Collared Collars.

Miu Miu has up and done it. They have successfully reinvigorated the collar. A true piece of the 70’s oft overlooked and under appreciated. They have printed up kitties (who remind me of the Siamese twin felines in Lady & The Tramp) on razor sharp collars and poof – instant fame!

I have accumulated a sincere admiration for collars. They are adorable, come in all shapes and sizes and add that extra oompf to any blouse. There’s the peter pan, bertha, oxford, shawl, pilgrim, puritan, buster brown, sailor, clerical, roll back, wing chelsea, chanel, cloverleaf and trench. And then of course there’s the billion variations thereof. Yum.

Help bring back the collar! Below are some of Miu Miu’s genius. Followed by a couple of our own vintage collared items.

Iconic Friday | Lace!

Many apologies we’re late with last week’s Iconic Friday posting. Eeeek. The holiday weekend was upon us and we dipped out of the office a bit early to catch bbq’s with friends and family.  Hope your 4th was sparkler-spectacular!

Lace has been part of fahion’s history as far back as the 1400’s.  Lace’s original birthplace is generally considered to be in Itlay and then spread throughout Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. First woven with linen, gold, silver and silk threads, now cotton is widely used. Different lace patterns were used to identify religious and community heritages and today, lace shows its pretty face by continuing to pop up season after season on the high-fashion runways taking on shapes in accessories, boots and all forms of clothing. Above is a smattering of photos pilfered from designers like Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana as well as lower cost items from smaller boutiques and chains like Forever 21.  Enjoy!

XO | S.