A Click of the Heels

Tis the season to get swept away with the memories of home and all that is sweet.
Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Keira Knightly finds herself in search of home when the tornado sweeps her into a fairytale world for this Vogue photo shoot created by the talented Annie Leibovitz.
Modern artists like Kara Walker, Jasper Johns and Jeff Joons walk the yellow brick road in search for the great Oz as they portray this classic story.

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore...

Home again with Auntie Em.

Dorothy certainly knows what she's talking about when she says, "There's no place like home." Here are some dreamy ruby slippers for every style that would make for the perfect trip home. Click, click...

Christian Louboutin
Classic elegance.

Loafer meets stiletto.

Embroidered with sass.

Feathery frou frou.

Carrie Bradshaw's favorite...Manolo Blahnik.
Lovely in leopard.

Who wouldn't feel sexy in the city with these platform stilettos that have a vine of diamonds on the heel?

Yves Saint Laurent
Avant garde aligator.

Jimmy Choo
Strappy patent leather.

A bit of holiday cheer with these candy cane peep toes. Yummy.
Are you ready to slip into your ruby slippers and head home for the holidays?

Vogue Feature Photos: Style.com

Shoes photos from ShoesforLady.com, ChristianLouboutinLondon.com, SellChristianLouboutin.com, Splendicity.com, LettingThemEatCake.blogspot.com, Polyvore.com, TheJournalista.wordpress.com, WantandAfford.com, FashionFuss.com

The Harem's Closet

Fashion was revolutionized in the early 1900s by the French designer Paul Poiret. Women were freed from the confines of the corset with his draped garmets as they embraced a new style to match their changing role in society.
The draping and innovative shapes by Poiret possessed an eastern feel. Wearing Poiret, or channeling his style as Balenciaga did for Fall 2009, makes you feel as if you're stepping into a harem. Feathers, soft silks, turbans, lampshade tunics, rich furs and harem pants, it's all in the Poiret style book.
Peggy Guggenheim

Balenciaga Fall 2009

I love the peek-a-boo lace bra. Quite fitting in a harem I'm sure.

Denise Poiret, seen here at the NY Plaza Hotel in 1913, was the muse behind Poiret's designs.

Like Balenciaga, John Galliano found his inner Poiret for this Fall's Dior collection. Turbans, fur trims, hobble skirts that narrow at the knee, as well as many more elements sing to the tune of Poiret.

You can see the eastern influence in the styling of the lampshade tunic. It's a bit like a shortened kimono.

This pink dress is so sweet. The tassels at the waist make me think she grabbed the tie-backs from the harem's curtains to add this darling detail. Who knew pink and red could look this good together?

Paul Poiret design from the Met Museum.

From New York to Paris

A color palette of red, orange and shades of amber. Cool breezes and the excitement of the coming holidays. A time for cozy sweaters and sweet memories. This is Fall.

Inspired by the colors and spirit of Fall, here are some of my favorite photos of NY and Paris in this beautiful season.

A golden path for an afternoon walk in the park.

Across the ocean, Paris does Fall with a backdrop of gray that lets the golden trees glow.

Are you ready to embrace the season? For a delightful walk in the park or coffee uptown, try this sweet sweater dress from Kate Spade, $375.
Or you can get cozy in this Fall inspired Missoni ruffle scarf for $218.
How will you embrace the season?

Pictures from: Flickr.com, Jaunted.com, Fififlowers.com, Shedoesthecity.com, Burkepaterson.com, Zimfam.org, Bullfrogandblog.com, Townandcountrymag.com, 24ktstyle.wordpress.com