August 19, 2008

Going Native = fashion trend

For $2 or $2,000, follow a Native American path for fall accessories

Scout out feathered and fringed accents by top designers such as Jimmy Choo and Tory Burch as well as at local boutiques and museum shops.IT'S BEEN a boho summer, with more frayed denim shorts and fringe on young Hollywood than there was at Woodstock. But now, as we move into fall, the look is going more native, Native American that is, with the kind of Southwestern hues and beaded, feathered details that we haven't seen since the '80s heyday of Ralph Lauren's Santa Fe chic.

The trend is being interpreted by high-end designers and fast-fashion chain stores. Better yet, you can hit local boutiques and museum shops that carry the real deal--authentic and inexpensive items actually made by Native American tribes.
Below:  Jimmy Choo "Sylvia" heel, $950.

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