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Friday Fashion Hotlist | 9.29.06

Issue No. 58 of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

week, we’re bringing back the Friday Fashion Hotlist with The Best Cardigan Sweaters to take you right into Autumn.  We balance a sexy, mid-thigh length cardigan for women with a classic, heather grey cardigan for men.

  Joie Cashmere Cardigan
Joie Don’t Go Cashmere Blend Cables | $285 at
Bridges the gap between sweaters and sweaterdresses.

Luxe Cardigan from Banana Republic
Luxe Winter Blend Button-mock Cardigan | $118 at Banana Republic
Classic cardigan for the Classic man.

2 comments September 29th, 2006

Clef de Coeur Necklace

Clef de Coeur NecklaceDesigner Katherine Babin loves creating jewelry with vintage finds, like this Clef de Coeur key.  She’s curious about the key’s mysterious past, wondering what it was made to open–a door, a jewelry box, a hope chest, a diary? 

Allow the Clef de Coeur to unlock the door to your imagination.  Throw it on with some jeans and a tee for a more casual look or even a funky dress to balance out the femininity of the piece.

Fun fact about Katherine?  She was in an after school special type video about anti-inhalants when she was twelve years old.  Her big line: "No thanks, I don’t do stuff like that.  It sounds sort of dangerous."  To this day, her sisters won’t let her live that one down.

$52 each at Dejarnette.

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Ready Made Outfit [Men]: Black Tie Casual Friday

Add a bit of black tie glamour to your Casual Friday.  With a vest, tie, and buttondown shirt, your outfit will take you from work to your Friday night date.

Fashion Formula = Hoodie + Buttondown Shirt + Tie + Waistcoat + Jeans + Dress Shoes.

Penguin Secret Sam Hoodie
Penguin Secret Sam Hoodie | $79 at 80’s Purple

Banana Republic White Shirt

Fitted Solid Dress Shirt | $68 at Banana Republic

Banana Republic Blue Striped Tie

Blue Striped Tie | $59.50 at Banana Republic

Gang Cashmere Waistcoat

Gang Cashmere Waistcoat | $115 at Modern Amusement

Seven Jeans

Manhattan Bootcut Jeans by Seven Jeans | $189 at ScoopNYC

Kenneth Cole Checkmate Shoes
Checkmate Oxford Shoe | $195 at Kenneth Cole

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Onyx Hoop Earrings

Onyx Hoop Earrings Designer Cathy Jordan paired these beautiful faceted onyx stones with sterling silver and gold filled hoops to evoke a "mod" 60s look.  Stylish, yet simple, the Onyx Hoop earrings are one of Cathy’s best selling styles.

With 70s and 80s retro looks coming back into fashion, Cathy recommends pairing the earrings with a short skirt or skinny jeans and high boots. 

Why Cathy rocks our world: When she was pregnant, her water broke in the middle of the night, and her husband was in New Orleans on business. So, instead of calling a friend to pick her up, she drove HERSELF to the hospital. Gotta love a girl with guts.

$34  at A Catherine Original.

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Spring 2007 Trends: Interview with Alana Kelen and Esther Pak of VH1

Omiru: Style for All ( conducts an interview with VH1 stylists Alana Kelen and Esther Pak at New York Fashion Week.

1 comment September 27th, 2006

Da Nang Vest

Da Nang Vest

The poufy vest is the perfect transition piece to take you from Summer to Autumn to Winter.  Wear it with a sheer tee (as shown) when the good weather starts fade, and layer it over a thick knit when the snow starts to fall.

$289 at Ella Bleu Boutique.

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Trendscape: Fall Wrap Dresses

The holidays are months away, but it’s never too early to start wrapping yourself
in wrap-dresses!

As our reader poll indicated, wrap dresses are here to stay, so you might as well make the transition from summer to fall a stylish one. Unlike Summer wrap dresses, Fall’s dresses work better in darker shades and worn with chic boots.  Behold our favorite wrap dresses to get you started on your Fashionable Fall Journey. 

Our $$$ Pick

 DVF khaki wrap dress

Diane von Furstenberg Utility Dress | $425 at Nordstrom

Our $$ Picks

grey wrap dress

Late Meeting Wrap Dress | $218 at Anthropologie

orange and brown wrap dress

Sun Dance Dress | $198 at Anthropologie

Our $ Pick

grey wrap dress

Wool-blend Jersey Wrap Dress | $138 at Banana Republic

2 comments September 26th, 2006

Ilana Moses Bittersweet Short Jacket

Bittersweet Jacket by Ilana Moses Designer Ilana Moses designed this shrunken 100% merino cardigan for a thoroughly modern girl with a sense of romance.  We love it for the oversized wooden buttons on the lapel.  Gets us every time.

$242 at Le Train Bleu.

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Omiru Poll Results: Kimono Sleeves are On the Way Out

Omiru Poll Result: Kimono Sleeves are On the Way Out

Ya Ya Snap Kimono CardiganWe asked: Are Kimono Sleeves In or Out?

You said: Kimono sleeves are past their moment on the spotlight.  58% think this trend is either Out (21%) or On the Way Out (37%).  On the other side, a slight minority, 42%, believe Kimono sleeves are In.

Omiru’s take:
We appreciate that today’s kimono sleeves expand beyond their Asian roots to embrace thoroughly modern styles.  But despite their ubiquitous presence on the Spring 2007 runways, kimono sleeves don’t seem to be exceptionally popular with the Omiru crowd.  Really, we could go either way on this trend, but we do offer up the following caution: choose styles with low to moderate volume. 

Next Question:
The perfect addition to an evening ensemble, capes and capelets have graced the runways for the last two seasons.  But what do you
think?  Tell us, are Capes and Capelets In, or are they Out?  Cast your
vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Ya-Ya Snap Kimono Cardigan | $390 at Shopbop.

2 comments September 25th, 2006

LaROK Cotton Shirt with Tie

LaROK Cotton Shirt with Tie Like you, we’re digging the Menswear as Womenswear trend, especially when the details are so well translated.  We just can’t get enough of the skinny tie.

$138 at Intermix.

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