Archive for the ‘Outerwear’ Category

Fall Trends: Hand in Glove

March 23, 2010
 Leather and ladylike gloves at Louis Vuitton.

Gloves make an exceptional comeback for fall 2010. Fashion week saw gloves in the shows of some of the hottest designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Derek Lam, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan and Prada. Rich leathers, cozy knits and jeweled gloves should make for a warm and chic seasonal accessory.

Carolina Herrera
Vera Wang
Hermes
 Donna Karan
Max Mara
Photos courtesy of WWD.com.
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Trend Report: Cold Weather Gear Gets Stylish

January 4, 2010
Mary J. Blige wraps up in a chic scarf.

Stay chic while you stay warm with these fashionable warm weather accessories. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your style has to suffer! These pics are sure to turn heads, even in zero below degree weather.

Portolano
Cejon
Nine West
Carolina Amato
Photos courtesy of WWD.com.

Wardrobe 101: The Trench Coat

October 23, 2009

Once worn as a style moniker for the weather conscious, the trench coat is no longer just for keeping out of the rain. They can serve as statement piece for the casual chic or evening glamour looks.

The origins of the trench coat date back to the early 1900s when French and British soldiers wore them during the First World War. Burberry and Acquascutum both claim they created the coat (Acquascutum maintains they invented it in 1850), a derivation of the heavy serge greatcoats warn by military personnel.

The trench coat has evolved into a classic wardrobe item, a status symbol of sorts because while they are ready available, not everyone has one. Burberry is known for their classic trench but London Fog and other designers have created their own versions as well, expanding on styles, fabric, and color. Magazine’s like Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle have hailed the trench coat as a mandatory outerwear piece for the “complete” wardrobe.

Simply put, the trench coat is a must-have for every Chocolate Fashionista.
(Photos: Trench coats by London Fog.) 

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Trend Report: Gray Anatomy

September 20, 2009
Gray Anatomy
 Alicia Keys in a gray military style coat. 

Gray coats are trés chic for fall.

Item Details:
Top Row: 
Burberry Prorsum tweed coat dress, $1,000
Delia’s Adrian dress coat, $109.50
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Wrap Coat, $1,438
Bottom Row:
Rag & Bone Great coat, $595
Delia’s Leighton skirted coat, $99.50

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Style Tips: The Basic Trench Coat

August 22, 2009
Sessilee Lopez in Jean Paul Gaultier

Refined and classic, the trench coat is an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe. Due to it’s versatile fabric, it can be worn in fall or spring. Many designers have taken to creating a more updated version of the classic trench by using fabrics such as sateen and taffeta, or even shortened the sleeves to create a more casual look. Ultimately the trench coat is a must-have for your fall wardrobe.