Anya Hindmarch Target Collection Early Release, Just Not at Target

Does the greeting card below remind you of anyone who calls you? We thought it might. It seemed appropriate to attempt humor again this afternoon, just in case the market craters again. The Princess is beginning to think she should start contacting friends, if only to leave messages on voice mail asking, “It’s 5pm…do you know where your trust fund is?”
Here in the corner condo at InterGalactic Headquarters for the Preppy Princess we are thinking that if financials start to augur in right before our eyes we may need to change channels. It is unlikely The Princess Consort is going to be desirous of talking us off the ledge again.
We do find the following story from The Hill interesting, although it would have been wise for editors to think through this particular title for the article:
House limits constituent e-mails to prevent crash

When we saw the title by itself we actually thought to ourselves “How can limiting email to the House of Representatives possibly prevent a crash on Wall Street?”  At any rate, the story explains the following:

“The House is limiting e-mails from the public to prevent its websites from crashing due to the enormous amount of mail being submitted on the financial bailout bill.

As a result, some constituents may get a ‘try back at a later time’ response if they use the House website to e-mail their lawmakers about the bill defeated in the House on Monday in a 205-228 vote.”

We feel validated; yesterday afternoon we thought our online activity was markedly slower than normal, and here in the office we are fortunate enough to have a T1 line. It didn’t make sense, but then, neither did most of yesterday.

One suggestion: do not even think about using email to contact your elected Representative in our nation’s capitol unless you enjoy the exploding brains experience. (Yes, it is quite tacky to have used such a expression but we are at a loss. No pun intended.)  We attempted to get to the main “Email Your Representative” page several times so as to better share the experience with you; not a bright idea.  Each and every time it froze our browser (using either Safari or Firefox on an iMac) and ultimately shut down the browser.

We are hopeful the much-too-kind Europa Fox won’t deem this post inappropriate for a recipient of the Smile Award…especially when leading into discussion of such a fun topic!

She is just too wonderful, bestowing upon us a SMILE award. You know Europa Fox, international style star and truly our eyes and ears on the other side of the pond.  More importantly, a wonderful mother to the completely adorable Caspar. In fact, when Caspar is of age in another 19 years or so The Princess Consort knows he is being replaced. It is simply understood. Now here are the rules for spreading the smiles to fellow bloggers:
  • Must display a cheerful attitude.
  • Must love one another.
  • Must make mistakes.
  • Must learn from others.
  • Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
  • Must love life.
  • Must love kids.
Rules when receiving the award:
  • The recipient must link back the the award’s creator
  • You must post these rules if you receive the award.
  • You must chose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself
  • You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted.
  • You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
  • You must create a post sharing your win with others.
  • You must thank your giver.
So now that it is our turn to share the Award with others, here we go :
  • Preppy Pink Crocodile is a daily read for her fun and fabulous posts, not to mention the recipes, oh yes indeedy, those recipes!
  • Mom x 2: Exquisite taste and lots of fun, this is another must-read, and her recipes are also a smash hit here at the Prepatorium.
  • Preppy Lizard: Liz exudes elegance while remaining down to earth, a combo we find extremely hard to find. She also has extraordinary taste and has done Interior Design as a pro; the woman is a genius at this.
  • Fashion Herald: You could almost say the Herald shops for a living. And she has friends with names like ChristmasTime.
  • Tickled Pink & Green: A witty writer, Miss TP&G demonstrates her good taste day in and day out, and she can also write. Goodness, can this woman write!

Thank you Miss Fox!

Some readers may remember our post back in June about some of Target’s designer collaborations, part of their GO International initiative. New collections that launch next week (Sunday, October 12th) are handbags from Anya Hindmarch and shoes from Sigerson Morrison. However, visitors to the Hindmarch site can purchase the bags now.

Anya Hindmarch Target Look Nine

Anya Hindmarch Target Look Nine

Abve we show the Look Nine bag in navy and black. Below, Ms. Hindmarch’s Look Five for Target, already out of stock on her site.

For those not familiar with Ms. Hindmarch, she is best known for her “I am not a plastic bag” environmentally friendly tote, but she has designed handbags since the 90’s.


We leave you with one more greeting card image from someecards, an online greeting card company. It is also a financially friendly site (our newest moniker for these trying times), as all of their cards are free.



Filed under preppy, Preppy Fashion, Updates

15 responses to “Anya Hindmarch Target Collection Early Release, Just Not at Target

  1. Love the Anya bags.

    I send someecards all the time. They make my day.

  2. Thanks for posting the cartoons! I needed a laugh today.

  3. Great post!!! Congrats on your (completely and totally well deserved) award!

    I do love that card about driving and talking on the cell. That is so funny! What is it about driving that can make one so lonesome?

    Thank you so kindly for my happy birthday wishes…I absolutely love the cyber-song!

  4. OMG!! TWO of my fav things. I LOOVE someecards. And I have been anxiously awaiting Anya Hindemark’s collection at Tar-jay. I love her stuff.. hooray!

  5. One more thing… thank you for saying such sweet things about my benny. You are right on target, he is a heart breaker… but I am also a huge pushover. You inspired me with your Anya Hindemark post, I just gave you a shout out on my blog xo

  6. Both of my cities are hands free so no talking on the phone during my drives home. Probably for the best anyway 🙂

  7. someecards are the best… the ones about technology are awesome as well… I’m always trying to write a post around a card that I find on that site, haha!

    Miss your posts, princess, I’ve just added an RSS reader on my work computer so I can keep up!!!! Please tell me that you’ll be doing “must have” christmas lists on your site…

  8. i heard about ah for target, will have to check them out. i was pretty disappointed with botkier for target.

  9. I’m forwarding that last someecard to one of my friends immediately. Thank you for making me aware.

  10. You beat me to the Anya Hindmarch punch – was going to write about those soon! The “designer” Target lines have been pretty spotty, in my humble opinion, but I love love love most of what Anya does and am looking forward to checking out the line in person.

    Off to investigate these – sounds right up my snarkalicious alley . . .

  11. Liz

    Thank you thank you thank you for the smile award and for saying such sweet things about me. You have made me smile today!!!

  12. Congrats on your award! I LOVE some e cards! They ALWAYS make me laugh!!!!

  13. So I love phone card…so true. Sadly, I find myself thinking this in the car when I call mummy or sissy.
    I have not had the opportunity to meet the Anya bags…so glad you introduced us, we may have to meet in person in the near future!

  14. Congrats on the award, you definitely deserve it for all the work you do to put smiles on our faces! 🙂

  15. uh-oh, I won’t tell Xmastime because he’s VERY touchy about being called ChristmasTime! Men! Anyways, I’m sorry I’m late to this but THANKSSSS!!!! you are the best, and your timing is impeccable. Also, those somecards are brilliant. the last one pretty much sums up my 20’s! phew, glad that era is over!

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