Friday, July 25, 2008

Yellow Mellows for Fall!

As you can see by the lovely Blake Lively in her banner, CC adores yellow! So naturally she's thrilled that it's sticking around for fall. Though a few designers were bold enough to throw some canary looks into the ring (and a couturier or two opted for pale yellow), for the most part, this sunshiny hue has really mellowed out for fall. Think mustard and saffron, in fabrics ranging from wool to leather to velvet! The runway portion of this post is divided by hue.
Christian Lacroix Couture (at top right)

If you're feeling daring, do the bumble bee thing, as at Betsey Johnson (CC adores those thigh-highs!)


Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Christian Lacroix blouse detail

CC feels that the designer who did it best this season was Carolina Herrera. How stunning is this fringed dress?

Carolina Herrera's asymmetrical gown is also a winner.

Pair this shade with houndstooth, rich chocolate browns, or denim.

One of the standout looks of the season: Balenciaga yellow velvet top

Jasper Conran suit, via

Shipley & Halmos shift, beautifully paired with a neutral cardigan and opaque tights!

Baby Phat gown

Jean Paul Gaultier yellow velvet dress and gloves, courtesy

Monique Lhullier sleeveless shift

Valentino blue bow detail flutter cap sleeve shift, via

La Perla asymmetrical pleated chiffon dress

Vera Wang gown
Thakoon black tipped long dress, courtesy


Alexander McQueen feathered strapless dress
Jaeger London self-belted suit

Marc by Marc Jacobs dress Blumarine lingerie-look dress, via
Valentino Couture beaded gown

Good day, sunshine! What to buy:

In CC's research, this look was the most popular representation of the trend: Yves Saint Laurent colorblock dress, available at Bergdorf Goodman, New York

CC actually prefers this solid Yves Saint Laurent bubble sheath dress, also at Bergdorf's
Tory Burch Casey shift, at

Proenza Schouler Origami dress, at Bergdorf Goodman

Alberta Ferretti Mythology ruched dress. Visit

3.1 Phillip Lim Siamese Fish dress, at net-a-porter
Gypsy Organic long dress $99.00 at
D&G satin pencil skirt (back zip detail shown here), at
CC showed you this fabulous skirt yesterday in navy: today, gold!
Thayer Crete tiered fringe mini, at
Pleated crescent taffeta skirt, Forever 21

Proenza Schouler yellow silk faille skirt with bow, at

Ralph Lauren Blue Label Abby wool herringbone jacket, in Marigold. Visit
See by Chloe 3/4 sleeve oversized woven coat, at

The runway inspiration:
Versace handbag with metal hardware
Dolce & Gabbana shoes

Botkier Lita pleated soft Hobo, at Nordstrom
Malababa small Bivi bag (below), currently half off at

Faux patent button clutch $18.80 at
Tracy Reese Capri Madelyn side draw tote (above). Go to to buy.
Moyna evening purse (at right)

Everyone can get in on the trend with these American Apparel stripe thigh-high socks!
Love Quotes
handknotted fringe scarf, $85 at
CC saves the best for last:
Manolo Blahnik suede and patent Spat bootie; photo via
Photography Note: All runway images in this post via unless otherwise credited.

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