Friday, July 10, 2009

Long on Patterns & Yumi Kim Giveaway!

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC's Chickdowntown.com J Brand Jeans Giveaway is the lovely Madeleine... Congrats, darling! If you didn’t win, don’t fret! CC’s Yumi Kim Giveaway begins today!
Don’t call it a maxi, darlings! It’s a lovely long patterned dress... almost a gown, but not quite! Take a cue from the Resort 2010 collections and get print perfect!
Fashion Flashback: Spanish Vogue, June 2008.
Badgley Mischka Resort; runway photos courtesy style.com.
Barbara Tfank Resort
Basso & Brooke Resort
Collette Dinnigan Resort
Emilio Pucci Resort
Gucci Resort
Just Cavalli Resort
Lanvin Resort
Marni Resort
Monique Lhuillier Resort
Naeem Khan Resort
Sonia Rykiel Resort
Elizabeth and James Dooriya long tiered dress; this and next two at intermixonline.com.
Rachel Pally jersey empire drawstring dress.
Diane von Furstenberg Lethia slinky knit dress.
Emilio Pucci silk jersey sleeveless gown; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Tibi Ankara embroidered dress.
Matthew Williamson feather-print silk-blend dress.
Mara Hoffman cowl neck dress; this and next at Bloomingdales.com.
Aidan Mattox long strapless foil print dress.
Parker floral halter dress, at singer22.com.
Flirty Little Dress in exotic floral; this and next at victoriassecret.com.
Deal of the Day: ruffle hem halter dress, $39.
Ella Moss Black Label Bridgette strapless dress; this and next two at shopbop.com.
Daughters of the Revolution Wonderland dress.
Thakoon rosebud twist front gown.
Just Cavalli paisley print dress at theOutnet.com.
T-Bags halter dress, at shopkitson.com.
Torn by Ronny Kobo tank dress, at ronherman.com.
Sky crochet detail dress, at shoplaonline.com.
Kayla smocked dress, at forever21.com.
Yumi Kim Vine Flower dress; this and next at yumikimshop.com.
Yumi Kim Sari Abstract Rose dress. CC has this frock and it is absolutely magnificent! It has a crisscross strap detail in back with a tiny bit of smocking for the perfect fit. CC adores Yumi Kim dresses! Be sure to check out all the floral print and maxi dresses at Yumi Kim here.
Fabulous news, darlings! CC has a $150 Yumi Kim Gift Certificate to give away to one lucky CC reader! Three Day Contest! To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post! One entry per blogger, please. Winner to be chosen via random.org on
Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. EST.
Good luck, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

98 comments:

Belle de Ville said...

Oh why did you have to post this???
Now I can't get my mind off of going on vacation at a chi-chi resort!
I'm so ready to lounge around a pool on a warm evening with a cocktail in my hand wearing one of those long print dresses, like the Mathew Williamson and some Boho Glam jewelry from Beladora.com.
...in my dreams!

Nicole said...

your right! they are more like gowns!

clarewbrown said...

Oh how fabulous!! These long, fabulous sun dresses are simply marvelous! They are so romantic and they always remind me of a posh beach resort!

As usual, fabulous post!
Cheers,
Clare

Just Another Hofeling said...

Love the dresses even if they are gown like. Perfect for the beach,farmers market or a picnic lunch date. I've never worn one before but have always wanted too. Call it being behind on the times in my case (ie:lack of money and a fashion sense!)
By the way this is the first time I've heard of Yumi Kim (sad I know) but there are some gorgeous clothes on their site. Breezy,bright and fun!!

The Townhouselady said...

I adore Maxi's. I like mine to have flow to them rather than be the straight columns (too restricting).

It's such a beautiful way to show off the gorgeous print fabrics!

BTW, I'm also holding an amazing giveaway on my blog. There are 4 different Lipstick Queen prize packages up for grabs (total retail $200). You can enter here.

Pop Champagne said...

those dresses are hot... Ugh I'm such a sucker for summer dresses! They're good ventilation for the summer compare to jeans though LOL! Have a great weekend dear!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh that Collette Dinnigan dress is absolutely gorgeous! have a great weekend! xo

Erika said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Ever since viewing your last few posts I am convinced of one thing, darling...I need the entire Gucci Resort Collection! :)

Marcia B. said...

I love these dresses, i so need one to chill out on my cabana with a sangria in my hand...OOooooO love all the patterns!

Blair said...

Oh, I just adore all of these--the patterns are all stunning! That blue gucci creation is downright dreamy--now if only there were appropriate occasions to wear long dresses to in Jackson:) xx

Little Rus said...

Beautiful! Vogue cover is gorgeous... Love Valentina, love her dress. And I also really like pattern on Collette Dinnigan Resort dress, I think it's something about colour scheme... not even sure... but it's just beautiful... xxxx

Carol said...

Those dresses are so lovely! It makes me want to put some on and have a drink by a pool! have a fantastic weekend my dear!

Carlotta said...

this is one of my fav post ever!! love he Yumi Kim dresses very me!

ps I'm having a new giveaway too :))

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Ahhhh, this is "MY" post, CC ;)

I can´t help myself... I LOOOVE MAXI DRESSES ;)
And these are all so very fabulous!

Wishing you a wonderful relaxing weekend!

Martina

Sher said...

I just picked out a beautiful Brooke dress ;D

They are all so beautiful at Yumi Kim's shop!

South Loop Social Light said...

I haven't been able to find a maxi dress that flatters my figure. I'm only 5'2" and sometimes it just seems like too much dress for me. Hopefully one will come along that sweeps me off my feet.

janettaylor said...

Fabulous maxi dresses...

XoXo

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i've just recently discovered the joys of long dresses with intricate patterns. these are all dreamy!

Hanako66 said...

I'm a big fan of the maxi...what a fabulous contest!

Madeleine said...

I love these long flowing dresses, spend the 4th of July in a gorgeous light chiffon one in the very palest mauve with beige appliqué. Everyone should try at least one this summer.

Gabbi said...

Amazing giveaway, beautiful fabric and designs... such femininity.

Wishing you an awesome weekend dearest CC!♥ ♥ ♥

michellehendra said...

the maxi dresses are way too great!! :)) LOL

XX

Fashion Moment said...

Oh la la... I need, want, miss: Monique Lhuillier, DVF, Lanvin, Gucci and the most fabulous is dress from Vogue cover!


FM~FP~AF

stilettolover91 said...

congats to the winner!!!

All the dresses are soooo gorgeous!!! All the models look stunning in them!! Fantastic post as always!!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

SouLBoutiQue said...

I love Maxi Dresses!!! But because I am soo tall I hardly ever find ones that touch the floor. Being 5'11" isn't easy! I didn't miss this contest!!! Have a blessed day
Ag

Anya Caliendo. Couture Millinery. said...

Oohh, I adore, adore, ADORE Lanvin!!! Look at this fabulous hats!So delightful and chic!

throuthehaze said...

beautiful dresses!

Kristin said...

I'm seeing Yumi Kim everywhere lately and I'm liking what I'm seeing! I love the versatility of maxis (gowns).

Secretista said...

I love this post. I'm really into long dress at the moment.

noble beeyotch said...

I love maxi-dresses...especially as beach cover-ups. They come in such pretty colors and patterns that i just can't have enough of them this summer

CMA said...

loving these
this is basically what i live in..long, flowy dresses
im in love with the second dress with the crochet top, gorgeous!!!!
the dress from f21 on the bottom, i have! but mine is a golden hue and we all call it the "corn dress".
love ittttt, great inspiration
thanks for all your comments

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

Allison said...

I am in love with that Gucci dress, and the Matthew Williamson :)
And of course, Yumi Kim has such fabulous designs!

WendyB said...

For long dresses, nothing compares with my Ossie Clarks, IMHO! These are all lovely, but I have to stick to my favorite guy.

lisa said...

My favourites are the Colleen Dinnagan and Pucci dresses.

P.S. Fingers crossed that I win your giveaway! :-)

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC you are killing me here. I just adore maxi dresses for summer. i am going to pray i win tonight.

K8 said...

I like these dresses so much more then most 'maxi's'!

Sandra said...

Vogue cover is amazing! Great post as always! :)

box-of-style

TheBeautyFile said...

I'm clearly obsessed with Yumi Kim as well:

http://thebeautyfile.blogspot.com/2009/07/droolworthy-designer-yumi-kim.html

LOVE HER!!!! She is having 50% off right now until 7/15 on everything...! online and in store- friends and family {ykfamily} - online code.

Iva said...

they are so pretty! the colors are wonderful. Beautiful post! BEAUTIFUL!

Brunch at Saks said...

I love these dresses! Great choices! My favorite thing about the longer dresses is that they are a little more forgiving and can hide a few things when need be!

Hope you have a great weekend love :) XOXO

Meg said...

I love the Collette Dinnigan dress and the Yumi Kim ones are really cute too. I would love to win this!

shopgirl28 said...

The maxi dress looks so nice. You're so nice do get all these giveaways. I love your blog.

Crave said...

Love the maxi....they make up much of my summer wardrobe!

Cathy Voyage said...

I definitely need a maxi dress this summer!

HiFashion said...

I love these maxi dresses. And the patterns on them look great.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh wow CC these are GORGEOUS! I love the Gucci. That collection is probably one of my favorites of all time, I think I've mentioned that once or ten times before haha!

congrats to your winner!! YAY!

Adela said...

i love the pink and green maxi dress!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Lily said...

The Matthew Williamson feather print dress has to be my favorite xx

http://throughthelookingglass44.blogspot.com/

Vitania said...

so many to choose - they are all so pretty. I love that you can dress them up for a date or dress them down for the beach !!

As always your posts are awesome carrie - keep them coming!

Vitania

Pau said...

Love these maxi dresses ;)
XOX

Legallyblondemel said...

Ah, I so like this trend. Would that I could pull it off - I just can't find one that looks good on my figure, but I love it on others.

That Monique Lhuillier is SO TDF.

Diane said...

i've never tried any long dresses like these...but i totally would love to! they are so pretty!!!

Dana said...

Oooh I want it sooo bad!!! Fingers crossed dear CC!!

Btw great post as always!!

La Belette Rouge said...

That Zebra dress is AMAZING. I hope you have an amazing weekend!xo

La Couturier said...

Stunningggg! I do hope I can win (;

bisous,
La C.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Oh CC, how I've missed reading your wonderful blog!

These photos are all ever so dreamy. Not only are these dresses gorgeous, but you don't have to shave your legs! Bonus!

x

Lily G. said...

I just bought 2 Yumi Kim dresses!! I posted about the ones I bought. But her maxi dresses are fab too!

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

FrouFrouu said...

I should probably ban myself from your blog, i keep adding millions of things to my impossibly large list of wants everytime i visit. But i won't. Heavenly selection, girlie.

- nadia

Susan said...

oh how wonderful these dresses look! and a fab giveaway, as always.
happy weekend, xoxo

Diego R. Wyatt said...

When I think of patterns on long dresses it scares me! lol...but these look great. I love Naeem Khan's gown, it is made so interesting by the print. I also love the Matthew Williamson feather-print dress. It is so summery. Of course, Diane von Furstenburg is a master of prints and hew dress is absolutely stunning.

OneNonBlonde said...

Love Yumi Kim!!

Gigi said...

Fabulous post. I love the dresses.

Chessa! said...

I love these dresses and am totally in the market for a few of them. They are so breezy and cool for summer. In fact I went to the Yumi Kim store in the east village yesterday and bought a fabulous silk top. I love it. I just adore the patterns of the pieces. They are so perfect for summer in the dresses and I really love them even more in the tops bc they can translate to winter with a hot cigarette pant or skinny jean with a bootie. maybe with the booties from yesterday's post! loves it, CC as always!!
have a great weekend:)
xx

Jennifer said...

Beautiful dresses! They kind of remind of me the 70s a bit...all long and flowing. :)

Make Do Style said...

I love a maxi dress - oh my now I'm lusting after one again. Great selection.

Marian said...

Oh these are so yummy! I could wear each one darling CC!
I think im completely besotted with the Basso & Brooke resort print dress. The print is phenomenal!
I would happily wear each of these on the next warm day here.
Your post tirtle could not be more perfect.
I adore how long patterned dresses can be worn casually and dressed up. They are so versatile!
happy weekend honey
xx
Marian

Elyse said...

These dresses are beautiful! I love how you say "don't call it a maxi" because these dresses are just too pretty to have such an ugly name! They make me wish I was on the beach relaxing in one of them!

OceanDreams said...

I love maxi dresses, I just wish that my legs were longer so I could wear them better! :)

becca. said...

i love maxi dress'
there the main subject on my textiles coursework. i love the patterns on them so much! xox

Jenny said...

LOVE the maxi dresses, espeacially those looks from Lanvin resort!

Wanderlusting said...

Love the purple/orange/blue VS one - and it's probably the most affordable too! You know I love my maxis :P

Brigadeiro said...

Love the Naem Khan! :)
xx

Dane said...

I am obsessed with maxi dresses.. they are just so feminine yet comfortable.. lovely post!





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Fashionista said...

love how these maxi dresses can elongate ur body...
love all the prints...absolutely gorgeous...

Caroline Robianto said...

amazing :) hihihi

LENORENEVERMORE said...

congrats to the winner!
I prefer the mini patterns instead of the bold graphics...Ahhh the joy of being a woman darrrling! ~XO*

Raez said...

love maxie dresses, just wish i could rock 'em!

pranksygang said...

gr8 !!! i think i can wear these kinda things in my place!!!! i loved this collection !! its cool

A World in a PAN said...

I lived in Punta del Este, uruguay, when I was in my teens and we used to wear long flowerly (flower power, ha ha ha) to go out. You brought me back to the late late sixities with this superb collection of long dresses!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I have yet to venture out into maxi territory... I am just too intimidated :S

Annie Spandex said...

Gorgeous dresses! I can't choose a favorite! I hope I win the giveaway :)

Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

Well my dear, I must say I'd like to don them all really!!! You are having ANOTHER give away? Could I be so lucky this time?

How is the summer treating you?

Lil Midget said...

SO lovely! They do look like maxi dresses but they have a different cut :) I like!
xx

Tracey Ellle said...

amazinggg amazinggg amazingggg outfits... just PERFECt for the summer...

Lizzie said...

Maxi dresses are SO cute but I have never been able to find one that is the right length!! But I would love to wear one, I think they are such a nice thing to wear in the summer.

Emily said...

I love the gown on the cover of the Vogue. Does anyone know who the designer is?

glaykisdolcevita said...

fabulous...post....
fanulous...maxi...dresses!

Sasi said...

So many beautiful dresses, can't decide which one is my fave..maybe the Gucci one?!
Have a nice Sunday.

Anika said...

Ooooh maxi dresses, how I do love them..let me count the ways? ;)

p.s. that Collette Dinnigan = lustworthy hankerings for.

And Yumi Kim voucher? That's pretty spesh!

Amanda K said...

Long flowing dresses are great for the summer.

Tiffany said...

I am loving printed maxi's! such a perfect summer dress.

And I JUST discovered how much I love Yumi Kim! I was totally shopping on the website last night. I hope I win!

Little Bow Prep said...

The one on the Vogue cover is spectacular! The Pucci Resort one is fab too!

What a pretty Yumi Kim dress!

annalene said...

love the long dresses in this post! i have never actually owned a long dress or a maxi, but i'm thinking about purchasing one now. they make a great, coverup in the summer during those times that my legs might not be looking their best!

Katy Lin :) said...

oh. my. word.!!! i LOVE the long dresses - i'm so glad they're coming back my fave is definitely the Badgley Mischka Resort dress! :) please count me in for the drawing!

jessica said...

wow, so gorgeous !!
they're all so amazing .

Amazing Style said...

these dresses are lovely, cc!

86b8cc10-8eff-11e0-92a2-000bcdca4d7a said...

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell where to get the Tibi Ankara dress? I looked for it at net-a-porter.com but can't find it. Thank you :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love that Tibi dress too, but it was from 2 years ago, so your best bet would be to look on ebay...

xoxox,
CC