Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bet Your Bottom Dollar

Update: Christian Francis Roth may have been the first to adorn a woman in bills, in the early 90s! Thanks to the lovely Wendy Brandes for these two images!


The almighty dollar has always influenced fashion. Some Designers take it literally!
Wildfox Summer 2009 ad, courtesy Girl Next Blog.
Bazaar, March 1998.
Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier; this and other backstage and runway photos via nymag.com.
Backstage at John Galliano
Bernard Willhelm
Givenchy Resort
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac


























Loaded wallet, at fredflare.com.
Citrine by the Stones coin necklace; this and next at shopbop.com.
Tuleste Market coin necklace.
Bibi silver and gold coin bracelet, at my-wardrobe.com.
Erickson Beamon Turkish Delight coin necklace; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Erickson Beamon Gypsy coin earrings.
Erickson Beamon Turkish Delight coin earrings. CC loves!
Kenneth Jay Lane antique coin bracelet; this and next at shopbop.com.
Tuleste Market antique coin bracelet.
T-Bags coin trim dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Red Carter Loose Change string bikini at shopbop.com.
Kinda makes you want to coin a phrase, eh darlings?
xoxox,
CC

74 comments:

Terence Sambo said...

i love the necklaces made with coins, i just love coins, cos it gives me a need to carry a coin purse...lol :o]

Happy Sunday :o]

tiltumaria said...

these are so cool! though I don't know what was going through jean-charles de castelbajac's mind when he chose to put those hair dos in his show. i think they're so hideous! not that i liked the collection much either..

nice new banner :)

xx

Claradevi said...

Your blog is amazing - lots of inspirations and beautiful pics. I'd love to keep reading! Would you mind to exchange links? :))

http://sunflaresplethora.blogspot.com/

Fastidious Babe said...

loved the post! moolah everywhere XD givenchy makes my heart skip a beat xo

Sweety P said...

This makes me want to take some penny out of my piggy bank (yes, I still have one) and make some DYI bracelets and necklaces. Very inspirational post!

stilettolover91 said...

My favorite one is that cute girl in the bikini. She looks amazing and that bikni is really cute.

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

shopgirl28 said...

I love that dollar bill dress. This post makes me think of when Paris Hilton wore that dress made from casino coin money.

alexkeller said...

i just received a package from my mom with some of her vintagey finds. there were a couple of coin necklaces - can't wait to take them apart and recreate!

Sher said...

Just love coin jewelry! It's like wearing your wealth ;)

Anika said...

Hey gorgeous, love this post. I'm always intrigued with fashion that's monetary inspired/influenced. Have to say I wouldn't wear it but still, its fun to look at :)

Hope you had a great weekend. Also, have a great week

claudia said...

i love the paper-dress!!
I will be waiting for your visit
xx

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Good thing we're headed back to the bull market :)

jayne said...

its always a bit hard to wear money, either its ridiculous or your jingle everywhere haha

Make Do Style said...

The Erickson Beamon turkish delight range is just that a delight!

Erika said...

This makes me think of Katy Perry's "Waking Up In Vegas" video. I absolutely love coin jewelry - bracelets, necklaces, earrings. So divine!

Gorgeous new header, darling! :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-great post, I love the T Bags dress and I have a belt like the KJL bracelet, lovely picks my dear!

captivate me. said...

Wow, those first two images are so much fun! Love them :-) Hope you enjoyed your weekend, CC!

archivingfashion said...

I love all the coin-inspired jewelry - especially that massive gold chain/coin necklace! Fabulous!

FabBlab said...

Firstly, love the new header!
Secondly, the necklaces are gorgeous. Great post as usual!

Hunters Glory said...

she's got me spending....

cha~ching-a-ling-a-ling!



;)

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

i love the beamon earrings you're lusting after as well.
maybe we will be able to afford the willow/valentino items when they go to the outnet...maybe!

HELENSKI said...

what an inspired photos girl, love it!

Bahrain Fashion said...

Coin bracelets can be so cool! Totally love the Bazaar 1990s shot. Amazing!

Fabulous header image!!

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

the coin necklace is gorgeous!

MMSfaith said...

great post, i love how u put the pictures and accessories together. btw, your new picture on your blog is very pretty. :)

Richi said...

Nice post! The jewels are so posh:) Like them!

Nicole Marie said...

the kiddie pool one is great!

Leigh said...

Such wonderful inspiration, I wish I had the cash though ..lol :)

Zevaa said...

Adore all the coin jewelry. | Want that bikini.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I love the coin necklaces, i would like to buy one very much!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Lily G. said...

These are fabulous images. The necklaces are great!

kirstyb said...

I love these pics money money money lol xoxox

Miss Eve said...

Oh those jewelries are heavenly...

Hope you have a lovely Sunday, much love: Evi

Savvy Mode SG said...

i like necklaces with coin details. : )

Siljesfashion said...

The necklaces and gypsy earrings are amazing!

Lady Thirty said...

"money makes the world go around" ;)

lovely things!

xoxo

ps. love your new header!

Cathy Voyage said...

Great necklaces!

Keith said...

These are very cool. Thanks for posting them. I agree with Terence about the coins. Take care. Enjoy your weekend.

clarewbrown said...

What a great collection of photos! The coin necklaces were my personal fav. I love the new homepage photo as well!
Cheers
C

Leigh said...

Absolutely!! Love your blog and I have your link up:)

melissa kaye said...

What an awesome gallery of photos! Those coined necklaces are so lovely. :)

Maria Confer said...

Adore your new blog header!!

"Money, money, money must be funny in a rich man's world!"

So many lovely pieces of jewelry!

HiFashion said...

Money on clothes = perfection.

Gabbi said...

I love the money inspired jewelry... especially the Kenneth Jay Lane antique coin bracelet. It has such a pretty old world look to it!

Amanda K said...

Love the coin necklace.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love the coin necklaces! I hope you're having a great Sunday...and I forgot to tell you yesterday, I LOVE your new header! So fabulous! XOXO

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

I adored that Jean Paul Gaultier show and jean-charles de castelbajac is pretty awesome too.


xx

Chessa! said...

I love this look with the coin jewelry...so fun and casual.
and btw..LOVING the new header. yep...loves.

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE Givenchy Resort's take on this theme! :)
xx

noble beeyotch said...

lovely banner, Carrie!

Jenny said...

Wow, some of that jewelry is actually very beautiful!

Tori said...

Nice post! Love all these pictures.

WendyB said...

These people are all playing catch-up. Christian Francis Roth did this in 1991! :-)

Trixy said...

I love it when there are a few coins hanging from a necklace. It kind of adds a vintage feel, love!

fashion herald said...

I've always loved the sound of those coin belts and bracelets! And I've been looking for a dollar bill scarf, there's got to be one out there somewhere, right?

Linda said...

This was a fun post for me!!!

stellarvixen said...

hey big spender...spend a little on me! hehehe
is that milla jovovich?! luv her to bits!

Rachel Follett said...

Great money finds! Love that blue coin dress!

Flashes of Style said...

Ooo I love the coin necklace! So pretty :)

Susan said...

what a great post- and love the new header, too! :)
have a lovely week, xoxo

SsstSonia said...

I think the braceletand necklace are a little bit heavy...
kisses

Amelia said...

I love the first picture! I'm not sure that I'm ready to wear an actual dollar, but I like the coin inspiration.

Little Rus said...

I like your new banner, darling and the post is fabulous! x

janettaylor said...

I have got coins necklace and I love it. :-)

Great post CC and I love Ur nw header.


X♥X♥

LENORENEVERMORE said...

You are right on the money darling!
I have coin charm bracelets from a vintage shop...love the cling-cling-cling noise they make! Fab new week CC!
xo*

Jaime said...

I love coin jewelry. My mom got this fabulous coin ring when we were in Mexico a couple years ag (that I tend to "borrow")...who knew it'd still be in style!

Great new heading image- so chic!

stylewithbenefits said...

Fun post! I dig authentic coin necklaces and bracelets. They give a 'gypsy' vibe to any look!

xo, Becs

Carol said...

Cute necklaces!

Hammie said...

Where's our Lizzie Gardener's Amex dress? (From the 1995 Oscars)

xx

*Diane* said...

turkish delight coin necklace and coin bracelet = love!! Fab post!

style crusader said...

Love the coin jewelry!

and great new header :)
xx

Hanako66 said...

such a fun post...I don't know how you always do it CC!

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Alya said...

This is a great post! you're so right.. Money has been the inspiration for fashion for so long! I like that first CFR dress. I could see myself wearing it.. I think.