Honestly, there’s no polite way to describe the upcoming H&M + Anna Dello Russo (#AdRatHM) collab that’s due out worldwide on 4 October 2012. It’s loud, it’s flamboyant, it’s larger than life, which is pretty much Ms Dello Russo herself is in a nutshell, who created the collection I suspect for herself and people who adore what she’s all about.
Still, there’s no denying that the almost 50-piece collection is every girl’s dream when it comes to playing dress up. One that’s part old Egyptian treasure trove and part well-curated vintage shop, which Anna proclaims as vital, adding that they are essential tools to give new life to what you already have in your wardrobe. ‘Wear a necklace, a bracelet and earrings, hold a clutch and top it all off with a hat, and everything becomes new. Accessories are like vitamins to fashion: you should use them liberally as such.’
Which makes perfect sense.
Now on to the post proper. Here’s your first and exclusive (thank you H&M Singapore) preview of the look book in all its full glory, along with prices in SGD, USD and EUR, just to give you guys an idea.
First up, the leather heels and the trolley (shown above), which is incidentally the very first piece she designed in the collection. Retailing for SGD349 (USD249, EUR249) and SGD299 (USD149, EUR179) respectively, no guesses here on what I’ve got my eye on.
Next we’ve got the bracelets that start from SGD59.90 (USD49.95, EUR39.95) a pop, along with the sunglasses and the necklace that are priced at SGD79.90 (USD49.95, EUR59.95) each.
I’m pretty smitten with the clutch that will retail for SGD99 (USD59.95, EUR69.95). The prices of the sunglasses and the leather heels are pretty much the same as the ones I’ve already mentioned.
Gorgeous bangles and bracelets galore that will range from between SGD59.90 to SGD99.00, with the ones with the crocodile, snake and zebra motifs selling out the fastest in my opinion, so keep a lookout for them when you’re raiding the store on the launch day.
Last but by no means least, the over-the-top feather hat (officially called the Fascinator) that must have been inspired by Carrie’s headpiece in Sex And The City. It will retail for SGD299 (USD149, EUR179), which is also the same price for the leather heels, while the crocodile necklace will sell for SGD99.90.
There are a couple more pieces which I haven’t featured, so do look out for them in an upcoming post. But for now, tell me, who’s excited for launch and who’s getting what?
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