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H&M x Marni Spring 2012

29 November 2011, 15.49 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail | No comments »

For those who found the sky-high levels of hype around the H&M x Versace collabo a turnoff, H&M’s upcoming collabo with Marni may be more up your alley. Based in Italy and headed up by designer Consuelo Castiglioni, the appeal of the line is its artsy aesthetic, which comes through via prints, unusual fabric combos and easy silhouettes more suitable for city daydreaming than office crunching. And judging by some of the comments on Youtube attached to the above sneak peek video, there’s already quite a bit of dismissing going on, which could mean much less crazed lines on launch day. One can dream anyway ; )

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C Wonder Bicycle

21 November 2011, 17.26 | Posted in Retail, Womens Bicycles | 2 comments »

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C Wonder, a new boutique in SoHo (which may as well call itself Tory Burch’s ex’s store because that’s how everyone refers to it) is selling some very cute bicycles perfect for city riding. The one hitch is the ladies frame, which makes it very tough to hoist on your shoulder when carrying it up and down from the apartment if you don’t have an elevator.

See the same bicyle in different colors on the next page, along with some lovely wicker baskets.

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Target x Harajuko Line Is Cute!

14 November 2011, 17.28 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail, celebrity | 1 comment »

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The Target x Harajuko line has hit stores and is now available on line and it’s pretty adorable. This type of children’s clothing has always been available in boutiques but it’s a bit of a first for this look to be offered at a big box chain with the extra bonus of having Gwen Stefani’s name attached to it. (On another note my computer isn’t the fastest but check and see if you don’t find the site to be laboriously slow!)

See a few more examples on the next page.

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Tiger Tank At Karmaloop

11 November 2011, 18.47 | Posted in Retail | 1 comment »

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As part of its “Wear It Three Ways” series, Karmaloop styles a tiger print tank (dropping soon in the etailers Vintage Boutique) on its blog in three ways. See looks No. 2 & 3  on the next page.

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Video: Gwen Stefani Harajuko Mini x Target Ad

11 November 2011, 15.57 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail, advertisement, celebrity | 1 comment »

A another glimpse of Gwen Stefani’s Harajuko Mini collaboration with Target, which launches November 13th. The little boy’s plaid straight legs (trousers, jeans, leggings–not sure) are the collection’s standout item.

H&M Attendee Images: Wang, Coppola, Lively, Prince, Evangelista, Etc.

09 November 2011, 16.12 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail, celebrity | No comments »

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The celebrities–many of them sporting outfits from the collaboration–came out in full force for the H&M x Versace runway presentation held in New York City last night. Big names included Uma Thurman, Blake Lively, Prince, Linda Evangelista, Blondie, Sofia Coppola, Alan Cumming, Terry Richardson, plus more. NY-based designers were there in big numbers, too, including Alexander Wang (above with Zoe Kravitz), Joseph Altuzarra, Lazaro Hernandez & JackMcCollough, Anna Sui and Brian Atwood.

See all of the above on the next page plus a bunch more.

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Video: H&M x Versace Runway Show

09 November 2011, 15.34 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail, Runway Show | 3 comments »

Above is a video of the H&M x Versace runway show, which took place last night in New York City. I’m sitting here trying to think of any retailer or brand that does a better job of hyping its collaborations than H&M and I’m drawing a blank. It really is a master at the game. As always the Snobs view it as a big win for budget-minded fashion lovers and H&M, with a more questionable outcome for the brand being collaborated with. It would be so interesting if someone were to investigate the impact these partnerships have a year or so after all the attention has faded. A positive because of all the increased publicity or a negative with the core customer turned off by the down-marketing of a lux brand?

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Images of J.Crew’s Jenna Lyon’s Townhouse Now For Sale

09 November 2011, 15.17 | Posted in Designer news, Retail, celebrity | 3 comments »

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Curbed brings us all the details on J.Crew’s Jenna Lyon’s townhouse sale. It might not normally be much of a big deal but it comes on the tail of the break-up with her husband and hook up with a woman, AND the interior is amazing and beautiful.

One thing you know if you spend any time in Brooklyn is that brownstone or townhouses are very charming, yes, but they’re also narrow to what feels like the extreme by modern-day standards. What’s so awesome about Lyon’s place is what an amazing job she did working around that factor, making it almost a non-issue. For instance check out the bright walls, narrow dining room table and armless chair and sofa, all of which open up the space.

See more images on the next page.

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G-Star Women’s Night Images

02 November 2011, 18.43 | Posted in Denim, Retail | No comments »

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A follow up on our post announcing G-Star’s Women’s Night event, which Highsnobette attended as featured bloggers for the Prince/Lafayette store in SoHo. That’s DJ Chelsea Leyland who spun for the ladies-only soiree, which included hair and make-up touch-ups, denim manicures, and hors d’oeuvres. The amazing part is the G-Star pulled off this event in 141 stores worlwide! 

As my winging-it self is inclined, I arrived with somewhat wet hair–sadly not because it was raining either–and the ladies manning the hair station still managed sans blow dryers even to pull together a very awesome hair did for me (which thanks to champagne and high levels of post-event tequilla I didn’t manage to undo until oh-like four days later, but it still looked amazing even then!) Special thanks to G-Star p.r. star Ida Khabazian who pulled off the whole thing with her usual fierce yet smiling aplomb.

There are more images from the NY event on the next page. As well, a bunch of the attendees, including myself, pulled G-Star looks for the event and you can visit here to get a look at some of the highlights from around the globe. Read more

Louboutin x Barney’s Windows

27 October 2011, 15.47 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Designer news, Retail, Shoes | 4 comments »

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Barney’s gives Christian Louboutin his props with a set of store windows dedicated to the red-soled brand, on display now in its Madison Avenue New York, store. Barney’s creative director, Dennis Freedman, was interviewed by Fashionetc (accompanying images shot by Julia Chesky) about the project and had this to say on working with Louboutin:

“Christian has an extraordinary imagination. You see that in his work, but also when you’re with him. He’s a very rare person; it goes well beyond the design of his shoes. The idea of working with someone like that is very exciting. We wanted not just to display the shoes, but reinterpret the shoes—to create a sculpture. That intensified and magnified the design of the shoe. So everything begins with his shoe and creative vision and ends with making it ours. It’s been an incredibly exciting experience.”

Freedman also chats about the upcoming window collaboration with Lady Gaga and says, “I think I won’t be exaggerating to say that’s it’s an incredibly ambitious project on all levels. It will be a big gift to New York City, one that I really believe will be fun and exciting and bring all of her spirit and energy to the store.”