7.05.2006

Be Like ACDC

In my last post someone asked if purple was "the" color for fall this year, like it's been in the past. Amazingly, it's not but an old standard is back. Black is back and stonger than ever. It's been seen in accesories and clothes alike. My favorite use of black is in rings. I really love this ring from Urban Outfitters that's $14. If Edgar Allen Poe was a woman he would have had this ring. Or maybe not.
Anyways, I would like to remind everyone that since it is summer I'm hardly at home and to not expect posts all that much. I'm trying for atleast once a week but it's hard.
P.S. Who else was stuck in the hail/rain in Washington D.C. yesterday?

32 Comments:

Blogger Ear_Candy said...

this month's Elle is practically all black editorials.

that zebra print bubble dress from Delia's you wrote about a while ago is on sale.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Lena said...

amazing.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Beatriz said...

interesting.....I never thought of it.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Lulu Fruitloops said...

ugh... everyone was saying tha balck was THE color last year... i feel like it's always going to be THE color for fall. butb doesnt anyone remember marc jacobs gorgeous gothic fall 05 collection?

8:56 PM  
Blogger Isabel said...

I wish Poe was a chick...Psst, link me Leith!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Megs said...

Black is going to be big because the Black/White trend is continuing from spring/summer into fall, but to mix it up a bit the retail chains (anthro and urban for example) are throwing in cherry red pops. Should be fun, next two weeks people and then we have full fall lines. Yipee!

11:51 PM  
Blogger Rin said...

I really love black accessories and hope that they do make a comeback this fall. But I'm hoping for it to stay at accessories. Black is great but I'm not really into the gothic look.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Jill the Near-Sighted said...

I saw that ring too on the Urban Outfitters website. I definitely think Poe would wear that. He'd (or she'd, if he was, in fact, magically a woman) love the whole black rose thing.
And I don't think all black has to be gothic. If you do it right it can look really classic, especially with colorful, mod accents. Sienna Miller wore an all black oufit that looked really great. I have a photo of the outfit on my blog.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Beatriz said...

I love the ring. Black is big for the fall.... Dior, I think had an almost all black collection...

shopaholic--takes-the-suburbs.blogspot.com

9:17 PM  
Anonymous maura said...

As Simon Doonan said in Radar, before it tanked, and before Anne Slowey catapulted the trickle-down of the black trend with the above mentioned editorials, "It would certainly be fascinating to walk into Fred Segal and see all those skanky L.A. girls suddenly dressed like Left Bank existentialists, but at the end of the day fashion is like American Idol. The consumer gets to vote."

So basically Leith's spearheading a referendum. Mad props.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous sylvia said...

leith i loved the highly intellectual reference you had in this FASHION blog (im referring to the genius poe reference)! so many comment pages leave us with readers who claim you must be a one-demensional self-centered idiot because all you do is give your opinions on fashion. and although it is your blog people still like to chide you for the frivilous content of fashion. but if we were all hung up on the negativity of the world constantly then everyone would be unhappy that is why we need little fun bits out of life whether it's a gorgeous pair of yellow stilletoes or the latest keane CD (or both! :-) just to keep ourselves grounded! and you're doing just that and i applaud you for it, doing something for fun that you enjoy and isn't stress filled. but it is nice that you can prove to those stereotyping girls that you are indeed smart and appreciate great writers just as they supposably do. props to you! because frivolity and knowledge can and do mix. love you always!
-sylvia

12:03 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

rain in DC? yeah right! never been there! But there was a big Typhoon between China and Japan and Palau got hit with some pretty bad rain, it was sheeting, seriously! So instead of getting a nice island tan on vacay, i look like i stayed home instead!
oh, and the black thing, totally true, black and white with a touch of red!

11:37 PM  
Blogger Olimpia said...

Black isn't my favorite color...it's too simple and boring. But however, it's perfect.
Misterious...

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kiss

9:18 AM  
Blogger marY said...

rain? lucky.

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Genevive said...

off topic but i need advice from a few fellow fashionistas! quick!
i found gorgeous charles by charles david wedges that are adorably vintage and im wrestling with buying then...they are gold and divine but are they worth $80 (even though they normally retail for $120ish...)they are charles by charles david, named peppermint, look them up and then help me decide!

2:25 PM  
Blogger I'llnevertell said...

Black is totally in. When in doubt of the season's main theme look at what Dior or Galliano come up with. Also, Alexander McQueen is doing black/goth/glamour with McQ, his new fusion line for 'young people'. I'm dying for a few key pieces I saw in Style, but even though the stuff is supposedly cheaper, alas my wallet won't stretch that far.

6:34 PM  
Blogger I'llnevertell said...

Genevive I can't find the shoes, but link me, cos I wanna see them, K? :D

6:37 PM  
Anonymous genevive said...

okay here they are:
http://charles-by-charles-david.shoecasuals.com/12628.html

only i have fallen in love with them in gold...cute? no?

7:48 PM  
Blogger I'llnevertell said...

They're pretty cute. A little bland though, non?

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Genevive said...

A tad yes, but in the gold they are much more eye popping, I wish I could find a picture of them! I was thinking a lovely toenail polish could help jazz them up a bit...any other suggestions?

12:29 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

very cute~ reminds me of the anna sui cosmetics collection - lip gloss rings, nail polish bottles, etc...

2:26 PM  
Blogger I'llnevertell said...

If you wanted to be dramatic, a dark red polish like Chanel's Noir Rouge could be very seductress chic, but then at the same time, you could wear like, light pink and go bare legged innocent.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Lexie said...

I think your site & your taste in fashion are fabulous. I hope you update more soon!

11:46 PM  
Blogger Geisha said...

The shoes are unavailable!

1:45 PM  
Blogger lovely m said...

i believe that Poe would where it, whether he be boy or girl.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Genevive said...

i know the shoes are unavailable on the site but i found them at a store so no worries. i actually just picked them up earlier!

11:50 PM  
Blogger spottedSHOELACES said...

Hey!

I'm big on the whole "Blog About Fashion" thing, & I try to do it in my own blog. I'm not quite as experienced as you are though. :] Just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to create my own fashion blog, & keep up the good work. :]]

<3,
Reed

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Mina said...

this is a question for leith, cause i couldn't figure out how to email.
Okay, so, i kind of have two questions. First is this, for faill/ winter there are only two things i want: a good jacket (prefferably military) and a good pair of boots (not cowboy, below the knee, no lower or higer) WHERE can i find these?
Mina=)

10:49 AM  
Anonymous  said...

leith, bad taste is all i have to say.



little bitch-a....

11:07 AM  
Anonymous rebekah said...

yay rings! i love rings. i need more.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous s♄girly has always said...

I found the cutest black rose ring for $10 dollars at highwire girls. fabulous. should've bought it...

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While yes, black will be popular, red is "the" color of the season.

9:38 AM  

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