>> What's that spell? Supercool awesomeness. Or tao, if you want to be literal, the name of my new obsession (yeah, it pretty much changes daily). Named after its creator, Tao Kurihara, a seven-year veteran of one of my favorite labels Comme des Garcons, tao is concentrated on a single theme for each season. The debut collection for this fall is inspired by lingerie, so think gorgeous knit corsets and flirty cable-knit shorts. But basically, if you ever want me to like anything, just say "corset" and I'll be hooked -- I love the feminine silhouette they give. And Kurihara has definitely not skimped on the girly -- her creations are generously adorned with crocheted rosettes, pom poms, or bows. Now that she has me drooling, I wish I could afford a piece of the beauty, but the prices are "designer," they have said. I'm not surprised, considering how exquisitely the pieces seem to be made. So if nothing else, at least she has given us the gift of something peerless to look at.