We were surprised and saddened by the news that Daily Candy, one of our favorite must-read websites for over a decade, is saying goodbye on April 4. Owned by NBC Universal, Daily Candy has long been the go-to resource for millions of subscribers seeking a daily dose of fashion and style, food, and entertainment all conveniently delivered to their inboxes. In an email to its readers on Friday, Daily Candy stated, "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we write today to say goodbye. After 14 years delivering you the best in food, fashion, and fun, this train, as they say, is pulling into the station." While some have cited competition as the reason for Daily Candy's shutdown (namely Racked and the uber popular Refinery 29), others have said it comes down to dollars and cents, and despite its numbers, DC just wasn't pulling in enough readers to make money. Still others argue that losing the original senior management team is what did the website in. No matter the reason, we will certainly miss the morning sugar rush that Daily Candy provided.
House of Harlow has been one of our favorite accessories lines since it launched in 2009, so we're beyond thrilled that Nicole Richie has launched a full ready-to-wear collection (she gave us a little taste last summer with a limited capsule collection, and we've been hungry for more ever since). "It’s been so gratifying to see the fan base that has grown for our accessories over the years, so I’m thrilled to provide our loyal customers with fashion to complete their look," Richie said in a statement. The collection channels Richie's laid-back, bohemian vibe--think slouchy pants, geometric prints, and easy, casual dresses with pockets. The entire collection is available at House of Harlow now; prices range from $60 to $300. "It’s exciting that House of Harlow 1960 is now one step closer to being a complete lifestyle brand," added Richie. It certainly is!