Hello-Hello and welcome to a bright and sunny springtime Tuesday!
We are brief in this post; today’s volunteer obligations combined with losing yesterday to a migraine make for an intense schedule, eek!
There are several stories available looking at the new line, including this one at Men’s Apparel Review. For a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one aspect of the launch, click here for the Boston Globe’s story:
“.. an offer L.L. Bean — whose boxy, loose-fitting offerings sometimes turned off even the preppiest of teens — knew it couldn’t refuse.”
Loads of outlets have stories looking at the sale of Tommy Hilfiger announced yesterday, including this one on MarketWatch. (We do disagree with their statement that the sale brings together “… two preppy icons — Izod, owned by Phillips-Van Heusen, and Tommy Hilfiger’s boarding-school chic…”, we don’t really consider Izod to be a preppy firm.) The MarketWatch story notes:
“By the end of the decade, the oversaturated brand wore out its welcome with consumers and fell off the fashion radar.”
Although we previously mentioned the book on our FB Fan Page, we neglected to include it here on the blog, oops. The book is now available and one that is on our reading list.
WWD (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription required) has a story on accessories for this fall; once again, we are clearly going to be out of step. So to speak. On the left, a style by Nicholas Kirkwood, the shoe on the right is from Bruno Frisoni.
We are probably better off with styles along these lines, seen in “The Preppy Collaborations Continue: Keds x Gap“.
The shoes seen above are from the collection Keds has done exclusively for the Gap, due out this summer. On another fun note, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised, but there is some serious pink at the Keds online shop!
We leave you with another Pretty in Pink, something The Consort discovered over at Design Boom.
Meet Barbie Foot from French designer Chloe Ruchon.
Rather like the more classic version, this one might work here at Princess InterGalactic HQ…
What do you think, do we need to one for the Employee Lounge? (Ahem.)
Until next time, we hope your skies are bright and sunny!