Collaboration

Alexander Wang x H&M

IMG_2890I’ve never participated in a major collaboration launch because the location of my school made it difficult. Finally, I have been able to indulge in one of these amazing collaborations. About a week ago the Alexander Wang x H&M collection hit the stores. My best friend Ashley and I stood outside in the chilly rain to get our hands on the collection. The line or the wait wasn’t bad at all.

First off I’d like to say that the collection was pleasing to the eye, yet a little painful for the wallets. The collection was made with quality materials, which was awesome considering the prices. However, some of the materials weren’t exactly flattering for most body types. The products that were made out of scuba material definitely were not flattering.

IMG_2893I managed to pick up this black “sweater”, which is actually more like a shirt. I loved the detail throughout the shirt and the combination of the fabric with mesh. It’s such a great piece; I’ll definitely get a lot of use from it. One thing I can say about the collection is the pieces run a little larger. I managed to pick up an extra-small when I’m usually a small/medium in tops. This top is lovely and I cannot wait to style it when it gets a bit warmer out. Below are some photos of the shirt and the items it came with.IMG_2898IMG_2897IMG_2899What pieces were you able to snag and what are your thoughts of the collection? Feel free to show me via social media. Simply Hashtag #fashionroyaltyblog and tag me, @fpr_royalty.

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Collaboration Alert: Alexander Wang x Beats by Dr. Dre

Another collaboration is in the works and I am so excited for the products to hit stores. Alexander Wang will be collaborating with Beats by Dr. Dre and will products a three-product collection.

Wang spoke to WWD about the collaboration and stated, “I have always looked to music and musicians for inspiration and as collaborators because there is such a purity to their talent. Different types of music can also transform how you interpret or understand a fashion show, or film. It’s creating a story and translating a message.”

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Image courtesy of GQ Style.

Alexander Wang has done technological collaborated with several brands over the years, but this limited edition collection will be stellar! Even though I’m pretty shocked there was time to create this collection, since he is juggling his own brand and Balenciaga. Anyway, WWD has reported that the collection will include his variation of the Beats Studio headphones, the Beats Pill speaker, and the lightweight urBeats earbuds.

Alexander Wang stood true to his style and went with a minimalist look. The color scheme for the collection is matte black and gold! Which is absolutely to die for. The prices will range from $199 to $499. You could purchase the collection on alexanderwang.com and beatsbydre.com on December 16th.

Will you go out and splurge on some Alexander Wang Beats? The holiday season is here, here’s just one more thing to add to your wish list.

Best, Jair xx

Meadham Kirchhoff x Topshop is Finally Here!

This fall has been the season of collaborations! The next massive collaboration is Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop. I think this collab is a perfect fit for Topshop because they are known for always having the latest styles and trends as well as some quirky options.

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Photo courtesy of Fashionista.com

This super fun collaboration will have about 89 funky pieces.  The collection had fur, pastels, cherries, bold bright colors, blacks, whites, ruffles, and lace. Even though this collection was a little bright and over the top for me, there were some staple statement pieces all throughout the collection.

“The [collection’s] over all aesthetic was influenced by Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, Kembra Pfahler, and glam rock,” Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff stated to Fashionista. “It is an enormous and all encompassing collection which will offer a myriad of choice for any customer to adapt or reject as they see it.”

ImageThe looks in this collection can be worn as a whole or individually. So it’s perfect if you have a quirky style or you just want a bold awesome statement piece. The colorful and kooky color and pattern scheme is perfect to brighten up your wardrobe for the fall/winter and carry over as essentials for the spring/summer.  Some of my favorite looks in the collection were the cherry coin purse, the cherry button up blouse, the fur multicolored vest, the pastel multicolored fur bag, and bright pink leopard sweatshirt, to name a few.

The collection will be available at Topshop today, November 21st. The prices range from $8 to $1,200. I would love to see what pieces your favorite pieces or the ones you were able to snag. Follow me on Instagram (@_Jairx3) and hashtag #fashionroyaltyblog to show me your pieces! Here are some of the pieces that caught my eye (all photos courtesy of Fashionista.com and to see more photos of the collection visit Fashionista.com):

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Best, Jair xx

Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Holiday 2013

Happy Monday Dolls!

We all know how much I love collaborations. As said before, I think it’s amazing when luxury brands team up with huge retailers to give consumers that luxury piece at an affordable price. L’Wren Scott’s first collaboration is with Banana Republic. We have known of this collabo since the summer, but finally it’s almost here. This holiday collection will be available on December 5th, which is perfect for preparing gifts or snagging a chic outfit for those holiday parties.

Instead of imagining what’s in store, the lookbook has leaked (sucks, but yay for us!). The collection consists of garments in bold jewel tones, chic patterns, sequence, and faux fur. All of these things are definitely in for the fall and are perfect for the holiday season. The collection will consist of over 50 pieces that are class L’Wren Scott designs.  Here’s a photo to show what the collection will look like.

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Photo courtesy of Fashionista.com

Personally as a college student, I haven’t been able to afford L’Wren Scott designs. However, many die-hard fans say that the tailoring of the clothes are perfect and have ultra-flattering cuts. In that case I cannot wait to see the pieces in person. I’m sure they’ll live up to the L’Wren Scott brand’s standards. The prices of the apparel range from $39.50 to $165 and the accessories ranges from $39.50 to $198. I cannot wait to see the rest of the collection in person. I’m sure every piece will be worth the money and those that are higher priced will be worth it.

Will you go out and snag yourself some Banana Republic L’Wren Scott? If you decide to, you better get it before it’s sold out!

Best, Jair xx

M.I.A x Versace Versus

ImageI come bearing exciting news. This fall there will be a fashion collaboration between pop-star M.I.A and the Versace Versus line. I am personally excited for this collaboration because of M.I.A’s exciting wild and original personality. I think her ideas and inspiration will help build a fabulous collection.

When M.I.A was spotted at the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2014 show she was able to talk to WWD about this collaboration. M.I.A. stated, “I have a collaboration with Versace coming out in two weeks.” This collection will be with the Versus line and I am very excited to see it debut.

Also, M.I.A has another album named “Matangi” coming to stores on November 5th. So be sure to snag that album. I’m sure it’s going to have a lot of funky and cool tracks. Do you think Versus collaborating with M.I.A is a good idea? Do you think the line will be a hit or miss? Please leave your thoughts in the comment bar.

-Best, Jair xo