my picks from jason wu for target

well done, target…another designer collection i can get excited about.  in other related news, target is getting rid of their go international collection. i’m really loving the ads so far.  jason wu’s inspiration for the collection is this black cat named “milu”…isn’t she so mischievous?

ok, i could’ve sworn i saw a better scan of this yesterday but this is all i can find now…sorry.

here are the pieces i like so far:

navy poplin dress, $39.99

white sheer blouse with ribbon, $34.99; black circle skirt, $29.99

cream flared dress with belt, $59.99

black lace clutch, $29.99

cream front-flap straw bag, $39.99

milu black cat scarf, $19.99

navy wheel scarf, $19.99

to see the rest of the first look of the collection, with pricing, check out new york magazine’s the cut.  and keep your eyes peeled for when the collection hits stores february 5th.

jason wu shot to fame at the young age of 29 when first lady michelle obama wore one of his gowns for her husband’s inauguration ball.

dressed in black lace

reese witherspoon in marchesa at the cma's

alexander mcqueen lace-covered organza dress

valentino one-shoulder lace dress

target relaunches go international designer dresses

i remember hearing that target would re-release some of the previous go international designer collections a while ago.  looks like the dust has settled–34 dresses from 17 go international designer collaborations all priced under $50 will be hitting stores and online march 13th.  they’ll be available through april 10th, or until the more likely scenario–they’ll sell out.  i like the idea of go international and i love target, but i have to admit that there haven’t been too many designer collections that have wowed me.  i think h&m’s collaborations usually look better, although some of them are pretty expensive (lanvin anyone?).  there were some that i missed out on the first time around that i may pick up this time though.

these are personal favorites that i’ll be mulling over:

rodarte for target slip dress in peach, $44.99

rodarte for target lace-print dress in black/tan, $39.99

zac posen for target wrap dress in pink, $44.99

i don’t remember what the price points were like for the collections previously…but the prices aren’t too bad this time around.  i remember the zac posen pieces i purchased were pretty expensive initially (the dresses were like $100, but i got them on sale/clearance for $40-$70).

i have only purchased from the zac posen collection.  most of the go international designs have failed to impress me and i had not heard of a lot of the designers.  i think target could benefit from better models, photography, and advertising/marketing for these though…they do deserve the attention.

to see all 34 pieces from luella bartley, tara jarmon, paul & joe, behnaz sarafpour, proenza schouler, libertine, alice temperley, erin fetherston, jovovich-hawk, rogan, richard chai, jonathan saunders, thakoon, tracy feith, rodarte, zac posen, and tucker, check out the coverage at racked.  it includes the price points too.

these are what i bought last time:

zac posen for target brocade tie dress

zac posen for target dress with removable tulle (i got navy/black)

the dress as seen on actress mena suvari

zac posen for target safety pin scarf