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Preppy Vampire Weekend Going Goth for Cape Cod?

Welcome to another day at the Prepatorium, where we must acknowledge our lack of familiarity with the primary subject of our post, the preppy pop-rockers Vampire Weekend. (Other than our previous post about the band back in April of this year.)

At any rate, their current music video, Oxford Comma, again shows them in their standard fare of buttondown shirts, polo shirts, chinos, jeans, and even a cardigan sweater. The über-preppy former Columbia students worked on their next music video over the weekend and apparently this one is a little different thematically from the previous three. The song they are doing the video for, Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, has lyrics referencing Louis Vuitton and Benetton, among other things.

The boys in the band and a whole lot of other folks spent part of the weekend shooting the video on the Jersey shore. According to a report on the VH-1 website:

“the longest shoot we’ve done” — they were decked out in standard-issue VW gear: Polo, Lacoste, Sperry. Even I rocked J.Crew threads. But not for long.

Quite the look, don’t you think? If you are not familiar with the lyrics to the song, here they are, compliments of MetroLyrics.com. Should you desire ringtones, hypothetically you acquire them free at the site.

As a young girl
Louis Vuitton
With your mother
On a sandy lawn

As a sophomore
With reggaeton
And the linens
You’re sitting on

Is your bed made?
Is your sweater on?
Do you want to
Like you know I do

But this feels so unnatural
Peter Gabriel too

Can you stay up
To see the dawn
In the colors
Of Benetton?

Is your bed made
Is your sweater on
Do you want to
Like you know I do

But this feels so unnatural
Peter Gabriel too

Is your bed made
Is your sweater on
Do you want to
Like you know I do

The group has not yet played anywhere on the Cape; when doing their story, MTV asked about that and here’s how they wrote it:

“It doesn’t look like it’s gonna be this summer, and in some ways that serves them right,” Koenig said. “Because we tried last summer for Cape Cod but, you know, nobody wanted us at the time. We hope to get there at some point.”

C’mon, P-town, Wellfleet, Hyannis — get it together!

Now since we mention Benetton, TP just had to pop into their site, which still is not shoppable online. Honestly. However, once inside and comfortably grazing, look what we found:

All we can tell you is its name, the Beatle, and that it is available in four colors: fuchsia, black, lime, and orange. It also comes in four different sizes. The Princess is absolutely transfixed by it. Translated? Whilst in the big city by the large lake this week we may need to go hunting for it and its siblings. There is nary a word about the material from which it is made in the non-descriptive description on Benetton’s site, so really, we’re merely going on an investigatory mission. Nothing more. Honest.

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Lacoste ‘Summertime Prep’ Now on Sale & Dust-up over Bridgehampton Polo Matches

If there is one line from Lacoste The Princess has absolutely adored since first viewing, it is the Summertime Prep collection, very light and fun while still incorporating some argyle! Better yet, some pieces in the collection are even marked down to a more favorable price point.

Below we show the Cotton Argyle Vest in a color palette that we love, and the Flat Front Seersucker Short.

Also very high on our favorites list, the Madras Plaid Cotton Short happens to be on sale (originally $120, now $71.99), and it comes in two colorways, the pair shown below left and a darker navy plaid. And then a wonderful piece that tells a little secret about TP: we actually purchase these men’s sweaters for ourselves as they are lush, plush, and ever-so-snuggly against your skin! We’re fawning over the Supima V-Neck Cotton Sweater, available in a delightful array of colors including a soft and gentle pink; this color against your skin is faboo – flattering any face it frames. (This item is also on sale, originally $140 and now $84.99!)

Of course, we suggest you toddle on over to the Lacoste site and take a glance at the goodies yourself, as the selection on the men’s side is quite good, not to mention all of the women’s pieces, especially those on sale.

On a different note, there seems to be quite the dust-up brewing over the real dust created by the ponies in this weekend’s polo matches in Bridgehampton. Two homeowners with property adjacent to the Bridgehampton Polo Club complained at a recent hearing regarding the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge Cup, starting this weekend. They weren’t quite as neighborly as one might hope, complaining about the noise, traffic and dust levels created during the matches at a hearing July 8 before the Southampton Town Board. The Challenge Cup begins this Saturday (the 19th) and runs every Saturday through August 23rd.

During last year’s matches there were no noise or traffic complaints. Alex Rodan, president of the Club said “We will be good neighbors,” while speaking at the hearing, promising to dampen the ground in an effort to control the dust. A final vote on the issue is scheduled for this Friday.

If you would like to attend in a somewhat posh setting as these things go, why not bid on a pair of tickets to the VIP tent? The auction for the tickets benefits charity and you’re sure to be safe from most of the elements. Of course no one is 100% safe from the much-discussed dust kicked up by the ponies; to borrow a popular phrase and mangle it, “Dust Happens” at these events.

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