Target unveils new sustainable collection

Target seems to be doing everything right lately.

According to InStyle, the retailer just launched a sustainable collection with global style brand Accompany that includes “40 pieces from the collaboration, which include artisanal, fair-trade items from six countries across five continents.”

With pieces like herringbone throws from India for $88 and gem cuffs from Turkey for $40, InStyle says that Target and Accompany hope the collection will highlight the native craftsmanship of each country.

“Traditional crafts and indigenous methods for creating products are being lost every day, and we aim to support the livelihood and communities of these craftspeople by connecting their goods with a wide consumer base,” said Accompany’s Founder Jason Keehn in a statement. “Through our partnership with Target, we’re able to shine a spotlight on the communities creating these goods and help them continue their traditions, now and in the future.”

If this collection sounds like something you need to own a piece of, InStyle reports that the collection is currently available online and in select stores.

Beauty beyond age

Beauty comes in all forms, and a recent Calvin Klein underwear ad is proving this to be true.

According to The Cut, 73-year-old model Lauren Hutton is starring in brand-new ads for the famous underwear’s spring 2017 campaign alongside a host of others that were hand-selected by the campaign’s photographer, Sofia Coppola.

With ads showcasing the likes of ” Kirsten Dunst, Nathalie Love, Laura Harrier, Rashida Jones, Maya Hawke (daughter of Ethan), and Chase Sui Wonders (niece of Anna),” The Cut says this isn’t the first time Hutton has strut her stuff with some big names. Just last year, The Cut reports that Hutton walked the runway arm-in-arm with Gigi Hadid for the Bottega Veneta show.

To see Hutton’s Calvin Klein debut, click here.

 

Basking in Teigen’s ‘glow’

Chrissy Teigen always looks like she’s glowing from the inside out, and now you can imitate her makeup look with her forthcoming makeup palette.

A collaboration with Becca Cosmetics, the Huffington Post says the model will be releasing a “Glow” makeup palette with the company, a collaboration Teigen announced on Instagram last week.

“The limited-edition palette comes with ‘Chrissy’s favorite highlighter,'” reports HuffPost, as well as the “Becca shimmering skin perfector in Rose Gold, plus three new shades: a pressed highlighter in Beach Nectar, a bronzer in Malibu Soleil, and a luminous blush in Hibiscus Bloom.”

Sound like something you need to add to your makeup collection? Then sign up for sale alerts because the $46 palette goes on sale in May.

Forever 21 to debut new plus offerings

Everyone should be able to find clothing that suits their style, and Forever 21’s newest offerings are helping to make that happen.

According to WWD, the fast-fashion retailer “plans to relaunch its plus-size collection on Friday, tapping models Barbie Ferreiraand Lulu Bonfils to appear in marketing for the revamped offering.”

Originally launched in 2009, Forever 21 Plus is getting a makeover in order to provide women of all sizes with styles that invoke current trends, says WWD, which includes ’90s-style clothing like “chokers, boots and rose-colored sunglasses along with studded and patch detailing on motorcycle jackets and tops.”

But the relaunch isn’t just focusing on apparel; it’s also providing plus-size swimwear, reports WWD, which has made headlines this spring for its sexy styles.

With sizes ranging from XL to 3X and costing no more than $78, Forever 21 Plus seems to be on a mission of providing accessible fashion for all sizes and budgets.

Lawrence and Dior team up for new campaign

Jennifer Lawrence may have signed on to star in Dior’s fall 2017 bag campaign, but the ads for the luxury fashion brand have us focusing on anything but a handbag.

According to Glamour, the actress takes centerstage in a series of casual, black-and-white photos that not only show off Dior bags, but also a statement T-shirt that reads, “We Should All Be Feminists.” The T-shirt, reports Glamour, is part of Dior’s spring 2017 collection and is inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s famous essay and adjoining TED talk.

While Glamour says the $710 T-shirt is already sold out after becoming an instant celebrity favorite, the shirt is more than just a fashion item — a portion of every T-shirt purchase is donated to the Clara Lionel Foundation, the charity created by Rihanna that funds education and health initiatives around the world.

A shirt that’s fashionable and charitable — we can get behind that.

Rihanna dives into jewelry design

Fine jewelry is about to get a little finer, thanks to a new Rihanna collaboration.

Launching in May at the Cannes Film Festival, ELLE reports that the singer and fashion icon’s new jewelry line — “Rihanna Loves Chopard” — will draw “inspiration from the gardens and Carnival celebrations of Barbados, Rihanna’s native island.”

To design the nine-piece collection, ELLE says Rihanna worked with Chopard’s creative director, Caroline Scheufele, making a limited-edition jewelry line in which there are only 2,000 of each piece made. Though the collection is rather finite, Scheufele said in a statement that it’s easy to feel Rihanna’s boundless energy in the line, according to ELLE.

“Rihanna and I collaborated closely on the collections,” she said, “so you can feel her unstoppable energy, strong creativity, and inherent sense of design in every piece,”

With limited quantities available of a high-profile collection, the cost of owning even one of Rihanna’s designs should come as no surprise: ELLE reports that pieces are “available for pre-order now and range from a $1,460 ring to a $11,140 necklace (both made of ethically sourced materials), to a “price upon request” (aka very expensive) all-diamond watch.”

 

Walking in style

Adrianne Haslet was not only a model of clothing on March 24 when she walked down a fashion show runway; she was also a model of strength.

According to Bustle, the Boston Marathon Bombing survivor opened a “body positive Vancouver Fashion Week show,” taking her turn down the runway to represent #BeBodyAware, a collaboration between Toronto-based designer Lesley Hampton and plus model Tia Duffy’s Be Body Aware Project, which aims to promote diversity in the fashion world.

Following the bombing, Haslet — a professional ballroom dancer — lost her left leg below the knee, says Bustle, and now serves as a motivational speaker. But for Hampton and her body-positive collaboration, Haslet didn’t need to utter a word to be an inspiration. Hampton explained to CBC News how she asked Haslet to walk in her show this way:

“I sent her an email,” she said. “I was just like, ‘I love your story. I’m so inspired. ‘Would you be interested in coming to walk for my show?’ And she replied right away, and was like, ‘That’s incredible, absolutely.’ And she’s flying all the way in from Boston.”

And the feeling is mutual; Bustle said Haslet offered that her willingness to participate in the show was a celebration of the ways her mission aligns with Hampton’s.

“She represented models of all body types on her runway,” she said. “It is my life’s work to show other amputees that they can do anything. We are not broken, we are simply missing pieces.”

Well said, Adrianne.

H&M to offer new retail brand

H&M is about to deliver a new retail brand that’s sure to find a place in your heart.

According to Glamour, the global retailer will soon launch “Arket,” a clothing brand that attempts to “hygge, the Scandinavian obsession with all things cozy, directly to your shopping experience.”

Business of Fashion reports that the new brand will offer men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as homewares. Stores will sell both Arket’s products, brands beyond the ownership of H&M and even cafés, reports Glamour, while products will cost a little more than average H&M products.

With the first location opening in London later this year, creative director Ulrika Bernhardtz told Business of Fashion that Arket’s signature style will be one of timelessness, reports Glamour.

“The brand DNA is timeless, crisp, quality, and warmth. Timeless is style beyond trend. And crisp is the counterpart to that: to be always relevant, modern and fresh,” she said. “Quality is not only the feel of garments; it’s also how they are produced. Warmth is about being genuine and personal.”

JW Anderson to team with Uniqlo for new line

Luxurious fashion is about to get a little more accessible, thanks to a new collaboration between JW Anderson and Uniqlo.

According to InStyle, the British designer announced on March 29 that the British designer will partner with Uniqlo for a Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The line, which will include both men’s and women’s apparel, will be available for purchase worldwide in Uniqlo stores and online, says InStyle.

Speaking on his upcoming collaboration, Anderson told InStyle that working with Uniqlo will be a perfect fit for his brand.

“When I think of Uniqlo, I think of things that are perfectly made, that people have spent a lot of time considering; it’s a difficult job, and I think Uniqlo do it very well,” he said. “Working with Uniqlo is probably the most incredible template of democracy in fashion, and it’s nice that my design can be accessible to anyone, on all different levels.”

Here’s to making gorgeous fashion accessible to all!

Target makes lingerie representative

Target is on a roll: first, they unveiled their new and buzzworthy #TargetSwim campaign. Now, they are making lingerie more inclusive.

According to the Huffington Post, the retailer recently announced that their lingerie brands Merona and Xhiliration will now offer a wider variety of nude bras and undergarments to match diverse skin tones.

“At Target we know that women come in all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities, and our assortment needs to reflect their outfitting needs,” Michelle Wlazlo, Target’s senior vice president of apparel and accessories, said in a press release, Glamour reports. “As part of our continued commitment to inclusivity, our team did extensive research to expand our intimate offerings so guests can find the perfect shade of nude to match their skin tone.”

The new shades available — which include “cocoa, caramel, honey beige and mochaccino” — are just the first of Target’s plans to be more inclusive, Glamour says — in fact, their plans even include ” a collection of nude shoes in various shades—much like the brilliant, though not exactly accessible, Christian Louboutin “All Women” collection)—this fall.”

But for now, the new nude lingerie’s price will be pleasing to all budgets, reports HuffPost, with bras ranging between $10 and $17 and underwear priced at $5.

Way to go, Target!