Friday Fun: Calypso St. Barth for Targét, Prep World Under Construction

Hello-Hello, and happy Friday!

It has been quite awhile since we did a proper Friday Fun post, we think we’re overdue for some lighthearted frivolity and hope you agree.

We begin with a quick glance at the new Trina Turk collection for Schumacher, purveyor of fine fabrics and wall coverings to the design trade.

Schumacher Trina Turk

The collection is just now launching and we love the bright, vibrant prints.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

It’s no secret here at The Prepatorium we are fond of Ms. Turk’s work, the beauty of these new textiles is that they are all suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

As with most of her creations, the designer’s bold geometric prints make a strong statement.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

The Consort very much appreciates the blue palette, it is his favorite color scheme.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

The heavily saturated colors create a lush feel, the blue and teal and green shriek poolside cocktail party.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

Other motifs are done in warmer hues.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

Very, very fun. To see the entire collection, click here.


The color palette for another new collection nicely complements the hues seen above, we have an early look at the upcoming Calypso St. Barth line for Le Boutique Targét.

The company’s reputation for bright, bohemian designs is evident throughout the group; accessories also showcase tie-dye motifs in rich tones.

Calypso St. Barth for Target

Here is more info from the Target snooze news release: “Calypso St. Barth for Target brings destination-chic style to apparel and accessories for women, girls and babies, as well as an assortment of home furnishings. Ranging in price from $1.99 to $79.99, the Calypso St. Barth for Target collection is available May 1 through June 11 at all Target stores.”

Calypso St. Barth for Target

Many readers will welcome news that with this collection the company plans to offer both petite and plus-sizes online.

Calypso St. Barth for Target


A few more very quick hits, our first comes via the amazingly talented Pink Martini and Pearls, she recently shared pieces from Janna Conner Designs, a jewelry line we hadn’t heard about previously.

Janna Conner

When visiting the Pink Martini you may want to stay a few moments to gaze upon some of her edible creations.

Pink Martinis & Pearls


Also on our hit parade, the new Vera Wang Barbie was released yesterday.

The ‘doll’ is priced at $159.95; at the risk of sounding more out of step than usual, are these made for little girls to actually “play” with? Or are they created primarily for people to collect and re-sell?

We must admit however, the detailing is exquisite.


Next, an early look at the first “Prep World” pop-up shop under construction in Paris.


Seen in Pompidou Centre in the lower right corner, the cottage is being built as part of the Tommy Hilfiger/Lisa Birnabch collaboration.

Courtesy Photos

In addition to apparel, the merchandise will include lifestyle items like croquet sets and backgammon boards.

The Paris shop opens next week, on the 21st.


A final note on an event that is sure to be fun.

This year’s warehouse sale is June 9-11 at the same spot, the Valley Forge Convention Center in KOP (King of Prussia). Mark your calendars if planning to take advantage of the bargains.

With that, happy weekend to all!


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14 responses to “Friday Fun: Calypso St. Barth for Targét, Prep World Under Construction

  1. I am so excited about Calypso at Target! Have a great weekend. 🙂
    xoxo, Sunshine

  2. Amy

    Happy Weekend! 🙂

  3. Preppy 101

    I do believe that Barbie is for “gazing” purposes only :-). Cannot wait to see the St. Barth for Target line! I bet it sells out fast 🙂 Have a lovely weekend Miss Princess! xoxo

  4. Ok in my next life I want to come back as a Vera Wang barbie…wow she is so beautiful! I happen to like the goods from Calpyso for Target THUS FAR but like so many of their other collaborations..they look good until you get in the store then they are garbage so I am going to hold on judging until I actually see them but the concept is a good one…we shall see! Love the already a big fan and follower of hers..she is so is as cute as the other! And the Trina Turk collection…love love love as much as I love the threadbare Trina Turk stretch silk tunic I have had for FIFTEEN YEARS in my closet that I refuse to give up (size 2 I might add..what am I thinking?)

  5. Thank you Fairy Godmother. 🙂 xoxo I do love those bangles. Hard to decide between the sail boat, sea horse or the anchors. One each, please! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I gotta have that elephant teapot. So cute. Yea Target!

  7. Love the Vera Wang Barbie!

    Cheers from Spain!

  8. Fun Friday indeed! I’ll be scouring Chez Target for the Calypso collection come May 1. As another reader noted above, I’ve had quality quibbles with many of the special Target collections to date, so We Shall See.

    And the mind simply reels at the thought of Paris and a pop-up prep store (and let’s pause for a moment to savor the potential oxymoron that is “pop-up prep store”) . . . I can’t imagine that translating to French fashion appetites, but having read about just that in the Times recently, maybe there’s something to it . . .

  9. Another genius Target partnership. And bravo on the Trina Turk pics – I love every single Palm Springs-inspired thing she does!

  10. I am absolutely loving all the prints and colors. Kind of making me want to take a vacation. Target seriously has been getting some ridiculously awesome partnerships lately!


  11. I would just love to have a laundry bag that looks so tres chic, and one that closes so my fur babies don’t precariously carry-out unformentionables in their mouths! (is that even a word)?

  12. LOVE that Target has some SUPER cute stuff nowadays!

  13. So so so excited for Calypso St. Barth for Target!

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