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Marni’s ‘Saturday Morning’ Collection Gone Wild

We know it’s humpday, but in preparation for the weekend let’s take a peek at a little something design house Marni is hoping will become your Saturday staple. Marni’s ‘Saturday Morning’ capsule collection is a springy line of colorful t-shirts, anoraks, shorts, and totes featuring everyone’s favorite print — animals! And not just any wild things… these beloved ‘Saturday Morning’ beasts are a direct result of the Italian label’s pairing with Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo to use the images from his award-winning book ‘Wild Animals’. The goods are available on Net-a-Porter now, but more than likely won’t last long!

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Sole Society Launches Handbags And Jewelry

 

Sole Society, the leading online site for designer footwear, just launched a line of handbags and jewelry. The handbag collection features four distinct styles in multiple color combinations ranging from classic back to spicy cobalt blue. The jewelry colletions features trend stories including luxe metallics and rich jewel tones with necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, rings and more available in April.

“Sole Society has become a trusted name in the fashion industry for affordability and quality,” says Brett Markinson , CEO of Sole Society. “We are committed to offering our consumers a wider selection of product offerings with the same fashion-forward styles and accessibility they are accustomed to. In response to overwhelming consumer demand for these expanded collections, our designers have developed the lines with extreme attention to detail, ensuring the new offerings are in-line with the quality and style our consumers have come to expect from Sole Society.  We anticipate great enthusiasm surrounding the launch of handbags and jewelry from our customer and look forward to introducing the brand to a new customer as well.”

Discover the bag line for yourself at www.SoleSociety.com.

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Target’s Latest Collab Pairs Fashion With Philanthropy

Fast fashion meets philanthropy once again as Target forgoes the heavy-hitter designers in favor of charitable accessories brand FEED Products. According to a recent press release, the super-store — known for it’s shilling of high-end designer capsules — will reveal 50 Americana-themed items from FEED, including home goods, sporting goods, stationery, apparel, and accessories on the not-so-distant June 30th. The products will range from $3 to $400, with sales benefiting the not-for-profit organization Feeding America which focuses on hunger relief in the U.S. Naturally, we’ll wait patiently for the product’s visual reveal so we can bring them all to you!

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Rent the Runway Raises $24.4 Million

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High-end clothing website that rents designer digs right off the runway from our favorite designers has recently announced a whopping $24.4 million plug of cash from their latest round of financing. The company has raised a total of $55.4 million dollars to date. We’re wondering what this will mean for the fashion brand. Perhaps a few more showrooms popping up nation wide? Absolutely! And it looks like they’ll also be adding style advisors to their plans.

“The business is continuing to expand very quickly,” Rent the Runway co-founder and CEO Jennifer Hyman told WWD, “in people, marketing and scaling our operation to make sure we are delivering incredible customer experiences.”

For major online retailers, the Rent the Runway experience merges the online and offline market flawlessly offering great customer service on both ends.

“In [this] business, 100 percent of what we send out comes back four days later on purpose,” Scott Friend, managing director at Bain Capital, told WWD. “We have to make it look brand new all over again so we can ship it out again on Thursday, knowing it comes back on Monday. That involves seamstresses and dry cleaning…. this takes a lot of capital to build the business the right way [in order to] scale the business.”

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Marc Jacob’s Expands His Shill For Coca-Cola

We already revealed Marc Jacobs latest creative outlet designing Diet Cokecans for the pop culture brand, but the shill doesn’t stop there — the flamboyant fashion heavy is now starring in Coca-Cola’s latest ad campaign playing strong man for Coca-Cola Light.

The ads feature even more specially designed Jacobs’ Diet Coke bottles, with the man-of-the-hour donning his signature kilt while smiling up at various pin-up girls. According to the company, the images are meant to celebrate “female empowerment” — and while we’re not sure we see that in the photos of the designer popping a model-heavy soda pop top from it’s bottle, the idea is still stylistically quite chic.

Naturally, there’s a corresponding YouTube.com video. Check it out!

 

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Maria Menounos Teams Up with Marshalls to Make Springtime Fabulous

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There are many reasons why we are in love with discount designer stores like Marshalls. Our number one reason being that 200 – 300% markup most designer labels tend to infringe upon the innocent public is never a wanted side effect of fashion frenzy for us. We’re team #discount all the way. To prepare for Spring, TV personality Maria Menounos did a big shopping haul at Marshalls and filled her closet with discount designer pieces based on trends she’s loved on the red carpet while filming Extra!

“Whether it’s a black and white cross-body handbag that becomes a showstopper at brunch with my girlfriends, or the amazing lace dress that I can’t wait to wear on the set, it’s about being savvy and knowing where to find designer pieces for less,” said Menounos. “For me, that place has always been Marshalls, and I hope that my list of finds will inspire others to go and find similar items that will make spring, and every day, more fabulous for them.”

At 60 percent off of designer prices we’re glad that fashion notables like Maria are letting us take peak into their closest full of discounted designer digs.

Where are your favorite places to shop for designer deals Posh Beauties?

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Fragrance Maker Demeter Wants You To Smell Like A Zombie

Smoke, pizza, sushi, Play-Doh… but perfume brand Demeter has truly outdone themselves this time.

That zombie-apocolypse you’ve been waiting for is finally here in the shape of the fragrance-maker’s latest gimmicky scent: zombie. Yes. Zombie.

The cologne comes in two Zombie scented varieties — Zombie for Him (a combination of dead and dying vegetation, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth) and Zombie for Her (a softer version of the for Him version with the addition of the dregs from the bottom of a wine barrel) — and while we can’t imagine zombies smell all that great, we’re morbidly curious to give it a whiff.

Demeter’s limited-edition Zombie for Him and Zombie for Her cologne sprays will be available from March 15th to April 30th, so if this is the sort of thing that appeals to you… mark those calendars.

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Ruffian Launching Nail Polish With Birchbox

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If you’re a BirchBox subscriber you’ll be excited to learn that the big sample box brand has partnered with Ruffian to bring a bit of lacquer love to this coming season’s color play. The Ruffian Nail Lacquer Collection will begin as a limited-edition range of three colors inspired by the upcoming spring line.

What makes this line remarkable is that Birchbox’s Facebook fans got to join in and play creative director by selecting three of five possible shades, which pay homage to various elements of the “Ruffian world.”  The winning hues will be mailed to Birchbox subscribers and featured at New York Fashion Week.

“We are [pleased] to launch our collection of nail polish nationwide to the 500,000 subscribers of Birchbox,” said Brian Wolk, co-creative director of Ruffian, to WWD,  who added that the move into nail color was inspired by a growing cult following behind the Ruffian Manicure, a two-color reverse moon design. “Offering nail polish in our runway colors will be the perfect continuation of our passion for beauty.”

Stay tuned and subscribe to BirchBox to get your hands on the new collection

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What Not To Wear Gets The Boot

If you find yourself wondering what to wear today… here is some sad news. After ten years of helping style-impaired Americans get some fashion sense, TLC’s beloved What Not to Wear has been canceled. No longer will we watch as the shows hosts Clinton Kelley and Stacey London reveal the do’s and don’t of style to the masses.

Kelley recently summed up the show’s impact on American fashion to the folks at People magazine, “To be honest, despite our best efforts over the past decade, we only seem to have gotten through to a small (but important) sliver of the population. Walk through any airport in America and you’ll quickly notice that 99 percent of people should have been paying more attention to us. If there’s one thing I wish people would take away from the show, it’s that you don’t have to be rich to look fabulous. When you dress with quiet sophistication and participate in the appropriate trends for your age and body type, you exude confidence and class.”

London took a more positive approach saying, “I do think we’ve gotten a lot of people to hem their jeans and wear jackets, dark wash jeans and pointy toe shoes!”

Now back to the closets, folks.

 

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Weleda Announces Partnership Benefiting Whole Planet Foundation

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When beauty does good, we’re all about that life. The Whole Planet Foundation, an organization under the umbrella of  grocery store giant Whole Foods Market, funds poverty alleviation through grants to microfinance institutions in the U.S. and 54 countries and hosts the 2013 Prosperity Campaign.

Weleda, a natural brands currently sold at the Whole Foods Whole Body department, is raising money for the foundations campaign and began earlier this month hosting a Daily Giveaway at Weleda.com. During this time the brand is educating consumers on product benefits, natural ingredients and its fair-trade partnerships and for each giveaway entry submitted, the brand will donate $1 to the Whole Planet Foundation.

“A loan as small as $200 can spark change for an underprivileged entrepreneur, providing the means to secure an income,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director, Whole Planet Foundation, in a press release. “We’re grateful to Weleda for their support and for inspiring their fans to join the cause.”

 

 

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