Friday, August 14, 2009

Gossip is Good for the Soul (and Wallet!)

Anna Sui for Target is inspired by the hit TV show Gossip Girl. The line depicts the 4 distinct styles of the 4 main (female) characters: Blair, Serena, Jenny, and Vanessa. Lovers of the the show, fashion, and Target will be thrilled by this new collection slated to hit 250 select Target stores and from September 13th through October be ready to pounce, fashionistas! Living in Canada, I am a bit miffed that we don't have Target here (honestly, how dumb is that?) but perhaps I can order online and get it forwarded to my address in Ontario somehow (I think there is a website that will do this?). Nevertheless, this is something to be excited about, for Gossip Girl caused such a stir in the teenage fashion world when it aired last year.

Here are some of the outfits from the Lookbook:

Unsurprisingly, the Blair collection is my favourite. I admired her romantic feminine-meets classic prep-school look, and you can clearly see the influence in Anna Sui's designs:

This is a romantic twist on the LBD, with blue underlying and black lace detailing with a black satin bow and classic cut.

City chic shirt-dress with a peterpan collar, dainty pattern, and slight bell sleeves. Of course it's cinched at the waist for a feminine silhouette.

This is my favourite dress. Very Blair indeed! Romantic white lace deters from being too grandma's doily with it's mini length and curve-hugging cut. Don't forget the velvet bow lace bib! Wear with bare legs or sheer white tights and ballet flats like the model shown.

A very classy shift with a vintage print and slight A-line flatters almost all body shapes and shows off delicate shoulders and miles of leg!

Don't forget the darker side of Blair! Semi-sheer in all the right places is seductive and classy at the same time; only something Blair-fashionistas can pull off!


Laid back cool with menswear inspired pieces and a little tough-chick, but always clearly feminine.

Buisness wear? Take that! I am loving the shrunken vest and slightly equestrian vibe I am the bows don't make it bad either...
I'm not a fan of the potato-sack look or the drop-waist, but hey, if you can pull it off!

This is my favourite piece from Serena (and maybe even the whole collection!). Something very classic and still modern about it: totally me!

I myself don't like the spikes on the neckline, but it is a unique design feature and makes the dress look much more high-end and designer.

Good girl gone bad?


This looks more Jenny: Part Two, when she cut her hair and started wearing way too much eye makeup. Personally, I think less is more and find her looks a little too Gothic for my taste. Individually, some of the pieces are cute though.
The cardigan looks more DIY than designer. I love ankle-boots though!

This dress is quite nice


I don't know a whole lot about this character (I've only seen a few episodes) but quite frankly, her looks for this collection were pretty bad. All in all, the outfits remind me of a 70's living room with orange shag carpet (you know, the kind everyone tore out in the 80's).

I like the riding boots. That is all. A little too bohemian for my taste.
These boots are nice as well.
I do like this skirt! Looks like a nice tweed-like herringbone or houndstooth pattern (too far away to tell) in a natural palette that would be great for fall (as long as it isn't paired with too much orange like as seen here.
That puffer-vest is atrocious! And the hippie dress should be ashamed of itself! (sorry to be so negative :P)

Overall though, looking forward to this coming into stores (especially if they include the accessories as well!)
Until next time:
You know you love me,