A lot of celebrity collaborations are ridiculous to the point of insulting (the one by Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz springs to mind) but, if we were to imagine a celebrity-designed collection that actually made sense, Dita von Teese doing lingerie wouldn’t be far off. The burlesque superstar designed a 26 piece capsule collection for Target Australia, to hit stores early February (pre-Valentine’s Day).
The collection, Von Follies by Dita von Teese, will feature “five groups of called balconette bras, high-cut briefs, G-strings, garters, bustiers and fitted corsolettes rendered in leopard-print satin with eyelash lace detail, red satin with delicate black lace trim and black lace with intricate ribbon detailing and signature Dita blue treatments. There will also be spot-pattern mesh overlay effects on nude and black grounds, as well as sexy looking nude and black fishnet,” according to WWD. Read more…
UPDATE: Squee! It’s here! Every single piece from the Jason Wu for Target lookbook is online, so I’ve updated the slideshow. Donations for the “Jessica Wants Every Item In The Jason Wu For Target Collection” now being accepted.
I know what I’m doing at 6 a.m. on February 5: elbowing any bitch that gets in between me and the items I’m obsessed with from the Jason Wu for Target collection. Jason Wu’s new line is inspired by femininity in French New Wave films and you see it everywhere, from the bows to the stripes to the A-line skirts. There’s even a cute kitty named Milu, who Jason Wu has called his muse, appearing in the ad campaign! All the clothes are priced between $10 and $60, which will be good on my wallet after the holidays. Unfortunately, an actual lookbook of Jason Wu for Target has not yet been released; the folks at Tar-jay are being cruel and evil, only leaking out one or two photos at a time. Oh, why do you toy with me?! These are the pics that I’ve found online. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to plot my shopping strategy in case this devolves into Missoni for Target redux.
Don’t let sparkles be just for New Year’s Eve. Bat your eyes all year long with Sonia Kashuk for Target’s “Pretty In Pink” eye palette. The powders are metallic, but not glittery, in pinkish hues that scream “pretty,” not “drag queen.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with drag queens! It’s just not an office look for most of us.) The best part of this palette is Sonia Kashuk will donate 15 percent of each product purchased to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Charitable giving? That’s truly beautiful.
Jason Wu is the guy responsible for designing Michelle Obama’s inaugural dress. He’s also the latest designer to score a diffusion line with Target. And while it won’t launch for another five months (mark February 5, 2012 in your iCals now), we’ve got a sneak peak. Will it be as big as the Missoni line? Let’s just say there are cats wearing bowties involved. Cats. Wearing. Bowties. [Youtube]
The First Lady was spotted on a bit of a shopping spree at Target this week. I honestly did not realize she could just waltz into Tar-jay like any ol’ bargain-seeker; does the Secret Service have to do a sweep of the store first? Also, I wonder if she’s got any Missoni in those bags… [Buzzfeed]
Man, I love it when Ellen DeGeneres
plays prank Cyrano de Bergerac and has celebrities do something outrageous to unsuspecting bystanders while she counsels them on what to say via earpiece. In this clip, David Beckham
heads to Target undercover to peddle his new cologne. She has him spray it on his leg so a woman can smell it and then has him yell “Howdy partner!” as loud as possible. But the best part is how he keeps slightly misunderstanding her. “If you stink, come and buy cologne” is a great jingle, though. [Huffington Post
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Thinking about buying something from Missoni’s extensive line for Target? Good luck with that. Thanks to the high volume of users trying to get their grubby mitts on the collection, Target’s site is currently offline. If you go to the site right now, you’ll receive a message that “We are hard at work making the site better. Sorry for inconvenience – we’ll be back up and running shortly.” We’re not particularly surprised, given the fervor with which the Missoni line has been received. Earlier this month, a Missoni for Target pop-up shop in New York City was cleaned out in a matter of hours and forced to close early. Oh, and that sound you hear? That’s Amelia, weeping because, ahem, “I just want that damn throw blanket!” Keep reading »
Well, almost: Designer Missoni’s diffusion line for Target is just around the bend, and the first shots of the collection have begun eeking out. Here we have pieces from both the apparel and travel collections on display in Missoni’s signature colorful patterns. The collection will include around 400 items, including men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, luggage and housewares–with most items allegedly costing less than $40. Missoni’s line will only be available from September 13 to October 22, so start saving now! Keep reading »
Take a good look at this shoe. It is reminiscent of a number of different designer heels currently being featured in magazines and sold at expensive retailers like Bloomingdale’s and Shopbop. Amazingly, however, these stacked heeled sandals — which would look so cute with everything from skinny jeans to a floaty sundress — are from Target’s Mossimo brand and cost less than a hardcover book, a sushi dinner, and a date night at the movies. They are so cute and affordable that not buying them would be kind of silly. And you’re not silly are you? No. No you’re not. We’re not either. We’ll take one in each color.