Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Sartorial Smorgasbord

It was, in six words, everything I dreamed it would be. The clothes were gorgeous and well made and (best of all) at American prices.

Just in case it isn't yet clear what I'm talking about, here's a clue:

They even had them on real Target hangers! Joy of joys!!

And to top it all off, I got to chatting with one of the reps from Target about how I loved the line and how excited I was to have a little piece of Target over here. Then later, when I was waiting to pay, she came over and said "Can I borrow you for a sec?" and she took me over and introduced me to Alice Temperley herself! Alice asked what my favorite pieces were and wanted to see which ones I was buying. I was so proud of myself because I actually said something that made me sound like I really knew what I was talking about. "I love all the different inspirations that went into the collection, especially the military and formal wear touches. I think it's just brilliant!"

And here's what I got. Two coats (one black dressy and one navy-ish/royal-ish blue funky), a sweater, a dressy victorian-style top, and a quasi-tuxedo inspired layering tank. All for about 100.00 GBP.

After I left Selfridges, the sun was out and I was feeling very inspired so I decided to stop off at the V&A... check out the New York Fashion Now exhibit one last time before it closes.

And although I knew it was going on, in my shopping-induced euphoria, I had totally forgotten. Ladies and gentlemen, it is London Fashion Week. Next door to my beloved V&A. I was truly tempted to just hang out outside the entrance all afternoon. I mean, Marc Jacobs has to come out of there sometime, right?

But as Tim Gunn would say, "Carry on." And so I did. Because I worship at the altar of Tim Gunn.

Zac Posen is one of my favorites from this exhibition.

All in all, it was a glorious but exhausting day. And now, I have two days to prepare for houseguests so I'm out like Carson Kressley.


Beth said...

I'm not even going to bother to say it this time.

geo said...

loving the Victorian top. Nice job!