Friday, February 11, 2011

Forever 21 x Petro Zillia Collection

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Hi everyone! It's finally Friday and I have some time to chill in my room and blog, what I DEARLY miss. I feel like I'm eating and breathing science and work 24/7 and I need a break for my brain to expand and inhale, exhale, repeat. I've also got a bug that's circulating around campus which is making me cough my guts out (yes to the ab workout, no to being sick) and sit in a stupor all day, so Forever 21's newly released Petro Zillia collection is definitely one to brighten the spirits, especially in ice-over St. Louis. I had never heard of this designer, but apparently this is an LA boutique and the major theme is super pop colours. Everything reminds me of the 80s but more psychedelic bordering on Hannah Montana section at Walmart. I'm into bright colours but not an overload of 5-year-old pinks. I'm going to sit out this collection unless I get my hands on those pair of adorable socks that apparently aren't for sale. It's a bit disappointing that the promo photos are so much better than on the models. 

Regardless, here are some of my picks: 

Fruit Punch Stripes Sweater Cardigan $24.80 USD: 
Very cute from the back, pretty meh from the front. This would totally cheer up those winter blues and look super cute with a big fluffed up white scarf and a cup of coffee while studying and turning heads at the library.
Left: Sweet Hearts Cardigan $24.80: Wear with high waisted pants/skirt or a long tank top
Right: Fruit Punch Stripes Sweater $22.80: I don't really know what to say about this ... it reminds me of Fruit Loops. Wear with leg warmers and a high ponytail and lots of other super electrifying bright accessories to look not-so-crazy

Left: Sweet Puff Slv Sweater $24.80: The yarn details are kind of cute but it still looks better/different in the promo
Right: Berries N Cream Contrast Dress $29.80: A dressier berry colour. Reminds me of the berries & creme Starburst candies. This would be pretty for a low-key Valentines date
Ribbons & Tulle Party Dress $27.80: I've always liked the look of tulle. The alternating striped blue and black and different textures also makes this a unique party dress. The least gawdy of the collection for those of us that like classic dark colours.
Do you dig the Petro Zillia x Forever 21 collab? I feel like if I tried these on I would request a pair of white vintage rollerskates and throw my hair up in a high ponytail and zoom back in time to a groovier time. Old fashioned soft serve ice cream at a classic hamburger joint, true fountain soda, red and white checkered tablecloth. It's so hard to resist shopping! I want to emerse myself in fashion magazines and racks of clothing until I can't walk in a straight line. I want to strut in my high heels and wedges and hip-hugging skirts. The ice is so slippery and treacherous and it literally feels like I'm being slapped incessantly by the wind. I heard the groundhog says we're getting an early spring. Please let it be. I don't know how many more days I can withstand looking like the most unfashionable Eskimo.

Another post later this weekend? ; ) We'll see !


Oreleona February 12, 2011 at 12:56 AM   said...

i love the new collection its veryy bright!!! and different colors !!!

sugar sugar February 12, 2011 at 1:10 AM   said...

i super love this collection! all the clothes are sooo pretty! :3

Anonymous February 12, 2011 at 4:05 AM   said...

welcome back Angie - definitely cute collaboration design going there! perfect for spring :)

Oneiro February 12, 2011 at 6:06 AM   said...

I love it! It´s very bright and colorful, but too bad F21 doesn´t sell in my country XD

Jazzy E (Hivenn) February 12, 2011 at 6:24 AM   said...

so cute. I'm so happy we finally have forever 21 in the uk. x hivennn

Unknown February 12, 2011 at 8:01 AM   said...

i love the colors. pink is getting so trendy this year :D

Elisa ♥ February 12, 2011 at 9:49 AM   said...

It's very colorful ^^ !! but not really my style =(

Unknown February 12, 2011 at 12:05 PM   said...

I'm trying to refrain but these are so cute!!!!!

We miss you Angie!!! :)

cocoabee February 12, 2011 at 4:53 PM   said...

;O this is the first f21 and design collab i've seen. i don't think we have this in canada yet.

Banhannas February 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM   said...

Very bright indeed! It kinda reminds me of Delias older days, when their clothes looked like it came straight out of a rainbow lol. I might have to pass on the entire collection and just like you, might scope out those cute rainbow knee socks. =0D

♥Bunny♥ February 13, 2011 at 2:27 AM   said...

Personally for my self, am not attracted to this style bcause of too much colors!! But for you, I think would look lovely! Loving the selection you chose and the only one I'm feeling is fruit punch cardigan.... well mainy its cuz its black.. haha! Loving the fact you came back to blog girl! missed ya bunch!!
Hope spring comes early for you!

beneath the glass February 14, 2011 at 11:48 PM   said...

i have to say that although i love the collection (i love bold colors and stripes) it think i may end up looking like a little girl in the pieces...but it's very cute. hope all is going good for you! i LOVED your v-day pics!:D

Beneath the Glass

Jardin de la Mode February 21, 2011 at 8:07 AM   said...

Gorgeous! I really love this colorful collection!
Great blog!

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oomph. February 28, 2011 at 4:32 AM   said...

never heard of this, but i do like some of the pieces. maybe the sweethearts cardi? and those socks are really cute!

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