StyleBistro Interview: Jenny Craig's Granddaughter Launches a High-End Handbag Line

By Lauren Gerber on
The village clutch in jet. ( entrepreneurial spirit appears to run in Jenny Craig's family. The diet mogul's granddaughter Sydney Weinger has launched Morton & Hudson, a line of high-end Italian leather handbags designed with a minimalist aesthetic. The Parsons graduate's pieces are timeless yet make a statement (like the Kensington clutch: a literal, oversized take on an envelope). We talked to Weinger about starting a business from scratch, finding inspiration from...Read Full Story

H&M to Launch Capsule Collection Inspired by 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

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Rooney Mara (Getty Images) Trish Summerville with H&M models. From gracing the November cover of Vogue to inspiring a diffusion line with retail powerhouse H&M, Rooney Mara is proving to have quite a busy month! H&M has teamed up with Trish Summerville, costume designer of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to produce a limited-edition capsule collection inspired by the style aesthetic of Lisbeth Salander, the film's troubled protagonist. The 30-piece collection by Summerville is part of H&M...Read Full Story

10 Fall Fashion Essentials for Under $100

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Pippa Middleton, Kirsten Dunst (Bauer Griffin), Sarah Jessica Parker (Flynet Pictures), Demi Lovato (Pacfic Coast News)Looking for a budget-friendly way to update you wardrobe this season? Check out our list of the top ten fashion essentials for fall—all under $100!1. Flat BootsCheck out this chic leather option from DSW. Available in brown and black, these are a steal at $99.95.2. Tuxedo BlazerA stylish black blazer is the perfect piece to transition from day-to-night. Check out this bargain...Read Full Story

James Franco Stars in Gucci's Latest Ad Campaign

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James Franco (Getty Images) If you've always wanted to look just as dapper as James Franco, now's the chance! The ultra hunky Spider-Man star is officially the new spokesman for Gucci's new made-to-order suit service. The bespoke campaign, titled "All The World's a Stage," was shot by Nathaniel Goldberg at the famed Roman film studio, Cinecittà. The images depict James looking perfectly polished on a movie set, complete with his sultry brooding stare. Gucci and Franco have had a long...Read Full Story

A Look at Giambattista Valli for Macy's

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Rosario Dawson, Giambattista Valli (Getty Images) Giambattista Valli for Macy's Love Giambattista Valli's fanciful gowns but can't afford the luxe price tag? Thanks to Macy's 'Impulse' collection, budget fashionistas across the nation can now catch a sweet taste of Valli's delectable designs! Valli will be the fourth designer collaboration as part of the 'Impulse' line—Matthew Williamson, Kinder Aggugini and Karl Lagerfeld previously designed capsule collections for the large scale retailer...Read Full Story

Retail Roundup: Rachel Bilson to Launch ShoeMint

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(Getty)Fashion moves fast, but we've got you covered with all the latest industry news: Fashionista Rachel Bilson will be teaming up with Steve Madden to design shoes for ShoeMint. The subscription service will kick off in late November, offering shoes for $79.99 a pair. Rachel is just the latest celeb to jump in on the mint craze, most notably Kate Bosworth for JewelMint, Jessica Simpson for BeautyMint and the Olsen Twins for StyleMint. Designer Christian Cota has designed four...Read Full Story

Retail Roundup: Liv Tyler Is Pantene Pro-V's Newest Ambassador

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Liv Tyler (Getty)Fashion moves fast, but we've got you covered with all the latest industry news: Liv Tyler is Pantene Pro-V's new UK Ambassador. This isn't Liv's first stint with the hair company. She dished to Grazia Daily, "I'm excited about working on the project, especially as I did a Pantene ad back in 1996 when I was 19. I've tried lots of haircare brands over the years, but Pantene is my favourite as it always leaves my hair looking really healthy." Look for ads November 1...Read Full Story

Retail Roundup: The Olsen Twins' $39,000 Backpack Sells Out

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Fashion moves fast, but we've got you covered with all the latest industry news: Remember that $39,000 backpack the Olsen twins designed under their label The Row? Well it seems its hefty price tag hasn't stopped it from selling out! According to WWD, Ashley says the alligator backpack was the first item to sell off the shelf, noting, "During our last economic crisis in the U.S., the only thing that went up was Hermes." Although his collection has been panned by critics, Kanye West...Read Full Story

Jason Wu for Target as Latest Design Collaboration

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Jason Wu (Getty Images) Boy wonder Jason Wu has been tapped as the latest designer collaboration with mass retailer, Target. Wu will be the last design collaboration as part of Target's main Go International program. Unlike the latest Missoni for Target line, which included hundreds of products including a kids line and houseware products, the Jason Wu for Target collection will be significantly smaller and limited to apparel and accessories. Past designers who have done collections for...Read Full Story

Retail Roundup: Kanye West to Finally Unveil Clothing Collection

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Kanye West (Getty)Fashion moves fast, but we've got you covered with all the latest industry news: After endless rumors and speculation, Kanye West is finally set to debut his high end womenswear collection during Paris Fashion Week. Said to be a mix of sports luxe, Japanese samurai and experimental knitwear, the collection is sure to send tongues wagging in one way or another. Although his PR reps refuse to comment prior to the show, leaks report that the almost "unwearable collection...Read Full Story