Anderson announces fitness collection with QVC

Finding stylish workout clothes that don’t compromise on fit and comfort is getting a bit easier these days, thanks in large part to a brand-new collection created by a fitness genius.

According to InStyle, fitness guru Tracy Anderson is set to launch a collection of versatile workout-wear in a collaboration with G.I.L.I., a brand by TV personality Jill Martin. The collection, which will be an exclusive to QVC, InStyle reports, will combine Anderson’s “fitness expertise with my passion for creating garments for women of all shapes and sizes,” said Martin.

With Anderson’s signature fitness techniques, InStyle points out that activewear that will withstand even the most intense of workouts is clearly a must for her new collection. But, the pieces must also pull double duty; that’s why InStyle says the collection features everything from leggings, to jogger pants and even body suits.

For QVC, incorporating the new activewear collection something of a no-brainer.

“More and more, we’re hearing that our customers are craving activewear that performs well in the gym and looks great when running errands or relaxing with family and friends,” said Rachel Ungaro, Vice President of Buying for QVC about the launch of the collection, “which is why we were so excited to work with Tracy and blend her fitness expertise with the G.I.L.I. style that our customers know and love.”

So what are the specifics of the collection? InStyle reports that piece will be priced between $24 and $150, and will make their QVC debut on June 5 at 8 p.m. EST.

 

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Draper James debuts collection with Eloquii

Following a quick-selling collaboration, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James and extended-size brand Eloquii are teaming up yet again for an all-new collection.

According to InStyle, the companies are releasing a revamped summer series that offers “gingham on a flattering flare dress, lightweight chambray, floral prints, and fresh stripes. With summer-ready styles up for grabs, InStyle says that the collaboration also has two other very important features: “nothing is priced over $145 and sizes go up to 28.”

While the looks are very on-trend — hello, gingham! — they are also as classic as can be, offering simple, clean silhouettes that will last season after season. And with pieces priced under $145, it’s style and accessibility all rolled into one.

Check out the collaboration right here.

Tiffany & Co. goes floral for fine jewelry

Fine jewelry just got a bit more flowery, thanks to some new designs by Tiffany & Co.

According to InStyle, Chief Artistic Officer Reed Krakoff unveiled his first fine and high jewelry collection for the brand called “Paper Flowers,” which — you guessed it — is “inspired by the idea of flower petals cut from paper.”

Done with an “organic shape and a very modern and graphic feel,” Krakoff told InStyle that the collection — which includes everything from pendants to rings — not only tries to make fine jewelry less stuffy, it also aims to offer a new take on Tiffany & Co.’s longstanding attraction to using nature for inspiration.

“We always strive for new interpretations, combining beauty with modernism, like in the Tiffany Paper Flowers collection,” Krakoff told InStyle. “We deconstruct the petals and rivet them together again with a pin. We’re beginning a new chapter of creativity, with a reverence for the past, but at the same time bringing excitement and surprise so that people consider us in a new way.”

Making its debut on May 1, pieces in the collection start at $2,500 and go all the way up to a lofty $75,000 — while another piece requires shoppers to call for pricing.

Ready to shop this pricey and pretty collection? Click here.

GapBody launches intimates designed with brides in mind

If being comfortable on your wedding day is a top priority, GapBody is here to help.

According to InStyle, Gap has just launched a “capsule collection of bras, panties, and pajamas for exclusively for brides.” Called Love by GapBody, the line offers all the sweet and dainty details that come to mind when you think ‘bridal,’ but offer a level of comfort that is far from typical when it comes to bridal undergarments.

InStyle says that pieces from the collection include “robes, pajamas, and swim cover-ups” that are “adorned with delicate lace and ribbon detailing and incorporate hints of blue,” all of which are designed with the bride in mind.

“As a brand, we encourage and empower all women to be their best self,” Gap’s Chief Product Officer Wendi Goldman told InStyle. “The Bridal Collection for Love by GapBody was designed with the bride in mind by celebrating her commitment to feeling great in her own skin and confident in her true self on her big day. We want her to love having pretty comfortable options, love wearing next to nothing, and love wearing something white or blue.”

As for the price range, InStyle says that pieces from the collection start at just $11.

Shop the collection here.

Brown launches new wellness company

Makeup guru Bobbi Brown is set to launch her latest project.

After leaving her self-titled natural beauty brand, InStyle reports that Brown will launch her own wellness company called justBOBBI. To mark the brand’s debut — which coincided with March 8’s International Women’s Day — InStyle says Brown partnered with snack bar company Health Warrior to design bright pink packaging for their Dragon Fruit Chia Bar.

But the collaboration isn’t just about a pretty pink package with Brown’s new logo on it; InStyle says that “100% of profits from the sale of the snack will go to Girls Inc,” a non-profit that Brown herself described as an organization that “empowers girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. It’s so cool to bring my philosophy that beauty starts from the inside out to life.”

To purchase the bars and support Girls Inc., InStyle says the limited-edition snacks are available on Health Warrior’s website in packs of 15 for $19.99, and in April at select Lord & Taylor stores.

Article22 offers chic, sustainable jewelry

It can often be difficult to find responsibly-made products that are both stylish and reasonably priced. But if you’re in the market for sustainably-made jewelry, look no further.

According to InStyle, jewelry line Article22‘s collaboration with model and actress Angela Lindvall offers the perfect solution to your sustainable jewelry needs. Based in Brooklyn, the line “works with artisans in Laos that have been upcycling aluminum scrap and other metals since the Vietnam War to create handcrafted, sustainable designs that benefit local communities,” reports InStyle.

Even drawing its name from “the 22nd article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to social security,” InStyle says that the creation of one 14-karat gold necklace clears over 120 square feet of land — land that continues to contain “unexploded cluster bombs from the war.”

As far as Lindvall’s collaboration goes, InStyle says her 10-piece collection offers a selection of bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Called “Peace Begins in Me,” InStyle says that some of the items feature Lindvall’s personal motto: “I Am Love. I Am Light. I Am Peace.” Pieces start at $99 and cap at $1,248.

To shop the collection, click here.

J.Crew launches swim collection

Summer just got way more colorful, thanks to J.Crew‘s brand-new swimsuit collection.

According to InStyle, the retailer just unveiled a new, 22-piece swimwear collection that is perfect for upcoming tropical getaways or to stow away for summer. Called Playa, the collection “is full of retro-inspired colorways,” says InStyle, as well as “mix-and-match separates and sexy silhouettes guaranteed to make all of your summer dreams come true.”

Featuring cross and scoop-back one-pieces and retro bikinis all done in a variety of colors and prints, InStyle says that Playa’s prices start at just $23, offering cute, quality pieces at accessible price points.

View the collection here.

Raisman, Shahidi star in new Aerie campaign

The AerieREAL campaign just got a brand-new crop of role models.

According to InStyle, the body-positive intimates line recruited U.S. Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman, actor Yara Shahidi and singer Rachel Platten to join their AerieREAL campaign as Role Models, starring alongside brand ambassador and model Iskra Lawrence. Debuting the latest installment of the campaign last week, InStyle says while the ad features the group totally unretouched in the brand’s signature underwear, this isn’t the only way they will be representing Aerie and it’s mission.

In fact, “the AerieREAL Role Models will host speaking engagements in stores, and design exclusive products with 100 percent of sales going to the charities of their choice,” reports InStyle. Jennifer Foyle, Aerie global brand president, certainly thinks that the group of models will have no problem creating change and inspiring others, saying in a statement they “embody AerieREAL and what it means to be strong, confident, and happy in your own skin.”

Proving Foyle right already in their initial statements for the brand, each Role Model shared what they hope to impart to women and girls in their time with the campaign.

“We’ve all been through something that, in the end, will make you a stronger person,” Raisman offered, while Platten said that “In being more vulnerable and having the courage to share my truths even more, I’ve learned that more people feel like that gives them permission to do the same.”

Watch Raisman, Shahidi, Platten and Lawrence inspire together in their campaign video for Aerie here.

 

Lakshmi and MAC collaborate on capsule collection

What do you get when you pair a world-famous model, TV host and author with a popular makeup brand?

According to InStylethe result is a luxurious capsule collaboration between Padma Lakshmi and MAC Cosmetics. The pair’s first collection will feature “brushes, rich lip hues in gloss and traditional bullet form, an eyeshadow quad and warm blush shades,” says InStyle, all in a rich gold packaging that makes the collection just as elegant as it is beautiful.

Despite the luxe look, InStyle reports that the line’s price range is comparable to MAC’s regular prices, with items ranging from $22 to $43.50.

However, the collection won’t be standard fare for the brand; InStyle says that while Lakshmi’s line will go on sale on March 15, it will be phased out by April, so fans will have to scurry to snag their products.

 

Rihanna responds to criticism of Fenty campaigns

In case we needed further proof that Rihanna is #goals, she decided to serve up some Twitter wisdom that made us all but confirm her perfection.

According to InStyle, the Fenty Beauty mogul/singer/designer took a moment to respond to a Twitter user who suggested that, in her next Fenty Beauty campaign, she cast a “trans girl” in the shoot. While the criticism seems to be coming from a place of inclusion, InStyle says Rihanna took a moment to explain why she won’t cast a transgender model just for the sake of it, writing the user a lengthy DM to share her thoughts on the issue.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don’t go around doing trans castings!” she said. “Just like I don’t do straight non trans women castings! I respect all women, and whether they’re trans or not is none of my business!”

Her message continued, sharing another reason why she hasn’t specifically included a trans model yet: she doesn’t want to treat them like a “token” item in her campaigns.

“I don’t think it’s fair that a trans woman, or man, be used a convenient marketing tool!” she wrote. “Too often do I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike! There’s always just that one spot in the campaign for the token ‘we look mad diverse’ girl/guy! It’s sad!”

And with that explanation, the Twitter user — who goes by the screen name “@lbertootero” — took a screenshot of her response and shared it on their account, accompanied by a caption that read, “When I thought she couldn’t teach me more…”

Amen to that.