Posts Tagged ‘Lace’

The Amazing Lace

December 28, 2009

Wondering what to wear for the festivities on Thursday night? Why not try a little lace? Love these lace looks for New Year’s Eve and well into the new year! Lace can be extremely elegant and dressy, or can be worn as an overlay to more casual pieces, mixed with prints, or even printed on a tee or leggings. Have fun and get creative with lace, because anything goes on New Year’s Eve!

Fantasy Dress: I have been dreaming about this stunning Dior dress ever since I thumbed through the New York Times Holiday 2009 issue of T Magazine. I imagine wearing this over a simple slip, complemented with lace-up boots.

Dreams of Dior Photo: NYT's T Magazine, Holiday 2009

Much More Realistic: Why not try a cool alternative to a cocktail dress? Mix everyday basic pieces with touches of glam. Start with a solid basic tee (this one’s from Champion), add a faux fur DKNY hooded jacket, and add the gorgeous copper-threaded lace skirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Photo: Marie Claire, November 2009 issue.

Provided you can still get some of the Rodarte for Target collection at your local store, check out this lace-on-lace action: Black lace cardigan over gray leopard sequin dress, black lace tights, and bow belt in leopard. Meow! I did see a lot of the collection still in my local target store. In fact, I picked up a navy blue lace tee (pretty!).

Photo: NYmag

Accessory Alert! Lace leggings and tights are everywhere! They look amazing worn under dresses, tunics and skirts.

Lace leggings Photo: theguiltyhyena.blogspot.com

Lace-Ups: And lace doesn’t necessarily have to mean intricate or decorative fabric or trim. Consider lacing up a corset, some denim, or smokin’ hot boots.

Casual Glamour from Shopbop features a fabulous lace-up black denim jean by Current Elliot. Photo: Shopbop

Even Bunnies Love Lace: See, even Fifi Lapin, the worlds most stylish bunny loves lace. She also has some brilliant styling tips regarding wearing and accessorizing lace numbers…

Fifi Lapin wears lace. Sketch: fifi-lapin.blogspot.com

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Dark Delights – Spooky Style

October 28, 2009

The time is fast approaching. It’s our annual night of party-hopping and candy-groping, and wouldn’t you know it? A virtual feast of dark treats and magical fashion suddenly appears right before our eyes! If you haven’t gotten your haunting ensemble pulled together yet, here are some images that might scare up some inspiration.

Lucky for us, the recent runways were full of dark fashion. Couture or costume? From zombies, vampires and ghostly spirits to a Gothic Alice in Wonderland, the looks were all represented:

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The Witches of Spring 10 Runways (L to R: Yoji Yamamoto, Gareth Pugh, Margiela) Photo: Refinery29.com

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Halloween Zombies (L to R: John Galliano, Anne Sofie Back, Vivienne Westwood) Photo: Refinery29.com

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From Fall 09 Runway, Erin Featherston creates a Gothic Alice in Wonderland look. Photo: Keving Sturman, fashionwindows.net

Speaking of, while we’re anticipating the March 2010 release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, we can also look forward to his retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Love these spooky images from Harper’s Bazaar:

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Tim Burton's Magical Fashion, Photo: Tim Walker

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Tim Burton's Magical Fashion, Photo: Tim Walker

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Tim Burton's Magical Fashion, Photo: Tim Walker

And if you don’t have enough time to pull together a complete head-to-toe Mad Hatter, vampire or zombie, check out these looks and bust out your mad DIY skillz! These looks are easy, fun, and most of all hauntingly fashionably NOW!

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DIY sweater based on the Pleasure Principle Skull Cut-Out Sweater, Photo: mypreciousconfessions.blogspot.com

Here is another spine-tingling D.I.Y. option (and tutorial) from Chictopia.com!

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DIY Cut-Out Tee, Photo: Chictopia.com

Or how about the lace bunny ears we’ve been seeing on Lady Gaga and the Olsen duo?

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Lacy Bunny Ears a la Gaga and The Olsens, Photo: theseams.blogspot.com

Try the D.I.Y version at Behind the Seams. Voila!

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Cute n' Lace-y! Photo: theseams.blogspot.com

Time to terrorize or zombie-fy or whatever it is you want to create for yourself this weekend!