The Ring That Wang Built: Get Your First Look At Alexander Wang For H&M

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Don’t you love how I drop a post, apologize, bring that hotness, then disappear again?

*side eyes self*

Anyway, more hotness for your closets and a fast track to breaking those wallets!!!!

H&M has released the first looks into their collaborative collection with Mr. Alexander THE Wang.

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And My Soul Cries Yes!!! The Official Lookbook Of #AltuzarraForTarget

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I think Target really understands how to merge high fashion appeal with mass market prices. In the past, I have waxed on and on about their beautiful creations that make me unapologetically salivate (see: Prabal, Phillip, Peter). So it’s no surprise that the Altuzarra collaboration continues to perpetuate my praise.

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First Look: H&M Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Collection Lookbook

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Though Summer has yet to grace us with its presence, Fall and Winter will quickly blast us right back out of sunny delirium. Dismal truth to living in the Northeast. LOL

As is,  inspired by Louis XIV, H&M debuted their first French collection this February during Paris Fashion Week.

And though the collection reminds me more of matadors than macarons, the collection is a lovely assemblage of pieces that I am sure will please all whose eyes .

It’s all about the details for these styles as theycome packed to capacity with fringe, tassels, floral cutouts, and sequin.

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Included is this fringe covered clutch that reminds me of an abbreviated version of Carrie’s Fendi bag circa Burger.

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I adore these fringe covered pants as well though definitely for someone with with an inconceivable amount of style. They are center stage worthy and to be pared down with a simple camisole and barely there shoe.

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Again, I can’t help but connect to fashion’s past: is this not Mr. Michael Jackson and his “Rock With You” era?

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This low-hi sequin sweatshirt though? *puts on must-have list*

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Men’s and Sportswear inspired jackets are tailored to Utopian standards. Overcoats and vests are the perfect complement to whimsical dresses perfect for Spring and Fall (and the Tango. I’m just saying lol)

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The offerings are exactly what you should expect from H&M. Dripping in high end execution mixed strategically to create affordable finds.

Check out the entire collection below:

Drop your coins in a bucket on the collection this September.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Photos Courtesy of The Citizens of Fashion

First Look: Narciso Rodriguez x Kohl’s Lookbook

Yet another high-end designer is contributing to the recession special trend with collections in mid-tier retailers.

Narciso Rodriguez is the latest one at bat in collaboration with Kohl’s. The design house is the first in Kohl’s “Design Nation” series.  The looks are comprised of well constructed overcoats and dresses inspired by Istanbul with Narciso’s signature panel details and colorblock preference.

I’m definitely in love with the cocoon coats and two tone ponte dresses. And can we talk about the bossiness of the pajama pants options? LOVEEEEEEEEEEE. Very well executed and put together pieces. Have your own haute couture without breaking the bank.

Get your first look here. The capsule is set to hit stores Nov. 7th.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

First Look: Maison Martin Margiela x H&M Lookbook

It’s finally here!!! Last week, I posted a first look at the official ad campaign for the partnership. Here is your scoop for the entire Maison Martin Margiela by H&M lookbook landing in stores November 15th. Full of Margiela’s expected aesthetic, the assemblage is full of abstract silhouettes, oversized wears, and deconstructed pieces sure to please any of the design house’s cult followers. I particularly love the glove purses and the guitar totes (perhaps I forgot to mention my affinity for accessories. My mother crowned me “Accessory Queen” ions ago).

I have to be honest. I am kinda underwhelmed. This collections doesn’t do it for me.

What are your thoughts?

Moral Of The Story: If you must have labels, why not have labels you can afford?!

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock