Hello-Hello and Happy Thursday from the corner condo here at The Prepatorium!
We apologize for the completely disorganized random nature of today’s post, we have only a few items to offer as we are simply swimming in a frenzy of business. Not that we complain, mind you, nay-nay, but there just are not enough hours in the day.
We begin with a summertime update on those favorite faux prep-school students from Gossip Girl. It is the fall couture season, both Blake Lively and Leighton Meester were front row at Tuesday’s Chanel show in Paris. WWD’s Stephane Feugere took these first two photos.
Ms. Meester wore leather Chanel while Ms. Lively was in a silk Chanel frock; both wore Christian Louboutin heels.
Ms. Meester and Ms. Lively, along with many other cast members, are shooting next season’s episodes in La Ville-Lumière (the City of Light). We have nary a clue as to whether or not the following advisory is needed (TP has never seen an episode of the program), but we’ll trust the Women’s Wear Daily story; it carries an alert, so we shall share this advance warning as well.
There. Now it is safe to share a few tidbits:
“Blake Lively — aka Serena van der Woodsen — let slip a few plot hints at the Chanel couture show. “It involves hidden identities and Chuck and Blair bumping into each other, and just love affairs and beautiful clothes,” she said.”
Looking at the image of Ms. Lively approaching the set, we are more concerned about the return of even bigger shoulder pads are on the way than any plotlines. Below, costars Ed Westwick and Ms. Meester are seen in costume.
Even we can tell that this next snippet from the WWD story is safe to share, it shan’t ruin any upcoming episodes:
“Leighton Meester said she had just taken a break from her role as queen bee Blair Waldorf by playing a character who is “sort of dorky and uptight and a bit insecure” in the teen flick “Monte Carlo,” co-starring Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy.”
Here are two more looks, via JustJared.
There may actually be some Chanel/Gossip Girl linkage if the rumors this photo prompted are reality.
The picture of Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld leaving the Ritz together has many speculating that the Chanel Grand-Pooh-Bah might be making a guest appearance on the show.
Another Gossip Girl phenom was spotted at men’s Fashion Week in Milan.
Chace Crawford put in an appearance at the Dolce & Gabbana show last month.
Of course, everyone who is anyone on Planet Fashion is in Paris.
We are simply smitten by the ensemble seen on Ms. Wintour below.
Next, a look at some of the new infant goodies now available at Le Boutique Targét.
Several new designer collections are now available at Target through mid-October, according to this report at All the Rage. The cute pink and green items seen above are by Baby Buggy for Target, the other line being offered is by Little Seed, a maker of organic cotton goods.
Both are also known as ‘Clever Carryall Diaper Bags’; both are $49.99
The designer duds and accessories are all part of a larger fundraising effort for Baby Buggy, the charitable group providing baby necessities to those in need.
Two quick Mad Men notes. First, a different look for Betty Draper actress January Jones.
Our other note comes via Very Short List, a look at the soon-to-be-released “Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960’s America.”
From the VSL story:
“Here you’ll find anecdotes and analyses of a time passed. Did you know, for instance, that Don Draper is based on a real ad man named Draper Daniels? Or that a polite wedding night in the ’60s didn’t involve sex? If yes, there’s plenty more.”
The book is available for pre-ordering at Amazon.
- Our first shipment of the new Lilly Agenda Books and Pocket Agendas arrives here at Princess Intergalactic HQ tomorrow! The Consort & I mighty Princess staff will have them turned around and winging their way to you late tomorrow or early Saturday.
- The Lilly Personalized Acrylic Home Collection should be available around September 1st. As soon as we know more and have product photos we will post them on our Facebook page and/or here.
We share a few Argyle Adventures, these two via Under the Palm Tree; both are Lilly sweaters, both are reduced in price to $76.80 and both were originally $128. The are also both the same model, on the left, the Halle sweater in pink and green argyle on white and on the right, the pink argyle Halle V-Neck.
Two quick Sales & Savings opportunities to share, the first at Vineyard Vines.
And also at Garnet Hill.
Because we care about the state of your pocketbook.
Our final image is another sent by our friend MLD (she of the Jon Hamm/Mad Men Mizzou story), this one answers the question “How hot is it?”
(No, that is not Silly Tilly, she said it was too hot for any photo ops!)
Additional Photo Credits:
- Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images