Monday, December 14, 2009

Sheer Genius, Perricone Deals & Giveaway!

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’s Fair Frou Frou $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway is the lovely Sweety P ~ congrats, and happy shopping!
Show a hint of skin at that holiday party, darlings! We take our instruction from the SS ’10 runways (photos via style.com except where noted), but the items pictured at the end of this post are in stores now! Surely you’ll be going sheer, right?
A.F. Vandevorst
Allude, via nymag.com
Antonio Berardi



Antonio Marras
Costume National
Dolce & Gabbana
Doo.Ri
Elie Saab
Fashion Fringe
Fendi
Giles Deacon, via nymag.com
Hermés








Iceberg
Issa, via nymag.com
Jasmine Di Milo
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jil Sander
John Galliano
Jonathan Saunders
Julien Macdonald
Just Cavalli
Koi Suwannagate
Michael Kors
Naeem Khan
Oscar de la Renta
Rachel Roy, via nymag.com
Threeasfour
Versace
Wunderkind
Haute Hippie embroidered sheer backless tank; this and next five at net-a-porter.com.
One Vintage beaded Iva top.
Roberto Cavalli silk blouse.
Milly gold-trimmed cocktail top.
Jonathan Saunders sheer printed dress.
Emilio Pucci velvet and tulle paneled dress.
Caroline Hedaya cap sleeve dress, at shopbop.com.
Hannah Marshall Bat dress, at shop.amelieboutique.com.
Sheer is sexy!
Fabulous news, darlings! By commenting on this post, you are entering for a chance to win a jar of Perricone Cold Plasma worth $150! Cold Plasma addresses the 10 most visible signs of aging: wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, discoloration, redness, uneven skin tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness and loss of radiance. 10 Day Contest: To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post. For an extra entry, Tweet this giveaway, mentioning @couturecarrie. U.S. addresses only on this one, darlings. (But not to worry, CC’s Orient Watch Giveaway is open to all Fellow Fashionistas). Be sure to check out other fabulous Perricone Deals here. Good luck!
xoxox,
CC

109 comments:

stilettolover91 said...

Congrats to the winner!!!! Great post!!! I love all of these gorgeous outfits and the models are all beautiful like always!

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cupcake♥trash said...

this is totally one of the best posts, I love it all.

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Couture Cookie said...

I have yet to try the sheer trend... but now I definitely will! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxox

mom & son said...

i love to wear any sheer clothes esp during summer. they are so comfortable on the hot weather.

Jacqueline said...

Congrats to Sweety for winning! I love this sheer trend in both dresses and tops. It looks so good with a black lacy bra =) I hope it never goes out of style. HOT. xoxo

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

World is full of colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I have been trying to win some of the Perricone Md stuff for months. I would love another chance!! =)

Thank u!!

Love those dresses!!

Erika said...

Congratulations Sweety P!!

Ooh, loving the Costume National and Versace pieces - so incredibly stunning!

Fabulous giveaway - love Perricone MD anything!! :)

The Rounduress. said...

So stunning!

Kris said...

Funky!!

Helen said...

This 68-year old is enthralled with each and every one of your posts!

Like having the best of the best magazines hand delivered to my front door!

Petra Bellejambes said...

Oooohhh, the Antonio Berardi for me.

Lovely - welcome back from the slopes my dear! And congrats Sweety P, you fortunate thing you..

xoxo

meraldia said...

Great picks!

A PIECE OF PASSION said...

I like the blue one at the top!

Thanks for the inspiration :)

A PIECE OF PASSION

TERI REES WANG said...

Sheer can be so awkward off the runway but, that grey Costume National and the black and gold Doo Ri both seem so "be-brave-to-go-sheer" wearable.

electricsbubbles said...

woooooow
so cool!

Kisses

Leah said...

How was your vacation?

Sheer is definitely sexy. Love the Versace.

I hope I win this Perricone give-away. I've been forever joining this give-away in other blogs. hahaha! Ain't so lucky.

HeatherClark said...

LOVE this post. I'm obsessed with sheer...still looking for the perfect sheer pieces to add to my closet

great giveaway too! always looking for more products to add to my anti aging regime ;)

Marian said...

The sheer trend has really grown on me! great picks as usual CC darling!
xx
marian

Children of the 90s said...

Great picks! Some of these are fabulous, but others a little crazy. The one with the opaque polka dots reminds me of MIA's outfit when she performed 9 months pregnant at the Grammys! That top right blue one is gorgeous, though.

Hunters Glory said...

good post cc....

love the Julien Macdonald black v shaped top.

muwah cc1

;)

The Haute-Shopper said...

Love these sheer outfits! I probably wouldn't wear the ultra-sheer ones, but I love the Julian MacDonald and despite it's craziness, I'd also go for the Giles Deacon dress! Fab post as usual!

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

great!! Fingers crossed!

xxx

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW!!! I like to leave A LOT more up to the imagination!!!
LOVE your new header... will this be permanent?

tris1978ton said...

What beautiful clothes! They remind me of beautiful "angels" in old Chinese ghost stories.

Jaime said...

Fab giveaway! Dying to try this product!

Love the DooRi dress and that gold Naeem Khan...swoon!

Tights Lover said...

I can't get enough of sheer. So many good looks here, but the D&G is definitely my absolute favorite.

Katy Mary said...

I love those beaded tanks! Soooo pretty!

MissNeira said...

Love anything sheer! especially if its lacy! and love that pink dress

Winters Reaper said...

love the Antonio Marras..


would love to see most of this in my world...


Winter

XAVS said...

Grat post, there are some gorgeous outfits in there!!!
X

The Style Strutter said...

Oooh I have to say there were a few dresses there that got me a little excited... especially the Giles one:)!!!

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xxx

ediot said...

really love all these sheer greatness dresses. theyre so lovely. inspiration overload. have a great day and thanks for your kind comment
xxx ediot

janettaylor said...

So divine!

Xx

Laura Trevey said...

oh so sexy, and fab giveaway Carrie!!

xoxo

Megan said...

Love that Oscar de la Renta dress. Simply to die for!!

Winters Reaper said...

after further review Elie Saab and the whole picture this brings is...


sexy

Tiffany said...

ahh great selections! i love the oscar de la renta outfits ahhh <3

Nathalie said...

Wow, every single piece is a "I want to have it- now!!" :)
Great selection
Regards
Nathalie

Jessica said...

My mom would love this!! Hope I win!

nookie said...

Congrats to Sweety P!!Gorgeous sheer picks

lisa said...

Still loving that Pucci dress!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi CC!

Woooow, that Naeem Khan gown is so beautiful.
Love it very much. And the black lace Oscar de la Renta. Such an adorable dress, I´m sure it will cherish you through many seasons and seasons to come!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

This really made me wish it was warm enough for me to wear this stuff right now....not in Colorado!

Debbie Shiamay said...

CC i missed your blog!!! Ive been so busy again but im going to visit your blog everyday! I love the photos... and your new header (if its still new). Sheer fabric really is beautiful and one of the hardest to work with!

Chrisy said...

Darling I've sent this post off to Santa and asked the big man to bring me one of each of the pieces...including the cream...thanks for the help with my list!

tiltumaria said...

I loveloveloveloove these dresses!!
xxx

Hanako66 said...

this is such a fun look...a hint of sheer can go a long way!

Sweety P said...

OMG! I won! This is awesome! Thank you so much!

BARGAIN BEX said...

The Naeem Khan literally just took my breath away with its sheer beauty ... if only I lived in a world where I could afford to adorn it over my own figure ... *sigh*

~Bargain Bex ("BB")

P.S. I'm a sucker for any new beauty product or cream I haven't put onto my face yet and would love a chance to try the Perricone.

Thank you and good luck to everyone!

clarewbrown said...

Oh these looks are sheer genius! They are such a scandal, yet so amazing!

Blair said...

Oh I get so nervous to wear sheer! Love just the suggestive hint of sheer on the Micheal kors sheath--lovely!

Chessa! said...

how wonderful! I love these looks..I especially love when sheer fabrics are layered. hope I win this giveaway! I love perricone!

Treacle said...

I'd love to get some of that face cream! You always have the best giveaways, C.C. :-)

Fashion Court said...

love your picks!

yay for giveaways! i've heard a lot of good stuff about it!

rossovelvet said...

Pure sexyness !
I a-do-re Saunders, it looks like Malevich's suprematism put into fashion...

Pop Champagne said...

I love these dresses that you post!Soo glam!!

Averill said...

I think a little sheer goes a long way, but I love the look of a sheer back or sleeves -- demure yet sexy!

Crystal Escobar said...

Love it!!! Beautiful!


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Intrinsically Florrie said...

Congratulations Sweety P. =]

Ahh so many loveies. I love the Oscar de la Renta- sheer AND ladylike.

Florrie x

Jay said...

Love this! And if you like all this sheer beauty, you should look at this post: http://fashionbyshortie.blogspot.com/2009/11/sheer-ruffles.html

FashionHippieLoves said...

so many great dresses!!

X

Mimi said...

Sheer fabric shows off the perfect amount of skin. Subtle yet sexy. The Fendi and Michael Kors looks are amazing!

Joanne Faith said...

I LOVE sheer, I wish I had the guts to wear more of it in public. ;)

That Antonio Berardi piece is amazinggg.

http://joannefaith.com

Kb said...

I'm really into sheer stuff now, especially mesh. Loving the first few looks, especially the Costume National and Fendi. Will have to recreate on a budget.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I wish I could rock sheer without my dad telling me to change!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Susan said...

I love sheer pieces so much! amazing post, darling.
have a lovely day, xoxo

Ela said...

Congratulations to the winner!

That sheer back dress is stunning. I love the allure of sheer pieces and when done right, it's sexy but tasteful. Hope you had a great weekend, CC!
xx

Grace said...

I adore that Just Cavalli piece! I like to incorporate sheers as tights-my obsession of the moment.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These outfits are all outrageously fabulous!! :)

Kristin said...

WHOA. Sexy much? Drooling over the Giles Deacon!

florabond said...

Have to enter this one, a must have, love this post also, everything is so me, petals of sheer fabrics, Sheer flowers and fabrics with a little fraying, oh yes, seems to be the thing. My new designs are going to be using this theme.
thanks CC,
Flora Bond

S.Elisabeth said...

Love love love the dresses, wish I had a fab party to attend in one of them!!

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

that hoop skirt dress is awesome!!
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Yofany said...

greatpost!

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FashionJazz said...

I so luv all the dresses, they are really different and chic! Hope u had a good day hun : ) xx

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations to the winner!
Great post and some wonderful outfits.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

♥ Liz ♥ said...

Simply stunning!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

OMGOSH!! my eyes are having an overload there is so much beauty! LOL. I adore your blog

xxx

joannapple said...

love the first 3 pics, adorable fabrics and cut! fabulous!

michelle_ said...

this is a true genius !
you're such a sweetheart with ur comments carrie :)

hanks for commenting at my postt..
visit / follow / and comment me .
glisters & blisters
last 4 days to enter my scarf giveaway!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Hello Darling, the sheer is SO sexy and you have posted some of the most amazing sheer pieces I have ever seen! xx

beckyxoxo said...

Oh my these dresses are mad ! So super sexy and gorgeous , love them . Hope I'm tall and thin enough to wear them haha . Thanks for sharing this !

Inty swetha said...

Very sexy posts!! again .. black ones are hot!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Thinking of the tropics & wearing these...it's freezing here darling!
xo*

Pink Links said...

Gorgeous post!

This blue one is my favorite. I also love a black minidress at the end.

Hugs!

Mer said...

I like transparencies, but it has to be soft..., so I like the selection you did...as always... :-)

xxx

Bitch, Bitch, Bitch (Amanda Mac) said...

love this

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Closet Cravings said...

I love dresses that show a hint of skin. Sexy but classy.

Love Perricone MD - hope I win!

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Closet Cravings said...

Tweeted! =)

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tofupoo said...

lol i dont know if i can go full sheer but i do have a dress very similar to the one at the top. i would wear a nude slip under it, its cute!

Emily said...

I have been eyeing the entire Perricone MD line for months and would love this!! I know it could do wonders for my skin right now. Thanks!

kathryn-louisa said...

I'm LOVING all things sheer at the moment and this post has only served to increase this!

Love your blog :)

x

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love the Black with the sheer, I don't like when the private parts are showing though :) but black with a little bit of sheer is ALWAYS wonderful. :)

I just tweeted your giveaway (@caitielady08)!!!

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Style Redux 2 said...

Love this look.

mineola said...

Probably not the right place to admit this, but a lot of high fashion just leaves me sleepy- This, though, is really well edited or curated, if you well & a pleasure to view!

Divya said...

Wow absolutely love the pictures and love your blog!! I'd love to win the Cold Plasma -- heard great things about it!!

Rice and Beans Vintage Clothing said...

What a great giveaway and great photos! Thanks for the entry, I'm retweeting this now :)

xoxo
Ms. Rice and Beans

Cassie Wallace said...

as always, lovin it

Jamie Jenson said...

Loving the Fendi.

PowerSweepstaking said...

some of these dresses, I want to know where do you wear some of these MOST revealing dresses. That's where I want to retire.

PowerSweepstaking said...

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tmc480 said...

I love the sheer look. I have a sheer blouse that I wear a camisole under.

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Deb said...

Wow!! These are absolutely stunning!! Some of them I just don't have the figure to wear :) but some are definitely do-able. I've got a couple of sheer blouses in my closet... you've inspired me to pull them out and see what can be done with them this holiday season. Yay!

Jean said...

Well, they certainly look great on the models, but.....I'm not so sure they'd look great on me

soccermom1 said...

I love that black dress!
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Judy said...

Great pics and a great giveaway. Thanks.

jennifer57 said...

These styles remind me of the 80's