Hello-Hello and Happy Day!
In anticipation of The Big Vote (now officially dubbed TBV here at the Prepatorium) we share the following fashionably patriotic accessories, compliments of today’s WWD.
The style statements are from a variety of designers, including:
- the cotton canvas clutch by Bruno Frisoni
- a ribbon, Lucite, glass & metal necklace from Erickson Beamon (Yes, the Erickson-Beamon jewelry favored by Michelle Obama as described in previous posts.)
- the wool velour hat by Jennifer Ouellette (Indeed, that Jennifer Ouellete of Gossip Girl headband fame!)
And believe it or not, the headline on the post is correct; it would seem that the Preppy or Prep School look has returned. Again.
This time it is compliments of our neighbors to the north, more specifically in an article entitled “Return of Prep School Look” from the Regina Leader-Post. One apparel line mentioned in the story is Canada’s Jacob Connexion.
“The attitude behind Connexion for fall ’08 is casual with a certain level of chic, a very put-together, yet worldly preppy feel,” said Jacob creative director Karen Pornillos. “It is Parisian ‘bon chic, bon genre’ with a tad of East Coast Ivy League flavour.”
The Ivy-league style blazer is seen below.
Here are a few more looks from the company’s fall line:
The story also says “…navy blazers, kilts, and knee-highs” have been spotted lately, and “…not just on the posh Upper East Siders on TV’s Gossip Girl….”
“The prep-school look, once reserved solely for uniforms and naughty Halloween costumes, has become the trend for fall among both students and young professionals, as crests, bows, and ruffles take over mannequins and store racks at retailers across the country.”
The following illustration accompanies the story:
The Jacob Connexion line is spun off from the Jacob Collection, offering several more looks we find appealing. Very appealing.
This is the store that previously carried the Women’s Collections.
A quick update on the J. Crew cardigan mentioned in our previous post about Michelle Obama wearing J. Crew fashions on the Leno Show: the sweater surfaced over the weekend at a rally in Columbus, Ohio.
Here is a closer look at the ‘Crystal-button colorblock cardigan‘ from J. Crew.
Our argyle updates wouldn’t be complete without a few treasures we fell over online, including the Paul Frank Argyle 3-pack.
BTW, does anyone know the reasoning for the Crewmutts merchandise falling into the Women’s section on the website? It is merely curiosity that prompts the query.
In closing, today’s Pretty in Pink comes to us via LL Bean. Below, Bean shows a creative use of a preppy standard, grosgrain ribbon. In this case the retailer uses it to adorn their Maine Isle Slipper.
That is it for today. A reminder in the best Chicago tradition, “Vote Early and Vote Often!” We are thinking many of our fabulous Chicago bloggers (Momx2, Lipstick at the Mailbox, Third Coast Preppy, Tres Poshe Preppy and more!) recognize this saying!