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David Yurman Sunglasses and 18KT Kids Jewelry? A New AntiPrep is Crowned.

There is soon to be another name in the already crowded designer sunglass market: David Yurman is about to join the fray. The new collection for men and women was introduced at a rooftop launch party this week at Yurman’s Tribeca HQ. Co-designed with his wife Sybil (below right), the glasses come complete with the ‘Yurman signature’. Paper Magazine’s blog reports the following:

I asked Sybil, who co-designed the line, what her vision for the shades were, to which she replied, “It’s jewelry for your eyes.”

Readers will be pleased to note the madras presence at the event (above left), although we don’t really see a ‘preppy personality’ wearing the heavily embellished glasses seen above, do you? Prices for the shades will run from a low of $395 up to $1100; they will be available this fall.

Did you know there is a David Yurman Kid’s Collection? Yes, we discovered this while on the Yurman website. Indeed, there is quite the collection; if you are looking for a child’s gift in Sterling Silver with Gold and want to just scoot ahead, click here. If you are thinking that the little Miss really should have something in 18KT gold, click here. There is a broad range to choose from if you are selecting a gift, including this 18KT Gold Bracelet with Pave Diamonds, available in both Large ($1060) and Small ($990) sizes.

The Princess is flat-out stupefied by all of this.

We didn’t realize jewelry in precious metal and diamonds was now being made and marketed for girls 8 and up. This seems a bit insane – we’re not talking about a Disney charm bracelet, we’re talking about things like this:

From the Cable Kids Collection, 18kt yellow gold and pave diamond bracelet. 4mm cable. Cable Kids jewelry intended for use by children 8 years and older.

However, if one wanted to do matching Mommy-Daughter 18KT Gold bracelets they could, although we must point out the photo of the “Mommy Bracelet” on the right is ‘only’ sterling silver:

Forgive our naïveté, but when did it become necessary or even acceptable for little girls to wear things like this? Have we become too far removed from popular culture in our advancing personal growth years? We recognize and respect that in some cultures jewelry in many forms is worn at an early age, but these items don’t fall into that category. Nor is this about a pair of pearl studs or a sweet sixteen party.

If this were a :10 second tease for a newscast the script would read something like this: “Conspicuous consumption bumps it up a notch – tape at eleven.” Unless corrected by sound logic and even more solid reasoning, we call this such wretched excess we have no alternative but to dub it as our next AntiPrep.

One FYI in the interest of full disclosure, both photos of the Yurman bracelets above are from the Neiman Marcus site as these pictures are larger and better defined. And today’s ‘one last thing’ since we were already at Neiman’s and we are talking about kids and this simply popped up:

Truly, we much prefer leaving you with a bright and sunny child’s disposition in her perky Lilly Pulitzer Tiki dress over leaving you with the wacky remnants of the Princess’s crankenstein rant commentary on children and jewelry. As always, we welcome your thoughts on the topic.

(But honestly, don’t you think that an 8 pr 9 year-old child wearing that sort of thing is just Okay, we simply can’t leave without asking: isn’t this jewelry issue a bit beyond the pale?


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Lilly Pulitzer Makes Manhattan Preppy Heaven!

As a whole, there generally aren’t too many things Lilly Pulitzer followers lack. However there has been one critical shortage in the minds of most Pulitzer Preppies, and that is a Pulitzer store in New York. Good news for those who wait perhaps as a store is mere days away, and it will be in the city proper, on the Upper East Side!  

It’s just a bit more than a week until the new Lilly Pulitzer store opens on Madison Avenue. May 8th to be exact; at least that is the scheduled date for the opening. This is none too soon for fans of the uber-preppy line, and for many all roads will lead straight to Madison Avenue between 78th & 79th, 1080 Madison to be precise on that date. Word of such a grand occasion makes sharing a few items from the Summer 2008 Collection appropriate. 

Lilly Pulitzer Reecy Dress Lilly Pulitzer Mens Devon Sweater

The Reecy Dress in Knotty Blue Whirlpool, is a divine color combo in the Knotty Blue with its sunny yellow bow. You know The Princess loves this item, as she believes that “life is always better with a bow!” The Men’s Devon Patchwork Sweater is simply wonderful, in a lush, rich cotton. 

Below we show the girls Girls Garnet Hoodie in pink; we also include a shot of the back with its big palm tree. Oddly, the tree on the back (which is of course, the line’s logo), doesn’t have us immediately shrieking “logofication” and going on about that topic. And we are all grateful for that.

Girls Classic Hoodie #1Lilly Pulitzer Girls Classic Hoodie #2

Of course, what would a Lilly conversation be without a glance at the Lilly Minnies, like this Girls Little Lilly shift, not to mention the Swellies Rain Boots

Lilly Pulitzer at Neiman Marcus Little Lilly Shift

Lilly Pulitzer Girls Swellies Neiman Marcus

We would be doing a disservice to the brand if we did not show some of the oh-so-wonderful men’s ties. On the left, the handmade Bow-tie Striped group, and on the right we show the classic butterfly bow-tie with Lilly’s signature silk Hibiscus Pink grosgrain petersham.

Lilly Pulitzer Men\'s Bow Ties Striped Lilly Bow-ties Group #2

Do enjoy reveling in the knowledge that soon we’ll just head over to Madison Avenue for our next Lilly fix! 


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