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Eric Daman for Charlotte Russe: First Look




Earlier we reported Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman was teaming up with Charlotte Russe for a special collection of $50 and under party dresses, now we have a sneak peek at the lookbook. According to @CharlotteRusse on Twitter, the collection will be available online starting tomorrow October 21st, so look for it then! I love the one with the structured shoulders and the one with the lace sleeves, just wondering how short they are in person. Tough to tell on those leggy models! Grab one of these supercute frocks now for those holiday parties, they'll here before you know it.

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K-DASH by Kardashian for QVC




E! Entertainment's leading ladies of reality television, the Kardashians, have parlayed their reality stardom into dozens of lucrative product deals and brand endorsements, from weightloss supplements and lipgloss to a fashion collab with Bebe. Most recently, the sisters created a fashion line for QVC called K-DASH, which made its debut during the second annual Fashion's Night Out in September.

Now, the girls are scheduled to return for the one-hour premiere of K-DASH by Kardashian on October 22 at 8 PM (ET). Per the press release, "K-DASH reflects a variety of looks, ranging from glam and edgy to feminine and flirty. Staying true to their mission of making fashion accessible to every woman, the Kardashians offer styles that are made to flatter all figures."

Items you can shop right now at QVC.com include a Printed Tunic with Detachable Belt ($59.50), Double Strap Pebble Leather Handbag (sale $209.94) and Riding Pants with Faux Leather Detail ($59.75). It's not exactly my style but the sale prices seem reasonable if you're looking for something like a black blazer or cocktail dress.

Browse more photos after the jump. What do you think of K-DASH?

Lanvin for H&M: First Look


Lanvin for H&M: First Look

French Vogue has the first image of the collection, or as they put it, la première image exclusive. Everything sounds better in French, doesn't it?

The campaign photo shot by David Sims features models (from left to right) Hannelore Knuts, Jane Schmitt, Tati Collitar and Natasha Poly donning four all-black looks. Each has the stamp of Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, from the asymmetry and signature draping to the perfected "little black dress."

This sneak peek also gives us a glimpse at some of the accessories we can hope to find in the collection, including oversized black sunglasses, chunky pearl bracelets and statement-making necklaces with flower embellishments - so Lanvin!

Lanvin for H&M launches in the US and Canada on November 20 then everywhere else November 23 in 200 H&M stores worldwide. I might have to make a special trip into the city for this one, it's haute!

Gossip Girl Stylist Eric Daman To Design for Charlotte Russe




Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman is teaming up with Charlotte Russe to create an affordable line of party dresses, accessories and shoes priced under $50 launching October 24th, 2010.

The moment I saw Eric Daman last summer at a Charlotte Russe event, which he helped style, I totally saw a collab in the works (ahem, cough cough). The show was brilliant and the response from guests was super positive. Daman has also worked as Charlotte Russe's creative director for the past couple years, so it's a natural progression.

"I really feel I know the Charlotte Russe customer so well," Daman told StyleList. "And I felt the need to do party dresses because there is such a void out there for cute, fun, not-superexpensive dresses."

I just hope the dresses won't be supershort and supertight. Are you excited for this collab?

P.S. Live chat on Twitter with Eric Daman on October 22nd from 6-7 pm ET. Details here.

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