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.
Invariably someone is not happy when left with the housesitters.
But then it seems she follows us everywhere, heh,heh,heh.
(The resin dogs have become ubiquitous at gift and accessory shows.)
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.
croakies sunglass straps.
It was loads of fun seeing friends and shopping, but we are ever-so-happy to be home.
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.
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.
We leave you with a look at a friend’s good news, seen in the print campaign for this spring’s Tommy Hilfiger line.
The reason for our delight may be tough to spot in these images.
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.
“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