Photos by Lydia Hudgens.
The first time I met Phillip Lim, it was behind the counter at Starbucks. Yes, I too was once a barista like millions of others once were. I'd make his ice americano every workday, bright and early. He was a quiet guy, or I was just a curious and ambitious young model. Regardless, the Starbucks team and I were huge fans of his work. When one of his dresses were photographed on Michelle Williams and printed in the Life & Style magazine, our team ripped out the page and tacked it on our corkboard in the employee lounge. Soon that board was covered with Lim news and we were happy to see him succeed.
It's amazing to see how far he's gone in the last five years. And although he may not remember his former barista, I can honestly say I'm proud of him. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was to find out Target selected him as their next guest designer. Affordable and chic pieces are a girl's best friend afterall. + Shout-out to my homegirl Yacki, who managed to find Lim for me in the mid-west after all the NYC Targets sold out of his goods.
To bring my good friend Lim into the office, I decided to edg-ify a few office staples to create a downtown vibe that is still HR safe for the office. For example, instead of a pencil skirt I went with a ruffled pencil skirt. Instead of black boring pumps I chose platforms with some hardware on the back. And to keep the femininity, I made sure to layer on the bling with a dose of extra sparkle.
Were any of you able to score some Phillip Lim for Target pieces? If so, what did you get?
P.s. Cheap Monday giveaway coming up soon!! Stay tuned.