Saturday, April 18, 2009

CC loves and TAG!

Part I. The ultimate CC combo: short strapless dress + fierce heels = perfection!
Runway inspirations courtesy except where noted.
Hussein Chalayan
Paul & Joe; this and next via
Nicole Miller
Matthew Williamson neon baroque jersey dress; this and next two at
Hervé Léger zebra stripe dress
Marchesa embroidered silk dress
Chloé strapless pleated dress – 80% off at!
Saloni Cora strapless dress, at
Marchesa at Bergdorf Goodman
Christian Louboutin Miss Fortune leather platform sandals; this and next two at
Balmain crystal-embellished studded sandals (*drool*)
Stella McCartney mesh basket sandals
Loeffler Randall perforated leather sandals, at

Part II. Tagged by Fellow Fashionistas My Pretty Little Head and Trisch Express to respond to the following super survey. It’s so cool how the questions have morphed as the tag is passed around the blogosphere!
What are your current obsessions?
Perfect posture, overstuffed chairs, Kanye West’s new album, and Beggar’s Purses (pictured via; Brooks chair at

What is your weirdest obsession?
Big Texas hair; at right, an Italian Vogue editorial from September 2008, photographed by Craig McDean.

What are you wearing today? Grey Superfine skinnies, Mossimo tank from Target, Banana Republic camel blazer, Loeffler Randall boots, and Michael Kors sunnies.

Why is today special?
CC has an interview for a new Pilates gig at the Hartford Golf Club- tres chic!

What would you like to learn to do?
Play tennis [Vogue by Miles Aldridge at left] and sew. If CC could make her own clothes, she’d be a force to be reckoned with, non?

What’s for dinner today?
Grilled chili-lime shrimp atop a salad of Bibb lettuce, edamame, tomatoes, avocado and blue cheese crumbles. Bring some Sauvignon Blanc and dine with CC!

What’s the last thing you bought?
This striped silk gown from Victoria’s Secret.

What are you listening to right now?
iTunes DJ queue: Steely Dan, Imogen Heap, LCD Soundsystem, and Interpol.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Not snacking in the middle of the afternoon.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
My Pretty Little Head is an amazing new blogger – so impressed with her work so far! And Trisch is so fabulously fashionable and erudite – a pleasure to visit!

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Manhattan! At right, the view from the penthouse at 15 Central Park West, pictured via Vanity Fair.

What would you like to get rid of?
6 pounds.

What would you like to acquire?
These Christian Louboutin Robot 120 ankle boots from

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next week, where would you go?
This house in Abu Dhabi (pictured via

Which language(s) do you want to learn?
French and Portuguese.

Who do you want to meet in person?
President Obama, Nigel Barker, Jennifer Aniston and photographic duo Mert & Marcus (this is one of theirs for W).

What’s your favorite part about the town/city you live in?
West Hartford Center – it is like a little village with tons of fabulous shops and restaurants and such. Of course there is a Starbucks and a Crate & Barrel, both of which CC adores!

What are your favorite pieces of clothing in your own closet?
La Petite Salope bustiers, Richard Tyler blazers, Pedro Garcia boots, and Alexandra Neel sandals.

What is your dream job?

Editor in Chief, U.S. Vogue (sorry AW! Love you!)

If you had $500 now, what would you spend it on?
Botox. No, seriously.
Fashion pet peeve?
Terry cloth anything.

Do you admire anyone's style?
(CC is so predictable!) Sienna Miller, Rachel Bilson, Kate Moss, Coco Rocha, Lady Gaga
Describe your personal style: adventurous; sophisticated; polished
Whose fashion show(s) would you want tickets to?
Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, Gucci and DSquared2 (pictured at right via

CC tags all of her Fellow Fashionistas to rework this questionnaire and answer its queries – even just a few! It’s so fabulously fun to learn more about you, darlings!


Anonymous said...

Love this post! Those Stella McCartney sandals make me drool, I would give an arm to have them on my feet!

Sharon S said...

Hi there-great post, such a beautiful selection of dresses and I love your tag, its great to know that bit more about you!! said...

I love reading Ur answers - really great! :) I want those Stella sandals - especially nude one!


Frankie said...

I love that you love big hair! Such an awesome look that I'm too scared to try! CC, you are brilliant x

noone said...

wow that is one crazy house! I wonder how the plumming works in that house

Siru said...

That last looks is golden! Tags are getting so much better and more amusing!

juliet xxx

Luka said...

Loved you answers! And thoose Balmain sandals are pure perfection!

erika sorocco said...

The Paul & Joe ones are sparkly and glittery - just the way I like them. The big hair? J'adore! I aspire to make my hair as big as possible. And that last picture? My absolute favorite look from D2Squared.

LJ said...

love chalayan pvc yellow bodice...
xx-LJ from SOS!

Sara said...

great answers!!

Unknown said...

Great answers! Your personality shines thru :) Lov'n the form fitting outfit you had on. Hot!

Fastidious Babe said...

the balmain heels <3 hot big hair too xx

Angela said...

that house is amazing. i love the idea of throwing on chunky heels or a cute pair boots with a flowy silk dress.

Unknown said...

Looove the blue pleated dress!!

Laura said...

That house in Abu Dhabi is simple amazing, can I join you? ;)
Thanks for the comments!
I wanted to let you know I've put a new gadget on my blog so you can follow it now if you like :)
Have a nice weekend!
x Laura

fritha louise said...

Definitely a fashion failsafe. Love the Blumarine look.

Blanca del Río said...

this summer came fill of super bomb!

Unknown said...

Love the post! The shoes you've picked are to die for as always. x

Artistic said...

This was a long post, but i enjoyed it:D

Visit my blog;p

Meg said...

I love learning more about bloggers!

Daniela Valdez said...

Those Balmain sandals are to die for!!!!

I always snack in the middle of the night, I have to be a good girl and stop doing so!

Syed said...

Hussein Chalayan always gets it right for me! And that Matthew Williamson dress = LOVE!! The Chloe pleated dress is sooo pretty. Oooh, and you should totally learn to make your own clothes, I've always been able to sew and alter, so I've finally taken the step to teaching myself to construct garments too :) Oh and love your outfit dear, that blazer and those boots are fantastic!

Laura in Paris said...

I vote for Chloe's dress!

Anonymous said...

oh CC---did you seriously write you want to lose 6 pounds?? You're so skinny minnie, silly :-)
I love these outfits...they're perfect for a night out with the girls! (or the boytoy) :-)

Unknown said...

Love that Hussein Chalayan dress, so fierce! I was wondering if we could do a link exchange? I've always loved reading your blog.

phamzy said...

i love the mesh shoes!

Blair Friedeman said...

Oh, I just love your responses (and your outfit today!)

And I think you CC look just gave me yet another reason to get the the gym.

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. xx b

K.Line said...

Oooh, Superfines - the best jeans ever. I wore mine today too! Great answers CC.

Cassiopeia said...

*drool* i love strapless dresses, though the bra issue is always a problem... great tag answers. think i might do this for a post this coming week... WOOP! ;-D


Elizabeth Victoria Clark said...

mmm, no one does the mini better than max azria for herve leger, they're all gorgeous though. you can't go wrong in a fab dress and skyhigh heels! xo

Brigadeiro said...

Loved reading the tag Q&A's! Am so wanting those Stella mesh sandals too! And ooh! You want to learn Portuguese? I can teach you ;)

Christine Collier said...

So fun to read your answers! I love the corresponding pictures too. Like that VS number is adorable.

Terence Sambo said...

i heart short strapless dresses :o] ladies look amazing in them!

Graça Ventura Medeiros said...

theres a contest there! check it :)

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

this was SUCH a fun post to read. i love your outfit and those christian louboutin super shiny boots you want. and the dinner you're going to eat sounds really good too.
i'm definitely going to do this survey.

Baybay Mama said...

Wow, great q and a:)
I love Hartford too:)
I haven't worn strapless in ages but I have to for my sister's wedding and I am t4rying to find the perfect strappy heels.

Anonymous said...

Okay..I am not ashamed to admit it, but I need to take classes to walk in shoes that high.... how does one pull it off.... Man....

Eeli said...


I think THIS is my favourite post. So so so much delicious things to look at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love love love dresses and love love love strapless ones even more and EEEEEEEEEEEEPO those shoes! GAH.

Can you tell I'm excited?!


leeselooks said...

you are always so sweet in your tags!!!

i am LUSTING after those stella's.


Karafina said...

omg the stella platforms are to die forrrrr///

Geri Wu said...

interesting post! I am in love with the stella mccartney sandals!

xx, Geri

diamondsinchampagne said...

Omg those first three pictures of those dresses were stunning. Definatley need killer heels for a killer dress.
Love the Marchesa dress too, <3

mode.ulation said...

That Marchesa dress is mind-blowing! Great post :)

Zara said...

Love the questionnaire answers :) You had me reading every one, especially with the little pictures complementing each answer.

I've come by to say hi because I was recently deleting my old blog posts, back from the day when I didn't have the time or inspiration to blog and you were one of my first commenters! Wanted to say thank you for giving a little lowly blogger with about 2 posts on her site some encouragement back then :)

Can we exchange links? I'm putting you on my blogroll anyway - I hope thats okay!


Sasi said...

So hot. Fabulous dresses and heels!

Ash Fox said...

Thanks babe. I'm in love w/your blog & how there are a million awesome fashion images all in your face at once! i love angela lindvall and the crazy curly haired 70's inspired ed.
keep in touch. i'm adding you to my roll.

Gabbi said...

Awesome post dear CC, you look terribly cute in that photo with the cute brown and gray outfit, très chic!xo

. said...

Great fashion photo overload, my eyes are in heaven!

Nicole Marie said...

love so many of those!!

Nicole Marie said...

love so many of those!!

Louis Vuitton said...

Love this post! Those Stella McCartney sandals make me drool, I would give an arm to have them on my feet!

Bradford said...

Great morning readin'. Leave those 6 lbs right where they are!

Thevisionarybutterfly said...

These pics are like delicious eye candy. Love the last photo of model on runway...leopard shoes!

Unknown said...

I love learning more about CC! I wish you could sew your own clothes, I know they would be devine-- your dinner sounds AMAZING so teach me to cook and I'll teach you to sew :~)

Aline said...

You look fabulous and I love your answers!

My heart is aching for that Matthew Williamson dress!

You're Welcome said...

i'm in love with the blue dress. so charlotte york

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that Cloe strapless dress!!! Where in the world did you find that gorgeous Grecian art?!

HoneyBunny said...

Ah! I love this look! <333 and those studded sandals are pure perfection!!

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

hahaha botox!!! sorry i LOL'd on that..oh and the thing to loose - 6 crack me up! :)
also your style icons are to mirrored to mine! bilson has been a big big fav for a while! but she hides from the paps or stays low key so we never see much of her!! :(

thanks so much for your comments and sisterly support on the blog honey...much love to you xxxxxxx

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

ps - meant to say as well - you do not not need botox or to loose 6 pounds as i think you are perfect as YOU ARE!!!!!!! :)

xxx bel

Anonymous said...

I have that black and white striped Victoria's Secret slip- I've only worn it once as a cover-up but I like its versatility and plan on wearing it out in the daytime!

T said...

"Fashion pet peeve? - Terry cloth anything"


Unknown said...

I am going crazy and insane looking for that Blumarine sequin dress! I am sitting in my kitchen as we speak with my cousin & his girlfriend each on a computer searching for where I can buy this dress! Its for my birthday & I MUST have it! Please let me know if you have any idea where I may find it! Thanks in advance!