Becki Newton’s Star Rises

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Overview

Despite her on-screen persona, Becki Newton has her feet firmly on the ground. “If I’m going to take a risk, I’d rather have chosen it myself than have had a stylist tell me what to wear,” Newton says.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Suzanne Couture Millinery silk velvet, feather and silk veil headpiece; Salvini gold, coral and diamond earrings; Fendi silk, polyester and metal clutch; Salvatore Ferragamo satin pump with crystals; Le Mystere bra and Giorgio Armani dress.

Media

The Cat’s Meow: Becki Newton on the Prowl

Becki Newton is much more than an accessory on “Ugly Betty.”

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson and Jessica Iredale

Louis Vuitton shoes.

Fashion Features

Editor’s Letter: Opportunity Knocks

Right now, accessories might not seem to be among life’s necessities. But those who live and breathe fashion know better.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Brittany Sullivan

Fashion Features

Contributors: WWD Accessories

Contributors to the WWD Accessories issue.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

A Stephen Jones–designed Anubis headpiece at Dior’s spring 2004 couture runway show.

Hats, Gloves and More

Stephen Jones’ London Hat Parade

A sea of outlandish headpieces will take over London’s Victoria and Albert museum this spring, when “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones,” opens on February 24.

clock February 9, 2009Nina Jones

Jerome C. Rousseau

Footwear

New Shoe Brands Put Their Best Foot Forward

The latest crop of shoe brands is shaking up the luxury market with edgy and fresh styles.

clock February 9, 2009Marcie Young

Padma Lakshmi's Padma bracelet.

Media

Padma Lakshmi Launches Kitchen-Inspired Accessories Line

Lentils, cardamom pods and fishbones might not seem like obvious sources of inspiration, but for Padma Lakshmi, they’re the ingredients of her life.

clock February 9, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Crie de Coeur

Footwear

Designers Make Sustainability Fashionable

Sustainability and high fashion aren’t exactly synonymous. But several designers are determined to change that.

clock February 9, 2009Katie Abel

Kathy Azarmi Rose

Jewelry

The Ark Angel of L.A. Jewelry

Kathy Azarmi Rose, owner of the West Hollywood boutique Roseark, fancies herself the shaman of the Los Angeles jewelry scene.

clock February 9, 2009Rachel Brown

Tom Binns

Jewelry

Tomm Binns: Modern-Day Merchant of Venice

“I don’t consider myself from anywhere. I’m a man of the world,” says jewelry designer Tom Binns.

clock February 9, 2009Marcy Medina

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Footwear

The Olsens’ Sibling Revelry

Fashion darlings Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are adding shoes to their Elizabeth and James brand in a licensing deal with Steve Madden.

clock February 9, 2009Lindsay E. Sammon

"Jewels in the Louvre" by Adrien Goetz and Claudette Joannis, Lauren Goldstein Crowe and Sagra Maceira de Rosen’s "The Towering World of Jimmy Choo" and "American Fashion Accessories" by Candy Pratts Price.

Accessory Trends

Book ‘Em: Literature for the Style-Savvy

Women who just can’t get enough of bags, boots and baubles can do just that, thanks to three new books.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld’s witty Rue Cambon totes, leather versions of the brand’s shopping bags.

Handbags

Karl Lagerfeld: Born to Shop

“I love shopping bags—I cannot throw away a nice shopping bag.”

clock February 9, 2009Katya Foreman

Gianfranco Ferré

Footwear

The Homme Front: Men’s Accessories

It’s raining men—men’s accessories, that is—and the fall 2009 collections offered a stylish array of designs for mad men and daring dandies alike.

clock February 9, 2009Venessa Lau

Tim McClelland is now looking outside the proverbial jewelry box for his new collection.

Jewelry

Tim McClelland’s Fine Jewelry Wonder Emporium

Tim McClelland typically creates intricate and classic gemstone pieces, but now he’s looking outside the proverbial jewelry box.

clock February 9, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Thomas Murphy uses the metal for the heels of his handmade shoes.

Footwear

Copper Tone: Thomas Murphy Handmade Shoes

British shoe designer Thomas Murphy is giving a new shine to an age-old metal: copper.

clock February 9, 2009Elisa Anniss

Julie Verhoeven collaborated with Versace, where her colorful collages decorate several of the house’s leather goods, such as this fanciful bag.

Handbags

Rainbow Connection: Julie Verhoeven and Versace

The fashion-art link? Julie Verhoeven knows all about it.

clock February 9, 2009Katya Foreman

Fergie

Footwear

Double Duchess: Fergie’s Shoe Collection

Pop songstress Fergie has topped the charts by singing about what’s in her heart and, quite often, about what she’s wearing.

clock February 9, 2009Meghan Cass

Frye shoes

Footwear

Vintage Chic Shoes: Frye For All

Once the preferred footwear of Civil War soldiers and prairie land owners, Frye shoes more likely are spotted on urban asphalt these days than rolling hills.

clock February 9, 2009Sarah Haight

The Marie Antoinette shoe by Christian Louboutin.

Footwear

Haute Tickets: Limited Edition Footwear

In these challenging economic times, it seems astonishing that designers would push already-high prices into the five-figure range.

clock February 9, 2009Natasha Montrose

Giles Deacon for Smythson note cards.

Accessory Trends

Designer Stationary: Duly Noted

Fashion designers are known to spend hours sketching in their notebooks, and now their doodles are winding up on personal stationery.

clock February 9, 2009Sarah Haight

Chanel pre-fall 2009.

Accessory Trends

Pre-Fall Accessories: Variety Show

Go sporty, sultry and spare—or go for Baroque—as designers work myriad moods for the upcoming pre-fall accessories season.

clock February 9, 2009Venessa Lau

From top: Lanvin silk satin clutch, and Olivia Morris patent leather shoe with rayon and Lycra spandex ruffle.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Spring Awakening

Feminine turns feisty in a host of vibrant colors.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Courtney Crawford cotton lace and calfskin shoe

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Girly Show

Frills for all—on bags, cuffs and super seductive shoes.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top left: Mary Norton bag, Shana London clutch, Balenciaga bag, and Brian Atwood shoe.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Future Watch

Once the stuff of science fiction, holograms have landed on Planet Accessory.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Clockwise from top: Emporio Armani clutch, Lambertson Truex clutch, Burberry necklace, and Devi Kroell shoe.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Sub-hued

Gentle tones and ombrés create a mood of subtle intrigue.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Rock & Republic patent leather and suede shoe

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Tech Support

Geek-chic gadgetry puts a new spin on utilitarian style.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Le Silla by Enio Silla woven leather and wooden wedge

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Rise Above

Spring’s newest platforms belie a bit of geisha flair.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Mulberry leather bag

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Grab and Go

Oversize beauties let you carry everything but the kitchen sink.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Tod’s python bag; Pierre Hardy patent leather bag; Marc Jacobs lambskin, deerskin and calfskin bag.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Get the Messenger

The cross-body bag moves over to fashion’s chic side.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Ernesto Esposito PVC and patent leather pump

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Peek-a-Shoe

Shoes with see-through accents draw second looks.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Valentino bag, The Girl and the Gorilla necklace, Miu Miu pump, Dell’Est belt, Chanel shoe, and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci headband.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: To Tie For

Designers update the classic spectator motif with palest pink and bold bows.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Sobella

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Cheap Thrills

Good news, recessionistas! There are still plenty of great bags and shoes for $250 and under. Go ahead, buy two.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Donna Karan python and mirrored-glass bag; Alberta Ferretti cotton, canvas and rhinestone shoe; Miu Miu cotton, linen and silk satin pumps

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Vagabond Vamp

No potato sacks here. Burlap goes tony with satin and gems.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Jane August python bag

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Au Naturel

Forget vibrant dyes and glitzy finishes as designers take snakeskin back to its origins.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg leather bag

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Basket Case

The work of the weavers makes for savvy-chic extras.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel Swarovski necklace

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Collar Tones

Imaginative and lavishly embellished, spring’s bib necklaces are anything but juvenile.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Oliver Peoples

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Color Eyes

Brightly hued sunglasses provide a playful visual pick-me-up.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Barbara Bui suede sandal

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Fringe Group

The rich hippie lives on, thanks to these dramatic finds.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Loeffler Randall leather shoe

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Cut It Out

Laser techniques give all kinds of footwear a futuristic feel.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: In the Heights

Mighty artful heels take center stage in these sky-high stunners.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top left: Alexis Bittar cuff, Nancy Gonzalez clutch, Stuart Weitzman clutch, Coach gloves, Rene Caovilla sandal, and Casadei flat.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trends: Showers of Flowers

Nothing says spring like posies, whether on bags or step-lively sandals.

clock February 9, 2009Roxanne Robinson

Clockwise from top: Versace clutch, Gianfranco Ferre shoe, and Lanvin necklace.

Footwear

Superhero Chic Accessories to the Rescue

Power graphics and megashine deliver an audacious take on superhero chic.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

From top: Gucci 18-karat yellow gold and black agate necklace, 18-karat yellow gold bracelet with blue and green agates,and 18-karat yellow gold and purple agate necklace.

Fashion Features

Rock Solid: The Season’s Best Gems

From an actress on the rise to a far-flung destination to superpowered style and beyond, here are the season’s best gems.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone, Repetto, Max Kibardin, Christian Louboutin, Jonathan Kelsey.

Footwear

Jazz Fans

Move over, ballet flat, there’s a new dancer in town.

clock February 9, 2009Sarah Haight

Span the globe without the hassle of travel wearing these world-class accessories.

Accessory Trends

Great Escapes: Accessories Around the World

Span the globe without the hassle of travel wearing these world-class accessories.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top left: Diego Dolcini sandal, Manju Jasty bracelet, Mary Norton clutch, Subversive Jewelry  cuff, Valentino clutch, Manju Jasty necklace, Diana Broussard earrings, Azzaro cuff.

Jewelry

India’s Jewels of the East

Ornate beading, embroideries and endless gold evoke India’s exotic allure.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Jennifer Ouellette headbands, L’Autre Chose sandal, Bruno Frisoni clutch, Thea Grant necklace,  Roger Vivier crystal thong, Michael Kors clutch, Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet.

Accessory Trends

Global Accessories: Vive La France

Channel that certain je ne sais quoi with these tricolor delights.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top left: Christian Louboutin bootie, Bally sandal, Anna Sui shoe, The Divine Tribe, Nicole Khristine, Anya Hindmarch clutch, Fred Leighton enamel bracelet.

Handbags

Global Accessories: Oh, Mexico!

Inspirations from the ancient Aztecs to Frida Kahlo make for a multitude of great pieces.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Brad Pitt in Troy, 2004.

Footwear

Tony Roman: History of the Gladiator Sandal

History claims the Romans invented the gladiator sandal to better traverse their vast empire on foot.

clock February 9, 2009Caroline Tell

Maria Sharapova is pairing with Cole Haan on a new sporting collection. The line’s shoes feature Nike Air technology, while accessories are made of recycled plastic bottles and chrome-free vegetable-tanned leather ($115 to $550, at colehaan.com).

Accessory Trends

This Just In: Accessories News and Trends

Siren of the USTA, Maria Sharapova is pairing with Cole Haan on a new sporting collection for spring.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Clockwise from top left: Sergio Rossi bag, Alexis Bittar earrings, Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi necklace, Christian Dior sandal,  Manolo Blahnik shoe, Jimmy Choo bag, Fred Leighton cuff, Venna necklace.

Fashion Trends

African Beat

Intriguing animal and tribal motifs infuse artsy fare with new mystery.

clock February 6, 2009WWD Staff

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