Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bikini Babe & Heather Clark Jewelry Giveaway!

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’s Orient Ladies Watch Giveaway is the lovely Sharonlei ~ congrats!
Just in time for that winter getaway to some tropical paradise… CC presents the best of the SS ’10 runway and the most bodacious bikinis on the market! From tantalizing triangles to sporty separates, there’s something for every beach bod!
Allude; this and next two via nymag.com; other runway images via style.com except where noted.
Amanda Wakely
Baby Phat
Badgley Mischka
Betty Jackson; this and next via nymag.com
Blugirl
Brian Reyes
Carmen Marc Valvo, via nymag.com
D&G
Dsquared2
Emanuel Ungaro, via nymag.com
Emilio Pucci
Emporio Armani
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Jasmine Di Milo
Krizia, via nymag.com
Lacoste
Margaret Howell
Maurizio Pecoraro
Milly
Moschino Cheap & Chic
PPQ
Proenza Schouler
Rosa Cha, via nymag.com
Sophie Theallet
Unique
VPL
Yigal Azrouel

Stained glass bikini; this and next at jcrew.com.
Biarritz-stripe v-wire bandeau bikini.
Missoni Caorle triangle bikini; this and next six at net-a-porter.com
Issa crystal-embellished butterfly print bikini.
Zimmerman psychedelic print triangle bikini.
Emilio Pucci printed triangle bikini.
Lisa Marie Fernandez Jasmine crop tank bikini.
Jets by Jessika Allen floral halterneck bikini.
Tara Matthews studded bandeau.
Tibi chevron ikat bikini; this and next two at shopbop.com.
Shimmi Sophia polka dot bikini.
Vix Swimwear Bia bikini.
Melissa Odabash zebra stripe halter bikini, at intermixonline.com.
Brette Sandler Bridget twisted bandeau bikini.
Insight ruffle bandeau bikini this and next at asos.com.
Just Cavalli star print triangle bikini.
Tara Matthews Flamingo halter bikini; this and next at theOutnet.com.
Marc by Marc Jacobs logo-print bikini.

How gorgeous would this Heather Clark Jewelry necklace be with one of these bikinis?
Fabulous News, darlings! CC and Designer Heather Clark have one of these exquisite extra skinny, extra long (23”) 14k gold filled and freshwater pearl necklaces to give away to a lucky CC reader! 4 Day Contest: To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post. EXTRA ENTRY OPTIONS: For an extra entry, tweet this, including @couturecarrie, and leave a separate comment telling CC that you have done so. For another entry, become a Follower of Heather in a Candy Shop and leave a separate comment telling CC you have done so. Winner to be chosen on Monday, December 21, 2009. International Fellow Fashionistas welcome. Good luck, darlings! And be sure to visit Heather’s shop.
xoxox,
CC

112 comments:

Jessica said...

ooo pretty!! and these suits make me soo ready for summer! I hate the cold :(

Jessica said...

I just tweeted the giveaway. Fingers crossed!

stilettolover91 said...

Very Very SEXY!!! All of it!!! I will be leaving to Mexico next month, so I would love to win of these sexy bikinis!!!

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P.S: I have a new poll up on my blog, would appreciate it if you voted ;) Thanks!

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the D&G use of denim, Emilio Pucci and the asos! this makes me think of warm weather!!! xx

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. It might be cold outside, but this post warmed me up. Makes me ready for summer. Cheers!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

these are so great!!!

Erika said...

The nude tones and wrap style of the Emilio Pucci are stunning. And the bloomer-like cut of the D&G piece is adorable. Loving these bikinis, CC!!

Congratulations Sharonlei!! :)

Jacqueline said...

I am so ready for the beach! xoxo

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kpeach said...

great picks! I would so love a classic missoni string bikini xoxox

Diane said...

the bikinis and the necklace are so pretty!
how i wish summer was right around the corner...i hate being all bundled up!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

No words - watching.

Belle de Ville said...

Why oh WHY did you post this....I'm dying for a beach vacation but of course I have to stay home and work.

Katy Mary said...

I love that Issa bikini!! and the necklace is divine!

Jaime said...

Great picks- I esp love the styling of the whole Badgley Mischka look! Great necklace too- would look so chic w/ a bikini and pretty cover up! :)

Hunters Glory said...

The lure of the two piece~!

muwah cc!

;)

nuheila said...

Funny,i m dreaming about winter holiday!!But i love beach life...so many beautiful bikinis here:)

Nuheila

Treacle (Stockings Addict) said...

Gorgeous necklace! You have such awesome swag, C.C.!

tiltumaria said...

I reeally need a new set of bikinis for my vacation to the canary islands in February!
xxx

Inty swetha said...

OH dear.. everything is so sexy :) especially the black..

janettaylor said...

What a lovely post in the winter, hihi! :-)


Xx

cupcake♥trash said...

You are making me want summer to come back so bad!!!! Gorgeous necklace giveaway.

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cupcake♥trash said...

I also tweeted about this!

http://cupcaketrash.blogspot.com

Taylor Sterling said...

I love the bathing suits! Esp, the first look!

:: meg :: said...

love it all! beautiful necklace heather!

Laura Trevey said...

woa...
it takes a real woman to wear that 1st one!!! gorgeous necklace too :)

xoxo

What's a Galit? said...

all this talk of bikinis is making me want a pina colada! i love the tube suits- esp. for people like me with smaller busts.

What's a Galit? said...

ps. Love the necklace and heatherinacandyshop.com, I follow her daily.

Fashionista said...

ahhh...now i'm looking forward to summer again!!!

mm said...

I love the bathing suits and necklace!!! All so cute! I wish I could wear them now. Especially the white vix one!

TERI REES WANG said...

...still a sucker for the Missoni string!

mm said...

Im following Heather Clark's blog now!

Dream Sequins said...

These are two piece showstoppers! I remember gasping at the VPL show when the nude bikinis came down the runway!

Erin said...

LOVE the bikinis and necklace!!

Erin said...

I am a follower of Heather Clark

SFCityGal said...

Love the necklace.... dying to pair it with a cute bikini! Thanks for letting me know the new trends!

Taylor said...

sooo amazing!

Taylor said...

im following heathers blog!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What great suits! I am so ready for summer now.

Petra Bellejambes said...

Congrats to you Sharonlei!

Come bikini season, I am mostly a spectator Carrie. Nice to know there is much to look forward to.

xoxo - Petra

destrella said...

Gorgeous necklace!

Love the bathing suits but would hate some of the tan lines they would leave. :O)

Kris said...

these are all so cute. I don't have the body for bikinis.... oh wellz!

sharonlei said...

Aloha Carrie!!

Woo hoo.. thanks for choosing me. :) So stoked... been wanting/needing a new watch for sometime now. I emailed you my info, let me know if you didn't get it.

Those bikini pics are gorg!! I've been wanting a highwaisted suit, but haven't found one that absolutely love.. another great giveaway.. That necklace is lovely.. great color on tan skin (hint hint.. hee hee)

Love & Aloha, Sharon
www.elisharon.blogspot.com

nookie said...

it's snowing here but love your picks:))

Blair said...

Would do anything to be in a location that would be condusive to a bikini. Instead I am at the airport starting at a sheet of cold white snow.

fashionsavedmylife said...

HEATHER CLARK Jewelry is absolutely my favorite!!

Iva said...

oh so beautiful!! what a great giveaway CC!! Happy Thursday!!

Darrah said...

Her jewelry would look beautiful with these swimsuits! The jewel tones always look great with the fun colors designers choose for swimwear.

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish it was warm enough to wear a bikini!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I wish it wasn't so cold right now in new York so I could wear a swimsuit & go the beach!!! =)

These are totally rocking!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I also am know following Heather in the candy shop. =)

Nina said...

that necklace is divine! It's gorgeous!

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Nina said...

I follow Heather's blog.

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

Nina said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/nina0205/status/6771789504

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Tights Lover said...

Carrie, how could you do this to us on a 20 degree day? ;-).

I am dying over all the high waisted bikinis...Allude, D&G, Maurizio Pecoraro, Rosa Cha...love them all!

Chessa! said...

it's 30 degrees in NYC today! eek. It wouldn't even be so offensive if it was snowing...
I'm wishing summer was here.
I hope I win this fab necklace! and come on over to my blog bc I'm having a giveaway today too!! xx

S.Elisabeth said...

1) Must go do a million sit ups so I'll be ready for summer and can wear one of these adorable bikinis.
2) It must be summer and thus warm and hot enough to wear these!
I hate the winter!!

Elizabeth Ruby said...

Thanks for sharing, this post must have taken you aaages to write and upload all of those stunning photos!
Totally worth it though, and out of all of them the Emilio Pucci bikini has to be my favourite.
Awesome post!
:)
xx

Kristin said...

Sadly, my bikini days are over. Nobody wants to see the stretch marks the dude gave me. Ah ha ha. Good thing their are so many adorable retro one pieces a la Charlotte in the SATC movie!

Stephanie said...

Wow that Heather clark necklace is fabulous darling. :) Love the bathing suits I am a huge fan of the triangle shaped top. :)

Averill said...

I love all these retro-inspired bikinis -- so cute (and flattering!).

clarewbrown said...

CC! Why must you torture us with the exquisite swimsuits! Ugh, now I want to be relaxing on a sunny beach somewhere :)

SUCH amazing suits! Great post... as always :)

OceanDreams said...

That necklace is gorgeous, thanks for a fun giveaway. Bathing suits? I wish I could keep up my winter figure to look that great, love the black twisty leathery looking one! Wow, that was a mouth full, lol!

Winters Reaper said...

I'm saying simple black or white in this case is beautiful...

STYLEEZTA said...

dreaming of summer! love this post

STYLEEZTA said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/styleezta/status/6777638319

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

that raincoat is bananas!
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STYLEEZTA said...

follow heather in candy

Gracinha said...

my favourite one ? Jasmine Di Milo.

Amazing!!

Love,
Graca

Liz Blair said...

If only I had the figure to wear one of these beautiful suits!

Sandra said...

Love that Heather Clark Necklace!!

Bombchell said...

i miss warm weather!!

Grace said...

I love the blugirl one, it's playful yet mature.

Leah said...

Can't wait for summer... love all these bikinis.

KEW said...

i LOVE that necklace. and the swimsuits are all amazing.

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KEW said...

I also follow Heather Clark's blog "heather in a candy shop"

OliTa said...

Love the Pucci look ! Great giveaway, what a lovely necklace !

Susan said...

oh, can't wait for summer! this post reminds me of my serious new year's resolution to lose lots of weight! :))
have a lovely day, darling.
xoxo

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Lovely selection of some kick booty bikinis.

Please enter me in your pearl necklace giveaway. Classy...

xo,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

michelle_ said...

congrats to the winner !
i want all of the bikinis ! esp the high wait shorts ones . they used to call them 'monokinis' back then . learned that in my fashion history class :D
i loved this post dear . keep posting' up good stuffx .

thx for droppin' by and commenting .
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gListeRs & bListeRs
last day to enter my scarf giveaway!

tris1978ton said...

I miss summer! :O(

Taryn said...

I love the variety of styles here! I'm particular to anything retro looking when it comes to swim wear :)

beckyxoxo said...

Beautiful swimsuits ! Wish I have the confidence to wear them haha . Love the necklace so much . Count me in CC ! x)

beckyxoxo said...

I've followed Heather in a Candy Shop :D

Bionica said...

omg these swimsuits are awesome
I love them
bandeaus rock!

check me out
http://www.evadanielle.com/blog

Lizzie said...

Haha I could definitely use one of those bikinis now...it was 75 degrees today!!


Very cute though :)
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Lizzie said...

I also follow Heather in a Candy Shop blog!

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Marz said...

Stunning! Makes me long for nice warm summer days by the beach!
-Marz

FashionJazz said...

Aaaah stunning!!! I have just bought a lovely bikini, but I def need another one : ) Awesome inspiration!! : ) xx

AudreyAllure said...

i love those looks!

va said...

awesome , would love to enter your giveaway ")

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Bikini in the middle of December seams like a far far away dream!:-) Beautiful selection!!!:-)

rossovelvet said...

Love Proenza and VPL !!!

Pop Champagne said...

I love the Hervé Léger by Max Azria! I would wear that as a clubbing top for sure!

Kathy said...

wow that necklace is really stunning!
xx

English Rose ♥ said...

love the pearl necklace giveaway

great blog =]

Have an immense weekend

Stay safe and chic darling
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

*sigh* This post makes me really want to go lay on the beach! And I must have all of these bikinis to take with me! :)

daisychain said...

Oh carrie, this post is making me feel even colder!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I am going to be dreaming about the beach all day now. Hehe. Too bad it's like 20 degrees out here. Sigh. ;)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Feel like flying to Tahiti darling!
Happy friday...off to work now~
xo

Panty Buns said...

The variety of swimsuit styles is encouraging. I can't help but wonder whether there might be some influence from the lingerie as outerwear made so fashionable by Lady Gaga. I do wish the trend in models hired was more toward a less painfully thin look though. Some of these styles would look much better on someone with a more full real life figure and might help boost sales.

stylewithbenefits said...

I'm def. jealous of anyone who's going somewhere tropical for the holidays! Love your picks, esp. the swimsuits with bandeau tops (my fav!). Thanks for the giveaway!!

xo, Becs

Join the Gossip said...

beautiful necklace...i adore pearls! thanks for hosting this =)

Join the Gossip said...

I tweeted for an extra entry
http://twitter.com/jointhegossip

Join the Gossip said...

I also became a Follower of Heather in a Candy Shop =)

The Owl's Closet said...

ooo i love these bikinis! great picks! i think i'm over this cold weather haha! take me away to the tropics, pls!:) gorgeous necklace from heather clark! count me in:D

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The Owl's Closet said...

I'm a follower of Heather in a Candy Shop:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

ahmarcus said...

Heather's one of a kind jewelry is beautiful!

ahmarcus said...

I'm a follower of Heather's blog, heatherinacandyshop... ;) thanks!!!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous necklace! I love her agate pieces as well.

Jennifer said...

I love the Insight ruffle bandeau bikini. And the necklace...wonderful. All the items in Heather's shop are great. I follow her.
cspmom at gmail dot com

oOcallasOo said...

Some of those bikini pants are quite unflattering, even on the models, but apart from that, I really crave summer...
That necklace is veeeery pretty and would not only go perfectly with my bikinis but also with my winter wardrobe... ^^

Lilee said...

love the emanuel ungaro bikini and white+blue jeans! very cute i say :)