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It’s Charming, That Snuggie Suit, & Sally Draper’s Dress

Hello-Hello and Happy Thursday!

The crush of business forces us to post only briefly today (and not at all yesterday, eek), so we jump right in chatting about a brand we like, Links of London.  Our fondness for the company might seem a touch odd if one is taking the company’s name literally, we really only haul out our cufflinks 10-12 times a year. And when we do sport french cuffs we do vintage linkage, circa the 1930s through the 1970s.

But L2 does offer items other than what the name implies, including some darling charms.  We like the Scooter charm (now only $32 on sale!) and adore the little Welly boot ($48), both in sterling silver and both very nice bargains at those prices.

One of the smartest things the company does online? They offer a ‘create your own charm bracelet‘ application and we only have one word for it: addictive.  You can imagine how much we love the Hot Pink Heart charm, today’s Pretty in Pink.

Links of London

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Many readers may already know this, but for those not yet aware, the M·A·C cosmetics collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer is now available in stores and online.

Courtesy MAC Cosmetics

As described on the MAC website:

“A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort delivers that joyously bright and refined Key West bloom: new floral patterned Pearlmatte Eye Shadow and Face Powder, plus all the retro-modern colour combinations that Lilly is famous for.”

Below we show the Lipgelées palette; from the left: Preppy, Lush & Bright, and Shift to Pink.

We did not show the Resort Life color in the swatches above, described as an “off-white with pink pearl,” but it is seen on the far left in the four-shot of the gelées:

MAC Cosmetics

These run $14, and like almost all items in the collection, they are limited editions. Neither the Pearlmatte Eyeshadow (L, $19.50) or Face Powder (R, $27) are for us, but they do look fun.

MAC Lilly Eye Shadow trio

There are loads of other goodies in the collection, be sure take a peek if only for the eye candy factor.

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Because we are completely delusional like to stay on top of all things Snuggie, we bring you the latest:

Courtesy JC Penney via Racked

Yes, it is the Snuggie Suit brought to you by JC Penney. Oops! It is the Snuggle Suit with an ‘l’, not an ‘i’.  (We dare not risk the wrath of the Snuggie pooh-bahs.)  Old news for those who follow TP on Twitter, the suit is currently on sale for $24.99, this ah, this item is also available in red and an oh-so-chic black.  For more on the Snuggie phenomenon, including the Snuggie vs. Slanket controversey (gasp!) click here.

(How did this Snuggie ‘coverage’ start? What does it have to do with anything remotely related to the Preppy Planet? Has TP gone off her meds, or just off her rocker?)

For those intrigued by “Seen on TV” products, the Times has a great story today about the way Consumer Reports perceives such merchandise.

“Among products the article says are not worth buying are the Snuggie, ShamWow, Debbie Meyer Green Bags for food storage, and the Garry Ultra Light vacuum, which testers said fell short of advertised claims and, even when they had some good attributes, were overpriced.

The only item that passed muster: the PedEgg, a foot file that traps shavings in a compartment and costs about $10.”

There you have it.

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And finally, word about pint-sized red carpet fashions for a Mad Men star.

Courtesy AMC-TV

Kiernan Shipka plays Sally Draper in the show and it seems the Young Miss is in need of a party dress or two for upcoming award shows. Below we see Kiernan with her mother, Betty Draper costar January Jones on the red carpet last August.

Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

One of our favorite bloggers, Robert Janjigian at the Palm Beach Daily Post, shared that Miss Shipka was recently seen shopping at Spring Flowers on Worth. Did the intrepid writer discover a dress choice?  He did.  Miss Shipka selected the Caroline by Fleurisse, in gunmetal gray as shown below.

Spring Flowers

The silk taffeta frock is available in a number of colors. Fleurisse is a private label from the owners of Spring Flowers, long an outstanding shopping spot for the little ones.

The snow is starting to fall here at the Prepatorium, so we leave you with a dose of bright and springy colors: our soon-to-be-available Lilly Pulitzer Luggage Tags.

Lilly Pulitzer at PreppyPrincess.com

Until next time, may everyone stay warm and snuggly!

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Francis New York Sneak Peek & Priscilla of Boston Wants to Hear From You

Hello-Hello!

We dive right in with a look at next spring’s collection from Francis; some readers know how much TP adores this line by designer Christian Francis Roth.

For example, while black is not generally considered a staple of the preppy wardrobe, we love this look:

Courtesy Francis NY

Courtesy Francis New York

Although these are next spring’s styles, we would love wearing them to celebrate New Year’s Eve or other festive occasions!

Our friend Wendy does divine jewelry. (Hayden Panettiere was wearing a Wendy ring for her recent Letterman appearance.)

Wendy is also buddies with Mr. Roth, so she has all kinds of behind-the-scenes insight and photos.

Francis New York

Francis New York

The picture above shows model Karol Marie being styled during the shoot; Wendy helped put scads of photos on the Francis New York Facebook page.  She also gets to try on lots of darling styles before they are even photographed!  (Wendy is the dark-haired doll in the photo below.)

Courtes The Coveted blog

Courtesy The Coveted blog

Back to the S/S 2010 collection, we like the skirt in this next look:

Francis New York

Francis New York

You can actually see the talented designer in this next photo.

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You know we are silly for seersucker here at the Prepatorium.

In just about any form or format.

Another look we like, this is one we would love to be wearing this next summer.

For more behind-the-scenes fun pop over and visit The Coveted, or stop in at Wendy’s blog, they’re both oodles of fun.

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Most Princess readers are familiar with Priscilla of Boston.

Courtesy Priscilla of Boston

Courtesy Priscilla of Boston

(In the interest of full disclosure, it was one of only two stops we made when searching for our gown.)

Now the company is entering the social media world, asking “How does Priscilla of Boston inspire you?”

The classic purveyor of bridal gowns and accessories is holding a contest, requesting entrants create collages using Priscilla items, answering the question in a visual manner.

Courtesy Priscilla of Boston

Courtesy Priscilla of Boston

Some entries are busy, others are clean and less cluttered.

Courtesy Priscilla of Boston

Courtesy Priscilla of Boston

Some may recognize the technology used in the contest as being similar to that used on popular sites Polyvore and Kaboodle. (We admit to using both, we can’t help it.) At any rate, it really is fun to look at all of the Priscilla  entries, maybe even a little addictive.

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Two more quick notes, starting with news of a launch date for the much-anticipated Edward men’s collection debuting at the Odin boutiques: November 1. We know this one holds a lot of appeal for the younger set.

PHOTO: Pari Dukovic/WWD

PHOTO: Pari Dukovic/WWD

The line is a collaboration between the boutique owners and Duckie Brown designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox.

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Also, The Consort has been working insane hours, typing his little fingers off in an effort to get all manner of new inventory online at the Princess. We will limit ourselves to the new Luggage Tags from the good folks at Boatman Geller.

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These are ideal for a little one’s backpack, your computer case, the duffel taken to the gym, almost anything.

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He is the best.  Sigh.

Thank you for coming to visit dollfaces, may everyone awaken to a bright and sunny day tomorrow!

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