Tag Archives: H&M

Launch: Margiela at H&M

20 Nov

Last week I stopped by the launch of Margiela at H&M at their Flagship Store on Regent Street.

It was a rather busy event, and they had a queue outside which formed the night before. Entry to purchase Margiela was via coloured wrist bands distributed in the queue.

Inside the store, the display felt like a museum exhibit, only adding to the limited appeal of these items.

In store my personal favourites included a quirky puff sleeve shirt, black jersey dress and suede jacket, but as I’m saving for a Winter Sun holiday, I stayed controlled and simply admired all these beauties. (May be popping back this week to see if there’s anything left and then using the “it’s meant to be” line to convince myself to purchase!

I’d definitely recommend checking out the website, not only for the flawless design experience but also the comfort of browsing in a calmer demeanor than the average Regent Street shopper!

I also enjoyed the “Who bought What” post on The Guardian Fashion Blog from Launch Day.

What’s your favourite piece from the collection? Have you bought any Margiela goodies?

LDNshopaholic xxx

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The Versace Countdown

16 Nov

So the Versace for H&M collection is less than 12 hours away… I couldn’t help but notice the guys from H&M putting the final touches in the Regent Street window over the last couple of days:

                          

I couldn’t help but stop and stare, the collection is so striking and luxurious.

My favourite piece from the collection has to be this Leather Necklace (£35) as it’s so unique yet wearable (and affordable!):

There’s the Print Jacket (£69.99) which is calling to the eccentric part of me:

Wow am I loving the hair and make up for this collection… it slightly makes me want to go bleach blonde!

Versace have also taken on the LBD very sucessfully, firstly the babydoll (£79.99) which is H&M-esque:

And the Gold Button Dress (£79.99):

If you just want a hint of Versace you could buy the Print Scarf for a bargainous £24.99:

Last I heard there were 16 people in the queue on Regent Street! I’ll be up at 9am attempting to get on to the website trying to get some of these lovelies.

What pieces from the collection will you be buying?

LDNshopaholic xxx

H&M with a Dragon Tattoo

8 Nov

I’ve pretty much spent my entire life looking for the perfect leather jacket but, alas, never quite found the right one…

I feel all my problems may be solved by H&M’s partnering with the new Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film. For those of you who haven’t yet read Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy prepare to be faced with the most sensational heroine literature has ever seen.

The Gothic Lisbeth Salander dons leather in all shapes and forms, favours big black boots and probably doesn’t own a bra.

I am dying to see this edgy collection and hope it truly reflects Salander’s angst and fearlessness.

Here’s a sneak preview:

Trish Summerville designed the 30 piece collection and said: “Salander’s look is very real and very lived in, with pieces that her character has worn for a long time, like her jackets that act as her armour to shield her from the world. I wanted the collection to have the essence and strength of Salander, with a fashion edge, and I’m pleased with the result.”

The collection will hit the Colette store in Paris on November 28th and H&M stores on December 14th… I think I need to get my ticket to Paris sorted!

LDNshopaholic xxx