Friday, June 26, 2009

Cocktail Hour

Cheers, darlings! First photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse. Backstage images via nymag.com.
Backstage at Fendi, 2008.
Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier, 2008.
Marija Vujovic at Zac Posen.
Natasha Poly and Alexander Wang, February 2009.
Male models Romulo Pires, Josh Walt and Owen Stuart do shots... tequila, anyone?
Bonnie Strange photo.
Elle, June 2002.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
Amica, October 2007.
Elle, August 2001.
Elle, March 2002.
French Vogue, April 2006 by Patrick Demarchelier.
French Vogue, August 2003.
French Vogue, May 2006.
Italian Vogue, December 2008.
Italian Vogue, February 2009.
Italian Vogue, March 2005.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
W by Mert and Marcus, March 2007.
W, March 2009 by Steven Meisel.
Italian Vogue, June 2003.
Vogue, March 2009.
What to wear? In addition to a big baubly cocktail ring, you’ll need a fabulous dress!
Vogue, September 2003 by Mario Testino.
Vanity Fair, September 2007

Shopping List: Hint: Choose a sassy solid and embellish with adventurous heels and jewels!
Sky cobalt tube dress; this and next four at chickdowntown.com.
Black Halo Jackie O dress.
Deal of the Day: BB Dakota coral pink Crawford dress, $74.
Gryphon The Feather Dress.
McQ Black Cocoon cocktail dress.
Missoni Gabry one-shoulder dress; this and next five at net-a-porter.com.
Hervé Léger Vivien cutout bandage dress.
See by Chloé green strapless dress.
Preen gray bandage dress.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania red scoop dress.
Stella McCartney embellished tank dress.
Last Look: Zac Posen lavender silk fringe dress, at intermixonline.com.
Here's to you, darlings! Have a fabulous weekend, and be sure to visit on Sunday for a special pop-up vintage boutique!
xoxox,
CC

82 comments:

Diane said...

suddenly i'm rather thirsty...

issa said...

Mmmm.. cocktail hour.. love cocktail dresses.. i just need more excuses to wear them

Jennifer said...

These photos are fab. And I looooove the dresses. Now I need a drink.

cma said...

loving these so much
now im wishing i was at a party but too bad haha
thanks for the inspiration!!

-cma
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cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

rossovelvet said...

Well this is the post for me !!!
I love love love this, and being an Italian the 'ape' is always an istitution !
Plus, the cocktail dress... aaaah, fashion happiness !

leeselooks said...

the stella dress + red lips + hair slicked + sassy heels!

yes please.

have a beautiful day cc


xxxxx

WendyB said...

Is it too early for a drink?

Iva said...

such great photos!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

anyone just said cocktail hour? I adoooore cocktails! fabulous post! I'll wear the white dress, please. enjoy your weekend, darling!
xo

melmo said...

wow that blue cocktail dress is sooooo amazing!

Gabbi said...

Such gorgeous drunkenness dear CC! And divine dresses... looking forward to the vintage sunday post! Have a lovely weekend!♥♥

Erika said...

Love. This. Post. These pictures are simply ravishing. I don't think there is anything more glamorous than dressing to the nines for a cocktail party.

Love the Zac Posen Lavender Silk Fringe Dress - I'm still smitten with fringes! :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

I like the black missoni one shoulder dress and an apple martini please.

Ana said...

I could use a drink! Love it!

K8 said...

Cute dresses!

Pau said...

Love the pink one ;)
XXX

Nicole Marie said...

i don't think i could ever own enough cocktail dresses. they're so fun!! great photos!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hervé Léger is Body Beautiful! Cheers darrrling... ~XO*

stilettolover91 said...

awesome pics!!! great post as always!

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Hanako66 said...

love it CC!

Have a great weekend!!!

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Ohh wow that first picture is so inspiring1 ♥

Wanderlusting said...

Good timing - I just quit drinking for three weeks lol.

LOVE the whole look and feel of the Elle, June 2002. I'm inspired! Just gotta figure out how to tie a head scarf.

shopgirl28 said...

Makes me want to go have a drink now. Nice dresses.

Sharon Rose said...

Cheers to a lovely post my dear! Love the Elle 2002 striped polo neck picture and I adore the Preen bandage dress-a true classic!

lisa said...

Lol it's not even 11am yet and already you've made me crave a stiff drink. Cheers CC!

Rebecca said...

cheers!!

Sher said...

It's officially after noon time here. Cheers to all TGIF!

zupu said...

I adore even just the idea of cocktail hour! The drinks, the rings, the dresses.. what could be more chic that this? I just opened a bottle of sparkling rosé, cin cin!

Gigi said...

Hi CC,

Love the dresses. You always have the coolest photo on your title pages! I love this one the best. That is until you change it to something just as fab!

Take care,
G.

Sophia said...

I love all the dresses at the bottom, especially the second to last!

Lottie said...

beautiful pictures!i love cocktail parties, all the glamour...
adore your blog!care for a link exchange?

tiltumaria said...

Amazing, lov it all! Wanna be as fab as them!
xx

Lottie said...

thankyou!
xx

La Couturier said...

I love the RM dress; the purples are so fabulous!

Now I can only imagine myself attending such fabulous events in designer dresses. For one, I still have yet a way to go with drinking... virgin sex on the beach, please? (;

bisous,
La C.

Stephanie C. said...

two of my favorite things: wine (preferably red) and fabulous dresses.
all that's needed is a real cocktail bar (none here), and i'd be set!

ZombieLace said...

Ugh, when am I going to wear these dresses and hang out with these people? I need a cocktail!

Elizabeth Marie said...

This is such a great Friday post!! I want to go to a fabulous cocktail party now!! And look like a model! :)

Have such a great weekend CC! XOXO

TheBeautyFile said...

LOVE this post...great pics, love the models drinking the beer...that's probably their calories for the day! Those dresses are beautiful...love the metallics.

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

I have to admit that your blog always makes me want to blog even more... I usually wait until I write a post before reading it because that way, it gives me something exciting to do afterwards.

C.Elizabeth

Lily G. said...

I love these. Models know how to get down and knock back a few ;)

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OceanDreams said...

I wanna go out now and have a martini!!

Kristin said...

LOVE that Stella. And I'm up for a glass of the bubbly anytime!

Allison said...

Alexander Wang looks like he knows how to have a good time :)
I love all these dresses, and the gorgeous photos! Makes me want to get dressed up and go out for a martini right now!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

i love these pictures, especially the backstage ones.

archivingfashion said...

Fun post! Love those really glamorous pics in the middle...

Avi said...

I can deffinately spend hours going through your blog
:D

besos!!

Raez said...

love teh inspirational pics and sweet cocktail dresses! great post:)

xx raez

Marian said...

darling what a fab post. im loving that cut out herve leger dress, the feathered pieces are gorge too. looking forward to your special pop up vintage sunday post.
muah x
marian

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh! I drank too much red last night...should've gone with cocktails ;)

LOVE that Preen grey dress, so so gorgeous, playful yet elegant!
xx

Sydnie said...

Oh, these dresses are to die for!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Drinking and short dresses have never looked so good. x

Tiffany said...

how come cocktail dresses are the best things to buy but then I never have any place to wear them to? ah who cares, I love them anyway!

Sara Li said...

I love cocktail dresses!!

Ash Fox said...

i love the character of these photos

x
www.tittees.blogspot.com

sexylegsandbody said...

Great post, there is something about a woman wearing a mask, really mighty sexy, just love it.
Colin.

Amelia said...

A cocktail does make a pretty good accessory to a cocktail dress...

Annie Spandex said...

I need a fringey cocktail dress.
And a drink ;)

A World in a PAN said...

Summer sales in Paris ... I'm sure you'd love to be here!

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

i love cocktails & cocktail dresses!!

Funms-the rebirth said...

wow, now u make me feel like dressing up in one of these dresses and going out for some drinks or fancy dinner..... gorgeous dresses darling

BLITA said...

OMG! Simply love this blog! :)

xxx

Sasi said...

That pic of Natasha and Alex Wang, so cool. The first pic is impressing, too. Have a fabulous week-end, Carrie!

MizzJ said...

It's so cool how models can make drunkeness look so languorously elegant. I envy them and their never-ending legs haha

Fashion Moment said...

I don't have a right word, for this post! Perfect! Delicious! Thank you for linked FP. I could sent you more 'coctail' photos.
Have a fab weekend, dear!

FM~FP~AF

sandra said...

great photos, great dresses....what more to say?

CC-you'r my today's inspiration! :D

Sushi said...

Such pretty dresses :) x Sushi

Peter Breese said...

Really dig that bar scene and the black and whites! Bit of a vampire look in the wine shot.

MissNeira said...

why are cocktails and pretty women so glamorous and sexy, i dont know! but i love it!

Hemaly▲ said...

Haha, I love Lara! She has no shame in drinkin' it up.

Fifi Flowers said...

ooh la la cocktail hour is the BEST time and the dresses are divine! I think I might have to pop open a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for cocktail hour tonight!!!
Cheers! Salud!
Bon week-end!
Fifi

stylewithbenefits said...

Love that A. Wang pic.. so fun! And the Herve dress .. to die for.

xo, Becs

HoneyBunny said...

Great post,, I so love the photos! ;)

Tracey Ellle said...

the feathered dress.. i DIE!!!

preppygoesrock said...

i love everything about this... people get top dress up and drink!!! what more could you ask for?
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Fashion Personality said...

cheers couture carrie. fantastic post!

Hunters Glory said...

Love this post CC!

Unique and some really great photos!

Flashin some major Fashion!

;)

Joelyne said...

i love the tall girls in the white dresses! they're gorgeous!

xxx

emma said...

love these!

NutriGirl said...

Ooooooooooooooooh... My favourite Preen dress....

Little Bow Prep said...

I adore the Vivienne Westwood dress!

Zevaa said...

Crazy pics, I love them. :D

Amazing Style said...

i love the first picture! i am also a red lips girl outside work
great article, as usual :)a