H&M + LANVIN = LOVE

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz designed a dazzling colorful collection for H&M and I finally got to dig in.

For those of you who are slightly unfamiliar, Lanvin is France’s oldest couture house and it has been in business for over a century.

To me, Lanvin is the end-all, be-all of fashion. (I am saddened that Amy Winehouse’s bloody feet were the ones that brought the label attention in the entertainment world (remember those poor flats?); however, I guess Demi Moore marrying Ashton Kutcher in Lanvin is somewhat redeeming.)

Regardless of the aforementioned PR catastrophe, I am thrilled that H&M has made clothes designed by such a talent available worldwide. There are so many women who are passionate about fashion yet can’t afford high-end brands (I know this is the only Lanvin dress I will be wearing this decade).┬áNot only do these collaborations give them access to luxury, but also teaches them about elegance and style. After all, when is the last time a Forever 21 customer walked out in an elegantly draped dress with a wealth of clever details?

After pressing the PR team at the new H&M pop-up store in Dallas (the first one ever!) about the possibility of a surprise Lanvin delivery, I found out the drop date and was one of the first in line.

I have been told that I could use a bit of color in my wardrobe so I ended up with this feminine, contemporary and chicly Parisian hot pink dress.

Still smiling.

Check out how well branded (and adorable) the swag was: