Last minute work deadlines before the Thanksgiving holiday, combined with the holiday itself, leaves little time for blog posts this week. Here is a quick roundup of topics to ponder in this week’s Whatever Wednesday.
Tom Ford for…. H&M? Unlikely
I am filing this one under “rumor status” for now, but according to this article in the French Tribune, the next big designer that will follow in Lanvin’s footsteps and create a capsule collection for H&M will be Tom Ford.
Although this possibility is exciting (and, for once, I would be the first in line at H&M!), I am doubtful about the authenticity of this news. According to this December Vogue article, his newest collection will be small and exclusive, and sold only in his sixteen menswear stores, until next season. No mention of an H&M collaboration is made in US Vogue, instead we received news of a Fall makeup line launch.
When describing his new collection, Mr. Ford shares that it was designed with longevity in mind. These designs are meant to become staple pieces in someones wardrobe. In fact, the Vogue piece states:
It’s not for the Gucci girl he left behind. “At this point?” he considers. “She’d be too trendy.”
Given that, I don’t see how a collaboration with H&M would make sense. Regardless of whether the French Tribune article is fact or fiction (I call fiction!), what do you think of the idea of Tom Ford for H&M? Would you buy it?
Looking for a new home in Manhattan? How about Coco Rocha’s?
Coco Rocha and her husband are selling their Manhattan digs and moving to Brooklyn. The good news? According to this New York Times article, the price on their Gramercy Park condo dropped. The bad? It’s still just a tad out of my price range at $1.59 million.
In case you missed it, the condo was featured in a Vogue spread last month. A few of my favorite shots are below. Click here to check out the rest.
Shop HauteLook on Facebook
Love sample sales? I certainly do. My “Shopping I Love” page is full of Sample Sale sites that I frequent. HauteLook is one of my favorites. Their website is easy enough to use as is, but, as reported by the New York Times, now you can shop select flash sales via Facebook.
If you are a “fan” of HauteLook’s Facebook page, you will now see upcoming sales promoted in your newsfeed. To start shopping an upcoming sale, you must first sign on or register via a widget within the HauteLook news feed. From there you can browse, add an item to their cart, and check out without ever leaving the Facebook page. Easy.
I wonder if this type of ecommerce via Facebook will become a trend amongst other online retailers. What do you think?
Need something to do this weekend? Go see 127 Hours
This is not fashion-related, but I wanted to share anyway. A friend and I had the opportunity to go to a screening of 127 Hours last night. The film is based on the true story of Aron Ralston, a canyoneer who was forced to amputate his lower right arm free himself after being trapped in canyon by a boulder for 127 hours. The film, starring James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle, is a fascinating look at survival and human courage. I highly recommend it, but be aware that some parts are difficult to watch!
Let me know what you think if you go see it!
Karina Gubanova by Photographer Jesse Untracht-Oakner
This photoshoot is mostly NSFW (click here to view the other images) but I absolutely adore this shot. Especially the accessories Karina Gubanova is wearing – those earrings, that bracelet, that ring – I want them all!
For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow – Happy Thanksgiving! May you always be surrounded by the smiles of friends, the love of family, and the happiness and joy that shopping brings 😉