Regular readers are familiar with an exclusive club, The Order of the Anti-Prep. Membership in this society is reserved for those individuals or items so wretched, so horrid in their excess they simply shriek bad taste. Conspicuous consumption. More than nouveau gauche. You know what we mean, you don’t need us dredging up the gory backstory.
Our newest member is someone we have pondered naming previously, but we declined to do so out of concern for the ongoing challenges she seemed to face in her personal life. We no longer harbor such concerns.
Once again Lindsay Lohan appeared on the Princess Radar, this time over the weekend. The reason was a plethora of gossip and non-news news stories about her demands for a First Class seat on a flight back to Los Angeles from Florida. Ms. Lohan had journeyed to Florida for a Stoopid Super Bowl party, a paid appearance, we are speculating.
According to Fox News:
“The 22-year-old caused chaos while departing on a Delta Flight from Tampa, Fla. on Saturday morning when the airline was unable to provide her with a first-class seat on the already overbooked flight.”
Besides being another episode in the “It just isn’t done” category, this is another in a series of seemingly endless incidents pushing TP and the Consort over the line, leaving us no choice but to name Ms. Lohan an official Anti-Prep. Honestly.
For those unfamiliar with the dubious title, previously named antipreps include Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. These individuals are also referred to as TAPWSNBN (The Anti Prep Who Shall Not Be Named), an acronym created by none other than the wonderful I Pick Pretty.
Another example, this one is from Tommy Hilfiger:
This example comes from Thomas Pink, whose shirts we adore.
While white is a must-have, isn’t this gem by Pink more fun? We offer the Pink Fever shirt for your perusal and consideration.
It is one of many fabulous pieces in the retailer’s new Pink Panther collection:
While the next item is crafted for the Man of the House, we do adore them. (However, there is not a chance the Spousal Unit is wearing these, no chance whatsoever.)
If any of these tickle your fancy and you plan on buying them online, haste in doing so may be wise, as the collection just went up Saturday and some items are already sold out.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: We must amend this to reflect updated information on the Consort’s socks sentiments: “What do you mean??!! I’d wear those, I think they’re pretty sweet!” We stand corrected.
The sales continue everywhere – we haven’t been posting most, as there are just *so* many. But we thought we would mention the Last Call at Emporio Armani:
And also remind everyone of the outstanding offers at J. Press.
We feel we must share a few more “When Pink Goes Bad” items that caught our eye:
If one is thinking the neon creation above from designer Carly Garwin is merely an aberration, think again.
All of these creations are from the recent Menswear Fall/Winter 2009 shows in Milan and Paris. Givenchy is responsible for the suit on the far left, Calvin Klein deserves credit for the middle photograph, and the more formal look on the far right comes from Dolce & Gabbana. We thought the Givenchy was one of the “worst ever” suits until we saw this:
To be fair, all three design houses showed some outstanding styles, especially Calvin Klein, frequently worn by yours truly. But there was simply no way we weren’t posting some of the more outrageous creations.
They are shown in the Color by Numbers motif; we are fond of its elegant look accented by a touch of whimsy.