Go global with multicultural styles and accessories
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this summer s ethnic, multi cultural trend( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times )
By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times staff writer
On the spring/summer runways, its common to see designers weaving in touches of globe-trotting glamour. Nicole Miller, Etro and Anna Sui all soaked up a worlds worth of influences for their 2009 lines, with pieces full of Indian embroidery, South American woven leather and brightly colored batik prints.
You can see those looks coming into the stores now, in casual street wear and chic accessories. But for an unfiltered take on the multicultural trend, you might want to look beyond the interpretations, beautiful as they are, and go straight to the source for accessories that add a down-to-earth appeal that looks organic and effortless.
Etro caftan, $1,450 at Etro, Beverly Hills; Berry Acai necklace, $35, from the Tribal Societé Artisans of Brazil collection, and Cote DIvoire cuff, $35, and Ivory Tagua bracelet, $22, both from the Artisans of Colombia collection, all at www.tribalsociete.com; Cost Plus World Market scarf worn as a headscarf, $14.99 at www.worldmarket.com.
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