Archive for ‘Womenswear’

June 23, 2011

Exclusive: Sofia Vergara x Kmart



As much as we love Sofia Vergara on ABC’s “Modern Family,” we’ve never really thought much of her personal style. But apparently Kmart has, enough to give her a line with the retail chain. Vergara’s love of clingy, bodycon, cleavage exposing dresses is well documented on red carpets, and there’s no shortage of that in her collection.

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May 23, 2011

Mandy Coon x Made Her Think


Between Eddie Borgo, Helen Yarmak, Bottega Veneta and Delfina Delletrez, and countless others, trust us when we say there’s certainly an insect jewelry vibe in the air.  Which is perfect timing for Mandy Coons new bug heavy jewelry line with Meredith Kahn of  Made Her Think. Coon launched her first  RTW collection in Spring 2010 and lured us into her dark, gothic world of geometric design.  It was Coon’s love of vintage jewelry that caused her to stumble across an old bug brooch, which quickly became the inspiration to a truly unique collection for Fall 2011.

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The collection is comprised of four pieces: a necklace, a bug ring, a small brooch and a large brooch.  The pieces are Rhodium based, and some are wrapped in her signature leather and studded with Swarovski crystals.  The collection captures both the gothic qualities of Coon as well as the Edwardian darkness that resonates in Made Her Think.  Who would of thought bugs could be so enticing? But that still doesn’t mean we’re looking forward to mosquito season.  All will be available through Meredith Kahn’s Made Her Think line.

April 29, 2011

Dee & Ricky x Shayan Afshar


Dynamite duo Dee & Ricky are up to something yet again, teaming up with friend and frequent collaborator, Shayan Afshar who is growing more and more popular as jeweler to the stars.

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The wundertwins are back to pushing the boundaries of kitsch and cool with their latest offering; the cigarette ring. This unique two finger ring is forged out of rhodium and ends in an emerald cut ruby, resembling a cigarettes burning ember tip. Let’s be real. Images of smoking are still found everywhere and probably won’t go out of fashion no matter how many ‘Truth’ commercials MTV airs. To avoid flack, they can always claim the ring is simply an homage to Mondrian. Because that never gets old.

March 29, 2011

Gaia Repossi x Zadig et Voltaire



Zadig & Voltaire can’t collaborate enough. On the heels of their work with model and muse Erin Wasson, the brand has announced a new partnership with Gaia Repossi. Repossi, who serves as artistic director for her family’s line, Maison Repossi, has simultaneously managed to create stunning fine jewelry pieces and more accessible items like the chokers and cuffs she whipped up for Alexander Wang’s fall 2010 collection.

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March 25, 2011

Piperlime Reaches Collaboration Station


As the public’s obsession with celebrity style reaches a deafening crescendo, Piperlime is positioning itself to cash in. Rachel Zoe, whose clients can be found in virtually every gossip rag known to man (BOP and Tiger Beat included) was the first to work with the then relatively untested e-commerce site. Next came a fellow Bravo-lebrity, Mondo Guerra for the celebrity backed amFar organization. Now Piperlime has come full circle to provide everyday access to celebrity style by partnering with Beyond Vintage, Ella Moss, Rachel Pally and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent. As all of these brands are regularly spotted in the “Celebrities! They’re Just Like Us!” section. Piperlime is clearly onto something.

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March 14, 2011

Matthew Williamson x Macy’s



Macy’s is getting on track to rival Target and H&M for most ‘fast fashionable’ retailer at the rate they’re going with designer collaborations. Their line with Kinder Aggugini, Karl Lagerfeld’s pending collection, and now we have Matthew Williamson’s line. According to the Macy’s VP of Fashion and New Business, “the most important part is finding designers that best represent what the trends are of the moment.” Translation for 2011: 70’s style and plenty of it.

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March 10, 2011

Club Monaco x Scosha


Oh Club Monaco. Always looking out for the little guy. The mega brand has scooped up Australian designer Schosha Woolridge of Scosha for a new in-store collaboration. The brand has always managed to maintain an image that keeps them out of the category of disposable fast fashion, and part of that is due to their commitment to featuring the designers they believe in. After all, when the brand featured James Coviello’s hats, they were sold at practically the wholesale cost, meaning Club Monaco is serious about making sure every single piece gets sold.

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March 7, 2011

Christian Siriano x Spiegel


It was only a matter of time before catalogs hopped on the designer collaboration merry-go-round. First up is Spiegel, recruiting Project Runway wunderkind Christian Siriano. Siriano is not shy, either on camera or when it comes to giving his fans a price point they can appreciate. The collection for Spiegel’s ‘Signature Styles’ (needs a name change) line will consist of about 10 looks. Puzzled as to how Siriano’s flair for red carpet worthy ruffles and flounces will mesh with your everyday look? Have no fear, while Siriano’s line will certainly include evening wear, this season’s inspiration is a bit more understated.

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