Behind the Blog: Couture Carrie

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Couture Carrie Header @ Dream Sequins
all images courtesy of Couture Carrie

Couture Carrie is like a fashion editorial from your favorite magazine... on steroids. When I first stumbled across this site by chance, I found myself drawn into the orbit of her dizzying, daily fashion picks. I love Carrie's trendspotting skills; her encyclopediac knowledge of fashion editorials is breathtaking. I don't know how she does it, but if you give her a trend from today, she can produce a parallel set of glossy images from years ago as well as days ago. It's just pure genius. If you haven't checked out her site yet, and you're a serious lover of fashion, then you are missing out big time. For this week's Behind the Blog, I present to you... Couture Carrie....

Five Questions for My Favorite Bloggers

Who are you?

Couture Carrie
... A pseudonym, naturally! My full name is Catherine Ryder Critton, but I have been "Carrie" for as long as I can remember. And as of February 2008, I am better known as "CC"!

Couture Carrie @ Dream Sequins

Where are you?

I live in West Hartford, Connecticut, but I have also called New York City, Atlanta and Salamanca home!

What is the concept behind your blog?

Couture Carrie is intended to keep my Fellow Fashionistas informed and entertained... I tend to focus on runway trends and how to channel them through smart shopping. I adore magazine editorials and often feature their captivating images in my posts. Of course, the stunning (yet dwindling) art of Haute Couture provides CC with constant inspiration. I try to incorporate Couture looks in my posts whenever possible. My preferred Couture houses right now are Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier (pictured courtesy

Gaultier @ Dream Sequins

When you are not blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?

I am a Pilates instructor, so I love to exercise in my free time... My primary sources of adrenaline are yoga, running and spinning. Of course, I also love to dine out with my gal pals and experience new and interesting cuisine. Wine tasting with my mom and sister is an endless source of fun ~ I consider myself a budding oenophile! I am also an avid crossword fan. The New York Times daily progressive is my favorite... Finishing a Saturday puzzle is a true challenge! Naturally, I adore shopping, too!

Crossword @ Dream Sequins

More importantly… what are you wearing? :)

Right now, I am wearing Current/Elliott's The Legging jean in black (from and a fuchsia American Apparel asymmetric dress. My shoes are Pedro Garcia (nude, platform peep-toes) and my jewels are a mix of high and low... my gold Carrie name necklace, a huge cocktail ring given to me by my friend Erika, and some dangly earrings from Target.

Current/Elliott Legging Jean @ Dream Sequins

Thanks so much for the interview, Carrie! For more mind-boggling genius fashion collages, check out

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lisa said...

CC is fabulous and such a sweetheart! I'm just as in awe of her blog posts as you are and I enjoyed finding out a bit more about the intelligent and stylish lady behind the blog.

Susan said...

J'adore CC and her blog! fab interview, thanks darling!

Diana said...

i've seen this girl all over the blogesphere but now i get to really know a bit more of her. she has much to offer!

FabBlab said...

Gotta love CC! One of the first blogs I ever read and adored. I used to go to her with any queries and continue to do so. She's such a sweetie and replies to every endless, tedious, mindless message I send her :)
Plus, she's got an impeccable eye for all things chic.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Couture Carrie is fabulous, she always has the best selections of editorials and it's a pleasure to read her blog :-)

Florrie x

Amanda K said...

I love reading CC's blog.
Thank you for sharing the interview!

janettaylor said...

Great interwiew... I love CC and her blog too... She has a great taste. ;-)


Etrapar said...

I've enjoyed reading this post thanks ^.^

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE CC's blog, thank you so much for this interview :)
CC (another one, haha)

thecreativemixx said...

Great post!!!

Thanks for introducing me to CC

Just checked out her blog and yes she's got a talented "eye" on fashion!

Style & Beyond said...

this is awesome! thanks for sharing once again D!!!


Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

CC is an awesome blogger and a wonderful person! So nice to see her featured on here xxx

The Anthology said...

Such a fun interview -- I love Couture Carrie! You're absolutely right -- her blog's dizzying and dazzling.

Was also so impressed that she's posted consecutively for 500+ days. Blows my mind.

* Kelsey

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for the feature, darling, and thank you to all your wonderful readers for their fabulous comments!


Little Rus said...

It was nice to know CC's real name. :) She is such a sweet girl and her blog is truly inspirational. Thanks for this interview!

Gabbi said...

Fan of CC's fantastic blog and very much enjoyed learning more about her! Great to know that stylish CC shops at Target (one of my fave stores)!

You make a great interview post! Thank you for sharing dear...♥

Sheena said...

Great interview. I love her blog and the awesome images that she chooses to display. Glad to see she is a fellow crossword lover, too :)

Nubiasnonsense said...

Couture Carrie is just the sweetest. I love her blog! Her images are so inspiring and she has a great eye.

Fab interview!

Ela said...

Thanks, Dream Sequins.
I love CC. LOL@ on steroids. So true, she and her blog are fantastic!
I know Modediktat, who is fabulous, so I'll have to check out the other blogs :)

Lynn said...

i visit carrie's blog often. and she's gorgeous! great interview as always!

fashion herald said...

Wonderful interview, I love CC's editorial picks!

Couture Carrie said...

Awwww I am just reading these comments and blushing! Thanks, darlings!


stylewithbenefits said...

Hey D, great interview! Yay for CC. She is def. fabulous and one of my daily reads.

xo, Becs

Elizabeth Marie said...

CC is basically my fashion guru...I am in awe of her 7 day a week amazingness, I don't know how she does it, she calls out trends before they're in the magazines, etc...and she's a total sweetheart.

Love CC! XO

Tiffany said...

i adore CC! her blog is always full of inspiration, I don't know how she does it, how she keeps all those pictures organized and how she comes up with the "themes" and the witty titles. love her blog, love her!

Great interview D!

Carrie said...

I love CC. Her blog is so inspiring.

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love her website. It gives me so much inspiration.

thesydneygirl said...

i love cc and i had no idea she was a pilates instructor! yayyy i learnt so much about her in this fabulous post! :)

no i haven't read The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake. tell me about it please :)


PinkBow said...

another great insight!

Taylor Sterling said...

CC is so sweet. I love her blog. I just came across your two great! I actually intervied CC yesterday. Glad to see she is getting attention!

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