We apologize for the lack of a post yesterday, we spent the day lunching and cavorting about The Big City with The Queen Mother. We were simply having too much fun, and TP did not return to the Prepatorium until very late!
We begin with news that Tommy Hilfiger has announced they are doing limited edition runs of two perfumes, Tommy Summer and Tommy Girl Summer. According to Now Smell This, the scents will launch next month.
On a related note, the Hilfiger website shows an Additional 50% off All Markdowns, providing significant savings opportunities for those looking for fiscally friendly merchandise.
Because a touch of Spring could brighten the day, we share a few images from the new Lacoste ad campaign:
Sadly, the core colors in this early collection are not the best for TP, sunny yellows, vibrant orange and coral hues.
If seeking more immediate gratification than the soon-to-be-released line, the preppy retailer is running their Clearance sale. Bargains abound, like this Cotton Crewneck Sweater at $74.99, half of its original selling price.
This Girl’s V-Neck sweater is $49.99, down from $85.
A few follow-ups now to previous posts, starting with the Jason Wu Fur Collection, initially discussed here, where we mentioned that designer Jason Wu (of the Michelle Obama inaugural gown) said he was planning a “significant fur collection,” and we wondered how that was going to fly with PETA…? Well, it turns out they don’t have to get involved, as Mr. Wu told Women’s Wear Daily the fur collection is “on hold.”
It was just yesterday we shared a number of “When Pink Goes Bad” incidents of a most heinous nature. Egregious because they were all men’s suits! In pink. (If you need photographic evidence of this, click here.) Perhaps we’d best get used to the idea, as there is now word we should expect to see more:
“Spring wardrobe memo to men: Think pink. And orange, lilac and cobalt blue, while you’re at it.”
And this next look is from upscale London clothiers Bamford & Sons:
Is this what one calls a “brooding” look?
In honor of TQM (the Queen Mother) we share the following photo, for no reason other than it has a very high cool factor:
It is the facade to a parking lot in Kansas City, of all things! Appropriately, it surrounds a portion of the parking area at the Kansas City Public Library; the books depicted were selected for their representation of the city. We were alerted to the parking lot decor by this post at one of our favorite reads, the Selectism blog. For more photos of this facade and another in Wales, pop over to Crooked Brains.
And we close with another Pretty in Pink, sharing this treasure from Lulu Guinness, whom we absolutely adore.
The Bow Purse in Fuchsia is simply TDF, without question. Especially since we are all about the bow here at the Prepatorium.
We hope you all enjoy a splendid day!