So Gourd-geous! Fashion Pumpkins, Round 2

Refinery29 pumpkin-carving parties probably don’t look like the ones you normally attend; instead of scary stencils and candy corn, our supplies more resemble the sales floor at M&J Trimmings. 

To prove our point — and get into the spirit of gourd season — we had our most crafty staffers dress up their own jack-o’-lanterns in the runway’s finest trends — from Anna Dello Russo-inspired gold filigree accents to 3.1 Phillip Lim’s superhero motif. Trust, these pumpkins are so good, we’d take any of ’em over a horse-drawn carriage any day (ball or no ball!).

Photographed by Gabriela Landazuri

“Anna Dello Russo For H&M” — Chloe Daley, editorial production assistant
“I had way too much fun piling on the bling. At one point I, contemplated a fifth pumpkin for the collection, but had to tell myself to settle down. My only regret? Alas, I didn’t make a giant cherry!”

Photographed by Chantal Adair

“The Crown Jewels” — Ida Hariri, assistant photo editor
“The gemspiration for this pumpkin (or punkin?) was the range of glittering Marigiela masks at the fall ‘12’s couture show. I used an old stocking to cover the face of my pumpkin and then got to work with the hot glue gun. I may just use the other half of the supplies to bedazzle my bike helmet.”

Photographed by Gabriela Landazuri

“Super Pumpkin” — Willow Lindley, fashion and beauty assistant
“I may have missed the boat on that 3.1 Phillip Lim sweatshirt, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t have a little Ka-Pow for Halloween! I painted the pumpkin and attached cotton ‘smoke.'”

Photographed by Gabriela Landazuri

“What A Stud” — Christy Kurtz, senior photo editor
“Since I’ll never be able to afford a real It bag, I decided i should at least have an It-pumpkin. I went for the Mulberry Zigzag Bag we called out in oursatchel roundup as my inspiration. To make it, I painted the pumpkin black and then stuck pyramid nailheads and red pushpins in to get the studded effect.”

Photographed by Gabriela Landazuri

“Sarah Boo-ton” — Christy Kurtz, senior photo editor
“It’s always fun to do a pumpkin based on a crazy fashion week trend, so I went with the crazy bee keeper hat from Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen spring 2013 show. Added bonus — the hat fits on my head so it can double as a Halloween costume.

Photographed by Gabriela Landazuri

“Glitter Gash” — Laura Miller, assistant photo editor
“Mine was inspired by the Prabal Gurung Spring ’13 blood-drip nails, and to make it I just covered the top of the pumpkin with Elmer’s glue and let it naturally drip down. Then I sprinkled red glitter on it a few times to make sure the glitter was really dense in color. I just let it dry overnight, and it was ready to go!”

Photographed by Gabriela Landazuri

“The Pumpkin Wears Prada” — Lisa Dionisio, production editor
“What better way to dress my fashion pumpkin than in Prada! Prada’s fall ’12 collection was rife with gorgeous geometric patterns and colorways and I thought this orange-black-white combo was especially fitting.”


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