Hello-Hello, and welcome to a Wednesday.
Before we do anything else, we want to announce the winner of our giveaway that offered one of these treasures:
Those are the new Croffix Sailing Belts from our friend, Kiel James Patrick. The winner of a brand new belt in her choice of pattern and size is So Georgia, of the So Georgia blog. If you could send us an email with your preference in style and size, we’ll get it ordered for you! We also send Kiel and Sarah a congratulatory hug on launching the belts and a “thank you’ for doing the giveaway with us!
As predicted, the upcoming reprint of Take Ivy (explained here) and release of Lisa Birnbach’s True Prep is bringing increased attention to all manner of things deemed “preppy,” to wit, “The Top 40 Culturally Relevant Preppies” from FlavorWire. Coming in at #1?
That distinction goes to Zack “Preppie” Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Saved by the Bell. Many on the list are fictional, including The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Carlton Banks as portrayed by Alfonso Ribeiro.
From the story:
“Ladies, locate your tennis skirts. Gents, dig up those Nantucket red pants. The New York Times and The Awl have called it: Preppie chic is back.”
Here are two real-life people included in the Top Ten.
The list contains some glaring oddities (Gordon Gecko? Non, non, non, if anything he was a yuppie), but we don’t look upon it as something to be taken seriously, it is more of a fun foray into how others interpret the term. We giggled in delight upon seeing one of our Mad Men characters, Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser).
Another quick bite from the post:
“So, in celebration of all things square and Country Club-approved, we have created a handy guide to the top 40 (get it?) most culturally relevant preppies.”
Many Princess readers will be pleased to see Lilly Pulitzer’s inclusion.
Another style icon on the list of whom we are fond, René Lacoste.
One last image from the list we simply can’t resist sharing?
Despite our doubts at the ‘cultural influence’ exerted by either Ed Westwick or his Gossip Girl character, Chuck Bass, we can’t pass up an opportunity to show one of the most hideous garments ever worn on a television show… again. That vest is truly a crime against fashion. (And honestly, the young man resembles a ferret, or another member of the rodent family.)
We highly recommend seeing the list in its entirety; if so inclined, click here. But you simply must return and tell us who’s on your list.
On a somewhat related note, we want to thank our friend Leesa for tipping us off to September’s Vanity Fair cover:
No, we are not bloviating opining about Lady Gaga again. Look more closely at The Consort’s arrow-enhanced-image.
Yes, the red arrow points out the “The Return of the Official Preppy Handbook” headline. From the magazine’s table of contents:
“The Official Preppy Reboot
Thirty years ago, the best-selling Official Preppy Handbook codified the unspoken Wasp rules of conduct. In an excerpt from True Prep, Lisa Birnbach and designer Chip Kidd update prepster kitchens, careers, and colors.”
There you have it.
Our other item of note involves a sneak peek at Tiffany’s Christmas advertising campaign; the plugged-in folks at Fashionista have the story. Below, Doutzen Kroes, the model fronting the campaign, heads to the set.
Ms. Kroes is three months along with a blessed event.
She looks lovely, very much the Tiffany style.
The finished product is clearly going to be classic Tiffany.
Ho-ho-ho, enjoy the snow!