Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Proenza's Cooler

We were all excited for the GO International collections when it first came. Luella was fun. Tara Jarmon was frilly. Behnaz was... well, nevermind. Now that Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, our friends behind Proenza Schouler have their hands on Target, it will never be the same. Their pieces are what they call the best of Proenza Schouler. From basics done well,

Proenza Schouler for Target, $15

To classics with a twist,Proenza Schouler for Target, $30

this collection shines.

However, these are my favorites.

The "Real"-Way

Marc by Marc Jacobs, S/S 07

So often, we are surrounded by basics. Boring pieces that make boring outfits.
I have just realized that the best advice for creating interesting outfits is to look to the runway. Stylists spend hours turning a t-shirt-and-jeans into art. They can help you out too.

Old Navy White Tiered Babydoll, $16.50 J. Crew Shorts, $40 J. Crew Leather Wedges, $148

Gap Filled!

When Gap got its most recent CEO, he/she was quoted as saying that they wanted to return to the basics that defined Gap and made it popular in the 80's. This time warp fizzled and left of with colections that bragged about dorky hoodies with butterflies and rhinestones in the corner. Their RED brand is inspiring but what was once a staple of my childhood became a store filled with boring clothes that cost way too much. I really could write a novel about how frustrated I am by Gap. However, I was flipping through the new Teen Vogue (who is that girl on the cover?) and in the Shoes feature, there were a pair of braided Gap sandals. "Finally", I thought, "Gap is going to step out of Hoody-land and in to some fashion!"

Gap Sandals, $30