We reported yesterday that Target and Gilt Groupe have teamed up for an exclusive pre-sale of three of Target’s capsule collections. Now we’ve got a sneak peek at the goods that will be available starting tomorrow at noon. To shop on Gilt Groupe, you need to be a member, but don’t fret if you’re not: Sign up now, and click through the gallery to see some of InStyle.com‘s favorite pieces.
Are you a mall-loving, shop-’til-you-drop type, or more of a shop-’til-your-eyes-get-bloodshot online browser? When you hit the stores in person, do you bring a wingman, a wingwoman, or do you strictly fly solo? The growing trend of gift cards, the hands-on-ness of salespeople, your mode of dressing while style hunting, whether you sneak in your online shopping at work—we want to know everything about the way you partake in retail therapy! Take our poll after the jump!
UPDATE: THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED.
In the fashion world, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are known for their artfully draped, lushly tactile designs. So how did the two approach their very first makeup collection with prestige beauty brand Le Metier de Beaute? By using their designs as inspirations, of course. The shiny, ultra-sleek packaging was a direct reference to the silvery bugle dress the duo designed for Sandra Bullock at this year’s Oscars. “That dress was such an iconic moment for us,” the duo told us. “We wanted the products to feel just as glamorous. Like a mini Oscar and personal makeup artist rolled into one.” The collection—which consists of two makeup compacts, lip glosses and highlighting pens—will be at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus starting in September. And lucky for us, the partnership between Marchesa and Le Metier de Beaute will be around for the next two years, at least, with new launches for spring, fall and holiday.
European fashion chain Mango (whose recent ad campaign starred Scarlett Johansson) is selling their lower-priced collection, MNG, exclusively at JCPenney and the new fall collection just hit stores! The brand and department store teamed up to create a MNG by Mango boutique within select JCPenney locations and online at jcp.com. A few of our favorite looks: the collared cable cardigan (left, $50), floral-print dress (center, $90) and chic sequined party top (right, not available yet). Snap up the fashions and accessories from the collection, on sale now!
To celebrate Naomi Campbell’s 25 years in the modeling industry, Dolce & Gabbana has designed a limited edition collection of 14 different tees, each one displaying an iconic image of Campbell. The shirts will be sold exclusively at Dolce & Gabbana boutiques and retail for $200 a piece, with all proceeds going to Campbell’s charity Fashion For Relief, an organization that raises funds within the fashion world in times and places of need. And if you happen to be in New York City the night of September 10, you can stop by the Madison Avenue shop, where Campbell will be signing tees.
1. It’s official! Comedienne Chelsea Handler will be hosting the 2010 VMAs on September 12th. [HollywoodReporter.com]
2. Check out Britney Spears (with her assistant) on the Glee set! [JustJared.com]
3. America’s Next Top Model has a fashionable onslaught of guest judges including Zac Posen and Diane Von Furstenberg booked for its 15th season. [Elle.com]
4. The red-hot Betty White has signed a 2-book deal. [TheDailyBeast.com]
5. Vote on Sofia Vergara’s Emmy night hairstyle now! [Facebook.com]
6. Taylor Swift’s new album cover is out . [People.com]
La Perla has teamed up with legendary fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier—he who created Madonna’s iconic cone bra—on a capsule collection. Dita von Teese revealed a limited-edition garment from the collaboration during the finale of Gaultier’s Paris Haute Couture show, and the rest of the collection features conic bras inspired by Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition Tour, waist-cinching corsets and retro briefs. “Lingerie is part of my DNA and my heritage. I revisited the conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear. This collaboration was a natural and logical step especially since La Perla is the pearl of lingerie,” Gaultier said in a statement. Prices start around $600 and will be available in select department stores and La Perla boutiques in November. Tell us: Would you wear a cone bra?