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While the first week of September used to give us back-to-school jitters (new teachers, pop quizzes and term papers—oh my!) we can proudly say that we have outgrown this trepidation. Instead, this time of the year is now filled with unbridled anticipation for the kick off of the international fashion weeks and wearing our best fall pieces. Of course, until the festivities begin and the weather allows us to try out our new slouchy coats and thigh-high boots, we have kept ourselves busy tracking down every publicist and studying our collection of look books to answer your most asked-after outfit queries for today’s installment of What Was She Wearing: Answers! on Who What Wear. Though we no longer get report cards, we do think we have gathered a truly A + quartet of girls whose outfits are as instructive as they are inspiring!
Whether dressed up as her Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey or just playing the part of a fashion plate, Taylor Momsen always grabs our readers’ attention with her singular style! Spotted filming in Brooklyn’s Botanical Gardens, Momsen wowed in a stunning plum Draped Front Mini Dress from Elie Saab’s S/S 09 collection—try See by Chloe’s Bow Drop Waist Dress ($395) for another lovely and feminine frock! Though she was wearing a highly covetable pair of Elizabeth and James’ Elastic Wedge Sandals ($325), we also uncovered Topshop’s Wren Multi Strap Wedges ($135) for a look-a-like version. Finally, don’t forget to shield your eyes with a classic pair of Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses ($129) and layer a few delicate necklaces from Momsen-favorite Alex Woo’s Little Vegas and Sweni collections, for a little girly flair.
Behind the scenes on Season 3 of Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen wears Alex Woo’s Sweni Necklace and Little Vegas Spade.
Gossip Girl returns this fall and it looks to be more delicious than ever! Premiering September 14th, the show follows the Upper East Siders to college and Blair, Dan, Georgina and Vanessa are all enrolled in NYU while Serena goes to Brown. Chuck runs his family’s business and Nate goes to Columbia University. As one of the big winners at the 11th annual Teen Choice Awards last month, Leighton Meester and Chace Crawford won Choice TV Drama Actress and Actor respectively while the series itself was voted as the best drama. Ed Westwick even got his share of victory, taking home the Choice Villain category so the show really is as they promote ‘WTF’ – Watch this Fall!
At Alex Woo, we can’t wait for our favorite characters and check out their latest wardrobe. However, we already got the scoop in the upcoming season Taylor Momsen is wearing the silver Sweni, and gold Vegas Spade and Club pendants and Leighton Meester is spotted in this stirring photo kissing Ed Westwick wearing the Little Big Vegas Spade.
It’s time to give back! This issue of Town & Country is all about philanthropy. On the cover is Julia Koch (pronounced coke), a woman of manners and generosity originally from Arkansas. As Patrick McCarthy, who oversees the lives of the rich and fabulous in W and Women’s Wear Daily stated, ”Julia’s one of those people who occur in New York every few years… She’s beautiful, she loves fashion, she knows how to entertain, she’s married to an extraordinarily rich man. (David Koch)”
Julia Koch’s Personal style: “Simple during the day, but I love to get dressed up when I go out at night with my husband.”
Juila Koch’s Style icons: Betsy Kaiser and Babe Paley.
In the issue, Alex Woo’s Sweni Horn Bangle is featured as part of the designs for giving. Adorn yourself – and support your favorite charity. In this case the African Wildlife Foundation. Additionally, Alex Woo’s Vida Cuff is also worn on the town by Jessica Moment, co-founder of San Francisco’s Philanthropist boutique – the city’s first confluence of sophisticated shopping and old-fashioned altruism.
Trove, Leroy & Perry, Banana Republic, Dragon Alliance, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hey Lola, Alex Woo, Stella McCartney, LNA, Eugenia Kim and Levi’s prove that green fashion can look good, too.
The cliche about “green clothing” is that it’s one step removed from a burlap sack with armholes and a felt appliqué of a peace sign or a tree. There is a lot of that genre out there — especially T-shirts that make their “green” statement by literally being green or brown and splashing a “recycle” icon across the front.
But every day there are more stylish and subtle approaches. We’ve rounded up a sampling of apparel and accessory lines that not only aspire to give back to the Earth or community, but also actually look good while doing it.
– Melissa Magsaysay The chain store
Alex Woo Sweni Collection: Inspired by the landscape of Africa, Alex Woo has created a small collection of pendants, earrings and bracelets that have a swirling, horn-like design. Ten percent of profits from the line go to the African Wildlife Foundation.
SILVERY SMOOTH [Photo]: Banana Republic Heritage runway pleat dress; Alex Woo Sweni chunky horn bangle in sterling silver and large horn pendant in sterling silver. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
TV’s hottest show is back. Gossip Girl started its second season as the most provocative and wildly popular teen drama show on the air. With a perfect mixture of edginess, drama, and sexiness the show exploded into the pop culture consciousness and the characters and plot just gets better and better…
“Never Been Marcused” - Episode 2
“The Dark Night “ (September 15, 2008) Hottie Nate struggles between his feelings for Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) and his more-complicated-by-the-day relationship with Catherine. Jenny (Taylor Momsen) risks losing her internship when she is caught critiquing one of Eleanor Waldorf ‘s designs. Alex Woo jewelry was worn by several of the cast members. The Little Luck Horseshoe and Sweni Earrings were worn by Vanessa. Jenny was wearing Alex Woo’s Little Faith Peace Dove and her dad’s date was wearing the Vida Pendant!
“Bonfire of the Vanity” (November 11, 2008) Blair (Leighton Meester) does not approve of the new man, Cyrus Rose (hilarious guest star Wallace Shawn), in her mother’s life, so she makes it her mission to break up the lovebirds by any means necessary. Throughout the episode, she is seen wearing her “signature B & W” jewelry from Alex Woo.
Get the Look: Alex Woo’s gold Sweni pendant is a perfect piece to wear on a daily basis. The Sweni horn pendant which lies on a delicate chain, is easy to wear with any outfit. While the piece adds an extra touch to really liven up any outfit, the piece isn’t overpowering. It also makes for a great layering piece.
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama joins wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia on the September 2008 cover of Essence Magazine. In this collector’s edition that hit newsstands just before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Essence captured Michelle, Barack and their two daughters [Malia,10, and Sasha,7] at home. Veteran journalist Gwen Ifill catches up with the Obamas on the road, where they discuss family life, criticism of Michelle, and reaction to Barack’s controversial comments about Black men.
The Sophisticate office attire borrows from 1950’s glamour – womanly silhouettes, bold prints, and ladylike accessories – for a look that works overtime. In the feature, the model wears Alex Woo’s Siri Leaf Earring with carnelian, along with the Sweni necklace in 14kt Gold. These accessories definitely add something special to these silhouettes. Styling By Agnes Cammock
Launched in March 2003, Audrey is the premier bimonthly English-language magazine highlighting the stories that interest Asian American women nationwide. Packed with glossy photos, as well as entertaining and informative articles on the latest fashion and beauty trends, celebrity news, health, dining, home décor, relationships and more, Audrey looks at the coolest trends and gives great tips.
In this issue, they feature HBO entertainment attorney and senior counsel Natasha Shum. 33 years old and loving both her job and fashion, she keeps her dresses knee length at work, but out on the town likes to mix it up with her unique style. Loving jewelry, she has no problem with all the accessories that was loaded on her including Alex Woo’s large Sweni necklace.
Whenever you talk to retail jewelers about what really makes their business tick, the answer is invariably the same: passion. It’s this passion for the profession that sets the independent jeweler apart from their retail competitors. Such passion is carried through for clients and the community, above and beyond the profit motive. This month, we talked to independent jewelers about cause-related jewelry they sell. Most had a fervent interest… Highlighted in Jewelry for a Cause, Alex Woo’s “Sweni” small horn pendant in 14k gold with diamonds is featured alongside a quote from Kathy Azarmi-Rose, owner of the wonderful one-of-a-kind fashion boutique Kaviar & Kind that is regularly seen and heard in Vogue, Lucky, Daily Candy and other magazines.
“It is beautiful when a designer is able to draw inspiration from nature like Alex Woo did on her trip to the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and Kruger National Park in South Africa and give back for that inspiration. I love the weight and design of the ‘Sweni’ collection. It’s a natural femininity that is simple and timeless.” — Kathy Azarmi-Rose, Kaviar & Kind, Los Angeles, California
Alex Woo is donating a portion of proceeds to the African Wildlife Foundation in a new and exciting partnership. Since 1961, AWF has been working with the people of Africa to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa endure forever.