Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Film Noir?

It seems that every fall brings familiar things: cooler nights, cozy sweaters, apple cider, homemade pies, and thoughts of sitting fireside with a good book or strolling through the crisp fall air. And in the world of fashion we can rest assured that the fall season brings darker colors, staple pieces like blazers and trousers, and, more often than not, tweeds and plaids. This fall all our favorite fall fabrics have taken on structured shapes and the runways were full of film noir influences. Sexy pencil skirts and classic cardigans and silky blouses were seen at many of the '08 previews, like at the YSL show. Even MK's Elizabeth and James line had film noir influences.

(Photo: YSL Fall '08 show)

(Photo: Elizabeth and James Fall '08 Line)

But how do you interpret these influences for everyday wear? A recent spread in Bust magazine hit it right on with their more 'modern' take on film noir. Their inspiration? The girls of Twin Peaks. Who can forget the way that Audrey Horn wore plaid pencil skirts and cozy cashmere sweaters? The attire for any of the girls on the show looked effortless and gorgeous!

And it's easy enough to incorporate these looks into your closet. A basic pencil skirt goes a long way and can be worn with cropped cardi's or a blazer and a comfy button-up blouse.

For more inspiration go rent Twin Peaks. We guarantee you'll get hooked!

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