Sunday, March 15, 2009

STRICKEN! # A McQ for Target

I am super stricken here, people! Let me preface this by saying that when I found out about the Alexander McQueen for Target line a month ago, I was pretty stoked. So I looked up the looks, and became a little disappointed. There was nothing -- save for a gorgeously punky grey patterned dress -- that I was excited about buying.

I visited my local Target today and decided to give the collection a once-over in person and was irritated to find that none of the pieces were for sale at my Target. So I got home and looked it up. There is ONE Target store in my metropolitan area that is selling it -- which means that by now everything is sold out. The grey dress that I so coveted is already sold out online, and considering I wear the most average size and have only one store to shop from means I will have to go without.

Why do you tease us, designers?? It is utterly unfair that because someone doesn't live in the top 5 most populated cities that it is somehow assumed that they don't own a TV, a computer with internet access, or have access to a bookstore with a newsstand. Oh, or like fashion. Or know who designers are. Whenever I tell people where I'm from, they ask me if I lived on a farm. WHAT?? I've never even been on a farm in my life. It is so stereotypical to judge those that don't live in NYC, L.A., Chicago, Miami, etc. as being dumb hillbillies who wear overalls and chew on grass. I have a basic right to love fashion, and I think that designers need to pull their heads out of their butts and put these capsule collections in all stores. Don't even get me started on H&M. At least I live in a big enough city where ONE Target gets A McQ. We have 3 H&Ms but I never set eyes on the Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli or Comme de Garcons collections.

Rant over.

SMITTEN! * Plinky

I love this little feature where Blogger suggests things you might like -- like Plinky. Plinky is fun for anyone who is bored, but it's also great for blogger-block. Additionally, it gives you the opportunity to tell asinine stories about yourself in the vain hope that someone might care. I decided to sign up and give it a whirl -- you can see my answer to one of their random questions below.

SMITTEN! * Plinky Answer

Magic Bullet - As Seen on TV by chrisada

The question was: Have you ever bought anything that had its own infomercial? What compelled you to make your purchase?

I was obsessed with the Magic Bullet blender -- I thought if I bought it I would make all that cool stuff with it. I got it for Christmas one year because I could not shut up about it -- and sure enough, it has been gathering dust on a shelf in my kitchen ever since.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I have been going it over and over again in my head for weeks....What is the first thing I should write about? So many things have had me stricken lately and I just didn't want to start my blog out with a negative-nancy! And then tonight I came across a new shoe company started by two Parsons graduates called Marais USA. The shoes are gorgeous because they are so simple and versatile, and my favorite thing about them is the colors! They haven't started selling them yet, but if you go to the website you can sign up to have them email you when they're available. I essentially want a pair in every style and every color. Oh, and did I mention that every style is under 75 bucks? Now I'm terrified they'll sell out before I get any! Catherine and Haley, if you ever read this -- save me an 8 in Cobalt Blue and Kelly Green everything!