Monday, October 25, 2010

Looking Scarily Fabulous In Couture Halloween Styles !

As the Halloween is just around the corner, all of the fashionistas are busy finding the perfect outfit & accessories for their big Halloween parties. So today we would like to show you some of our favorite designer looks that will make you look scarily fabulous this Halloween!

Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It's one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. So before we start showing you all the fabulous designer outfits & accessories we’ve found for your stylish Halloween Parties, I would like to share with you a little of the history and facts of Halloween! What is it actually a celebration of? And how did this peculiar custom originate? After knowing a little history of Halloween, it will make your Halloween holiday celebration even more fascinating.

The word itself, “Halloween” actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, “All Hollows Day” (or “All Saints Day”), is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. But, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, summer officially ended on October 31. The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en), the Celtic New year.

One story says that, the Celts believed the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at Halloween night. Since not all spirits were thought to be friendly, gifts and treats were left out to pacify the evil and ensure next years crops would be plentiful. This custom evolved into trick-or-treating. Also as the villagers naturally did not want to be possessed by the unfriendly spirits, so on the night of October 31, villagers would dress up in all manner of ghoulish costumes & noisily paraded around the neighborhood, being as destructive as possible in order to righten away spirits looking for bodies to possess.

The Jack-o-lantern custom probably comes from Irish folklore. As the tale is told, a man named Stingy Jack, who was notorious as a drunkard and trickster, tricked Satan into climbing a tree. Jack then carved an image of a cross in the tree's trunk, trapping the devil up the tree. Jack made a deal with the devil that, if he would never tempt him again, he would promise to let him down the tree. According to the folk tale, after Jack died, he was denied entrance to Heaven because of his evil ways, but he was also denied access to Hell because he had tricked the devil.

The Devil tossed Jack burning coal from the fire of hell to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as "Jack of the Lantern," and then, simply "Jack O'Lantern." Today we commonly spell it jack-o-lantern or jack-o'-lantern. But when the Irish immigrants came to America, they found that pumpkins were far more plentiful than turnips. So the Jack-O-Lantern in America was a hollowed-out pumpkin, lit with an ember.

Aren’t these stories about Halloween fun?! Ok, so now we know how the Halloween came from, it’s time to check out some of the fabulous Halloween fashion we think are perfect for a stylish Halloween Party!
Jean Paul Gaultier Lace Ruffle Cardigan

Alexis Bittar Art-Deco Multi-Chain Necklace

Ann Demeulemeester Gothic Knit Cape
Available at  Bergdorf

Bottega Veneta Sterling Silver Scarab Beetle Earrings
Available at

Junya Watanabe Long Tulle Hem Skirt & Sweater
Available at  Bergdorf

Vera Wang Web Butterfly Necklace
Available at  Bergdorf

Kenneth Jay Lane 22 Karat Gold Coral Inspired Cuff
Available at

Lanvin Solid Back Plisse Skirt & Metallic Plisse Top

Alexander McQueen Skull Peep-Toe Pumps
Available at  Saks Fifth

Lanvin Merino Draped Shoulder sweater & Feather Hem Skirt
Bottega Veneta Sterling Silver Scarab Beetle Necklace
Available at Bottega
Manolo Blahnik Lace-Up Cutout Boot
Available at  Neiman

Gianfranco Ferre Draped Crystal Side Dress
Available at  Bergdorf
Peter Som Gold Chain & Pearl Bangle
Available at  Kirna
Christian Louboutin Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Pump
Available at   Bergdorf

Herve Leger Sequins Round Neck Dress
Available at   Bergdorf

Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Skull Clutch
Available at Saks Fifth
Yves Saint Laurent Chloris 105 Rosette Strap Ankle Sandal
Available at  Bergdorf
Carmen Marc Valvo One-Shoulder Sequin Satin Gown
Available at  Bergdorf
Alexander McQueen Patent Leather Long Clutch
Available at  Saks Fifth
Oscar de la Renta Wound-Wire Crystal Necklace
Available at Neiman
Alexander McQueen Fringed Wool Sweater
Available at  Saks Fifth
Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Ring
Available at  Saks Fifth
Alexander McQueen Floral Engraved Leather Boots
Available at
Of course all these fabulous clothes & accessories needs a fabulous "Hunted" make-up to finish the looks! Click on the video below to see a make-up tutorial on how to do a "Seductive Vampire" look!

I hope all of you enjoy this special Halloween style report & gives you some great ideas on what to wear & accessorize for your Halloween party! Here is a photo of my precious Pug "Mei-Mei" dressed up as a peacock!

As always, Be well, and look fabulous ! & Happy Halloween !!


Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug

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