I've noticed a lot of rosette accents on pillows and handbags lately. While a rosette throw pillow is certainly a cute way to repurpose an old bridesmaid's dress, I can't say it's a trend I can handle too much of. When it comes to girlish décor, I'll get behind a bit of pink and some pale green in small doses, but too many three-dimensional florals in my midst and I'll go running for the hills. How do you feel about rosette accents? Yea or nay?
Jans Laugesen showed his A/W 08 collection today at London Fashion Week. Laugesen's collections are currently sold at London's cutting edge Dover Street Market, and are destined to be featured in the next pop up at Earnest Sewn in New York. Laugesen has channeled a slim, masculine silhouette for his fall 08 collection. The aesthetic is not unlike Karl Lagerfeld's personal style where strong shoulder tailoring, leather gloves, and high necklines make for a Bladerunner meets Bullfighter style. Laugesen's collection is also align with the mood of London Fashion Week which has proven to be much more severe than that of New York. Frankly, if you're long and lean (and shy away from anything described with the words 'rosette' or 'bubble') this collection is your ticket to fall 08.
The Cloverfield premiere in LA looked more like a party for The Hills. Audrina Patridge was among the more conservatively dressed cast members present, and she looked simple and cute in her green Phillip Lim minidress. Check out the darling swirl appliqués around the neck. To dazzle up her look a bit, I gave her a leopard clutch and a funky bracelet.
Every year, Gucci prepares a UNICEF holiday campaign, but this year, the company is increasing its efforts. First, it raised its contribution to UNICEF by 5 percent; consequently, 25 percent of the revenues from the sale of seasonal gifts will go to helping the organization.
Another addition is a special edition Gucci for UNICEF bag, which is the traditional Indy canvas bag with a special rosette design. The small version costs $1,990, while the big one is $2,350. Inside the bag is a card explaining to the buyer that she will be supporting the health of an orphan for a full year. To chat more about UNICEF, visit the Teamsugar group created by lady_coco!
The rest of the gifts and accessories will be on sale in over 200 Gucci boutiques from November 14 through December 31st. Happy holidays!
Kate Bosworth worked the rosettes in her Alice + Olivia dress while dining out with her boyfriend at Il Sole restaurant in LA. Another trend she was working was leggings. I would have preferred her bare-legged in this case because the dress is pretty enough to stand on its own. Despite the fact that the leggings deflower the look, she still manages to look fresh and youthful.
n. Roselike object, usually made of fabric to resemble a rose. Used to decorate garments or accessories.
Marchesa made rosettes popular as exemplified in their Spring 2007 collection. Celeb followers include Sienna Miller, who wore a Marchesa rosette dress for the label's 2nd anniversary party.
Get rosey in this Rebecca Taylor Rosette Tunic, $247.