From our notebook: - Ahem, purple is still so in, (and this might cause an inter-office debate, but Britt loves the bits of hot pink popping up in the fall collections). - Embroidery, brocade, glass embellishments, sequins; did Elise work for Matthew Williamson? - We like the idea of ombre on leather, but the effect might be best left to tights and chiffon. - We've been seeing a lot of sheer black stockings, and we still don't like them, but so far they look best with Elise's purple ruffled mini. - We've also been seeing a lot of fitted, and structured, but still girly clothes, and we do like that!