Hello-Hello and Happy New Year!
Wow – is it possible the holidays are all behind us? Hanukkah… Christmas… New Year’s? Yikes, some of it flew by in such a blur we scarcely remember the goings-on. On other points we resort to using the selective recall technique, it helps us overcome the trauma of some episodes, like the great Cheesecake Tragedy.
However, we are back at it, and we begin with what must have been quite the coup for Brooks Brothers:
It seems that Kevin Jonas wore a Brooks custom tuxedo for his recent wedding to Danielle Deleasa. (We realize that the dinner jacket is nigh impossible to spot on the one and only photo we have seen of Mr. Jonas, and offer our apologies.)
Next on today’s hit parade, a look at pieces in the 75th Anniversary collection from Sperry Top-Sider®.
In honor of the big birthday the company will offer a number of limited edition releases, like the Men’s Seamate shown above. Some are available at the Sperry site and others only at J. Crew. The women’s Original 2-Eye metallic boat shoe seen below is at Crew, offered in platinum.
(TP has stepped away for the moment, she is struggling with the word ‘metallic’ adjacent to the words ‘boat shoe’.)
The Crew site also offers this Original Authentic 2-eyeBoat Shoe (L) at $98 “featuring exclusive details you won’t find anywhere else (like grosgrain ribbon at the heel and a just-for-us color: soft sandalwood…”. Or one can opt for the Original Authentic directly from Sperry at $75, sans the ribbon and special color. As always, we post, you ponder.
The Women’s Sperry at Crew can be found here; be advised there are only two styles available. The Men’s Sperry at J. Crew can be found here.
The Orlando Sentinel also had photos of upcoming pieces in the collection. On the left the Women’s 75th anniversary CVO, and on the right, the Men’s 75th anniversary CVO.
Of course, while perusing items at Sperry we located goodies we would love to acquire now, no need to wait for the fancy-schmancy anniversary hoo-hah. We were really taken by the Women’s Pelican Tall Boot in the new Sailboat print.
The Surf Blue Anchors Bahama remains a favorite as well. Sigh.
All the Sperry put us in a nautical mood and reminded us about the Sailor Glass Set at Fishs Eddy.
TQM purchased a set of the fab Cynthia Rowley dishes at Fishs Eddy several years back and we just adore them.
We close with a few Gossip Girl tidbits, the first snippets from a lengthy interview with Chace Crawford that WWD did before the holidays. (Most readers know Mr. Crawford as one of the stars of the faux prep school drama.)
Author Nick Axelrod’s opening paragraph is witty:
“Like the Pussycat Dolls or Brad Pitt, Chace Crawford is the kind of perfect human specimen that should be freeze-dried and put in a time capsule so that, in several thousand years, whatever manlike species can get a sense of just how good we looked.”
The story speaks about Mr. Crawford’s character in the show, Nate.
““I’m not ignorant to the fact that part of the reason why the show’s popular and part of the reason [why] people want to see it is to be like, ‘Oh, novelty boy! Hot boy! Pretty boy!’” Crawford says. “And that’s all fine and good. It is what it is.”
The G2 crew is splashed on multiple magazine covers right now, far too many to justify a complete list, but here are three: Leighton Meester on Australia’s January Cleo cover, Jessica Szohr on Teen Vogue’s February cover and Taylor Momsen on the February Seventeen cover.
A busy group of young ladies.
With that we are off until next time!