eBay revealed its Holiday Collective back in July, and we're happy to report the wait is almost over. Come Monday, you can shop these exclusive goodies with reckless (read: festive) abandon. And to prep you on the brand's latest fashion initiative, which features designs from seven very cool designers — Tibi, Steven Alan, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, and Billy Reid — we're offering up a closer look at our favorite pieces to inspire your own holiday shopping lists. Expect downtown-cool pieces from Tibi (we're obsessed with the Ponyboy faux-leather top), silky pajamas and cozy cashmere tees from Chris Benz, luxe-meets-multifunctional tech accessories from Steven Alan, edgy-glam statement jewelry from Fallon, and more. The clincher? Every item in the collection will retail for $100 or less and will include free shipping worldwide. Click on for our eBay Holiday Collective picks now.
At Carnegie Hall's 2012-2013 Season Opening Night Gala in NYC last night, Sarah Jessica Parker got an opportunity to show off her always fabulous style sense in a blue printed Oscar de la Renta maxi dress, Manolo Blahnik pumps, and Fallon jewels: this bib necklace ($265), this collar necklace ($375), and this crystal bracelet ($200). Her dress and baubles are not available to buy, but we can get our hands on SJP's Pierre Hardy mini snakeskin clutch ($990), which also comes with a detachable silver chain strap. Pair it with your fancy gowns like Sarah Jessica did or use it to amp up your t-shirt and jeans. It would also look amazing against an all-black look: turtleneck, pencil skirt, and pointy pumps.
Not to be outdone by the announcement of Target's and Neiman Marcus's upcoming collaboration extravaganza, eBay has announced that it too will partner with some very big names for Holiday 2012.
Seven designers — Billy Reid, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi — have teamed with the cyber giant to create a limited edition collection, online November 12. The 40-piece collection — titled eBay Holiday Collective — will feature about five pieces from each designer and will include womenswear, menswear, jewelry, travel, electronic accessories, and home decor; all pieces will ship for free and are priced from $50 to $100.
"Thrilled to be collab'ing w @eBay_Fashion this holiday on a ltd edition, locally made collection. All my friends can attest I love Ebay!" Fallon's Dana Lorenz tweeted following the announcement, while Chris Benz responded "You & me, both, sister! Xx". In fact, it seems a love of eBay was somewhat of a prerequisite. All the participating designers were chosen because of "their genuine enthusiasm for eBay," the brand's general manager of fashion, Jeff Somers said, adding that "each [designer] brings originality and a distinct point of view, and embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of our marketplace."
See all the pieces, with prices, here.
Jessica Alba glowed in a coral and purple Diane Von Furstenberg maxi dress at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards in NYC. Jessica accessorized her colorful frock with embellished Casadei peep-toe pumps. gold Fallon cuffs, matching drop earrings, and a Roger Vivier box clutch. Shop now to get her dress in a shorter version with other complementing accessories.
This one's for all the girls who prefer a grittier Spring: if lace and eyelet aren't your thing, we suggest you get with this season's other hot trend — '90s grunge. Gisele Bundchen showed off the look to perfection in her Spring ad campaign for Balenciaga, and now we're breaking down our favorite pieces for the warmer months ahead of us. A marled sweatshirt tee from J.Crew, neon green leather skirt from Christopher Kane, dagger bracelet from Fallon . . . and more pieces, and why we love them, in the slideshow.
It has come to my attention that I am an accessory addict — and online shopping site Charm & Chain offers a carefully edited, supereclectic collection of jewelry that totally feeds my habit. They've got goodies from my perennial faves, like Fallon, Erickson Beamon, and House of Harlow 1960, but also feature up-and-coming designers, which gives the site a unique edge. Even better: you can also search Charm & Chain products through ShopStyle. Click through to see which Charm & Chain baubles I'm coveting most, then head over to the site to get your own wish list going.
>>Pumps might not be the most Winter-friendly choice, but who can resist a pair of vixen red heels? We love how this street-snapped Parisian donned hers with ivory socks — for a little added warmth — denim skinnies, a cozy print sweater, and a wooly coat. Emulate her très chic outfit with our picks from Twenty8Twelve, Fallon, Sunner, and Calvin Klein.
Left to right: Sunner Endeavor Coat ($410), Twenty8Twelve Skinny Jeans ($81, originally $325), Fallon Fringe Necklace ($200), B.ella Bastia Socks ($6), Calvin Klein Pumps ($89), Free People Fireside Sweater ($85)
Photo courtesy of the lookbook.nu
There's no better way to greet 2011 than with a sweet kiss and sassy outfit. Whether you're hitting the town solo or hanging with the beau, this gorgeous Rag & Bone frock will leave the guys and gals smitten. Finish off the look with Alexander Wang Cecilia booties, a satin clutch, and red lips for maximum impact.
Left to right: Rag & Bone Carmel Silk Trapeze Dress ($370), NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24), Lulu Townsend Tutu Clutch ($30), Fallon Gold Stud Ring ($100), Charlotte Russe Black Bow Tie Choker Necklace ($9), Alexander Wang Cecilia Bootie ($575)
Lucky for us, J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons and Fenton/Fallon designer Dana Lorenz became fast friends after meeting during a dinner party and quickly had the idea of a jewelry collaboration. The seven-piece lineup, called Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew, is made up of Lorenz's signature chunky metals and ranges in price from $95-$295. "I didn't water my design down at all," the jewelry designer recently told Harper's Bazaar. "I included all of my iconic Fenton/Fallon things, like the pyramid studs, spikes, and jumbled chains." Having bought the bracelet above in J.Crew's Soho store yesterday, we can attest to that.