Chloë Moretz in McQ Fall 2012
I’ve been a longtime fan of McQ, and now that Alexander McQueen‘s creative director Sarah Burton has taken over the creative reins, the diffusion line has become even more covetable than ever before. Burton’s first collection for McQ is for Fall 2012, but 12 must-have pieces are already available for pre-order exclusively at Net-a-porter starting today – check out the gallery below.
I’m dying to get my hands on the broderie anglaise velvet bell dress and Black Watch plaid coat, but with the two pieces alone ringing up at an astounding $13,315, sadly it will never be. It seems that not only does Burton bring with her the unmistakable Alexander McQueen aesthetic, but also price tags that are significantly heftier than McQ fans have been paying until now.
McQ has now moved out of my snack bracket, unfortunately, and I’m rather devastated. If the price points of $765 to $12,030 don’t faze you though, go ahead and place your pre-order over here so I can live vicariously through you, please and thank you.
Images via Just Jared, Net-a-porter
Karl Lagerfeld fans around the world rejoice – the designer’s affordable Karl line launches exclusively on Net-a-Porter tomorrow!
Few images of the 70-piece collection have been released to date, but it’s reportedly all about black, black and more black, with some leather, some sequins and some denim thrown in for good measure. The designs will feature a brand new logo, a ‘K’ with Lagerfeld’s profile – complete with his signature sunglasses and ponytail – embedded in it. Pieces will retail from $50 for a canvas tote with the Kaiser’s face on it to $1,350 for a leather jacket, with everything from logo t-shirts to detachable collars to dresses in between.
Intrigued? Prepare to get your shop on tomorrow at Net-a-Porter, as well as on KARL.com starting February 28.
Images via OysterMag, Runway Hippie, Styleite
Planning a wedding for later this year and still on the hunt for your gown? You’re in luck – Jason Wu and Net-a-porter to the rescue. Jason Wu’s inaugural bridal collection, exclusive to Net-a-porter, is now available for purchase. From the ethereal tulle tiered gown ($5,475) to the ostrich-feather embellished skirt ($1,680), Wu’s got you covered from the ceremony to the after-party.
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Hope all is well with you, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and the elves up in the North Pole! I know we only just saw each other at Mr. Backseat Styler’s company Christmas party last week, but I thought I’d write to you to remind you of our discussion at the time. As you know, I’ve been a tad overindulgent this past year, so I probably only deserve a lump of coal in my stocking. However, should you decide – in all your infinite, jolly wisdom – to give me a free pass this year, I have taken the liberty of listing out what I would most like to see in my stocking. In the unlikely event that 3 days is not sufficient time for the elves to cobble together these items, I’ve also included where each item can be purchased. The prices I’ve listed don’t include the Kris Kringle discount though – I’m sure you could do much better.
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…isn’t gold. Or rather, silver, in this case.
Jimmy Choo and Hunter are at it again with the newest incarnation of their croc-stamped rain boot collaboration. This time, instead of the fierce black version that I lived in last Fall
or the punchy red or yellow editions that were also released, Tamara Mellon and her counterparts at Hunter have decided on a blinding metallic silver. I shudder at the tackiness of it all. Silver rain boots are fun and croc-print rain boots are fun, but silver and
croc-stamped rain boots are proof that you can
have too much of a good thing.
If you’re certain you can rock these babies, though, check them out at Net-a-porter
, where they retail for $455.
A while back I posted about the Valentino Spring 2010 runway lace pumps
I was dreaming about but couldn’t possibly ever afford. Having read my sad story, my friend J informed me that Valentino was releasing a less pricey alternative that might fill the void in my heart (that’s not quite
what she said, but something along those lines).
I wasn’t sure about them. Disappointingly, the dainty, ethereal feel of the runway pumps seemed to have been lost in translation; the organza, lace and colour of the bootie alternative combined for a much heavier look. Of course, it was also thousands of dollars cheaper (though still out of reach). I wrote them off though and told myself that perhaps in my next life as a lady who lunches I will come back for those runway pumps.
Yesterday, however, I happened to stop by Net-a-porter and what was staring back at me but those organza & lace booties I had written off as too heavy, looking soft and romantic and dainty and downright magical. This is me removing my foot from my mouth and putting these gorgeous booties on my Spring wish list.
Photo Credits: Holt Renfrew, Net-a-porter, Style.com
I never really played with Barbies as a little girl, so I’d much prefer to save my $150 for a pair of Louboutins rather than for the Cat Burglar Barbie by Christian Louboutin. Clearly not everyone feels the same way though, as Cat Burglar Barbie is already sold out on Net-a-Porter
. If you’re a fan of both Barbie and Christian Louboutin and you’ve been waiting for this collaboration all your life, add it to your NAP wishlist to be given the heads-up when more stock arrives.
The End of Season Sale is on at NAP and there are some great finds to be had! From blouses and cardigans for day to jackets and dresses for night, the sale has everything you need to reinvigorate that spring/summer wardrobe at significant discounts. It wasn’t easy just to pick a few, but here are my favourites from the sale…
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Anchor Print Blouse for $381.50 (Reg. $545):
Proenza Schouler Large Crocodile Satchel for $10,150 (Reg. $14,500):
3.1 Phillip Lim Metallic Trim Cardigan for $297 (Reg. $495):
Balmain Leather Military Jacket for $4,931.50 (Reg. $7,045):
Juicy Couture Wool Cashmere Striped Bow Cardigan for $231 (Reg. $330):