Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What a Mesh!

Peek-a-boo, darlings!
W, August 2006.
Flare, June 2008.
French Mixte, March 2009.
German Vogue, March 2009.
Italian Amica, May 2003.
Japanese Numero, April 2008.
MUSE, June 2008.
Numero, April 2008.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
Alexis Mabille Couture; this and next via style.com.
Christian Dior Couture
Charlotte Ronson; this and next six via nymag.com.
Jason Wu
Jill Stuart
John Rocha
Max Azria
Marc Jacobs
Phillip Lim

Love Lulu Mae headband, at lovelulumae.com.
Asos mesh insert unitard; this and next two at asos.com.
Made by Niki mesh and lace suspender skirt.
ASOS mesh leggings.
Rag & Bone moto leggings with mesh, at shopbop.com.
Jimmy Choo Karina studded mesh shoe-boots; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Giuseppe Zanotti perforated leather ankle boots.
Laura B mesh lattice bag, at farfetch.com.
Pringle 1815 mesh collar cardigan, at net-a-porter.com.
Jean Paul Gaultier silk and mesh cardigan, at farfetch.com.
Natalie Incarnita sheer tee dress; this and next two at pixiemarket.com.
White Trumpet tulle cage dress.
WPQ navy mesh hoodie dress.
Jean Paul Gaultier fishnet-detail dress and sheer-panel tights, at Neiman Marcus.
American Apparel micro-mesh long sleeve mini dress, at americanapparel.net.
Free People sequined mesh slip dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
Alice + Olivia strapless mesh party dress.
Aminaka Wilmont silk digital light print dress; this and next at farfetch.com.
Maaike Mekking handmade mesh dress.
Christopher Kane mesh Stam dress; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Alexander Wang cutout jersey dress.
Stella McCartney paneled jersey dress.
Helmut Lang mesh-detailed cutout jersey dress.
Things are going to get meshy, darlings!
Darlings, CC is on Twitter @couturecarrie. OMG, you are saying; can it be true? Understandable query, given CC’s lack of technological prowess. Good thing there are amazing friends like DG and all my Fellow Fashionistas to instruct CC in the ways of the computerized world! Thank you all for your loyalty and devotion!


Fashion By He said...

love this post, mesh, sheer, and lace all really really hot right now...He is a big fan

-He approves


stilettolover91 said...

HOTTT!!! So many gorgeous outfits!!!! I don't think I could even pick out a favorite!! Absolutely fabulous post!


Keith said...

Wow. I love these. Very hot. Some of the top ones are totally awesome. Hard to pick out a favorite.

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful post, for some reason it reminds me of some of the outfits in the Matrix - specifically when the French fellow's wife was present... Monica Bellucci I believe. Amazing how a mesh pull over can change the feel of anything below it.

Jacqueline said...

mesh is so great for layering. love it!


janettaylor said...

I need a mesh leggings, I think...

by the way - I love Ur new header! Stunning, CC!


Wanderlusting said...

Ah, mesh. While I think overall the large netted look is WAY too 90's for me, I do love the more discreet version!

Stéphanie said...

I love the Christian Dior !

kpeach said...

very sexy-I love a little sheer. Love your picks. xx

Clarity said...

Haha! Fashion gains wit in your hands.

A fine mesh indeed.

Thanks for your lovely comment CC and I like that "The Metamorphosis" is one of your favourites too.

nookie said...

hot pics:)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oooh I love the mesh leggings and the mesh bag. So chic! I love this kind of material for layering on dresses and skirts. :)

PS. I love the new header!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Love the mesh, beautiful photos! I especially like the black dresses near the end!

PS. I added your blog to my page, love it. xoxo

Style Redux 2 said...

This look is stunning-tulle gone edgy. I think a pair of fishnet stockings are calling me today.

Couture Cookie said...

I love how you can achieve so many different vibes/looks using the same material! That little white/grayish dress with a black mesh layer on top is probably my favorite here! xoxox

Penny said...

Good Lord! I'm in love with that mesh slip!!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow! really hot post, darling! love mesh tights! xo

Diego R. Wyatt said...

There is something so sexy about mesh netting, and yet it gives off a mysterious, old-world high glamour. The Christian Dior Couture net overlay is breathtaking. I love the Jean Paul Gaultier cardigan as well...cardigans don't have to be safe and leave it to Gaultier to make that kind of statement. The Jimmy Choo studded mesh shoes are stunning too.

Tights Lover said...

Great post. I am a huge fan of mesh, tulle, and the like. I think I need to get one of those pairs of leggings! So hot!

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

i love those giuseppe zanotti silver ankle booties and that alice and olive mesh party dress. those two equal absolute love!!!

Charlene Ashley Dy said...

I love these mesh and sexy!

Love yaaa CC! ;)

Leah said...

Mesh is so sexy and it is great for layers.

Iva said...

fabulous mesh botties!

Michael St. James said...

That Marc Jacobs dress is stunning and ethereal!


Style Justice said...

I just wishlisted those leggings with the sheer cut outs today on shopbop!

Jaime said...

Love the MJ dress...so dreamy!

rossovelvet said...

Love it, it's sexy but ain't too provocative... though it's not so easy to balance !

Thank you for your visit, you're always the sweetest...and the fastest commenter ! ^^

Little Red said...

Great post! Love the first shot with the fence. The blues of the girls' dresses are gorgeous.
And those booties are fabulous!

The Style Strutter said...

Interesting post, sooo many nice images as always:)!!


Missy said...

donk think i'd be brave enough to wear any of these! well maybe the hat...

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lepetitececile said...

Love it!

I adore the net on the hats, so vintage and glamourous!

Congrats for your blog, very interesting!


Miri said...

Oh my Carrie =)

You did it again. This is a post I've been waiting for!

styleodyssey said...

mesh is wonderful- always reminds me of the 80s (in a good way).
nice layout of pics- as always!

Fashion Court said...

mesh can look awesome or tacky. these pics are definitely awesome!

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous. I love the peekaboo effect of mesh!


FashionHippieLoves said...

lovely inspiration!!!


Carrie said...

Love the new header, Carrie! This post is a very different way of looking at mesh. When I think of mesh, I also picture the infamous AA dress, however these pictures show a lot more variety and style. I really enjoyed this post! Now I'm thinking about getting into mesh ;)

Noémie K said...


Chessa! said...

i love everything but that bag is to die for. DIE. I love it. It's so unique...i haven't seen anyhting like it anywhere.

and btw, love your new banner.

Mimi said...

very cool trend. i love the runway looks, especially jason wu. those shoes are gorgeous as well!!

kirstyb said...

i want everything here! oooh your going as serena van der woodson for halloween how exciting!! what are you wearing???? xxxxxxxx

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful images Carrie! Never know where you find them all! xx

Pearl Westwood said...

I always love the titles of your posts!!

Erika said...

Ooh, your new header is absolutely divine. The perfect blend of posh sophistication and subtle whimsy. J'adore!

Loving that German Vogue, March 2009. You've so made me crave a bit of mesh right about now! :)

Sweety P said...

I want some mesh now! Love this post!

cupcake♥trash said...

I love all mesh!!! I have done a few mesh blogs too in the past!


Vicki said...

Im loving the mesh!! I just got plain black long sleeve mesh top and it looks great under strapless dresses bringing them into the fall. and keeping me warm :)
Love your blog!!
magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

Melmo said...

I cannot say what i like the most. everything is so wonderful.

Hunters Glory said...

==nice=mesh== CC!

wreckedstellar said...

Loved all of these mesh photos! My Halloween costume has mesh hip cutouts! xo, Mel

x ws x

Kristin said...

That Alice & Olivia is awfully fun. I could party in that!

MissNeira said...

I love the mesh! especially the classy over the eyes look

maggie said...

i love this! it's so edgy and chic. especially the Jill Stuart dress. :D

CMA said...

i LOVE this darling
thanks for sharing as always
i am truly inspired, love your blog!!!

check out my blog @

PlanetLumiere said...

i would have never imagined sequins & mesh would work so beautifully. (nice new header!:)


Marian said...

what a mesh indeed! all these yummy editorials and designs have used mesh,lattice and net fabrics in such clever ways!
welcome to twitter darling and careful,its awfull addicting!;o)

Becca. said...

love your new blog header carrie :)
looks gorgeous!
i love mesh boots. they look so pretty but you can't help wondering, what if you wore them in the rain?
i have a new feature on my blog too, please come and check it out :)

clarewbrown said...

The headpieces are spectacular! I want one.

Noble Beeyotch said...

Hotness!!!......i love the whole sheer look that is so fashionable this season!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

awesome trendspotting yet again!

E said...

Why for you torture me with the JPG cardi? Why???

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh its so sexy and reminds me of 80's madonna, I don't know why...lol!

LOVE this post CC! XO

Blair said...

I never realized how versatile mesh was--all lovely! And love the new header! xx b

Guapólog@ said...

I seriously love the hot pink dress with matching lipstick!



Crave said...

AWESOME post! Mesh is really such a verstile fabric....ranges from sporty to sexy to elegant. Great photos as always!

Fashionista said...

love the fourth pic on the right!!!

Rachel Follett said...

I am loving this look right now. I found some mesh shoes the other day and I was in utter awe!

Niki B. said...

some of this is amazing, others..i'll leave to the brave. great post! the previous one with the magnificent boots is amazing too.


Lil Midget said...

love it! mesh is so sexy..in a teasing kind of way :D


Pratishtha Durga said...

The first picture reminds me of a classic Gia Carangi editorial. Love the collection of images.

FashionJazz said...

Ok first I luv ur new header,
2nd, I luved the heading u chose for this post and 3rd mesh has never looked so chic before!

Hope u well darling : )


Intrinsically Florrie said...

I love it used in headpieces like the Love Lulu Mae headband. They're so elegant and ladylike. =]

Florrie x

Juliet said...

The black and whites are so gorgeous!

juliet xxx

clareassiral said...

mesh is hawt!

meraldia said...

Mesh leggings, very interesting!

Chloé said...

so hot! these clothes show you don't have to look slutty wearing mesh anything!

love it!

Anika said...

Mesh = either perfection or a red hot mess. In this selection of pictures and outfits, perfection of course ;)

But I've always been wary of mesh....and I always remember a mesh and neon green crop top that I wore with pride when I was 14. Yikes....I think I'll stay away, thanks.

Hope you're having a fab week bella

Pink Links said...

I love those who dress their own way. I love your bold and artistic photos!



Susan said...

love this title so much + love the new header, too :))
have a lovely day, darling!