Friday, January 8, 2010

Skull & Bones

You don't have to be a Yalie to have your own secret society. Skulls, evolving from eccentric to a nascent fashion statement, are now ubiquitous. Whether a necklace pendant, a jean emblem, or a home object, skulls infuse a little edge to your customary style.

For your next girls-night-out, book club, or Junior League tea, intermingle a gothic accent to make your time together feel coveted. Put on your all-black get-up and apply your eyeliner a little heavier. And hey, if you are liking your darker side, embrace.Light a black skull candle next to your hors d'oeuvres. This one (above) from Wisteria runs $19. Or ZGallerie has skull and bones candle (below) on sale for $17.

Nest's skull cocktail napkins (above) are made of linen and come in a set of 6 for $40. Pass around as you serve some cranberry and vodkas.
A metallic skull will glisten under your mood lighting. Snatch it up for $24.

Isn't it a relief not to hide your skeletons in a closet anymore? But keep your dog leash with spikes and bondage pieces stowed away. That hasn't gone mainstream -- yet.

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