Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Khaki: Safari Sophisticate

Kicky khakis are the name of the game, darlings!
Etro Resort, via harpersbazaar.com
Albino, via glamourmagazine.co.uk
Paul & Joe; this photo and remaining runway images via nymag.com.
Ralph Lauren
Bottega Veneta
Donna Karan
Tracy Reese
Burberry Goldenhill safari jacket, at net-a-porter.com.
Sword suede jacket, at ronherman.com.
Poplin jacket and plaid shorts; this and next at victoriassecret.com
Body at Work vest and skirt.
Hervé Léger Melanie bandage dress, at net-a-porter.com
Silk charmeuse dress at victoriassecret.com.
Chloé high-waisted skirt, at net-a-porter.com.
3.1 Phillip Lim tiered skirt, at eLuxury.com.
Elizabeth & James LouLou trouser, at shopbop.com.
French Connection wooden bangle set at asos.com.
Tory Burch flats; this and next at shopbop.com.
Loeffler Randall Neve perforated platform bootie.
Jimmy Choo wooden platform sandals; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Miu Miu python platform sandals
Lanvin satin platform sandals
Sigerson Morrison gladiator wedges, at barneys.com.
Tory Burch Tanya sandal, at toryburch.com.
Sissi Rossi Donna tote; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Marni leather balloon tote
Last look: Bo Van Melskens Jackie O dress at pixiemarket.com.

Reminder, darlings:
Tune in tomorrow for CC’s third Stockingirl.com Giveaway!


Monday, March 30, 2009

CC loves Jonathan Saunders!

Designer Jonathan Saunders graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002 and has been showing and impressing in London for several seasons now. Considered one of the “It Brits” of the moment, Saunders creates colorful and whimsical frocks that flatter a woman’s physique and delight the eye! As Mr. Saunders reported to interviewer Nicole Phelps of Style.com, he sought to infuse the 34 looks in his SS09 collection with "Color… I wanted a bit of playfulness, something uplifting in these trying times."
This, after a predominantly camel-colored Fall 2008 Collection, was a welcome sight!
First image, at right: Vogue editorial. Runway coverage courtesy style.com. Dresses pictured at bottom of post available at net-a-porter.com.
Fashion Flashback: Spring 2008
Spring 2009
Spring 2009
Spring 2009
Spring 2009 - CC adores the asymmetric neckline and playful peplum on this belted party frock!
Fall 2009

Jonathan Saunders for Target, via nylonmag.com.
Morgan color block drape gown
Waldair gown – tres colorful!
Elia kaftan – geometric and chicly belted – divine!
Muna silk blend asymmetric dress with peek-a-boo fuchsia skirt
Lulu kaleidoscopic star print silk frock – CC adores!
Jacquard draped dress – CC appreciates how this one can be dressed up or down depending on how you accessorize it!
On the runway, Saunders showed the above frock with a fabulous cropped bicolor blazer.

Tell CC, darlings: which is your favorite look?
Are any of my Fellow Fashionistas lucky enough to own a Jonathan Saunders piece?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ingenuity and TAGS!

Layering has officially become an art form, darlings! Trans-seasonal amalgams make for a year-round wardrobe! As we shift from winter to spring (and vice versa, in the Southern hemisphere!), the need for a malleable outfit is all the more pressing!
Try layering a short sleeve sweater over a sheer chiffon shirt, as at Abaeté, above left. Runway coverage via style.com except where noted.
Wear 2 vests, as at ADAM.
CC adores the skirt-over-pants phenomenon:
A.F. Vandevorst
Junya Watanabe
Alexandre Herchcovitch
And the blazer-over-dress has become a classic! Just roll up your sleeves and you’re good to go!
CC loves this Stella McCartney boy-fit blazer, available at net-a-porter.com.
Christian Lacroix, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment
Juan Carlos Obando - a gown with a leather jacket? Yes, indeedy!
Tracy Reese
Christian Lacroix pre-fall
Be bold by layering a bustier over another top, as at Diesel Black Gold, pictured via nymag.com.
Dress over shirt? Layering perfection!
Karen Walker
Nicole Miller pre-fall
Missoni pre-fall
Nicole Miller, via nymag.com
More layering ingenuity:
Vera Wang
Paul Smith - CC adoooooores the scarf as belt!
Vera Wang Lavender Label
Rag & Bone, via nymag.com
Layering accessories over gloves is de rigeur as well:
Dennis Basso; this and next via nymag.com
Pamella Roland
A classic take on layering: cardi over skirt or dress, chicly belted! Printed frock and silk cardigan pictured at left avaialable at victoriassecret.com.

In the comments, tell CC your favorite ingeniously layered look!

TAG 1: Tagged by Fellow Fashionista DB of Dooder City to complete the following fabulous and fun interview:

What is your current obsession?
There are a few… nude sandals [these Stella McCartneys are available at net-a-porter.com]; oatmeal with apple and cinnamon; balconet bras; painting. Crown fruit basket pictured below available at iloveuma.com.
What do you see outside your window?
Little buds on the trees and crocuses in the garden.
Do you nap a lot?
Who was the last person you hugged?
Mindy, my sister (at this luau themed party last Saturday night – in case you are wondering, CC is wearing a wetsuit-inspired AKA New York minidress over black JBrand skinnies)
Which animal would you be?
An orca.
What’s for dinner?
Grilled salmon, avocado salad and a zesty Sauvignon Blanc!
What was the last thing you bought?
These fishnet thigh highs from Stockingirl.com in sky blue.
What are you listening to right now?
The Shins, Death Cab, VHS Or Beta, & Coldplay
What is your favorite weather?
Cool and sunny.
What’s on your beside table?
My iPhone, a book of poetry by Frank O’Hara, my sketchbook & colored pencils, and an antique lamp.
Say something to the person/s who tagged you.
DB is an amazing woman and blogger. She always posts the best photos!
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
The Upper West Side of Manhattan, preferably on one of the upper floors of El Dorado on Central Park West [where Alec Baldwin lives!].
Where are you typing from right now?
The study. (Was actually tagged by Fellow Fashionista Allison of La Dolce Vita to show CC’s workspace – TAG 2!)

What are you currently reading?
The March issue of I-D.
What would you like to have in your hands right now?
A banana with peanut butter.
What would you like to get rid of?
My cellulite and world hunger, not necessarily in that order.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Skiing in Aspen.
What did you want to become as a child?
A novelist.
What posters/pictures do you have on your bedroom wall?
Artwork by my brother, my mother, myself and Fellow Fashionista Sara Morante; an inspiration wall with pictures from all my favorite mags; 2 Japanese prints; and a large oval mirror over my bureau.
What is your plan for tomorrow?
A quick run in Elizabeth Park, errands, and prepping to teach my Pilates class.
What should everyone have?
True love.

TAG 3:
Tagged by Fellow Fashionista Little Bow Prep to Show CC’s Heart in:

One picture: W editorial by photographer Craig McDean, December 2007

One poem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

One item of clothing: This bikini from Victoria’s Secret

One song: Mika, “Relax, Take It Easy”

One place: The Elberon Bathing Club on the Jersey shore

One Disney princess: Cinderella

One quote: Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

TAG 4:
Tagged by the lovely Miss Yaya of I Will Be My Own Judge to state 10 Honest Things About CC:
1) I have four siblings but I am only close with two of them.
2) My favorite foods are bacon and avocados. Fortunately they go well together! (Throw them on a burger with cheese and CC is in heaven – photo via epicurious.com.)
3) I only own one piece of actual couture: a Richard Tyler Couture suit.
4) I am a total Gossip Girl addict.
5) I battle constantly to keep my weight down; otherwise it hurts too much to run… Ironic, isn’t it?
6) Since I have had several careers, it is always interesting to see how my acquaintances “label” me – lawyer, teacher, Pilates & Yoga instructor, writer, blogger, fashionista…
7) Watching reruns of Family Guy while flipping through the glossies is my preferred way to spend my leisure time!
8) I cannot have enough fabulous lingerie. At left, a Numero editorial from September 2008.
9) It is one of CC’s “bloggoals” to have 1000+ followers… Any tips on how to get more Fellow Fashionistas on board would be greatly appreciated!
10) CC adores spreading the Fellow Fashionista love, so starting in April, CC’s Stockingirl.com Giveaway will become a monthly event with contests on the first of each month! Tune in on April 1st for another luscious legwear contest, darlings!

CC is tagging ALL of her Fellow Fashionistas who are so inclined to complete these delectable tags – pick one or two and enjoy!