Lindsay Lohan really is an advocate for the old saying that 'no publicity is bad publicity', as within minutes of being sentenced to a 90-day prison sentence on account of violating her probation, editors and buyers alike found themselves receiving press releases for the troubled starlet's clothing line, with the ironic subject line "LINDSAY LOHAN AT IT AGAIN."
The release for her collection, 6126 reveals that the newest range is made up of "65 styles of leggings with leather or lace inserts, reversible sequins, studded detail, a dusting of black sequins and more...", while Lohan herself adds "I wanted to make sure that every piece in this collection would be something I would wear and be proud of." Looking at a previous episode with a certain infamous heiress and her time in prison (which caused a roadblock outside of her store due to demand), it seems that LiLo's time behind bars might do her career in fashion some good.
"It's not necessarily a bad thing," explained Jeff Vansinderen, a senior retail analyst at B.Riley & Co, "At the end of the day it may not hurt, and it could even help sales in an ironic and twisted way. It would help if she is successful in her recovery and fans got behind her. Then she could use that to her benefit to promote the line." Shame that with a uniform of orange boilersuits Lindsay can't physically promote the range now, hey?
You have to give Lindsay Lohan some credit. After facing harsh - and some would say deserved - criticism following her stint at high fashion label Emanuel Ungaro, the Hollywood actress has defied the haters and continued to press through with her own line, 6126. The collection, which originally started off as a leggings only range has now expanded into a full line of clothing, to include leather jackets, bombers, mini dresses and of course leggings ("Lindsay really started the legging trend," her sales rep boasts).
The latest additions to the collection may not be able to take you from day to night, as they claim, but the mini dresses, leggings and glam rock jackets fit in perfectly for partying the night away in Hollywood. According to another rep for Lohan at her showroom, the collection has gone down well, with Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Ron Herman all buying into the collection. Let's hope this crack at the fashion industry goes far better than her last attempt.
Not to let the failure of her Emanuel Ungaro line stop her, it looks like Lindsay Lohan is actually set to expand her growing fashion empire. This week rumours circulated that the actress was set to work with Ed Hardy on a line of handbags. However, you can take a sigh of relief. Last night she took to her Twitter account to squash the rumours saying, 'fyi..... i am NOT designing for Ed Hardy... JUST 6126 (my line)'.
But don't get excited just yet. She also confirmed that "6126 inked a licensing deal w The California Bag Co. European designer Paz Shaked Wolf (from D&G) to head up design team w Lindsay Lohan". So although she's taken a break from acting, it looks like we can expect to see a lot more fashion from her in the near future.
So you'd think that after an eventful year - particularly surrounding the Ungaro saga - Lindsay Lohan would be wanting to redeem herself in the fashion industry, no? It seems that the actress is set on ruining a part of her fashion career that has been successful to date, her 6126 line of leggings, by expanding it into a full collection and unabashedly copying the work of others.
The Hollywood starlet has been accused of copying a Jen Kao design for a new dress to feature in her 6126 expansion, with her drawing of the design looking uncannily like a Kao dress that she not only owns, but has been papped in, too. According to WWD, Lohan is actively involved in the design process “She’s intimately involved from day one. She picks fabrics. She looks at trims. She picks buttons. She doesn’t let anything go into production without trying it on,” explains principal at 6126, Kristi Kaylor, so we can only ask ourselves - what on earth is she thinking?
It seems there is no stopping Lindsay Lohan on her quest for respect on the fashion scene. Even after humiliating criticism following the SS10 Ungaro collection this September, the Hollywood starlet keeps fighting back - this time by expanding her 6126 range of leggings into a full collection. "I need MORE followers i am so sad about this, how can i tell everyone about my 6126 full collection COMING OUT! all clothing", Lindsay posted on Twitter on Sunday, though it is not known which stores will carry the collection yet.
The existing range has been doing surprisingly well considering its rather steep price tag, with the padded knee 'Mr President' style - retailing at $132 - proving most popular. Let's hope that the full collection steers clear of any resemblance to Lohan's attempt at designing for Ungaro, which featured some rather promiscuous nipple pasties.
It's a contest, and yes, we're serious. FabSugar has teamed with Lindsay Lohan to find design ideas for the 6126 leggings spring collection. FabSugar has full rules and details, and also points out that hopeful designers can submit their work in many forms, like sketches or macaroni art. We know how you love arts and crafts.
Designs are due Aug. 14, and Lindsay herself will select the winner and the leggings to be featured in the next range. The winner will receive $1,000 and plenty of goodies from 6126.
Time for more LindsayLohan news. Hawking leggings and self-tanner doesn't seem to be enough for the 23-year-old, so now she reportedly wants to start her own production company called Unforgettable Productions. Lohan has chosen business partner Kristi Kaylor, who helped with the starlet's 6126 leggings line and sevin nyne tanning range, to join the project.
Lohan's first intended project? A show about the fashion industry, based on the format of 'Entourage'. And (we're not making this up) the working name is 'Faux Real'. We'll be watching, out of curiosity, if it hits the TV.
When was the last time you saw LiLo in trousers? Years? Yes, me too. If it's not a tight top with leggings, Lohan's sporting black sheer tights with a short top. Let's just say that Lady GaGa better watch out on the wearing tights as trousers stakes.