After seeing the fabulous ¨Mrs. Carter¨tour in Milan last weekend (recap to come shortly!) I knew I had to post on her fabulous and very reasonably priced swimwear line for H&M.
The suits are cute, sexy and fun and stay within H&M´s normal price range, which I think is great! The images are gorgeous, and they show young women what real curves are allllll about-no stick figure skinny models here!
Her billboards are plastered throughout Europe so I think the line has been highly advertised-better stop in and grab your suit before they sell out!
I am not the hugest fan of the shop C&A here in Spain. It reminds me of JC Penny and it´s not a bad place to shop, it´s just not particularly my style. However, I have to say that when I saw Cindy Crawford as the spokesperson for the spring C&A line, I stopped to look!
After researching, I realized that there is actually a Cindy Crawford COLLECTION. Here are a few images below. For more you can stop into the store of course. What do you guys think? Do you like the clothes? Would you wear them?
With all the hoopla about Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I completely forgot to post my favorite look from the Premios Goya which is basically the Oscars, but for Spain. So here I have my favorite look from the Premios and also my favorite from the Oscars.
Oscars: Amanda Seyfried looked gorgeous in her lavender Alexander McQueen gown. I normally hate lavender but this girl knows how to work it. The dress reminded me of Elie Saab and I think she just looked stunning.
Premios Goya: Paula Echaverría is wearing a floor length green number from Dolores Promesas. I adore the color and she looks perfect. I have a lot of respect for Spanish celebs that look amazing at awards shows because they are not all dressed by Rachel Zoe-some of them actually pick out their own gowns!
Finally, Mango has retired Kate Moss and has plastered images of Miranda Kerr around the city of Madrid. The unveiling has finally arrived and I must say, I love the images and I think she is a much better role model than our darling Kate Moss.
These are my two favorite images-what do you guys think? In my opinion, she looks pretty amazing!
Rumor has it the Beyonce is the next celeb to create a collection for H&M. Beyonce has been in the public eye quite a bit lately with her singing the National Anthem at the Presidental Inaguration, followed by her halftime show at the Superbowl and her recent announcement of her World Tour, Mrs. Carter. Not to mention possible Illuminati signs flashed?
Anyway just another story to add to the pile…she may or may not be designing a line for H&M. Apparently one of her dancers tweeted something about a photo shoot in the Bahamas for Beyonce´s new line and then soon deleted it after realizing she wasn´t supposed to tweet said info. TOO LATE! Everybody knows now!
H&M has declined to comment on this matter. What do you guys think? Will there be a an H&M collection by Beyonce? Will it be sassy? Bootylicious even? Or urban like House of Dereon?
Naomi Watts has been very popular in Spain since her role in ¨Lo Imposible¨ (The Impossible), a film directed by Spanish filmaker J.A Bayona. This holiday season, you can see Naomi continuing her professional relationship with Bayona as he directs her in an El Corte Inglés print and tv ad campaign. She was spotted filming just the other day here in Madrid.
I love the commercial-you can see the video below. It´s not the greatest quality, but if you turn on the TV you can probably see the ad…just listen for the ¨Me Encanta¨…it´s my favorite part!
Miranda Kerr takes the cake from Kate Moss as she´s now the new face of spanish fashion retailer Mango. The campaign was shot in NYC by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and will be unveiled fully in spring 2013.
Kerr states, “Mango is a brand that I love. You always find the perfect garment for every occasion!” ( Do we think she really wears Mango day to day?)
Mango seems to like using supermodels in their ad campaigns, as they´ve previously had Milla Jovovich, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington representing their brand.
Now I personally love Mirando Kerr, I think she is stunning and is someone young girls can look up to. A much better role model than Kate Moss, in my opinion. I can´t wait to see more photos!
This year at the Emmy´s there was a sea of bright colors, which was interesting, given that black is usually the choice of many celebs. I actually didn´t love a lot of the styles this year-a lot of excess fabric and sweetheart necklines, which isn´t always super flattering. The leg slit made a big appearence this year too. Every designer wants to throw in a giant leg slit (hoping for an Angelina Jolie leg moment, perhaps?!) but it doesn´t always work on certain dresses. Or on certain people.
But I did really like a few styles, and you can see them below.
Cat Deeley shine in this bright Orange, Tadashi Shoji mermaid style dress.
Julie Bowen who I think often looks overly thin, looked healthy and gorgeous in this Monique Lhuillier dress.
Finally, something a little different. Many critics didn´t like this Naeen Khan dress, but I think Leslie Mann looks amazing and I give her credit for trying something original. In my book, it´s perfect!
Giuliana Rancic, who I find to be inspiring and fabulous, looks stunning in this black Romona Keveza dress. I liked that she strayed away from the typical sweetheart or basic strapless neckline and went for something architectural and different. Showstopper!
Lately all the rage for big name designers is featuring this old glamour, classy elegance type look in their advertisements. Blake Lively recently posed for Gucci with a black and white Glamour ad, and now we are seeing the same type of styling for Miss Dior´s new ad with Mila Kunis. What do you think of the ad? I think she looks very ´sexy Mad Men rich housewife´, no?
I am proud to announce, as a Lord and Taylor ´alum´that they are the sponsors for Season 10 of Project Runway! This means that instead of Piperlime or Bluefly, Lord and Taylor will now provide the accessories and shoes for the contestants to style with. Even better, the department store will host contestants from past and present seasons at their 5th Avenue flagship store for Fashion Night Out on September 6th. Oh how I wish I could be in NYC slash working there for this fantastic event. One of the challenges for the contestants will also be held at the flagship store (for anyone who will be in NYC and wants to stop in for FNO, their flagship is on 5th ave and 38-39th streets.) Finally, the winner of Project Runway will have an opportunity to sell his or her collection there.
I have a special spot in my heart for this store and all of the people who work there, so I am thrilled the store will have this great opportunity. In economic down times, these types of events can really boost store sales and awareness, so I think its wonderful. Plus, I know that Lord and Taylor has fabulous shoe and accessory buyers, therefore I know that Project Runway contestants will be able accessorize amazingly well with the items L and T will provide for them!