Hello-Hello, welcome to The Prepatorium, we are happy to see a bright new week!
Today we bring you dribs, drabs and tidbits of info, the post may read more like a headline service than anything else.
We begin with a look at Talbots styles for fall, loath as we are to even contemplate that season. WWD (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription req’d.) has an early peek at some of the styles.
The deep teal seen above is pretty, but our favorite part of the WWD story may be this quote:
““The silhouette is definitely more important. Everything is more refined and dressed up,” said Michael Smaldone, chief creative officer…”
Amen and hallelujah to that sentiment, may it only prove true. The pinstripes are also attractive.
As always, we aren’t crazy about every single piece, those shown below generate absolutely no sense of anticipatory excitement. The drape on the pants shown on the right is hideous.
However, it is likely that come August yours truly will be coveting this coat.
As we are on the topic of next season’s clothing, Kate Spade fans might enjoy Fashionista’s sneak peek at the fall ad campaign being shot in Soho last week.
Once again Bryce Dallas Howard is featured, we are more-than-intrigued by that polka dot suit.
One might think this next item would go in our “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” files, but sadly it isn’t shocking, merely a sad commentary.
Manhattan mom sues $19K/yr. preschool for damaging 4-year-old daughter’s Ivy League chances
“She’s demanding a refund of the $19,000 tuition and class-action status for other toddlers who weren’t properly prepped for the standardized test that can mean the difference between Dalton and – gasp! – public school.”
Oh, the horror.
Several other items of note that may hold interest for some:
- Our friend over at The Preppycrat is back to posting again and has a nice look at the Painted Pink Pony shop in a recent post
- Prep World, the Lisa Birnbach/Tommy Hilfiger collaboration (detailed in this post) has announced the opening date for its New York pop-up shop: May 19. If not in the city, shoppers will find most of the collection available in Hilfiger stores and online starting then. We like seeing our friend Kiel’s bracelets showcased in the collection.
- There is a new blog up and running, Real Preppy, below we show a delightful style montage from Friday’s post
- One item you may have missed. (That is liberal use of the word “missed”.) Behold, the Royal Wedding Donut.
Eater puts it well:
“Because nothing says royal matrimony like a heart-shaped donut filled with jelly and topped with vanilla icing and a chocolate drizzle.”
We leave you with two quick items, both slightly more upscale than the donut.
Tiffany is now offering “Blue Bow” items, and while not a fan of the company’s logo-ridden pieces, the Mug somehow seems cute and whimsical, sure to brighten one’s morning.
The other item is a sneak peek at this August’s Agendas from our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery line.
This year there will be four Agenda patterns, making it even more difficult to choose just one.
Until next time, thank you so very much for coming to visit!