Ralph Lauren’s $2000 Jeans, The Preppy Pup, That Dirty Shirley Fabric

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.

PHOTOS: John Aquino/Women

Marc Karimzadeh’s story explains there will be more than denim in the new collection.

PHOTOS: John Aquino/Women's Wear Daily

A number of the styles are more than attractive.

PHOTOS: PHOTOS: John Aquino/Women's Wear Daily

While others hold absolutely no appeal.

PHOTOS: PHOTOS: John Aquino/Women's Wear Daily

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.

Courtesy Coty

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.)

Via Matters of Style Marketplace

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.

RoverDog via PawNation

The coats are created by the talented folks at Rover Dog, and Jaime Derringer profiled the company in a delightful post, “The Rise of the Preppy Pup“.

“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.

RoverDog on etsy

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!


Filed under preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, Pretty in Pink, Updates

6 responses to “Ralph Lauren’s $2000 Jeans, The Preppy Pup, That Dirty Shirley Fabric

  1. Awesome post and so much coverage on so many things! Love the RL line…he can do no wrong, and I am sure this like everything he does will be a huge success but the price point may scare away many. Brave in these times to introduce such a high end denim line but if anyone can, its him!
    So you mean the V.wang perfume isn’t being sold? I don’t understand….am I missing something?
    Last those dog coats..OMG TOOOOOO CUUUUTEEEE!! I love them, wish Teddy was small enough for one of them..that pea coat is to die for! Love it and will send their email to all my friends with smaller “more fashionable” 4 legged friends!
    Great post.

  2. I want a beach house with a sofa in that Lilly fabric. Faded, of course.

  3. “That. Perfume.” ha ha ha
    Loved your fashion week coverage!! Right to the point and what I “need” to know.

  4. Ah I love that Lilly fabric!! And $2000? Really? I don’t think so, do you Miss Preppy Princess :-) Have a fabulous tomorrow!! xoxo

  5. I stick to Levi’s. There are some things I have a difficult time spending money on, others not. Jeans seem to be one of them. This would not stop me from spending several hundred dollars on a pair of breeches. I know, my priorities are kind of screwed up.
    Speaking of priorities, I got my monogrammed iPhone case. Perfection! Posted a picture on my fan page.

  6. Too bad Ralph doesn’t have a longer rise – almost all the pants ares too short for me – so what could $2,000 denim pants have – diamond studs? Dogs are adorable but my 100 lb lab would definitely revolt if I tried to dress him!!

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