Happy Day everyone! The sun is bright & beautiful here at Intergalactic HQ for the Princess, it is just delightful!
First off, our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery Giveaway (featuring this Mix ‘n Match set) winner is Preppy Mama! We used Random.org to select the winner, congratulations to Preppy Mama!
We continue our Fashion Week coverage with the focus on those lines showing a preppy aesthetic. But before we even get to looks for fall, how about this look for right now from Boy by Band of Outsiders?! If the brand is not familiar and the name perhaps off-putting, be assured this is the women’s collection by Band of Outsiders, marked by tailored lines, flawless fabrics and attention to detail.
The Cropped Blazer with Grosgrain Binding is available online at Opening Ceremony, an outstanding retailer that did not have online shopping until this week. We are ever-so-pleased we can now graze and perhaps purchase at the website, although the majority of their wares are far too hip for TP. They also do loads of collaborations, especially on footwear.
Last year the company collaborated with Sperry for distinctive Topsiders (Top-siders) and they are doing so again this year. In this post we talked about the line being named as “The Brand” for preppy attire by Complex.
Below, we shift to a Fall 2009 look.
In their review yesterday of the Band of Outsiders fall presentation at Fashion Week, Racked refer to it as “Pernicious Prep,” adding:
“…attendees found models posed in various tableaux vivants, all channeling naughty prep schoolboy/girl.”
Another style from the fall collection:
BTW (by the way), the shoes in the presentation were all Manolo Blahnik. One more style below:
It was only a matter of time before we heard about Gossip Girl cast members in attendance at the shows. Chace Crawford was spotted at the Calvin Klein show; below, a look from the Men’s RTW Fall 2009 line.
WWD caught up with the actor before things got underway:
“Crawford…had the day off from taping “Gossip Girl,” pleaded ignorance about fashion even though the show is so stylish. “The fashion on the show is really for women,” he said.”
The star sat next to Jared Leto.
And the folks at The Cut also queried Mr. Crawford about his reaction to the show:
“”Favorite pieces? Uh, I like the solids, the grays,” he said. “I’m not that savvy with fashion.” He added that he feels “very weird” going to fashion shows. So why was he there? “They give me great clothes.” Touché.”
The show is now such a part of fashion culture that in their Band of Outsiders review, the writer at Racked refers to a model in the presentation as sporting “…what we like to call the “Chuck Bass lewd leer”.
Some in the fashion media are speculating about the ‘dueling Gossip Girls’ at Thursday’s Proenza Schouler show. The word is that Vogue‘s guest for the show is another G2 star, actress Blake Lively while Elle magazine is hosting Leighton Meester. We aren’t exactly anticipating any spat. Honestly.
Speaking of Vogue, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and actress/designer Sarah Jessica Parker chatted up a storm at the Alexander Wang show.
In attendance at Herve Leger, actresses Lucy Liu and Mad Men star January Jones.
Here is another shot of Ms. Jones at the Leger show, and we think she almost looks like an entirely different person:
It matters not what angle the star is shot, for she is always lovely.
Time for us to toddle off to other duties, we shall close with a look at the new Samsonite Black Label group by Viktor and Rolf.
We can’t remember the last time we saw a bow on luggage! We also find the retro airplane print rather fetching.
Our thanks to Hypebeast for the story tip as well as the images.
Until next time dolls, may it be splendid and sunny wherever you are today!
6 responses to “‘Pernicious Prep’ and Gossip Girls & Guys Hit the Shows”
Okay, honestly with Chase Crawford – stop trying to prove to us that you aren’t gay! We get it – you “know nothing” about fashion. What is that all about? Anyway – Jared Leto scares me, January Jones is indeed THAT gorgeous, & I need some new luggage apparently. I love it!
That cropped jacket is perfect – I love how far blazers have come and they are so much more suited to women lately. Definitely something I would wear when I go back to work (someday!). Wow, that luggage is fantastic, who knew one could accessorize so well . . . at an airport!!
I love Boy by Band of Outsiders. I wish their pieces were a bit cheaper though!
How cute is that luggage. Add a bow and I’m there! Too cute!
I love blazers in general, I’ve always preferred looking at fall since it always has my favorite elements, loads of knits & jackets 🙂
In my next life, I want to come back as January Jones. Seriously.