Hello-Hello and happy
middle-of-the-week Thursday, we are a bit confused as to what day of the week it is.
We begin with an enormous ‘Thank You’ to everyone, your kind support while The Consort spent some time getting acquainted with the local hospital is very much appreciated. TC is on the mend, he was touched by all of the well-wishes and prayers. We both feel more-than-blessed by the friends we have made online.
Because we are still catching up with Princess business, we must employ the “brevity is a virtue” motto, we start with word of yet another book that may be interesting to some readers.
“Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style” is due out this October; the writers are Jeffrey Banks and Doria de La Chapelle, they authored “Tartan: Romancing the Plaid” back in 2007. The foreword is by Lilly Pulitzer. We originally heard about the book from our pal Christian at Ivy Style, the comments following his post on the book echo our sentiments about the cover, the image is not representative of any ‘preppy’ or ‘ivy style’ we are familiar with. (The book is available for pre-order here.)
Next, news about a significant auction of gowns worn by Princess Diana.
The auction is this June, on the 23rd, at Waddington’s in Toronto.
All are exquisite, and the detailing is nothing short of amazing.
The National Post has an excellent story on the upcoming auction, with background on the gowns.
From the Post’s story:
“The majority of the cocktail and evening dresses — with starting bids ranging from $175,000 up to $1M — were specifically made for Diana by her favourite fashion designer, Catherine Walker.”
More from the story:
“One of the most coveted pieces includes the gorgeous dark blue silk velvet off-the-shoulder Victor Edelstein gown she wore to a state dinner at the White House, which was also attended by actor John Travolta.”
For a look at the catalogue, with photos of the late Princess wearing the gowns and information about each dress, click here.
We leave you with a quick Pretty in Pink and Green.
We show the Balenciaga Papier Ligne bag in two variations of our favorite colors.
It is good to be back blogging. It is better yet to have The Consort home again. 🙂