3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

I marked the launch date for 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target months in advance. I set my alarm to wake me up hours before my closest store opened. So it’s safe to say that this was a highly anticipated designer launch. Now that my credit card is cooling off, I can take some time to […]

The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook

Sustainability. Growing and shopping locally. The health and economic benefits of organic produce. These are all red-hot topics and catchy buzzwords right now when you’re talking about food. Eating sustainably, shopping locally, and supporting local businesses can be a tricky equation when you’re not really educated on the “locavore” conversation. The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook makes it […]

FEED USA x Target: Meals and Deals!

Just in time for the 4th of July, Target has officially debuted its latest design collaboration: a classic Americana lineup of vintage-feeling tees, housewares, men’s and women’s fashions, and accessories. The quality denim products and retro cookware are glorious, but even more so because the collaboration helps out FEED USA, an organization which donates meals […]

1D x OD: One Direction’s Anti-Bullying Project

We ladies of The Collabor-eight have actual industrial storage containers devoted to organizing our nail polishes. We’ve bought them at the mall, salons, and beauty supply chains. We have never purchased them at Office Depot. Until now. The school/office supply store and the boys of One Direction are teaming up for an anti-bullying product line […]

ncLA x Clueless: As If You Wouldn’t Wear This

The 90s are having a major fashion flashback moment — which makes me wonder about the old saying: if you wore it the first time around, you’re too old to revive the trend. If that is truly the case (although I’m young enough to swear it’s not a steadfast rule!) you can still get in […]

Matthew Williamson x Benefit Cosmetics: Groovy Summer Makeup Shades

Fashion Designer (and pattern master!) Matthew Williamson is bringing us the funkiest makeup collection of the summer — in the form of a bright, sassy collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics. This winning team of awesome retro inspiration and cheeky, well-wearing products is sure to be a major hit. The glam collection, called The Rich Is Back!, […]

Josie Maran Argan Oil x Ian Somerhalder Foundation

Beauty products. Puppies. Models. Ian Somerhalder. What else could a girl ask for? Beauty guru/supermodel/activist Josie Maran is giving her latest crop of luxurious body care products a fresh new twist, and a tie-in with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. The Vampire Diaries star’s environmentally-focused foundation runs an animal sanctuary, which helps rehab sick and mistreated […]

Happy Birthday To Us — It’s The Collabor-eight’s First Birthday!

It’s our birthday, and we can cry if we want to. Except that the only tears we have are tears of joy — that our little site is growing up so quickly. It was a year ago today that The Collabor-eight went live. To celebrate our first birthday and thank you all for your year […]

Kate Young x Target: Worst Collaboration Ever?

It’s not often that I flat out bash any designer collection. That’s because usually every collection has something out there for everyone to enjoy. But that’s precisely the bone I have to pick with Target’s latest collaboration with Kate Young. Though the stylist’s debut line was a highly anticipated launch, after test-driving some pieces, I […]

NARS Cosmetics x Pierre Hardy Collection

There are few things I love writing about more than a good fashion + beauty collaboration. If you fell in love with the NARS Andy Warhol collection a couple months back, you’re sure to love the brand’s colorful collection with French shoe & accessories designer Pierre Hardy. We’ve got the scoop on this Summer 2013 […]