Saturday, June 20, 2009

TAG ~ You’re All It!

I. Tagged by lovely Fellow Fashionista Jennifer of I know, right? to list 10 Honest Things About CC:
1. Even though I am 5’10”, I have no compunction about wearing ridiculously high heels. Italian Vogue, December 2006.
2. I could drink champagne/prosecco/sparkling wine every day and never tire of it. W, March 2007.

3. I adore the beach but I haven’t been to one in two years… Lovely watercolor by Laura L. Trevey.
4. Don’t hate CC… I am smitten with furs, especially vintage ones! Vogue, October 2008.
5. Sometimes I binge on chocolate/cupcakes/brownies. Italian Vogue, September 2003.
6. I rather love sunbathing… avec SPF, of course. Guy Bourdin photo, French Vogue, June 1986, via
Italian Flair, May 2004.
7. Doing laundry is actually fun for me! Italian Elle, 2006.
8. I really envy people who can draw like this. Versace Atelier illustration courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
9. I’ve always fantasized about having a nude self-portrait done like Samantha did on SATC… Have any of CC’s Fellow Fashionistas done this? Photo via V Magazine Beauty.
10. I spend obscene amounts of money on shoes when I find a pair that actually fits… I’ma size 41/11! Christian Louboutin Glitter Pump at Bergdorf Goodman.
CC is tagging ALL of her Fellow Fashionistas to do this one ~ simply post the banner and have at it; can’t wait to hear your 10 Honest Things, darlings!

II. Tagged by lovely Fellow Fashionistas Jennifer of I know, right? and Dana of Deco Love to respond and rework the following questionnaire:
What are your current obsessions?
My new pillow-top mattress [Eugenio Recuenco editorial for Vogue Bride Spain] and
blue eye shadow [Vogue, March 2006].
What are you wearing today? (tonight, actually…)
An American Apparel burnout tee as a dress (with strapless tube dress underneath) and these gorgeous Pedro Garcia peep toe satin platforms. They are a dusty rose, which translates to nearly nude ~ ultra flattering!
What's for dinner?
We shall see… am dining out this evening! Perhaps some fried calamari?
Which countries would you like to travel to?
Turkey, Vietnam, Germany and Morocco
What language would you like to learn?
Francais, sil vous plait!
What is your dream job?
I am doing it, just not getting paid enough… (Blogger + Pilates Instructor)
What is your favourite magazine?
Just got a subscription to Nylon and am adoring it, but Vogue is my first love…
If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
This Dolce & Gabbana bra ~ $80 at
What is your favourite fruit?
I am loving blueberries right now!
What's the last thing you bought?
These Elle Macpherson Intimates Boudoir knickers to match the corset!
What are you listening to right now?
Yo la tengo, “Autumn Sweater”
What is your favourite ice cream flavour these days?
Coconut. And make it gelato, please!
What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Jennifer is an intelligent, warm, stylish blogger!
What’s your must-have piece for summer?
I am contemplating buying some cuffed shorts but I don’t know if I have the chutzpa at the ripe old age of 33… Alex Lane fuchsia silk shorts at
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
A yoga class at my old studio on 105th and Broadway in NYC!
What’s your favourite quote these days?
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln
Thanks for the inspiration, S-C of Girl Meets NYC!
Who do you want to meet right now?
My husband.
What's your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
A classic DVF wrap dress that I bought about 15 years ago! (Justin dress at left available at Looks great with flip flops for day or heels for evening ~ so versatile and fabulous!
Favourite designer at the moment?
Alexander Wang. Corset dress at
What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Wearing a costume that makes one emotionally uncomfortable. Physical pain is another thing entirely ~ often a necessity, particularly where corsetry and stilettos are concerned! As Marilyn Monroe’s character stated in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, “A lady never admits her feet hurt.”
Do you admire anyone's style?
Yes, indeedy! Right now, I am terribly obsessed with Lady Gaga, and any M.O.D. ~ Model Off Duty, a term coined by Alexander Wang to describe the type of woman for whom he designs. Jessica Stam backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs, via
Describe your personal style.
Right now, fairly quirky and sexy. I am loving this Elizabeth and James black chiffon blouse I just bought at the, worn with a lacy bustier underneath and a pair of skinny pants. What are you going to do after this?
Go running, then get dolled up to go out! French Vogue, October 2001.
CC tags all of her fab Fellow Fashionistas!


Erika said...

Love this! I don't know how you do it, but you always find the most divine photos! :)

prettyneons said...

I want blue eyeliner now, after seeing that pic in your post!

PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneons x

Deine kleine Schwester said...

Hey sweet Carrie!!
I hope all is well!
I enjoyed reading your latest post so much (just made me a mug of coffee and enjoyed reading and to rest a while here in front of my computer).
I'm wishing you a wonderful (and hopefully sunny) weekend!
Much love, hugs&kisses to you!

Jennifer said...

Great answers! :)
And I'm freaking out about those glitter pumps. So gorgeous and sparkly...sigh. And coconut gelato sounds absolutley heavenly. I'm surprised I have never had it before and now it's my goal to try it!

Miranda said...

the last picture is great
and i love nylon though i don't read it all that often :)

rossovelvet said...

The beach thing is too sad my dear !!!
I totally agree with you on furs. Human being first - animals then. Protesting against fur when people die everyday because of famine ?

All other answers are also interesting and fun, as usual ! ;D

Plus thanks for making me discover the word 'demeanor', I don't know why but it sounds SO well !!! ^^

HoneyBunny said...

Wow, such great tags! Loved your answers:)

Sasi said...

I love Marylin's facial expression there. And that movie is one of the funniest ever.

Sweety P said...

This was a fun read! Have a great weekend, too!

WendyB said...

I'm amazed by your foot size! LOL.

pranksygang said...

cool pictures and cool answers!!
i loved the purple sketch!

zupu said...

Fab pics and interviews! And in my opinion there is nothing wrong with vintage furs!

J'Adore Fashion said...

love this, i love tags--i did one like this before. you are long overdue for the beach hun!
Will love to go to Morocco and speak french too!!!
nice! have a lovely weekend!

Tiffany said...

mmm... I'm a champagne/prosecco/sparkling wine girl too! I just drank a bottle of prosecco last night! (not by myself, haha!) I am also in love with this red sparkling wine called Lambrusco, it is divine, you should try it!

Fashion Moment said...

Oh la la, darling... So Fabulous answers and selection of photos!
Have a lovely day, darling!


cma said...

got that nylon edition sitting on my floor
love this post..such good shoes
thanks for the inspiration

check out my blog @

A World in a PAN said...

I was away for some time, and have fun reading you, as usual.

Adela said...

what a gorgeous bunch of pictures!

janettaylor said...

Lovely post. I think U have a great taste...

Hope U are having a wonderful weekend, Honey!


Pau said...

You are a very nice person, and love these amazing pics.

jess said...

I love all the photos. I'm obbessed with lady gaga right now too.

tiltumaria said...

Fab answers, shall do this myself! Lovley pics!

DaisyChain said...

I love to read posts like this! Hurrah for another high heel loving tall girl!

amoramor said...

U hve such a lovely blog!:) love it

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

What a fab post! I love to find out what makes people tick... it's always fun. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy-Girl said...

love all of the pictures... and I love blueberries, I think they are the perfect bite sized little snack!

stilettolover91 said...

u always have to most coolest posts babe!! i luv those glittery slingbacks with the blue heel, they're louboutins aren't they??

Make Do Style said...

Gosh you are so productive!! I love coconut ice cream too defo my favourite.
Love all your images and how I wish I was MOD style wise! Maegan said...

The only furs I'll buy are vintage! ..I mean, they've already been made at that point ...and it's recycling, right? :) won't buy a new one

{I have a hard time fitting my wide feet in designer shoes ...I always have to buy a size bigger {40 or 41 as well} ...and then my foot slips out unless there's a buckle's infuriating ..

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

I have to agree with people here, you always have the most interesting posts to read as well as the nicest photos.


Elizabeth Victoria C said...

i'm absolutely with you on the champagne every day part!! xx

Gabbi said...

Wonderful tags dear CC... “Autumn Sweater” is a favorite of mine also! I really don't think 33 is too old for shorts... but I'm 34 so maybe I shouldn't talk? :)

Ps. You have another award!xxoxo

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love all of your answers gorgeous! Especially champagne, wearing heels although you're already tall and the DG Bra...oh and Nylon too.

I hope you are having a great weekend! XOXO

KINHA said...


dapper kid said...

Yay for high heels, even better that you must tower over most guys :) Ahh and I haven't been to the beach in forever, I so need to go this summer. Haha and I actually really like doing laundry too, in fact I find most housework relaxing...weird but true! Woah and a nude portrait would be so amazing, how wonderfully empowering.

Yum, for some reason blueberries always remind me of bubblegum - I love them!! And I totally love coconut ice cream :) Ooh especially with a scoop of strawberry to go with it! Yip, and if you don't feel confident and comfortable in what you are wearing, you shouldn't wear it, it really will show. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend dear :)

caroline said...

you are such a fun part of my day! (and apparently a million others people too! yay!) i, too, am in love with coconut gelato...also got the giant feet and rock the high heels! haha your posts are so awesome!
have a fun weekend!

Juliet said...

I might be going mad, but after all this time I'm starting to feel like I know all of you. I will go for help. Will.

juliet xxx

Sher said...

Fried Calamari...yumm! I'm eying all your food photos, must be in a hungry mood ;D

Hope you had a fun night!

Joelyne said...

lovely photos as always!


MizzJ said...

Cool answers CC! I didn't know you were a pilates instructor, I thought for some reason you were a lawyer haha.

ChikitaRosemarie said...

some interesting q&a's as usual.. i always love reading your answers.

i'm currently having a crave for calamary, and you did put on a great quote up there! :D


sharon said...

Pretty blog! I love the photos and I think your answers were fabulous.

Love, Sharon

Suusje Q. said...

That's a nice interview! I'm also very tall, but still wearing highheels (hey, the models are doing it, why don't we?) I also love fur.. And I'm also a 41 shoe!

Love, Suusje Q.

Dane said...

I love this post.. and no I dont hate you for loving fur. I personally am not a huge fan but then again, I live in the tropics! Oh and you need to go to a beach asap! Maybe come visit me over here.


haha...I like 'vintage'furs too ( Fendi too!!)The only 'not-so-nice' comment I've ever received was on my post with fur photo...but it's 'Eskimo post' for goodness sake! O'well, can't please everyone...

~XO CC darling!

Kristin said...

#2 yesssssss. #7 nooooooo. Laundry is my nemesis. Oh and I would kill for some coconut gelato right now!

NutriGirl said...

Hello, darling! Love your answers! You know, I am so glad you like furs... I've been feeling like I am the only person, but being Russian I LOVE furs. Unfortunately, cannot wear my mink in England as it's not "politically correct". :( We also share love for processo, Elle's lingerie, gelato and Pilates. :)
Will do my Q&A tomorrow. Thanks for tagging me as one of the lucky ones. :)


April Marie Claire said...

Hi Darling, I too love those answers, you are my friend, my fashion icon.. um.. Guru? "wink"!

I hope all is well = )

Slices of Beauty... said...

Really cute!

sandra said...

love this post!! It's definitely my favorite! Love your personal touch in it :)

Fashionista said...

love the versace drawing!!!

Amazing Style said...

that sketch is incredible