From studs to rhinestones, embellished collars are everywhere these days. Today, Fashion Reporter Allison McNamara is teaching us how to add a little glitz to a button-up blouse. In just a few minutes, you too can have some extra sparkle on your collar.
Get your pets into the spirit of Day of the Dead, or honor the memory of an old furry friend. More than just Mexico's answer to Halloween, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is essentially partying with the dead. A national holiday in Mexico, and observed in other regions in Latin America and Europe, the two-day holiday on Nov. 1 and 2 honors the departed in a celebratory manner, remembering loved ones through funny anecdotes and happy memories. Family members come together to remember the deceased by building altars and "welcoming" the spirits of loved ones home. So why should your pet be excluded from the family fun? Here are 15 great finds from Etsy that will help your kitty or pooch get festive or help you honor a dearly departed pet.
Whether embellished, detachable, or as a cool printed or colored contrast, these celebrities are making collars the focus of every outfit. It's a smart move, particularly for this time of year — while high hemlines or lower necklines have typically been the attention getters, these charming details are proving just as statement making, and they don't require any skin baring. In fact, they look particularly sweet popping out from under a crew-neck knit or added to an everyday t-shirt. The proof is in this crew of celebrity stylers, from Alexa Chung to Jordana Brewster, who prove that it really is all about the collar this season, no matter how you choose to wear one. Click on to get a glimpse of the celebrity lookbook, then shop the latest accessory craze on your own.
Statement collars made a big, well, statement on the Spring 2012 runways from brands like Marni, Preen, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, and many more. In addition to collared shirts and dresses, many designers offered individual collars as accessories, making it easy to achieve the cool buttoned-up look with almost any piece. You can pop a printed one onto your favorite solid tee or tank, and spice things up for evening by adding a sequined or beaded collar to your LBD — a great option to have when you want to put a quick twist on your wardrobe staples. Shop some of our favorite detachable collars now.
This St. Patty's Day, the other pets in the neighborhood will be green with envy when they see your pup or kitty strut her stuff in a festive collar. Whether you go with a bling-ed out fashion statement like this crystal-covered collar ($39) and glitter number ($15), something understated like this simple striped one ($14), or something quirky and fun like this green beer collar ($24), you'll have one lucky furball this March 17! Shop the rest of my picks by clicking on the images above!
From handbags to jackets, I’m all for sporting studs. Well, now my pooch can channel her inner rocker as well (why should I have all the fun?). The Xdog Leather Collar ($100-$175) by the Berkeley-based company Paco Collars, is definitely attention-grabbing.
With an array of sizes and designs, your pet can be a little (or a lot of) bit rock n’ roll. I love the look, but am wondering if it is too tough for my tail wagger? Would your pet wear these stylish studs?
I have high expectations for products from Juicy's pet line; while oftentimes they're a bit out of my budget, the fashion company continues to give us things to talk about and give away! This Winter collection is no exception with my favorites being this stunning rich caramel bag and a cheeky "Bitch Is Back" collar.
Click through the new products and let me know which would make your pup's holiday wish list when you're done.
To celebrate the first day of Hanukkah, I've found some fun clothing and accessories for your furry friend to enjoy the Jewish holiday in style. From the over-the-top Doggie Yarmulkes and Tallis ($20) to the funny Hanukkah Dreidel Pet Hat ($8) to smaller flair like the Chewish Star Personalized Dog I.D. Tag ($20), there's something for everyone. Shop away by clicking on the images above!
Looking for the ultimate in street chic collars? Gangs of New Yorkie's got your pet covered in customizable, handcrafted leather collars that are made to order. You pick out colors and hardware, which range from standard metal lettering to their "ice" rhinestone embellished style. All the details to craft a collar that expresses your pup's personality, including a special charm. Just share a little about your dog's traits and what makes them unique, and Gangs of New Yorkie handpicks a charm to add a little something extra and personalize your dog's fashion statement. Besides being pet-friendly, with features like a soft leather lining to fit more comfortably, these unique-chic collars are also pretty wallet-friendly, with prices starting around $35. Customize and create a collar that's worthy of your pal.
As a former NYC resident, North and I could often be found strolling the streets of the West Village. Even though our favorite dog supply shop has long since shut its doors, the new West Village Collection from Up Country makes me reminisce about our time in the Big Apple. Of the patterns, Gothic Vine brings back fond memories of the pretty brownstones covered with these tangles and makes me miss our long jaunts in the city. With collars and leashes for about $20 each, do any of these styles catch your eye, too?