We hope you are enjoying a delightful Thursday, with any luck you are avoiding the Midwest monsoon that has now planted itself on the east coast. However, a glance at the television or a newspaper or one’s computer screen reminds us we really have nothing to complain about.
Not one thing.
On a brighter note, we look at a portion of yesterday’s Ralph Lauren interview on Oprah.
From The Show Tracker blog:
“The show was practically moving in its ode to striving, to these two exceedingly rare cases of American mobility: the Bronx-bred son of immigrant Ashkenazi Jews, whose artist father painted houses to support his family, and an African American woman born poor in Mississippi and raised poor in Milwaukee.”
Perhaps the most touching moment was hearing the designer talk about making his daughter’s wedding gown. Dylan Lauren is marrying financier Paul Arrouet in June; her father designed the dress, but it wasn’t easy.
Mr. Lauren said…
“I had to do something that was better than ever before. I mean I have to—it’s the only daughter I have, beautiful girl—I want to just give her something that she’ll really treasure, give her something that would be really amazing. I want her to feel fantastic.”
After seeing initial sketches, mother of the bride Ricky Lauren told him the dress wasn’t right: “Ralph, that’s not Dylan”. Below we see Ms. Lauren with her fiancée, Paul Arrouet.
But it seems everyone is thrilled with the finished product. Dylan Lauren says the dress is stunning.
‘I told my fianceé, “I may sleep in it. I might wear it the next day,”‘ she added. ‘It’s really beautiful. I know that every bit of his energy and heart went into making sure that I liked it.’
If “The Preppy Handbook” is the only book you can’t live without, it’s time to take it to the next, next level.
The piece suggests all manner of things that will hypothetically help one achieve a prep aesthetic for the big day. Below left, a 4-Piece Set for your young MOTH (Man of the House) from Dillard’s, and on the right, Kate Spade’s Seersucker Jenny Ann Clutch.
Bride Finds bills the post as the “Preppy Wedding Handbook,” and while there are a few interesting items shown, that title far oversells the story.
The post by Cassandra LaVelle (of Coco + Kelley) is on the HGTV site.
“No longer just for the country club set, preppy style enters the home with classic patterns, bright colors and the essential navy and white stripes. Discover how to add a little prep to your favorite room.
Below left we see another room via Lonny magazine, and on the right, decor by Tobi Fairley Interior Design.
As described in the story:
The fastest way to add a little “prep” to your style is definitely with a bit of trim. Designer Tobi Fairley adds white piping to the dining chairs and black trim to the lattice-print drapes for some classic preppy details.
Click here for the entire post, it is a good read.
While looking for an item on the Dior site today we stumbled upon some simply darling Dior looks for young ladies.
Saks has many of the styles in stock, as does Neimans.
Regular readers know we cannot resist most designer duds for the little ones, despite our
frequent outbursts and tirades occasional mention of the frivolous nature of such things.
Here on the Preppy Planet we see merit in both upscale pieces and the more practical offerings from your local Targét.
We leave you with another reason to smile.
The French Open is underway.