Tag Archives: FIT

Friday Fun of The Footwear Kind

Hello-Hello, happy almost-weekend to all of our treasured readers. We are ready for a spot of Friday fun and hope you are too.

We begin with what sounds like a fabulous show at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, “Shoe Obsession”.  Look at this Ferragamo stunner.

Via ArtInfo.com

Via ArtInfo.com

The exhibition opened on the 8th of this month, with more than 150 pairs of amazing shoes.  We’ll look at some of the more wearable styles first, this is a 2008 Manolo Blahnik.

Via ArtInfo.com

Via ArtInfo.com

The studded ‘Pigalle’ by Christian Louboutin.

Via ArtInfo.com

Via ArtInfo.com

It’s unclear how wearable these would have been, they are from Tom Ford’s spring 2012 collection.

Via ArtInfo.com

Via ArtInfo.com

This is like a work of art, the “Poisonneuse” sandal by Gianluca Tamburini.

Via ArtInfo.com

Via ArtInfo.com

According to the FIT show notes the number of shoes women own has doubled since the late 1990s, we now average twenty pairs. Gosh….really? (Cough-cough.)

More about the interest in footwear from the FIT:

Shoe departments everywhere have expanded, as the “great designer shoe wars” have escalated.  New high-end brands—like Nicholas Kirkwood and Charlotte Olympia—are moving onto designer shoe floors to share space with perennial bestsellers, such as Blahnik and Louboutin. Established designer shoes brands, including Salvatore Ferragamo and Roger Vivier, are also thriving under new creative direction.

Now for some that don’t look like they were really meant to be worn, below we see Masaya Kushino’s “Lung-ta,” that translates to “horse of wind”.

Sak's POV Blog

Sak’s POV Blog

It turns out someone did wear them, as seen in a post at Seek Shoes Online.

Via Seek Shoes Online blog

Via Seek Shoes Online

Here is another pair that was worn, the “Lady Pointe Shoes” made for Lady Gaga by NoritakaTatehana.

Via Design Boom

Via Design Boom

They were actually worn in the singer’s “Marry the night” music video.

'Marry the Night' music video via Design Boom

‘Marry the Night’ music video via Design Boom

A Prada style from spring of last year, the brand did an entire collection inspired by classic American automobiles.

Via ArtInfo.com

Via ArtInfo.com

And once again, the shoes were worn.

Via Style Forum

Via Style Forum

Wow.

The show runs through April 18, it looks like it would be great fun to see. Read more about it at the FIT site, or visit the Saks blog, POV, they did a post on the exhibit here.

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

Today’s other fun topic involves Sunday’s Big Event. (The Academy Awards.) Our pals across the pond at The Telegraph have put together a slide show of the 25 Best Oscar Dresses of All Time, and I wasted an extraordinary amount of time looking at each and every one made a quick flip through the photos.  Remember Julia Roberts in her vintage Valentino? (1999, Erin Brockovich.)

Via The Telegraph

Via The Telegraph

Or that petal pink Ralph Lauren worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in 1999? (The year she won for Shakespeare in Love.)

Via The Telegraph

Via The Telegraph

Elizabeth Taylor wore Christian Dior in 1960.

Via The Telegraph

Via The Telegraph

It’s a fun compilation, although an awful lot of the frocks are quite recent, we’re not entirely in sync with many of the choices.  Here’s a link to the entire piece.

We’ll see you next week, may your weekends be fun and fabulous!

2 Comments

Filed under preppy

A French Take on Preppy, J. Crew Bridal Jewelry

Hello-Hello, we hope you are enjoying a simply splendid springtime day!

It’s time for Friday Fun here at the Prepatorium, and we are going to do most of this with minimum blather and maximum images.

It doesn’t get much more fun than this, the very latest from Lilly.

Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer

The Lilly Pulitzer Cruiser is available for pre-order only, the real deal arrives August 1. These beauties are being made by the folks at Van Dessel.

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

Frequent readers know we always love to look at the way other cultures view ‘preppy’.

Glamour France via SunRainey.com

These images are from the May edition of French Glamour.

Glamour France via SunRainey.com

The blue and khaki are so vivid they make us dream of the beach.

Glamour France via PopBee

For more images from the May issue, visit SunRainey or PopBee.

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

Next, because we still do not have enough perfume and cologne with celebrity names on them, more perfumes & cologne are being created under celebrities’ names; the latest coming from these two individuals.

Lolavie by Jennifer Anniston will be sold exclusively at one of our favorite places, Harrod’s.

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

More collaboration news, WWD reports on J. Crew’s partnership with classic costume jeweler Miriam Haskell. Below, a sampling from the new collection.

Courtesy Images via WWD

We are thinking a number of readers possess some treasured Haskell pieces passed on through the generations; we are fortunate to have a few in our jewelry box.  For a bit of background on the Haskell legacy, this piece from our friends at The Daily Basics is worth a read.

And the folks at Barbour have teamed up with handbag designer Anya Hindmarch.

Courtesy Images via The Telegraph

For more, this story in the Telegraph is an excellent read.

And in collaborations we have previously chatted about, don’t forget the Cynthia Vincent for Target footwear line launches Sunday, as well as the retailer’s first limited edition hat collection, with Eugenia Kim for Targét.  Below, three pieces from that collection.

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

As threatened promised yesterday, we close with a few more images from Monday’s “Last Bark for Bryant Park,” the Fashion Institute of Technology’s second annual pet apparel fashion show.  Below, Lily, a Papillion, sports a “magical flower fairy outfit”. (????)

Afton Almaraz/AP

Below, Jake the Yorkshire Terrier models a leather bomber jacket.

Afton Almaraz/AP

Jake also walked the runway in a military canine shirt and pants set.

Afton Almaraz/AP

Indeed.

With that we say Happy-Happy Weekend, may yours be bright and sunny and filled with fun!

9 Comments

Filed under Collaborations, Friday Fun, preppy, Preppy Fashion

Target’s Next Designers, Tiffany’s Mint Julep & Preppy Sales

Hello-Hello and Happy April 15th!  Quite.

There is simply too much going on here at Princess Intergalactic HQ for a proper post, so we shall share a few bits and bytes we hope hold some appeal for our treasured readers.

First, news of Target’s next design partnerships; Gaby Basora will be doing a group for the retailer’s GO International collection.  Ms. Basora is best known for her Tucker collection, a brand previously mentioned in this space.  Below we show the Pink Wavy Princess Dress (L) and Tulip Bottom Skirt with shirred waist (R), both from the Tucker line.

Ms. Basora’s collection will be available beginning September 10.

WWD also has word on the next jewelry partnership at Targét, it is with Temple St. Clair.  Below, two examples of Ms. St. Clair’s current work (not the Target collection).

This collection launches at most Target stores and online August 29.  We are excited to see both groups.

Speaking of jewels, we must congratulate our friend Miss Wendy, her earrings will soon be seen in the upcoming Sex and the City 2 movie!

Here is a better look:

Courtesy Wendy Brandes

Congratulations to Miss Wendy! The film premieres May 27.

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

In other fashion collaboration news, WWD reports that J. Crew is doing a denim line for men:

“The retailer has collaborated with Japanese selvedge denim label Warehouse on an exclusive men’s style that will sell for $300 on its Web site, and at its Men’s Shop and Liquor Store locations….”

Crew is also continuing its recently introduced partnership with Levi’s.

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

So much for that hypothetical end to conspicuous consumption, behold the “world’s most expensive Mint Julep”:

Courtesy Photo via Luxist

Tiffany has partnered with Woodford (the bourbon folks) to create a mere 73 cups like the one seen above. Jared Paul Stern at Luxist has more:

“Only 73 of the sterling silver cups will be available at $1,000 apiece; purchasers will be served a julep in the cup at Churchill Downs on Derby Day, May 1st. Proceeds from the cups will benefit The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes & Obesity Center.”

If interested in your own Julep, just click here for more information.

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

We have a number of Sales and Savings we thought we should share:

  • Brooks Brothers is promoting the Clearance Event with “up to 50% off”.
  • Ann Taylor offers an extra 25% off sale merchandise, use promo code SALE25 at checkout to receive the discount
  • J. Crew is promoting its Spring Sale
  • Land’s End offers 25% off regular priced items and free shipping beginning tomorrow through the 19th
  • Banana Republic takes 25% off all regular priced merchandise through the 18th, use promo code TAXBREAK25

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

A quick Pretty in Pink we couldn’t resist from our friends at the Pink and Green Scene:

via Pink & Green Scene

The Pink and Green Petal knobs are available at the always-fabulous Layla Grace.

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

In our post yesterday we nattered on about wedding gowns and Bridal Fashion Week. We close today with images from another fashion show held this week:

Afton Almaraz/AP

Above we see Schultzy, a West Highland terrier, modeling his bridal best during the “Last Bark for Bryant Park” fashion show.  This was the second year for the show, put on by FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) students, consisting only of garments fashioned for the four-legged family member.

Afton Almaraz/AP

We’re thinking we may need to share more from this show in tomorrow’s post….oui?

Until then, may everyone’s day be pink, green and beautiful!

9 Comments

Filed under Collaborations, preppy, Preppy Fashion, Sales & Savings