Ready for spring shopping? Don’t hit the mall until you’ve reviewed some of the best new launches and collaborations hitting stores this month. We’ve rounded up our favorites, from shoes and jewels to sunglasses and swimwear. See our picks by clicking the photo.
Zoë Kravitz (in Alexander Wang) celebrated the launch of her limited-edition collaboration with Swarovski Crystallized last night on the roof of New York’s Gramercy Park Hotel. The 23-year-old actress was joined by mom Lisa Bonet, and the two partied ’til the early morning hours in celebration of the sparkling nine-piece jewelry line, which incorporates earthy elements in addition to Swarovski’s trademark crystals. Kravitz’s birthstones, turquoise and tanzanite, are featured prominently in the bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces, which were modeled by the two ladies at the event. Shop the collection in Swarovski stores in April.
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Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel knows a thing or two about strong feminine sex appeal, and that’s just what she’s bringing to Swarovski’s latest ad campaign. Shot by fashion photographer Nick Knight (one of Gaga’s favorites), the images depict Swanepoel donning sleek-looking, crystallized active wear that include dumb bells, skiing goggles, and a helmet. “Nick catches her spirit perfectly,” Swarvoski executive Nadja Swarovski said in a statement. “Beautiful, healthy, and strong, she is in charge, and can compete in any way. She is also fun and kind of humorous.”
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Bérénice Marlohe is moving from Bond Girl to Swarovski Girl as the face of the accessory brand’s new Sparkling Moments campaign. “The idea was to show how the sparkle and beauty of the jewelry transcends simple moments of a woman’s daily life,” photographer Signe Vilstrup said of the look. And Marlohe is no stranger to sparkle or beauty! The French stunner starred in Swarovski’s fall 2012 campaign, and she wore a gown decked out in 60,000 Swarovski crystals when she starred in Skyfall.
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There’s always a sexy Bond girl in every James Bond movie, and when Skyfall, the 23rd film in the franchise, hits U.S. theaters tomorrow, you’ll meet the newest—Bérénice Marlohe, the seductive Parisian actress who plays Severine opposite Daniel Craig’s 007. Her come-hither look is worthy of staring on its own (Bond can prove that), but there’s something else to look out for while you watch the movie—a beautiful black gown with crystal tattoos stitched into it, a piece costume designer Jany Temime put together by hand (see an exclusive sketch, right). “Each Bond girl is iconic in her own way so I wanted to celebrate 007′s new leading lady, Severine, with an unforgettable dress,” Temime told InStyle.com. To do so, she used over 60,000 Swarovski Elements crystals, which were sewn onto the fine tulle and sheer fabric of the dress’ sleeves, neckline, back, and sides. “[The crystals] are the ultimate creative ingredients to capture one of the most significant scenes in the film,” said Temime. Meet Severine, see the dress, and get a new dose of Bond when Skyfall opens nationwide tomorrow (Friday, November 9).
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Famed fashion photographer Mario Testino celebrated his first-ever U.S. museum show last night at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where shoe designer Stuart Weitzman—Testino shot the footwear giant’s recent ad campaign—co-hosted (along with Swarovski) the likes of Gisele Bündchen, whose image is featured in the exhibit. “Mario’s work over the past three decades speaks for itself,” Weitzman told InStyle.com exclusively. “His photographs have the uncanny ability to transcend the page, and capture the true essence of fashion and glamour. [Testino's] advertising campaign for Stuart Weitzman has made a profound impact on the brand, and helped us to expand globally, seducing women around the world. We are incredibly honored to share in the celebration.” The two-part photo exhibition, dubbed In Your Face and British Royal Portraits, opens this Sunday (October 21) and runs through February 3 and June 16, respectively. On display are some of Testino’s most memorable shots, like Madonna‘s Ray of Light album cover, InStyle cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow dancing in a Paris hotel room, and, of course, numerous shots of our favorite royals, including Kate Middleton and Prince William. Visit mfa.org for more information on how you can see the iconic images.
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Party planner and wedding designer extraordinaire Colin Cowie came out to support small business entrepreneurs at Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards in New York, but he had a very big project of his own to talk about. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cowie created a hot pink chair covered in crystals for Swarovski, and it’s currently being auctioned off on Charitybuzz.com to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “Breast cancer [awareness] is all about hope,” Cowie told InStyle.com. “And with hope comes the jewels and the gems of life—so we completely pavéd the inside in those trapezoid-shaped diamonds and stones. I think it’s a symbol of glamorous hope.” The luxury lounger is on the block—along with 19 other designer chairs that were designed as part of The Pink Project—through the end of October, with a starting bid of $750. Click here to get in on the action.
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Happy October! Autumn’s first full month is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has focused attention on the disease and helped raise funds to fight it for the past 25 years. It’s a cause that’s close to the heart of the fashion industry, with everyone from Ralph Lauren to Bloomingdale’s creating special products and donating a portion of proceeds to combat the disease. We’ve rounded up our favorite pieces—click through the gallery to see how you can support the cause!