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Royals Descend on Sweden in Serious Party Frocks


We’re experiencing a bit of a Friday frenzy following yesterday’s delightful afternoon grueling team-building workshop.

The company’s off-site meeting was loads of fun very intense, and The Consort is sporting a sunburn new skills were learned at the seminar.  However, it was also time-consuming, so we’ve many little tidbits and lots of photos today, clearly a case of style over substance, with our apologies.  We begin with a quick reminder about the Kiel James Patrick giveaway over at Beach Bum and Baby.

Click here to scoot over to the Giveaway, entries close at midnight tonight (Friday, 6.18.2010).


We also have some final images from Royal Ascot, below we see Britain’s Princesses Anne and Beatrice arriving at Ladies Day yesterday.

Luke MacGregor

Next, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie appear to be pondering their race cards (L), on the right, Joan Collins was also at Ladies Day.

We loved these two images of Princess Eugenie.

Day Three at Ascot also featured Charlie Watts (the Rolling Stones) looking dapper, and even more interesting accessories.

We leave the topic with two related images, both sights we should have expected but failed to foresee: the Vuvuzela hat at Ascot, and on the right, Prince William with one of the horns, seen during his visit to a charity in Botswana he supports.



Next, a reminder for those who like to be the first person in the palace with the new things: Burberry Beauty debuts this weekend.

Davies & Starr via NY Times T Magazine blog

The new cosmetics collection launches at Burberry and also at Nordstrom tomorrow. Look for some stunning advertising images shot by Mario Testino.

Courtesy Images via T Magazine


Also on the calendar this weekend, what many are calling “the royal wedding of the year,” the marriage of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.

Leif R. Jansson/Scanpix/Reuters

Above, Crown Princess Maxima (L) of the Netherlands, Britain’s Sophie the Countess of Wessex (front, 2nd L), Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (C) of the Netherlands and Britain’s Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (2nd R) arrive for the Swedish Government’s pre-wedding dinner in advance of tomorrow’s ceremonies.

Above we see Princess Rym Brahimi and Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan (L), as well as Spain’s Infanta Christina and husband Inaki Urdangarin on the right.  Below, Denmark’s Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (L), and Norway’s Princess Martha and husband Ari Behn,

Next, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg (L) head into the dinner, as well as Norway’s Prince Haakon and wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

Here are the groom’s parents, Ewa and Olle Westling, we also see Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.

Next, Princess Mathilde of Belgium in a bright pink gown, and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in turquoise.

Below, Princess Alexia Morales and husband Carlos Morales, Prince Philipo, Ms. Tatiana Blatnik and Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine of Greece

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We are talking about very. serious. party frocks.  Below we see the guests of honor as Princess Madeleine, Prince Carl Philip, Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling (L-R) arrive for the dinner.

Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix/Reuters

It would seem wardrobe mishaps may have been averted by Mr. Westling.

Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty

Fretting about the train on one’s gown can be nerve-wracking.

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Crown Princess Madeleine looked stunning.

Torsten Laursen/Getty

While her sister looked radiant on the arm of her soon-to-be-husband.

Adam Osterman/Getty

On that happy image we say adieu until next time!


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Filed under Friday Fun, preppy

Sneak Peeks, New Lines & Launches, Oh My!


We are a bit behind (and this is unusual…?), we returned rather late to the Prepatorium after a delightful dinner and auction last night with the Queen Mother and one of TP’s brothers the Princes. No acquisitions, but we certainly saw loads of pretty pieces.

We begin with an early look at the upcoming Burberry cosmetics line:

PHOTO: Ben Wright via WWD

Ben Wright via WWD

As StyleList explains:

“The line continues to echo the signature trench, with beige cartons and the proprietary check pattern etched into the cosmetic packaging. The line will include everything from lip liner to foundation to makeup brushes and will sell for about $24 to $60.”

Launching this summer, the line will be available at Nordstrom.


We also have a sneak peek at this fall’s Old Navy collections via Women’s Wear Daily (subscription req’d.).

While we didn’t fall in love with any of the pieces, it’s good to see the retailer’s basics return for another season, like the cotton shirts and bright outerwear.

It appears there are plenty of opportunities for an Adventure in Argyle.

Some looks hold little appeal.

Hhhmmm. The best word we can come up with is underwhelmed.


And finally in fall lines, a possibility for your MOTH, the upcoming Tommy Hilfiger Ivy League line, as covered in this WWD story.

Kyle Ericksen/WWD

Call us paranoid, but we have this gnawing expectation that somewhere on the apparel we’ll discover a massive logo.


Let’s take at another line launching, but something we can wear now from a brand we trust, Jack Rogers.

We confess to having nary a clue about the noted footwear retailer expanding into apparel until the Coterie Blog mentioned the good news in a Tweet.

There are pieces in all categories including skirts.

Some readers are more likely to think of these when hearing the Jack Rogers name, the brand’s classic Palm Beach Navajo, today’s Pretty in Pink.

We like this one and look forward to seeing the pieces in person.


Now before we say g’bye, a reminder about the Zac Posen for Target collection, it launches Sunday.

Via Fashion Bomb Daily

It could be fun.

May everyone enjoy a sunny weekend, outside and in!


George Chinsee/WWD: All Old Navy images


Filed under Argyle, Logos, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, Pretty in Pink