December 27, 2007

burn your paper fingers in the ashtray.

over the past couple of years, target has traded in their discount superstore connotation in favour of a more chic feeling. since the launch of GO international, a series of collections by notable designers & brands such as proenza schouler, erin fetherston, hollywould, devi kroell, behnaz sarafpour, alice temperley, etc, target has become a reliable go-to for fashionable bargains. you can get the luxury look on the cheap.
target was no longer simply target, darling, it was targé.


so, naturally i was ecstatic when i heard about a loeffler randall & target collaboration. loeffler randall shoes had always been without whistles & bells, yet gorgeous, and definitely lust-worthy. even though the sumptuous materials would be compromised due to the lower price, i was still psyched.

i am disappointed. despite all the hype surrounding this collection, it left me wanting more. where are the slick round toes ? the clean lines ? the deceptively cute hidden wedges ? the indisputable perfection of simplicity ? all the components that make loeffler randall what it is are m.i.a. in this collection.

maybe i'll forgive you, jesse randall, but you're going to have to really catch my eye next time. woven faux-leather bags & gold faux-python flats are not cutting it.

x.
jh

8 comments:

Heather said...

I saw the shoes today, and I was not toe impressed either. It seems to happen a lot with Target's designer importations...

a. said...

i actually quite like that woven bag.

very cash, very everyday.

i should drop by target tomorrow.

a. said...

oh& ps. oui! the calendar is just as fab in real life as it is online ;]

pps. i got mine at barnes & noble. its always hard finding certain magazines where i live, i just got lucky i guess. let me know how the searching goes, doll.

molly said...

target is one of my favorite things! but, unfortunately it doesnt exist in canada
which is pretty much the main reason i try to vacation in the states
i love your blog!

ashley said...

i have to agree with you about the collection :(

Francisca said...

I like the bags. my favorite poison besides the one I use know is the original one. Oh! Kate moss eau de toilette is something worth trying. I add you to my links.

the iron chic said...

Why haven't I linked you yet?
I'm doing it right now.....

Bianca said...

Love ur blog