We've never been huge fans of LeSportsac. We're a little too girly and we never really understood the price point. But we previewed their new line by Stella McCartney, master of mass-market collaborations, and it's surprisingly cute. The color palette is pure Stella; deep purples matched with dusty rose and silver hardware. For a minute we thought we'd accidently stumbled into her Adidas showroom, but the bags manage to be both sporty and practical without actually reaching "athletic". The shapes are traditional LeSportsac, from toiletry cases to full blown luggage. But the real reason we're into the line? The rabbit backpack. It's the same shape as the Jeff Koons jewelry with which Stella accessorized her Spring '06 collection, and the playful pattern is going to match perfectly with our own bright and solid color plans for spring. The bag was initially designed for kids, but Stella smartly decided to include it in the main collection. We'll be doing the same.
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Dream Designer Collaborations for 2011
For the New Year, we’ll forgo resolutions about what we will do and focus instead on what others should. (Less personal responsibility always better.) Since we're all for the welfare of this industry and the designers who fuel it, we’ve crafted a list of dream collaborations which could generate huge buzz and dollars. Or maybe not. Read on, enjoy and pray with us that the Fashion God’s make this happen.
Legendary Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Is Lovely, Talented, and Now a Designer for LeSportsac
Pat McGrath is one of the most influential and skilled makeup artists in the industry. From the runways of Prada and Dior to legendary Vogue editorials, Pat has created (and shared with us) some of the most beautiful and unique looks you've ever seen. We're not sure where she finds the time, but she's also the Global Creative Design Director for Cover Girl, which is what brought her, and us, to the LeSportsac flagship last night to celebrate the launch of their limited edition collaboration.