Dropped by Target today to check out the Anna Sui Gossip Girl inspired collection, and I was totally disappointed. Even by GO standards, it seemed a bit heavy on the sheer clothing, which would normally be lined but is not because its Target and its $20. The collection just seemed kind of dated, like thrift store Anna Sui, but poorly made. I was going to recommend the collection as an inexpensive way to do a Gossip Girl Halloween costume, but honestly, the GG folk wouldn't be caught dead in these clothes.
The white dress pictured on the far left is a decent approximation of an actual Blair costume, but just looks kind of dingy and cheap in person. Also, if you wear the Blair dress and you're over 5'2 you might find yourself featured on Daddy Likey in "Don't Show-cha Your Chocha, the recurring feature where Daddy Likey readers strike back against the trend of, like, not wearing pants with shirts."
The Jenny inspired hole-y leggings (middle left) gave me some horrible early 1990s flashbacks, *shudder.* VBS will be administered to any and all that wear that particularly disastrous piece...unless of course you're going to be a zombie tranny for Halloween, in which case you should also check out the matching top.
P.S. If you are looking for a more comprehensive review, head over to Golden Means. She totally rocks the black Serena dress.
13 September 2009
Image from Le Chic Batik