Chances are you are as obsessed with American Horror Story Coven as we are. Just in case you haven’t had the chance to catch this series yet here is a synopsis of this season:
American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over three hundred years have passed since the turbulent days of Salem and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
If you are not on the band wagon you’ll need to jump on, like now. Not only does this series have a kick ass cast of women (Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Gabby Sidibe and Kathy Bates) but the story line is insane/twisted/unpredictable/add your own adjective. Ooooh and did we mention the fashion is amazeballs?? Every fashionista needs to be tuning in and here is why:
3. The Abundance of Hats – Because what is a witch without her hat? We have a mild obsession with hats, as you can see from this weeks instagram pics and these amazing wool hats we just posted to the website, and AHS Coven has THE BEST hats. Jessica Lange’s YSL wide brimmed fedora? We die.
4. Myrtle Snow – We could dedicate an entire book to Frances Conroy’s frizzy haired character. We could even write an entire blog post dedicated solely to those fabulous red gloves (don’t worry we won’t). Her style is so whimsical with just the right touch of darkness (um, hello scorpion pin) to remind you that she is one bad witch. We love her style so much and we hope we get to see a lot more of her and her vast glove collection.
5. These Masks – We spent more time then we care to admit trying to get a screen shot of the mask on the left but it was worth it. We don’t know who makes it or wear to get it, all we know is that we want it. We need to make this into an every day kind of fashion trend. Who is in?
6. Overall Fashion Fabulousness – Thanks to their uber talented costume designer, Lou Eyrich, AHS Coven has an abundance of bewitching outfits. She creates the perfect look for the modern day witch by utilizing high-end pieces, such as YSL, and some of our favorite commercial brands, like Free People. We just can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
So if you aren’t already addicted to Coven we hope you will go watch it RIGHT now. If you need someone to talk to about last night’s episode head to your closest Closet location.
ps. This post was partially inspired by a picture Rebecca, one of our Santa Barbara buyers, posted of her Halloween costume from when she was 10.
Every day Tiana and Anna put their fashion focused minds together in order to create a look of the day for you guys to enjoy. Pieces get pulled from both the Santa Monica store and the online store to create a trendy, in style, yet comfortable outfit of the day, or in Instagram “language” #OOTD. The inspiration for the style behind each look comes from Tiana and Anna’s personal sense of style, a mix of boho-chic and urban edginess. You guys that follow us on Instagram (@theclosettradingco) are our daily judges with your likes and comments for each and every #OOTD. Today we want to do a throw back, back to October to show the top five most liked outfits of the day.
You might not know who Edith Head is, but we bet you certainly know some of her work. Edith Head designed costumes for films like: Vertigo (1958), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Sabrina (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955), Roman Holiday (1953), Rear Window (1954) and Great Gatsby (1949) to name a few . Also for our Disney and Pixar fans she was also the inspiration for Edna Mode in The Incredibles. In honor of her birthday, which was this last Monday, we thought we gave you guys a little history on this game changing costume designer.
Edith Head got her start in 1924 when she was hired as a sketch designer for Paramount Pictures. She had no experience in design or art, she actually borrowed another student’s sketches to land the job. Apparently she was a fast learner because by the 1930′s she was Hollywood’s most sought after costume designer. Head was a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock, working on at least 11 of his films. Head, along with designer Hubert de Givenchy, helped cultivate Audrey Hepburn’s iconic style through their work with Hepburn on 3 of her films ( Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina and Roman Holiday). Edith Head was nominated for 35 Oscars and won eight times, more than any other woman!
We will leave you with our favorite Edith Head quote…
“Some people need sequins, others don’t”
Halloween is our favorite holiday you get to dress up and play pranks on people… for instance today our co-worker Maddy was super excited to buy a black silk jumpsuit, she was talking non-stop about it for the last few days. So Anna and Tiana decided to put stop to this madness so we hid her precious suit until she frantically ran up to us asking ‘Have you guys seen my jumpsuit?’ To The Closet Crew loosing a prized clothing piece is the worst thing that could happen… ok back to the issue at hand. We love Halloween we don’t like how expensive costumes can be at your traditional costume shop. You shell out so much for that Wonder Woman costume and then it just ends up hanging there collecting dust. (Unless you wear it to the supermarket) So we have put together a couple costumes that are either a great deal or made up of pieces you’ll be glad to wear again. .
Let us know which is favorite costume or what you are planning to wear this Halloween in the comments below
Last week we celebrated our 10 year anniversary and it was a huge success! We celebrated with birthday treats (cupcakes and birthday milk shakes), live performances, raffle prizes and birthday promotions. If you weren’t able to join us we hope you know how much you mean to us! We owe our success to our amazing customers! Also Anna was at the opening of LA Fashion week at The LA Live Event Deck. She got to check out Ina Soltani and Malan Breton’s amazing spring 2014 runway collection. Also got the chance to check out and chat with an amazing local artist, Anja Van Herle.