The Desire is Almost Better Than the Real Thing – Fab Collabs

Posted: January 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: welcome | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This is not a shopping blog, so I’m sorry if I occasionally post something pretty much geared only toward female shopaholics.  But you know there is nothing I love more than a really good designer collaboration.  Waiting for February to arrive is kind of stressing me out.  Meanwhile I am struggling to get by on the litter teasers the stores release – in order that we all spend a month coveting the exact same pieces as each other, when likely none of us will succeed in getting them.  For a true fashion lover, the anticipation is at least half of the story, so I’ll enjoy the month of anxious desire almost as much as I would enjoy actually wearing the clothes.

I have a bone to pick with Topshop.  Months after the first images of a dress from the Mary Katrantzou for Topshop collection (due to drop next month) were leaked, Topshop has finally released some new images.  And … wait for it … they’re of the same fracking dress!  I’m glad to see it on a person instead of a mannequin, it looks like it will fit nicely, yada yada yada.  But really?  You can’t leak one or two more garments?  At this rate I’m not, in fact, going to have a chance to fantasize about the beautiful pieces I lust after, before it’s already too late for me to get any of them.  I already feel jipped.  Topshop, I’ll show you … so there … by not showing the new pictures until AFTER I show the Target pictures. Ha!

Meanwhile, I am clearly going to have to suck it up and get over any issues with Target, because pictures of the Jason Wu for Target collection (in stores February 5) have started so leak and it looks so darn cute!  I have to have them all.  I can already taste the disappointment.  (Yes, I do realize that they are geared toward 20 somethings, maybe 30 year olds, and I am by no means a 20 something, but that hasn’t stopped my compulsive trendiness yet.  I never thought I’d be one of  THOSE women — the deluded ones who continue to dress like they’re 25 well into middle age — but apparently I’m pretty short sighted.)

Images via Racked

People StyleWatch has some more pictures, but as far as I can tell from what I’ve seen so far, the dresses and bags are the must have items here.  The dresses retail for $40 each, the bags for $40-50 — God I love this stuff!  The Mary Katrantzou dress is, no doubt, a little more fabulous, but it carries a heavier price tag accordingly.

Mary Katrantzou x topshop modelled by Karlie Kloss for SHOWstudio

Mary Katrantzou x topshop modelled by Karlie Kloss for SHOWstudio: NEWGEN//TEN 2012

Mary Katrantzou x topshop modeled by Karlie Kloss for SHOWstudio: NEWGEN//TEN 2012

There are more intriguing Karlie Kloss photos, but it’s more of the same. Come on, there’s only so long a girl can lust after one dress. Let’s move along folks.

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