Sorry I've been posting so infrequently this week. We've reached that awkward time of year when there's not much to review and I'm simply waiting for the spring collections to arrive. However, Marni has been on my radar lately, due to the fact that they have a diffusion line debuting at H&M this March. Known for tribal prints and eclectic styling, Marni is designed for women who aren't afraid to make a bold statement. Unfortunately, the result isn't always aesthetically pleasing. Take this clutch, for instance. The beaded detailing looks like a pre-school art project gone horribly awry. I don't know who would want to wear this bag, but if you're interested, it's available at NET-A-PORTER for $600. In terms of the collection for H&M, I'm highly impressed by what I've seen thus far. It appears to be incredibly wearable, which was certainly a problem with the Versace line, particularly the menswear. On the other hand, these diffusion collections are becoming a bit gimmicky. More than one or two per year is just too much. I also don't like the idea of competing with other fashionistas to get my hands on such limited quantities of merchandise. After all, one of the premier aspects of high-end retail is the exceptional customer service, and that's definitely lacking during these shopping wars. What do you think of these lower-priced luxury collections... overdone or loads of fun?