Oops: Leaked Missoni For Target Pix, Serious Sales & Another Vanity Fair Royals Cover & William

Hello-Hello, we hope everyone enjoyed their extended weekend.

We begin with a sneak peek at a very few items from the oh-so-secret Missoni for Target collection. The retailer has been even more tight-lipped than usual about this particular collaboration, those invited to the preview were forbidden to take photos of any kind, nor were they supposed to disclose too much information on the collection itself, what sort of products were being created, etc.

Thanks to a Tweet from our friend Madeleine at the always-fabulous In New York Paris Tomorrow blog, we have a few images of said collaborative collection.

Via The Fashion Spot

Apparently the photos were taken by a paparazzi when seeing commercials being shot for the campaign, awarding Targét an honorary “Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men….” award.  Above and below we see Margherita Missoni, she will be featured in the advertising campaign.

Via The Fashion Spot

Ms. Missoni is the eldest grandchild of the company’s founders, and also the firm’s accessories designer. Here are two more quick images, again, via The Fashion Spot.

Via The Fashion Spot

Clearly there will be luggage, scarves, shoes (I think) as well as some interesting pieces in the menswear group. With 400+ products in the collection it seems there should be something for everyone, presuming the quality is a notch above some of the retailer’s more recent design partnerships. To see all of the photos at the Fashion Spot, click here.

On a related note, the second of five hotels under the Missoni name has just opened in Kuwait, Curbed has marvelous photos if you are interested in seeing how that famous zig-zag pattern and bright colors translates.

Via Curbed


The past weekend is always big for auto racing, both here in the States as well as in Monaco, where the Grand Prix was held Sunday. Always an occasion bringing glitterati to the Principality as well as locals, below we see Princess Caroline’s daughter Charlotte Casiraghi visiting the pits before the race (L), and soon-to-be Princess Charlene Wittstock is seen congratulating the race winner, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel.

PHOTOS: Reuters (L) / Getty Images (R)

Ms. Wittstock was elegant at the Formula One Gala, we’re guessing she may be wearing Giorgio Armani Privé.

Photos: Getty Images

But our favorite ensemble for the evening was on racing legend Jackie Stewart.

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


For those still seeking to supplement their wardrobe, we share a few quick Sales & Savings opportunities, the first at Net-a-Porter.

It’s the upscale boutique’s end of season sale, and the bargains abound, including some very affordable trinkets that might enhance your gift closet.  One the left we show the Marc by Marc Jacobs Enamel Bow earrings at 50% off (now $24) and on the right, Mulberry’s Heart Keyfob, also discounted by 50% (now $32.50).

Staying with a Pretty in Pink theme, the Smythson Dreams and Thoughts notebook is 30% off ($294, originally $420) and the Vivienne Westwood Tartan Leather iPad Case is discounted by 50% (now priced at $110).

Today’s other fiscally friendly mention involves a new ‘flash sale’ site, but this one is a little different from the others. For openers, it is from über-merchant Amazon, called My Habit.  Additionally there is no nonsense about the site being “by invitation only” or “members only,” regular readers know how irritating your cranky trusty scribe finds that practice. The site has been operational for a few weeks now, but we thought we would mention it today, as Tod’s Shoes are on offer.

Via MyHabit.com

To be clear, the classic driving moc by Tod’s is not being offered, but a style we are fond of, the Dee Ballet Flat is available, as are a few other styles.

Other sales coming up at My Habit include Bruno Magli for men, as well as several brands for women we enjoy a great deal, Lafayette 148 and Sigerson Morrison get underway this week. Most sales start at 9am Pacific time, Noon on the East Coast, usually running 3 days. Click here to learn more about My Habit.


We leave you with two royal notes, the first is next month’s Vanity Fair cover featuring a previously unpublished photo of Prince William and Kate.

Mario Testino/Vanity Fair

The Mario Testino image is from the photo session for the couple’s formal engagement pictures.  The magazine’s website has an interesting tidbit from the upcoming story accompanying the photo:

“Despite Will and Kate’s new official titles—dude duke and duchess, respectively—Will made it clear at the wedding that he will continue to be addressed as Prince William, meaning Kate by default will be Princess Catherine, reports Vanity Fair writer Katie Nicholl. This may rattle some family hierarchies— the Countess of Wessex had wanted to be known as Princess Sophie, but had been forbidden by the Queen.”

Also, those interested in the newlywed’s July tour in Canada with its quick visit to Los Angeles might enjoy this link to the “Official Royal Tour” website.  The itinerary is posted, as well as photos from previous Royal visits. We were a little disconcerted after clicking on the ‘photos’ link, this was the first photo that came up.

Via Royal Tour

That is from the 1991 visit, the site explains the historical images will be replaced with photos from the tour as soon as possible. We do love that impish look on Harry’s face.


Filed under Collaborations, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands

11 responses to “Oops: Leaked Missoni For Target Pix, Serious Sales & Another Vanity Fair Royals Cover & William

  1. Oooh, I’m loving the Missoni leak:) Hopefully, the Target line will live up to expectations!!! Hope all is well, Princess!

  2. It’s so startling to realize that Ottavio just turned 90, that the eldest granddaughter is taking the company in places Rosita could not have foreseen and yet somehow most appropriate. Rosita was the first of the Italians to recognize the importance of America and WWD, Vogue, etc. She was the first to come to NY around ’70, and it was not easy. Not at all.

    Strange that so long ago on my first trip to Europe, one flew to Milano and then on the train to Firenze to walk the ancient, cold, uncomfortable yet emotional Pitti Palace. Behind a stack of beautiful but sturdy for Southern California knits from Krizia, we saw rainbow rayons, lovely and light. We were told we could buy the Missoni group if we bought some Krizia. We did. The following season, Rosita sent a car to the Principe Savoia and we took the hour long trip up the windy roads to her factory in Sumirago. At 1pm, she stopped all work and we followed to her glass walled house for lunch at a very long table, watching as Ottavio was served before we all began lunch.

    I wish this collaboration all good things and hope my wishes overcome the past mixed results of designer collaborations at Target. This is certainly broad and the hands of the Missoni family are visible.

  3. The Missoni looks promising – it’s always a matter of quality with these types of ventures – so we will see!! I must say that Charlene Wittstock always looks stunning – simple and elegant always works! I’ve never heard of My Habit – hope it doesn’t become one!! And I do hope that Catherine gets to use her own name – the alternative is just so ridiculous!!

  4. This Californian very much appreciated the “Dude” for “Duke”- tee hee.

    Though I have been consistently underwhelmed by the latest Target collaborations, I have such Missoni love that I’ll be investigating this one.

    To end on a happy note, that snap of Mr. Stewart in those intergalactically tremendous trousers & Stubbs slippers is just too much. I’m giving him a heartfelt golf clap as I type this.

  5. I do hope the Missoni Target line upholds something of the quality of their line.

  6. Preppy 101

    Still saddens me to see pics of Charles and Diana, considering what we know now. But I love seeing the children! Lovely unpublished pic of the Prince and Princess! Thanks. XOXO

  7. I am refraining from saying a word either way until I see Missoni for Target in the flesh but I am not hopeful, I mean come on…Missoni and Target? I am having a hard time seeing it….the only frock I saw from Calpyso was a little simple cotton item and I was not impressed, so not holding out much for what they can do with zig zagged knits!
    Love all the sales…yippeee!! The best! I also cannot wait to get my new Vanity Fair..what a fun read that will be! Thank for another great and super informative post! Have a lovely evening!

  8. I want to see the quality of the fabrics by Missoni and finishes!

    I am hosting A New very Exciting $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter

    Art by Karena

  9. Can’t wait to do some shopping at Target!!! Love the leak!

  10. Oh my Princess, you never disappoint with your posts. Enjoy the rest of this day!

  11. Jen

    Thanks for all of the scoop. I will have to pick up the new Vanity Fair. I’m off to London on Saturday. Maybe I’ll luck out and see a few Royals wandering around. I’ll be sure to take pictures.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s