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Respect: The Sock Monkey Chair

8 Sep

I am often amused by whimsical things, but there are very few times when I stop dead in my tracks and go WOW! Seeing designer Rebecca Yaker’s utterly fabulous sock monkey chair got me thinking out of the box about socks.

Author and creative mastermind behind Hazel & Melvin’s Room, a handmade baby furnishings retailer, her experience as a fashion designer and quirky style have also inspired the sock monkey dress.

The chair is for sale – how has somebody not snatched these up?


Yuma Koshino: Spring/Summer 2012

19 Dec

Metallic sandals and colored socks? Somehow Yuma Koshino makes it work by adding pops of color to neutrals and mellow prints. I feel like she’s raided my grandmother’s closet and suddenly made it cool again.

I especially love these beige open-toe knee highs. Where can I get them? Perhaps they were just one of the designer’s flights of fancy, but if I can’t find them I’ll definitely be making them.


Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

25 Nov

This Week in Socks: New York Fashion Week

14 Sep

Below are some great straight-from-the-runway shots of sock fashion courtesy of New York Fashion Week – Spring 2012.

White anklets and Southern school girl dresses from Bebe:

Sheer dramatic knee highs in polka dot black from Betsey Johnson:

Frilly retro anklet socks from Jeremy Scott:

Old Hollywood a la Katherine Hepburn from Karen Walker:

Strappy peep-toe heels AND contrasting ankle socks from Oscar De La Renta:

Honor Showcases Sheer Socks for Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

11 Sep

Medical school dropout and blossoming designer Giovanna Randall takes Fall’s sheer trend a step further with sheer socks and feminine silhouettes for Spring/Summer 2012. Her label, Honor, includes delicate 1960’s inspired pieces with a vintage appeal that’s both dangerously ladylike and cupcake sweet. The lacy look is an enticing way to keep things light and airy without ditching our beloved knee-highs or going for a shorter style. Her designs really caught my eye and I’m already looking forward to warm weather again!

Link to the Honor runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2012:

Socks by the Seaside: Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012

2 Sep

Though fall is approaching, I’m already looking ahead to Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 2012 pre-collection. Inspired by the British seaside, the designs are a little prim, definitely playful and paired with adorable ankle socks. A good example of just how versatile a few pairs of well-chosen socks can be on a summer holiday.

Style Inspiration: Prabal Gurung Fall 2011

30 Aug

Yesterday Sarah Jessica Parker turned up at a press conference for her new movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” in a cream and black number from Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2011 line.

Photo credit: WENN

It’s causing quite a stir in fashion circles and nobody can quite agree on whether it’s chic or unbecoming. However, love it or hate it, I’m more captivated by the use of bold colors, interesting visual textures and bandage legwear in his Fall 2011 runway show.

Here are some similar options online if you love the look:

Source: Pamela Mann

Source: Emilio Cavallini available at John Lewis

Source: Wolford Tights available at

I also found a great thigh-high sock version from Foot Traffic:

Jean Paul Gaultier Loves the Legwear

21 Aug

The great thing about Jean Paul Gaultier, aside from his wild fashion sense, is his ability to be playful, take risks and incorporate sexy legwear into his runway looks. Whether it’s socks, leggings, stockings or tights – the man just makes me want to go shopping! Here are just a few examples from various 2010-2012 shows.

JPG likes it colorful…


JPG likes texture…


JPG even likes to see socks on men…


And these are just examples from the past few seasons!

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