Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pipe Down

Chic piping details add interest to skirts, blazers, even bikinis!
Fashion Flashback at left: Vogue Japan, September 2007. Runway images via style.com.
BCBG Max Azria
Cynthia Rowley Resort
Christian Dior Resort
Givenchy Resort
Hervé Léger Resort
Christian Louboutin Josefa 120 platform sandals, at net-a-porter.com.
L.A.M.B. t-bar piped detail sandals, at asos.com.
Anya Hindmarch Ursula piped t-strap wedge sandals, at shopbop.com.
Stella McCartney mesh flats, at theOutnet.com.
Mink Pink Dinner Party cami at chickdowntown.com.
Ingwa Melero piped silk charmeuse corset top, at asos.com.
Alice McCall cotton top, at bunnyhug.co.uk.
Balmain quilted leather skirt; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Matthew Williamson Valencia lamé jacquard coat.
Polo Ralph Lauren soft navy wool jacket with cream trim, at my-wardrobe.com.
Smythe Yachting wool blazer, at net-a-porter.com.
Ralph Lauren Tennis silk tie trimmed blazer, at ralphlauren.com.
Rebecca Taylor basket weave double breasted jacket, at shopbop.com.
Adina cardigan, at delias.com.
Unique Boutique low back piped frill dress; this and next at asos.com.
ASOS zip front piped dress.
Versace contrast trim dress, at Bergdorf Goodman.
Alexander McQueen piped trim dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Kova & T Camille jersey dress.
Zac Posen green Taboo silk jersey dress; this and next at theOutnet.com.
Narciso Rodriguez piped crepe tank dress.
Diesel metallic bandeau bikini at asos.com.
Tooshie Hamptons triangle bikini, at net-a-porter.com.
Get piping pretty, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

70 comments:

Fashion Personality said...

i love these piping details. they look so chic!

Sher said...

My Connecticut preppy side is straining to get out.....I want that Ralph Lauren Jacket....at $331.65 ohhhh I want......

Oh honey, it's Father's day, want to get something for me??? LOL!

janettaylor said...

i neeed that RL blazer. so college...Haha!

XoXo

Laura Trevey said...

You are the sweetest!! I was gone all day yesterday ~~ and what a nice surprise to come back and see my beach chairs on your blog!!

Have a Beautiful day!!
Laura

Sweety P said...

I like piping because it creates a shape and enhances your shape in the right way.

Posh said...

Lovely items, all of them! <3

leeselooks said...

that vogue cover is stunnnning with sasha!

love the fitted blazer with giant scarf.
perfect proportions.


have a beautiful day cc.

xxxx

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oohhh I fell in love with that RL navy jacket! hope you're enjoying your weekend, darling!
xoxo

Erika said...

Ooh, I've been serarching high and low for a white blazer. That Ralph Lauren Tennis Silk Tie Trimmed Blazer is so preppily pretty - I must have it! :)

Cathy Voyage said...

What a great post! I love every single item!

pranksygang said...

hot !!.. i wanna see myself in all the black ones!!... they are just stunning!

Pau said...

RL Blazers are the best.
XOX

Avi said...

love the selection!!

cma said...

great post
loving the piping..fun tuxedo effect on it all
loving your blog!

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com


ps. thanks for adding me to your blog roll!!!!

Blair said...

Oh wow! Stunning CC! Such a wonderful idea for post and such a lovely detail to feauture. xx

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

stunning choice of style!

NutriGirl said...

Great choice of trend and images! Love everything and especially your taste. :) If I have to choose my favourite, then I'd go for Hervé Léger... I'd love to have a Hervé Léger dress...
Curiously I used that Smython's blazer last week in my polyvore Nicely Nautical. Would be lovely to own a real thing. :)
Hope your weekend is wonderful and sunny!
xxx

Underfunded Heiress said...

Wow, there are so many dresses I like. Love the green one and the purple one and especially the black withe the ruffles on the back. So pretty!

Pop Champagne said...

oooh cool I love those blazers!!

S said...

ooooh the Louboutin's ... hot hot hot

Anniken Cecilie said...

Thank you for great tips! Haven't seen your blog before - but now i am really glad i did! Check out mine as well.

zupu said...

Love that beige dress with black and white!

style crusader said...

Love a blazer with some contrast piping, I have a grew one from Jcrew.

I also love that Herve Leger resort dress, it's really one of the only ones that looked decent, I thought the rest of the collection was kind of ugly..

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a great post, isn't the Balmain skirt just soo covetable!!

Tracey Ellle said...

that bathing suit is bananas.. now that balmain skirt.. i went shoping at some boutique downtown toronto like 3 months ago and bought a jacket very very similar in material(if not better)at a disgusting discount.. im telling u.. it was my size.. last one available i bought it for like 3 hundred something dollars.. its probably one of my favorite purchases EVER... loves ur blog as always.. thanks for stopping by mine

Tracy-Girl said...

love the black dress with the ruffles on the back! Open back is so sexy, and ruffles are my fave!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunny sunday, CC!

Love directly the very first Vogue Cover with these
fabulous Balenciaga pieces!
Tried everything to get my hands on this coin scarf, was told at Balenciaga about the high retail price... decided to hopefully get a scarf from this collection without the coins for much less... but ... ALL were sold... crazy to know people spend about 5K on a simple scarf...

Beautiful Blessings to you...

Fashion Moment said...

That detail IS fabulous! It's can be so feminine! Great eye, dear!

FM~FP~AF

Fastidious Babe said...

thats a fabulous trend! well spotted xoxo



i especially liked the cardi!

A little Princess said...

CC your choice of blazers is fantastic, I love each of them, my indulgence would be the RL one xoxo

Gabbi said...

You have such a knack for posting on the things I love most about clothing... I adore pipping! You even found shoes with pipping for me. Wonderful Sunday post. ♥xo

The Seeker said...

Oh I love details... and these piping ones look so chic....

Hope you're having a great weekend

xoxo

stilettolover91 said...

i love it all!!! love all the outfits & the SHOESSS!! HOTT!!!

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Gisela said...

hola couture carrie!!!!! gracias por el monton de tiendas!!! ahora las miro!!!! jejeje!!!!! y luego entro en tu blogroll!!!! 1 besazooooooo!!

Michael Oats said...

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xxxxxx
Michael.

Make Do Style said...

I do like piping detail on shoes but on clothes it never works for me - just one of those things! I've tried it and failed, an expensive mistake...

Kat said...

i really like that vogue cover!

Nemerae said...

Hi!!
I've been in Florence all this week, and I couldn't enter my blog...
I've to post a picture of my with the tights you gave me!!
Great post, as always, I was missing enter your blog :) you have a great eye for emmerging trends!
Have a nice week,
xx

shopgirl28 said...

I love how the girl is standing on the suitcase. Gorgeous pictures.

*Dith* said...

too fabulous!! Love it!!

Eden said...

i would agree with you CC... really nice contrast piping makes or breaks an outfit sometimes. it can really add more interest to the clothing! i've loved that RL blazer for quite a while!

much love
eden

Tiffany said...

piping is always a great detail. I even love it when my blazers have piping in the inner lining.

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

Givenchy resort is great!

That Vogue cover is stunning!!

Hanh,

Nancy said...

I love everything you posted here!! Ahhhhh!

Trisch said...

I'm definitely a fan!

trisch xo

Keith said...

Great pics. I love that Vogue cover. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

la petite fashionista said...

I've loved piping in clothes ever since Proenza Schouler's bustiers in the GO International collection for Target way back when.

Secretista said...

Lovveee this!!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

"Pipe down" ha.. ha.. You funny. Adore all the black and white piping. I can't help think Chanel. And, since I spend lots of time at the beach that purple and gold bikini is fab.
xo,
Christina

Jennifer said...

I am in love with that Christian Dior suit. So classy. That black frilly dress from Unique Boutique is also super cute.

Zarna said...

love these looks!

-zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

stylista23 said...

I absolutely adore the peach dress with the black straps. Totally en vogue! Check out my blog at allthingsvogue.blogspot.com

April Marie Claire said...

That Vogue cover is pretty damn hot!!! The flats, the sandals.. I am in FASHION PORN.

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

This is a great post! I love piping as a simple detail on any outfit,. x

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Oh gorgeous!I ADORE the Christian Dior Resort.. Of course!
These are all so stunning! Beauitful post as per usual!


xx

tupersonalshopperviajero said...

I adore the Polo Ralph Lauren soft navy wool jacket!
kss
;-)

Joelyne said...

thank you beautiful for your lovely wishes! i had an awesome vay-cay! =) i soaked in all the sun i could get!

would love you to enter my giveaway!

mwa
joelyne

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

The piping details do look pretty cool ...

E said...

I want that entire BCBG look. And I'm obsessed with the preppy blazers you picked!

dapper kid said...

I really do want a navy and white blazer like that Polo Ralph Lauren one! That Vogue Japan cover is absolutely gorgeous, I love that entire outfit. The Givenchy Resort look was stunning, I loved the contrast with the shape of the trousers. Oooh and that black and white Versace dress looks wonderful :)

Shay said...

mmm, I love a bit of piping! Such a nice detail.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Way to many beautiful items to pick a favorite. ♥

Hanako66 said...

I love the look!

I literally love everything you posted...so polished!

ChikitaRosemarie said...

the piping details are so hot! they accentuate women's body, and give certain bold-edgy-yet so classic feel to our body..

BCBG Max Azria had some collections with great piping details. but i love the dress by cynthia rowley.. i also love the loubu's!

-cr
sociologicallystylish.blogspot.com

Zakuro said...

Pipe makes body silhouette slimmer and taller.

Anymore,,,Construction-Beauty.

xxZ

Belle de Ville said...

Oooh, my inner preppy would love the Smythe jacket with a little pleated skirt in navy blue and white keds...

rossovelvet said...

Preppy even in the summer, I looove that !

Modelizer said...

I have been living in my ralph lauren navy crest blazer recently. People all over the city have been coming up to me to compliment me on it...it's so weird to me because it seems like a standard whatever piece [maybe I am a bit more Massachusetts then I realize!] and now I'm catching a lot of other people rocking the Ralph crest when I go out. Prep is coming back in style for the downtown scene?

Amazing Style said...

the grey costume is so my type

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