Finally it has cooled enough for me to start parading my hosiery collection. I've always adored variety of hosiery as to me they have always been a way to play-up an outfit. Some prefer awesome jewelry I preferred hosiery. Finally, this fall 09 runways were packed with all kinds of hosiery making legs one of the key accessories! This observation of mine was further re-assured by a wonderful article I found in Flare magazine which strictly focused on.... of course, hosiery!!!
Shall we discover....
Balenciaga fall 09; Christian Dior couture fall 09; Jean Paul Gaultier couture fall 09
"Sexy dark sheers are back for daytime.Wear 24/7 with minis and fierce heels. Or pair with one of the new dresses, but keep it modern with sleek booties." (Flare, October 09)
Chanel fall 09;Elie Saab Couture fall 09; BCBG Max Azria fall 09 3.1 Philip Lim fall o9
"Ravishing red took center stage this season, with many designers opting for a head-to-toe monochromatic look. Pair with charcoal grey or navy separated for a modern spin. Opt for a bold matte colour or don camel tones to break up a dark suit or jumper."(Flare, October 09)
Miu Miu fall 09; Cynthia Rowley fall 09; Christian Lacroix couture fall 09
"Bejeweled tights with flecks of tiny stones dish up a heavy dose of attitude. Sparkly stockings make a statement with a classic blouse and pencil skirt combo or a tux jacket and edgy leather shorts. Avoid looking over-the-top by stocking to clean sculptured clothing and slick heels." (Flare, October 09)
Jean Paul Gaultier fall 09;Chanel couture fall 09; Marni fall 09; Jean Paul Gaultier couture fall 09
"Showstopping tights add an eccentric touch to rich tweeds and knits. Lively geometric freshen up day suits and jumpers. Choose those with a dark base and subdued patterns for a more classic take on the trend. Chunky platforms or booties look best with thicker stockings. Caution: horizontal stripes will make your legs look heavier."(Flare, October 09)
My personal favorites have been variety of blacks and neutrals in all sorts of patterns and materials, however this season I have finally enough guts to try out color!!!But... Not yet!
I have yet to find a pair that will suit me, but for now... I am taking baby steps wearing sheer black pantyhose with grey and blue polka dots :) Tiny specks of color but a huge step for me! Not overwhelming but still adds a great deal to an overall muted and neutral look.
Also one of my fall favorites: cashmere....I love it! The time has come and I am ready to take out my cashmere collection of sweaters, cardigans, dresses, scarf, gloves ..... and a new addition to it is this over-sized cardi that I picked up earlier today :)
I am wearing: Julie&Jack Cashmere Cardi; Nicole Miller Dress; Calvin Klein pantyhose; Michael Kors booties; A.V.Max Cuff; Diamond Studs
I am still excited at how perfect it is...for now I will wear it as a light jacket and later as a layering piece... all I need to do is find an amazing belt to go with it ( proved to be a mission impossible!)
P.S. I also made a purchase that I have been fearing for the past ten years... stay tuned because trust me, even I can't believe it :S
Well, I am off for some weekend fun.... wearing this outfit.
I wish you all a beautiful week!
With Love... Marta
Sources: Flare, October 09; style.com