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Color it Pink and Green

Hello-Hello, happy beginning of a new week!

The gray and gloomy skies here in The Great Midwest prompted us to look for something a little brighter. It seems like a good time to share a few more pink and green gift ideas, some specific to the holidaze, but many ideal any time of the year.  We start with what has to be the first one of these we’ve seen: behold the 2GB Personalized Hard Drive.

Ida Claire

It is from those fab folks at Ida Claire (is there anything we *don’t* want at this shop?) and is wallet-friendly at $24.50. available in other colors and styles as well.

At Kate Spade we found the Camelia Avenue Posey Vase in both pink and green ($30).

Also at Kate Spade, the iPhone 4 Cover in pink ($35) and the Hard Shell iPhone 4 Cover in green ($40).

From Fortunoff’s brand spanking new jewelry site, we show the Pink Butterfly Pendant pendant ($30) or the Pink Heart Bracelet ($50).

If looking for something to perk up the decor, perhaps the Pink Lady Apple ($375) will work; the Bunny on Cabbage Leaf Chip and Dip set ($94) is memorable as well. Both items are from Scully & Scully.

When it’s time to add some pink and green to the tree, Gump’s can help: the Raspberry Cupcake Ornament ($15) and Snail Ornament ($35) add a vivid touch.

Kimono Sachet Trios make nice stocking stuffers ($38), while the Peacock Pajamas ($98.99 on sale) are destined for lots of wear, these items are also from Gump’s.

At Cambria Cove the Square Tiffin Box Set is available in a number of colors (not-exactly-but-almost-pink-and-green-kinda’-sorta’), making a nice alternative to a lunch bag ($30.99 on sale).

For your MOTH (Man of the House) or anyone else meriting a serious GTH tie, Lilly Pulitzer has the Men’s Silk Four-in-Hand in a variety of hues, including the two shown below.

The Glass Ornaments ($48) from Lilly definitely qualify as merry and bright.

Jewelry can be a good gift, and Lilly’s Behind the Hedge Cuff ($68) makes a bold style statement.

Another jewelry possibility (although a bit pricier) is the Tiffany Christmas Tree Charm Pendant in platinum with diamonds and pink sapphires ($2050), or the Sterling and Pink Picture Frame ($425).

Other options at Tiffany include the Purse Pen ($125), a classic in pink lacquer, or the Dragonfly Charm ($975) in 18k white gold.

As one might suspect, we have an avalanche of excellent selection of pink and green goodies at The Princess, including the Cabanarama Lunch Bag ($13) from Scout and eco-friendly Market Totes ($9.50), these are only a few of the colors offered.

Crate and Barrel’s Set of 12 Multi-Ornaments is mostly pink ($31.96 on sale) and it’s the perfect time of year for the Magenta Thermal Jug ($19.95 on sale), also available in other colors.

The Trendy Tree has a variety of pink and green goodies, below we show the Polka Dot Balls in styrofoam ($7.99 for the set of two) and the Cupcake Ornament Set ($11.25 for the set of two).

There is no shortage of ideas at Brooks Brothers, including the Seersucker Bucket Hat ($17.40 on sale) or the Silk Cashmere Cardigan ($118).

Angela Moore still has a nice selection of ornaments, not to mention oodles of other things in this color combination.

The selection of artisan-made treasures at Uno Alla Volta remains substantial, including one item we love, the Pink Flying Pig Paperweight ($58) in blown glass. The Christmas Tree Paperweight makes a timely accent.

The Fused Glass Earrings ($48) at Uno Alla Volta come in both Green and a deep Pink .

The Green Silk Chrysanthemum Scarf ($89) is hand-painted, as is the Pink Cosmos Scarf, both are also from Uno Alla Volta.

Burke Decor’s Set of Champagne Glasses ($24) and the Tea Light Holders are offered in many more colorways than those seen here.

In the blog about her new endeavor, Monograms off Madison, Alyssa Tierney shares lots of goodies; most recently she chats about something entirely new to us seen below left, “Bloemboxes,” such a clever idea! When scanning a recent Coastal Living we also read about these boiled wool Fish Stocking Ornaments ($17.50) at Seaside Inspired.

Another item at a fiscally-friendly price point, the Posh and Preppy Tissue Case ($6) from Sew Gracious makes a darling, one-of-a-kind gift, and the Wool Felt Ornament ($16) from etsy seller Posie and Me does the same.

Not many put pink and green together as beautifully, or as successfully as Fifi Flowers, the Hot Pink Shoes acrylic painting ($100) is sure to brighten any setting and the Tied Up in Red Ribbon cards ($14 for a set of eight) make a splendid gift.

We have had a Fifi original for some time now, and love it even more than when we acquired it.

This is beginning to seem like an awful lot of pink and green, our tired, beady little eyes are beginning to cross. That must be our cue to say “Thank you for popping in, and g’bye until next time!”

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“Disturbing Preppy References?”

Hello-Hello and welcome to a Wednesday!

We start with a few expressions of gratitude, the first to our Wonderful One, the Consort, for his fabulous post yesterday, and to everyone who provided more food for thought through their insightful comments, thank you.

Our second ‘thank you’ goes to the folks over at The Daily Basics, a delightful online magazine with a philosophy we love: “…one short, sweet and quirky article a day to think about. That’s it.”  We were ever-so-excited to be included in their recent story “How to be a Preppy“, a look at several brands serving the prep market. Among the companies covered in the piece are such stalwarts as Lilly Pulitzer, Smathers and Branson, Angela Moore, and Vineyard Vines, so you can imagine how astonished (and über-flattered) we were here at The Princess to be included! Eeek! Thank you!

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We move on to more standard fare, starting with Fashion Week in Milan, wrapping up today.  Mens fashions are the primary focus here, although more looks were shown from women’s ‘pre-fall’ collections than in previous years.

We’ll chat primarily about the Prada show, and its ‘preppy factor’.  Below, a montage of men’s looks from the Prada show via All The Rage.

PHOTOS: Peter Stigter/LA Times

An AP story about the collection has been running since the weekend:

“”Without using the word “preppy,” the trendsetting designer nevertheless presented a collection that would make anyone feel right at home in Harvard Yard, with tweed blazers to crew neck pullovers and casual slacks.”

The folks at The Cut (NY Magazine‘s fabulous online fashion group) have concerns about the way the story’s author, Daniela Petrof, described the line:

“We’re disturbed……  since when is Harvard a fashion point of reference? First they launch a fancy clothing line and get tons of press for it, and now Prada’s critically praised men’s collection is credited with Harvard Yard influences.”

As mentioned, womenswear was also shown:

More from the AP story:

“”The “preppy” collection shown Sunday is so normal it might have risked boredom were it not for the Prada fashion genius.”

A few more images by Giovanni Giannoni for WWD’s story on the Prada pre-fall looks.

From that WWD story:

“…camouflage, a fashion perennial Prada claims to have never embraced before, was more urban jungle than safari jaunt, as evidenced by a frisky, big-buttoned coat in shocking pink and brown.”

And a few more men’s styles via WWD:

Back to the story at The Cut:

“Even if Harvard kids would never wear this stuff (or most things remotely more interesting than boat shoes with no socks), the problem is, the world doesn’t need them to think themselves any more important or WONDERFUL than they already think they are.”

Well. The crankenstein word comes to mind.

Quite.

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In news about another collaborative pairing we share a look at the Lacoste partnership with streetwear label Married to the Mob.

Teen Vogue

Ummm….?

Next, a look from another athletic line:

Clive Brunskill/Getty

That would be a dress from Nike’s new Maria Sharapova Collection they are launching with the tennis star.  Ahem. A sheer overdress…? On the tennis court? Indeed.

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We close on a fun and cheery note, a look at the new Lilly Pulitzer Melamine Dish sets from our spring/summer line:

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Each gift-packaged set includes a plate, bowl and matching utensils in either of the new patterns, Desert Tort or Later Gator. The sets run $24.50, or one can consider the individual plates and bowls.

These are just cute as can be, we absolutely adore them; they are $9.50.

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For those subscribing to our Lilly Pulitzer email list, watch for a Lilly update tomorrow in your electronic in-bins! This will have all the latest on delivery dates, new goodies and patterns, and pre-ordering information. (If you would like to be on the Lilly, Jonathan Adler or Preppy Planet email lists, just click here and scroll down, email sign-ups are on the lower right side. We only send updates about every 4-6 weeks, and we never (ever) share your information, so breath easy on those fronts.)

With that we say g’bye until next time, may everyone enjoy a simply blissful evening!

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