The Lovely Bones

As much as I am a fan of The Lovely Bones, this post is appropriately about the ongoing infatuation with skulls and skeletons in the fashion world, not the story about a pedophile. I began my love affair with skeletons in a high school art class, when I realized they were probably one of the best things I could draw, keeping it semi-realistic looking. There is something about the natural beauty of a skull, which is inevitably found in all of us, that mixes a rough exterior with an enchanting beauty. Thinking “skull“, of course the first designer that comes to mind is Alexander McQueen, but this boney masterpiece is becoming more and more prevalent throughout each season’s trends. Here are a few of my favorites.

1. DSQUARED2 skull t-shirt, $190, Shopbop. 2. Juicy Couture skull stud earrings, $45, Bloomingdales. 3. Rebecca Minkoff skull ipad case, $125, Shopbop. 4. Alexander McQueen black leather skull clutch, $1,195, My Theresa5. Your Eyes Lie floral skull tee, $34, Urban Outfitters. 6. Tokyo Milk skull shea butter soap, $11, Beauty.com. 7. Ilena Makri skull chevalier rose gold diamond ring, $3,735, Net-a-Porter8. Kosta Boda still life skull votive, $35, Bloomingdales. 9. Alexander McQueen leather and brass skull keyfob, $275, Net-a-Porter. 10. Alexander McQueen skull-print silk-chiffon scarf, $295, Net-a-Porter.


Red Eye

I’m trying to get my fall wardrobe completed as best I can now, since school hasn’t started and I still have a few more weeks of my internship. $. I suppose I’m in the market for new sunglasses; I hate white shades on me, I like my black Chanels and I love my tortoise Guccis, so I guess that leaves one option: Red. Here’s a few of my favorites in order from least to greatest.

Dior Aviators, $295, Bloomingdales.

Prada Postcard Collection sunglasses in Ruby, $225, Saks.

Balenciaga Oversized Round Double Edge Sunglasses, $325, Bloomingdales.

The RowAudrey Sunglasses in Red Horn, $325, 80sPurple.

 


(Less Than) A Dozen Roses

Rose gold is very applicable to the whole “Chic Street” image I’m trying to portray. It adds a reviving twist to standard yellow gold while remaining exuberantly feminine. These structured angles and boxy corners boast an edgy style.

1. Alexander Wang jade stingray leather and suede wristlet, SSENSE 2. Brian Atwood maniac metallic leather pumps, Net-a-Porter 3. Jennifer Meyer wishbone earrings, Barneys NY 4. Eddie Borgo spiked urn necklace, Net-a-Porter 5. Dominic Jones pyramid ring, Net-a-Porter 6. Ileana Makri safety pin pendant, Net-a-Porter 7. Michele “jetaway” triple link watch, Bloomingdales 8. Proenza Schouler PS1 large suede handbag, Barneys NY