The Best Halloween Treats

1. Candy Rings

2. Fall Gourmet Dunked Caramel Apple

3. Fat Witch Brownies

4. Homemade Caramel Corn

5. Customize Your Own Chocolate!

Kids collect too much candy? Here’s an idea. Call a family shelter or hospital with a pediatric ward, and make up fun bags of candy from your surplus…everything must be wrapped.

Irresistible Items in Black and Orange

Not in the mood to paint your face or put on a wig? Try paying tribute to Halloween with black, orange, or skull clothing or accessories. Skulls have become a “classic” motif for those of us who walk on the edge of darkness, and black and orange are great Fall colors. You will cycle them into your wardrobe after the Holiday passes.

1. Casio Orange Dial Black Strap Watch

2. Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf

3. Hunter Boots

4. Rayban Classic Wayfarers

5.Alexander McQueen Skull Bag

6.Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Orange High Tops

7. Skull Candy Headphones

Easy Halloween Costumes

This is an easy costume for all of you who are stuck on what to be for Halloween this year.  Make sure you pack an attitude, then you’ll really be Sue Sylvester.  FYI, this week on Glee, the cast reenacts Rocky Horror picture show. Great vintage options for Halloween costumes include Cheap Jacks Vintage Clothing in NYC and LA Vintage online.

1. Adidas Track Suit

2. Blonde Wig

3.High Sock

4. Megaphone

5. Adidas Sneakers

Zebra

Leopard has become a “classic” pattern option for lines across the globe. It continues to impact fashion from low to high markets. Zebra has more of an 80’s graphic appeal and is cropping up in fashion lines that feature midwear to outerwear, best exaggerated and in bold black and white. The zebra pattern adds punctuation to solid and neutral lines.

1. Gap Intarsia Graphic Tunic Sweater

2. Rachel Roy Zebra Ring

3. Zebra Watch

4. Kate Spade New York Mot June Bon Shopper

5. California Select Vintage Scarf

Graphic Patterns

 

Some of the graphic patterns reemerging for 2011 are returning as a result of 80s fashion and iconic printmakers like Pucci. Most important elements include geometric “tile” looks, spherical and circular looks, textural impressions, innovative color usage, and graphic black and white effects. The impact of these patterns comes through because they can be used in fashion or home furnishings. The patterns that live long in fashion are powerful in the world of interiors. For a more decorative to elaborate impression, look for tapestries and brocades, especially good for shoes, bags, and jackets.

The Plot Thickens on Denim

Denim continues to captivate the fashion world from old to young, from tight to boyfriend,  and from faded to saturated indigo. We think some of the most fun spins include the Daisy Dukes twinned with opaque leggings for Fall and fitted overalls. The zipper bottoms are really big (please unzip for a flare over your boot or shoe), cargo details on skinny jeans, and lined cuffs that give you a little punctuations or pop. Don’t forget that white jeans are year round, particularly when twinned with chocolate brown or black.

Fur Vests and Trapper Hats

The best furs for the season are the ones that are designed to look real because they can add a third dimension to the came land grey color story.   The trapper hat continues, and the best variation on the theme includes ears.

1. Cassin Hooded Mink Fur Vest

2. Jack by BB Dakota Janika Vest

3. Kensie Fur Vest

4. JoJo Skull Trapper Hat

5. Haute Hippie Feather Vest

6. Ella Moss Faux Fur Vest

7. Topshop Faux Fur Lined Trapper Hat

Men’s Tuxedo Slipper

After the flats revolution (ballerina flat, skimmer), the newest variation on the theme comes with a ½ inch heel and is made of velvet. It’s the men’s tuxedo slipper. It can feature a fun monogram, emblem, or motif. It may also be done in leopard or crushed velvet. They’re perfect with skinny to boyfriend jeans. They’re great with leggings and long jackets, and they add just enough height to add support for those who run through their day. The most traditional menswear manufacturer or these is Tickers, native to London. The newest iteration is from Stubs and Wooton, Del Toro, and Hadleigh’s pictured below.

 

1. Stubbs and Wootton Tuxedo Slipper

2. Hadleigh’s in Highland Park Village Store

3. Del Toro Tuxedo Slipper