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H&M Spring Summer 2012 Trend Guide

Earlier I showed you the H&M Spring 2012 lookbook, now see the clothes in motion in this short trends video. For Spring/Summer 2012, we'll be seeing pastel colors, a new way of color blocking, silk trousers, pencil skirts, and a grown-up silhouette with a lot of sharp tailoring, according to the experts: Emelie Faure of BE Magazine, Natalie Hartley of Instyle Magazine, and Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design H&M.

Rachel Pally, Geren Ford and Cynthia Vincent Design Lines for QVC

Los Angeles-based contemporary designers Geren Lockhart, Rachel Pally, Cynthia Vincent and Karen Zambos are set to launch new collections created especially for QVC in February. CV by Cynthia Vincent and KZ by Karen Zambos are scheduled to debut during QVC's NY Fashion Week broadcast on Friday, February 10 at 10 PM (ET) with the GF by Geren Ford premiere scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 10 PM (ET). RP by Rachel Pally is scheduled to debut during QVC's The Buzz on the Red Carpet – Live from LA on Friday, February 24 at 9 PM (ET) during Hollywood’s biggest awards weekend of the year. Each designer's QVC lines will include 8 pieces ranging from $47-$110, from feminine tops to boho maxi dresses.

Any QVC shoppers out there? Will you be checking out these lines on TV or online?

{Above is a sampling of some of the new items (from left): GF by Geren Ford Peony Print Sleeveless Ruffle Blouse, $64; CV by Cynthia Vincent Ruffle Front Maxi Dress, $99.50; RP by Rachel Pally Rolling Waves One Shoulder Maxi Dress, $82}

Lunch Hour Shopping: L.A.M.B. Handbags and Shoes on Gilt

Gwen Stefani is one celebrity with a fashion line that real fashionistas love to wear, and today on Gilt Groupe, you can get your hands on some genuine L.A.M.B. handbags and shoes at a big discount. Think perfect-for-spring neon messengers, classic black satchels with a touch of edge and platform ankle boots that make the outfit. The bags above, for example, are now just $129 (down from $248), which equals a steal any way you do the math.

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L.A.M.B. handbags and shoes on Gilt Groupe