It’s That Time… Tennis, Tiffany and Fashion

Hello-Hello, we are ever-so-far-behind, having just walked in the door from being on the other side of the state most of the day, goodness, what a frenzy today has become! (But a good frenzy.) So we shall effort brevity, as difficult as that may be to comprehend coming from these quarters.

Today the talk is of tennis, US Open Tennis to be precise, accented with a little Tiffany and Cole-Haan thrown in for good measure.

As any fan knows, it is Tennis Week. This afternoon was the draw, and play begins on Monday.  Festivities kicked off earlier in the week however, at a party hosted by Tiffany and In Style magazine.  On hand, Maria Sharapova, wearing a new pair of Tiffany earrings per the athlete’s arrangement with the jeweler.

PHOTO: Jemal Countess/Getty

PHOTO: Jemal Countess/Getty

Also on hand for the party? Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, celebrating her 22nd birthday.

PHOTO: Jenna Cpountess

PHOTO: Jemal Countess/Getty

But back to Ms. Sharapova’s earrings, the Stria in sterling from Tiffany’s Frank Gehry Collection,

Courtesy Tiffany & Co.

Courtesy Tiffany & Co.

The earrings have a sweet little diamond at the top, and offer an elegant touch sure to be ideal for many occasions.  For those curious about the background of Ms. Sharapova’s partnership with the famed jewelry house, there is a post here (also covering Ms. Williams tennis ‘Trench Coat’) and here (‘the Pirate over the Preppy’).

EDITOR’S NOTE: Obviously this is the point in our post where we would normally have a small mention about the absolute horror of Tiffany partnering with a common celebrity magazine to promote their products.  You know, the “…GAM (Great Aunt Molly) rolling over in her grave if she knew…” part of things. We’ll simply say that the exigent circumstances surrounding today’s schedule are sparing everyone this dreaded tirade.

Speaking of Gossip Girl, we simply must include this next photo of actor Ed Westwick on his way to a shoot with co-star Jessica Szohr today, in honor of the one and only Nautical by Nature, she who occasionally enjoys a look at ‘Chuck Bass‘.

PHOTO: Jose Perez/Splash News

PHOTO: Jose Perez/Splash News

Back to Ms. Sharapova, tonight she will also be busy on behalf of a sponsor, footwear and accessories firm Cole-Haan, still a Princess favorite. (As opposed to Tiffany, now occupying space as ‘the jeweler once known as TP’s number one until they made the Princess pout‘ episode.)

Courtesy Cole-Haan

Courtesy Cole-Haan

The statuesque beauty and tennis ace will be celebrating the launch of her eponymous collection of shoes and handbags. Below, a sampling, starting with the Air Milano Short Boot

Cole-Haain Air Milano

Cole-Haan Air Milano

And the Maria Frame Convertible Clutch

Cole-Haan Maria Clutch

Cole-Haan Maria Clutch

For more on the tennis star’s partnership with Cole-Haan, StyleList has an excellent Q&A with Ms. Sharapova.

That wraps up our entirely frivolous post on the topic, tomorrow we hope to share some photos and insight about the tennis togs themselves, something near and dear to to TP’s heart. And by all means, scoot over and say hello to Rich at Down the Line Tennis where you will find information and perspective vastly superior to ours.

Thank you for your kind tolerance of our frenetic schedule, and may Friday be fabulous!


Filed under Gossip Girl, It's Just Not Done, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle

9 responses to “It’s That Time… Tennis, Tiffany and Fashion

  1. Ooooh, I can’t wait for GG to come back! I miss the cast! I have been catching up on GG season 1-2 on Netflix 🙂

  2. LPC

    Completely off-track but when did dear Blake get scary skinny? Not another young one succumbing to the pressure. Aargh.

  3. Jen

    I will be back to see your post highlighting the tennis togs. I used to be a hardcore player but horses have taken over. I do like the clothes, however, and might enjoy taking it back up just to look stylish in those cute little skirts once in a while.
    Yes, August has gone in a blur and my posting and commenting have been few and far between. Hoping to get my act together imminently.

  4. my heart skipped a beat when I saw the pic of Chuck! thank you for sharing!

    happy friday 🙂


  5. I only hope AND pray that tennis style comes back to its preppy roots… tennis fashion has been a little strange the last few years.

    Give me good old fashioned tennis whites any day.
    simple, crisp, cool, classic. A little boring though…

  6. I am not sure about the new Cole Haan boots, but the Nike Air/Cole Haan line is so fabulously comfortable! That is all I wear to work because the shoes are fashionable and comfortable.

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

  7. I think if I weren’t reading your blog, I would be terribly uninformed! It seems as if the older I get, the more out of touch I get! Ha ha! Thanks for keeping me current!

  8. Fab post!

    The dress Jessica Szohr is wearing is quite pretty. She’s quite pretty as well, but I dislike Vanessa.

  9. Thank you for the mention. I do love Chuck Bass, especially when he looks this handsome!

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