Yes, even I am a bit over all the collaborations already. That being said, I find it hard not to be just a teensy bit excited about this latest news about Swedish Hasbeens and H and M working together. The recently announced partnership is slated to debut with discount clogs and sandals in 150+ stores on April 20, 2011. Sustainable fashion working hand in hand with discount chains, bringing wooden heels to the masses.....what a delightful pairing.
As I indicated in my last outfit post, my newly purchased pair of Hasbeens are a welcome solution to my, until now, failing attempts to maintain cuteness during all this abominable snow. These three new designs (including a wedge/clog I did not show) are definitely geared towards the Spring weather and are the perfect way to get your boho-chic fix without making a deep dent in the purse. Maybe I can sneak in those J Brand Lovestory flares after all!
Music and fashion will mix and mingle at next week's Project Beethoven, an event that is equal parts fashion contest, show, and concert hosted by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
February 3 marks the third time the BSO has asked area student designers to present looks inspired by the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Doors open at 6:30 to allow a preview of all the entries, followed by a concert at 8:00 (featuring Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3). Post performance, the lucky winner will be announced.
The Project Beethoven winner will selected by a panel of judges, including Liana Krupp of New Brahmin, Alexandra Hall of Boston Magazine, designers Michael DePaulo and Sara Campbell, and BSO cellist Owen Young. Along with additional prizes, the winning design will be featured in Boston Magazine.
The ten-year old fashion designer locked inside me marvels at all the hard work that goes into whipping up such beautiful illustrations and clothing. Stay tuned to see all ten of the designs and contestant information at my Tumblr over the next few days. Special tickets to the event are available to guests under the age of 40 for a mere $20 (more info here bso.org). Now, get on your culture and clothing fix!
Could H & M have timed their announcement of the Swedish Hasbeen's collab any better (more details on that to come in my next post....)? Well actually yes, because I already bought a pair of the real deal, but that does not diminish my love for them in the slightest!
I really tried to up my cute quotient for winter gear this year. Why must it be so challenging to be chic in the snow?! It probably has more to do with the blizzard after blizzard we have been hit with in the New England area, dirty slush, and maybe a little seasonal affective disorder.
I took advantage of a slightly more mild day to take some pics outside- never you mind the stares I got from all the people walking down the street thinking what is this crazy gal doing outside with no coat? It's funny, the Hasbeens seem to go with everything. My only quip, and it's a minor one at that, is how long it takes to get them on and off and lace them. I suppose the benefits are all the sweeter with a little bit of work, no?
Next outfit post goal: actually have my hair down. Shocking, I know. Perhaps I have become just a wee bit obsessed with the casual upswept bun. My hair is actually quite long now. Stay tuned for its debut.