Chanel Couture, LL Bean Signature & Kate Spade Spring, That Girl Scout Cookie Quiz

Hello-Hello, we must begin with a tip of the hat to our friends being battered by this insanity.

Matt Rourke/AP

Above, Philadelphia digs out. Again. And below, while we generally eschew the word, traffic jams in the nation’s capitol last night can only be described as “epic”.

Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post

It is especially challenging for a locale already coping with overburdened roads, let alone a place where the average *total* snowfall is 12 – 14 inches.

Washington wasn’t alone, you know it is wacky when Saks has to post this on its Twitter page:

Saks via Twitter

No wonder they opened late, here is how Fifth Avenue looked this morning.

Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty

And Park Avenue.

Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty

We wish all of you confronting the just-plain-tedious weather could be someplace like this instead.

Via Travel in Style

But only if you take us with you.


As mentioned earlier this week, Paris Couture Week is underway, showcasing what some refer to as “the most expensive dresses in the world”.  There were some rather fascinating aspects of yesterday’s Chanel show:

Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty

The Guardian has more:

“…the show opened with Stella Tennant, a 40-year-old model with whom Lagerfeld has a longstanding friendship, and closed with 46-year-old Kristen McMenamy…”

Isn’t that a lovely thing to see for some of us approaching a certain age all of us. Some reviews noted the lack of pink styles, but the color was present, albeit in a more pastel tone.

The line’s signature tweed was seen in many pieces.

There were also floaty, frothy styles.

Some looked almost other-worldly.

Again, the attention to detail is extraordinary.

Those interested in seeing the entire show online, click here.

Via Chanel

Elsewhere in Paris, creations at Elie Saab (L) and Valentino (R) shows were equally stunning.


In an effort to keep spirits up despite the snow, cold, sleet and altogether-too-dreary weather we share more spring and summer fashions; below, LL Bean Signature.

LL Bean Signature

But that footwear seen above? On the dock? We think not.

LL Bean Signature

Bean is posting photos on its Signature FB page, but there are already spring pieces up on its website. We like the Silk Dress and Belted Twill Jacket.

Two more looks from Bean’s trendier line. (Is that an oxymoron?)

And one more.

LL Bean Signature


A few more quick spring hits, the first via Kate Spade.

Kate Spade

These qualify as Pretty in Pink (and Green).

Kate Spade

Two more bags, both fun and perky.

Kate Spade

Our final spring styles, these are from Jaeger’s spring and summer line.

Courtesy Images via Catwalk Queen


One quick news headline about two of our favorite brands, Brooks Brothers and Nordstorm. By the fall you will be able to purchase Brooks merchandise at Nordstrom. including the men’s and women’s lines, along with the new Fleece collection for children. Our pal Christian over at Ivy Style broke the news late last night, this is sure to be welcome news for many.


We leave you with a mention of Girl Scout Cookies and a little quiz we flunked earlier today.

Wall Street Journal

The quiz is an online component accompanying this story in the Journal about the possibility that the Scouts may cut back on the variety of cookies they offer. The idea of the quiz is to match up the name of the cookie with the appropriate photo. It took your faithful correspondent more than 21 moves to accomplish the task. However, another resident of the Prepatorium managed to accomplish this in only 13 moves.

There you have it.


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15 responses to “Chanel Couture, LL Bean Signature & Kate Spade Spring, That Girl Scout Cookie Quiz

  1. MCW

    It was quite crazy in NY last night and this morning. I watched taxis and bike delivery people get stuck one after another from my window…
    I threw on my Hunters, made it into the office and I am leaving in a few for a snowy Happy Hour! There is something about a snow day 😉

  2. OOOh so many pretty the nod to ladylike dressing again! So beautiful and feminine, Ellie Saab especially has the most fantasy like collection right now…and of course love Kate Spade. I am one of the many “victims” in NY and its brutal..never seen so much snow! Thanks for the pretty pictures on an otherwise gloomy day!

  3. Amy

    Wow…ok that weather stinks! You’re welcome to come visit me in LA, where the sun is shining and the temp is 75!

    I hope the Girl Scouts keep Tagalongs and Thin Mints! Those are the best!

  4. MRM

    I’m not sure how I feel about that Flamingo Kate Spade bag. I love flamingos but that’s a little too kitschy for me.

    I have to say that TLS got to your blog post first and was trying to do the cookie quiz at dinner!

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  6. Love the floaty dresses, feel compassion for the snow-weary Easterners. But we’ve had spring this week, so it will get better on their side in the next couple of weeks.

  7. Son and dil are in NYC. It took my dil a long time to get to work this a.m. Ridiculous, isn’t it? 🙂 Who is LL Bean anymore? 😦 Anyway, do love the Kate Spade whimsy this spring. We are ready for Spring, right??!!?? xoxo

  8. the snow is monumental … here (ouch) it’s 74 degrees, it’s barely fair.

    Chanel couture … to dream about.

  9. Kate

    yep, the snow just keeps coming!

    so disappointed…it took me 20 moves to get the girl scout cookies right…and i was a girl scout! to be fair, all the ones i couldn’t get were either new or called something different than they are here

  10. kate

    ^ just left a comment…the “reply” area is a little screwy on my page, and my email ended up in the name slot. would appreciate if you could either hide that or remove the comment. cheers xoxo

  11. Sadly I got the 12 cookies in 12 moves… guess that’s what happens with your sorority’s national philanthropy is Girl Scouts. Even though I’ve not been an active since 2005… craziness.

    Hope you’re staying warm!

  12. My head is spinning (in a good way) from this post! Love it and this spunky bit of cyberspace of yours!

  13. My first comment ever to your wonderful blog…… a prepster kind of way–your blog completes me!

  14. Jen

    The east coast is just getting slammed this year. We are having the most brutally cold temps. We’ve had a respite this week but it’s supposed to get bad again on Sunday.
    And, now I’m craving Girl Scout cookies. The peanut butter ones are my favorite.

  15. I don’t remember so much snow since childhood – I can barely see over the drifts! I love the vicarious visit to the Chanel show – just beautiful. And some cute other offerings – the blue patent Kate Spade bad particularly caught my eye!

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