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!


Angela said...

OH my gosh, this post is stupendous!!

It looks like it took you a while to find all the items and post them here!!!

I absolutely love everything you have here! Especially the billabong wallet..I die!

Great site, lovely!

leeselooks said...

cc i want that cavalli necklace!


Angela said...

CC, i want the elephant sweater. how darling is that... : ) wonder if they make it for kids too??

Ida Kornelia said...

:-) I want it all!

WendyB said...

I want to hug that elephant sweater. Thanks for including my hogs!

Fashion_Girl22 said...

That elephant sweater is just bannas! It's so creative. I wonder what someone wold part that with. I love your ABC lists, I still remember when you wen throung different trends day by day. That was just a treat. <3

heidi said...

SO happy you commented on my blog, so that I could find yours!!! I love EVERYTHANG in this post.

Alice M. Huynh said...

ahh love ot!
in every single way!
i really love animal prints or shapes or whatever XD

and this is so good!
really lov ethis cute elefantsweater so cute!

love it!

and than kyou for adding me to your fashionista links *-*

such an honor!!!!!!!
*thank youuu*

but my address changed :D


love, alice.!

Anonymous said...

i seriously want that pink dress!!!

La C.

Kira Aderne said...

I love all your posts, you really do a great job here friend, congratulations!

About the animals´ style, I love it!

life . style . dissected said...

another incredibly inspired post!!
i really love the giles bat earrings and jessica cushman cuffs.

i'm adding you as we speak...


life . style . dissected said...

sweet CC,
so i think i just wrote the exact same thing to you that you wrote to me....yes, we are both so "incredibly inspired"!

fashion does that to us, right?


ash said...

I LOVE this post! So creative and i adore all of the items

Syed said...

These are all so lovely! The elephant clutch is soooo cute! I sooo want an elephant sweater lol.

Johanna - Life by Me said...

So many beautiful things!
I loved the dragonfly earrings :)

caroline said...

and the Hedgehog Cufflinks are amazing. wish it was possible to get some of those as earrings...
your post is inspiring as always, deary

Miranda said...

i loveee the elephant sweater :)
so cute. i love this trend hahha

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN animal alphabet! Better than Campbell's Alphabet soup!

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Thanks so much for your comment! :) Your last post is really creative, I like it!!


Cindiddy said...

HOW CUTE! i love the theme of your post! =>

would you like to trade links?

Mariëlle said...

Thank you for the comment! I really like your blog as well, wanna exhange links?

E said...

That Touch Luxe dress, Ooo I wish I could have it.

TINA said...

I LOVED all the prints you have shown! And those hedgehog cuff links are too cute. :)


Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

Oh wow, this post is so great. Some of those pieces are just amazing (like the elephant sweater or the chair with the fish!). Utterly charming!

Annie Spandex said...

I love the unicorn bag and the beetle bangle. When I was a teen I was very much into dragonflies.

Dreams said...

Hola guapa de nuevo!!!
Me encanta todo!!!

Felicidades por tu blog

Styleseeking Zurich said...

thanks so much for your comment : ))

wow your blog is very inspirational!



Charmaine Li said...

i love the goldfish bikini.. so cute!! and the turtle cufflinks just adorable!

K.Line said...

That top, green wallet is beautiful - and unusual.

s.i. michaels said...

That fish chair is insane and I love those black & white bangles.

Nicole Linette said...

Ahh, CC, you and the ABC's are just meant to be :D! B, E, K, P, and Y were my favorite. Those hedgehog earrings of Q are sooo adorable!


Anonymous said...

Thank you very mucH for your visit. I love all the items of the post¡¡¡

Secretista said...

I love that elephant clutch. I love elephants period.

Seeker said...

CC what a fantastic post, so creative.
Love it, beauty.


Lil Midget said...

Bat earrings and frog belt!!


Anonymous said...

I love this post! The bird pieces are my absolute favourite :D

Anonymous said...

I am so in love with the Roberto Cavalli Dragonfly stone necklace! Divine!!!

Anonymous said...

wow! impresive!
i want the tiger purseee! ;)

Elizabeth said...

I love all those cute animal things!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Oh how adorable! Love a lot of the items shown =)

Lisa said...

I forgot how cute WendyB's hedgehog cufflinks were!!!

Chawa said...

Those bat earrings are so beautiful !, great post!

Abby said...

oooh I am loving those insect cuffs!!

Countrybelle said...

these are so fun! and i'm not usually into animal prints, but these are so playful, rather than overly-uber sexy. just perfect.

i'd love if you'd come visit my new secret blog:

Style Spot said...

Fantastic post, dear!! There are so many things here that I love. That elephant sweater is just super cute, and I want that Cavalli necklace so bad xoxox

Fashion Moment said...

Apsolutely great post!
My favourite is that crazy chair, and both necklaces by Cavalli!
Thank you very much for your comment... :)


Sara Morante said...

I definitely want that Billabong Wallet!!! So cool and exotic...
Great post, CC!

Songy said...

seriously I have to look for more french cuff'd shirts so that I can one day try wendyb's cufflinks

Aliena said...

absolutely LOVED this post!!!

Marian said...

glorious! Wendy's hedgehog pieces are great!!! loved the cheetah necklace,the bat earrings are delightful and im really into animal jewellery! i have this dragon fly necklace that i heart!

Ella Gregory said...

This is a great idea. I want most of it. I love the Roberto Cavalli snake necklace.

dee said...

Oh, CC, those bats just killed me!! Love it.

chauss said...

fabuous post, and must add , it would not be complete without barry keiselstrin-cord's alligator belt... the ultimate animal classic accessory.........

Guapóloga said...

Ha ha ha! I love your ABC's...

Frankie said...

LOVE it. I need that leopard necklace...x