Hello-Hello, welcome to a new week! There is just all manner of fun and frolicking to deal with, unfortunately we have to make this one of those goofy Mon-uesday posts, we are crazy busy.
We can’t say that spring has sprung (for it most assuredly has not), but at least we can gaze upon more images of spring clothing and accessories. We begin with these photos of the spring/summer Ann Taylor line via Women’s Wear Daily.
The colors are bright.
From David Moin’s review of the collection in WWD:
“Another surprising combination features a very feminine embroidered pencil skirt paired with a long silk tunic top. Ann Taylor also showed a black jumpsuit that seemed a little daring for the collection, though Axelson noted it would be sold only in urban locations.”
Next, Gap has also released images of its spring campaign.
The emphasis remains on basic pieces.
Frequent readers won’t be surprised to hear us say that we won’t shed any tears if some of the ruffles and daytime sequins disappear.
(Cratchety old lady.) The retailer continues to show strength in denim.
Because the Brooks Brothers spring/summer collections offer such promise for the tiny preps at your palace, we have a few more photos from that group.
We couldn’t resist sharing some of these with Nautical by Nature, as there is definitely a seagoing influence seen in many of the pieces.
The anchor motif is also present in the young men’s spring collection.
We like these.
Because we do make
rather pathetic efforts at staying on top of certain royal wedding goings-on, a few updates:
- The dress worn by Kate Middleton for her official engagement photo will be available for purchase as of tomorrow (Tuesday) from Reiss, the company making the original, click here for more info
- The bride-to-be has left her job at Party Pieces, this from The London Evening Standard
“Kate Middleton has quit her job at her parents’ online party supplies business to throw herself full time into planning her wedding.”
- And then there is today’s You Can’t Make This Stuff Up entrant, the “No More Waity Katie” nail polish from Butter London.
Once again it is time for the Paris Couture shows and their accompanying eye candy; John Galliano lit things up today at Dior with a number of ‘red hot’ styles.
There were also cotton candy colors.
As always with the House of Dior, textiles and details were extraordinary.
The silhouettes were simply stunning, many reminiscent of Dior’s “New Look” from the 1940s, perfect for Betty Draper’s first season of Mad Men.
Recognizing and respecting this may be a mournful Monday for some football fans we move to our final topic, an issue without any partisan baggage. It started with a Facebook conversation started by a dear friend.
Ensuing comments included the following exchanges:
Naturally this followed:
It all leaves us with a question for our friends speaking Texan and other dialects: what phrases would you include for translation in this version of Rosetta Stone?
With a giggle, we say g’bye until next time!