Wednesday, June 17, 2009

H&M Collaborate with Jimmy Choo

Photo credit: Supermodels
"Wait! I lost my Choo!" - Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
For the first time, Swedish retail giant H & M will collaborate with an accessories designer. JIMMY CHOO! Woohoo! The London-based luxury brand will debut it's H & M collection this fall on November 14 in over 200 stores. Women have the opportunity to coordinate a complete outfit with shoes, handbags and clothes while men can shop for a variety of shoes and accessories at a fraction of the retail cost. Prices for women's shoes and handbags will range from $59.95-$299.00 and clothes will be priced at around $69.95-$249.00. Did I mention that Choo's retail normally for $600.00 and up? With prices like these, it won't be hard to be the "it" girl in Chester French's breakout hit who's " Jimmy Chooooooos."

Source: Associated Press

Friday, June 12, 2009

Camilla and Marc Dress


Okay I'm in love. Like seriously... I WANT THIS CAMILLA AND MARC DRESS! And I can't find it!!! ....ANYWHERE! I am considering calling every single Planet Blue in California to inquire if by some miracle they have it in stock for me... Please oh, pretty please, please, please.

In 2003, Marc Freeman, an engineer, and his sister, Camilla, a starlette graduate from the Whitehouse Institute of Design, collaborated to create a line of clothing and bathing suits... And thus, the brand Camilla and Marc was born. Their debut at Australia's Spring/Summer Fashion Week was received with enormous praise. Since then, their pieces have garnered attention from various celebrities including Ginnifer Goodwin, Lindsay Lohan and Kirsten Dunst.

Ultra-feminine, flirty and just plain fun, the inspiration for their clothes were to design for a woman who "Knows what she wants, knows how to put an outfit together, doesn’t need to be styled. Strong sense of self but never over confident.” - Camilla Freeman

Photo credits: PlanetBlue

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fiona Paxton


Midas Necklace
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I am officially obsessed with FIONA PAXTON. Her jewelry is just beautiful, stunning, gorgeous... I can't praise her enough. Her creations stem from her love for ancient Indian jewelry craftmanship and thus, are hand-made. I LOVE her signature chunky metal necklaces! A simple tee shirt and jeans outfit can go from boring rags to fabulous riches by pairing it with any of her pieces. I love them all- So exquisite and regal! Celebs like Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, Isla Fisher and Hilary Duff are among the many stars who have been spotted wearing Fiona's glam accessories.

Lane Necklace in Silver and Gold ($398 at Intermix)
Photo credits: Nina and Lola

Miller Necklace ($425 at ShopBop)
Photo credits: ShopBop

Sylvie Necklace in oxidized silver, silver and gold ($298 at Intermix)
Photo credits: Nina and Lola

Vanya Necklace ($340 at ShopBop)
Photo credit: ShopBop

Paxton graduated in 1992 with a degree in textile design from the Royal College of Art in London. After graduation, she spent the next 15 years of her life working for fashion houses and retailers with notable designers such as Chloe, Armani and Moschino. Several years ago, her interest in Indian jewelry inspired her to design a line that embodied these ancient techniques. Her collection of jewelry and scarves was first introduced in 2008 and was favorably received by the fashion community. Today, Fiona Paxton continues to work in East London drawing her inspiration from all spheres of life including street imagery, art galleries and vintage patterns and designs.

Harley Necklace in Silver & Black
Photo credits: Nina and Lola

Milly Cuff ($225 at ShopBop)
Photo credits: ShopBop

Fiona Paxton
Shop online at ShopBop, Intermix, or Singer22

Jewelry by Alanna Bess

Turquoise Circle Cuff

As I browsed through today's sales on HauteLook... I just couldn't resist posting something about this designer! I mean her name is ALANNA with 2 n's like me!

After a life-changing trip to Italy, Alanna Bess created a line of jewelry inspired by things she enjoys wearing herself. With an array of accessories like wooden beaded bracelets, thick gold embellished cuffs, and necklaces adorned with everything from hamsahs to peace and zodiac signs, her jewelry line is ethnic, diverse and appealing to a wide demographic of shoppers. Many of her statement pieces incorporate the use of semi-precious stones (turquoise, topaz, garnet) with hammered gold and silver toned hoops.

I love love love accessories. I love to browse, love to buy and recently...Even love to create jewelry! So I must admit I was just a little disappointed with my fellow name-bearer's collection. :( Her designs are beautiful, clean designs all of which are very wearable, but there was nothing I saw that was spectacularly original. Then again, who am I to judge? Alanna Bess was picked up by Henri Bendel and has frequent trunk shows at the high-end department store. As for press coverage, celebrities like Rihanna and Anne Hathaway have been photographed wearing her designs!

Some of my favorite pieces below:

Green Mystic Topaz Necklace and Wood Sets Coin Pearl Bracelet

Fresh Water Pearl Clover Ring and Katie Peace Necklace

Hamsah and Mop Necklace and Cancer Charm Necklace

Photo credits: Hautelook

Alanna Bess