If you're at all into designer/retailer collaborations (and who isn't?) you'll be as thrilled as we were to learn that Topshop has just launched a cool new line by the design duo behind Marques’Almeida. Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida teamed up with Topshop to create the British multinational retailer's latest designer collab--a sixty-eight piece collection that's available in stores and online now. The inspiration behind the collection? Marta's kid sister, Sofia. "As a kid she couldn’t care a less about fashion but always looked so cool without trying. She’s our go-to inspiration.," Marta explained. The collection includes frayed denim (Marques and Almeida are considered denim gurus, by the way), monochrome basics, and colorful knits and accessories.
Go ahead and start cleaning out your makeup bag now because you're going to want to make room for this: a Tyra Banks makeup line. Tyra Beauty has three collections, and yes, one of them is called Smize; it's devoted to the eyes, natch, and includes a mascara and a liquid eye pen that has an eye makeup corrector to fix mistakes when trying to make the perfect wing tip. The other two collections are the It Factory and TYover, which are all about bold colorful lips and contouring, respectively. But wait, there's more! Tyra isn't just launching a beauty line, she also dishing out expert tips via tutorial videos. Look for the collections on Tyra.com.
There are two types of people in the world: those who see a problem and simply adjust, and those who take action to fix the problem. Fashion blogger and Marie Claire contributing editor Nicolette Mason is the latter. Since the fashion industry often overlooks the plus-size market, Mason took action and designed a line, an all sizes line, for Modcloth. "My platform has never been just about talking to the plus-size woman," said Mason. "It’s always been about empowering all people — not just women either — to be able to approach style in a real and tangible way and feel like they have access to fashion." And accessible it is. The eleven-piece collection, with sizes ranging from extra small to 4x, starts at $44.99 and goes up to $149.99, making it a must for all fashionistas, no matter what size they wear or the size of their budget.