Hello-Hello, we hope you are enjoying a happy, summery day, it is simply glorious here at the Prepatorium.
Today we are all adither, scurrying about with TMTDTLT (too-much-to-do-too-little-time!), so once again, with apologies, we resort to more fluff than stuff.
Let’s start with an upbeat topic, the Lilly Pulitzer Fall 2010 Collection. We always enjoy seeing new styles and designs, and in this case, the addition of an entirely new category for the company.
The Anamaria Silk Twill Skirt is a little busy for us, certainly darling on the right person.
We’re lukewarm on some pieces; the Brinkley Shirtdress is a good example of this sentiment. The dress is likely a garment better appreciated in person, when paired with the right sweater or jacket it might be perfect office attire.
We do like the Coeli Skirt, available in two corduroy prints.
The Jonah Dress in Don’t be Koi is striking, we always get the biggest kick out of seeing Lilly apparel and accessories patterns reinterpreted for use in goods that we carry here at The Princess, like the Agenda Books in Koi; the pattern can also be seen in the Little Jonah dress.
Fall brings leggings for little girls as well, including the Hotty Pink (L) and About Them Apples in Lifeguard Green.
There are new sweaters for grown-up girls, on the left we show the Alcott Argyle Cardigan, and on the right, the Paley Cardigan Striped version for fall, both available at Splash of Pink, both in that navy and pink palette that we love.
Also new this fall, the much-anticipated Activewear group, the first such pieces from Lilly. Below left we see one of the ensembles, and on the right, the Frances fleece top.
The Lotus Top at Splash of Pink comes in both a solid color and a print version, the latter definitely qualifying as a Pretty in Pink item.
The Orlando Sentinel has more on this group:
“Produced in Nike factories, the collection includes capri and full-length pants, tank tops, fleeces and sweaters made of nylon-Lycra performance interlock fabric and rayon-spandex jersey.”
An additional view.
We really are hooked on the pink and navy color combination.
Clearly lots to love in this fall’s collection, and we’ve only shown a scintilla of all the goodness!
Do you know what we want to wear with that fabulous pink and navy color combo? This.
Regular readers will recognize the style statement; it is from our friend Kiel James Patrick’s new line of Sailing Belts, just launched on Monday. We are excited to be hosting a contest giving a lucky winner the belt of their choice from Kiel.
- The next Target design collaboration involves Justin Timberlake; his William Rast clothing line is partnering with the retailer on a new collection. The collection hits most Target stores and Target.com on Dec. 19. Below, two looks from William Rast.
- The line has a rocker/biker edge, and most industry insiders expect to see a good amount of denim in this group.
- In other collaboration deals, there is word of two new nail polish collections tied to popular televisions shows. Expect a Mad Men collection of polishes, and below, the Gossip Girl Nail Polish line.
- And with word of one more collaborative undertaking, the Brooks Brothers Levi’s jeans have debuted. These are for men only, three pair are offered online and in-store.
We leave you with two SOTTs (Signs of the Times), the first involving our friends at Brooks Brothers again.
The venerable retailer is promoting its presence on Facebook, we have been fans for some time now, thoroughly enjoying the content. (If heading that way, do stop in and say ‘hello’ at the Princess page!)
Our other SOTT concerns the AntiPrep known as Snooki.
She, and other cast members from a STCBN (Show That Can’t Be Named) rang the opening bell Tuesday morning. At the Stock Exchange. In New York. The actual, real New York Stock Exchange.
Clearly, the apocalypse is upon us. The horror.
Heh, heh, heh.