Monday, April 8, 2013

Earning Our (Black & White) Stripes

Stripes: to say we're obsessed is an understatement. They are, by no means, a new trend: Coco (Chanel, of course) loved them for their "graphic sensibility", and ever since she was famously photographed circa 1930 at a French resort wearing a striped top and palazzo pants, the rest of the world has too.  Then there was Brigitte. (Oh, Brigitte.)  And even though it seems stripes trend every Spring and Summer (at least in our closets!), this season we can't get enough of them in black and white. Between the Marc Jacobs suits and the Oscar de la Renta dress, what's so wrong with seeing the world in black and white anyway? And we don't just want to wear them. We also love the Old World Hollywood Glam sensibility that decorating with black and white graphic stripes evokes.  Below, the images that inspire us and the items we're lusting after.  

Coco loved them, so we do too. Image courtesy of http://www.vogue.co.uk

Stripe awning much?  Image courtesy of http://www.istockphoto.com
Graphic black and white stripes look Old Hollywood Glam. Image courtesy of http://theaestate.tumblr.com
Image courtesy of www.housebeautiful.com
Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagevogue
Oh Oscar! Image courtesy of http://www.shefinds.com
Image courtesy of http://zsazsabellagio.blogspot.ca
Image courtesy of http://myvintagevogue.com
Uneven tan lines equals worth it. Image origin unknown.
Black, white, and striped all over. Image courtesy of http://shandynicole.tumblr.com
What are you looking at? Image courtesy of http://www.vogue.com
Ahhhhhh.  Image origin unknown.
Striped curtains add panache to any space. Image origin unknown.
Image courtesy of http://expimage.com
Thinking about stripes, Audrey? Image courtesy of http://blog.buyosphere.com

Don't fall, Brigitte! Image courtesy of http://peggymoffitt.tumblr.com
Allie. Image courtesy of http://brabournefarm.blogspot.com
Modern stripes. Image courtesy of http://the-style-skinny.blogspot.com
Image courtesy of http://decor8blog.com
Image courtesy of http://lolobu.com
Image courtesy of http://www.cococozy.com
Image courtesy of http://apartmentsilike.wordpress.com
Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 runway. Image courtesy of www.luckymag.com
 Image origin unknown.
Image courtesy of http://fanantique.blogspot.com
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