Tag Archives: create your own

Lands’ End Launches New Collection, Calendar Craze

Hello-Hello and Happy Friday!

We jump right into things today with a look at the new Canvas line from Lands’ End.

lands-end18

PHOTO: Steve Eichner/WWD

As the story in WWD (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription required) explains:

“Land’s End Canvas, a collection designed with a “modern sensibility,” or, in other words, a younger audience, in mind.”

The new pieces have classic appeal.

110409-cv-wms-tab_04

Courtesy Lands' End

We like the Heritage Cardigan as well as the Boyfriend V-neck Cardigan.

386056_XM09_D1_CHE385997_XM09_D1_HLX

More from today’s WWD story:

“Named after the label’s signature canvas tote, the line combines pieces that reflect the company’s sailing heritage ­­— fitted oxfords and slouchy, cuffed cargos for women and washed plaid shirts, khaki and denim for men — with a slimmer cut.”

Frequent readers know of our fondness for the basic Tretorn sneaker, and we expect Miss Nautical by Nature might have an affinity for the Silk Tie Belt with its sailing motif.

385995_XM09_D1_NAV388105_XM09_LF_FEQ

The Men’s looks are also solid.

lands-end11-1lands-end12

The merchandise is already available for ordering online at the new Lands’ End Canvas website.

Those on Twitter may have seen our Tweet about Lands’ End offering a Friends and Family discount of 25% off regular priced merchandise; click here to take advantage of the offer – it expires at midnight on the 16th. (NOTE: This is not applicable to the new Canvas collection.)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Also offering something new, Polo Ralph Lauren, adding Tote Bags to their Create Your Own line.

pPOLO2-6649283_title_v646

Both the Medium and Small (or Children’s) totes are available for the personalization

pPOLO2-6649284_standard_t208pPOLO2-6761120_standard_t208

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

We close with a quick reminder about our 2010 Calendars: they are going quickly.

Preppy 2010 Calendar by In Good Company at Preppy Princess DDdeskcalendar3shot

The Lilly Pulitzer Pocket Agenda is now sold out in Trouble Hibiscus, and our vendor is completely out of stock.

Preppy Princess Lilly Pulitzer 2010 Pocket Agenda

We do have all three patterns still available in the Lilly Large Agenda Book, as well as the Lilly Wall Calendar and Desktop model, but all of our other preppish styles are also moving quickly, especially our Susan Wallace Barnes calendars and day planners with the Nantucket illustrations.

Perhaps it is our history as somewhat of a procrastinator on this issue (does going to buy a calendar after the first of the new year qualify as procrastinating?) but we really did not expect to sell so many this early!

With that we send a wish that everyone enjoys a wonderful Fall weekend!

15 Comments

Filed under Lilly Pulitzer Paper & Gifts, nautical, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, preppy stationery, Updates

New Spending Laws for the Wealthy, Polo Ralph Lauren Fall 2009 Early Look

Hello everybody, and happy weekend! Whoo-hoo!

We start today with a big “Thank You” to the fabulous All Things Southern & Preppy for bestowing upon us the Love Ya’ Award!

Rules do accompany this honor:

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”!

Without further ado, our eight suggestions:

Adventures of a Southern Newlywed

Europa Fox

Fashion Herald

I Pick Pretty

Legally Blonde Ambition

Lipstick at the Mailbox

Preppy Player

Southern Belle

Steak & Cakes

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Look for the menswear at Polo Ralph Lauren to go back to its roots this fall; that’s according to this feature in a recent edition of Women’s Wear Daily.

Thomas Iannaccone/WWD
PHOTO: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD

This applies to every label in the line, starting with Polo (seen above), continuing its classic tradition, while Purple Label keeps its sophisticated styling touches. (Below, Purple Label.)

Thomas Ianoconne
PHOTO: Thomas Iannacconne/WWD

As one would expect, Black Label pieces (seen below) retain the edgier, more modern look aimed at a younger, trendier demo.

Thomas /WWD
PHOTO: Thomas /WWD

As we are already on the topic, there is a significant Ralph Lauren clearance continuing online and in stores.  Even the Create Your Own for Baby collection is on sale, with those two charmers below modeling two of the many styles offered.

Create Your Own

ppolo2-5481250_standard_t208

+++++++++++++++++++++

The superb writers over at the Wealth Report (one of the outstanding blogs from the Journal, hopefully still staffed after Friday’s staff cuts at the paper) have come up with “The News Rules of Spending for the Rich,” some new “…Laws for the age of Obama…” like this:

“BLING The wearing of $300 jeans, $300,000 watches that don’t tell time and visible jewels larger than a grain of kosher salt are strictly forbidden. All bling should be partially or completely concealed, although five-carat diamond tongue studs can be acceptable for women and men who “stir out of the city by night.”

Not to mention this:

“PARTIES Expenses for birthday parties and Sweet Sixteens aren’t to exceed $2 million.”

Perhaps that translates into things like this….

Courtesy Jemal Wright
Courtesy Jemal Wright

… possibly being outlawed? The item above is from designer Jemal Wright’s Isis Collection; the Swarovski-covered monstrosity runs about $75,000.  If this is just a little too gauche, the entire piece doesn’t have to be covered in the crystals. One can opt for a more subtle touch.

Courtesy Marquette Turner
Courtesy Marquette Turner

+++++++++++++++++++++

Those using Facebook are no doubt familiar with the “25 Random Things About Me” syndrome. For those not entirely clear on the phenomenon, it is exactly as it sounds: you are ‘tagged’ and must write 25 things about yourself people are unlikely to know.

The popularity of this exercise is such that even the Old Gray Lady (the Times) is even writing about it in “Want to Know More About Me?“.  One person interviewed for the story offers a suggestion for the popularity:

“We’ve all had that awkward pause after we initially find an old friend and exchange a few e-mails, and you don’t know what else to say,” he said. “This is a socially acceptable way to tell people what you’ve been up to without seeming totally obnoxious.”

Oh. We missed that part.  We have resisted the 25 Things tags received thus far on Facebook; be assured no such tagging will be targeted your way, as we remain steadfast in our resistance to the  any of our dear readers and friends here in the Blogosphere.

+++++++++++++++++++++

On that note we say G’bye until next time!

14 Comments

Filed under preppy, Preppy Fashion, Sign of the Times

The 2008 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, Sales: Polo Ralph Lauren, Vera Bradley, More!

Now, doesn’t Miss Muffy Martini know how to brighten a girl’s day?

She is so sweet to have bestowed this upon The Princess, gratiās, merci, gracias, thank you! Here are the rules of the A+ Blogger Award:

  1. You should pay it forward to 2 other bloggers and let them know they won
  2. You should give them a compliment
  3. You should thank your giver. Miss Muffy Martini, you are much too kind!
  4. You should post your award for the world to see!

TP is ever-so-excited to share this with Miss Jewish Girl in WASP’s Clothing, an amazing  writer whose blog touches on brilliance more than she realizes; and Miss I Pick Pretty, possessed of an oh-so-sharp legal mind evident from her delightfully witty posts!

If it is October it must be time for the annual Needless Markup Neiman Marcus Chistmas Book, that wacky collection of insane and imaginative holiday gifts one won’t find anywhere else. Like this:

Neiman Marcus courtesy photo

Neiman Marcus courtesy photo

Now this one starts at $1.3 million, but as we’re not planning a wedding it’s a non-starter. However, *if* there is a wedding in your future and you are thinking west coast, then the Luxury Wedding Experience at The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach) is something to consider.

“A personal engagement coach to take care of every detail, a couture wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses custom designed by Carolina Herrera, up to 40 private ocean-view guest villas and every detail exquisitely executed from the magical cake to the perfect flowers to the private celebrity entertainment at the reception.”

The life-sized LEGO Sculpture is also an option at only $60,000, but do keep in mind the extra shipping charges.

Does this sort of extravagance make sense in light of the current economic conditions?  Ginger Reeder, the Neiman Marcus spokeswoman for their Direct division, told Reuters:

“In the midst of all this dark and dreary news that’s got us all so sad and down, I’d like to think that somebody could open this book up and smile … I mean they’re fantasies. We’re not saying: ‘You’ve got to rush out and have yourself made in Legos.’ It’s like, wouldn’t that be fun?”

Frankly, TP couldn’t agree more. Besides, as with every Christmas Book from Neiman’s there are loads of far more down-to-earth and reasonable gifts.

Oh, you were wondering what to do for TP this year?

Neiman Marcus courtesy photo

Neiman Marcus courtesy photo

Yes, TP wants to make a fool of herself playing basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters. We realize it is $110,000, but honestly, you know we’ll appreciate it. (Heh-heh-heh.) If this is just a bit over the top there is the always-incredible array of jewelry, furs, clothing and accessories to select from. The Princess isn’t choosy. Well, she is choosy. But not insanely so!

In our ongoing presentation of ways everyone can save some of those trust fund $$$, here are a few more current “deals.”  Polo Ralph Lauren is wisely jumping in to the discounting frenzy with their Create Your Own line of merchandise.

Our favorites from this entire group have to be the infant pieces.

How cute are these kids? The Create Your Own Overall and the CYO Classic Polo shirt are simply precious.

And this doesn’t even begin to touch on the continued sales online and at their retail stores. Naturally Eddie Bauer doesn’t want to be left out of the fun.

And Vera Bradley has some marvelous items on sale.

What won’t you see at Vera Bradley as a markdown, but actually is until October 12th? The Riviera Blue collection, 25% off with coupon code RIVIERA25BLUE; this includes pieces like the Weekender.

And finally, word that Linens & Things will be closing all of their stores.

Reed Saxon/AP

Photo: Reed Saxon/AP

They will not bother trying to reorganize themselves, so the “Going Out of Business” sales appear to be underway at all of the stores.

Reed Saxon/AP

Phot: Reed Saxon/AP

We do hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

8 Comments

Filed under preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle