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A Logo the Princess Loves, Savings of a Preptastic Sort

Hello-Hello and Happy Wednesday, it is bright, sunny and beautiful here at the Prepatorium! May it be so in your corner of the globe.

We begin with something whimsical today, the Tory Burch Barbie.

Courtesy Photo via WWD

More accurately, the Tory Burch accessorized Barbie. Some readers may recall the Barbies featured at New York Fashion Week last year in honor of the doll’s 50th Anniversary.  A Women’s Wear Daily story explains this newer version:

“Mattel recently introduced a Barbie Basics doll, who wears a simple little black dress and can be easily accessorized and personalized by their owners with special accessories kits featuring such items as scarves, purses, shoes or jewelry.”

The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) has twelve special Barbies getting glammed up to be auctioned on eBay starting tomorrow. Other designers include Kate Spade and Alexis Bittar, whose doll is seen below.

Courtesy Photo via WWD

The starting bid for each Barbie is only $100, a wonderful entry point for such a fun item. (Keep in mind, this perspective comes from the individual still carrying scars from her childhood Barbie vs. The Beauty Parlor Doll trauma. Indeed.)

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We now share something that may stun readers.  So shocking in fact, we suggest those with any frailties or infirmities may want to be seated while reading this next tidbit.

Are we ready?

All right, here it is: We are loving the logo on this Polo Ralph Lauren shirt.

This is not a typo, nor are we are taking hallucinogens.  The polo shirt in question is seen below.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Why are we not foaming and frothing with maniacal articulating a minor concern that our Logophobia may be triggered by said logo? Because of what is on the back of the shirts.

This is the knit top Polo created to help raise funds for the United Way’s Disaster Recovery Fund. The Haitian flag is seen on the front of the shirt in addition to that annoying the pony logo.  Above you see the back of the shirt with the United Way logo, click here to see all versions of the shirt.

The good folks at Polo Ralph Lauren are setting a high standard, donating 100% of proceeds from shirt sales to the United Way Humanitarian efforts in Haiti. And while it isn’t a look we would sport (preferring to keep activities of this nature private), our hat is off to the retailer.

Loads of designers, organizations and retailers are doing varying things for varying charities and we have no intention of talking about too many of them. However, we are happy to share efforts from a few of the more ‘preppish’ companies, like the PRL example discussed above, or this campaign by Lilly Pulitzer.

Lilly is promoting their donation of 10% of sales proceeds from six different items to the Red Cross.

As always, we feel compelled to recommend that those considering donations to any non-profit take a look at the organization’s operations via Charity Navigator or Charity Watch.

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Next, a quick peek at a brand we occasionally mention, APC. The spring/summer lookbook is now available.

Courtesy APC via HighSnobette.com

We initially saw the images via High Snobbette about ten days ago and liked several styles.  The images may also be seen on the APC blog.

Courtesy APC

The navy skirt in the shot just below looks wonderful.

Courtesy APC

We do like a number of pieces in this collection, the clean lines and lack of frou-frou are qualities we appreciate!

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We leave you with a few quick Sales and Savings reminders.

  • The J. Crew Extra 30% off Sale promotion ends at midnight tonight. To receive the additional discount, use promo code EXTRA30 at checkout.

Almost everyone has taken significant markdowns on merchandise, including the major department stores.

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We leave you with news from Spanx, a brand we know many readers like.

From a quick perusal of the styles shown on the website it seems the swimsuits range from attractive to frightening, but this may be reflective of our lack of experience with the brand.

Do let us know what you think, we love your insight!

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Barbie’s Fabulous 50th & Lilly Pulitzer Contest Reminder!

Hello-Hello and Happy Start of the New Week!

Timothy Clary/Getty

PHOTO: Timothy Clary/AFP

In yesterday’s post we promised more on the special Barbie Show at Fashion Week; we begin with more on those in attendance, including, a number of the social set. Below, Muffie Potter Aston and daughters, Bracie and Ashleigh Tatiana.

Getty

PHOTO: Getty

Also in attendance? The one-and-only Fashion Herald; we almost emitted a most-unbecoming shriek when we read her Tweets about it!

Next, the little ones gather backstage.

Patrick McMullan

PHOTO: Patrick McMullan

For those unfamiliar with all the hoopla, in honor of Barbie’s 50th Anniversary this year, fifty designers created actual looks for the show. Below, Rachel Roy’s sketch…

Courtesy Rachel Roy

Courtesy Rachel Roy

And the real deal, designed to honor the very first Barbie outfit.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Yesterday’s post really had a better shot of the special Christian Louboutins worn by every model walking the show; here is another look. (Not a terribly flattering shot, is it?!)

Stephen Chernin/AP

PHOTO: Stephen Chernin/AP

We retract a portion of the previous: not every model was wearing the Louboutin heels:

Stephen Chernin/AP

PHOTO: Stephen Chernin/AP

Those look like your basic Chuck Taylors to us, too cute! Now, we are guessing this next dress is the Diane von Furstenberg creation:

Imaxtree

PHOTO: Imaxtree

It looks like the basic wrap dress… yes? And below, we are also guessing on the designer. The style seems very Tory Burch to us.

Imaxtree

PHOTO: Imaxtree

Here is the Tommy Hilfiger sketch for his beaded white mini-dress, very “groovy,” don’t you think?!

And the real deal:

Imaxtree

PHOTO: Imaxtree

Here is TP’s favorite unidentified look:

Imaxtree

PHOTO: Imaxtree

Another unknown design:

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG

PHOTO: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG

Other designers we are fond of who participated in the show were Calvin Klein, Trina Turk and Bob Mackie.  Here is a closing shot of the models and their young escorts…

Thomas Iannaccone

PHOTO: Thomas Iannaccone

A few notes on things related to all of the above:

Courtesy Photo via the Telegraph (UK)

Courtesy Photo via the Telegraph (UK)

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We will share more from Fashion Week as appropriate and when time permits. Tomorrow’s dance card includes the Brooks Brothers Collection Preview (not a runway show, but at the Madison Avenue store), Carolina Herrera, and one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorites, Thakoon.

Before we dash, a quick reminder on entering our Lilly Pulitzer Stationery Giveaway:

Lilly Pulitzer Mix & Match Stationery

Lilly Pulitzer Mix & Match Stationery

To win the Mix ‘n Match stationery set, just leave a comment on this post, or any other. To learn how to be entered more than once, click here. We will use Random.org to pick the winner tomorrow (Monday, 2.16), before noon!

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