December 18, 2009

Rodarte for Target Giveaway

I would like to announce a Rodarte for Target giveaway! Party time!
Here's how it works:

1. Write in the comments what you're most excited about for the Rodarte for Target line. It could be a specific piece, or just something about the feel of the collection you like, or anything. I've made comments anonymous-inclusive so anyone can enter. Leave your email address in the comments too so we can get your mailing address if you win.

2. I will pick 40-45 winners (but don't try to make the answer suitable to my tastes or anything. That's no fun!) We will email the winners and the pieces will be sent out.

The giveaway item is this mustard lace cardigan I said I would wear every day if I could in the collaboration video.

It's also here:I haven't taken any pictures of myself in it but it's super soft and nice to stare at when you're bored during gym WHAT WHO SAID THEY ARE BORED DURING GYM NOT ME.

Now get cracking!

EDIT: I will stop taking entries at midnight Central Standard Time on Saturday, December 19th.

EDIT AGAIN: The contest has ended, we will be emailing the winners this week. Any new entries will be ignored. Thank you to everyone who participated!

EDIT AGAIN AGAIN: Please do not email me about winning. I am basing my choices off the comments alone, emails will be ignored.

Because of the new law, I am supposed to let you know that I receieved compensation and pieces from the Rodarte for Target collection for my collaboration with Target.

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Anonymous said...

i'm so excited for the leopard print dress. i'm gonna wear it with lacy black tights.

dearcally@gmail.com

Bay Faye said...

How sweet of you! Mmkay..here goes nuttin'....

I promise promise promise that I'm not 'just saying' this but one specific piece I was really looking forward was actually the mustard cardigan. Yellow is my fa-vor-ite color and I love all things girly and sweet :]

I was able to find a website that had a near-full lookbook of the collection and saw three different versions of that adorable bow belt! I might have to snag up a leopard one...

And....my inner French-girl pulls me towards the striped shirt. The collection as a whole has a lot of little details that I ADORE. I can't stop at just one item!

Thanks so much,

SpeckledBlueJay@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i am really excited for the collection as a whole. everything about rodarte makes me smile. they are so unique in every way possible. having even ONE piece from the collection would make my life complete.

ps. the lace dress with the bows is totally rad.

starsandunitards@gmail.com

Annie said...

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

I am so excited for this whole collection, but the piece I'm most looking forward to is the nude lace and silk dress (I saw a gorgeous picture of it in Lucky and cannot stop obsessing over it) to wear with black tights and black combat boots. It's so pretty and nice for winter. Also, the leopard print dress that you have! I have such a strange weakness for leopard print, plus the bows in the back are delightful.

ajd12494@aol.com

Tasha T said...

Oh my leaping lizards! Like so many things in life, the Rodarte for Target collection is nearly unequivocally something I could never pull off. I just don't have what it takes! But that cardigan? Now THAT I can live with! Maybe if I wear it every day (like you would) I can [mustard] up the courage to be a bit more daring with my wardrobe. Hahahaha.

Bad jokes aside, I always love what I can't have--Rodarte included.

Sincerely,
Tasha E.
tasha [dot] early [at] gmail [dot] com

In disguise said...

Honestly, I am looking forward to the whole collection. Especially the leopard dress you wore in the last entry. The lace bras which I'm hoping will be there, and the mustard dress. Oh, and the ones with the ribbons on top of the sleeves. So perfect. Probably the best collaboration Target/GO has done yet.

discoveralice@yahoo.com

Her said...

I'm super excited for the lace tights and the lace cardigan. These unique items are hard to find for cheap prices and will be great additions to my wardrobe. Plus, lace is always a plus in my book.

onherline [at] gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

I'm sooo excited for the high-rise leggings! laurenjk305@aol.com

Margaret said...

Cool!

Alright, my favorite piece is the black halter dress. The whole silhouette and style is very 50s and classic, but it has an edge to it.. I guess because wearing a 50s dress is edgy and weird? But the mustard cardigan, is amazing. I need more color in my wardrobe. I tried to accomplish that by buying purple skinny jeans. But the cardigan is much more classier.

I have to say I'm super impressed with the collection, and it's the coolest Target x designer line EVER!!

marda96@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm most excited for the tulle skirt, not gonna lie, but it would look lovely with the mustard cardigan...hint hint lol.

I live in central PA and am hoping that no one here in BFE knows what Rodarte is so that Target isn't sold out before I can get there. That has nothing to do with the giveaway, I'm just hoping some ladies here can relate.

lemonpillage at gmail dot com

khdz said...

My favorite part of this collection is one of the inspirations: Bonnie and Clyde. I love that whole romantic running-around-being-rebels vibe that it gives off -rebels with lace and leopard print ribbons, of course. they really captured that whole sexy but dangerous mystique.

I'm sure five hundred people will say this, but I also like how this collaboration makes their work a tangible reality for a greater amount of people. It's one thing to lust over something on the internet, but to be able to wear an idea is great.

Petra said...

What I love about Rodarte is the effortlessness. The clothes are a like breath of fresh air compared to the toughness that is being displayed everyone else. So, for that day when you just want to be girly and delicate without losing the fashion forward edge, this cardigan will be the perfect sidekick.
Thanks for the initiative Tavi!
pattylaya@gmail.com

khdz said...

oops.. i forgot my email address: zands4@hotmail.com

meri said...

I read a nice little article in Nylon and I am impressed by the thoughtful design process and wonderful nods to artists and musicians through this lovely collection. It's about time a design team with intelligent musings and a true process were chosen for this partnership! Those swirly lace tights are knockouts and the high-necked sleeveless dress with the sheer black overlay is stunning.

A girl can never have too many cardigans, so I hope you choose me for this giveaway. Thanks!

meriruble at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness.

the whole thing is well... like ... incredibly utterly wow

and the black dress looks like the beautiful victorian mourning jewellery i saw at this museum and the yellow skirt looks like it's floating and like like smoke and about to float away

such a pity that australia doesn't get these clothes and stuff and that target and stuff.

Anonymous said...

I'm really excited for the line in general- i love the look of rodarte! (actually, I'm just super indecisive and would never have a prayer of deciding on one specific piece I'm most excited for. also, I'm easily excitable. SO MANY PREDICAMENTS! anyway. rant end.)I want to be covered in nice, lacy, drapey things without spending a small bit of my soul! Come, rodarte! cover me in delicate fabric and fun, startling design, and i might just give you that little soul-piece!
ndg225@msn.com

inkywasfat said...

Cardigans! I can wear them - I'm not so sure about rib cage dresses.

I mostly love that Target is offering a line of clothes that allows the buyer to think about how they want to wear them rather than spoon feeding us with a certain look.

chelsea said...

i'm (probably) a littttttle bit too excited for that delish nude pinkish sheerish dress. i get excited just thinking about its. is that bad? oh well.

arisa said...

i am most looking forward to both the high-waisted lace tights and the adorable little bra tops! they are seductive and cute at the same time! i'm also craving the black lace dress with the bow details on the shoulders (strange, i don't usually go for so much black)! as well as the denim jacket because i need one. ;D

arisa.lou@gmail.com

chelsea said...

oh crap i'm retarded. my e-mail is chelseajones13 at yahoo. happy hanukkah by the wayy

Stephanie said...

This collection owns my heart. It's both classic and funky, much like my personal style. I love the tulle and lace skirt - ballerina street style!! And the blue swiss dot dress...be still my heart!

Hadley said...

a haiku to express my excitement for the Rodarte for Target line:

Yellow Leopard dress
Rodarte for Targ, so cool
Hi, Chic! Here I come

hadley2009@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

GAH! ok so this might sound pretty backwards, but what i'm most stoked about is the fact that they are so inspired by you - as an individual, not a face. and that by them being inspired by you, they have created an affordable line that will reach a wider pool of people (audience, i guess?) - with you as the face/spokesperson...which might bring more people to investigate fashion blogs, which will hopefully inspire people to get more creative with their own wardrobe...?

let me break it down:

at first people will be inspired to be just like you, but then - hopefully if everything goes right, they will get the message and will get the urge to 'be unique, taking inspiration and clothes from all the right places.'

w.brittani@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I think I LOVE all the rodarte piecies for target, but if i had to choose, my favourite pieces are the tuelle black&blue skirt, and the lacy mustard cardigan. Rodarte is so ahmazing! I saw one of their deconstructed sweater dresses paired with the spider-webby tights and boy that sent me in a swoon! Have a lovely weekend Tavi!

xemilyceex@hotmail.com

SammyDoll said...

I'm excited for the unusual mix of texture and color that is rarely if ever offered at a lower price point. In turn, i'm even more excited to see how girls style/wear them when they normally wouldn't have such lush options within their reach. :)

As for specific pieces i'm most interested in the nude dress and the leopard dress with bows!

*smile*

_Sammy xx

sammydoll@rock.com

emilee said...

i am most looking forward to the mustard yellow cardigan. i am a poor college student--i go to school in such a small town that the only place to shop is wal-mart !! so i am learning how to sew, that way i can make my own clothes :)
annnyway, i am looking forward to that cardigan because a) i feel as if i'm eighty instead of twenty sometimes, and this cardigan will be a perfect blend of the two and b) my bedroom at home is painted mustard yellow. it is my favorite place to be, but my mom is painting over it. i need something mustard yellow and beautiful to remind me of me lovely place of comfort since it will soon be gone forever!
my email is eb244506@ohio.edu

p.s. LURVE the freaks and geeks clip in your sidebar

Emily S. said...

Okay my heart actually skipped a beat when I saw the sequin rib cage dress. The way they have it styled with a striped shirt and lace tights is so awesome.
-Emily (esenerth@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I'm most excited that Rodarte doesn't think they're lessening their brand by making their clothes available to the general public. All of the designers who have partnered with GO International get props from me, Rodarte especially because it's such a hot brand right now.

emilythakur@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

For me, besides the excitement of being able to afford something designed by artists with talent and vision (rather than by someone designing specifically to sell to the masses in the removed, greedy, and impersonal way we have become so accustomed to) is the idea that the collection is slightly creepy in a way that is completely accessible to the everyday girl. Although I would like to describe myself as someone who wears what she wants when she wants, I must confess that I am still a teenager who is affected, sometimes deeply, by what people think of me. I have toyed with wearing "creepy" things, but have been afraid of being seen as a typical "anti-society teen." I feel like the hints of (i'm getting slightly annoyed at myself for not being able to come up with a synonym) creepiness aren't overbearing, but instead interesting and definitely something I would be able to incorporate into my style. Plus I can afford it - did I say that? cinderknock@gmail.com

Chloe said...

This collection includes some really excellent pieces I'm excited to get my fingers on (that lace cardigan included)! In fact, it will be the first Go International collection I actually purposefully come out to Target for. Thanks, Target, for being so awesssssome. You too, Rodarte!

chlschef@gmail.com

Kim said...

I've always liked lace tights, but never could find a good-looking pair but these are pretty nice and I might actually get them! Plus that mustard-yellow color of the cardigan really stands out against the black, but still fits because it looks a bit lacy so it fits with everything else.

And nice graphic! Is that Elvis in it?

Oh, plus e-mail: purplezerlina@yahoo.com

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trina's reality said...

Okay, so I'm really looking forward to the Rodarte for Target line because I actually can't afford actual designer clothes, but Target is coming to the rescue!

I really want a dress from the line, but I don't like to be specific. I honestly think it's funner to go to a store and shop, and decide, rather than having a specific thing in mind. ;D

selfishlyouthu [at] gmail [com]

Anonymous said...

About two years ago i got my first elle magazine, but what really got me into fashion was Rodarte. I am entranced by the materials they use, and the way they piece together their clothes so carefully and beautifully. Every piece they make is a collage of everything i find inspiring. Their line for Target is a less expensive, but equally as fabulous rendition of what i would make, were i so talented.

I have put every piece on my christmas list, with the hopes of receiving at least one.

easterislander92@yahoo.com

Emma said...

Basically before this collection, Rodarte was only something I could fantasize about myself wearing. Now that the Rodarte for Target line is available, I can obtain gorgeous yet affordable pieces by my favourite designers.

xoxo

Fashion Freak in Training said...

I'm really excited for the whole line. I love the pink items you posted earlier today, since I'm like a pink gremlin, I eat pink for breakfast. But when I originally heard about the line, I was really excited for
-the beige lace-pattern t-shirt with the bow on it. I also have a uncontrollable fetish for bows.
-The denim jacket because it's a
basic, I need one, ad I love the subtle braiding on the bottom.
-the sheer-lace nude slip dress with the bows on the top. Again with the bows...
I just heard of Rodarte, but what I love about the line is that it has girly, unique, different, and inexpensive for the budget-consious people like me who what to look different than the Aber-zombies in town. I love the line because it's girly! All things floral, pink, lace, and flowy is all things Shariki, and I need some more Rodarte in my life. I have been definetly hinting to my mom to buy me some stuff by them for Xmas since I'm broke:)
email me at:
artprincess11@zoobuh.com if I get picked!!! Happy last day of Hanukkah! Bye!

Pretty Pirate said...

I have been dying for a mustard yellow piece. However much I have been thrifting I couldn't find anything appealing. When I saw the collection the cardigan was the first thing that truly spoke to me (no really). I think it's funny that I just saw this on your blog today after I was looking over the collection earlier today. I guess life works in mysterious ways.

I love all the party dresses as well, the leopard print dress reminds me of the vintage 60's one I have in my Etsy store right now which I would be keeping if it fit me.

I adore Rodarte and am so happy that they are making their talents available to a more mainstream cliental. Kudos to the sisters for making that happen! I was in total awe a few months ago when I went into Barneys for the first time ever and saw some of their dresses in person. No matter how many pictures I had seen of the shows I didn't comprehend their amazing artistry until seeing it in person.

BTW, Tavi you have some major artistic abilities and I can't wait to see what comes of them in the future, I am expecting something amazing! I'm gonna keep my eye on you!

Goodle. said...

I actually like the look of sequin rib Cage Dress. It looks so rock'n roll. But yet i can see myself wearing them with my purple docs and a flower pin in my head! :D

Vork@hotmail.com

Goodle x

cheddah said...

To keep it simple:

THE ORIGINALITY...its what i always expect from Rodarte

cheddari@gmail.com

Sophia said...

I want eeeeeeeeeverything! I am so excited about it. I love how designers are teaming up with target so that people who can't spend 193876037980 dollars on clothes can wear Rodarte too!
I am really excited about the leopard print things in their collection (especially the bow belt, I would wear that ALL OF THE TIME). I also am in love with the black dress with the bow shoulders which is sooooo incredibly cute!
I think that they did an amazing job with making their collection for target relevant to their collections outside of target, and the clothes for target definitely don't look cheap!

Email: Sophia@streetnine.com
Blog: Thatbloggergirl.com

saint vitus said...

I was actually most excited for the cardigan! I love yellow and lace is such a wonderful fabric/texture.

tea.war@hotmail.com

Hannah Malcolm said...

I would like to try any of their pieces. One of my favorites is the exact one you are giving away so that would be great if I won.

hannahmalcolm1@gmail.com

. laet'li . jeene . said...

I am quivering with anticipation for the arrival of this much awaited answer to my fashion prayers!! Rodarte has been on my radar since their inclusion in the kate bosworth editorial for vogue that also included proenza schouler [also faves!!] Ever since that day I have been consistently astounded by the envelope pushing twosome. I think what i love so much about them is that they aren't your stereotypical fashion phenoms...it doesn't appear to be about creating the "next big thing" and yet that is exactly what they do. With collections that could include tags such as goth, vintage, sixties, deconstructed, tailored...all some of my favorite words!!...I am so pleased that they have allowed some of their magic to be available to the general public. Good luck Kate and Laura and thank you!!

. laet'li . jeene . said...

by the way...laetli.west@yahoo.com
<3<3

Dominique. said...

I'm very much anticipating the line as whole. I think it's cool how it is inspired by Harold and Maude as well.
ANYWHO...I absolutely love love love the sequined ribcage dress. Not only do I love skeletons but the sequins will give it more flair :)


dominquekayy@gmail.com

kasey said...

I just love the whole concept of taking a lovely designer line and making it accessible to a wider audience simply by making it more affordable. The pieces are lovely without looking knockoff. It makes me think of Meryl Streep's monologue about fashion in the Devil Wears Prada but without the disdain. ;)

lil_ninja123@yahoo.com

Marr Go said...

Okay first i want to day that the collection is magnificentiee and that i love it! Oh, my favourite piece is the beige slip dress that you wore in teen vogue DEC/JAN 2010 issue. I fell in love with it! I also LOVEEED the pink tulle skirt and the dark blue tulle skirt, i also like the lace tights. they're grrreattt! I also liiikeeeed the dark leoparde print dresss, it really pretty, teher is this other light bluee dress that i likee and a tulle bow top in navy bluee I LOVE IT.Oh, and last but not least the shirt, the shirt that is in the viseo that sayshat was inspired by a kimono that their mom had when the were kids. (L) Well, taht is that.

marrbymarr@hotmail.com
or maripe.z@hotmail.com

bittlerelly said...

I am very excited about the ribcage dress with the black and white long-sleeved tee. I love it because I'm an anatomy geek, I love x-rays, and I have loved black and white striped tops since I was 15. I also love Ruth Gordon, and I love that she was part of the inspiration for the line (via Rosemary's Baby). I also love that this collaboration is with Target because I really do love Target. Where else could one buy seminal fashion pieces, My Little Ponies, toaster waffles and a trash can all at once?

-jennifer
millionandnine@comcast.net

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Anonymous said...

Why am I excited for the Rodarte for Target collection?

Truthfully, I’m not. But back'up a sec, hear me out! I'm from Australia... What's that got to do with anything, you may ask? Well, we're 8 months behind in fashion and I’m cynical that the collaboration is ever going to reach my shores. I aim to be "unique" but mainstream-ism always gobbles me up. R4T, garments have a wild side to them whilst still playing on feminism. I love all the looks, heck I would even wear the pantyhose and underwear out in public...maybe, okay maybe not. In other words: Fresh, Unique, Original, Confident, Chic!

Sorry, this turned out to be an essay, but cut to the chase: I would be grateful to have an item that has not even be released in my country, to be fashion forward, and not to be mainstream – well until word gets out about R4T in Australia ;)

Snailmailpost@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like the wispy, fog-like effect from the lace tights.

henryleacock@gmail.com

bittlerelly said...

i meant, via rosemary's baby and harold and maude, fyi. (though my favorite ruth gordon film is where's poppa)
jennifer

Jen said...

Honestly, im exited for the collection a a whole. Im not the type of person who can often buy expensive designer pieces so for me this is big. As a Rodarte + Target fan, im really looking forward to being able to afford some items within my price range that are still stylish.I havent been exited for the other collaborations as much as I am for this one!

jeng869@gmail.com

Paulina said...

I'm a very very very young architect....who's pretty much unemployed...and to be able to wear Rodarte that's both affordable and fashionable will make my snobby architect friends jealous...in a good way...becuase they would never wear anything mustard color...or printed tees...or printed anything...or anything with texture...even though I know deep deep down I know they WANT to...so yep...I am excited for that.

Yours truly,

paulinaszpiech@gmail.com

anna said...

Rodarte.....a three syllable word that brings music to my ears!! When I heard Rodarte would jump on the band wagon and have an affordable line at Target I immediately scribbled in "Rodarte for Target!" under December 20, 2009 in my school planner. I honestly didn't need to stalk the internet hype- I just knew it would be amazing because it is, after all, designed by history's coolest pair since Simon and Garfunkel :D

What am I most looking forward to? Hard to say, but... probably... the tulle skirts so that I can embrace my inner princess any day of the year (without facing the everyday scrutiny of wearing my Halloween costume)!

When Sunday rolls around I will without a doubt be at Target's doorstep waiting to get my hands on some serious treasures!!

aj_soldner@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE the Rodarte for Target line...well as much as I've been able to see online and believe me I've been searching. I have called more local Target store to see if and when they're getting the line in everyday and they always say "Well we're SUPPOSED to get it in be we don't really know..." AAAHHHH. No help.

But anyway the reason I love the line is I looooove Rodarte but it's waaaay too expensive for me, so this is a way I could wear Rodarte without... well being homeless. My favorite piece is the yellow lace cardigan, so I reaaaally want to win! This color is amazing and I NEEEEED it. Well anyway, before I sound way too desperate I'll stop while I'm ahead...

PICK ME! (:


Thanks,
Tayler

My email is t.nunes0223@yahoo.com

hello1980 said...

It was always the cardigan, in mustard yellow. The leopard print dress sashays by ... HEYYYYY... Yellow sits crouched in the corner on a navy blue crushed velvet chair, eyes sly, mouth warm. Mustard comforts, but the lace wraps coldly around my shoulders like an older rich aunt. I will wear it with scads of cloying musky perfume. Mine.

bethdunning [at] gmail [com]

Chelsea said...

I'm most excited that the pieces may not run so small, like the Anna Sui for Target pieces... Especially since Laura and Kate seemed to be super layering friendly. The mustard skirt looks totally amazing too.

chelseanoelle89(at)gmail.com

www.itsamadgirl.com

blukats said...

Okay to join the hundreds of others who are leaving comments, I will join the herd because I know Target on Sunday is going to be a zoo and it will be so difficult to get anything there and I would just love to have one Rodarte cardigan although from what I've seen the collection is very nice!

Sorry about the long run-on sentence but then if I could figure out where they sell Rodarte around where I live...oh well. Anyway, blukat99 AT gmail DOT com

And congrats on getting to do all this fun stuff!

Susan said...

the nude and silk dress is a dream. I am so excited about them bringing their art to a broader audience.
oh, and it's so nice of you to bring it closer to us readers :)
xoxo

Anonymous said...

who hasn't seen a movie they love and thought "I want to live in that movie!" Maybe Natalie Portman, but that's beside the point. What I love is how Rodarte has not only captured the aesthetic, but that feeling you get as the score floats over and your soul spills over into a filmy dream. Dressing is making yourself a character, and I want to be a bitchin chic bankrobber with a pistol in hand and warren beatty at my side.

- leeanne

whitey414@hotmail.com

Ellie said...

I like so much of this stuff, but I really love the tulle skirt.

Anonymous said...

I actually went down to my local Target store (annoying my mom, for most of the ride) to see the Rodarte clothes line. I knew it was going to be something special, and it's true. The design is overall neat!, I mean... special. I really love how the leopard print dress looks on the skin once its worn. In the light, it has an added color. But, my favorite piece is the jacket. It truly goes with none of my clothes, and that's what I love about it. Well, you're really lucky you were a part of this. And thanks.

hk.emgee@gmail.com

thebeastisnear said...

here's to me hoping Target will soon open in Canada

-aikuchi.koutetsu@gmail.com

brandon said...

GURL. I have been lusting after the lace cardigans and dresses for shoots. I need them but I don't know which Targets will be selling them.

Anonymous said...

rodarte is amazing.
you are amazing.
a collaboration=AHHHMAZING.
i just cant get enough of the adorable little dresses and sweaters.
rodarte makes me happy.
their beautifully handcrafted garments make me want to spin around my room and jump up and down! a billion times

talktiludrop123@gmail.com

Kelley said...

Definitely excited for the blue dress and the leopard dress. I love that Rodarte has an affordable option with this collaboration. It opens a whole new world for more affordable fashion.

Anonymous said...

This is so amazing. Well I can think about every piece and when I would wear it. I love the leopard print dress ever since I saw it and It gets me so excited and I also love the back ( of course) There was also a black dress that had bows on the straps that would lye on your shoulders and I think I will wear that to a Holiday Party....very exciting(:
Oh, and I would really love one gorgeous mustard yellow cardigan. yes yes yes I would.
The day has come where Rodarte can be affordable so such little peasants like teens who's pockets aren't filled with much. This is one exciting Day.

~Elyse

luvgingerogers@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This is so amazing. Well I can think about every piece and when I would wear it. I love the leopard print dress ever since I saw it and It gets me so excited and I also love the back ( of course) There was also a black dress that had bows on the straps that would lye on your shoulders and I think I will wear that to a Holiday Party....very exciting(:
Oh, and I would really love one gorgeous mustard yellow cardigan. yes yes yes I would.
The day has come where Rodarte can be affordable so such little peasants like teens who's pockets aren't filled with much. This is one exciting Day.

~Elyse

luvgingerogers@yahoo.com

Rita said...

My favorite piece is the rib cage dress. I both love sequined things and skeletons, so of course i love the combination of the 2 even more.
Caylabay@aol.com

{Anna} said...

I know this is is kind of pathetic, but I'm kind of a sucker for lace. They use some great lace in the collection and they don't over do it by giving it massive volume. :D
Also, I really love this skirt paired with that cardigan and belt.
http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/3-rodartefortarget.jpg
Yellow is one of my favorite colors. That and navy blue. xD
Anyways, thanks for the opportunity. :)

anna.burton123 [at] gmail.com

marLou said...

What i like about Rodarte for Target is, the style is made just the way I like my clothes - not fussy, timeless but quirky and affordable.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Marlou ~
marlou.mcdonald@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

It's the sequin leopard dress--leopard is a neutral, after all, and I'm a sucker for anything sparkly.
kz@kzphoto.com

Sally-Anne said...

I'm excited about this collaboration because Rodarte really bring an individual feel to the world of fashion which I sometimes think can be a little lacking, and it's really wonderful to know that it's filtering down to shops like Target so that everyone really has the ability to get a taste of this wonderful label (without having a huge amount of money). It's so exciting to know I can have a part of one of my favourite labels! I'm also loving the vintage feel, but at the same time how they've brought their line into the modern age, with some of the beautiful lace and the colours they've chosen, I just think it's completely fabulous!

sapphirejovic@hotmail.com

Mallory said...

I've got to say, I was actually loving on the cardigan the most. I am a huge fan of cardigans (because who isn't?) and also I really love lacey things. Lace is just so girly! I love it. Combine them? It's heaven.
(contactmaliciousmallory@gmail.com)

lelah said...

I might sound kooky, but I am excited for this line simply because when it comes out, I WILL NOT BE PREGNANT ANYMORE! And I can wear cute clothes again! I love the style of this collection, it seems so young and fun. I don't want to be a boring, frumpy Mom. :)

Rural Fashionista said...

rodarte, rodarte, rodarte...

where do i begin?
i worship the clothes for one thing
i love them more than my friends
rodarte for target is here!

what was i for halloween?
you wouldn't guess..
i made them scream!
on my arms were tribal tatoos.
rodarte for target is here!

when word got near my ear
rodarte for target, i swear,
i screamed so much my mom can't hear!
oh rodarte, i love thee.

i counted the days till december,
so long i can't remember.
it couldn't come fast enough,
oh tavi, it's been tough!
rodarte for target is here!

december 20, 2 DAYS AWAY!
i will be there opening day
forget chrurch, i can say!
rodarte for target is here!

i have my eye on many things
the cheetah dress has made me sing!
i won't forget the tights,
for them i will most deffinatley fight
rodarte for target is here!

the sheer nude dress..
i must confess,
is amazing beyond belief!
rodarte for target is here!

i will look cool,
in rodarte at school...
because of the skeleton dress!
i tell you, i am a mess because...
rodarte for target is here!

thanks tavi! for this chance...
but now i am off to dance,
you know why?
rodarte for target is here!!!!!

morgan at hautecouturelove@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Well, the Rodarte line at Target gives me an aerial feeling when I think about it, really. Wearing the dresses makes me feel like everyone knows I am wearing something with meaning. And, at the same time, it makes me feel like I don't really need to care, as long as I'm happy.

I hope more designs come out. Thanks.

-Monica

hk_monica@yahoo.com

mari.almeida said...

Hmmm So many choices!
That's what I like about the collection. You can mix and match everything!
And everything is so pretty and shiny. I really like it.

My 3 fave pieces: the lace print tan dress, the navy skirt with tule and the yellow cardigan. It's not cause you're giving it away, it's just cause i'm in a navy/yellow phase!

Oh, I loved the bow belts too! :)

mari.almeida@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I am EXTREMELY excited for the leopard print bow belt! The reason being that I have an event to attend for a scholarship I won in January, and I need the perfect accessory for my little black Calvin Klein dress. I am not Rodarte's biggest fan, but the xray-ish skeletony-ish dress turns me on a little bit...maybe enough to make me change my mind about ck dress LOLOMGLMAFOBBQ!!!!!!!!!1111

Anonymous said...

call me lame but i loooovvvvveeee the tights. i would wear them everyday if i could even if it meant shaving my legs all winter

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure whether this giveway is open to international people BUT I'm gonna give it a shot anyway.
I'm most excited for the tulle skirt! I saw pictures of it in a midnight navy blue and I loved it.

shesabelle@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

ooops sorry got so excited i forgot to leave my email....


soccerstar49@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

The thing I've been most excited about with this collaboration is the prospect of walking through my local target listening to people try and figure out how to say "Rodarte". Since we all know that middle America will find the funniest ways to butcher such a beautiful word.

In all seriousness, the best thing about this collaboration is the Mulleavy sisters showing the world what they can do as designers and as fashion folk. So many times in this world, fashion is misunderstood. And if someone takes a look at something like the sequined skull dress (my personal favorite) and then looks at one of the gorgeous Rodarte dresses from Spring 2009, they begin to fantasize and draw connections between the two and see the creativity that goes into both of them. From that little spark of fantasy could lead a whole new revolution in fashion's future.

That's all. :)

13mainst@gmail.com

Hannah said...

ALL THAT LACE UNDERWEAR. AND LACE...as well. YUMYUMYUMMYYUMYUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you recession [and rodarte] for bringing poor girls beautiful things.]

whitelightningg@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

I catch my breath just glancing at the blush pink slip dress. Its just so dainty and vintage and perfect. I love the fabrics and if the color doesn't look good on me... I'm going to wear it anyways.

I'm also thrilled with the yellow leopard bow belt and the lace cardigans - both which will fit seamlessly into everyday life (making it just that much more fabulous).

stichak@mtmary.edu

Kayleen T. Photography said...

It's all in the details and Rodarte pieces have great details! From the bows to the lace, I love every piece. It's so romantic and sweet. I love the tulle skirt, makes me want to dance in the streets and run through a wheat field! haha.

crystal said...

First of all i think what Kate and Laura do for Rodarte is PHENOMENAL its exraordinary and for them to make this collection for target is fantastic and its like giving everybody an affordable piece to wear from what they do on the runways and just the whole collection is really fun and funky i love the tulle skirts to the sequin ribcage dress.

c.sierra1@hotmail.com

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Celeste said...

I think it's amazing that Rodarte is collaborating with Target to bring their innovation and creativity to a larger audience. I guess what I'm excited for the most from this collection is that it will give more people the opportunity to express themselves in new ways- and that's something I think the world can't get enough of (:

celeste.noche@gmail.com

petitebetise said...

I love how every piece can stand on its own and also how brilliantly they can all come together.

I adore the lace mesh tulle slip dress (in mustard!) and the leopard dress with the genius bows at the back... Perfect for dressing down in a very dressed up way (yaknowatimsayin?). Just Gaaawjuss. But what I would imagine myself wearing every single day would be the mustard cardigan+navy lace tulle skirt+Cut-Out Knee-Highs. Nomnomnom.

Being a film fanatic, what I really like about this collection is that Kate and Laura pulled their inspiration from some of my favorite films. I can only imagine a film styled entirely in Rodarte. Oh my!

dc_dong@yahoo.com

juliamarisa said...

girlllll. those tights will be in my possesion. and maybe a skirt or two. and i'm scouring goodwill for a jean jacket. and i'm almost convinced to give leopard print a go (its been popping up all over the blogosphere, i feel like). and i LOVE MUSTARD YELLOW. and cardigans. i too would wear it everyday. to replace the grey cardigan i already wear everyday. this one would be SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING.

juliamarisa@aol.com

eileen said...

i love the simplicity and elegence of each piece individually but how you can pretty much mix and match any of the pieces and your result is a zooey deschenel + debbie harry + madonna love child. ughh, SO INGENIOUS! totally am going to find a way to effectively try and get to at least 2/3 targets i know of here in chicago on sunday morning. my fav has got to be look 8 or look 3. so lady like but so angsty at the same time! looove <3 my fav piece is the little bow belts. i think accessories ALWAYS make an outfit.

eileendotlee@gmail.com

petitebetise said...

Oops! It's dc_ding@yahoo.com by the way.

P.S. I also absolutely love the mohair-ish bonnie and clyde jacket you talked about in the video :)

olivias-pizzaz said...

I am sooo excited to finally be able to afford rodarte! I have always loved their collections and to be able to now access cheaper versions is brilliant! I love the leopard dress too as that is simply amazing.

olivia_t@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the black lace cardigan the most!
So classy, yet fun.

creme.de.couture@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I had a dream last night that I was at Target shopping the Rodarte collection. I was so excited, I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Then, as I was leaving, I remembered the whole reason I went was to get the nude dress with the bows on the shoulders. And then I woke up. Without the dress. It was horrible.


bandogs1@gmail.com

Jen said...

ahhh this is such an amazing giveaway. you're such a fortunate girl to be given such a fantastic opportunity with rodarte and target! :) i'd have to say my top three items i'm most looking forward to are:

1) lace tights. they're absolutely gorgeous. sexy yet whimsical.
2) any of the lace cardigans (probably either the tan or the mustard). they're genius and so delicate. i've been so obsessed with lace recently. (and i have some mustard tights that need wearing so the cardigan would work with it nicely ;) )
3) the lace and tulle skirt in navy. simply lace + tulle = heaven.and navy is one of my musts for this winter.

i'm counting down the days. :)

Amy said...

I live in Canada so I won't be able to buy the pieces so this giveaway is my only chance! Ahhh!

I loooove the little jacket you describe as "mohair-ish" in the video. The texture is just so unique-looking and i love the structure as well. The lace cardi is amazingly gorgeous also; I'm a lace fanatic! I would definately get lots of wear out of it :)

my email is myhappy_ending [at] hotmail.com. Thanks Tavi and congrats on all the cool stuff you're doing :)

Anonymous said...

I think the fact that the line is inspired by old movies is really exciting, emphasis on Rosemary's Baby.

Because who doesn't want to own something referencing to the spawn of Satin?

taylordawgbaloney@gmail.com

Lisa said...

oh my goodness... the opportunity to get my poor college student hands on anything knit and fuzzy and soft by Rodarte would be so exciting! My fave part is that they brought their signature style/item into their Target collaboration: the crazily delicate, perfect knit stuff (like, yes, the mustard cardigan). So many of the other collaborations have been nice, but haven't had the designer's stamp all over them..or they've looked/been mad cheap quality (Ericson Beamon, Sigerson Morrison, Carlos Falchi, I'm looking at you). It's so nice to have a collaboration that looks like the quality might be even close to the "real deal".

hooray!

Melissa said...

I love the collection rodarte x target because it's affordable without compromising vision. I am most excited for the slip dress in black!

m.ai.pyle@gmail.com

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

thanks for this wonderful opportunity :)

anyways, i was really looking forward to the rodarte for target line, and mainly because of that one lacy, creamish dress that i saw you wear for teen vogue (it was in that one article...), and i fell in love witht the dress.

so, yea...that is it...

hope to win :)

-lise

Mary Dawn said...

i'm going to sound like such a mom, but i'm most excited for you--and those bad-ass crocheted tights

mypinkmexico at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE COLLECTION? Because it's designed by the ever-so amazing Tavi and the Mulleavy sisters and most importantly, it's so amazing I would wear the whole collection everyday including to sleep and to gym class. And will pose like the lady in the poster if i could win. Heehee.

loving.marc.jacobs@gmail.com
(And BTW I'm still loving Tavi and Rodarte).

Dark Pony Designs said...

I'm just so excited that something as high fashion as Rodarte is available at Target. High brow design at reality prices...now that's something I can get with. Loving the mustard must-have!
xoxo
Robin
www.darkponydesigns.blogspot.com
darkponydesigns@gmail.com

Diane said...

I'm really excited about the tulle skirts and the cut-out knee-highs in particular. Overall, I love the femininity of the lace, tulle, and leopard print matched with combat boots and black gloves; there's a strangeness/slight incongruity to it but it works.

funky.bumpkins [at] gmail.com

jem said...

pretty much EVERYTHING. My favourite movie of all time is rosmary's baby, and i think i shall buy a copy of the annoying transformers director just so i can burn and spend the entire day watching the old one and marvling at mia's eyes. Hmm hmm back to business, i think i especially love the mustard cardi, because its yellow without being YELLOW, and that almost dirty yellow lace makes me happy. And if i could only pick one more, it would be that furry bolero because the curve of the inner seam just blows my mind.

fishiesj@bigpond.net.au

Pierre said...

I love this line because it brings high fashion to middle america. We could all use some Rodarte in our lives, dontcha think?!?

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Briana Chené said...

Ahhh, the striped tee and mustard coloured things!
And the skirt.
It's all pretty much delicious.
Plus, I die & go to heaven for any "designer for less" type of collaboration/collections.


b_ellsworth@ymail.com

=]!

Hillary said...

Hey there Tavilicious. How cool that you get to be involved on something as big as Rodarte x Target! Though mostly it's cool that you don't have to fight other girls for the clothes this Sunday. I'm most excited about the sleevless dress with the big bows on the shoulders. And the knee highs. And the leopard dress. I'm excited about everything, actually, but mostly those three. And the lace cardi.

See, Target's designer collaborations are important to me because I would not be able to satisfy my fashion desires without them, unless I magically started pooping gold bars. But I definitely don't foresee that happening, so thank goodness for Target. I've been really antsy about the Rodarte line ever since I heard about it back in September and I can't wait to see the pieces in person!

Thanks Tavi!

Love,
Hillary
hillary.creeggan@gmail.com

Ruby said...

I love that Kate and Laura came out to New York with only a couple of samples, and here they are making it big. I must say, I was quite excited for the sunglasses and that robin egg blue dress.I also LOVED the tulle scarf, because I'm quite crazy about tulle. I've always been atracted to that kind of whisical classy kind of style.
And just to wear something like that to school? Students would look at me funny like I have a growth on my face. They're so used to the pajama/abercrombie wearing girls they won't know how to react. And THAT would be the highlight of my day! A fourteen year old girl breaks away from whats expected and comes to school clad in mixmatched patterns and penny loafers!

Yes, I realize that was a bit long... but I'm known for writing long essays! haha

email: longchamp.rider2@gmail.com

Franny Glass said...

I see some rodarte rhymes up in this place when everyone knows they only proper phrase to rhyme it with is "albino party." Screws up the rhythm a little it works.

Anywho, I am really excited for the skeleton piece that is based on their s/s 09 collection - the one with the ribs. I have this secret dream of being Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas, before the myspace kids usurped that movie. You know, the ones who have hoodies with pictues of the movie on it from Hot Topic? That dress would be a subtle way to reference the movie while simultaneously being a giant "fuck you" to all the assholes (except for those who moved on to twilight; must find diff. dress to combat that) plus it'll look bitchin' on me. And I know jack skellington isn't really a skeleton but the reference is there.
But because this is for the mustard sweater I will just say that I am excited to eat sandwiches without worring about spilling mustard on myself. Cute clothes that make eating easier are my life.



frannylikesclothes@live.com

Anonymous said...

I am incredibly excited for this collection because after looking at pictures of Rodarte on the internet for years, I will finally be able to wear something actually designed by them. I absolutely love the whole vibe of the collection and am really excited for the tights, the tulle skirts, and the slip dresses. (all of which would, i'm sure, look REALLY GOOD with the mustard cardigan.)

caroline_e_13@hotmail.com

patricia_3_3 said...

i love that lace tights in black ( it would go perfect w/my rodarte inspired dress and that dress that has a rib cage asd a design.

patricia_3_3 said...

i love that lace tights in black ( it would go perfect w/my rodarte inspired dress and that dress that has a rib cage asd a design.

Devyn said...

well, well, well.
My name is Devyn and I reside in ca-na-da, however this does not stop me from absolutely loving and waiting ever so anxiously for the Rodarte for Target line. Ever since I started reading your blog, Tavi, and I was first introduced to Rodarte, I was waiting for them to do a collaboration with an affordable store. So, what am I excited for? I am excited to be able to afford clothing by high fashion designers, I am excited that many others will be able to do the same, and mostly, I am excited that the collection actually resembles clothing that could be presented on the runway. Many designers who collaborate with stores such as Target do not present pieces that could be seen in one of their actual collections. For Rodarte, I believe it is a whole other story. These clothes are just as amazing as those being designed for thousands of dollars, and it seems as though they were designed for the runway, however they were simply pulled from the catwalk and placed on racks in Target (when I was reading that in my head, I was pronouncing the "g" as "j", kinda french if ya know what I mean). Anyway, I have blabbed on for quite some time, but one more thing I adore is how the clothes were based on three very classic movies: Harold and Maude, Bonnie and Clyde, and Rosemary's Baby.

If you just read that chunk of babble, I admire your perseverance (that was probably the wrong word to put there, oh well, I dun no).

xxx, Devyn

arbitrarilyvoguish@hotmail.com

p.s. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if you checked out my blog:) arbitrarilyvoguish.blogspot.com

Laura Gerencser said...

Oooh, this is great! I'm just excited about everything; the whole line, the overall look! And that sweater is gorgeous!!
laura gerencser at roadrunner dot com

zozo said...

honestly, and i dont want u to think im being untruthful, BUT i looooove cardigans, as they are versatile pieces you can mix and match things with, like a cardigan with a floral skirt, an interesting patterened shirt and a hat, or fedora. That cardigan was one of my favorites while i was looking through the collection, however, i think the whole collection is quite ingenius, and very much my kinda style, making it near impossible for me to pick any faves. I love the collection in general, but some things did stand out to me:
1.well for one the mustard cardingan you are giving away
2.the swiss dot dress in blue is calling my name!
3. the slip dress in black was also quite interesting
as for accessories, i liked all the bow belts (i love narrower belts around the waist, and I LOVEEE bows!)
i like the tights, the doc martins and the white sunglasses
oooo i just saw the leapord dress, like that too
mannn too much to pick from
sigh, fashion
anyways, i'm 13 too, with an intrest in fashion that's not always considered conventional by others, but it is wat it is
my email address : punchlover@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Excited because....
1) lingerie and lace never looked so good.

2) I have a Target near me, so acquiring fashionable garments will be both an easy and enjoyable trip. (cause seriously, as opposed to the hellish lighting of Wal*Mart and clusterfuck of Forever 21, Target is nice. Soothing. A trip to your therapist, but closer. Cheaper. And you can occasionally walk out of the door with the giant kind of "baby" carrots that are perfect for biting into half and asking, "Really. What is up Doc."
3) My carrot diatribe may have distracted me, but seriously. Lace. And leather. Leather. That sounds like a bad 80's song, but really. Especially in the above-the-waist photo you have in your post (the left-most one), it's all "granny-transvestite-Hell's Angels-sex."
4) As a member of the fairer-haired .... hair-group? .... I've never purchased anything yellow/mustard/orange/red/sky-blowing-up-in-beauty-at-6-freaking-am colored. And would like to (ahem. LOVE.) try a Rodarte piece out for my yellow virginity-taking.

All the best. k_r_tucker@yahoo.com

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In-tree-gue said...

I am most excited about the idea of having the opportunity to own a piece of the Mulleavy sister's creative genius in an inexpensive, completely wearable and versatile package. Specifically, i'm excited for the lambskin/mohair vest because i feel like it could make for really exciting texture play when layered over other knits and scarves and the mustard lace cardigan because the color is gorgeous and i also feel like it will be an amazing layering piece. Oh and the blue lace dress because i feel like it's a really accurate interpretation of the Rodarte aesthetic for the everyday customer in its usage of different fabrics in the same color.
That didn't sound like an english essay or anything...
-Renata
intreegue@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for this collection because it is inspired by Harold and Maude, which is my all time favorite movie! And cardigans are my favorite clothing item. No really they are. I almost didn't want to go to college because the packing list our counselor gave us suggested we bring 2 sweaters. Luckily I ignored that and brought tons anyways, so this one will have plenty of company in my closet. But I don't have any yellow ones so it would still feel unique and special.
So excited for this collection!
-Steph
piacenza.s@gmail.com

one way boomerang said...

I was actually most looking forward to this cardigan! The mustard color is one of my favorites. I'm also looking forward to the black tulle overlay slip dress with bows at the shoulders, amazing. Thanks Tavi!

scoon86@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

When i found out about this collection i told my mom that all i wanted for Christmas was pieces from this it. Tomorrow i am going to get stuck in a snow storm going home and if i get to target and the pieces are sold out i will scream like the kid in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxuMKb5CKI0. the piece that i am most excited for is the black dress with the lace and bows and the tights, and the yellow cardigan with the dress, but since there are 53 pieces i will see what else i like.

email: cswslaura@yahoo.com

firefly said...

I'm excited about the whole collection, but I really like most of the dresses. I don't dress really femininely, but those are really beautiful. Clothes can make you feel like a different person, even if you are a quiet girl in a big world. All the pieces in the collection are something I would like.

dewfallen@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hello Tavi,

I am the very most excited for the sequined rib-cage dress in the Rodarte for Target line. It looks like a piece that I could throw on and instantly look really cool... Actually, I think all the pieces are the type that, when worn, would make oneself look really cool. Including the mustard yellow cardigan (I get brownie points for saying that, right?). But really, it's super cute and is just the loveliest of colours (no, I didn't spell that wrong... I'm Canadian).

It would be terrific to get an e-mail saying "Georgia, you've won" very soon

-Georgia

georgia_wilkins@hotmail.com

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katthroatworld said...

i especially can't wait for the slip dress. i've seen it in black & nude, and i love 'em both! they're flirty, fun, and super cute! i hope i can scrounge up enough change to buy one. i also like the nude lace cardigan, leopard dress, & leopard belt. if i had the money, i'd prob buy most of the entire line. lots of tulle and lace! ahh! :)

thanks for the great contest!

kat

Anonymous said...

I have been stopping myself from purchasing clothing lately to hold out for December 20th. Ever since the look book came out I have been trying to decide which of the items I must have, definitely the blue swiss dot dress and the cut out knee socks and the rib cage dress is just so awesome. I expected a lot out of this line and my expectations have been more than met. I appreciate Kate and Laura giving their smaller budgeted fans the opportunity to own some of their amazing designs.

mshaeffer916@yahoo.com

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SAUVAGE said...

I'm completely enamored of both the mustard cardigan (as it is my favorite color and amazing) and the nude-y/beige slip dress with the mesh top. I nearly had a heart attack when I found out Rodarte was doing a Target collab, because I knew everything would be inimitable and impeccably designed. It truly feels like they put, oh I don't know, EFFORT and TASTE into this collection, as opposed to a few other, nameless designers who clearly exerted no time or talent in their target lines. But I digress. I feel that Rodarte is achieving the pinnacle of what the Target collabs are trying to do, and bringing "designer" clothing to level that is accessible to people without a black AmEx.

And if win, I will wear my Rodarte everyday for a least a week.


xoxox
gthauberger@gcteeth.com

Anonymous said...

the most exciting thing about this is the step it takes for the public. Rodarte, being such a respectable name, reaching out its arms to everyone just says a lot about The Sisters. Not only are they concerned about aesthetics, but it shows that they are also concerned about ALL women being able to look chic, regardless of the situation and struggle people of today are involved in.

frank.santino@yahoo.com

liesbeth said...

I'm dying for the Sequin Rib Cage Dress. Sequins and anatomy together, AT LAST! it's so punk rock. I plan to wear it with my steel toe knee high logging boots and ride around my scooter shooting flames out of my rocket propelled missile launcher. or a least to the market. :) liesbeth@zipcon.net

whit said...

When shopping, I strive to find pieces that are individual and affordable. That is why Target is amazing for someone like me- a poor student obsessed with the unique and vintage inspired. It's absolutely radically fantastic that Target is hosting a line by Rodarte, because it gives everyone a chance to fill their closets with high fashion for low prices.

I think I'm most excited for the tulle skirts.. I will be hunting them like a coyote when they arrive in stores!

I too would wear the mustard cardigan every every everrrry day!

whoopienonsense@gmail.com

zoomslow said...

For the Rodarte for Target collection, I’m most excited about the extreme creativity that is on display. The individual pieces have been beautifully conceived, but then when they are combined in an outfit, there is so much to enjoy – from the silhouettes, to the chosen fabrics, the textures, the colours, the fabric weights, the lines, the details, and the proportions.

From the three films that inspired the collection, Rodarte have drawn out a number of powerful contradictions. From Rosemary’s Baby we have the youth, femininity and prettiness of Mia Farrow combined with something much darker – which in the garments is expressed through black stockings that have a floral, lacey theme running through them. It can also be seen in the Leopard Print Dress, with black bows running down the back, reminding one of the vertebrae in a spine.

From Harold and Maude we get a contrast between a gentle hint of nostalgia, and a bitter-sweet sadness, which the design duo absorb into their collection through the use of grounded, earthy tones, and a certain sense of structure that was a large part of 1970s fashion.

And finally we have Bonnie and Clyde, with it’s juxta-positioning of excitement, adventure, and sexuality, with the darker themes of criminality and violence. Rodarte cleverly reference this source of inspiration through their use of 1930s-style belted cardigans, lace, black gloves, antique floral prints, and a short woolly jacket.

So you can see what I’m talking about when I say “extreme creativity”! With an unquestioned talent, Rodarte have managed to create a unique, thoroughly cohesive collection, that beautifully reflects their sensitive observations of three favourite films. A fine achievement.

frozen.nipple@yahoo.com.au

Miss Jo said...

Oh, I absolutely adore Rodarte! I'm so excited that they are collaborating with Target! Such beautiful pieces such as the slip dresses. And indeed the mustard cardigan is practical.

Nohealani2cool@yahoo.com

Jen said...

The whole collection looks stunning. The leopard print pieces scream out at me. The lace tights are also look very nice! I love how the line is going to be reasonably priced and not too outrageous. I saw the collection pictures and I thought every piece would somehow fit into my style. The bow belts are just adorable and can work so many different ways. But mainly I'm just excited for the lace tights and cut out socks. I'm kinda addicted to tights. My blog probably shows that. haha. It's also inspiring that the Rodarte girls are from a town near me, it's quite refreshing to know how successful they have become living in a smaller town :).


jniffer8@yahoo.com

Gabrielle said...

it is so hard to pinpoint the thing that I am MOST excited about for the rodarte for target line. I am a HUGE rodarte fan (to the point where I have had dreams about attending there fashion shows and owning some of their spectacular and to-die-for pieces.)
being an australian teenanger, whose only income is the pay from her once a week very part-time job, and pocket money that I still receieve from my father, I don't exactly have the funds to feed my Rodarte obsession.

so....to cut to the chase (ah so cliche!) ...what i am probably most excited about the rodarte for target line is that i can actually afford to own a piece of rodarte clothing, which has been designed by the fabulous kate and laura. although i am sure that the target line isn't as luxurious and high-end as the actual rodarte label, all the pieces seem to still have the characteristic flair and iconic rodarte personality that all their collections seep with.

well that was a very long and drawn out explanation...sorry. you're probably yawning and nodding off to sleep by now!

i better stop typing before this turns into an essay! thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

this doesnt hav anything to do with the giveaway - partly because i dont live in america and im not sure if i can enter - but i just wanted to say thankyou for your blog . your age has not become an issue for expressing your ideas like it has always worried me - i am confident in my own intelligence and opinions and im glad that there are increasing examples of genuine young talent and insight . thanks tavi

Anonymous said...

Rodarte is probably one of my favorite designers. I'm really excited about this line at Target because it means that I'll actually be able to access some of the awesome. I'm pretty excited about the sequin rib-cage dress for reasons I cannot really explain besides that it's awesome, and I could imagine wearing it in a lot of different ways. Also the swiss dot dress, mostly because it reminds me of The Sound of Music and kind of makes me want to dance around in a field of awesome. The cardigan is freaking adorable and would probably look great with a number of dresses. Overall, I'm just very excited for the entire collection, it's great to see such cool pieces in a price range I can afford.

an_amazing_illusion@comcast.net

Jess said...

The Mulleavy sisters are such talented designers. I love Rodarte, it's amazing. As for the Target collection, I really like the light blue dress as well as the black dress.

Liska Cole said...

I love the mustard cardigan. first of all.
but i'm also excited about the following items :

jean jacket &
light yellow furry jacket.
mustard tulle dress
& of course the lace tights.

aglassjar@gmail.com

tingting said...

reasons i'm excited for RodartexTarget:

1: (assuming i will win), i will wear that yellow cardigan everyday and when people flock around me in awe i get to snap my fingers and go "yeah, it's RO-DAR-TAY. that's right."
2: i can't wait to get those cut out knee highs in tan/peach. planning to buy two pairs just so four of my limbs can be graced in RODARTE simultaneously.
3: affordable rodarte is another reason to convince people that fashion is not scary and restricted to pretentious gabajillionaires.

calivintage said...

yeah dude!!!!! you are giving away the one piece from the collection that they totally didn't have at my target and it was on my list of things i really really wanted. i love the tulle dresses because they are super fun and pretty to wear to a party while still being incredibly affordable. and they have bows on the shoulders. i die. and like you, i think i might wear those lace cardigans over everything. for reals!!! anyway, i also think the collection is going to be really successful because they have a variety of different styles that will appeal to a lot of different girls. something for everyone!! calivintage at gmail dot com.

tingting said...

oops, forgot to put my email: tt.wang@yahoo.com

Dear Skeletons said...

I can NOT wait to get my hands on the ribcage dress, tights and the stripe shirt. That whole outfit is so very me and I am just DYING to get my hands on it!!!


qisnotaname@gmail.com

Jocelynn said...

For me, its the black dress. the dreaminess of the a-line reminds me of mia's role in Rosemary's Baby. The black lace makes it dark and cynical while also being feminine and beautiful. I would feel so special in this dress, as I'm sure mia would feel the same

cisforcloset said...

I deeply need the leopard print dress. Bows + leopard = magic.

Anonymous said...

I am excited because i never spend money on clothes and i loooove fashion so this would be amazing!!! Mustard yellow is a faaaabulous color and cardigans are the best!!!


ashleyhull3@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore the whole lace leggings with the gloves. I usually like mixing the soft, feminine items with harder, masculine ones and the entire line does it very well. email:rjkim2 [at] gmail [dot] com

cisforcloset said...

^ cisforcloset@gmail.com

Franny Glass said...

In my original comment I meant to write "albino par-tay." It's a common mistake.

Jocelynn said...

josie-themodernprep@blogspot.com

Lizzie Donelan said...

UM LACE YO.

elizabeth.donelan@gmail.com

bonjouritsjinah said...

I have been watching that video nonstop. The print ads alone were not convincing enough. Seeing the dresses in action made me go all grabby hands!!

I am dying over the blue swiss dot "Cinderella" esque number as well as the tights and belts with waist bows.

Anticipating photos of you in the cardie! It's hard to tell what the texture is really like from any photos I see.

jinage at gmail dot com

jennieL said...

i'm terribly excited about the leopard jacket by rodarte for target. i think it will bring out the rawrrrr in me!
i'm also loooooving the lace on everything, especially the cardigans. i don't wear much color, and would like to wear more. oh and mustard actually looks good on me! (the color, please. definitely not the food. it doesn't look good on anybody, except for a veggie dog...)
jennielynnel@hotmail.com
www.goingwest.net

Amorelle said...

Small elephant children, all of whom we know by name, run amock on the streets of our dark western towns, begging for Rodarte for target. What small cloven feet, bearing only canvas slip-ons could dream to run up to racks bearing the fruit of design heaven? It is only now these dreams are possible, that we may wrap our electric limbs in layers of tulle and painted lace, that our vertebrae may be lined with leopard bows, that such a meager spending allowance can afford the materialized dreams of artists crowned with the us fellowship coronet. I anticipate the arrival of the line to my own local store with the giddy excitment of a child trying to fall asleep on christmas eve, as it seems to be one of the best holiday treats of all.
amorelleo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The thing I'm most excited about would have to be accessibility to clothes from creative, innovative designers.

So much about fashion is accessible, in that you can watch runway shows and look at collections online, and form an opinion about those collections. but actually owning the clothes isn't as easy. That's why diffusion lines are so magical, you can get a piece of something you love and admire.

However, it seems like a lot of diffusion lines are just cheapened versions of the designer's aesthetic, and the RodartexTarget line is one of the first ones I've seen that feels sincere.

So I guess I'm most excited about the sincerity of the collection (if that makes sense).

zapsac at yahoo dot com

Claire said...

Mustard cardigan!

I'm from Chicago and it would ever so brighten up the endless months of cloudy days.

ceds2000@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Umm, first of all, hello--mustard! The unsung hero of the classic American one-hand meal, a.k.a., the hotdog. Forget about ketchup, or catsup, whatever your english teahcer's cup 'o tea is. The mustard-lace cardigan is like what naughty elves would whip up just to perplex good ole saint nick--simultaneously naughty and nice. But, enough about the holidays, that's SO last year. What about those amazing black lace tights? And the denim jakcet. Ahh, let me wax supreme on the denim jacket--an iconic piece that every girl would "So-You-Think-You-Can Dance-to-the-Death-to" just to get the chance to slip their arms into this little Rodarte wonder.

Why do I love this Rodarte for Target collection? Well, it's expressive, moody, dark, creative, uplifting and personal--all things that the public school systems in America (in general) teach you not to be.

I, for one, am so greatful that amazingly talented designers have seen the value in teaming with a mainstream/affordable retail chain can be.

Anonymous said...

if i wear one of these i may look like a cold-hearted killer, but i will wear them with pride!!!!!

saykx@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The leopard dress with the bows is radtarded, and it will be nice to get a line that looks so high end at target prices. The only thing cuter then that mustard cardigan would be a a dress made out of living kittens.

anakinsbride@hotmail.com

Erin said...

Can there be anything more perfect than a lovely leopard print belt in the form of a bow? I argue that there cannot. It's fabulous.


Erin


hartnett13@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

so here's a sonnet i composed in honor of the line:

rodarte for target is so damn cool
i can't wait 'til sunday when it comes out
i'll be the envy of my whole high school
my classmates will surely tear their hair out
but sadly, i just do not have the cash
i need to buy the entire awesome line
my teeth i thought that i would grind and gnash
because that cardigan could not be mine
but when i saw this contest on your site
i knew that i might have some hope at last
i decided that a poem i would write
and so i did, and posted it up fast
so now i must trust to your clemency
when choosing winners, to consider me.

aleksandra.andreev@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for this collection, so far I'm loving everything in all the photos...but the piece I can't wait to get my paws on is the ribcage dress. It speaks to my inner goth! jjudy@rocketmail.com

Brenna said...

The lace and tulle skirt (in navy, until I see what shade the mustard is in person). It'll fit in really well with my wardrobe color- and style-wise, and the tulle on top is such a lovely detail that'll really pop.

I know this is a second piece that I really love (and I hope this isn't cheating), but the lace cardigan will be perfect for spring, summer, and early fall over a sundress or camisole, or now over a long-sleeved shirt or dress. I can picture exactly the dress I'm planning to wear it over... it's plum, cap-sleeved, above-knee length, that has a fitted knit bodice and an acrylic satin A-line skirt (as an aside, my great-grandmother, Florence Eiseman invented the A-line dress).

My email is brenna_levitin@gmail.com.

Hope your finals go well!

Anonymous said...

i am excited to learn that "rodarte" is pronounced rodart(ay) and not rodart(.)

i am a small elephant child.

jen.weavemagazine@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The whole line is just so freaking adorable!!! I feel like I could wear it anytime anywhere. Even in the dead of Winter on campus here in Madison Wisconsin!

mkhle@yahoo.com

Yahaira said...

i love the fact that the whole collection is a love affair of the rebels of America romanticize by film.

I also fell with the bow high waisted tights... the use of colors and print are so yummy. I can't wait to own my pieces.

cheers
myyahaira@gmail.com

NataliaOrtega said...

I'm excited to finally post a comment on this blog!
Natalia
somahaoma@gmail.com

ByWallace said...

Because I'm a boy and I look great in lace!
wallacewaserik@gmail.com
stylebywallace.com

Emily said...

Truthfully, I'm really excited for that light blue dress with the lace top. This dress is such a dreamy combination of 50's era clothing and whimsy. I think wearing it would feel like I jumped right out of The Notebook and straight into the arms of Ryan Gosling. I am also really excited for the mustard colored cardigan. I really feel like a nice large and lacy cardigan has been seriously lacking from my wardrobe.

phantomphan60564@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Rodarte sisters are one of my favourite designers. Unfortunatley, I live up north (aka Canada), eh, so I don't have a Target anywhere on the surface of this country. But yea, I've been cutting back to save up for uni, so I guess this is good, right? (what? that didnt make sense) Anyways I love the Sequin Rib Cage Dress because I've never had an x-ray before and i think thats what i would look like inside, and I wish i was skinny (chubbies ftw) =D (yellow cardigans also good tee hee). yeya peace out homeskillit =) im cool and will be cooler with that mustard cardigan. ssshhhhaaaa!

kakashis_azn_girl@hotmail.com

Annabel said...

Since i found out about the collection i have been obsessively checking ebay, the thread on tfs, and fashion blogs trying to scrounge some pictures of the pieces before dec 20.

I'm also pretty upset because I dont live in the US, hence the ebay usage. I was in awe of the nude slip dress, it reminded me of their nude ballerina dresses from ss08.

alohomora_lumos@hotmail.com

Ginger said...

I am in love with that black lacy dress. Must. Have. It.

berry.ginger@gmail.com

renadding@yahoo.com said...

I'm so glad this is you're giveaway, I've been waiting for the collection to come out so I can rage on buying everything. Just all the lace and fun sexy ridiculousness is so carefree. It reminds me a lot of the character Poppy in the film "Happy-Go-Lucky" who has so much passion for life, and the best clothes.

renadding@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

totally looking forward to the ribcage sequin dress. x-rays + clothing = genius...
also the navy tulle skirt, a little less of a statement piece than the ribcage dress, but very versatile.

vickystadler@mac.com

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

The minute I heard about the Rodarte for Target line I could hardly contain my glee. All of my friends are sick of hearing me go on and on about it.
The thing I am most excited for would have to be the sequined rib cage dress. I've visualized two main outfits for it. Both of which involve very high heels or platforms and a silver jacket. I cannot wait to have in my hands!
my e-mail: xXxANaturalDisasterxXx@gmail.com

xperlerare said...

I'm most excited the sequin rib cage dress and the lace tights! ...and the bow belt! :). I really like the whole collection and would love to own every dress!

xperlerare@gmail.com

Teresa said...

Ah! Finally, affordable fashion for the masses! Thank you, Target! Thank you, Rodarte! And thank you, Tavi, for this awesome giveaway.

I'm totally excited about the bows, lace, bows, tulle, bows, sequins and yes, THE BOWS! This Rodarte collection for Target is just the right mix! It's ballerina meets biker chick. It's soft and feminine, yet it's tough and independent. The slip dress in black (with bows on the shoulders) worn with lace tights and army boots is the absolute epitomy of this collection, for me at least. Needless to say, that is my favorite piece. I hope to snag one at our local Target, that is, if I'm even lucky. (Must remember to wake up early and bring poking sticks to ward off other girls. Hehehe!) I never win anything but maybe, who knows, this could be it. "Please, please, please... Let me get what I want this time..." (Thank you Morrisey for such awesome lyrics that convey my emotion at this very moment) MORE POWER TO THE STYLE ROOKIE! ;)

*whips out trusty old kazoo*

Here's a toot for some loot! *toot*

rerasterized at gmail dot com

Deua~* said...

As a big horror freak, I am incredibly excited about the fact that one of the inspirations behind the new line is the ultimate horror classic, Rosemary's baby. I honestly, could never in my wildest dreams, imagine that a line by Rodarte - no less! - would actually be inspired - at least partially - by something that speaks so closely to me. I like to compare my passion for everything horror, to that of a fashion blogger for fashion. And I do love fashion, but what really inspired to write me here was the idea of putting these two worlds together. I guess I feel included, hahaha.
The black dress, around 1:00 min in the video. It is just amazing. It reminds me of being a character in a very creepy movie (or book. I would have had the model have her hair up on a really high bun though. The long hair seems like a distraction from the greatness of the dress, in my opinion. Plus, with her hair up it would look even creepier, and in y books creepier is better. (Not that the other pieces i.e. the cardigan aren't equally as awesoe, but you did ask for out favourite).

deby_barros@hotmail.com

Kevina said...

Mustard...is my favorite color. It appeals to the grandmother not so deep inside me.

And yet, the Cut-Out Knee-Highs in tan and peach apply to my scrappy side! Its like I'm six again.

And yet again, the most appealing thing about the collection has to be its connection to the internet. As much as I love clothes (do I ever), the internet is my first love. Seeing a blogger being acknowledged IRL (!!!11!1) and the joy and creativity of the Mulleavy sisters combined with the offbeat creativity of your personality is the absolute best part of this collection.

I saw the collection in a Tempe, AZ Target (I thought the release date was December 20???????) and then felt sad because I am a poor college student who was only there to buy things from the $1 section (stop buying textbooks start buying Rodarte????????)!

kitschandcandy said...

What am I not excited about? I've been counting down the days! Rodarte for Target is inspiring in so many ways. Their pieces each feel fully unique like you've searched for hours through a dusty vintage store and found that perfect treasure you know you'll wear for years and all the other girls will die of envy. With this collection high fashion loving girls get a step closer to living their runway dreams.
Besides, to quote the genius Yves St. Laurent "I love bows."

now if we can just convince Mr. McQueen to make us some Armadillos...that would be the icing on the cake :)

stephanie_meliotes@baylor.edu

Alexah said...

When I saw this video I was like wide-eyed when I saw that creamish dress with the bows on the straps. It's super deeduper nice. I also liked that skull sleeveless vest type shirt. I hadn't really though anything about the mustard yellow cardigan until I saw it in the video- and it's uber cool!

poniesonspeed@gmail.com

Megan said...

Looove the black dress, as well as the sequin-ish-y top. AND the mustard lace cardigan. AND all of it/Everything. But especially the black dress and the sequin-ish-y top. BTDUBZ- The music in the video is wonderful and it makes me feel all light and feathery. Just sayin. =]

megan.stenz@gmail.com

Aya Rosen said...

This is what I'm excited about:
in almost all cases when a big designer collaborated with a huge mass producing mass selling store, they seem to never be brave enough to bring their actual spirit into the collection, and so, the consumers are basically left with a pretty main stream boring collection with a hot designer name on the label.

I'm really happy that this collection feels not only adventurous and cool but also retain more Rodarte then Target spirit in it.

aya@ayarosen.com

Anonymous said...

Woah, lotta comments. I guess your evil plan worked Tavi! Mwahahahaha..anywhoo. I am insanely excited to get the champagney-colored lacey tulley slip dressy object of all of my affections! It's so so so perfect, the second the website puts everything up I'm getting that among other things *drool starting again* Yayayaya =] I really can't wait. michelle.lamy@yahoo.com (ya know, just in case ;).)

Tara said...

i lost my breath a little when i saw the jean jacket and shorts with the braided detailing. somehow they remind me of chloe sevigny in both gummo and boys don't cry. on the other hand, i've been looking for the perfect girly knee-highs to juxtapose against the edginess of my engineer boots, and i love how delicate these ones are. overall, i suppose i'm most attracted to the items i feel i would probably wear daily. this is kinda lamely safe of me, but that's just how i do.

tarahgns@gmail.com

Corinne said...

As soon as I saw the pieces in different magazines and online, I fell in love with this collection. I'm not usually one for very feminine details, but there's something about this line that's calling out to me. The silhouettes, the colors, the bow belt....I'm anxious for Sunday and may very well brave some crazy weather and roads to see the collection in-person!

corinne.chain@gmail.com

Jasmine W. said...

I am so excited about the rodarte for target line. The prices are so amazing. I love fashions and I have many subscriptions to fashion magazines, but it's hard to see this amazing outfit and see that it 3,000. Why can't everyday average people, meaning those who don't spend $100 on a a t-shirt, be fashionable too? The pice im most excited about it DEFINITELY the slip dress. I want it in black, and also the belts with bows. There a nice way to add touches to a simple dress. Oh and also the vest. Both very haute right now, although I don't follow trends unless I want to. My email address is whitejasmine10@hotmail.com

kasmslo said...

A piece I was looking forward towards purchasing is the black slip dress with the bows on the shoulders. Rodarte sisters, please tell a fellow Ghibli nerd that was an ode towards Kiki's Delivery Service even though I am completely aware anything Ghibli in this particular Target line is irrelevant.
And yeah, basically using Jamie Bochert in their look book was enough to get me to support this collection. I'm glad she's getting work.

Elizabeth said...

Lace, leopard print, and cardigans...what more does a girl need?



chatteringliz@aol.com

Emma said...

Boy am I excited! I have convinced a bunch of friends to get the lace slip dress. We are all going to wear them to 8th grade graduation! I have been going through the days these past couple of weeks, super busy...but I cannot get the collection of my mind. Come Sunday, I will be up bright and early to to get my hands on the collection. So excited! I cannot choose a favorite piece, but that mustard cardigan is really to-die-for! Thank you so much for this opputunity! Love you blog, and I cannot wait for this collection. EEEE! Woohoo! Yippee!

madamecouture@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I love the use of lace and tulle and the use of more sheer fabrics in general. I'm loving the way the collection, to me, feels like I felt during the transition from middle school to high school... Like a juxtaposition between wanting to stay a good girl, sweet and innocent with clean nails and good grades, and the need to rebel and shock my elders and 'take control', I guess you could say... And I feel that the dual-personality factor is something everyone has all their life, and this collection represents that for me. I really feel the 'little old lady' pieces in the more aged looking colors speak to my well-mannered, old-fashioned more proper side while still being current and pieces like the black tulle dress or leopard dress speak to my bad-ass side while still being timeless (i have a vision of being 60 and wearing the leopard dress and too much lipstick and oh, is it good). I KNOW IT SOUNDS CLICHE BUT THATS HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT OK. ok!

also I would die to own that tulle dress, I'm drooling and I live in canada so i am le sad. but damn is it good, the lace cardigans are right up my alley too ESPECIALLY THAT BEIGE ONE, good golly. and I want to move to the U.S. now. for Target. and icees.

sorry for writing an essay and have a nice day!
kristen.j.burton@gmail.com

Ernie said...

Well... if it's not a bit anticlimactic, I liked the printed tee the most. I do have fun getting all gussied up (I can really never use that phrase too often, forgive me innocent bystanders)but the outfits I end up liking most are usally simple, feminine, and in colors that make me feel kind of relaxed. That generally leads to me schleppin' around happy and free in various shades of gray, but it's still my favorite color, as it was before old lady hair and cigarette ash gave it a bad name... But anywho- Yeah, I'm pretty essited about the Rodarte line because of its grounded softness- it's like for your cool best friend: not too tame but not tryin' to be all lame & cool. I'm totally down.
And (don't be creeped!) it was cool seeing your video & hearing your voice. love reading what you have to say :]

fmstatic76@yahoo.com

Sugar said...

oh wow! tavi you are so lucky!
your blog is so amazing :)
Lily @ http://coverstaionhearts.blogspot.com/

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