H&M x Balmain

I am ecstatic to announce that in less than 24 hours, Nov. 5, the newest collaboration H&M x Balmain will be in stores and online.

Designer collaborations have becoming increasingly popular because of their monumental success every time. Think Target x Lilly Pulitzer and H&M x Alexander Wang. Each of these collections sold out in a matter of hours after they were released.

Ever since the H&M x Balmain collaboration was announced in June at the Billboard music awards in LA, I have been patiently counting down the days till the collection hits stores.

Here is a little bit about our collaborators:
H&M is a fast fashion retail company.  It sells trendy clothes at affordable prices.
Balmain is a fashion house from Paris.  It is well known for it’s color, fluidity, and elegance. Current creative director Olivier Rousteing has a mission to grow the brand even more and said this collaboration is a dream come true for him.

Here is an interview with Olivier Rousteing regarding the collaboration.

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So…. What are the clothes like?
There is no doubt that the collection resembles Rousteing’s signature work at Balmain.  Some pieces can even be tracked directly to their inspiration from the runway. The collection is filled with trousers channeling the same inspiration found at Balmain today, beaded mini dresses paired with exaggerated shoulder jackets, draped skirts, and over the knee boots. All pieces made from luxurious-feeling fabrics from silk to suede.

My favorite piece of this collection I would have to say is the green sequin embroidered dress with the draped silk skirt as a close second.

Rousteing was able to deliver a collection at lower prices and, therefore, accessible to more of his fans.  Will the general public match Rousteing’s enthusiasm? Well, I guess we’ll find out when the collection hits stores tomorrow, Nov. 5.

Get ready for Balmainia!! #HMBALMAINATION

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What do you think of the pieces in the H&M x Balmain collection?

xx, Kendall

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The Best Fall Outerwear

I am an outerwear kind of gal.  Being one of those people that’s always freezing makes outerwear a necessity for me, so why not start a collection?  I am obsessed with outerwear and believe you can never get enough.  If you life in the north, I know you feel my pain for the beautiful but brutal winters here in New England.

7 coat trends to try this fall:

  • POLAR VORTEX: think casual, uber cozy and puffy parkas and anoraks with hints of fur.

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  • FUR SURE: rich fur is making a comeback but in a completely different way.  Companies now have found a way to make faux fur identical to the real thing.  This luxe textile will be big with not only coats, but also collars, stoles, and even cuffs.

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  • THAT’S A WRAP: Wrap coats instantly amp up the sophistication factor of any look.  These coats are also made of ultra cozy material.

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  • CAPE CRUSADERS: the dramatic cape has made a comeback once again.  Not only in the classics, but also in a myriad of ranges- long, dramatic, and even weatherproof.

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  • FRINGE FINISH: fringe is everywhere! I cant wait to try out this trend with a fun fringe coat

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  • BOMBER BLISS: Cozy, functional, and durable… what does this coat not have.  I love this silhouette with super warm sherpa wool.

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  • CREAMY COLOR: colored coats in classic silhouettes are everywhere this fall.  Colors are great because even though you may not enjoy the cold weather, a colorful jacket does the trick to instantly brighten someones mood.

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What coat type are you most excited to try this fall?

My sister just purchased the light pink pastel coat in the “creamy color” category and I might just have to steal it from her closet because I’m so obsessed with it. I also can’t wait to try the cape coat trend.  I have never tried on or had anything like that and I am super excited!

xx, Kendall

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Moschino A/W 2015

As always, Moschino’s creative director, Jeremy Scott, created many memorable pieces for Moschino’s A/W 2015 collection. Last season its collections took inspiration from a barbie doll. This  seasons ready-to-wear collection is full of vibrant colours and graphic designs.  Moschino always make its inspiration and designs memorable.  This season the brand took inspiration from the Loony Tunes cartoon characters, emoticons, and New York City fashion in the 80’s.  The show also displayed beautiful evening dresses inspired by graffiti.  The runway looks were attention-grabbing and certainly did not disappoint the brand’s many loyal followers.

Here are some of my picks:

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Mina Cvetkovic
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Annika Krijt
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Aya Jones
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Gigi Hadid
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Let me know which are your favourites!

xx, Kendall

NYFW

It’s that time of year again when fashionistas gather in New York City.  Ever since street style became a hot topic, fashion week has never been the same.  Style makers congregate in major cities in their best get-ups being photographed and admired by many.

I have been pouring over websites like style.com and other fashion websites viewing the street style this season.  It always amazes me how many photos are being churned out.  I am fascinated each fashion week with the amazing personal style found on the streets.  Many people during NYFW experiment with styling their outfits.  Their venture into the unknown styling creativity is really inspiring.  Everyone always looks so good! Although my everyday uniform will not contain many of the exaggerated pieces, there are elements I will incorporate into my daily style.

Here area few of my picks from NYFW:

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(all photos from Elle.com)

xx, Kendall