Hello-Hello, welcome to a Wednesday.
In honor of the warming temps here at the Prepatorium we share a few looks from the Brooks Brothers spring/summer collection.
This seems to be the navy sleeveless wrap dress in the photo on the right.
The images immediately below are all clickable if any of the styles are intriguing.
We do like most of the madras pieces shown for men.
The Black Fleece items are always… interesting. The spring styles seem much more wearable than Thom Browne’s previous collections.
Certain motifs work better on the ladies than they do on the gentlemen.
Perhaps of greater interest, word the retailer will be offering merchandise in a new format; more from a late February WWD story:
“eBay also is creating an online outlet mall for the U.S. with some well-known retail and apparel brands. Lord & Taylor’s outlet division is already on board and Brooks Brothers will be added next month.”
This one may hold promise for those seeking outlet mall price point without having to make a trip to said outlet.We’ll let you know when the site is live.
Next on today’s agenda: High Society. We are not talking about this version.
We refer to this incarnation.
Debuting a week from tonight, the show is launching on the CW; the network’s blog describes the program:
“HIGH SOCIETY follows Tinsley Mortimer, New York’s most talked-about “Park Avenue Princess,” as she and her circle of often-controversial friends circulate through New York’s most prestigious black-tie affairs, outrageous parties and fashion exclusives, with never-before-seen access from behind the velvet rope.”
Or, as the New York Tix blog says:
““Jersey Shore,” look behind you. “The Real World,” step up the pace. “Dancing with the Stars,” watch your step. A new breed of reality show is coming to town, and it’s the New York bluebloods who will be in the spotlight. And no, it’s not “Gossip Girl”: This is the real deal.
Premiering March 10 on the CW, “High Society” looks at the infighting, cat-fighting and general, well, fighting, of a group of upper-crust society ladies.”
We close with two more quick items. First, yet another in the ever-growing list of Gossip Girl magazine covers, this time Jessica Szohr showcases the April issue of Lucky.
Second, a sorta’-kinda’-maybe-not-really Pretty in Pink. Meet the Christian Louboutin Barbie 2.0. (That’s our name for it.)
The official title is Dolly Forever Barbie, we love the miniature shoes that come with the doll.
But the life-size version is much more fun.
Until next time!
George Chinsee/Brooks Brothers Spring Collection