Monday, August 31, 2009

Random Facts, CC loves... & Giveaway!

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’ Flora Bond $75 Gift Voucher Giveaway is the lovely Madison of Das Leben von mir! ~ congrats, and happy shopping!
Tagged by the lovely Breakfast at Saks to list 10 Random Facts about CC:
1) CC can do a free-standing head stand. W, September 2009.
2) CC adores Haute Couture but owns only one full length gown. W September 2004.
3) CC is ambidextrous.
4) CC played water polo in college. W, August 2006.
5) Shopping with CC’s friend Erika is super fun!
6) When CC hosts brunch, she totally dresses the part. Secret Recipe apron at
7) CC is dating a fellow CC.
8) CC would love to go to the Paris shows someday. Painting by Fifi Flowers.
9) CC had bangs for about a year and now they are finally grown out!
10) CC could make a Lust List on a daily basis! Here’s what CC is loving right now!
- This Balenciaga silk dress featured in W, September 2009.
- This Smythe puff-sleeve equestrian jacket; this and next at
- This Paul & Joe sequined strapless minidress.
- This Prada leather fringe dress featured in W, September 2009.
- This Rodarte motorcycle jacket, pictured via
- This Kara Janx metallic silk wrap skirt. Visit Yes, it’s THAT Kara Janx, finalist on Season Two of Project Runway! She is so talented!

- Spoiled Girl Jewelry. Each exquisite piece is handmade by jeweler Jane Taylor.
Spoiled Girl Jewelry Bronze & Sterling pendant with Drusy stone on pearl chain.
Spoiled Girl Jewelry Mother of Pearl, Petrified Wood, Apatite and Rock Crystal necklace.
Spoiled Girl Jewelry Long and Lean pendant necklaces.
CC has one of these lovely Spoiled Girl Jewelry Long and Lean pendants and it is such a conversation piece!
The delicate pendant hangs on an adjustable faceted sterling silver chain, so you can wear it as a choker or long pendant. Perfect! Click here to shop Spoiled Girl Jewelry.
- This Collective Concepts California Stars dress, at
Fabulous news, darlings! CC has a $75 LuLu's Gift Card for one lucky CC reader! Two Day Contest: To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post! Limit one entry per blogger. International contestants welcome, as always! Good luck, darlings!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Magnificent Millinery

Millinery has such a long and glorious tradition, and sadly, is a dying art. Let us resuscitate it, darlings! Don a cap of some sort this autumn!
At left: Milliner Albertus Swanepoel and model Caroline Trentini in Vogue.
The quintessential millinery tome.
James Coviello; this and next via
Banana Republic fedora, via
CC stuck a feather (or three) in her cap! Fedora from Urban Outiftters.
This and next via
Natalia, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
Irina, courtesy
Serge Leblon photo, via
Fashion flashback: The Art of Expensive Hats, illustration from The New York Times, 1908.
Vogue U.K., May 2008.
Arturo Elena drawing courtesy Fellow Fashionista Nemerae of So Trendy!
Ciara wearing a Noel Stewart Millinery headpiece in Elle.
Cyber Cabaret Fashion courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
Chapeau Claudette mini top hat with detachable mesh veil, at
Claudia Schulz Coco hat, at
Ellen Christine Couture Millinery.
CC’s List of Magnificent Milliners; links provided where possible:
Albertus Swanepoel
Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute

Ellen Christine
Eugenia Kim
Nathaniel Cole
Noel Stewart
Paul Heinlund
Philip Treacy
Pinkham Millinery
Stephen Jones
Victor Osborne
Also, be sure to check out Fellow Fashionista Anya’s blog, Couture Millinery Atelier.
Who is your favorite milliner, darling?
P.S. Don’t forget: today is the last day to enter CC’s Flora Bond $75 Gift Voucher Giveaway!
P.P.S. If you have a moment, do pop over to Fellow Fashionista Sonia's blog Etrapar to see the outfit she created for CC!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Up the Down Staircase

Dolce & Gabbana dress.
Photos via except where noted.
Backstage at Luca Luca.

Fellow Fashionista Honey Bunny in Wonderland.

P.S. Be sure to check out CC's feature on Fellow Fashionista Taylor's blog, Sterling Style!