Accessories, Fashion, Jewelry, Lust List, ShoesLust List: July 2009


ONE. Hervé Léger Strapless Bandage Dress — I used to overlook Herve Leger bandage dresses because I always thought they cut unflatteringly across the midsections, unless you were the skinniest of starlets and the most bodacious of supermodels. But I have it on good authority from a normal sized friend that the reason why the Herve Leger bandage dresses are so coveted is because they suck everything in Spanx-style. I chose this Herve Leger bandage dress since I lusted after a similar one that Leighton Meester wore on Gossip Girl, and there weren’t too many ‘bandage’ pieces in the dress that would prevent it from looking sleek. I love the slashes of dark slate gray among the cardinal red, which are very painterly inspired, and the chic, downtown silhouette would look great for a night on the town paired with a fitted tuxedo blazer and black heels. - Kathleenicon

TWO. Yves Saint Laurent Ankle Strap Platform Pump –  I always lust after unattainable designer shoes, but when TDO Editor Carolyn showed me these gorgeous YSL pumps, it was love and lust at first sight. I do already own a pair of black patent platform pumps that were probably a fifth of the price of these YSL babies, but the thin ankle strap and super high heel take this pair to another level. Can’t you just see yourself traipsing around in these, with your legs looking much longer and instantly dressing up your outfit? The best part is that these are on sale at YSL.com, making them slightly more attainable (not for me, sadly). Let me know if you do pick up a pair so I can live vicariously through you! - Nina

THREE. Caresse D’orchidees Par Cartier Eyewear at OPTYX by Gruen -- Glasses wearers like me who are constantly looking to make a fashion statement with their eyewear can now treat their vision to the ultimate indulgence – Cartier. OPTYX by Gruen in New York City recently debuted the new Caresse D’orchidees collection, marrying the romantic orchid Cartier jewels with high tech, stylish, customizable frames.  The lens can be altered to any shape or size to fit your face as well as made into prescription sunglasses.  My favorite pair, an 18kt solid pink-gold frames with pavé diamonds and pink sapphires, rings up at $44,500 – so it might be a while before my eyes get that kind of makeover. - Carolyn

FOUR. Elizabeth Cole Leaf Hinge Bracelet — Elizabeth Cole Jewelry is one of my newest discoveries and right now, I’m totally coveting this bracelet.  The leaf pattern is decked out with Swarovski Crystals and then set in 24kt antique gold plate. So gorgeous and sparkly, how can you not love it?  The price tag of $268 isn’t too crazy, but it’s definitely out of my budget right now! - Connie

FIVE. A.P.C. Sunburst Dress — I don’t normally wear a lot of white, but during the summer when I’m all bronzed from self-tanner, there’s nothing I like better than to slip on a white dress for a night out. There’s some great, affordable options out there right now, but of course, the one I fell in love with is definitely meant for my Lust List. A.L.C.’s Sunburst dress is a classic shape and its super soft jersey fabric means that it would be comfortable to wear for hours at a time. But what I really love about it is the unexpected rhinestone details and embroidery on the neckline. The bright yellow-green color really makes them stand out and gives the dress a one of a kind feel that’s missing from all the other white dresses in my closet. Maybe it’ll go on sale before the end of the summer and I can finally get my hands on it! - Stacey

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