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Friday Fun, Sales & Savings of a Prepalicious Sort, That Wacky Hat is Everywhere

Hello-Hello, welcome to a Friday.  It has been an insane week, it seems like forever ago that we were gathered in front of our varying viewing platforms to watch the royal wedding.

A little Friday Fun is in order, and we start with a look at a delightful experiment, the first Lilly Pulitzer “lifestyle store” that opened in Raleigh this week.

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Palm Avenue is the first Lilly store combining apparel and accessories with the new Home Furnishings & Accessories collection, the shop moved into a new location to accommodate everything.

Palm Avenue

We have some lovely photos inside the new store from our flickr friend castaff.

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It’s fun to see how well the furniture and accessories are integrated into the store.

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Palm Avenue also has photos, they are viewable on the store’s Facebook page.

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The store’s official grand opening gala is this Thursday, the 12th.

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Next, a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Prep World pop-up shop. We mentioned that the London store was opening today and promised pictures.  Below, Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick at the opening.

Via Grazia UK

There were a number of celebrities at the event, including someone we really hadn’t associated with a preppish style, Ronnie Wood.

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From the Grazia story:

“For Tommy Hilfiger himself, attaining Pure Prepdom is a little more complex: “You need colour, you need madras, and you’ve gotta have seersuckers. You need to be holidaying in The Hamptons or Nantucket, and you should be wearing anything red, white and blue to look nautical. And even if you don’t know how to sail, you should pretend.”

Also on hand, model David Gandy.

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We are way behind the times with our next topic, hopefully not everyone has already seen the story. We are speaking about Ralph Lauren’s “L’art de l’Automobile” exhibit in Paris that opened last week.

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The designer is widely considered to have one of the finest collections of vintage sports and racing cars in the world, many of the automobiles are on view in the exhibit. The exhibition is at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs museum, the Lauren family looked elegant for the opening night gala, below (from L to R) Andrew Lauren, the designer and Ricky Lauren, David Lauren.

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Some notable names were on hand for the party, including India Hicks (L) and Melanie Thierry (R).

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One of our favorite French retailers, Colette, has a collection of polos in honor of the exhibition.  The Discovery Channel will be airing a documentary about the exhibit in several European countries over the summer, there is also a commemorative book.

If interested in learning more about the exhibit or the collection, click here to visit Mr. Lauren’s official site for the show.

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We have a few quick Sales & Savings opportunities to share, the first actually pertains to establishments owned by the gentleman seen above; the Polo Ralph Lauren “Private Sale” (cough-cough) runs through Monday, with an additional 15% off already reduced merchandise.  Use promo code MAY0511 to receive the savings.

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Over at Brooks Brothers the Friends and Family event is underway, offering 25% off all purchases.

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The 25% is good at both regular and outlet stores.  Use promo code 06FRIEND at checkout.

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We leave you with a few news photos you may have missed in the frenzy of the week, all on the same topic. Now, some of us were somewhat dismayed at the Philip Treacy fascinator worn by Princess Beatrice to the wedding last week.

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Little did we know how popular the hat was going to be.

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Via The Telegraph

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Until next time, may everyone enjoy some refreshing and restorative spring air this weekend.

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Lilly Pulitzer’s Home Store Experiment, Serious Party Frocks & Pooches on Parade

Hello-Hello, welcome to another wacky week here at the Prepatorium, when all manner of things seem to be happening at the same time.

We begin with word that Lilly Pulitzer is going to experiment with a new type of store altogether, one that the company is going to try out in Raleigh, NC. Here is more from the News Observer’s story:

“The store will be a Lilly Pulitzer Lifestyle Store, the first Lilly Pulitzer store in the country to sell home and fashion items under one roof. It will be similar to stores from companies such as Anthropologie that put different kinds of merchandise in one outlet.”

Below, pieces from the soon-to-debut Lilly Pulitzer Furniture line via Dovecote Decor.

Photo via Dovecote Decor

According to the story putting apparel & accessories right alongside the new home furnishings collection from HFI is a test; we presume that if it is successful the practice will be replicated in other locations.

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On the surface it makes a great deal of sense, allowing the company to display even a few items from what is an *enormous* furniture collection of 200+ pieces alongside its iconic clothing and accessories.  We may have to impose upon our friends in the area to do a little investigating once this is up and running, hello, Adventures of a Southern Newlywed?

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We move now to Fashion Week, with a look at Jason Wu’s wonderful RTW styles for this fall.

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While the notion of dealing with anything for fall is anathema, the tailoring in this collection is simply stunning. Below, just a few of the designer’s gorgeous party frocks.

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The word exquisite comes to mind.

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Here is a closer look at the incredible fabric used on one of the gowns.

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Bliss.

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In Friday’s post we promised a look at the Fall/Winter styles from Nautica, a Princess fave.

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As with all collections, the company invokes its nautical roots. Designer Chris Cox said his inspiration for the collection was Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan.

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From WWD’s review:

“Never forsaking the brand’s DNA, he transformed an archival peacoat into a form-fitting, elongated version, trimmed the suits to give them a fresh and modern feel and added several wool toggle coats for those crisp evenings at the boathouse.”

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The presentation was staged to look like a waterside setting, pulled off rather successfully IOHO.

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Because it’s not enough to have all of the nonsense mentioned above going on, it’s also time for this.

Westminster Kennel Club

You know we simply have to share a few reminders that Westminster is underway.

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The spots underneath those stripes belong to Mia, a Dalmation entered in this year’s show.  Below, Nicole the Basset Hound.

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(Tilly is curious, wondering how Nicole can sit that way?)

Of course, the Westminster show means it was also time for the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show.

PHOTO: Natasha Ryan via Metromix

There is always an amazing array of styles, from both a canine and costume perspective.

PHOTO: Natasha Ryna via Metromix

It can be difficult to see where the pooch ends and the owner begins.

PHOTO: Natasha Ryan via Metromix

It seems not everyone was happy to see this on their social calendar.

PHOTO: Natasha Ryan via Metromix

Tilly is worried her vision of sartorial splendor isn’t quite up to snuff.

Tilly Models Her Favorite Sweatshirt

You can guess what category she’ll be watching.

Westminster Kennel Club

Television coverage begins this evening at 8pm on USA, switching to CNBC from 9-11pm; that schedule is repeated tomorrow night.

We hope to be back tomorrow with more, but it may be Wednesday before we can dig out from the mess that is the desk. Sigh. So we leave you with a Fashion Week photo selected with a few friends in mind (Preppy 101? Miss Julie?):

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Yes, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm has been out and about at Fashion Week, in this case he was looking at fall styles by Rag & Bone.

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