Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chic Clutches

Darlings, CC is so excited to introduce you to YKY, a beautiful line of handmade clutches.

CC is smitten with all the gorgeous colors, patterns, and textures in this collection.

You can visit designer Mihaela's lovely blog here to view all her amazing handbags.

CC has this gorgeous purple textured clutch and adores it... such an amazing statement piece!

Which clutch are you coveting?


Monday, January 30, 2012

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are just a few of the items that CC is loving right now:
This Mary Jo Matsumoto Pacific Coast Highway Nail Color Collection. CC has the polish on the left, Zuma Jellyfish, and it is absolutely spectacular, in both color and quality!
This Essie Set in Stones glitter top coat, at essie.com. Put it on top of your favorite nail polish for a gorgeous glittery look!
This Smashbox Be Discovered eye shadow palette, at smashbox.com.
This Strata Revery frame from Poppy Tree Frames. CC has and adores! So edgy and fun, and beautifully made!
This KeepCup reusable cup. You can mark your drink on the outside ~ so adorable and portable!
This Jonathan Adler Carnaby Talitha tray, at jonathanadler.com. CC needs!
This Stella McCartney Kids sleeveless military style waistcoat, at stellamccartneykids.com.
This Haute Hippie racer back dress with ruching, at shopbop.com.
This Asos cut out dress, at asos.com. CC just purchased!
This Fully Flowers deco strapless mini dress, at shopgracia.com.
This Mark & James by Badgley Mischka one-shoulder ruffled jersey dress, at theOutnet.com.
Fabulous furs. This photo via jjjjound.com, CC's new favorite blog!
This Beach Sexy Madi ruffle stripe bandeau bikini at victoriassecret.com. If you love bikinis, be sure to visit CC's newest blog, Bikinis and Martinis!
These Jimmy Choo Gail leopard print sandals, at jimmychoo.com.
This Mulberry leopard trolley scotch grain suitcase, at net-a-porter.com.
This Dooney & Bourke rolling trunk, at dooney.com.
What are you currently smitten with?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Architectural Inspiration: Couture Cow

Architectural inspiration via veranda.com.

Gucci color-block stretch-jersey shift dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.

Charlotte Olympia fan-pleat satin pumps.

Diane von Furstenberg haircalf minaudiere Tonda clutch; this and next at shopbop.com.

Juliet & Company La Reine de la Glace Necklace.

Darlings, what do you think of this space and the look it inspired?



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Architectural Inspiration: Zany Zebra

Architectural inspiration via elledecor.com.

Emilio Pucci printed wool-blend dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.

Pedro Garcia Belkis suede ankle boots.

Rebecca Minkoff Beau snake clutch; this and next at shopbop.com.

Soo Ihn Kim Jinx cuff.

Darlings, what do you think of this foyer and the look it inspired?



Guest Post: Saving Local Fashion: from retail to etail, specialty stores come a long way

Since the last decade the ecommerce landscape in the fashion world continues to take the industry by storm. There is a plethora fashion ecommerce sites that feature big brands, big stores and big designers, few if any champion the smaller, independent clothing designers.

While departmental stores and big box retailers may have colossal marketing budgets, the same cannot be said about your local, independent designers: the proof is in the dwindling numbers. And yet, some of them stand tall with a survival story to tell. That’s because ecommerce isn’t ecommerce any more, it’s also a forum for buyers and sellers to individualize and interact—offering more power to the consumer.

Meinto is one such company built on this premise. An online marketplace that unites a network of independently owned boutiques—over 795 brands no less! Established in Denmark in 2008, Meinto recently opened shop in the United States in 2011 after a successful run in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. From the business standpoint, it offers specialty mom-and-pop fashion businesses an instant global platform through an integrated presence on its website and social media for a small fee.

No matter how international fashion maybe or how closely knit it is woven on the internet, connoisseurs and industry gurus insist that it has local roots. Most of the fashion blogging and social communities are strongly advocate this idea as well. As customers have more choices and more power, could the use of new technology and advanced social communication turn things around for the underdog? One can only start small and start smart.

So, the next time you’re shopping for that cocktail soiree, give your favorite local boutiques a chance. Better still, snap a picture and send it to the Meinto Facebook fan page and qualify to win a $100 Meinto gift card.

For more information visit www.meinto.com

Guest post by Jyoti (Jo) Peswani ~ thanks!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Chic Coats: Pre-Fall 2012

Darlings, CC is smitten with these tantalizing toppers from the Pre-Fall 2012 collections!
Photos via style.com.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Barbara Bui
Burberry Prorsum
Derek Lam
Diane von Furstenberg
Louis Vuitton
Matthew Williamson
Nina Ricci
Rachel Zoe
Reem Acra
Stella McCartney
Which coat are you coveting?