Tag Archives: embellishments


28 Aug

2 years ago, I expressed my desire for a studded, high-heeled Christian Louboutin shoes and embellished clothes. It was easy enough to find low-priced embellished clothes but quite difficult to find shoes studded with spikes, sharp enough to do some damage. And just like any trend pioneered by a premier designer, it takes about 1.5-2 years for that to spread. Sure enough, any brand from Jessica Simpson shoes to Zara has them. So now, I have this overwhelming array of choices: studs on my shirt + shoes + coat? The key here is moderation but it’s hard!


This brings to mind a dialogue from the movie The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda Priestly lectures Andy Sachs about saying that it’s (fashion in general) all just “stuff”:

…that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.




14 Jun

I love embellishments on clothes: leather, beads, crystals – any other material that is “other” from plain fabric. For these to work and not look gaudy, it needs to be simple and beautifully tailored. I have nothing against plain clothes but the extra hardware makes me feel armored almost and it adheres to my fashion sense: effortless with an edge.