Jessica Alba's leopard print scarf could be the perfect Fall-ready accessory to adorn your look — if you could only find it. Luckily, we have! The same Tolani scarf ($89) Jessica has been spotted wearing all over LA can be yours for the same effortlessly cool finish. And, if you're craving the same casual-chic way to wear it, channel the actress's street style in '70s-inspired denim and a white tunic tee ($48) to let your leopard love shine. Just click the items above to shop a similar look.
Just last week we read that the price of designer denim was dropping. Granted, many big name jeans still sell for $200, and some people rationalize that price for a basic wardrobe staple they wear several times a week. I myself have fallen victim to fashion stupidity and shelled out over $200 on Sass & Bide jeans. They're gray stretch denim, and are my favorite pair I've ever owned. Maybe after wearing them for four years non-stop, I might get my money's worth. Though I'm not the type of person who has 40 pairs of jeans, I have about six and wear them to death, so I don't mind spending a little more. That said, the most recent pair I bought cost $70. It is a recession after all! So imagine how annoyed I was to see this new pair of jeans by Acne, adorned with some type of modern body armor, selling for $2,000. Those ridiculous things had better protect you — they cost more than several months rent!
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>> Alber Elbaz has been working with Acne Jeans to create his first Lanvin denim line since May, but the fruits of their labors, Lanvin <3 Acne, are just hitting stores — and online — today. The 28-piece collection has already been feted by Alber, and Acne must be just as pleased — the two have already confirmed a second outing for Summer 2009, including ten pieces of the Resort collection that will be reproduced in white denim.
If you're online today (hi), you may have picked up on the fact that it is Cyber Monday. If you chilled out on Friday, rather than tackling Black Friday, there are lots more shopping deals to be had. I went through some of my favorite sites and was alerted to some deep Cyber Monday deals. You saw my December most wanted this morning, but here are some more covetable items — all on sale. Don't forget you can visit SaleHabit.com for the motherload of sales. Come sale away!
Most people like to wear short skirts in the Summer, but I prefer to wear mine in the Winter. It's obviously cold, but I wear them with super cozy tights and presto, problem solved. This Acne Jeans Flaunt Print Skirt ($399) would go perfectly with a pair of black tights and oxford booties. I love the voluminous pouf and abstract print. But check out that price tag. Um, I don't think so.
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We got word a while back that Alber Elbaz was working on a Lanvin denim collection with Acne Jeans. At last the collaboration has come to fruition and where there's a new collection, there's a party. Eva Mendes, Liv Tyler, and Rachel Zoe all put on something blue and celebrated alongside Alber Elbaz at Hotel de Crillon in Paris (where the Crillon Ball was held on The Hills). Lucky ducks! There were balloons floating, models in denim roaming, and lots of posing. Step inside the fabulous shindig.
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We all love those exquisite Lanvin party frocks, but how about something more wearable for the everyday?
That's just what Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz has in mind. He's in talks to create his first jeans line together with Acne Jeans. While no contract has been signed yet, Alber already has visions of Lanvin jeans in a variety of styles debuting in 2009: "What if you don't want to wear a skinny jean? It's time to go back to a product that has a dream to it. It's being created out of a need." And that's that.
No one likes to play around with the pricing of fashion more than pricey boutiques. Or at least that appears to be the joke at Colette with their two armor suits on display in the window made from destroyed Marakami bags. Its a collaboration between Andrea Crews and Tokyo-based French artist Item Idem and the set designer A. Bertin & Fils Ltée. It's about reappropriating the empire," said Maroussia Rebecq, the creative director of Andrea Crews. Commenting on fashion's arbitrary approach to pricing, one suit retails for around $11,000, while the other is half-price, she said.
Parson's raised 2 million dollars at their benefit on Monday. Tuition is still pretty pricey though.
Though Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz did let it be known that he was designing a denim line with Acne jeans at the benefit. The only way Acne denim could get more expensive has now been revealed!
Lord and Taylor wants to expand overseas. Considering that the venerable retailer isn't doing so hot in the domestic market we aren't sure if this is a great idea or retail suicide.
Fashion designers continue to not be politically savvy. Australian designer Kate Sylvester showed her collection Royally Screwed with models decked in war medals such as the New Zealand Operational Service Medal. She had to apologize. Much head shaking ensued.
When Ashley Olsen wore a leather mini to a cosmetics launch party, most of you said you loved it. This Acne Jeans Falsetto Leather Skirt ($499) reminded me of her outfit, so tell me: are you still diggin' it?