Target x Neiman Marcus Holiday 2012 Lookbook

17 Oct

It’s finally here!  I have been saving every single month for this collaboration, and the lookbook has been released!

I can’t wait to see what goodies–oh.  An ornament…okay, well, it’s holiday…  What else?  Oh.  A…lunchbox?  For my…lunch?  Um.  Well, I’m sure they have cute–oh, yeah!  YES!  This is exactly what I wanted!  Here’s Marchesa and Jason Wu…wait…why is that so small?  It’s for…FOR CHILDREN?!?!

Come on, Target.  This is the best designer collaboration you’ve ever done, and I’m kind of bummed with the selection.  I was expecting to have to reign in my spending with this, but instead, I doubt I’ll even spend the few hundred dollars I’ve saved.

Actually, I might.  It seems like this collaboration is a lot more expensive than Target’s other designer collections, but I guess they’re having to split profits three-ways (with the designer AND NM) instead of just with the designer.

Okay.  Let’s just focus on the positive.

Too bad I don’t drink, but Altuzarra came up with some really amazingly gorgeous faux vintage barware.  I love the black and gold lacquered tray.  And those glasses are so cute!
[Glasses – $49.99, Shaker – $49.99, Tray – $79.99]

Well, these combine my love of leopard AND gold hardware…but I don’t like that these smoking slippers are actually…slippers.  I wish there was a back so you could wear them out.
[Derek Lam’s leopard print slippers – $49.99]

Now, this I like.  I like it a lot.  But, I’m always trying to gauge whether I like something because of the brand name or because I actually like it.  I don’t think I would spend $100 on this…
[Lela Rose Dress $99.99]

This shell top may be a must have.  It’s downright adorable.  It’d dress up for holiday parties with a frothy skirt, or down for work with a suit jacket.  Winner!
[Lela Rose top for $69.99]

[Marc Jacobs Scarf – $69.99]

This is the point of the lookbook that I felt like throwing something.  Both these dresses are Marchesa and gorgeous–and they’re both for little kids.  That hot pink number?  Reminds me of Holly’s party dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  It’s so friggin’ cute.

The first designer I ever really learned how to recognize without seeing the label was Oscar de la Renta.  That man knows how to cut a dress like no one else.  I was so excited for what he would produce for Target…maybe I could finally have a dress of my own?

Nope.  Here’s his dog leash for $39.99  (But, the leash IS really cute.  Maybe for Chalupa!)

And this handbag is cute too.  I love lace.  It’s just… having a white handbag terrifies me.  It’s just begging for something to be spilled on it.

[Oscar de la Renta Tote $59.99]

I like wearing capes.  It makes me feel like a vintage superhero or something.  This offering from Prabal Gurung is cute, but it seems extremely cocktail party specific.
[Prabal Gurung cape – $79.99]

I’m sorry.  This looks like the evening bag I got at Claire’s before my first formal in 9th grade.

[Prabal Gurung clutch – $49.99]

rag & bone nailed it with this men’s cardigan.  I love this.  I beyond love it.  I can’t resist a chunky knit cardigan, and the color goes with everything.

[rag & bone men’s cardigan – $69.99]

THIS.  THIS THIS THIS.  Now, THIS is what I was wanting from this collection.  Awesome pieces I could wear that give me a little taste of what it’s like to buy ridiculously expensive designer clothing.  THIS is what designer collaborations should be–making it affordable for the masses.  Not… dog’s water bowls or picture frames.
[Robert Rodriguez dress – $99.99]

And this!  Gold star for you, Robert Rodriguez.  Love it.

Another knockout for the men.  I love this!  At this point, I might end up just buying two things from the men’s section and calling it a day.

[Thom Browne blazer – $149.99 for men, $129.99 for women but I think the women’s one is a little too shrunken for me.]

This is really cute too.  I love it.

[Tracy Reese blouse – $79.99]

What didn’t I list?  Jason Wu’s three piece ornament set for $49.99.  A Judith Leiber compact for $49.99.  Rodarte wrapping paper for $7.99.  Tory Burch lunchbox for $19.99.  Alice + Olivia bicycle for $499.99.

Check out the rest at the link below.

All pictures and info from Target.

  Other than a few high notes, overall, I was less than impressed.  I guess I was expecting something similar to what Target did with all their designers early last year–when they offered one or two highlight dresses from each past collaboration–for less than $50 a dress–all in one fell swoop.

So, what do you guys think?  Am I just being a Christmas Grinch, or are you kind of disappointed with this collection?

The Preppy Leopard’s must haves:  Thom Browne Blazer, rag & bone cardigan, Robert Rodriguez cocktail dress, Tracy Reese blouse


4 Responses to “Target x Neiman Marcus Holiday 2012 Lookbook”

  1. Stephanie October 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    hmph! not impressed at all.

    • The Preppy Leopard October 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      I know, right? The more I think about it the more I’m convinced I’m just going to use that cash I saved for Nordstrom’s sale on nov 1

  2. Meaghan October 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    I was incredibly disappointed with this collection too. The leopard slippers most specifically. I do like the Robert Rodriguez dress though.
    I too will be spending my money I had set aside for this, on a new bag!

    • The Preppy Leopard October 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      Oooh! What new bag are you looking at? I’m in the market for a nice black IT bag.

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