It is a grand and glorious day, despite the wild wind outside and prospect of more s-n-o-w. Bleh. But it is warm and bright here in the corner condo at Princess Intergalactic HQ, we are doing all we can to create our own sunshine!
While it is always fun to look at the styles being shown at New York Fashion Week, it is even more fun to share a philanthropic story about the goings-on in the city. In conjunction with the opening of his new flagship store on Fifth Avenue, Giorgio Armani donated $1 million to the Fund for Public Schools in New York.
That is news that brings a smile to this camper’s face, it is wonderful to see anyone sharing like this.
One could almost term the celebrities ubiquitous at the gala celebrating the store’s opening, including one of our favorites, January Jones of Mad Men.
Mr. Browne is also known for the length (or lack thereof) of the pants in his men’s suit designs. Mayor Bloomberg and Caroline Kennedy joined Mr. Armani as part of the ceremony marking the designer’s donation to the City’s schools.
Ms. Meester appears to be sporting a new do, with bangs!
You know that TP is simply ga-ga over the pink coat. Below, four more looks from this morning’s show.
We shall have additional photos as promised. We intend to do the same with another prep-style designer, Tory Burch, who showed her Fall 2009 collection yesterday.
“Tory Burch is trading in her sandals and ballet flats for a pair of ready-to-rumble combat boots. This season, she’s gone streetwise and edgy.”
Here is one more style:
The WWD story cautions those fond of a little more tailored or conservative look not to be alarmed by the edgier pieces. Apparently the collection also includes designs more familiar to the Tory Burch customer.
Actually, Ms. Burch was in the front row at a show herself, viewing Narciso Rodriguez yesterday.
“Anyway, Orly has introduced new spring colors for its Prepster Collection. Prepster. Preppie. Get it?”
We are loving the names for the different colors, they are fun and witty:
- Prim & Proper – lavender shimmer
- Tennis Anyone? – nude crème
- OMG – fuchsia pink crème
- Polo Princess – pastel pink crème
- Country Club Khaki – taupe crème
- Cashmere Cardigan – iris blue crème
We simply have to ask: what name do you fancy the most?
This is too fun in the pink and green Cabanarama pattern, a standard size mousepad topped with a pad of paper! (And all for only $15, who can beat that?!)
The message just says it all, don’t you think? We’ll close on that thought dolls, we hope your day is splendid!