Monday, March 19, 2007


Next up in our TextStyle series...Grosgrain is a French word that fuses gros, meaning coarse and/or thick, with the old French graine, meaning seed and/or grain.

The textile is a closely woven silk or rayon fabric with narrow horizontal ribs. It's most commonly used as ribbon and adds a whimsical touch to clothes, accessories and linens. No doubt, you've seen the grosgrain belts that are popular among the preppy college set (often paired with a matching polo shirt--collar up)!

I like this fabric because, unlike it's satin and silk counterparts, this coarse material will keep it's shape no matter more floppy bows!

My picks:

Hop onto the gunmetal bandwagon...

Sergio Rossi gunmental peeptoe pumps with crystal accented grosgrain trim- $878.00 on!

Perfectly in line with this season's brights...

Emilio Pucci orange printed grosgrain tote- $345.00 on!

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