Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pajama Game and more Qs for CC!

Ready for the boudoir or the street? Robes, kaftans, drawstring silk pants, hot pants and brassieres have found their way from the runway to the boulevard…

First photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Girl Meets NYC; runway coverage via except where otherwise credited.
Alexis Mabille Couture
Alexander Wang pre-fall - a onesie for grownups?
Blumarine, via
Michael Kors
Dolce & Gabbana
Giorgio Armani pre-fall
Giorgio Armani silk drawstring waist pants
Reem Acra, via
Nightshirts at
BCBG jacket and Blumarine pants; this photo via
Ellie Owen chemise. See more here.
Kiki de Montparnasse Muse Night Porter romper, at
Vanessa Bruno silk paperbag waist pants; this and next at
Jason Wu woven cotton blazer.
Sacai Luck bra and boyshort, via Japanese Vogue.
Candy stripe PJ short at
MYLA padded silk bra from
Deal of the Day: Satin pajama, $49.50 at
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Deep-V Jumpshort; visit
How do you feel about this pajama party, darlings? CC is ready for a pillow fight!

Tagged by the lovely Laura of Under the Sheets – Shhh to respond to and rework the following interview… CC has done this tag in another incarnation (click here if you are really bored), but the questionnaire has evolved, as have CC’s answers!

What are your current obsessions?
Pearl and safety pin necklaces… am hoping to DIY it like this one pictured at right by Fellow Fashionista Amy!; cuffed shorts [that's a page from CC's sketchbook above]; the perfect pillow-top mattress; and henna tattoos.

Good fika place? (That would be coffee to us non-Swedes)
the Starbucks in West Hartford Center, for its cosy armchairs and outdoor seating.

What’s for breakfast?
Steel cut oatmeal with bananas and strawberries & French pressed coffee.

What was the last thing you bought?
This Alexander McQueen for Target J-suit

What are you listening to right now?
Sufjan Stevens, Annie Lennox, LCD Soundsystem, Annie Lennox and Au Revoir Simone.

What is your favorite color and why?
Lavender, for its calming capabilities and associated scent.

What’s on your desk?
2 computers, speakers, a mug full of pencils and pens, a stack of Post-Its, a cup of Green tea, and a little bowl with bits and bobs like lip gloss, gum, and paper clips.

Say something to the person/s who tagged you.
Laura ~ you are so fabulously creative and intelligent – I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog!

If you could have a vacation home totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
On Aspen Mountain.

Favourite spot to relax?
The beach on Fire Island.

Name 5 things you can’t live without. Cappuccino. Couture. Literature. Love. Lettuce.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
Freshly picked raspberries, with or without champagne.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Jamoca almond fudge.

What would you like to get rid of?
My “eleven” – you know, those 2 pesky little lines between the brows that could probably be eradicated, at least temporarily, by a bit of Reloxin, the new wonder drug!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Topshop in NYC.

What did you want to become as a child?
A gymnast or a writer.

Where would you like to be in five years?
Living in a mansion with my fabulous husband and at least two gorgeous Gordon Setters.

What are you reading right now?
The poetry of Frank O’Hara and the new Vanity Fair.

What's your favorite brand of jeans? J Brand.

What designer piece of clothing would you most like to own (new or vintage)?
I would adore a poufy Giambattista Valli dress, a Balmain blazer, or a vintage Lanvin dress – I actually own this one pictured at left from Ete 2007... I bought it at the Barneys Warehouse Sale a few years back and have no clue how to style it - it's gorgeous but backless and tres short!

CC is tagging ALL of her Fellow Fashionistas to rework, reword, revamp, and answer these fabulous queries – enjoy, darlings! Can’t wait to see your answers!



Fashion Moment said...

I'm totally in Etro and Armani style, about pajama!


Daniela Valdez said...

I love your personal posts, there's much of you to see and love CC!! said...

Hi CC,

What a lovely post!

I am timid, because I don't wear my pyjamas on the street. :) BUT I like them on the catwalk...

Have a great Sunday
xoxo: Janet

Make Do Style said...

Love the fab new header! Lavender truly is the most loveliest of colours and I'm impressed by the Irish oatmeal!

Anonymous said...

I really love that jacket at the very bottom with the military style. :)

Trisch xo

Candidly Chris said...

CC you are such a wonderful blogger - you cease to amaze me with your huge following! How DO you do it!?

Keep your eye out for my response to this post - I'll make sure it's a good one :-)

Cheers from Seattle,
Emerald Dandy

leeselooks said...

you are too cool cc.

love your facts. everytime.

really lusting after that nude + green bra.


Allison said...

Omg, CC what I would give for a black Balmain blazer! I loved learning more about you in this post!
I wish I could look so fabulous in my pajamas as all of these fabulous models!
And thanks for your sweet words, darling CC! :) You're always such a sweetheart.

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

you are just lovely lovely miss CC!! loved reading this! and of course gushing over all the pics! i too always put my pens and pencils in mugs!! always have and i hope i always will :)

hope you had a great weekend!!!

love bel xxxx

erika sorocco said...

J'adore the Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Deep-V Jumpshort - the color is breathtaking.

Ooh, when I was in fourth grade I went through the biggest gymnastics phase - I honestly thought I would become a gymnast. Two weeks after the Olympics I tired of it and went back to thoughts of being a veterinarian. :)

Syed said...

I am totally fascinated by nightwear inspired pieces this season!! I was in love with the Dolce collection and the Armani silk trousers were soooo beautiful. Yay for henna tattoos, I do them for my mum and sister alll the time, my hands are well experienced with traditional Indian pattern making :) Oh and glad to see you drink your tea greeeen lol.

MarĂ­a D. Valderrama said...

love the Balmain jacket

Ella Gregory said...

I love the Wang jumpsuit. And is that a new header? I love it.

Hemaly said...

I don't know what is up with onesies in the fashion world! They're looking chicer every day.

Camille said...

Love the orange 'robe' ;b

Frock Around the Clock said...

The PJ look is a difficult one to carry off! Maybe it was inspired by women from Liverpool who tend to spend all day in their pyjamas and go everywhere in them! I love that pearl and safety pin necklace - I fancy having a go at that! :) x

Eri said...

Lovely post! Great find for an easy DIY on the safety pin necklace.

zoe said...

Love your answers! Right now I'd love some raspberries, champagne and to get rid of my '11's...

Mai said...

Balmain jacket is amazing! I really love it

Pau(Rox) said...

I love Dolce @ Gabbana pajamas.
Balmain's jacket is so nice.
Tomorow I will be in Paris for a week.

Laura said...

Carrie I love your answers and thank you so much for playing along. Have a good weekend!

Megan Cassidy said...

I think I am liking the pajama look, especially that last peach colored one.

Unknown said...

i loved loved loved those showcards. (first picture)
thanks for the lovely comment!


Diva said...


i totally love your blog :)

A bisou from Portugal

Human Racing said...

I really like the A.Wang one-piece. Great post.

caroline said...

ahhh the McQ jumpsuit was my fave of the collection! it looks super cute on you! sweet buy!

Tiffany said...

love the new header!

you look great in that jumpsuit!

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

thanks CC !!! :)

no not me from the chandelier! haha but SUCH an awesome photo.

thanks for your comment and encouragement as always always :)

xxxx love bel

Flashes of Style said...

So much great imagery! You always find the best :)

Lily said...

I LOVE glamorous pyjamas. Unfortunately my limited budget means I have to wear my boyfriend's old boxer shorts and hideous old t-shirt to bed... one day i'll buy something nice!

T said...

I love the Blumarine pj look, and I loved reading your answers! You look great in the j-suit :)

Jadore-Fashion said...

love your answers, i want that balmain jacket too!!! you look too fab in that jumpsuit--i was never able to get one!
hope you had a nice weekend!!!

kelse said...

"literature, love, lettuce"

love it.


phamzy said...

fabulous photos! i love the pearl necklace!

Elizabeth Victoria Clark said...

love that alexander wang onesie. there was so much in this post, loved it! xx

Eeli said...

ooh yay another tag! Geez i must sound like a creepy stalker lol and yes i was 'bored' (aka interested) enoughto read your former one teehee >_<

Anonymous said...

Hey Carrie!

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I'm excited to be on there! :-)

Ps. I LOVE that military and that gorgeous orange silk pj jumper is, well, GORGEOUS!

Secretista said...

Pajama-rama!! Love it!!

WendyB said...

I spy a very pretty bra.

Amelia said...

I don't think I'm ready. I like the paperbag waist pants, though :)

Sharon S said...

Hi there-I also got this tag and I love you in the jumpsuit my dear, great answers too! Loving the Giorgio Armani looks, so laid back, stylish and chic!

Anonymous said...

D&G totally stole the show with their pyjama chic pieces for spring. Ajuma is uber ferocious, and DO NOT get me started on that Balmain jacket!!! I've been away for a while CC, I'm still alive!!


Pixienish said...

I love this post!

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

pajama is the new fashion hit!

Fastidious Babe said...

the balmain jacket is to die for.. loved the pearl n pin necklace! xoxo

Mom Fashion World said...

i love, love all the photos!
D&G's idea is so unique esp the pajamas inspired.

Gia said...

can i say again how amazing you turn out to be each time you post something:)
hope you had a great time this weekend!


Keith said...

Hey Carrie. These are great. I loved them all. It's always cool to read q&a's from you too. That's a neat way to learn more about you. I hope you will have a wonderful week. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your sketchbook !!
This makes me think I could make some sketchbook-post... hmmm !!

I just did a safety pin pearl necklace, it turned out really good.... I just have to find more pins to achieve the grunge-destroy-effect !!

Aline said...

thank you for sharing about yourself! great post:)

Gigi said...

What's neat about your post is that I actually wore my nightgown to work today. I let it hang a little from under my mini dress. I've gotten many compliments on my cool "lacy dress!" HA! Thanks for sharing.

Seeker said...

Oh I love the silk pants.


Little Bow Prep said...

That Reem Acra piece is lovely as always!

I rather like the Blumarine pants :)

That necklace is so pretty!

Frankie said...

CC, the more I read about you, the more I love you! x