Lady Diana’s Dre$$ & Gucci Goes Young

Hello-Hello!

We begin with a quick follow-up to our previous post about this famous black party frock:

Princess Diana’s gown was auctioned yesterday for a price far exceeding the estimate of £30,000 – £50,000, ultimately selling for £192,000, approximately $276,000.

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Just a heads-up from the corner condo here at the Prepatorium:

snarky

Pronunciation: \ˈsnär-kē\
Function: adjective
Etymology: dialect snark to annoy, perhaps alteration of snark to irritate
1 : crotchety, snappish
2 : sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or manner <snarky lyrics>
snark·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb

Fair warning.

Having issued the advisory above, we move on, with news of several new lines launching in the not-so-distant future:

Courtesy Image via StyleList.com

  • Gucci’s new Childrens line debuts June 24; it will include apparel, accessories, shoes and sunglasses. (Because there aren’t enough logoed sunglasses available for the Young Miss and Master at your Palace.) We cannot resist part of StyleList’s take on the upcoming collection.

“… since most of its target audience can’t read, the designs…  will be marked with a gold teddy bear logo (how very Kanye!) so that little Susie’s playmates will know when to seethe with jealousy.”

The Consort also offered his insight: “Why don’t they do dogs, then we could have Gucci Poochie.”

Indeed.

  • We have a backup plan for you just in case the Gucci childrenswear doesn’t pan out: the new Little Miss America collection.

    Courtesy Image via WWD

    Sized for both babies/toddlers and tweens/teens, all of the items will be priced at $25 or less. Again, we turn to StyleList’s report:

“So what does a mini Miss America dress like? There’s not as many sequins and flesh-toned pantyhose as you might expect — although it is very girlie. Initial sketches show ruffled tuxedo-style tops, bow-detailed skirts, lots of pink, and a onesie with an imitation pageant sash emblazoned across the front.

Hey, just because you’re still in diapers doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on baton twirling or prepping those responses on world peace, kids.”

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This is the time of year when designers show their Cruise/Resort collections, and there have been some stunning pieces, beginning with Oscar de la Renta.  As seen in the following images, there is a nautical influence evident in some pieces from this collection.

The vibrant colors and elegant lines are delightful.

Natch, we are gaga for several of the party frocks.

In any length.

Perhaps our favorite:

George Chinsee/WWD

One quick advisory, the OdlR spring collection is currently on sale.

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The other resort collection we are sharing today is from Marc Jacobs.

The two styles shown above almost qualify as a Pretty in Pink… and Green, but it is a tad challenging to see the colors with images this size.

The WWD (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription req’d.) review described some of the looks as “…playful preppy.” We particularly like the dress on the left.

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Next on today’s hit parade, a few product updates, beginning with a fast glance at some of the springtime treasures recently added to the fab merchandise mix at Just Madras. The Girls dresses look darling…

As do the bow ties for your MOTH (Man of the House), or the always-popular Madras Skirts.

We do love the ladies at Just Madras, and too many of their goodies!

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We are tickled to share additions to our Preppy Ladybug line here at The Princess, here are more delightful designs by Shannon.

We have added patterns to our Flat Card selection ($15 for a set of 12), like the navy/red/lobster motif, as well as a new pink & green gator.

There are new designs ideal for the younger set. (It’s never to early to start them on the handwritten note concept, IOHO.)

There are also additions to the Ladybug’s Stickers and Labels line ( $4.50), including blue and pink perfect for announcing blessed arrivals, as well as that wonderful lobster.

One can even do a coordinated set for their little princess.

We adore the Ladybug and her fabulous eye.

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We leave you with an image that we understand has provoked some chatter about the watercooler, so to speak.

Getty Images via TMZ.com

When initially seeing this photo we knew two of the individuals pictured above. After all, they carry the distinction of being charter members in the Original AntiPrep Class of 2008. (Paris and Nicky Hilton.) It has been explained to us by TSU (The Spousal Unit, aka The Consort) that the other two creatures are named Snooki (sp?) and Jwoww(sp?). Our question to those in the know: are the latter two individuals solid candidates for the APHOS? (Anti Prep Hall of Shame.)

Do tell. We have an expiring mind dying to know.

Until next time, may your afternoon be filled with smiles!

ADD’L PHOTO CREDITS:

  • George Chinsee/WWD: All Oscar de la Renta images
  • George Chinsee/WWD: All Marc Jacobs images
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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Lady Diana’s Dre$$ & Gucci Goes Young

  1. Suburban Princess

    Girl, we need to get you a tv!! I dont even watch JS and I know who Snooki is lol!

  2. Oh my goodness.. J.Woww and Snookie of MTV’s Guido reality show “Jersey Shore” fame (if of course you can call getting drunk and acting a fool on TV fame) should most definitely be in the hall of fame… and darling don’t waste your time learning anything else about them!

    Love your snarkiness with regards to the new Gucci children’s line and “little miss America” clothing… GAG!

  3. TippyL

    Can’t wait to buy baby C her very own Gucci. *eyeroll*

    I want Mr. L to wear that bow-tie!!! TDF!!

    xoxo

  4. Love your posts! I miss the Princess 😦

  5. I love that polka dot dress featured! It’s so pretty!! 🙂

  6. Gucci poochie!!! I am just dying laughing at that one!

    Love the Marc Jacobs, but then I always seem to like Marc Jacobs. The Oscar de la Renta really makes me want to buy lottery tickets.

  7. I love the same Marc Jacobs!! And gold teddy bears are just NOT cuddly. I’m annoyed.

    I knew that Diana dress would go over the estimated $70,000, but wow – that’s way over! The legend endures.

  8. That last picture is highlarious.

  9. Just how fabulous your blog and posts continue to be! I am just catching up on all I missed and feel as I’m drinking fashion in by a fire hose! Thank you for your most generous and lovely comments recently regarding my New England post among other things. I hope you have a memorable time when you visit and congratulations to you and your accolades I am just reading about through your subscription emails! 🙂 xoxo

  10. Snookie and JWOWW should be the president and Chairwoman of the anti-preppy hall of shame for their crimes against Lilly Pulitzer involving overuse of Ed Hardy and not enough decency to cover up their lady parts. Their behavior should seal the deal if their apparel doesn’t cut it.

    Jersey Shore returns this summer, let us don our seersucker and embrace our cosmos for a storm of fist-pumps and boys with earrings.

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