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Lilly Goes Greek, Talbots & J. Crew Fall Early Look

Hello-Hello, and happy almost-the-end-of-the-week!

We begin with a look at the new Lilly Pulitzer Sorority line debuting this fall, including prints for Kappa Delta, shown below in pink and green.

Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer

The Collection was revealed this week on the Lilly Facebook page; pieces in each print include a Tote, Carry On bag, Makeup Bag and Pencil case, along with a new wallet style. Here are designs for two other sororities included in the collection, Kappa Kappa Gamma (L) and Delta Zeta (R).

We know TQM (the Queen Mother) will be partial to the fourth print in the series, recognizing the Tri-Delts.

Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer

Each sorority pattern is also offered in the wildly popular Murfee scarf, sure to be a hit at these four sorority houses!  Prices range from $28 to $148 for the collection.


We know many of our treasured readers and friends are looking forward to fall and new fashions; we have to admit we’re just not there yet, perhaps our 100° temperatures are keeping us on the summer trends.

At any rate, the season will change and we have an early look at two lines, beginning with a few ensembles from J. Crew.  Below we show the Honey Tweed Jacket, Leigh Chiffon Cardigan and Cropped Ripstop Cargo Pant.

Courtesy J. Crew

Next, the Alpaca Cardigan, Sequin Tee and Cotton Skirt are seen on the left and on the right, the Wool Minnie Pant and Herringbone Work Shirt.

Here is the Ikat Bustier Dress and Brompton Satchel (L), and the Hooded Nomad Jacket, Sequin-Strip Tank and Vintage Matchstick Cord.

Hmmm. We would have to say that just about everything we see at this point is NFU. (Not For Us.)


We also have an early look at some of the Talbots pieces for fall,

Courtesy Talbots

Several party frocks are featured, this one in black lace.

Here are more looks from the new catalog. (Note to Miss LPC, the ensemble on the right somehow shouts your name.)

As with J. Crew, the silhouette is slim.

The platform pump remains fashionable, as does the bootie.

Welcome spots of color are seen throughout the collection.

And chunky, statement accessories retain their popularity.

Classic pieces are also visible within the collection.

According to a WWD story, here is some of what to expect for the Holiday season:

“Strong outerwear and feminine details were the message at Talbots. The collection featured coats for every occasion, from tailored day looks to satin evening styles, as well as faux fur and puffer looks.”

We aren’t sure about the lumberjack look on the right, but there is definitely a younger feel to the catalog.

Courtesy Image via The Fashion List

We leave you with this image, as Tilly seems to exemplify how we are feeling heading into the weekend!

Hope yours is fab!


  • Kyle Ericksen/WWD
  • Robert Mitra/WWD


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J. Crew Fall 2010: Romantic Preppy?

Hello-Hello, what a splendiferous day! It is simply gorgeous outside, it is Friday and it is a holiday weekend, three things putting big smiles on our faces!

We have very light fare this day, beginning with something that feels quite out of place: fall clothing! But because we do make a small effort to be on top of most things related to apparel/accessories with a prep aesthetic, we offer a few looks at J. Crew for fall/winter 2010.

The collection was shown at a private presentation yesterday; here is the men’s tableau.

PHOTO: Shawn Ehlers via LIFE.com

The actual pieces are easier to see in more formal shots:

Our appreciation to Style Chronicle for the post with these images.

And a few more possibilities for your MOTH via Mister Crew.

Blogger Hope Robertson makes note of Crew’s Knee Highs in this post.

For an excellent look at the line, pop over to Habitually Chic.

Heather Clawson’s photos offer the best detail on many pieces.

Some online comments suggest an Anthropologie influence, others hint at a vintage vibe.  As Vogue Daily explains:

““It’s like if Little Edie Beale enlists in the army,” says J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons....”

The fall collection, of course, embodies J.Crew’s romantic-preppy (think rosette-decorated tees and the perfect boyfriend khakis…”

Frankly, while fun to see the new styles we are more-than-happy to concentrate on spring and summer fashion right now.


A few more quick notes:

  • Upscale denim brand Rock and Republic has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Say goodbye to Shu Uemura, parent company L’Oreal is shutting down all US retail operations. Perhaps best known for its outstanding eyelash curlers, the line is carried at Neimans, Bergdorf, Barneys and Nordstrom, the firm will continue to offer online buying.
  • Fans of renowned skincare and beauty brand L’Occitane will be happy to learn of the company’s new makeup collection launching later this month.

Courtesy image via WWD


We leave you with a look at a classic, the D. Porthault bunnies:

D. Porthault via Luxist

Hopefully not too repetitious for our Facebook fans.

With that, Happy Easter greetings from everyone at the Prepatorium, including our boss:

She’s all ready to do the Bunny Hop.


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