Hello-Hello and welcome to another wild week at the Prepatorium!
We start off with a heartfelt ‘Thank You” to the inimitable Queen Bee Swain, and her generosity in bestowing upon us the Friendship Award!
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- A Crafty Mom’s Blog
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Many readers know that here at the Prepatorium we simply adore the children’s clothing carried by Best & Co.; this spring the retailer has added something special, a line designed by none other than the über-talented Carolyne Roehm.
The Collection won’t be in stores until Mother’s Day, but one can preview the group online right here.
The dresses are simply darling, with the understated elegance one expects from both Ms. Roehm and Best.
There’s no need to be concerned about anything over-the-top, no pieces covered in any frou-frou details or embellishment. We have long been fond of Ms. Roehm’s design aesthetic; she is possessed of an exquisite eye, and also likes TP’s favorite color combination, blue & white.
In fact, the designer’s newest book is entitled A Passion for Blue and White. A look behind the scenes at inspiration boards for the Best & Company collection reveals Ms. Roehm’s attention to detail:
There isn’t a piece in the Collection we aren’t in love with.
And all are done in a timeless navy and white, or variations thereof. Sigh. How long until we see grown-up girls sizes, puh-leeze? (Silly Princess.)
Ladylike little dresses are even available for toddlers.
The entire group is simple and sweet, in designs and fabrics that will long stand the test of time, the styles are that classic. (Now remember dollfaces, these pieces are not available until Mother’s Day.) To read more about it, visit the At Best blog for a nice read!
As we are already at Best, we share a different clothing group: delightful sweaters in Boys sizes.
There is also the Boy’s Anchor Sweater, as well as many others we are not showing here.
Unfortunately, similar offerings for the Young Lady of the house are not as nautically inclined. This is the only seafaring-ish we could find, the Sailor Sweater in Girls sizes 2-12.
If shopping at the site, for 25% off the prices shown, enter the word CATCH at checkout.
We haven’t yet made time to post anything at all about the news that oh-so-preppy Gwyneth Paltrow is releasing her own clothing line. The actress announced the line will be done in collaboration with Zoe Tees, a French company. The official name is said to be ZOEtee’s Loves Gwyneth, and proceeds will benefit Kids Company in London.
According to the story, the pieces will include cashmere blends along with other fabrics, and will have a bit of a 70’s look.
The entire collection is to be released sometime this week. TP is ever-so-curious to know your thoughts on these looks…?
We are ever so happy to be adding more items to the shop, including this treasure:
The Ahoy Coir Door Mat is made of 100% coconut fiber, and comes from the fabulous design minds at Scout, makers of some of our fave totes! On the left we have the bright blue Stripes Away, and on the right, the pink Poolside Stripe tote.
These are the perfect solution for those seeking an alternative to the plastic or paper question when at the market; they measure 19 x 15 x 10, plenty of room for the foie gras and Brie! Besides, the , Bungalow Scout bags and sunny color combinations bring an enormous smile to our face!
On that note, we shall say ‘Bye and look for you tomorrow, back here at the Prepatorium!