July 31, 2012

Eyelet

eyelet |ˈīlit|nouna small round hole in leather or cloth for threading a lace, string, or rope through.• a metal ring used to reinforce such a hole.• a small hole ornamented with stitching around its edge, used as a form of decoration in embroidery.• a fabric pierced with these holes in an ornamental pattern.• a small hole or slit in a wall for looking through.verb ( eyeleted eyeleting ) [ trans. ]make eyelets in (fabric).ORIGIN late Middle English oilet, from Old French oillet, diminutive of oil ‘eye,’ fromLatin oculus. The change in the first syllable in the 17th cent. was due to association witheye .
CATHERINE MALANDRINO Eyelet Tank Dress, $417

July 30, 2012

Canvas

canvas |ˈkanvəs|nouna strong, coarse unbleached cloth made from hemp, flax, cotton, or a similar yarn, used to make items such as sails and tents and as a surface for oil painting [as adj. a canvas bag.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old Northern French canevas, based on Latincannabis ‘hemp,’ from Greek kannabis.

 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Padlock Printed Canvas and Leather Bucket Bag, $654
 CARVEN Cotton Blend-Canvas Jacket, $543
YVES SAINT LAURENT High-rise Wide-leg Cotton-canvas Pants, $393