We are two days away from the next designer collaboration sure to sellout quickly. Alexa Chung for Madewell debuts Thursday, September 22nd in-stores and online. If you’re lucky enough to live near a Madewell, I’d get there early. I expect online bandwidth struggle with the highly anticipated second line from the hip Brit. I’ve come to love Madewell in the past two years. The brand is J.Crew’s younger, hipper sister. The price point is a bit high, but the sales are pretty generous (especially in-store). I have a pair of their oxford shoes and the quality is what you would expect from a made in Italy label. I will be refreshing their website come Thursday. Here are a couple of my favorite looks:
I was not expecting frantic women with carts and carts full of rainbow zigzags. I headed straight for the clothing. Familiar with the lookbook, I was pleased to see two black sleeveless sweater dresses left. The entire experience was overwhelming at the time because I didn’t know whether to make due with a size that didn’t fit perfectly or wait for a restock. Well, if you’ve read the news, it seems choosing the former was the smart thing to do. The hoarders were out while visions of eBay transactions danced in their heads. I managed to purchase a great shell for my mom, the black sleeveless sweater dress, a picture frame, and a file folder. I really wish I had gotten the brown throw and the black and white zigzag one piece swimsuit (online only). The quality on both clothing pieces is surprisingly nice. The dress is extremely soft– I only worry that it might start to pill.
(Source: Premiere Fashion Blog)
Here are a couple ways the dress has been styled. While I love me some Elizabeth Olsen (MK & Ashley’s younger, actress sister who is one half of the namesake Elizabeth & James), I think I prefer the second look. The feminine 70’s dress is modernized with a leather jacket and lace-up booties. Can’t wait to rock this look!
The next collaboration to watch for will be Versace for H&M debuting November 17th. I’ll be keeping an eye-out for the lookbook.