Versace to Design Iconic Collection for H&M Fall/Winter 2011

Margareta Van Den Bosch, Creative Advisor for H&M announces plans for a Versace capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2011.  The collection is scheduled to launch here in Canada on November 19th amidst a consumer frenzy the likes of last year’s Lanvin, maybe worse.  The collection will feature reworked iconic pieces from Versace’s past and present.  Donatella promises a glamorous 40-piece collection for the women and 20-piece for men, accessories on top of that.  She was so excited about the collaboration that she actually wore one of the leather Versace for H&M dresses to the Men’s Spring/Summer 2012 show in Milan yesterday.

Versace for H&M

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SHARP BOOK FOR MEN Spring/Summer 2011 Launch Party

Last night, SHARP Magazine for Men held a launch party for their second biannual publication, The SHARP Book For Men.  More like an impeccably catered Italian wedding than a launch party, the event was hosted at Claudio Aprile’s No. 1 ranked, Origin Restaurant.  From fresh oysters to grilled filet mignon, food was prepared in an open kitchen and just like the Peroni beer and Lifford wine, it just kept coming at us throughout the entire evening.  Throw in a few hot models, the sexy sounds of DJs Marsha and Sandra Kissette, a room full of sharply dressed ladies and gents, and man what a party.

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Valentine’s Gifts for Her: Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection at Birks

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection Now Available at Birks in Toronto

“What Does a Girl Want for Valentine’s Day?” That was the question I asked a few of my favourite fashionistas over the weekend.  No surprise, jewelry featured pretty high on most of the ladies’ Valentine’s Day wish lists.  Well just in time for Valentine’s Day and exclusively at the Birks flagship store in Toronto, the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection has arrived in Canada.

“We are excited to bring our clients the Ivanka Trump Collection, a uniquely beautiful line of jewelery exclusive to our Bloor store,” says Eva Hartling, Director of Public Relations for Birks & Mayors. “The pieces hearken back to the glamour of eras past while at the same time carrying a modern aesthetic. Ivanka Trump jewellery is a perfect fit for our sophisticated women consumers,” she concludes.

If you’re budgeting somewhere in the neighbourhood of $500 to $24,000 for a Valentine’s gift, then you might want to take a look at this collection.  Birks is carrying an extensive selection of Ivanka’s iconic and unique designs such as signature ovals, tassels and deco inspired diamonds as well as a mix of black onyx, white agate, mother of pearl and rose gold pieces.

Ivanka Trump Collection

Rose Gold 3 Stone Rock Crystal & Diamond Ring, Black Diamond Briolette Necklace with Extra Small Signature Oval Pave Diamond Accents, Seed Pearl Tassel & Diamond Earrings, Mixed Size Black Onyx Bead Necklace with Signature Pave Diamond Clasp

About Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry:
Ivanka Trump launched her fine jewelry collection in September 2007 with a flagship store in New York City.  In March 2010, the company launched its global expansion through partnerships with exclusive retailers throughout the U.S., Asia and the Middle East. Access to breathtaking diamonds and an unwavering commitment to superior quality of craftsmanship further distinguish the elegantly youthful and stylish collections. Ivanka’s seal of approval, her personal signature and a trademarked coral enamel accent mark each piece that bears her name. She is a reckoning force in the social media stratosphere, counting over 850,000 followers on Twitter, and has recently published “The Trump Card”, a business memoir and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller. For more information, visit

About Birks:
Birks & Mayors is a leading retailer with 68 luxury jewellery stores in the United States and Canada. The Company operates 33 stores under the Birks brand in most major markets in Canada, 29 stores under the Mayors brand in Florida and Georgia, two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand and a retail location in Orlando under the Rolex brand. It also operates three temporary retail locations in Florida and Tennessee under the Jan Bell brand. Birks was founded in 1879 and developed over the years into Canada’s premier retailer, designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, timepieces, sterling and plated silverware and gifts. Visit

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