulous Pilates teacher.

Wish I was in New York for the blogger party and congratulations to the winner!xo

Amelia said...

Wow, congrats on hitting 500! This is such an inspiring post. I love all the shoes.

Rachel Follett said...

Congrats! Great post for your 500th!

Carlota said...

I like the 2 first pictures, these looks are great! xoxo

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

I loooove the feather shoes!!
Congrats on your 500th Post!!


Amazing Style said...

carrioe, congrats for the lovely posts! we are waiting for the 1000 celebration post


Congratulations for you and the winner!!!!

I would like to win too! ehhehe

a kiss and thanks so much for the birthday sweet message!!!


CC I'm 43, I have 3 kids and wear shorts,( only on occasion and if they are really nice/classy) I work out like crazy everyday and still fit into my high school jeans.(not that I would ever wear them in public) You are drop dead gorgeous, Of course you can wear shorts!! I have already ordered the J Crew striped ones. With great jewelry, a lovely top and the perfect shoe, plus an awesome blowout and its a perfect look for for champagne cocktails in my garden on Friday evenings!!

Marmelindela said...

Congrats. Lovely pictures, lots of inspiration. I'm going to Barcelona in two weeks, to look at some Gaudí architecture, so exited. Lovely blog. x

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

That rooftop terrace is looking like one cool place for a cocktail, cheers!

jen laceda said...

I absolutely love those Christian Dior strappy booties -- they will go well with sarouel pants! That boater's dress from Bergdorf is a dream. I want to go buy one now!! Plus factor on the boater's dress: it's black and will hide all my post-baby chubbles! Haha!

Keith said...

Congrats on your 500th post. That's so awesome. I'm really happy for you. You've got an amazing blog. I always love checking it out. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog :)


Pop Champagne said...

ooooh congrats on your 500th post!! How exciting! I love those shoes with feathers on them! But I'd be too scared to wear them to ruin the feathers lol

Anonymous said...

RV loves CC loves !

zupu said...

Congrats on your achievements, I must say that I adore your blog so much, thank you for all your posts!

And you are not too old to wear shorts, no way :)
I love the Marchesa dress and that Russian Vogue editorial pic!

Anonymous said...

Wow 500th, Congrats, congrats!!!! I am digging the make-up on the models, those are hot!!!! This post reminds me I need or want the new "gladiator sandals"

Carlotta said...

congrats 500 post!!

Anonymous said...

Hi CC--- I feel so embarrassed, I have to resend it tomorrow, it was sent back to us last week--- and I can not believe this myself but I forgot to put the COUNTRY on it.. can you believe that? UGH..

My husband scolded me and said "you do the wrapping and I'll do the shipping"... opps...

On a more happier note, I know you'll love it!

HoneyBunny said...

Such a great post CC! Congrats on your 500th post! You're blog is such an inspiration! :*

freeteyme said...

Congratulations on the 500th post CC! Looking forward to a lot more!