The Spring 2014 runways were coated with jewels – at least the leg wear was! The sparkle came in all shapes and sizes from Simone Rocha’s pearl-embellished knee-highs to Tom Ford’s full-body crystallization. Admittedly, these are looks that require a grand forum, so I’ve picked out some pieces that are less editorial and more everyday.
In a time when so many bags look alike, it’s nice to see designers come up with truly original pieces. Okay, maybe you don’t love these or want to carry them…they got your attention, though, didn’t they? Tom Ford’s has more goose feathers than a down pillow! To some this might say boho chic, yet others are sure to think Big Bird.
As the line between art and fashion continues to blur (just look at Chanel’s Spring ’14 collection), so does the line that divides jewelry and bags. If Tom Ford has anything to do with it (and what does Tom Ford not have a hand in, really?), it will evaporate entirely.
I love this look. It’s so wearable yet artistic, especially when paired with a nude lip as it was at Missoni’s show this season. At the show, eyes were rimmed in MAC’s Blacktrack Fluidline ($15), and the brand’s Silver Glitter eyeliner was applied with the finger over the lid and brow bone.
Ahhh, London, home of the Sex Pistols, Vivienne Westwood, Tilda Swinton, and the British Monarchy alike. I can always count on London to bring the unique and creative (if at times wacky) to Fashion Month. Not to mention the eclectic. Bags out of the Spring 2014 collections ran the gamut from the immaculately structured and ladylike (Mark Cross’ Grace box bag) to the whimsically furry, fluffy, and appliquéd (à la Burberry Prorsum).