Friday, November 27, 2009


Available in time for Christmas, Sonia Rykiel for H&M lingerie will become available in 1,500 H&M stores worldwide starting December 5th. Sonia Rykiel will simultaneously show these pieces in Sonia Rykiel boutiques around the world. The lingerie ads feature models Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini and Anne Vyalitsyna.

“It is a hallmark of Sonia Rykiel to think of all women because fashion is about a certain spirit more than a question of means. This collaboration fits perfectly with our philosophy.” - Nathalie Rykiel, president and artistic director of Sonia Rykiel.

And if that wasn't enough, the French house "founded by the 'Queen of Knits' which represents the distinctive, modern and impertinent spirit of Paris" is also collaborating with the Swedish retailer on a second line, featuring knitwear and accessories for women and girls, to be launched in 250 H&M stores on February 20, 2010.

“Sonia Rykiel is a true fashion icon who invented a signature style around femininity, Parisian chic and modernity - as well as functional, comfortable, wearable clothes. She has an attitude that inspires admiration among women of all ages around the world.” - H&M creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch.

Check out H&M's press release here and catch a sneak peak of the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M event to be held on December 1 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Click on the label below for vintage Style Collaboration posts!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Still with Beyonce and Lady Gaga from Beyonce's Video Phone music video . . .

Beyonce gives me everything when it comes to performing--and she's solidifying her status as a bonafide fashionista and tasetemaker. And, Gaga, well Gaga gives me EVERYTHING in terms of fashion. Natch, I think this video is a veritable clash of the proverbial titans. What do you think of the pairing? Did one influence the other, or were the two evenly matched? Click here to see the full video. It's sensory overload, but well worth it. I counted at least 13 wardrobe changes.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Reptilian Rings

The latest offspring from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrives in the form of slinky, sexy, serpentine jewelry for British luxury retailer, Asprey. How apropos! What could have spawned this foray into fashion design? Why, charity of course. A portion of proceeds from sales of the limited edition capsule will benefit Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which Angelina co-founded in 2006.

Silver Baby Spoon, $525

I've long appreciated Angelina's subtle style. She favors slithery gowns in blacks, grays and nudes and never appears to try too hard. The fusion of Angelina's aesthetic and Brad Pitt's love of architecture and design should be the antidote to the myriad inexplicable celebrity/design pairings. Hisssss!

Read more about Brad's and Angelina's new baby over at WWD. Click on the label below for vintage Style Collaborations posts.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Cover of "Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy"

From the woman who brought us this site (one of my favorites!) which pays homage to First Lady Michelle Obama, comes a book that chronicles--with over 120 photographs and interviews with many of Mrs. O's favorite designers--the artistry, ingenuity and behind-the-scenes machinations of our always polished and fashionable First Lady.

A couple of pages from Mary Tomer's book

Click here to get more insight on the book--straight from Mrs. T--and get a sneak peak here. Order your copy from Amazon today!

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