Gap, Banana Republic & Lands’ End Spring 2011

Hello-Hello, welcome to a Thursday filled with all manner of fun and fashion.

Today we confront that strange circumstance of barely moving into a new season in real life, while appraising light and summery fashions for the next season. It is always disconcerting.

With that caveat we begin with a look at Banana Republic for next Spring.

Women’s Wear Daily reviews the new styles; as one would expect, the color palette is muted, showcasing BR’s olives and khakis.

Along with muted gray and taupe.

A timeless navy was used as well.

A number of floral dresses helped soften the collective look.

As did the splash of coral and peach incorporated into the mix.

For your MOTH (Man of the House), basic BR pieces.

Classic profiles seemed to rule the day.

We do adore a basic v-neck sweater.

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For those wondering about styles from BR sister company, The Gap, here are a few images from that Spring 2011 line.

Ben Wright/WWD

These also come via a WWD story.

One of the first things we notice is the higher waist on some pieces.

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Our final group of spring fashions come from Lands’ End and Lands’ End Canvas.

We do like many of the styles, they carry upbeat colors in timeless silhouettes.

The styles are classic Lands’ End, from Women’s Wear Daily review of the regular Lands’ End group:

“Land’s End continued to evolve its preppy practicality with updated takes on heritage pieces for spring. Sailor-stripe shirts, fit-and-flare dresses and rain gear, including performance trenches, were key looks for women.”

A nautical feel was evident throughout much of the collection.  Here is a bit of the WWD Canvas review:

“…the Canvas collection, which targets an audience with “a younger mind-set” (early 30s), as president Nick Coe said, rounded the one-year mark. Spring’s focus was on washed oxford-cloth shirts, gingham shorts and fitted knitwear with an emphasis on brights, as well as more trend-driven denim and khaki.”

We must confess we can’t comfortably distinguish in some of the photos what pieces are from the Canvas line and what are not.

But for those who “like” the Canvas FB page, quite a bit of the spring collection may be seen at that location.

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Lest we not meet our obligations to keep our cherished readers up to date on inane and meaningless Goings-On of the Gossipy sort, look who was at a Vogue party Tuesday night.

Getty Images

The image does prompt us to ask if you think Mr. Westwick is sporting what we used to call a pompadour?

In other important G2 news (heh, heh, heh), word that there’s been a breakup for two of Gossip Girl’s stars.

Us Magazine

According to Us Magazine, managers for Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have confirmed the couple has split.

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We close with a rather strange phenomenon we are experiencing here at Princess InterGalactic HQ; it is the case of the vanishing Halloween candy.

As background, we do like planning ahead for things and an enormous bag of candy was purchased weeks ago for the little ghosts and goblins brave enough to cross the moat and show themselves at the palace doors. This morning we discovered a good portion of said sweet treats are gone, vanished.

Neither one of us has any idea how it disappeared, but here’s where the fickle finger of blame is pointing.

If that isn’t a guilty grin, we don’t know what is. Now, there’s no need to fret about Silly Tilly, Miss TUWABVB has jumped to her defense. Again.

Has anyone else had this strange occurrence, the candy purchased so earnestly in advance of the big day is just… gone?  (With apologies to those who may have seen this on our earlier Twitter and Facebook pages, we simply couldn’t resist.)

ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:

  • George Chinsee/WWD: All Banana Republic images
  • Ben Wright/WWD: All Gap images
  • Kyle Ericksen/WWD: Lands’ End

7 Comments

Filed under Gossip Girl, nautical, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, Tilly

7 responses to “Gap, Banana Republic & Lands’ End Spring 2011

  1. Really funny … I have a bulldog too.

    I love the muted pallette … as good as all black, lol.

  2. I will always have Tilly’s back – pro bone. (HA – bad pun!) (I need more coffee today).

    We were actually planning on being out of town this weekend, thus, purchased no candy. Alas, our plans have changed and I fear heading to Target to buy some (although 1/2 will be handed out and 1/2 will likely go in our cavity-ridden pieholes). Maybe I’ll just buy them Sunday morning to do as little damage as possible?

    Wait, are kids trick-or-treating on Sunday? They don’t change the holiday due to the weekend, do they? I don’t know these things!

  3. ACH

    I love the new Lands End! I can’t wait for the spring. Thanks for sharing!

  4. There is just no way sweet Tilly would do any such thing. Look at that sweet face. Practically perfect in every way!

  5. Oh sweet Tilly! Funny how candy seems to disappear :)
    Wishing you a wonderful Halloween weekend!

  6. I feel sure that silly Tilly is completely innocent of all charges.;-)
    Isn’t it nice to see that some companies are still doing great neutrals and actually Preppy pieces? I am very happy. I only wish JCrew would make some too.
    Happy Halloween, Lovely Princess!

  7. Jen

    Poor Tilly always gets the blame. Maybe your prince is not fessing up to some hidden candy snacking.
    I’m liking the BR looks. The Gap is as always lacking. I stopped shopping there sometime in the mid 90’s. I’m not ashamed to admit it.

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