Hello-Hello, happy Tuesday!
Today is hectic
(this is new?), jammed with heavy volunteer commitments, so we are über-brief. We planned to start today’s post by going off on a psychotic rant mentioning our disdain for the “pre-fall” collections being revealed this week. Something about “Do we need yet another season? On top of Spring, Fall and Resort? Really?”
But then this popped up:
And these, and many more like them, showed up on the monitor.
Did we remain on task here at The Prepatorium? Indeed, we did not.
The pieces are by the master himself, Oscar de la Renta.
They far transcend what would be called ‘eye candy’ in today’s parlance.
The designer makes some seriously spectacular party frocks.
We take back everything we were going to say about an additional season. At least when it comes to Mr. de la Renta we do.
To see the entire collection, pop over to visit Style.com
Our other tidbit involves a few more-than-notable preps, and a blogger we have long enjoyed reading, Preppy Panache.
As it turns out, True Prep author Lisa Birnbach was doing a signing at the Lilly Pulitzer exhibit in Boynton Beach, and Miss Panache was on hand to have her book signed and enjoy the exhibit. To see some of Lilly’s reaction to the exhibit (including some lace trim on a dress) just click here to see the entire post, it is a very fun read.
We leave you with a bit of a “Like Mother, Like Daughter” pair of pictures.
Above left, Princess Caroline of Hanover and on the right, her daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, at this weekend’s Gucci Masters show-jumping competition. Below, the two together at the event.
Do you think there is a strong resemblance?
With that, we are out the door and off!
ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:
- Yves Forestier/Getty Images
- Robert Mitra/WWD