missoni for target complete lookbook

the complete lookbook was posted on their facebook page.  in addition to the pieces i liked and posted previously, i also like these:

sweater

skirt, even if it's plain

kimono top thing

bottom right, like happy socks

the striped one

top right brush bag

clips

bobby pins

these are for girls, but i like them better than the women's version

another pretty pillow

love these

fiery!

frame on the right

art prints

cute stationery

still cute

as i expected, it’s mostly the house wares and accessories that i like…and the stationery!  i think i’ll pick up at least one scarf, the shaker/martini glass/tumbler set, the pillows, the frame, the set of art prints, and some stationery.  what’s everyone getting?

the collection hits stores september 13th…this will be a popular one.

i wish i had the confidence to pull this off

i’m so in love with these outfits from the gucci fall 2011 runway collection!

but alas, i am no model…

not that i can even afford it, but why isn’t ready-to-wear ever as breath-taking as runway?!

and all those darn celebrities flaunting it in front of me!

the man repeller tells me i can…

…but i just don’t have confidence to strut around in something so revealing.  i still want though.

banana republic’s complete mad men collection

starting august 11th, banana republic stores in north america and online will be carrying the mad men capsule collection created by the show’s costume designer, janie bryant.  but banana republic facebook fans can order from the collection one day earlier on august 10th.

the collection was supposed to coincide with the long-awaited return of mad men the television show on amc and even though the season premiere has been pushed back to next year, the 65-piece line for men and women is coming out anyway.

the women’s collection features trench coats, high-waisted skirts, 60’s-style dresses, and leopard print pumps; while the men’s collection includes everything from suits and pocket squares to money clips and knitted sweaters.

as much as i enjoy the 60’s style and mad men, i’m a little under whelmed with the line…what do you think?  although i think i have to have the pussy-bow blouse because it looks a lot like the mango one i’ve been wanting since i saw it worn by olivia palermo:

i actually love everything about this outfit and love her style.

versace for h&m preview

the highlight of yesterday’s versace men’s show at milan men’s fashion week actually had nothing to do with the men–it was donatella versace herself, taking a bow, in a versace x h&m dress.

this may come as a surprise, since she has previously stated in a 2008 new york magazine interview, that although she respects other big designers for collaborating with mass market chains to create an affordable line, that she wouldn’t do one herself, “because i work very hard to put the versace line in the luxury section.  i think to put the versace line in h&m would confuse the brand.”  perhaps, to avoid the confusion, it’s being billed as “the iconic collection” rather than a diffusion line.  this will go nicely with the deal versace struck with lady gaga, winner of the cfda’s 2011 fashion icon, to wear only versace in the next several months.

when asked about the collaboration,  donatella said, “I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching its wide audience.  The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere.”

“Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and flamboyant – everything Versace stands for. Donatella Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and is perfect for the festive season,” says margareta van den bosch, creative advisor at h&m.

donatella will raid the archives of the fashion house that was originally started by her brother gianni in 1978 and reinterpret the designs for today.

the collection will roll out first on november 17th (in 300 stores & online) with women’s (around 40 pieces), men’s (around 20), and home collections.  followed by a pre-spring collection on january 19th exclusively in countries with h&m online sales (austria, denmark, finland, germany, holland, norway, sweden, and the uk).

per the h&m press release:  “The womenswear collection will be dominated by dresses that express the spirit of the [awards] season, featuring studded leather, silk and colorful prints, and accessories including high heels and costume jewelry. The men’s collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, as well as belts and jewelry for men. For the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M, the collection will include homeware pieces including pillows and bedspread.”

le sigh

i wish i was oscarprgirl.  what could be better than working in pr for oscar de la renta?  what about getting photographed by jamie beck?  no, not good enough?  what about getting photographed by jamie beck at fashion’s night out while strutting your stuff in a red mermaid oscar de la renta gown?  yea, that’s what i thought.

on a side note, not sure what she’s wearing on her head…but doesn’t it kinda look like a kid’s pirate hat?

midnight in paris

not sure how i feel about the cape part…but this red lace dress from marchesa fall 2011 is pretty stunning.

rachel mcadams at the midnight in paris premiere, cannes festival

sale | catherine malandrino

when
now – friday (5.28):  12 pm – 6 pm

where
651-653 n. la cienega blvd.
los angeles, ca 90069
310.358.0895

one of my favorite clothing brands, catherine malandrino, is currently having a sale of up to 40% off a large selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories.  the sale started last friday and continues until this friday (5/28).

you won’t be seeing me there though…40% isn’t enough of a discount for it to fall into my affordable range, plus i should be studying.

warehouse sale | splendid + ella moss 6.03.11 – 6.04.11

when
friday (6.03) & saturday (6.04): 9 am – 4 pm

where
cooper building
11th floor
860 s. los angeles street
los angeles, ca 90014

the bi-annual warehouse sale will have new merchandise delivered daily from splendid, ella moss, splendid mills, ella moss girl, splendid girl, little ella, and splendid littles.

warehouse sale | joie, current/elliott, equipment | 5.13.11 – 5.14.11

when
friday (5.13): 10 am – 8 pm
saturday (5.14): 9 am – 2 pm

where
4599 district blvd
vernon, ca 90058

save up to 70% off retail at the joie, current/elliott, and equipment warehouse sale!  remember it’s cash and credit only and no bags are allowed inside.