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H&M Conscious Collection: Top Ten Items Worth Your Money

H&M Conscious Collection: Top Ten Items Worth Your Money

H&M Conscious Collection hits the stores in what seems right now like a long time - April 14th, but the hype already begins to build up. White shades and minimalistic silhouettes, so on point with both the current New York Spring 2011 trend and the sustainability and organics trend. All at the price range of $10 to $60 - what's not to like?

With such strong emphasis on romantic lace and Broderie Anglaise, not all pieces are as stylish as one would hope them to be. Some cross the barrier of coolness into the Little-House-On-The-Prairie territory. But others, like the clean and crisp looking blazers at $50 a piece, are just waiting for you to grab them off the rack. ...

Mastered To Perfection: Celine’s ‘Five Perfect Pants’ Collection

Mastered To Perfection: Celine’s ‘Five Perfect Pants’ Collection

Phoebe Philo gave me the perfect gift this holiday season. This month she debuted the ultimate Celine capsule collection - the Five Perfect Pants. One for each taste and occasion.

Cutting a perfect fitting pair of pants is hard. It's a craft that demands great skill. Anyone can create a pair of sewn together tubes that will look great on a size 2 girl, but not everyone can create a great modern and sharp pair of pants that will fit any shape and size. Come in Celine's 5 Perfect Pants - The Cropped Tube Leg, The Men's Straight Leg, The High-Waisted Wide-Leg, The Cropped Tube Leg and The Tapered Leg.

Five Perfect Pants will be available through out the year - ...

Lanvin For H&M: 5 Cheapest Items Worth The Trouble

Lanvin For H&M: 5 Cheapest Items Worth The Trouble

Lanvin For H&M collection will be available to the public next Tuesday - on November 23. With some items costing as much as $349, the Lanvin For H&M collection has to be the most expensive H&M collection to date. Of course I would ideally suggest you buy this amazing $199 one-shoulder dress or this $199 coat, but not everyone wants to spend that kind of money on what's essentially a hyped-up, slightly upgraded H&M item.

If you want a Lanvin For H&M item, but don't want to spend too much money on it - these five items are your best bet.

Focus: Lanvin For H&M Clothes

Focus: Lanvin For H&M Clothes

In general, I'd say H&M did a good job translating Lanvin's luxury and quality into cheap fast fashion garments. The smoking jacket, for example, is definitely one of my coveted items.

Some dresses translated better than others. The black dress embroidered with satin ribbon fails to create the luscious and luxurious effect it was supposed to evoke - there's simply not enough ribbon. The t-shirts are another item Lanvin For H&M was better to forgo out of the otherwise very smart collection. And now we know that the dreaded face motif is actually on one of these t-shirts. Dare I say the face looks kind of ... slow.

Gallery after the jump.

Lingerie: Bordelle Spring 2011 Collection

Lingerie: Bordelle Spring 2011 Collection

I love Bordelle. Their lingerie really reminds me of Jean Paul For La Perla lingerie, but I suppose that timeline wise I should really say that it's Jean Paul Gaultier For La Perla that reminds me of Bordelle.

Bordelle's Spring 2011 lookbook is out and of course, as always, we get more super sexy, alluring lingerie.

In the U.S you can find Bordelle in online stores like Nancy Meyer (which probably has the biggest selection) and Journelle. Their price range is quite wide, a lace soft cup bra will go for $148 and up to $883 for a bondage hour-glass girdle dress.

Print Mixology at Japan Fashion Week: G.V.G.V Spring 2011

Print Mixology at Japan Fashion Week: G.V.G.V Spring 2011

I discovered the brand G.V.G.V only recently while doing imaginary shopping at the Opening Ceremony webstore (am I the only one who does that?). The Japanese label was created over 10 years ago by the Japanese designer Mug. A mix of femininity and masculinity is how Mug best describes her style.

What immediately caught my attention in the new G.V.G.V Spring 2011 collection is not only the bold use of color but also the bold print mixing. The most eye catching prints G.V.G.V offers us for Spring 2011 are the Ikat and leopard prints, but also included in the collection are other East Indies inspired prints.

The collection of course is a few months out of our reach, but in the ...

Natalia Vodianova For Etam Fall 2010: Tzarina, Nuits Blanches and Conte de fée

Natalia Vodianova For Etam Fall 2010: Tzarina, Nuits Blanches and Conte de fée

I knew that Natalia Vodianova is the face of the French lingerie company Etam for a few seasons now, but I was surprised to learn that she even designs capsule collections for them!

For fall 2010, Natalia Vodianova designed her 4th capsule collection Natalia for Etam. And this time she drew inspiration from her native homeland - Russia. The result is 3 different lines - Tzarina (Empress), Nuits Blanches (White Nights) and Conte de fée (Fairy Tale), each one inspired by a different Russian motif. One thing is clear, the three lines are colorful, sexy and highly original.

A Look At Uniqlo +J Fall 2010 by Jil Sander

A Look At Uniqlo +J Fall 2010 by Jil Sander

On October 7th, Jil Sander's third collection for Uniqlo +J is going to hit the stores.

The 169 piece collection bears Jil Sander's minimalist signature and dark neutrals color palette, but retails for a much lower range of $15 - $229.

In the past, Jil Sander expressed her openness towards adding bags and footwear to the +J line, so it will be interesting to see whether it will come true next spring. Jil Sander presents her +J Spring 2011 collection tomorrow.

Camel dream: Alexander Wang Fall 2010 Wool Coat

Camel dream: Alexander Wang Fall 2010 Wool Coat

This coat is Alexander Wang's answer to the slick and elegant camel coats of Chloe and Celine. It's oversize and textured, with armholes underneath the sleeves for creating an instant cape look.

Alexander Wang Fall 2010 Wool Coat, $1,100 from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Wild Obsessions: Diane Pernet’s Leopard Print Silk Raincoat

Wild Obsessions: Diane Pernet’s Leopard Print Silk Raincoat

I was toying around the internet when I stumbled upon this gem. Back in 1989, Diane Pernet designed this dreamy leopard print raincoat for her friend Paola Piglia and called it, quite literally, Paola's coat. From what I can make out in the photo, it actually retailed for $4000 in a Soho boutique.

This is not good. It is exactly the kind of thing that unleashes me on vintage designer hunts around eBay and makes my bank hate me. Although when you think of it, the more credit I borrow, the more the bank likes me, right? It's when I'll stop paying back that they will cruelly cut me off. Safe ... for now.