Friday, September 11, 2009

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: Anna Sui now, Jimmy Choo later, and MORE!

As you may know, one of the best things about fashionocracy is the High/Low style of dressing.  Combining something you bought at Gap or Marshall's with a really expensive item so the whole thing looks fabulous is something I strive to do as often as possible. And one of the easiest ways to do that is to take advantage of all the fantastic designer collaborations with the mass merchants.  Here are some of the upcoming collabs you need to know about:

This Sunday, Anna Sui will be launching limited-time collection with Target.  Bad news is that it is inspired by Gossip Girl, so most likely the dresses will all be on the inappropriately short side for me.  But never fear, it is my duty to buy a smattering of these items and report back to you all on Monday so you know if it is worth looking into. I'm hopeful that there will be tops, jackets, skirts, and maybe a dress or two that I can pull off.

Jimmy Choo has announced a collection for H&M, launching November 14 (thanks for the reminder Lisa H.). Collection will be available in 200 stores, so I'm guessing for the locals, that means the West Hollywood store, and will include shoes for women and men, bags and some eveningwear. Mark your calendars!

For those of you with tots, Stella McCartney has announced a one-off collection for GapKids and BabyGap debuting sometime this year. She claims she believes that kids clothes should be accessibly priced.  I which she felt the same about adult clothes.

Anyone heading to NY or London, be sure to check out Christopher Kane for Topshop. His collection launches next week on Sept 18th!  Let me know if you are going because I really want some of the items BAD! Clothes, shoes, bags. Lots of grommets, and even a seriously crazy crocodile t-shirt similar to his gorilla/ape high-end pieces. Seriously, let me know if you are near a TopShop, I need at least 6 of the pieces. Check out the lookbook here:

Of course, we are all anxiously awaiting the release of the Pierre Hardy for Gap suede boots, launching sometime in September. Kym has it on good authority that they will only be available in select stores (again, WeHo), and possibly online. I will keep a vigilant eye out for this.

And last, but certainly not least, I look forward to the next Target collaboration with Rodarte! This one isn't appearing until December, but it could be the end all/be all of one-off lines. Though I did have high hopes for the McQ collection, which was not that great.

To recap, busy Sunday morning for me, hitting one or two Targets to get a diverse selection of the Anna Sui line.  I love the two Anna Sui dresses and the one skirt that I have, so, let's hope it doesn't disappoint.

- alison


  1. I had Target on my to-do list this weekend, it usually gets "re-prioritized", but not this weekend! Thanks for the heads up, and in case I space out on the Pierre Hardy boots - will you grab a pair for me and I will reimburse you - size 8.