Hello-Hello, and good thoughts hoping everyone is enjoying a splendid day, not too frazzled and frenzied by the holiday crunch.
We start with a holiday greeting from one of the employees here at the Prepatorium, perhaps the hardest working staff member. If you ask her. Frankly, we think she spends more time lounging around than she does testing products, which was part of her job description. (And she promised us she was qualified for this part of the job way back when we hired her to be part of the Princess Team.)
It’s not like it’s a hard job either. This is one of the products we needed her to try out:
Heh-heh-heh. Yep. We are talking about Silly Tilly, the largest lounge lizard this side of the Mississippi. And she just couldn’t turn down the delightful Daisy’s request for a photo op. Of course, this all started with the Princess Consort’s Giveaway Post. (Don’t forget to enter! Just leave a comment asking him a question; the drawing is tomorrow night.)
Oh, and those fabulous grosgrain ribbon dog collars? Miss Tilly is only allowed to wear a harness because of her throat issues, no more collars. (Don’t ask; we’ll just say the most recent surgery involved removing tonsils and trying to help her collapsed trachea. She is our little Bulldog Rescue girl, health issues and all!)
Besides, when it comes to work, this is Miss Tilly’s idea of a hard day at the office.
And after what Tilly refers to as “The Episode”…..
… we were advised that she was going on strike. (Honestly, it was just a little fundraiser put on by Vet students at the The Great Midwestern University nearby.)
Once again, it is time to break out the Prep-O-Meter; we need to rank some names in terms of their ‘preppiness.’
- Caldwell Rohrbach
- Thayer Damm
- Skyler Hopkins
- Porter Whitman
- Wick Kelley
Yes, these are names of real people on Lacrosse teams at real schools. Every year Inside Lacrosse selects the preppiest sounding names, all in good fun, and puts together the Inside Lacrosse Yearbook All-Name Team.
As described by the editors:
“Lacrosse has long been known for its prep school roots. And while that changes and diversifies rapidly every year, it still crops up in some of the 1,000-plus names that appear in IL’s Face-Off Yearbook.”
The list is more than entertaining, click here to read all of the names on the 2009 rosters; many just shriek prep, or old school, or WASP. If thinking about your very own copy of the Inside Lacrosse Yearbook, just click here.
We have been sharing some of the Inaugural Day sketches submitted by menswear designers for President-elect Obama. The request for the fashions came from WWD, and they have all been posted on their site as well as the looks, their visions of stylish looks for the next President.
Today a few of the suggestions for accessorizing, starting with Brooks Brothers and their Tie #1 in silk and cashmere:
And as seen in the catalog in a different colorway:
If you are looking for the tie Ms. Aniston wore on the cover of GQ, that is Brooks’ Black Fleece Triple Guard Stripe Tie in silk and cotton. (No, we aren’t running the photo.) That tie is actually on sale, now $112.50 from $150.
An offering from Countess Mara:
Having visited the Countess Mara site for the first time in forever we must say we find their marketing more than intriguing: “Countess Mara – Be a Gentleman.”
The next sketch is from Perry Ellis .
For today’s Argyle Update we offer a Black Fleece Argyle Sweater at Brooks Brothers. One of designer Thom Browne’s better looks, in cashmere with grosgrain trim. (Quite the bargain too, originally $1000, now $600.)
We close with Miss Tilly giving you the look she generally wears: