Yoox is one of my favorite resources for nabbing iconic pieces from past collections. Case in point: this wool blazer with ruched detailing from the Fall 2008 Comme des Garçons collection. Rei Kawakubo sent jackets down the runway connected by strips of elasticized, satin-frilled garter belts. While most are too avant-garde for everyday wear, this cutout version is just witty enough—for Style.com’s offices, that is. Yet another reason I’m glad I didn’t opt for law school.
Miu Miu was one of my favorite Spring ’10 collections, and I particularly loved Miuccia Prada’s series of white-on-navy animal silhouette prints. This adorable crane-patterned tea dress from the new Kate Moss x Topshop collection—which hit its online store yesterday—has the same girly-retro vibe. I’d pair it with sheer black tights and thick-heeled platform Mary Janes. The best part about Ms. Moss’ frock? Unlike the runway pieces, I don’t have to wait until next year to get my fix. Click the image to shop.
Want to express some seasonal spirit but don’t feel comfortable stepping out in full costume? We recommend Alexander McQueen’s Marilyn skull T-shirt. The elegantly horrifying print hits an appropriately ghoulish note, but even better, you won’t need several hours to assemble a coordinating outfit. Some carefully drawn red lacquer lips and a powdered face—à la the makeup at McQueen’s brash Fall ’09 show—is all it’ll take to look Halloween-party appropriate. Click the image to shop.
Lately, Halloween has become an excuse to bring sexy back, but frankly, the thought of yet another Hallow’s Eve peopled with felines, naughty nurses, and nubile girl scouts has us running scared. Instead, we’re planning on taking cues from Lon Chaney, Jr.’s 1940′s Wolf Man and going fashionably hirsute. In beat-up boots and jeans with Burberry Prorsum’s black goat-hair coat, we’ll look positively beastly. Grrr.