Monday, November 8, 2010

Lanvin for H&M Favorites

I can't tell you enough how much I look forward to November 20th for the launch of Lanvin for H&M. I had the pleasure of previewing the collection last week at the Cooper Square Hotel and easily picked out my favorite pieces shown here. First on my list is the black faux-fur vest. That vest is so versatile, it can be worn with a dress, skirt or with skinny jeans.

The dresses have a lot of flounce and volume. Up close you can see why the dresses retail for $199 (this is a steal compared to how much Lanvin dresses normally retail for, from $1000 upwards to $3000+). I am curious to see how the dresses will fit, since they start at a size 4. They look like they may run big, meaning some tailoring would definitely need to be involved.

What I love about this collection is that it's not just about the dresses. There are also coats, accessories and shoes, and I love seeing it all pieced together. So if you aren't looking for a cocktail dress, maybe you'll opt for an accessory.

Left: Dress $199, Vest $99, Shoes $99, Necklace $49.95, Bracelet $29.95, Earrings $19.95, Sunglasses $19
Right: Dress $199, Shoes $99, Leather Gloves $49.95, Necklace $29.95, Sunglasses $19.95

Left: Coat $199, Shoes $99, Necklace $39.95, Sunglasses $19.95
Right: Dress $149.99, Shoes $99.99, Leather Gloves $49.95, Necklace $29.95, Earrings $19.95, Sunglasses $19.95

Here's a closer look at the $99 shoes, which start at a size 36. I am usually a 35, so I'll just have to try them on and see if they fit! Hopefully they run small. I love these first two pairs of shoes. I don't really wear leopard print but those shoes are hot, especially with the bejeweled heel!

Images courtesy of H&M

- Kim Weling