If you follow me on Twitter, you may experience my spontaneous rants in regards to “celebrities” (notice the quotations…they’re there for a reason) turned designers. As I like to say, “just because you were on TV for 22 minutes a week for 6 weeks does not mean you have an eye for designing handbags.”
On that note, let’s move on to the celebs gone designers that are ACTUALLY WORTH CHECKING OUT. These people have a true sense for fashion and are huge icons in the fashion world.
Elizabeth and James by Mary-Kate and Ashley Oleson
1. Luna Dress ($265 at shopbop.com), 2. Gypsy shoes ($225 at piperlime.gap.com), 3. Swoon Woven Wedge Booties ($425 at shopbop.com), 4. Zip Back Blazer ($395 at nordstrom.com)
Elizabeth and James has been one of my favorite brands for a while now. When I made my first E&J purchase, I didn’t even know it was the Oleson twins’ line! From blazers and dresses to shoes and jewelry, Elizabeth and James covers it all…and it’s all so fabulous! For more Elizabeth and James designs, check out www.elizabethandjames.us and be sure to check out Mary-Kate and Ashley’s upscale collection, The Row at www.therow.com
DVB by Victoria Beckham
A few looks from her Spring 2010 Collection
Who doesn’t love Posh? She always always the best dressed Spice Girl Victoria Beckham’s line consists of eyewear, denim and and dresses. I have a pair of dVb sunglasses (green aviators with mirrored lenses to be exact) and I absolutely love them. My favorite dVb moments are Cameron Diaz at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and Jennifer Hudson at the Grammy Awards. Want more from Victoria Beckham? Check out www.victoriabeckham.com
L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani
1. Vogul Sandals ($345 at heels.com), 2. Verdu Sandals ($325 at heels.com), 3. Vail Sandals ($300 at heels.com), 4. Signature Williamsfield Bag ($240 at zappos.com), 5. Ultraviolet Rhodes Bag ($305 at zappos.com), 6. Signature Melbourne Bag ($215 at zappos.com)
Gwen Stefani has been known for her cool sense of style which encompasses lots of color and geometric prints. She has shown at New York Fashion Week (see her full collections at www.style.com) and she has an amazing collection of shoes and handbags (see my favorites above). Gwen Stefani is one of those designers that designs clothing and accessories that she wants to wear (which I always appreciate in a designer…it’s what makes their pieces different from the rest). Don’t forget to check Gwen out on the cover of this month’s InStyle Magazine.
What do you think of these collections? Do you have anyfavorite celebrity designer collections? If so, please share! I always love to hear your thoughts and feedback!