Next Target Designer Does Gossip Girl, TP is Upgraded!


We begin with earth-shattering news: The Princess has been upgraded! We are now a Queen, compliments of the witty and wonderful All Things Southern & Preppy, who graced us with the Queen of ALLL Things Awe-Summm Award!!

As the newly crowned Queen, I am obligated to do the following:
1.  List 7 things that make me Awe-Summm!!!
2.  Pass this onto 7 bloggers.
3.  Let those bloggers know that they have been tagged.
4.  Link to Her Majesty who tagged me.
5.  Copy the picture onto my sidebar to let the world know I am the Queen! (Ummm..this is one we have to cheat on as we are coping with a change to the blog’s format.)
Seven things that make me Awe-Summm!!! (This is really mortifying, FYI.)
1.  TSU/TPC (The Spousal Unit, aka The Princess Consort)
2. TQM (The Queen Mother)
3. Belief System
4. Kindness
5. Beliefs
6. Compassion
7. Being a perfectionist/control freak (in a good way, of course)
We are also directed to tag 7 people:


As Target winds up its current design collaboration with Alexander McQueen (there is still plenty on sale), we have word their next partnership will be with Anna Sui.

Industry trade publication WWD broke the story yesterday; in an intriguing twist, Ms. Sui is using the four main characters from TV’s Gossip Girl to guide her designs.

“I liked the idea of creating a collection reflective of each characters’ style, sensibility and unique approach to fashion.”

A stock analyst who follows the retailing industry likes the Gossip Girl connection:

‘“Gossip Girl’ is very mainstream,” said Dreher. “Not only will it attract Anna Sui clientele, but ‘Gossip Girl’ fans. It’s going to appeal to a wide range of 15- to 34-year-olds. I love the co-branding of it and I love it that it’s names we’ve heard of. It covers a lot of bases.”

TP agrees with the financial analyst: this one will be big.  The Collection hits stores September 13.


Speaking of G2, a FabSugar story tipped us to the new Fred Flare tees showcasing those four main characters:

Courtesy Fred Flare via
Courtesy Fred Flare via

The fun and fabulous Nautical by Nature may be interested to know that the Team Chuck version is already sold out in at least one size, while Team Serena is down to only 2 left in one size!!


We’re expecting these will go rapidly.


A few tidbits from the online shopping annals:

  • TDF online shoe and handbag site Piperlime will add apparel to the merchandise mix this fall. It will be interesting to see if Lilly Pulitzer is among the clothing brands they carry; the site currently offers Lilly shoes.
  • Sak’s has started their “Private Sale” with a substantial amount of merchandise offered across a good range of designers, price points and sizes. Frankly, we are expecting more reductions in prices down the road; the company’s April sales were down by 31%


TP is looking into Fashion Week Daily’s news brief indicating that Lilly Pulitzer may be doing a jewelry collaboration with Justin Tranter, creator of the Fetty of Brooklyn jewelry line. FWD’s headline read “Which glam rocker loves Lilly Pulitzer?” Here is the one-sentence story:

“Justin Tranter Meeting with the fab people at Lilly Pulitzer about a Fetty/Lilly collab! NO JOKE!”

Mr. Tranter is no stranger to designer collaborations; last year he created a pair of tennis shoes for a very limited edition (24 pairs) partnership with DKNY.



Barney’s carries a fair amount of his Fetty Signature Collection, including the “Shot Through the Heart” necklace (lower left)in 14k gold, and the Dog Tag necklace, also 14K.


Mr. Tranter is also in the band Semi-Precious Weapons.  We’re having a tough time reconciling this…

Courtesy Semi Precious Weapons

Courtesy Semi Precious Weapons

With this….


But then, we are not always looked at as a beacon for wild and wacky thought, are we? However, talented bloggy friends like the Fashion Herald and Wendy continue in their tireless efforts to update our look, working to the best of their ability to help us brave new frontiers.

Thank you again Miss Preppy 101! It is also time to thank each and every one of you, our remarkably bright, kind, and considerate readers; you so generously share your comments, your time, your wisdom, and most importantly, you share so much of yourselves, we can never thank you enough.

We send you all miles of smiles and hopes your Friday is fab.


Filed under Gossip Girl, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle

14 responses to “Next Target Designer Does Gossip Girl, TP is Upgraded!

  1. Congrats to you my Queen and thank you!

  2. Congrats to you!!!! Well earned!
    I really need to watch a Gossip Girl–I might now a little of what is going on in the world 🙂

  3. That is going to be an interesting pairing! I bet the accessories turn out fabulously.

    Anna Sui? eh…she’s no McQueen. Although like I said once before, his collection was utterly dull. The Thakoon collection was fab though.

  4. very excited for anna sui..but i wwas GRAVELY disappointed with the McQ collaboration 😦

    I miss the great ones, luella, proenza schuler

  5. A well-deserved promotion…or is it anointment?

  6. newlywedwife

    Hmmmm, not sure how that collaboration is going to work out 🙂

  7. I’m intrigued by the Lilly/Tranter collaboration and already anticipating what it will turn out, being a prep that’s heavily influenced by the 80s and New Wave 🙂
    Should be really interesting!

  8. How very interesting about the possible new Lilly jewels. I hope you have a fabulous weekend Princess! I just tagged you for the queen award without realizing you already received it. My apologies, but one can never have too much love, right? 🙂

  9. Love the Team Serena shirts!!

  10. But follow your instincts here, TP, glam rock + Lily P really shouldn’t mix! Although I admit to being curious to see such results…
    Which reminds me of a lovely Lily maternity dress w/fishes and pastels that my mom and sister tried to give me – truly, truly cute and lovely, but no, I made them pass it along to someone who really cared. it deserved a much better home than I could ever give it!

  11. Hi PP!
    Thank you so much for this honor! (Especially in this house where I am only queen on Mother’s day) Thank goodness for the award and that this Sunday is my special day( and all mothers)

  12. Thank you Ms. Princess for the award! As you can tell by this slightly delayed comment, I am still catching up with my blog reading, but I was so tickled to see that you thought of me! I am having a hard time posting to blogger from the beach (the connection here at the cottage is slow, at best), but I will post soon!

    I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

  13. LPC

    Princess, thank you so much. I am honored. I have completed the royal tasks and passed the award on to seven others. I appreciate this award all the more coming from you.

  14. You know me too well 😉 I was trying to like Nate and Blair but Chuck will always be #1 (at least on the show, in the books I love Nate)

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