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We don’t tell you that enough, do we? Your visiting and comments and all-around goodness make our days better, brighter and happier than we can say, we must be more attentive to sharing our gratitude.
Those following us on Twitter already know this morning’s sad news: a symbol of classic apparel and accessories for Children is no more. In an awful SOTT (Sign Of The Times) Best & Company has filed bankruptcy, and it’s not Chapter 11, allowing an entity to get its act together; unfortunately it is a Chapter 7 filing, meaning liquidation.
Remember the retailer’s sketches of possible Inauguration attire for Sasha and Malia Obama?
Courtesy Best & Co.
What a shame. Sniff.
We are fortunate enough to have stumbled onto a few blog posts sharing an early look at the upcoming Anna Sui for Target collection. Only obsessive readers Frequent blog visitors may recall this post explaining that Ms. Sui’s Target designs would be based on, or inspired by, the hit television show Gossip Girl.
Below, the Blair, Serena, Jenny and Vanessa looks from the Collection, due in stores September 13 through October 17. (Our thanks to Nitrolicious for the nicely done collage.)
Collage via Nitrolicious.com
Without becoming entirely tedious going into too much detail, here is a portion of that original post on this back in May:
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.
While much-too-cool for TP, we look forward to seeing them in stores. Those hoping for designs true to Miss Sui’s runway creations will be pleased by what Nylon magazine has noted:
As Nylon writes in this post:
“Target says their new Go! International collection, with youthquake designer Anna Sui, was inspired by Gossip Girl.
And while we definitely see hints of Vanessa, Blair, Serena, and Little J in the recently-leaked look book, we’ve got our own idea about where the clothes came from:
Anna Sui’s most beloved past runways!”
To view the entire collection look-by-look, click here.
Speak of the devil… trade publication Ad Age has an interesting review looking at a couple of this summer’s reality shows.
“NYC Prep,” easily pitched and packaged as “the real ‘Gossip Girl,'” explores the luxe lives of six New York City teens. In doing so, the show actively prods viewers to rage — rage against the careless lives the protagonists lead. It wants us to bemoan their vanishing youth, their premature descent into jadedness. It wants us to demonize the parents who empower them.
Don’t take the bait. This is merely a show about sniveling, graceless little s—s,….The six bon vivants are neither smart nor charming, and they possess all the self-awareness of a twig. At least “Gossip Girl” dishes out its blithe urban bitchery with a wink and a smirk; the entire point of “NYC Prep,” as with each of Bravo’s “Housewives” offerings, is to hold its subjects up to ridicule.”
It seems ‘scathing’ might be a better term to describe writer Larry Dobrow’s reaction to NYC Prep. (Airing tonight, BTW.)
We have long loved Lacoste for their classic understatement and timeless lines. (Notwithstanding a few pieces over the years triggering a raging case of Logophobia.) The company’s younger, hipper Red Collection debuted this spring with a slimmer silhouette and lower pricepoints, aimed at the 18-25 year olds.
WWD reported yesterday that the sporty retailer has teamed with ever-so-chic Jeffrey New York for a small collection launching in October. The group has a definite retro appeal as seen in the sleeveless tipped cotton piqué polo dress.
Courtesy Photo via WWD.com
We are calling the long-sleeve cashmere cardigan below our Pretty in Pink for the day. It is somewhat more vibrant than the hues one might see us sporting here at the Palace, very bright indeed. (How about neon? Does that seem more apropos?)
Courtesy Photo via WWD.com
BTW, there are two Jeffrey New York stores, one in the Meatpacking district and the other in Atlanta. As in Georgia.
It would be almost sinful to be chatting up Lacoste and neglect a reminder of the rather significant Lacoste Summer Sale now underway online and in stores.
We want to share another fun Giveaway with goodies from the Princess shoppe, this one at The Reality of Happily Ever After, aka Newlywed Central.
No, Tilly has not slimmed down and gone brunette, nor is the pooch in pink being given away.
But the lucky winner will receive a set of Lilly Pulitzer Dress Notecards,and one of our Cotton Canvas Boat Totes in the Personal size; the winner gets to select the tote color and personalization choice.
Also included in the contest, five of O Magazine’s recommended nail polishes, sure to please and perfectly timed for a summertime manicure or pedicure.
And they all look fun, click here to float over for a visit with Newlywed Central.
See you again soon!