Hello-Hello, Happy Hanukkah to our friends who are celebrating, and Merry Almost-Christmas!
It’s wonderful to be back blogging. Between business obligations and other commitments it has been more than a little crazy here at The Prepatorium, a big “Thank You” to The Consort for his kind contribution Tuesday.
Once again we are brief, sharing a few tidbits we hope provide a modicum of entertainment, beginning with word that everyone’s favorite macaron company is planning an expansion; Ladurée will be launching a cosmetic line. Women’s Wear Daily has the story:
….the collection centers on 20 different blush colors in the form of cameos. Also in the line are liquid foundation and lip color.
The collection will debut in Japan early next year, prior to a European and US introduction. It really isn’t that big a departure from the brand’s existing lines, they already offer the Ladurée Beauty collection: candles, bath salts and other goodies.
We always enjoy even the tiniest taste of the company’s macarons, and the packaging is always exquisite – how pretty is the new Houndstooth collection?!
We call that ‘bliss in a box.’
Our other item also comes via WWD (subscription req’d.), and it deals with a familiar character.
You see, every week the publication selects a Man of the Week and dissects his style; to be honest, the critiques aren’t always flattering. But today’s feature looks at someone who is a household name and applauds his timeless look, here is a snippet from Man of the Week: Santa Claus.
- He’s ahead of his time: Beards are the “It” trend in men’s grooming.
- He rocks the red velvet leisure suit.
- Faux fur trim is the must-have of the season, but Santa has known it all along.
- White gloves are a little debutante, but necessary to keep his fingers clean after eating all those cookies.
It almost sounds as if Mr. Claus has some prep in his background: timeless style, practical apparel and accessories, a refusal to be dictated to by the fashion crowd….hmmm. You know what that sounds like to me…!
We leave you with today’s Pretty in Pink, the American Retro Estate Wagon.
We found this one at Barneys in the Girls department, clearly a classic.