Hello-Hello! It’s bright and beautiful outside, we hope it is where you are as well!
We begin with an early look at the Sperry Top-sider Bahama Collection for spring/summer 2010.
This is one of Sperry’s classic profiles, done in different colorways and textiles, including the firm’s basic blue.
The line also offers the Bahama Chukka in leather and canvas styles.
Ahem. As indicated, these are next year’s shoes. If interested in supplementing your collection with this year’s styles, Sperry currently has some outstanding bargains on their site, like one that we all love, the Bahama Plaid Cuff.
Speaking of Sperry, they are mentioned more than once in an interesting W Editor’s Blog post about fashions currently in favor at private schools on the UES.
“Gossip Girls Blair and Serena may set the standard at Constance Billard School for Girls, but Manhattan private school teens have their own ideas about fashion. We asked 15-year-old Rebecca, a freshman at an uptown prep school, to tell us what young fashionistas are wearing in the hallways these days.”
“Private School Confidential” offers an intriguing perspective on what is popular, including several items previously featured in this space, not all of them in a positive manner.
Not qualifying for today’s Pretty in Pink: the Doc Martens Hot Pink Patent boot. As far as getting one’s book and other necessaries back and forth from school, Diane Solway’s story asked what works for that task:
“…Longchamp Tote bags or backpacks. Most have American Apparel backpacks—either the black glittery one or the neon orange one.”
When it comes to the Gossip Girl influence on trends and styles:
“None of these ideas come from Gossip Girl, considering that most girls who live and go to high school on the Upper East Side do not watch Gossip Girl, because they find it to be extremely pretentious, and exaggerated.”
As far as what is not favored by the teens, we’ll let W‘s illustration tell the story:
We can almost hear one of our favorite bloggers and Princess team members looking skyward and saying “Amen”. Heh-heh-heh.
Ms. Solway also asks if “…preppy style is still going strong?” in her post; the most we’ll share of that response is that “… Topsiders are big…”. For the rest of that response, just click here for the story.
Next, please raise your hand if you know what CREEP stood for in a 1970s sort of way. (Committee to Re-Elect the President.)
Why is this relevant? Because the contemporary take on Creep is as a clothing line we fell upon. (We suspect Nautical by Nature might like the look of this sweater from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection.)
A story at the NOW Toronto site says Creep is carried at Urban Outfitters, although a quick check of their site would indicate everything in the line is sold out. We can understand why, many of the pieces are enticing.
Because we remain gaga over Mad Men, we had to share this picture of slimy Pete Campbell Vincent Kartheiser looking more than natty: he is sporting the Brooks Brothers Mad Men Edition suit we have previously posted about (here).
The Luxist story where we found this photo features an interview with Mr. Kartheiser. As we’re on the topic, what about Don and Betty last night? Myohmyohmy!
As the Insider put it in their review:
“…no matter how much of a calculating princess Betty may be, she’s not the kind to sit on information for too long — and she recognized her lack of options.”
And only two episodes left. Gulp.
That will do it for today, we are back again tomorrow with an incredible, fantabulous giveaway!