xoxo, Anna Sui
I mentioned last week in my article on Project Runway that I don't watch much TV, and that almost anything I watch is recorded for weeks and weeks on my Tivo before I ever get around to watching it. However, I do have 3 shows that I watch on-time, religiously. Once of those is Gossip Girl. (The other 2 are "24," and now "Project Runway" - because I knew you were wondering!)
I got hooked on Gossip Girl during my stint as a French teacher at an all-girls high school. My students were eagerly anticipating the premiere of the show, so much so that I found it hard to get them to focus on conjugating verbs on the afternoon that the show finally premiered. Since I thought of myself as a good teacher, I did what anyone in my shoes would do…I watched the premiere. Naturally the girls screamed in delight when I went back to school and admitted to them that I had watched it, and begrudgingly admitted that I actually enjoyed it. A lot.
Actually, I believe that the word I might be looking for is “addict”…
Gossip Girl is a delicious escape for me from everything that is “supposed” to be in the world. The characters aren’t affected by a recession, and the fashion on the show certainly proves that they aren’t restricted by their bank accounts. Of course, it’s the fashion that I love almost as much as the rollercoaster plotline. Each ensemble fits the character’s personality to a “t” – I swear I wait each week to see the clothes just as anxiously as I await Blair’s latest scheme.
Naturally, I was so excited to see that Anna Sui was tapped to design a “Gossip Girl” inspired line for Target to be released from September 13 through October 17. Around mid-July a few rumors hit that the line wouldn't be released because execs weren't pleased with the often racy plotlines of the show, but it is now officially a go! There are 19 looks in all, in 4 distinct categories. There are the Blair’s, the Serena’s, the Jenny’s, and the Vanessa’s. Check ‘em out - some of the clothes are clearly way too young for me, but I think I could rock a few of the outfits!