Did you know it is Milan Fashion Week? As in menswear and accessories for Spring/Summer 2010. While the temptation is to generally flip the ‘ignore’ switch, there are times we stumble upon fascinating newsbites and/or styles emanating from the event.
Guess who showed up for the Giorgio Armani show?
Yes, one of the Gossip Guys, Chace Crawford. (This probably means he wasn’t watching NYC Prep.)
Gossip Girl fans awaiting the release of the show’s second season on DVD now have a date: August 18.
Suggested retail for Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Season is $59.98, but it may be pre-ordered now at Amazon for $38.99.
Speaking of idle gossip that serves no purpose whatsoever Mr. Crawford, WWD has an interesting story on what magazine covers are selling the best, more specifically the People Hottest Bachelor cover discussed in this space yesterday…
Or this issue of In Touch Weekly …
…featuring Kate Gosselin of that hideous the Jon & Kate Plus 8 show; we admit ignorance here as neither TP or The Consort have viewed so much as one frame of video from this show. (We do have a major ‘Help us Understand‘ question related to Ms. Gosselin’s hair style…? Is there some fundamental fact or background story we have missed on this topic?)
It may come as a surprise to learn this is not a pulication with which we are familiar; we are told one may see copies of the magazine when in line at the market. Indeed.
To get to the point, apparently Mr. Crawford isn’t exactly the hottest-selling cover for People, especially when contrasted with the misfortunes of the Gosselin family.
“Editors at competing celebrity magazines questioned whether the 23-year-old television star was recognizable enough for People’s audience, or if they should have gone with a bigger name. Past “Bachelors” include Matthew McConaughey in 2007 and “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks in 2006. Both issues sold 1.6 million copies each.”
We’ll quickly share an item that is what we generally refer to as ‘a little stale,’ meaning it is recent, but not anything of the “this just in” ilk. (Although how frequently do we really encounter ‘breaking preppy news,” really, who are we kidding?)
At any rate, preppy retailer J. Crew has just opened their first accessories store in SoHo.
Described as a standalone shop, the store actually leads right into the J. Crew women’s store. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler describes the new store’s customers to Women’s Wear Daily in this story:
“It’s the same customers shopping the designer stores.” They’re looking to spend less for products with style and of similar quality, he added.
Those spending time in the Hamptons will be pleased to know the retailer’s plans include an accessories shop-within-a-shop for its East Hampton store.
We have been chatting about Wimbledon fashions as recently as this post yesterday, and almost forgot the Polo Ralph Lauren involvement with this event!
For the exclusive Polo items available only from the Wimbledon folks, click here.
To shop the Polo Ralph Lauren tennis looks, click here to find items like this Silk-Tie Trimmed Blazer.
While not an ‘official Wimbledon item,’ the Limited Edition Fred Perry polo is now 20% off at Gargyle.
Use the discount code limited100 when asked for the promo code at checkout.
One of the alltime fun summer happenings is this weekend:
If you’re anywhere near Litchfield (Conn.), we *highly* recommend it.
We close with a note about All Things Southern & Preppy, a daily read that is always top-notch. This fabulous blog is doing a 4th of July giveaway! The lucky winner will receive a set of our popular Traditions Placemats…
And the matching Tiny Flowers napkins. All of these are 100% Cotton, machine washable, and reversible, as well as being made right here in the USA.
Toddle on over to visit ATS&P (aka Preppy 101) to enter her Giveaway! And to see who won this from another favorite, Whale Flip Flops in NYC, just click here. (These are all too fun, we love doing this!)
And we’ll do something we generally avoid, mentioning tomorrow’s topic: pictures of the new Lilly Pulitzer Fall/Holiday 2009 Collection!
Enjoy the afternoon!