Marni for H&M Looks Kinda CheapS

The full lookbook for the Marni H&M collection, including pricing information, is now online. While it's good news that nothing is over $120 — H&M designer collections have been creeping up in price these recent years, Versace for H&M $299 leather jacket we're looking at you — are we alone in wishing that if a company is going to make prints a focus of its products, it might also make basic shit like print-matching a priority? Look at that side-seam on that skirt (above center) — yeesh. So what if it "only" costs $59.95? That just looks sloppy. Is nothing sacred?!?! Home-sewer huff. [Fashionista]


Marni for H&M Looks Kinda CheapKirsten Dunst poses in a forest and on a beach for the new Vogue Italia. [FGR]
Marni for H&M Looks Kinda CheapIt's going to be fun watching all the adult fashion ladies trying to squeeze themselves into the Diane von Furstenberg collection for Gap Kids. These prints aren't just cute, they're cute. In this video, the designer/living legend argues that fashion is empowerment — her usual line — and that "To empower a little girl is to empower the woman she will become." She also asks one of her child models, "That is chic, don't you think?" [Gap]
  • Kate Moss is reportedly suffering from a nerve disorder that has left her right arm temporarily paralyzed. Like all glamourous medical conditions, Kate discovered hers upon waking up in her suite at the Ritz in Paris. She's expected to make a full recovery, but in the meantime, she'll avoid having to do any of the lifting when she and Jamie Hince move into their new house. [Daily Mail]
  • Emma Watson says that when she cut her hair into a pixie, "I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now." She also says that she has enjoyed developing her own sense of style while being in the public eye since the age of 11 — or at least, mostly enjoyed it. "The press destroyed me over this Rodarte dress I once wore — it was bright blue with chains on it. I loved it...Fashion gave me a chance to feel like I was something outside of Potter. I'm a multidimensional person and that's the freedom of fashion: that you're able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever." [Independent]
  • Someone asked Hanne Gaby Odiele how her feet were feeling after New York fashion week. The top model replied, "My feet don't exist anymore. I lost my feet years ago." Her friend and fellow model, Andie Arthur, said, "I have a couple numb toes" (from wearing runway sample shoes several sizes too small, and from running around town to dozens of appointments, castings, fittings, and shows). Odiele joked, "I think she's about to lose them. They might fall off on the runway today." [The Cut]
  • It seems like at a dinner for Stella McCartney in London, the waiters (and some planted guests) broke into a rehearsed dance routine involving chairs and lifts and dancing on tables. Kinda like Coldstone Creamery, only with dancers from the Royal Ballet, and Amber Valetta and Rihanna in the crowd. [Telegraph]
  • Lana Del Rey's incursions into the fashion industry continue: Mulberry has named a bag for her. The singer carried a version in white ostrich and gold hardware to the label's fashion show, which Azealia Banks and Michelle Williams also attended. [WWD]
  • T has an interesting profile of Bobbi Brown. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey — not New York. And although she is a makeup artist and a cosmetics company executive, she says that genetics, diet, and sleep make a bigger difference in how you'll look than anything you can put on your face. She seems to see herself as in the fashion scene, but not entirely of it.

    "I love New York. I don't love that New York thing. My husband taught me I don't have to be part of it. I remember one time when I really had to make a decision. It was early in my career, and it was Yom Kippur, and I felt guilty doing a cover for Cosmopolitan with Francesco Scavullo on Yom Kippur. My husband and my young child were coming into the city to get me for dinner. Scavullo said, ‘Why don't you come out to dinner with me and Jean Paul Gaultier?' And then my husband walked in. I'll never forget: he was wearing a blue striped shirt, vertical stripes, and Jean Paul Gaultier was wearing his blue and white striped sweater, horizontal stripes — and I stood there saying, ‘Bobbi, pick a door, because you can't do both.' And I picked my husband and the kid — and that was good. As happy as I was to be working with Scavullo, that was not my life."

    [T]

  • In honor of Black History Month, Styleite has a nice series on influential black figures from fashion history. This week's is designer Willi Smith, who built a fashion brand into an empire with $25 million in annual sales in the 1980s. He died of AIDS aged just 39. [Styleite]
  • And now, a moment with Victoria Beckham. Victoria, why don't you ever smile in photographs? Are you really miserable?

    "Look, if people want to say I'm miserable then so be it. I'm really not. I have a lot on my plate. I'm not going to lie about it, I'm tired. I'm really tired but I'm also very happy with my life. I'm basically just like any woman who's working and has lots of children — it's tough. I'm not getting much sleep at all. Harper's not sleeping that great, and I've been taking Skype business calls throughout the night too because of the collections...I'm spending ludicrous amounts of time in my dressing gown on Skype talking to my team about the clothes."

    [Daily Mail]