Hello-Hello, we are just all adither, business and volunteer commitments have combined to make the time fly by, so we are brief.
We begin with a more in-depth look at the Prep World pop-up shop.
From a NY Times story about the store:
“It could have come straight from the Hamptons or Martha’s Vineyard, or “The Wizard of Oz.” Instead, it came from a warehouse in Yonkers, a pop-up dwelling built to look like a fancy beach vacation house, and assembled in less than three days on newly planted sod in Gansevoort Plaza.”
The cottage/shop is designed to have a weathered feel.
The store opened with a party last night, bringing out a number of celebrities, below we see John Legend and Christine Teigen, as well as model Jessica Stam and Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr.
Prep World is a collaborative effort between “TOPH/True Prep” author Lisa Birnbach, and mass merchandiser Tommy Hilfiger. Below we see the best selling author at last night’s party with actress Hayley Atwell, on the right, Mr. Hilfiger with his wife, Dee.
Teen Vogue has photos from inside the store.
Why do the limited edition line? More from the Liz Robbins story in the Times:
“The preppy lifestyle has gone global,” he said. “We feel that our business has grown so well because preppy travels so well. It’s all-American classic.”
Below, merchandise from the 60-piece collection, the Fabric Boat Shoe, and the Anchor Tote.
More of Mr. Hilfiger’s thoughts on the designs from the Times story:
“When you’re wearing it, maybe you feel like you are a yachtsman,” Mr. Hilfiger said of the line. “Or if you’re wearing something madras, you feel like you’re out on the lawn playing croquet, or if you’re wearing something beachy, you feel like a surfer. It has a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people.”
That is true, the word definitely has very different connotations to people. Just how different? Well, most preps we know wouldn’t even consider wearing these shoes, yet they have already proven to be very popular with the more fashionable crowd.
More photos from the store may be found on the the Hilfiger Facebook page.
Fortunately there are a number of the cottages, because the London shop in Covent Garden is opening as we type, with another Gossip Girl star on hand, Ed Westwick. For more detailed background on the collaboration, click here for our original post.
Our other tidbits involve Prince William and Kate (more formally The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge). St James’s Palace has verified the newlyweds will visit the US, spending three days in California. They are expected July 8-10, following almost ten days in Canada. From The Telegraph’s story:
“While on tour, the Duke and Duchess will take part in Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa on July 1. They are also expected to zigzag across then country, visiting the Arctic, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Alberta.
It will be the Duchess’s longest time in the public eye to date, with the world’s media scrutinising all that she wears, says and does.
The Duchess will have more than enough time to prepare herself – and her wardrobe – for the trip.”
And for those curious about how photographers managed to keep the young bridesmaids and pages entertained while taking the formal photos, The Daily Mail has a cute story explaining the secret.
“…a £1 ‘wiggly worm’ which Camilla revealed yesterday had been bought by her stepson Prince Harry especially for the occasion.
Yesterday, the Duchess revealed that she had been ‘terribly worried’ that three-year-old Eliza and the other bridesmaids might find the event overwhelming.
“‘Harry pulled this wiggly worm out of his pocket in the carriage to keep them amused. Eliza loved it so much that she wouldn’t let go and it even made the official photographs.
‘Can you believe it? She was holding onto my finger but in her other hand was this worm.
The young lady was absolutely precious, and very well-behaved throughout the day’s events.
On that darling image we say goodbye until next time!