I’d have to admit, I was not a fan of the recent Versace collaboration for H&M as I found the collection cheaply made for the price. I have recently returned from an east coast stint and I probably visited 5 to 6 H&M locations, all with an abundance of left over Versace pieces.
I am however truly excited for the next collaboration, H&M is proud to announce a spring designer collaboration with the Italian brand Marni. Founder and creative director, Consuelo Castiglioni, has created a spring collection for H&M for both women and men that captures the essence of Marni. Available from March 8, 2012 (during my birthday week, yay) in over 250 stores worldwide and online, the collection features both clothing and accessories. I can’t wait to see what wonderful original … more …
This summer I’ve taken up a little gardening in my urban patio. I believe fresh plants and flowers do a person good. My love for beautiful and bold flowers extends from the garden to the closet - From ditsy florals to large blooms, floral patterns are a sure hit for the summer. Be bold and wear floral print loud and proud or more toned down in black in white if you want to be a little more tame. I think mini flowers give off a more junior look while larger flowers are more sophisticated. Either way, just be mindful of the type of print you decide to wear - Not everyone is able to pull off an all over printed look.
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I love lace details, they’re so romantic and feminine. Nothing really new from a trend stand point - The lace trend has been carried over from 2010. Last years lace was all about being sheer and stretchy, think 80’s apparel and Madonna. For Summer 2011, the lace has more of a antique look and feel, more romantic in my opinion. The fabrics look like a more traditional needle or bobbin lace with a wider net. Once only used for formal attire, lace is now being paired up with causal day wear. Some of my favourite lace pieces this summer:
Talula Betsy Blouse from www.aritzia.com
Penelope Dress from www.oakandfort.com
Lace Tap Shorts from www.shopnastygal.com
All over lace or used just as a trim, it’s a look you can’t skip out on.
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It’s going to be grand affair tonight, I’m going to church. (Just kidding).
Vancouver brand, Obakki will be showcasing their Fall/Winter 2011 collection at the St.Andrew’s-Wesley church. This will be the first time ever that the Obakki runway show be open to public. All ticket proceeds are going towards the charitable Obakki Foundation.
When: April 28th, 2011 Thursday
Time: 7:30 doors and show at 8:00 pm
Get Tickets: www.obakki.com
Sunny Shum, Footwear Buyer for Sterling Shoes Inc, Blogger & Your Industry Insider | Follow me @partly_sunny
The great thing about fashion is that we are able to grab fast fashion at low prices and unique ones for much more and mix and match as we see fit. Either way you look at it, from a $20 skirt to a $2,000 pair of boots, it’s all about getting more for your money nowadays and I am all about stretching my dollar the best I can .
I know when I’m shopping, I am always thinking about all the ways I am able to wear the particular item with the other things in my closet. The more versatile the item is the better chance it has making it home with me. This is why I love convertible fashion, pieces that can be worn two ways or more!
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