Hello-Hello, welcome to a new week, we apologize for being so tardy posting, the weekend’s activities somehow left us running behind.
We share just a few Bits & Bytes today, beginning with an update on what some teams are wearing for the upcoming Summer Olympics as the games draw closer. While we have previously shown the Team USA uniforms from Polo Ralph Lauren (below, the closing ceremony styles, more in this post), designer duds for several other teams have also been created.
Giorgio Armani’s designs for Team Italy were unveiled yesterday.
For the occasion, 15 Italian athletes from different disciplines joined the designer to show the Olympic kit consisting of white and midnight blue pieces, including a tracksuit with an asymmetric closure, a nylon jacket, shorts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, running shoes and suitcases.
Below we see a jacket and topic in the deep navy.
One of the more interesting elements of the Armani styles involves the lyrics for Italy’s national anthem, back to the Women’s Wear Daily piece:
To celebrate Italy, the national anthem is written in gold inside jackets and sweatshirts, and its first verse appears on a blue band under the collar of polo shirts, while a national-flag-inspired polo features one sleeve in red and the other in green.
Not all Italian athletes are wearing Armani for the Games, Prada is outfitting the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams, below we see sketches of those uniforms.
Australia is wearing Adidas for competition.
Here Australian athletes model the more formal look we will see at the Opening Ceremonies.
Team Great Britain’s uniforms are by Stella McCartney, who has worked with Adidas for years now.
The styles were not positively received by everyone in the UK, a snippet from this Daily Mail story explains:
Stella McCartney has defended her choice to feature a blue Union flag on the official Team GB kit for the 2012 Olympics after it was met with public outrage.
Produced by Stella McCartney for Adidas, the range, modelled by various athletes including Jessica Ennis, has been themed around a blue and white flag – effectively eliminating the St George and St Patrick crosses from the design.
Some pieces from the Team GB collection are available online.
Our final tidbit in this topic, Vogue is doing something unusual with its June issue.
Those are Olympic hopefuls Hope Solo (soccer), Ryan Lochte (swimming) and Serena Williams (tennis). The image is unusual because Vogue rarely puts men on its cover, let alone those not fully clothed. There are stunning images in the pictorial shot by Annie Leibovitz, below we see model Karlie Kloss with gymnast Jonathan Horton.
Click here to see Vogue’s online slide show.
Our other item today comes courtesy of the lovely Condiments on a City Life, who was kind enough to bestow upon me the Versatile Blogger award. Below we share the rules affiliated with the honor.
1. Link back to the blog that gave them the award (this one was quite easy)
2. List seven things about themselves (a little more challenging, but seven’s not that big a number)
3. Give the award to five others
So now it is time to come up with 7 things, hmmmm. Here we go:
1. I am a closet Jello-O mold making freak. There are more Jello-O
cookbooks recipe books (because one really doesn’t cook the unknown substance, we do not call them cookbooks) on hand than you can shake a stick at.
2. I spend more time doing this than I care to admit.
3. To compound things, I recently started playing this with TQM. She wins 90% of the time.
4. My favorite volunteer obligation right now is manning the gift shop at a local nursing home every other week.
5. The book I am finishing right now is overdue at the library.
6. As of a month ago we gave up on the local daily, this is now the only paper delivered to the Prepatorium.
7. This will be the 1023rd Princess blog post.
It has been years since I have done one of these, once again, many thanks to Hayley at Condiments on a City Life for including us in her list. We’ll share this with the Pink and Green Prep, Preppy Girl Meets World, The Preppy Postgrad, and two of the very first blogs I ever followed (these go way, way back!), Pink Cupcakes and TaB, and the Preppy Pink Crocodile. (Recognizing many of us have done these quite a few times, no one should feel obligated to complete this one, I merely want you to know how much I love reading you!)
G’bye until next time!