Monday, October 31, 2016

REAL V DEAL: Acne Studios v Zara

Real versus Deal featuring Acne studios versus Zara shearling coat
REAL: 'More She Sue' shearling coat, $2,700, Acne Studios available at
DEAL: Oversized suede effect coat, $189, Zara

Thursday, October 27, 2016

FASHIONABLE INVITES: Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Week

Nordstrom's Fall Beauty Trend Week
WHO: Nordstrom
WHAT: Fall Beauty Trend Week
WHERE: Nordstrom, Michigan Avenue, 55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
WHEN: October 30th to November 5th
WHY: Get one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips and tricks to nail the newest trends and beautybuzz intel from industry insiders. From makeup recommendations specific to your look, to in-store treatments/services such as mini-facials, to consultations for hydrating winter skin savers, it’s all free to attend AND you’ll get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last).

Go to or call 312.464.1515 for more info.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Known for their hotly anticipated designer collaborations and this time is no exception. This November sees H&M collaborating with French brand Kenzo.

Like with last year's Balmain collection, the collection does not come cheap. Larger pieces including jackets and layered dresses range from $349-$549, with smaller accessories like beanies and sunglasses starting at $24.99.
Set your alarms Kenzo X H&M launches on November 3.

Friday, October 21, 2016

FASHIONABLE DISCOVERIES: 2017 Met Gala Theme is Announced

2017 Met Gala Theme is Announced Comme de Garcon
It's official the next Met Gala and exhibition will be Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo. This will be the museum's second time that they have featured a living designer; the first was with Yves Saint Laurent back in 1983.

Costume Institute’s curator, Andrew Bolton, told Vogue, “Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years. By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”

The exhibition will feature 120 designs going all the way back to the first collection in 1981 and divided into contrasting themes like East/West, male/female and past/present.

The exhibition opens May 4 with the benefit gala taking place on May 1.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

FASHIONABLE DISCOVERIES: Victoria Beckham for Target

ANNOUNCEMENT Target Announces Spring Collaboration with Victoria Beckham

The secret’s out: Target just announced their next design partner, and it’s none other than internationally-known businesswoman, fashion designer and mother of four, Victoria Beckham. Victoria Beckham for Target includes more than 200 items for women and kids, marking the designer’s first foray into designing children swear. The collection reflects the essence of the Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, with easy-to-wear dresses, rompers and playful tops and bottoms for women, and corresponding styles for girls, toddler and baby.

Hear what Victoria, herself, has to say about the collection for an interview with Target.

The Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, or “VVB" as it’s often called, was launched three years after I began Ready-to-Wear, and is a lifestyle range incorporating all the pieces my customer needs in her wardrobe—at a more accessible price point. I always describe VVB as the younger sister to the Ready–to–Wear. It’s a range that reflects what I think of as the more “playful" side of my own style. The collections within VVB are fun and full of character, but always stay true to the refined brand spirit. The line of women’s and childrenswear that I have created with Target perfectly encapsulates the spirit of VVB and features some of the earlier silhouettes that the category originally became known for. From the outset of my brand, I have always designed clothes that I want to wear, and that’s exactly what I have done here, but this time there are also clothes that my daughter would love to wear, too!!

Designing for children is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so I was incredibly excited to be able to incorporate childrenswear into this collection. When working on it, I really felt I could tell a story and have fun with it—and I think the clothes reflect just how much fun I had designing them! Being a mother has helped me understand what’s important when it comes to the category. I have had years of learning that function is often just as important as form, and that children need to be able to feel comfortable and free in what they wear. For me it was really all about finding a balance between the fun elements and the real-life functionality of a garment.

For a while now, I have been thinking how great it would be to work on clothes for a customer that either doesn’t want to pay or can’t pay designer prices. I loved the idea of opening the brand up to a wider audience and being able to share my vision with a broader customer base. So when Target—a company based on accessibility and inclusiveness—proposed a collaboration which combined all of these things, it was an easy decision to make. I have always said that the best way for me to learn about new areas is to work with an expert in that field. In order to do something well, you need to surround yourself with the right people, and the Target team members have been the right people for me. It has been such a pleasure working with their team. What they have provided me with is a really unique opportunity to connect with families across the U.S. I’m so excited for the months ahead, and for everyone to see a collection that I am really proud of.

Victoria Beckham for Target ranges in price from $6-$70, with most items under $40, and will be offered in sizes XS-3X for women and NB-XL for girls, toddler and baby. The collection will be available April 9 through April 30, 2017, or while supplies last, at all Target stores and, with select pieces available for global shoppers via

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

REAL V DEAL: Gucci v Topshop

real versus deal gucci metallic crossover sandals versus topshop
REAL: metallic crossover, $595, Gucci
DEAL: riot flared mules, $115, Topshop