Friday, October 24, 2008

Style Facelift...And I Like It

This post is going to embarrass me for a multitude of reasons. Not the least of which involves a reference to an obscure quote from, of all things, The O.C..

If you were a fan of the show, and are a die-hard fashionista (god, how I hate that term), you may remember the scene where Kiki's ne'er do well sister comes back into her life to wreak a little havoc. There's a point where she goes through big sis' closet and pulls out a very plain looking piece and says, "Talbots? Really Kirstin?" to which K responds, "It was a gift."

Most folks would've missed this subtle jab, but fashion insiders heard loud and clear: the words Talbots and style didn't belong in the same sentence, much less some rich Orange County housewife's wardrobe.

After stumbling upon Talbots newly redesigned website I was surprised to find that the purveyor of classic, sensible ladylike clothing has gone all hip. Well, maybe not in the Williamsburg or Newport Beach sense of the word, but the upgrade is pretty stylish:

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Which brings me to embarrassing admission #2: I want it. All.

Anyone with me on this?

5 comments:

Emily said...

i'm slightly embarrassed too, but wow, what a change! i could totally do that jacket/cape in the top row!

Deja Pseu said...

I've always said that Talbot's reputation for Le Frump is mostly undeserved. Sure, they have some clunkers, but some great stuff too, especially jackets and (surprise!) shoes.

Elisa said...

That's all from Talbot? Seriously? I'm going to check out their website right now.

I don't really care about the label. It's not like I have an obnoxious sister who reaches into my clothes to see the label, LOL

Elisa said...

OMG. I had to follow your link, because when I just types Talbots I was assailed by a multitude of conservative clothing - aaah! LOL

But it's true, there are some fun pieces!! I love the poppy clutch, so cute.

fashion herald said...

I heard they were putting a little new life into the line, nice! and that clutch, wow.