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From the Mouth of Fashion: Even More Collaborations

T by Alexander Wang x Santigold and Spankrock

Women’s T By Alexander Wang Fall 2011

Men’s T by Alexander Wang Fall 2011

Santigold and Spankrock teamed up with Alexander Wang for his T by Alexander Wang Fall 2011 collection’s video. Doesn’t the duo make you want the clothing even more? I know it does for me! You can buy the collection now.

CFDA x Tons of Designers Against Fakes

DVF

Marchesa

And you can’t fake the pure amazingness that were the collaborative bags by designers like Jason Wu, Betsey Johnson and Coach. These one of a kind bags sold out immediately after being put up for sale on eBay. They were priced at $150 each. However, you can still purchase the basic design, pictured below, for $35 for a limited time and trick it out yourself!

The totes by CFDA are going towards raising money for the fight against the production of counterfeit bags.

Gardens, and Villas, and People, Oh My!

Foster the People with Garden and Villa

Tonight Alex and I (Hanna) went to see Foster the People at the House of Blues. We didn’t know what to expect of the opening act, having never really heard of them or their music before. We came away from the first set pleasantly surprised.

Garden and Villa, from Santa Barbara, were able to blow a crowd, of over four-hundred people, away with flute playing. ‘Nuff said. Plus their soothing vocals and sweet melodies make for a nice overall sound. We can definitely see a Garden and even a Villa in our future! Be sure to check out their first album which dropped July 5th.

We both had come to love Foster the People long before tonight; Alex through a remix, wanting to hear the original and myself by accidental youtube-bliss. While “Pumped Up Kicks” is this summer’s anthem, Foster the People is not a one-hit-wonder. With tracks like “Helena Beat” and “Houdini” (both “H” starting titles=automatic-love for Hanna), Foster the People will be “fostering” our ears with amazing music for many years to come.

Even though it was”warrant”-ed (pun?…) that this concert was going to be spectacular, we were pleased to rediscover our new favorite band via a packed house, puking underage chicks, and surfer boys trying to steal our seats. While our seats could’ve been better (House of Blues **cough cough**), we couldn’t have asked for a better night.

Check out Foster the People when they come to Soma in October. We’ll be there, how about you?

Happy Fourth of July!

From the Mouth of Fashion: Versace x H&M

Versace x H&M

The recently announced, and highly anticipated, collaboration between Versace and H&M will not disappoint. Like previous H&M collaborations, this collection won’t come cheap but saving up to purchase a few of the 40+ pieces sounds like a brilliant idea.

“The womenswear collection will be dominated by dresses that express the spirit of the season, featuring studded leather, silk and colorful prints, and accessories including high heels and costume jewelry.”- H&M

The Versace x H&M dress Donatella wore at her menswear S/S 2012 collection in Milan:

H&M Press Release

Preview of the collection:

H&M Press Release

H&M Press Release

H&M Press Release

“It will be available from 17th November in around 300 stores worldwide, as well as on-line.  In addtion, Donatella Versace has also designed a pre-spring collection for H&M which will be exclusively available in countries with H&M on-line sales from 19th January.”-H&M

“I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching their wide audience. The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere.”-Donatella Versace

Get excited!

Dream Outfit: Fall Yet?

Fall Yet?

 

 

Review: Alice+Olivia Floral Dress

Alice+Olivia Floral Dress

Detail of the print:

Flower Power!

I don’t think I could love this dress more than I do now! It’s retro-fantastic!
This dress is like combing Andy Warhol’s famous floral prints with 1950s housewife couture!

 

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(A.k.a the best combo ever!)

 

Summer Lovin’

 Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin’ 

The perfect vintage-inspired outfit for those “summer nights”.

Alice Olivia antique dress
$550 330 – net-a-porter.com
Tory Burch leather flat
129 EUR – mytheresa.com
Forever21 sunglasses
$5.80 – forever21.com

Photo Review: Independence Jam 2011

Independence Jam 2011 Wrap Up

So I went to Independence Jam 2011 yesterday and saw some amazing bands. Unfortunately Lykke Li couldn’t come because of an illness but the line up still was great.

What I wore:

Gallery of pictures I took at the show (Click to enlarge):

Festival Fever: Independence Jam 2011

Independence Jam 2011

Independence Jam is in Oceanside this Sunday. The lineup is crazy:

Lykke Li

Known for her hits “Little Bit” and “Get Some”.  Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers” was recently covered on Glee.

Peter Bjorn and John

These guys have been around since 1999 but made it big with their hit song “Young Folks”, which debuted in 2006.

The Soft Pack

The Soft Pack is a new favorite of mine and the song above will get stuck in your head. The band started in San Diego in 2007.

Band of Skulls

More like Band of Badass-ness.

Cold War Kids

I saw them at Independence Jam a few years back and they didn’t disappoint.

Heavy Hawaii

Old surf music gone electro-funk.

Surfer Blood

Everest, Crocodiles and The Silent Comedy are also on the line up.

More information about the event is on FM 94.9’s website.

Check back soon for a post on Festival Wear!

Summertime and the Living’s Easy

Summertime and the Living’s Easy

Welcome back summer! I have missed you! It’s finally June and that means no school and more time to devote to The Coveter! Why does this affect you? I am upping the ante. More posts. More pictures. More Music. And more “D.I.Why Not” along with “Being Thrifty” and “Items to Be Coveted!” Get ready. This summer is going to be a blast!