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If you’re into fashion in the slightest you’ve noticed the rising trend of intricate mirrored prints. My collection is small, with this Forever 21 skirt from this outfit post, and my thrifted maxi from this outfit post, but I’m still looking to add more to my collection!

We’ve seen it with Jonathon Saunders, Givenchy, D&G, McQueen… and all the knock-off/off-price brands and shops. I think it’s safe to say this trend is sticking and it’s time to invest in a statement piece. What I’m currently lusting? These gorgeous mirror prints by Alexander McQueen (view the set here!).

Seriously considering dipping into my savings for this last one….can’t get much more ‘me’ than bone inspired lace in black!

What do you think of this trend? Also, the sale lace dress, worth a potential investment? Thoughts? Discuss, and be sure to check out MatchesFashion (where I found these dresses) for great other finds and deals!

Go Try It On Halloween

Tuesday night I was cordially invited to the exclusive costume party hosted by website GoTryItOn!  GoTryItOn is such a fun interactive site that I use where you upload pictures of your looks BEFORE you go out and people write their opinions! It’s like the old school webcam chatting with friends, but you get a vast range of opinions from people all over the world who loves style as much as you do. You can view my profile on the site here.

So anyway, they invited me to their exclusive holiday party in SoHo. The venue was decorated, the DJ was exceptionally great, and there were jack-o-lantern buckets of candy and fun costume extra’s on every table.

I went as Wilma Flintstone, though I kind of made my hair too big and my bones were hardly noticeable. I also convinced my “plus one” to let me paints his face for an hour into a skeleton, which turned out to be a huge hit!

I wore a white dress from rainbow, pulling a Monroe and staple-altering it! Also wore Bakers heels, a fringed bag from Limited Too, and a fur jacket that my mother had bought me for Christmas a few years ago.

The party was so much fun, and I can’t wait to get the pictures back from the photobooth there!

Also, please note this is my FIRST costume…there will be many more to come so stay tuned! ❤

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What Lovely Bones

McQueen, Spring 09

Bones, normally worn on the inside of your body to keep you from looking like jello, are now being seen on the outside of your clothes. It seems the late but great Alexander McQueen was the first to bring about this trend with his signature skull and cross bone scarves, this seemingly x-ray designs from Spring 09, and then most recently with “The Bone Collection” for his Fall/Winter 10/11 line. Other designers picking up on the trend include Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, Christian Lacroix, and DSquared.

Rodarte strategically layered and gathered the pieces of their line to look skeletal; With gathering and drapery, many of their dresses have the appearance of being ribs.

Jeremy Scott took quite a different approach for his Spring 10 line. Channeling Pebbles, Bam Bam, and our other favorite BedRock characters, Scott created a hit line. Complete with shoes embellished with faux bones, this line became a favorite for alternative styled celebs, including Audrey Kitching and Kelly Osborne.

Christian Lacroix made bone inspired jewelry to portray ribs (and lifesize too!)

(LtoR) Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, Christian Lacroix

My favorite take on this trend, though, has to be DSquared’s. This legendary brand took it to the next level with spine and bone inspired heels of all sorts. These Vertebrae Heels come in strappy sandals, peep toe pumps, ankle boots, laced boots, and thigh high boots. They’re going to come in black, white, and brown. I’ve seen some people who already have their pair somehow, but the collection isn’t available to the open public until August 2010 for the fall line. How much are these pretty babies? $1275 for the pumps, $1650 for the strappy sandals, and I can only imagine how much for the boots. Someone seriously needs to buy me a pair though! I would probably give up sex for a few months for those shoes…

Now, if you’re a poor student, like myself, and still want to get all boney up in herre, there are a few alternatives you can do. One, you can pull a DIY and cut up you’re own shirt, like I suggested a month ago. Get creative and strategic when attempting to make it look rib-like.

Another option is Hot Topic. They tend to carry rib and bones inspired jewelry and accessories at all times for fair prices ($20 and under, usually). Other places to try are Etsy for online shops, though some of those handmade accessories can get pricey. Or, go to Michael’s and start a project yourself! get creative and have fun with this trend! 😀