Don’t you just love Target (pronounced Tar-ge by most fashionistas)? In fact, I was just there today to pick up my favorite John Frieda shampoo and a new hot-pink workout top. Of course I had to peruse the latest GO International Collection. Wow, doesn’t that stuff get snapped up quick?? Right now it’s the Limited Edition Holiday Collection, but come December 28, I will have my alarm set for opening day of the Thakoon launch. Yay!!!
Designer Thakoon Panichgul has an interesting story because he was actually a fashion writer at Harper’s Bazaar before deciding to study fashion formally at Parsons School of Design (sometimes I look back and think – wow, I wish I would’ve done that!). Of course, you probably remember recently Michelle Obama stepping out in his now-famous black and red sheath dress (although wasn’t much of a fav of mine). His ready-to-wear collection sells at Barneys New York, but you can get his new contemporary take on classic resort items at Target in just a couple of weeks – with unbeatable prices from $14.99-$44.99. Isn’t that incredible?!
I’ve posted a couple of my favs from the new collection here, which include a beautiful floral cotton camo coat ($44.99) and a pleated stripe dress in green & navy ($44.99) (yes, of course, the more expensive items, but still downright affordable for Thakoon!) While I don’t think you’ll catch me wearing these in the dead of winter, I plan to scoop them up and save them for late February/early March. (Unfortunately, I don’t have a grand trip planned to the Bahamas just yet this winter, just an ice-cold jaunt to the beautiful, yet freezing city of New York.)
The color palette of this collection is quite refreshing and all-over beautiful. I’m not usually a floral person, but I just can’t get over this coat. Such a treat! And the striped dress is a flowy piece of perfection. Navy and green are two of my fav colors, and I love the laidback chicness of this dress. Will I purchase? You bet, I will!
Other Upcoming Target GO Launches (squealing with excitement!)
February: Erickson Beamon (super-fab jewelry)
March: McQ (Alexander McQueen), Felix Rey (OMG – loooove these clutches!)
April: Miss Trish of Capri (footwear from designer Trish Carroll), Loomstate (eco-friendly cotton, coinciding with Earth Day!)
More to come on these highly anticipated launches – I know i can’t wait! Stay tuned!
[Photos Courtesy of Target]