In recent years, celebrity collaborations with fashion and beauty brands have gone from “meh” to must-have. As collab culture takes off, we’re also now seeing brands we love teaming up with other brands we love, to bring us products we could only have dreamed of in the past. (Seriously – DO NOT leave this post without checking out the Herschel bag in HBC stripes. It is heart-stopping in its perfection.). The Centre is full of great examples of thoughtful, stylish products that have given credibility to collabs – here are five of our favourite examples.
S’well x Liberty Fabrics
Water bottles in various patterns: Starbucks, $53.95 each
S’well is a literal master of the collab. They’ve managed to turn water bottles into collector’s items by teaming up with everyone from your favourite designer to your favourite artist to your favourite brand, and the current craze are these jaw-dropping patterned bottles created with Liberty London. How many water bottles do you really need? Depends how many times S’well can can keep nailing these collaborations! At least you’ll stay hydrated, right?
MAC x PatrickStarrr
Lipstick/PatrickStarrr in She Betta, Patrick Woo, and Mamastarrr: MAC, $22 each
Eye Shadow x 4: PatrickStarrr: MAC, $42
PatrickStarrr Set Powder: MAC, $38
Do you know any makeup artists? Any of your friends staying up late watching beauty tutorials on YouTube or Instagram? If so, mention this collab to them and be prepared for a LOT of squealing and gushing. PatrickStarrr has over 3.3 million subscribers dialed in to his YouTube channel and 3.9 followers on Instagram, all anxiously waiting for the next video or photo to drop, and now he’s teamed up with MAC for this just-released collection of products that are tailored to his philosophy that great makeup should be for anyone and everyone.
Vogue Eyewear x Gigi Hadid
White, black, and wireframe sunglasses: Sunglass Hut, $179.95 each
Bella or Gigi, it’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Hadid sisters. But the name attached is not the only reason to love these sunglasses that Gigi designed with Vogue Eyewear. From the perfect feminine cat-eye to the perfect masculine square wireframes, we can’t get enough of this entire collection.
Bentley x Celine Dion
Black handbag: Bentley, $99.99
Whether she’s onstage in Vegas or strutting down a red carpet, Celine Dion is a woman who just inherently knows how to steal the spotlight. So if you’d also like to make a statement – even if it’s just in regards to your excellent taste in handbags – letting a little of Ms. Dion’s magic rub off on you makes a lot of sense. Her exclusive collection of bags and clutches for Bentley features classic shapes with luxurious hints like snake print and gold medallions – because, Celine.
Hudson’s Bay x Herschel Supply Co.
HBC Stripe Duffel Bag: Hudson’s Bay, $139.99
Herschel Supply Co. and Hudson’s Bay may well be a match made in heaven – or at least our dreams. We cannot think of two brands more suited to join forces, and this collection does NOT disappoint. The backpacks are swoon-worthy. The travel kit will make you sigh. The duffle is just… well, there are no words. No words except thank you, Hudson’s Bay and Herschel.
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