Tuesday, September 30, 2008


... as in: Asymmetric Hem! We’ve become accustomed to the one-shoulder look; now it’s time for a whole new asymmetry! Hems have gone haywire, and the effect is magnificently uneven!

At right: Anne Hathaway in Atelier Versace

At left: A.F. Vandevorst Spring 2009 - CC adores the uneven lace hem!

Photo credits: Ms. Hathaway, courtesy instyle.com.
Runway photos via style.com except where noted otherwise.

Christopher Kane
Duyos, via vogue.es
Jil Sander
Nina Ricci
, via nymag.com
Michael Kors
Atsuro Tayama
courtesy telegraph.co.uk
Oscar de la Renta
Rick Owens
, via nytimes.com
For beginners: an asymmetric hem sweater, like this Vivienne Westwood Red Label oversized cable cardigan, available at net-a-porter.com.
For the adventurous – CC loves asymmetric hem skirts because they allow a gal to show a bit of leg without crossing the line into trampy…
At left: Chloé Wanderlust asymmetric floral skirt; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label new basic draped skirt
Gary Graham Secretary shirting skirt. Visit lagarconne.com.
For advanced fashionistas: the asymmetric hem dress.
At right: Jenni Kayne swing tank dress.
Left: Alice + Olivia structured collar tweed dress; both at shopbop.com.
Roksanda Ilincic asymmetric color block frock - it doesn't get any pinker than this! This and next five frocks available at net-a-porter.com.

Rue du Mail asymmetric velvet dress
Roksanda Ilincic square drape dress
Vivienne Westwood Red Label crepe jersey corset dress
Alexander McQueen satin one-shoulder dress
Roksanda Ilincic coral drape tank dress - CC loves the bold color accents on this one!

Will you be wearing the a-hem trend??

Monday, September 29, 2008


Argyle is making a serious comeback! Once purely the domain of preppy socks and grandfatherly sweaters, the diamond pattern has crept onto dresses, shoes, even handbags! Runway photos courtesy style.com except where otherwise credited.
Left: D&G Fall 2008; right: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009
Sass and Bide, courtesy nymag.com
Twinkle, via nymag.com
Marni - CC adores this skirt and the clever combination of patterns!
Moschino, via nytimes.com
Topshop.com editorial... Talk about harlequin romance!
The argyle knit is one of fall’s essentials!Vogue Paris cover, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Vain and Vapid.
At right: Fellow Fashionista The Clothes Horse wearing the trend – so chic!
See by Chloé argyle cardigan, at Neiman Marcus
Forever 21 has some adorable, affordable options, like this belted sweater tank and v-neck, both at forever21.com.
YMC shrunken cardi with open knit argyle pattern, at gargyle.com.

At right:
Abaeté Darcy sweater dress, at Bloomingdales.com
French Connection Million Dollars beaded hem dress – so cute!
Argyle turtleneck sweaterdress, at victoriassecret.com
See by Chloé beaded puff sleeve dress, at net-a-porter.com
Fred Perry fine knitted dress, at asos.com
Plenty by Tracy Reese Smock Frock dress, at Nordstrom
Xhiliration extra long skinny sash scarf, at Target
Haute hosiery from frankbeecostume.com
Hue argyle sweater tights, at nordstom.com
Nordstrom over-the-knee socks
Victoria’s Secret Pink argyle socks
Argyle Plaid rain boot, $24.99 at target.com! (And if you adore Wellies, be sure to check out CC's post from yesterday!)
Patsy platform at forever21.com
Hale Bob argyle slide, at victoriassecret.com
Miu Miu diamond leather bag, at net-a-porter.com
L.A.M.B. Edinburgh Clydebank Tote, at shopbop.com
Ballantyne cashmere sweater, at bluefly.com - CC likes the unexpected color combo of this one!
Love Moschino v-neck, at revolveclothing.com
David Donahue cuff links, at Nordstrom.com (we will SO borrow these!)
Tell CC, darlings: do you have any argyle in your wardrobe or on your “must-haves” list?