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H&M Announces Next Designer Collab with Kenzo

Kenzo x H&M
H&M announced that its next designer collaboration will be with KENZO, the "vibrant and playful Parisian house that captures the energy of global culture to create its unique, youthful spirit." Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will bring the spirit of KENZO to H&M, creating collections for women and men as well as accessories.

Lim and Leon are the founders of global fashion emporium Opening Ceremony, and to be honest I hadn't really heard of Kenzo until the Opening Ceremony duo took the helm of the Parisian fashion house in 2011 and made headlines.

Kenzo was created by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, who held his first fashion show in Paris in 1972. Kenzo is a celeb favorite, and you might recognize their bold, tongue-in-cheek designs like the oversized message clutch that Jessica Alba carried in this post. Or maybe you've taken note of Kenzo's super expensive embellished sweatshirts on fashion blogs and celebrity style sites. That tiger sweatshirt you've seen everywhere? That's Kenzo.

I'll be following this collab closely just because it's so relevant to the fashion scene today. With their huge fan base, I have a feeling it will sell out quickly and tons will end up on eBay.

KENZO x H&M will be available in selected stores & online from November 3, 2016.

Read more about the collaboration on and follow hashtag #KENZOxHM on social media for all the latest updates.

Are you excited for Kenzo x H&M?

Sarong Chic: Hilary Duff's Denim Shirt and Wrapped Midi Skirt Look for Less

While stepping out in West Hollywood, Hilary Duff styled a bleached chambray shirt with a flowy skirt, white sandals and a cognac bucket bag. To top it all off, Hilary added mirrored-lens sunnies, stacks of gold bangles and a grey wool hat. More is more in the case of her accessories, which I tend to stray from, but I love the look here. Plus I'm obsessed with this skirt! The sarong shape and lightweight fabric makes me instantly think of summer, and the midi length is so chic. Hilary's shoes in this look are a flat gladiator style, but I decided to dress it up a bit with some wedge sandals with a similar strap detailing. Get the look for less with styled pieces starting at $5.90 below...


Hilary Duff Photo Credit: STPR,

Grunge Meets Glam: Eva Mendes' Plaid Shirt and Ripped Jeans Look for Less

Eva Mendes' casual style
Eva Mendes was seen arriving at The London Hotel in LA in a casual plaid button-up shirt and cuffed ripped denim jeans. The actress tied her hair up with a scrunchie, tossed on some wedge heels and added oversized sunglasses to give her basic look some sex appeal. Eva could wear the proverbial potato sack and still look hot, and this outfit proves her effortless style yet again. The plaid shirt and jeans are wardrobe staples, updated for spring with cute sandals and a retro updo hairstyle. I was surprised how difficult it is to find wedge slides that don't scream "comfort shoes," so I swapped in some wedge sandals with an ankle-strap instead. Steal her style with finds starting at just $6 below...

Eva Mendes' casual style

Shop the Look for Less:

Plaid Shirt, $6 at // H&M Ripped Jeans, $39.99 (tons more ripped jeans options at Romwe under $25) // Club Monaco Scrunchie, $12 // Gabriella Rocha Reversible Tote, $49.99 // Seychelles Wedge Sandals, $79 at // Steve Madden Sunglasses, $42

Eva Mendes Photo Credit: Bruja/Sam Sharma, PacificCoastNews

Groovy Baby: Jourdan Dunn's Flared Denim Dungarees Look for Less

Jourdan Dunn's overalls look
British model Jourdan Dunn was all smiles as she was snapped in her 70's inspired flared denim dungarees during the 69th Cannes Film Festival. And you can't help but smile with her - this look is so fun, so fresh and so easy to recreate on a budget. The key piece is of course those flare-leg denim overalls, which Dunn expertly paired with a simple white t-shirt and comfy-cool Adidas sneakers. Wide legs and trainers, yet again, people. This combination is everywhere for spring! Finish the look with a chic mini satchel (hard to see in this photo but trust us on this one) and round mirrored glasses...because nailing that model-off-duty look is all in the details. Look for less below...

Jourdan Dunn look for less

Shop the Look for Less:

H&M Flare Overalls, $39.99 (also love these and these at Gap, or this plus-size pick at Forever 21) // H&M Tee, $5.99 // Quay Australia Sunglasses, $50 at // Adidas 'Superstar' Sneaker, $89.95 at // Zara Mini City Bag, $39.90

Jourdan Dunn Photo Credit: CRYSTAL, PacificCoastNews

Nautical Vibes: Karolina Kurkova's Blue Blazer and White Jeans Look for Less

Karolina Kurkova's blue blazer look for less //
Model Karolina Kurkova was spotted leaving the Martinez Hotel during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in a bright blue blazer paired with a white top and white skinny jeans. I love how fresh this look is for has a nautical, preppy vibe thanks to the crisp blazer with gold buttons and the white jeans, but the edgy black espadrille sneakers give it a cool, urban touch. And I love the neutral blush crossbody bag, an absolute essential. If you haven't already, I recommend checking out the Who What Wear line at Target where you'll find this amazing little bag that looks so luxe for the price. Read on for more fashion finds that just appear expensive but are all under $35!

Karolina Kurkova's blue blazer look for less //

Shop the Look for Less:

Choies Blazer, $33.99 // Joe Fresh Skinny Jeans, $34 // H&M Top, $9.99 // Who What Wear for Target Saddle Bag, $29.99 // Forever 21 Canvas Espadrille Sneaker, $15.90 (also love this Franco Sarto pair for $50) // T.J. Maxx Designer Sunglasses, $75 // Mixit Belt, $22 at // Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo, $18

Karolina Kurkova Photo Credit: CRYSTAL, PacificCoastNews