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Pantyhose Are Back

This season pantyhose are back in a big way, that’s right…. pantyhose.

The things your mom used to bring home in weird egg-shaped packaging.  The things once worn by flight attendants, first ladies and EVERYONE in the Mad Men era are cool again!

Sitting front row at the Spring 2018 Naeem Khan Runway show Paula Abdul caused a fashion stir when she wore a pair of nude Donna Karan pantyhose.  Social media exploded with photos questioning her bold nude leg choice.

Fast forward through a few more shows and nude pantyhose became a recurring theme.  Alessandro Michele donned his models in granny stockings and nude hosiery at Gucci and Helmut Lang showcased the full monty of pantyhose complete with control tops in their Spring 2018 shows.

The rapidly growing trend has already made it’s way to the streets.

Duchess Kate is often credited with bringing back nude-nylon-covered legs and flashier stars like Miley Cyrus, Beyonce and Ariana Grande are also fans of flesh-toned hose.

You know something is officially a trend if it starts popping up on CW shows and Veronica (Camila Mendes) on Riverdale has been rockin’ some nude pantyhose all season.

“Pantyhose makes an outfit more elegant, makes a lady or a girl look more put together, and that is what Veronica is,” Riverdale’s Costume Designer Rebekka Sorensen-Kjelstrup told Vanity Fair, “It doesn’t matter what she’s doing. At all times she is put together, and pantyhose just makes that clean line from head to toe. Even if it’s just nude, there’s something about it that’s very elegant”.

Why pantyhose?  Well this once thought-of-as-antiquated accessory is like makeup for your legs.

They disguise blemishes and varicose veins, and make legs appear smoother and, depending on what shade you choose, tanner.  German hosiery brand Item M6 even makes what they call an “Invisible Tight” which actually improves your circulation while lifting and smoothing and London based hosiery brand Heist worked with 67 women over 12 months on a quest to free women from uncomfortable fitting pantyhose. The result? A nude sheer pantyhose that won’t sag, pinch, scratch or dig. Yes, that super-tight and restrictive waistband is a thing of the past.

Another PLUS for pantyhose is that they make a great seasonal transition piece.  If you don’t feel like looking as bundled up as tights they are a great way to keep a little warmth on your legs while embracing a Spring look AND they will help hide that “winter white” shade your legs became over the cold weather season!

To rock the nude pantyhose look opt for sheer coverage, where you can see your actual legs through the fabric, and try to match as closely as possible to your skin tone.  The idea is for your legs to look almost airbrushed and avoid them if you are wearing open toe shoes.

Click to SHOP some of my favorite nude pantyhose:

Charlotte Olympia An Accessory To Murder Collection

“On a dark night, two girls found themselves in the wrong place at the right time and I was about to get caught in a Spider’s web. A web of beautiful women, high heels, leopard print and murder”.

To the backdrop of a classic film noir tale, Charlotte Olympia launches the Autumn Winter 2017 collection. There’s a victim, a detective, a heroine and one serious shoe plot to unravel. And so, the case begins.

The Collection is shown in full Film Noir style in a Fashion film Directed by Sophie Edelstein.


Inspired by 40s film greats like Lauren BacallBarbara Stanwyck and Rita Hayworth, designer Charlotte Olympia’s fall line of shoes, bags and accessories is an ode to Film Noir and it’s stylish mystery and mayhem.

This Collection is everything my retro-loving fashion heart could ask for.  It’s the monotone story of femme fatale style with pops of powerful pinks and heartbreaker reds.

‘In fabulous shoes, a girl can get away with anything’ 

Nods to iconic Film Noir symbols are present throughout the collection including rotary dial telephone bags, killer leopard prints, glamorous gloves, heart motif stilettos, lace up heeled tweed and suede Oxfords, framed handbags, pearl embellished Cinderella heels and of course newsprint.

Here’s a peek at the Collection that is making headlines this season and remember fellas “Never come between a girl and her shoes”.

To Shop the Collection in Las Vegas Visit the Charlotte Olympia Boutique at the Forum Shops at Caesars.  If elsewhere visit CharlotteOlympia.com

Vans x Karl Lagerfeld

Hello September!  Exciting news this week!  

On September 7, Vans will debut a 12-piece collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, Vans x Karl Lagerfeld,  that includes logoed hoodies, printed tees, leather skirts and Karl’s own spin on the Classic Vans check (instead of squares, Lagerfeld’s print is his iconic ponytailed  silhouette).

…and the shoes!

The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD footwear Collection includes six interpretations of Vans Classic styles, including the debut of the SK8-Hi Laceless Platform and the Old Skool Laceless platform, both outfitted in luxe leather with K-quilted stitching atop white platform soles. The offering further includes a solid black leather Classic Slip-On finished with K-quilted details. The Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue receive premium leather uppers that have been outfitted with bouclé fabric quarter-panels atop a black outsole. Rounding out the assortment, Vans’ legendary black and white Checkerboard Classic Slip-On has been remastered with a Vans x KARL LAGERFELD cameo print.

Priced from $40 to $300, the collection will go on sale in Karl Lagerfeld stores, Karl.com, and Vans.com on September 7,

ERDEM x H&M

It’s time to mark your calendars,  get your standing-in-line shoes ready and make your must-have’s list because H&M has just announced its latest big secret: the next exclusive designer collaboration will be with ERDEM!

Squeal…followed by a bunch of jumping up and down!

I am a HUGE, GINORMOUS, KINDA OBSESSED fan of this romantic London based fashion house and can’t wait to get my hands on this collection!

and there’s more…..

Visionary film maker Baz Luhrmann will bring the collection to life through his unique storytelling with a fashion film!

For H&M Erdem has designed a brand-new collection for women and, for the first time ever, a collection for men.

Erdem believes in the power of beauty, exploring historical references and personal narratives in every piece he makes.

For ERDEM x H&M he’ll reflect and reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections, playing with the prints, textiles and delicate craftsmanship that have made his name.

You will have to contain that excitement for a little bit longer because the  ERDEM x H&M won’t hit stores and hm.com, until November 2, 2017.

Here is a First Peek at The Collection:

Knock on Wood: Clogs are Hot for Summer 2017

Chanel Wood Slides

Clogs are totally hot for summer 2017, once known as a folksy shoe worn by gardeners and smurfs, the clog has come a long way from its humble orthopedic foot care beginnings.

This iconic style was originally made famous in the late 1960s by Dr. Scholls, the sandal’s raised toe crest and contoured sole encourage natural gripping and flexing when walking. Perfectly simple, playfully chic, and crafted in wood to last through the years, the Original Exercise Sandals were an unexpected fashion hit and has remained a feminine favorite for decades.

According to well known fashion lore: Clogs come back in style every seven years.  The last time they made a huge showing was in the 2011 shows (which happened in 2010 so get out your calculators folks… was 7 years ago) they remained front and center the whole year once fashion darling Alexa Chung adopted them as her go to style.  Then last year we got a sneak peek of the trend rearing its head again in fur lined versions at Gucci and Fendi.

Thanks to the revival of 1970s style and all things boho, clogs have made their way into the summer 2017 collections of just about EVERYONE. From Saint Laurent’s studded prints to Chloe’s organic modernist take, clogs have been given a cool fashion update for spring that is anything but folksy.

Effortlessly chic, easy to wear and oh so comfy they will give your feet a much needed summer vacation.

Whether you choose to rock them in the form of slides, sky high platforms, strappy sandals or slip-on mules there is no disputing that wood soles are hot hot hot this season and don’t forget to keep ahold of them when the season ends because the trend will be back again in 7 years, hello Spring/Summer 2024.

Clogs Summer 2017