Alber Elbaz always creates beautiful womenswear for Lanvin. The designer celebrates womanly shapes with gorgeous flattering dresses, ladylike accessories and soft fabrics. This morning, it was announced that they are the latest brand to collaborate with High Street giant H&M. The collection will not be revealed until three weeks before the launch date when a short film will be released giving clues as to what to expect. In the meantime, I have been dreaming about which pieces from the mainline I'd like to see recreated for H&M. Click through to see what I chose!
Posts for September 2nd 2010
One Bulgarian man is taking his Lady Gaga love to the extreme by using cosmetic surgery to turn himself into her doppelgänger. Penio Daskalov is having both a sex change operation and cosmetic surgery to aid in his Gaga-fication. "I really admire the way she has created herself, so when I've had my operations I won't be quite a man or quite a woman," Penio says.
The phenomenon of ordinary people using plastic surgery to look like celebrities isn't new territory, but this is perhaps the most extreme example so far. Do you think this story will have a happy ending?
There are many eco friendly fashion labels available right now which promise to make your wardrobe a better friend of the environment. However, there are plenty of other ways to make you wardrobe more eco and some are possible on a shoestring budget. Click through to hear my ten easy tips for being more environmentally friendly.
There are a lot of androgynous shoes on offer this season including brogues, loafers and desert boots. These lace up ankle boots are available in a range of neutral shades.
Some have a slight wedge heel which gives them a more feminine feel like this pair (£315) by Opening Ceremony. I also really like this flat cuffed pair (£65) from Topshop. Will you wear desert boots this season?
H&M Magazine's September issue is out, and one of the major highlights is this fashion spread titled "Arizona Dream" with Anja Rubik. Her boyfriend and model Sasha Knezevic, who she often models with, even makes a ruggedly sexy cameo. The sandy background of the Grand Canyon is my favorite part — it allows the shearling jackets, denim, chunky knits, and Navajo prints to pop. The juxtaposition of the heat and the heavy layering makes for gorgeous shots.
Today I have caught up with the lovely buying team from Net-a-Porter to find out which new season items they're lusting after this season. There are so many great new trends this season that it's an exciting time to shop. Click through to see which pieces they chose. Check out more expert picks here.
Natalie Portman is currently in Venice promoting her latest film Black Swan. The gorgeous actress wore two different dresses yesterday – a purple Miu Miu mini dress for a photocall and then a red Rodarte gown for the premiere. The Miu Miu number was tiered and showed off Natalie's petite frame. Meanwhile, the Rodarte gown has more oomph with a dramatic front split and applique detailing. Out of these two looks, which do you think is the most fab?
It's with huge relief that I can reveal that the Zara online store is now open! After months of speculation and years of rooting through physical shops you can finally locate that Zara bargain from the comfort of your own home (or office). I love this shop, but always find myself spotting stylish pieces in magazines and never being able to locate them in person – hopefully the internet will help me solve this dilemma! There are a lot of pieces on offer including shoes, handbags and menswear. See below for items which have already made their way in to my basket. Have you bought anything from this site yet?