Hello-Hello, welcome to a Wednursday here at the Prepatorium. Yes, a Wednursday – that’s what happens when you combine two days of the week into one, precisely what we are attempting with our post, the schedule is a bit frenzied these days and this is the best we can offer at this point.
We begin with a look at styles from the fall J. Crew Weddings & Parties collection.
There are some lovely confections.
A few frocks are almost impossible to view properly online because of the light colors and softness of the design.
As with all Crew Bridal looks, the detailing can be exquisite.
Pieces are crafted of silk taffeta, chiffon, and faille.
It appears chunky statement jewelry remains in vogue at Crew.
Most of the silhouettes are true to Crew’s clean, unfussy aesthetic.
But not all.
J. Crew calls the fall palette “cotton candy colors,’ there are rich neutral and earth tones, with few splashes of color.
Here is one of those palettes showing the colors for gowns in silk taffeta.
The dresses are available for pre-order, and the lookbook can be seen online.
CocoDot provides what are commonly known as e-greetings, things like e-vites, e-cards, etc. You may select from blank templates and fill in the appropriate text.
There are too many delightful patterns to count. In addition to words, photographs may also be used to create the desired look.
While we see the beauty of online correspondence in some circumstances (small thank you notes for online courtesies come to mind), wedding invitations via the interwebs? Non, non, non!
Despite the lovely palettes…
And stunning Lilly designs…
Wedding invitations need to arrive the old-fashioned way. As does most other correspondence.
Buuuuut…..if one is inclined to engage in this sort of thing, and we are (gasp) on a wee, small scale, CocoDot is the service we are likely to use.
Now before anyone starts sending nastygrams in our direction, let’s not get our whiskers in a wad. We recognize and respect the notion we are partaking of a verboten practice. Heresy that is especially distasteful for someone engaged in selling Lilly Pulitzer invitations and stationery made of real paper, as we are.
However, there are individuals we only know online, for whom we have no physical address, virtual acquaintances if you will, people we may not want to ask for their address. A personalized online greeting to thank a Lilly friend, or say ‘hello’ to a casual online associate seems in perfectly acceptable taste; using the CocoDot product makes sense in that respect. Vastly superior to one of our tedious emails.
CocoDot works like other ‘paperless post’ services, one pays a fee to join, differing levels of memberships are offered. For anyone else considering this sort of thing, In-style readers can save 30% on an annual membership by using the code INSTYLE at checkout.
Her issue? The company’s efforts to “… freshen up the Ferragamo brand for a younger audience…”.
“I don’t think that they succeed, nor do I want them to. I like Salvatore Ferragamo because it’s the best in old lady-chic.
I’ve got a couple pairs of those vintage bow flats, with the square little heel and gold charms. I bet spokesmodel Dree Hemingway does, too. Why? Because they look great. And they are great. They don’t need to be modernized or updated. The Vara pump, to me, is as classic as a Chanel ballet flat.
So instead of trying to be something it’s not, Ferragamo should embrace what it is. Soon enough, everyone will be pining for Vara pumps all over again.”
We heartily endorse that sentiment.
We leave you with this item, we simply must have your esteemed and refined opinions on these:
What thinketh everyone? Hot… or merely hideous?
Oops, we almost forgot (this is the last-last thing, honest, promise!) the reminder about the sale on the Lands’ End Canvas collection. Yesterday we mentioned the LL Bean Signature sale and we know some readers are devotees of this group as well.