>> Pucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton, and Roberto Cavalli all showcased tassel embellishments on their Spring runways — via handbags and clothing — and we can't seem to get enough. Why not shake up your wardrobe now with this See by Chloé floral silk crepe de Chine dress, a pair of tights, some boots, and a turtleneck, and then wear the same dress come Spring with a pair of cute sandals? Peruse more tassel-filled fun below.
I've always had a thing for the classic appeal of a tassel-adorned shoe. Now, I'm crushing hard on the sophisticated, menswear vibe you can get with proper tassels. First, it was the love of these Tory Burch ankle booties ($395), but the more I see the tassel look on everything from oxfords to a wedge loafer, the more style-smitten I've become. Wear them with rolled, military-hued chinos, or a mini and tights – polished, playful, and totally seasonal.
I'm swooning over this Hollywood Regency Gilt Tassel Bench upholstered in blue and white ikat from Madeline Weinrib. With the gilding, the curves, the luxe fabric, and of course, the tassels, it's totally ostentatious. But sometimes a girl is entitled to flaunt it! Unless you're using them as curtain tiebacks, tassels in general are merely a decorative feature — a finishing touch. This one's an unlikely find, but there are plenty of furnishings featuring ornamental tassels to go around. Check out a few that I'm liking below!
Referring to his new button-tufted pillows, a well-known interior designer said he believes "tassels are the earrings of the home." I most definitely agree! And how chic are the corner tassels on these pillows? Can you name the interior designer I'm referring to?
While I'm fairly certain that anything Mad Men's Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) reclines against will look gorgeous, this pillow is an instant eye-catcher even without the redhead's influence. The tassels are the secondary scene stealer here.
Tassels, which can be found everywhere from curtains to pillows, are both a pretty and functional decoration. Thousands of years ago, the tassel was used by weavers to tie off rugs, blankets, and garments with knots. Louis XV of France was also a big tassel fan, and during the time that he used them, the tassel came to be associated with high social status. While tassels themselves are now used to tie back curtains or as drawer pulls, they're also incorporated into many pieces of furniture and decorative accents.
Most of the tassels that I've rounded up have a more of a bohemian feel than Joanie's tasseled pillow. To see my faves, read more
A recent trip to the SF-exclusive Banana Republic Edition accessories store had me ogling the latest and greatest in jewelry: tassel and fringe bracelets. There was a lot to swoon over, but this newest style really caught my eye. We've seen tassel necklaces before but these bracelets deserve their own category. They're half punk, half deco, all fabulous.