We’re smack-dab in the middle of a recession, so who wants to go around buying new outfits all the time? OK, we’d love to be able to spend all our funds scooping up the latest designer gear, but we just don’t have that luxury. Plus we love to bring out our inner Rachel Zoe and play stylist by getting creative with our already-acquired duds. Accessories play an even more important role nowadays because they have the ability to breathe new life into clothes that have resided in our closets for some time. So let M.I.S.S. introduce you (or re-introduce you, for those of you already familiar) to Los Angeles-based brand Posso, who’s recently released a limited edition croc-textured series of shoe accessories, cuffs, and belts that are sure to glam up any outfit.
Welcome to Posso’s 12″ Collection, one so exclusive that only 12 – that’s right, twelve! – of each style were made. Let’s begin with one of the most important features of any outfit – your footwear! To dress these up a bit, don The Subject, a limited edition spat that comes in turquoise crocodile and creme anaconda and retailing at $130. Best of all, it’s reversible, so you get a 2-for-1 deal with these babies. (It’s kind of like getting two new pairs of shoes at once.) If you’ve grown tired of plain old bangles and cuffs, opt for The Offering, the 12″ Limited Edition Cuff from the collection. The unisex accessory will run you $60 and is available in turquoise crocodile and creme matte. It also includes a hidden pocket for any pocket-sized necessities (think your I.D. or ATM card) – perfect for a night out – we’d almost categorize it as a clutch. Lastly, the belt from the 12″ Collection, dubbed The Pause, comes in turqoise crocodile and creme anaconda and costs $90. Ideal for both men and women, it sits comfortably at your waist or hip. Each piece is made of Italian embossed leather (so yes, it’s the real thing, for those of you wondering) and created in downtown LA. All are available on Posso’s online shop, where you can scoop up some of the brand’s other footwear accessories and garter belts.
We understand that wearing a funky new accessory can jazz up any outfit and thus make you feel excited, maybe even make you want to get up and dance. Posso understands too, and they’re offering a playlist of a few tunes you can download and boogie to. Hell, even if you’re not lucky enough to scoop up one of these exclusive pieces that doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to jam to these remixes, which features songs from Phoenix and Dynasty. The playlist comes courtesy of Posso’s blog, Diamond Dusted and Rhinestoned, which you should most certainly check out while you’re over there.
For those of you up-to-date in blogosphere happenings, you’ll recall that Posso was featured on Style.com for their collaboration with Costume Department. The project was spawned after Posso masterminds Marylouise Pels and Vanessa Giovacchini began discussing outfits for Coachella, where Costume Department suggested the possibility of creating an outfit for the famous festival, and as they say, the rest is history. From this conversation came the “Space Safari” collection, which will consist of swimwear and cover-ups, and like the 12″ Collection, spats, cuffs, and belts. You’ll be able to scoop up pieces from the “Space Safari” collection on 80s Purple and from Posso’s Web site.
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