Hello and welcome to a new week.
We have a slightly altered structure today. The first portion of the post is comprised of our usual content, primarily the light and frothy nonsense we enjoy sharing. The second portion of the post focuses on Japan, the journalist still lurking inside won’t allow us to ignore the latter topic and this provides everyone the chance to change channels, in the cyber sort of way, if one or both portions hold no appeal.
“The term “preppy” conjures a range of images, from starched school uniforms to khaki pants and navy sport coats. But the past several seasons have seen fashionable types putting a highly personalized spin on the style, choosing from a new arsenal of old-school staples: nautical stripes, plaids and timeless silhouettes updated for 2011.”
Reading varying interpretations of the “preppy style” is always entertaining, click here to see the photo feature in its entirety.
Next today, our friend Ben at Starboard Clothing shared exciting news with us: the company’s website is up and running.
Starboard does “beau ties”, we wanted to share some examples of their work. As you can see, there are beaus in seersucker, gingham, madras and other fabrics.
Starboard’s beaus look simply wonderful, bright and vibrant, perfect for spring and summer.
Some readers may recall our little sneak peek at the Alex Grant Bow Ties from our friend Skip. We can share that his bows are also now available, these are silk, with the elegance and panache we would expect from Skip.
Knowing that April showers are just around the corner (although many of our friends in the southeast have already experienced the phenomenon), we wanted to do a Pretty in Pink showcasing some of däv rain boot styles.
For those in need of foul-weather gear for the young miss, there are also däv Kids’ products that look like loads of fun, offering a new Adventure in Argyle.
We move on now to a far weightier topic, one consuming almost everyone’s interest.
In some respects scenes from Japan are reminiscent of Berlin at the end of WWII, or perhaps burning oil fields during the Gulf War.
Or thunderstorms and tornadoes in the great plains during severe weather season.
It becomes much more difficult to watch now, because the images are beginning to show people from the areas sustaining the worst damage.
As opposed to “mere property destruction”.
And there are faces.
For those considering ways to help, the good folks at Charity Navigator have a superb list of things to consider if making a financial donation, including information on some of the four-star organizations like Doctors without Borders, Direct Relief International.