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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.
The company marketing the new line, HFI Brands, shared more from the collection at the spring furniture market in High Point.
You can see some of the new Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa fabric line in the photos. Below, the Lauren chair.
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.)
The images show a broader color palette than what was seen at the fall market, we like the additional color schemes.
The folks at Real Simple have discovered the line, they are fans of that Lilly shoe storage ottoman we have previously shared.
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.
We promised to share a more styles from Bridal Week, below we have three stunners from Reem Acra.
Oh gosh, look, they all have sleeves. Two more gowns from Reem Acra.
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:
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.
In addition to the fresh crop of ties, now there are key fobs in the line as well.
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.
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.
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.