>> Eddie Borgo was in an insect state of mind while designing his Fall 2011 collection, based on the feathered spider chokers, ladybug cuffs, dragonfly earrings, and praying mantis pieces that populate the lookbook. If insects aren't your thing, fret not: Borgo's covetable cone-shaped bracelets are back in new colors and materials, from pave to spotted stone. Check out the slideshow for our favorite pieces from the collection.
Posts for March 10th 2011
>> Hannah MacGibbon did bucket bags at Chloe and Valentino sent out delicate shoulder bags, but really, when it came right down to it, Paris designers had a one-track mind this season: clutches, clutches, and more clutches. See our favorites handbags, overwhelmingly of the clutch variety, in the slideshow — including the Dries Van Noten stunner, at left.
>> At last, the denouement: Fall 2011 Fashion Month is over and out. But before you get back to your regularly scheduled program, may we introduce our favorite shoes from Paris Fashion Week: there's lots of snakeskin, lots of black and white . . . and we couldn't forget those intricately laced Louis Vuitton boots — Kate Moss's pair apparently took four people an hour to lace up!
>> The new, three-minute-long commercial for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume that a catsuit-clad Keira Knightley filmed at the Place de la Concorde in Paris last September is finally about to hit. It's coming to film and TV screens March 21, and a short clip of the commercial, done by Joe Wright, who also directed Knightley in Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, has been released, revealing the actress in what she calls her "Chanel superwoman" look.
>> Alexa Chung's first collaboration with Madewell last Fall was a huge success, and now, the brand has asked her back to design a second collection — set to hit stores for Fall 2011 — which we're hoping will include more polka-dot dresses and cool trousers. For now, sign up on the brand's website starting Tuesday for any and all Alexa Chung for Madewell updates. [Elle.com]