Hello-Hello! We are ever-so-happy to be back home at the Prepatorium, but we definitely enjoyed our little trip back east, hectic and frenzied as it was.
We begin with this year’s look at the Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Match this weekend, featuring HRH, Prince Harry.
The competition pitted the Black Watch (yes, the team Polo Ralph Lauren sponsors) against the Prince’s Black Rock team. Below we see Black Watch team captain Nacho Figueras at the New York Stock Exchange last week to help promote the event. (You are not hallucinating, that is a horse seen in the background.)
If Mr. Figueras looks familiar, it is likely a result of his work for PRL products, including the Double Black fragrance collection.
The athlete describes how he relates to varying PRL fragrances in an interview today with AOL’s StyleList.
“The Polo Black guy is suit-and-tie, in the city, going to the theater, a museum; the side of me that goes to the Hamptons and to the beach with the kids is the Polo Blue side; and the Polo Green is the man with the horses and the farm.
Below we see Mr. Figueras and his family at Sunday’s function, the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot match.
The event is a fundraiser for one of the Prince’s charities, the American arm of Sentebale, an organization the Prince founded to help AIDs-stricken children in Lesotho.
Despite being an expert horseman, HRH did take a spill.
These two are perhaps the best known polo players in the world.
As mentioned earlier, Polo Ralph Lauren sponsors the Black Watch team. Merchandise in this collection features Mr. Figueras’ number “2″, below we see the Women’s Black Watch Big Pony polo as well the Men’s version.
It wouldn’t be the Veuve without celebrities, Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner were on hand, as was Gayle King. (Photos by Steve Eichner, WWD)
Designer Rachel Roy and actor Josh Lucas also headed to Governor’s Island for the afternoon’s activities.
As did model Carol Alt.
Actor Val Kilmer was in seersucker.
Many dress for the festivities.
As with Royal Ascot, hats are encouraged.
In this photo one can see HRH Prince Harry (4th from L) and Nacho Figueras (2nd from R) as they pose with teammates after the event.
The Prince wasn’t the only royal taking part, HRH Princess Beatrice was also at the match.
Of course the activities are not limited to Sunday’s play, there are other functions one must consider, the Princess also attended Saturday’s Veuve Clicquot reception at Greenwich CC. Again, she is with Mr. Clark.
If you missed this weekend’s events, no cause to fret, they do play July 24-August 8 at the Bridgehampton Polo Club; click here to see the schedule for those matches.
Also today, we know a few readers are excited about the July return of Mad Men; something we are totally gaga over occasionally remember if others bring up the topic. (Ahem.) We thought some might enjoy seeing images from this weekend’s Omega Watches launch of its re-designed Constellation line, as Don Draper actor Jon Hamm took part in the celebration.
Also at the party, Adrien Brody, Twilight’s Anna Kendrick and Zhang Ziyi; below we see Ms. Ziyi and Mr. Hamm.
Another relaunch to share, good news for fans of the much-missed Domino magazine: the newly re-done Brides.com site will feature the entire Domino archive.
Many articles are already up on Brides.com. Since saying goodbye to Domino 16 months ago we have become very attached to Lonny, an outstanding online shelter publication, but we are happy to learn of this additional resource’s availability.
We have advance warnings reminders about Lilly Pulitzer goods at two different ‘members only’ discount sites. RueLala will be offering merchandise from the Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill collection beginning at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday, 6/29). Should you need an invitation, simply click here.
We have a look at the latest collaboration for Lilly Pulitzer.
The totes are nylon with braided handles and they have a clear vinyl pouch for one’s e-reader, priced at $69.95. These are available now online and at Barnes & Noble stores. Below we show the not-yet-released Nook cases by Lilly.
These will be available August 5, or they may be reserved here starting July 12; the cases run $49.95 and $59.95.
We cannot leave without sharing a bit about our ever-so-wonderful-evening with one of our favorite partners, Kiel James Patrick. Kiel and Sarah couldn’t have been nicer hosts Friday evening, arranging a fabulous dinner in the Massachusetts Whaling District. Some of the lovely setting can be seen in this photo.
Umm, that cocktail in the picture? We’ve nary a clue how it got there. It must be an arm from someone else’s table, yes, that must be what happened. (Heh-heh-heh.) We extend our thanks to both Sarah and Kiel for an absolutely delightful evening, they are bright, charming and gifted young people.