We dive right in with a look at next spring’s collection from Francis; some readers know how much TP adores this line by designer Christian Francis Roth.
For example, while black is not generally considered a staple of the preppy wardrobe, we love this look:
Although these are next spring’s styles, we would love wearing them to celebrate New Year’s Eve or other festive occasions!
Our friend Wendy does divine jewelry. (Hayden Panettiere was wearing a Wendy ring for her recent Letterman appearance.)
Wendy is also buddies with Mr. Roth, so she has all kinds of behind-the-scenes insight and photos.
The picture above shows model Karol Marie being styled during the shoot; Wendy helped put scads of photos on the Francis New York Facebook page. She also gets to try on lots of darling styles before they are even photographed! (Wendy is the dark-haired doll in the photo below.)
Back to the S/S 2010 collection, we like the skirt in this next look:
You can actually see the talented designer in this next photo.
You know we are silly for seersucker here at the Prepatorium.
In just about any form or format.
Another look we like, this is one we would love to be wearing this next summer.
Most Princess readers are familiar with Priscilla of Boston.
(In the interest of full disclosure, it was one of only two stops we made when searching for our gown.)
Now the company is entering the social media world, asking “How does Priscilla of Boston inspire you?”
The classic purveyor of bridal gowns and accessories is holding a contest, requesting entrants create collages using Priscilla items, answering the question in a visual manner.
Some entries are busy, others are clean and less cluttered.
Some may recognize the technology used in the contest as being similar to that used on popular sites Polyvore and Kaboodle. (We admit to using both, we can’t help it.) At any rate, it really is fun to look at all of the Priscilla entries, maybe even a little addictive.
Two more quick notes, starting with news of a launch date for the much-anticipated Edward men’s collection debuting at the Odin boutiques: November 1. We know this one holds a lot of appeal for the younger set.
The line is a collaboration between the boutique owners and Duckie Brown designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox.
Also, The Consort has been working insane hours, typing his little fingers off in an effort to get all manner of new inventory online at the Princess. We will limit ourselves to the new Luggage Tags from the good folks at Boatman Geller.
These are ideal for a little one’s backpack, your computer case, the duffel taken to the gym, almost anything.
He is the best. Sigh.
Thank you for coming to visit dollfaces, may everyone awaken to a bright and sunny day tomorrow!