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Diane Von Furstenberg follows in the footsteps of a number of high-end fashion names who have worked with Gap. Roland Mouret, Valentino and Stella McCartney have all partnered with Gap. Stella McCartney's collaboration of kidswear, which included wellingtons and cashmere leggings, was such a hit that the British designer was able to use the collaboration as a springboard and went on to launch a childrenswear line for her own. The collection will come out in March 2012, and will be for children up to the age of 12.
Check out Laura Kranitz's hair accessories, handmade using natural and organic materials. In the mood to spice up your look, add some feathers, and feel free.
Inspired by the heritage and savoir faire of the artisanal craftsmanship of the House of Chanel, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, introduces new textures and makeup effects in a radiant Fall 2011 Collection, ILLUSIONS D'OMBRES DE CHANEL.($25; chanel.com)
Gwen Stefani is partnering with Target to give babies, children, and tweens a taste of Japanese anime-inspired clothing with Harajuki Mini. The collection will include products for babies, children and tweens, priced from $3.99 to $29.99. The first installment of Harajuku Mini hits stores and Target.com on November 13.
Give chocolate! A box of zchocolat can be the sweetest gift ever - sweets comes in a beautifully engraved box, $165.02, zchocolat.com.
Sephora and Nars go digital with super cool apps and e-commerce sites.
NARS Cosmetics, a division of Shiseido Americas Corporation, announced the relaunch of the brand's e-commerce website, narscosmetics.com. This is a one-of- a-kind, high-impact luxury shopping experience, with exclusive application tips, product suggestions, how-to guides, and expert insight from Francois Nars and leading NARS artists. Bonus: Site is iPhone/iPad compatible.
Strike a Pose with Pose - this app
allows you to ask top fashion consultants and your friends for their advice and opinions. Snap a photo, upload it to the system for friends to view, and get instant feedback.
Diane Von Furstenberg's new fragrance, called "DIANE" is due out in October 2011, with two main elements in the juice: frangipani and violet. At launch in the U.S., the scent is to be carried exclusively at Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Sephora.
77kids and digital agency space150 are turning everyday shoppers into onscreen rock stars. A customized photo booth at the company's brand new flagship store in Times Square snaps a photo of each kid and then inserts their face into a rock video that plays to crowds outside on giant digital billboards.
Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan's Candy Bar, has partnered with Maclaren to create a special edition stroller. The rainbow-colored and candy-print stroller has a whimsical look that kids would love.
Get ready to get polished at Sephora with it's upcoming in-store manicure service. Sephora Nail Studio Art + Lacquer Services featuring XpresSpa will open up at the brand's Times Square location.The products will include Sephora by OPI and Sephora collection polishes, Illamasqua, Dior, Nars, Nails Inc. London, and Perfect Formula.
BONUS (available in Manhattan): Sephora has also just launched a same-day delivery service. From Monday through Friday, from noon to 9 p.m., Sephora will hand-deliver your makeup and skincare orders (must be placed between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. that day) via a Sephora-branded Mini Cooper.
In 2004, Versace closed its Versace Young line. And now, eight years later, Collection for Spring 2012, Versace will introduce Young Versace, a children's wear line aimed at kids from infancy to the age of twelve. Gian Giacomo Ferraris,CEO of Versace SpA, says that this new line is "a high-end, glamorous and colorful collection in line with the brand's essence, with a touch of rock 'n' roll." Young Versace will offer a full collection that complements Versace's current line. "The label's iconic symbols, such as the Greek frieze and the Medusa, will be reinterpreted with a sense of irony and fun prints in natural fabrics." (WWD, "Versace to Launch Kids Line", 05.11.11).
Gucci announces the launch of a new interactive feature, the Children's Collection Playground, which allows users to dress up virtual dolls with products from the new Gucci children's collection, as well as draw and color with a variety of templates. Available under the iPhone/iPad Exclusive section of the Gucci App.
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For this Mother's Day, Bloomingdale's decorates its windows with a mother-themed, featuring pictures (and sweet quotes) of five designers with their moms along with each designer's ready-to-wear. Photos of Lela Rose, Michael Kors, Milly designer Michelle Smith, Rebecca Taylor, Yigal Azrouel, and their moms are all on display as of yesterday.
RalphLauren.com has launched an interactive storybook for readers ages 2 to 8. "The RL Gang," narrated by Harry Connick Jr., tells the story of eight super stylish kids who go on an adventure on their first day back to school. Shop any closet while browsing this shoppable storybook. Just click and purchase.
Get the hard copy of the book for 18.95 at Tikatok.com.
Yellow nail polish for Fall 2013. Check out Need Sunglasses? by OPI Nail Lacquer, Tweet Me by L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail and Mellow Yellow in Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish.
Looking to drop a size? Check out Blueprint Cleanse.
Time for a new obsession? Check out Nicolas Ghesquiere's new fragrance, Balenciage Florabotanica, Eau de Parfum, $95.
No time to attend botox parties, get Furlesse patches ($20 per pack) and keep wrinkles in check.
Set sail with Mickey Mouse on the new Disney Dream cruise.Features inlcude: children-only pools, clubs, and Goofy's Sports Deck and the first ever on-ship water-coaster ride. Boat also stops at Disney's Private Island.
Does you child have food allergies? Check out AllergyEats.com - this site locates nearby restaurants to accommodate your kid's food allergy. Download app from website.
Citistroller App for the iPhone/iPad offers more than 700 baby-and kid-gear retailers, stroller-friendly public transport, diaper-change stations, and nursing spots. Fully optimized for Boston and NYC.
For the wine lover Check out Lot18.com for flash sales of high-end, hard-to-find wine, up to 60% off. Salute! Kanpai!
Why are celebrities raving about Viviscal? Try this strand-boosting supplement for shinier, thicker locks. Read more about Viviscal.
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