the cooler half of daft punk, thomas bangalter, directed a short film for luxury fashion brand co starring his wife elodie bouchez for their spring/summer 2012 collection.
daft punk is no stranger to directing as they released a full length film called electroma before. they should stick to making music…not that this one was bad.
so after much anticipation, the missoni for target collection is finally here. i’ve been eagerly looking forward to and posting about this for some time now and have been at the ready to pounce for today’s launch. the target style social media team previously said it would go live online to shop at midnight but at the last minute changed it to searchable by 4 am est and shoppable by 8 am est (whatever that means). i had planned to hit up the brick & mortar store when it opened but when i found out that online would have the most selection and what was being carried at the stories would vary, i quickly changed my strategy. as of 11 pm pst 9/12 i had been checking in repeatedly and it was discovered you could buy about 11 items though the target mobile site. nothing i had wanted and with some mob mentality i waited it out until 2 am after a reassuring tweet it would take hours i thought it’d be safe to sleep–or nap rather. i woke up at 4:30 am only to find that the entire collection was not only already up, but some of my most coveted items, like the loop toss pillow, were already sold out. i browsed like mad and added anything that remotely interested me into my cart. unfortunately, it was now about 5 am, or 8 am est, when everyone was expecting the site to go live and the servers crashed. with 23 items in my cart and not having seen everything, i was locked out. my friend had been smart and checked out a few times but she had also started earlier. in my 2 measly hours of sleep, i had missed out.
i waited and waited, watching the facebook and twitter pages like a hawk and constantly refreshed my cart waiting for the site to come back up. over 3 hours later and still nothing. finally when the site came back, i made 2 massive orders but it was still a waste of time. i could’ve slept a full night, gone to work and bought everything i did today without any of the sacrifice i had done. the items that i wanted that were sold out, had sold out when i had napped, and weren’t back in stock. and i don’t think anything in my cart had sold out. i’m sure i’ll be returning a lot later (well, i better be…i spent over $1,000), but i’m happy i got most of the things i had blogged about before, like the martini glasses and tumblers, scarves, and framed art prints. there was way more online than what was shown in their supposedly complete look book and now as i blog, i realize i didn’t check out the stationery items at all. i didn’t see a category for it.
anyways, onto the gains and losses. not shown in the look book, but my very favorite purchase so far (i hope saying that doesn’t jinx me and get it canceled):
i bought this quickly as i didn’t want the site to crash again and thought it was pretty cute. after i finished checking out, i was able to look at the detail photo and i’m blown away but how nice it looks. i really hope it comes with everything pictured and is as nice as it looks in the photo.
this is the best photo i could find since target crashed again. i’ll update it later. ETA: UPDATED!
and here are the shaker and pillows i wanted but failed to get:
ok, seeing as how i only got 2 hrs of sleep and am pretty pathetic, i’m going to bed now.
this looks so incredibly fun. my favorite thing to do when jet skiing is speeding over wakes created from boats and flying off and falling into the water and this seems like it’d be pretty similar. i do feel a little old since this specific clip seems to be targeting the spring breaking, “jackass”-watching college kid crowd but whatever, i want to play!
of course it looks kinda dangerous too, but that kinda adds to the fun factor i guess.
i was supposed to be writing 8 essays over this long weekend. it’s the end of the 3rd day and i have written 0 essays. #fail
how cute is this westfield stratford ad? it combines a bunch of things i like: fashion, dance, couples (i guess?), and videography.
it chronicles 100 years of east london style from the 1910’s until present times.
when i saw this, it totally reminded me of the evolution of dance video (and i wasn’t alone):
and while we’re on the subject of dance…how amazing is david elsewhere? an oldie but goodie, i can’t help but smile when i watch this:
he’s one of the silhouettes in my favorite ipod ad (break dancing + daft punk? yes, please!):
it’s a shame he never got to perform with michael jackson; they were collaborating for “this is it”…
dancing is one of the (many) things i really wish i was good at. funny how this turned from a fashion post to dance.
have a great labor day weekend! i’ll be spending it churning out 8 essays.
although what she had to say about them was kinda interesting too.