Editor’s Blog: Wicked Stripes

wicked witchIf there’s one thing that scared the bezeesus out of me as a child, it was that house dropped on the Wicked Witch of the West in the original “Wizard of Oz.”

With “Oz: The Great and Powerful” now in theaters as a reinvention to the classic, it’s no wonder my brain has been following the yellow brick road for Oz iconography.

First, there were those ruby red slippers on the Oscars Red Carpet where celebs had play the  “guess what’s under this box?” game, and now this.

I’m sure Miuccia Prada didn’t have Oz on her mind when she created her Fall 2013 runway collection for Paris (although maybe she did?) but I had to laugh that I free-associated those iconic black-and-white striped stockings when I first glimpsed the colorful stripes at her show.

What do you think? Do we spot a trend? Or have I been hanging around too many poppy fields?

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Lauren Parker, Editor, Accessories Magazine

As Editor of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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