MAC x Prabal Gurung

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MAC Cosmetics x Prabal Gurung has arrived! The collection consists of just ten items, some of which come in several shades. These limited edition items are packaged in luxe gold and range from $20-$70. Since falling in love with MAC lipsticks, the one in ultramarine pink is my favorite from this collection. You can buy the collection at maccosmetics.com.

Alexander Wang Reigns Supreme

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Alexander Wang x H&M finally came and went faster than you can say WANG. Lines formed around the world for this exclusive, most coveted collection. Shoppers crashed the website, twice might I add, while trying to score some rare pieces. I had planned on going up to the closest H&M in Chicago, but I am glad I did not. People started camping out around midnight for the collection to drop at 8am, some places much earlier. To my demise, I would have left empty handed and very cranky. Knowing the website would crash, I prepared and placed my order by phone when the collection dropped at 10am. With much success and the help of the wonderful customer service at H&M, I was able to order everything I wanted in a mere ten minutes. However, others were not so lucky. By now, everything is sold out and appearing on eBay. If you’re lucky, some stores may have a few pieces left here and there.

We all know that H&M sizing is more true to European sizing, and Alexander Wang fits true to size. Combining the two for a sportswear inspired collection, was all over the place in my opinion. I am normally a size 4 and tend to wear mostly smalls and mediums. With H&M sizing, I tend to wear size 6 or 8. This collaboration I decided to get all size 6 and smalls. The few things that fit normal for me were the logo sports bra, the scuba top that zips up in the back, the v-neck shirt, and the scuba pants.The scuba pants are a size six, but I could have gotten my normal size in a four. The short scuba top was way oversized and fit oddly in the sleeves and back. The fitted dress runs incredibly small with little to no stretch. I could have easily ordered an 8 or 10. Same with the sports bra top. With these two pieces, there could have been a zipper for easier fit. The two pairs of leggings run small as well. I expected more stretch in the material, seeing that this is a sportswear collection. However, I really did love all the items in this collection. They were made fairly well, the materials used are nice quality for the price, and everything was true to Alexander Wang style. The only issues with this collection for me were the sizing and the lack of stretch in some of the materials. I have since parted ways with four items I bought, and put them up for sale on eBay at retail price. A few lucky people have already snagged two of my items close to or at retail. Hopefully with future collections such as this, there can be a more defined sizing guide.

Stores Getting Alexander Wang x H&M

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November 6th is almost here! A week away has us wondering which stores will be getting the AW collection? Never fear, Racked has just released the list. Check out all the stores below:
Arizona
Scottsdale Fashion, Phoenix, AZ

California
Beverly Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Fig & 7th, Los Angeles, CA
Century City, Century City, CA
Americana at Brand, Glendale, CA
Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
Powell St, San Fransisco, CA
San Fran Center, San Fransisco, CA
Santana Row, San Jose, CA

Colorado
Denver Pavilions, Denver, CO

Florida
Lincoln Road, Miami, FL
Florida Mall, Orlando, FL
Mall at Millenia, Orlando, FL
The Gardens Mall, West Palm, FL
Aventura Mall, Aventura, FL

Georgia
Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA

Hawaii
Honolulu, Honolulu, HI

Illinois
Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
State St, Chicago, IL

Louisiana
Market Place, New Orleans, LA

Maryland
F Street, Washington, DC
M Street, Washington, DC

Massachusetts:
Washington St, Boston
Newbury St, Boston

Nevada
Forum Shops, Las Vegas, NV

New Jersey:
Garden State, Paramus, NJ

New York:
Soho
Soho 2
5th Ave, 51st St
Lexington Ave, 59th St
18th St, 5th Ave
42nd St, 5th Ave
86th St, Lexington Ave
Penn Station
Times Square
Time Warner Center
5th Ave, 48st St
Herald Square
Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Bronx, Bronx, NY
Queens Center, Queens, NY
Roosevelt Field, Garden City, NY

Oregon
Pioneer Place, Portland, OR

Pennsylvania
Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Texas
Northpark, Dallas, TX
The Domain, Austin, TX
Houston Galleria, Houston, TX

Washington
Pike St, Seattle, WA

Mary Katrantzou for Adidas Originals: First Look

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Images of the Mary Katrantzou x Adidas Originals collection have started to surface. The much anticipated collection is set to drop in early November. Inspired by sports shoes with her inspiring prints, this collaboration looks to be a very exciting one. November will most definitely be the month with the most memorable collaborations. Check back for more details soon!

Oscar de la Renta Has Died at the Age of 82

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We have just lost a true legend in the fashion world today. At the age of 82, Oscar de la Renta has passed away. He had been battling cancer for quite awhile, but the final cause of death isn’t known at this time. Oscar de la Renta the company came about in 1965. With much success dressing First Ladies and dazzling us for years with gorgeous collections, Oscar de la Renta will truly be missed.

More from Alexander Wang x H&M

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Vogue Netherlands has featured some more looks from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. The looks featured some outfits for the ladies having the same neutral palette as in the men’s line. Neoprene and leather can be seen in the ladies line as well. Oversized crew necks and cut out crop tops mimic past Alexander Wang collections. Stay tuned for more closet to November when the collection drops.