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Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Gifts & Stationery

Hello-Hello, and happy Monday.

We thought nothing would be better to start a fresh week than a look at some of the new goodies in our spring Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gifts collection. We begin with a group of items that is already very popular, the new Acrylic Collection.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 at PreppyPrincess.com

There are Pitchers, Tumblers and Wine Glasses in spring’s pretty prints, all are in stock and ready to ship now.  That includes the Nice to See You and Luscious pitchers, they are dishwasher safe, BPA, phthalate, and lead free, retailing at $21.95.  (The pitchers hold 56 ozs. of your favorite beverage, I think even Miss Janice would say that is a heap ‘o sweet tea!)

Lilly Pulitzer Acrylic in Nice to See You & Luscious at PreppyPrincess.com

Above we also show the matching glasses, each of these holds 18 ounces, they are $19.50 for a set of two, available in Nice to See You and Luscious.

Of course, there are bright new patterns in the acrylic Wine Glasses that match the tumblers and pitchers. I don’t think I’m alone in saying the Wine Glass Sets have emerged as a go-to hostess gift on more than one occasion, they are $19.50 per set of two.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Wine Glasses at PreppyPrincess.com

This spring’s patterns are Luscious, Nice to See You and Fan Dance, like the other pieces in this group, the wine glasses are BPA-, Lead-, and Phthalate-free, as well as dishwasher safe.

There are also new paper party supplies to perk up your table.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 at PreppyPrincess.com

Yours truly has a fondness for flamingos just ask the neighbors, , you can guess which pattern popped out at us first, the Fan Dance napkins and paper plates are definitely smile-inducing. But we’ll always have a soft spot for pink and green, the Chum Bucket napkins and paper plates are sure to brighten up any table. (These are also in stock and ready to ship, plates are $5 for a set of 8, napkins are also $5 for a set of 20.)

The Consort thinks I should be using these all the time, he seems to believe there are issues with spillage (it washed out of the carpet, honestly), so seeing me with a lid on my drink makes him particularly glad to see the Eco Tumblers return in even more patterns, these beauties arrived last week, they are $14.95.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Tumblers at PreppyPrincess.com

Oodles of paper products have arrived in the last week, these Notebook Sets are just part of the batch.  For only $7 you receive a set of two 4″ x 6″ notebooks filled with lined and perforated paper, that is a price that is pocketbook friendly.

Lilly Notebook Sets at PreppyPrincess.com

Also in stock, the spiral-bound Mini Notebooks in Fan Dance and Scarlet Begonias, shown below with the Notebook Sets we just described up above.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Lilly’s ‘Catchalls‘ are new this spring, they come in a beautiful open box filled with 150 sheets of Lilly paper and one of those cute pink Lilly pens.

Offered in Chum Bucket, Fallin’ in Love and Fan Dance, you get all this for only $13.50, making this a great giftable. Another cute little giftable, the new Fridge Magnet Note Pads have 60 lined and perforated sheets of paper, perfect for those little “don’t forget” notes and shopping lists ($7).

Lilly Fridge Pads at The Preppy Princess

We like this addition to the spring line, elegant Pen and Notecard Sets in Chum Bucket and Fallin in Love.

Lilly Pulitzer Pen & Notecard Sets at PreppyPrincess.com

The sets have 10 notecards embossed with gold foil for an upscale touch, matching envelopes and pen, they are $28 and in stock.

Also ready to ship, Lilly notecards that are more whimsical, the spring 2012 Boxed Note Cards are offered in Fan Dance and Scarlet Begonia, these come with 12 assorted notecards and matching envelopes, they are $14.50.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Our next item is ideal for spring break and beyond, the Insulated Coolers are all in stock and ready to ship now. Below they are shown left to right: Chum Bucket, Fallin’ In Love, Scarlet Begonias.

Lilly Pulitzer Coolers at PreppyPrincess.com

These are water-resistant, have an outside pocket, micro-fiber EVA lining, and come with an attached can opener. For that bottle of Diet Coke, cough-cough. The Coolersare $29.50 and just begging for beach time.

One item synonymous with fun and sun, Lilly’s ever-so-popular Sunglass Straps. From left to right, Chum Bucket, Fallin’ In Love, Scarlet Begonia, and Bloomin’ Cacoonin’

The straps are available to ship at the end of the week, as are the spring Koozies.

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2012 Koozies at The Preppy Princess

Also due here this week, a new item we like a lot – Lilly’s Tech Wristlet/Camera Case.

Lilly Pulitzer Tech Wristlet/Camera Case

These are ideal for your camera, cell phone, mp3 player or other on the go item that you want to keep cushioned safely.  The cases are made of neoprene and lined with a soft material to prevent scratches, best of all, they are only $15.

Lilly Pulitzer Tech Wristlet/Camera Case at PreppyPrincess.com

The Tech Wristlets close securely with a zipper, have an interior storage pocket, and measure 5-1/4″ x 3.5″ x 3/4″.

Another item we’ll be shipping by the end of the week, the new iPhone 4 Cases ($24.50), the new patterns are (left to right) Chum Bucket, Scarlet Begonia, Fan Dance and Fallin’ in Love. (Note: Fallin in Love will not be available for a few weeks.)

Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 4 Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

The fab new iPad Cases will be arriving at The Prepatorium this week.

Lilly Pulitzer iPad Covers at PreppyPrincess.com

The new cases are for the iPad 2 only, they are available in (left to right) Scarlet BegoniasChum Bucket, and Fan Dance, they are $29.50.

Lilly Pulitzer iPad 2 Cases at PreppyPrincess.com

If in need of a case for your iPad 1, we still have them in You’re Flagged.

Also on hand, the new and improved Lilly Market Bags. Made of the same great material, the new size fits over your shoulder more easily, the new wider and shorter size still holds just as much, just in a more comfortable way.

Lilly Spring 2012 Market Bags at PreppyPrincess.com

The spring 2012 bags are done in Ugotta Regotta, Fan Dance, and Chum Bucket.

Last but not least, another item The Consort is happy to see added to the line, organizer bins. (He seems to think there is a clutter issue.)

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

The foldable storage boxes will add some spark to your home, they will be available in Chum Bucket, as seen above, and Fallin’ in Love. The bigger size is 22″ long x 13″ wide x 13″ high, the smaller bin runs 12.5″ long x 10″ wide x 10.5″ high. We expect to have these in stock in another week or two.

There are oodles of other additions to the collection, pop in for a visit and pick your favorites!

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Market Meandering, Michelle’s Party Frock & KJP’s News

Hello-Hello!

We are so happy to be back at The Prepatorium, we had a divine time at the Atlanta Gift Show. We actually did a post Monday showing how immense the Mart is, but had to delete it within moments because of technical issues created by someone pathetically inept at still learning how to fully maximize the iPad.

We enjoyed seeing new goodies from our fabulous vendors.

Meeting Chris from Preston Leather (his company does our amazing custom belts and key fobs) was a plus, he is hard to miss in his green Crocs.

Invariably someone is not happy when left with the housesitters.

Poor, Pitiful, Put-Upon, Pathetic Tilly

But then it seems she follows us everywhere, heh,heh,heh.

(The resin dogs have become ubiquitous at gift and accessory shows.)

We also *loved* lunching with the brains behind our Southern Wears line, and chatted about new things we are adding to The Princess.

Here Soon!

We are adding Tiny Prep treasures in argyle and madras.

There are more discoveries we shall be adding to the site, but we don’t yet have images to share with you. We did get to see the new Lilly Pulitzer and Jonathan Adler designs, the products are even better than anticipated.  This includes the much-buzzed-about Acrylic Wine Glasses.

And croakies sunglass straps.

It was loads of fun seeing friends and shopping, but we are ever-so-happy to be home.

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We share a few images last night’s big do in the District, the state dinner for President Hu Jintao of China. First Lady Michelle Obama chose an Alexander McQueen gown.

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

The lush look in red and black silk was the creation of Sarah Burton, she was named to design the line following Mr. McQueen’s death last year.  Earlier in the day Mrs. Obama was in a navy wool ensemble by Roksanda Ilincic.

Some of the notable names at last night’s party included designer Vera Wang and fashion pooh-bah Anna Wintour.

Also attending, Barbra Streisand and her husband, James Brolin, along with Michelle Kwan, who was stunning in metallic gold.

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We leave you with a look at a friend’s good news, seen in the print campaign for this spring’s Tommy Hilfiger line.

Courtesy Tommy Hilfiger via WWD

The reason for our delight may be tough to spot in these images.

Courtesy Tommy Hilfiger

Here is a better view:

Some readers will recognize our friend Kiel James Patrick’s handiwork in the men’s accessories, Kiel allowed the Hilfiger folks to include his bracelets in the photo shoot.

The accessory selection by the Hilfiger creative minds syncs with the continued reinvention of the Hilfiger brand, something we have followed with interest; the company is making progress in retrieving the brand from the land of logos on steroids and “pants on the floor”.  Last spring’s styles shown at Fashion Week were just this side of flawless (who’d a thunk??), it will be intriguing to see what the company shows next month at Fashion Week.

Also making us smile, seeing that Muffy Aldrich, prep blogger extraordinaire, penned a lovely post about her own KJP bracelet.

Courtesy "The Daily Prep" Muffy Aldrich

10 Things I love about my Kiel James Patrick” was a delight to read, we have offered Kiel’s bracelets, earrings and headbands at the Princess almost since our inception, and couldn’t be happier to see Kiel and Sarah receiving recognition following thier years of hard work.

G’bye until next time!

ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:

  • Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images
  • Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Lilly Spring 2011 Pt. 2, “Prep Style Here To Stay” & Sears Buying J. Crew?

Hello-Hello, it is one wild Wednesday here at the Prepatorium, please accept our apologies for such a tardy and lengthy post, sadly it is one of our tedious ‘Wednursday’ (Wednesday-Thursday) epistles, two days of news crammed into one.  Sigh.

As promised, we continue with our preview of this spring’s Lilly Pulitzer Stationery & Gifts collection. (Part 1 may be found here.) We begin with something that is always popular, especially as we approach the season for planning showers, graduation galas, and all sorts of celebrations, Lilly tableware.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Pre-orders start this week for the new tumblers, napkins, plates and other partyware, with shipping planned for the first or second week of February.  Patterns include Floaters (the lush green and pink design shown above), Do the Wave seen below right… .

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

..and However You Slice It, shown below.

"However You Slice It"

A fun item for any casual get-together, new acrylic Wine Glasses that are cute and carefree.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

We do adore the way Lilly creates special treasures for Minnies, and our next item is no exception: the Insulated Lunch Totes are made just for the little ones, but seem likely to be ‘borrowed’ (as in permanently) by whimsical Lilly-loving adults, including your faithful correspondent.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

We show a Tote in Later Gator (the child-sized water bottles are available now, part of the winter line), these also come in Desert Tort.  We like that they are all BPA, phthalate and lead-free; the Lunch Totes have an inside pocket and also come with an ID tag, they will run $19.50, due here at The Prepatorium in early to mid-March.

Now available for pre-ordering, this spring’s Lilly Dress Magnets.  The magnets are $12.50 and will ship the first or second week of February.

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Sure to be popular (but not slated to ship until April), the new Croakies (Princess, do *not* use that name, it is trademarked) sunglass straps.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

These are adjustable, reversible, and they can even go in the wash.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Patterns include Later Gator, Floaters, Bloomers and Desert Tort; these will be $8.50.

Always ideal for gifting, the new Picture Frames do not disappoint.

Lily Pulitzer Spring 2011

Available the first week in February, the frames come in Stuffed Shells (above), Buy Local Patch (below L), and Heritage Floral (below R).

Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2011

And the new Photo Albums look equally elegant.

"Do The Wave"

The Consort has been typing his little fingers to the bone getting things online, the new Lilly iPhone 3/4 and iPod Touch Cases are up and available for pre-ordering should that be appealing.

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We move on to share a few quick hits in an effort to stay abreast of preppish things; today AOL’s ShelterPop shared news that it’s Not just for college dorms rooms, prep style is here to stay.Ahem.

More from the story:

“Being preppy is more than just a sartorial statement, it’s a way of life. However, you don’t have to join the country club to co-opt a preppy vibe for your home.”

There are a number of fun photos accompanying the piece, with rooms styled by designer Jack Levy, as well as this montage.

ShelterPop

To read the entire story, click here.

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Targét has announced its next designer collaboration.

Calypso St. Barth via InStyle

InStyle reports the retailer is partnering with Calypso St. Barth for a limited-edition home and fashion collection launching May 1st.

“…the collection will include clothing and accessories for women and children, plus home goods like candles, pillows and glassware.”

This one seems perfectly timed for spring and summer.

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Also, word that faux-prep school alum Blake Lively is the new face of Chanel’s upcoming Mademoiselle handbag line.

Courtesy Photo via WWD

WWD reported the much-rumored story today, the line launches this spring, Chanel Grand Pooh-bah Karl Lagerfeld will shoot the campaign himself.

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Finally, reports are surfacing about a possible impediment to the planned sale of J. Crew.  From a Bloomberg story late today:

Sears Holdings Corp. and Urban Outfitters Inc. are weighing rival bids for clothing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. in a potential challenge to TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP’s $3 billion buyout, said three people with knowledge of the matter.”

It doesn’t take a stockologist to know this has all the makings of a sticky wicket, we can’t think of anyone who would be in favor of a Sears-J. Crew deal.  More from the Bloomberg story:

“Sears buying the clothing chain “would be great for Sears, but horrible for J. Crew,” said Christine Chen, a San Francisco-based analyst for Needham & Co. “J. Crew is positioned as aspirational and Sears is not. It would have a negative impact on the J. Crew brand.”

Princess readers won’t be surprised to read the interwebs are burning up with all manner of speculation and commentary.  From 24/7 Wall St.:

“What is interesting about Sears as a possible buyer is that it did make a similar acquisition in the past when it acquired Lands End, a catalog retail apparel company.

“The surprising company on the surface is Urban Outfitters Inc. It caters to a younger audience with its Urban Outfitters name-brand and it also has Anthropologie, Free People, and Terrain.”

For more on this developing story, Bloomberg’s coverage is here, and Wall St. 24/7 Wall St. is here.

With thanks for your kind patience as we muddle through the crazy daze! days. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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