Hello and Happy Friday! It seems the week has either flown by at a furious pace or been painfuly slow, no in-betweens for our friends and business associates. What about you? Frenzied crazy-fast? Or painfully slow-as-molasses?
Speaking of a frenzy, Fashion Week is officially underway. We will do our best to share relevant updates, photos and info as we can. In fact, we’ll start with a little gossip via the always-on-top-of-things staff at NY Mag. The GQ fashion week party was Wednesday night, and apparently the conversation turned to the Obama family and their sartorial selections. Several attendees considered ‘preppy purveyors’ talked about the President’s selection of neckties.
“… designer Tommy Hilfiger said that while his company had not formally approached the Obamas about wearing his designs, “I know Barack wears some of my ties, I’ve seen them.” David Lauren, clad in Rugby and wearing a foot cast after a run-in with a cracked Soho sidewalk, added that the Obamas “have great style … and if they choose to wear us, we’d love it.”
The “He likes me better!” “No he doesn’t, he likes me best!” one-upsmanship apparently continued:
“But even if Sasha and Malia Obama eschew outsized Polo ponies this season, rest assured that the Ralph Lauren brand has already made its mark on the White House. “I believe that [the Obama girls’] rooms have been painted with Ralph Lauren paints,” said Lauren.”
We expect everyone shall enjoy much more restful sleep this evening being in possession of this information.
BTW, the online Tommy store does have *all* kids merchandise 30% off, according to the website:
On a quasi-related note, one of our original Anti-Preps, Kim Kardashian, is evidently attending some shows at Fashion Week. Seriously. Ms.Kardashian claims the idea to attend some of the shows was actually the brainchild (?) of “Reggie.” (Apologies, but we do not know Reggie, although we presume he is a romantic interest for Ms. Kardashian.)
At any rate, apparently the two are planning on being at the Adidas Y-3 show. Below we show a Y-3 look:
Courtesy Ruby Hornet
Big news for Gossip Girl fans: Bravo is launching a reality show based on Gossip Girl! Broadcasting & Cable reports a new show is planned by the producer who does Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style.
The story on the magazine’s website says:
“The docudrama is being described by insiders as the real-life Gossip Girl, although the show will not feature any of Manhattan’s exclusive schools specifically.
This is not the first time a reality show based on the G2 theme has been attempted:
‘CBS also looked into a reality series about students at the Manhattan private school York Prep, but the school was said to be skittish about the attention such a project would bring.”
The story says the show will air later this year.
We share a few SOTTs (Signs of the Times) our readers may deem to be of note:
- Both the The Inter-Con Montelucita & W resort hotels in Scottsdale are facing foreclosure. (Both remain 0pen.)
- The Knickerbocker Yacht Club is closing, according to this Newsday story. Not a club we have ever visited, the article’s online photos show the charm of the Port Washington Club. Apparently members even looked at merging with Manhasset Bay Yacht Club YC, but that is not an option. The Club has been in operation for 135 years.
PHOTO: Ana P. Gutierrez/Newsday
Our thanks to Luxist for both of these tips.
Hello Kitty now has some hip apparel designs to accompany her MAC Cosmetics collection. MAC asked multiple designers to create looks for the doll; below we show two sketches, starting with Emanuel Ungaro:
Courtesy Vogue UK/Ungaro
If that isn’t the cutest pink bow, we don’t know what is. Of course, here at the Prepatorium we believe “Life is Better with a Bow,” so we are favorably predisposed to bows. Especially if they are pink. This creation by Elie Saab also features a pink bow, although not quite as prominently.
Courtesy Vogue UK/Elie Saab
Other designers include Herve Leger by Max Azria, Zac Posen and Charlotte Ronson. Each of the eight designs was then made into an actual garment; they are now being auctioned on eBay as a fundraiser for the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. It is worth a nanosecond or two to see how the sketches translated into reality, very fun!
Okay, it is time for some Pretty in Pink to perk up the gray day outside. How about these darlings for your little darling? The Kenneth Cole Bow Glitz ‘n Bow Flats are sized for Infants & Toddlers; they are on sale for about $19 at 6pm.
A reminder that 6pm is actually Zappo’s site for sale and clearance merchandise – bargains abound! And speaking of fiscally friendly shopping, Target has the entire Thakoon Collection marked down, with discounts that look substantial.
On that happy note, don’t forget to enter our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery Giveaway, and Happy-Happy weekend!