Friday, February 10, 2012

Check Out This Jason Wu-Inspired Kitty Cosplay



by Sara N.

Jason Wu's collection of clothing and accessories for Target went on sale Sunday, and it sold out fast. If you weren't in line (or online) early, chances are good you were turned away empty-handed.

I was one of the unlucky ones, which bummed me out. I was hoping to snag one of the items featuring his cartoon muse, Milu the cat.

My disappointment didn't last long, though. You see, I happen to have a little black cat at home, and this was the perfect chance for a bit of kitty cosplay.

It's possible I'm a little biased, but I think Zoe makes a great cat model.



 

I'd say she deserves her own fashion line, although she did have some motivation issues during the shoot.


What do you think? Is cat cosplay about to start sweeping the nation?
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7 comments:

  1. I love it. I especially love that yellow chair, actually. Why do I have no furniture that's cheery like that?

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    1. Thanks! We bought those chairs used, stripped them down and painted them. I really do love how they turned out!

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  2. How cute! Ya, I wanted that bag too...no luck for me either. The launch was on Super Bowl Sunday....I was cooking all day =[

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    1. It was odd timing for the release, I agree. I made a similar sad face. :(

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    2. Target purposefully limits the number of units produced for a line like Jason Wu's but thankfully there are tricks to increase your chance of owning 'em. One, like Target Style on Facebook. With the Wu line, they updated their status late the night before with links to certain pieces so each could be purchased before the site officially began selling them. Two, while searching using the key phrase "Jason Wu" wouldn't produce any results for items to purchase on the site the night before, the names of each item did. For example, I was able to find and obtain the large black and cream bag by searching for "black," "cream," and "flap."

      Now, if I remember correctly from my econ classes, Target keeps the number of produced units so low despite high consumer interest for a reason - marketing. Keeping the numbers low artificially inflates demand which translates to free advertising via increased media coverage and word of mouth. I'm not sure if the items are lost leaders (units that are sold below the price the company pays to manufacture and distribute in order to increase the amount of foot traffic in the store) or not but either way, it's good for business.

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    3. Huh, that's pretty fascinating, Megan. I just thought they were hopelessly inept at ordering proper amounts of popular items. ;)

      The end result for me is that I went to their store, hoped to get the items I wanted, and when they didn't have them - and indeed looked like they never had them and it was the release day - I said to myself, "Oh yeah, THIS is why I don't shop at Target. They never have the shit they advertise." Then I left in a huff. (A HUFF, I TELL YOU.) Which, if memory serves, is what happened the last time I went in there about 3 years ago. In another 3 years, I'll forget that I hate Target and go through this again. Mission accomplished?

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    4. You need to re-frame how you see shopping at Target. Envision yourself as a hunter, stalking your target in the aisles of the linoleum jungle. The Jason Wu kitty bag is your elusive prey.

      Just don't stab anybody while you're there.

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