The tote is emblazoned with an ancient map of the Caribbean country, with the message "Supporting the People of Haiti" written and signed by Johansson.
"I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Mango to benefit Oxfam. By purchasing this bag, you're helping to provide life-saving assistance, like clean water, to the people of Haiti," Johansson said. Recently Johansson auctioned an evening of her company to four fans to help benefit the relief effort as well.
The Haiti Handbag will retail for £16.90 (about $26.50 USD).
"I chose to call my collection for A Pea in the Pod 'Lavish' because there is no grander name to express everything you want to give yourself and the child growing within you," Klum said in a statement. "For Motherhood Maternity, 'Loved' is a celebration of new life and the love around you and your baby.
"I experienced fashion challenges during my four pregnancies and combined my knowledge of what works in terms of style, comfort and practicality to create these lines," she said. "They are all about making you feel beautiful. Being pregnant shouldn't stop you from being fashionable and feeling great about your changing body. It's an exciting journey."
Lavish will include 15 pieces that feature "iconic style and detailed construction," and Loved will feature 14 pieces that "present comfort, playfulness, and supermodel style" at a lower price point.
[Via US Weekly]
Kristi Kaylor, principal in 6126 LLC in Beverly Hills, and Henri Levy, chief executive officer of Los Angeles' DNAM Apparel, which will manufacture the line under license, spoke exclusively to WWD about the expansion: "We've had amazing success with the leggings line," said Kaylor. "We have a great business with Neiman Marcus and several hundred great specialty stores. [DNAM Apparel] was the perfect partner to work with 6126 and grow it as a lifestyle brand. We're launching the full clothing collection next year, and a cosmetics line, handbags, shoes, jewelry in spring 2011."
The fall 2010 apparel line will comprise 100 pieces (spring 2011 will be 150) wholesaling from $18 for basic leggings to $300 for a leather jacket. Average retail price points will fall between $100 and $150. The 6126 leggings currently retail from $68 to $120. Fabrics will include the same Modal and lace used in the leggings, plus cashmere and leather.
The line will retail where the leggings currently sell: Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom and specialty stores nationwide, plus Harrods, Lane Crawford, Kitson Japan and Isetan internationally.
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The Alan Jackson Collection includes menswear and womenswear, food items, collectibles, an Alan Jackson Signature Rocker and other exclusive items including a CD. This is the first time Cracker Barrel has developed a complete line of merchandise around a star. Jackson was involved in the creation of the collection and advised Cracker Barrel on what he thought might appeal to his fans. The most expensive piece will be the Alan Jackson Signature Rocker, a solid hardwood rocker made of Dutch Spruce logs harvested in Maine and hand-assembled in Tennessee. Alan's signature is engraved in the headrest and each rocker is numbered as part of a limited edition of 1,700.
Gallery: Celebrity Restaurants
Lately there are so many celebrities designing apparel, shoes, wine, fragrances, and so on, it's hard to keep up. Can't read all the tabloids and style rags? We're here to help.
Here are a few celeb designers we've covered recently: Gwyneth Paltrow - apparel; Fergie - shoes; Charlie Sheen - shirts; Scott Weiland - apparel; Sting - wine; and Jason Timberlake - tequila.
And here are the newest I could find, though some have been around year or so: Sofia Coppola - Louis Vuitton clutches and small purses; David Arquette and Ben Harper - Propr apparel for Kitson (said to be eco-friendly); Lauren Bush - Lauren Pierce apparel; Paris Hilton - rumored to have a sunglass line be in the works, already has a shoe line; Kate Moss - apparel for UK store Topshop (a store opened in Soho recently to a crazed crowd); Nicole Richie - rumored to have a maternity line in the works, already has House of Harlow 1960 jewelry; Kimora Lee Simmons - Fabulosity apparel for JCPenney; Tori Spelling - Little Maven by Tori Spelling children's clothing; Taylor Swift - L.E.I. sundresses for Walmart; Kanye West and Rihanna - inked a fragrance deal with Jay-Z's licensing company, Kanye and Rihanna each will have their own scent; more Kanye - Nike Air Yeezy sneakers; "Bachelorette" Trista Sutter - Trista Baby diaper bags; and Snoop Dogg -- Rich & Infamous apparel.
I must stop now or risk link overkill (too late, maybe?). If you know of other new celebrity designers Luxist readers might want to check out, please share in the comments section.
According to ELLE UK, "Made up of jersey basics as well as some glam, 1970s-inspired looks and pieces influenced by masculine tailoring, the collection will be unveiled to the fashion press next week in London. ... With Gwyneth's fashion credentials we're expecting a luxe, sophisticated yet very wearable collection of instant hits."
Word is that the proceeds from every piece sold will be donated to a charity close to Paltrow's heart -- London's Kids Company, which which offers therapy, education, art, sports, and hot meals to at-risk children.
There's lots more about Paltrow in the March 2009 issue of ELLE UK. Here's a teaser.
Check out the New York Daily News's gallery of celebrities who wear their own lines: "Look! I wear my designs, too!"