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Ralph Lauren & Tommy Hilfiger Fashions, Mini Boden

Hello-Hello, happy Tuesday!

As promised, we have a quick look at some of the fall styles shown at New York Fashion Week, beginning with Ralph Lauren.

As noted in the WWD review:

“… when mixed with heartier fare — chunky sweaters; little shearling and fur toppers; knit caps pulled on askew — his Bohemia took on a hint of grunge.”

There was a significant amount of tweed, velvet and small floral prints. Actually, some styles reminded us of Laura Ashley.  Not in a good way.

From Fashionista’s review:

“While Ralph’s runway was fine – lots of velvet, prairie skirts, long colorful beads — it was staid. Nothing — and I mean nothing — felt new.”

Imaxtree photos via Styleist.com

The folks at The Cut wrote:

““Doesn’t an unadulterated mid-calf floral silk, no matter how lovingly rendered, veer maybe just a little too close to the choppy sartorial waters of HSN?”

Most readers can imagine our reaction to the more embellished, overly detailed pieces – not so positive. But some of the classically cut items definitely caught our eye.

We are just never going to be a bohemian, grungy type of girl; fortunately Mr. Lauren designs for a broad range of tastes.

Backstage photos from Kyle Ericksen at WWD do a better job showing the lush fabrics Mr. Lauren used.

Below, Ricky Lauren, Dylan Lauren and Lauren Bush.

Steve Eichner/WWD


Next, Tommy Hilfiger’s show.

From the Women’s Wear Daily review:

“In his show notes, Hilfiger said the collection channeled a young Katharine Hepburn, which meant lean and soft silhouettes.”

More from WWD:

“Not so practical? The sleeveless trenches were a misstep amongst a series of slouchy, cozy stadium toppers and cable knits.”

Fashion Wire Daily wrote:

“The collection felt fresher than Hilfiger’s clothes have seen in recent seasons, with a less rigid interpretation of what it means to dress preppy in the 21st century.”

We loved several of the dresses.

Mr. Hilfiger called the looks “preppy with a pop,”an apt description.

The styles were not the only items being viewed at the show; several celebrities were perched front and center.  Below we see Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford chatting with Hayden Panettiere, on the right Mr. Hilfiger is with Ashley Olsen.

One of Mr. Crawford’s co-stars was in attendance, Penn Badgley (L), actress Rosario Dawson was seeing the show as well.

It would be fascinating to know how much any/all of these celebrities were compensated to be in attendance as we talked about in this post.

If interested in watching the runway show yourself, simply click on the image below:


We have great news for Mini Boden fans: the line has now arrived at Nordstrom.

Courtesy Boden

How fresh and fun do these dresses feel? (They are also reminiscent of mid-century Marimekko prints.)


Both are available in Toddler, Little Girl and Big Girl sizes.  We are calling the Infant Rompers are today’s Pretty in Pink and Green and the Infant Pants a Mad for Madras.

Some may already know this, but Boden has recently switched over their USA website to show standard US sizes; shoppers need no longer fret over converting things into UK sizing.

Hopefully your day will be bright and sunny!


  • Ralph Lauren: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD
  • Ralph Lauren Backstage: Kyle Ericksen/WWD
  • Tommy Hilfiger: Robert Mitra
  • Chace Crawford: Carlo Allegri/


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Haute Pink, More Preptastic Bargains Abound

Hello-Hello and greetings from the frenzied corner condo at Princess Intergalactic HQ!

Did everyone note the hot pink Angie Harmon is wearing on the cover of this month’s T&C (Town and Country)?

According to the Journal, she is just one of many in the “hot new color,” as explained in this story by Christina Binkley.

“No longer relegated to the garish masses, the saturated pink shades known as fuchsia and magenta are suddenly haute.”

The story includes a photo of an upscale kitchen by über-chic designer Clive Christian.

PHOTO: Courtesy Clive Christian via WSJ

PHOTO: Courtesy Clive Christian via WSJ

The story even shares an inventive new appellation for what we have always called hot pink: “mangenta”.

Regardless of what one calls it, the color is a bright spot for many retailers:

“”Pink represents a certain playfulness and confidence, particularly in men,” says Simon Maloney, head of buying and production for shirtmaker Thomas Pink, where pink is selling well and will be marketed as a key color for fall.”

Below we show Pink’s Efland Stripe Traveller for men in their pink & white Stripe.

Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink


There are still more Sales and Savings to pass on, beginning with Boden:



Boden is doing a 15% off Mini-Boden special.

Kate Spade’s email shows “up to 50% off,” but when visiting the company’s sale pages one is greeted with a heading promoting “up to 75% off,” although that selection is limited.  The preppish retailer is also providing complimentary shipping on all orders; no need to invest a specific amount to enjoy this courtesy.

This makes things like the Haig Point Kei a relatively good bargain at $221.



The highly unusual but oh-so-wonderful 25% Off Bobbi Brown promotion ends tonight at midnight, so make haste if in need of cosmetics from this source!



Generally a little too hip for us, but fun nonetheless, the Gargyle Spring/Summer Sale is underway.



Loads of good buys are available, including classics like the mens Fred Perry Cardigan, now $75; its original price was $135.

And Men’s clothier Zegna begins their End of Season Sale tmorrow.



We are absolutely buried today, so we shall simply scramarama and hope everyone enjoys a delightful evening!


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