Setting the trend for patterns this season is the black and white
plaid made classic by Dior. Houndstooth can be seen on everything from coats, dresses, pencil skirts and many accessories. Houndstooth or as the French call it, pied de pole
(chicken’s foot) is the black and white check made classic in many
decades including the ’40s, ’60s and ’80s. And it is back again in
2009! Seen on the runways at Alexander McQueen houndstooth took on
McQueen’s dramatic sensibilities with sculpted almost origami like
silhouettes and accentuating the waist. The houndstooth pattern is seen
in both the traditional smaller pattern as well as very large blown up
patterns that take on a graphic quality all their own. Houndstooth even
takes on a patchwork effect as seen on this McQueen tote.
The black and white palette of houndstooth invites room for pairing
with bold neon accents or pop art primary colors. Or go classic and
accessorize a houndstooth dress with black tights and shoes. Whatever your choice this fall, houndstooth is a classic choice for you to check out!
Our picks for houndstooth clothing and accessories (top left, clockwise):
Preen Hound Power mini dress $1,120, at Net-a-Porter Alexander McQueen Houndstooth check pencil dress, $1,845 at Net-a-Porter MICHAEL Michael Kors Houndstooth Gloves, $150 at Michaelkors.com MadieDeluxe Chelsea Houndstooth Small Pleated Clutch with Ring, $48 at buildanest.com Loeffler Randall Gathered Tier Jacket in Houndstooth, $248 at RevolveClothing.com Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Tote, $1995 at Saks.co 2 Tone Large Houndstooth Long Fringe Scarf Shawl Wrap, 14.95 at Skhatshop.com
The first film directed by Tom Ford, “A Single Man,” starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 11 and its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on
Sept. 14. There is no word yet on a U.S. premiere. (WWD)
The Fairest.com will soon join the ever expanding pool of private sale web sites. Beginning September 1, the site will feature thrice weekly privates sales on prestige skin care, hair care, body care and cosmetics, as well as sampling programs and beauty tips. (WWD)
OK. So now the teenager with the multi-digit shoe & clothing budget is modeling for one of my favorite designers. Not jealous.. Check out Sea of Shoes for Simone here.
One of the most exciting looks for jewelry is the ribbon tie necklace.
The ultra feminine and romantic look of a ribbon tied necklace adds the
perfect touch of gorgeous pearls, crystals, gemstones, flowers,
beading, and chain links for your prettiest look. Intricate weaving of
crystals and beads are embroidered onto fabric backings into a delicate
couture worthy design. These be-ribboned beauties are best worn with
dresses or blouses bearing a simple neckline that is purposefully
devoid of any extraneous detail. The ultra luxe ribbon necklaces such
as those from Lanvin and Vera Wang will run upwards of $1200 because of
the intensive labor and glass pearls intertwined into a work of art.
The Lanvin glass pearl necklace (upper left) is $1,220 at Net-a-Porter
and is covered in mesh with two silk pompoms. It has an intentionally
frayed ribbon, which is tied at the neck. A gorgeous look for when you
want to look your best at a black-tie affair or pair with a white
t-shirt and skinny black jeans
for an edgy luxe downtown look. Also of ultra luxe appeal is the Vera
Wang lamé & crystal necklace (bottom center) that goes for $650 at
Saks. The bronze hued lamé flowers and crystals embellish the gorgeous
design, which ties with a ribbon tie. This ribbon tie necklace is a
pretty alternative and we love the bronze, crystal and gray color
palette. Vera Wang’s ribbon tied necklaces in fact come in many shapes and sizes to choose from.
For the more budget-minded among us the Felted Beaded Plate necklace
(top center) is an amazing deal for $16.80 at Forever21. This pretty
ribbon tie necklace would make your favorite LBD into something
special, indeed. The Bop Bijoux Ribbon Link Necklace (bottom right) ,
$120 at Shopbop is simply a chain link intertwined with a double layer
of contrasting ribbons. A unique look to dress up or down. At
Anthropologie the mercurial crochet necklace (top right) is a stunner
and reasonably priced for the look at $128. Find coupon codes and deals
from Anthropologie here.
I vaguely remember saying something once about never having to replace your Hunter Wellies - the original being the best and all that. In any case, I take it back. How cute and unexpected are these Givenchy wellies? At Saks