The CFDA & eBay’s New Bags Will Make You Never Want To ‘Fake’ It Again
Sally was right when she told Harry that most women at one time or another have faked it. Whether it was accidentally or on purpose, chances are you've probably used a fake handbag before. Well, here's your chance to atone for your sins--the Council of Fashion Designers of America and eBay have teamed up (again) to protest counterfeit merchandise through their “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign. They commissioned 90 designers--including the likes of Parabal Gurung, Diane von Furstenberg and Alice + Olivia--to create original handbags for the project. The embellished bags will be sold on eBay at a starting price of $100. You can also buy the standard, non-designer tote for the "buy it now" price of $50. This is the 3rd collaboration between the CDFA and eBay for the "You Can't Fake Fashion" campaign (check out the handbags from 2012 and 2011). What do you think of this year's bags? Click through the slideshow to see all of totes from the campaign. Then, support your favorite designers by shopping the bags on eBay this Monday, March 18 at 12pm (EST). For more fashion news, check out handbags by Mackage, Iris Apfel’s new sunglasses for Eyebobs and Stella & Dot's upcoming handbag line.
It’s “Best Dressed” Time! 10 Seriously Major Looks From The 2012 CFDA Awards
While we love hearing about the winners and the nominees of the CFDA Awards, it's really the red-carpet fashion that we truly care about. C'mon, admit it: you're the same way. If you haven't had a chance to watch the livestream of the show here, we've got a cheat sheet for you. See who made our CFDA Awards Best-Dressed List and who didn't..dun dun dun. See our favorite looks in the slideshow above Which is your favorite look? Vote in the comments below. For more events coverage, check out the best of the Cannes Film Festival and the Met Gala recap, and for more celeb style, shop Kate Bosworth's Suno dress and Zoe Saldana's Splendid dress.
Mark Your Calendars: Joseph Altuzarra For J. Crew Will Come Out “In A Few Weeks”
This is big: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Joseph Altuzarra just confessed to Fashionista that his anticipated collection for J.Crew is happening -- and soon. The collaboration isn't much of a surprise— in fact, it's kind of a fashion fund given, considering past collabs with CFDA finalists Prabal Gurung, Eddie Borgo, and Billy Reid— but we're excited nonetheless. Altuzarra said: So we worked on a collaboration. Which I think will be coming out in a few weeks. A few weeks?! Our brains are buzzing with ideas of what the line might look like: sporty-inspired pieces covered in Hawaiian prints (a la the designer's collection for spring/summer) or more military-style tailored garments from his recently showcased fall/winter collection. Only time will tell! For those that would like to get their hands on the latest CFDA collaboration NOW, shop eBay's 'You Can't Fake Fashion' handbags. Check out more fashion news: Mischa Barton's designs are on sale online, discounted Alexander Wang, and Brian Atwood debuts his handbags on Gilt.
Counterfeit Is Never Chic: Shop The CFDA x eBay ‘You Can’t Fake Fashion’ Bags
SHOP THE ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE Want to snag Herve Leger, Rebecca Minkoff, and Calvin Klein bags for $200? Along with eBay itself, eBay x The CFDA's You Can't Fake Fashion campaign is your best bet. We've been hyping the You Can't Fake Fashion line's 2012 release (75 designer-customized and 4 standard-issue bags for $200 and $45, respectively), and now it's here. You can shop all the designer totes and the standard-issue line through eBay's "Buy It Now" feature. We're partial to Kate Spade and Charlotte Ronson's simple styles, although we could also feel Betsey Johnson's pink explosion as a way to brighten our spring wardrobe. Shop some of the styles in our slideshow above, and visit eBay to browse the full collection. Don't forget to check out our guides to the best overnight & travel bags, fashion tote bags, and bright bags.
You (Still) Can’t Fake Fashion: Get A Sneak Of The Latest CFDA/eBay Totes
The Council of Fashion Designers of America and online retail powerhouse eBay have come together once again to protest counterfeit merchandise through their "You Can't Fake Fashion" campaign, the second round of which hits online next Tuesday. Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA said: The CFDA works to protect designers’ intellectual property, and fighting counterfeits is a critical issue to CFDA, eBay and the fashion industry at large. We continue to collaborate with eBay on this bold campaign to educate shoppers on the dangers of counterfeits, raise awareness of our mutual dedication to the fight against fakes and emphasize the importance of original design. 75 iconic American designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein (Francisco Costa) have designed bags for the initiative with hopes to to discourage counterfeiting and celebrate original design. The 2011 collection sold out, and after seeing the designs featured on this year's bags, we're anticipating the same results. Actress Katherine McPhee recently stepped out with a bag from the last collection. The totes (which read, appropriately, "You Can't Fake Fashion") will go on sale on March 20th exclusively through eBay's "Buy it Now" feature. The designer customized bags will retail at $200, and the four standard supply styles will be $45. Browse some of the bags in our slideshow above, and pick out which one you'll rock come March 20! Don't forget to shop our guides to the best big fashion tote bags, stylish laptop bags, and designer handbags.
PHOTOS: Phillip Lim, Coach, Rebecca Minkoff, And More Join eBay And CFDA’s ‘You Can’t Fake Fashion’ Campaign
Clockwise from left: Band of Outsiders, Coach, Philip Lim, Milly While I've never been a fan of counterfeit purses, this new project makes me secretly happy they exist. On July 11th at 11 a.m. EST, eBay Fashion Vault will release their collection of 50 designer totes which take a stand against counterfeit handbags. Designers include CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg, Rodarte, Marchesa, Foley & Corinna, Phillip Lim and more (i.e. anyone who's anyone in the fashion world right now). The purses cost between $35 and $150, and will be available via eBay's "Buy It Now" function---so you won't have to worry about sniping it at the end of the auction. Now this is some fashion activism we're truly excited for. (more…)
Alexander Wang Accessories On eBay Fashion Vault For Only Hours More: Shop Them Here Now
The five Alexander Wang accessories for sale at eBay Fashion Vault It's no secret that we at SHEfinds are obsessed with Alexander Wang handbags. And apparently, we aren't the only ones---Wang took home the award for Accessories Designer of the Year at this year's CFDA Awards. So when we heard that his accessories for next season were going to be sold now on eBay Fashion Vault, we emptied our piggy banks and vowed to give up lattés for the month. The collection includes five wallets; all of which are intended to be used as small clutch purses. Because as Mr. Wang himself told Style.com, "Ditch all the makeup and keep it to the essentials—keys, money, and phone. It’s a lot sexier when a girl isn’t carrying around a bag full of tricks." The sale began this morning at 6 a.m. and lasts for one day only, until 6 a.m. Saturday morning: so get to shopping! Shop the entire collection at eBay Fashion Vault here right now or see each product below: (more…)
CFDA Winner Eddie Borgo’s Jewelry Line For J.Crew Has Arrived!
The six pieces from the Eddie Borgo for J.Crew Collection Eddie Borgo, the talented jeweler and winner of the 2011 CFDA Swarovski Award in Accessory design, is releasing his six-piece jewelry line for J.Crew today. While his regular line is usually known for its Gothic influence and edgy aesthetic, Eddie Borgo for J.Crew has similar elements with slightly more feminine undertones. The line is priced from $38 - $175 and is available in J.Crew stores and online. Shop the entire jewelry line below: For more news on designer collaborations, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.
Our Favorite Trend From The CFDA Awards? Cut Outs, Cut Outs Everywhere
From left: Miranda Kerr, Chanel Iman, Chloë Sevigny, and Doutzen Kroes Deep V's, thigh-high slits and cut outs ruled the red purple carpet at last night's CFDA Awards. Our personal favorite look of the night came from Miranda Kerr, pictured left, who wore a stunning black Michael Kors dress with gold accents, complemented by matching gold and black cut out shoes. The other supermodels, like Chanel Iman (second from left) in a sexy turquoise frock and Doutzen Kroes (far right) in a red J.Mendel gown, kept the focus on their shoulder cut outs and thigh-high slits. Chloë Sevigny (pictured third from left) wore a ruffled leather cut out top and white eyelet skirt from her own line for Opening Ceremony. Shop our favorite (and significantly more affordable) cut out dresses below: (more…)
4 Bridal Looks To Steal From The CFDA Red Carpet (No, Lady Gaga’s Is Not One Of Them)
Last night the fashion elite commenced for the CFDA Awards, where top honors for Womenswear Designer of the Year (Proenza Schouler), Accessories (Alexander Wang) and more, were doled out. The winners in our mind were the fashionistas, from Whitney Port to Kerry Washington, who wore white - thus setting the bar for fall 2012 bridal trends: (more…)
Marc Jacobs, Lady Gaga and Proenza Schouler Reign At CFDA Awards–Take A Guess Who Was Wearing The Studded Thong
From left: Marc Jacobs, Lady Gaga, and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler Last night's CFDA Awards was a night full of celebration, humor, and of course, fashion. Sophia Coppola presented longtime friend Marc Jacobs (pictured above) with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, which she coined as the "Half-Lifetime Achievement Award." The Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, however, went to Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, who told the Huffington Post the honor came as a complete "surprise." Lady Gaga, who wore stacked cut out platform heels and a turquoise bob, was presented with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award. In her acceptance speech, Gaga referenced a mini texting blunder she had with Anna Wintour, the Editor in Chief of Vogue: apparently when Wintour texted Gaga telling her she'd won the Fashion Icon award, Gaga mistook Wintour for a different Anna, and replied with "Yes, b*tch, we did it!" To which the fashion ice queen so fittingly responded, "How lovely." Shop Proenza Schouler at Net-a-Porter here now. Shop Marc Jacobs at Net-a-Porter here now. (more…)
4 New Designers To Learn, Love And Shop Before Everyone Else Does In 2011
When it comes to fashion, we love new blood. Emerging designers are exciting and cause shake-ups in the otherwise established industry. With the New Year comes new excitement over these fresh faces in the biz. Behold, a few names to learn -- and fast: Ohne Titel: Design duo Flora Gill and Alexa Adams are Parsons alums and CFDA 2009 finalists. Known for the architectural dresses and tops, and soft draping, the ladies are two to watch in 2011. Grab one of these OHNE TITEL 3/4 length dress ($225, down from $335). Christian Cota: Another CFDA finalist and Parsons grad, Christian Cota has already made quite a name for himself, dressing Gossip Girls Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, as well as Elizabeth Banks and more. For the celebrity-approved look, try this L/S Drop Waist V-Neck Dress ($1,250). Suno: You may have already noticed that we were obsessed with Loeffler Randall for Suno (it even made our top 10 collaborations of 2010), but if you don't already know about the latter, here's a brief summary: Max Osterweis is the brains behind Suno, who found inspiration in his many trips to Kenya, which is evident in the bold patterns and colors of the line. This Suno Silk Flounce Skirt ($460) is a bit more muted, and perfect for everyday wear. Charlotte Olympia: Charlotte has a serious celebrity following: everyone from Beyonce to Katy Perry, and fellow Brits Emma Watson and Daphne Guiness love her signature pumps. Grab yourself a pair (especially if you have a shoe fetish) - these Charlotte Olympia Velvet platform shoe ($1116) are like shoe porn.
Prabal Gurung May Be Your New Favorite Target Designer
With Tucker for Target, Mulberry for Target and of course, Zac Posen for Target - some of our absolute favorite designer collaborations can be found in the aisles of the retail chain. And if the rumors are true (as they were with Lanvin for H&M), Prabal Gurung is the next Target guest designer. Prabal, who is a CFDA fashion fund finalist and favorite of Michelle Obama, is one of the biz's hottest designers. Needless to say, we are pretty pumped for this new affordable line to hit Target stores. If you can't wait for the line to launch, check out these gorgeous Prabal Gurung dresses we found for 70% off on Shopbop: Nothing is sexier than ruched, red dress - especially one that's marked down 70% like this hot Prabal Gurung Side Ruched dress ($390, down from $1,300). You cannot beat the intricate detail of this ladylike Prabal Gurung Dress with Horsehair Trim ($810, down from $2,700) - also marked down over 70%. Check out more of our favorite designer collaborations, like Christian Siriano for Payless and Oprah’s favorite CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans. Then head over to our guides of the best cheap workout gear, sports bras, and the best rain gear.