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Friday Fun: Preppy Modern Office, Prabal Gurung for Target & Miss Wu

Hello-hello, welcome to a Friday at the Prepatorium, where after a week of this….

Preppy Princess InterGalactic HQ

Preppy Princess InterGalactic HQ

We’re more than ready for something vibrant and cheery like this:

Via inspired.talk

Anything sunny and bright is making us smile today. That brings us to our first topic, a lovely post from the good folks at Kravet about a ‘preppy modern office‘. Here is more from inspired.talk, Kravet’s blog.

As temperatures continue their slow descent to zero in the Northeast, it seemed fitting to cast our eyes west to the fresh, fun office of Bravado Design in San Diego, California where they are certainly not bundled up in their warmest layers. The office, inspired by its owner’s lifelong love for Lilly Pulitzer, feels like a warm dose of sunshine. No matter which version of winter you’re currently experiencing, we feel certain this inspiring office will appeal to you. Enjoy!

Another angle.

Via inspired.talk

Via inspired.talk

Details about the process:

The previous space was modern, “more serious,” as Soldau put it. The redesign included white furniture, adding paint to dark stained walls, and freshening up the plain doors with accent paint and molding detail. With bright, citrusy fabrics from Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa, the vibe is energetic and youthful.

Via inspired.talk

Reading about the office first thing this morning definitely brightened my day.

Via inspired.talk

Via inspired.talk

You can read the entire Kravet post here, and/or learn more about Bravado Design here.

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Also on our hit parade today, a very quick peek at the upcoming Target collaboration with designer Prabal Gurung.

Courtesy Photos

Courtesy Photos

A closer look at one of the dresses, this is one of the print ads you’ll see if you haven’t already.

Target Courtesy Photos

Target Courtesy Photos

Pricing looks reasonable, although once again I wonder about a $199 price point at Targét. Here is some background on the collection as shared in Target’s news release.

Prabal Gurung for Target was inspired by a tender love story, offering women’s apparel and accessories suitable for all occasions from the initial crush to the first kiss, to everlasting love.Ranging in price from $19.99 to $199.99 for apparel and $12.99 to $39.99 for accessories and shoes,

Target Courtesy Photo

Target Courtesy Photo

Below we show a minaudiere in the ‘Nolita’ print, it will be $34.99.

Target Courtesy Photo

Target Courtesy Photo

The collection launches February 10 online and in-store. If you would like to look at the entire 80-piece line, Elle has the lookbook.

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Our final tidbit isn’t really “news,” it’s about products that have been available for several weeks. We’re talking about the ‘Miss Wu’ collection for Nordstrom by Jason Wu.  Below, the ‘Belted Crepe de Chine Shirtdress,’ it is $375.

Nordstrom Courtesy Photo

Nordstrom Courtesy Photo

If looking to expand my wardrobe this line holds far more possibilities than the Gurung collection, a function of the distinctly different style aesthetics of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. Of course, the Miss Wu prices are significantly higher.

Miss Wu for Nordstrom

Miss Wu for Nordstrom

Above we show a silk Geometric Print Chiffon Blouse ($265), the Modern Weave Crop Jacket ($495) atop the matching Shift Dress ($425), and the Bow Back Cotton Topper coat ($595).

That’s all for today, may the sun shine on your weekend!

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Targét’s Next Collaboration

Hello-Hello, and welcome to a new week. Please accept our apologies for dropping off the radar like a stone for being absent, not only have we been insanely busy at The Prepatorium, we actually enjoyed a quick getaway to a stunning retreat.

Planet Prep Intergalactic Waystation & Spa

It was simply wonderful to spend time away from the daily chaos routine, especially with a host and hostess that were beyond gracious.  Even though we were behind enemy lines.

Planet Prep Intergalactic Waystation & Resort

But…we managed to completely neglect our responsibilities here on the blog, that wasn’t such a good thing.

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Today we only have one tidbit to share, word of yet another collaboration from Le Boutique Targét, this one with designer Prabal Gurung. Below, a look from the upcoming line.

Prabal Gurung Facebook

The designer has been worn by notable names for years; Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker and Zoe Saldana are just a few of the celebrities seen in his creations. One such individual recently seen wearing a design from Mr. Gurung, the Duchess of Cambridge, more commonly known as Kate Middleton.

Prabal Gurung Facebook

She wore his silk/wool boatneck sheath from the spring 2012 collection at a function in Singapore last month.

What Kate Wore

Back to the upcoming collection, more from Vogue:

Now, nearly four years after launching his own label, Gurung’s time has come, and on February 10, 2013, his 80-plus-piece collection of clothes, bags, jewelry and shoes will hit stores.

Target’s news release offers a little more insight into pieces we can expect to see and prices.

Standout pieces include refined dresses, mixed-media skirts, edgy blazers and striking shoes. The collection ranges in price from $19.99 to $199.99 for apparel and $12.99 to $39.99 for jewelry, handbags and shoes.

From a calendar perspective, the launch will follow Target’s collaborative effort with Neiman Marcus for the holidays, a collection from several high profile designers that debuts December 1st. We’ll profile that line later this week.

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