Marc Jacobs has done it again! On August 1st, MJ will launch a new clothing line geared towards the junior market. The collection dubbed, 'Don't Miss the Marc', will feature t-shirts, jeans, skirts, leggings, handbags and other accessories. All items will be priced under $200 & available in retail & Marc by Marc Jacobs stores nationwide. The line sounds super-fresh! I can't get enough of MJ. Love him!
The Gilt Groupe just announced the launch of their new sister site, Gilt Fuse. Debuting on August 12th, Gilt Fuse will feature emerging brands exclusively for the ladies. Items will be less expensive than that of the original Gilt. To purchase you must be a member (visit www.gilt.com/invite/noirlace). Happy shopping stylistas!
The house of Yves Saint Laurent rarely disappoints in the handbag department. Check out the new metallic logo tote ($1,295 via www.ysl.com). I'm loving the metallic leather & embossed logo. Also available in gold & bronze, this bag is super-fresh for the fall. Love it!
As previously posted on NoirLace, Lily Allen is muse for Chanel's new ad campaign. Allen's introducing the new Cocoon bag (shown above). The reversible bag is super-chic & sportier than the house classics. Needless to say, I want one BAD! Love it!
Looking for a true showstopper? Check out the Yves Saint Laurent leopard-print ankle boots ($1,250 via www.net-a-porter.com). Rock 'em with a leggings or an LBD (little black dress) & prepare for the spotlight. Love 'em!
Ruching is all the rage! Emmy Rossum definitely got the memo. Check her out @ an event rockin' this fabulous noir Emanuel Ungaro number. The ruching detail compliments her petite figure. She kept the neck & ears bare, allowing the dress to shine. I'm loving the strappy gladiator sandals. Overall, this is a great look! Work!
Designer Rachel Roy, announced (via Twitter) plans to launch a jewelry line w/ UK r&b sensation Estelle. The collection will be available in spring 2010. With RR's refined style & Estelle's eclectic edge, the line is sure to be super-fresh! Work!
Barbie will serve as muse for Vogue Italia's upcoming second Black Issue. The iconic doll will be featured in a supplement, adorned in gorgeous gowns & sensational swimwear. Barbie has been taking over fashion lately (remember her fashion week showing). I admire Italian Vogue's innovative approach for the Black Issue. American Vogue needs to step up their game. Can't wait!
Can you say "the business"? Check out the Christian Louboutin Circus Suede & Net ankle boots ($1,295 via www.saks.com). The cut-out detail is crazy! Equipped w/ 4 & 1/2 inches & the signature Louboutin hidden platform, these babies are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Love 'em!
This is insane on soooo many levels. Check out the Alexander McQueen Faithfull leather glove clutch ($995 via www.net-a-porter.com). I love the clutch/motorcycle glove combination. Its very rockstar-chic. Love it!
Eff what you heard! Beyonce' has been stepping-up her fashion game lately. Check her out @ a charity event in Chicago. She's rockin' this insanely-fresh khaki ensemble. Normally, harem pants aren't a good look for "hippy" chicks but, The Big Bey pulls 'em off w/ her svelte figure. Also, the intricately-embellished belt is a great addition. The Killer Bey strikes again! Work!
Its sooo apparent the fabulous Rachel Zoe styles Molly Sims. Check her out @ Phillip Lim's store opening in L.A. She's rockin' the Christian Louboutin Deva suede fringe boots (former NoirLace 'Shoe of the Week'). Pairing the CL's w/ a super-cute Philip Lim dress, she couldn't look more fierce. Work!
Today, Balmain announced plans to launch a handbag collection. Debuting at the house's upcoming fall showing, these bags are sure to be super-dope! Bad chicks, everywhere, are embracing Balmain (following in Michael Jackson's footsteps, R.I.P.). This is the most-anticipated handbag collection since Alexander Wang. Can't wait!
Recessionistas, Revlon's bringing you the super-stylish nail art look for less. Check out the Runway Collection, "capitvating color @ your fingertips." The salon-like nails come in a variety of dope designs like: stella, sequins, minx & perfect pedicure (for your toesies). The kit even comes w/ a buffer & glue. Now you can rock a fresh manicure without breaking your piggy bank. Drop me a comment & win a kit. Love 'em!
Sometimes, less is definitely more. Karl Lagerfeld should have adopted that notion for Chanel haute couture fall '09. With over 55 looks, the collection was lackluster. Surprisely so, after the house had two strong showings earlier this year. I must say, I love the noir lace tights. Overall, it was a good collection but---not good enough for Chanel.
There's only one word to describe Givenchy's haute couture fall '09 collection: magnificent! With a strong Moroccan influence, the collection was breathtaking (to say the least). I'm, especially, loving the off-white jacket w/ gold chains. Also, the white/red strapless ombre gown is stunning! Richard Tisci & team rarely disappoints. Love it!
The new blood @ Valentino served it up for haute couture fall '09. Almost the entire collection was done in noir. Each garment was truly a work of art. I'm lusting over the nude/noir color combination. It was opulent & pretty. I'm sure Mr. Valentino was proud. Bravo!
Christian Lacroix is resilient! After announcing bankruptcy, the master still showed at the Parisian fall '09 haute couture shows. The collection was small but stunning. The beaded dress, covered in tulle is perfection. Also, I'm salivating over the noir coat w/ the gold embroidery detail. With this showing, Lacroixdemonstrated his force in the world of couture. Love it!
Season six of Project Runway premieres August 20th. As formerly mentioned on NoirLace, PR is moving to the Lifetime Network. Heidi Klum will be returning as host w/ team Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors. I can't wait to see who will be the next Jay, Chloe, Jeffrey, Christian or Leanne.
Armani Prive' made a marvelous mark @ this week's haute couture shows. This collection was lavish, to say the least. I'm in love w/ the cut-out jumpsuit & the 3/4 length marabou fur. As always, his evening gowns are amazing & Oscar-worthy. I'm sure Rachel Zoe will be pulling from this fabulous collection. Love it!
In case you didn't know, the Paris Haute Couture shows began this week. The house of Christian Dior kicked it off in dynamic form. Check out my favorite looks from Dior's fall collection. With this showing, the house mixed classic garments w/ lingerie. I love the fuchsia gown w/ the noir lace bustier. Also, the champagne tiered number is to die! This collection was a great interpretation of pretty & provocative. Love it!