Friday, September 4, 2009

Brilliant Blouses

Fall’s ladylike elegance is epitomized by these lovely tops, darlings! For autumn, consider a patterned long-sleeve blouse. First photo: W, September 2009. Runway photos via style.com.
Alexander McQueen
Andrew Gn
Chloé
Colette Dinnigan
Emanuel Ungaro
Giambattista Valli
Givenchy
Hermés
Jean Paul Gaultier
John Galliano
Louis Vuitton
Stella McCartney
Valentino
Vanessa Bruno
Viktor & Rolf
Yves Saint Laurent


Silk blouse at victoriassecret.com.
Paul & Joe lace cape silk-blend blouse; this and next six at net-a-porter.com.
Rebecca Taylor embellished silk blouse.
Catherine Malandrino printed-silk peasant blouse.
Theory printed silk-blend blouse.
Matthew Williamson printed silk georgette blouse ~ CC adores!
Just Cavalli sheer chiffon blouse.
Alexander McQueen floral silk-satin blouson.
Balenciaga velour print blouse, at brownsfashion.com.
byCORPUS Epaulet chiffon blouse, at urbanoutfitters.com
Elizabeth and James Bianca silk tie blouse, at intermixonline.com.
Mmmunt silver ruffle tier top, at pixiemarket.com.
Milly keyhole ruffle blouse; this and next two at shopbop.com.
Twinkle Triple Falls top.
Antik Batik Yael print silk top.
Rachel Comey Deep V blouse, at lagarconne.com.
Tory Burch Carmen ruffle blouse, at toryburch.com.
Alberta Ferretti Mythology chiffon blouse; this and next at theOutnet.com.
DAY Birger et Mikkelsen silk tuxedo blouse.
Top that, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

86 comments:

Keith said...

Wow. These are stunning. I really like the second and third one. I hope you will have a great Friday and weekend. Take care. Cheers!

Diana said...

These are some gorgeous picks! I really like that dusty blue one.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

So many fabulous choices so little time. The gray number on the young woman with the black mini is my new item to covet. UGH... Great picks CC & wishing you a wonderful, long weekend ~ deb

Little Rus said...

Valli and YSL... Timeless and beautiful. x

Imogen said...

That first pic is crazy! i like those blouses all so pretty. good choices.

Petra Bellejambes said...

Salut CC!

Just loving the Dinnigan and JPG. Clean, confident, tailored and so entirely feminine. Hard notes to hit, and not in great enough supply.

Have a fashionable weekend! Where are you off to?

missDTM said...

i'm really loving all things mcqueen lately...i thought his stuff was a little too out there until recently!

love the inspiration...i think i need to get some blouses!

stilettolover91 said...

Absolutely stunning!!! They're all soo amazing!! You always find the best to post!!! Amazing post once again!!!

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Intrinsically Florrie said...

Fabulous picks darling!
You don't know how much I love the Paul and Joe one with the black lace. Just gorgeous, and ever so ladylike.

Florrie x

Make Do Style said...

Very timely I am in search of that brilliant blouse!

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous blouses! I can't wait until fall!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

thanks for this post...my closet is completely void of blouses so i got some great ideas here.

Little Red said...

Incredible blouses! They all look perfect. Great post!

trendkat said...

Brilliant Blouses indeed, Miss CC! Tres Belle. I love that they are so artistic.

XOXO!

http://trendkat.wordpress.com

FabBlab said...

Woo for Alex McQueen!

Leah said...

marvelous! i'm preparing my list of outfits to wear on my trip this october. i was contemplating whether to bring some silk blouses. when i read this post, i decided that i will bring some. i saw a lot of blouses similar to mine like the purple number at the bottom and those paired with jeans. thanks for sharing this.

Darrah said...

I saw some silk pants like that at Banana Republic yesterday for $30, and I almost bought them... but then I thought how practical they'd be walking across the quad back and forth to class... I try to make excuses, but sometimes I have none. THey're adorable though!

Suusje Q. said...

I love the old skool picture in the beginning! I think ladies used to dress much more elegant those days...

Love, Suusje

Dudù said...

I adore the volumes thought for this winter...I like a lot the collections Mccartney, Giambattista Valli, Anthony Marras, Ferré, oddly I am liked also the collection of Ungaro: the last collection of Cortazar... there is around a lot of beautiful things

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-fabulous post with some gorgeous picks! I've some lovely blouses that I should wear more, your post has inspired me, thanks!!

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

I love all those transparent blouses!!

xxx

Have a nice weekend!

Hayley said...

I love the Louis Vuitton and the YSL ones. I really need a nice vintage blouse for winter but I just can't seem to find the one I want!
xx

Ela said...

I couldn't help but let out a "wow" at that first photo. And oohed at the grey ruffled sweater paired with the zip mini.

Always love your posts, CC!

Happy weekend! xx

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow, I love that Just Cavalli sheer chiffon blouse! gorgeous!
hope you have a wonderful weekend, darling CC! thank you for your sweet comments! xo

Erika said...

Louis Vuitton! Louis Vuitton! Louis Vuitton! I was obsessed with everything he sent down the runway this year - including the bunny ears! :)

annechovie said...

Thanks for your visit and comment, Carrie. Have a great holiday wknd.

Sher said...

I bought for fall, a button down shirt with tiny flowers on it. Seemed very country and I don't want to overwhelm myself with plaid this season.

Jaime said...

Lovely! I enjoy the Catherine Malandrino and all the lacey ones!

Happy Labor Day! :)

kpeach said...

Love this, such the perfect look to wear over leggings-which is is tough!
Gorgeous picks!

Belle de Ville said...

The YSL white is a work of art.

Mr.G said...

Interesting pics. Thx for insparation.

Mr. G

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Mr.G said...

Interesting pics. Thx for insparation.

Mr. G

Blog it! >> http://fashionmeetscologne.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Love these! Have a great weekend!

Blair said...

Oh wow! Love the subtle elegance of the fray twinkle top! Have a wonderful weekend miss cc! xx

pranksygang said...

Chic post!! i liked Paul & Joe lace cape silk-blend blouse, it is gr8!

Amanda K said...

Those blouses look gorgeous.

Have a wonderful weekend CC!

betty | aStealerOfHearts.com said...

Some really beautiful picks

Monica said...

Gorgeous. I love the Alexander McQueen. It's very theatrical.

Kat said...

very beautiful blouses, great assortment!

Hanako66 said...

oh my, I love all of your picks!

have a great weekend cc!

rossovelvet said...

This totally builds an entire look by itself !!

The McQueen one is beyond greateness !

janettaylor said...

So timeless... I love all!


X★X★

lisa said...

I love the drama of the YSL blouse!

Taylor Sterling said...

I lvoe the Antik Batik top. She is amazing--like her gold sequin blazer...LOVE it! xoxo!

Missy said...

Love the Rebecca Taylor one - I WANT! :)

Missy
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down and out chic said...

you're making me want to run out and buy some flouncy, feminine tops! i especially like the black one you showed here. lovely! have a wonderful weekend:)

Kristin said...

Ohhhhh, McQueen. STUNNING! Have a fabulous weekend!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I can't top that, darling! How gorgeous and lady like. I can't wait for it to cool down. Thanks for the inspiration to cover up with class. Have yourself a fab day.

xo,
Fabulous Finds Gal
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Peter Breese said...

lovin' that Vanessa Bruno shot... may have to see if I can integrate that one into a new piece...

Awesome as always CC.

WendyB said...

I've never really been a blouse person, oddly.

Legallyblondemel said...

The drama queen in me can't help but adore that McQueen.

And I was debating ordering that Milly just that very morning. Love that peacock, teal n' gold look for fall.

HiFashion said...

Up till last year, I always thought blouses were for boring old women. Only recently have I noticed how much fun blouses can be. I love all your pics

Vintage Me New You said...

I love this post, you did an amazing job as usual!
So many trends to get inspired from!
Have a great weekend!

Love,
Gia!

Deine kleine Schwester said...

Dearest Carrie,
how was the week? Amazing collage - ince again! I love it ALWAYS to visit your blog and do get my mind blowing with the most awesome collection of pictures to a specific item/trend - you're the best!
Wishing you a wonderful + pleasnat weekend, sweet!!
xoxo sofie
(www.modediktat.de)

allthingsnyc said...

your one of the sites i go to for outfit inspiration. lovely pics and picks! ;)

LifestyleBohemia said...

The Theory blouse is gorgeous!
Happy holiday weekend :)

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nookie said...

love these!
have a great weekend dear!

OceanDreams said...

Gorgeous blouses, especially the top one with lace, I wish it was Autumn near me! Hope you have a wonderful weekend CC, thanks for your sweet comments!

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE pretty blouses, the navy Givenchy is 2D4!!!
xx
CC

Style Redux 2 said...

Love the elegance of these. Have a lovely weekend.

Chrisy said...

So many stunning blouses...I'll have one of each thanks...

Gisela said...

My fave is the Colette Dinnigan lace top! I must have it!
xoxo!
-Gisela
www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

Frank&Rémy said...

I absolutely love the Chloe runway blouse!

Ashley said...

I love your picks! I just got a gorgeous silk blouse from Isabella Oliver in the mail the other day, I can't wait to play around with it! Blouses are such a staple, but I love that they don't have to be boring!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Nubia said...

Great photos. I have a dress that looks like that theory blouse.

HAve a great weekend CC

Flashes of Style said...

Woww I love the details on all of these tops! <3

Sam said...

These are gorgeous - so retro! They remind me a bit of the blouses my Mum loved in the '70s and '80s! Actually, I just bought a patterned summer blouse with these big bell like sleeves and I love it!!

S.Elisabeth said...

Love this, I absolutely adore the bell sleeve blouses

UnoCosa said...

those are truly stunning ... xoxo

Dane said...

The last two blouses are exquisite!


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Laura Neulat said...

And the winner is ... Yves Saint Laurent!

Trixy said...

one of my favorite looks is a pencil skirt with a cute blouse. lovelovelove this post!

beckyxoxo said...

pretty blouses ! perfect for the new season :D

thesydneygirl said...

gorgeous blouses! love your picks! xxx

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous blouses dear CC! I love the first W photo... such stylish bit of sexism♥

LENORENEVERMORE said...

CC, that Matthew Williamson printed silk georgette is quite orgasmic darling... ~You have a fab weekend okie* XO*

Peeptoes said...

OMG! These look stunning! Love Chloé andGucci new collections!

Have a nice day!
xx

Peeptoes said...

OMG! These look stunning! Love Chloé andGucci new collections!

Have a nice day!
xx

Couture Cookie said...

All these beautiful ruffles and prints are making me swoon. Gorgeous!

Diego R. Wyatt said...

It's great that such a staple doesn't have to look boring or outdated. The Alexander McQueen and Colette Dinnigan blouses are absolutely amazing! The drama is great. I also love the Giambatista Valli look.

Paz
Diego
Freefall Blog
http://freefallblog.blogspot.com

Lady Thirty said...

lovely blouses!
love the galliano blouse :)
have a nice weekend darking!

xoxo
lady thirty

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous blouses! I adore the vintage looking picture.

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Carrie said...

Every woman should own a nice blouse. I love how they change and evolve over time, but remain classic and elegant.

The Seeker said...

wow, gorgeous tops!!!
I'm much into the ladylike trend....

xoxo