Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Trompe-L’Oeil is an old art technique that involves extremely realistic imagery to create an optical illusion and makes objects appear three-dimensional instead of being simply a two-dimensional painting. In the modern world of fashion this trick has been used on many occasions. My latest favorites are the Ballerina Tights from Chanel:

This simple sheer stocking incorporates a matte criss-cross weave that is reminiscent of traditional Spanish lace-up espadrilles.

The following four breathtaking images, taken by legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, showcase the same product in black:

The idea of something that is very flattering and yet easy to wear (ever tried keeping those espadrilles' lacing in place?) is liberating!

Another similar find are these provocative Black Mock Garter Stockings by the British-based House of Holland, available at Seven New York:

Seductive, but comfortable, these tights give enough freedom to move around and not be afraid to lose your nylons.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Go Cassie!

The shape is stunning, but I especially approve of the choice of this camouflage-flavored pattern for making them a little military-ish!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Unconventional Leopard

Walking through the city the other day I came across this cool awning at the recently-relocated Siaani Salon. I applaud the eccentric use of leopard pattern!!!

In this spirit I admire these chic Debut pendant fixtures from Zaneen. Available in Leopard Print Gold and Leopard Print Silver, their diffusers are made out of recycled leather:

My list would not be complete without these sexy Leopard Print Denim Pumps from the Cruise 2010 collection by Dolce&Gabbana. Available at Nordstrom:

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