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FIRST LOOK! Liberty of London for Target



After a stellar collaboration with MAC, Liberty of London is spreading their flower power to another retail giant: Target. The line, which hits stores this Sunday, March 14th, is full of easy, printed minis and maxis, with patterns ranging from paisley to…you guessed it…floral. 


Even the home items (a bike!) and menswear (love those ties and boxers!) have fun, cheeky prints that will add some life to your Spring wardrobe. 


The sweeping floral maxidresses and breezy jumpsuits just scream Summer getaway. Throw on some flats, grab a pair of shades and you’re good to go.


The trench and sheath give you a chic way to work florals for day. And, like a good London brand, the line offers a stylish pair of rain boots and umbrella for those rare summer storms.


Check out all the looks below and tell me what you’re scooping up when it hits stores Sunday.

Photos: Refinery29

FIRST LOOK! Jean Paul Gaultier for Target


Hey Glamazons!

Remember in October when we announced the coming of Jean Paul Gaultier’s line for Target? Well, the lookbook has hit the web and though I’m still partial to Zac Posen’s line, there’s something about these edgy designs that blows my mind. In true Jean Paul Gaultier fashion, the affordable pieces blend high fashion and street culture seamlessly.
Even the more classic looks, like that amazing trench coat, have a chic, urban edge that make them utterly cool. And when it’s time to strut down the catwalk, like Jourdan Dunn in the amazing Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 look, turn to show-stopping pieces like a pair of tattooed tights and tanks with eye-popping graphics (Yes, literally. An eye graces the front of the shirt).
The tattoo prints aren’t my favorite and can easily go ugg when worn the wrong way (Ex: Ed Hardy) but I’m in love with the fit of that red and white printed belted sheath with a nautical neckline. The look is so trendy but the silhouette is timeless. Perfect match. AND the tough-luxe combo of the floral dress and white studded belt is just calling my name!
Check out images from the Lookbook and tell me what you’ve got your eye on when the pieces, which retail from $18-$200, hit stores on March 7th.





Kisses,
Coutura

FIRST LOOK! Zac Posen for Target


Hey Glamazons,
When I announced Zac Posen’s collaboration with Target in November, I knew the collection would be remarkable—but with a beautiful printed gown, a bevy of cocktail dresses, a suit and even some shimmery swimwear, Zac went beyond my highest expectations. Seriously. It’s so beautiful I would sacrifice my light bill to buy everything in the collection. And they’re practically giving the clothes away for prices like $45; it’s unbelievable.
Okay, I know I’m biased when it comes to Zac (I will go on forever about his beautiful Fall 2009 show that my boss gave me her ticket to), but the attention to detail is exquisite in this collection! The uberchic designs, the immaculate lines, the ladylike silhouettes (it will fit your body perfectly), the charming prints, the sexy lipstick red color?? This collection is a must-get. Glamazon stamp of Approval all the way!

Behold the beautiful pieces below and tell us what you have to have when it’s in stores from April 20th to May 30th.











Kisses,
Coutura

FIRST LOOK! Sonia Rykiel pour H&M Knitwear


Hey Glamazons!

Last month when we covered the launch of Sonia Rykiel pour H&M lingerie line and the spectacular fashion show, we alluded to the knitwear collection for women and girls (1.5-8 years old) that would debut soon after. Well, the images from the knitwear line are finally here and the collection has accomplished the impossible by making cozy knits fun, energetic and sexy.

Take a look at the collection below which fuses 80’s-esque loud and vivid color with relaxed, casual silhouettes like leggings and oversized sweaters.

I love the collection’s fun, youthful energy and girly accessories like those adorable crystal-studded bourets. Very young, Parisian chic.

Check it out and tell me what you’ve got your eye on to pick up when it hit stores February 20. I love those slouchy overalls and the contrast of the off-the-shoulder sweater. Think I’ll get that for myself and my 3-year old goddaughter/diva in training. We need that to live!




Kisses,

Coutura

Photos: H&M.

NEW!! Vivienne Westwood Teams up with Lee Jeans


Hey Glamazons!

Not many designers can take Lee Jeans, the conservative, classic brand of denim, and transform it with metallic, bondage-style and lace flourishes. But Vivienne Westwood, who is collaborating with Lee for the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee collection, is not your average designer.
Since 1970, Westwood has been a legend among the punk-rock set for her unique interpretation of youth and urban culture. (You also may recognize her designs from the Sex and the City movie; she was the genius behind Carrie’s gorgeous wedding gown). Now the street crowd that inspired the designer can buy her work with Westwood’s new affordable collection with Lee, which ranges from $128 to $320 (8o pounds to 200 pounds).
The collaborative collection will feature four styles of jeans for men and five for women, including microshorts and skinny jeans, as well as bondage, metallic and lace denim, via WWD.com. The line will be available at Vivienne Westwood boutiques in the coming year.
Super exciting!! I have to get my hands on those microshorts for Spring. And did I mention the lace jeans will feature an all-over print inspired by one of her gowns? Amazing! Glamazons, what do you think of the collaboration? Will you shop the collection when it launches next year?
Kisses,
Coutura

Introducing…Cynthia Rowley for Roxy

Hey Glamazons,
Just in time for Spring…and the much-needed trip I’m planning to Miami, Cynthia Rowley is launching a beach-ready collection for Roxy.
And the purveyor of Hampton chic, Cynthia Rowley, and Hang-Ten staple, Roxy, couldn’t be a better fit! Cynthia Rowley had this to say about the new collaboration: “The most important thing as a designer is to tell a story, and everything we do contributes to the story. This is an authentic and genuine expression of that, as surfing is something I love to do.”
Perfect for ladies who love to go surfing in style, the collection features swimwear, sandals, denim, wetsuits and even pencil skirts that are as affordable as they are chic (the long-sleeved bodysuit will only run you $89!).
The collaboration will run over the next three years and launches in March 2010 at Barney’s New York and Collette in Paris. Items will be available for pre-order in January at the Cynthia Rowley online shop. Check out the pieces below:



I especially love Cynthia Rowley’s use of colorblocking and cut-outs; it’s just so modern and vibrant, yet wearable at the same time. True to form, Rowley captures the easy, breezy nature of beach culture with an air of sophistication and refinement, rendering the most expensive-looking pieces Roxy has probably ever sold.
I can’t wait to see the collection in person at the press event next week but in the meantime, what do you think of the pieces? Will you shop the new collection?
Kisses,
Coutura

Video Glam: Teen Blogger Tavi Teams Up with Rodarte for Target


Hey Glamazons!!

So I attended the Rodarte for Target preview months ago and I was as thrilled to see the amazing collection as I was to meet Tavi Gevinson, the 13-year old blogger of Style Rookie, who has truly blown the industry away with her intelligence and fashion sense!

Check out her fab video project of the editor preview event (that I attended), the lookbook shoot and the ad campaign shoot below. She also interviewed designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and chatted with celebs like Elijah Woods at the Rodarte runway show.

Fab!!! Here are some images of the MAJOR collection including a sequin dress that is everything!








Sequins, lace and leopard, oh my! Rodarte for Target is perfect for the young, fashion-forward dresser who is a romantic at heart.

The collection ranges from vintage-inspired looks with feminine flourishes, like the charming tulle skirts and swingy dresses lined with lace, to party-ready standouts like the leopard print minis and sequined frocks.

Remember Rodarte for Target is all about layering so have fun piling a knit over a lace cardigan over a leopard-print dress. Take off the knits and cardigans and you have a look that is still fabulous once the temperature rises.

Just in time for Christmas, the Rodarte for Target line hits stores on December 20th and is priced at $10-$80!

What will you add to your wardrobe when the collection hits stores??

Happy Shopping, Glamazons!

Kisses,

Coutura

Photos: Target. Nitrolicous.com.