Hello-Hello, welcome to a new week, and yet another of our annoying this-will-have-to-do-for-two-days posts, with apologies. (Yes, the mayhem has commenced, heaven help us all.)
We have looks at two soon-to-debut lines.
These styles are from the upcoming Thom Browne women’s collection.
(This may surprise readers, but we don’t recall ever seeing sequined madras before.)
Many of the styles echo pieces in Mr. Browne’s men’s line for spring.
Replication in theme and fabric can be seen throughout the collections.
The Brooks Brothers Black Fleece designer has previously done small collections for women, but this is Mr. Browne’s first step into a mass produced line. Pearls and grosgrain are used generously.
We are guessing that taken alone, several of the pieces are stunning in person; the detailing on Mr. Browne’s designs is always exquisite.
While TP is *nowhere* near stylish enough to sport pieces this cutting-edge, it will be interesting to see the line in its entirety. (Umm, TP and cutting edge in the same sentence? Hee-hee-hee.) As far as the collection falling into a ‘preppy’ category..? Non, non, non. Grosgrain ribbon accents and piped lapels do not make it thus.
Next, a new line from designer Tommy Hilfiger.
The new line is simply called “Tommy,” these styles are from the spring 2011 debut collection.
Women’s Wear Daily has more:
“Comprised of preppy-with-a-twist women’s and men’s wear, the youthful lineup included casual separates.”
“The styles, which Hilfiger describes as playful, are priced from $29 for a knit top to $119 for a short trenchcoat, while handbags and footwear begin at $49 and $59, respectively.”
Many pieces show a classic influence, but the more closely fitting and shrunken silhouettes belie a prep heritage.
On another note, the company is making a return to television advertising, beginning this evening, something that can only be deemed a positive SOTT (Sign of the Times).
The spots will feature the fictional Hilfigers, wackiness personified.
From the article:
“Leighton Meester and Blake Lively, the actresses who portray Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen, respectively, have been fêted and flung under the wing of Vogue’s Anna Wintour faster than either of them could utter an “OMG.”
The piece is accompanied by a slide show with images showing some of this year’s fabulous styles.
This brings us to a “Help Me Understand” moment:
little ferret-faced Ed Westwick character (Chuck Bass) frequently receive pedicures on the show? Really?
If shopping Lands’ End, a quick Sales & Savings note: their 30% off everything promotion ends tonight (Monday, 11/15/10) at midnight.
(Use promo code LESHARE and PIN 7785 to receive the discounts.)
Le Boutique also has energy efficient LED lights in our favorite color (well, close enough); put those on the Lime Cashmere Tree, and you would have quite the look. Quite. The. Look.
But the favorite item seen online in today’s
colossal waste of time research comes from LL Bean, and shows nary a hint of pink or lime green.
The Deluxe Edition Scrabble Game looks like loads of fun, we wouldn’t turn Santa away if he appeared with this in hand.
We leave you with a word about two delightful bloggers, we are flattered both are offering giveaways showcasing Princess products. Amid Privilege is celebrating her newly overhauled (and ever-so-chic) blog design, and the inimitable Nautical by Nature is commemorating her three year Blogiversary. Do pop in and say hello to both charming ladies if so inclined, we are grateful they to call them friends; they represent our favorite result of having an online presence: friendship.
With that, g’bye until Wednesday!
ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:
- Giovanni Giannoni/WWD:
- Thomas Ianaconne/WWD