Hello-Hello and Happy Friday!
We are off shortly for a girls day visiting TQM (The Queen Mother), doing lunch and a movie.
We are a little late to the party with this one, many friends have already seen The September Issue, we are invoking better late than never privileges here.
One fashion trend that does not appear to have a prep aesthetic comes courtesy of the soon-to-be-released film, The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The movie release is November 20.
Also on the way, Twilight clothing at Nordstrom.
Officially the line is called The Twilight Saga: New Moon for BP (Brass Plum, Nordstrom’s junior collections). Some merchandise can be purchased in stores and other pieces pre-ordered online with shipping later this month.
If in need of a man around the house, the Twilight collection can help:
As we understand things that is Edward Cullen and he is part of the collection, all 6 feet of him. Be advised some assembly is required. If he isn’t your kind of guy, perhaps Jacob is more suited to your personal taste. He is also available (click here) although his style doesn’t appear as natty as Edward‘s.
For others as terminally clueless as TP, unfamiliar with the storyline and stars, here is a photo with Edward (actor Robert Pattinson) in the background:
One can also see actress Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, and Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob.
The line features tee shirts and tanks, many displaying one’s allegiance to either Team Edward or Team Jacob.
Some pieces like this tunic carry phrases we presume to be integral to the plot or characters.
Nordstrom also has jewelry, including necklaces, charm bracelets, and bag clips like the one shown below.
There you have it. We suspect this is merely an early entry into the expected tidal wave of merchandising plans tied to the film. (For more on the Twilight Luna cosmetics line, here is our August post on that topic, this merchandise is available at any number of retailers. )
We want to alert readers to a number of Sales and Savings opportunities, beginning with the Saks Friends and Family promotion. Use the code FRIENDS2 for a 25% discount on most merchandise, 10% off beauty items. To recieve complimentary shipping on all orders, use the code OCTSHIP9.
Today’s Pretty in Pink also comes from Saks and is another Breast Cancer Awareness item, the Key to the Cure Tee by Michael Kors.
Another Princess favorite, Kate Spade, is also offering some fiscally friendly possibilities.
This sale ends October 25. BTW, the Kate Spade store that opened yesterday in Tokyo looks charming, below we see work before the big celebration.
Another retailer offering markdowns, Tory Burch; this sale begins today (Friday, 10.16.09) at noon.
Just an FYI, the URL is ToryBurchPrivateSale.com, not the standard website address. These discounts end October 19.
One more online stop some may want to make, Gilt Fuse, another of the ‘members only’ online shopping sites that run sales for specific, limited amounts of time. Gilt Fuse is the younger, hipper offshoot of Gilt. Today at noon the Betsey Johnson sale gets underway, and while much too cool for TP, we do like some of her styles.
The Scalloped Dress originally retailed at $425, it will be $144 during the sale. We will be in and out of the office today, but if interested in an invite, just email me (thepreppyplanet at gmail.com, that is a deliberately left space in that address, so do delete it if using the address) and we’ll do our best to get one headed in your direction.
We leave you with some Friday Fun, compliments of a delightful blogger, Miss Tied Up With a Black Velvet Headband, also known as TUWABVH. Knowing our Logophobia and attendant complications, she directed our attention to this yesterday.
Something about the polo-playing ponies seemed disturbing, or perhaps it was the hubcaps. Either way, the image was posted on a website known as People of Walmart. The site’s “about us” page shares more on their raison d’etre:
“We personally have nothing against Walmart. We, along with most of America, shop at Walmart for nearly everything we need. This site is simply a satirical social commentary of the extraordinary sights found at America’s favorite store.”
The site was originally pointed out to us some time ago by the always-on-top-of-things Misadventures of a Newlywed; naturally we typed in the wrong URL and landed in cyber-purgatory. Now we know better. Our thanks to both Misadventures and TUWABVH for keeping us from being perilously out of touch.
May your weekends be warm and wonderful!