FabTV gets a sneak peek at the newest Target collaboration with shoe designer Cynthia Vincent who counts Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Richie and Liv Tyler among fans. Target’s spokesperson and stylist Jorge Ramon takes us through the most coveted pieces and tips on how to wear the season’s hottest shoes. Line hits Target on April 18!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's clothing line, Elizabeth and James, branched into fine jewelry beginning in Fall '09. Now, the sisterly duo has released its Spring fine jewelry line, which consists of two categories: the bar, a continuation of Fall '09's feather design, and the art deco-inspired crest category. Materials such as solid sterling silver, oxidized silver, 14k gold accents, pave diamond accents, and sapphires are used. Retail prices range from $55 to $1,200, the average price being around $200. The sisters are continuing their partnership with Robert Lee Morris — he is their primary jewelry mentor — but since they have taken a more active role in designing, Robert's name has been removed from the brand.
You can buy the new collection at neimanmarcus.com (not Neiman Marcus stores), saks.com, Shopbop, Bloomingdale's, and bloomingdales.com.
Nicole Richie's clothing and accessories line, House of Harlow 1960, is doing so well, she's planning on adding handbags to the mix. We have to wait until Spring 2011 to see the 40 to 50 styles of bags — retailing from $295 to $595 — but here's a hint: "If you look at the clothing and you look at the footwear, you get an idea of what the bags are going to be," said Rick Cytrynbaum, cofounder of Majestic Mills, which produces House of Harlow 1960 accessories. He adds that the bags are "very, very, very Nicole."
We knew it wouldn't be long before Lada Gaga entered the celebrity designer game. Word on the street is Gaga has inked a deal with London label Linda Farrow to design a collection of sunglasses — exciting! Linda Farrow has a history of designing sunnies with Fab favorites such as Alexander Wang, Matthew Williamson, and Dries Van Noten. Details on Gaga's line are still under wraps, but if it's going to be anything like our 2009 fearless performer of the year, expect to swoon over crazy colors, studs, and shapes.
Good girl Whitney Port was delivered bad news today when word spread about a lawsuit filed by designer Adrienne Baravetto claiming she designed the majority of the Whitney Eve collection — originally called Eve & A — and not Port. The lawsuit also claims Baravetto had an oral agreement with Port and her father promising an $80,000 yearly salary plus an additional 25 percent stake in the company.
However, Whitney's lawyer, Michael Taitelman, tells sources, “The lawsuit that Adrienne Baravetto filed on March 19, 2010 against Whitney Eve, Inc., Whitney Port and others regarding the Whitney Eve clothing line is baseless and without merit. Whitney Port is, and always has been, the designer of Whitney Eve.” Let the drama begin . . .
There have been inklings about The City's Olivia Palermo turning designer. We saw this coming. She's stylish, she's wealthy, she's resourceful. Her first endeavor is with jewelry designer Roberta Freymann. The Roberta Freymann by Olivia Palermo Collection will be available this Spring at Roberta Freymann boutiques and select retailers. Priced from $175 to $300, the collection is inspired by the ladies' favorite cities, including fashion capitals New York and Paris, of course. Are you ready for Olivia Palermo, the celebrity designer?
While some of you are skeptical about Madonna's new clothing line, perhaps some solid details will sway you. The pop icon, known for her breakthrough ensembles on and off the stage, is now part of a multi-label fashion project called MG Icon. Her first project? A Macy's juniors line — targeting 13- to 25-year-olds — inspired by her daughter Lourdes Leon. “Lourdes has an incredible sense of style and her point of view on fashion has definitely been an inspiration for the line,” said Jeff Gennette, from Macy's.
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Look what we have here — Lauren Conrad's Spring '10 collection for Kohl's! Unlike her former Lauren Conrad Collection, LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's is affordable and truly mimics Lauren's sweet California aesthetic. One of the standouts is this LC Lauren Conrad Ruffled Dress ($40, originally $60), modeled by Lauren herself.
In one word: darling; flutter sleeves, ruffles, romantic prints, sheer fabrics, light hues. But there's a tough side to this story as well; sharp blazers, shredded jeans, liquid leggings, and grays also play a part. Check out the rest of the Spring line below, then take home your favorite LC Lauren Conrad pieces.
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It was a media doozy last year when fashion darling Esteban Cortezar left Ungaro, and the house hired Lindsay Lohan as its "artistic advisor." Now, one questionable Spring collection later, the celebrity designer has confirmed she is no longer with the fashion house. When asked why she wasn't present at Ungaro's Fall '10 runway show this week, Lohan responded, “Because I don’t work for them anymore. There's legal things going on; I can’t really discuss it." Ungaro owner Asim Abdullah also commented stating, "She's not involved in this [Fall '10] collection." Looks like it's the end of the road for Lohan and Ungaro — are you surprised?
Get ready for the next trend in designers: Models. Natalia Vodianova pour Etam, Alexa Chung for Madewell, Low Luv and Erin Wasson, and so on. Now the gorgeous, feline-looking Jessica Stam has hooked up with Rachel Roy to co-design a capsule collection. "Fashion is something I grew up surrounded by, so now that I'm putting pen to paper the ideas are flying out," Stam said. The collection — part of the Rachel Rachel Roy line — will be unveiled at New York Fashion Week in September, and will officially launch in October. This has some serious cute potential.