The dressy hood was a recurring theme during New York Fashion Week. Ralph Lauren did a luxuriously beaded hood with eveningwear, Halston added a hood to a slinky '70s dress, Suno put a sporty silk version on its models, and Mara Hoffman put a hood on a slinky, sexy, backless jersey dress. What's your opinion on this hooded movement? Is it cool, or should it stay on the runway?
It's been really cold here in SF. The chill factor is high and I can't seem to keep myself warm at night. I'm wondering if I should get this Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Hood ($48) just to stay warm. This hoodie looks cozy but the bulky style is questionable. Do you love it or hate it?
Randomly, Little Red Riding Hood made an appearance on the catwalks of LA Fashion Week. Except, the brave little girl came in the form of tall, beanpole models showing off a Fall 2008 trend: hoods. Striped cardigans had hoods at the Whitley Kros show (left); coats at the Alexis Lamontagna collection came hooded (right); and one of Octavio Carlin's silk dresses even incorporated the style. Before hoods signified a laid-back style, now they are a symbol of dressed-up cool. Come Fall, throwing on a frock with a hood means looking slick and covering up a bad hair day!