Thursday, September 3, 2009

Are you a Serena or a Blair? Anna Sui does Gossip Girl for Target

By Laura Medina
Sheer Dot Jacquard Short Sleeved Dress for $44.99
Whether you are a prim and proper Park Avenue princess like Blair Waldorf or a hip, urbane, sporty "Girl-About-Town" Serena Van der Woodsen, you plenty of looks and style to identify with from Anna Sui's "Gossip Girl" for Target.
Just in time for the "Back-To-School" season and "Gossip Girl" returning for its third season on the CW on Monday nights at 9pm, Target is reaching to all the Blairs, Serenas, Jennies, and Vanessas everywhere, releasing this exclusive, limited edition Anna Sui collection on Sunday, September 13th, the day before the official debut of "Gossip Girl" on Monday, September 14th at 9m. Right in the middle of New York Fashion Week Spring 2010, fittingly so.

Metallic Jacquard Dress in Multicolor Circles for $59.99
Due to popular demand and constant inquiries, Manhattan designer, Anna Sui decided to use the four main characters' verve: Blair, Serena, Jenny, and Vanessa to represent the different boroughs and neighborhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn then infuse each individual style and lifestyle in this four-parts collection for Target.
This affordable collections makes the "Gossip Girl" style more accessible to its legion of fans who identify and aspire to a particular "Gossip Girl" character.
The "Blair" segment consists of ornate jacquard in simple, easy to wear shift dresses that can be worn alone as mini dresses or paired with leggings or skinny jeans or trousers as chic tunics. This "Edie Sedgewick"-inspired look represents Blair Waldorf as the epitome of the Upper East Side proper, conservative but cute chic.

Black Lace Halter Dress in $69.99

If your soul yearns for the alternative Brooklyn/Lower East Side Rocker chick, then you are a Jenny. You can make do with anything available on hand then turn it into something smashing. Anna Sui reach into New York's punk heritage then turn girly lace into an edgy, sexy, but simple halter dress.

Black Leather Jacket paired with $59.99 Satin Stripe Shift Dress

Funny, a "Jenny" girl can easily transition into the free-wheeling Upper East Side socialite, Serena Van der Woodsen, the Park Avenue Princess who rebels against her own neighborhood's stodginess. With black and gray dominating the "Serena" capsule, you can mix Jenny's punk rock attitude with Serena's laid-back panache.

$29.99 Plaid Vest with $34.99 Cropped Pants with Lace Sleeve Tee $29.99

Blake Lively, the actress playing Serena, describes her character's style as "Urban Equestrian." A mix of the Californian Bohemian Vibe with the urban toughness of New York.

You can easily rock Serena's and Jenny's warbrobe together for your own unique take on the Upper East Side look.

$44.99 Ottoman Puff Vest and $44.99 Geo-Mixed Empire Dress

If the island of Manhattan is not your thing, you can mimic Brooklyn's alternative artsy queen, Vanessa. Her color palette of brown, orange, and white and her ethnic patterns suggest a more realistic representation of the greater boroughs of New York, a commingling of immigrants and first-generation Americans swirled together into a tasty blend that is a whole lot spicer than the Upper East Side's Creme de la Creme.

See, you can dress just like your favorite "Gossip Girl" from Anna Sui, the ultimate New York designer at reasonable prices in top notch fabrics and details, from the accessible Target.

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