Everyone and their mom knows that Christian Louboutin makes sexy-as-hell footwear. His latest Anemone Stiletto Pumps ($925) are less sexy and more avant-garde because of the dramatic satin two-tone bow. I can see myself wearing these with a sophisticated LBD. Would you walk a mile in these pumps?
Lucky for us, former book editor and Gen Art Fresh Face candidate Elizabeth Yarborough left the corporate book world and started her own jewelry line, Yarborough, in 2006. This collection of Silk Satin Ribbon Jewelry (call for price info) from the Spring/Summer '08 collection is just delightful. Each piece would instantly doll up any drab outfit and make you look as adorable as a ribbon-tied gift. If gold is not your color, request them in pale pink, champagne, black, olive, silver, or pale blue.
Funerals are never planned, but we all end up attending one sooner or later. I always find choosing the appropriate thing to wear a difficult task — you have to balance subtle with chic, and even err on the conservative side.
Last week I asked what to wear if you found yourself attending a funeral this Fall. I started you off with this Lanvin Pearls & Satin Necklace, $450, because it's understatedly chic — just make sure you put the bow in the back! To see all the Fall funeral Fab Finds, go here.
Let's see what you all came up with!
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Funerals are never planned, but we all end up attending one sooner or later. I always find choosing the appropriate thing to wear a difficult task — you have to balance subtle with chic, and even err on the conservative side. If you found yourself attending a funeral this Fall, what would you wear?
I'll start you off with this Lanvin Pearls & Satin Necklace, $450, because it's understatedly chic — just make sure you put the bow in the back! Come back and tell me when your Fab Finds are up and tag them Fall funeral.
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits with and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.
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Though satin has survived a couple seasons now, it's still welcome in my book. Sweet satin accessories are smooth operators. And how yummy are they in fun candy colors? Very appetizing. While one may reserve these fancy treats for evening, I suggest you break your reservation. How much cooler would these be worn with contrasting pieces like torn denim jeans or an ethereal dress? Way cooler.
I'm all for platforms, but these babies are some platforms and a half. The front is getting so chunky on these Marni Satin Platforms, $610, it's starting to look more like a yummy chunky chocolate bar rather than the fabulous Marni shoe that it is. Moderation is key, for most things at least, and I'm thinking this might be a little much for me. What about you?
Gals looking to give their Louboutins a rest should turn to shoe guru, Brian Atwood. Since 2001, he has developed a cult-like following — one look at his sexy footwear and it's easy to see why. Brian was inspired by his mother's impeccable closet as a little boy. His passion led him to FIT in New York and later to the catwalks of Europe where he pursued modeling. But all the while, Brian had a notebook full of 4-inch stiletto sketches that would later come to life.
Quite impressively, Brian was hired by the late and great Gianni Versace in 1996 (he was the first American to be hired by the Italian designer). He finally took the shoe plunge in 2001 and has since been wooing women with his glamorous designs. But like Louboutin and other exceptional shoe designers, Brian's creations don't come cheap. They retail for $500 up to $700.
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This year's MTV Video Music Awards brought out some sexy ladies in satin like Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, Rosario Dawson and Hayden Panettiere. All these gals decided to let the fabric of their frocks do the talking and boy was their chatter loud. Rihanna opted for long and pink; Nelly and Rosario kept it cool in black; and Hayden went fun in short and blue. Naturally, each exuded a very different look, but one thing kept them together: sexy satin!
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It's not very often that you get to raid a sale on stock that's just coming into a store... but that's the brilliant notion behind the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Don't expect clearance-house prices or anything, but there are definitely still good deals to be had - especially considering that Fall isn't even close to being here yet.
I am in total lust with this French Connection 'Mystify Me' Satin Shift Mini Dress, $100 (originally $158). The plum satin, the soft pleats - this cocktail party perfect dress just beckons me: "Fab, Fab, you know you want me...".
Watch out, this sale will get you, too!
Sarah Michelle Gellar showed up at the launch of Harrods' Summer sale in London portraying two swiftly different looks. In her Marni asymmetrical off-white coat she looks sharp and timeless. Underneath it, her satin taupe jumpsuit oozes youthfulness and trendiness. I am always a fan of the adorable SMG, but do you love it or hate it?