Hello-Hello, and happy top of a new week!
It has been a little busier than normal here at the Prepatorium, more on that later. But first, we have a quick look at the newest addition to the Gossip Girl cast. Although we don’t watch, a number of readers are fans, so we attempt to stay abreast of developments on the show, below we see Elizabeth Hurley shooting a scene with Chace Crawford last week.
The show is in production for its next season, shooting on the UES. Ms. Hurley plays a character named Diana Payne,we also show Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley working on the set last week.
The new character is apparently that of a ‘media mogul,’ obviously a very attractive one.
Next, word from Women’s Wear Daily (subscription req’d.) that Le Boutique Targét is adding another designer line, this one from Gwen Stefani. The Harajuku Mini collection will debut in November, with pieces for “babies, children and tweens,” according to the trade publication.
Prices for the line will run $3.99 to $29.99. Sharon Edelson’s story points out that Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection is one of very few successful fashion endeavors being done by celebrities.
Next on the menu today, a look at a new accessories collection from a company called Sloane Ranger. The line is just being launched, from its website:
“Inspired by the streets of Sloane Square, It was time to bring the Sloane’s effortless cool and confident styling across the pond.”
Many readers remember Princess Diana as the most well known individual associated with the moniker. Here are a few of the company’s iPad/Netbook cases, retailing at $20.
And here are some of the belts being offered, they run $18.
Thoughts on the new wares? Intrigued? Yawn? Cute?
Women’s Wear Daily also has word about Stella and Dot, the jewelry and limited accessories line sold through private trunk shows. The company is adding handbags to the merchandise its stylists will be offering, below we show one of the bags.
The initial handbag collection will consist of five bags, here is more from the WWD story:
“A clutch; a convertible, three-way style; a cross-body bag; a wristlet, and a key pouch will comprise the first collection. Prices start at $44 for the key pouch and go up to $258 for the convertible bag. “
Stella and Dot already offers jewelry totes and rolls.
Finally today, one of the reasons we say the weekend was a little chaotic. Facebook fans have already heard that we hired a new shipping manager, seen on the job below overseeing Friday’s shipment of Lilly Pulitzer Agendas to Princess customers.
It was good to have new personnel on the job, we had quite a few Lilly Pulitzer Agendas to get ready for today’s shipping run.
And more boxes filled with Agendas going out today.
Of course, with this many orders one counts on the shipping supervisor. You’re wondering where that employee is aren’t you? So were we.
We finally located her, tracked by the sound of her snores.
Honestly, you just can’t get good help these days.