Saturday, June 27, 2009

Anna Sui for Target to create Gossip Girl looks

I read back in early May that Anna Sui will be teaming up with Target to bring us a collection of outfits styled after the female characters in Gossip Girl. I chose not to blog about it back then as I wanted to wait out and see what the outfits would look like.

Well, the look book got leaked so the outfits are now available for preview. Among some of the outfits:

A total of 19 looks will be debuted and the collection will be available in 250 selected Target stores come September 13 to October 17. To view the complete collection in a slideshow, click here.

Upon seeing the entire collection, I have to say I like 3 out of the 5 outfits for Blair. I only like one of the dresses for Jenny, which is featured above, the short sleeveless black dress. As for Vanessa, I only like the sleeveless ruffle top because I am a sucker for ruffles! I have to say that I am pretty disappointed with the outfits for Serena. I guess I expected more of Serena's dresses to be in the collection but there's only one and that is the one and only piece I like.

I hope these will be in my local Target store so that I can check them out in person and see if its worth spending money on the quality of these items.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

GAP's CFDA Khaki Collection

This year, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and GAP have collaborated to bring us a new khaki collection (last year, it was a white collection). Most of the pieces look really pretty and they range from $39.50 to $88. The designers for this year's collection are Alexander Wang, Albertus Swanepoel, Lisa Mayock, and Sophie Buhai. Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai are the designers behind the label Vena Cava. The collection is available online, here.

Some of the pics from the collection:

Campaign ad taken from

Alexander Wang

Vena Cava (Lisa Mayock & Sophie Buhai)

Albertus Swanepoel

The collection is available in stores beginning June 19. I especially like the dress, the one without the exposed zipper so, maybe its time I check out the stores since I haven't been to GAP upon return to the US!

*Edit* Update: I went to my local GAP store and they did not have the collection in store. I am disappointed to say the least. Boo!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Back to School with Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs's new back-to-school capsule collection, cheekily called “Don’t Miss the Marc,” was made with a younger set of girls in mind. (But it's not too juvenile for we older girls to covet.) The line consists of stretchy denim jeans (a cute “M” embellishes the back pockets), little denim skirts in gray and blue, soft jersey blazers in red and black, and an assortment of leggings, scarves, and T-shirts in an array of adorable prints. Our favorite is the Wildflower print, an animal motif that comes in a classic brown leopard and a bright, cheery purple that looks great covering a tee. The best news is that the entire line retails for under $200, with most items under $100. “Don’t Miss the Marc” lands in stores and at on August 1 — just in time to whip your school (or work) wardrobe back into shape with a few extra fun pieces.

Knit blazers $168

T-shirts $68

Stretch denim pants $98

Stretch denim skirts $98

Leggings - striped $68; solid $58

Scarves $48

*article taken from NY Mag*

I love the adorable Miss Marc t-shirts from this capsule collection! I think it is a great move by Marc Jacobs to reach out to a different segment of the population who adores his creations but can't quite stomach the high luxe price under his Collection label.

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing these items in the store!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Celeb spotting: Mr. West

Rapper Kanye West was spotted donning a Chanel brooch/pin from the current Paris Moscou collection while shopping in SoHo.

picture taken from here

I definitely love the brooch/pin and would look forward to adding it to my collection. Now if only I know how much moolah I would have to cough up for that.

*edit update*

The Dimitri brooch/pin costs $190 and is sold out in the US. Great!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Faux Fashionista Reporting for Duty

I've finally gotten round to posting in here, and I thought I would start off with (dream) corporate outfits since they seem to be my specialty :)

Here's a little something I put together for Monday...
Monday Blues
Monday Blues by Faux Fashionista featuring Anya Hindmarch bags
And thus I shall end my super short post and run off to bed. I promise I'll think of something more interesting soon! :D

Friday, June 5, 2009

Marc Jacobs Resort 2010

I have been straying from my love for Marc Jacobs' handbags and have been busy ogling at Chanels. Nonetheless, here's a peek at the Marc Jacobs' Resort 2010 Collection.

To view the full collection consisting of 42 pieces, click here.

I am definitely loving the jackets be it tweed or leather and the dresses are just gorgeous! Marc just has the ability to make whimsical pieces and incorporate bright colors to his pieces. Love it!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Luxury is Here to Stay

Monday, June 1, 2009

Celeb spotting: Mr. Lagerfeld

The head of designer and the creative director behind the Chanel fashion house definitely has a great sense of humor. Case in point?

I don't ever want to think of the day where he'll be resigning from his post at Chanel. It'll be big shoes to fill for the next person. For now, Karl just keep churning out those Chanel goodies!