Still in search of a few fun stocking stuffers? One of our favorite resources for kids' (and our own!) clothes, home decor, and accents, Zara makes European style accessible and affordable. The brand's latest collection of home goods and toys for kids offers up options aplenty. From tiny touches that will add an element of fun to your lil one's playroom or bedroom (hangers with built-in dolls, a vintage-looking fabric bunting . . . ) to ways to make dinnertime a delight (an owl tumbler, puppet flatware . . . ), we've rounded up our 15 favorite gifts from Zara Home Kids. Plus, the site's offering free shipping throughout the month of December. What's your favorite find?
Zara Home launched its US ecommerce site this week, and along with it comes Zara Home Kids, a cute collection of children's bedding, tableware, bath items, and more. We're loving the adorable, affordable line, which has an eclectic, indie feel that any creative kid would love. From whimsical pillows to the cutest clog slippers, check out our 14 favorite finds from the new online retailer.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Poppy Delevingne got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, James Cook, today. She posted a picture of the custom Anya Hindmarch jewelry box Cook commissioned as a proposal gift to Instagram with the caption, "Errr YES." [The Daily Telegraph]
- The lush setting for Meadham Kirchhoff's Spring 2013 show — which included lots of upholstered furniture, candles covered with wax drippings, and piles of fresh fruit and baked goods — was captured in a short film called A Cautionary Tale. [Style.com]
- Hedi Slimane's debut collection for Saint Laurent came down the runway just over a week ago, and Lady Gaga has already worn the line twice. She donned the clothes in London on Monday for tea with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and again in Iceland on Tuesday at Yoko Ono's Grant for Peace event. [The Cut]
- Marni has set a goal to double its sales "in five years through a further development of retail," said CEO Gianni Castiglioni. Any billionaires out there looking for an exciting investment opportunity? [WWD]
- Stateside fans of Zara's clothing will be able to buy housewares from the Zara Home collection online as of today. [Fashion Etc.]
- If model newcomers Grace Mahary, Ji Hye Park, and Nastya Kusakina weren't household names before, they might be now that they've made a few turns down the runways during Fashion Month. [The Fashion Spot]
- Bidding on the blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz, set to be auctioned in Beverly Hills next month, will start at $200,000. [The Guardian]
Today marks the US ecommerce launch of Zara Home — a variety of linens, furniture, tableware, and decorative accents with the fashion label's trendy signature style. FabSugar editor Chi Diem Chau attended the NYC launch party, so we're sharing a roundup of her beautiful Instagram vignettes from the event. Take a look, then visit the Zara Home website to see and shop the products!
Photos: Chi Diem Chau
Zara Home's natural jute rug (approximately $250) may look like an intricately crocheted doily, but you can bet that it'll stand up to the wear and tear of whatever your household can throw at it. I'm so pleased to see a jute rug that doesn't just . . . lay there, begging to be ignored. It's the perfect way to add some practical romance to a busy Love Shack.
Wow, did anyone else know that the sleek Spanish clothing chain Zara had a home store? Thanks to Shak in Style for informing me of its existence, and to the fact that the new Zara Home catalog for Fall 2007/Winter 2008 is now online.
There don't appear to be any Zara Home stores in the States, but I'm really interested in this catalog for cold-weather inspiration. It's full of muted feminine grays paired with golden wood furniture, creating a sort of mod ski lodge vibe. There are also lots of starker black and white accents, as well as earthy, vaguely tribal textiles and some adorable stuff for kids' and babies' rooms. To see some more photos from the catalog, read more