But despite my love for fashion collaborations, the release of Anna Dello Russo's collection for H&M totally went over my head! Sure, I might have heard about it long ago and probably saw an email or two from the H&M newsletter about it, but I wasn't all that interested anyways.
It wasn't until a shopping trip last week that I saw the line being sold at the 59th and Lex store. I never expected them to carry it, because they didn't carry the Marni collaboration when it was released this past spring. But lo and behold, there was the display when I went in!
I didn't end up picking anything - I just didn't feel that I liked the accessories enough to the point of dishing out more than fifty dollars for an necklace or bracelet. However, they sure were pretty to look at. I really loved the packaging for them, too. Sure, the box design ended up being more clunky than elegant, but the style was mildly reminiscent of the furniture and decors of Eloise at the Plaza. Somewhat gauche, but cute nevertheless.