|Prabal Gurung x Target Floral Crush Tee, Current / Elliott denim, Zara colorblock heels|
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
|Prabal Gurung for Target Floral Crush dress, Prada sunglasses, Zara colorblock heels|
I was immediately drawn to the Floral Crush dress when the lookbook was released, I love the exuberant floral print with the cascading blooms, reminds me a bit of Mary Katrantzou's floral digital prints. I also like the shape of the dress, girly and perfect for spring. Happy to say that this dress is a keeper, it definitely needs a belt, otherwise the waist is a little high, lacks shape and looks matronly, but the print is just as saturated and happy in real life, the skirt is the perfect length with a bit of volume and pockets, and the 98% cotton material is cool and comfortable.
sweatshirt. I actually prefer the Date Night print to the Floral Crush print in real life, it's quite bold and a little trippy, while the Floral Crush print is a little blurry. Happily, when returning this dress, I found the Date Night sleeveless blouse with mesh on the shoulders that I overlooked at the launch, which I've been kicking myself over ever since. Love the blouse, pictures to come...
|Prabal Gurung black short-sleeve First Date print dress, MMM x H&M heels, Prada sunglasses|
|Prabal Gurung x Target Floral Crush Blazer, Shorts and tee shirt|
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
|Prabal Gurung for Target First Date print Sweatshirt, T by Alexander Wang jersey skirt, MMM x H&M invisible wedge heels|
Sunday, February 10, 2013
|Image from target.com. I picked up the whole ensemble: the Floral Crush blazer, shorts and tee|
After a nice lunar new year eve's dinner at my house, I stayed up what's considered late for us these days last night to catch the online launch of the Prabal Gurung for Target designer collaboration. With little k's unpredictable wakeup schedule and sleep disruptions the last few days (teething? a cold? developmental milestones?), I couldn't drive around to the various LA Targets before opening hours, nor will I be able to stalk the stores for returns as with Missoni and Jason Wu. Fortunately, I was able to get online probably within minutes of the collection being uploaded around 11pm and was able to buy everything that I had my eye on, including the two dresses and wedges that I previously posted about as well as the entire Floral Crush print blazer, t-shirt, shorts combo (not that I would wear it all together) and the First Date print sweatshirt. I got lucky as everything but the tee was sold out in my size by morning, if not within minutes. While I gravitate towards minimalism, neutrals, cozy knits, and monochrome for winter, I really embrace more feminine looks, cheery prints and patterns, especially florals, for spring. Just makes me happy, especially as the weather has been so cold (relatively) for the last few days. The prints in this collection are more unique and identifiably Prabal Gurung, I had no interest in the solid color items which really could have been from any designer. I love how everything looks in the lookbook, but not sure how it will look in real life. I anticipate returning some items due to fit and fabric, particularly the all synthetic items as I didn't have a chance to check out fabric content before buying, plus it's just a lot from one collection, but at least I can try everything on within the comfort of my own home and cull later. Stay tuned for actual pics and reviews...
|First Date print sweatshirt and black and white wedges. Image from target.com|