Just when I thought I was over designer collabs.....
Lanvin decided to collaborate with H&M. Or rather, H&M decided to go luxury to collaborate with Lanvin. Here is the recently released image of four dresses in the upcoming collection and Alber Elbaz's take on the collaboration. A smart concept? Yes, indeed.
Get ready, fashionistas...... the collection will launch in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 20 and in over 200 stores around the world on Nov. 23.
The word is out!! The Low Luv by Erin Wasson Pop-Up has begun at Feature in Brentwood. From Monday Oct. 18 through Nov. 18, the West side boutique will be offering the Fall/Holiday 2010 collections by the model-cum designer. Stop by and pick up some of Wasson's amazing jewelry. I've previewed and featured the line in shoots and they are quite amazing. Silver metal bracelets and the armor hinged ring - love!!! And as a bonus for the first $100 you spend, Feature will offer 20% off your Feature Fall purchase.
Agave Nectar's Spring 2011 collection has all the trends - jeggings, bell bottoms, cargos and the boyfriend jean. Here are images from the Spring campaign which I styled and co-produced. Stay tuned......the men's collection coming soon!
I don't usually post men on VVC, but Travis Caine was one of those stylish standouts. Caine had the look down in Paris. Marc by Marc Jacobs trench coat, vintage belt (made from a horse bridal) and vintage DIY jeans (held together by safety pins).
"Fashion takes a turn to the ’70s with chic, modern silhouettes
that strike the balance between office and off-duty."
- N. Jayne Seward
The 70's are hot, hot, hot for Spring 2011. Here is my latest shoot for Apparel News featuring a modern take on the look. Designers are channeling the era's spirit of revolution to change the status quo. After seasons of skinny jeans and slinky androgynous clothing, it's time for a change. Spring's style takes its cues from American sportswear's chic sophistication. To see the full shoot, click here.
Photographer: Richard Knapp; Stylist: N. Jayne Seward; Makeup: Garret Gervais for Christian Dior Cosmetics at OPUSBEAUTY.COM; Hair: Tara Jean for ARTMIXBEAUTY.COM/UNITE; Model: Jennifer M. for Ford Los Angeles; Stylist Asst: Lauren Hanawalt, Photo Assistants; Charles McCauley and David Ambrose
SOCIETY FOR RATIONAL DRESS' trench and dress; GUINEVERE & CO cuff; PELLE MODA heels
GEORGIE blouse, MARTINMARTIN pant; COREY LYNN CALTER belt; WESTERN FASHION bangles
GOLDSIGN shirt; CITIZENS FOR HUMANITY flare jeans; PELLE MODA heels
Look no further. The monthly flea market at Space15Twenty is tomorrow! Every third Sunday, the event takes place at the Hollywood shopping mecca. Vintage clothes, accessories, local designers, music, arts and crafts and more.....
Bold cherry prints, vibrant florals and striped body stockings. Designer Wolfgang Joop expressed his German design flair and his playful take on fashion with this collection inspired by a Portugese garden. The result? A wonderfully kitschy and fresh take on Spring 2011. There were retro '50's frocks with layers of crinoline, plenty of tailored jackets - ranging from tiny cropped shapes to full length versions - and then those seriously amazing platform boots. LOVED this collection. Enjoy!!
What were guests at the Chanel Spring 2011 fashion show wearing?
Well, quite simply Chanel!! From quilted leather handbags to strands of pearls, tweed suits and over-the-knee boots, Chanel fans showed their devotion by wearing iconic looks from the design house. Style ranged from chic to street and obsessively over-the-top. Chanel is one of most recognizable brands in the world, and obviously a status symbol. But I had to wonder: When worn in such an obvious uniform-like manner, is this really fashionable? ie. the quilted chain bag. I'm not sure that cookie-cutter fashion is exactly what Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel set out to achieve.......... But nevertheless, here are Chanel guests in their Chanel best. (More images after the break!)
I'm not one for following a dress code, so I love that Karl Lagerfeld pushed many of the silhouettes in the Spring collection beyond the iconic quilted handbag and tweed suit. Feathers, denim, lace, floral prints and hot pants...... there were a few twists to the traditional Chanel mix. And it's all extremely wearable this season. The little black dress also had its moment in the spotlight. From simple sheaths to elaborately decorated cocktail numbers, there were way toooooo many to narrow down the selection. Here are my fav's. More images after the break and to see the full collection go to Style.com.
Courtney Love was Paris Fashion Week's "It Girl." Rock n' roll's bad girl performed at V Magazine's New York New York bash at Printemps and Givenchy's after-party. The fashion set was there to see her including Prabal Gurung, Diane von Furstenberg, Lady Gaga and yes, Karl Lagerfeld who seems to be one of her biggest fans. "You have to love this Courtney Love," said Lagerfeld in an interview for The Daily Front Row. Here she is arriving at the Chanel show. Looks like the "love" is mutual.
From edgy to understated, editors joined the style parade at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 show. Whereas most of the guests opted for Chanel - in sometimes obsessive over-accessorized fashion - editors stuck to their own brand of chic. Here are a few of the editors I spotted at the show - amidst the photographers, bloggers and onlookers. Stay tuned for more from the chic scene at Chanel!
At the recent Olympia Le-Tan event in Paris I had the opportunity to chat with Laura Mulleavy. It was a rare chance to talk to the designer and learn about her favorite places in Paris. While Mulleavy was in the city of lights for sales appointments, she of course had some chic plans on the agenda. Here are a few of the details that I found out as well as her thoughts behind the Rodarte Spring 2011 collection she designs with her sister Kate. And.....with the '70s all the rage for Spring, it's the perfect opportunity to post images from the recent runway presentation in New York.
(More images after the break!)
What brings you to Paris?
I’m here to do sales.
How do you know Olympia Le-Tan?
She’s a friend of a friend. I’ve met Olympia before and this was the first time I’ve seen her books and I think they’re so beautiful. I’m like, I want five of those purses. The colors are amazing!
I loved your collection this season. Why did you decide on a ‘70s theme?
It came from two places. [Kate and I] are really influenced by Northern California and we grew up in a place called Aptos which is just outside of Santa Cruz. We kept going on these trips back with our friends to show them where we grew up. I think it just stuck in our heads a little bit. And when we thought more and more about the area and the things that we loved about it like the Redwood forests and how the arts and crafts movement really got started up again - a revisionist version of it in the ‘70s - it just seemed to all go together. We built off all the things that we saw all the time when we were young.
Do you have any special plans while you’re in Paris?
Well, I’ll be doing sales, but I’ll see my friends Carol and Umberto [from Opening Ceremony]. And other people like one of our stores had a dinner tonight. Her name is Deena [Abdulaziz] and she has a store [D’NA] in Saudi Arabia, which is amazing. Things like that.
Paris is such a cultural city. Are you planning to visit any museums?
The Museum of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy [Galerie de paleontology et d’ anatomie comparée]. It’s my favorite museum in Paris. If you go see that with the Rodin Museum [Musée Rodin], it’s an amazing day.
Do you like to shop for vintage?
I like to buy touristy things. I like to buy Eiffel Tower earrings and magnets. So, no vintage.
What are a few of your favorite places in Paris?
I go to a Moroccan restaurant called Le Martel, that’s my favorite restaurant. And I always go to Colette of course.
Are you going to any designer shows?
That’s complicated too because it’s all during the day. We’re doing appointments so it’s kind of hard to leave.
Yes, all business it seems...Here is a look at the Spring 2011 Rodarte collection.
Laura Mulleavy and Carol Lim, co-founder of Opening Ceremony, photo: VeryVeryChic.com