Hello-Hello, happy (happyhappyhappy) Friday.
In the spirit of the weekend, we are going to enjoy some Friday Fun, beginning with Apartment Therapy’s look at Colorfully Preppy Rooms. We love the way this room reminds one of striped grosgrain ribbon.
From the story:
“Think crochet games, sailboat races, argyle sweaters, and Oxford shirts. Coordinated style with a crisp, refined edge — these are rooms that would do any Bunny or Chip proud!”
It is a fun read with lots to love, our favorite is the fifth room, “Reminiscent of a closet full of button-downs…”.
Apartment Therapy DC has another story we think readers will get a kick out of: The Color of Prep: Accessories in Pink, Green & Old Money.
Writer Catrin Morris delves into just why pink and green are the colors associated with preps, and the way those colors are incorporated in home decor. A group of home accessories is also featured, including that fabulous Cape Madras pillow above.
More from the story:
“Preppy homes are very traditional, old money affairs, full of antiques passed down from elite forefathers, faded oriental rugs, rustic and practical outdoorsy accessories. Sailing, camping and hunting motifs abound. Worn plaid throws rest upon faded leather Chesterfields. You get the picture.”
It looks like Brooks Brothers is extending its social media plans to include Twitter. We have previously mentioned the retailer’s Facebook presence; the company is using that Facebook page to help select the design for its upcoming Twitter page.
Click here for a better look at the three designs in the running.
We turn to the Halloween weekend now, and begin with a member of the Anti-Prep contingent. We are fairly certain everyone would sleep better this evening if they only knew what ‘Snooki’ plans to wear.
As the sketch shows (?) it is a pickle-themed costume, we’re guessing perhaps there is a reason for this…Ms. Snooki likes pickles?
Moving on, if we had been anywhere near the city last weekend, we would have headed straight to Tompkins Square Park for the annual Halloween Dog Parade, where we would have seen this.
Not generally what one expects to see when combining pearls, fur and a Tiffany’s box. This next one could well be our favorite, Gracie the pug in her replica of Scarlett O’Hara’s legendary dress made from the family’s green velvet drapes.
Clearly Lady Gaga is going to be much-imitated this season.
Mabel’s stab at the meat costume brings a smile, as does a Pomeranian dressed as Zorro, seen at a Philippines fundraiser.
Whenever we see photos of this kind we stop and marvel at just how much our four-legged family members tolerate, and their infinite patience. To see more pictures from the Tompkins Square Parade, click here.
With apologies for stooping to the dogs in costume level (dopey Princess), we hope everyone enjoys a happy and safe Halloween weekend!
ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:
- Stacie Joy/Gothamist: Tompkins Square Parade