Fashion Watch: MAC Shows Its Beauty Strength, Rachel Zoe Named Chief Stylist, Gucci and Manga Artist Create Window Installation

Fashion Watch: MAC Shows Its Strength, Rachel Zoe Named Chief Stylist, Gucci And Manga Artist Create Window Installation

Givenchy creates a covetable and intricate slip on and a high top sneaker. (via High Snobette) [divider]

Gucci and Manga artist create a colorful installation for the label’s 2013 Cruise collection (via Telegraph) [divider]

Serbian body builder Jelena Abbou and MAC pair up for the "Strength" cosmetic collection (via Styleite) [divider]

Rachel Zoe is named Chief Stylist at Kim Karadashian’s ShoeDazzle (via WWD) [divider]

Call us disappointed. H&M’s new brand concept, & Other Stories, will not be coming to the US (via Racked) [divider]


5 Under Fifty: Groovy Kaleidoscope Prints

5 Under Fifty - Kaleidoscope

Invented in 1815 by Sir David Brewster, who, at the time, was conducting experiments on light polarization, the kaleidoscope -- with its multi-colors, geometric angles and trick mirror imagery -- has been a form of visual entertainment for many decades.

During the Victorian age, the kaleidoscope peaked in popularity, as most families during that time kept a scope in the family parlor for entertainment purposes.

And although the kaleidoscope has remained popular throughout history, the heyday of the reflective pattern was in the 70s, when artists incorporated the repeating reflections as patterns into their abstract, psychedelic artwork.

In present day, more than 40 years later, the kaleidoscope is making a fashion revival with designers like Peter Pilotto and Georgio Armani, who both included the fun print into their spring 2013 collections. And it should be no surprise that we’re digging the pattern for spring, too.

Check out today’s 5 Under Fifty picks, which feature our favorite groovy kaleidoscope prints.

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Gynna's White Flower Kaleidoscope Design Black Cocktail Ring | $35

Pleat waist print dress | $24

KATE SPADE NEW YORK Darla Kaleidoscope Wallet | $40

Anthropologie Pax Necklace | $49

She & Her Orange Square Leopard Printed Leggings | $16

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Fashion Watch: Marc Jacobs Revisits Grunge, Ralph Rucci Exhibits in San Francisco, Jeffrey Campbell Does Futuristic Footwear

Fashion Watch: Marc Jacobs Revisits 90s Grunge, Ralph Rucci Exhibits In San Francisco, Jeffrey Campbell Does Futuristic Footwear

Graffiti and grunge is Marc Jacobs' muse for spring 2013 ad campaigns (via Fashion Etc.) [divider]

Futuristic footwear in Jeffrey Campbell x Izzue collaboration collection (via High Snobette) [divider]

Gap Inc. and Intermix?  A possible pairing of the luxury retailer and retail giant could be in the future. (via Styleite)[divider]

Sean Penn and Giorgio Armani team up to fundraise for J/P Haitian Relief Organization (via Telegraph)[divider]

Iconic American designer Ralph Rucci unveils his paintings in a San Francisco art exhibit this week (via Harper’s Bazaar)


Fashion Watch: Kate Bosworth Sings for Topshop, Brooklyn's Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective, Commes des Garcons x Hermes

Fashion Watch: Kate Bosworth Sings for Topshop, Brooklyn's Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective, Comme des Garcons x Hermes

Fashion Watch: Kate Bosworth Sings for Topshop, Brooklyn's Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective, Commes des Garcons x Hermes

Kate Bosworth sings her way through the new Topshop Christmas film (via YouTube)[divider]
Net-a-Porter is launching a print magazine (via Fashionologie) [divider]
Brooklyn welcomes the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit of fashion ensembles, sketches, and video clips (via WWD) [divider]
Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo collaborated with Hermes to create a collection of scarves (via Styleite) [divider]
High quality but low cost? Nonsense!  But wait, the online label Everlane is creating just that (via NY Mag) [divider]


Fashion Watch: Mango Taps Miranda Kerr, H&M’s & Other Stories Preview, See Yoko Ono’s Whacky Collection for OC


Kate Moss makes way for Miranda Kerr to be Mango's fashion ambassador (via HuffPo)[divider]
Made in America: eight designers who are keeping their collections made in the U.S.A (via Vogue)[divider]
H&M's new luxury line & Other Stories offers a variety of fashion for an assortment of personalities (via Nitrolicious)[divider]
Yoko Ono designs a limited-edition men’s collection for Opening Ceremony (via Opening Ceremony)[divider]
The Vogue documentary trailer debuts (via Fashionista)[divider]


Fashion Watch: Proenza Schouler Video Game-Inspired Film, Christopher Kane Parts With Versus, Dolce & Gabbana Go for Baroque Eyewear

Fashion Watch: Proenza Schouler Video Game-Inspired Film, Christopher Kane Parts With Versus, Dolce & Gabbana Go for Baroque Eyewear

Fashion Watch: Proenza Schouler Video Game-Inspired Film, Christopher Kane Parts With Versus, Dolce & Gabbana Go for Baroque Eyewear

Haute Dog: Your pup can now look like fashion elite thanks to the Nix Studded Dog Harness at Freepeople (via High Snobette) [divider]

Is he or isn't he? He is, says WWD. Christoper Kane is leavingVersus (via WWD) [divider]

Dolce & Gabbana's Sicilian Baroque Eyewear collection is the epitome of romantic elegance (via Nitrolicious) [divider]

Netflix for Fashion? In the age of fast fashion, a new online clothing rental company emerges (via Racked) [divider]

Switching models for Avatars, Proenza Shouler debuts their latest fashion film inspired by the Second Life video game(via High Snobette) [divider]


Fashion Watch: Annie Leibovitz’s “Les Miserables” Portraits, Pamela Love Opens Shop (Within a Shop), Man Repeller Teams Up With Sigerson Morrison

Fashion Watch: Annie Leibovitz’s “Les Miserables” Portraits, Pamela Love Opens Shop (Within a Shop), Man Repeller Teams Up With Sigerson Morrison

Fashion Watch: Annie Leibovitz’s “Les Miserables” Portraits, Pamela Love Opens Shop (Within a Shop), Man Repeller Teams Up With Sigerson Morrison

Beauty and misery are woven together in Les Miserables.  See the cast portraits shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz (via Vogue) [divider]

Model Lara Stone is preggers (via HuffPo) [divider]

Pamela Love creates a shop inside a shop that gives her customers a personal shopping experience (via Vogue) [divider]

Leandra Medine, aka Man Repeller, and Sigerson Morrison do some shoe business (via WWD) [divider]

Take a gander at the homes of the fashion elite (via Telegraph) [divider]


5 Under Fifty: Going For Baroque Without Going…Well, Broke

5 Under Fifty: Going For Baroque Without Going…Well, Broke

5 Under Fifty: Going For Baroque Without Going…Well, Broke

There’s nothing like rich, ornate fabrics to get you in the mood for the colder months, and thankfully, the Baroque trend has arrived just in time for winter.

Not quite for the minimalist dresser, the luxe style can be seen on rich fabrics in diamond, floral and ornament patterns, which we love.

For a healthy dose of drama in your look, come over to the gilded side—which promises to be full of brocades, ornaments and metallics, oh my!

For today’s “Five Under Fifty,” we’re going for baroque, but without going …well, broke.

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Kirra Sequin Sparkle Shorts| $29

Lipsy Sequin Bust Peplum Dress | $35

Gold Sequin Mosaic Clutch |$31

River Island Gold Metallic Baraqoue Flatforms | $44

Dark Red Flocked Baroque Floral Peplum Top | $27

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Fashion Watch: Marni’s First Fragrance, Gustav Klimt Inspirations in Fashion, The Evolution of Kate Moss

Fashion Watch: Marni’s First Fragrance, Gustav Klimt Inspirations in Fashion, The Evolution of Kate Moss

Fashion Watch: Marni’s First Fragrance, Gustav Klimt Inspirations in Fashion, The Evolution of  Kate Moss

The ornate beauty of Gustav Klimt's gilded paintings inspire fashion designers throughout history (via Vogue)[divider]

Australian handbag designer Aimee Kestenberg has created a vibrant line for 2013 (via InStyle) [divider]

The evolution of Kate Moss captured in photos and in an interview (via NYT) [divider]

You can help those affected by hurricane Sandy by shopping at these locations (via NY Mag) [divider]

For the very first time: Marni to debut fragrance.  We wonder if the scent will have the same quirky appeal as the clothing line (via WWD)


5 Under Fifty: Halloween Edition

It’s Halloween and we’re wearing our best costume, which unfortunately can only be worn today. Really, when else will we have the opportunity to wear our best version of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, lighting strike makeup and all.

Even though we can’t get dressed up for Halloween every day, we can still have fun with our wardrobe with year-round monster motifs, skulls, zombies, vampires and other on-trend items deemed on the dark side.

And that’s why for today’s 5 Under Fifty, we’ve put together a special Halloween Edition of our favorite Halloween-inspired items that you can wear all year round.

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Hive & Honey Spider Cuff Bracelet - $22

Yellow Batwing Long Sleeve Skull Print Pullovers Sweater - $32

Zara Chain Necklace With Skull Pendants - $19

ASOS T-shirt Dress In Cobweb Lace - $29

Black Cat Dolman Tee - $19

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Fashion Watch: Courtney Love’s New Fashion Line, Lulu Guinness Comes to JCP, See the Entire Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Lookbook

Fashion Watch: Courtney Love’s New Fashion Line, Lulu Guinness Comes to JCP, See the Entire Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Lookbook

Fashion Watch: Courtney Love’s New Fashion Line, Lulu Guinness Comes to JCP, See the Entire Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Lookbook

Courtney Love debuts her re-worked vintage fashion line, which looks exactly the way we would expect a Courtney Love to look (via Telegraph) [divider]
For the shoe fetishist: “La Chaussure, une passion française” is an exhibit dedicated to the art and love of shoes (via WWD) [divider]
LuLu Guinness and Jenny Packham create an affordable JCP collection that will fight the recession gloom (via The Recessionista) [divider]
Drew Barrymore will wave goodbye to the role as P&G's Cover Girl and move on to create her own line of make-up (via WWD) [divider]
The entire Maison Martin Margiela for H&M lookbook revealed (via Nitrolicious) [divider]


Fashion Watch: Agyness Deyn Bids Adieu to Modeling, Iris Apfel’s New Shoe Collection, Disney Meets Fashion Design

Fashion Watch: Agyness Deyn Bids Adieu to Modeling, Iris Apfel’s New Shoe Collection, Disney Meets Fashion Design

Fashion Watch: Agyness Deyn Bids Adieu to Modeling, Iris Apfel’s New Shoe Collection, Disney Meets Fashion Design
H&M’s newest Family Fashion Harmony collection has something for everyone in the family, including the Suri Cruise wannabes (via Nitrolicious)  [divider]

A Disney dream comes true!  10 top designers create Disney princess dresses for Harrods holiday windows (via Telegraph) [divider]

Iris Apfel is launching a shoe collection filled with vivid colors and sequins (via NY Mag) [divider]

Agyness Deyn will be pursuing a new industry, but still looks back fondly on her modeling career (via Elle UK) [divider]

Hello Kitty x Forever 21 = Hello Kitty Forever. Check out the fantastic collab (via Nitrolicious) [divider]


5 Under Fifty: Earning Your Stripes

5 Under Fifty: Earning Your Stripes

5 Under Fifty: Earning Your Stripes

We’re getting horizontal and vertical for today’s 5 Under Fifty with striped prints. Originally inspired by military uniforms, the striped print — also known as the Breton Stripe — can be worn any season and works with practically any body type — and that’s why we love wearing this American classic sporty print.

Today, we’ve earned our stripes by picking out our must-have striped style picks, all under $50.

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Bonbon Vivant Top | $39.00

Stripe Full Skirt | $24

Retro-style Striped Blue Bag  | $47

ASOS Paramount Pointed Wedges | $42

KENNETH JAY LANE Turquoise Wooden Zebra Bracelet | $38

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Fashion Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Is Dior’s New Face, Tibi’s Custom Kicks, Alexa Chung Book In the Works

Jennifer Lawrence adds an impressive addition to her already notable achievements as the new face of Dior (via Fashion Etc.) [divider]

Alexa Chung has a literary project in the works. Will it be the new style Bible? (via Telegraph) [divider]

Tibi's new collection of sneakers allows you to create one-of-a kind, custom kicks (via Nylon) [divider]

Bobbi Brown turns the page of makeup with a "pretty powerful" book  (via WWD) [divider]

Preen brings modern Victorian and Patrick Ervell brings utilitarian chic to the ALDO RISE fall/winter 2012 collection (via Nitrolicious) [divider]


Fashion Watch: Mary Katrantzou x Current Elliott, Zara Home Launches in US, Hundreds YSL Sketches Gone Missing

The case of the missing Yves Saint Laurent sketches valued at $15 million (via The Cut) [divider]

An exclusive first look at the Mary Katrantzou x Current Elliott collection (via Elle UK)[divider]

Zara Home finally arrives to the US with an online store launch (via Zara Home)[divider]

Deer Dana debuts Supermodel-inspired tees for Opening Ceremony (via Elle)[divider]

Daisy Lowe gets tattooed for Jean Paul Gaultier's final installment as creative director for Diet Coke (via Fashion Telegraph)[divider]