Sunday, May 27, 2007

5/27/07: Patrick the Saint

"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." - Coco Chanel

When I step into my local Target, a feeling of joy and giddiness overwhelms me. I love the smell of it - there is a distinctive smell. Maybe it is the Pizza Hut next to the Junior's area. Maybe it's the smell of new plastic and new clothes. I automatically head towards the Junior's section, making my way past the hoards of string bikinis and terry cloth rompers until I reach the most sacred section - the GO International section. Located strategically front and center in the Junior's section, I skip towards the first rack of clothes, looking at each and every design carefully. I am amused with all the bohemian-beach style tanks, shorts, and dresses. I go through each hanger, trying to spot my size. Most of it has been picked through - I'm about 3 weeks late. But I can still find everything I need midst the excess amount of XXLs and XSs.
I zoom in on the rack of gorgeous grecian style dresses. In olive greens, rust oranges, and browns, I spot an automatic YES. An olive green drop waist knit dress catches my eye. Is this true love? I grab the lone size medium and plop it into my cart. Moving on to the next rack, I see lots of tunics and tanks, all with a very loose feel. I instantly take a dark magenta colored tunic and place it in my cart. No - I see the same style in a beautiful burnt orange. I replace the magenta with the other one, and head on my way towards the bikinis.
Never have I loved a GO International collection more than Patrick Robinson's. The styles are truly "me" and I love his usage of all different types of colors, styles, and fabrics. Everything from his collection fit well, except for the burnt orange tunic, which had unusually large armpit holes, making it very revealing. I'm excited for Patrick's debut as the new design head for The Gap, for I think I have found my newest obsession.
I ended up buying the drop waist jersey dress in green, and currently am wearing it right now. It is now my favorite item in my closet, and looks perfect along with my brown leather gladiators, bohemian-like paisley head scarf, and gold key pendant (also from yesterday's Target splurge.)
If you haven't checked out the new collection, I advise you head off to your local Target as soon as possible. You won't want to miss out.

Monday, May 21, 2007

5/21/07: Welcome To Our House

"Fashion is not about being outlandish, it is about being you - yourself. Anything that you are comfortable in is fashion." -Priyanka Chopra

I would not recommend following their tips.... but have a good time watching the video anyway!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

5/17/07: A Tribute

"Every woman has a story." - Tyra Banks

The highly anticipated season finale of America's Next Top Model season finale left me in a huff. The entire season, I've been a Natasha fan. I love her bubbly personality, outstanding beauty, and her ability to take critiques that the judges gave her and fix them. Many of my friends agreed that she would be the best choice for a winner out of the lot. Well, as most of you know, Jaslene was proclaimed the winner last night. Though she may have had some beautiful photos, I don't think she stood out to me during the competition. I decided to have a look at the photos both Jaslene and Natasha took during the 12 week competition, and find the best and the worst of the bunch.
This was clearly Natasha's worst shoot of the season. Assigned the become the "teacher's pet," Natasha wasn't all quite sure what a teacher's pet was. Sexy? Sultry? Didn't think so.

I love this photo of Natasha, taken for a men's magazine during an episode. Though it may be a little racy, her face is extraordinary - one of the fiercest pictures of Natasha I've ever seen. One thing I love about this girl is that she draws you in to her photos with her sultry expressions. She always impressed me. Always. Just one question: What was her husband thinking when he saw this photo of his beloved wife?Jaslene failed to impress me with this photoshoot. Her face has utterly no expression whatsoever, and with the lighting, she just ends up in the background, blending in. I can see her struggle to try to burst out of the picture and stand out, but unfortunately it didn't work. She looks like she's trying to fly, but doesn't have enough will-power and strength.
Jaslene acceded way beyond expectations at her second photo shoot - this is amazing. She truly shows how you don't have to look glamorous as a model. Just looking at her photo makes me feel scared of such a weirdo. By far this was Jaslene's best shoot - she was able to be fierce without looking like a drag queen. She also looks lonely - I love the multiple emotions she portrays with this photo.

On another note - how did you all like the Sass and Bide runway show? I thought both girls did a great job, even though the judges seemed to disagree. Natasha made me proud - even though her skirt fell off, she made it look like it was supposed to. Her confidence and ability to keep her cool really impressed me.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

5/12/07: Meow Meow

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Have you ever seen a trend and thought - I would've loved that when I was younger? While searching through pages and pages of screen tees this morning, I came across at least ten shirts with everyone's favorite cat, Hello Kitty, plastered across the front. When I came across the first shirt, I thought, "Oh, cute. I'll probably buy one of those. Would look good with a romper and flats." But the more and more of these HK shirts that I saw, the less the appeal. If I was 11 and looking for some cute screen tees that weren't from Limited Too or Macy's kids, I would've immediately gone to all of them, picked them up, and thrown them onto the store counter, proclaiming them mine.
The Hello Kitty craze has really caught on. Baby Phat designer Kimora Lee Simmons is now designing Hello Kitty swarovski crystal jewelry at Neiman Marcus. The prices range from $500 - $2500 a piece. Uh, no comment. The question is, Can styles you'd have gone crazy over in K-5 make a comeback?This Hello Kitty doodle design could work in an eclectic ensemble, with a romper, fedora or beret, and dainty flats. - Forever 21, $14.80

Erm, this is a *cough*lovely*cough* wife beater to add to your closet.... - Wet Seal, $12.50

And why would I spend a whopping $2200 on a diamond encrusted Hello Kitty watch? - Neiman Marcus, $2200This is probably the cutest Hello Kitty tee I've seen so far - it even has chickens on it. :) - Delias, $26

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