Jessica Simpson Launched Prom Collection

If you think Jessica Simpson is just going to sit back, relax and enjoy all the money she garnered from her fashion line, well, you’re wrong.  The singer/movie star/celebrity designer continues to expand her fashion line and now she’s tapping into the prom dress market.

Jessica Simpson teamed up with David’s Bridal and delivered the Jessica Simpson 2011 Prom Collection.  It’s not yet prom season, but it’s lovely to know there’s more options to choose from.  The price range for the Jessica Simpson 2011 Prom Collection is not as bombastic as you’d probably think because it’s a celebrity line.  It turns out to be rather affordable at $139 up to $229.  Here’s a sneak peek on what you might find:

If you’re looking for a more casual look but still dressy enough to wear on this year’s Valentine’s dinner, Zappos has some of the best Jessica Simpson collection and here are our editors’ favorites:

Jessica Simpson Belted Tulip Dress in Mauve, $138

Jessica Simpson Asymmetrical Tunic Dress in Curacao Blue, $98

Justin Bieber To Possibly Open His Own Store

Attention tweens and teens across the globe: start preparing a sales pitch to your parents for an all-expense paid trip to glitzy, star-filled Los Angeles, complete with a shopping spree at the posh new outdoor shopping center, The Grove. Rumors on the retail grapevine say that teen heartthrob – and mini music and merchandise mogul – Justin Bieber – will soon have his own namesake retail store where super fans can shop until they drop. Are you screeching and squealing with anticipation yet?

The Biebs already has not one, but two namesake nail polish color collections from nail giant OPI. The nail empire’s younger, hipper brand, Nicole by OPI, released a fall collection aptly titled, “One Less Lonely Girl” for Fall 2010. After wild success, ferocious demand and worldwide sellouts, the brand decided to release a Spring 2011 collection. The shades hit Walmart stores in the beginning of January and have already sold out nationwide.

The Justin Bieber/nail lacquer collaboration seemed disconnected at first, but record sales proved that the pint-sized crooner has major chops when it comes to selling products. Because his fan base is largely made up of shopoholic young girls (and their parents’ credit cards,) a full retail store in high-end LA seems like a likely next step.

Word has it that Bieber’s people have already taken meetings with the retail development company behind the Kardashian shopping Mecca, Khaos, in Las Vegas. The Kardashian sisters have the same type of star power that creates obsession among young fans. Women want to look like, act like, and spend like a Kardashian – much in the same way admirers want to be close to Justin Bieber. And so far, Khaos has been a success – even in economically depressed Vegas.

Since the Justin Bieber retail store is still in negotiations, only time will tell if it will come to fruition. Insiders say that if and when it does, it will carry everything from clothing to jewelry to toys all bearing that signature Justin mug. Would you take your kids shopping there? We can hear the squeals already.

Mariah Carey To Launch New Collection At HSN

Looks like pregnancy won’t stop Hollywood’s biggest names from working. Pop star and mommy-to-be, Mariah Carey, is gearing up for her upcoming collection at HSN. The songbird who’s expecting her twins with husband, Nick Cannon, will unveil her newest collection of shoes, fragrances and jewelry on HSN, live from her Los Angeles home on February 11, 2010.

Mariah Carey will introduce The Mariah Carey Collection at midnight on February 11 via live broadcast that will be aired on HSN, HSN.com and to Sprint mobile subscribers.

If you’re yet to grab Mariah Carey’s gorgeous fashion items, here are some of them, fresh off HSN and hand-picked by our editors:

Platform Sandals with Jeweled Stones, $169.90

19.80ct CZ Graduated Drop Earrings, $49.95

Sofia Vergara To Release Signature Collection

Television’s newest darling, Sofia Vergara, might have the body every woman wants. However, it’s probably hard to get a body as perfect as hers. So she offers another way of experiencing what it’s like to be Sofia Vergara: a clothing line.

The Modern Family vixen teams up with Kmart to launch her first signature fashion collection, up for its first release this Fall. The collection consists of miniskirts, jeggings, leopard bustiers, tight dresses and sexy tunics… basically everything Sofia Vergara is all about. If you think they might come across as ‘too sexy’, worry not, Vergara herself ensure that her collection is wearable.

“You have to realize that it’s me wearing it. You’ve just seen it on me. All the pieces are very wearable. And we have them in all sizes. We’re trying to fill a hole in the store. They wanted to appeal to a younger woman with something a little spicy. The times are changing.”

Sofia Vergara also thinks this is the best time for her to branch out of acting.

“It’s one of the things I always wanted to do, but this was the best time for me to look for a deal.”

Price points for the collection are pretty affordable. Dresses are priced from $29.99 to $36.99; boots from $34.99 to $49.99, knit tops from $16.99 to $24.99; handbags from $14.99 to $29.99; shoes from $24.99 to $34.99; jewelry from $9.99 to $19.99; jackets from $49.99 to $59.99; leggings from $16.99 to $26.99, and sweaters from $29.99 to $36.99.

As someone who’s into fashion, Vergara made sure she’s tightly involved in every step. But do you know what her favorite piece from her collection is?

“I love the dresses, especially because Kmart doesn’t really have that kind of merchandise. There is no dress department. I also love the miniskirts most.”

Yes, we’re not surprised. But we have to admit, she’s delivering great stuff. Check these out!

The Buzz: Britney Spears Working On “Spears For Sears”

Good news for music fans who once idolized Britney Spears: our girl is still relevant! Her new single “Hold It Against Me” debuted at number one on the Billboard charts last week, and now Britney is going where she once went before: another fashion venture. Remember her gig with Candies last year?

This year, the buzz said that Britney may be teaming up with BCBG to launch an exclusive clothing collection for Sears. Word is, the line will be titled “Spears for Sears” and will feature casual attire. No details yet on the clothing line, but this is a big thing and we’ll keep our radar on it.

Meanwhile: do you think Britney should go on with her fashion gig, or should she just concentrate on her comeback? Dish!

The Kardashian Sisters To Launch Kardashian Kollection

Calling Kim Kardashian fans! It’s official: the Kardashian Kollection will be available in Sears later this year. Kim herself wrote on her personal blog:

I’m so excited to announce that our Kardashian Kollection will launch exclusively at Sears in August!!!

We’ve always shopped at Sears, so we thought it was the perfect outlet for the Kardashian Kollection. You guys are going to love it! The collection includes everything from lingerie, clothing, handbags, accessories and shoes and Khloe, Kourt and I each put our own personal style into the pieces so there’s a lot of variety and something for everyone!! You’ll be hearing a lot more from me about the collection this year, so stay tuned!

Well, looks like the Kardashian-Bebe gig was a practice before the sexy sisters finally unveil their celebrity clothing line on a bigger retail scale. The Kardashian Kollection will indeed launch exclusively at 400 Sears doors in August, with in-store shops.

Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian is equally enthusiastic about the sisters’ new venture:

“Not only do they have locations nationwide, but we recognize that Sears will allow us to reach multigenerations of fans and people who are interested in fabulous clothing at affordable prices.”

Kourtney Kardashian also declared the sisters’ love of Sears:

“We love Sears. There is a Sears right near our house. It’s such a great store that is part of America’s retail history.”

The Kardashian sisters are taking things seriously and decided to go big with their newfound partner, Sears. Expect a full-fledged fashion line which will contain about 40 apparel pieces, 20 lingerie styles, 60 jewelry items, 30 handbags and wallets, 25 hats and gloves and 12 shoe style which ooze the combination of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe’s sense of fashion. From glamorous, bohemian to rocker-chic, The Kardashian Kollection is ready to make everyone stylish. There are no words about the prices, but it’s determined that the Kardashian Kollection will be priced within the range of other Sears apparel brands.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Chloe Sevigny has joined the likes of Timberland and Spike Jonze to create a line of duds for the innovative clothing company Opening Ceremony. The company, which defines itself as “a multifaceted retail environment comprised of shops, showroom, and private label collection that establishes a new, international creative forum in downtown Manhattan” just released photographs of the third collection that has resulted from their collaboration with Ms. Sevigny.

Many of the looks in this new collection seem to hark back to the early 1990s. It is full of baby doll dresses, cropped tops, patterned stockings and slouchy caps. It is also full of oversized t-shirts, another 90s trend. These t-shirts, however, are emblazoned with Ms. Sevigny’s favorite Robert Mapplethorpe photographs. Some also show off collages by Mapplethorpe. While some of these t-shirts are suitable for wear in mixed company, others are most certainly “rated R.”

Dresses are an important part of this collection. While the baby doll silhouette is definitely there, so is the Peter Pan neckline and the puffy sleeve. Almost all of the dresses, including the ones that have boxier shapes, have open, swinging skirts. Predominant patterns among the dresses include leopard print, polka dots, floral, and paisley. These patterns also show up in the tights that are used to style the collection. Same goes for the hats. Based on the look book, it is clear that Ms. Sevigny intends for wearers of the collection to mix these patterns.

Of course, it is impossible to create a look that echoes the early 1990s without chunky shoes, and shoes are a big part of Ms. Sevigny’s new collection for Opening Ceremony. The shoes in this new collection include platform Mary Janes, lace up ankle boots, also with platform soles, and tall wedges. The shoe styles come in a number of colors, including solid black and combinations of lighter leather along with lighter sole hues.

Jessica Simpson, The Fashion Millionaire

She might still be wondering whether tuna is indeed chicken of the sea, but we now believe that’s just a total act. Jessica Simpson has proven to be one of fashion’s most prolific -if not genius players… of all time. Her fashion line which bears her name proved to be not just any celebrity’s line, but a celebrity line with staying power. WWD reported earlier this week that Jessica, the girl next door, is well on her way towards becoming a $1 billion fashion powerhouse. Really?

Well imagine this: she started her fashion venture in 2005 with Camuto Group, launching 22 fashion categories which includes fashion accessories, swimwear, dresses, outerwear, watches and fragrance. This year alone, Jessica managed to rake in $750 million in retail sales across all product categories! As if it’s not enough, Jessica Simpson is starting her own sportswear line, and she’s more than excited. Jessica stated:

“Since entering the fashion industry, I’ve envisioned including a sportswear line in my lifestyle brand. This new sportswear line reflects my evolving style, which combines comfort, femininity and flirty fun.”

The actress/singer is a living proof of how somebody often undermined and criticized even in her personal life (remember her ex, John Mayer who went all negative about their sex life on Playboy) can actually have the public’s positive opinion and succeeds on her ventures.

The year 2010 is a good year for Jessica Simpson indeed. She has a new sportswear line coming up, Eric Johnson as a fiance, a new greatest-hits album compilation “Playlist: The Very Best of Jessica Simpson” and a Christmas album “Happy Christmas” and an active online life… what more could a girl ask for?

And when we’re talking about her line, we’re serious about the quality and design. Check these Jessica Simpson cute handbags, accessories and shoes available at Zappos for your Christmas gift ideas. Trust us, any women will love them!

Jessica Simpson Valletta Satchel, $98

Jessica Simpson Precious Metals Infinity Hinge Bangle, $55

Jessica Simpson Abbar2 Shoes, $97.95

Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. Super Sale on GILT Starts Today!

Been quite a long time since we last visited our good friends at GILT and we’re feeling a little bit GILTy, that’s why we invite you to enjoy the L.A.M.B. super sale on GILT.

Gwen Stafani’s fashion line, L.A.M.B. has been a huge hit with both her music fans and general fashion enthusiasts. This time, they’re featured yet again on GILT, and among the fabulous holiday selections, expect slick shoes and hot handbags with plenty of hardware. There are also artful graphics on the collection, the sky-high Quintessa sandal and the Williamsfield tote, with the drawing of a punked-out lamb.

If this is the first time you’ve heard about GILT, thank your luck because it means you’re almost a member of this super-exclusive boutique. Think of GILT as a way for you to enjoy designer sample sales without having to queue up and actually fight with other girls to get your coveted fashion item. At GILT, you can shop from the comforts of your home or office -just when your boss is not looking, that is, and get the lowest price on original and authentic clothes, shoes, bags, and other accessories.

However, before you are able to enjoy any of GILT’s privilege, you’ll have to become a member. Sign up today, because as a member, you’ll also be notified about upcoming sales, so you’re guaranteed to be ahead of the crowd. The most important thing is: it’s totally FREE to become a GILT member, so it’s very convenient!

To make you salivate even more, here are some of the stuff up for grabs:

L.A.M.B. Walderston Satchel, was $298, now $149

L.A.M.B. Quintessa Sandal, was $295, now $139

L.A.M.B. Zip Around Wallet, was $128, now $69

The L.A.M.B. sale will be held at GILT today November 16, 2010 and will end at tomorrow: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at noon, SEAST. Hurry up before you miss it!

Mariah Carey Designs For HSN

It’s only a matter of days after we reported that Mariah Carey is officially pregnant, and yet there’s another news coming from the songstress.  Mrs. Cannon is going aboard the celebrity designers bandwagon by the new and lucrative deal with the Home Shopping Network.

Mariah Carey was tapped by HSN Inc.’s CEO, Mindy Grossman and she immediately jumped at the opportunity to develop her own collection of shoes and baubles. As she’s also known for her fragrance collections, Mariah is also looking forward to enhance her fragrance collections in her partnership with HSN.

Although claiming to be a non-wearer when it comes to jewelry, Mariah Carey will come out with a sparkling pavé-set initial pendants and butterfly earrings as key items for her jewelry line. As for other accessories, we’ve always known Mimi is big on boots, so expect nothing less than well-designed fur-trimmed suede boots and quilted nylon boots wrapped in chains. While the jewelry will be available from $39.99 up to $199.90, the shoes will start at a slightly higher price of $69.90 up to $199.95. There will also be a new version of Mariah Carey’s Luscious Pink fragrance and 25 bottles of the Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition fragrance -which will be priced at $275. The bottle will feature a Swarovski Elements-encrusted butterfly with a personal note from Mariah.

Mariah Carey has been an avid web-surfer and a loyal shopper of HSN, especially when her friend, Boyce, is on.

“It’s a classic, you have to keep it on. I do a very good impression of her.”

Well, soon she won’t have to do impressions anymore as Mariah will start selling her own stuff on November 29. Spoken like a true pro, Mimi said she has no pre-show jitters:

“I think it’s just about being yourself, explaining the different products and enjoying yourself. If I take it so seriously, and say, ‘Oh my god, It’s a Shakespearean moment,’ it’s not going to be fun. I am looking at it as something fun. This is an extracurricular activity for me and I am looking forward to it. It’s another creative outlet for me.”

And like a true designer, Mariah designed her line for HSN with the wearers in mind.

“When I don’t have a platform, we could have a traumatic moment, like a semi-spill on stage, which nobody wants. A platform shoe grounds you a little more. I try to make my designs more practical as well as pretty. One of the things I thought about was how I could do affordable, really nice, comfortable shoes that are still flattering to the leg.”

Can’t wait to get your Mariah Carey gear on HSN? Just wait patiently and take a look at what’s to come. From the looks of it, we say Go Mimi!