Peter’s Pick: House of Papillon

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The AvenueInsider recently co-starred in a music video for a very popular band (no details can be revealed…yet) and the stylist asked me to wear a “papillon.” It took a second to figure out that she meant a bow tie, which The AvenueInsider has buckets of, literally. Call Hoarders!

But bow ties aren’t just for guys. House of Papillon, a new Los Angeles based label, have made the nifty neckwear for girls too. House of Papillon’s designs are unique – they use chains, mirrors and metals along with more classic materials like silk, suede and denim.

Fun Fact: In the 17th century, bow ties were used as decorative binding devices for men’s collared shirts and were later adopted by the French upper class to denote status and rank within society. Snazzy stuff.

House of Papillon’s designs denote chicness to us.

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