Tuesday, 23 November 2010

TOP TEN NEWS - Valentino♥Gap

Gap teamed up with Valentino to produce a capsule collection - all seven-pieces are gorgeous and will be in stores on Friday to celebrate Gap’s arrival in Italy.
What's the point of doing this story :( you ask?? The pieces will only be available in select stores in Europe–at Gap’s new stores in Rome and Milan, as well as Colette in Paris and at Dover Street Market and Gap’s flagship store in London. Anyway, Valentino’s signature ruffles translated well into a collaboration for the high street retailer! The color palette is simple–army green, cream and black – so as not to upstage the ruffles adorning all the cargo looks. 
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Monday, 22 November 2010

Anna goes to CHINA!!
The Shanghaiist (♥ the name) reported that she’s there with American Vogue‘s Director of Special Events, Sylvana Ward Durrett. Apparently, Anna is there to speak at some sort of forum at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Art in Beijing, where people will be able to ask her questions. The event is set to take place today..(they are 13hrs ahead, I think - so tomorrow)
Anna and Sylvana also paid a visit to Vogue China’s offices to meet with their Editor in Chief Angelica Cheung, who copies Anna in everything down to the 
Kindly note that American Vogue‘s latest issue features a two-page spread of Asian models who, according to the sub-headline, are “redefining traditional concepts of beauty.” This would imply that Anna has developed an interest in increasing the visibility of Asians in Vogue, of which there has been very little in the past. Is this embracing a trend or a tactic to sell more magazines?! 

I think the real reason she's there is that she is so tiny (size 000), she has taken to shopping majorly in China - American sizes are way TOO big.
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Monday, 1 November 2010

Just previewed the H&M for Lanvin collaboration, but naturally the UK press has already seen the majorly anticipated collection already! FYI Vogue.com UK posted the whole story and pieces. It’s epic and every bit as good as you hoped it would be. Floral print dresses, one-shoulders–voluminous short skirts, pointy-toed heels are The Top Ten Team's favorites. We'll take every single item please! There will be sleeping bags for blocks around H&M’s across the US as November 23rd approaches. 

The collection, entitled Lanvin Hearts H&M, includes party clothes and accessories for women and men and, unmistakably, carries the Elbaz design signature. The designer, who was born in Morocco but raised in Israel, shows his high-end Lanvin collection in Paris and is famed for his luxurious cocktail dresses which flatter rather than frighten women, albeit those who can afford the £1,000 price tags. This high street collection represents the first time that his designs will be available to the masses – most designs will retail at around £100.

Elbaz told Womens Wear Daily this week that this egalitarian approach would not cheapen his work at Lanvin. "Ninety-five per cent of women cannot afford [Lanvin] so let them have a taste. It's like if I was living in a palace and opened some doors and said, 'Have tea with me, taste the food'."

Highlights from the collection include a one-shouldered ruffle cocktail dress in midnight blue silk, a faux-fur bomber jacket and a pair of leopard court shoes with diamante-encrusted heels and raw-edged, ribbon-tied ankle straps. It is aimed at women of all ages, although not those who favour trousers

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