I'm not really a floral person. In most cases, I flat out hate them, but there are a select few florals that woo me. That said, I'm already coming at these Mojo Moxy "Petals" pumps with a heavy bias.
It is not my bias speaking when I say there's a lot going on here --bright colors and a pattern and three dimensional riveted plastic flowers. But they are a classic shape and a modest heel. They're also on sale for $45-$59. Maybe I need to see them in an outfit. A little shift dress and heavy eyeliner, perhaps? How would you wear these, or do you think they should be thrown in a fire?
Jean Paul Gaultier's runway promoted one of my favorite fashion looks: pinstripes with a delicate, feminine print. He had high-waisted pants, suspenders, lingerie elements, lace, sheer fabrics, softly geometric designs, and monochrome dominated, much to my glee. His menswear-inspired looks are a testament to how graceful the style can be. Christian Lacroix also paid homage to menswear with pieces inspired by matadors and soldiers. The complete collection wasn't cohesive, but even the breaks from theme were lovely. It's hard to argue with so many colors, ruffles and embroidery. Plus, I want that polka dot coat!
I love Miu Miu's harlequin themed show from Spring Summer 2008, especially this sweetly sexy striped mini dress. Kensie created a cute green version that's more wearable for everyday life. It's $118 at Macy's and perfect for spring. Now if I could find an inexpensive version of that show's teacup heels... Runway image: style.com .
October is the perfect month for anyone who loves a dramatic look. Because of Halloween, you can get away with more in the makeup department than you can the rest of the year. You want to try false eyelashes? Go for it. You want to color your eyebrows? Do it. Color outside the lines with eyeshadow? Why not? Live it up so much in October that people will think black lipstick in November is practically normal.