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In light of some past Marchesa mash-ups, a makeup brand collaboration makes a lot of sense. There was the time Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig designed a Playboy Bunny costume to promote a new Playboy Club in London, and the time that a Spiderman villain chased down a model in Marchesa couture for a Vogue spread. And let’s not forget the Chapman-designed New York Jets tee shirt. This time, the collaboration in question isn’t meant to showcase the house’s work on some industry pedestal, quite the opposite actually. It’s bringing couture to your local CVS.
Whether you’re a Betty or a Veronica, you’re going to want to get your paws on the Charlotte Olympia x Archie Comics collab.
You’re going to have to gives us a moment, because we’re still wrapping our heads around that fact that one of our favorite eras of fashion, the ’60s, is being interpreted though the artwork of Robert Indiana. By the queen of modern Mod, Lisa Perry, no less. Considering that this is her fourth artist-inspired collection, we shouldn’t be that dumbstruck, but any opportunity to channel Edie Sedgwick sends us mad as a hatter.
Kate Spade and Keds already have one very successful spring collaboration under their belts and have decided to go back for more, ELLE reports via exclusive new photos. The Fall 2013 Kate Spade x Keds shoe line, which hits August 1, will feature a little bit more of the same (polka dots, stripes), and a little something different (oversized leopard, apple prints).
Always primed with a Kaiser-ism, Karl Lagerfeld says, “I love velvet gloves on iron hands and velvet sunglasses on steel eyes.” Guess he’s pretty pumped about his eyewear collaboration with Lapo Elkann, then.
Hot off the heels of having the Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, sport one of her designs on the world stage during a royal baby hospital visit, Orla Kiely celebrated the launch of her latest diffusion line for Target: an assortment of tech accessories in her signature kitschy prints. Proving that she has an ever cool following, Ora’s guest list included basically all of our favorite gals.
All we can think of to say about this Fairchild Baldwin x Calypso St. Barth Leather Daisy Bag is “DIBS!”
Getting photographed by your boyfriend can either be the most daunting or romantic approach to smizing for the camera, but in the creative world, the latter always seems to be true. So when we learned that Kirsten Dunst had been lensed by her boyfriend, Garrett Hedlund, for Wren’s new capsule collection with Dunst’s stylist, Lula editor in chief Leith Clark, we weren’t totally surprised.
Around these parts, “double-duty” is usually synonymous with “you can wear this in two different social settings and not look totally stupid.” That’s all fine and dandy, but sometimes, we like to defy expectations and go for
men pieces that are ridiculously good-looking and have some substance.
We’ve had forlorn dreams of getting the nod of approval from Nas for quite some time, which means we were utterly green with envy upon the news that his first fashion collaboration, a line of high-end streetwear, did not involve us. Believe it or not, but we posses a certain set of skills when it comes to rocking snapbacks and bombers.
The only thing Kanye West wants more than his damn croissants is his damn seat in the upper echelons of high fashion. Two womenswear collections at Paris Fashion Week got him a much-improved badge from Style.com’s Tim Blanks, but we have a sneaky suspicion he didn’t display that alongside his 21 Grammy awards.
Not content with doing denim, the brothers behind Guess have now cast their sights towards booze. Maurice, Paul, and Armand Marciano, cofounders of the ubiquitous purveyor of Canadian tuxedos, have now purchased Wally’s Wine & Spirits, but the tight relationship between fashion and booze is hardly a new one. Have a swig of six of our favorites.
If you don’t like vintage-inspired clothing with dreamy aesthetics and totally realistic pricetags, stop reading now. The BFFs behind boho-luxe label Stone Cold Fox have now blessed us with Ninás, a six-piece diffusion line designed exclusively for Urban Outfitters.
Whether it’s ’60s babydoll eyes for spring or glossy red lips for fall, a Marc Jacobs show offers up equally sublime fashion and beauty. But while the designer has three fashion lines in the works — Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton — he’d left our beauty bags to fend for themselves. Until now, that is.
With many kids getting their first pair of Chucks before they’re even out of preschool, this collab has been a long time coming for the longest-running scripted television show in history.
If Nicki Minaj’s collection for Kmart sells out in stores, it will be entertaining, but also put the fear of god in us. After getting a first look, we see all the style elements we’d expect: skin-tight silhouettes, spandex, cut-outs, neon, and dizzying prints, but still, imagining young girls strutting through high school halls in these clothes makes us a little squeamish.
For every 100 pairs of sneaker wedges there’s one pair of Rick Owens’ cult basketball-style high-top sneakers. Though unless you’re Daphne Guinness, you’re probably not going to risk them getting sweat-stained and scuffed on your morning run.
Summer has yet to begin and we’re already longing for fall with the news that Isabel Marant will be the next designer to collaborate with H&M. We may be New Yorkers at heart, but nothing gets our blood pumping like that Marant rock ‘n’ roll-meets-elegance je ne sais quoi. The designs will hit stores November 14th and will feature women’s clothing and accessories as well as her first-ever men’s collection.
Last summer, Topshop and eco-friendly label Reclaim To Wear launched an “upcycled” capsule collection that was made from discarded materials. The line’s success, paired with the companies’ continuous efforts to address design waste, inspired them to launch a second line of summer wares and — hooray! — the lookbook has arrived.
There’s a new way to display your affections for Mario Testino’s work. The legendary lensman has joined forces with Net-a-Porter on a capsule collection called MATE.