Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Natural World... CC's Animal ABCs!

Sure, there are lots of animal prints out there, but how about an actual pachyderm or ursa in your wardrobe? Fauna iconography goes from cutesy to luxe with decadent jewels, sophisticated coats and dresses, and very grown-up accessories. CC explores the inherent dichotomy between the childlike and the luxurious with the following Animal ABCs:
A is for Alligator: Lacoste beanie, at top left. Visit to purchase.
B is for Bird: Billabong Birdsong wallet, pictured at right and available at
C is for Carp: Mackenzie Childs Felicitous Fish chair, at
D is for Dragonfly: Roberto Cavalli stone necklace and Alex Monroe earrings; both at
E is for Elephant: Loop Circus hinge wallet, $34 at
Pachyderm sweater pictured courtesy Fellow Fashionista Yes Please Mademoiselle
F is for Feline:
Bernhard Willhelm runway, via
G is for Goldfish: J. Crew School of Fish bandeau top, at!
H is for Horse: Blush Pegasus tote and Dialog recycled fabric coin purse, both at
I is for Insect: Jessica Kagan Cushman cuffs, via
J is for Jungle Cat: Leiber panther minaudiére, at Berdgorf Goodman
K is for Koala: Touch Luxe heart and koala print smock dress, at
L is for Lady Bug: Christian Lacroix Resort trench, at Neiman Marcus.
M is for Monkey: Bronze bowl at
N is for Noctilio: Giles & Brother Tiny Bat studs, at
O is for Octopus: Dior Fine Jewelry necklace, pictured courtesy Fellow Fashionista Kate of Crave
P is for Parrot: A Di Alessi corkscrew, at
Q is for Quills:
Hedgehog Cufflinks by Jeweler and Fellow Fashionista Wendy Brandes
R is for Reptile: Jan Leslie turtle cuff links, at Bergdorf Goodman New York.
S is for Snake: Roberto Cavalli serpent horn pendant necklace. Go to
T is for Tiger: Amanda Uprichard dress, at
U is for Ursa: Disaya short suit with bear jacquard. Visit to buy.
V is for Vervet: Salvatore Ferragamo monkey print ties, at
W is for Wild:
Cheetah necklace at
X is for Xenopus: Nogoy patent leather Frog belt, at
Y is for Yellow Lab: Marc by Marc Jacobs poppy leather Cats & Dogs shoulder bag, at
Z is for Zebra: Torn by Ronny Kobo Cora Foil kissing zebras top, at

Get in touch with your inner child and/or your animal instinct, darlings!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sweet Glovin’

Earlier this week, CC introduced the glove theme with this post. Today’s dual focus encompasses: (a) fingerless gloves and (b) opera length gloves, both of which are terribly chic!
A. Fingerless and Fabulous
CC adores these semi-gloves! They are seasonless and stunningly sexy!
At left: Rodarte fingerless studded glove, courtesy
Chanel Couture jewel-embellished two-finger gloves (at right)
Chanel fingerless red patent gloves (worn recently by La Lohan!), at Chanel boutiques; photo at right courtesy
Han Jin at Chanel Pre-fall, backstage. This and other runway pics via except where otherwise noted.
Deal of the Day 1: Fingerless lace gloves, $10
Lace fingerless gloves, pictured at right and available at
Lauren Urstadt quilted leather gloves, $75 at
Nina Peter gauntlet glove. Visit
Rodarte, via (large) and (detail, below).
Teal Fast Lane driving glove, $14.50 at
ASOS striped fingerless gloves, $9,00 at asos,com.
Duro Olowu via
Fishnet fingerless gloves, $4.80 at
B. Night at the Opera
At left, Amy Adams in Vanity Fair
Agnes b., via
Get the look (sans sparkle) with the Celine cashmere fingerless gloves pictured at right; available at
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Chado Ralph Rucci
Get sheer with these tricot dyeable opera gloves, at
Jean Paul Gaultier

Go Gaultier glamorous with these blue mesh fingerless opera gloves. Visit to buy.
Hannah Marshall
Carolina Amato navy leather opera length gloves, at - CC loves navy as a chic alternative to basic black!
Louis Vuitton embellished leather opera gloves
Marni, via
Get Marni-fied with some colorful Acne Jeans Dallas gloves, at
Or don these fuchsia stunners; visit
Deal of the Day 2: ASOS striped angora gloves, $18 at So fun!

Remember, darlings: CC gloves you!