Friday, March 6, 2009

Rockabilly McQueen



So Cath and I joined the ranks and scoured our local Target for Alexander McQueen finds. I snatched up the jumpsuit and Cath got the TRS pants and a cute zip-up hoodie.

I had to work some magic with the jumpsuit. I love the studded shoulders and the cut and weight of the fabric feels pretty good, but it still needed some tweaking. The attached belt is sewn on at the waist and looks awkward, so I dropped the waist using an old studded belt I already had. Also the length and crop of the pant is really unflattering so I scrunched them up my leg using hair ties (a la Bleach Black- genuis!).

That might seem like a lot of back-bending for a jumpsuit, but I'm pretty happy with the results. And, hail to the jumpsuit, the most pajama-like non-pajamas ever!

I know a lot of fashion bloggers are pretty disappointed with the McQueen/Target collaboration, but we figure we'll settle for this McQueen until we can afford this McQueen.


sunnies, Nordstorm; cuff, Eviva; belt, Walmart (yes, ma'am!); shoes, Max Studio.


See the scrunching in action. Without the hair ties, the pant legs come down to mid-caf.


Ahhhh the backpack (Urban)- it's my new favorite thing.

So, two questions:

1)What did you guys get from the McQueen/Target line?

and

2) Are you jumpsuit people? Seriously, you should try one on! So comfortable! (Though I did get a few jokes about prison-wear)

LL

36 comments:

proudly says, said...

i love everything in this outfit. your jumpsuit is sooooooooo cool and the blue insert match with the big sunnies. happy weekend!

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ana b. said...

Aww I'm glad you gals managed to get your mitts on them! The jumpsuit is ace. We call them "onesies" here. God knows why. I am onesie/jumpsuit ready. Although going to the bathroom is .... less than glamorous.

The Clothes Horse said...

You rock the jumpsuit. I need to get to Target!

Hot Bot said...

The jumpsuit looks great on you! And That Kristen idea works great. I got the harness swimsuit.

coco said...

I wish we could get this line in the UK. I really like your shoes by the way.

Broderick said...

I love that you've got MARTA in the first shot!! Looks great. Target needs some designer men's lines

casual cutie said...

cool...i love that

Ediot said...

its a fantastic outfit. i love it. cant believe how you can make an all black outfit be really interesting. love your hair.
have a wonderful weekend..

about the jumpsuit thing. i really like some models. like this.. but not all..

Lesley said...

I'm totally a jumpsuit person! You look great! And I'm totally digging the backpack. I think I'm making a special trip to Target because of you guys! :-)

Eli said...

I havent seen it yet, but it already has not lived up to one my expectations. why couldnt it have just been the mainline mcq? Have you seen the next Go though? Tracy Feith. it kind of looks awesome.

greenjeans said...

So evidently women and Target have a special bond, since I honestly can barely remember the last time I was in one...why don't they make cool clothes for guys?

oh and when I lived in chicago and walked everywhere, I totally rocked a carhart full pant jumpsuit in the winter...somehow instead of fashionable I just kind of looked like the michelin man

this wheel's on fire said...

i didn't even know he was doing a line for target! i'm so out of the loop!! as for jumpsuits--i love the look on some people while others just look a little silly. you look beautiful though!

Fell4fashion said...

I have got to get to target!!! I am going to try the jumpsuit look, don't know how it will look on me though. Love it on you!

...love Maegan said...

omg this could not be MORE FABULOUS! I love it ...{I love jumpsuits too :)} HOT HOT HOT!!!

Katie said...

i was pretty disappointed by the line- especially since he's my favorite desinger. i guess i just set my expectations too high! i did love the high waisted black full skirt.

i agree with eli- i'm already excited about the tracy feith!

Mary said...

OK. I have owned two jumpsuits in my life and they were each the best thing in my closet in their respective times.

The first was a very simple flax-colored short sleeved number bought at Lord & Taylor (in New York, at the time my favorite store ever) zipped up the front from low to high--but demure--very L&T. This was about 1975. Worked great with my white-girl afro and platform shoes.

The second was pink (!) with lots of silver-colored zips and big padded shoulders and rolled-up sleeves. Needless to say, this was about 1982. Went great with big '80's hair and mules. I have no recollection of its provenance.

No jumpsuits since then. I think if I wore one now someone would ask me to paint his house.

But I remember those two fondly.

meliindaa. said...

amazingggg.! i am definitely heading to target soon.

CKUF said...

the hair is amazing!
blue sunnies are always unbeatable!


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lisa said...

Great outfit! Hmm I've never tried a jumpsuit but always been curious about them. How convenient are they when you need to go to the bathroom?

tanya said...

i was on the fence about jumpsuits but you've seriously convinced me!! you look great :-)

bonjouritsjinah said...

Oooh I didn't even think twice about the jumpsuit! (I don't know, I'm impatient and can't be bothered to wear something I can't zip off if I have to pee!)

I ended up only getting the logo tee and swimwear. I went back for the pink one shoulder one piece but feel like it is ridiculous. I can't decide if it's ridiculously awesome or just ridiculous.

Black Patent Stilettos said...

it's too bad there isn't a target in Canada. I'd go and check it out too if there was one near by!

wrennybird said...

I am a bit disappointed by the McQueen Target line. I feel like he had an assistant to an assistant design it.
I had just been thinking about digging out my striped 70's jumpsuit/romper and this put me over the top. It's going to pop up in a post soon!

yiqin; said...

The jumpsuit is so fab fab fab! Your bag is to die for.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-It looks fabulous and don't forget, all the tweaking and customisation makes it unique to you!! I'm a great fan of jumpsuits, a fab trend!

saray said...

I love jumpsuits but i don't think they'll look good on me..
I love the backpack!

Ike said...

you definitely look like a rockstar!

I haven't liked any of the recent target collaborations; they all went for that same edgy-chic vibe. I miss the girliness of erin featherston and the quirks from tara jamon.

I would definitely try a jumpsuit, but I'll probably go for a maxi dress first :)

you look great!

DiamondHurts said...

stunning......!!!!
the blue touch makes everything looks fantastic...
and nice hair too, sexeeeyyyy... :)

May Kasahara said...

the backpackkkkkkkkkk!!
LOVE IT ♥

LaMimi said...

I'm loving the jumpsuit, it's sort of like wearing a dress. You just put it on and Viola! Too bad there is no Target here in Toronto, otherwise I'd be shopping there all the time...lol

xoxo

Mimi

Hanako66 said...

This looks fab on you!!

TheSundayBest said...

Heard the quality on these was disappointing...any worse than to be expected from a box store?

ZombieLace said...

Your jumpsuit is perfected! I am 100% a jumpsuit kinda gal... they make me feel sassy somehow, though it is a pain to have to unbuckle the belt, unzip, and take your arms out of the sleeves just to use the restroom!

xs said...

you pull it all off so well! i was just there last week, and i couldn't find anything i really liked. i'm definitely a fan of jumpsuits ;)

Mrs. M. said...

i was definitely one of those who were disappointed by his Target line. I expected so much and it's like he didn't try at all! it was very Peggy Bundy.

[Tara] said...

Girl, this worked out far better for you than it did for me...the legs rolled up looks great! I think my torso is too long or something, because it was so uncomfortable and unflattering on me. Durn!