Speaking of collaborations, the Valentino for Gap collection “combines luxury with basics” and will be available from November 27 at a limited number of stores worldwide: Gap’s new Milan store, Colette in Paris, and, in Britain, Gap’s flagship store in Oxford Street, London W1, from 9.30am, and at Dover Street Market, London W1, from 11am.
Unfortunately, the collection will not be available in Canada (or the U.S.), but it was worth a mention, in case you happen to be in Europe. According to Telegraph, “The chance to invest in limited-edition Valentino at high-street prices doesn’t come often, but Valentino’s creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, have created a collection to celebrate the arrival of Gap in Italy.”
The 7-piece collection consists of Valentino’s signature ruffles in a very simple color palette of army green, cream and black, very much like my favourite Valentino bag.
Yoooo hooo!! Canadians love fashion too! Stop forgetting about us…xoxo
Saturday, November 20/2010
The much anticipated Lanvin for H&M Collection launched at 7am on Saturday morning at H&M locations across Canada and the United States. I just happen to drive by the Eaton Centre location in Toronto at around 7pm the night before and noticed that people had already started camping outside. Wow! The collection is definitely sweet but I can’t imagine wanting something so bad that I would camp outside 12 hours for, but crowds around the globe did just that, in hopes to get their hands on a piece (or two or ten) of affordable Lanvin luxury.
Thankfully, my Fashionably Yours‘ supastar JayStrut volunteered to document the madness and do some shopping on my behalf. The H&M PR peeps were so great and did all that they could to make the experience fun. I was pretty much on the phone with him the entire time, guiding him through my list that I put together from the Media Launch. I actually felt like I was there and miraculously ended up with everything on my wishlist. Check out more behind-the-scenes photos and video of the crazy launch, on JayStrut’s blog…
And then we spent the day working at Fashionably Yours and at the end of a jammed packed day at the store, we played dress up with all of our favourites from the collection, in my opinion, the best H&M collaboration to date.
Did you miss the Lanvin/H&M launch? Well then, stay tuned because I will be selecting a few of the hottest pieces and will make them available at Fashionably Yours over the next few days (including the dress I’m wearing above). I will also be giving away one last LANVIN x H&M GIFT BAG (below) which includes the Lanvin Red Lipstick, Bowtie, Notebook and Lookbook. Follow me on TWITTER for details on your chance to win!!