Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pretty Pastels & Pono Accessories Necklace Giveaway!

Baby blue, orange sherbet, butter yellow, lovely lilac, and perfect peach ~ spring is in the air!
W, January 2010.
Fashion Flashback: Vanity Fair, March 2004.
Backstage at Calvin Klein via nymag.com. Other runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Chanel Couture
Elie Saab Couture
Valentino Couture
Blumarine
Burberry Prorsum
Donna Karan
Luca Luca
Naeem Khan
Narciso Rodriguez, via nymag.com
Nicole Farhi
Tommy Hilfiger
VPL
H&M Garden Collection
Shoshanna pleat strapless dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
Ports 1961 draped dress.
Givenchy sleeveless tulip dress, at kirnazabete.com.
See by Chloe floral silk-satin dress; this and next five at net-a-porter.com.
ACNE cotton strappy dress.
Michael Kors asymmetric zip dress.
Aminaka Wilmont silk draped mini dress.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania draped silk-satin dress.
Burberry leather drawstring tote.
Elizabeth and James Maddy blush banded sandal, at shopbop.com.
Damaris Dreaming Swarovski crystal embellished bra and matching brief, at net-a-porter.com.
Spring Carpet wool shawl, at eShakti.com. So luxurious!
Darlings, eShatki.com is having a fabulous giveaway! Just click here to enter.
Pono Handa necklace in lavender, at ponoannex.com.
Fabulous news, darlings! CC and Pono Accessories have one of these lovely lavender Handa necklaces to give away to a lucky CC reader! Four Day Contest: To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post! For an extra entry, Tweet about this giveaway, including @couturecarrie, and tell CC you have done so in a separate comment. International Fellow Fashionistas welcome! Good luck!
Get pastel perfect, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

98 comments:

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh I adore the new season pastel colour palette- fabulous post darling!

Florrie x

K said...

Just Tweeted about this giveaway! (@Kay819)

K said...

SO pretty! I looooove pretty much every piece in this post, haha!

STYLEEZTA said...

i tweeted the giveaway

http://twitter.com/styleezta/status/9975535045

STYLEEZTA said...

I'm loving the H&M Garden Collection Orange dress :)

themaddychronicles said...

Beautiful! If I could get married again, it would be in an Elie Saab number. *sigh*

Inspiration exists said...

Pastels are so springlike, probably that's the reason I'm beginning to like them more and more. That Burberry trench is awesome!

Faith J. said...

Lovely dresses, I can't wait for spring and summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

FaithJ
fjthoma@hotmail.com

Myrthe said...

I love pastels, and I love your blog!
Love,

♥ agirlcandream-myrthe.blogspot.com ♥

Jacqueline said...

These pastels are so pretty! I am so glad spring has arrived. xo

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nuheila said...

So pretty pastels,love them all!To be honest i love most H&M Garden collection's Rose dress;)



Nuheila

Claire said...

I love the pastel colours! I just want the weather to brighten up and that way I can actually start wearing them!!

The Style Revolution said...

How do I love these pics! So freakin Feminine.... LOVE <3

Laura Trevey said...

so feminine and pretty... I love them all!

Laura in Paris said...

I love draped dresses and pastel colors! My season, then!

Simply Luxurious said...

So many beautiful dresses. The blue Burberry bag - Love it!

katherine said...

i really love the pastels - i loved pantone's spring color pallette that basically was al pastels - really great colors.
though i haven't really worn a pastel color since i was 16

kirstyb said...

that 2nd pic is my fave and i love absolutely everything here! pastels are great xooxoxox

katherine said...

http://twitter.com/kitkatherine
also tweeted about it.... ^_^

Christen said...

So pretty! So feminine!

Kessa Thea said...

Love the Ellie Saab dress. So sexy! Wonder if I can rock it. :-)

linda said...

So many beautiful dresses!!
pastels are very great!!
yesssssss

Kessa Thea said...

Tweeted about this:

(@couturecarrie A lovely Purple Handa Necklace could be yours... http://bit.ly/9CddFS)

My Twitter username is @littlemisskessa

Thanks!

North West London Girl said...

I'm sure I have said this before, but I just adore all pastels, pretty,feminine and versatile xx

Keri said...

wow. all of these looked combined just made my heart very happy. i need the light pink tommy dress with those tan sandals pronto! xx

Jaime said...

I am dying for pastels! I just won a PONO giveaway on another blog, so don't enter me :)

Tianna said...

That Ellie Saab gown is to die for!! So so beautiful. I'm sure we'll be seeing that on the red carpet soon!

juicy j said...

im so excited for pastels.
so springyy.
i lllove them!
oxoo

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Ahh I feel like I adore all of these!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

so lovely pastels. I'm in love! the burberry pink coat is dreamy. gorgeous pics, darling! xo

issa said...

i do love pastels... although some look horrid on my skin color.. :(

trudemm said...

I love the colours and shapes!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

The aqua Westwood dress is fabulous!! Would fit perfectly into my spring wardrobe!

Michael St. James said...

Love the Elizabeth and James sandals and that whole Chanel Couture collection was stunning!

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Kristin said...

That shawl is just gorgeous. Wow!

stilettolover91 said...

Beautiful photos!!! I especially love the first one with all of these beautiful women and their stunning outfits!! Fab post!

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The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy thursday, CC!
CC means today also CANDY COLORS ... ;)

How gorgeous are your photos! Pastels have always a touch of romantic.

Have a beautiful day ahead!!!

Erika said...

Oh, I am so obsessed with pastels right now, CC. I especially love blush tones - they're so romantic and feminine. I believe the H&M Garden Collection may be my favorite at the moment!! :)

dancinginchiffon said...

ahhhh...the pink sandals...i want :)

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A.Co said...

That Shoshanna tangerine strapless dress is a dream. C'mon summer!

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A

SabinePsynopsis said...

Gorgeous choices! I absolutely love these soft hues.

Fashion Garden said...

love pastel! the balmarine coat is soooo beautiful !
alice
xoxo

www.thefashiongarden.blogspot.com

nookie said...

such a pretty necklace!

The Style Strutter said...

Cant wait for the weather to get a bit better to break out those pastels:)!!

http://thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
xxx

Katy Mary said...

Oooh I would love to win this pretty piece :) count me in! and also I gave you an award on my blog today!!

Katy Mary said...

and I tweeted about it :)

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Pastel colors are so chic!!! Great post :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Mish Dish said...

I am loving the spring pastels and nudes. I am so ready for them now. I am so over the NY winter storms. xo Mish


www.themishdish.blogspot.com

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Such a beautyful colors,dear Carrie!-)***

I love Ely Saab dress style and color SO much!-)
What a lovely links do you gives here...

Love and hugs,

***Violetta***

sharonlei said...

Carrie, I love all these beautiful pastels!! So pretty... and girly. :)

and what a beautiful giveaway... such a great necklace for spring!! Count me in! :)

xx Love & Aloha

Terence Sambo said...

Awesome .......

Serena said...

Giveaway or no giveaway, I love this post. I particularly love the Chanel outfit, the cutie central bow and heart shaped hair just look so buttoned up and gorgeous.

Jeanne Suica Vintage & Collectable Clothing said...

I'm more and more convinced that you need to go work at Vogue! I'm not a huge fan of pastels but you have swayed me...

Dania Padron said...

I'm always drawn to Blumarine dresses. They're a bit ethereal.

Thanks for the pastel round up, CC.

Liberty said...

I love pastel colours, especially nude pink. It goes so well with the lingerie trend too!

And them Burberry Prorsum trench coats are just fabulous.

http://www.liberty-whatimwearingtoday.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

Gorgeous post! I love pretty pastels for spring!!

B a la Moda said...

I am loving the nude. Those pink sandals at the end are just unbelievable.


xoxo
B* a la Moda

Sam said...

oooh verry pretty(: i love pastels for spring! i can't wait untill it starts getting warmer and can wear all my pretty dresses:D

EmbodyingFashion said...

Carrie, amazing post as always. I love that backstage photo from Calvin Klein show. :) Pastels have that spring feeling :)

Ruth loves said...

love the pastels! i seriously need to inveest in some, and LOVE that necklace, would look stunning with aviators! xxxxxxx

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh! I'm in love with that kimono-ish dress! H&M Garden Collection?!? Must get my hands on it! :)
xx

Melanie's Randomness said...

Pastels are one of my favorite color pallets! Beautiful outfits dear you chose to put up!!

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway too!! =)

Devon said...

Stunning! Great post x

Dith said...

Oh I want to be entered in the giveaway!!!!!! lol

Awesome post as always CC

Tiffany said...

Love the pastel colour.

S.Elisabeth said...

Haha I have that Pono necklace in a greenish blue color. It's absolutely beautiful.
And pastels! If I could, I would create my entire wardrobe in pastels!

clarewbrown said...

I am so glad pastels are making a comeback. I think after so many wretched bridesmaid dress disasters in the 80's women ran from pastels screaming. I am glad we are able to make amends and slowly bring pastel back into our wardrobes :)

Courtney said...

beautiful stuff!

Fashion Court said...

love the pastels!

enter me, darling! xo

destrella said...

So gorgeous! Awesome giveaway :O)

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anna lisa said...

how can you not love it~

Grace said...

Pastels are so pretty for spring! I like that creamsicle-colored Shoshanna dress.

Cloudia said...

"Pono" means righteous in Hawaiian.

Aloha, my Friend!


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Blicious said...

i love every dress! the colors are beautiful!! AMAZING GIVEAWAY! <3

xoxo

tris1978ton said...

Oh pretty pastels! Hello spring time!

Joanne Faith said...

I love pretty pastels so much! Favorite thing about the new season. Can't get enough of Channel xx

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emma wallace said...

Love the dove grey dresses - so delicate and feminine.

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trishie said...

Pastels are so pretty! Wonderful post...

Savvy Gal said...

I adore pastel but can't do light pastels at all. : (

Laura said...

New season pastel colour is amazing!!!

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indihues said...

i love those shoes..

ThatGirl39 said...

Hhhm beautiful collection of pastels... they remind me of Laduree macaroons, sitting on a counter in Paris just waiting to be snaffled! I've always thought fashion was good enough to eat! xx

tokyostargirl said...

Pastels galore - Spring is coming! love it!

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HiFashion said...

Pastels are such a cute colour, especially with Spring coming up. I can't wait to wear more pastels!!

Vintage Me New You said...

I just love this trend, all about nudes and pastel colors, it's spring time and it's wonderful:)
Have a great weekend dear Carrie.

xoxo,
Gia.

Victoria Bitten said...

i adore all these looks! can't wait for spring to finally get here!
xxx
vb

Stephanie said...

I can't wait for spring just so I can wear some of these beautiful colors!

Kisses,
Stephanie

Maria Tavares said...

Great collections :D Love that dress by Tommy Hilfiger which Caline Trentini is wearing. Adorable!

Peter Breese said...

What an awesome selection of colors... they definitely set the stage!

Style Redux 2 said...

Love the pink-my favorite!

Join the Gossip said...

Colors are perfect for Spring, so lovely!

Great necklace, thanks for the opportunity!

Join the Gossip said...

I tweeted including @couturecarrie and I added you (@jointhegossip).

OneCraftyFox said...

So gorgeous, thanks for the eye candy!

Have a fab weekend, darling!

MANNEQUIN said...

so stunning, I love love love pastel colours and so happy spring is fast approaching. The Vanity Fair editorial is my fav and the models pics backstage at CK. Lovely post.xx

Tiffany said...

I've been loving the pastels but haven't tried it out for myself. I did just buy some pastel nail polish though!

J-Ezzy said...

My favorites: Givency Sleeveless, Donna Karen, Burberry Prorsum, Michael Kors<3

rossovelvet said...

THE great trend ! I loved Burberry and Givenchy ways to deal with it !!