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Next Target Designer Does Gossip Girl, TP is Upgraded!


We begin with earth-shattering news: The Princess has been upgraded! We are now a Queen, compliments of the witty and wonderful All Things Southern & Preppy, who graced us with the Queen of ALLL Things Awe-Summm Award!!

As the newly crowned Queen, I am obligated to do the following:
1.  List 7 things that make me Awe-Summm!!!
2.  Pass this onto 7 bloggers.
3.  Let those bloggers know that they have been tagged.
4.  Link to Her Majesty who tagged me.
5.  Copy the picture onto my sidebar to let the world know I am the Queen! (Ummm..this is one we have to cheat on as we are coping with a change to the blog’s format.)
Seven things that make me Awe-Summm!!! (This is really mortifying, FYI.)
1.  TSU/TPC (The Spousal Unit, aka The Princess Consort)
2. TQM (The Queen Mother)
3. Belief System
4. Kindness
5. Beliefs
6. Compassion
7. Being a perfectionist/control freak (in a good way, of course)
We are also directed to tag 7 people:


As Target winds up its current design collaboration with Alexander McQueen (there is still plenty on sale), we have word their next partnership will be with Anna Sui.

Industry trade publication WWD broke the story yesterday; in an intriguing twist, Ms. Sui is using the four main characters from TV’s Gossip Girl to guide her designs.

“I liked the idea of creating a collection reflective of each characters’ style, sensibility and unique approach to fashion.”

A stock analyst who follows the retailing industry likes the Gossip Girl connection:

‘“Gossip Girl’ is very mainstream,” said Dreher. “Not only will it attract Anna Sui clientele, but ‘Gossip Girl’ fans. It’s going to appeal to a wide range of 15- to 34-year-olds. I love the co-branding of it and I love it that it’s names we’ve heard of. It covers a lot of bases.”

TP agrees with the financial analyst: this one will be big.  The Collection hits stores September 13.


Speaking of G2, a FabSugar story tipped us to the new Fred Flare tees showcasing those four main characters:

Courtesy Fred Flare via FabSugar.com
Courtesy Fred Flare via FabSugar.com

The fun and fabulous Nautical by Nature may be interested to know that the Team Chuck version is already sold out in at least one size, while Team Serena is down to only 2 left in one size!!


We’re expecting these will go rapidly.


A few tidbits from the online shopping annals:

  • TDF online shoe and handbag site Piperlime will add apparel to the merchandise mix this fall. It will be interesting to see if Lilly Pulitzer is among the clothing brands they carry; the site currently offers Lilly shoes.
  • Sak’s has started their “Private Sale” with a substantial amount of merchandise offered across a good range of designers, price points and sizes. Frankly, we are expecting more reductions in prices down the road; the company’s April sales were down by 31%


TP is looking into Fashion Week Daily’s news brief indicating that Lilly Pulitzer may be doing a jewelry collaboration with Justin Tranter, creator of the Fetty of Brooklyn jewelry line. FWD’s headline read “Which glam rocker loves Lilly Pulitzer?” Here is the one-sentence story:

“Justin Tranter Meeting with the fab people at Lilly Pulitzer about a Fetty/Lilly collab! NO JOKE!”

Mr. Tranter is no stranger to designer collaborations; last year he created a pair of tennis shoes for a very limited edition (24 pairs) partnership with DKNY.

PHOTO: Coolhunting.com

PHOTO: Coolhunting.com

Barney’s carries a fair amount of his Fetty Signature Collection, including the “Shot Through the Heart” necklace (lower left)in 14k gold, and the Dog Tag necklace, also 14K.


Mr. Tranter is also in the band Semi-Precious Weapons.  We’re having a tough time reconciling this…

Courtesy Semi Precious Weapons

Courtesy Semi Precious Weapons

With this….


But then, we are not always looked at as a beacon for wild and wacky thought, are we? However, talented bloggy friends like the Fashion Herald and Wendy continue in their tireless efforts to update our look, working to the best of their ability to help us brave new frontiers.

Thank you again Miss Preppy 101! It is also time to thank each and every one of you, our remarkably bright, kind, and considerate readers; you so generously share your comments, your time, your wisdom, and most importantly, you share so much of yourselves, we can never thank you enough.

We send you all miles of smiles and hopes your Friday is fab.


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Comcast Buys Daily Candy, Black Fleece 70% Off, Cartier Sues Donna Karan

Okay, we simply must ask: have you bought either the one above…the one below…

or none of the above? Of course, it is *none* of our business whatsoever, you know we are merely curious and simply had to ask. Although, between the monies collected on behalf of the couple for the sale of the baby photos to both People and Hello, an immense amount of good will be done in places where help is badly needed, and we do applaud the couple for that.

A few other tidbits of note that may prove to be of interest to some of our readers. Do you recognize the artwork up above? If you thought of the oh-so-popular email newsletter Daily Candy then you’re right on target, just as they always are.

Well, there is news today they have been sold. To Comcast. Yes, that Comcast, the cable company. This, via today’s Times, first in print and now in the online version. And are you ready for the price? Sources put it at $125 million. Here is more information from the Times online story:

The site will serve as a natural partner for Comcast properties like E! and the Style Channel, he said.

In our dreams. We so adore all the newsletters, we can only pray Comcast does nothing to detract from a good thing. (And we openly admit we are just freaks for their artwork. LoveLoveLove it.) This is one piece of virtual correspondence The Princess always enjoys seeing in the electric In-bin, so hopefully any changes are only for the better. Let’s cross all our fingers and all our toes on that thought, shall we? After all, this *is* the cable company we’re talking about.

We also have word that the Rugby line from Ralph Lauren is receiving some much-needed TLC in the form of upgrades to its website. Apparently one will be able to shop online in the not too distant future. That is a beautiful development, particularly for the younger crowd, as the label targets a more collegiate demo; it also carries lower price points as well.

And since we are discussing lower price points, that provides the perfect segue to alert you to another end-of-summer clearance sale.

This time we showcase Brooks Brothers’ sale on their Black Fleece Collection. No big story (actually no story at all), just a note to remind you to head over to B2 if you are fond of Mr. Browne’s designs.

As you know, The Princess respects your pocketbook. Lest you doubt her concern over pennies saved becoming dollars earned and all that, some good news from Starbucks if you are a twice a day visitor to their establishments.

Big, cold iced grande drinks for just $2 after 2pm are here if you buy something at Starbucks in the morning and you save your receipt. In an effort to get more people back to the stores in the afternoon, the company has rolled the promotion out from now through Sept. 2. Since those big cups of cold caffeine (and other concoctions) can run up to $4, that is not a bad deal; just be sure to have your receipt stamped in the morning to receive the discount when you return in the afternoon.

In today’s “Can’t We All Just Get Along” category, Cartier sued Donna Karan yesterday, charging that the designer ripped off its famous “Tank” watch name. The Cartier Tank watch we show below is compliments of Neiman Marcus; it is the ‘Small Tank Solo Steel‘ version, at $2250 with the alligator strap as shown.

The Cartier lawyers say the DKNY folks deliberately used the word “Tank” when marketing their watches, making shoppers somehow think the DKNY watches are connected to Cartier. We think not.

It seems the watch Cartier is complaining about is a model called the DKNY Women’s Ion-Plated Tank Watch, seen above. We show a version available at the Bon-Ton stores, as shown it is $115. Of course, this watch is available at many other retailers if it appeals to you. Perhaps they’ll all get together after 2pm for a Latte Grande (is there such a thing?) and make nice.

We’ll leave you with this image…one of the hypothetically hot items from the Louis Vuitton ’09 Cruise Line, the fingerless glove with the charms attached to the little bracelet, not yet available for sale, but fascinating to look at nonetheless.


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