Thursday, July 23, 2009

CC loves... & Alex Keller Necklace Giveaway!

Going for baroque. Ha ha... CC paraphrases Fellow Fashionista Wendy Brandes! First photo: Italian Vogue, September 2003.
Cleaning. Don't laugh! Swiffer is CC’s friend! Italian Vogue, February 2008.
These runway words of advice from Diane von Furstenberg. Picture via nymag.com.
Rooftop gardens. Bazaar, 1993.
This space, pictured courtesy Fellow Fashionista Brunch at Saks.
Satin sheets. V, March 2008.
This French Vogue photo, March 2009.
This sandy-chic photo of Daria from GQ, February 2006.
This Hervé Léger bikini worn by Lindsay Lohan; photo via justjared.com.
Spending time with my friend Aimee and her little boy, Beckett. Aimee is a true Supermom! Vogue, February 2003.
These tresses. Eniko Mihalik at Gucci, via nymag.com.
The Beckhams for Emporio Armani.
These Christian Dior Couture lingerie-detail pumps, pictured via style.com.
These Pour La Victoire Pascale sandals, at Singer22.com.
Andrea Milian Shoes. Visit andreamilian.com.
This Alexis Mabille Couture dress. This and next via style.com.
This Matthew Williamson Resort dress.
Empire 33 handbags. How cool is that handle? Visit empire33.net.
This A.L.C. leather military jacket, at shopbop.com.
This Alex Keller Pearls and Roses necklace.
A bit about the artist, adapted from her personal bio:
Alexandra Keller lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and son. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. While at UC, she also completed numerous courses in the Design and Fine Art programs. Alex has always been artistically talented. She credits her mom, with whom she crafted growing up, for her creative streak. Professionally, Alex has worked in retail and financial sales. After deciding to stay home with her son, she was inspired to follow a creative path. She had made and sold jewelry in the past. Running errands one day, she decided there was plenty of jewelry in the resale market to use as materials for her {new} creations. Alex recycles vintage & resale jewelry into fresh and fabulous pieces. Visit Alex Keller on Etsy and check out her blog, too!
Fabulous news, darlings! CC has one of these exquisite Alex Keller necklaces to give away to a lucky CC reader! Two Day Contest: To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post. One entry per blogger. International contestants welcome! Winner to be chosen via random.org on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. EST.
What are you loving right now, darlings?
xoxox,
CC

109 comments:

WendyB said...

LOL -- thanks for the shout-out!

HiFashion said...

That necklace is gorgeous! What I'm loving lately:
- Sequins!
- Breezy, sunny days
- Shopping trips with Mum early in the morning, avoiding all the 'people traffic'
- Bright colors
- Bold prints
- Feminine skirts and dresses

... to name a few! LOL! :)

xx Leia

Iva said...

I am loving These Christian Dior Couture lingerie-detail pumps! wow! Great post CC! {great giveaway too!}

Nina said...

Love the necklace!
I'm definitely loving the Christian Dior Couture lingerie-detail pumps and the amazing Alexis Mabille Couture dress, well mostly the drop dead gorgeous heels that model is wearing!

captivate me. said...

wow, that decor photo is amazing. I just love the huge mirror next to the window and the color palette. Truly inspiring!!

TigerLily said...

Great post, as always... ^__^
Love the photos you features, specially that particular one of Vic&David Beckhams, they look gorgeous together!
And the nude photo with snads all over is great too! really nice picks! ^^


xoxo,
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

LENORENEVERMORE said...

hahaha...sorry i laughed!
Swiffer is CC’s friend!!! I thought I was?! hahaha...sorry again darling!
ps: I'm up & early today...& too much coffee!
~XO

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Beautiful photos. Some of them just took my breath away. I especially like the photo of the living room. And this giveaway sounds FAB! That necklace is gorgeous. :)

I am loving my black vintage style bathing suit right now because I'm going to be wearing it on the beach soon (I'm heading out to LA tomorrow! Yay!)

girl, inspired said...

Loving the Alexis Mabille dress. Just gorgeous! Everything is amazing- great post!

Sher said...

Yeah for WendyB!

I checked out Alex Keller's Etsy store and just love her bronze goddess bracelet. But first in line is that necklace of beautiful flower buds!

Dream Sequins said...

Fun giveaway! Loving sequins, but what else is new :D I'm hosting a fun giveaway on my blog, too!

tiltumaria said...

Those pearls are fab-u-lous!! I love lilo's shoes and bikinis, she is so stylish! Oh and by the way, i LOVE swiffer dusters too ;) they're so cool :D
xoxo, maria

Little Rus said...

So many things I love...
DVF words
Alexix Mabille dress (this is my FAVOURITE one in a whole HC collection)
Diaria
Pour La Victoire Pascale sandals
Vogue photo
The necklace

xxx

Fastidious Babe said...

i love love love the herve leger bikini! just fabulous xox

Sophia said...

That necklace is amazing! That person has serious talent.

Hmm. I am loving...
-loafing around the house since it's summer
-loose deconstructed tees
-perusing lookbook.nu whenever i get the chance
-reconstructing clothes and making my own on my newly-fixed sewing machine

Great pictures, as always. :)

Carol said...

Swiffers are my friend too!

Laura said...

Your post is up today sweetie thank you so much!

Chessa! said...

omg...there are just so many beautiful things on this post I don't know where to begin! first of, I adore DVF. I love her message, her strength and I love her curly hair and that she embraces it!
And I love these photos that you posted...that ad with the Beckhams is fabulous.
I'd love to win the giveaway! the piece you posted here is gorgeous and so versatile.

pranksygang said...

the shoes and pearls are sexy darling!

alexkeller said...

thanks for all of your wonderful compliments *blushes*
yours,
alex

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I'm loving that black, white and purple living room! gorgeous! xo

J. said...

I love the necklace! It's so original and I love that its partly made of recycled materials.

I'm into:
maxidresses
leather sandals
and pearls (yes, really!)
at the moment.

Anika said...

Ooooh, CC, I adore this post. And especially the sandy-chic Daria pic and the tresses one!

Hope you're having a fab week and have a great weekend ahead of you.

I'm loving all things Maurie and Eve. LOOOOOVE!

freeteyme said...

i love everything in this post! That Chanel bikini and the red Herve Leger are just to die for!

A World in a PAN said...

That is a beautiful necklace - I love necklaces. The combination of pearls and beads looks so delicate.

Ela said...

Oh thank you for the link, CC! She has some beautiful pieces! I love those blush pink shoes!
xx
p.s. The Swiffer is my best friend, I don't know how I managed so long without it!

shopgirl28 said...

I loved seeing Lindsay's bathing suit changes. Great giveaway.

Style Redux 2 said...

That first pink dress from Italian Vogue is incredible.

MissNeira said...

that Chanel ad is pretty gorgeous! i would do anything to have the Chanel symbol on my ass like that haha

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Adore the edgy images & style. The necklace has great timeless appeal - lovely!!

Lizzie said...

I loved this!! And those garter shoes are so creative and amazing! Beautiful pictures

stilettolover91 said...

Amazing post!!!! I love the chanel bikni & love love love these shoes
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_B6J6nGs6VwA/SmhlBucaUKI/AAAAAAAAZUc/LHa1Inrm_as/s400/These+Christian+Dior+Couture+lingerie-detail+pumps.jpg

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Me And Marisa said...

Thanks for the comment the other day! Glad you enjoyed the post. MOD is maybe my new favorite term, so danka ;).

Love your blog! Really great stuff on here!

-Andrew
http://meandmarisa.wordpress.com

Pau said...

Love the necklace of pearls and roses.
XXX wapa ;)

Jaime said...

Lovely necklace and post- you always pick the best fashion images! Right now I am loving any bright colors and flowy sundresses- the weather is finally nice in Boston.

Wanderlusting said...

I love those Pour La Victoire Pascale sandals sandals too but they don't have my size on Shopbop boooo.

Loving the rooftop gardens as well!

I'm a big fan - this week - of sunny mornings, hearty oatmeal for breakfast, corona with lime and shopping for the most perfect pair of shoes that will eclipse all other shoes. Not sure if they exist but I will die trying...er, buying!

♥B said...

What a GORGEOUS necklace. I'm not much of a pearl person but this one is too pretty to pass up! I will be checking etsy!

That rooftop picture is lovely in a king of haunting way :)

Martina said...

How rich! I would like to wear that gorgeous necklace with that strapless blue and white number, preferably on that rooftop garden. Deal? Great.

OceanDreams said...

Beautiful! Loving that necklace and I am loving the summer lately, so bright and sun shining everywhere! XO!

Allison said...

I absolutely adore the David and Victoria Beckham Armani ads as well! They look absolutely fabulous :) Then again, I adore Victoria, so I might be a little biased.
That necklace is lovely too! Enjoy your day, darling.

K said...

I'm loving..
your blog! :)

*Dith* said...

love love love the necklace!
I'm loving:
bright color fits
white
bold color lippies
shoes--classic pumps mainly
grilled cheese
and many more :)

Stefanie Grace said...

Fabulous! we never get International readers welcome to enter!
The necklace is gorgeous and I love your list. HiFashion has a fab list too!! x

melissa kaye said...

The necklace is so beautiful!

Lately I'm loving...
~pain meds (just recovering from ear surgery)
~Doris the teddy bear on RVA's site
~receiving and giving Happy Mail
~the kindness of friends and family during my time of healing

Erika said...

Now that I've seen this, I realize that I'm coveting satin sheets. In addition to:

-A day at the beach
-Deconstructed boots
-Sequins
-Chick Lit
-Satchels
-Bedhead
-Lacy lingerie

Gabbi said...

Wonderful loves dearest CC♥ I'm with you on the Swifters :) and adore the Super Mom photo... such an great theme.

The giveaway is amazing... Alex's creations are gorgeous and feminine!

Iole said...

stopping by, to say CCCIIIAAAOOO!!!!
xoxo
Iole

rossovelvet said...

Ooohh, I love that Stammy editorial so much !!!
And I absolutely love everything you're loving !!
AND thank you for your sweet comment, you're always so kind ! I'm really, really, really glad you liked my post !

XAVS said...

Great!!! I love this marie antoniette flavour...
X

maggie said...

oh hey! lindsay lohan's bikini is tres adorable! she's getting a little on the skinny side again these days... =\ love your post! :D

Mo said...

I love that Stam shot! then again, anything with Stam will have my attention!

Maria Confer said...

I'm loving DVF's sign and this gorgeous pearl necklace. Simply stunning.

The Biche said...

Gorge pics!!!

kpeach said...

those beach/sand/model pics are so beautiful without being SSI esque.

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

Ooh, those Christian Dior Couture pumps are fabulous. I'm loving summer right now too :)

Shin said...

What a elegant necklace! Adore! I love reading your posts! So much eye candy and things I want to buy! xxoxoxo

E said...

That Herve Leger bikini is really really cool.

Susan said...

oh what a great giveaway- I am obsessed with pearls! :)
xoxo

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Love the pearls and Daria in the sand

i.d. said...

DvF always has the best quotes - she's such a warrior woman, I admire her so much!

Lily G. said...

That necklace is absolutely gorgeous!

Make Do Style said...

I'm loving being on the mend and feeling well again! Although you always tempt me to want things with your posts!

Hanako66 said...

I love everything that you love CC!!!

Savvy Mode SG said...

Wow, waht a gorgeous necklace CC. Wonderful!

tckkid said...

What a pretty necklace.

When I was about 10, I bought myself a this long plastic light pink beaded necklace and my entire family made fun of me. Ever since the, I've been wary of necklaces, but I might reconsider for this!

Join the Gossip said...

I love the very first photo in this blog! It's so pretty and colorful!

I am currently into prints...which sounds weird, I know. I generally go for more classic, basic looks but right now IO am actually buying dresses with prints on them =)

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. That necklace is stunning!

Polished Sense said...

The brown sandal heels are to-die-for! Love them. I'm also fascinated by the shot of the naked model covered in sand. It's fab!

xo,
Jessica

Nemerae said...

El pelo de Eniko Mihalik es impresionante, qué envidia...!
Qué preciosidad de collar, me encanta!! *.*
Por cierto, las medias/leggins de encaje que me tocaron en tu blog, se van a llevar mucho para este otoño/invierno. Ya sé con qué ponérmelas!! cuando vuelva de vacaciones, me hago una foto y la pongo en el blog para que veas cómo quedan =)
1besoo

Tina :) said...

Great post, I loved all the photos. :) What I'm really loving now are sky-high heels with really unique detailing (like the Dior ones in your post!), or just tons and tons of straps. Often it's overdone, but when executed right the shoe is truly amazing; I especially love Pour La Victoire. Vests, vintage-y necklaces, and ripped pants/leggings are also really catching my eye.
Also, that necklace is absolutely stunning. ♥

xo
TIna

MizzJ said...

That Daria sand shot must've been SO uncomfortable!! Those lingerie shoes are hot though, they would totally make you feel sexy anytime, anywhere.

geisharock said...

that sandy daria picture is exquisite!!! i'm dying for a bikini like lindsays... its just not fair! I'd love to enter the necklace giveaway :) xoxo

lisa golightly said...

LOOOVE those Dior pumps. At 6ft tall I don't often consider shoes this high. But these ... so worthy !!! What a great blog !

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I am loving... as always, simple, delicate and detailed things and bows :)


Beautiful images, true inspiration :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh how lovely. Do the winner's get an email on here or are they supposed to look on the blog?

Anyway, I'd love to be entered for this b/c it's so pretty and my sister would love it.

What I'm loving lately?

-the nice weather: not too hot. not too cold.
-dresses that are awesome
-really good books

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

The Seeker said...

OMG what a gorgeous necklace!!!

What I'm loving... being on holidays on the mountains... ;)

Well, searching for the new season trends so I can see if there's something I can buy to improve my WD

All the best, lovely CC
xoxo

Madeleine said...

Love this necklace

I also love the pale grey living room
and Chanel, well I am French I just love what Coco Chanel started, such beautiful clothe

xox

Sylvie Madeleine

Ashley said...

You always have the best giveaways, and I am loving that necklace!

KikiZoe86(at)yahoo(dot)com

Frock Around the Clock said...

Haha Lindsay Lohan is wearing the most inappropriate poolside shoes ever! And the handle on that bag is amazing - very creative! :) x

Closet Cravings said...

Seems like every celebrinista loves to wear Herve Leger dresses - swimwear is now on the radar with Lindsay and Paris wearing the very chic swimsuit. Can't blame them - Herve Leger is super flattering.

Great giveaway! I just LOVE giveaways. If you're obsessed like me, check out my current giveaway.
http://www.closetcraving.com

Linda said...

When I saw the first picture, I thought the girl was a Barbie doll! But then I realized it was a model. I also love the picture with the baby. That is cute!!
Recently, I'm loving khakis!!! The nude color looks nice :D

Blair said...

That necklace is beautiful! I am currently loving summery pencil skirts anything pastel!

Secretista said...

I loveee that Chanel Iman and DVF photo!

Hunters Glory said...

Looooove the 5th pic of the black and red sitting room.....a feature item!


;)

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Great photos as usual. Hope you are ready for the weekend. Cheers!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

love all the shoes gorg

The Clothes Horse said...

Great inspirations. And a giveaway? Very cool!

clarewbrown said...

CC you are a blogging goddess! This post is wonderful and you ALWAYS have the very best giveaways.
Have an amazing night!
Cheers!

Trixy said...

DvF inspiration, Matthew Williamson, AND pearls?! This is one amazingly fabulous post, CC! Well, what else would we expect?! Love this more than ever!

Kristin said...

AWESOME contest. Her work is beautiful. Loving the name Beckett!!

proudly says, said...

hi cc!
i love that pic below of a woman at the beach.
it's the photo of mom and son,
hehe..it reminds me of myself and mr. freddy.

i would love to win that necklace
since i'm a pearl-lover ever since!

Tiffany said...

adore the bikini that lindsay lohan is wearing! and love the necklace too!

Carlotta said...

Hi dear I miss you blog I'm always on the run those days , loooove this post and what a lovely giveaway!! havea great weekend :)))

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Such a gorgeous necklace, CC!!

Also love the quote from the Diane von Furstenberg runway!

Have a wonderful friday and enjoy the rest of the week!

Beautiful Blessings...
Martina

janettaylor said...

I totally love the decor photos...

X♥X♥

The Haute-Shopper said...

I'm not a fan of cleaning, but Swiffer is definitely my best friend when it comes to that ;-) Fab post! Those Dior heels are gorgeous and that Chanel image is pretty decadent... sigh.

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I can absolutely see myslef wearing pink confection form the First photo: Italian Vogue, September 2003 !!! Thos pumps from Dior Collection, I had a version of them in blue - still one of my favorite pairs in my shoe collection!:-)))

kat said...

I am bookmarking your blog pronto. so freakin fab!

i am loving:
-mineral makeup
-body shop olive dry mist spray
-curve perfume
-and....steamed fish! =)

katch05 at gmail dot com

marb said...

i love a glass of wine near the sea wearing my sandals, a white summer dress and my best smile!!

Sydney said...

love lindsay's shoes

HoneyBunny said...

Wow, love these photos, the theme and that necklace! Fab post darling CC! :*

sisters in black frocks said...

loving your blog. thank you for the comment. i'll be sure to bookmark your blog!

LJ said...

bless DVF!
xx-LJ from SOS!

Hunters Glory said...

where'd you go?

you should have left the photo in....twas uh good'un.

;)

noble beeyotch said...

delicious necklace!!!

Zevaa said...

1. Being a landscape architect, I really love rooftop gardens. [My next week is about designing a new one, thanks for the inspiration.;)]

2. Naturally, I love jewelry.

3. Adore the sandy-chic phto of Daria.

candace said...

Gorgeous post! I want that Chanel bikini!!!

http://candacerose.typepad.com

Alya said...

Oooh I missed the necklace giveaway I think :(

that's one thing I DONT love - when I miss things! LOL

Amazing Style said...

i like the beige shoes a lot

wild africa said...

Herve Leger Dress was founded in 1985 by designer currently known as Herve Leger bandage dress. Leroux has its name after losing the rights to the name of Herve Leger.