It’s already the third week of November – do you know what this means? Time to dress the house for the holidays! Luckily, H&M has made the job easier for all with these decorating ideas. Choose from: (1) a warm, rustic interior with red and neutral tints, (2) a white and silver gray palette combined with shiny details, (3) a mixture of lace and soft velour in white and gold, and (4) a classic red and white look with a playful twist. More Christmas-related posts in the coming days!
Preview photos from the long- awaited Isabel Marant for H&M collaboration have surfaced. The pictures have been on my Pinterest board since late September; I just didn’t have time to post them. It’s an interesting and expensive collection (view the full gallery over at Vogue UK online) but the truth is, I like only a few pieces from it. What about you? (Side story: I remember when H&M tied up with Lanvin in November 2010. I went to the H&M store in Amsterdam before noon “just to take a look.” I ended up buying a white t-shirt worth 30 euros – the cute trimmings got me – which to this day I haven’t worn because I’m afraid that it will get ruined when washed!)
Something huge and exciting is in store for fashion lovers in autumn. H&M just announced its collaboration with (THE) Parisian designer Isabel Marant!
According to the press release:
With her effortless style, Isabel Marant has created a widely influential and successful take on Paris chic. Mixing urban attitude, boho elegance and rock ‘n’ roll spirit, she delivers a genuine French allure. For H&M, Isabel Marant will create a wardrobe of must-have pieces inspired by her signature style.
And on her upcoming collection for the Swedish megabrand, Isabel Marant has this to say:
I am flattered by this collaboration: H&M works with the best designers and this invitation is an exciting honour. I aim at creating something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality.
In addition to clothing and accessories for women and teenagers, her collection will also include items for men. This is the first time that the famous designer will work with men’s fashion.
Isabel Marant for H&M will hit the brand’s online shop and some 250 stores worldwide on 14 November 2013.
Creating these looks was certainly a journey back to the past for me, to that time when I was just starting a career. My first two jobs were in media: the first was in a lifestyle publication, and the second; in broadcast media. Both jobs didn’t implement a business dress code but they didn’t allow jeans at work either. My closet was bursting with basic striped t-shirts at that time – I was in love with them – and so I would wear these shirts to the office with a pair of slacks, some low heels or strappy sandals, and sometimes a blazer. Here are my ideas on how to wear those stretchy stripes to work. (Of course you can always throw on a blazer or a jacket to look more conservative for work.)
It’s only a month away before summer officially starts. I bet that at this point, many of you are already making vacation plans. I bet, too, that 50 percent of those plans comprises holiday outfits. Summer is obviously the time to wear colors, whether in soft neutral palettes or in crazy, unexpected combinations. Now here’s something fun. How about ditching that color wheel on your desk and going monochromatic? Not in black, white or nude. But in green, purple or yellow. Game?