More Lilly Pulitzer Furniture Pix, Priscilla & Marchesa’s New Bridal Line,

Hello-Hello, welcome to a Wednesday Thursday.

There are things happening all over the Preppy Planet today, and with apologies, we have a hodge-podge of bits & bytes. We begin with an update on that much-discussed Lilly Pulitzer Furniture collection.

Sophie Pyle Style blog

The company marketing the new line, HFI Brands, shared more from the collection at the spring furniture market in High Point.

Via Sophie Pyle Style

You can see some of the new Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa fabric line in the photos. Below, the Lauren chair.

Via Sophie Pyle Style blog

Lee Jofa now says the fabrics should be in showrooms in June. (A reminder that the fabric will only be available to the interior design trade.)

Via Sophie Pyle Style blog

Our thanks to the always-generous Sophie Pyle for sharing her wonderful photos.

Via Sophie Pyle Style blog

The images show a broader color palette than what was seen at the fall market, we like the additional color schemes.

Via Sophie Pyle Style blog

To see all of Sophie’s images from spring market, click here. Or, visit the HFI Brands Facebook page and look at their album of photos.

The folks at Real Simple have discovered the line, they are fans of that Lilly shoe storage ottoman we have previously shared.

Via Christina Lee Design

The magazine’s May issue features a look at the ottoman, it will be priced at $599 once the line launches.


Next, more news from Bridal Week, Women’s Wear Daily reports that Priscilla of Boston is partnering with Marchesa on a lower price-point collection. The new group launches in the 19 Priscilla stores this September, with prices beginning at $1,500.

Additionally, the Vera Wang collection at David’s Bridal is expanding to include bridesmaid dresses.

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We promised to share a more styles from Bridal Week, below we have three stunners from Reem Acra.

PHOTOS: Jason Riffe/

Oh gosh, look, they all have sleeves. Two more gowns from Reem Acra.

PHOTOS: Jason Riffe/

Very pretty, all of them.

We also have a brief update on that “exclusive report” about Kate Middleton’s wedding gown being designed (we mention it here) by Sophie Cranston of Libélula, WWD shares the label’s response to the rumors.

“Libelula has a company policy of not commenting on any of the work they do for private clients, however due to the unprecedented media attention they would like to make the following statement: We are not designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. We, like everyone else, can’t wait to find out who is!”

Because The Consort is so concerned about the issue (cough-cough), he felt the need to set the record straight:

The Consort Responds

There you have it.


Careening on to our next topic, a look at some of the new goodies from this spring’s Social Primer for Brooks Brothers reversible bowtie collection. Below, some of the ties as seen in the catalog.

Social Primer for Brooks Brothers

In addition to the fresh crop of ties, now there are key fobs in the line as well.

Social Primer

Those in (or near) Charleston can see the line’s designer, K. Cooper Ray, at the Charleston Billy Reid next Wednesday. Click here for more information on that event.


We have a very quick mention on behalf of a friend, the Fresh Air Fund is looking for host families in the thirteen states the organization serves.

Fresh Air Fund


We leave you with today’s “What Were They Thinking?”  Below, an image with a piece of fleece that Jo-Ann stores was selling at the top, and an authentic Coach handbag on the bottom.

Via The Cut

The two items are together illustrating a story about Coach suing Jo-Ann for trademark infringement, among other things, because of the similarity to the Coach logo in the fleece fabric design. In this instance we concur with Coach, the elongated O in the design is way-too-similar to the company’s distinctive logo. We wouldn’t want the image on fleece either, it makes visions of a Coach Snuggie painfully easy to imagine.


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11 responses to “More Lilly Pulitzer Furniture Pix, Priscilla & Marchesa’s New Bridal Line,

  1. Love the entire LP furniture line, great looking especially for a coastal/beach home …..that shoe ottoman is fabulous…how genius! Reem Acra can do no wrong and that hideous fabric by Joanns is not worth the retainer by the law firm that will be taking the case to court..ditto the bag by Coach..yuck!
    Thanks for the eye candy from the LP furniture and all the gorgeous bridal fashions though…have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  2. MCW

    OMG. That white bed. I want it. Now. Please.

  3. I love the Lilly home decor line….now if I only had a summer beach house…
    Also, the Reem Acra wedding gowns are amazing.

  4. I can’t believe how simply fabulous the new Lilly Pulitzer Furniture Collection is – I’ve been eyeing the bed for my daughter’s room but there are so many really terrific pieces including that adorable pouf!! And for the right person, those bowties are simply charming!

  5. That Reem Acra with the sleeves and the tulle overskirt is killing me. Beautiful.

  6. mary anne

    Whaaat? The Consort isn’t designing Kate’s dress????? Is there nothing sacred left? (wink, wink)

  7. SO I LOVE that Vera Wang dress but honestly I feel like the model is sooo skinny that it’s almost disturbing. And I am not one to usually make comments like that. Models are super skinny, I get it! She just doesn’t even look .. like she should be alive….

  8. dyyyyyyyyyyyyyying over the white bed, like MCW too. also loving the large print of the jonquils- ooooh I want it all!



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    You rock!

  10. “Coach Snuggie” – don’t even say it!!!! You know they’ve thought of that! Ahem.

    Those Reem Acras are TDF, officially. Viva sleeves!

  11. Look at that Rosette Dress (is that right)? For some reason, I can’t invite colors into the house, I’m into this simplistic, all-white thing I have going on, it makes me feel organized?

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