November 2011

IMAGE: UNZIPPED Heat Seekers

edited by CAT DORAN


OPEN TO THE POSSIBILITIES

The peep-toe boot, confounding as it may be, seems to be all the rage this fall. If I were going to wade past the shores of conventional boots, I would most definitely do so in this pair of sparkly Miu Mius. The trompe l'oeil strap and buckle in black suede over silver glitter really makes my heart sing. Wearing boots that so boldly flaunt the purpose of a boot are a little nuts—but then again, this is L.A. after all, and if you're going to wear an impractical shoe, where better to do it? $890, netaporter.com.

OF A FEATHER

The animal kingdom's contribution to fashion this fall extends beyond fur—scarves and trim, here, there and raising hackles everywhere—to plumage, a trend that leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy. One runway item I can't live without is this crazy multicolored goat-hair coat (left) from Ann Demeulemeester. If I wear it with the Miu Miu peep-toe boots, at least some part of me won't be chilly. anndemeulemeester.be.

HOTHEADED

I am a cold person by nature—always freezing. It can be 75 degrees outside, and I'm looking to pile on the sweaters and throws. Well, this uniquely toasty—and reversible—hoodie-scarf hybrid from Greg Chait of the Elder Statesman is just the fix. An Angeleno himself, Chait initially started a line of insanely thick and dreamy cashmere blankets; now, some four years later, he has branched out into hats, sweaters, scarves and gloves, all woven from his particular brand of heavy-gauged yarns sourced from around the globe. $800, elder-statesman.com.


Of A Feather: Imaxtree