Beyonce leads the House of Dereon Fall 2012 Campaign (of course) with a theme of Couture. Kick. Soul. Decorated in luscious prints, glamorous textures and an attitude that says “come catch me if you can”, we’re adoring this sexy new collection.
Not to be confused with the line you see at Macy’s and the denim collection that makes us want to poke needles in our eyes, the HOD line was built on the Knowles’ heritage and generations of women with a common love of fashion and style.
Weigh in Posh Beauties. Are you feeling this couture line?
Peep looks below and check out the House of Dereon look book here.
Okay, it seems that all that excitement over the rumored collaboration between United Bamboo and Madewell was a little overblown — considering that today they unleashed a “collection” that consists of only five pieces. Yes. Five.
Sure, it’s a little anticlimactic, but let’s go all glass-half-full instead. This capsule is every inch the “cool” and “arty” line that one would expect from the two “quirky girl loving” labels — think print blouses inspired by Parisian artist Pier Fichefeux, boxy dresses and one fur-trimmed parka for those inevitable winter nights to come.
So five pieces is a little less than what we’d typically define as a collection, — these five might be just right.
Imagine our dismay when we were excited to find out that famed designer Roberto Cavalli, the one that we’d literally kill for to nab one of his dresses off of Gilt City if there was ever a promotion, is designing a line for Target. Hold your breath. We won’t be able to get it here in the states. Big sigh.
The exclusive collection will be available in Australia (of course because only Aussies love Cavalli) and priced from $49 – $129 with a full range of casual daywear, party pieces for glamorous nights out and of course a footwear and swimwear collection.
“I’m excited to bring the joyful and positive spirit of my work to a new audience … When I set out to design this collection I had a wonderful party in mind with all women dressed glamorously and sensually,” says Cavalli as reported on Fashionista.com. “Of course, there will be lots of prints as they are a part of my DNA … My inspiration for prints and for clothes always comes from the wonders of nature — fantasy, colour and fun.”
Let’s all spend a moment of silence in prayer that the Cavalli collection makes its way state side.read more
We’ve been all abuzz about Nicole Richie’s collaborative collection for Macy’s Impulse Collection — and typically that means sneak peeks. Except Richie’s camp has been nearly radio silent on releasing pictures (with the blouse she wore to the private launch party and two promotional shots as exceptions) — until today!
So… Happy Monday, folks! The Lookbook for Richie’s Impulse Collection is here and if you’re a fan of printed dresses, you are going to be very, very pleased.
Richie had this to say about keeping the collection accessible. “more than ever, American women are wearing many different hats. We’re not just one dimensional, and I wanted this collection to be a nod to how many roles women are taking on at this point.” – Amen, sister.
The 25-piece collection is set to drop in stores and online, retailing between $49 – $149 and will be a mixture of masculine and feminine pieces set in fall 2012′s jewel tones and busy prints… you know, the boho-chic thing that Richie does so well.read more
L’Oreal Taps Mexico Media Personality, Martha Debayle, as Spokesperson for Excellence Creme Pro-Keratine Hair Color Collection
Martha Debayle isn’t just your average, ordinary, flawless media personality. The acclaimed television host and on-air expert for Mexico City’s Televisa is also a working mom and wife who has spent the last 10 years dedicating her career to providing comprehensive advice and editorial content on women’s health, pregnancy, fertility and parenting advice.
The go-to source for moms and families alike, it’s no wonder L’Oreal Paris decided to tap the beauty to be the new representative of their Excellence Creme Pro-Keratine Hair Color system.
“Looking good allows me to feel my best and take on the world. My hair is my favorite feature, so I can’t compromise when it comes to my color,” said Debayle in a press release. “I love the empowering nature of L’Oreal Paris hair color and adore how this hair color collection fits into and enhances my multi-faceted life.”
Launching in September the ad campaign featuring Debayle will appear across the United States and in Mexico via television and print in both English and Spanish.
Explore the line of hair color hues and hotness at L’Oreal Paris.read more
Love it or leave it. You have to admit that True Blood’s cast of vampires are verrry attractive. Which means that, naturally, cosmetics companies have come a-calling (Remember last summer’s Tarte collab?).
You might also recall earlier in the week when we told you about beauty emporium Sephora’s latest prediction that the look for fall 2012 would take a decided turn away from the summer’s brights and neutrals, for a look that’s positively vampish — it seems The Home Shopping Network got that memo too. HSN has released its latest pairing with nail lacquer maven Deborah Lippman and HBO’s vampire hit True Blood — a cosmetics collection inspired by the show’s most famous vamp and vamp-loving beauties Pam, Jessica and Sookie. Dubbed the True Blood Forsaken Cosmetics Collection, this line includes a fragrance called “Forsaken,” a body cream, and a set of Lippman’s beloved nail polishes in a black cherry called “Bad Blood,” a white called “Fairy Dust,” and a plum called “Strange Love.” The centerpiece of the collection, however, is Lippman’s first foray into lip color, a super hydrating blackberry-hued lipstick called “Bite Me.”
“It has a strong sentiment behind it because we didn’t want to introduce my first lip color in a subtle way,” Lippmann recently told InStyle magazine. “We worked hard to create an innovative lipstick formula that provides a nail lacquer-inspired fashion-forward intensity, shine, and color.” Those are some serious promises for a lipstick — a perfect way to vamp up your fall pout!
Jourdan Dunn graces the Sunday Times July issue in style photographed by Emma Tempest with make up by Thomas De Kluyver. Dunn’s stunning shoot falls short in comparison to her mission of using her model status to spread awareness about the sickle cell disease. A disease that her son Riley has and as a single mom is pained to witness as she watches her son go through the agony of crisis.
According to the Daily Mail, although Jourdan doesn’t have the disease herself, she and the father of her son are among the 250,000 people in England estimated to carry the genetic mutation that causes it.
While the mom is on a mission, she reminds the industry that she is a mother first and a model second. Let’s continue to support this model mom on a mission by giving to the Sickle Cell Society, an organization Dunn garners attention for.
Looks like CoverGirl is getting edgier as we speak. First we announced PINK’s venture with the brand and now we’re excited to spill the beans about songstress Janelle Monae’s recently landed deal with the cosmetics line.
Known for her unique style, hair that lives and a voice that could make mountains crumble, Monae is a fresh new face for the brand. At 26, the star has already pressed her persona into the fashion world wearing a tuxedo and a bright smile.
“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around me,” Monáe said in a press release. “Becoming a CoverGirl is truly and honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.”
We’re looking forward to catching the new campaigns featuring the beauty.read more
Could it be possible that the vampire look is trending… again?
If you buy into Sephora’s latest beauty prediction then you’ll see that it’s true. It’s time to put the bright-brights and nudes of the summer season to bed and turn towards a fall 2012 look that is virtually vampish in it’s appeal — blood-red lips, black lined and lashed eyes, and varying shades of purple and even orange shadows.
Sephora.com offers up a flurry of recommended products and how-to’s to achieve each look to varying degrees. So whether you’re a fan of a bold glossy red pout or a “diffused lip”, a winged liner or a blurred smokey eye — the beauty brand has got your back.
We think fall seems like the perfect time to play down summer’s fun-loving brights and natural beachy nudes in favor of a more dramatic fall palette. What do you think? Are you ready to vamp it up?read more
The tweet-o-sphere played its part in yet another hinted-launch today. This time it’s UK label Liberty London, who tweeted something entirely unexpected for the fashion brand known for it’s quirky prints and casual cool clothing — a beauty line. If we had put our thinkin’ caps on, we might have guessed this was in the works after Liberty London revamped its London store’s beauty hall in the hopes of attracting more visitors, but we honestly couldn’t get our minds to work past the Olympics.
Liberty tweeted: “Love the Liberty Beauty Hall? You’ll be as excited as we are that we’re launching our own beauty range this week!” paired with a photo of what appears to be Liberty hand soaps and lotions. We’ll get more details on the line as soon as their released. So there you have it. You can just say a little bird told you.read more