Tag Archives: H&M

H&M Spring Campaign featuring Jourdan Dunn

22 Mar

H&M has done a really pretty interpretation of key Spring trends for the high street. For a campaign tagged “Romantic Preppy,” Jourdan Dunn did a lovley job, it’s so good to see her all girly, bubbly and full of smiles, nice departure from the straight faced runway pictures.

All key trends well represented, bright colours, florals, white,  lace, wide leg pants and you bet in prices we all can afford.

See which one you like and pop over to the H&M site to check out what you can get.

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Pictures via fashiongonerogue.com

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These are a few of my favourite shopping spots…

2 Dec

Both Online and Brick n Mortar, I love each of these stores for different reasons, some for clothes, some for shoes, some for accessories, some for a bit of everything. Let’s talk about the ones that stand out the most for me.

For the most unique, one of a kind, whimsical dresses and spunky tees/blouses, Anthropologie is the place to go. All set in a romantic, fairy tale/art gallery style store, complete with artsy design books doubling as props.

All Saints has a dark, brooding, mysterious feel to it but the clothes in there are a design wonder. Given how much I have a penchant for complex, draping, wrap round styles, and the colour black, my love for All Saints is justified. I’d put some bright lights in the store though.

Freedom by Topshop is arguably the best high street accessories brand, always avant garde, always on trend and frequently adding new lines. The massive Topshop store on Oxford circus has an accessories wonderland on the ground floor, boutique style with a range of brands to choose from. You’ll get almost all you need for accessories on that floor, not only from the Freedom line but from several other brands. I especially love the exquisite Orelia and ethnic-style Made collections.

For stores/malls I could totally live in, it has to be Forever 21, Selfridges and Bicester Village.

Forever 21 has the best basics, several styles of tees and an eclectic collection of clothing styles. Everything from sportswear to outerwear to party wear, all under one roof and at the best prices for remarkable quality.

Bicester is a quaint, chic village where you can get the best designer bargains in the best possible conditions, no clothes all over the floor, no long lines or crowds falling over themselves, just row after row of gorgeous designer discounts in posh white bungalows.

There are dozens of great online stores but no one does it like Net-a-porter for high end designer items. Asides from the having a vast collection of your favourite designers, they offer the very best styling/how to wear it tips I’ve ever seen on an online store. That’s more than enough reason to visit.

For shoes, it’s Office, Kurt Geiger and largely Asos, Aldo is also great for classic, work shoes, ballet flats and them some. And oh, i love Zara shoes, they’ve got the sleekest, polished high heels, perfect for the luxe ladylike look. Selfridges at Oxford Circus also has to take the cake for shoes, I mean they’ve got the biggest shoe gallery in the world. With 4,000 shoes of every brand imaginable on display at any given time, what more can a girl ask for?

 

 

Designer + High Street Collaboration II: Valentino for Gap

24 Nov

It’s the season of A-list designers collaborating with high street stores. The much awaited and longed for Lanvin hearts H&M collection hit the stores and online yesterday and SOLD OUT. The H&M site actually crashed in the morning! People literally slept outside the stores and waited on-line for hours! And even though they were only allowed to buy one piece of each item in the collection, individuals spent up to $1,800 shopping. Might have as well purchased a Lanvin dress! The passion for designer fashion is beyond comprehension.

Now that Lanvin hearts H&M has been fulfilled and fashionistas are purring over their purchases, the next collabo up for frenzied buying is Valentino for Gap. The Italian designer – now headed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli – created a seven piece capsule collection featuring ruffled khaki pieces, a parka, jacket, skirt, cargo pants.

Lots of bows and ruffles applied to the hard-edged military look, the attempt was to introduce a soft, feminine side to Gap’s classic style. I’ll describe the collection as girly military.

The designers, Chiuri and Piccioli captured the essence of it: ‘We love mixing different cultures and we have been excited to mix gap’s timeless essentials with our roman culture of Couture. It brings together the iconic world of Valentino and Gap’s fashion staples, synthesizing the current trend of combining luxury with basics.’

The collection hits the stores in London and Paris next week. And by the way, up next in the designer/high street collabo line up is the mammoth Karl Lagerfeld of CHANEL for Macy’s. Pretty interesting times for fashion.

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I love the shoes, gotta have the shoes in both colours.
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Credits: Daily Mail UK, Fashionising, Vogue UK

Global Fashion Buzz: Lanvin for H&M

3 Nov

All fashion mediums – blogs, twitter, facebook, websites – went hullabaloo on Monday as the most anticipated collection of the year was FINALLY unveiled. There had been so many teasers, sneak peeks and mini videos whetting our appetite but it all came to a dramatic end with the lush unveil.

It was lots of fun, colour, florals, tulle, bows and ruffles; featuring chic party dresses, graphic tees, some outerwear and gorgeous accessories. It took elements from next season – tons of bold colour – and that gives the collection even more merit and wearability. It’s definitely worthy of all the attention it has received. Get ready to see them sell out come November 23rd.

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One more thing was very true to the collection, the point Alber Elbaz made right off the bat, this is H&M going luxury, not Lanvin going high street. Very very spot on Mr Elbaz.

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See the full collection, complete with shoes and accessories on the H&M website.