Couture Carrie

Saturday, April 17, 2021

CC Loves... Streignth Sportswear!

 Darlings, as a fashionista and a fitness professional, CC is super excited to introduce you to Streignth Sportswearan athleisure brand that designs cutting-edge performance and lifestyle gear while bringing together a family of athletes driven by hunger and ambition.
The story behind the brand is nothing less than inspiring: at age 15, founder Shane Skaar underwent a risky corrective surgery to fix a serious chest condition. Little did he know that one day, he'd be a game-changing entrepreneur! 
Shane's favorite quote embodies the Streignth ethos: "Your adversities don't define who you are, but how you respond to them does."
All items at streignth.com.
Primal Beanie in Grey.

Men's Quarter Zip in Space Blue.

Vital Windbreaker (Unisex).

CC is loving this range of workout gear (especially the camouflage hoodies!) and its empowering message. And each piece in the collection is under $50!
A special thanks to Geena at PR Newswire for the scoop and photos.
Be sure to follow @streignth on Instagram so you can keep up with all the awesome athleisure and inspiring stories, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

Friday, April 16, 2021

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are the little lovelies that currently have CC smitten!
Persee Floating diamond and 18kt white gold ring, at matchesfashion.com.

Lauren Rubinski square-link 14kt white gold necklace, at matchesfashion.com.

Dior DiorStellaire square metal sunglasses, at matchesfashion.com.

 Janessa Leone Elyn hat, at fwrd.com.

Marni Juliette top-handle leather cross-body bag, at matchesfashion.com.

Balenciaga small Hourglass top handle bag in Lilac, at fwrd.com.

 David Koma bra detail parachute hem top, at fwrd.com.

Noir Kei Ninomiya cropped frilled duchess biker jacket, at matchesfashion.com.

R13 cropped square shoulder motorcycle jacket, at r13denim.com.

Alexander McQueen frilled leather jacket, at mytheresa.com.

 Noir Kei Ninomiya bow-trimmed tulle skirt, at matchesfashion.com.

Bottega Veneta technical satin jersey dress, at fwrd.com.

Kim Shui lace butterfly dress, at revolve.com.

 Paco Rabanne striped zip dress, at fwrd.com.

A.W.A.K.E. Mode asymmetric draped crepe dress, at modaoperandi.com.

Oscar de la Renta one-shoulder pineapple-print cotton dress, at modaoperandi.com.

AREA crystal T-shirt gown, at fwrd.com.

Christopher Esber ruched disconnect cami knit dress, at fwrd.com.

 Dolce & Gabbana one-shoulder silk-satin gown, at mytheresa.com.
Darlings, which of these pretty pieces are you loving?
xoxox,
CC


Thursday, April 15, 2021

CC Loves... These Beauty Products!

Darlings, here are the beauty products CC is loving lately! 
A special thanks to Jillian at Behrman Communications for introducing CC to Zaaina, an Arizona-based bath and beauty care company which produces all-natural, cruelty-free and pthalate-free products handcrafted in the U.S.: 
Zaaina Hand Balm Intensive Therapy for Dry, Itchy Hands; this and next at zaaina.com. CC's new go-to for hand and cuticle care!

Zaaina Extra Glow Face Serum - silky smooth and smells amazing!

Bali Body "SPF to Impress" bundle, at us.balibodyco.com, with three SPF 15 tanning oils.

Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask in Baby Blonde, at christopherobin.com, ideal for CC's highlighted tresses!

Espa The Purifying Polish, at espaskincare.com: a creamy exfoliating balm that gently exfoliates and polishes skin.

Zoya The Darling Collection, at zoya.com, a limited edition set containing 6 chic shades for spring 2021, packaged in a magnetic gift box. Big thank you to Brianna at Behrman Communcations for sending CC this spectacular set!
Darlings, which of these awesome items catch your eye?
xoxox,
CC

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are the little lovelies that currently have CC smitten!
 ILA Perryn 14k yellow gold diamond ring, at modaoperandi.com.

Vintage Rolex Datejust stainless steel watch from Jacquie Aiche, at matchesfashion.com.

Dior EverDior aviator metal sunglasses, at matchesfashion.com.

Balenciaga XS Hourglass top handle bag, at fwrd.com.

Bottega Veneta padded Cassette leather shoulder bag, at mytheresa.com.

 Max + Min The Carter Duffle, at shopmaxandmin.com.
A special thanks to Mai Vu of Very New York for introducing CC to this Black-owned Brooklyn-based leather accessories brand. The designer, Tiarra Smallwood, focuses on minimal design and maximal detailing. Her collection is designed for optimal impact, meaning there are no frivolous elements. The brand was also created with the desire to shatter the “underlying stigma that Black-owned brands are not or cannot be luxury.” 
Such gorgeous pieces!
Be sure to follow Mai on Instagram @verynewyork and Max + Min @shopmaxandmin so you can keep up with all the fabulousness!

Fendi Sunshine large leather shopper, at mytheresa.com.

Saint Laurent silk charmeuse camisole, at mytheresa.com.

Ulla Johnson Effie cotton-silk peplum top, at modaoperandi.com.

 Alexandre Vauthier halterneck silk-satin wrap top, at matchesfashion.com.

Emilia Wickstead Brita boat-print tiered cotton-poplin blouse, at matchesfashion.com.

Marine Serre Moon Lozenge cotton-blend jacquard pencil skirt, at matchesfashion.com.

Peter Do pleated asymmetric skirt, at mytheresa.com.

 Bottega Veneta cutout-back Aran-knitted mini dress, at matchesfashion.com.

Isabel Marant Noliaze printed silk-blend minidress, at mytheresa.com.

Junya Watanabe biker-vest sequinned dress, at matchesfashion.com.

Monique Lhuillier embellished tulle midi dress, at mytheresa.com.
Darlings, which of these pretty pieces are you loving?
xoxox,
CC

Friday, April 9, 2021

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are the little lovelies that currently have CC smitten!
Alessa 18k white gold diamond Arrow ring, at modaoperandi.com.

Paco Rabanne large chain bracelet, at fwrd.com.

 Saint Laurent YSL earrings, at fwrd.com.

Spinelli Kilcollin Elliptical 18kt gold necklace, at matchesfashion.com.

Saint Laurent Zoe pumps, at fwrd.com.

 Alessandra Rich embellished leather pumps, at mytheresa.com.

 Valentino floral-appliqued cotton lace jacket, at modaoperandi.com.

 Off-White belted wool-blend blazer, at mytheresa.com.

Boyarovskaya paneled leather jacket, at modaoperandi.com.

Marine Serre First-Aid Survival pocketed twill jacket, at matchesfashion.com.

Saint Laurent medium waist skinny jean, at fwrd.com.

Brunello Cucinelli asymmetric tulle maxi skirt, at mytheresa.com.

 Carolina Herrera one-shoulder bow-applique silk-faille dress, at matchesfashion.com.

Balmain blazer minidress, at mytheresa.com.

 Dolce & Gabbana one-shoulder cady midi dress, at matchesfashion.com.

 Paco Rabanne sequined maxi dress, at mytheresa.com.

 Victoria Beckham lace-trimmed silk maxi dress, at mytheresa.com.

 Costarellos Radella floral silk-blend chiffon gown, at mytheresa.com.
Darlings, which of these pretty pieces are you loving?
xoxox,
CC