Saturday, October 3, 2009

Zeal

If there’s one word that can sum up fall’s fervor it is ZEAL ~ everyone has an opinion about the previous 25 trends that CC just covered, and my Fellow Fashionistas are passionate in their predilections. This zealousness has been especially prevalent with respect to Balmain’s and Dsquared2’s Fall 2009 collections, so here’s a refresher (runway photos via style.com):

























Leather motorcycle jacket. All Balmain pieces pictured courtesy net-a-porter.com.
Peak-shouldered leather jacket.
Pailette mini dress.
Suede zippered ankle boots.
Tell CC, which trends are you most zealous in defending?
What is your favorite collection or trend of the FW09 season?
Which pieces are you wearing most?
CC does hope that you have enjoyed this alphabetical primer, darlings. Would love your feedback on CC’s ABCs!
xoxox,
CC
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71 comments:

Sweety P said...

I'm in love with zippers, lace, and stubs! I really into wearing boots this fall because there are so many cool new trends!

carlyjcais said...

Beautiful! A strong-shouldered jk is the must-have for the season! (I'm working on a DIY for turning a regular mandarin-collared jacket into a sharp-shouldered military jacket a a la Balmain...def. check out my blog below!)
Thanks, Couture Carrie, for the inspiration!

xoxox
Carly
http://chicsteals.blogspot.com

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Imágenes a raudales! Moda, en definitiva, arte.

Saludos

Jenny said...

I wish I could afford the Balmain stuff - SO expensive!
I really like the tough shoulder; I got a lovely blazer from Zara with hard shoulders that I'm wearing right now! =)

Erika said...

Tube Scarves all the way. I have no qualms about defending their fashionable power - j'adore! :)

Amanda K said...

I'm loving oversize sweaters, skinny jeans, tailored blazers, motorcycle jackets, and platform pumps.

stilettolover91 said...

Amazing pictures!!! I absolutely love that last pair of boots & love that leather jacket in the 4th to last pic! Fabulous post!!

http://www.hotthels.blogspot.com

stilettolover91 said...

Sorry lol i mistyped my blog's link

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Siljesfashion said...

Strong shoulders, lace, velvet and leather. I did DIY on an old t-shirt and it came out so fab. Fun, fun.

Dana (MODAna) said...

am I the only one that's had enough of this harsh-fierce-metal balmain trend?

Imogen said...

Great pics, I like the jackets.

yiqin; said...

OMG the first dress is to die for.

tiltumaria said...

Now you KNOW I love this!!!! BAAALMAAIN <3
xoxox

Tori said...

Love all of this. And of course, my favorite is Dsquared2. =D

glaykisdolcevita said...

i love the goth style...
i love the second dress!bisous

BARGAIN BEX said...

It's all about the shoulders this season. Strong, attention-grabbing '80s chic combined with a shorter hemline in the skirt that is easily and effortlessly paired with opaque tights and ankle booties.

Sensational!

That's what this bargainer has her eye on in regards to 'trending' right now.

~BB

http://www.bargainbex.blogspot.com/

shopinchic said...

I love the 80's rocker chic look the most. What's most funny? Even though I've always loved MOST of the eighties fall trends, I told myself that I would NEVER buy a pair of skinny jeans! Guess what? I recently bought a pair! So yes I'm really loving this trend at the moment...


Btw, the commenting problem on my blog was recently fixed.

http://www.shopinchic.info

Sher said...

Oh CC dear, I love all the Balmain picks! They're fabulous:)

Jacqueline said...

i love the jackets you posted!

www.fashionsnag.com

Savvy Gal said...

I like stud and zipper detail. I have very small frame so a strong shoudered jacket makes me look a little weird.

janettaylor said...

I love that Balmain jacket...I'm not a huge Balmain fan, but this leahter motorcycle jacket is cooool!


X♥X♥

meraldia said...

This season I like most Oscar de la Renta. He always designs very elegant and feminine clothes! I really love him!

LuLu124 said...

ahhhhhhh, you have no idea how much i'm craving a balmain blazer right now!!!! xD hehe those zippers are sooo chic as well :)))
~XOXO, lulu ♥
P.S. i've tagged you in this post dear!!! http://lulu124.blogspot.com/2009/08/10-things-about-me.html

Magdalena said...

Wonderful runway photos! Thank You for sharing!! I am in awe. The jackets are simply amazing. Being a huge fan of biker jackets, strong shouldered jackets and blazers, I loved looking at these photos. Wish I could wear them all year long. Paired with some boots and either mini dress or denim, loove!!

rossovelvet said...

My fave is the biker jacket, more subtle !

Make Do Style said...

Zeal - what a fab word and theme for a post.

clarewbrown said...

When I first saw these pointy shoulders all I could think of was a mobster's wife. BUUUT they have totally grown on me. I even tried one on in Soho the other day and they look even better on. They really give a beautiful silhouette. I'm sold. No more mobtser wife haha

Ms Smart said...

nice spread glam to casual

black and metal is always right!

Michael said...

I am LOVING Balmain! It's really a beautiful collection.

Susan said...

I love those shoulders- especially Enikő on the first photo, she's gorgeous!
have a lovely weekend, dearest CC!
xoxo

Belle de Ville said...

I want the magenta hat.

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

loved this entry! :) my fave trends for fall are dark eyes and dark lips, leather (in the form of dresses, jackets and boots but NOT shorts or pants), short hemlines, layering a la dsquared2 fall 2009...and that's all i can think of at the moment...oh, and tailored ladylike dressing--which is always in. :)

A FEW GOODY GUMDROPS said...

OMG!!!!!! I want it all! Great post and fabulous pictures.I love the jeans photo. xo, Betsy

Pink Links said...

Mini dresses are my favorite. I love your posts ♥

Meg said...

I love over-the-knee boots!

Couture Cookie said...

How inspiring your blog is... I love studying the pictures you select and post. Sidenote: the dress in the first image almost looks like the one I am currently wearing!

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous trends, but oddly enough I'm not wearing any of them. The only trend I'm totally zealous about is PLAID!!

lululetty.blogspot.com

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

AH, Balmain makes my life worth living...i think.
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Carrie said...

I definitely agree with you, Carrie. These are two of my favourite collections from F/W 09. Thanks for the refresher. Hope you're having a nice weekend :)

CMA said...

this is FLAWLESS
love every single last look
gorgeous darling

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

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Great looks here! I want a pair of those zipper boots. You know, there is a really fabulous DIY there to replicate those boots. I'm not sure how to do it but I have a feeling I might be seeing a crafty blogger or two try to attempt it soon. :P

Dream Sequins said...

Peak-shoulders are nice. Giant football shoulders are not. I like a subtle, non-witchy-pointy shoulder myself. I like Balmain now (whereas I used to despise the poorgeois look)... Sequins are always good in my book, however.

Fashion Court said...

i LOVE the runway models with the coffee cups!

ps i answered your questions on my blog! xo

Kristin said...

What I wouldn't give for a Balmain piece. Especially the sequin minidress!

Allison said...

Oh, I love Balmain so much. What I would give for a fabulous Balmain jacket! =)

FashionJazz said...

Def strong shoulders, lace and lots of layers with different prints and textures! J xxx

Wana said...

CC what is zeal?? i love the padded shoulder jackets tho!!

mel said...

u changed the main picture of ur blog,right? it's lovely. awww and BALMAIN is my religion!!! :p
kisses

nicole said...

I've read some negative reviews/posts of the Dsquared2's Fall Collection, but I like the lumberjack-inspired twist with the plaid accents and hats, just as long as it doesn't go overboard into "trashy". also love the peak-shouldered leather jacket, sequined dress and zippered boots. the boots are to die for. ah Balmain...

Amelia said...

I love the metallics!

Blair said...

Me encantan la chaqueta de piel y las botas de cremalleras.
xoxo

raju said...

Hi CC,
Really a great job.
We are from India and we design too. We would be happy if our artisen work is shared by you and your friends. Thanks.

Missy said...

LOVE the first dress! i want it :)

Carrie - if you get a chance can you drop me an e mail? i tried yours but it isnt working for some reason? mine is celebstylestealer@gmail.com.

Missy
For all things fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Signe said...

answere: Yes! That is very true!

The style strutter said...

I just want anything Balmain, especially that padded biker jacket!!! But I guess Ill have to be happy with high street rip offs and diys:)!!

thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
xxx

joannapple said...

fabulous jackets!!

Terence Sambo said...

i'm in love with d first mettalic n black dress, i love arched shoulders :o]

CC said...

I love the Balmain outfits! The zipper boots are fab too. :)

Xx

Juliet said...

I love zippers, Chanel jackets, look at me leggings, military blazers, pencil skirts, ripped tights.

juliet xxx

daisychain said...

I want all of this!

Inty swetha said...

fabulous pictures.. i loved the boots :) and the 1st picture is good !

Keith said...

Hello there. Great post as usual. I really do enjoying seeing what you will post next. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Have a fantastic week ahead. Cheers!

Fifi Flowers said...

I like the layering look... good for California too... as the day gets hotter and hotter we can strip off a layer! However then the "look" is gone... le sigh!
ENJOY your Sunday!
Fifi

stylewithbenefits said...

OMG, love the last mini dress! Still digging the exposed zippers, esp. on those Balmain boots.

xo, Becs

stylewithbenefits said...

OMG, love the last mini dress! Still digging the exposed zippers, esp. on those Balmain boots.

xo, Becs

Stéphanie said...

I love reading your blog everyday !
http://mimietnini.canalblog.com/

Tights Lover said...

LOVE the zipper boots.

pretty*pink*rat said...

love those zipper shoes!!! these collections are fabulous!!

MizzJ said...

Looove the DSquared looks atm, it's so wearable by just about anyone. You can't go wrong with casual sexy!

missDTM said...

love these blazers and jackets...totally afraid to wear one myself though!

maryjanecarney said...

I'm in love with everything balmain did this season! Do you have a twitter account, BTW?