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11 July 2009

Carine Roitfeld, Gucci 07 show in Prada miniskirt 2{ Carine Roitfeld in satin Prada miniskirts // image source: t h e f a s h i o n s p o t }

One of my [many] obsessions, maintenant, is high waisted mini skirts. The past few months I’ve become increasingly fond of bandage, body-conscious silhouettes (my signature, I suppose), accumulating quite the collection black knit skirts. But as of late, I have been eyeing those poofy skirts – specifically Babooshka Boutique‘s assortment of high waisted paper bag skirts. The sudden enamorant with such skirts are perhaps due, in part, to one of my favorite bloggers and inspirations, Belle Chantelle as well as Carine Roitfeld’s ensembles from Fashion Week in the years past in a delicious, satin Prada mini.

my favorites from ze boutique.

Babooshka Paperbag Minis


I absolutely adore the concept of the skirt; its wider proportions have potential in creating the illusion of slimmer legs, and an hour glass shape. Cinching it at the waist with a black elastic belt would only further slim my waist (a plus, of course!). Perhaps the most unique part of the skirt is the ruffled top that adds dimension and femininity. The possibilities truly are endless with such a mini; with a tank, tee of any neckline, fitted sweater, or blouse with ballet flats, pumps, or strappy heels would always create a polished ensemble for the girly sophisticate – versatile for any occasion, casual to semi-formal.

So whilst I am on a shopping ban and can only lust after these four darling skirts from afar – black and grey the staples, mint the current shade of spring 2009, and a jewel-tone purple for dressier occasions – do snag a skirt or two on the budding designer’s Etsy boutique, Babooshka Boutique. I’m swooning over and over again vicariously through these images!


La C.

50 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 July 2009 4:30 pm

    You won’t believe it but I sewed one, just like this !
    It’s a weird champagne color, it’s just a little bit too large but it’s lovely !
    and now you give me ideas to wear it !

    Almost forgot to say WOW at that Leighton pic…

  2. 11 July 2009 4:40 pm

    I love those skirts, they are so gorgeous and stylish, no wonder why you like them so much. And I love the milla/sasha editorial from last post, it seemes they have done many things together, because I saw/posted some pictures of them both photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, and if the have an union (some campaign or something) I didn’t knew of that one.

  3. 11 July 2009 4:43 pm

    Carine is so sexy. I want to be just as hot when i’m her age 😉

    • 11 July 2009 5:01 pm

      Amber: Oh same; if I had her figure at that age, I would consider myself to be the luckiest woman in the world! bisous! xx

  4. 11 July 2009 5:10 pm

    gorgeousss skirts! I want one, I love the shape! ❤

  5. Airam permalink
    11 July 2009 5:22 pm

    What a coincidence – I actually bought a pair of pants (yes, pants! Me! Can you imagine?) with the same kind of shape around the waist. They’re slightly baggy in the tummy/thigh area, but also has a couple of inches of spare fabric above the waist, which makes my waist look tiiiiiny when chinched with a belt, and creates the most lovely hourglass shape. Great post, as always, and my sympathies on the shopping ban. If it makes you feel a little better, I know very much how it feels… and I probably haven’t mentioned it before, but the black&white pics in your sidebar are fabulous!

  6. 11 July 2009 5:41 pm

    ugh, i’m so into the high waisted slightly poofy skirts too!
    Carine (can i just say her first name!? :X ) has done it so beautifully…oh goodness. her body is indeed amazing.

    lets work towards that ;]

  7. 11 July 2009 5:47 pm

    Jewel Satin, Purple Pinky is my favorite, followed by the black cotton, to be sure. I have zero high-waisted skirts at the moment – now I want all of these! 🙂

  8. 11 July 2009 6:04 pm

    Hey thanks for your comment ❤

    doll-ish and vintage styles are definitely the best, I love this skirts you've posted!

  9. 11 July 2009 6:28 pm

    peeeerfect paper satin skirts!! NEED.

  10. 11 July 2009 7:24 pm

    Pretty pretty skirts! I’m gonna start looking for those soon!


  11. 11 July 2009 8:04 pm

    I looove these skirts. I got one in the turquoise a few months ago and have to refrain from wearing it everytime I go out. They’re super flattering…you should treat yourself b/c it’s so worth it. I thought I saw that the boutique was having a summer sale??

  12. 11 July 2009 8:35 pm

    Very pretty!


  13. 11 July 2009 9:13 pm

    Those are my favorite pictures of Carine! I love anything highwaisted and I love, love those skirts! They look flattering on everybody and so versatile for any occasion! xxoxoxo

  14. 11 July 2009 9:25 pm

    I love this skirt in all of the colors 😛 The grey & black would be perfect to have in my wardrobe 😛

  15. 11 July 2009 11:50 pm

    bonsoir, la c ! i just ordered the black cotton version of the skirt, merci mille fois for finding this gem. bisous, k

  16. 12 July 2009 12:54 am

    those are amazing high waisted skirts! love them all 🙂

  17. 12 July 2009 1:13 am

    Carrie is so pretty, esp. love the first pic…


  18. 12 July 2009 1:32 am

    I really like the waistline on the bottom two in that grouping of four Those are my particular fav’s =]

  19. 12 July 2009 2:53 am

    Looooooove each of them!!!

  20. 12 July 2009 3:10 am

    carine ❤ love her.

  21. 12 July 2009 4:26 am

    I adore beautiful silhoettes. These skirts are just wonderful, They are so flattering!


  22. 12 July 2009 5:07 am

    simple yet so chic, love the skirts!!

  23. Olga permalink
    12 July 2009 5:14 am

    I love Carine Roitfeld style!

  24. 12 July 2009 5:31 am

    The simplicity of the skirt makes it very effective! I love Carine Roitfeld’s effortless looking style. A shopping ban doesn’t sound like much fun, I think I should do that for a little while.

  25. 12 July 2009 8:56 am

    all these skirts look great,
    black and grey are my favorites 🙂

  26. 12 July 2009 10:58 am

    hey there!

    i’ve seen her work in some of the most influential blogs out there — thanks for reminding us about this shop:)


  27. 12 July 2009 12:12 pm

    awww, the skirts are so petty!

  28. 12 July 2009 2:48 pm

    Swooning here too, I always wanted a velvet skirt like this, except its sometimes hard to wear it without flashing undies and being semidecent! (maybe I need to make it longer, duh.)

  29. 12 July 2009 3:16 pm

    Happy sunny sunday to you!!!

    I´m also in love with the concept of these skirts!
    Simple can understand that you are obsessed 😉

    Hugs from

  30. 12 July 2009 3:48 pm


    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I’ll just have to be patient I guess, haha.


  31. 12 July 2009 3:54 pm

    the waistline on these skirts are beautiful

  32. 12 July 2009 4:18 pm

    they’re gorgeous, especially the blue one 🙂

  33. 12 July 2009 6:55 pm

    Ooh, I love the grey one the best. I need to get more skirts, I really like wearing them.

  34. kristine permalink
    12 July 2009 7:18 pm

    i seriously love the purple one! looks a bit like carine’s 😉

  35. thebaglady permalink
    12 July 2009 7:20 pm

    Definitely heading over to check it out; I think I might buy a black & gray one!

    Hubby doesn’t like you – everytime a package comes in the mail he asks: “Was this on that blog?!” He really hates that I read this…

    Oh well!

  36. thebaglady permalink
    12 July 2009 7:20 pm

    Haha I’m exaggerating. But really, I do end up purchasing a lot of things you’ve talked about! So thank you for introducing such gorgeousness into my life. LOL 🙂

  37. 12 July 2009 7:23 pm

    Cool skirts! I adore the mint green one!

  38. 12 July 2009 8:28 pm

    Hello La C. These are great. I love them. I don’t blame you for desiring them. Take care. I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

  39. Clare Brown permalink
    12 July 2009 9:47 pm

    I love those skirts! I would love to own all of them!

  40. 12 July 2009 9:48 pm

    You read my mind mademoiselle! I’ve been searching for a cool paper bag waisted skirt of shorts too, thx for featuring these lovelies!

  41. 13 July 2009 7:49 pm

    We love all the skirts. We love your blog!!!!

  42. 13 July 2009 8:39 pm

    Those skirts are absolutely gorgeous — so flattering and versatile. And I have to say one of the most brilliant incarnations I’ve seen was a girl who used the scrap from her friend’s vintage dress to create her own:

  43. abdcforever permalink
    13 July 2009 9:04 pm

    hahah i luv the name of this store!

    nd those are cuute! very girly. very u!

  44. 15 July 2009 11:24 am

    lol! thanks for the link lady!! i had already seen them but i really appreciate you thinking of me- she looks gorgeous 😉


    • 15 July 2009 11:25 am

      stephanie: I thought you may have already (: Every time I come across Mischa Barton I always think of your obsession with her! bisous, xx

  45. 16 July 2009 2:02 am

    Love the skirts…look quite simple to make too, I may have a bash at that!

    nicola xx

  46. 17 July 2009 8:12 am

    That first pic of Carine is adorable. Need to get one of those skirts a s a p !

  47. 10 August 2009 4:40 pm

    love this pics of carine!


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