Market Meandering, Michelle’s Party Frock & KJP’s News

Hello-Hello!

We are so happy to be back at The Prepatorium, we had a divine time at the Atlanta Gift Show. We actually did a post Monday showing how immense the Mart is, but had to delete it within moments because of technical issues created by someone pathetically inept at still learning how to fully maximize the iPad.

We enjoyed seeing new goodies from our fabulous vendors.

Meeting Chris from Preston Leather (his company does our amazing custom belts and key fobs) was a plus, he is hard to miss in his green Crocs.

Invariably someone is not happy when left with the housesitters.

Poor, Pitiful, Put-Upon, Pathetic Tilly

But then it seems she follows us everywhere, heh,heh,heh.

(The resin dogs have become ubiquitous at gift and accessory shows.)

We also *loved* lunching with the brains behind our Southern Wears line, and chatted about new things we are adding to The Princess.

Here Soon!

We are adding Tiny Prep treasures in argyle and madras.

There are more discoveries we shall be adding to the site, but we don’t yet have images to share with you. We did get to see the new Lilly Pulitzer and Jonathan Adler designs, the products are even better than anticipated.  This includes the much-buzzed-about Acrylic Wine Glasses.

And croakies sunglass straps.

It was loads of fun seeing friends and shopping, but we are ever-so-happy to be home.

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We share a few images last night’s big do in the District, the state dinner for President Hu Jintao of China. First Lady Michelle Obama chose an Alexander McQueen gown.

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

The lush look in red and black silk was the creation of Sarah Burton, she was named to design the line following Mr. McQueen’s death last year.  Earlier in the day Mrs. Obama was in a navy wool ensemble by Roksanda Ilincic.

Some of the notable names at last night’s party included designer Vera Wang and fashion pooh-bah Anna Wintour.

Also attending, Barbra Streisand and her husband, James Brolin, along with Michelle Kwan, who was stunning in metallic gold.

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We leave you with a look at a friend’s good news, seen in the print campaign for this spring’s Tommy Hilfiger line.

Courtesy Tommy Hilfiger via WWD

The reason for our delight may be tough to spot in these images.

Courtesy Tommy Hilfiger

Here is a better view:

Some readers will recognize our friend Kiel James Patrick’s handiwork in the men’s accessories, Kiel allowed the Hilfiger folks to include his bracelets in the photo shoot.

The accessory selection by the Hilfiger creative minds syncs with the continued reinvention of the Hilfiger brand, something we have followed with interest; the company is making progress in retrieving the brand from the land of logos on steroids and “pants on the floor”.  Last spring’s styles shown at Fashion Week were just this side of flawless (who’d a thunk??), it will be intriguing to see what the company shows next month at Fashion Week.

Also making us smile, seeing that Muffy Aldrich, prep blogger extraordinaire, penned a lovely post about her own KJP bracelet.

Courtesy "The Daily Prep" Muffy Aldrich

10 Things I love about my Kiel James Patrick” was a delight to read, we have offered Kiel’s bracelets, earrings and headbands at the Princess almost since our inception, and couldn’t be happier to see Kiel and Sarah receiving recognition following thier years of hard work.

G’bye until next time!

ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:

  • Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images
  • Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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7 responses to “Market Meandering, Michelle’s Party Frock & KJP’s News

  1. What a wonderful “feel good” post! So excited about your adventures at the Mart and what great news about KJP! I even didn’t hate Michelle Obama’s fashion choice for a change! HA! Have a great day, Princess!

  2. Tillie’s face is the most stylish thing here.” Oh, wait, is it Tilly? I can’t remember!

  3. I love your blog! I absolutely adore the Tommy Hilfiger preview. Although I’m usually more of an RL fan, I’ve really been loving Tommy’s next collections. Oh I love love love Kiel James Patrick. What a coicidence too, because I also did a mini KJP post earlier today hahaha 🙂

    xx elle
    prep-a-holic.blogspot.comE

  4. Your posts always leave me wanting to read more, Princess. So glad that you had fun here in Atlanta. So very glad that the nasty weather disappeared before your arrival. No doubt that would have left a bad impression on our humble town. Looking forward to seeing all the new goodies that the PP will be offering soon.
    Cheers Princess!

  5. Amy

    So happy for Kiel & Sarah! What a great way to show off the classic prep designs. 🙂

    Glad you had fun in Atlanta!

  6. Love waking up to the happiness of your blog … such delicious selections.

  7. I would love to go to the Atlanta market once in my life. I went to market in Charlotte years ago with some friends who had a children’s shop as I was researching the possibility of opening one of my own. The gift market must be amazing!

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