My favorite looks:
I’m not sure what I am going to do –I’ve just read that Michael Kors is now coming out with a beauty line. Not to mention Marc Jacobs’ upcoming line hitting Sephora shelves this fall. And Lanvin x Lancome in June. My beauty bar at home is already overstocked. Despite the fact that I’m 100% sure I must own something from each collection, I am so looking forward to seeing what these designers are going to come up with. I love a good fashion/beauty crossover. It’s a great way to add an extension to a brand and increase an empire by working with an already loyal customer base.
Michael Kors- probably a lot of golds: tanner, bronzer, orangey-shimmery powder. Elle UK is reporting the collection will be divided into themes: sporty, sexy, and glam (that sounds like the essence of MK) and will aslo feature lip colors and after-sun creams. The collection will be available in August at Macy’s, exclusively.
Marc Jacobs- Based on the success of his perfumes, I’m sure MJ cosmetics will be a hit. We’ve already seen a glimpse of the nail polish bottles and they seem to be off to a great start packaging-wise. I hope he goes all out with a full-line of make-up: foundation, powders, palettes, blush, and of course nail polish. I’m imagining pales and darkest darks.
Lanvin x Lancome- This is more of a partnership, but it still counts in my eyes. Alber has created an amazing video for the collab so I’m hoping to see elements of his illustration in the collection. Hopefully we’ll see bright colors, pasteles and nail polish!
What other fashion houses have yet to venture into beauty? Can they successfully make the cross over? What existing houses have beauty lines, but could be doing better? Just some food for thought.
GOT A MAKEOVER….and it’s pretty cool. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know my obsession with Jeremy. His website in the past, sadly, has not quite matched up to the scale of his label. It was very basic, and dare I say Windows 95-esque (sorry Jeremy, but it’s true). But after this overhaul, the site is now an online shoppers paradise. For those who can’t get to Opening Ceremony in New York (the only place I’ve ever seen his clothes in the USA), his website now offers a selection of items from his past few collections. What’s even cooler is that the models are like GIFs, in that they are all doing different movements. You can narrow your search by collection or male/female clothes, it’s worth a look.
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One of the most anticipated films of this year is Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers. Why? Because it’s stars are seemingly perfect Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, and Rachel Korine having sex, using drugs and more things of that nature. It was brilliant. Not to mention when I saw it in the theater I climbed over Michael Cera to get to my seat, but that’s another story. One of the things that really grabs your attention (mainly because you can’t look away) is the outfits in the film. The girls are often in bikinis and Jame’s Franco in decorative ghetto fabulous gear. Inspired by the film Opening Ceremony has teamed up with Heidi Bivens to create a capsule collection. Jerseys, bikinis, sweatpants, and crop tops: everything you need for a perfect Spring Break. I find the collection amazing. Its not enough that I can’t stop thinking about the movie, but now I can own pieces that are practically off the set. Here’s a look at some of my favorites:
Available at Opening Ceremony
Hi Lovely Readers,
I just wanted to let you all know I write for a digital magazine called Jenesequa and I’m so proud to work with them. This month I wrote an article about fashion illustration (sneak peek below) and it’s rise in popularity. It’s a free digital magazine you can download for iPad/iPhone in the App store. I would describe it as a cross between Nylon and Elle, so if either of those interest you, Jenesequa is what you need! Add it to your reading material, you won’t regret it!
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
I apologize for the quality of the photos below but I had to be sneaky. Stores don’t take too kindly when you’re photographing their merchandise in-store.
Now behold H&M’s take
Tigers are popular!
I also found this little number at Zara. Look familiar?
Jennifer Lawrence was the most talked about woman of the evening. Her starring role in one of the year’s top films “Silver Linings Playbook” allowed her to grace award season. Picked as the early favorite for Best Actress, Lawrence wore Dior Haute Couture for most of her big events. Oscar night was no different. The gown was predicted by many fashion critics as the dress she would wear. A stunning layered cream and baby pink dress from the Spring 2013 couture collection. The dress looked thick and somewhat heavy, like a duvet or comforter (I realize that sounds terrible for such a beautiful dress), but that’s probably why it took an army to help her navigate the red carpet.