I was over the moon when H&M contacted me again to be part of the launch of their collaboration with a Parisian designer than I have long admired, Isabel Marant. In true French allure, Marant has consistently delivered collections drawing inspiration from Bohemia and masculine tailoring since 1994. Available tomorrow, November 14, 2013 in around 250 stores worldwide and online, the collection features clothing and accessories for women and teenagers. And for the first time, Marant created a collection for men (y’all rejoicing over that, or what?).
Here’s a short video from Marant herself speaking a little bit about her signature style and the inspiration behind the collection followed by a few of my favorite looks. I simply adore the soft grey dress (top left), along with the oversized blazer (bottom left). I haven’t been to Paris for a few years, but I distinctly remember admiring the effortless style from the women I passed on the streets, particularly a group of ladies on the train (one of which in an oversized tweed blazer with natural hair and a simple red lip). I wouldn’t (ever) describe my personal style as effortless (let’s be honest, there’s a ton of effort that goes into my look, from my red locks to my signature cat eye) but I’ll never forget the simple, underdone allure of the women I came across. This collection is spot on Parisian chic.
I encourage you to check it out at your local H&M tomorrow, or if you’re like me (Nebraska is still waiting for our first location) you’ll be shopping this marvelous collection online. I’m eyeing this gold number (not for now –for my post baby body, duh), photographed at the launch party on the right, so make sure to leave one for me.