Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ribbon Rumpus

Sashes and grosgrain, satin and silk: ribbons are ravishing, head to toe!
Ashley Isham, right.
Amaya Arzuaga, left; this and next via Spanish Vogue. Other runway images courtesy unless otherwise noted.
Elio Berhanyer
Benjamin Cho
Christian Lacroix (2)
Giambattista Valli
Carlos Miele
Jean Paul Gaultier
Ports 1961, via
Lily Donaldson looking divine in a grosgrain ribbon trim straw fedora at Gucci
Christian Lacroix sandal
Christian Louboutin Moustique pump, at Barneys New York.
ASOS satin pleated peep-toe platform, $45 at
Velvetine red leather bow bag at
Christian Louboutin red satin Bollywood ribbon hobo, at
Stella McCartney satin ribbon clutch, pictured via
Tara Subkoff bow clutch, at
Marc by Marc Jacobs Party Girl bow bag; this and next at
Chris Benz Darling sash dress in silk chiffon.
Luella Penelope ribbon dress; this and next at
Antik Batik sequined mini dress
Lanvin grosgrain ribbon dress, pictured via
Prophecy Ruffle Collar satin print top; this and next 2at
JJ Park sequin ribbon trim knit cardi
Sass & Bide ribbon shift dress
Lizzie Fortunato grosgrain ribbon flag necklace, at
Take a bow, darlings!


leeselooks said...

chloe chloe!

yes please.

pretttttty bows.
i am really itching for a bow-tie to pair with more feminine pieces!


Anonymous said...

this trend kind of overwhelms me but i do like that one blue clutch

Fashion_Girl22 said...

Those Chanel booties drive me crazy! I want them soo bad!! I think Zoe Kravitz said at the Chanel show that she was going to get them. Lucky her. :/
I love this post! Bowas are just adorable. That first piece was absoutly shocking, but in a good way. <3

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Gorgeousss... BLUE ribbon for you CC dahhhling!

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

The first dress is absolutely amazing!

Make Do Style said...

Yes to Chloe. The prettiness of bows is much underestimated.
I think I'd like to step out in Jean Paul Gaultier too!

Girl Next Blog said...

Bows are so girly and cute!

And I saw these Christian Lacroix sandals some weeks ago and I immediately felt in love with them!

Great selection, as usual.


Rosanna said...

love those chanel booties!!!


Syed said...

That first dress was stunning! I love bows, they remind me of presents lol. I love wearing a bow tie, its like having an outfit thats finished to be present if that makes sense :)

Marian said...

soft dreams are made off indeed!i think this is great as you can go all the way with a dress or just dip a toe into the trend with a clutch or ribboned cuff.
The Ashley Isham and
Amaya Arzuaga dresses at start of post are AMAZING!
muah x
marian said...

Chanel Chanel! LOL!

Beautiful all of them! :) I adore BOW! Chic, charming and feminine style!

Great Post CC, dear!

xoxo: Janet

Baybay Mama said...

I love the Chloe dress.
Also, remember when Viktor and Rolf did those bow dresses a couple seasons back? Amazing!

Great Plains Bazaar said...

I love the Jean Paul Gaultier and my favorite is the Sass & Bide ribbon shift dress. I just really like the brights and flowing ribbons as opposed to big bows.

Crave said...

That first imagae is to die for!!

Terence Sambo said...

Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the Marchesa dress is incredible....i absolutely love it :o) great find CC keep doing your thing :o)


The Amaya Arzuaga's dress is really amazing!
xoxo : MG

Iina said...

I like those shoes:)

Ellie Lee said...

Ashley Isham is amazing! THAT BOW! and I love that JPG and Luella Penelope dress! SO CUTE!

Anonymous said...

WOOOW !! I love ribbons that much V___v'.
These are all fantastic !

Anonymous said...

Interesting collection:) Cannot actually choose one cause there is many nice pieces of pretty things!

Allison said...

Aren't ribbons fantastic?! I'm absolutely loving the trend, and am hoping that it sticks around for a while :)
The first dress is just fantastic!

Lisa said...

The Marchesa gown is breathtaking--it's a wearable sculpture!

Tiffany said...

ribbon detailing is so pretty but I like it as a smaller detail. Don't know if I could ever do that BIG bow!

AsianCajuns said...

I love grosgrain ribbons- they seem so luxurious without being ostentatious.

Denise said...

Oooooh, Where can I buy the "must have" red purse with the grograin ribbons?

Love all what your blog shares♡

Candidly Chris said...

yes to ribbon and grosgrain! I feel Lanvin did it best in his Fall collection, and his significance behind all the ribbon is simply beautiful!!

Fashion Moment said...

The post is so wonderful!
First two dresses, Carlos Miele, and all by Christian Lacroix.
Lovely, lovely, lovely, darling!


WendyB said...

OMG! Biggest!Bow!Ever!

Kati said...

I adore your blog! Maybe we can link each other up?

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

that luella ribbon dress is divine. edgy and elegant all at once!

Couture Carrie said...

Darlings, thank you for all your extraordinary comments!

Cathy V: yes let's link up!

Decor: the red Louboutin purse is at

Have a great day, lovelies!


Doublecloth said...

So feminine... I love it!!!

A kiss

MJ. said...

I've always thought ribbons are too girly for me, but you made me change my mind!
Love the Lanvin's dress!!!Seriously...

Daniela Valdez said...

Aaaaaaaa lovely shoes!!

I've just bought a lovely clutch :)

Susie Bubble said...

I'm embarking on an odd grosgrain ribbon DIY.... love the collection of images as usual...

Nemerae said...

Como ya te conté en el post de los corazones, me encantan los lazos! sobre todo en clutches y zapatos =)=)

La Belette Rouge said...

OMG that huge bow dress is just unbelievable. Actually I have to go back and see it again. I cannot believe my eyes.

Eeli said...

Ribbons ribbons everywhere! And bows. Oh how i want to roll in them now!

Hope youre New Year went well too dear :)


life . style . dissected said...

the amaya dress is so over the top fabulous!

i officially place my order now.

ribbons, belts, hearts oh my...where does your inspiration end girl?

another great one!


Camille said...

Thank you for your constantly beautiful finds and comments!

Also, the Sass & Bide inspired me.

Anthea said...

Love the bows..bows are really big here in Japan. Girls wear them in their hair..they are everywhere. I wanted to wear one for New Years but couldn't find a neon pink one. lol

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

what an amazing collection! those Christian Lacroix sandal are to die for!

i.d. said...

I swooned when I saw the Christian Lacroix sandals - loooove! x

Liv Bambola said...

Rs are so feminine & sweet!

I love what Christian Lacroix did with them in those first two outfits though! Just amazing!

Countrybelle said...

thanks for your sweet comment, CC. oh these bows are just beautiful! i especially love the wrinkled messy ones, sometimes the others can be a bit frou frou for me in real life!

Kelly said...

that first big bow dress is AMAZING! if only i was super rich...

giggleness said...

i do love all the bows. bows everywhere :)

Fifi Flowers said...

I love ribbons and especially BOWS! In my younger days while attending art school I wore big bows in my hair... that is part of why my hubby (bf at the time)started calling me Fifi! LOL
FUN post!

Trish said...

Oh yeah, ribbons are L-O-V-E!! :)

tessa said...

I love bows but sometimes it can look tacky...

Thank you for the website :)

haylin said...

these dresses are beautiful & with du juan is amazing pretty on your blog background!
i love it!

Sharon S said...

Hi there-I adore the Stella clutch, this looks like a really great trend!

Anonymous said...

I seriously want everything that you've featured in this post - it is absolute perfection!

essence said...

Fantastico post, como nos tienes acostumbrados, haces siempre unas recopilaciones buenisimas e inspiradoras!
Feliz fin de semana!


Kira Aderne said...

So beautiful and feminine! I wanna those Lanvin necklaces ;)

a kiss!!

Unknown said...

lazos lazos y mas lazos me encantan!! muy buen post!


Graça Ventura Medeiros said...

Love the bikini!

Frankie said...

LOVE bows! The gold dress is just ridiculously amazing...brilliant post, lovely lady! x

SOS! said...

I fell in love with that marchesa dress the first time I saw the pic..the construction of it is unreal..

xx-LJ from SOS!

Seeker said...

Bows are so feminine and nice, love this trend.
And what gorgeous pictures you shared.
Thank you dear.


it's Fashion Fever said...

Hiyeee :) thanks for the comment!
Also I love your collection of your pictures with stripes and navy blue. It has that navy feel which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I don't know if you get what I'm saying haha.
But anything with navy blue.

Sasi said...

I love that Gucci hat, and also Lacroix and Chanel shoes! I love small pretty ribbons.

Madeleine said...