Leather, Jewels & Lace: Style Guide

Alexander McQueen (Spring 2012)

ALEXANDER McQUEEN (Spring 2012): Jason Wu, Chanel Couture and Alexander McQueen have all succumbed to the allure of the black veil. Not just for funerals, it is the official accessory of choice for fashion icon Daphne Guinness.

”It’s great. It’s less pretentious than sunglasses, but it’s just like you don’t have to wear any makeup, all you have to do is tie a piece of tulle around your head.” –Daphne Guinness

Indeed, Daphne Guinness, this look is as sultry as it is mysterious and great for parties.

Dominic Jones

DOMINIC JONES (Dangling Cross 23-Karat Gold-Plated Earrings): There’s a bewitching Eastern mysticism to these earrings, but mixed with the right leather, black denim and lace-up platform wedges and they easily transition into punk-grunge. For a good look, paint your lips red, choose a reddish-pink cheek color, dark eye liner and blackened mascara.

Haute Hippie

HAUTE HIPPIE (Leather Shorts): The trend we don’t want to go away. Finally a pair of shorts that work just as good in the Fall season as in the Spring. Elegant with a lace blouse, collarless blazer-jacket and patent kitten heels, likewise edgy with a graphic tee, studded denim vest, Doc Martin boots and tousled hair.

Helmut Lang (Stretch Plonge Leather Legging) (Color: Sediment)
Helmut Lang (Stretch Leather Legging) (Color: Black)

HELMUT LANG (Stretch Leather Leggings): Leather leggings are the skinnier alternative to leather pants. We love them because they enhance our womanly figure while providing a tough-girl image. The match-up possibilities are endless, so there’s no excuse not to own a pair.

Helmut Lang (Twisted Loop Cardigan)
Helmut Lang (Twisted Loop Cardigan)

HELMUT LANG (Twisted Loop Cardigan): Long cardigans are here to stay, the longer the better. A casual alternative to blazers, and just like a blazer, it compliments most, if not all, our wardrobe essentials.

House of Harlow 1960

HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 (Leather Drop Necklace): A bold necklace brings life to a muted blouse, draped racer-back tank, crochet or knit shirt.

Jeremy Scott

JEREMY SCOTT (Patent Leather Bra): Madonna, Lady Gaga and a slew of other musical starlets have rocked the leather bra look. Bring this stage piece into the real world with a deep-cut jersey-blouse (you want to reveal just a glimpse of leather, not the entire bra.)

Katie Diamond

KATIE DIAMOND (Una Ring): No rules to this ring. Exert your freedom to wear it repeatedly.

Noritaka Tatehana

NORITAKA TATEHANA (Swarovski Crystal Heel-Less Spiked Booties): More shocking than Dorothy’s red sequins slippers from The Wizard of Oz is Noritaka Tatehana’s Swarovski crystal heel-less spiked booties. More of a jewelry piece than anything else. Daphne Guinness is also a fan of Noritaka Tatehana’s custom creations. The best way to wear it is to let the shoe do all the talking. Dress in darks and neutrals.

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