Monday, June 1, 2009

Legwear Love, StockinGirl Giveaway & Qs!

That’s right, darlings, it’s the first of the month, and hence time for another fabulous CC StockinGirl Giveaway! As usual, this is a one-day contest open to fashionistas worldwide (one entry per blogger, please). To enter, just leave a relevant comment on this post! The winner, chosen at random tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., will receive these fantastic StockinGirl Scrunch Bottom Leggings in Espresso or Black! Good luck darlings, and enjoy the leggy inspiration below!
Chanel Resort, via style.com.
French Vogue, October 2008.
Italian Flair, June 2003.
Italian Vogue courtesy Fellow Fashionista Style on the Street.
Italian Vogue, November 2008.
Mixte editorial, 2006.
Jean Paul Gaultier printed legging, at Bergdorf Goodman.
Fishnet lace top thigh highs; this and next at StockinGirl.com.
Vintage Roses thigh highs ~ these also come as socks, leggings and tights!
American Apparel rounded fishnet stocking.
Members Only fold over denim print leggings, at shopbop.com.


Tagged by the wonderful Gemma Dilemma of Sins of My Mind with the fabulous respond & rework questionnaire ~ a CC fave!
What are your current obsessions?
Matte nail polish, edamame, iced lattes, Tiffany lamps, and corseted gowns (Nina Ricci via nymag.com; lamp at overstock.com).
What are you wearing today?
My Fit Flops (they are so fabulous, darlings!), a navy American Apparel v-neck mini-dress and my VS sailboat bikini… after teaching my class, I am off to the park for some lazing and reading (avec SPF, of course!).
What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Gemma Dilemma is such a fun and creative gal; love her blogs!
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
The Swiss Alps, for a quick picnic!
What are your favorite quotes?
It will all be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. –Unknown
Youth does not own beauty. – Frida Giannini

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Right now, this T-Bags dress. So comfy and breezy!
What is your dream job?
Editor or Writer at Vogue, Elle, V, W, i-D or Bazaar.
Favorite models?
Natasha Poly. Gemma Ward. Coco Rocha. Caroline Trentini. Natalia Vodianova. Hana Soukupova. Sasha Pivovarova.
Favorite designers?
Balmain. Giambattista Valli. Rodarte. Gucci. Chloé. Dolce & Gabbana. Marchesa.
What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Sweatpants. Crocs. Terry cloth. High-heeled sneakers.
Describe your personal style:
I am a study in contrasts. Sophisticated but sexy. Daring yet demure. Approachable yet edgy. Trendy and classic in one. Sample outfit at left via theOutnet.com (CC just bought that Elizabeth & James blouse!).
What's the most expensive fashion item you've ever purchased?
Well, I once bought a St. John coat at full price and broke the 1K barrier, but the most expensive item in my closet (bought on sale at Barneys for $299 but originally $3600) is this navy Lanvin minidress from Ete 2007.
What can you never leave the house without?
My iPhone.

What's the last thing you bought for your wardrobe?
These Pedro Garcia antique rose satin peep toe platforms at theOutnet.com.

What is your favorite skin or hair care product?
CC just discovered Perricone’s Advanced Face Firming Activator and it is simply divine… diminishes the appearance of pores, reduces wrinkles and leaves skin positively glowing. CC is in love, as her pores could previously be seen from space! Check out more Pericone products here.
How many music albums do you have and what's your favourite one?
Hundreds… but I am currently listening to lots of Coldplay, Figurine and Annie Lennox.

CC tags all of her Fellow Fashionistas to respond & rework this one!
xoxox,
CC

114 comments:

janettaylor said...

so cool!

XoXo

Kristin said...

There is just something about fishnets! So glam.

HiFashion said...

My favorite pair of stockings from those you pictured are the purple leopard print ones! I'd love a pair like that, but have no idea how I would work them into my wardrobe! xx Leia

Studio618 said...

My favorites have to be the graphic stockings. Neat!

Funms-the rebirth said...

i love monthly giveaways......... pls do review the fit flops..im thinking of getting one...does it actually get u more toned? etc.....

Pop Champagne said...

awesome! I didn't get into stockings until I started watching gossip girl last year... Then I relize how fun and colorful they can be. Not to mention they keep your legs warm in winter when you're wearing dresses and skirts!!

Hanako66 said...

those leggings are really fun!

I always love learning about you CC!!!

A little Princess said...

I love the idea of fishnets, but I just can't seem to get away with them! Black leggings are my staple! xoxo

Eda said...

The leopard print are just fabulous!

Helen said...

That Italian Flaire imagien is absolutely amazing!

La Belette Rouge said...

You have made me move FitFLops out of my "maybe" list and onto my "if they are good enough for Carrie they are good enough for me".;-)
xo

Riot Report said...

love this POST! Thanks for sharing...
xo Vanessa
p.s. we will tag you at http:www.riotreport.com

Laura said...

Is that THE Annie Lennox? You just moved way up in my favorite people list Carrie =) BTW I have your favorite things post up today and I would just love to win your lovely getaway.

Sweety P said...

I love leggings and fishnets! I heart these picks!

Blair said...

Tus post son maravillosos,cuantas fotos,cuantos diseños...me encantan!Besos

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i've wanted a pair of floral tights for months, but now that it's almost summer, i feel bad purchasing them! this has reinspired me.

loft in soho said...

I love the combination: animal print with little white dress, so cool,

kisses CC

DaisyChain said...

I am obsessed with stockings right now. Loving your inspirations and reading your answers =)

Fashion Moment said...

So chic! Especially the nude shoes!
Great post,dear!

FM~FP

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the images on the iphone!
BTW... could you contact the cocktail napkin/invitation company and suggest my artwork for them... I think your idea is FAB! I'm ready!!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a lovely post my dear, I do enjoy reading more about you! The stockingirl leggings are really unique and stylish, very nice indeed!

...love Maegan said...

oh those Chanel ones are fab. ...so in love with fit flops ...:)

Delmy said...

You always have the best of the best!

Mardjan said...

i love the idea of matching stockings to the outfit(as seen in picture 2)and the jeans pair is also very cool ..i will definately try to be more experimental with my stockings!

thanks for the link :-)

Nicole Marie said...

i basically live in leggings. so comfy!

Notion said...

i think stockings were the greatest invention since high hills

stylewithbenefits said...

I'm on such a leggings kick lately, and the ones you're giving away are perfect! Love the Members Only denim wash ones! And yes, big fan of Coldplay and Annie Lennox! :)

xo, Becs

Vitania said...

Anything that will make my legs look longer... so usually those awesome opaques.... and that Nina Ricci gown.. TDF...

Thanks Carrie
Vitania

Meg said...

Great klegwear and great answers. I wish I could get an amazing deal on a Lanvin dress!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I'm with Nicole...living in leggings at the moment! Fabulous giveaway.

And I think I'm going to have to get some fit flops-you and Maegan are raving! :)

XOXO, EM

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

I LOVE stockings and always have. They can add so much to an outfit!

Another very interesting and colorful post Carrie!

C.Elizabeth

lisa said...

Nice to hear you're enjoying your Fit Flops! And is it bad that I'm missing my tights and leggings now that summer's here instead of just enjoying the sun? :P

Secretista said...

o0o! FUN!!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Loved reading your tag replies! And the Lanvin dress is a great buy! Also adore the Nina Ricci outfit you posted alont with the Italian Vogue editorial.

By the way, finally added you to my blogroll. Can't believe it took me so long!

Wanderlusting said...

Love the Pedro Garcia antique rose satin peep toe platforms and such good news on the Perricone stuff!! I have HUGE pores, I need some of that ASAP. Thanks for the tip!

Hmmm I might do the tag, I never do and then think I should lol.

SsstSonia said...

stockings without heels? like a face without a smile :)
XoXo

mariarose said...

Fishnets look SO good on some people...Mind you, NOT when my English teacher wore them D:

That's a very cute Tiffany lamp btw :) xxx

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

HAPPY MONDAY, CC!!!!

What a fabulous "Flair" cover from June 2003; and I love also this heavenly white lace dress (mixte editorial)AAAhhh, so beautiful ;)

Hugs & Kisses,
mwah!
M.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Wow, these are some super gorgeous legs! Amazing pics as always, CC.

I hope you are well, my lovely love!

x

DEV. said...

Awesome photos, and those leggings are quite fantastic.

xx

sandra said...

great inspiration photos! *thanks for your support! :)

Kathy said...

nice post Carrie! lots of inspiration pics :)

Stephanie Clayton said...

i enjoyed reading your Qs, what fun! Only now you've got me wanting to try the Perricone MD Activator...I've added it to my stateside shopping list!
xoxo

Savvy Mode SG said...

My fav leggings are some CC logo Chanel leggings from a few years ago.

WendyB said...

It still cracks me up that tights and leggings were SO out for so long and that they're back with such a vengeance!

zupu said...

I love collants, specially stay-ups with lace on top. My favourites are 20 den black ones! Lovely interview dear!

Sh said...

Great! I <3 these:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_B6J6nGs6VwA/SiP1KxccAVI/AAAAAAAAWIE/zKRPu5p9xXk/s1600-h/Vintage+Roses+thigh+highs.jpg

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OmnisLucis said...

one of my favorite outfit combos is a mini dress, a pair of statement heels and good quality tights but your selection makes my plain ones look pretty boring! on a sidenote, is that nina ricci gown real?

geisharock said...

I'd love to win the tights!! I wear them all the time to make short skirts more family-gathering friendly hehe :) I adoreeee fit flops I bought them last year and they lasted me during a 2 week stay in Spain! Soooo cushiony and nice, not sure how much they did to my legs though! xoxo

M said...

I love leggings!!!
Xoxo
M

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Gorgeousss...
I was at 'The Swiss Alps'...well almost!...but I was in the mountains! Great week CC darlin'
~XO*

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Does this mean that if I leave the spam comment, "Hey, I just wrote a post. Come by my blog and read it" that I won't be entered into your lovely contest?

Well, I won't take any chance. :)

Be nice to one of your newest fans, Couture Carrie, and send some stockings my way.

-Francesca

this wheel's on fire said...

Annie Lennox is so talented! Love her :D

La Couturier said...

I love your giveaways!

Now if only I could win... ;]

Bisous,
La C.

ChikitaRosemarie said...

i love the vintage roses thigh highs! so adorable! it's so classic yet so trendy. i'm not actually a 'leggings & tights' person, but that kind of stuff is something that anyone must try to work on :)

and i love the way you describe your personal style, i do believe that every woman has their own fashion diversity.. ;)

great stuffs and great answers CC! and i will do the questions and answers on my blog too, hope you'll see it next time :)

-cr

Brigadeiro said...

Wow, incredible legwear here! :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE that Nina Ricci dress/pic, and your Elizabeth & James blouse (that outfit is so simple, elegant & gorgeous)!
xx

kingchic said...

This is why we all <3 CC! The printed stockings from Chanel and McQueen drive me wild. Girls, pay attention!

[K]

Emz said...

Omgosh I love love love tights and leggings right now!!

*Dith* said...

I love all of it and your answers are always so interesting!!

Chessa! said...

your lists and my lists are awfully similar:) I can't even repeat here what the priciest things I've ever purchased are...let's just say that one is French and has the same initials as YOU and other is Italian and also has your initials embedded in its fabulous name. sigh... :)

and I'd LOVE to win!! those leggings/stockings are fabulous.

TheBeautyFile said...

I honestly think fishnets could be the sexiest thing on earth. Maybe even sexier, the stockings with the dark line along the back of the leg....I have heard some great things about Dr. Perricone...let me know what you think in about 3 weeks, tell me if you see any differences...always curious...

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Great answers. Coldplay, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, lots of gorgeous models, The Swiss Alps and corseted gowns.

It's great to learn so much about you.
x

Daphne said...

i love wearing leggings, they are so versatile!

E said...

Man those Chanel Cruise babies are my dream come true!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

i can't handle stockings, but i hear ya on your dream job!

Coco said...

Chanel...ohhh I'm drooling!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Those leopard leggings are divine. I think they are so cute. I think I am going to look for those next fall.

la petite fashionista said...

neat giveaway and fun post! they remind me a bit of the strirrup leggings I used to rock in my youth!:)

I love the look of colored or patterned stockings

Erika said...

I'll take the legwear and the legs! Love that Gucci ad - it makes me want to wear heavy purple eyeshadow! :)

nice said...

i love stockings!!! and the good new is that now its cold and raining in Mexico so finally i can wear them! yay!!!

big kisS

www.tardeotemprano.net

Jennifer said...

My eyes went blind at high heeled sneakers. I didn't even know they made those kinds of things. *shudders*

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Love the pics as usual. The one of the girl with the car is my favorite.

Amelia said...

Cool giveaway. I love those Chanel leggings!

Dream Sequins said...

Damn, Carrie. I heart your questionnaires! I might have to take up your challenge this time. As for the stockings, I'm totally digging legwear these days! I just purchased a few online the other day and they just arrived. Hint: white fishnets. Yes white.

vorega badalamenti said...

coooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllll!!!!!

noble beeyotch said...

I am really into stockings now...thanks to your monthly giveaways...thanks for the inspiration.

Dooder City said...

Annie Lennox! I adore her too. I have never heard of Fit Flops...I need to check them out.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

long time no commentt!!

i love the red stockings with the OTT heels. looks divine!

Florence said...

hey, i love denim leggings! so slimming

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Cathy Voyage said...

Oh, I'd really like to have them!

Gabbi said...

Great giveaway and tag dear CC, I'm very much with you on the edamame's (yummy snack) and I loved both your antique rose satin peep toe platforms and that gorgeous T-Bags dress.

ps. Saw Annie with Sting about 5 years ago, they were amazing!xo

Pau said...

Love I Phone and al pics !!!
XXX

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

I adore legwear. And I LOOOOOVE stockings!!

xx

The Seeker said...

I can't see my previous comment, did I miss it??

Am I out?? OH I so wish to win those leggings :( LOVE THEM

xoxo

FrouFrouu said...

wow, some hot prints right thurr. love the patterened tights, the prints are almost there but not there.

Your blog is filled with such lovely things!

- frouu/ nadia

nicole addison said...

i adore fishnets.. i really wish i could pull them off. and the leopard print tights are just adorable! great photos doll!

Anika said...

Oooh, CC, that t-bags dress is divine. And it looks comfy too. Winner!

Also, how on earth did you manage to score a Lanvin dress for so little!!!?!?! Uber jealous of the American designer shopping market...we Aussies have a way to go, I tell you.

p.s. LOVE hosiery....legwear is my absolute go to!
p.p.s. I had me a mini-photoshoot yesterday, with the E&J tee being the main feature....check it out.

I love this tee, thank you so much bella :D

susan said...

I love the leggins.. bring them back for the past.. it is great!

Terence Sambo said...

hmmmn what r d odds to me winning even though the item is for ladies?

yiqin; said...

The i-D cover of natasha poly is so awesome.

teeyah. said...

It's great that leggings and hosiery came back to fashion. I've been dying to wear one! :)

the girl that stole the eiffel tower. said...

the italian vogue ones remind me of those multicoloured puddles you see, theyre made from oil i think? and when the sun shines on them it makes rainbows!

xox

sunchicka said...

Love the heel in those leggings.

Amazing Style said...

beautiful stockings! i bought myself three pairs this weekend!

jen laceda said...

Oooh! Annie Lennox is wearing Westwood! I like...!!

James H said...

I love girls in fishnets.

Cassie said...

as always, love the photo collage

Carrie said...

LOVE the fishnets! And I've heard Perricone is amazing, now I really believe it!

Alyssa D said...

Ah, another fab giveaway. I'm in love with this blog...

enid said...

I've heard really good things about that Perricone!

rossovelvet said...

That's my post !
I tried to throw something out from my closet today, and then I counted the tights and well... OMG !! It looked more like a Pantone or a Pattern calender than an actual drawer ! xD
Love, love, love fun tights.

Nicole said...

I agree with you 100 percent on the Crocs.

kca10 said...

I love fishnets and Perricone - it actually makes my skin look tighter and even.

paula h said...

I have 0 but I do have almost 2000 songs in Itunes. I'm currently hung up on listening to Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Ralph Stanley and Motley Crue. Weird, I know.

Stephanie said...

"I am a study in contrasts."

I think that's the best way to be when it comes to style. It's too boring to just be one thing: chic, preppy, punk, etc. Why not be a big combination of everything?!

Girl Japan said...

Hi Carrie = ) I love your give away's, you are so generous.. sorry I have not been by in a week... = (

Had to rush "Madison" to the hospital..

I read all the time though... I know I can always count on you to cheer me up with your fabulous posts.

I LOVE A.L. the photo album cover looks like Cate B., right?

Geisslein said...

I LOVE Annie Lennox! She is just GREAT! Sunny greetings from germany, geisslein

KPritch8806 said...

Loving the legging and stocking look right now!

Mary said...

Love the contrasts!!

Evie O'Connor said...

I love stockings! I want to see more of the classy 1940s glam stocking - with the black line up the back (I guess I'm not dedicated enough to run mascara up my leg....).

Ashleigh12 said...

Tights!!! and perricone!!! One of my most fave posts as of yet :)

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