Phillip Lim is the designer who debuted the first Women's Ready-to-wear collection in New York and won a lot of awards, the most recent being the CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year. With a successful timeline like this, you may think he attended some prestigious fashion college, like Fashion Institute of Technology, London College of Fashion, Parsons School of Design or National University of Arts Bucharest - yeah, we, Romanians, have some en-vogue designers too. But no. Phillip Lim studied finance for three years in California and later switched to home economics(so, know that no matter what your degree is, if fashion design is calling for you, it does not matter). After an internship with fashion designer Katayone Adeli, Lim gained work on the design team. When Adeli relocated her business to New York City, Phillip Lim remained in Los Angeles to set up his first label, Development. The famous 3.1 Phillip Lim was set up in 2005. And, if you are wondering, the 3.1 comes from the fact that he and his business partner Wen Zhou were 31 when they first met.
Your crop tops were fantastic this summer and the collection for the last season was talked about by all the wise fashion journalists and connaiseurs of the domain. Back to the crop tops, one could have paired them with a midi skirt, a pair of boyfriend jeans, some linen pants. The alternatives were endless.
The one I am wearing is designed by myself. Maybe I was inspired by you, just a little bit, but we all need some inspiration, right? It is a sleeveless crop top blazer, with vintage buttons and velvet back, actually made from some leftover fabrics. I got to wear it now, when summer's gone. Still, the weather and my friend who took the photos helped and that is not the sad part. The sad part will come after three or four more lines.
We all had glimpsed a little from The Phillip Lim Collection for Target and were excited to see the collection in full. Classic lines, chic clothes, animal prints: everybody would have something to buy, no matter their styles. So, as a person who counts down the days 'till something I really really really wait for happens, 15th September was marked down on my calendar so I could go online and order something from the capsule collection. You see, we do not have a Target in Romania *dumb thing to write as Target stores exist only in USA*. Anyway, all my hopes went down when I found out they do not ship internationally. Plus, I had to find this out the hard way, at checkout.
Perhaps I am not the only European jealous on Americans for the first time in her life. Still, I will
say write that this is not fair. And, perhaps, I am not the only one tempted by the whispers of E-bay *click me, I have the Phillip Lim x Target collection available worldwide*.
a little, sad Ana
My own design crop top
Guava skirt (similar here)
Bonneville flats (similar here)
Vintage bracelet (similar here)