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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

Marni for H&M Photos Leaked




Fashionista is reporting that the first Marni for H&M ad campaign photo has been leaked on The Fashion Spot, building upon earlier excitement created by the campaign announcement video and photos.




Naturally I headed to TFS to see the ad and noticed another forum member had posted what appears to be a second ad campaign image. The first image gives us a glimpse at a blouse modeled by Imogen Poots for 69.95 euros and the second ad shows a polka-dot dress for 59.95 euros. Both items have me yearning to see more.

Marni for H&M hits stores on March 8th.

Images via The Fashion Spot

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up




Harper's Bazaar and starlets attend the Jason Wu for Target launch party.

The Cut reports Christian Siriano is now designing bridalwear.

Vogue takes you on a tour of designer Tabitha Simmons' chic family home.

College Candy rounds up makeup tips for girls who hate makeup.

Fashion Pulse Daily has the scoop on Butter London's spring 2012 nail lacquer collection.

Short of Something reveals an easy way to create the perfect bun with fine hair.

ELLE has the scoop on Beth Ditto's partnership with M.A.C.

The Grindstone asks, can your wardrobe change your career?

All Women Stalk shares 7 little known hair care tips that work.

Twitter welcomes Karl Lagerfeld who launched a "budget" line with Net-A-Porter.

American Express® Cardmembers are invited to a one-of-a-kind Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012 runway show featuring The Hilfigers.

Giveaways
The Cut's Facebook page is hosting a contest where fans can show off their best shoe street style for a chance to win a $1000 shoe shopping spree.

Enter my giveaway for Peace Love World luxe loungewear, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Sneak Peek: Helios & Luna Fall 2012


One of the pieces that caught my eye in the February issue of People StyleWatch was a vibrant orange leather skirt by a new-to-me brand called Helios & Luna by Patricia Clyne. So when I received this sneak peek of the designer's Fall 2012 presentation, I was instantly intrigued. Here's a quote from the designer about her inspiration for the collection which will be shown next week during New York Fashion Week:

"This season I went to an art gallery for my inspiration for the new Helios & Luna Collection for Fall 2012. I became obsessed by the paintings of British conceptual modern artist Martin Creed. His graphic bold strokes and colors reflect the spirit of the woman the collection is deigned for."