[tiImage width=”300″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/012811-kinder-lead-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of Macy’s; Getty Images” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=”Kinder Aggugini for Macys”]
Macy’s is getting into the designer collaboration game. Just like you see designer capsule collections pop up at H&M and Target, now Macy’s is launching its own designer lines, kicking off its first February 15th with Kinder Aggugini (inset), an Italian designer who has worked with John Galliano, Donatella Versace and Vivienne Westwood. (FYI: Karl Lagerfeld is also planning a collection for Macy’s later this year!). “When I design, I hear music, very much like a soundtrack in a movie,” Aggugini told us this week at a preview for his Macy’s collection, which ranges from $38 to $298 (dress shown is $78). “I design in my head—I have a full visual imagination of the garment I’m about to make. And this collection is pure rock and roll.” That means floral dresses, backless rompers and plenty of Aggugini’s signature polka dots. Click through the gallery for a preview of the collection.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/012111-inc-lead-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy INC” align=”right” border=”0″ alt=”Irina Shabayeva”]Irina Shabayeva, winner of Project Runway‘s sixth season, teamed up with Macy’s to create her first capsule collection for the retailer’s INC International Concepts label, launching next month. “It’s just a little taste of what I do across the board,” Shabayeva (inset) told us of her dance-inspired INC line, which includes color-blocked patterns on skirts, blouses, dresses and shoes in silk, chiffon and jersey material. “The detail and the embellishments that are becoming my signature, I’m bringing to INC. It gives so many women the opportunity to own a piece of what I do.” The footwear is our top pick—strappy sandals fit for spring. “The shoes followed the same dance-inspired theme,” she said. “They are made in jersey, and they lace-up, which is a hint of ballet.” The line, priced $59 to $169, hits Macy’s stores February 19th. See Shabayeva’s entire collection for INC in the gallery.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/122910-rihanna-300.jpg” credit=”MAVRIX; Courtesy of We Are Handsome” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=”Rihanna Swimsuit”]
Rihanna relaxed on the beaches of Barbados (her home turf) this week wearing a panther-print swimsuit by the Australian brand We Are Handsome. The label, designed by Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers (inset), launched in 2009 with the idea of putting retro prints and images on classic cuts. “You can’t help but be captured by the prints and their bold beauty,” Chagoury told us about the line, when we caught up with the duo today about the suit. As for their reaction to Rihanna’s look: “We love it! She looks unbelievably hot, and it totally suits her personal style.” The suit, part of the resort 2011 collection, is available for $375 on Net-A-Porter.com.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/122810-LTL-300.jpg” credit=”Tony Woolliscroft/WireImage, Courtesy BOSS, Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for MGM Resorts International, Courtesy Sephora, Dave M. Benett/Getty Images, Courtesy Top Shop” align=”right” border=”1″ alt=””]1. With a son named Brooklyn, it was only a matter of time: Victoria Beckham and fam are reportedly house-hunting in New York City. [Hollyscoop]
2. Get a sneak peek at sexy dad-to-be Orlando Bloom’s Hugo Boss Orange fragrance ads, shot by Steven Klein. [Just Jared]
3. Congrats to newly engaged couple LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian. [Stylelist]
4. Calling all beauty junkies: ShopBop partnered with Sephora to create a colorful palette. [BellaSugar]
5. Issa designer Daniella Helayel will launch e-commerce in the U.S. next year, making it easier to dress like Kate Middleton. [WWD]
6. Topshop introduced a denim collection with Bionic Yarn made of recycled plastic bottles. Yep, recycled plastic bottles. [Elle]
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/122310-Posh2-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy Photo, Mike Marsland/Getty Images” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=””]When Victoria Beckhampreviewed her first handbag collection last fall, we just knew it would be a hit. Though the collection hasn’t even landed in the States yet, two of the bags went on sale yesterday on the British Net-a-Porter site—and the $2,600 leather and nubuck shoulder bag (shown bottom) is already sold out! Could the other hexagonal chain crocodile purse ($13,771) be next? Perhaps! The complete collection features six bags ranging in price from $1,800 to $13,950 and goes on sale next week at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Neiman Marcus in Los Angeles and Net-a-porter.com. Be sure to score yours early.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/122210-Sale-Items-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy Reiss, Ann Taylor, Kate Spade” align=”right” border=”0″ alt=””]Whether you’re hoping to nab one last stocking stuffer or you’re on the hunt for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress, you’ll want to cozy up to your computer because that’s where all the last-minute deals are. But don’t procrastinate a second longer—some of these deals are only good through the end of today. Get clicking!
FREE SHIPPING IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
• AnnTaylorLoft.com: 40% off most items with code: HOLIDAY. Plus free overnight shipping on orders placed before December 23 at 2:59 p.m. ET
• UrbanOutfitters: Free overnight delivery if you spend $100 or more before December 23 at 10 a.m. ET
• ShopBop.com: Free overnight shipping on orders made before December 23, 7 a.m. ET
[tiImage width=”320″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/121510-jewls-lead-320.jpg” credit=”Getty; Courtesy Photo” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=””]Designer Shoshanna Gruss partnered with Judith Ripka to launch her second jewelry collection on QVC this week. One of our favorite items from the line are the gemstone-hued Freeform Shape Drop Earrings (shown in amethyst purple, $27; at QVC.com), which Gruss also loves. “If I wear my hair in a ponytail, they are a great statement look,” the designer told us. “And even if I wear my hair down, the purple color is bold enough that it peaks through and adds the perfect pop of color to my outfit.” Check out the gallery to see six other great holiday pieces, all under $100.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=” http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120810-vera-300.jpg ” credit=” Jemal Countess/Getty Images” align=”right” border=”1″ alt=””]Vera Wang is expanding her empire with a line of affordable cosmetics. The designer announced today that she will launch a collection of makeup, skincare and body products for Kohl’s, where her Simply Vera label is sold. The extension is a natural fit, Wang explained in a press release: “Like fashion, makeup is also transformational. I love the artistry of makeup to accentuate, enhance or create a mood for any time of day or occasion.” According to the designer, the line, which launches in spring 2012, will be, “an easy, light, modern and effortless approach to beauty and creativity.”