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With Sydne Summer Stylish guests Front-Row with Kimmy Erin Gypsy Junkies Fall 2013 Designer Marcus Paglialonga takes the stage The details Gypsy models

Out & About 

Gypsy Junkies Luncheon

Last week, Gypsy Junkies hosted a private luncheon for select media, stylists and celebs to preview the new Fall 2013 collection. I’m quite fond of attending shindigs like these because not only do I get up-close-and-personal with the collections, but I also get to catch up with old friends like Sydne Summer (Sydne Style) and make new ones like Kimmy Erin (stylist to Katherine Heighl) who sat next to me during the runway show and Deniz Senkan (Le Fashion Monster) who shared anecdotes of her style evolution as a graduate student.

The intimate French-inspired setting was a perfect compliment to the collection and it featured a light lunch, an open bar, and of course, lots of Gypsy swag.

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Shopping

H&M Goes Rebel

H&M’s new collection, The Gray Concept, brings a whole new flavor to the global retailer by mixing aesthetics across the board. While reminiscent of their Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Collection, this rock n’ roll concept fuses disheveled grunge with rock edge to create rebellious new looks when layered together. The chic blend of luxury basics and statement separates give urban style a fresh and youthful spirit with a modern twist.

Girls can build an off-duty model wardrobe with pieces like an asymmetrical jersey dress with a racerback design and gentley flared hem — think Erin Wasson, Agyness Deyn and Chanel Iman. While guys can inject a dose of rock n’ roll in a sleeveless hooded sweatshirt with deep armholes, raw edges and ribbed hem. Every item in the collection features rough cuts and gorgeous details that elevate the cool factor in any layered combination.

The full collection will be available in selected stores starting November 1st, and if this is anything like H&M’s previous capsule collections, it will sell fast. So gather your coins and be there early.

Window Shopping

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Of all of the high-end designer collaborations H&M has done, this one was by far one of my most anticipated ones. While underwhelmed by the menswear collection, I still have my eyes on a few pieces like the navy and camel suits and the bleached denim.

On the women’s side, my top picks include (of course) the massive white duvet coat, the disco ball skinnies, the black fitted blazer, the draped asymmetrical red dress and the iridescent beige maxi dress. From an accessories standpoint, I’m feeling the lucite heeled boots will be the highly coveted accessory of the collection.

The full collection will launch in H&M stores nationwide on November 15.

I want the entire Alexander Wang Resort 2013 collection injected into my veins. That’s all.

Alexander Wang is a prominent campaigner of the elevated basic, and with that aesthetic boosting his designs, he took the notions of comfort and ease and played them out onto some of the best urban pieces I’ve seen come from him.

Take for instance the athletic leather coats and jackets with patch pockets and panels of a skin stamped to look like crocodile; clearly a tongue-in-cheek nod to luxury goods. Brilliant!
And then there’s the backless sweaters and cardigans held in place with lingerie straps which introduced a sense of airiness into the designs that conspired to be both graphic and fragile. Brilliant [and sexy] again! 

As a stylist to musicians, this collection is a dream come true because it screams “stage”, but there are also pieces that I can see making an impact on a red carpet. The best part about Alexander Wang is that he is a master at strategically injecting high levels of detailing into his designs but he never looks like he’s trying too hard — which in term means my clients would never look like they’re trying too hard.