When Madonna revealed the first images of her new shoe line, Truth Or Dare, back in March, I wasn't terribly impressed but clearly I'm an anomaly. Reports today reveal that the singer's pop-up shop in Selfridges has become the department store's most successful footwear space.
'It's been thrilling to see our customers' response to this project,' Helen Attwood, shoe buying manager at Selfridges told Vogue. 'The Truth or Dare collection has proven to be out most commercial successful footwear pop-up this year so far,' and considering some of the recent controversy surrounding by the collection, it's not hard to understand why.
Finding the perfect bikini is like buying a faithful pair of jeans; you can spend your whole life searching for them. Luckily, swimwear designer Heidi Klein has partnered with Bicester Village to help you on your search.
For those of you unfamiliar with Klein's designs, her collections are pretty much the crème de la crème of swimwear. Unlike many other swimwear brands, Klein really does cater for women for all body types so whether you're curvy and want a style that shows that off whilst giving your bust support or you're on the straight-side, she has you covered. The great thing about her pop-up shop collaboration with the retail outlet is that you can bag her pieces for a fraction of the price. The only problem is that it's only open for a limited time and will sadly close its doors on July 10th.
At the opening of the store earlier on this month, Klein revealed that she has a full accessories line in the works so expect everything from iPad covers to beach bags and all of those essential accessories that you need to see you through your holiday.
In more H&M news, today the high street retailer announced that they are opening two H&M Sport pop-up shops next month to celebrate the launch of the first collection. On July 6 they will open the doors to a store in London's Covent Garden followed by another opening the following day in Westfield Stratford City.
To support the launch they will also launch a limited edition collection in colours playing homage to the British flag ahead of the Olympics coming to London this summer. 'We're very excited to be opening the UK's first pop up store in Covent Garden and concept store in Westfield Stratford,' Magnus Olsson, country manager at H&M UK, said in a statement. 'It's nice for our customers and is a new twist on the H&M business concept of fashion and quality at the best price.'
The H&M Sport stores open for ten weeks, from midday on July 6 in St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden and July 7 in Westfield Stratford City.
Last week I was amongst a handful of journalists invited to celebrate the launch of MiH Jeans' new pop-up shop at The Gallery in Anthropologie. 'Coming Home: The Original London Jean' was the perfect name for the event, as the pop-up shop sits in the exact same spot on the Kings Road where the original London Jeans were first sold back in 1969 in what was then called, Jean Machine.
But that's not all. Alongside showcasing the London Jeans, the pop-up also featured a special selection of pieces from their new SS12 collection as well as their new Portobello line which is features a good selection of practical and easy to wear wardrobe ready pieces.
Loved by French Vogue, Scott Schuman has just bagged another Vogue deal to put on his CV. Having already shot for French Vogue, Schuman is said to have also won over Vogue Italia's editor Franca Sozzani, so much so that he was chosen to shoot Rachel Scutt for the magazine.
Not to miss out, his girlfriend Garance Dore is also upping the ante. Recent reports have revealed that the fellow street style photographer will now work with Vogue Paris more frequently on their website and potentially in the magazine too. This week, Gap's Patrick Robinson announced that Dore will collaborate with the high street retailer on a pop-up exhibit in London which is launched next month.
Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garcons designer will collaborate with Vogue Japan on a pop up show. The project will resemble a "magazine you can walk into" and will run from the end of May until the end of the year.
Each month will see a new theme and will showcase the works of the likes of Takashi Murakami, Chanel and Martin Margiela.