Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

Kelly Osbourne To Launch Clothing Line

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Ever since she got her new svelte figure, Kelly Osbourne has been more into the fashion world. When she started making appearances on Fashion Police with Joan Rivers, we had a hunch that it’s not gonna be long for her to launch her own clothing line.

Turns out it came true! Kelly Osbourne leaked that she’s coming up with her own clothing line soon, and she’s working with them on her birthday.

There’s no info yet on what the brand she’s collaborating with, but Kelly makes sure that she’ll have a partner on breaking her way into the fashion world. For some other celebrities, clothing lines might just about signing endorsement deals, but for Kelly, it’s a total commitment.

“I’m going to design for an already made line and then once I get enough experience and know what I’m doing I’ll do my own independent one. I don’t want to jump into something and not be able to swim.”

Kelly hinted that her collaboration with the mysterious brand will be available next year. Are you excited? Because we are!

Jersey Shore’s J-Woww Forced To Shut Down Clothing Line

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Okay, this is weird. Just hours after we posted the news about Snooki coming up with her own line of slippers, we got news that her fellow Jersey Shore star, Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, is forced to shut down her clothing line. Remember? We reported her plan to do a fashion line called “Filthy Couture” not so long ago.

There were talks about ‘trademark issues’ as there’s also a company with a similar name threatening her with a lawsuit. A friend of J-Woww said “Money needed to be returned to the people who had ordered clothing.”

Radar Online reported that J-Woww’s friend said:

“She couldn’t handle the clothing line and didn’t really have the help she needed.”

The friend also said that J-Woww has given up on her clothing line.

“She could have given her line a new name but instead just let it go. She’s no longer designing clothes for her line and I’m not sure if she’ll ever do it again.”

Awww… too bad. Wonder what Snooki has to say about this.

Scott Disick to Capitalize on Girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian’s Fame by Developing His Own Clothing Line

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No matter what my feelings might be about what kind of person Scott Disick seems to be when he makes appearances on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, I have to admit that I think he is a pretty snappy dresser. The douchetastic Disick was at Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorkers party last month and announced that he is going to be putting out his own clothing line sometime next year. Kourtney Kardashian’s baby-daddy/boyfriend says that the line will feature “everything from shoes to clothing to cuff links to accessories.”

No further word has been mentioned since then, maybe Scott is hard Scott is hard at work? Doubtful, but we are quite sure that footage of his developing line will be featured on his girlfriend’s reality show. Perhaps the triple K’s will feature some of Scott’s close in one of their DASH stores? Not if Khloe has anything to do with it!

Tina Knowles Moved “Miss Tina” Clothing Line To Walmart

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Beyoncé Knowles’ mother, Tina Knowles, is known for her fashion design ventures since the Destiny Child days.  The Deréon and House of Deréon co-owner came up with her own line “Miss Tina” a while back, and she continues to enjoy the fruits of her hard work.

Just recently, Miss Tina moved into Walmart, after previously partnering with the Home Shopping Network.  Moving into its new ‘home’, the line expanded its sizes up to size 18.  Tina Knowles commented about the upsizing:

“I’m the best model for this.  I’m busty, I’m full under the arms and around the back. I couldn’t wear jackets or a white button-down shirt before, and I don’t want bare arms. All I was looking for was a jacket that actually closed.”

Tina Knowles and the new Miss Tina collection

Tina is convinced that women want the same thing, no matter what their sizes are.  Therefore she put a lot of thought in Miss Tina’s creation process.

“These clothes are all made with the thought process to make you look slimmer and taller.  Every dress has some draping and ruching, everything has stretch, even the leather jackets. Sand-blasting on jeans? That’s not great for most figures and you won’t find it here.”

We’re loving Tina Knowles more and more as she shared her style advice:

“The best thing you can do is take your time to study your own style, then the individual pieces will come naturally.”

Here are some peeks of Miss Tina hot items that are available in Walmart right now.  Guess what, they’re sold at about $10 to $15.  Pretty amazing, right?

Miss Tina Jersey Tunic, $15

Miss Tina Velour Hoodie, $15

Lil Kim To Launch Clothing Line

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In 2004, Lil Kim launched her “HollyHood” clothing line, but for some reasons, we don’t hear from that brand anymore. There’s good news, though, if you’re a hard core Lil Kim fan, the hip hop lady has just unveiled her latest venture in the fashion world as she launched a new clothing line called 24/7 Star: Goddess Collection. The fashion line debuted at Charlotte, North Carolina Fashion Week last weekend. 24/7 Star: Goddess Collection features sexy numbers including embroidered dresses, cat suits and other pieces.

Seems like Lil Kim is trying out everything related to beauty these days as she opened her second Salon Se Swa beauty parlor in Charlotte North Carolina.

Here’s a peek of Lil Kim’s 24/7 Star: Goddess Collection clothing line at its debut show. We’re delightedly surprised by her subtleness and if you’re thinking the line will show a lot of skin, well, you’re not exactly right. The line actually shows a different, more classy side of the typical Lil Kim look, although we can see her signature sexy attitude here and there. So, would you wear the brand?

Sean John Goes to Europe

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Hip hop mogul, Sean Combs aka P. Diddy, has planned to bring his clothing label “Sean John” to Europe since three years ago, but it only happened now. What gives?

“We had planned on [bringing the collection to Europe] three years ago but then the recession came and we really wanted to focus on making sure we stayed consistent in the U.S. But right now with what’s going on economically in Europe there’s opportunities, because people still need exciting things going on in their stores to keep people coming in…we feel now the time is right to really start the conversation.”

Diddy showed the men’s and women’s line of Sean John at London’s Sanderson Hotel to potential partners. Word is, Sean John could begin retailing in Europe in Fall 2011. But how will Europeans react to Diddy’s designs? Steven McSween, Vice President of design for Sportswear and Licensed Collection at Sean John stated:

“The feedback we’ve been hearing…is that the aesthetic has surprised some people — it already does feel like it has a European flair to it. There’s historical men’s references, but just done a little cooler and a little cleaner to epitomize [Combs’] lifestyle.”

Diddy wowed the crowd with his ‘unexpected’ collection as well, as the Sean John lineup consist of men’s sweaters with intarsia military motifs, slim fit men’s jeans in faded khaki washes and silk bomber jackets. There was also the dressier and dapper side of Sean John which included navy blazer with silver buttons, and also women’s line which showcased tailored leather jackets. Diddy commented on the reaction:

“Almost anyone who has come here today was like, ‘I thought the product would have logos on it, I thought it would be baggy,’ when actually it’s timeless fashion, it has a little aspiration and it’s very clean…it’s great product.”

Of course it is a great brand, otherwise we won’t be suggesting you to get yourself Sean John stuff. Speaking of which, here are our recommendations today for you, Ladies and Gents:

Sean John Short Chic Trench, was $69, now $53.99

Sean John Taped Jacket, was $78, now $66.99

Sean John Hooded Wool Blazer, was $175, now $133.99

Sean John Noir Cardigan, $88