Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cool Collabs to Come!

As a born & raised shopaholic, the only thing better than shopping your favorite brands at your favorite stores, is shopping from designer fashion lines which resulted from a love affair between two of them! Yes, I'm talking about the awesome love babies of two of your favorite things, and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, sometimes those little love children are available for an affordable price! Ok, so that might have sounded like I am a supporter of human trafficking. Anyway, you know what I mean!

There are SO MANY different collabos nowadays. Collaborations can be between a company and a nonprofit. A popular example of this is all the Breast Cancer Awareness items in stores now, from power tools to dishwashing gloves to fruit snacks to curling irons...They can also be between your favorite frozen  yogurt shop & an internationally recognized brand. Know what I'm referring to? The Yogurtland x Hello Kitty collaboration of course! Did you collect all the spoons? Because I sure did!

You have probably noticed a lot of collaborations in department stores in the last few years (Vera Wang for Kohls, Sophia Vergara for Kmart), Target (Anna Sui, Missoni, Rodarte, William Rast, Alexander McQueen, Dolce Vita, Paul Frank), WalMart (Miley Cyrus x Max Azria), Sephora (Hello Kitty, Tokidoki), H & M (Jimmy Choo), and the exciting list goes on :) ...but which ones are YOU are personally looking forward to?

In this post, I'll be sharing 3 of my favorite collaborations that are coming soon to a store near you!

HELLO KITTY FOR FOREVER 21 (November 18, 2011)

As you may or may not already know, I am a pretty BIG Hello Kitty fan. I have attended her 35th birthday festivities in Culver City as well as the Sanrio 50th anniversary events in Santa Monica. She is one of those timeless characters who has become not only a part of my childhood, but has "grown up" with me, in a way. She came out with her very own line of wine (that rhymes hehe) last fall, has a fine jewelry collection with Kimora Lee Simmons, & has a range of beauty products at Sephora. Sounds like she has come a long way from little velcro wallets and plushies, right? Hello Kitty and even Sanrio as a brand has really matured over the years and somehow I just can't help being drawn to Hello Kitty & her je ne sais quoi.

Needless to say, I am highly anticipating the upcoming Hello Kitty for Forever 21 fashion line! Not only are the pieces just ADORABLE, but I think they could be incorporated into your everyday work outfit (shhhhh! i'll find a way to work it in...but that will have to wait until after Nov 18th, the scheduled date of release...) too. Ok fine. They might not be work appropriate, but definitely intern appropriate ;P Haha. But overall, the baby pink scarf & matching beanie set & bright red cardigan all look so fun & fresh. I can't WAIT to get my hands on some of these! Ok, so who am I kidding? I'll probably end up with 90% of this collection...goodbye paycheck!

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Anyone interested in lining up with me for the release? Any takers? Ok so maybe I'm kinda sorta really excited for this collection and sometimes stay up at night thinking about it, ok! Unfortunately, I will be in Hong Kong during the release, so I don't know what to expect! Hello Kitty is definitely a bigger icon in Asia than in North America, sooooo things might get a little crazy...! eek!

VERSACE FOR H&M (November 17, 2011)

I know, some of you might be thinking, have I died & gone to heaven? Is this fo reals?!?!?! That was my 1st reaction too. I'm just hoping that I'll be able to grab at least 1 item on that day. Sadly, the collection will be released on November 17th, so I won't be in the US! Arggghhhh! I'm hoping it will also be released in Hong Kong so that I will get a chance to get my hands on one of the pieces! 0_0

The range is now online & I have selected a few of my favorite items to share with you! I don't think I'd want to be anywhere else in the world other than the nearest H&M store on the morning about you?

shorts, 29.99 euro
t-shirt, 24.99 euro

leather jacket, 149.99 euro

silk skirt, 69.99 euro

black dress, 79.99 euro

leather necklace, 34.99

red dress, 79.99 euro

purple silk dress, 79.99 euro
elegant red dress, 49.99 euro
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fur vest gilet, 39.99 euro

JASON WU FOR TARGET (February 2012)

YES. You heard right. THE JASON WU. As in Michelle Obama's inaugural gown. Yup. That guy. And he is going to be designing a collection for Tarjay. Say whaaaaat?


I am not sure if it will be as sought-after as the Missoni collection, but I'm just hoping the Target team will be more prepared this time around! No more embarrassing website crashes I hope! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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