Category Archives: Designers

Marni For H&M to Debut March 2012

Marni for H&M  in Spring 2012? Why, yes please. A few weeks ago rumors swirled that H&M would be bringing back another round of Versace for Spring 2012, so I’m glad the chain decided to break up the heavy leather and electro-bright prints with a designer that’s more modern and conservative. A favorite of everyone from Anna Wintour to Alexa Chung, this collection is sure to bring a massive wave of excitement. Check out the video below of the grand announcement with commentary from Creative Director, Consuelo Castiglioni and Style.com’s Tim Blanks.

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This Just In! Rihanna’s Debuting Her First Fashion Collection With Armani

Will it be smoking hot?

It was just a matter of time before the powerhouse made her way into the fashion arena. As the current body for Emporio Armani Underwear, Rihanna is collaborating with the fashion house to launch her first fashion line. The sketches and initial images nabbed by British Vogue, shows a more fan focused collection. Will these pieces be sold on her next tour? They definitely take on that 90’s vibe the pop star is on. Have a look at the collection below and let me know if you will be rocking Rihanna for Armani.

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Joan Small Stirs Tom Ford Mania in Sexy LBD + 4 Hot Options to Buy Now

I need you all to grasp the magnitude of this look right here. Joan Smalls in head to toe Tom Ford. No, let me say that again in case you didn’t catch it the first time. Joan Smalls attended the MOMA film benefit honoring Pedro Almodóvar wearing a lace dress, strappy heels, and clutch all by Tom Ford. By now you should know how much I gag over his designs, just check out Chanel Iman for Wonderland Magazine and Beyonce paying homage in his women’s collection debut. As if the life of a model was not already glamorous enough, you get to wear one of the most exclusive designers of our time.

What could easily be deemed just a simple little black dress is punctuated to the extreme with intricate detailing. You have your full lace composition, sheer sleeves, side peplum puckering, all neatly tied up into an elegant velvet black bow. When I wear a LBD, I want to garner this type of attention. Nothing about this look says boring or run of the mill. Ladies, this is how you want to look for a holiday party. Classic and sophisticated. Tom Ford is untouchable, but you can try to create this look with one of the selections below.

  1. Mango Lace Dress, $79.90
  2. Jessica Simpson Lace Panel Dress, $148.00
  3. Tracy Reese Lace Inset Shift Dress, $345.00
  4. ASOS Lace Midi Dress with Scallop Neck, $89.85

8th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Awards

In the fashion organization’s 8th year, The CFDA Vogue Fashion Awards was presented Monday night at the Skylight Soho in New York City. The lucky recipient of the generous $300,000 fund and business mentor was none other than Joseph Altuzarra. The designer who runs in circles with the likes of Alexander Wang is known for his cool downtown aesthetic. Altuzarra found himself up against the designers of Cushnie et Ochs, Carlie Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, jewelry designer Pamela Love, and Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind. Aside from the huge announcement the highlight of the evening was the red carpet or in this case, green shrubbery arrivals. Designers, actresses, models and socialites posed in their finest alongside an earthy green background.

Lala Anthony arrived in a bright aqua blue Zac Posen dress that seemed to hug her every curve. I love how she accessorized with purple strappy heels and a fun clutch.

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Amanda Seyfried showed up in a feathery white frock by Prabal Gurung.

Olivia Wilde supported the ladies of Cushnie et Ochs wearing a fun black dress with interesting peek-a-boo detailing.

Always one to go against the grain, Rachel Roy was dramatic as ever wearing a snow white fur vest and a long black skirt.

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I loved Joan Smalls’ entire look including the makeup. She really went for it in Altuzarra.

I love Zoe Kravitz in this leather Alexander Wang dress. I guess the pointy toe is making a comeback.

Coco Rocha got her Carmen Sandiego on in this grey floral dress and floppy hat.

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Liya Kibede shut it down in this head to toe shocking yellow look by Cushnie et Ochs.

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Let the Designer Collaborations Roll — Introducing Mary Katrantzou for Topshop

Photobucket #TeamIHopeTheseBrandCollabsNeverEnd ! Yes! Up next in the ever popular list of high fashion designers coming to retailers within my budget is Mary Katrantzou for Topshop. [insert squeal here] Let’s really give this all a minute to sink in. Since the designer hit the scene a few years ago, her duds have been the pieces to covet. I can guarantee the arrival of this collection will be met with long lines and the take down of Topshop’s site a la Missoni for Target. The London-based designer puts her all into the collections ever season. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but if bright prints and patterns call your name then this maybe the collection for you. Check out this sneak peek of the collection captured by Susie Bubble.
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