Hello-Hello everyone, hopefully the sun is shining as brightly at your palace as it is here, there is nary a cloud in the sky, it is simply gorgeous.
Because we feel required to bring readers as much fashion news as humanly possible (ahem), and because we do take this responsibility ever-so-seriously (double ahem), we begin today’s post with something you are unlikely to find elsewhere:
Oh yes indeedy, TP is sharing these not-quite-exclusive photos from the Snuggie show at Fashion Week. We ask, where else will you see shots of not only an adult Snuggie, but a pink one for your pooch?
Look at this amazing photo from backstage – the anticipatory excitement is palpable. Can you feel it?
The show was held at the Park Avenue Hotel (oh my!), and forced fashion mavens to make an exceptionally difficult decision: how does one choose between this amazing event and the Mulberry or Brian Reyes shows?
For those seeking more on the collection this review from WNBC offers some insight:
“As for the styles, the runway looks ranged from simple-and-classic — basic blue and even bone-colored pieces — to animal-print sexy.”
Don’t let it be said we don’t share the joy here at the Prepatorium, nay-nay, meeting your every fashion and style need is our goal. Indeed.
As always, the gowns at Marchesa were exquisite:
Party frocks extraordinaire from a firm that knows design, draping and drama, and executes all of them perfectly.
How about this for a stroll down the aisle?
And while much too chic for us, we’ll say this is a Pretty in Pink for today, it is one stunning gown.
Perhaps of more interest to our readers – the Tory Burch presentation yesterday.
We found some styles appealing, and others just so-so.
“The jammed tent was further proof of Ms. Burch’s buzz as well as her business savvy. She worked the crowd from her spot at the end of the runway, warmly greeting those in attendance. She did leave her station, however, to take Anna Wintour on a tour of her collection.”
More from the Journal review:
“The outfits were her usual mix of infinitely wearable pieces, with her penchant for preppy and love of tribal both well represented. A floral jumpsuit, with bright tulips set against a navy background, as well as a coral suit, set the tone for spring.”
This blouse reminded us of a paper lantern:
We are clearly not in the know, as we thought some styles were neither ‘preppy’ or ‘tribal':
But then, we only managed one year of fashion study in college before moving on and our knowledge of the topic is scant compared to that of those writing for the trades and the major newspapers covering the industry. (Pssst, we actually have an interest in trying on the leather skinny pants, however non-preppish they may be!)
We thought some looks oozed comfy, snuggly, casual fun.
The neutral palette seemed subdued for spring and summer, but it also affords many pieces a longer and more versatile life. Here is our favorite part of the Journal’s review:
“The only glimpse of her signature ‘T’ logo—the one that she plastered on her ballet flats and that made her a designer for the masses—was on a select number of purses.”
That is news of a logotastic sort.
There is more big news out of Fashion Week: a second designer will launch a collection on eBay. First we had news that Narciso Rodriguez plans an 8-piece capsule collection to be sold next spring.
And today news broke via Women’s Wear Daily that Norma Kamali will also sell a line on eBay, with pieces priced under $250. This is in addition to the collection she already does for Walmart, NK for Walmart.
Ideal as a gift, for the holidays, or anytime, these are fun, durable, and dishwasher-safe.
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