Royal Polo, Watching a Mad Man & Lilly’s Latest Collaboration

Hello-Hello!  We are ever-so-happy to be back home at the Prepatorium, but we definitely enjoyed our little trip back east, hectic and frenzied as it was.

We begin with this year’s look at the Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Match this weekend, featuring HRH, Prince Harry.

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The competition pitted the Black Watch (yes, the team Polo Ralph Lauren sponsors) against the Prince’s Black Rock team. Below we see Black Watch team captain Nacho Figueras at the New York Stock Exchange last week to help promote the event. (You are not hallucinating, that is a horse seen in the background.)

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If Mr. Figueras looks familiar, it is likely a result of his work for PRL products, including the Double Black fragrance collection.

Courtesy Polo Ralph Lauren

The athlete describes how he relates to varying PRL fragrances in an interview today with AOL’s StyleList.

“The Polo Black guy is suit-and-tie, in the city, going to the theater, a museum; the side of me that goes to the Hamptons and to the beach with the kids is the Polo Blue side; and the Polo Green is the man with the horses and the farm.

Below we see Mr. Figueras and his family at Sunday’s function, the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot match.

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The event is a fundraiser for one of the Prince’s charities, the American arm of Sentebale, an organization the Prince founded to help AIDs-stricken children in Lesotho.

Despite being an expert horseman, HRH did take a spill.

David Goldman/AP

These two are perhaps the best known polo players in the world.

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As mentioned earlier, Polo Ralph Lauren sponsors the Black Watch team. Merchandise in this collection features Mr. Figueras’ number “2”, below we see the Women’s Black Watch Big Pony polo as well the Men’s version.

It wouldn’t be the Veuve without celebrities, Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner were on hand, as was Gayle King. (Photos by Steve Eichner, WWD)

Designer Rachel Roy and actor Josh Lucas also headed to Governor’s Island for the afternoon’s activities.

As did model Carol Alt.

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Actor Val Kilmer was in seersucker.

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Many dress for the festivities.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

As with Royal Ascot, hats are encouraged.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

In this photo one can see HRH Prince Harry (4th from L) and Nacho Figueras (2nd from R) as they pose with teammates after the event.

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The Prince wasn’t the only royal taking part, HRH Princess Beatrice was also at the match.

Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Of course the activities are not limited to Sunday’s play, there are other functions one must consider, the Princess also attended Saturday’s Veuve Clicquot reception at Greenwich CC. Again, she is with Mr. Clark.

Chris Jackson/Getty

If you missed this weekend’s events, no cause to fret, they do play July 24-August 8 at the Bridgehampton Polo Club; click here to see the schedule for those matches.

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Also today, we know a few readers are excited about the July return of Mad Men; something we are totally gaga over occasionally remember if others bring up the topic. (Ahem.) We thought some might enjoy seeing images from this weekend’s Omega Watches launch of its re-designed Constellation line, as Don Draper actor Jon Hamm took part in the celebration.

Courtesy Photo

Also at the party, Adrien Brody, Twilight’s Anna Kendrick and Zhang Ziyi; below we see Ms. Ziyi and Mr. Hamm.

Courtesy Photo

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Another relaunch to share, good news for fans of the much-missed Domino magazine: the newly re-done Brides.com site will feature the entire Domino archive.

Brides.com via ShelterPop

Many articles are already up on Brides.com.  Since saying goodbye to Domino 16 months ago we have become very attached to Lonny, an outstanding online shelter publication, but we are happy to learn of this additional resource’s availability.

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We have advance warnings reminders about Lilly Pulitzer goods at two different ‘members only’ discount sites.  RueLala will be offering merchandise from the Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill collection beginning at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday, 6/29). Should you need an invitation, simply click here.

Courtesy Garnet Hill via RueLala

One Kings Lane will be offering Lilly merchandise as well, starting at 11am EDT; if seeking an invitation to that site, click here.

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We have a look at the latest collaboration for Lilly Pulitzer.

Courtesy Barnes & Noble

The firm has partnered with Barnes & Noble, creating exclusive Lilly totes and covers for the company’s Nook e-reader.  The totes come in Buena Vista (above) and Secret Garden, below.

Courtesy Barnes & Noble

The totes are nylon with braided handles and they have a clear vinyl pouch for one’s e-reader, priced at $69.95.  These are available now online and at Barnes & Noble stores.  Below we show the not-yet-released Nook cases by Lilly.

Courtesy Barnes & Noble via Shopping Blog

These will be available August 5, or they may be reserved here starting July 12; the cases run $49.95 and $59.95.

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We cannot leave without sharing a bit about our ever-so-wonderful-evening with one of our favorite partners, Kiel James Patrick.  Kiel and Sarah couldn’t have been nicer hosts Friday evening, arranging a fabulous dinner in the Massachusetts Whaling District.  Some of the lovely setting can be seen in this photo.

Courtesy Kiel James Patrick

Umm, that cocktail in the picture? We’ve nary a clue how it got there. It must be an arm from someone else’s table, yes, that must be what happened. (Heh-heh-heh.)  We extend our thanks to both Sarah and Kiel for an absolutely delightful evening, they are bright, charming and gifted young people.

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16 responses to “Royal Polo, Watching a Mad Man & Lilly’s Latest Collaboration

  1. I have a personal rule( that has no weight or power and of course can be broken without violation) that no man should be allowed to wear a ponytail and seersucker. Yikes!!! Talk about mixed metaphors.

    The Lilly covers almost make me want a Kindle( or whatever BN are calling it). Very cute!! Is Lilly making an I-phone case? If not I am going to get Kate Spade’s I-phone cover. Very cute.

  2. Jay M

    Mr.Harry should be careful, because Ralph Lauren has a penchant for suing anything even remotely related to Polo (he even sued the US Polo Association). Harry will do good; that family tends to excel in equestrian sports, and Zara Phillips and Anne I have heard are excellent in their respective sports.

  3. I’ve only attended three in my life, but polo matches are so much fun – although I can imagine that being surrounded by such celebrities helps to quelch the boredom in between sips of champagne. I love the way Beatrice has grown up – she looks like a lovely young woman.

  4. Harry on that polo pony is the hottest he has ever looked on one and he ALWAYS looks hot on polo ponies.

    he also stopped over at West Point and took part in an exercise involving guns and was noted as a good shot- again, only keeps on getting hotter.

    and I think I’d have a fascinator made from a bee or two, but not 87 of them.

    xoox

    kHm

  5. I love this post!! Honestly, is Nacho not the cutest polo player ever? Whew! Why this post just pulled at my heartstrings over and over. I mean Don Draper, too!! You are the best. xoxo

  6. I’d buy any watch or item that matter, that Jon Hamm endorses 🙂 He keeps telling me to buy a Mercedes!

  7. Glad you had fun with KJP!

  8. LOL at the Jon Hamm/Mercedes comment! I’m with you — I’d follow Don Draper anywhere he wanted to go.

    Love the polo post! xoxo

  9. So many lovely pictures!

    And what a darling Lilly collab!

  10. Love the idea of hanging out watching polo-sadly I’ve never been to a polo match!
    xoxo
    SC

  11. MAD MEN!!!!!

    Jon Ham. That is all!

  12. It is one of the most classy and chic sport!

  13. I just wanted to stop over and let you know that I left you something on my blog. 🙂

  14. Iva

    the Women’s Black Watch Big Pony polo is fab!

  15. I have this feeling.the Women’s Black Watch Big Pony polo is fab!

  16. MAD MEN!!!!!

    Jon Ham. That is all!

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