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Your Vote is Needed, and a Preppy Mish-Mash

Hello-Hello and happy sunny, breezy, blue-sky-kind-of-day!

We spent the morning away from the Prepatorium and are racing to catch up, so we shall primarily offer what we believe to be called ‘eye candy’ in our little post today. (Do tell us if this usage is improper.)

Because we know you frequently awaken in the middle of the night, unable to sleep because of your concern about the Hope Diamond and how it is faring, we bring you an update:

Courtesy Photo via WWD

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

The company that originally donated the diamond to the Smithsonian, Harry Winston, is going to be resetting the famous (and many believe cursed) stone.  There are several design options under consideration, including this:

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

As well as this….

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

The Smithsonian is saying, “The Fate of the Hope Diamond is in your hands.”

How can that be? The ultimate decision on which new design Harry Winston will use for resetting the stone is open to a public vote; here is the third design you may select:

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Just click here to review the three designs, learn loads more about the 45+ carat stone, and cast your vote.


Next, a little retail news with word that Fornash has opened their new store at Tysons!


Simply one more reason to visit that corner of the globe when in the area. We have long favored the Gecko Bangles from Fornash:


In other retail news, J. Crew is promoting their Long-Live Summer Sale.


We haven’t perused the offerings, but do have one thought to share: if it is at all possible to hold off on purchases, we’re betting Crew does the “Take an extra 20% off sale prices” promotion sometime around the approaching holiday weekend. We have nary a clue other than past experience.


Next, how is this for an Adventure in Argyle?

PZ734504A.JPGThe Prinz Preppy Photo Album holds forty 4″ x 6″ pictures, and is only $2.99.


If seeking a little Pretty in Pink for your four-legged friends and family members:


Yes, it is the Preppy Puppy Tank from PetCo, described thusly:

“…A cute and sassy tank top that goes anywhere…”

Silly Tilly would like to be “sassy” but sadly (ahem), is a little rotund for such apparel.


We close with a look at Gossip Girl’s ‘Chuck and Blair,’ from ads running in this month’s NYLON Korea.



The ads are actually for ASK clothing (we’re not linking to the site as Google warns it may harm one’s computer), and feature Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick.

 NYLON Korea


For more on the ads, pop over to the NYLON blog.

This concludes today’s preppy mish-mash. Thank you for your patience with our goofy little mess today!



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The Preppy Placemat™ (or “Fair Warning”)

The Preppy Placemat, Navy Madras

The Preppy Placemat, Navy Madras The Preppy Placemat, Navy Madras

No doubt you have experienced the excitement of an auction at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Doyle, or other fine establishments. (BTW, do peek below for a great Doyle tidbit.) At auction houses “Fair Warning” is a signal advising that if you really want that strand of Mikimoto pearls for Bitsy’s wedding in June, you’d better bid. Like now. Well, that’s sort of what The Princess is saying. Consider this today’s Fair Warning: we’re absolutely gaga over the new Preppy Placemat™ and probably in danger of displaying an inappropriate emotional response in our excitement!

We are way over the top in elation the place mats finally arrived; we’re also jazzed at how cool they turned out! Yes! Today’s pictures are from the Make Mine Madras and Tradition stripe collections.

Preppy Placemat™ Tradition Fancy Stripes & Little Flowers


These truly make a fab style statement while also displaying a split personality that everyone will appreciate – they are reversible! So they dress up both your dining room and kitchen tables, stretching your decorating dollar a bit more. (And really, aren’t we all positioned to consider little economies here and there when we stumble over them?) Naturellement, the placemats are 100% cotton and the madras is a Princess exclusive: the fabric was made especially for us in India, it is a pattern you won’t see anywhere else. There are others in the collection as well as matching and coordinating napkins. We will showcase some of the them in the next few days, but simply had to get these two up right away to share with you as we consider them to be very Princess and most Prepalicious! BTW, we were so troubled by confusion over the correct spelling of the place mat word we actually consulted Webster’s online dictionary only to learn both spellings are acceptable.
Ooops, almost forgot our Doyle update! They have the most divine jewelry auction scheduled for the 15th with pieces by Harry Winston, Tiffany’s, and Cartier. If you aren’t in the city on the 15th, not to worry: you can always bid by internet or phone. Time to fly, a League meeting awaits!

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