Hello and happy new day everyone!
We start with a quick couple of hits, things going on you may be interested in, like J. Crew’s “Enjoy an Extra 30% Off“ Final (their word, not ours) Sale, ending Wednesday night at midnight.
To enjoy the additional discount use Promo Code EXTRA30 at checkout.
In other J. Crew news, the sharp eyes at the Material Interest blog on Men. Style. com have spotted an intriguing piece at the Tribeca Liquor Store locale. It is a very limited edition jacket, something you may find appealing for the Mr. Wonderful in your life.
Courtesy J. Crew via Men.Style.com
A stop at the online Men’s Shop at the Liquor Store does not show the military style jacket, but then, with a run of only 7 (s-e-v-e-n) jackets (not to mention the $850 price point), it’s likely one must visit the store in person to view this item.
The jacket is a collaborative effort with the one and only Mister Freedom in LA; below, as shown in a November post on the Mister Freedom blog.
Courtesy Mister Freedom
Lost in last week’s frenzy, news in The Cut blog about Fred Perry’s SoHo store opening. This is a beautiful thing. As the story describes it:
“Buttoned-up British sportswear brand Fred Perry quietly unveiled its first Stateside store last week, bringing a preppy paradise of plaid, argyle, and tweed to Soho.”
We will never, ever, complain about a new stop on the circuit. Even when we are experiencing extraordinary difficulty getting away for a few days to enjoy the circuit. Sigh.
Regular readers may remember previous posts about Michelle Obama wearing jewelry by Loree Rodkin; she wore earrings by the designer election night and several pieces during Tuesday’s Inaugural events. Guess who was in Loree Rodkin at the SAG Awards last evening in Los Angeles?
PHOTO: Danny Moloshok/Reuters
None other than winner Mickey Rourke, in Loree Rodkin sunglasses. No diamonds that we can see, just the glasses.
FYI, following up Friday’s post about the First Lady’s jewelry at the Inaugural Balls, Ms. Rodkin says she has she has taken “… 100 orders for jewelry that is similar in style…”. This according to WSJ’s On The Runway blog, always on top of this sort of news.
BTW, not all the stars were at the SAG Awards over the weekend. Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester was at the launch party for Nylon Mexico.
The Nylon blog shows the dress worn by Ms. Leighton in detail; it is now available at Net-a-Porter.
It is referred to as the “Preen Cordula Lace Up Dress” as well as the “…lace-up bandage dress.” If it is a style you fancy, not to worry about showing up at a function with TP in the same frock. A tad too racy for us. We knew you would understand.
Let’s go from one Nylon item to another… a stop at Nylon online today revealed these cute shoes in the blog’s Spring Awakening story. The Ballet Flats are found for $19.50 at Old Navy.
Another example demonstrating precisely why we effort a visit to the Nylon site every day.
Also a quick look at some of the Kate Spade Summer goods featured in today’s WWD story on the company, most notably the brand’s foray into apparel. Below, pieces from the upcoming collection.
PHOTO: Robert Mitra via WWD
The story focuses on efforts to rejuvenate the brand, and the highly competitive landscape when it comes to accessories:
“Contemporary lines like Rebecca Minkoff and Botkier are appealing to fashion-driven consumers, while J.Crew and Tory Burch are fortifying their accessories focus with a solid infrastructure already intact.”
PHOTO: Robert Mitra/WWD
We’re not sure yet how crazy we are about this look… is anyone else thinking hula skirt? There is also an elegant cuff bracelet from the line.
PHOTO: Robert Mitra/WWD
Not to be left out of the picture, a Kate Spade competitor is featured in today’s email missive from Bergdorf’s:
The retailer is featuring the new Tory Burch Logo Sandal.
And for a closing smile we get back to our semi-regular feature, “Pretty in Pink,” with the Pink Ligne Roset chair by Pierre Paulin:
That’s a smile and a half… enjoy your day!