From rockstar, to Mrs. Gavin Rossdale, to entrepreneur and fashion icon, Gwen Stefani continues to rack up her list of triumphs with a new line of accessories in collaboration with ShoeDazzle.com. The collection, called gx by Gwen Stefani, is inspired by her own punk-meets-posh style, adding up to a boldly graphic black, white, red, cobalt and tribal printed array of handbags and heels.
Gwen sat down with E! News and had this to say about the collection, “I created gx with the goal of making amazing shoes and bags at really great prices. Gx is super luxurious and stylish but still afforadable.” And with everything priced under $110, we can say she succeeded on both accounts. All items are under $110. Our credit cards thank you in advanced, Gwen!
Today’s must-have is actually set to make its appearance at New York Fashion Week tomorrow (and sadly, won’t be available in stores until spring 2014) but you’ll need the day to adjust to the over-amped level of pining the launch of J.Crew’s footwear collaboration with Brit footwear designer Sophia Webster is sure to incite.
Presentationg at tomorrow morning’s J.Crew spring 2014 preview, the 12 styles are set to reveal themselves adding the designer’s signature whimsical touch to J.Crew’s new back-to-basics approach to clothing. We can expect what she described to WWD as a “hybrid of the two brands” with colorful tassels, embroidered details, and crystals adorning a capsule of stilettos, pumps, and Webster’s coveted Aztec sandals.
“The collection is really fun and feminine, very me,” Webster said to the fashion tome. “The brand has a real sense of fun and color that I love, and I think that my designs complement their clothes well.”
J.Crew’s Jenna Lyon had a much more cinematic descriptive, likening the shoes to “…miniature sets—a beautiful world for your feet to spend the day in. Each shoe tells a unique story.”
So if we’re judging from the drawings alone, we can tell that J.Crew’s spring 2013 shoe world, is one we’ll enjoy living in just fine.read more
Didn’t last week’s announcement by actress and fashion heavy Sarah Jessica Parker that she would be launching a shoe line, seem like it was a long time coming. After all, who better than the gal who portrayed shoe obsessed Carrie Bradshaw on Sex In The City, to dole out whole slew of sure-to-be fashionable footwear with which to fill your impossibly overstocked shoe closet? No one, we say. And with Bradshaw starting to dish on what we can expect from her SJP line, we are right.
According to a recent article in Footwear News, a “signature” element in the shoe line will be traditional and preppy looking grossgrain — an homage to her own mother’s penchant for topping the toddler SJP with a grossgrain hair ribbon every day.
And where the designs will more than likely be full of sparkle and sass, don’t expect the fabrication to follow suit. “I don’t like a shoe to be too shiny. Sometimes it loses its chicness,” Parker told the shoe tome. “That’s why suede is so nice–it takes color so beautifully as opposed to calf.”
The SJP collection, which will include bags and trenches as well, is set to debut exclusively at Nordstrom in January, and is inspired by the New York woman — naturally. “We thought [about the metropolitan New York woman]. A beautiful coat, bag and pair of shoes — they all kind of go together. It seemed tight,” explained the actress/designer. “It didn’t seem like we were trying to sell a bunch of junk to people.”read more
We’re in a covetous mood today, so imagine our surprise when we realized that the number one footwear designer on our want list — Charlotte Olympia — has unleashed a slew of shoes and accessories on sale site The Outnet.com. Think Olympia’s dazzling and whimsical interpretation of glamour slashed up to 60% below the goods rather pricey selling point.
You can snap up a pair of Olympia’s Swarovski-embellished domino-shaped earrings ($88) to hit your wallet where it hurts for a pair of suede and wooden sandals ($785), but one thing is for certain — any find from the to-die-for designer is sure to liven up even the most drab summer wardrobe. But enough exposition… here’s a little visual enticement to kick off your weekend splurge!
Way back in May we leaked the news that Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo had put aside her… um… distaste for the fast-fashion mass production machine in order to pair with H&M on a line of accessories.
Dello Russo said, “This is the sign of an important evolution in fashion, and I am both thrilled and humbled to be the one chosen to lead it. I wanted to create precious accessories that are impossible to find.”—leading us to wonder what “precious accessories” her headlong leap would create.
Well… wonder no more. They’re here. And if “gilding” is akin to “precious,” then, yes… the collection is… um… “precious.”
Think lots of gilded embellishments and a smattering of a Tiffany-ish blue and coral hues on everything from handbags, to sunglasses, to shoes, to jewelry, and you’ll get the gist of this collections appeal. The “precious” baubles are set to arrive on the shelves of 140 H&M stores on October 4th—so heads up ladies.