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Chanel Couture, LL Bean Signature & Kate Spade Spring, That Girl Scout Cookie Quiz

Hello-Hello, we must begin with a tip of the hat to our friends being battered by this insanity.

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Above, Philadelphia digs out. Again. And below, while we generally eschew the word, traffic jams in the nation’s capitol last night can only be described as “epic”.

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It is especially challenging for a locale already coping with overburdened roads, let alone a place where the average *total* snowfall is 12 – 14 inches.

Washington wasn’t alone, you know it is wacky when Saks has to post this on its Twitter page:

Saks via Twitter

No wonder they opened late, here is how Fifth Avenue looked this morning.

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And Park Avenue.

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We wish all of you confronting the just-plain-tedious weather could be someplace like this instead.

Via Travel in Style

But only if you take us with you.

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As mentioned earlier this week, Paris Couture Week is underway, showcasing what some refer to as “the most expensive dresses in the world”.  There were some rather fascinating aspects of yesterday’s Chanel show:

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The Guardian has more:

“…the show opened with Stella Tennant, a 40-year-old model with whom Lagerfeld has a longstanding friendship, and closed with 46-year-old Kristen McMenamy…”

Isn’t that a lovely thing to see for some of us approaching a certain age all of us. Some reviews noted the lack of pink styles, but the color was present, albeit in a more pastel tone.

The line’s signature tweed was seen in many pieces.

There were also floaty, frothy styles.

Some looked almost other-worldly.

Again, the attention to detail is extraordinary.

Those interested in seeing the entire show online, click here.

Via Chanel

Elsewhere in Paris, creations at Elie Saab (L) and Valentino (R) shows were equally stunning.

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In an effort to keep spirits up despite the snow, cold, sleet and altogether-too-dreary weather we share more spring and summer fashions; below, LL Bean Signature.

LL Bean Signature

But that footwear seen above? On the dock? We think not.

LL Bean Signature

Bean is posting photos on its Signature FB page, but there are already spring pieces up on its website. We like the Silk Dress and Belted Twill Jacket.

Two more looks from Bean’s trendier line. (Is that an oxymoron?)

And one more.

LL Bean Signature

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A few more quick spring hits, the first via Kate Spade.

Kate Spade

These qualify as Pretty in Pink (and Green).

Kate Spade

Two more bags, both fun and perky.

Kate Spade

Our final spring styles, these are from Jaeger’s spring and summer line.

Courtesy Images via Catwalk Queen

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One quick news headline about two of our favorite brands, Brooks Brothers and Nordstorm. By the fall you will be able to purchase Brooks merchandise at Nordstrom. including the men’s and women’s lines, along with the new Fleece collection for children. Our pal Christian over at Ivy Style broke the news late last night, this is sure to be welcome news for many.

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We leave you with a mention of Girl Scout Cookies and a little quiz we flunked earlier today.

Wall Street Journal

The quiz is an online component accompanying this story in the Journal about the possibility that the Scouts may cut back on the variety of cookies they offer. The idea of the quiz is to match up the name of the cookie with the appropriate photo. It took your faithful correspondent more than 21 moves to accomplish the task. However, another resident of the Prepatorium managed to accomplish this in only 13 moves.

There you have it.

ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:

  • Pascal Le Segretain/Getty
  • Francois Mori/AFP
  • Gianni Pucci/GoRunway.com
  • Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
  • Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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Monday Musings: Liz at QVC, In the Pink

Hello-Hello, and Happy Day to all, especially those enjoying a day off, a little respite from their normal schedule!

We must begin by sending great good wishes, big smiles, hugs, prayers and lots of love to two of our favorite bloggers who started on a new path this weekend….

Courtesy Classic Confection Cakes

Courtesy Classic Confection Cakes

Congratulations to the one and only Muffy Martini and Daisy JD (Just Daisy), they married the loves of their lives Saturday.

Courtesy BlissTree.com

Courtesy BlissTree.com

And now they are off honeymooning, whoo-hoo! (Note: photos are not from either wedding.)

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Moving on, big news for anyone who enjoys Liz Claiborne:

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The line is being moved exclusively to Penney’s. Both the men’s and women’s labels are making the move; if things are going well after five years, Penney’s can even buy the name.

John Aquino/WWD

John Aquino/WWD

Liz Claiborne New York, moves to QVC and the company’s outlet stores.  The WWD story on this notes something TP has wondered about for some time: the perils of watering down a designer’s caché by creating multiple labels sold in similar stores.  As the firm’s CEO, William L. McComb, put it:

“It was time to break the conflict inherent in the strategy that had a lower-priced offering of the Liz Claiborne brand at one department store in the mall [Penney’s] and a higher-priced version of it in a department store across the mall [Macy’s],”

This brings comparisons to American Living, the Polo Ralph Lauren brand sold at Penney’s. Below, a fashion look and a table lamp, both from that collection.

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It’s unlikely there is much brand dilution with this line; most retailing insiders believe the line really bears little resemblance to standard PLR merchandise.

Other retailers have done well with designer collections specifically for their customers, such as the Simply Vera by Vera Wang and Dana Buchman lines  at Kohl’s, and Tommy Hilfiger is now sold only at Macy’s or Hilfiger stores.

From a big picture perspective this also allows the Claiborne company to focus more attention on several brands many readers are familiar with: Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans, and Juicy Couture.

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We have a few more Pretty in Pink things to share, starting with an extra cute pair of Keds.

kicker_7_bcrfThe Keds Champion Pink Ribbon sneaker benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation – the company is donating 100% of proceeds to the BCRF.

Speaking of shoes, how about these Ragg Kids Puppy for infants and toddlers?

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If TP and the Consort had been blessed with human children we would be bankrupt; every single cent would be spent on shoes for the little ones, they are simply too cute!

Another delightful find, Kate Spade’s Bon Vivant Lilia, actually something of a bargain right now.

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Because of the chilly temps outside, we have to share the Pink Funnelneck coat from Old Navy.

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We leave with a look at the next generation Armani phone.

Courtesy Photo via WWD

Courtesy Photo via WWD

It does look sleek and elegant – dare we say understated?

Courtesy Photo via WWD

Courtesy Photo via WWD

However, we’re more than content with our iPhone tucked into its shocking pink case and we also have a greater understanding of just how easily one might become addicted to dependent upon the technology.

Until tomorrow,  we send smiles to each and every cherished readers!

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