Ralph Lauren & Brooks Brothers Expand Collections, Kennedy Mini-Series Finds a Home

Hello-Hello, happy, sunny day!

When composing the portion of yesterday’s post about the storm we presumed that would be the extent of our dealings with the matter.  Silly Princess.  The abundance of amazing images prompts just a bit more coverage, with thanks to our treasured readers for your gracious tolerance of our tedious fascination mild interest in the topic.

First, a photo from New Hampshire that gives new meaning to “Park & Ride”.

AP via The Telegraph

The interior of just one of the hundreds of vehicles left on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago Tuesday night.

AP via The Telegraph

Lower Manhattan Wednesday.

AP via The Telegraph

How significant portions of I-70 in Missouri looked on Tuesday and parts of Wednesday.

EPA via The Telegraph

One of our favorites is the “Free Snow – Shovel All You Want” sign in Massachusetts.

Via The Telegraph

Okay, we have had enough of the folderol, we move on.

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Our next item on the agenda, Brooks Brothers’ expansion of its Home Collection.

The growth of the line was noted in this story in Home Accents Today. The group now includes a broad selection of lampshades.

Brooks Brothers

Very much in keeping with the Brooks image and product line, the shades invoke visions of pinstripe suits, button downs and silk repp ties.  Below, Cotton Oxford Pleated Chandelier shades.

The Table Top category has been expanded as well; below we show a piece from the company’s partnership with the National Audubon Society, a beautiful Dessert Platter.

Brooks Brothers

In the Help Me Understand category we do have a few entrants, including the Asanoha Plate.

Brooks Brothers

The plate is more than attractive, with an appealing design. Nor do we have any quarrel with the necessity for The Consort the staff to wash the plate by hand, after all it is hand-painted. Our confusion stems from the logo; why would anyone want to display the retailer’s Golden Fleece on their dishes?

The pillow selection remains much the same as when the group was launched,the Striped Pillow collection is still very stylish.

Brooks Brothers

We spotted one addition to this group.

Brooks Brothers

For our thoughts on this item, just scroll back up and re-read the Help Me Understand section.  Overall we find lots to like in the expanded line, it is a stellar representation of the brand’s classic heritage. While not personally looking for gray flannel lampshades, we do think there are many places they will be simply perfect. (If desirous of more background on the collection, click here for one of our more in-depth posts on the topic.)

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Our other fashion morsel involves expansion for Ralph Lauren.  In a story about the designer’s fall preview, WWD (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription req’d.) explains:

“New this season is a distinct denim collection under the Black Label Denim moniker, as well as an expanded accessories assortment that covers shoes, leather goods and watches.

Here are some of George Chinsee’s photos that accompany the story.

Back to Jean Palmiere’s story:

“The new Black Label Denim component is designed to provide a “sexy, hip weekend look” for the customer who is comfortable in the label’s more-tailored offering. “It’s all aimed at that guy and takes him from formalwear to jeans.” Coated cargo pants and jeans with both skinny and wide legs were blended with cashmere sweaters and leather jackets.

Lauren said he decided to offer this collection after standing inside his Madison Avenue store and seeing all the women coming in to shop wearing jeans. “I realized we don’t have high-quality, high-fit denim,” he said. “So we did it for men and women. I wanted to make it a full business on a high level.”

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We have an update on an earlier story, the highly controversial “Kennedys” mini-series, the Hollywood Reporter has more:

“The controversial miniseries will world premiere on April 3 on the ReelzChannel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.”

 

Via Reelz Channel

We anticipate this will start viewers scrambling as they try to sort out where the network is on their cable and satellite systems, if it is carried at all.  Click here to visit the Reelz website.

With that, goodbye until next time, we hope your day is sunny and bright!

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9 responses to “Ralph Lauren & Brooks Brothers Expand Collections, Kennedy Mini-Series Finds a Home

  1. Well I will be one of those trying to see if I get the Reelz Channel here. A fairly obscure home it seems for such an all star production. Shows you the power of influence.

  2. MCW

    What in the heck is Reelz??? I guess they are happy about it!

    Amazing photos, but why would you leave your windows down in a snowstorm???

  3. Love the repp tie shades and can you imagine all of the wild auto claims that are rolling in now to be handled?! Yikes!

    kHm

  4. Those pictures look like they could be from my neighborhood! Love everything from Brooks Brothers, mostly what I like is how they have stayed true to who they are….and it either appeals to you or it doesn’t..it does to me a great deal..love em.

  5. I do love the BB repp stripe lamp shades 🙂 I have been obsessed with this storm. I have found myself more than once watching the weather channel. And those photos from Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive are terrifying. I’m so glad no one was injured in that mess. Falling Ice – I must warn my daughter 😉 xoxo

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  7. Elizabeth

    Reelz?! We don’t get that here. Guess I will have to wait for “The Kennedys” to come out on DVD….

  8. kiki

    that pic of the car in NH is amazing. i’m happy Katie’s series will air, but sad since i don’t have DirectTv or Dish. i’ll have to wait to rent the Kennedys. thanks for sharing, Princess, and take care.

  9. Jen

    Never heard of Reelz in my life…was totally looking forward to that! Boo!

    http://www.monogrammedeverything.com

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