|Down the Rabbithole, Alice tumbled.|
When she inboxed me the invitation to pay H&M's Manhattan Showroom a visit to preview Isabel Marant's collection for H&M, due to debut Thursday, November 14 in stores, all I could do was squeal an affirmative "YES!"to Bijoux (my cat) as I did a happy dance at my desk.
Mind you, I am not a huge fan of the wedge sneaker that has become the signature Isabel Marant shoe, but the photos of Milla, Devon, Daria, Alek and company which have been "leaking" furiously around the web for months now have had me salivating, just like a good fashion junkie.
So into the rabbithole I went, muffling the death cries of mercy from my wallet (which is still reeling from my Target x Phillip Lim shopping spree), and here is what I saw:
|The showroom looks exactly like a less stocked H&M store.|
|I need all of it. Yes, the entire line.|
Know what you are going for, do not just grab furiously.
To help you with your plotting, I've compiled a mini guide to help you select the most signature pieces from this collection. (You're Welcome)
|Loopy Wool Cardigan $129|
|Printed "Jean" Pant with trim detail $99|
|Sequin Legging $199|
This is the only sequin item in the entire line and it's fantastic. It looks like a mermaid washed ashore and Marant skinned her. Yes, I said that. Never mind the cruel imagery: You need them.
And... here are a few more finely detailed items I highly suggest you reach for:
|1. Peek-a-boo dress, 2. Oversize Tux Jacket, 3. Ruched Skirt, 4. Cropped Chanel-esque Jacket, 5. Amazing Motor-cycle Pant, 6. Slouchy Fringe Boot, 7. Sequined Pump, 8, Metal Mesh and Leather Belt. For pricing check out HM.com|
The women's collection will be launched with girl's, boy's and men's lines.You may want to explore the men's range for pieces that are unisex, or, if you are petite, there may even be options from the kids lines that can be commandeered for your own closet!
This collection will be available in select stores bright and early on Thursday, November 14th. (Check the store locator to see if your store gets the collab - Sorry to my Houston Gals!) If you are not in a town where the line will land, you are in luck! H&M will be offering this designer collaboration on online, a big first. Online sales are scheduled to open at 12PM EST on the release date.
Also, swing by Made(Up) in NY to see my personal Isabel Marant pour H&M wish list. ;)
Good Luck and happy shopping!
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