Usually, designer collaborations will be with cheaper retailers like Target or H&M, which we love. What we don't see too often are designer collaborations with other designers. I guess we kind of imagine them all fighting each other in a war zone, but that's simply not the case. Hermes and Commes des Garcons are collaborating for a much more expensive collection that features Hermes' signature silk scarves with the craziness of Commes Des Garcons. So far, only these 8 designs have been released and it's not sure whether the line will expand, but these are some pretty kick-ass scarves. They start at around $400 and will be released next month in Hermes stores, although eBay will soon follow.
Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince (aka Kate Moss' husband) make up the duo The Kills, if you didn't know already. The Kills have a bit of a uniform when performing on stage that essentially consist of loose button-down shirts and tight pants. I was shocked and thrilled when I opened the latest issue of Elle to see one of my favorite bands modeling some Equipment clothing in Equipments' new ad campaign. I love Equipment blouses and will probably be buying more after seeing this ad.
After a long break, we're back with Muse Monday. It's definitely one of the more difficult posts, but definitely one of the funnest. This week's Muse is model and singer Karen Elson. She has a show this week in LA supporting her first and last album The Ghost Who Walks, and she will undoubtedly play new material. Elson is much more famous as a model, starring in campaigns for St. John and Lanvin. Elson was also married to Jack White, although their relationship came to an end last year. Elson reminds me a lot of Florence Welch, with porcelain skin and fiery red hair, but Elson is much more elegant and her musical style is different. If you like Florence Welch, though, you'll definitely like Elson's music. Her album is full of folk-ish backgrounds that clash perfectly with her haunting howls and deep vocals.
Now that the Coachella line-up has been announced, it's pretty much all I'm thinking about. I feel like my mind before was really void of thought before, now that I'm constantly thinking about so many things that revolve around Coachella. Will I get ahold of a ticket? What am I going to wear? Should I start saving now? What bands am I gonna see? Will I get a ticket??!!! Getting a ticket isn't as easy as it used to be, but it will be a challenge I will prepare for and fight to the death for! Alright, past the worrying of going on Ticketmaster this Tuesday, I've been seeing so many Coachella inspired pics on tumblr. For a long time it was very winter-y. Fur coats, head-to-toe black, leather as far as the eye could see, but now, a lovely reminder that Spring is around the corner. Above are some of my favorite Coachella inspired photos that have suddenly popped up and have me already thinking about the jewelry, clothes, shoes and bags I'll be using in the middle of April....if I get a ticket.
I recently had a conversation with a couple people about watches in this new technological era. If you need to look at the time, you usually reach for your phone, whether or not you're wearing a watch. But watches are definitely here to stay and have become way more of a fashion statement than anything. I still buy and wear watches, and most people I know do too. Whether it's menswear inspired like the Michael Kors, baroque like the D&G, a really rad 90s design like the Moschino, or something vintage inspired like the Pulsar watch at the top, all of these designs are ridiculously awesome and have me thinking which one I would buy next. All of the watches above and a ton more are available at British Watch Company. They have a ton of different discount codes available each week and do free watch adjustments, which is pretty awesome.
Check out all the designs and British Watch Company HERE.
Free People has a new lookbook that's slightly western themed. Western mixed with some prairie style that's still effortless in that Free People kind of way. It's all subtle which makes it work. The usual eyelet and long sleeve thermals are there, along with some rad denim flares and that black floppy hat I would love to get my hands on. Shop the lookbook HERE.
A style of shoe that I've been in love with for quite some time is the overly buckled shoe. I kind of thought it would be something that came and went quickly, but when Opening Ceremony released their new Spring collection and I saw these shoes in the last picture (with the label of grunge by the way) I knew it was something that would be here for a while. The first pair I ever saw was the Chloe Sevigny pair in the first picture from her very first collection for Opening Ceremony. The shoes can be found on eBay for a ridiculous mark up, so I suggest going with something a little more affordable and current.
I am absolutely obsessed with ear cuffs. Ear cuffs make a boring up do interesting and unique without the pain of actually piercing your ear. The easily hook on to the top of your ear and don't hurt at all. They're also adjustable as to make sure they don't fall off. Above are some insanely awesome ear cuffs from the online store Seasons Online. They have really rad jewelry, but I'm absolutely obsessed with the ear cuffs. Further more, all the ear cuffs pictured above are under $10! That's a serious steal.
Check out Seasons Online for all their ear cuffs and other jewelry HERE.
Although this isn't a personal style blog, I am a huge fan of several. What I've been seeing a lot though throughout the years, is the style becomes less important, and the person's face becomes the center of attention on the blog. I don't want to name names (fashiontoast, Style Scrapbook), but it's become really ridiculous and quite frankly I'm surprised people still look at those kind of blogs. For this week's street style post, I decided to forget about the face, and focus of the outfit or accessory. Now I'm not saying put a paper bag over your fucking head or anything, but just lighten up.
Like I said a few days ago, I discovered jewelry and accessory designer Delfina Delettrez. An Italian designer that specializes in the bizarre and strange (which I naturally love), most of Delettrez's designs incorporate body parts, bees and skulls. A ton of eyes too. I really adore the designs and they truly stand out from most jewelry out there. However, there is a catch. A big one. Most of the designs are well above the $1200 price range, with the cheapest item being the collar at $350. If you feel like doing some major investing, or just some browsing around, check out her best stuff HERE.
Nasty Gal has a new lookbook for January called Pop Rocks. It's extremely reminiscent of a Wasteland lookbook from a few months ago, but nevertheless, we still love it. Reminds me of those raver kids from the 90s, and we really can't get enough of this 90s trend going around. Clashing prints and still matching head-to-toe, the lookbook has a lot of styling brilliance in it. Shop the lookbook HERE.