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Another Celebrity Line + the Prince of Wales Heads to Burberry

Hello-Hello and greetings on a Thursday, we are excited to see the day unfold, with lots of obligations and meetings!

That translates to a mercifully short post, with a quick glance at the new, more affordable bridal line being launched by Badgley Mischka.

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PHOTO: Kyle Ericksen/WWD

A sampling of styles accompanied this WWD story on the more fiscally friendly collection.

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PHOTO: Kyle Ericksen/WWD

The name for the new label? Mark and James, after the designing duo’s first names.

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PHOTO: Kyle Ericksen/WWD

Surprisingly, we weren’t wowed by these.

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We enjoyed this next item, a visit from the Prince of Wales to the new Burberry headquarters.

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PHOTO: Johnny Green/WPA Pool/Getty

The Prince was officially opening the firm’s new global headquarters in London.

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PHOTO: Johnny Green/Pool/AP

Judging from the bag, apparently he also did his part to boost the economy. (Did we mention that Burberry is jumping on the makeup bandwagon, launching their own line of color cosmetics next June?)

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In our post yesterday we chatted about Olsenboye, the new juniors line launching at JCPenney from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.  We pondered aloud about the number of celebrity lines being created; today we share another: Dream Out Loud from actress Selena Gomez (also the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever), launching for fall 2010.

John Aquino/WWD

John Aquino/WWD

As noted in this WWD story:

“… with the help of a group of industry experts, Gomez teamed up to create her brand which focuses on “pretty, feminine and bohemian” clothing — a line, she said, that mirrors her own style.”

It is always tough to predict, but we’re guessing the tween girls we know will like these styles.

John Aquino/WWD

John Aquino/WWD

More from WWD on where the clothing will be available; brand managers are looking for an exclusive relationship with a store, not unlike the arrangement the Olsens have with JCPenney. As an executive with the line put it:

““Miley Cyrus at Wal-Mart is a little more rock ’n’ roll, and Avril Lavigne’s line at Kohl’s has that edginess,” he said. “There seems to be a void in that space for the girl who is looking for feminine, pretty clothes.”

PHOTO: John Aquino/WWD

PHOTO: John Aquino/WWD

According to Miss Gomez, the labels on pieces will carry inspirational quotes.

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Dooney & Bourke’s sailboat pattern always makes us smile, despite the little logo on the sails, and for some reason we were thinking about it today. Below, we show it in the Erica style.

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It will surprise no one our favorite colorway is this one:

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That is the Victoria model, as seen at Zappos.

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We also have a few updates for those contemplating possible purchases of Lilly stationery, gifts, or goodies, beginning with a word about these:

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We received an advisory from the fabulous Lilly paper people about our Thermal Mugs: they are officially out of the Vintage Patch pattern, with Trouble Hibiscus and Private Property almost gone.  (A little secret about these: at the Princess they are always just $15.50; everywhere else they are $16 and up.) Fortunately the Consort was lightning-quick in reacting to the news, purchasing as many as we could handle over at the Mighty Princess Warehouse, but as an FYI for those interested in these, our supply of Private Property is down to the last 8 mugs.

We also have word on these hot sellers:

lpAgendaSmall3shotThe Lilly folks have almost sold out of the Pocket Agendas in the Trouble Hibiscus and Ports ‘o Call patterns.

We leave you with a quick reminder about these:

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To win a complete suite of Whitney English crest stationery (retailing at $222!), just click here to enter our Great Preppy Paper Giveaway!

Here is wish that everyone’s afternoon is sunny and bright!

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Lilly Pulitzer Fall/Holiday 2009 Stationery & Gifts Preview

Hello-Hello, and happy Thursday!

Has anyone melted into a little puddle with the high temps and almost-as-high humidity? Does everyone have regional phrases when it gets like this? A classic in The Great Midwest is rather coarse, but we’re claiming a pickled brain today so here it is: “It’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity.” What are some of the local comments you are fond of when meteorological circumstances hit these extremes?

Next… we do a 180-degree turn to engage in the publication of this completely commercial message from the Prepatorium.

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Yes, despite the weather outside, it is time for TP to think fall and winter and holidaze holidays! Believe it or not, we shall soon be getting new Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gift merchandise into the shoppe.

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PreppyPrincess.com

Above, Fa La Lilly and Berry, the new gift wrap patterns. There are also two different ornament sets, along with Fireplace Matches in two patterns.

The new Note Card sets are outstanding, we especially love the updated Dress Notecard designs. (BTW, our stock of Dress Notecards is down to 8 or 9, and that’s it, the end, as a new group of shift dress patterns is being introduced.)

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PreppyPrincess.com

While we don’t yet have the images, there are also several patterns of Imprintable Holiday Cards that we think you will find irresistible.

New for the Collection? Thermal mugs, something we desperately need here at the Prepatorium. (Not that anyone ever knocks anything over. On the desk. Or the Keyboard.)

Those who bake will love the next addition to the Lilly line: cookie cutters.

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We are already planning on these as the ideal gift for a number of friends.

Now, regular readers are aware of our annual struggle, always involving two irreconcilable beliefs:

  1. The entire merchandising and marketing of the season is out of control, a horrid practice that has moved so far beyond commercial tackiness it defies description;
  2. The petulant capitalist query: “Why are they not doing a better job executing holiday marketing strategies?”

Clearly we never get these dueling concerns in sync. We never will. But as a merchant (ooooh, that has such a rugged, un-Princess-like sound, doesn’t it?) it would be deceitful to say we don’t enjoy sharing new things with everyone, as we do. We find it an utterly delightful way of spending time.

Perfect for any season IOHO, having a little Lilly on hand for the cocktail hour is a plus, no matter what we’re celebrating!

Possibly the item we have been hoping for the most….? A Lilly Pulitzer  Calendar! Yes, we are more-than-gaga for the 2010 Wall Calendar seen below right….

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Not to mention the desktop Calendars we’ll soon have available, they are absolutely wonderful as well; there are also Planning Agendas in both standard and pocket sizes.

Knowing how popular the Lilly Activity Book for Minnies is, we expect the paper dolls (below left) to also be in high demand.

And did you see the Magnet Board on the right in the picture above? We get so many requests for these, we’re ecstatic to see them!

Ordering for the new Collection will be done much as we did the initial Lilly launch: we will start taking pre-orders on July 8th, possibly sooner if at all possible. A pre-order means that once we receive our shipment of goodies from the Lilly folks, your merchandise is shipped first.  You are not charged *until* your order is filled, it is rather akin to reserving one’s items. We plan on sending out the first shipments to our customers at the very end of July, or the first week in August.

Another way to stay on top of all things Lilly here at the Palace, sign up for our Lilly Pulitzer email list at Preppy Princess. (Scroll down and it is on the bottom of the righthand column.) Not to worry about privacy if one should elect to sign up, we never (never, ever) give anyone your information, we are what you might call hypersensitive to that sort of thing.

This in no way covers the gamut of new products for the line, nor does it include the *new* line of paper goods we are adding to the mix later this week or early next week. We’ll be a horrid little human, merely saying everything has a Nantucket theme!

Thanks for popping in dollfaces, we do love spending time with you! Have a simply terrific afternoon and evening!

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