Hello-Hello and greetings on a Thursday, we are excited to see the day unfold, with lots of obligations and meetings!
That translates to a mercifully short post, with a quick glance at the new, more affordable bridal line being launched by Badgley Mischka.
A sampling of styles accompanied this WWD story on the more fiscally friendly collection.
The name for the new label? Mark and James, after the designing duo’s first names.
Surprisingly, we weren’t wowed by these.
The Prince was officially opening the firm’s new global headquarters in London.
Judging from the bag, apparently he also did his part to boost the economy. (Did we mention that Burberry is jumping on the makeup bandwagon, launching their own line of color cosmetics next June?)
In our post yesterday we chatted about Olsenboye, the new juniors line launching at JCPenney from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. We pondered aloud about the number of celebrity lines being created; today we share another: Dream Out Loud from actress Selena Gomez (also the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever), launching for fall 2010.
As noted in this WWD story:
“… with the help of a group of industry experts, Gomez teamed up to create her brand which focuses on “pretty, feminine and bohemian” clothing — a line, she said, that mirrors her own style.”
It is always tough to predict, but we’re guessing the tween girls we know will like these styles.
More from WWD on where the clothing will be available; brand managers are looking for an exclusive relationship with a store, not unlike the arrangement the Olsens have with JCPenney. As an executive with the line put it:
““Miley Cyrus at Wal-Mart is a little more rock ’n’ roll, and Avril Lavigne’s line at Kohl’s has that edginess,” he said. “There seems to be a void in that space for the girl who is looking for feminine, pretty clothes.”
According to Miss Gomez, the labels on pieces will carry inspirational quotes.
It will surprise no one our favorite colorway is this one:
That is the Victoria model, as seen at Zappos.
We also have a few updates for those contemplating possible purchases of Lilly stationery, gifts, or goodies, beginning with a word about these:
We received an advisory from the fabulous Lilly paper people about our Thermal Mugs: they are officially out of the Vintage Patch pattern, with Trouble Hibiscus and Private Property almost gone. (A little secret about these: at the Princess they are always just $15.50; everywhere else they are $16 and up.) Fortunately the Consort was lightning-quick in reacting to the news, purchasing as many as we could handle over at the Mighty Princess Warehouse, but as an FYI for those interested in these, our supply of Private Property is down to the last 8 mugs.
We also have word on these hot sellers:
The Lilly folks have almost sold out of the Pocket Agendas in the Trouble Hibiscus and Ports ‘o Call patterns.
We leave you with a quick reminder about these:
Here is wish that everyone’s afternoon is sunny and bright!