Another Celebrity Line + the Prince of Wales Heads to Burberry

Hello-Hello and greetings on a Thursday, we are excited to see the day unfold, with lots of obligations and meetings!

That translates to a mercifully short post, with a quick glance at the new, more affordable bridal line being launched by Badgley Mischka.

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PHOTO: Kyle Ericksen/WWD

A sampling of styles accompanied this WWD story on the more fiscally friendly collection.

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PHOTO: Kyle Ericksen/WWD

The name for the new label? Mark and James, after the designing duo’s first names.

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PHOTO: Kyle Ericksen/WWD

Surprisingly, we weren’t wowed by these.

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We enjoyed this next item, a visit from the Prince of Wales to the new Burberry headquarters.

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PHOTO: Johnny Green/WPA Pool/Getty

The Prince was officially opening the firm’s new global headquarters in London.

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PHOTO: Johnny Green/Pool/AP

Judging from the bag, apparently he also did his part to boost the economy. (Did we mention that Burberry is jumping on the makeup bandwagon, launching their own line of color cosmetics next June?)

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In our post yesterday we chatted about Olsenboye, the new juniors line launching at JCPenney from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.  We pondered aloud about the number of celebrity lines being created; today we share another: Dream Out Loud from actress Selena Gomez (also the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever), launching for fall 2010.

John Aquino/WWD

John Aquino/WWD

As noted in this WWD story:

“… with the help of a group of industry experts, Gomez teamed up to create her brand which focuses on “pretty, feminine and bohemian” clothing — a line, she said, that mirrors her own style.”

It is always tough to predict, but we’re guessing the tween girls we know will like these styles.

John Aquino/WWD

John Aquino/WWD

More from WWD on where the clothing will be available; brand managers are looking for an exclusive relationship with a store, not unlike the arrangement the Olsens have with JCPenney. As an executive with the line put it:

““Miley Cyrus at Wal-Mart is a little more rock ’n’ roll, and Avril Lavigne’s line at Kohl’s has that edginess,” he said. “There seems to be a void in that space for the girl who is looking for feminine, pretty clothes.”

PHOTO: John Aquino/WWD

PHOTO: John Aquino/WWD

According to Miss Gomez, the labels on pieces will carry inspirational quotes.

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Dooney & Bourke’s sailboat pattern always makes us smile, despite the little logo on the sails, and for some reason we were thinking about it today. Below, we show it in the Erica style.

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It will surprise no one our favorite colorway is this one:

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That is the Victoria model, as seen at Zappos.

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We also have a few updates for those contemplating possible purchases of Lilly stationery, gifts, or goodies, beginning with a word about these:

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We received an advisory from the fabulous Lilly paper people about our Thermal Mugs: they are officially out of the Vintage Patch pattern, with Trouble Hibiscus and Private Property almost gone.  (A little secret about these: at the Princess they are always just $15.50; everywhere else they are $16 and up.) Fortunately the Consort was lightning-quick in reacting to the news, purchasing as many as we could handle over at the Mighty Princess Warehouse, but as an FYI for those interested in these, our supply of Private Property is down to the last 8 mugs.

We also have word on these hot sellers:

lpAgendaSmall3shotThe Lilly folks have almost sold out of the Pocket Agendas in the Trouble Hibiscus and Ports ‘o Call patterns.

We leave you with a quick reminder about these:

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To win a complete suite of Whitney English crest stationery (retailing at $222!), just click here to enter our Great Preppy Paper Giveaway!

Here is wish that everyone’s afternoon is sunny and bright!

5 Comments

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5 responses to “Another Celebrity Line + the Prince of Wales Heads to Burberry

  1. mary anne

    The thermal mugs make the best “just because” gifts. Thank you for the heads up, I just ordered 2 more for my gift stash!

    Have a glorious day.

  2. Sue

    I am with you on the Mark and James line…..I should get over to your shop and pick up some mugs and those cute pocket agendas for the girls for Christmas.
    XOXO

  3. The Prince is so cute sans Camilla. ;-) hehe Great post!! xoxo

  4. Burberry makeup….hmmmm. And I don’t think the MK and AShley line will go over that well.

  5. I love love love the D&B pink and green sailboat bag!

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