Looks from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2013 collection.
August has officially reared its sweaty head, which means it's just about time to bid a tearful farewell to summer and a reluctant hello to Back To School season. Luckily for you, we have some news that is sure to dry those tears right up: Lauren Conrad's Fall 2013 collection for Kohl's is officially HERE (just in time for that Hills alternate ending airing today)! This time around, LC maintained her signature fresh and feminine flair while adding a bit more structure for the upcoming scholastic season. We're IN. LOVE. with the angelic softness of her cream lace dress ($68) (note to self: flowers in the hand and in the hair = instant goddess status). She's then able to class it up with her printed chambray ($44) paired with dark wash jeggings ($44). And while we're pretttty sure the horse isn't included in the ensemble, this denim on denim combo is a pretty sweet deal on its own.
Theophilus London at his Southampton LVRS x SpongeBob SquarePants event.
You guys. In case you missed it, consummate cool guy Theophilus London has a collaboration with SpongeBob SquarePants. Theo and his LVRS fashion brand teamed up with Nickelodeon's pineapple-dwelling mainstay for a brand new capsule collection of London-meets-SquarePants goods, including a varsity-numbered tank top and a tee depicting Theophilus in Bikini Bottom. London launched the collaboration with a backyard pool party in Southampton, NY in late June, but this video interview from the event just went up on Hypebeast. Also, it's amazing.
Kristin Cavallari will debut Junk Food x NFL Women's Apparel collection at New York Fashion Week.
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Whoaaaa, major MTV-meets-fashion news, y'all! Kristin Cavallari is designing a collection of womenswear for Junkfood and the NFL that will debut at New York Fashion Week. *jaw drops to the floor* Basketball and the NBA caught a lot of shine this year for raising the bar for sports style, from the post-game podium to the young guns making their debuts at the NBA Draft. But the end of the season left those hopped up on the buzz of a serious integration of sports and style (what has two thumbs sitting on the space bar typing this post?) clamoring to figure out which league would be next on the fashion come-up. We've had a feeling that football and the NFL may be next for a while and have even gotten affirmation from LeBron James' and Victor Cruz's stylist Rachel Johnson, but this latest news from Laguna Beach and The Hills alumna more than confirms our suspicions.
You can get penis earrings and molar rings from Kesha Rose by Charles Albert.
Photo: Kesha Rose by Charles Albert
Today's your day, Animals! Ke$ha has finally officially launched her much-anticipated (and Instagrammed) Kesha Rose by Charles Albert premier jewelry collection. The first installment of her new accessories line is made up of pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, all combining the pre-existing Charles Albert accessories aesthetic with Ke$ha's inimitable personality. And yes, the major takeaway is that it heavily features teeth and penises. A terrifying combination on so many levels, but stick with us for a minute.
Jay Z might be next to collaborate with Barneys New York for the holidays.
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Holy grail! According to our friends over at WWD, Jay Z (minus the hyphen) has been in "secret talks" with Barneys New York for a possible collaboration slated to drop during the holiday season. While neither party has confirmed the news, we can only hope (and write sweet letters to Santa) that the rumors become reality.
You might be saying to yourself, what could Jay Z bring to Barneys New York? Hellloooooooo??? He's JAY Z! He runs this town. C'mon, "Empire State of Mind" is pretty much the New York state song at this point. It makes perfect sense that the fashion mecca of the city gets cozy with its leader. Plus, Jay's interests have totally expanded over the years, from inciting a game changing partnership with Samsung for Magna Carta… Holy Grail, starting his own sports agency, to shutting down art galleries for his "Picasso Baby" music video shoot. There's no doubt, Hov won't conquer the fashion world, too. I mean, all he rocks is "Tom Ford"—and well, that speaks for itself.
Could Kanye be working on another larger fashion project?
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He's designed for ladies. He's designed for dudes. Now, it's rumored that Kanye West is designed for BOTH at the same time. Buried in a story with the headline, "Kanye West back in LA with Kim K," New York Post reports that Yeezus "is now prepping a unisex collection of about 100 pieces, we hear, to be revealed during the fall fashion shows." Say whaaaaaa? I mean, we definitely wouldn't be surprised to hear Ye's on to his next fashion project. For a dude who's penned the lyrics, "Don't talk about style, I'll embarrass you," that just seems an inevitable truth, no? But 100 unisex pieces? How is that even possible?
Nicki Minaj working on her Kmart collection.
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It feels like we've been obsessing over Nicki Minaj's debut Kmart collection forever (OK, fine, since January), but the closer we get to her fall launch date, the more ACTUAL pieces we're getting to peep from her line. We've already seen tons of "freak'um" frocks and chain printed leggings, but in a behind-the-scenes video Barbz just posted to her ShopYourWay.com page, we get to see even MORE insanely awesome duds. She kicks off the meeting by going through her collection and choosing when to roll out which pieces (the first set hits stores in October!), and then tries on some accessories (think: leopard print cuffs and crown-adorned bamboo earrings), which she says are "so rich."
Kanye West in his capsule collection for A.P.C.
After months of accelerated hype, this past weekend we were finally able to set eyes on Kanye West's capsule collection for A.P.C. As promised when the French fashion house officially confirmed the high profile collaboration last week, the collection hit A.P.C.'s international web stores yesterday morning. In line with the descriptions from Ye's W magazine interview, Yeezy and A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou created a concise range of one short-sleeved sweatshirt, one long-sleeved sweatshirt in blue and dark navy, one t-shirt in navy and white, and one pair of jeans in stonewash and indigo.
Selena Gomez models her adidas NEO collection.
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It's heeeeere! Back in November of last year when Selena Gomez was announced as adidas NEO's newest style icon, the release teased that Selly wouldn't just be a face but a designer for the label, too. Since the initial reveal of the Sel x NEO relationship, we've seen the "Come & Get It" singer star in lookbooks, front campaigns, and even host a New York Fashion Week runway show, but now, we're finally getting to see that collection the adidas off-shoot told us to look out for some time this year!
Rihanna working on her fall River Island collection.
Rihanna wastes no time, y'all. Right after she debuted her spring River Island collection at London Fashion Week, she was already hard at work creating her fall line with Adam Selman. So far, we've only peeped a single image of the twosome designing some killer new pieces in April, but today River Island released a behind-the-scenes video of Rihanna wearing some of her yet-to-be-released threads, and we are FREAKING. OUT. Basically, we are seeing tons of beanies, stiletto booties and backpacks in the accessories department, and lots of varsity jackets, cropped sweaters, printed tees and bomb ass winter staples for the clothing. One thing we noticed overall: there's gonna be a HECK of a lot of camo print in this collection.