Hello, hello and hello. The Princess Consort here stepping mikeside to entertain you while my lovely and talented bride, known best as The Preppy Princess, is a bit under the weather. This is some weather to be under, too. High temperature today at The Prepatorium is 11. That’s 1-1. As in way too cold. But I’m a positive kind of guy so I’m always looking ahead. The forecast high for Thursday is 1. One lousy degree. For a high temperature. Makes today seem balmy by comparison. Also makes me wonder about the weather for the upcoming coronation inauguration. If these weather systems work easterly it could be nasty cold. For now the forecast for Washington DC is 38 and dry on Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day. I recall some cold inauguration days. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the story that JFK hastened the death of the mens hat industry when he chose to not wear a hat during his inauguration.
Of course, hats for men never really went away and we’re the richer for that. A snappy chapeau on a well-dressed man is often the finishing touch. Our friends at “Mad Men” certainly got that right.
While we’re on the topic of right… I watched the Golden Globes (don’t get me started about that award show) with some casual interest. To be truthful, the red carpet was much more entertaining. As were some of the fashion choices.
Jennifer Lopez proving once again that the gold foil that NASA puts on the spaceships can be recycled. In these green times I think she shows a remarkable respect for Mother Earth. Didn’t she do this same dress a few years back in green? I recall the late comedian Chris Farley spoofing it.
These days piracy on the high seas is a very real problem. Somewhere on the oceans a pirate wants his shirt back. Or Jerry Seinfeld is looking through his closet to make sure his puffy shirt hasn’t fallen into Marisa’s hands. Either way, it’s an interesting fashion statement. Now let’s all practice being pirates and say after me: ARRGH!
Oh, to be young, preppy and a size 0. “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively gives ’em something to talk about with this classic look from Nina Ricci. Maybe I’m a sucker for blue but the construction of this dress and the detailing is breathtaking. The young woman’s stylist gets major points for not “tarting up” the star. Brava!
Which brings us to Rumer Willis. Hmm. Apparently Ms. Willis was unprepared for the event so she chose to wear the drapes from her hotel room. That is a valiant effort and she went the extra step by trying to dye her hair to match the drapes. We have to give her major points for creative problem solving when she realized she had no dress to wear. I’m afraid there are no amount of points to compensate for dowdy. I’m just sayin’.
I can see I have done enough damage today. I’ll leave you now so I can care for my adorable bride. Remember to try the meatloaf special and don’t forget to treat your waitperson right; they’re working hard for you tonight. Now, for your listening and dancing pleasure, the delicious sounds of Motown’s finest, the tempting Temptations!