US: Department store Macy’s have introduced their version of a designer collaboration called Impulse. On February 15, London based designer Kinder Aggunini will debut a collection of funky and young pieces with a not too expensive price range. So if you are a US resident, or just paying a visit (a la moi), this is definitely a must see!
If you are a fan of online shopping, you will love www.ruelala.com. Now this might sound familiar because in an episode of The City last year, the website recognised Whitney Port’s collection as one to watch. It’s member only site so you have to apply but it’s a site with a difference. When you join, you can browse what I can only describe as “online pop up shops”. Each shop has limited collections and is usually only live for about two days, making everything extremey covetable! It’s worth a look!
Europe: I got a lovely email from the very fab Sophie Kennedy over at ASOS today to tell that they have just launched Europe’s first fully integrated facebook store! It’s totally secure and has the same functionality as the online store. So now their 400,000 followers on facebook can shop as they follow! ASOS is one of my favourites and I am in love with their own brand collection. They have some amazing things in for Spring so have a look!
Oh and I am delighted to tell you that the Curvette of the Year 2011, as judged by Gill Brady of Curves, Brendan Courtney from RTEs Off the Rails and yours truely, is Edel Moran from Co. Mayo! Congratulations to Edel who was an inspirational and fabulous lady, and to all the marvelous contestants who I was honoured to work with!
More news coming at the weekend from Miami so stay tuned!!!