MARNI X H&M – THE TWO-TONE IS MINE

None of the VersacexH&M pieces made it into my closet as hideous, tickity garb is not welcome within those confines. This beautifully simple two-tone leather shopper from the Marni for H&M men’s collection, released on Thursday March 8th in Canada, will surely be joining the ranks (if my main #T @andrewcoimbra has time to cop one for me). Considering it’s made of real leather, the 79,99EU (approx. $104CAN) price tag is apropos and very doable. My current sac has adopted frayed edges and faded colour which is cramping my style [yeah, I said it], aka time for this #chictothenextlev replacement.

The rest of the men’s collection didn’t really speak to me, apart from this lovely two-tone tie (what’s with me and two-toned accessories?) which I may throw into my basket as well.

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FAUSTOVERKILL

It was bad enough to witness street style marvel Anna Dello Russo, Fashion Editor/Editor-at-Large of Vogue Japan, wearing this Fausto Puglisi frock to no end (see here), but now her undying support for the designer has manifested into print, in the pages of her magazine. This is a prime example of overkill, as she’s repeatedly been seen/photographed whoring out the dress in many variations/colours during fashion month. Despite my distaste for the frock, one could argue that the collaboration of Puglisi and Dello Russo was genius; she single-handedly, and perhaps unconsciously, (continues to) put on a Fausto Puglisi fashion show for the most important eyes in fashion, regardless if they would’ve attended or not, as she attends the most important shows of the season, which a relatively unknown designer with no runway show of his/her own could only dream of – right?

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MARNI FOR H&M AVAILABLE SPRING 2012!

Talk about fast fashion. After only just a week after the world went bananas and cleared the racks of the Versace collaboration with H&M, the Swedish retailer has announced that the house of Marni, headed by its founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglioni (forever chic), will be the next fashion house to design a collection for the masses.  Known for their bold and inventive prints/textures, the collection for both men (YES) and women will be available March 8th, 2012 in over 260 stores worldwide and online (try not to crash the site this time around, people).

For more information, please visit hm.com

Photographer: Magnus Magnusson - Source: H&M