Hello-Hello, welcome to a new week.
We begin with a little party-hopping, Tory Burch was honored at last week’s “Dinner with a Designer” gala, put on by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).
We were intrigued by what the folks at The Fashion Lovers said about how guests were dressed:
“In a night where everyone dressed a little too casual for my taste, it was nice to see some stars dressed up a bit.”
Below, Haillee Steinfeld (l) and Eva Amurri (r), both wearing Tory Burch.
Other stars on hand, Teresa Palmer, Michelle Monaghan and Kristin Davis, all three ladies are also dressed in pieces by the designer.
We’re guessing singer Eliza Doolittle may be one of those underdressed individuals being referenced in the quote above.
It is difficult to grasp why anyone would arrive at a party attired this way.
A few very brief updates on the Kate Middleton wedding dress front, the rumors and speculation are now flying at a fast and furious clip.
- Over the weekend Yvonne Yorke wrote “exclusively!” in a HuffPo post that the designer is Sophie Cranston of Libélula, some readers may recognize the Dulwich coat from that label as worn earlier this year by Miss Middleton.
- One peril of suddenly achieving notoriety on a global scale, the traffic can crash your website.
- The Daily Mail then breathlessly reported another version of the story:
“Kate designs her own dress: It’s ivory satin and lace with pearl buttons a 10ft train and a ‘nod’ to Lady Diana”
The line will be available this fall at Bloomingdale’s and other upscale shops, as well as two LK Bennett boutiques.
“NBC Universal has cut a number of pretaped segments from its “aggressive and comprehensive coverage” of the royal wedding because insiders fear Prince William and Kate Middleton are “too boring,” according to sources.“But sources told us worries over viewer fatigue resulted in a decision to cut up to half of the pretaped footage. “They’re allotting fewer resources to it because they’re afraid it’s not going to rate well,” said one.”
According to the paper NBC denies they are cutting back on coverage.
Last week we mentioned a gift popular among those not-quite-so-interested in the goings-on:
We have good news for stateside readers interested in the mugs, they are now available internationally.
We also have quick word about what is being called a “True Prep” sale at online “members only” site Gilt Groupe. The sale is described this way:
“A preppy look is always spot-on for spring—think elegant lawn parties and trips around the Cape—and in this sale you’ll find pieces that go way beyond basic polo. Stock up on buttoned-up basics like cute cardigans and madras dresses, plus an array of pants, skirts, and trenches.”
Below, some of the images accompanying the promotional information (we don’t recognize *any* of the three styles shown).
Frequent readers know we are more-than-underwhelmed by promotion touting the “members-only” aspect of the flash-sale sites, as anyone can join. (If in need of an invitation just click here.)
However, Gilt has previously offered decent discounts, so it is likely we’ll take a peek at what is offered; the sale opens (in a virtual sense) online at midnight tonight (12:01am Tuesday to be more precise). Gilt is also offering $5.95 shipping on all orders through the 21st, nothing to scoff at IOHO. (They are currently running a Shoshanna sale, another line we are rather fond of here at The Prepatorium.)
We leave you with a few amazing creations from Louis Vuitton.
The ‘creatures’ are all made of small Vuitton leather goods, created at the company’s request by UK artist Billie Achilleos. Above and below, the “Grasshopper.”
A very different use for the usual offerings from the luxury leather goods company.
Goodbye until next time!