Couture Carrie

Friday, June 14, 2024

CC's Yacht Club

Ahoy, my Fellow Fashionistas!
What About Bob? A CC fave!
Yachts: The Impossible Collection hardcover book, an eclectic and carefully curated anthology of ships, at

 Sydney Evan 14k yellow gold sailboat stud earrings, at

Louis Vuitton LV Buddy reversible canvas and brass bracelet, at

Tom Ford Xavier sunglasses, at

 Kimhekim Gabriel striped denim flats, at

Manolo Blahnik Tanatos blue and white striped cotton shoe bootie, at

Zurner Oceanic J1 tote No. 182, handmade in Newport, RI from recycled materials, at

Hermès Neobain Zen au Soleil small water-repellent polyamide case, at

Sauvage Swimwear Gold Bouclé bandeau bikini, at CC has and adores!

Burberry checked triangle bikini, at

Zimmermann Halliday striped triangle bikini set, at

Michael Kors Cate ruched-sleeve blazer, at

Thom Browne seersucker pleat miniskirt, at

Bottega Veneta drop-waist cotton-linen midi skirt, at

Gucci technical jersey polo dress, at

Dries Van Noten striped cotton poplin midi dress, at

Pucci Pesci embellished one-shoulder cady maxi dress, at
Which of these preppy pieces do you 💙?

Monday, June 10, 2024

CC Interview: Acclaimed Artist Dai Ying

 Darlings, CC is delighted to introduce you to Chinese-born world-renowned artist Dai Ying, a luminary in the realm of contemporary painting, installations, and performance art! She weaves intricate narratives of tradition and feminist-inspired innovation through her captivating creations. Presently residing in New York, Los Angeles, and Beijing, Dai Ying recently showed at New York’s Future Fair at Chelsea Industrial in tandem with the Frieze. She also partnered with the Pashmina Art Gallery in Hamburg, Germany where she's donating some works of art for their Louis Vuitton and Dior sponsored art auction benefiting the rescue of Asian street dogs.
Below, see CC's interview with Ms. Ying:

CC: Ms. Dai, thank you so much for sharing with Couture Carrie readers!

How do you utilize your art to channel your emotional experience?

DY: I use mixed media painting, installation, performance art, and other creative methods and media art languages to convey my emotions.

Temple, installation, 2020, marble, printmaking paper, galvanized iron sheet

CC: I also lived in New York for 6 years! What are your favorite spots in the city (museums, stores, restaurants, parks, etc.)?

DY: I like MoMA. All the art spaces and galleries with the latest exhibitions are places I often visit.

Give Me a Piece of Heaven and Earth 给我一片天地, 2023, 120 x 80 cm, oil on canvas

M-Theory 2 超弦理论M 2, 2015 - 2016, made with Chinese paint, Japanese paint, acrylic paint, marker, and Chinese rice paper

CC: You’ve graciously donated some of your work to the Pashmina Art Gallery in Hamburg, Germany for its upcoming Louis Vuitton and Dior sponsored art auction to benefit the rescue of Asian street dogs. I am a dog walker and pet sitter, so animals are dear to me, too! What inspired you to choose this cause?

DY: This charity auction is hosted and organized by Ms. Maria, the largest collector of German Expressionist art globally. She is a passionate animal rescuer, saving over 100 stray dogs from Asia each year and finding them homes in Europe. The Pashmina Art Gallery in Hamburg provided support for the space for this event. I was invited by Ms. Maria to participate in this charity auction in Hamburg. I donated a small piece I created in 2016, "Great Love, Saving All Lives," which was auctioned for 5000 euros by a kind collector. Louis Vuitton and Dior also donated their products for this charity auction, but they are not the sponsors for the event. The proceeds will go towards helping stray dogs in Asia. For me, it is the respect for life and natural compassion that inspired me to do this.

The artist in her 2023 installation Suddenly Moon White, holding soil from Suzhou.
Many thanks to Dai Ying and her translator for this amazing interview!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are the little lovelies that currently have CC smitten!
Gemella Jewels Stella Cap 18k yellow gold diamond bracelet, at
Balenciaga Cagole leather corset sandals, at
Bottega Veneta Sardine leather and canvas bag, at
 Dolce & Gabbana floral-print mesh bustier top, at
Etro embroidered leather jacket, at
Alaia fringed mini skirt, at
 Prada miniskirt with  metal chain fringe, at
Cult Gaia Ella textured crepe mini dress, at
Jean Paul Gaultier satin dress with deconstructed lace-up details, at
 Monique Lhuillier appliquéd lace bustier mini dress, at
 Maticevski Arresting rosette-crepe dress, at
 Greta Constantine paneled crepe midi dress, at
Tom Ford Sablé strapless evening dress, at
Which of these pretty pieces do you 🖤?

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Spectacular Sundresses

Darlings, CC's feeling chic summer vibes! Here's a roundup of spectacular sundresses for your visual delight and shopping inspiration, my Fellow Fashionistas!
Agua by Agua Bendita Pluma cotton corset dress, at

Rhode Kiera gingham linen minidress, at

SIR. Primrose ruched linen minidress, at

Maje fitted embroidered minidress, at

Oscar de la Renta crystal-embellished tweed minidress, at

Carolina Herrera dotted cotton mini dress, at

Prada checked cotton minidress, at

Emilia Wickstead Mona paneled checked denim mini dress, at

 Zimmermann Matchmaker crystal-embellished linen and silk minidress, at

Bottega Veneta crocheted open-back mini dress, at

Staud Wells pinstriped cotton poplin midi dress, at

 Badgley Mischka laser-cut scuba cocktail dress, at

Etro printed cotton midi dress, at

Dolce & Gabbana cotton midi dress, at

 Erdem printed cotton-linen dress, at

Oscar de la Renta Poppies faille midi dress, at
Which of these fabulous frocks do you favor?