Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pretty Patterns

Mix and match prints with wild abandon, darlings!
Fashion Flashback: Vogue, March 2008.
Runway inspirations via except where otherwise credited.
Christian Lacroix
Chanel Resort
Diane von Furstenberg
Erdem Resort
Giambattista Valli
Gucci Resort
Junya Watanabe
Just Cavalli, via
Marc Jacobs
Buying Guide:
Tibi Dos Pajaros one-shoulder dress; this and next at
Alice + Olivia striped off the shoulder dress.
Emilio Pucci jersey mini dress, at
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania printed jersey dress; this and next at
Stella McCartney cloud-print dress.
Zimmerman Honey Rider knot dress, at chickdowntown.
Maje Geneve strapless mini dress at net-a-porter.
Deal of the Day: Motel criss-cross back dress, $79 at
Zimmerman Big Chill jumpsuit, at ckickdowntown.
Diane von Furstenberg Kali pants, worn as a strapless jumpsuit, from
Emilio Pucci panello leggings; this and next three at net-a-porter.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania New Petti Drawers shorts.
Emilio Pucci Miri print skirt.
3.1 Phillip Lim graphic print skort.
Tibi Lollipop stripe skirt; this and next at chickdowntown.
Tibi Navajo button-front skirt.
Mathew Williamson drape racer-back tank; this and next at net-a-porter.
Emilio Pucci Allesandro print scarf.
Tolani scarf, at chickdowntown.
Missoni zigzag print hat; this and next four at
Christian Louboutin Tigresse espadrille wedges.
Alexander McQueen crystal-print clutch.
Matthew Williamson Bright Escape print canvas cosmetics case.
Lanvin leopard print clutch.
Mara Hoffman Blue Mirror beaded bikini, at
Bamboo triangle bikini, at
Pick up a pattern, darlings!


Anonymous said...

I really admire those who are able to mix and match prints and look really cool... I'm trying to work on it!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'll take the Tibi dress and the Lanvin clutch please. Delicious choices as usual!

Cesc said...

I'm lucky number one!

This post is amazing. So much colour and texture.
I love the Pucci mini dress and the Westwood skirt: DIVINE!

Keep up the lovely blogging.


ChikitaRosemarie said...

we just can't help to love patterns, don't we??

love all the stuffs, especially the dresses..

great-patterned dresses are must-have items to stole the spotlight! love the dvf!! :D

Stephanie Clayton said...

beautiful prints. this really inspires me to mix it up!

erika sorocco said...

I am completely head over heels for Gucci Resort and Diane Von Furstenberg. Love! :)

OmnisLucis said...

i love the tibi maxi and the zimmerman dress. this post is perfect inspiration for my summer wardrobe full of colorful, bold prints. (i just posted about that glam gucci dress a few days ago!:)

Anonymous said...

mixing patterns is one of my favorite things to do, but my mom is also confused when i don't match lol

Deine kleine Schwester said...

Hi there,
thanks so much for leaving your lovely comment on my main blog (!
I've tried to leave you a comment before but since my blog isn't at Blogspot I can't leave more Hello's than I would love to :)
I love your post about patterns. In my opinion Dries van Noten did a fantastic job in 08 - this collection is burning like a sparkle in my memory! Glorious!
As well as the Gucci Resort prints... I would love to own one of the maxi dresses of the collection. At least I would love to own them all, to be honest... But let's keep it real ;)
I hope to stay in touch.
Have a fantastic and relaxed weekend!!
xoxo, Sofie

Deine kleine Schwester said...

Thanks so much - again! :)
So now you know when I'm commenting via this ID it's me!
I was reading through your amazing blog when you're latest comment arrived! :)
I'm going to add you to my favorite blog list right now! Again, happy weekend and warmest regards to the East Coast!! :-D

Baybay Mama said...

I do love mixing and matching prints! I think it is all about the confidence that can pull it off:)

This chick's got style said...

These really give me a summer feeling! Love the dresses!


Angela said...

I like idea of mixing patterns now.

Pau(Rox) said...

Hoy no puedo elegir nada, me gusta todooooo.
Love this post, everthing !!!

Unknown said...

Hot! The alice and olivia dress is to die for. xoxo

Elizabeth Marie said...

I'm loving those wedges! I think I'm going to push myself with more patterns this summer!

And thank you darling...yes, a couple of glasses of pinot was perfect company! No need to take on situations that might end up ugly!

YOU are lovely! xoxo!

Mo said...

i always stay with my solid colors, but I think it's time for me to embrace a few patterns. This was awesome inspiration

Bey said...

LOVE the colours! My favorites are the gucci dress and dvf pantsuit!

Fashion Moment said...

This Flashback is amazing! Zimmerman jumpsuit is great, Diane von Furstenberg - my love forever, and Gucci Resort is so, so fantastic!
Have a wonderful weekend,


Gedankenlos said...

i LOVE floral prints :) so beautiful!

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Very inspirational. I'm always too afraid to mix prints, but it looks like it can be done tastefully. I just need to be more brave!

Kati said...

I love mixed patterns!

Unknown said...

Loving the outfits! I want them all xoxox

Ilse said...

I feel totally inspired to throw out all of my black clothes right now hahaha. lovely collection <3

Siska said...

I love the colours.

Blair said...

Qué buena selección!Mis favoritos la 2ªfoto,el vestido Gucci resort y los Louboutin.

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

patterns and prints should be worn with caution, but they are beautiful when they are done right.


I love the fist pic, the Vogue´s one. Great selection, as always.

jess said...

The Alice and olvia dress is very pretty.

WendyB said...

Believe it or not, I used to be scared of prints. Obviously, Ossie Clark broke me of that worry!

Gabbi said...

Such pretty prints! I love the Stella dress and the Criss-cross back dress... xo

Mademoiselle ♥♥ said...

Such Wonderful colours!!
So summer-ish.!


Peter Breese said...

Wow! Such beautiful colors. That first image is fantastic. Reminds me of the 80s color spectrum.

Unknown said...

I'm terrible at wearing just one print--I can't imagine pulling off a mix of them! But I adore nearly every look in this post so maybe I should try harder! Plus, I just adore that Lanvin clutch.

Unknown said...

ooh! stunning :) i really like dries van noten's mix/matchable print designs

Anonymous said...

i looove mixing and matching prints. i've got to say, no one mixes and matches better than marc jacobs, that s/s collection was UNBELIEVABLE.

Little Bow Prep said...

Cool new header!

I adore the Gucci Resort dress and the Alexander McQueen clutch!

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Gosh, these are beatuiful. I envy people who can put prints together and on beautifully.

Gorgeous. x

Unknown said...

Love the Pucci and Gucci dresses! hhmmm - didn't mean to pick for the same sounding designers =))

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

CC, I love your header!!!!!

... always when I think I don´t love pattern.. I come across pattern or mix and match prints I love... does that make sense ;)

This season I love especially Marc Jacobs
mix and match prints!!!


Hugs & Kisses

Sam said...

Very inspiring! I love them all - they are so out there and pretty!

B said...

The Erdem Resort is SO pretty! I don't think I would wear it but it's just gorgeous to look at!

Debbie Shiamay said...

i love them all. Youre so wonderful thanks for taking all these effort. I love your blog to bits!!!!

Sasi said...

Not sure about this trend, but the Lanvin leopard print clutch is to die for!

Diary of a Young Designer said...

I am drooling over the set with the plaid shirt, just adorable! Great finds!


Marian said...

oh i love prints, it is so fun to clash and throw them all together! i adore the MCqueen crystal print so much. it is so unexpected!
muah xx

Seeker said...

Gorgeous patterns.
I'm a bit afraid of prints... weird I think.
I wish I could mix them and not be looked like an allien....

Hope you're having a great weekend, beautiful you.


Charlotte said...

Got to admit,the patterns are very pretty :), especially the minidress Geneve from net-a-porter.

Anika said...

Love the Tibi one shouldered dress....gorgeous!

And CC, I got the Elizabeth and James deconstructed tee. I love it! And I see what you meant by "the S is quite large". So is the XS....but in a good way :)

Thank you so much :D

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend

Hek said...

Gorgeousness all over the place!
I want those leggings...

Terence Sambo said...

Patterns are fierce n u got to have some attitude to pull them off :o]

Elena said...

Beautiful patterns indeed! Love the Chanel resort!

SOS! said...

i like patterns :) christian lacroix is amazing at them.
xx-LJ from SOS!

Fabianna (H.Finn Jewelry) said...

chanel resort = heaven

Eda said...

Stunning prints!

Anonymous said...

Love your list! I could use a beach vacation right about now!!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

it's been a while since i have had the chance to check your posts and there is so much eye candy right now i can't contain myself! love the patters and currently looking for some dresses right now. great finds!

Amazing Style said...

so many colours in only one outfit remind me of the powerpuff girls
i like to see many colours on others but i don't buy them for my wardrobe
it's just not my style

Anonymous said...

Now it's so sad to see Lacroix's works... :(.
More than 2o couture years... sad, sad, depressing !

Amazing post though !

jfsinel07 said...

fantastic...really sexy and hot

Roam Rome said...

hi there lady! Love your collection!! Look forward to more!!! Thanks!