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Little Lanvin, Lilly Fall 2011 Gifts and Snooki Goes Pink & Green

Hello and Happy Friday to everyone.

We begin with a quick look at a new collection launching for your little ones, this one comes from French label Lanvin.

Lanvin Courtesy Photo via Blackbook

The new collection is clearly not for those seeking practicality.

Bazaar UK has more:

….twenty-five precious pieces for 4–10 year-olds is awash with embroidered organza, crystal, satin and grosgrain and pleated tulle aplenty.

The pieces look darling, as we recall they are going to cost a pretty penny.  Here is our favorite photo from all of the publicity stills:

Courtesy Photo

She looks ever-so-serious, doesn’t she?


Speaking of serious, the TimesCritical Shopper column pays a visit to Madewell this week, a brand we have discussed with some regularity in this space, although not to the degree we have covered its corporate partner, J. Crew.

“…a line that might be described as Skipper to J. Crew’s Barbie. Fewer sequins, more lanyards.

…the company is now producing clothes not for the working class, but for the class of young women who attend expensive private colleges and are taking a gap year to, you know, figure out what they want to do with their lives.”

Alexandra Stoddard’s story is just this side of scathing:

“Madewell brass, lovingly tarnished I’m sure, also pride themselves on showcasing items from local partners, or so-called “hometown heroes,” including…. Alyssa Ettinger “NYC-themed” white ceramic dairy bottles ($40 to $50).

They are less forthcoming about the fact that most of their all-American looks, including “heritage premium” overalls in a faded “bighorn wash” ($200), are made in China. Now that’s distress of another stripe.”

Ouch. To read the entire review, click here.


We move on to some Friday Fun, offering a spot of color with a brief look at some of this fall’s Lilly Pulitzer Stationery & Gifts collection, starting with new styles in Wine Glasses and Water Bottles.

Fall Lilly Expected in September at PreppyPrincess.com

The new Wine Glass patterns include Cabanarama, Docksider (shown above), Floaters, remaining in the line is Trouble Hibiscus.  New designs for Water Bottles include Nice to See You, as well as Luscious and Navy Bloomers. Perhaps the most talked about item we have previewed is the new Eco Cup.

Coming to PreppyPrincess.com in September

The Cold Drink Tumblers are dishwasher safe, BPA- and Pthalate-free, and they will hold 20 ozs. of your favorite chilled beverage. These are going to run $14.50.  Below, we show the new Photo Magnets, they’ll be sold as a set of three ($12.50), on the right you see the new Magnet Board patterns.

Coming This Fall to PreppyPrincess.com

Agenda images have been on the site for some time as we continue to take your pre-orders, but here are a few more pictures of this always-popular item.

This year’s patterns include Docksider, Luscious, Navy Bloomers and Nice to See You, they remain priced at $24.50 for the Large Agenda, $14.50 for the Pocket Agenda. These also continue as 17-month calendars, running from August 2011-December 2012.

Another item garnering attention, the new re-useable Sandwich and Snack Bags.

Fall 2011 Lilly Gift Collection

The cotton bags are lined with moisture-resistant material, can be tossed in the wash machine and are Food Safe. They are also BPA-, Phthalate- and Lead-free. The bags will run $9.50.

We’ll post the rest of the catalog photos on our Facebook page, and also here as time permits.


Finally this Friday, troubling news from the Land of the AntiPrep: the individual known as Snooki is debuting flip flops and the colors are what some might consider ‘preppish’:


You never know what she is going to do next, Snooki gets points for creativity, pink and green pickles, oh my! What do you think, is this something we should add to the store? (Heh,heh,heh.)

With that, we hope everyone enjoys an especially restful and relaxing weekend.


Filed under Friday Fun, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion

About That Smartphone, Two More Target Collaborations

Hello-Hello, we hope everyone enjoyed a delightful weekend.

We begin today with an interesting topic, likely to initiate a bit of discussion: smartphone manners. Seriously. We won’t delve into the last two episodes on the road, driving behind the at-least-15-miles-under-the-speed-limit and veering-from-lane-to-lane drivers who were too busy texting to drive, nay-nay. (Ummm… it seems we just delved into it.)

No, we thought we would approach it in a more civilized fashion, with assistance from David Carr at the Times, his recent story on Digital Détente offers a few suggestions. First on his list of ten tips (and we’ll skip around a bit) is a suggestion that may seem obvious to many of us, or perhaps appallingly restrictive to others:

1. Go ahead, glance at your phone at an incoming text. And please excuse yourself to respond to one that will immediately advance your plot to take over the world. But do not type under my nose. It hurts my feelings.

If we seem a tad harsh, please remember you are chatting (in a virtual manner of speaking) with two individuals who live and die by the internet, and thus our smartphones. We are not insensitive to the need to conduct business on them whilst away from the Prepatorium, not at all. For example, this next point from Mr. Carr’s story makes perfect sense to us, although it may be of consternation for some:

2. Phones should remain put-away during dinner and lunch with friends, but it should also be permissible to ask for and take a mutual “phone break” if the meal goes on for longer than an hour.

It’s possible the bigger issue is what one’s definition of “in public” means.  For example, I can’t think of any private clubs (those requiring membership approval, not the local health club) that allow cell phone use almost anywhere on the premises. It is grounds for suspension at many, as it should be. (I’ll refrain from inserting the ‘rules are rules’ part here.) This next point involves an infraction we *have* committed, although only with permission/insistence of those whose company we are enjoying:

5. Do not think that tweeting about having a drink with me validates my importance. Having a drink with me validates my importance. Memorialize it later or when I am in the restroom.

Here is another good point:

6. Do not link all of your social media together. If I wanted to follow you on Foursquare, I would follow you on Foursquare. Finding out on Twitter that you are the mayor of the Boerum Hill IHOP doesn’t meet any current needs I have.

And one that makes perfect sense:

4. Staring at a smartphone in an elevator seems like a good deal for everyone. I mean, as opposed to what?

For those curious as to precisely what prompted our little tirade chat on the topic, part of it truly was the driving and texting incidents, but also this:

Thank you Hopsy!

We’re guessing that wasn’t part of the Times story because it is such an obvious infraction of basic courtesy it needn’t be noted. The way Mr. Carr closed his article created made us feel *much* better:

I break all of these rules, occasionally or chronically. But as they say in various recovery programs, it’s progress, not perfection.

We’re curious to know your pet peeves and suggestions on the topic…? (Oh, c’mon, don’t be shy!)


Next, word of Target’s next two collaborative efforts, the first with Albertus Swanepoel, a South African milliner who has created some amazing headwear. Below we show a 2009 creation and on the right, a collection he did with Stetson last fall.

According to Women’s Wear Daily there will be ten hats in Mr. Swanepoel’s collection, all priced at $19.99. WWD also broke news of a second partnership for the retailer, jewelery designer Dana Kellin will create a collection of earrings and necklaces, they will be priced from $9.99 to $49.99. Below left we show the designer, on the right, one of her necklaces.


We leave you with a picture of what is sure to be a big hit this September, our Lilly Pulitzer Eco Cups.

Lilly Pulitzer Eco Cups

We verified this morning the cups are dishwasher safe, they will be available in Navy Bloomers, Luscious, Nice to See You and First Call.  The image is from the Lilly Pulitzer Fall 2011 Gift Collection lookbook we have posted on our Facebook wall.  If there are loads of readers who aren’t Facebook members or fans and you would like us to do a post on the fall Lilly line, just let us know, that is easy to accomplish – we don’t want to leave out anyone just because you aren’t on FB. 🙂


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