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FALL FASHION

4 Steps to Dressing Up

Precious metals, fur, knits and plaid are the materials of the moment. How they're being used is enough to knock you off your feet.

September 10, 2006|Kristin Young | Kristin Young is features editor at Angeleno magazine, where she covers fashion. Her articles have also appeared in Women's Wear Daily, W, Redbook and others.

[Caption text by Kristin Young]

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Resource Guide

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Metals, Page 34: Miu Miu gold-sheen hand-painted jacquard dress, $4,705, available at Miu Miu, New York City, (212) 334-5156. Gold silk dress by 3.1 phillip lim, $426, at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, and Barneys New York, Beverly Hills. Suede platform shoe with plexiglass heel, $995, at Sergio Rossi, Beverly Hills.

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Fur, Page 35: Louis Vuitton crushed fur wedge boots, $1,780, at Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills. Givenchy navy blue and black feather coat, $9,860, by special order through Maxfield, Los Angeles. Prada fur vest, $4,335, at Prada, Beverly Hills.

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Knits, Page 36: Tom Scott asymmetrical lamb's wool and cashmere charcoal cardigan, $450, at Noodle Stories, Los Angeles. Sonia Rykiel black wool beret, $535, by special order at Sonia Rykiel boutique, New York City, (212) 396-3060. Louis Vuitton beige knit hat, $515, at Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills. Sportmax beige sweater worn as skirt, $740, dark brown cardigan tied around waist, $720, and green ribbed legwarmers, $140, at select MaxMara boutiques. Christian Louboutin "Yo Yo Zippa" taupe mohair platform pumps, $710, at Christian Louboutin, Beverly Hills.

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Plaids, Page 37: Alexander McQueen red plaid dress with black lace trim, worn underneath Ralph Lauren Collection purple silk taffeta plaid dress, $3,598, at select Ralph Lauren stores. DSquared tartan underwear, $195, at Gaia, Los Angeles. Miu Miu green suede wooden wedge shoes with gold detail on toe, $815, and Miu Miu knitted socks, available at Miu Miu, New York City, (212) 334-5156.

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