Saturday, September 5, 2009

Urban Camouflage & Brigadeiro Tag

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC’s Reader’s Choice Giveaway is the lovely Stilettolover91 of Hottest Heels ~ congrats, darling!
Fashion Flashback: Italian Vogue, September 2007.
Baby Phat; this and other runway images via except where noted.
Betsey Johnson
Diane von Furstenberg
Duro Olowu
Michael Kors, via
Narciso Rodriguez
Tory Burch, via
See by Chloé sequin camo blouse, at Bergdorf Goodman.
See by Chloé camo knit dress, at
BCBG Modern Camouflage belted dress, at
Nikka camouflage print silk dress, at
Tory Burch super skinny camo pant, at
Marisa fit drawstring pant; this and next at
Poplin miniskirt.
Juicy Couture Rickey logo ribbon ballet flat, at
Camo washed canvas messenger, at
Not Rational Diaper Bag; this and next at
Baby Needs camo rubber duckies ~ how adorable!
G-Shock oversized watch, at
Patrizia Pepe camouflage tights, at
Mesh camo lace boyshort, at

Tagged by the fabulous Brigadeiro with her Blogiversary Questionnaire:
1. How did you first arrive on my blog?
I happened upon Brigadeiro completely by chance and fell instantly in love with all the designer pieces and exquisite photography!
2. Who are your favourite designers?
Roberto Cavalli, Christian Lacroix, Stella McCartney, Erdem Moralioglu and Christophe Decarnin.
3. How old are you (if you don't mind my asking)?
33 ~ will be 34 on November 11th.
4. Are you studying/working? If so, in what?
I have a B.A., A J.D., and a Masters, and I would get a Ph.D. too if I could! But right now I’m working as a Pilates Instructor (and blogger, of course!).
5. What country are you from?
The U.S…. West Hartford, Connecticut, to be exact.
6. What would you like to see more of on this blog?
I just adore when you show us your fabulous clothes and accessories. It’s especially cool when you juxtapose your own outfits with the same pieces on the runway. And your cuisine photos are just stunning. Keep up the amazing work, darling!
7. How would you describe your style?
Sophisticated yet edgy… I love to pair unexpected items like bustiers and jeans or sweet dresses with tough boots.
8. What was the last thing you bought?
This By Malene Birger dress at
9. What are your favourite foods?
Fried calamari, blue cheese, extra rare steak, eel sashimi, avocados and dark chocolate.
10.What are your fashion dislikes?
Jean cut-offs, anything made of terry cloth, Crocs, and sweatpants.
11. What is your favourite vacation spot?
Corfu, Greece; Florence, Italy; the Jersey Shore; and Napa Valley, California
12. What are your favourite pair of shoes?
These Chloé boots.
13. What is your favourite piece of clothing?
Right now, This C-Neeon Rahmguss dress from
14. What is on your wish-list?
A navy schoolboy blazer, black leather pants, Rodarte over-the-knee boots, a statement necklace, and anything Balmain! Paillette mini dress, at


jodi french paper arts said...

camo needed a new twist, nice

erika sorocco said...

Congratulations Stilettolover91!

Ooh, love camo. I went through a phase when I was 12 where I would wear nothing but camo - obviously it wasn't as chic as this, of course! :)


Congrats Stiletto! :)
Love your picks, I'm a fan of camo male uniform ...


meraldia said...

I like very much those Juicy Couture ballet flats, very cute! xxx

Anonymous said...

I still can't accept this theme... I adore prussian or anachronistic uniforms, the Beatles way or so, but this is too obviously militarist for a pacifist like me ;D

LifestyleBohemia said...

I love the Tory Burch skinny camo pants, so hot! I think my hubby needs that camo messenger bag - thanks for including a guy's item.
Happy long weekend :)

Arushi Khosla said...

I need a schoolboy blazer so bad, too!
And my god, I got these hideous camo pants and would wear it with this black top every 2nd day. It was insane!
Now, I own this pair of high-waisted camo hot pants from Levi's.
But they're awesome, I'll post soon.

Ooh, and congrats, Stilettolover91!

Leah said...

Brilliant... camo with a twist. I have some camo outfits in my wardrobe... I have just like that camo mini skirt, a camo hoodie and an olive cargo pants. Thanks for the inspiration.

Suzanne said...

Yeah! I liked the Diane von Furstenberg show!! So nomads!

stilettolover91 said...

OMG!!! Thanks so much for making me the winner!!! I sent u a email!!

P.S: I love this post!!! So much amaazing stuff!! gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

woow! the first pic is so stunning! and the last dress is so gorgeous!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Congratulations stilettolover91! :)
Camouflage isn't a trend that normally appeals to me, but I really quite like that 'Nikka camouflage print silk dress, at'.
I adore the Erdem outfit pictured.

Florrie x

Unknown said...

Hon, I could sneeze and be at your back door ;) Eastern CT!

Have a fabulous weekend!

The Anthology said...

You know what's funny? I was just at Mark's Work Warehouse (of all places) and the men's section had these giant camo t-shirts and I thought to myself, I could cut up and re-sew one of those into something interesting. But I didn't.

You've made me want to go back, pick up one of them and create something magical.

* Kelsey

Rachel @ The Haute Notes said...

Great post!
I absolutely love those blue heels! They look fantastic! Such a gorgeous color too.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Everything you posted is fabulous, as always. :) I love your answers to the questionnaire. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Patty Ann said...

OOOO didn't you have the red THis by Malene dress on your wishlist a few days ago?? i"m so glad you got it!!! I love the shoulders, have you worn it? or what would you wear it for??

Mai said...

bff.. i don't like camouflage, i won't wear it, not anymore!

srta a said...

Don't like Camouflage... but your post is fab ;)


Jaime @ laviejaime said...

I love all these modernized camo pieces- it's become much more chic!

Syed said...

Ooh that entire DvF look is perfection! And I am loving the See by Chloé camo knit dress. Wow, I didn't actually realise that BCBG dress was even in camo, those colours are stunning. Oooh and I am loving your Malene Birger dress dear. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend :)

Make Do Style said...

Agh love the camouflage theme and your birthday is 5 days before me :))

M said...

That black fur vest is really hot! I was just thinking about fur vests and how they are everywhere... thanks for sharing awesome images as usual!

HiFashion said...

I've been wanting to ask you this for ages, but since you mentioned that you hate sweatpants, I thought this would be the perfect time! What do you wear when you do Pilates? I just started taking lessons last week for the first time in my life and really love it (except for the fact that she makes us work out with the air conditioner on, and in hot & humid Bangladesh that's REALLY difficult!) I've been wearing leggings and breathable t-shirts, but still feel frumpy sometimes. As I've never really been a sporty person, work out wear is a challenge for me! You should do a post on chic exercise wear! :D

xx Leia

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Camo happens to be aguilt pleasure of mine. I don't care to wear it, but I love to look at how others use it. The Tory Burch camo pants are great. I also LOVE the Chloe knit dress. I love the idea of camo not looking uniform-like or harsh.

Happy (Extended) Weekend!
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Rohini said...

The camouflage outfits are amazing! The skirt is super-cute. :)


yiqin; said...

Those army pants are hot :D

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for all your fabulous comments, darlings!

Patty Ann: Yes! I did buy the red dress ~ just had to have those bold shoulders in my fall wardrobe!

Leia: I usually wear Victoria's Secret yoga pants and a tank with a built-in shelf bra to practice and teach Pilates.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, my lovelies!


Clare said...

Congrats to the winner!!

I have never been a huge camo fan, just cuz i think it looks a bit silly on me. But i do love when my friends wear camo messenger hats or camo mini skirts. When camo is done correctly, it can look sooo cute!

LPNY by Monika Pierzynowska said...

love sequined dress!

AX80 said...

I've never been a huge fan of camo but I love the colors at Diane Von Furstenberg. It almost felt like fall leaves falling down the runway.

Etrapar said...

CC lookat my blog to see an outfit with balmain ^.^

Maria Confer said...

There is something so sexy and cool about camo inspired clothing.

Sam said...

Love those strawberry pink leopard tights and the duckies of course too - hilarious!!

Christen said...

I love the camo maxi dress! Such a great contrast!

C. said...

I love camouflage but I have a hard time pulling it off. Thank you for your sweet comment about my brother. Means a lot to me. Hope you're having a great weekend, Carrie.

Your blog really inspires me.

Gabbi said...

Lovely tag and photos to illustrate dear CC! Our birthday's are very close you know!! Mine is on the 20th of Nov (fellow Scorpio, no wonder I love CC so!) I also very much agree with your dislikes, Crocs and sweatpants especially. I don't care how cold it might be or how comfy they claim to be.

Have a wonderful weekend!♥

Unknown said...

very cool post. i love those rubber duckies!

Viva La Fashion said...

oooh, dvf. :) <3

i love her pom pom hat. lol. :)


I am now craving Macarons (:

La C.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

OMG, that paillette mini is so gorgeous!! And I'm digging the rubber duckies!

Mom Fashion World said...

i remember months ago, i've posted of mr. freddy and i wearing camouflage.
hmm...i think its time to pull off our camouflage outfits again!

Tori said...

Even though not many people I know like camo, I love it! Great post!

Sweety P said...

My fave is Betsey Johnson!

Vorega Badalamenti Hartoto Hardikusumo said...

congratsss stiletooo =)

Laura in Paris said...

Do you know by any chance who brought camouflage to fashion? I think it was back in the 80'ties.
I remember my younger daughter buying a camouflage shirt when she was (1992) .. and although it's been on for some time, I am not sure I like it, though you have some beautiful pictures in your post.

T said...

I love the BCBG camouflage dress! Oh and that filet mignon looks absolutely DELECTABLE.

Unknown said...

i love that camouflage maxi xooxx

Ash Fox said...

that floor exercise pose is part of my daily routine! ha!


Anika said...

camo in small doses, and done cleverly, is good.
Anything else is not fashion ;)

Have a lovely week gorgeous! said...

Congratulations to the winner! :-)

What a great facts CC!


alexkeller said...

i've always wanted to go to Greece

Anonymous said...

Really cool post! I don't even like camo, but I think you might just have convinced me to try it. :) Especially loving the DVF and Tory Burch pics.

Katherine said...

I love Florence, Italy and Corfu, Greece too! I celebrated my 19th birthday on that charming little Ionian island...good times! I think my favorite Greek island is Santorini.

Daniela Valdez said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaw Balmain takes my breath away!!!!