Serve and Protect

Roberto Cavalli F09

Several designers showed thigh high black leather boots this year and they have every sign of staying around for F10 making them a great investment. Why the longevity of the trend? It's part of a general desire to wrap up in layers that protect against the slings and arrows of our modern world! These photos are from the Cavalli show for Fall 09. It was interesting to me that this designer so well known for Luxe Hippie and overly-embellished Italian styles showed more severe, body-conscious black-on-black looks trimmed with gold grommets. Perfect for the modern Warrior Woman!

Jimmy Choo for H&M, $299

Here is another version from Jimmy Choo, part of a great capsule collection from H&M. Again the styling evokes Medieval knights!


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