I know you’re a busy man, so I thought I’d give you a hand this year. When I spotted this Jason Wu velvet blazer (pictured on Emily Weiss of Into The Gloss) at The Room at The Bay last week (on sale, no less!), it instantly shot to the top of my holiday wish list. I took the liberty of taking it home with me, and it’s now sitting under my Christmas tree. Feel free to come by on Christmas Eve to sign your name on the card, and have some milk and cookies. Say hi to the Mrs. for me!
P.S. We’re giving away a $500 shopping spree to The Bay this week! Enter the contest here, Santa.
Image Credit: Vogue UK
You’ve seen the lookbook, you’ve seen the ad campaign, and you’ve been working on whittling down your wish list for months already. Now, finally, the complete 104-piece Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection has been revealed. Check out the gallery below for the complete women’s apparel, shoes and accessories offerings. Looks like that wish list is only getting longer.
Want a peek at the men’s collection? Click on over to Flare.com, gentleman. Margiela x H&M drops in around 230 H&M stores worldwide and online at hm.com on November 15, 2012. You know we’re all chomping at the bit for that same whimsical glove clutch, that same gorgeous red dress, and those same fierce Plexiglass boots. Well guess what? It’s on.
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The official Maison Martin Margiela for H&M lookbook has been released!
Rejoice, MMM fans, because the collection doesn’t disappoint. Far from it, in fact. The 104-piece line-up of women’s and men’s apparel, footwear and accessories is a reissue of iconic designs from the Margiela archives, but at pocketbook-friendly H&M price points. It can’t get much better than that, am I right?
Each piece will be accompanied by a tag indicating the collection to which the original runway design belonged, in case you’re a little rusty on your Margiela history. So far, I’ve got my eye on the fitted, high-neck blazer, the oversized turtleneck sweater, and perhaps even a pair of knee-high boots for good measure. What’s on your wish list?
Margiela for H&M will launch in around 230 H&M stores worldwide and online at hm.com on November 15, 2012 – one short month away! I’ll most definitely be joining the line outside our local H&M for this collaboration, and I suspect I’ll see you all there as well. In the meantime, check out the ad campaign, in case you missed it last week. And stay tuned for more details!
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October has officially arrived, and with it the type of crisp fall weather that calls for a cozy and patriotic sweater from the LINE Knitwear x Roots collaboration. Two of our favourite Canadian brands teamed up on a collection of 4 city sweaters representing Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Banff for fall, and we’re giving one away to a lucky reader!
We’re showing some west coast love with this contest; up for grabs is a Vancouver sweater in a size small that retails for $128. Want it? Contest rules are below. Good luck everyone!
Congrats to the winner of the LINE Knitwear x Roots Canada Vancouver sweater…Kendra Thompson!
Thanks for all your entries, everyone, and stay tuned for our next giveaway!
xx, T & S
Contest Rules [CLOSED]:
1. To enter, leave us a comment on this blog post and ‘like’ The Backseat Stylers and LINE Knitwear’s Facebook pages here and here.
2. For a bonus entry (you must complete step #1 first), follow @backseatstylers and @LINEKnitwear on Twitter and tweet the following: “The @backseatstylers are giving away a @LINEKnitwear x @RootsCanada Vancouver sweater in sz S, and I want it! http://bit.ly/QSJ8Vp #giveaway”
3. The contest closes at midnight on October 9, 2012. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on October 10, 2012. The winner will be notified by e-mail.
4. This giveaway is open to our readers located in Canada only.
5. There are no prize substitutions.
As we wait patiently for news of the official launch date for the FLARE Magazine x ALDO Shoes Fall 2012 collaboration, here’s a look at the oxblood shooties in action, on none other than the designer herself, FLARE Fashion Director Liz Cabral. Over the last few days, these to-die-for shoes have been featured on Style.com, the New York Times Sunday Styles and, of course, on You Just Got Spotted.
The FLARE x ALDO collaboration will be available in October (see the complete collection), though the exact launch date is still a mystery. How much longer until we can get our hands on a pair too, Liz?
Image Credits: You Just Got Spotted
The classic Burberry trench coat has been on my wish list for years now, but has somehow managed to elude me thus far. It may be just as well though, because the classic, no-frills model, it seems, isn’t what I’m coveting right now.
On this miserably wet day in Toronto, while all couped up indoors, I find myself daydreaming about frolicking in the rain in this gorgeous trench from the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 collection. It is, quite possibly, the trench coat of my dreams: there’s tweed, there’s a peplum, and there’s even a skinny bow belt. Simply perfection.
Sadly, this baby will have to stay in my daydreams. It retails for US$3,595 over at Luisa Via Roma.
Images via Luisa Via Roma
Enough with the sneak peeks; we’ve finally got our hands on the complete lookbook for the Anna Dello Russo for H&M accessories collection! Featuring almost 50 pieces of jewelry, bags, shoes, sunglasses and luggage, the collaboration is everything we love about ADR. Meaning: it’s completely outrageous and over-the-top.
“Accessories are like vitamins to fashion — as such, you should use them liberally,” advises Dello Russo. And now we can, at affordable price points. The ADR x H&M collection retails from US$24.95 for earrings to US$59.95 for a turquoise clutch to US$299 for over-the-knee leather boots.
Anna Dello Russo for H&M launches in about 140 H&M stores worldwide and online on October 4. We’re sure your calendars have been marked since the collection was first announced in May, and now you can finally make your wish list! I’m coveting a few of the bracelets and cuffs myself. Which pieces will you be lining up at your local H&M store for on October 4?
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MOON Apparel is officially launching online shopping on September 15! The chic and affordable Canadian brand – and maker of my beloved navy lace dress - will now be exclusively carried at moonapparel.ca.
To kick off the label’s online venture, MOON is hosting a pop-up shop in Toronto from September 14 to 16 at 171 East Liberty. Shoppers will be able to purchase pieces from the new Fall 2012 collection at 20% off with a mere ‘like’ on Moon’s Facebook page.
Can’t wait till then? Neither can we. That’s why we’re inviting you to the pop-up’s VIP night on September 13! The event is by invitation only and guests will receive a $25 gift card with any purchase. Want to shop MOON with me, T and the other MOON ambassadors? Email email@example.com to attend.
By the way, if you missed that aforementioned lace dress the first time around, it’s being reissued in navy, as well as in a gorgeous magenta. Check out the rest of MOON’s Fall 2012 lookbook below, then make your wish list, RSVP for the VIP shopping night, and mark your calendars. See you there!
Image Credits: Moon Apparel
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News of freshly-hatched collaborations arrive in my inbox weekly it seems, but I have never been as excited as I am for the one announced today: Charlotte Olympia x Olympia Le-Tan. Charlotte Olympia is my favourite shoe designer right now, hands down. Olympia Le-Tan currently has no presence in my closet, but I’ve been waiting patiently for the book clutch designer to choose a book cover that would have special meaning to me. It took teaming up with Charlotte Dellal, but it’s finally happened.
The two designers have created a limited edition mini collection inspired by my most beloved childhood book and one that I’ve been reading to my son of late, E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In addition to an embroidered book clutch, Charlotte Olympia’s signature ‘Dolly’ shoe has been produced with Charlotte’s Web-themed inscriptions like ‘Terrific’ and ‘Radiant’ and dubbed the ‘Miracle Dolly’. My 6-year old self is overjoyed and, quite frankly, so is the slightly older present-day version.
The designs will be sold exclusively at the Charlotte Olympia boutiques in New York and London on Fashion’s Night Out on September 6, with 10% of the proceeds being donated to FNO’s official charity, Refuge. I won’t be anywhere near either of those cities, but I will find a way to get my hands on my very own Charlotte’s Web book clutch if it’s the last thing I do!
Images via L’Officiel