Today’s post is an exercise in what we refer to as pre-blogging, written in advance of a heavy schedule; we expect we shall be winging our way to The Queen Mother’s as you read this.
Readers can probably guess our reaction to this title for a column in Friday’s Journal:
Bringing Up Princess: Turning Girls Into Narcissists
Immediately our hackles went up as we said to ourselves, “Now wait just one minute.” But upon reading Megan Basham’s column, we find ourselves in agreement with much of her perspective.
“…little to do with indulging sweet princess fantasies and everything to do with catering to over-indulged princess egos.”
Naturally, invoking an anti-prep increased our comfort level:
“Take the popular tween retailer Justice. At malls nationwide, it carries multiple “Princess” tops and accessories that look a lot more like Paris Hilton’s attire than Snow White’s.”
For more on the “trickle-down narcissism” column click here.
One request: let’s not throw the Princess out with the tiara, so to speak?
Scottish star Andy Murray‘s is expected to wear the ensemble shown above, all classic pieces by Fred Perry, one of Mr. Murray’s sponsors. The look is meant to emulate the styles worn by Mr. Perry in the 1930’s when he won Wimbledon.
A timeless style, and one we adore. Some say the look is part of a greater campaign to help the sometimes-surly Murray move beyond his anti-English image.
Those interested in something for off-the-court wear may find the company’s accessories appealing, including the Tipped Webbing Belt.
Many readers may already be aware there has been significant speculation as to whether or not Rafael Nadal would play in this year’s tournament; that conversation ended yesterday when he began practicing on one of the famed grass courts.
We are still fond of last year’s look as seen above, the shocking pink and gray. Not that we pay any attention to that. (Actually, we’re such an old fuddy-duddy we still think white is a good color for tennis apparel.)
We confess we don’t yet know what Mr. Federer is sporting for a signature look this year.
A quick Sales & Savings note: fly to the Kate Spade Sample Online Sale:
Fiscally-friendly bargains abound, like the Jitney Cashmere Sweater is now $88. The original price was $295.
The sale ends the 19th.
The whole clan was on hand, including Ralph Lauren and Ricky Lauren; he took home the Most Popular vote award, the first time the award has been made.
Comedienne Tracey Ullman was the emcee/host for the evening’s festivities; she had a few tongue-in-cheek comments on Michelle Obama’s penchant for apparel from a certain retailer:
““In the short time her husband has been in office, she has already done a tremendous amount to promote the American fashion designers, especially J. Crew,” Ullman crowed. “Is J. here tonight? Mr. Crew? How about Mrs. Crew? Any of the Crew kids? Oh come on, you’d think that they’d be here tonight to show support for J.”
Lauren Santo Domingo also wore Michael Kors.
Tomorrow’s post will feature loads of looks from this year’s Royal Ascot. Below, the Queen and Prince Philip on their way to the event yesterday.
Until next time, enjoy your day dollfaces!