Monday, August 3, 2009

Balloons and Bubbles

Big balloons bring brilliance, babies!
Stella McCartney Resort, via style.com.
Backstage at Betsey Johnson; this and next via nymag.com
The Tyra Banks Show, 2008
Brazilian Elle, February 2008.
Chinese Vogue, June 2008.
Coco Rocha by Tim Walker, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionistas Le Journal de Mode.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
Balloon Couture courtesy Fellow Fashionista Sisters in Black Frocks.
Dior ad.
Givenchy ad, Spring 2006.
Italian Vogue, October 2008.
Japanese Vogue, August 2008.
Latin American Vogue, February 2009.
Pull & Bear ad, Fall 2007.
Spanish Vogue, May 2008.
French Vogue, March 2008.
Vogue, February 2009.
Vogue, October 2008.

Which bubble or balloon is best, baby?

xoxox,
CC







P.S. Be sure to visit CC's friend Balloonhedz!

106 comments:

WendyB said...

Balloons make me happy...but then I keep hearing about a helium shortage and I get sad!

Mo said...

balloons have become my latest editorial-obsession, especially the Miss Dior Cherie ad. I love that one!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Oh, such a gorgeous, gorgeous post!!! I love every single picture of it. I find such an inspiration in bubbles and balloones - they are funny, freespirited creatures. :-))) Thank you, Carrie!

meraldia said...

Wow, this is joyful post!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wow visual delights of the day!
I have a friend who has balloon phobia...I wanted to fill her room with balloons on her birthday! Am I bad or am I bad ! hehee*

Fabulous & fun week to my dear CC!
XO*

Sasha said...

love the last picture with the big pink baloon and the pink dress!!
Hope you have a fabulous week!!

Diego R. Wyatt said...

The use of balloons and bubbles is such a cool way to add visual interest to shot, while emphasizing certain shapes in the garments. The Stella McCartney black lace look is phenomenal! I love the Givenchy ad and the Moschino spread, but my favorite is the Japanese Vogue editorial. It looks like a chic mom going to a kid's birthday party.

Vintage Me New You said...

Hey CC, wow so cool the pics, childish, but still fabulous:)

Bisous,
Gia!

FashionHippieLoves said...

lovely post!!!
Like it!!!

X

Hayley said...

I love balloons, they bring out a childish side in everyone. Especially if they are helium-filled!
Great pictures, I really want to go out and get some balloons and decorate my room with them.

Hayley.
xx

Style Bird said...

I LOVE these photos with balloons!

Little Rus said...

Oh, I LOVE your choices, darling! I was going to use that Natalia's editorial, too, the bottom pic, but then forgot where I saved the picture. :)
Simply gorgeous!
xxx

Monica said...

Balloons and bubbles are so fun. I love that bubble vest.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Fab photos! So much creativity. Gorgeous colors! These make me wish I was a fab photographer for a fashion mag. :P

Iva said...

oh wow! what a great post! such a fun way to begin Monday!! :) The Balloon Couture courtesy Fellow Fashionista Sisters in Black Frocks photo is truly something else! WOW! Hope you had a great weekend CC!

Jaime said...

I loved the Dior ad! It's so whimsical and it works- makes me want to buy the perfume!

Tiana Couture's Addict said...

I love this pix with coco rocha !^^ all color full ballons!love it!
very nice pictures
xoxo sweety ;D

The Anthology said...

Oh my goodness -- each photo looks like a party. I love them all!

OceanDreams said...

I love balloons, they are so playful and vibrant! I especially like the model balcony picture, looks like she is going to float away!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh fun post. There is just something about ballons that make me happy!

everybodysaysdont said...

Fantastic photos, beautiful! x

Brunch at Saks said...

That 7th picture with the purple bubble skirt is amazing! Love!

stilettolover91 said...

I love it!!!! All the pics are amazing!!!! Fabulous post once again!!

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naicha said...

wonderful pictures! the last one with the pink balloon and a girl in pink is my favorite! :)

bisous

pranksygang said...

You are so innovative dear!! This is an awesome post! the colors are radiant!

Peter Breese said...

Magnificent post!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunny monday to you, CC!

Oh yeeees.
J´adore ... not Dior ;) ... but Stella´s funny "BALLONS" resort photo shot!!!!
Not her collection has also a few very beautiful pieces!!!

Have a wonderful week ahead, CC!!!

Liebe Grüße
lots of hugs... from
me ;)

janettaylor said...

I love ballons with fashion photos...

XoXo

*Diane* said...

So fun! Love it!
~Diane

mariarose said...

there is something alluring and fascinating about bubbles

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I'm feeling the dark Vogue balloons today. I really like the Stella McCarthy as well. Lovely.
xo,
Christina

Tiffany said...

I have been loving all photography with balloons lately, I need to get some for my next photoshoot. lovely post!

Linda said...

I never thought about balloon as a high fashion style. I really like the one with the balloon in the skirt.

Tracey Ellle said...

amazing amazing pictures... ABSOLUTELY LOVE EM ALL

Maria Confer said...

Wonderful. I so love balloons!!

Zevaa said...

Hey Carrie, these photos are fantastic! I love them all!
_ _ _ _ _ _

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Gabbi said...

Gorgeous balloon theme dear CC!! I'm such a sucker for a cute party motif... ♥xxo

CMA said...

i love love LOVE every single bit of this
great pieces that you showcased here, makes me immediatley want to go buy some balloons
gorgeous post, love it!!!!

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

Sydney said...

i love love love the bubble vest. the green polka dot shirt is great and the magenta bubble dress is gorgeous.

really cool post :)

Secretista said...

I love this. Especially the one with the balloons under the dress.

Make Do Style said...

Bravo balloons! Love the Betsy Johnson image and the post is great fun. Good to bring joy to fashion!

Nataliexxx said...

Balloons have proved to be very fashionable! lol!
xxx

♥B said...

That Dior ad is too pretty, I want to be in it ;)

-B

Kristin said...

When I saw that first outfit on Stella in that shot with her, Kate, Liz and Kate I thought it was so stunning. Still do.

lisa said...

This post sure puts me in a festive mood!

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

I love this collection of photos. Balloons and bubbles are so fun whimsical.

I gave you a little award...Hope you'll stop by my blog and have a look.
-Tawney

http://achichilife.blogspot.com

HiFashion said...

I love Balloons. They make everything more fun.

Erika said...

I live for balloons. If I could have them floating about all over my bedroom I most certainly would. Gorgeous photographs, darling. Hope your vacation is going well! :)

MY FASHIONALITY said...

ur so welcome :) yes thanks dear! Cant wait to receive the shoes! About balloons.. these girls are right: they DO make you happy !!!! such a cute combi with fashion... stunning pics

The Haute-Shopper said...

What a gorgeous post.. how do you always manage to find these incredible pictures? This collection just brightened a somewhat blah Monday for me. Love the balloon top and the balloons under the skirt. That Dior ad is one of my favorites by the way. Have a lovely week darling!

...love Maegan said...

SO IN LOVE WITH THAT STELLA MCCARTNEY LACE NUMBER. i love it.

Allison said...

I absolutely love that photo from Brazilian Elle. And that Givenchy ad campaign photo is simply stunning as well!
I love how balloons are incorporated into ads - it gives it a whimsical and childlike quality - in high fashion of course!
Hope you had a fabulous weekend, darling! xo

Hanako66 said...

I love this post...I love balloons!

kpeach said...

So Lady Gaga-I love it!

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Delmy said...

STELLA< STELLA< STELLA!!!

MY FASHIONALITY said...

Honestly. Love the balloons! Even with a few cocktails hahahaha. tnx for the comment dear xx

Chessa! said...

love them all but the last one is my fave...

mandi said...

i really adore your blog, all your posts are very inspiring !! i especially love this one in-particular. the tim walker shots are def my fave :)

CallMeDorothy said...

great idea for a post! i was mesmerized by the pictures

Brigadeiro said...

Such gorgeous & happy pics! LOVE balloons (especially helium balloons)! :)
xx

Savvy Gal said...

I am seriously afraid of balloons. I am afraid of the sound.... : (

Sweety P said...

Lovely post! Balloons always makes me happy!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

There is something really enchanting about balons, i love them, i kinda wish that i had a few lying around my room all year around!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

caroline said...

wow, this post is so fun and beautiful! i love those ysl star bracelets and earings...i'm still dying to have the stillettos from that collection...
hope your summer is fun and sunny!
xox
c

style crusader said...

I die for that lace Stella Mccartney jumper

Blair said...

That bubble adorned dress is just so amazingly fantastic and adore that image from the Spanish Vogue--soo romantic. xx b

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

wow, this post was great. i love every image in this entry. ballooons really do add brilliance!

Toni Alexis said...

bright colorful amazing post...hope life is love...xoxo

Sher said...

I saw this photo of a full wedding dress done in balloons...fabulous,but keep all needles away LOL!

Hope you're having fun in Delaware.

clarewbrown said...

Happy Monday, CC
I am actually terrified of balloons! (bad childhood experience) But these gorgeous photos make me wanna give balloons another chance.

Cheers!

noble beeyotch said...

Such gorgeous and inspirational pics. Love the ones with the black balloons!

Little Bow Prep said...

Nice post! Balloons remind me of the Dior ad that had so many of them :)

Fifi Flowers said...

What a FUN FUN FUN post!!! I want to walk around with balloons... and maybe blow bubbles at the same time!

Keith said...

Great photos. I love them all. Balloons are so fun. They definitely put me in a festive mood. Now I need a party. Cheers!

MMSfaith said...

such a pretty and fun post! love the alliterations too! :)

trishiekoh said...

Love all the pics, balloons are jsut so great!

Gisela said...

gotta love the picture of Magdalena with the balloons under the skirt, genius!
xo!
-Gisela
www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

Carol said...

So many fun pictures!

Tracy-Girl said...

Adorable!! I love it... the balloons are a great way to add color to a photograph!

freeteyme said...

sooo fun and seriously cool!

WISEREDLIPS said...

i lovee the pink baloon pics :D great topic girl!!

Lily G. said...

awww, these balloon images are so lovely!

Terence Sambo said...

i was hoping to see the Lady Gaga bubble dress image for her rolling stone mag cover....i heart Gaga majorly!!!!!!!!

Amelia said...

I love these. Lately, I've been thinking about just randomly going out and buying myself some balloons. I think I'd take pictures with them and then give them to strangers :)

Nicole Marie said...

oh i love the taxi cab and balloons!

Polished Sense said...

Faves are 4th shot and the black, red and white one. The one where she is holding the red lip purses. Ah-mazing!

xo,
Jessica

sisters in black frocks said...

love this! I'm glad you like balloons, too!

Debbie Shiamay said...

beautiful post as always. Really love your photos! Feel like wearing my bubble skirt tonight!

Susan said...

wow, how lovely!
I have been in love with that Stella McCartney piece for such a long time now... and Miss Dior Cherie is my fragrance :)
happy Tuesday, darling!
xoxo

Lady Thirty said...

I looove balloons! in this post I really like dior and the moschino :)

take care sweetie!

xoxo

trendkat said...

I love the balloon connection! It's Brilliant!

XOXO!

Claradevi said...

Creative CC as always - balloons!! It's every child mates, and now it's fashion gems... Really great pictures.

i heart fashion said...

LOVE the Miss Dior Cherie ad .x.

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

the Stella McCartney Resort is GORGEOUS!!
xxx

Christian gal in the City said...

Gorgeous pics!
i love balloons, they are always sign of joy and celebration! great post! xxxxxxxxxx

FabBlab said...

We can always count on you for the most original AND unique posts, can't we CC?
Gorgeous pictures. I posted about Miss Dior Cherie! Haha :P

XO

Sharon Rose said...

What a fun, happy post with fabulous pictures too my dear!!

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

The one model looks like she is about ready to float away ...

Delectable Swank said...

I love all these pictures, they are gorgeous! I especially like the Dior ad, that pink dress is fab!

Indiana Adams said...

I love balloons! I was just talking to the balloon girl at the grocery store about how no one buys simple latex balloons for each other anymore. I then promptly bought three hot pinks ones.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Gorgeous!!!

I feel I should carry around a balloon! THE hottest accessory! :)

XOXO

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

ooh, i have balloons today too!

Anna said...

oh i really love the dior picture it's so beautiful

tiltumaria said...

GORGEOUS!
xxx

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Balloonhedz said...

Since Im a total balloon junkie (and performer)and I needed a cheering up, a wise friend sent me the link to CC's page here. She and I have communicated several times, and shes been gracious enough to post the link to my balloon performance site. I put people *inside* balloons, and do all sorts of mad fun, artsy stuff like wrap people in balloons. I lovvvve each of the photos out here. You other balloon lovers are more than welcome to drop me a note. If youre here in NYC or the area and want to try anything balloonacy related, Im open to idea.