Isaac and his scarf on 'Teen Wolf.'
On last night's Teen Wolf, Isaac wore a navy blue scarf. It looked good, IMHO. Though so does everything he wears, so, like, maybe I'm biased. If you're familiar with Teen Wolf, the scarf doesn't seem out of place in Isaac's wardrobe: dude loves cardigans and deep V-neck tees. Plus, maybe his neck gets chilly from time to time. We've all been there. All of us, except Stiles, I guess, who makes fun of Isaac's scarf because it's 65 degrees out. Some people just like the feel of a nice scarf around their necks, Stiles. Jeez.
Given that Stiles had such a strong opinion on Isaac's sartorial choice, we checked in with Teen Wolf's costume designer, Barbara Vasquez, for the full 411 on the scarf.
Out of all of the spring/summer 2012 trends, Tex Mex and Southwest looks are my favorite. I'm from the land of cacti and tacos, so dressing the part has always been a cinch. BUT, I must forewarn you, going head-to-toe with draped Pendleton scarves layered over multiple turquoise necklaces atop mix n' match Aztec-printed separates may not be for everyone. I like juxtaposing a few borderland and Day-of-the-Dead-inspired accessories with everyday basics to give my overall look a hint o' festive flavor. Throw in some Frida Kahlo and a smattering of saddle blanket adornment for total caliente chica cool. Check it!
FANTASTICAL FRIDA FINERY
Clockwise from left: ASOS Tex Mex Backpack, Topshop Stitched Stetson, Hot Sox Frida Kahlo socks, ASOS Tassel Chandelier Earrings, ASOS MIAMI Aztec shoes.
Photo: ASOS; Topshop; Footwear Etc.
If you've seen a Frida Kahlo painting, you know it's all about COLOR. I'm talking electric blue, hibiscus pink, baked yellow, and bright orange; sometimes all mixed together in a serape palette that is as vibrant as it is energetic. This is the type of spirit I want you to imagine when infusing a South of the Border feel into your wardrobe. A perfect start—other than ceasing all brow-taming—would be an ASOS Oversized Tex Mex Skull Backpack which nods at Mexico's most famous holiday, Dia de los Muertos, while also tossing pink and yellow pom poms and multicolored skulls (who are smiling, I might add) all over your person. Topshop's Stitched Stetson Hat with delicate turquoise-y beads would work with a maxi dress and sandals or with a white t-shirt, faded jeans, and Hot Sox Frida Kahlo socks (#AWESOME). If you're truly going for it, though, I'd throw in a pair of ASOS Skull and Fabric Tassel Chandelier Earrings with everything I've mentioned thus far, and tip your toesies out in some ASOS MIAMI Lace Up Shoes With Aztec Print. These shoes alone work magic. Need more inspiration, preferable of the dusty desert variety? Right this way!
Waris Ahluwalia of House of Waris.
Photo: Aaron Stern
Chances are you've seen Waris Ahluwalia before. Not only is he the dapper designer for the House of Waris—purveyors of fine jewelry and lustrous scarves—he's a sometime performer who has appeared in his friend Wes Anderson's films The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited. What's so interesting about Waris is that he didn't start out as a designer or fashion-oriented person, he simply enjoyed well-made products and sought to make his own after becoming interested in craftsmanship. His unusual jewelry designs run the gamut from plumage shapes encrusted in diamonds to geometrical bracelets and copper enamel necklaces featuring gold-adorned swallows. His work is stunning, to say the least, and we here at MTV Style want to show you what he (and his line!) are all about. Aside from making seriously heart-stopping pieces and being thoroughly inspired by music ("Currently I'm listening to the soundtrack for Drive every day. It's insanely good!" he says), there's a reason why Rihanna, Solange Knowles, and Chloe Sevigny are die-hard fans...and it may have something to do with these need-them-right-now skull earrings.
GAH-MAZING House of Waris enamel skull earrings.
Photo: Courtesy of House of Waris
Or, you know, 18 karat gold bracelets adorned in mini diamonds. And so much more. You've got to see it all to believe it. Thus, right this way...
Need Supply Fair Isle gloves, Pendleton Hat, Madewell scarf.
Photo: Courtesy of Need Supply; Madewell
Helllloooo, HOLIDAY! Ah, yes, Thanksgiving is finally upon us and all we can think about is pumpkin pie, mountains of dried leaves, and frosty mugs of cocoa in our idyllic futures. Turkey Day isn't just about giving thanks and eating too much turkey (or Tofurky, whatever your poison) it's also about celebrating the joy of the autumnal season even if you live somewhere a bit more balmy (or, you know, in a city high-rise devoid of character). This is the time of year, nay WEEK, when wearing orange, feathers, and leaf motifs makes sense while also adding a thematic touch to your feast day proceedings. Thus, to get in the ol' giant inflatable balloon spirit, we've put together the perfect set of T-Day accessories to suit your every need whether you're attending a parade, lunching at grandmas, or just kicking back with friends.
These Fairisle Long Gloves ($38) SCREAM Thanksgiving Day right? Not only are they in a fall-ish Fair Isle print, the color is all about pumpkins, cranberries, and gravy. (Nom nom nom.) Their long length makes them extra perfect for chillier evenings, too. They'd look fantastic paired with this Pendleton Indy Hat ($62), which is very trend savvy and begging to be taken on a T-Day hike or jumping into leaf mounds. Toss this Madewell Plaid Gentleman Scarf ($49.50) over it all and you're good to go for football gaming, parade cheering, or just cozying up on the couch.