Happy sunshiny day!
We must take a moment and thank several more-than-generous Ladies of the Blogosphere for their kindness. We are ashamed to acknowledge it has been more than a week since the delightful Europa Fox and the stylish Winkie Houghton bestowed upon TP the Lemonade Award.
You know The Fox, tracking all things prep on the other side of the pond, and Miss Winkie, she of the outstanding recipes and shopping finds.
And then we open our email to read that Little Bow Prep, arguably the smartest teen we know, also conferred the Lemonade Award upon us. You are all much too kind, and we are very grateful you find the blog enjoyable; thank you! And now our face is going pink from blushing! (We will attempt to follow the rules about posting more blogs we enjoy, hopefully later in the week.)
We know it may appear to frequent readers the Princess is not as upbeat as she might be when talking about menswear designer Thom Browne, known for his short men’s pants. Among other style preferences. Of course, many readers think of Mr. Browne in conjunction with the Black Fleece line at Brooks Brothers. Today we are being positive as we adore the men’s tennis socks:
They are only available at Colette.
As part of his collaboration with the French store, Mr. Browne also did a group of silk ties:
A reminder to standard Brooks Brothers fans, the Spring collection is on their website for your perusal.
Our next item is an early look at the Pringle 1815 Spring Collection, a departure for the Scottish luxury knitwear maker. The line is aimed at a more contemporary (translation – younger), clientele.
The looks are bright and fun while also retaining the Pringle elegance.
We do love the graphic prints, although they are probably not for us. Our ancient age probably precludes several of the pieces.
This is a company we are happy to vouch for, as we know their men’s sportcoats as well as their lush and lovely women’s sweaters. If unfamiliar with Pringle, get to know them, as their merchandise is top-notch, of uncompromising quality and attention to detail.
Besides, the sweaters and jackets last forever. Forever.
We were very excited when at our local Boutique Tarjsay yesterday, as we saw the Orla Kiely merchandise being placed into stock almost a week ahead of time! Very cute, fun, and all very Orla. Below, the Orla Car Print journal.
Our thanks to the good folks at Apartment Therapy for this next image:
We don’t believe it is only our Target that has the merchandise out early; if eager to acquire some of the collection, toddle on over!
This collection is close to the designer’s McQ line in spirit and style.
Singer Leila Moss from band The Duke Spirit was something of a muse for the designer.
It appears we may not be hip enough for most of this group. Or age appropriate.
The collection is due in stores an online in March.
Until next time!