Monday, June 30, 2014

Beautiful Bikinis by Morena Rosa

Darlings, CC is so excited to give you a special sneak preview of Morena Rosa, an elite Brazilian swimwear and clothing company that is set to debut in the U.S. in 2015!  Morena Rosa is one of the most loved brands in Brazil. It has been around for 21 years and has an almost cult-like following among its fan base. After years of international solicitations the brand will finally be making a highly anticipated but low-profile entrance into the US in 2015-16. For now, the brand is only be available at select boutiques. If you want to see the full collection you’ll have to book a flight to southern brazil, where the firm is headquartered.
Morena Rosa is inspired by the dynamism of femininity and nature, as well as the sensuality, sophistication, and joy of Brazilian women. The result is a brand known for its sexy style and audacious prints. To make sure that its fans can count on the brand for any moment of the female universe, Morena Rosa has a complete fashion line and also fabulous beachwear, shoes, and accessories. The vast majority of the clothes are made by their own employees, in their own factories, in Brazil.
Morena Rosa is currently partnered with the sensational model Isabeli Fontana and they will be among the first powerful Brazilian brands to compete with some heavyweight US and European brands here in the US. That being said, its style and value proposition are unique and will bring something different to the market.
CC hopes you enjoy these beautiful bikinis...  CC has the first one and absolutely adores it!
The fit and prints are fantastic, don't you think?

Which of these suits are you smitten with?
CC is loving all the "mismatched" bikinis!
Darlings, be sure to follow Morena Rosa on Facebook so you can keep up with all the fabulousness!
And stay tuned to Couture Carrie for all the details on the collection's debut in the U.S. next year!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

CC Loves... These Products!

 Darlings, here are the beauty products that CC is loving this summer...  CC has tried and highly recommends each of these items, so be sure to add them to your shopping list!
Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit, at
- PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil—25mL deluxe
- POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powder—14 x 1g packets 
- RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum—10mL deluxe
- SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream—10mL deluxe (Combination, Oily and Sensitive Skin Kits)
- AGELESS Enriching Renewal Cream—10mL deluxe (Dry Skin Kit) 
CC has the Sensitive Skin Kit and it is absolutely amazing, especially the rice enzyme powder ~ leaves CC's skin super-soft and polished!

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture nail polish in Venus Beach Venus, at
CC has two chic shades by Lauren B. Beauty and is so impressed with the amazing coverage (with only 2 coats!) and long-lasting manicures!

Cargo Essential Lip Gloss in Vienna; this and next at ~ CC has and adores... 
it is both high-shine and non-sticky, with intense color payoff!  So beautiful with bronzed skin.

Cargo TexasLiner liquid eye liner, for a bold and dramatic eye and a mistake-proof line.
CC loves for creating the perfect cat eye!

KMS California Add Volume Volumizing Spray; this and next at; 
simply spray on towel-dried hair  and blow dry for amazing fullness.

KMS California Free Shape spray, for faster blow drying and light conditioning.
Ideal for these steamy summer months, darlings!

Molton Brown Caju and Lime Body Wash, at - 
with the alluring scent of an expertly mixed caipirinha!

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Cooling Moisture Mist, at ~
hydrates, nourishes and soothes - so perfect chilling out this summer and smelling amazing, too!
Which beauty products are you currently smitten with?

Architectural Inspiration: Divine Dining Room

Architectural inspiration via Pinterest.

Roland Mouret Daroda stretch-crepe dress; this and next at

Fendi textured-leather and leather pumps.

Valextra Isis small bag with strap; this and next at

Hoorsenbuhs silver Phantom cuff.
Darlings, what do you think of this divine dining room and the look it inspired?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Architectural Inspiration: Fabulous Foyer

Architectural inspiration via Pinterest.

Nina Ricci cotton-blend lace dress; this and next at

Nicholas Kirkwood leather ankle boots.

Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily crossbody bag; this and next at

Judy Geib amethyst cabochon drop earrings.
Darlings, what do you think of this fab foyer and the look it inspired?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Summer Sale: Amy Matto Dresses!

Darlings, CC is so excited to reintroduce you to Amy Matto, a divinely talented designer from right here in CC's lovely home state of Connecticut!  CC has been partnering with Amy Matto for nearly two years, and is so pleased with the construction, comfort, and beauty of her clothing!  Here'a a bit about Amy's line from the website: 
"The Amy Matto customer is deliberate in her fashion choices, seeking understated elegance and appreciating the best quality fabrics and craftsmanship. She is sensual and feminine while being sophisticated and appropriate. Beautiful lines and flattering forms accentuate the modern feminine ideal. Celebrity fans of the brand include Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Cindy Crawford, Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Rutherford."  You can also frequently see The Today Show hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford wearing Amy's fabulous designs on their morning program!
CC adores the beauty and versatility of Amy Matto's pieces, and hopes you enjoy these amazing summer dresses, all available at  What is more, all of these pretty pieces are on sale!
Anja Dress.

Arden Dress.

Juliet Dress ~ CC has and absolutely adores!
A modern twist on a classic, the back has crossover elastic straps and an exposed zipper.

Keely Dress.

Lara Dress.

Maritza Dress.

Tricia Dress.
Which of these fabulous frocks do you favor?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gorgeous Gowns, Part II

The gorgeousness continues, darlings!  Here's Part II of CC's survey of couture-quality red carpet stunners from the Fall 2014 collections.  From delicate slip dresses to voluminous ball gowns, there's something superb in this post for each of CC's fellow fashionistas!
Runway images via
J. Mendel

Jenny Packham

John Galliano

Julien Macdonald


Lela Rose

Luisa Beccaria


Maria Grachvogel

Monique Lhuillier

Pamella Roland

Prabal Gurung

Ralph Rucci

Reem Acra

Valentin Yudashkin


Zac Posen

Zuhair Murad
Which of these gowns do you deem most gorgeous?
CC is smitten with so many of them, particularly the spectacular strapless confections by Lela Rose, Zac Posen, and Zuhair Murad!