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.