The Pamela Love for J.Crew exclusive capsule collection is now available to shop online! The three-piece collection designed by the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award runner-up showcases the designer's penchant for effortless, everyday style via a vintage-inspired jean jacket adorned with cool brass pins, the coolest pair of patched jeans, and a buttery soft Southwestern-inspired belt. "The collaboration was inspired by what my friend and I wear almost on a daily basis," said Pamela. Check out the slideshow to see and shop it now before it all sells out!
Because we just can't get enough of Pamela Love's gorgeous Fall 2012 collection, here's a peek at the CFDA-nominee's most recent lookbook. Lensed by Love's good friend — and Dossier founder — Skye Parrott, the lookbook offers an up-close look at all the want-now cuffs, turquoise spike earrings, and geometric collar necklaces that have made Love a favorite collaborator for designers as diverse as Marchesa and Topshop. Click through to see all the drool-worthy pieces, modeled by French belle Camille Rowe, right here.
>> J.Crew's collaborations with Joseph Altuzarra, Pamela Love, and Creatures of the Wind will make separate retail debuts in the coming weeks and months, but you can order the Altuzarra capsule online at Jcrew.com this Thursday. The Altuzarra capsule then hits J.Crew's 5th Avenue store Monday, April 23; Pamela Love's capsule will be available May 17 and Creatures of the Wind's on June 14.
Altuzarra told Vogue his striped collection was inspired by the clothes Jean Seberg wore in Breathless and by pictures of "Brigitte Bardot walking around St-Tropez in espadrilles and a slouchy boy's sweater." Pamela Love — a jewelry designer by trade — created clothing for the collaboration as well: a shrunken jacket, a pair of distressed jeans, and a belt. Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, who design Creatures of the Wind, created a colorblocked twinset and a floral Summer dress.
While there's no information yet on how much the pieces from Love and Creatures of the Wind will cost, Altuzarra's collection is priced between $145 for a striped dress and up to $345 for a pair of platform wedge espadrilles.
See all of the pieces from the Altuzarra collaboration here in the gallery.
Rashida Jones showcased the perfect Spring ensemble via teal Ann Taylor shorts, a crisp white J Brand blazer, and a floral H&M blouse after leaving the Today show in NYC. White is hot in Hollywood right now — especially white-hot pumps — and by adding a pop of teal, Rashida's look went to even more exciting heights. The actress accessorized her polished pairing with a crossbody Celine tote, black oxfords, and nude shades, then injected a bit of bling via Kara Ackerman diamond drop earrings and a Pamela Love ring. Score Rashida's exact J Brand blazer to work with your teal shorts for a sweet sunny style, then when it gets chilly, switch the shorts for a pair of teal jeans to continue the white-and-teal Spring affair.
>> Starting Thursday, fans of Pamela Love's geo-tribal cuffs, rings, and statement necklaces will get the chance to preorder the designer's Fall 2012 collection via Moda Operandi. In honor of the trunk sale — and Love's first time on the site — Bettina Santo Domingo went behind the scenes at the designer's studio, capturing the thought process and handiwork that go into each piece. "For the first time ever I was extremely inspired by the architecture from the 1920s in New York City," Love explains in the video. "It's really unique for me because normally I'm very focused on other parts of the world, but for this season I was really focused on the place that I live in." Get an up-close look at the designer at work — set to "Out of My Head" by Shadows On Stars — in the exclusive video below, then scroll down for a peek at some of the gorgeous pieces that will be available for preorder at the trunk show.
>>You've seen the pictures from Wednesday evening's event — now here's a video that will make you really wish you were there. Put together by Swarovski — who is underwriting the awards for the 11th year in a row now — the video reads like a who's who of the industry. Among those who make cameos? Well, there's Carolina Herrera, Johan Lindeberg, Narciso Rodriguez, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Minkoff, Peter Som, Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenberg, Pamela Love, Stefano Tonchi, Virginia Smith, Garance Doré, and Scott Schuman — just to name a few. There's also lots of head-nodding, air-kissing, champagne-drinking, and general good times being had all around.
While many were focused on Sienna Miller's growing baby bump at last night's W magazine event in NYC, we were mesmerized by the Pamela Love ridge cuff ($685) she wore with her long black Boss Black halter dress. It took her wrist to totally badass places that bangles just couldn't. See what we mean? Expecting or not, the next time you're about to reach for those same-old-same bangles, stop yourself and opt to add edgy texture to your wrist instead. It'll add spunk to everything from a fancy LBD to a flirty floral frock to simple gray jeans and a white tee. If Sienna's exact cuff is too pricey for your jewelry budget, shop our favorite similarly textured options below.
Standing in front of industrial pipes and exposed lights, models at Pamela Love's Fall 2012 collection were dressed up like steelworkers, complete with smudged faces and undone overalls. They were also draped in sculptural, geometric jewelry that referenced architectural beams, and the deco-inspired shapes brought to mind the post-Depression '30s. The raw, masculine setting added a toughness to the collection, but imagine how good these will look with a flowy white dress come Spring.
- Trends: Architectural details, deco, arm bands.
- Key Piece: We loved the statement necklaces.
- Who Would Wear It: Pamela Love is having a moment, and we see downtown cool girls eating this up — think Erin Wasson, Cara Delevingne, and Zoe Kravitz.
>> The models were dressed to look like smudge-faced metal workers, and the setting — complete with steaming pipes and industrial lighting — made to feel like the inside of a factory. The product? Pamela Love's strong, intensely sculptural jewelry. Following the architectural trend that is emerging for Fall, many of Love's pieces loosely referenced steel beams for building. Countering this notion of industry was the use of turquoise, which added an earthiness to the collection as well as a welcome jolt of color.
Pamela Love has a fan base spanning from celebrities to fashion insiders, and we're sure you can see why. The CFDA finalist's edgy, bold designs make for a stunning statement on the red carpet as easily as they do on an off-duty model. That said, you can imagine our excitement when the designer teamed up with our favorite shopping site, rosegold tribal spike necklace, and our personal favorite, a matte red tribal cuff. All you have to do is hop over to the PopSugar Shop to nab a piece for yourself — or a deserving friend — before it sells out. Also, check out this video to see what Pamela Love has to say about the collection, plus what she thinks every girl should have in her jewelry arsenal.
Psst, New Yorkers: Stop by the Tribeca Grand between 7p.m. and 10 p.m. today to meet Pamela Love and celebrate the collection launch. Just RSVP to Pamelalove@bpcm.com to secure your spot. Hope to see you there!