Fashion & Accessories

By Candice Sabatini

Winter, summer, spring or fall, the combination of black and white is a perennial favorite, whether you’re rocking an edgy street vibe, or a classic couture look, black and white is always so right.

Truly something to swoon over, these are the boots that cause others to beg you to tell them where you got them. Mention Fratelli Rossetti and watch their eyes dilate with envy. These ultra chic black patent and white brushed calfskin leather boots fit like a glove. An inside zipper assures an even better fit and the sleek toe with the perfectly sculpted chunky heel elevates an ordinary pair of black jeans to another level. Made in Italy and fully lined in soft leather, these boots are so comfortable and look so damn good you’ll want to wear them every day. Price: $768.00

Available: Fratelli Rossetti Btq 625 Madison Ave, NYC 212-888-5107 and

Efva Attling started creating jewelry as a teenager in her native Sweden, then went on to become a Ford model. a rock music composer, a fashion designer and of course a New Yorker. Now, she’s is back to jewelry – even winning awards for it – and calls this black and white stunner her “Sweets for My Sweets ring”. The silver band almost closes with each end holding a simple, yet elegant oval cabochon stone – one side is onyx and the other is white agate. This statement piece defies time and will look as au courant in twenty years as it does today. Price: $755.00

Available: Efva Attling boutique 36 Little West 12th St, NYC and at

Light as air, this 100% silk black and white geometric patterned scarf from White House Black Market is a twelve month a year accessory. There are a dozen ways to tie it around your neck that perfectly accents your outfit; or try tying it on to the handle of your favorite handbag. This 22”X74” scarf is long on style and easy on the budget. Price: $58.00


Hand-carved from a discarded water pipe, the design of this bracelet, Herero Headdress, from Namibia was inspired by its landscape and animals. It’s part of a selection from The Base Project, a group committed to building a bridge between artisans in the developing world and the US Fashion market. Their efforts have created jobs for people and have helped develop community projects. Read more about them on their website, and support their efforts. Herero Bracelet price $55.00


Doncaster’s V-neck white sweater with black tipping details gets elevated from ordinary to classic chic by the double knit cotton/viscose/wool/cashmere blend that screams quality. This isn’t one of those “throw it on when you’re running errands” kind of sweater. You’ll want to wear this when you’re looking to impress in a casual chic way. Price: $295.00


Wrap your neck in warmth in this big and bold hounds tooth scarf with a tiny touch of the Pantone color of the year, radiant orchid. This soft as a kitten scarf from VFraas will never be scratchy and will keep you snuggly warm all winter long.


Originally published December 2013
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