Monday, September 7, 2009

CC’s ABCs of Fall 2009 & Fifi Flowers Chanel Book Giveaway!

It’s that time again, darlings! CC presents her biannual alphabetical index of the top trends of the season! Enjoy, and tune in throughout September as CC elaborates on each of these themes!
A is for Animal
Blumarine; runway photos via style.com except where noted.
B is for Blanket Statement
Diane von Furstenberg; this and next via nymag.com
C is for Cocoon
Guy Laroche
D is for Drawstring
Isaac Mizrahi
E is for Eating
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse
F is for Fall Florals
Aquascutum
G is for Gams
Balenciaga
H is for Houndstooth
Alexander McQueen
I is for Innovation
Chanel
J is for Jacquard
Roksanda Ilincic; this and next two via nymag.com
K is for Knits
Missoni
L is for Lace
Givenchy
M is for Minimalism
Jil Sander
N is for Net
Limi Feu
O is for Over-the-Knee Boots
Fashion Flashback: Elle, September 2003.
P is for Patterned Coat
Issey Miyake; this and next via nymag.com
Q is for Quilting
D&G
R is for Red
Ruffian
S is for Spike
Julien Macdonald
T is for Tuxedo
Dsquared2 designers, via nymag.com.
U is for Undergarments
Christian Dior Couture
V is for Velvet Accents
Marc Jacobs
W is for Winter Shorts
Prada
X is for X-Files
Vogue, September 2003
Y is for Yesteryear
Marc Jacobs
Z is for Zeal
Balmain

Fabulous news, darlings! By commenting on this post, you are entering to win a fabulous book courtesy of CC and Fifi Flowers: “The Quotations of Coco Chanel”! Two Day Contest: Open to Fellow Fashionistas worldwide; limit one entry per blogger, please. CC will pick 2 WINNERS on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 using random.org. Good luck darlings, and happy autumn!
xoxox,
CC

102 comments:

Erika said...

Now I definitely know my ABC's - love this post, darling. In addition to Balmain, of course! :)

rachel said...

awesome job with the ABC's! i especially loved the leopard Blumarine coat :)

♡ R

P.S.
i've moved to a new address, click to rachelleQ.blogspot.com :)

LifestyleBohemia said...

Love the ABC's! So much to take in - will have to re-read ;)
xx

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

Oh I want that Chanel gift set!!

xxx

Iva said...

WOW!!! great job with the ABC's CC! :)

I hope you are having a great long weekend!

HiFashion said...

Phenomenal picks! Must consult this again when it's time for my Fall shopping spree ;)

xx Leia

Dina's Days said...

I enjoyed reading this!

Make Do Style said...

Brilliant A to Z - much better than a is for apple!

Lovely images as ever.

leeselooks said...

a- adorable.
b-beautiful
c- cc !


loves to you beauty.

X

Leah said...

I love the cocoon, the drawstring, the houndstooth, the over-the-knee boots, the tuxedo and the eating too. Love this post!

Maria Confer said...

Another spectacular giveaway!!

I adore the caviar picture! Stunning.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Sher said...

Great giveaway!

Don't like caviar. I'll eat oysters, clams, snails...but no caviar. how weird am I? LOL!

Pau said...

This is a lovely post :)
XXX

Couture Cookie said...

Gotta love knits, lace and drawstrings. What a great ABC, I love it!

alexkeller said...

i should have thought of this when doing the ABCs with my son!

Jaime said...

This is SO clever...love the alphabet according to Couture Carrie :)

Enjoy your Labor Day!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a fab giveaway! I'm in love with everything you posted too. So gorgeous!

stilettolover91 said...

I'm loving the pic with the girl in the thigh high boots!! Very hot!!! Fabulous post once again!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Sweety P said...

I am so ready for the fall after this post! Love the A-Z guide!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

stunning post, CC! I adore that Jil Sander dress. wow! such a wonderful giveaway! xoxo

pranksygang said...

Adorable outfits:) Its different and super!! Great work CC !

Butterfly said...

Oh I love the A to Z idea, some fabulous images to inspire the winter wardrobe. XOXO

Amanda K said...

Love the A-Z's

Thank you for another giveaway!

MissNeira said...

ahh that book looks amazing!

love the abc's!! so cute!

xoxo
neira

Kristina Krug said...

wowwzers great photos!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

okay, give me some houndstooth, fall florals, over the knee boots and some eating and i'm good to go! great post, darling!

thingsIlove said...

Love your ABC! That book is incredible, quotes are always inspiring and funny.

Patty Ann said...

those are some awesome abc's. how long did that take you to come up with??? soooo creative! and i love each picture you've added for each letter!
xxxxx


AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Amazing post with the ABC's! Wonderful post, as always. What would I do without your direction this season?
xo,
Fabulous Finds Gal


PS. Carrie you won that amazing rhinestone starfish bracelet on my Urban Spark Giveaway!! Congrads!!

tiltumaria said...

aahhh balmain, my love! i'll never getover my lovefor balmain!
xooxo

Tiffany said...

i love your blog!
very clever !!

Lizzie said...

How wonderful, I love the ABCs of fashion!

Mimi said...

i love this list! gives me a lot of new ideas 4 this fall! :)

Meg said...

I love your ABCs! I'm still looking for the perfect pair of Over-the-knee boots.

pretty*pink*rat said...

Awesome post!

Especially loving knits, houndstooth, fall florals... I guess I'm ready for autumn!!

Hayley said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Love the ABC's.
Definitely need to update my winter wardrobe!

xx

Martina said...

How fabulously cute! I'm very impressed by your x, y, and z.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

'F is for Fall Florals'
Now that's a trend I love! :)
I really like that Roksanda Ilincic, I adore that kind of frabric.

Florrie x

janettaylor said...

So fantastic ABC's! Oh Honey, I need that Chanel boooook! YAY!

XoXo

Little Rus said...

What a great idea and wonderful post! The giveaway is sooooooooo tempting.... x

Kristin said...

Here's to Houndstooth!

Allison said...

Oooh, darling CC, what a fabulous post! =) I love all the jacquard pictures - those puff sleeves are beyond gorgeous!
Hope you're enjoying your weekend - and what a great giveaway! =) Who doesn't love Coco Chanel!?

mom & son said...

all photos are absolutely amazing!
oh, wish i own one of those pieces!

Sandra said...

This is what I call alphabet! Leopard is back! :)

box-of-style

♥Aubrey said...

Ooo shoulder pads...i remember those! The twin guys are soo adorably cute in their vests. Great post luv ♥

Kristiane said...

You're a genious! ;)

Style Crusader said...

excellent post!!

Katherine said...

Love your blog, Carrie! I may no longer need my Vogue subscription-- you've got it covered!

Juliet said...

Your kind of ABC makes so much more sense!

juliet xxx

mariarose said...

I love this post, so insightful! Also particularly love that purple-pink lipstick. x

Terence Sambo said...

yayyyyyyy for dat Balmain :o]

The style strutter said...

great post:)!!

xxx

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh let's GIVEAWAY TWO BOOKS!!! TWO LUCKY WINNERS will WIN!!! If that is okay with Carrie and all her FAB readers???
ENJOY a FASHIONABLE DAY!!!
Fifi

The Seeker said...

Yeah to ABC's!!!!
I couldn't miss it, darling CC...

Love it!!!

xoxo

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Nice post! Happy autumn to you too! Great time of year!!

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for all your spectacular comments, darlings!

Great idea, FF! And thank you! Let's make it 2 WINNERS!

xoxox,
CC

Eva Internazionale said...

I adore Limi Feu. But I imagine she has had good inspirations. :)

Kathy said...

Hahaha I've done my Fashion dictionary too!

A little Princess said...

Velvet accents, spikes, quilting, I'm totally clued up on my ABC's now :)

xoxo

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Interesting fashions. Great book giveaway. I love Chanel.

Life's short. Type fast. said...

Thanks for such a great post! Love the giveaway

sunchicka said...

Fabulous fun post!

Belle de Ville said...

Extremely well done.

Savvy Gal said...

what a great post CC. I love reading this.

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE your ABC's! Also loved reading your answers to the previous post, thank you so much for doing the 'tag'! :)
xx
CC

Chrisy said...

Fabulous post darling!

melissa kaye said...

Beautiful post! I love Chanel and would love to own this book! :-)

OceanDreams said...

I am liking the trends, especially all of the blue colors, that blue coat is especially very daring and beautiful!

Dana said...

Hey CC!!

I love Vichy print, just bought a jacket!!

Gabbi said...

I dreaded the end of Summer but am now quite hyped on what comes with fall! I adore your post dear CC, especially the X Vogue (9/03) editorial... fantastic. Speaking of fantastic, I love your and Fifi's giveaway... a book on Coco. Please do enter my name. *bises*

Barbro Andersen said...

Oh, Balmain <3

Keith said...

These photos are amazing. I love them all. I hope you had a great holiday weekend. Take care. Cheers!

Christen said...

What a fabulous giveaway!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed :)

...love Maegan said...

could this post be any more fabulous!??! I don't think so ;)

WendyB said...

I love these posts. Love the Alexander McQueen houndstooth pieces too.

Taylor Sterling said...

great ABC post and great give away!!

Sydney said...

i LOVE this post.

blumarine and marc jacobs are just, glued to my heart.

this post has gotten a bookmark on Sydney's laptop...

Little Red said...

Fantastic post! Love the ABCs!

Chelsea said...

So many beautiful pictures!

And I'd love to have that book!

bridechic said...

Givenchy is awesome. Great finds all around . . .

Cindy said...

Oh, I love this so much! :)

thesydneygirl said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh I WOULD LOVE TO WIN!!! i love chanel!!! xxx

Rachel Follett said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Everything is more beautiful than the last! Great job!

Etrapar said...

really nice post CC
I never liked Over-the-Knee Boots...I think they are kinda ugly ^.^
kisses

TigerLily said...

what a lovely giveaway prize. And what a good selections on your abcs ^o^ I especially love the animal print ^^


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Sher said...

wow what an elaborate post! thanks for sharing your ABCs dear:)

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

A gorgeous post!! As usual aha, I love all the pictures, so inspirational and wonderful.. especially the Christian Dior

xxx

beckyxoxo said...

yay fashion ABC ! haha . oh you always held a giveaway . that's so sweet of you :)

Laura Taylor said...

That blue balmain dress is to die for! Love it!!!

Frank&Rémy said...

That Chanel plastic bag looks so damn good! I want one!!

Velo said...

shoulder padded dress is hot rite now!
i love it so much!

Style Redux 2 said...

Fabulous post. I love the pink and black Limi Feu. I adore tulle/net.

J'Adore Fashion said...

live the ABC choices, nice post dear!! love the balmain, spikey jacket!!
xx

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

:O Your blog i'ts forever brilliant!


I love this,

KisseS!


xoxo

rossovelvet said...

I looove ABC's !!! And this is more than perfect !!
Btw I intend do to a 'RV fall issue' magazine on issuu.com, do you want a 'publicity page' perhaps ? ^^

stylewithbenefits said...

Great giveaway.. that book would be amazing I'm sure. Love Chanel quotes! My fav is the lace - Givenchy picture as well as the Balmain, of course!

xo, Becs

Angeles Almuna Design said...

I love everything, again excellent selection :)

Hanako66 said...

this is such a fun post cc....I love it!

Libby Murphy said...

Oh Coco would be thrilled I bet to see your ABC's of fashion.
Happy Twirls

Susan said...

amazing post, darling :)
have a lovely day, xoxo

Lady Thirty said...

love your ABC!

xoxo
lady thirty

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