Internet shopping can be a joy and a royal pain at the same time. You can’t try anything on and when you see something you like, you get all kinds of anxiety that it’s going to be gone before you even have time to finish justifying the purchase. It’s hard out there in this e-shopping world, so a little guidance is always appreciated. Thankfully, the Telegraph has come to our rescue. The daily asked three e-tailers, Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion and Avenue 32 (purveyor of lots of up-and-coming designer wares), which brands and products tend to sell the fastest.
Both Net-a-Porter and Matches Fashion named Saint Laurent as one of the top sellers. Gianvito Rossi, Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana round out the most popular options for Matches Fashion, while Isabel Marant and Valentino take top honors at Net-a-Porter. Unsurprisingly, Net-a-Porter says the items that tend to sell the fastest are the elusive Mansur Gavriel bags, which have been evading bag lovers of all stripes for months. They’re supremely hard to get, and Net-a-Porter’s buyer calls them “instant sell-outs,” noting that the black bucket bags were gone the day the site restocked. So, if you’re looking to purchase one anytime soon, get your butt on the waitlist because once they return, they’ll likely be gone in a flash. As for Avenue 32, its top sellers include up-and-coming brands ThePerfext, Vivetta, Shrimps and Rejina Pyo.
So, now that you know what’s poppin’, time to shop strategically.
Maybe she wasn’t having fun as a blonde or perhaps she wanted to get into the Halloween spirit. Whatever the reason, 28-year-old Lena Dunham dyed her hair green and revealed her new look to followers on Instagram last night. She is currently on tour promoting her new book, Not That Kind of Girl. In the picture, she’s posing with her adorable pup Lamby and showing off the new pastel-ish shade of green.
The caption reads: “Newly minted for the Canadian leg of the tour thanks to @tanneyb @rheannewhite.”
She enlisted the help of the same New York City colorist who took her to platinum heights to give her the new green ‘do. We love that she is fearless when it comes to beauty and can’t wait to see more pictures of her hair. What do you think?
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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.
Image: Mary Katrantzou Instagram
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…)