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In addition to helping Michael Kors fight world hunger, Halle Berry has a few other projects, including bringing more lingerie options to the masses. The actress has invested quite a bit of her own money in Scandale, an 80-year-old luxury French lingerie brand that is about to find new life at an unlikely retailer.
The last place you would think you’d find a luxury lingerie line is Target, but that’s where Halle is taking her newest venture. Thanks to her investment, she now holds a 50 percent stake in the company, which she says represents the next step for her as a real-life businesswoman — not just as a celebrity who lends her name to various brands. The line will bow as a 10-piece collection with prices ranging from $7 to $18.
“I understand that women want to feel sexy and beautiful. They want to have undergarments that are very functional, but to still feel beautiful when we take our clothes off,” the actress told WWD. “That’s really important and that’s a way to make women feel sexy and validated — all the ways we as women need to feel. And I love lingerie. It’s always been important in my life. This is a very important endeavor that feels very in line with who I am.”
Scandale hits Target stores on Monday.
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We love Mary Katrantzou’s innovative approach toward prints, and ever since we heard the news of her Adidas collaboration back in April, we’ve been dying to see what she’d come up with.
There’s never a better reason to follow your favourite designers or brands on Instagram than to ensure that you’re amongst the first to discover any exciting news, and this week, our Insta-stalking paid off. We were finally treated to a first look at Katrantzou’s trainer-inspired capsule collection for Adidas via her social account.
Combining inspiration from Adidas’ archives, the designer turned to pieces like the brand’s 80s Olympic running shoe and the history of its iconography. Set to launch in stores this November, the trainers of course play with prints while colours clash and textures contrast. There’s even embellishment in the form of tiny, fierce spikes carefully decorating the toe of several designs.
The collaboration doesn’t end in the footwear department, however, as Katrantzou’’s also previewed a first look at several sport-inspired separates. Elements from the trainers’ designs merge together to form the creative prints as laces, tongues and the brand’s iconic three stripes prevail in the designs. The colour palette switches between rich purples, blues and reds making for a sumptuous feel that’s perfect for fall.
You can view all of the sneak peeks over on Instagram or head over to Mary Katrantzou for more info.
If all the fuss surrounding Alexander Wang’s forthcoming H&M collaboration wasn’t enough to get you excited about the capsule, perhaps this will. H&M has released the commercial for the collection and it is enough to make you join a neighborhood sports team, or at the very least, hit the gym for the first time in several months.
The two-minute spot shows models Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmermann and Isabeli Fontana getting sporty, practicing boxing moves, finger-spinning a basketball, running through walls and riding motorcycles. Parcours runners add to the futuristic vibe of the commercial, and naturally, everyone is wearing all Wang for H&M everything.
Watch the entire thing above, and tell us if it doesn’t make you want to spend your money on leggings with the name “Wang” printed on the thigh.
Let us tell you about a little something called “hat valet”. Sounds a bit ridiculous, doesn’t it? But really, Virgin Australia is just answering our spring racing prayers in the form of premium fascinator handling.
The airline will have porters on standby for those travelling from Sydney to Melbourne for Derby Day and Melbourne Cup, offering eligible guests a personalised hat valet service which ensures safe handling of your fragile race headwear.
But that’s not all. Eligible guests will also be treated to a range of pre-flight pampering, like blow dries and hair styling, shoe-shining services, and ModelCo makeup kits, to make sure you arrive race-ready. You’ll have to be one of Virgin Australia’s Business Class guests, Velocity Platinum, Gold and Lounge members, though. (more…)
The 90s kid inside us just screamed a little. Sarah Michelle Gellar, more fondly known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the evil, borderline-incestuous Kathryn in Cruel Intentions, is in Australia on official business for Specsavers.
She’s a judge and ambassador of the brand’s 2014 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, to help inspire confidence in those who wear glasses. She hit up the Specsavers fashion show at Sydney’s Pier One Hotel last night, alongside Pip Edwards and Alex Perry, and also encouraged Samantha Armytage to try a pair of specs on Sunrise this morning. (more…)
Last night we were treated to the second episode of Fashion Bloggers, where the highly dramatic, fashion-filled lives of bloggers-of-the-moment Sara Donaldson, Margaret Zhang, Zanita Whittington, Kate Waterhouse and Amanda Shadforth were presented to us in another teeth-gritting, forehead-smacking, utterly unmissable 30 minutes of self-indulgence. For round two, the ladies gave us cutie-patootie dog selfies, shoe-designing collaborations, magical flat lays and much, much gushing and crushing amongst themselves over their own dream lives.
Fortunately, this week Sara managed to get through an entire half-hour without flustering over her main man, Dion Lee. Instead, she shifted her achy-breaky heart over to Anthony Bianco for a designer collaboration with his Aussie shoe brand, Tony Bianco. (more…)