Because things are a tad busy here at the Prepatorium, we have a dribs and drabs kind of post, lots of unrelated tidbits with the only underlying theme being a hope readers might find one/some/any moderately interesting.
We jump right in with word about Frédéric Fekkai:
“In a further sign of the tectonic shift taking place in the beauty world, Frédéric Fekkai, one of the ultimate luxury beauty brands ever to hit Fifth Avenue, is headed for Walgreens.”
And also to Targét, according to this story in Friday’s Women’s Wear Daily, that is where the quote shown above above comes from.
It seems not everyone is pleased by the news:
“And the fallout has already begun: Sephora immediately said it will drop the line.”
Currently sold in upscale locales like Saks and Neimans, Andrea Nagel’s story says both Target and Walgreens are among mass retailers expected to carry the line. If you have already been buying premium hair products at Target, look for something about the launch in your mailbox:
“These customers are set to receive direct mailers just prior to launch which have been designed to “introduce” the shopper to the Fekkai brand…”
The mailers will include samples. The products are already shown on Target’s site, with a February 21st date for availability; pre-ordering is possible. (One interesting note: many sites show Target as already carrying some Fekkai.)
Some may remember this post taking a quick glance at the new OlsenBoye line for JC Penney from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Nylon has more photos of upcoming pieces, and while the line doesn’t really speak to a prep look, we thought a few items merited sharing, for a variety of reasons.
We thought some might like the blazer shown above, not yet available on the Penney’s web site. It seems logos are definitely part of the line’s look.
The distressed flannel shirt is one of the items currently available for purchase.
This next piece surprised us.
Why? It seems to bear an uncanny resemblance to this spring’s homage to Stephen Sprouse for Vuitton, designed by Marc Jacobs.
The Olsens generally show more savvy than that exhibited in the tee’s design.
Good news for those of us who share blind adoration a fondness for Mad Men: the cult hit received multiple Golden Globe nominations today, including Best Drama, as well as Best Acting nods for Don and Betty, January Jones and Jon Hamm (seen below with Tina Fey at the Emmys in September.)
Time magazine ranked the show as the best television show of the decade in a recent story.
BTW, if looking for interesting work:
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Finally, for those interested in the Hamptons, we have a real estate opportunity.
Tory Burch has listed her home in Southampton; she is asking $17.9 million. Ms. Burch is moving nearby, so have no fear about there being a roof over her head. The existing residence is rumored to have significant water damage; the new owner is actually getting pre-approved plans for a new structure.
Here is the Sotheby’s listing and here is the WSJ story.
Until next time!