Sonia: Next Guest Designer for H&M!

Sonia Rykiel will be H&M’s next guest designer. Her first collection of lingerie will be in stores in December, and her knitwear and accessories line will be available in February. I’m so excited! Nathalie Rykiel, Sonia’s daughter and president of the company, is also looking for a new partner to create a fragrance to express the insouciant feminine image of the brand.

A look from the Resort 2010 collection:

A look from the Resort 2010 collection















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D&G in milan

wowza! i’m telling you, d&g’s spring 2009 milan ready-to-wear show was simply amazing. but really, the showstopper came, as all good ones do, at the end of the show: mr. dolce and mr. gabbana gave a full vent when they replaced their traditional finale of over-the-top ballgowns with a runway thronged with corset-donning girls.

much to the pleasure of the audience, they also decided to remove the runway and flood the dark space in which they were showing with light. this move rejuvinated the atmosphere of their bright presentations of the nineties. the garments also shared this feel: mannish tailoring, curvy latin lingerie, see-through lace, café-curtain macramé dresses, and rose-patterned chintzes that were first put through their paces by the likes of Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, decorated the collection. this time, though, the pieces are aimed at a younger generation with a fresher take on style. over all, the gorgeous collection was a crowd pleaser, and extremely successful.

second glance

what i’m really loving today… the band second glance! for fans of: the beatles, the end, apple, the move, pretty things and so on. they’re from sweden but sing in english. they’re very psychedelic and très cool! the song imagine the picture very much reminds me of jefferson airplane.

also, i recently started reading celebutantes which is basically a mix of sex and the city and gossip girl but in l.a. very interesting. a little far fetched but i’ve only just started reading it. if you’re in the mood for something along the lines of hollywood drama of a young woman on the bad half of her twenties, this is the book for you!