Hello-Hello, and welcome to an almost-weekend, isn’t it awful we’re thinking that and it’s only midday?
The crush of business mandates a shorter-than-normal post today, so we jump right in with a very quick glance at J. Crew‘s Spring 2011 Collections, previewed last night for the media.
On an up note, there are lots of bright, bold colors. On a less-than-up note, there seems to be an abundance of sequins and other not-so-preptastic embellishments.
Here is a closer look at the sequin cutout piece above.
We think it unlikely many of our cherished readers will be making mad plans to purchase the piece shown above.
The next two styles come via Jim Shi’s Plixi photo feed.
This may surprise you, but the studded sweater above isn’t destined for the walk-in. We leave the topic for now with these two images from Habitually Chic.
To see more images from the women’s collection for next spring we suggest the Examiner story, Glamour, or Habitually Chic. For more on the men’s line, we recommend Selectism or Bold on the Street. To view the Thread NY “Behind the Scenes with Jenna Lyons” story, click here.
Ms. Lyons’ influence is evident throughout the spring collection; below, the executive attending this week’s Accessories Excellence awards.
We expect to have better shots of the women’s Spring 2011 collection next Monday.
A quick social note, the new Ralph Lauren women’s shop was the setting for last night’s big do celebrating Gloria Vanderbilt’s new book.
“Suitably, Lauren’s first major party there — to celebrate Gloria Vanderbilt and the new book — felt a lot like the salon gatherings of the days of yore, drawing a mix of people from fashion, Hollywood, society and politics.
Also attending, Lauren Bush, as well as Andrew Lauren.
Ms. Vanderbilt’s son, newscaster Anderson Cooper was on hand, as well as actress Uma Thurman.
A final note, we are excited to share the most recent addition to our Preppy Paper line,
The Dittie Notepads are from our friends at Donovan Designs, above we show varying Madras Plaid designs, but there are loads to choose from, some are preprinted, like the Lunch Box Notes and Note to School pads.