How desirable is the new Lanvin x H&M collaboration? Pretty desirable if you ask me.
Check out this gorgeous Mongolian goat fur jacket from Lanvin’s autumn/winter 2010 collection. It retails for approx. US$13,000. Now compare it to the Lanvin x H&M faux fur jacket which is slated to sell for about US$149.
I had to use the above visuals to explain to the boyfriend the importance of the Lanvin x H&M collaboration.
Lanvin for H&M: Highly Anticipated, Boyfriend Won’t Cooperate
Two words: HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED.
I jokingly asked my boyfriend how much he earns in a day so when the BIG day comes, he’ll take the day off (and I’ll pay his wages instead) and run to his nearest H&M store to buy a few things for me. But alas, he cringed at the idea of queueing with hoardes of girls for hours just to get me the pieces I want. Some kind of boyfriend he is…
I want all the t-shirts, the bags, ALL the accessories except for the women’s shoes, ALL the women’s jackets and coats and men’s shoes.
Not satisfied with the day trip I had on Saturday, the bf and I spent the whole Sunday walking around the suburbs. We went south, to the woods. Real woods with real trees, lakes (or river??), hills, etc. I’m the least outdoors-y person out there but our trip made me fall in love with mama nature.
Parka from H&M, shearling jacket from Vince, sweater from Whyred, jeans from Uniqlo, canvas sneakers from Generic Surplus.
Hear it From Alber Elbaz – Lanvin for H&M Collaboration
This is truly a dream come true. The Lanvin x H&M collaboration is going to be released in 200 stores worldwide on November 23, 2010.
“H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world.” - Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin.
I can’t wait to see the result of this collaboration. OMG the men’s shoes. SHOES. SHOES!!!!
According to market sources, the Swedish fast-fashion giant will unveil a project with Lanvin and its creative director, Alber Elbaz, within the next week.
On Tuesday, H&M launched a viral video campaign on its Web site and YouTube to build curiosity about its annual holiday designer tie-up. A series of black-and-white videos features stereotypical fashion designer types: a man in a skinny dark suit; a woman in an outlandish blouse and chunky jewelry.
I’m sure you’ve seen all the ‘Designer Collaboration’ videos H&M released earlier this week.
First of all, I am terribly, terribly sorry for the lack of updates. It’s very unusual for me NOT to update my blog this long. The whole month of May has been a whirlwind of long-haul plane rides, cross-continent journeys, car rides, etc. I guarantee you regular programming will resume soon.
I’m currently in Stockholm, Sweden, home of fast-fashion megabrand H&M (Hennes & Mauritz). Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s amazing and super gracious Head Designer.
Can I just say I *love* H&M? I really do. It’s totally mind-blogging why we still don’t have H&M yet they’re opening Tory Burch (please don’t laugh) here in Manila.
Thanks to yet another reader from Germany, the lovely folks over at the world’s favorite Swedish retailer sure know how to show some love. Last season they named me as one of their favourite style bloggers… and now this.
They published their “Hottest IT Teens” List on their Autumn 2009 magazine. Guess who made the cut? Well, Jenny Humphrey, Cory Kennedy, Pixie Geldof, Jethro Cave, Jourdann Dunn, Sam Kilcoyne, Eleanor Hardwick, Frances Bean Cobain and yours truly.
Teens!!! Hah. CHEEKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
In other news, I always get tickled every time I see “Philippines” in the fashion press. It’s nice to know there’s at least one person out there putting my ickle ‘ol country on the map. Just doing my job y’all.