Statement jewelry trumps the graphic T-shirt, sweatshirt, and sweater thanks to Lanvin's Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Alber Elbaz's scripted necklaces were an instant hit and they were found on everyone's necks this season. While we'd love to have our hands on such a coveted necklace, there's plenty of designers and labels creating their own interpretations – and at much cheaper costs. Can you tell which "Love" necklace is by Lanvin, costing more than $900? Answer: The necklace on the left is the Lanvin Stephanie Gold-Tone Necklace ($990) and the necklace on the right is the C. Wonder Love Chain Necklace ($48). The Lanvin original is clearly much larger and more of a statement necklace than C. Wonder's rendition. Sadly, the high-end designer piece is sold out but you can still keep an eye out for it on eBay. Or if you're looking to spread a different sort of message, Lanvin's "Help" version is available on their e-commerce site. Try out more Taste Tests: speech bubble clutches, fuzzy patterned sweaters, and jeweled-heel shoes.
It's been 10 years since Alber Elbaz took at the creative helm of Lanvin. To celebrate the genius designer's birthday, whose whimsical and fun designs have revamped the European house for the last decade, Lanvin will release a "Happy" capsule collection. The "Happy” will be available online and in stores in August, and will feature shoes, bags and jewelry in 10 of Elbaz's signature themes. Celebrate the designer's iconic doodles with “Les Dessins d’Alber” embroidered face bag and pay homage to the house with tulle covered pearls from the "Tulle and Pearls" sub-collection. SEE the entire collection in the slideshow above We love designers who don't take themselves too seriously. For more on Elbaz, check out Lanvin for H&M and Lanvin's Cameo Necklaces.
Oh Happy Day! Lanvin is on sale at The Outnet. (This is no Lanvin for H&M, girls.) That means their signature satin flats, drapey sheath dresses, gowns and more are actually kind of within reach now. This. Is. Big. But don't waste precious minutes - hurry on over before everyone else finds out. Then tell us what you got in the comments. Check out more sales and deals, online samples sales and best find of the day picks.
Considering that Lanvin's designer Alber Elbaz is known for his signature horn rimmed glasses, it comes as no surprise (but still exciting news!) that the brand is launching their first line of eyewear this spring. We just got the first photos -- and they are adorable, very Chloe Sevingy (a fan of the brand) and downtown girl-chic. (more…)
Happy 10th anniversary, Lanvin! Alber Elbaz does it again by taking such an iconic fashion house to the next level and beyond. This year's pre-fall season, he experiments with fabric blends and strong silhouettes, while staying true to Lanvin's exquisite femininity (aka, ruffles in all the right places). But what we couldn't keep our eyes off of were the collection's bold and super sized cameo necklaces. This makes us want to get our hands on the vintage-inspired jewelry right this second, and instantly add a delicate touch to our wardrobes. Shop our guides to the best pendant necklaces, chain link necklaces, and yesterday's MLK 2012 sales.
You love labels -- we get it. If it has a red heal or smells like new leather, you love it. So happy day to you, because The Outnet has 70% off designer bridal finds - like this Lanvin silk clutch and Alexander McQueen studded wedding shoes. Yes, really. (more…)
If I had a million dollars...these are the sandals I'd splurge on. (more…)
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Beads, lace, sequins, ribbons, and more were seen on the spring 2011 bridal runways, and thankfully, this embellishment trend has made it's way to reality. There is a plethora of embellished gowns to choose from; we've picked our favorites - after all, who doesn't love sequins from head to toe?! (more…)
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Lilo kept it classy but casual at court on Friday Okay, so it's definitely a step up from the taupe minidress, but Lindsay Lohan's (final?!) courtroom look, which she displayed at her April 22nd preliminary hearing , seemed slightly more fit for a day of shopping in Santa Monica than it did negotiating her imminent jail time. The 24-year-old actress wore a long-sleeved, black Wolford top, Lanvin sailor pants, and round sunglasses (which she allegedly wore INTO the courtroom). Lohan's Friday hearing resulted in less than 5 hours of jail time, which she got out of when she posted $75,000 in bail. For more celebrity news, be sure to check out our complete coverage of celebrity style or sign up for our newsletter.
Proenza Schouler's PS1 bag at Net a Porter vs Mossimo's satchel at Target. Target's newest messenger bag, by Mossimo, looks just like the uber-coveted Proenza Schouler PS1 bag and Proenza Schouler is not happy. Granted, they're not exactly the same, but close enough where Target's are all sold out. Nobody has sued just yet, like Burberry or Juicy Couture, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime,we've rounded up the best knockoffs we've seen lately. (more…)
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Must Reads: Need to make a great first impression? Buy one at the Bloomingdale's career shop. You voted, now see which Derek Lam for eBay dresses won the competition. Then bid on them, of course. Watch Paris Fashion Week unfold right before your eyes (and computer screen) with all of their livestreams. Find out where Kelly Cutrone got inspiration for her new line, The Electric Love Army. You'll never believe it. Score a sneak peek at Manolo Blahnik's jewelry collaboration with Tous. Happy March (!) Make sure you know what's happening with our March fashion calendar. Celebrity Style: Hilary Duff shows us the right way to dress when traveling, especially with Spring Break right around the corner. Be sure to spritz this 'expensive hooker' perfume on your body, which contains Lady Gaga's blood. But actually, don't. Michelle Obama has a book written about her sense of style. Grab your copy of the book...and her outfits. Leather jackets, a la Drew Barrymore, are the perfect transition jacket from winter to Spring. Or go back in time with Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 cat-eye sunglasses. Sales and Deals: On-sale wide leg pants, printed tops and dresses just in time for Spring. (more…)
If you're feeling gloomy at work, don't fret. First of all, it's FRIDAY and the Lanvin runway show from Paris is streaming live right here, allowing us to get a sneak peek at what's going on in Paris during our lunch breaks. When that's over, go back to our calendar of Paris Fashion Week livestreams and watch even more shows, from the comfort of your desk. (more…)
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Before you tell yourself that you're all fashion week-ed out (New York, London, and Milan), stick it out for Paris' fashion week. A week full of couture shows, more celebrities and of course, more fall and winter trends. But if you're like us, and not leaving the country, it's okay because we have everything you need to know about watching Paris 2011 Fashion Week live here: (more…)
Lanvin shoes are highly sought-after, and almost never go on super sale, which is why I'm so excited to share this sale with you today. These gorgeous spring Lanvin sandals are up to 70% off...so take advantage while you still can. No fashion regrets here, gals: (more…)
There's a gown you can take beautiful pictures in, and there's a gown you can actually dance, eat and move in. And these gowns were not created equal. So kick off your heels, un-tie yourself from the corseted princess gown, and slip in to one of these sexy, wearable reception dresses: Looking for more wedding dress ideas? Visit our guides for the best outdoor wedding dresses, inexpensive wedding dresses, and short wedding dresses.
Clearly, we wish we were somewhere warmer today....Can you tell which is the steal? Keep yourself guessing with all our Taste Tests. Shop our guides to the best Spanx swimwear and the new Spanx swim cover ups--they're amazing. Subscribe to our virtual mailing list for exclusive updates.
This is your day – and your honeymoon – so aim high and travel in style with these honeymoon must-haves. This Lanvin Honeymoon Set ($444, down from $740) comes with a white glazed canvas suitcase, printed tote bag, a drawstring bag, flip flops and a matching sarong. Husbands - this would be a perfect gift for your new wifey. This Lenny two-piece bikini ($189) will turn heads wherever your honeymoon takes you. In classic black, the pleated style is a new twist on old Hollywood style. A hat is a must, so go high fashion with Juicy's Straw and Twill Tape Sun Hat ($88). This stylish floppy straw hat with tonal grosgrain ribbon and bow detail will help protect your face from those harmful rays. Carry white through your honeymoon with Trina Turk’s Ain't Misbehavin’ dress ($278). Feminine and flirty, the three-quarter sleeves are a breezy touch. The Multiple by NARS ($38) is legendary because it really is an all-in-one solution that works on lips, cheeks and eyes. Try St. Bart’s or Orgasm for a pretty glow. Still planning the big day? Check out our guides to the best simple wedding dresses, cheap bridesmaid dresses, and wedding invitations. For more honeymoon beauty solutions, check SHEfinds' guides to the best waterproof makeup, best self-tanners and the best hair removal products.
I've been lusting after this Lanvin travel set for years...now it's finally 40% off ($294, from $490) but there's only one size left. So if you're traveling for the holidays, or through next year, do yourself a favor and travel in style with this luxurious set. Get a pair of silk-satin leopard ballet slippers for padding around the plane, a stylish eye mask so you can actually get some shut eye, and a cute matching satchel to keep it all together. Voila -- have a great flight! Check out all of our best find of the day favorites, all of this week's sales and deals and don't miss our calendar of online sample sales.
Everyone - including us - went gaga over the Lanvin for H&M line that recently hit (and immediately sold out) in H&M stores. If you missed it, drool over the fool collection in this quirky video, or shop for the line on eBay. Clearly, Natalie Portman knows people, because she wore one of the line's hottest pieces - a one shoulder black dress - at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Start with a bold one shoulder dress like Natalie's - this Aqua One-Shoulder Draped Dress with Flower Detail ($198) is even $1 cheaper than her's. It's the perfect dress for all those friggin' holiday parties. For an option belted look, cinch your one shoulder dress at the waist with this Calvin Klein Lexi turnlock stretch belt ($29.99, down from $39.99). It's a great day or nighttime accessory that creates an instant sexy waistline. You'll need a sexy pump to really nail Natalie's look, and these on-sale GUESS Amazed Platform Pumps ($69.30, down from $99) more than fit than fit the bill. The platform pumps are sexy and leg-lengthening (good if you're petite like Ms. Portman). Nighttime sparkly jewelry is the best part: these Nordstrom Crystal Collection 'Henriatta' Round Drop Earrings ($88) ad touch of glam to pretty much any ensemble, and are expensive-looking so you can wear them to black tie-party, swanky holiday parties, weddings and more. You'll need a sparkly clutch like Natalie's to stash you red lipstick, this J.Crew Sequin minaudière ($98, down from $128) is perfect for the job. It's pretty, feminine and ready to get its party on. For more holiday party must-haves, check our guides to the best cocktail rings, party dresses, earrings, party shoes. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @bridefinds.
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Must-Reads: Holy collaboration heaven: Lanvin + H&M = possibly the best designer collaboration ever. Speaking of fashion dreams coming true... did we mention that Brian Atwood is making a line of affordable shoes? We covered the Emmys red carpet fashion (navy blue gowns were everywhere) and a sexy Emmys after-party look to try at home (see what TV star wore it first). Oh, hello September. (See our calendar for this month's events). This changes date night: someone invented an little black dress with a built-in cell phone. Taste Tests: Can you tell which wrap bracelet is Marc Jacobs? Can you tell which lace-up sandals are Sam Edelman? Or which navy pleated skirt is $205 more than the other? Sale Alert: Get 35% off Nine West booties. Get 50% off go-with-everything black Gap leggings. These Foley + Corinna handbags are 50%. Celebrity Style: See how Brooklyn Decker introduced fall boots into her summer wardrobe. Natalie Portman's formula for killing it on the red carpet is as easy as 1-2-3. Speaking of it killing it... Rachel Zoe would DIE for these over the knee boots. Beauty: We bring you fall's hottest nail colors, straight off the runway. Your fingers will thank us. Stop walking around with gnarly, overgrown brows: Oprah's eyebrowist released a must-have kit for HSN. Guides to Check Out: This week, we scoured the web (our fingers are sore) and bring you the very, very best in hand-made jewelry, cashmere, and laptop cases.
Yesterday, we told you about the rumors of a Lanvin for H&M line, and that it couldn't be confirmed until Sept. 9. Not to be outdone by the fashion media, H&M just confirmed the line 7 days early. The holiday collection will hit 200 H&M stores on Nov. 20. The first photos of the much-anticipated line should be available Nov. 2, so check back in with us then. For more of our favorite designer and celebrity collaborations, check out Tucker for Target, CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans, and Christian Siriano for Payless. Then head over to our guides for the best little black dresses, sunglasses and pleated skirts.
Creative director Alber Elbaz has made Lanvin one of the fastest growing - and chicest - fashion labels in the biz, and now rumors are swirling of another smart move on the designer's part: a collaboration with retail giant H&M. We can't confirm any details at the moment, but H&M is making the official announcement on Sept. 9. We literally cannot wait. If you're itching for some amazing on-sale Lanvin pieces now, check out what we found on TheOutnet and YOOX: You will love everything about these Lanvin Leather platform sandals ($544.80, down from $1,135) from the bright color, to the wooden heal and cool straps. A classic sunglass shape and color, these on-sale Lanvin Round-framed acetate sunglasses ($148, down from $370) will never go out of style. Modest enough for work, but slinky enough for play - this Lanvin Knee length skirt ($245, down from $490) is a great fall staple to add to your wardrobe. For more of our favorite designer and celebrity collaborations, check out Tucker for Target, CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans, and Christian Siriano for Payless. Then head over to our guides for the best little black dresses, sunglasses and pleated skirts.
Must-Reads: Sorry for the wordplay, but we really are mad for Mad Men's style. And sticking with our madness, we found some great, contemporary-looking dresses that are still thematically in keeping with Betty Draper's look. Julie & Julia hit theaters, and as expected, we were bowled over by Meryl Streep's performance as Julia Child. Less expected, we were also really into her great classic style. The Sartorialist's aptly-named book, The Sartorialist, came out this week, and we need to go pick up a copy for endless sartorial inspiration. Sales & Deals: Take up to 50% off fun flats from Nordstrom Save up to 50% off a variety of handbags from Shopbop Take up to 50% off eye-catching handbags from Betsey Johnson Taste Tests: Which stretch belt is worth the investment? Which classic denim jacket comes with a traditional price tag? Guides to check out: This week, we're gearing up for fall with new booties, pencil skirts, and designer jeans.
Editor's Pick: Ksubi Jeans at Billion Dollar Babes Zac Posen handbags, Clarisonic beauty products, Charriol jewelry, Alice + Olivia clothing, mixed designer accessories blowout sale at Gilt Groupe Mavi Jeans at ideeli Tat2 Designs jewelry at Billion Dollar Babes Tom Ford sunglasses at Editors' Closet Triple 5 Soul clothing and Smash clothing at Beyond the Rack Zoe swimwear, Torn by Ronny Kobo clothing, Pegah clothing at Hautelook Wolford hosiery, Linq clothing, and Judith Ripka jewelry at Rue La La For more top jeans picks, take a look at our guides to celebrity denim, skinny jeans and denim for your shape.
What's your fashion IQ? Can you tell which of these three similarly styled dresses has the highest price tag? One dress is designed by Yigal Azrouel and is worth $890. The two more moderately priced picks go for $268 and $148. Simply click on the image for dress you think costs the most and you'll know just how sharp your eye for luxury really is. Option A Option B Option C
What: Dirty Girl Body Wash Why: If youâ€™re landlocked â€” or worse, cubicle-bound â€” this summer, you have to take measures into your own hands. Bring the refreshing zest of the ocean to your very own bathroom with Dirty Girlâ€™s botanically packed body wash. Sure, your tub canâ€™t compare to the ocean, but this scrub, chock full of aloe, kelp, plankton and nettle, brings together all of the things that makes a dip in the sea so fulfilling for your senses and for your skin. Youâ€™ll get glowing skin from the oceanic ingredients and the sloughing microbeads, and you wonâ€™t spend the rest of the day dumping sand out of your shoes, so, really, itâ€™s a win-win. Price: $12 Get Yours: Amazon.com
Looking for more news, sales and events? Look no further than the Message Boards. New happenings are posted there everyday! NEWS * Ivanka Trump's new jewelry collection will be sold in three Trump stores: Madison Ave., Las Vegas and one location yet to be announced. [WWD] * Vegans rejoice! Form and Fauna footwear introduces cute shoes with a conscience. [Inhabitat] * Elle Tahari enters the big leagues with a new 5,000-square-foot boutique in Saks Beverly Hills. [WWD] * June 5th, Paris Hilton may find she's got a pal -- an actual relative of hers -- to keep her company in the klinker. [Radar] * The countdown to the launch of Sarah Jessica Parker's Bitten line begins. [PR Newswire] SALES & DEALS * Aloha Coconut: Take 15% off all products, including fragrances like Sugar Mint Kisses and Carribean Island Tan, with code THANKYOU. * Furlesque: Get 15% off cool T-shirts and free shipping with code shefinds15. * Fresh Pair: Use code freshjune to get $10 off on $75 or more. Valid, now through 7/5 at Freshpair.com. EVENTS What: Bag Borrow or Steal Private Summer Outlet Sale, Members Only! When: May 29-June 11 Where: BagBorrowOrSteal.Com
NEWS * Is reading People having a "positive" effect on young girls? From the Paris sex tape to Lindsay's cocaine habit, kids see these bad-girl celebs just as they are -- pedestal not included. [NY Times] * TV spots and magazine ads? That's so yesterday. The spot for marketing these days all comes down to YouTube. [WWD] * Want to dress like a star? Then take note of these top 16 stylists and fashion trendsetters. [FWD] * You ate hot dogs in the backyardâ€¦here's what A-listers from the fashion world were up to this Memorial Day weekend. [FWD] SALES & DEALS * She-Tech: Save 40% on chic laptop bags. * Queen Bee Girls: Take an extra 10% off designer dresses with code maysale. * Bluefly: Take 15% off swimwear with their Steal-a-Day Sale.
What: Sajaâ€™s Emerald Dress from Anthropologie Why: Used to be, when it came to weddings, the diamond was the attention-getting gem. Show up to a spring event in an emerald stunner and all that will change. This deep green chiffon dress with silk lining falls just below the knee. You be sashaying like itâ€™s your big day. Ultra-thin spaghetti straps and a tieback waist complement the light frock. Youâ€™ll keep cool during outdoor gstherings, even though you are the hottest ticket there. Youâ€™ll see lots of black and white at weddings this nuptial season. Showing up in a refreshing, bold green will make you an emerald among the rough. Price: $228 Find it: Anthropologie.com
What: Calvin Klein halter swim dress Why: Who says a one piece has to be reserved for frumpily frocked Grandmas with flowered bathing caps? A swim star is born. No granny I know would sport this sexy update on a retro classic, unless she was doing some serious Ginger Rogers channeling. This flattering swim dress conjures images of old Hollywood, when curves were in. The empire seam flatters any waistline and the sweetheart neckline minimizes bigger busts while the form-hugging skirt draws attention away from buns of less-than-steel. Pair it with kitten-heeled sandals and dark, oversize sunglasses. Get your old-school starlet look at Macys.com. Price: $88 Find more star-worthy suits in our 2006 SheFinds Swimwear Guide.
Itâ€™s usually not a compliment when someone tells you your dress looks like a burlap sack. But if that burlap sack is $2,100 and embroidered with celery satin and beaded embellishments in the style of Lela Rose, you can bet such comments are complimentary. Crafty Texas native Lela Rose aims to create â€œclassic silhouettes with a whimsical twist,â€ and with celebrity stylemakers like Rachel Bilson, the Bush twins, and Eva Longoria eager to snatch up her wares, itâ€™s clear sheâ€™s succeeding. Youâ€™ll find intricate detailing behind Roseâ€™s hefty price tags- think frilly collars, beading, embroidery, and piping. The creative designer isnâ€™t afraid to take style risks on her way to the top: her flamboyant navy beaded and feathered minidress screams for attention. Her regal raw silk peacock evening gown is off the rack but red-carpet ready. Itâ€™s no wonder that high profile fashion risk-takers like Mischa Barton and the Olsen twins are on board with Rose. This underage following begs the question, "When exactly did the under 25 set become style icons snagging the best new designers?" Find Lela Rose at BergdorfGoodman.com.