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Jason Wu for Target: Handbags and Scarves

As promised, here are all the Jason Wu for Target accessories from the just-released lookbook. Yes, some of the hardware say "Jason Wu for Target" but it's done in a discreet and tasteful manner. No, there's no genuine leather. Wu told it's not about "replicating more expensive materials." Instead of using faux leather for the handbags, for example, he used raffia or canvas. "The focus isn't just getting Jason Wu at a lower price point," he says. "It was about creating an entirely new collection that I think my regular customers will enjoy, too." Available Feb. 5, the collection blends sophistication with a mischievous nod to the 1960s (cue Milo the cat), and ranges in price from $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves. I'll have to wait to see these in person but I wish Wu had just used faux leather rather than fabric and raffia which is often too lightweight, fragile and difficult to keep clean. But I do love the shapes of these bags, classic and chic!

See all the apparel looks here.

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Jason Wu for Target: Full Lookbook

The complete Jason Wu for Target lookbook is out! As you know, Target is partnering with Jason Wu, celebrated New York-based designer, to introduce an affordable, limited-edition collection of women's apparel, handbags and scarves. Jason Wu for Target features a mix of modern, sophisticated pieces in bold hues and feminine prints. The designer collection is inspired by the vision of an American girl in Paris, bringing Wu's signature aesthetic and attention to detail to budget babes everywhere.

Ranging in price from $19.99 to $59.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves, Jason Wu for Target will be available Feb. 5 through March 6, 2012 at most Target stores and on

Here's the apparel, I'll post the accessories in a separate post shortly to prevent browser overload. Mouse over any image for details and pricing.

UPDATE: Jason Wu for Target Handbags and Scarves

I Heart Ronson Spring 2012 Lookbook

I always look forward to seeing the I Heart Ronson lookbooks, and the spring 2012 collection is no exception. Designer Charlotte Ronson seems headed in a more feminine, lightheartedly direction. Kinda like when the Urban Outfitters girl graduates to Anthropologie. But that's also the effect that spring usually has on most designers. We've got pops of neon, lightweight knits, florals and platform sandals. Oxfords flats, wide leg pants and boho dresses give the collection a retro vibe. I'm feeling a little Isabel Marant here and I love it! Look for these pieces now in stores and at

UPDATE: I just double-checked availability - these pieces are being released now through April. Select items will only be available in stores. Accessories are not part of the collection.