Christopher Kane for NARS | Announcement

Christopher Kane for NARS | Announcement

NARS Cosmetics announced its upcoming collaboration with British fashion designer Christopher Kane launching worldwide in May 2015. The limited edition Christopher Kane for NARS Collection features a full color collection featuring products for eyes, lips and cheeks. The collection combines NARS’ iconic and bold beauty philosophy with Christopher’s unexpected and innovative design aesthetic. NARS and Christopher Kane have been collaborating on the Christopher Kane runway shows at London Fashion Week since 2012.

“NARS has been a long-standing and valued partner of ours, so this collaboration was an obvious fit,” said Christopher Kane. “NARS has the same unapologetic aesthetic that is signature to the Christopher Kane brand and I’m excited to share what we’ve created together.”

Can’t wait to see the collection, stay tuned as we reveal more details of this partnership closer to launch date.

Conscious Denim at H&M Collection

Conscious Denim at H&M Collection

H&M is launching a new collection that uses more sustainable materials and also more conscious processes. On October 2nd, the Conscious Denim at H&M Collection launches for women, men and children, and will be available worldwide in around 1,000 stores for women and 700 stores for men, as well as online.

When creating Conscious Denim, H&M used criteria from Spanish denim consultants Jeanologia to test its denim washing processes, including water consumption and energy consumption. To meet the Conscious Denim standards at H&M, the materials have to be more sustainable, and the washes have to achieve the highest status according to Jeanologia’s criteria.

For women, the key styles of the season feature low-waisted or high-waisted skinny jeans, boyfriend cut and tapered ankle, jogger jeans and an indigo boilersuit. To complete the outfit, there are also denim inspired pieces made from conscious materials. For men, there are classic 5 pocket styles in raw denim, deep indigo denim jacket, twill workers jacket and an indigo wool coat. Kids styles include jeans and dungarees, all in conscious materials. There’s something for the entire family, great style options and environmentally conscious.

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Reem Acra Spring 2015 Collection

Reem Acra Spring 2015 Collection

Modernizing the glamour and artistry of the mid-20th century Paris, Reem Acra’s Spring 2015 Collection transforms the classic hand draped jersey into cut out detailing using body conscious silhouettes. Sculptural elements take on a life of its own as fabrics evolve into silk organza and chiffons and panels of Reem’s signature embroidery are molded and placed asymmetrically across the body. Florals also take on a new life, playing an important role in this season’s wardrobe.

Soft, delicate and subtle use of color in the collection gradually shine through pale silver and gold embroideries with contrasting underlays. Blush, aqua, blue-grey and aubergine give the collection its vintage feel, but uses of bright pink and black give a more contemporary vibe. Embroidery, a signature element in every Reem Acra collection puts on the finishing touch. Hand sewn and stitched crystals, beading and lace are used to enhance this delicacy and bring a new freshness to the collection.

Reem Acra’s Spring 2015 Collection shines light on elements of the classic couture while adding bits and pieces of herself to bring those styles into the 21st century. So pretty!

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Nike x Riccardo Tisci Air Force 1 ‘Beige’ Collection

Nike x Riccardo Tisci Air Force 1 Beige Collection

For those that missed out on the first two colorways (white and black) of the Nike x Riccardo Tisci Air Force 1 Collection, the third and final installment of the trilogy will release next month with a collection in beige! In case you’re still looking for the white boot, it’s still available in most sizes here.

 “Everyone in the world needs identity so they are all making themselves into tribes.” Tisci continues, “They are more Goth, more pure or more punk, more rap, more R&B…You can have a million different tribes, but it’s always one thing that unites them,” says Riccardo Tisci.

Like the earlier collections, the Beige Collection consists of four styles: Lo, Mid, Hi and Boot; all crafted with premium leather and tumbled leather Swoosh. Each pair comes wrapped in custom Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 packaging.

The Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Beige Collection hits NikeLab locations around the world and nike.com/af1rt on October 16th. Ahh which means I’ll have to hunt down a pair in size 4.5Y for myself, which pair is the best?

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Sisterhood of Hip Hop: A Guide to Swag

Sisterhood of Hip Hop: A Guide to Swag

How many of you guys are into hip-hop? If you are and love reality shows then you must watch the Sisterhood of Hip Hop series on Oxygen. Produced by Grammy-Award winning recording artist T.I., the series follows five female hip-hop artists Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia on the daily as they work towards becoming the next big breakout star. There are also many big names making cameos in the series, like Rick Ross, Eve and more.

Don’t let the name of the show fool you, the idea of “sisterhood” does not mean building a girl group. Let’s be honest, most females don’t work well together especially when there’s fierce competition, money and fame in the mix. But it’s more like an empowering network for women and despite the dramatic elements in the series, the MCs start to bond and grow together to support one another as they build their own careers.

I feel like whenever there’s a reality show, aside from all the talent and drama in the series, it’s all about the cast’s overall swag and style. Do you agree? I’m personally a big fan of the hip-hop style and streetwear looks so I put together a little ‘Sisterhood’ Street Guide inspired by the unique swag of the five MCs (see below). Be sure to tune-in to the Sisterhood of Hip Hop every Tuesday at 9/8c only on Oxygen!

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