Hello-Hello, welcome to another wacky day here at The Prepatorium, where once again business obligations force brevity.
We begin with a look at the wedding gown Ralph Lauren created for his daughter Dylan.
The candy store entrepreneur married hedge fund manager Paul Arrouet last month, and many have been eager to see the gown, interested in how a design by Mr. Lauren would turn out. Everyone involved in the wedding has done a remarkable job keeping photos of the dress under wraps, it is amazing in this day and age there haven’t been pictures posted online, either legitimately or ‘leaked’ by someone involved with the dress or the wedding.
This is the first photo we have seen of the silk gown, it had a mermaid style hem, including a nine-foot train. Here is a little more from The Daily Mail:
“…a handmade duchesse satin, silk tulle, georgette embroidered dress with a tiered train. The custom-made gown, which she wears for a photoshoot celebrating her marriage in the August issue of Vogue, was kept under security guard at Ralph Lauren’s New York headquarters prior to the wedding.
There is also a story about the wedding in the magazine from Andre Leon Talley with loads of details about the big day. The photo seen above is part of Vogue’s online slide show featuring people in its annual age issue, done every August and showcasing elegance across a broad spectrum of years.
This is always a good issue, one we enjoy very much reading.
One other note about Ms. Lauren, she has designed a Maclaren baby stroller in a design tied to her Candy Bar look and logo.
The stroller is the Volo style, available online at Maclaren and other retailers for $150.
Also today, InStyle has yet another take on ‘Preppy Chic,’ showing items they deem to fall into this category. We share just a few, including a Timex Resin ‘Camper’ Watch and Tommy Hilfiger Linen/Cotton Boyfriend Cardigan. (This is a nice blend for a summer sweater, we don’t own this particular item but have pieces in the same fabric, they breath wonderfully in the heat.)
The online feature also highlights ‘Quip Thank You’ cards by Kate Spade and a Lacoste Camellia polo shirt, today’s Pretty in Pink.
To see the rest of the slide show click here.
We wanted to share one more tidbit, what one publication is describing as “Oscar de la Renta’s preppy princess”.
That’s how UK fashion magazine Grazia titled its early look at the fall ad campaign for the line, the ads features supermodel Karlie Kloss.
The story also links to a short video with several different looks from Oscar de la Renta’s fall collection.
Before we say goodbye, Tilly insists we say ‘Thank You’ on her behalf for your more-than-generous-support of her new role as shipping manager here at the Princess. She is especially grateful to those understanding her need to take her 15-minute break, the pressure-cooker environment is wearing her out.
Our only problem is that Tilly’s 15 minute breaks happen every 15 minutes.
Goodbye until next time!