Hello-Hello, it is one gorgeous morning here at The Prepatorium, bright, beautiful, and still very snowy. Sigh. We do hope those enjoying the day off yesterday were able to revel in some relaxation and savor their time away from the daily hum-drum.
We should call this post “Tidbit Tuesday,” as we have many little updates, but no overarching theme
(another classic example of our poor planning and). We begin with Ralph Lauren’s move into the luxury denim market, Women’s Wear Daily broke the story:
“The designer has introduced a luxury denim line, Ralph Lauren Collection Denim, that aims to reinvent the American classic by giving it a more luxurious twist than ever before. And he’s doing tops, blouses and shearling outerwear to go with it.”
Below, several images from the upcoming line.
Marc Karimzadeh’s story explains there will be more than denim in the new collection.
A number of the styles are more than attractive.
While others hold absolutely no appeal.
One item we shouldn’t overlook – price points for the new line, for that information we head back to WWD’s story.
“The collection will hit stores in July and will carry a suggested retail price tag from about $300 to $2,000.”
Next, we bring you an update on That. Perfume.
People magazine did a brief story last month about the primary “face” of the ad campaign, “Hollywood Royalty Zoe Kravitz on Being a Preppy Princess,” she is seen wearing the tiara in the advertisement shown above. From the People story:
“The self-professed flea market shopper is, however, just as familiar with classic preppy style, having spent some time going to school on New York City’s tony Upper East Side.”
It makes sense to use Ms. Kravitz for this campaign, as she was the primary face used back when the original Princess scent was released. At any rate, our primary reason for sharing this is because we continue to receive inquiries about the perfume: do we, or shall we be selling the perfume? No, and no.
The dreary weather has made us yearn even more for a glimpse of spring’s bright colors and vibrant hues.
No, we aren’t resorting to Rorschach Test images, that is a look from the advertising campaign for Givenchy’s upcoming cosmetics collection, Acid Summer. And while not something we are likely to indulge in, we do appreciate the saturated colors of the advertising images.
We have a brief update on the upcoming Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa fabrics line, one image from the line has slipped out here on the interwebs. (Oh my.)
Some Lilly lovers may recognize the “Dirty Shirley” pattern, definitely today’s Pretty in Pink. The piece is actually for sale at Matters of Style Marketplace, sister site to one our favorite blogs, the always-stellar Matters of Style. (Well worth a visit today, as this morning’s post is all about nautical style.)
We have previously featured these, but seeing the photos again in AOL’s Paw Nation made us want to do it again.
“No, this isn’t an outtake from the latest J.Crew catalog photo shoot. Preppy pups are in. It’s the newest trend, and leading the pack is the self-proclaimed “J.Crew of the dog world,” Rover.”
If more interested in madras or seersucker for your four-legged family member, here are two possibilities.
While we don’t dress Tilly
(because she’s too tubby, she would need a triple-XL!), we know some friends do enjoy the practice, so we are always on the lookout for items capable of making the appropriate style statement.
With that, we say adieu until next time!