Friday, February 17, 2012

Celebrities Celebrate The Launch of Marni for H&M

The setting: Los Angeles
The event: Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder and Milla Jovovich were among the list of celebrities who attended a party to celebrate the launch of Marni at H&M. Held in a beautiful Hollywood residence, the event was hosted by Marni’s Founder and Creative Director, Consuelo Castiglioni, the Director of the Marni at H&M campaign, Sofia Coppola and Margareta van den Bosch, H&M´s Creative Advisor.

Drew, Winona and Milla, other guests arrived at the party dressed in Marni for H&M. The hot guest list of 200 included Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto and Andrea Riseborough. The collection will be available March 8th in approximately 260 stores worldwide, as well as on-line.

“It has been an inspiring night, surrounded by a perfect setting and a great crowd. LA encapsulated the dream! It is not long before Marni at H&M is in the stores, and I am happy to share these magic moments with everybody." Consuelo Castiglioni, Founder and Creative Director,

"It's nice to see again the people I worked with on the project for Marni and H&M. With the film I just tried to do something that fitted with the mood of the collection, the fantasy and the fun of fashion." Sofia Coppola

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Venexiana's Kati Stern Brings High Drama with Her Gowns

I've always been drawn to the "In your face" style of Venexiana's collections. I guess I fell in love with this label when I saw Lauren Ezersky interview her on the show, "Behind the Velvet Ropes".

This collection has several red carpet-ready gowns that are beautifully over the top ... Intricate fantasy pieces that are taking my crave factor to new levels. Below are the ones that spoke to me, in addition to a video of the show.

Friday, February 10, 2012

An Amazing Fall 2012 Show from Chadwick Bell

I thought I might have been looking at a Paris haute couture show for a moment. Chadwick Bell bottled sophisticated elegance, then opened the bottle to share the essence with us at his show. I coveted (a word I rarely use) several looks. Watch the video and you'll see ...

Christian Louboutin Celebrates 20 Years by Expanding

Fabulous ... That's how I would describe Christian Louboutin's shoes. This word says it all. Well, to celebrate his 20th anniversary, the designer has expanded his craft by creating a capsule bag collection. Here are my favorites.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Emerging Designer Profile: Danielle Cicero

Danielle Cicero specializes in bridal and special occasion dresses.
I was first drawn by the elaborate details in the tucking combined with an illusion neckline of one of her shorter dresses. I thought it was perfect for any special occasion because it combined the sexy detailing of a strapless bustier with the security of an illusion top ... The comfort of no need to tug or make sure everything hasn't slipped. Now that's perfection. The convenient pockets are just the icing on the cake.
Below are Danielle's answers to a few of my questions about her style and influences:


What inspires or influences you?

I am influenced by many things, such as fabric as I mentioned before, architecture, colors, textures, and art. I of course am influenced by other designers, but I don't like to let their work speak too loudly in my own work, as an indy designer it's important to make sure people hear my voice rather than an inspired by voice. One thing I do love to do is check out vintage design, my favorite time periods being the roaring 20's to the 50's, but I am also loving the mini dress silhouettes of the 60's and the grecian inspired caftan looks of the 70's, so you never know what I will come up with next.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Updated: H&M Fashion News Updates

H&M has been very busy lately. Here are two hot events they've put together just yesterday.

David Beckham Celebrates His Bodywear for H&M Launch

Last night, David Beckham celebrated his new bodywear collection for H&M in London.

The event was an in-store launch, followed by a cocktail party at a pop-up gentleman´s club created especially for the occasion.

Among the celebrities you could see this night were Bianca Jagger, Emma Bunton, Suzy Menkes and Jade Parfitt.

David Beckham said:
"I am very proud to launch my bodywear collection for H&M in London- It was amazing to see the product at the in-store launch after so many months of development. I loved the pop-up gentleman´s club, which felt both traditional and brand new. It´s the same mix I hope men will find in the Bodywear collection."
David Beckham with Emma Bunton
with Jessica Ennis
Bianca Jagger

The Inaugural H&M Design Award Winner... Stine Riis / London College of Fashion

Update: A Behind The Scenes Look at the Marni for H&M Commercial

I recently found this video ... Not sure why H&M's PR people didn't include this in the info they sent. Anyway, below are videos of the Marni for H&M commercial and the Behind the Scenes Look.