When it comes to fashion, we are all inspired by what we see; whether it be a well-dressed celebrity, a blow-your-mind catwalk presentation or even a super stylish every-day passerby.
As fashion editors, we’re moved by all of the above, and then some. We’re exposed to under-the-radar labels; we get a first-hand look at collections months before they hit stores; we’re tapped into brands with chic-yet-cheap offerings and we shop — a lot.
To share our knowledge, FEMAIL brings you Style Swoon, a weekly series of the latest, greatest and on the verge. We hope this Friday series will serve as a buying guide and point of inspiration for the clotheshorses and fashion fanatics alike.
Feel good: Through December 25th, customers are invited to call the #AerieREAL Kind Hotline (1.844.KIND.365) to receive a special uplifting message
Today, Aerie launched a kindness hotline.
Through December 25th, customers are invited to call the #AerieREAL Kind Hotline (1.844.KIND.365) to receive a special uplifting message.
Callers will be greeted by Storm Reid in English and Jillian Mercado in Spanish who will share details on the four different types of customized kind messages you can choose to hear from kindness advocates including: Aly Raisman, Iskra and Tiff McFierce, Katherine Schwarzenegger and many more trailblazers.
To spur the hotline’s kindness into action, Aerie will give its community the opportunity to pay it forward by inviting customers to nominate a deserving person in their lives for of personalized surprise.
As part of the campaign’s mission, Aerie has partnered with Feeding America to help those who are facing hunger.
In celebration of the campaign launch, the brand will donate five meals for every purchase, up to 500,000 meals (November 13th-November 15th).
o For every purchase made on the brand’s REAL Rewards credit card, Aerie will donate 20 meals, and on Giving Tuesday, Aerie will donate ten meals for every REAL Rewards transaction, up to 100,000 meals.
Pay it forward: To spur the hotline’s kindness into action, Aerie will give its community the opportunity to pay it forward by inviting customers to nominate a deserving person in their lives for of personalized surprise
Hotline bling: Today, Aerie launched a kindness hotline
Match made in fashion heaven: This week, Los Angeles based fashion brand Anine Bing launched a 10-piece, limited-edition holiday collaboration with legendary supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen
This week, Los Angeles based fashion brand Anine Bing launched a 10-piece, limited-edition holiday collaboration with legendary model and photographer Helena Christensen.
The first drop of the dynamic partnership includes 5 pieces, with new styles to come on Tuesday, November 17th.
‘I’ve always embraced the classic off-duty model look, it’s been a source of inspiration for Anine Bing since day one,’ shared the designer and founder.
‘Working with Helena on this capsule collection has been so much fun—we’ve taken some classic styles from the 90’s and added a modern twist with a bit of edge.’
Pieces in the collection like the Rosalie Jumpsuit, the Claudia Blazer, the June Top and the Faye Bodysuit can easily be worn from day to night.
Muse: ‘Creating this collection with her was so special as I was able to pull inspiration from my personal style and mix that with her effortless, edgy design,’ added the Danish beauty
Helena is one of the original “supermodels” along with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.
After starring as Chris Isaak’s love interest in his music video for the song Wicked Game, the video won many awards, including MTV’s “Sexiest Video of All-time”.
With piercing green eyes and wavy brown hair, Helena’s sex appeal is undeniable, while her fashion sense (both on and off the runway) are unparalleled.
Anine Bing X Helena Christensen is the model-off-duty-collection of our dreams.
‘I’ve been a fan of Anine’s designs for years now,’ said Helena.
‘I live near her store in the west village and always enjoy finding cool stuff in there. This is also where I one day happened to run into Anine, we clicked instantly and got chatting about collaborating on a project.
‘Creating this collection with her was so special as I was able to pull inspiration from my personal style and mix that with her effortless, edgy design,’ added the Danish beauty.
All we ever wanted: The Anine Bing x Helena Christensen capsule was inspired by the supermodel’s edgy yet effortless ‘90s style with a touch of festive allure
Mark your calendars: The first drop of the dynamic partnership includes 5 pieces, with new styles to come on Tuesday, November 17th
New collection: Award-winning designer, Jason Wu and pioneer of size-inclusive fashion, QVC, have come together to launch J Jason Wu line
On Wednesday, award-winning designer, Jason Wu (who became a global superstar after dressing former first lady Michelle Obama) and pioneer of size-inclusive fashion, QVC, came together to launch J Jason Wu.
The ready-to-wear collection in sizes ranging from XXs to 5X and features classic Wu designs that include both tailored and relaxed separates for all body types.
Hero pieces in the line comprised of everyday styles with a runway sensibility include a faux leather jacket and matching cropped pants, a sleeveless knit jumpsuit and an elevated hoodie.
Prices range from $45-$118.
Everyday style: The ready-to-wear collection in sizes ranging from XXs to 5X dropped on Wednesday and features classic Wu designs that include both tailored and relaxed separates for all body types
Going once, going twice: On Tuesday of this week, eBay launched a charity auction to benefit a Veterans’ Day non-profit organization, Homes For Our Troops. George Clooney has donated his OMEGA watch to raise money
HFOT’s mission is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.
Notable celebrities including George Clooney, Jason Bateman, Jon Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Monica Lewinksy and Sean Pean have joined forces to donate their time and personal possessions to help raise money.
Zoom experiences, luxury items, and autographed memorabilia are all up for grabs.
Who wouldn’t want to hop on a call with Dave Matthews, Weird Al or Chelsea Handler? It’s the ultimate holiday gift.
Now through November 17, shoppers can bid on VIP items at eBay.com/HFOT, all while donating to a great cause.
Steal her style: Mindy Kaling donated a Sachin & Babi dress she wore to hep support the cause
Experience: Zoom calls with Bryan Cranston, Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld are all available