Carven Resort 2012

Leandra Medine | November 25, 2011
I know, I know, it’s Black Friday but ask me if I care. When my heart beats fast, it beats fast. It’s also typically a tell-tale sign that I should share that which is inducing the palpitative state with you. Because we’re a team, right? And what I love, you love, right again? When a collection celebrates the notion of woman dressing like the little girl she once was, it’s deserves some air time. So lo and behold, a letter to Carven’s resort collection, where the new bow shoes are even bowier than the former bow-shoes.

Dear Carven Resort Collection: if you had genitals, I am most certain I would try to get you drunk and take advantage of you. This would ring true whether the genitals in question resembled those of my own, or those of my counterparts. If the circumstances sympathized with the former option, rest assured, I’d most certainly go gay for you. Yours, Marcel the Shell’s Protege. Happy thanksgiving! Yeah!
  • Lia

    i love the little bow on the shoes!!!loves!

    Glass of Fashion

  • Fashion Dubrovnik

    There are some amazing pieces in this collection. Great!

  • welcome to my jungle

    I'm seriously in love with this collection!!!

    – Dani

    welcome to my jungle

  • sk

    that is the most perfect collection i have ever laid my eyes on.

  • Marajade

    Nice… bow chicka wow wow

  • ginger-b

    love these!

  • Guenda
  • the funky fashionista

    I absolutely love the bows on the back of the shoes! I feel like bows are really in this season. My favorite look is the t-shirt paired with the poufy skirt. It's like couture meets casual!

  • Habiba. J

    It certainly is childlike, but playful. I love it and those bows on the shoes are so interesting. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

  • Anonymous

    embodies me in a collecto.

  • indie.electronic.alternative.

    brain explosion

  • Misty

    I'll take a pair of those shoes in orange, please and thank you.

  • Melissa

    love the dress in the second picture in the bottom row

  • Anonymous

    dude, this stuff is kind creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy.

    or maybe it's just the model & her Stepford Wives-like thousand-mile stare ….

  • Margaret


    xo marcel the shell with amazing bowed shoes on.

  • Not Just A Pretty Dress

    I love Carven…if there is some space, even a little one, could you please squeeze in my signature? The second outfit from the left in the first row would be more than welcomed in my wardrobe…Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Style Croissant

    I'm having a fashion orgasm !!!! I NEED the preppy pastel shirts, the dresses, the trench and the SHOES ! I'm about to cry right now in realization that my needs don't match with my anorexic wallet. Damn it

  • The Fancy Teacup

    Would love to have those bow backed heels in my shoe collection. x

  • sampenner

    I love anything reminiscent of being a little girl! DYING!


  • VieilleDame

    I am in love with that yellow dress <3 Je t'aime

  • blackcatwildfox

    ah so perfect, love the first, second and sixth outfits!

  • Wrinkle In Time Vintage

    The fact that you know who 'Marcel the Shell' is makes me like you and your blog all the more

    -Laura x

  • Nuit

    ADORABLE collection! LOVE.

  • Audrey (hkittygirl)

    I love every single look and how everything is both polished and fun! :)

  • couturing

    Ah! I was looking at this on back in August. I love this collection <3 I really adore those shoes.

  • Nuar

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  • Nuar

    With Guillaume Henry on top, Carven epitomizes XXI century French design. Welcome the New Wave!
    XOXO, María José

  • Fashion Me Wild – Style Team

    Such pretty outfits. Love the colors.

    Check out today's look:
    Look of the Day

  • jas

    that crazy beige skirt is amazing!

  • Karen Appleton

    I fear I'm nearing the end of my bow obsession, but I still love these shoes …. and your blog!

  • Musings by Di

    in love with this "lil girl chic"
    And I sooo adore those bow shoes!!
    you funny gal…keep it in your pants!
    xoxo Diana

  • DanimalStyle

    we share a love for bows and marcel the shell.

  • Lionel

    I love the big big skirt!
    And all these shoes are fantastic!
    Thanks for the post!
    Kisses from France!


  • VSP

    Carven I love… but definitely Man Repelling!!!! And this model could not have been more dreary!

  • Donna

    I'm in love with the yellow dress + top! <3

  • Michelle Lee


  • karina

    like it)

  • Lydia

    How cute are those shoes??? This is a look that I think looks great on almost anyone.

  • Her Persona

    love that second outfit the cream is so cute

  • Julia Sandman

    Looks Good.
    Check out LF Stores' look books here:

  • Zoey H

    Those shoes are quite fabulous!! Want.


    Great post and agreed. I want to make out with this collection. Very quirky Alice in Wonderland situation…with leather…


  • Red to Yellow
  • xxM

    Reminds me of paper dolls! Love!


  • Anonymous


    would love if there were cheaper verisons though ?:) ideal outfits <3 xxx

  • Laura

    i want, no, NEED the bow shoes! they are adorable!

  • ADJ

    Wow, the shoes are amazing and the little leather jacket is to die for. Love.

  • Ayanna Michelle

    I fell in love with Carven a few months ago while reading Nylon. They have yet to disappoint. I believe the creative director is fairly ne, if I recall. And he's doing a bang up job with the house! Their POV is really something.

    Quench Fab

  • Anonymous


  • Emily

    so cute. love this. gotta have those shoes to complete the look!

  • Sheyla

    I'm loving all the looks and DAMN that's a lot of BOW!

  • Lil Thior

    I can´t understand u, sorry!

  • Clara Turbay

    I like so much this blog.
    Funny and new thigs i find when come here.


  • peony

    Those citron dress is fabulous looking…love shirt dress ( i have passion for all kind of shirts)

  • vanillachic

    gorgeous. can it be summer again? shout out to you in my latest post!

  • tiffany

    LOVE LOVE! your blog is amazing!

    check out my blog for a giveaway!

  • Anonymous
  • EVIE

    Bows on shoes! Fab. Love that blue and white tee x

  • Caitlin

    Ow Ow!! I want all of this!!


  • kristina@beancakes ★

    hey marcel! i love this collection!! just spied it on fashion mr. paul ~ my favorite bow shoes are the 3rd one over = love!!!!!!
    xo ~ ks

  • Augusta

    Your posts are HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lucia m
  • Jackie B.

    Loving this collection! So whimsy and girlie! Thanks for sharing. -JB.

  • Sally

    A very cool and colorful collection. Was just laughing out loud at your Marcel reference — my sister and I haven't shut up with "treats n' snoozin, snoozin n' treats" — nothing like parents listening to their 23 and 25 year old daughters reciting that!

  • Hipster stores

    I love the kinda retro look! Right on !:)

  • Anna Vedeneeva

    oh..its so u though….

  • Kathryn

    Love the bows, but I think the really girly details work well on women with fine features. As a round cheeked blonde wasp, if I put on bows I likely look like Miss Umbridge from Harry Potter.

  • Fashionista

    Big 'yes' to the yellow shoes in picture 3. Yellow shoes rock

  • Anonymous

    Um. Do want.

  • Lana Hunt

    yes. YES! i'm recently completely obsessed with Carven. love everything about this. xo.

  • Anonymous

    Where would one purchase this collection??

  • chachamisu

    love these! so me…i supposed to think surely.

  • Anonymous