Hello-Hello and Happy Friday!
It seem this has been a week from you-know-where for so many of our friends, many with battered spirits and others with weary bodies; we hope the weekend brings a respite and time of recharging for everyone.
For us it brings an all-day rummage sale at church; no one will be surprised to learn we are not entirely (ahem) prepared for said sale. Therefore, today’s post is brief with scant commentary from these quarters.
In the story on next spring’s collection WWD writes:
“In an upbeat presentation, J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons started with a Hockney-inspired palette of neutrals with pops of neons. She applied this to looks rooted in counterpoint: whimsically ruffled and otherwise embellished pieces juxtaposed with boyish military-inspired outerwear.”
A little more from WWD:
“For the most part, the contradiction worked like a charm, even if one or two looks felt overstyled.”
Thoughts from the StyleFile Blog:
“…Lyons’ latest effort could be her strongest yet. Layered with the girly cocktail frocks and cashmere cardigans in acid-bright hues were camo cargo jackets, slim plaid shirts, and a streamlined version of the Men’s Shop’s top-selling suede desert boots.”
All photos by John Aquino/WWD.
Two more looks:
The styles seen in the photos left us somewhat underwhelmed: at this juncture we’ll attribute that reaction to our incredibly s-l-o-w recuperation.
Also shown this week, Kate Spade’s collection for next spring, and we can only say our reaction is much more positive! In their brief review WWD called it “….a playful retro-chic line that harkened back to simpler times.”
We concur, the cleaner lines and lack of frou-frou prompted a big thumbs-up here at Princess InterGalactic HQ. The WWD story has more:
“And who doesn’t need a little levity these days? There was plenty of that: dresses in whimsical sunglass prints, along with tweed jackets and striped sweaters done in a faded red, white and blue color palette that recalled the boardwalk.”
Again, all photos from Women’s Wear Daily; our appreciation to Thomas Iannaccone.
A little more from WWD:
“There were also great accessories — multicolored, oversize woven leather bags, faceted-gem clutches, charming colorful bauble necklaces as well as bright flats and high heels in color blocks and with adornments.”
And while we certainly never intended to do a ‘compare and contrast’ between J. Crew and Kate Spade (it is actually the result of our time crunch), one can’t help but notice the distinction between the two looks and styles when scrolling by the pictures. It’s rather amazing, we would not have predicted such a stark contrast.
There are several upsides specifically related to this week, the first being that our dreary bug was NOT related to this genre of flu:
The next being that we were not reclining in home goods that look like this:
The third being that when perking up the Prepatorium and disposing of things, we did not actually use a receptacle like this:
Hopefully you don’t think less of us.
With that we send a Thank You to all of our cherished readers for sending such kind thoughts and good wishes, you are the best!