Friday, July 24, 2009

Precious Prints & Contest Winner!

I. The winner of the $100 Gift Certificate to Faire Frou Frou is the lovely Susan of Nearly Stylish... Congrats, darling!
II. Patterned frocks will take you from summer, with gladiator sandals, to winter, with opaque tights. So stock up on precious prints, darlings!
At top left: James Coviello, via nymag.com. Other runway photos via style.com.
This photo, featuring Gucci, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Kathy of Style on the Street.
Diane von Furstenberg Resort
Hussein Chalayan
Matthew Williamson Resort
Narciso Rodriguez Resort
Rachel Roy Resort
Yves Saint Laurent Resort
Diane von Furstenberg Asher Tiger silk crepe dress, at Bloomindales.com.
Aminaka Wilmont light-print silk dress, at right; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Stella McCartney cloud-print dress.
Paul & Joe Assidue silk dress.
Emanuel Ungaro asymmetric silk dress ~ CC adores!
Sanctuary Summer in the City dress, at sanctuaryclothing.com.
Maurie & Eve batik yoke dress with sequins, at bunnyhug.co.uk.
French Connection damask shift, at asos.com.
Tucker silk floral minidress, at shopbop.com.
Lookout Cookout Dress; this and next three at modcloth.com. CC is loving this new online shop! Gorgeous dresses, and all these Mod Cloth frocks are under $100!
Afternoon Tea Dress (at right).
Dark Room Dress.
Mind's Eye Dress.
Sky fuchsia Mai Tai mini dress with medallion, at shoplaonline.com.
Sweetees purple Naimah dress; this and next at chickdowntown.com.
Tibi Monarch Grove strapless jersey dress.
Plenty by Tracy Reese pintucked frock, at sanitystyle.com.
Beth Bowley paisley shift, at shoptwigs.com.
Yumi Kim Sachiko dress, at yumikimshop.com.
Diane von Furstenberg Payne-print silk dress; this and next at theOutnet.com.
Tibi Coral Reef dress.
Splurge: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania printed jersey dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Steal: Tectonic Shift Dress, at ModCloth.com. CC is completely smitten with ModCloth and this lovely little patterned minidress... it has an adjustable tie detail in back for the perfect fit, and it hits at the uber-flatering mid-thigh length. CC plans to wear this fab frock this summer with gold sandals, and this winter with black skinny jeans and booties. So versatile and gorgeous!
xoxox,
CC

P.S. Please check out CC’s guest post for Couture Week at Weddings Fresh ~ there is a fabulous Chickdowntown.com Moyna clutch giveaway, darlings!

66 comments:

shopgirl28 said...

I will definitely be stocking up on some new prints. You've inspired me with this post. I really like that red gingham plaid dress.

Erika said...

Congratulations Susan! :)

The James Coviello is breathtaking; but the Diane von Furstenberg Asher Tiger silk crepe Dress? Swoon. When can I make it mine? :)

Off to check out your guest post right now! :)

stilettolover91 said...

Amazing!!!! I love them all!!! So pretty!! Fabulous post!!

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stilettolover91 said...

Amazing!!!! I love them all!!! So pretty!! Fabulous post!!

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Iva said...

Congratulations Susan!

I love the Stella McCartney cloud-print dress!

Have a great weekend CC!

Jaime said...

I just adore that Rachel Roy dress!! The patterns/colors are gorgeous- that's a lust worthy piece!

Kathy said...

Congrats Susan!
Amazing post with awesome pics.
xx

Madeleine said...

Congratulations to the winner.

my favorite dress and it is a difficult choice is the pattern in
Hussein Chalayan's dress, th soft pastell mix of colours

pranksygang said...

the hats are cool in the 1st picture!

have a lovely weekend dear!

janettaylor said...

Oh my GOD!

Congrats to the Hungarian lady, Susan! Haha! :-)

Great post CC, as always!

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC, I can totally see myelf in any one of those print dresses. Love them.

FabBlab said...

I love printed dresses. They're so cute and refreshing.

Oh, and congrats Susan!

Wanderlusting said...

DVF is always a great staple for fun prints - I'm also really loving Milly and T-Bags for their fun prints as well. Laura Lees Label makes great ones too - I got a new crazy animal/polka dot/embroidered dress that I'll have to show you soon!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

thank you thank you for your fabulously couture post today!!! and please, i want the Matthew Williamson Resort dress! enjoy your weekend, lady!

Chessa! said...

I'm hunting for dresses right now and I'd like one of each posted here, please. pretty please? fabulous finds as always! happy friday!!

Hanako66 said...

I am so into prints right now...I love all of these!

freeteyme said...

Congratulations to the winner!

I used to be all boring plain person! but I love prints now =) fab picks CC!

La Belette Rouge said...

For me spring and summer are for prints. Fall and winter are for solids. Where did I come up with this arbitrary rule? I have no idea. And, yet even though I am aware it is arbitrary I am inclined to stick to it.
xo

Gabbi said...

Congratulations to the winner and such gorgeous prints dear CC!!

I love the Stella puffy cloud design and the Sanctuary Summer in the City dress especially... off to read your guest spot!♥♥♥

Hope you have a wonderfully cool weekend.♥xo

dapper kid said...

Congratulations to Susan :) Ahhh some many amazing prints!! The DvF resort look is so stunning, and I love those shoes. Oooh and the colours from the Rachel Roy resort look are so exquisite, how beautiful :) The Stella cloud print dress is really cute, and that Afternoon Tea Dress towards the end is preeetty. Hope you're having a lovely day dear.

WendyB said...

I've been watching Christian Francis Roth working on his Spring 2010 prints and they're going to blow you away! You know, I never liked prints till I started liking Ossie Clark and now I love them...

Raquel said...

flower prints are the best, thought the ones in the last two dresses are amazing!
x

Blair said...

I have never seen a print that I don't like:) Also, fabulous couture wedding gown post! xx

DaisyChain said...

These are all amazing! WANT!

HoneyBunny said...

Oh, there prints are so so lovely! I should definitely be braver with them;)

Elizabeth Marie said...

CC! I want them all! You've really inspired me, I tend to shy away from prints but these are FAB! I think you should be a Vogue editor...yes I do!

Ohhh and big congrats to your winner!

XOXO!

Fashion Moment said...

Ah, so many fabulous dresses, darling!

FM~FP~AF

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

loving that aminaka black background dress! hope you have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

mintharvest.com said...

love all the prints, especially the the one-sleeved dress:)want to exchange links?
Olivia

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

lovin' the prints as always! congrats to susan...what a great giveaway to win!

Lady Thirty said...

congrats to the winner :)

lovely prints! I like prints a lot. I´m going on a print hunt this autumn ;)

xoxo
lady thirty

Little Rus said...

I love patterns created by DVF and prints in general, but it just can't wear them. Have a great weekend, darling! x

Make Do Style said...

Gosh - funny you should do prints today as I saw a lovely print shift dress in agnes b, covent garden.

HiFashion said...

I quite like bold patterns on dresses. I have a dress with colourful patterns on it and its great to wear.

Fastidious Babe said...

DVF is stunning! i love prints all year round! xox

Bahrain Fashion said...

I'm all about Rachel Roy's resort collection. So fresh!

I Love DVF, TOO!!!

Susan said...

wow, I can't believe this! you totally made my day, my weekend, my week, thank you so much darling! :))
and thank you girls for the lovely messages!
oh I am so happy... I have never won anything! :)
xoxo

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the DVF print and Stella McCartney!!!
happy friday!
xoxo

Terence Sambo said...

i hope western designers start exploring african prints, they're really cool

Sher said...

Congratulations on the winner!

I just love the Williamson Resort. I even loved it yesterday ;)

Lily said...

That gucci blue and black spotted dress is UNBELIEVABLE..ohh if only! I'm hoping one of the high street stores does a copy its so gorgeous!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Have a fabulous weekend!

xxx

Fifi Flowers said...

Where did you get that old photo of moi with the BIG bow on my head... LOLOLOLOL.. that is EXACTLY how I got the name Fifi... I wore one like that and hubby(bf at time) said you are sooooooo Fifi!!! LOLOLOLOL
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Pink Links said...

I love those minidresses!

Lovely weekend for you!

Maria Confer said...

Congratulations to the winner!!

Lovely prints of all kinds!!

I want to buy a few printed dresses for this fall.

Lily said...

ARgh, I've been obsessed with that Stella McCartney cloud dress for ages. It's sooooo lovely. Wish it belonged to me!

Brigadeiro said...

Only in the last few years have I been introducing prints into my wardrobe, and I LOVE 'em! Need more! :) That Paul & Joe dress is simply GORGEOUS! Must find it...
xx

thesydneygirl said...

congrats to the winner!

love all the prints you found cc! they're delightful!

hope you have a fab weekend!

x

Fashion and more said...

So glad the plain colors are on the way out (are they really?)
I always liked bright colors and patterns.

noble beeyotch said...

Congrats susan....you are one lucky girl!!!

Victoria-H said...

so many cute dresses !

Kristin said...

I neeeeeeeed a Rachel Roy!

Ela said...

Congratulations, Susan!

So many lovely and vibrant prints, CC!
And BEAUTIFUL guest post! Makes me want to get a new wedding dress just for fun! Have a lovely weekend, CC :) xx

Zepequeña said...

Paul & Joe... My favourite!

Zepequeña.

Niki said...

I love the mod cloth Mind's eye dress, its so pretty!

xox!

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*Dith* said...

Lovely print dresses!!

I should get one

Lily G. said...

I love all these prints and patterns!

miky said...

love the prints! and when it iis n sequine... ohh to die for!

Amelia said...

These are really great prints! I love how abstract so many of them are.

Siska said...

I love DvF!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Congrats to the winner! I must brave myself to wear more bold prints...but still too shy sometimes! Fab weekend darling CC!!
Shall check your guestpost now...

~xo*

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

I love these prints. Gosh. I can't get enough of prints nowadays. x

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunny weekend, CC!

The picture of YSL´s resort collection is awesome. LOVE THE STATEMENT NECKLACE!!!

Enjoy your weekend!!!
Martina

Style Redux 2 said...

Love all the great prints-such a refreshing change.

yiqin; said...

Ah when I onlnie shop alot, I used to be SO excited to see the postman :D

Mo said...

Lol. I love this post! I can't believe you went to Emory! I visited the campus when i was 14, I think i'd like to go. Love the printed dresses!

Amazing Style said...

i will never be able to participate at your contest as i am much too behinds with the posts