Friday, September 28, 2012

Anna Dello Russo at H&M's Paris Launch Party

H&M, together with fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, hosted an extravagant launch party for the AdR at H&M collection. Of course, it was done with theatrical flair ... This is, after all, Anna Dello Russo. Who else would surround herself with look-alikes (picture below)?

Friends and fashionistas, included Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Zoe, Jefferson Hack, Poppy Delevingne, Peter Dundas, plus super models Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, Liya Kebede, and Isabeli Fontana.
“It is great to bring eccentricity to a wider public, and that’s what H&M is doing with this collaboration. It was truly a fun night”, says Caroline de Maigret. “People love Anna: she is fearless, she loves the stage and she is a great communicator. Anna is totally pop: Andy Warhol would have loved her, I am sure”, says Giovanna Battaglia.

“The Paradis Ball was the perfect way to launch a collection that is all about fantasy and decoration. It was eye-catching, with an optimistic injection of energy that I found particularly inspiring. We hope that our customers are excited about the launch”, says Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M.

Azealia Banks

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My First Online Purchase of Eyeglasses

I gave up the vain idea of wearing contacts when I first started creating and reviewing analytical reports on customers/sales, web traffic and social media.

I'm near-sighted and it was a total nightmare trying to read the data in the spreadsheets with a prescription for distance only. Since I really loved analytics, I just started wearing my backup glasses all of the time.

Recently, I decided to try out the website Firmoo for the following three reasons:
  1. Great prices - Every frame I was drawn to was under $30.
  2. Memory metal frames - I have a history of breaking the stems of my glasses, so this was very appealing to me. 
  3. FYI - Firmoo also carries memory plastic frames
  4. I also loved one particular pair of semi-rimless, memory metal frames.
I ended up ordering two pairs; the primary pair, for distance, in addition to a cute, two-toned pair of computer glasses, designed to reduce the eyestrain I get from looking at the screen for long periods.

The support team was awesome ... So helpful and responsive. I felt like I found a new friend ... I basically had a clueless moment. You can even upload your prescription to avoid any errors in entering the prescription. 

To check out their selection of glasses, go to Firmoo.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Behind the Scenes of the Lana Del Rey Shoot

Check out this video of the songstress Lana Del Rey at the video shoot for Blue Velvet, her exclusive cover for H&M, which is premiering on September 20th.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Two Unique Pieces I'm Loving Right Now

I've always been drawn to unusual and creative details in clothing and accessories. Here are two items that recently caught my attention.

Elie Tahari 
I have been a long-time fan of Elie Tahari. I love his elegant blouses ... They simply add beauty and sophistication to any outfit. This coat is a keeper... I am drawn to the vivid color, the diagonally-cut, bell cuffs, and the surprise zipper accent on the back.

L for Lazarus
The L for Lazarus wrap has a relaxed, edgy twist that I find appealing. I like that you can wear this versatile wool wrap long and draped, belted or double-draped.

Fashion News

Fashion's Night Out Live

See, via Instagram, all of the FNO events; in New York City, Los Angeles, and every FNO party in between. Your photo could also be featured! Just add #FNO to any Instagram photo you take and it will automatically be placed in the feed for the FNO editors to review. FNO Live is from 5pm - 2am, EST.

H&M to Ban Perflourinated Compounds (PFC:s)

H&M is trying to reduce their ecological footprint. Effective January 1st, 2013, H&M will place orders for products without PFC:s, which are used in water repellent items.

New Fashion Week

Fashion Week Wales will host its premier fashion week in March 2013, on the grounds of the Cardiff Castle.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sample Sale Saturday Update

Earlier this week, I received emails on two big, upcoming sample sales (one in New York, the other in London).

Update: Just added a third one, Australia.

New York


Flash One-Day Sample Sale 

Wednesday 19th September 
 26 South Molton Lane 
W1K 5AB 

Designer Clothing:
Moschino dresses from £69, Tops from £39 Emporio Armani LADIES jackets at £69, Dresses £69, Light weight knit tops £38, tops £25 & Jeans £50. Vivienne Westwood Dresses from £99, shirts from £59, trousers from £59, skirts from £59, T's from £19, Jackets from £79, Coats from £299. Equipment silk blouses now £139. Martin Margiela shirts from £59, skirts from £29, trousers £29, dresses from £29, Jackets £49, tops from £29. Sophia Kokosalaki Dresses from £49, tops £29 trousers £29, Jackets £49. see by Chloe t's £39. Belstaff Leather jackets now £550 Galliano dresses £99, Trousers £49. Viktor & Rolf dresses £99, Shirts £79, Trousers £59, Skirts £59, Jackets £149, Tops £49. J Brand jeans now £125. See by Chloe S/S 2012 collection up to 60% off. Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2012 rainmac now £220. Menswear Emporio Armani jackets from £79, knits from £40, Jeans from £50. Dirk Bikkemberg T's £19, Bags £69, Jackets £99, Trs £29, Shirts £29. Maison Margiela jackets £149, mainline jackets £199, trousers £59 shirts £59. Valentino Shirts £49 Westwood shirts from £59, trousers £79, Jackets from £199, waistcoats £79, trenchcoat £199 Marc Jacobs shirts from £59, trousers £69, jackets from £99, knits £79, biker jacket £199 Viktor & Rolf shirts from £59, jackets £79, suits £299. Belstaff Mens Roadmaster jackets was £495 now £350 Aquascutum suits now £225 La Coste polo's now £49 True Religion T-shirts now £35 Diesel jeans £59. Albanses shirts £59

JIMMY CHOO, COSTUME NATIONALE, BELSTAFF handbags all at 60-70% off retail, BLANK jewellery from £5, Italian Leather handbags from £49-£70, GIANFRANCO FERRE bags from £49, VIKTOR & ROLF handbags and clutches £99, Viktor & Rolf sandals & shoes from £99 plus Italian purses & wallets from £29, silk scarves from £15 plus more! Mens & Womens MARTIN MARGIELA jewellery £99, hats £39, bags £49 & belts £39 all at up to 80% off retail, WESTWOOD caps £39, plus more

Vintage Boutique: selling stock from Lalita including covetable one-offs from Liberty, Harrods, Versace, Pierre Cardin, Gucci, brooches, necklaces, silk

For more info, go to: DSUK