A New Anti-Prep is Named, Pink Panther Collection in at Pink’s

Regular readers are familiar with an exclusive club, The Order of the Anti-Prep.  Membership in this society is reserved for those individuals or items so wretched, so horrid in their excess they simply shriek bad taste.  Conspicuous consumption. More than nouveau gauche.  You know what we mean, you don’t need us dredging up the gory backstory.

Our newest member is someone we have pondered naming previously, but we declined to do so out of concern for the ongoing challenges she seemed to face in her personal life.  We no longer harbor such concerns.

Once again Lindsay Lohan appeared on the Princess Radar, this time over the weekend. The reason was a plethora of gossip and non-news news stories about her demands for a First Class seat on a flight back to Los Angeles from Florida.  Ms. Lohan had journeyed to Florida for a Stoopid Super Bowl party, a paid appearance, we are speculating.

Steve Nesius/AP

PHOTO: Steve Nesius/AP

According to Fox News:

“The 22-year-old caused chaos while departing on a Delta Flight from Tampa, Fla. on Saturday morning when the airline was unable to provide her with a first-class seat on the already overbooked flight.”

Besides being another episode in the “It just isn’t done” category, this is another in a series of seemingly endless incidents pushing TP  and the Consort over the line, leaving us no choice but to name Ms. Lohan an official Anti-Prep.  Honestly.

For those unfamiliar with the dubious title, previously named antipreps include Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.  These individuals are also referred to as TAPWSNBN (The Anti Prep Who Shall Not Be Named), an acronym created by none other than the wonderful I Pick Pretty.


Another stellar job in a trend report from the sharp minds at Women’s Wear Daily, as they take a look at a wardrobe basic, the white shirt.  Below, the shirt as Tory Burch does it:

Thomas Iannaccone/WWD

PHOTO: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD

Another example, this one is from Tommy Hilfiger:

Thomas  /WWD

PHOTO: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD

This example comes from Thomas Pink, whose shirts we adore.


PHOTO: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD

While white is a must-have, isn’t this gem by Pink more fun?  We offer the Pink Fever shirt for your perusal and consideration.

Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink

It is one of many fabulous pieces in the retailer’s new Pink Panther collection:

Courtesy Thomas Pink

Courtesy Thomas Pink

While the next item is crafted for the Man of the House, we do adore them. (However, there is not a chance the Spousal Unit is wearing these, no chance whatsoever.)

Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink

If any of these tickle your fancy and you plan on buying them online, haste in doing so may be wise, as the collection just went up Saturday and some items are already sold out.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: We must amend this to reflect updated information on the Consort’s socks sentiments: “What do you mean??!! I’d wear those, I think they’re pretty sweet!”  We stand corrected.


The sales continue everywhere – we haven’t been posting most, as there are just *so* many. But we thought we would mention the Last Call at Emporio Armani:

And also remind everyone of the outstanding offers at J. Press.

J. Press

J. Press


We feel we must share a few more “When Pink Goes Bad” items that caught our eye:

Photo: Michiel Meewis

If one is thinking the neon creation above from designer Carly Garwin is merely an aberration, think again.

Courtesy Refinery 29

Montage Courtesy Refinery 29

The folks at Refinery 29’s Pipeline blog shared these in a post last week; you know we couldn’t keep them to ourselves!

All of these creations are from the recent Menswear Fall/Winter 2009 shows in Milan and Paris. Givenchy is responsible for the suit on the far left, Calvin Klein deserves credit for the middle photograph, and the more formal look on the far right comes from Dolce & Gabbana.  We thought the Givenchy was one of the “worst ever” suits until we saw this:

Courtesy Givenchy

To be fair, all three design houses showed some outstanding styles, especially Calvin Klein, frequently worn by yours truly.  But there was simply no way we weren’t posting some of the more outrageous creations.


We close once again with a Pretty in Pink, sharing another delightful item from our new Lilly Pulitzer Stationery & Gift line. These are the Letterpressed Correspondence Cards, or note cards.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

They are shown in the Color by Numbers motif; we are fond of its elegant look accented by a touch of whimsy.


Filed under It's Just Not Done, Lilly Pulitzer Paper & Gifts, preppy, preppy stationery, Pretty in Pink, The AntiPrep

21 responses to “A New Anti-Prep is Named, Pink Panther Collection in at Pink’s

  1. I completely agree with your LL choice! She is such a crass, crude, classless tart. New definition for Desperation: paying LL for an appearance.

  2. Lindsay Lohan, I think, embodies more Anti-Prep characteristics than either of the two previous nominees…

  3. JM

    You crack me up TPP!

  4. AEG

    In the grand category of things that make me utterly jealous but would seriously deplete my bank account:

    The BF’s office is ABOVE a Thomas Pink store on Park Ave. Try walking in and out of work everyday with out purchasing a little something to get you through your/recover from your day/praise yourself for having a good day. Am I ever glad that I work about a Church as you can see, Thomas Pink would be an issue….

  5. You are too kind & too funny, TP. The TAPWSNBN title is most appropriately applied to La Lohan. Lock her up & throw away the (madras-patterned) key, say I.

    Oh, how I love that pink Thomas Pink shirt. I have yet to own one myself, but someday . . .

    That Lilly note is darling as well. Now debating between that & those horsey Boatman Geller notes of yours

  6. I’m all about the pink! And LL is totally anti-prep. If Jessica Simpson doesn’t watch it, she might wind up there too…

  7. Ooohh that Thomas Pink shirt needs to be in my closet. Pink is a color I can wear well (is it this season’s color–so sick of orange and yellow–no fun for blondes!).
    Could you see my husband ushering in that pink suit? lol!

  8. Ugh, seriously…why do celebs have to embarrass themselves like that? If it’s such a concern & your so damn famous, get your own chartered flight! Icky.

  9. The Thomas Pink shirt is GORGEOUS – stunning!! And I love the white TH one too.

    Lindsay Lohan we are definitely in agreement about. Bleck. And double bleck to the last pink ensemble . . . um, “interesting” see-through top. 🙂

  10. Love it. Love PINK, Keep up the good work. they give us a bad name. xoxo

  11. Love the Lily stationery… and I LOVE LOVE pink gone bad!!

  12. I love to wear shirts for everyday!! My fabourite brands are Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. (oh I have forget Carolina Herrera, she has the best shirts!!)

  13. Those pink men’s suits are making me feel a little sick. Yikes! Sure, I like a little Pink Izod on my weasel but it is important to know when to say when.

  14. hahahaha, pink gone bad!
    and i love the pink panther collection at thomas pink, I want!

  15. LOVE the lilly stationary 🙂

    Oh and big sale at Boatman Geller as well in their “warehouse” section –

  16. Thomas Pink is the standard around these parts. Second only to Robert Talbot.

    Thanks for the J. Press reminder…:)

  17. I left you an award on my blog! xoxo

  18. southernprincess

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  19. southernprincess

    OMG I am going to link you to my blog. You are a doll, you must be Southern 🙂

  20. I hate white shirts on me!

  21. Can I please nominate ‘Fergie’ (not the royal one), for admission to the Anti-Prep league please? I think she surpasses PH (who I actually like for reasons of sheer camp amusment), and KK!!!

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