Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Houndstooth Hype

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’s Laura Trevey Watercolor Giveaway is the lovely Not Fashionista. Call Me Stylista ~ congrats!
And now, the houndstooth hype! The classic winter pattern has been reinterpreted and relaunched, with a special thanks to Alexander McQueen, whose runway rambunctiousness has fueled many a houndstooth creation. Runway coverage via style.com except where noted.
Aquascutum
Bensoni, via nymag.com
Comme de Garçons
Derek Lam
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Moschino
Peter Jensen
Stella McCartney
Preen, via nymag.com

Preen poppet cutout dress; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Bottega Veneta tweed houndstooth shift.
Alexander McQueen pencil dress.
Bloomsbury dress, at lulus.com.
Peter Jensen sweatshirt dress; this and next two at asos.com.
Ben Sherman PPQ dress.
Liquorish dogtooth sequin batwing dress.
Alexandra the Great jacket, at lulus.com.
Beth Bowley coat, at ShopTwigs.com.
Pleated Victoria coat, at fredflare.com.
Houndstooth jacket, at forever21.com.
Alexander McQueen wool jacket; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayley jacket.
Stella McCartney houndstooth wool blazer.
Preen stretch layered skirt.
Printed skirt at forever21.com.
Nanette Lepore skirt, at Bloomingdales.com.
Zero + Maria Cornejo bubble skirt, at lagarconne.com.
Costume Dept. leggings featured in Teen Vogue, July 2009.
Costume Dept Pink Tooth leggings, at costuemdept.com.
Alexander McQueen leggings, at net-a-porter.com.
Wrecords by Monkey houndstooth vinyl record bracelet, at supermarkethq.com.
Alexander McQueen scarf; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Alexander McQueen ankle boots.
Last Look: V Magazine.
Ain’t nothin’ but a houndstooth, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

83 comments:

kpeach said...

Love, love the Preen dress! Such great takes on a classic.
xoxo

stilettolover91 said...

Very hot!!! I like those jackets the models are wearing & very hot booties too!! Great post!

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Erika said...

Congratulations to Not Fashionista. Call Me Stylista!

Ooh, I have been coveting that Pleated Victoria Coat from Fred Flare since I first laid eyes on it a few months ago. That is the piece de resistance of houndstooth coats, if you ask me! :)

Madeleine said...

Also i love the fashions above I have a dislike of "houndstooth pattern". When I was a 'fillette' in France my maman dressed me in this pattern and somhow I disliked it, I wanted cigarette pants and other fashions which where in mamn's eyes a non-non (to sexy). I never got over it.

You will forgive me this time gentille Carrie, oui?

Petra Bellejambes said...

All beautiful as ever, houndstooth just never looses the ability to flatter and accentuate. The LePore, McCartney and Sherman pieces are sensational.

Hurry up autumn....

Blair said...

Oh I ADORE houndstooth! Such a classic pattern and the cut and color of these pieces make it look quite updated.

Lizzie said...

omg I LOVE this post!

I am obsessed with houndstooth and tweed...basically anything that makes me feel like an old time English gentleman haha which sounds weird I know, but blame it on Sherlock Holmes.

LOVE all the clothes!!

janettaylor said...

Congrats to the winnerlady!

Love it. I have got a skirt and boleros in this print. :-)

XoXo

FETE VIDAL said...

me encanta esa bufanda quiero una, quiero una, quiero una, de bebe tenia un gorro de esa tela creo que se llama "pata de gallo" aqui en España, ¿Donde la puedo conseguir? Quiero unaaaaaaaa, pago lo que pidas!!!!!!

LML said...

i have and always will be a fan of houndstooth!

Penny said...

McQueen does it again!

captivate me. said...

i'm all for a little houndstooth especially for the fall!

Sher said...

Houndstooth is one of my favourite prints, I remember having a skirt that I kept wearing and wearing when I was younger:) As usual, gorgeous picks!

Wanderlusting said...

I have a pink and brown houndstooth coat I bought years ago from Bebe - this makes me excited to wear it again. Well, somewhat (it's a warm coat therefore signifies winter)

I also had those houndstooth Steve Madden heels I was trying to sell cuz they were two sizes too big - ended up giving them to my bf's sister!

Couture Cookie said...

Totally in love with the Preen dress!

Carol said...

I love that design! so fun!

SUGAR said...

i always thought houndstooth was such a great print for winter, it just looks so thick and snuggly and terribly chic ;)

sugar
xoxo

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

loving these different versions of houndstooth! love the Peter Jensen dress, CC! xo

Savvy Gal said...

I have a houdstooth jacket, i will have to wear it this fall then.

Leah said...

I've always love houndstooth but yes, it normally equates with cold weather so I can't wear it in the tropics.

everybodysaysdont said...

Gorgeous!

Taylor Sterling said...

Love the Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayley Jacket!! xx

Eva Internazionale said...

I love the last photo. So elegant.

Sher said...

I'm loving the LARGE print type :)

Dina's Days said...

I remember playing dress up with my mom's 80's houndstooth clothes. I love how it came back the last few seasons and hope it stays. It's so classy.

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunny tuesday to you, CC!

That Comme des Garcons look in a kind of ivory Houndstooth is adorable!!!!

Enjoy your day with lots of happy moments!!!

Alecca Rox said...

pied de poule attack! wonder if it flatters all body types...

katrina said...

Greatest pattern ever!!
great post!:)



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katrina

Diana said...

I absolutely love houndstooth! This is a fabulous post.

pranksygang said...

Love this pattern!! I had one Houndstooth Jacket and i miss that now! i was good in it!!
i wish i buy a dozen like this:)
Great Post dear!

Patty Ann said...

gosh marc jacobs started a houdstooth obsession last year it looks! mcqueen is following suit, as is everyone else!!
xxx

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Anna said...

This makes me look forward to winter! I like the Stella McCartney & Preen as they are two of my fav designers!

You are always inspiring CC! :)

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thingsIlove said...

The preen dress is amazing!

lisa said...

I heart the houndstooth! It's such a classic pattern.

Jaime said...

Love the preen skirt and dress from lulus!

PS: check out my morning post today :)

Hanako66 said...

I love this print...it is so classic!

Keith said...

These are very awesome. I love them all.

Congrats to the winner.

Hope you are having a great week so far. Cheers!

Missy said...

I LOVE the houndstooth look especially coats and bags! in the UK we have some great designer copycats! :)

Missy
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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love everything, but my favorite is the blue Nanette Lepore skirt. So gorgeous!

Laura said...

Pied de poule .. pied de coq ... "indemodable"

tiltumaria said...

love it! especially the sequined one!
xxx

freeteyme said...

I just got a vintage hounds tooth suit that I can't wait to wear! love the coats!!!

The Anthology said...

Yes! Such a classic texture/pattern, and looks so, so gorgeous layered.

Love how it's been reinvented.

* Kelsey

Ms. B said...

I've always been a love of houndstooth, so classic!

Maria Confer said...

Oh, how I love houndstooth. It's one of my fave things about autumn/winter!

Congratulations to the winner.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Susan said...

congrats to the winner :)
love these patterns!
have a lovely day, dear CC
xoxo

nookie said...

love the Comme de Garçons look:)

styletrip said...

nice bracelets

we wear things said...

mmmm always loved houndstooth.

The Seeker said...

Love it, houndstooth is always such a chic print.
Glad I have at least two pieces...

xoxo

Penny said...

ooh i do have a bit of a thing for hounds-tooth!

Fashion Court said...

love this, i think it never goes out of style!

missDTM said...

love love love! so classy and mature.

Sweety P said...

I love Houndstooth!

TheBeautyFile said...

PER-fect!!! thanks so much for this post...I have been absolutely loving houndstooth, but the question has been, how much is too much? Now I know. I want at least one HT skirt, if not more. And definitely a HT dress in a color other than black and white. yay!

Flashes of Style said...

Oh I looove all the coats! So gorgeous :)

Fell4fashion said...

LOVE houndstooth!! esp the black and whites!!!

clarewbrown said...

Oh my word, I just love Houndstooth! Last year in grad school (in Syracuse NY, aka the Arctic) all these girls had these adorable houndstooth earmuffs. I still kick myself for not purchasing a pair.

Rachel Follett said...

Congrats to the winner! What a timeless print! Love your selections!

Kat said...

Good eve! Wow at those outerwear...if I could own one of those I can promise Minnesota winter won't bother me one bit! haha! Would like to have that Bottega Veneta definitely.

pretty*pink*rat said...

love houndstooth! I especially like the Moschino dress and the fredflare Pleated Victoria coat.

I have a houndstooth mini to pair with leggings and I can't wait to wear it!

Mimi said...

i love this print. it's even prettier in color. love the purple sequin dress!

E said...

You're reminding me how much I love these cape-shaped coats with that Derek Lam look.

Style Redux said...

The Marc Jacobs purple and pink jacket reminds me of Coco Chanel. And I was convinced the Forever 21 bow skirt was Marc Jacobs, but at a fraction of the price. Great picks.

Jen said...

I absolutely love the plain grey dress!

AsianCajuns said...

Oh I was just drooling over that houndstooth Alexander McQueen the other day. Houndstooth always reminds me of my chic grandmother. She used to wear houndstooth suits a lot. I wish when I was younger, I was smart enough to have raided her closet ;)

CMA said...

i find houndstooth to frequently look cheap
but the pieces youve chosen still stay chic
loving it...beautiful, thanks!

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

Surinami said...

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Carrie said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes, Carrie. It really means a lot to me.

I remember this pattern being "in" a few years ago. I guess it's making a come back. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of it in winter, esp coats and scarves.

Hope you're having a great week, Carrie.

C.

MissNeira said...

i like to remain at the classic black and white version, i dont like when they come out with wild colors in it, it totally takes away the sophistication of it, but houndstooth is still an amazing piece of pattern to have in your wardrobe, for a coat! no doubt!

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Frank&Rémy said...

I love houndstooth! And can barely wait until i can use my houndstooth blazer and coat:) Nothing says autum better then houndstooth

Tiffani said...

Love all the coats!!

daisychain said...

I was never a houndstooth fan, but I'm coming around to it now.

Polished Sense said...

Hi CC!
How have you been lady? I apologize for the lack of comments, I've gotten so busy! Fall is so exciting, I love this post...all that tweed. FAB! Anyway, so love that mustard scarf in the 2nd photo. I'll have to find a knock off, loving that color!

Hope your doing well, ttys :D
X♥X♥,
Jessica

Cocco said...

i like this print but i am not very sure about it, i mean, 2 years ago, this pattern was very fashion and next year, it completely disappeared!!! i think, it could be a "second chance"

anyway, i feel more "sure" about tweed.

Style Redux 2 said...

Love this look. The Alexander McQueen, Comme de Garcons, and Moschino are wonderful!

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

Love houdstooth! What a great classic pattern! Perfect for fall/winter!

~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~
http://montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

Averill said...

Love it all (well OK, maybe not the leggings -- just seem impossible to wear!), but especially those gorgeous jackets.

Trixy said...

It is SO amazing; designers have such beautiful minds.

Mila said...

Great post!Wow,really amazing clothes

rossovelvet said...

Oooooh I love pied de poule !! I'll go with Alex McQueen.... EPIC !

My-Vogue said...

Strange prints - remind me of my teachers in elementary school :) Love the first picture though...